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JNU student Najeeb missing for 5 days, angry students confine VC to admin block

New Delhi: As JNU student Najeeb Ahmad remained missing for fifth straight day, angry students protesting against the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration's "lack of initiative and effort" towards finding him, confined Vice Chancellor M. Jagdeesh Kumar and other top university officials to their offices all from Wednesday afternoon till Thursday morning.


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23 dead in Bhubaneswar hospital fire; oxygen cylinder blast, short circuit

Bhubaneswar: At least 23 people were killed and over 50 injured in a major fire that broke out at Sum Hospital, a leading private healthcare institute, in Bhubaneswar late on Monday.


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J&K: Militants overpower TV tower guards and escape with guns

Separatist guerrillas overpowered TV tower guards and snatched their weapons in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, said the police on Monday. The militants attacked the guards posted at a Low Power Transmitter station...


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Bengaluru tense after RSS activist hacked with machetes on busy road

Bengaluru: Pohibitory orders have been issued for some parts of Bengaluru amid a bandh call in protest against the gruesome murder of Rudresh R, an activist of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the Karnataka capital on Sunday.


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BJP lashes out at opposition parties for calling PM Modi's Lucknow visit a

Taking offence at opposition parties' remarks questioning Narendra Modi's visit to Lucknow to celebrate Dussehra on Tuesday, BJP said he does not need their permission to visit any part of the country as he is the Prime Minister of 125 crore people of India and a Lok Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh.


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UP elections: CM Akhilesh attacks Mayawayati, reminds of BSP's proximity with

After BSP supremo Mayawati, at her Lucknow rally, asked Muslims not to "waste" their votes on SP as it would benefit BJP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today countered her by saying they still remember BSP's proximity with BJP.


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Kashmir unrest: Curfew imposed in some parts of Srinagar

On Monday curfew was imposed in 11 police station areas of Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of the eighth day of Muhurram. The police station areas in which the curbs on the movement of people have been imposed are Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma, Ram Munshi Bagh, Kralkhud, Shaheed Gunj, Karan Nagar and Batamaloo.


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Kashmir unrest: 13-year-old dies after protests, Srinagar tense

Death toll due to unrest in Kashmir has reached 90 with a young boy succumbing to head injuries late Friday night. He was injured after security forces used tear gas shells and pellet guns to break up a protest in Srinagar's Saidpora area of the old city earlier in the day.


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LG dissolves Delhi Waqf Board, orders CBI probe into its activities

In another jolt to Arvind Kejriwal's Delhi government, LG Najeeb Jung today declared reconstitution of Delhi Waqf Board and appointment of its CEO illegal and void ab initio in addition to order a CBI probe into the board's activities.


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Dadri simmers: Akhlaq murder suspect draped in tricolour, hate speech on

It's been a year since the horrifying lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq of Bishada village in Dadri and now the village is on the boil again. The village in Uttar Pradesh remained tense after the custodial death of a 22-year...


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Tax evasion probe: AAP minister Satyendra Jain appears before IT dept

New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain appeared before the IT department on Tuesday. He was summoned in connection with a tax evasion probe against some Kolkata-based firms.


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Jhelum Express derails in Ludhiana, many trains and routes affected

At least three persons were injured after 10 coaches of Jhelum Express passenger train derailed in Ludhiana on Tuesday. The accident happened around 3.10 am between Ludhiana and Phillaur town, 125 km from Chandigarh.


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SC slaps Rs 25,000 fine on Satyendra Jain for not disclosing names of

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has once again come down hard on Delhi government over its lax attitude towards curbing the spread of dengue and chikungunya in the national capital. On Monday the SC ordered Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain to cough up a cost...


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Terrorists attack Army, BSF camps in Baramulla, one jawan dead

At least two terrorists and a soldier were killed while another soldier was injured, when terrorists on Sunday night fired at and lobbed grenades on an army camp in Baramulla in northern Kashmir.


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CM Nitish Kumar introduces new act to ban liquor in Bihar

Chief minister Nitish Kumar seems in no mood to give up on his ambitious liquor ban policy in Bihar as days after the Patna high court struck down state's prohibition law, he introduced a more stringent Prohibition and Excise Act to keep Bihar dry today.


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Patna HC: Nitish govt's anti-liquor policy is illegal

In a big blow for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Patna high court on Friday struck down Bihar government's Anti-liquor Act, rendering it 'illegal'. The Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill-2016 had strict provisions like arrest of all adult members of a family in the event of liquor bottle being found in a house.


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Digvijaya Singh defamation case: ADJ stays arrest warrant against Uma Bharti

Bhopal: A court of additional district judge (ADJ) in Bhopal district on Thursday stayed an arrest warrant against Union water resources minister Uma Bharti, just hours after chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Bhopal, Bhu Bhaskar, issued the order over her repeated failure to record statement in a defamation case filed by senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.


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SC denies Shahabuddin more time to prepare defence

New Delhi: The Supreme Court said rejected controversial RJD leader Shahabuddin's claim of facing "media trial" in a murder case and his vehement plea for more time to prepare for his defence.


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Karnataka to Supreme Court: Cannot release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till

The Karnataka government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court today, seeking a modification to its order from September 20 when it directed the state to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu till September 27.


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High alert sounded after kids spot men carrying guns in Uran near Mumbai

Mumbai: High alert has been sounded in the coastal town of Uran near Mumbai after two schoolchildren reported that they had seen masked men with guns. The Navy is on the highest level of alert.


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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, accused of sexual harassment, arrested

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amanatullah Khan, who is facing sexual harssment charges, was today arrested. it was another jolt for AAP which has been bogged down by numerous cases against its leaders in the...


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Green court rips into Delhi govt, civic bodies on Dengue, Chikungunya

New Delhi: The green court today ripped into Delhi government and civic bodies on the dengue and chikungunya outbreak in the capital, callinmg it "shameful and shocking".


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FIR against DCW chief Swati Maliwal over staff appointment 'irregularities'

New Delhi: The Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) has registered an FIR against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal in connection with alleged irregularities in recruitment in the women's panel.


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Dadri again? 4 kiled in communal clashes in Bijnor

Communal tension gripped parts of western UP on Saturday as four people, including 3 belonging to a single family, in UP's Bijnor district, were killed and over a dozen injured in clashes between members of two communities...


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J&K: 17 soldiers killed in attack at Uri army camp, all terrorists dead

Srinagar: An Army base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district was attacked by armed terrorists early morning on Sunday. 17 soldiers were killed in the terror attack at the army administrative base in Uri near the Line of Control, the worst in recent years.


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Assam CM asks DCs to assess damage to crops by 'armyworms'

Guwahati (Assam) [India]: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday directed Deputy Commissioners to personally inspect the farming lands to assess the damage caused by the swarming caterpillar or armyworms.


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Heavy downpour disrupts normal life in parts of Andhra

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Sept. 14: The low pressure area over west central Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal Andhra Pradesh and the associated upper air cyclonic circulation tilting southwards caused heavy downpour since last 24 hours in coastal Guntur and Prakasam districts throwing normal life out of gear.


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Kashmir unrest: SC to hear PIL against govt. funding to separatists

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14: The Supreme Court will today hear a PIL filed against government funding to Kashmiri separatists, alleging that they are misusing the money for anti-India activities.


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Mamata Banerjee to distribute 800 cheques to Singur farmers today

Kolkata [India], Sept. 14: Following the Supreme Court's order cancelling the Singur land acquisition, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will today compensate 800 farmers and also distribute 9,117 land records.


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BJP pounces on Nitish over 'wanted shooter' being spotted with Shahabuddin

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14: With Mohammad Kaif, the absconding sharpshooter wanted in the murder of Bihar senior scribe Rajdev Ranjan, being spotted with former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) parliamentarian Mohammad Shahabuddin who is out on bail, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has pounced on the Bihar Government and questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's inability to arrest the accused.


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