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'Living entity' Ganga river gets notice from Uttarakhand HC
short by Tarun Khanna / on 29 Apr 2017,Saturday
The Uttarakhand High Court on Friday issued a notice to river Ganga, which was declared as a living entity in March. The court has sought a reply from the river on a PIL stating that the government has proposed to construct a garbage dump spread over 10-acre land that has Ganga flowing on two of its sides.
short by Tarun Khanna / 09:55 am on 29 Apr
Bombay High Court serves summons via WhatsApp
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
The Bombay High Court recently served summons to the defendants on WhatsApp in a copyright infringement case, after they repeatedly refused to acknowledge summons sent earlier. Noting that the defendant replied to the message, Justice Gautam Patel stated in his order that if the service has been acknowledged, "then surely it cannot be suggested that the defendants had no notice".
short by Sumedha Sehra / 07:58 pm on 28 Apr
Delhi cancels public holidays on birth, death anniversaries
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted on Friday that the birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities will cease to be public holidays in the national capital. The move follows a similar decision taken by the UP government, wherein 15 public holidays celebrating famous people's births and deaths were cancelled. The list of cancelled holidays will be released later.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 08:07 pm on 28 Apr
4 stands at Eden Gardens stadium named after Army martyrs
short by Saloni Tandon / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Four stands at Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium were named after Indian Army martyrs on Friday. Cricket Association of Bengal President Sourav Ganguly and Army's Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi dedicated the stands to 1962 Indo-China war martyrs Subedar Joginder Singh and Lieutenant Colonel Dhan Singh Thapa. Two other stands were named after Late Colonel NJ Nair and Late Havaldar Hangpan Dada.
short by Saloni Tandon / 05:40 pm on 28 Apr
Too many shops at Delhi Airport may hinder evacuation: Panel
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 29 Apr 2017,Saturday
Too many shops and restaurants at Delhi Airport could hinder evacuations and jeopardise the lives of passengers during an emergency, a parliamentary panel has concluded in a draft report. It said, "The advice of security agencies is being overlooked for commercial interests." Delhi International Airport Limited and the Civil Aviation Ministry have ignored the safety concerns, the report claimed.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:17 am on 29 Apr
I will skin you alive: BJP MP to UP police officer
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Claiming that a policeman misbehaved with her, Uttar Pradesh BJP MP Priyanka Singh Rawat on Thursday threatened the officer saying, "I will get all the malai out, khaal bhi khichwa lungi (I will skin you alive)". "They have reaped enough under the previous government. Khaal utaar denge if they do not work properly," she added.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:33 pm on 28 Apr
Kejriwal’s stand on surgical strikes was wrong: Vishwas
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, in an interview, has said party’s Convenor Arvind Kejriwal's stand on surgical strike was wrong and he shouldn't have attacked the Prime Minister. "Blaming EVMs isn't good. That can be a factor but we failed to reach out to the voters and volunteers," he said. Ticket distribution during Punjab election was wrongly done, he added.
short by Tarun Khanna / 03:16 pm on 28 Apr
BJP MLA thrashed bank manager, held him hostage: Reports
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Nawabganj BJP MLA Kesar Singh allegedly thrashed and held a bank manager hostage at an undisclosed location on Thursday, according to reports. Singh allegedly freed Baroda Gramin Bank Manager Harish Singh only after being given written assurance for a payment related to a farmer's bank account. Singh denied the allegations, claiming he was inquiring about the bank's staff after complaints.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:19 pm on 28 Apr
Need action, not excuses: Kejriwal after defeat in MCD polls
short by Tarun Khanna / on 29 Apr 2017,Saturday
After facing defeat in the recently held MCD polls, AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accepted his party made mistakes and said the "need is action and not excuses". "It's time to get back to work. And even if we slip from time to time, the key is to find the reserves to hold and pull ourselves up," he tweeted.
short by Tarun Khanna / 10:42 am on 29 Apr
Robert Vadra made ₹50 crore illegally from land deal: Report
short by Mansha Mahajan / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Robert Vadra, Congress National chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, allegedly earned ₹50.5 crore profit in a land deal case, according to reports. The case relates to a panel's report on irregular granting of land licenses to firms, including Vadra's Skylight Hospitality, in four villages of Gurugram. It further said Vadra's wife Priyanka Gandhi's land in Amirpur village was also under probe.
short by Mansha Mahajan / 06:04 pm on 28 Apr
Maoists claim Sukma attack was in response to gang-rapes
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has reportedly released an audio message, stating the attack on CRPF personnel in Sukma was in retaliation to the gang-rapes of tribal women by the security forces. In the five-minute-long audio, a CPI (Maoist) leader is reportedly heard criticising the government for creating a 'fascist' atmosphere. In the attack, 25 jawans were martyred.
short by Tarun Khanna / 02:28 pm on 28 Apr
Indian man killed in crossfire outside US motel
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
A 56-year-old Indian man was killed outside a motel in the US state of Tennessee on Monday after he was caught in crossfire. About 30 bullets were fired, one of which struck Khandu Patel in the chest, when he had been standing at the back. Notably, Patel is the fifth Indian to be killed in the US since February.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 10:30 pm on 28 Apr
Yogi Adityanath to check on officers by calling on landlines
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath can call administrative officers on their landline phone anytime between 9 am to 6 pm to know their locations. Officers who operate from camp offices must start sitting in offices to meet people and address their grievances, said UP Minister Srikant Sharma.
short by Tarun Khanna / 04:19 pm on 28 Apr
Yogi Adityanath orders to resume Ram Leela in Ayodhya
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
UP CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered to stage the 'Ram Leela', which was stopped several years ago in Ayodhya, during Dussehra celebrations this year. Adityanath has also ordered to organise 'Ras Leela' in Mathura and Bhajan Sandhya programme in Chitrakoot. Furthermore, officials have been asked to ensure starting of e-puja and e-donation in the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.
short by Tarun Khanna / 02:57 pm on 28 Apr
Can talk to recognised political parties in J&K: Govt to SC
short by Tarun Khanna / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
The Central government on Friday apprised the Supreme Court that it is ready to hold talks with recognised political parties in Jammu and Kashmir to resolve the crisis but not with the separatists. The government also rejected the claim of the state High Court Bar Association that the Centre wasn’t coming forward for discussion and dialogue to resolve the crisis.
short by Tarun Khanna / 03:39 pm on 28 Apr
India signs 4 bilateral agreements with Cyprus
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
India and Cyprus on Friday signed four bilateral agreements, during Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades' 5-day visit to India. The agreements call for culture, education and scientific cooperation, cooperation in agriculture, merchant shipping and a boost in air services between the two countries. With investments of about $9 billion, Cyprus is the eighth largest foreign investor in India.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 08:48 pm on 28 Apr
Give undertaking stone pelting won't happen: SC to lawyers
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the J&K High Court Bar Association to submit an undertaking to the court that stone pelting will not take place in the Kashmir Valley. This came in response to a plea filed by the lawyers' body seeking a ban on pellet guns as several people had been killed or injured due to their use.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 10:56 pm on 28 Apr
Lord Parashuram's biography to be in Raj school libraries
short by Tarun Khanna / on 29 Apr 2017,Saturday
The Rajasthan government has decided to introduce a biography of the Hindu deity Lord Parashuram in school libraries and include a chapter on him in the textbooks. "We will start the process to include a chapter on Lord Parashuram this year and will include it in the school education syllabus from next year," said Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Devnani.
short by Tarun Khanna / 10:15 am on 29 Apr
Delhi Metro says commuters used open Wi-Fi to play porn clip
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
A Delhi Metro probe has identified three men as suspects who used the open Wi-Fi at Rajiv Chowk station to play porn on an LED screen. The findings have been submitted to Delhi Police. "Young men are seen using their phones as remote and watching the screen... One of them is also seen recording the entire incident," the police said.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:22 pm on 28 Apr
Pak man claims to be ISI agent at Delhi airport
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
A Pakistani passport holder flew in from Dubai to the New Delhi's IGI Airport and claimed to be associated with the country's intelligence agency ISI on Friday. Muhammad Rafiq, who was to fly to Kathmandu next, was detained by security officials. During questioning, the 38-year-old said he had decided to leave the agency and stay in India.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 08:40 pm on 28 Apr
Muslim neighbours cremate Hindu man in Kolkata
short by Daisy Mowke / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
A group of Muslim people took the body of Biswajit Rajak, a Hindu man who passed away on Monday, to the crematorium. They reportedly performed all the traditional Hindu rituals including consigning the ashes to a nearby river and taking a dip in the river after the cremation. They also paid the money necessary for his last rites, reports added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:33 pm on 28 Apr
TN to be 1st state to have policy on hospital linen washing
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
The Tamil Nadu government has initiated a process to enact a policy on the laundry of 'infectious' hospital linen. With the policy, Tamil Nadu will become the first state in the country to have separate guidelines on the issue. The interests of traditional washermen would be taken into consideration and protected, said an official.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 10:25 pm on 28 Apr
4 killed in blast in UP firecracker factory
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
A blast in a firecracker factory in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad on Friday killed at least four people and injured five others. The incident happened when a stock of the ready firecrackers was being shifted to a godown. The police have said that the factory was operating illegally as the National Green Tribunal had earlier ordered the closure of firecracker factories.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 09:10 pm on 28 Apr
IAS officers to adopt martyred security personnel's families
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
An association representing the members of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has said the officers will adopt families of security personnel who lost their lives in Maoist combats, anti-terror operations or law and order duties. The bureaucrats will approach such families within their area of posting and act as facilitators to help them get their dues, including jobs and pensions.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 11:24 pm on 28 Apr
Sukma police offers reward for Maoist attack perpetrators
short by Abhishek Bansal / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
Sukma district police on Friday announced rewards for anyone who could provide information on the Maoists behind the recent attack on the CRPF personnel. The posters released by the police announced rewards from ₹3 lakh to ₹40 lakh and asserted that the names of the informants will not be disclosed. The attack had led to the death of 25 jawans.
short by Abhishek Bansal / 11:36 pm on 28 Apr
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