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Dera Sacha Sauda assets valued at Rs 53 crore, and still counting

The assets of Dera Sacha Sauda's congregation centres (naam charcha ghar) in Punjab have so far been valued at Rs 53 crore, as per a report of estimates got prepared by the state home department from districts.


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Yogi Adityanath govt announces geo-tagging for Uttar Pradesh madrassas

Just days after the Yogi Adityanath government launched a portal for the Uttar Pradesh madrassas, the state government has announced geo-tagging for the madrassas.


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Now 61 children die in 3 days at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College

Days after alleged disruption in oxygen supply resulted in deaths of over 30 children within 48 hours at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College, 61 children have died there in the last 72 hours.


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Rain-hit Mumbai limps back to normalcy after long night, 5 dead

A day after heavy monsoon rain brought Mumbai to a standstill, which reported nearly 300 mm of rain in parts of the city on Tuesday - 29 times the normal, the Met office has forecast more rain in the next 24 hours and have urged people to stay indoors.


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Rohtak braces for Ram Rahim sentencing today, city on edge

The controversial and flashy self-styled guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, found guilty of raping two followers, will be sentenced in a few hours from now amid multiple layers of security in several towns in Haryana and a virtual lockdown in Rohtak, where he is in a special jail.


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High Court criticises Haryana Govt, says CM Khattar is protecting Dera Sacha

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday criticised the state government holding it squarely responsible for the violence that erupted in Panchkula on Friday eventually leading to the death of 30 people.


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PM Modi announces immediate aid of Rs 500 crore for flood-hit Bihar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced an immediate relief of Rs 500-crore for flood-hit Bihar.


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ED arrests meat exporter Moin Qureshi from Delhi

The Enforcement Directorate has arrested prominent meat exporter Moin Qureshi from Delhi and will produce him before a local court later today. Qureshi was arrested by ED sleuths after an extensive questioning.


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31 dead in violence after Ram Rahim verdict, police, army on alert

At least 31 people were killed and over 250 injured on Friday in violence by supporters of self-appointed "godman" Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Haryana and neighbouring Punjab after a court convicted him of raping two of his followers.


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Ram Rahim verdict: Dera Sacha Sauda chief leaves for Panchkula court with

Ahead of the CBI court's verdict in the 15-year-old rape case, high security arrangements have been made in several areas in Punjab and Haryana. Meanwhile, Ram Rahim is headed to Panchkula in a convoy of 800 cars.


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60 children die in Gorakhpur BRD Medical College since 7 August

At least 30 children died in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur during last 48 hours, district magistrate Rajeev Rautela said on Friday.


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Haryana BJP leader accused of stalling ambulance leading to death of patient

A BJP leader in Haryana is accused of holding up an ambulance after it hit his car, causing a delay that may have led to the patient's death. Darshan Nagpal, a BJP councilor in Fatehabad, has denied the allegations of the patient's relatives, who have filed a complaint.


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Chandigarh stalking: BJP rules out top leader's resignation

While demand for the removal of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala whose son is accused of stalking a woman in Chandigarh, is being made from various quarters, the party, reportedly, has ruled out his resignation.


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Raids on Karnataka minister's alleged properties continue for second day

Income-tax raids on properties allegedly linked to Karnataka energy minister DK Shiva Kumar continued across the state for the second consecutive day on Thursday, with strong indications that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to take over the probe.


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Abu Dujana encounter: Report claims security forces 'targetted' civilians

Did security forces restore to 'targetted' civilian firing after the encounter of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Dujana? A report published by the firstpost suggests so.


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Child trafficking case: CID goes to BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's house to quiz her

The West Bengal CID on Saturday went to the house of BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly for questioning her in connection with a child trafficking case in Jalpaiguri, a senior official said.


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Nitish Kumar wins Bihar Assembly floor test with 131 votes

The Nitish Kumar-BJP combine won the crucial floor test in the Bihar Assembly today with a convincing margin of 131 votes. The RJD-Congress combine got 108 votes.


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SC dismisses 10-year-old rape survivor's plea to abort

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking nod for terminating the 32-week-old pregnancy of a 10-year-old rape survivor after taking note of a medical report that abortion was neither good for the girl nor for the foetus.


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Okhla activist forces CM Kejriwal to see area's broken, potholed roads for

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal finally had to take notice and yield to the demand of Okhla social activist Mohammad Pervez on Thursday when he visited Jogabai locality in the area to inaugurate a transformer, and as asked by the activist took a look at the broken, potholed and waterlogged roads for himself.


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Okhla residents pour out their anger over area's neglect on MLA Amanatullah

Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan is getting first hand taste of the amount of anger residents of the area have because of the neglect and apathy of the AAP government towards the grievances of the people.


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Activist Shakeelur Rahman to sit on fast-unto-death to protest against Kejriwal

As we earlier reported Okhla residents are getting ready to sit on fast unto death in protest against the neglect of their area by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government from August 1.


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Potholed roads, overflowing sewers, dengue deaths: CM Kejriwal to face Okhla

Last year 238 people died from Dengue in Okhla area of Delhi and more than 1000 fell ill. This year, already a 12-year-old girl has died from Malaria and potholed roads filled with water, overflowing sewers and filth all around in the area are an indication of worse situation awaiting this year.


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CM Kejriwal to visit Okhla today, angry residents to protest with black flags

Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to visit Okhla area today in connection with the inauguration of a transformer facility. However, the residents of the area, upset at the CM not fulfilling any of his promises for the area, are planning to protest and may show black flags to the CM on his arrival.


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Delhi High Court fines Arvind Kejriwal Rs 10,000 for not replying in Jaitley

The Delhi High Court has imposed on Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, a fine of Rs 10,000 for not filing a response on the fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit against him by Union minister Arun Jaitley.


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Nitish Kumar resigns as Chief Minister of Bihar

Nitish Kumar has resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar, ending the two-year-long political experiment that was branded as a game-changing Maha-gathbandhan or Grand Alliance which included his party, Lalu Yadav and the Congress.


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Okhla activist demands CM Kejriwal visit area or will fast unto death

Monsoon rains have been very generous with Delhi this year which is a good thing but there is a downside to this too, which is waterlogging, traffic jams and more serious the menace of Dengue mosquitoes that rains help breed.


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Shocking! Govt demolishing historical mosque despite court's stay order

In a upsetting turn of events, an ancient and historical mosque in Nizamuddin area of Delhi, known as Laal masjid, and the muslim graveyard nearby, have been taken over by CRPF, which has started demolishing the graves already. This, despite court's stay order against this move.


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Heavy rains bring Delhi-NCR to a halt

Delhi and its adjoining regions of Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad saw heavy to very heavy rains starting in early morning hours. No doubt, the rains have brought that much needed relief from humid and sultry weather conditions that were prevalent over the region.


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Jammu and Kashmir: Flash floods triggered by cloudburst wreak havoc in Doda

Six people have been killed and several houses and shops destroyed as flash floods followed by a cloudburst struck Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours today.


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Himachal Pradesh: Bus falls into gorge near Rampur, at least 20 feared dead

At least 20 people are feared dead in Himachal Pradesh's Rampur after a private bus rolled down a gorge in the hill state on Thursday morning.


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