Assam violence: Death toll mounts to 58

Assam violence: Death toll mounts to 58

Kokrajhar, Friday, July 27, 2012: The authorities in Assam have recovered 14 more bodies in Chirang, taking the death toll to 58. The curfew has been relaxed in Chirang till 4 pm. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is now facing the heat from the Congress leadership, say sources. In a strong signal to the three-time […]

SC rejects Centre’s plea on Hajj discretionary quota

SC rejects Centre’s plea on Hajj discretionary quota

New Delhi, Friday, July 27, 2012: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain the Centre’s request to defer till next year its July 23 order limiting the government’s discretionary quota for Hajj pilgrims. A bench of justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai refused to accede to the government plea, put forward by Attorney […]

SFI pays condolence to TP Chandrashekharan

SFI pays condolence to TP Chandrashekharan

Palakkad, Friday, July 27, 2012: During the state convention, SFI paid condolence to the late revolutionary Marxist leader T P Chandrashekharan. It is learnt that the resolution prepared earlier did not include TP’s name but when Lijo Jose began reading out the resolution, a letter wanting to include the name of TP arrived, and his […]

Landslides , flash floods kill 7 in northern Vietnam

Landslides , flash floods kill 7 in northern Vietnam

Hanoi, Jul 27, 2012: Disaster officials and state media in Vietnam say landslides and flash floods triggered by Typhoon Vicente have killed seven people, including three in a single family, and left three others missing. Official Lai Thanh Huyen of Tuyen Quang province in northern Vietnam said Friday that landslides following heavy rains buried a […]

Mohapatra charged with indecent assault

Mohapatra charged with indecent assault

New York, July 27, 2012: Senior Indian Forest Service officer Surendra Mohapatra, detained by Pennsylvania police after a woman staff at a hotel filed a complaint against him, has been charged with indecent assault and will appear in court on August 1 for his preliminary hearing. Mohapatra was arraigned in a Pennsylvania court on July […]

PM meets President Mukherjee

PM meets President Mukherjee

New Delhi, Jul 27 , 2012: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today called on President Pranab Mukherjee, their first meeting since the latter took office on Wednesday. Singh drove down to Rashtrapati Bhawan for a noon meeting with Mukherjee. Officials described the meeting as a courtesy call. This is the first meeting between Singh and Mukherjee […]

Thin crowd at Team Anna fast, men misbehave with women journos

Thin crowd at Team Anna fast, men misbehave with women journos

New Delhi, Jul 27, 2012: Team Anna’s indefinite fast against the UPA government entered the third day today with crowds still keeping away from the protest site where some people misbehaved with women media persons. The crowd count was around 300 at 11 AM when Anna Hazare took the dais along with his close aides […]

Batch of 575 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Batch of 575 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu, Jul 27, 2012: Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 575 pilgrims today left for 3,888-metre high Amarnath cave shrine situated in south Kashmir Himalayas. The pilgrims comprising 388 men, 87 women, 10 children and 90 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 20 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 […]

SC notice to Centre on PIL challenging SEBI rules

SC notice to Centre on PIL challenging SEBI rules

New Delhi, Friday, July 27, 2012: The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging the Finance Minister’s power to nominate two members in the search and selection board for appointment of SEBI chairman and full time members. A bench headed by S S Nijjar, however, refused to stay Rule 3 […]

CBI examines Jagdish Tytler in Abhishek Verma case

CBI examines Jagdish Tytler in Abhishek Verma case

New Delhi, Jul 27, 2012: CBI has questioned Jagdish Tytler to verify claims made by arms dealer Abhishek Verma that he was in regular touch with the senior Congress leader and whether these meetings were in relation to the stalling of black-listing of a swiss defence firm. CBI sources said soon after his arrest last […]