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Airhostess suicide case: HC grants interim protection to in-laws

23 Jul 2018 | 1:27 PM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday granted interim protection from arrest to the in-laws of an airhostess who fell to her death from her south Delhi home.

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New Delhi, July 23

The Delhi High Court on Monday granted interim protection from arrest to the in-laws of an airhostess who fell to her death from her south Delhi home.

Last week, Delhi Police arrested deceased Anissia Batra’s husband Mayank Singhvi.

Justice Mukta Gupta granted interim protection to Mayank Singhvi’s parents RS Singhvi and wife Sushma till August 2, the next date of hearing.

The court also asked the police to file a status report on the plea of the Singhvi couple seeking anticipatory bail.

Anissia Batra’s family has alleged that it was a case of murder even as police registered a suicide case on July 15.

The 39-year-old had fallen off the terrace of her home in Panchsheel Park in Hauz Khas area on July 13.

The FIR said the woman was assaulted ever since her marriage in February 2016. IANS

BJP's Hindutva fake, we are fighting for common man: Uddhav

BJP's Hindutva fake, we are fighting for common man: Uddhav

23 Jul 2018 | 1:27 PM

MUMBAI: Indicating that his Shiv Sena's ties with the BJP were strained, Uddhav Thackeray said his loyalties lay with the voters rather than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rajya Sabha members can now submit notices for discussion though app

23 Jul 2018 | 12:52 PM

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday announced that lawmakers of the Upper House could now submit notices for discussion and question hour online through a new app.

Nine more inmates of Byculla jail fall sick, total 104 in last 4 days

Nine more inmates of Byculla jail fall sick, total 104 in last 4 days

23 Jul 2018 | 1:00 PM

MUMBAI: Nine more inmates of the Byculla prison here have fallen sick due to suspected food poisoning, taking the total count of the affected prisoners, most of them women, to 104 over the last four days, an official said on Monday.

Govt misusing CBI, ED to settle political scores: Anand Sharma

23 Jul 2018 | 12:43 PM

NEW DELHI: Opposition Congress leader Anand Sharma on Monday accused the government of misusing central agencies like the CBI and the ED to settle political scores, leading to an atmosphere of “distrust, fear and terror” in the country.

Live-streaming of court proceedings should start from CJI’s court, AG tells SC

23 Jul 2018 | 12:28 PM

NEW DELHI: Attorney General KK Venugopal on Monday told the Supreme Court that live-streaming of court proceedings should start on trial basis from the CJI’s court and only in Consitution Bench matters.

Proposed Higher Education Commission to be independent: Govt

Proposed Higher Education Commission to be independent: Govt

23 Jul 2018 | 1:19 PM

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday asserted that the proposed Higher Education Commission would be an “independent” body and that rights of states would not be impugned, amid concerns expressed by members over replacing the UGC.

TDP creates ruckus in House, Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon

23 Jul 2018 | 12:27 PM

NEW DELHI: The opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Monday forced a pre-noon adjournment of proceedings in the Rajya Sabha after its members trooped into the Well of the House over their demand for special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Couple dies after roof of Dwarka house collapses in Delhi

23 Jul 2018 | 12:27 PM

NEW DELHI: The roof of a house in Delhi’s Dwarka area that had weakened over time with seepage collapsed in the early hours of the morning, killing a couple and injuring their three children, police said.

Air India apologises after Indian players denied boarding

Air India apologises after Indian players denied boarding

23 Jul 2018 | 12:15 PM

NEW DELHI: Terming the incident unfortunate, the national carrier Air India has tendered an apology to the Indian table tennis team, who were denied boarding on the Delhi-Melbourne flight on Sunday.

Centre mulls changes in IPC to deal with lynchings

Centre mulls changes in IPC to deal with lynchings

23 Jul 2018 | 12:35 PM

NEW DELHI/JAIPUR: The Centre is considering amending the Indian Penal Code to define ‘mob lynching’ as a penal offence, a senior functionary has said. Another option could be to draft a model law that states could adopt to prevent the crime, he said.

AIADMK calls paddy MSP hike insufficient

23 Jul 2018 | 12:27 PM

NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu party AIADMK may have supported the NDA in the no-confidence motion against the government but the party on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over the quantum of the paddy MSP announced recently.

HCL Chairman Shiv Nadar donates Rs One Crore to TTD

HCL Chairman Shiv Nadar donates Rs One Crore to TTD

23 Jul 2018 | 11:57 AM

TIRUPATI (AP): A donation of Rs one crore has been made to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala by Chairman of tech major HCL, Shiv Nadar.

Man arrested for raping minor, uploading video of the act

23 Jul 2018 | 10:32 AM

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A 22-year-old man has been arrested at Shahpur here for allegedly raping a minor girl and sharing a video of the act, police said on Monday.

CAPFs to hire 54,000 jawans

CAPFs to hire 54,000 jawans

23 Jul 2018 | 12:02 PM

NEW DELHI: In one of the biggest recruitment drives in Central security forces, the government has decided to recruit over 54,000 jawans in armed police forces like the CRPF, BSF and ITBP, among others, this year.

SC asks AIIMS for plan on drug abuse

SC asks AIIMS for plan on drug abuse

23 Jul 2018 | 12:01 PM

NEW DELHI: Terming it an issue of national importance, the Supreme Court has asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to draft a national action plan to check drug abuse, particularly among schoolchildren.

Rains likely in Delhi-NCR

Rains likely in Delhi-NCR

23 Jul 2018 | 11:17 AM

NEW DELHIL: It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, said the Met office.

UP nursing home with unqualified doctors sealed

23 Jul 2018 | 12:28 PM

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A nursing home in Shamli district was sealed after unqualified doctors were reportedly found performing surgeries on unsuspecting patients, officials said on Monday.

Man ends life due to illness

Man ends life due to illness

23 Jul 2018 | 11:10 AM

MUZAFFARNAGAR (UP): A 28-year-old man reportedly committed suicide at Ankit Vihar here due to his illness, police said on Monday.

1 killed, 2 hurt as two-storey building collapses in Kolkata

23 Jul 2018 | 9:48 AM

KOLKATA: One person was killed and two others were critically injured on Monday when a house collapsed in the central part of the city following heavy rains, a disaster management official said.

Goa priest booked for molestation, denies charges

23 Jul 2018 | 12:28 PM

PANAJI: Goa’s Mangueshi temple priest who was booked for molesting two women, has claimed that one of them fabricated the charges against him after he refused to allow the unmarried woman into the sanctum sanctorum.

Now, only 35 goods in highest GST bracket

Now, only 35 goods in highest GST bracket

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: The GST Council has pruned the 28% slab by cutting tax rates on 191 goods over the past one year, leaving just 35 items, including AC, digital camera, video recorders, dishwashing machine and automobiles, in the highest tax bracket.

Govt cut rates with eye on elections: PC

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday took a dig at the government for reducing GST rates on nearly 100 items ahead of assembly elections in four states, saying holding frequent polls is good for the people.

RTI changes aimed at usurping powers: CIC

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: A voice of dissent has emerged from within the Central Information Commission against the proposed changes in the RTI Act, which many argue would “weaken” information commissions, with a commissioner urging the panel to write to the government for withdrawing the controversial amendment Bill.

Govt: Naga pact only after NSCN-IM wanted ‘special status’ within India

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Revealing for the first time the contours of the much-talked-about Naga Peace Accord, which was announced in August 2015, the government has informed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs that it has signed “a framework agreement” with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), as the group agreed to further negotiate on “special status” within the Indian federation.

Maratha protests turn violent

Maratha protests turn violent

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

MUMBAI: Protests by the Maratha community, which is demanding reservation in educational institutions and government jobs in Maharashtra, turned violent with several vehicles being attacked and a state transport bus set on fire in Solapur district on Saturday.

Kerala, Himachal best governed states: Report

Kerala, Himachal best governed states: Report

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

BENGALURU: Kerala stands as the best governed state in the country and Karnataka is at the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) here.

Call centre scam: Cops to seek details from US

Call centre scam: Cops to seek details from US

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

THANE: The conviction of 21 Indian-origin persons by a US court in a multimillion-dollar India-based call centre scam is expected to help investigators of a similar racket in the city build a watertight case against the accused, Thane Police officials said today.

Mysore-origin British techie’s start-up to combat fake news

Mysore-origin British techie’s start-up to combat fake news

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

LONDON: An Indian-origin entrepreneur’s UK-based start-up that uses a machine-learning algorithm to sift fact from fiction is set to combat fake news around the world, including plans for a project specifically targeted at India.

Probe into UP govt school curiously closing on Fridays

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

DEORIA (UP): A probe was ordered against a government primary school in the state for following a peculiar practice of remaining closed on Fridays instead of Sundays, an official said today.

59-yr-old MLA back to classroom for BA

59-yr-old MLA back to classroom for BA

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

JAIPUR: Age is just a number for 59-year-old BJP MLA Phool Singh Meena, who has enrolled himself in a graduation course as he had to out from school after his father’s death.

SC: Inquiry officer can’t be prosecutor

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a decision reinforcing the requirement of independence and impartiality in disciplinary proceedings, the Supreme Court has ruled that a person who had been an inquiry officer cannot subsequently be the prosecutor and judge in the same case.

HC to aid of students expelled for eloping

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

KOCHI: “Love is blind and an innate humane instinct. It is all about individuals and their freedom,” the Kerala High Court has said, quashing a Kochi college order expelling a woman and her senior for being struck by Cupid and eloping.

Rahul, Sonia talk tough on discipline

Rahul, Sonia talk tough on discipline

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi is learnt to have told party leaders to maintain discipline in the run-up to 2019 General Election.

Rajnath allays fears over NRC

Rajnath allays fears over NRC

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the publication of NRC in Assam, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said there was no need to panic and all bonafide Indians will be given adequate opportunities to prove their citizenship.

TTE revives dying man aboard train

TTE revives dying man aboard train

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

REWARI: A travelling ticket examiner (TTE) came as a lifesaver for 48-year-old Suresh Jangra, who suffered a heart attack on board an express train and needed immediate medical attention.

1/4th of country ‘rain-deficit’

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: With the four-month rainy season almost half over, the rainfall deficiency in the eastern part of the country, especially in Bihar and Jharkhand, has crossed the 40 per cent mark, while a quarter of the country has received “deficient” rainfall, the India Meteorological Department data shows.

1 dead in Ghaziabad building collapse

1 dead in Ghaziabad building collapse

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

GHAZIABAD (UP): A five-storey under-construction building collapsed here on Sunday, killing at least one person and injuring several others, officials said. The building was located in the Akash Nagar area of the Masuri police station limits.

J’khand rape kingpin held

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

KHUNTI (J’KHAND): The alleged mastermind of the gang-rape of five women activists and abduction of four policemen from a BJP MP’s residence in Jharkhand was arrested from East Singhbhum district on Sunday, along with another accused, a senior police officer said.

Child labour cases fall, minister lists govt steps

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: The number of workers in the country in the 5-14 age group is more than 43 lakh, as per the 2011 Census, a decline from more than 57 lakh recorded in the 2001 Census.

Juveniles can’t hang for every rape: SC judge

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

INDORE: Justice Madan B Lokur, chairman of the Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Committee, has said juvenile convicts cannot be handed down capital punishment in every case pertaining to heinous crimes such as rape and murder.

Mob attacks cops after teen dies in hospital

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

MUMBAI: A mob allegedly vandalised police vehicles, and attacked policemen and security personnel of a state-run agency following the death of a 17-year-old boy at the Sion Hospital here, a police official said on Sunday.

Want shariat, go to Pakistan, says Sakshi

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

UNNAO (UP): BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, known for making controversial remarks, on Sunday said those who wanted “shariat” in the country “should go to Pakistan”.

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1st computer-based railway exam on Aug 9

23 Jul 2018 | 1:18 AM

NEW DELHI: Railways have announced dates for its first set of computer-based tests for the 26,502 vacancies of assistant loco pilots and technicians to be held on August 9.

BSP has no official Twitter, FB page or website: Mayawati

BSP has no official Twitter, FB page or website: Mayawati

23 Jul 2018 | 1:27 PM

LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said on Monday that the party has given adequate representation to the youth and therefore it has no separate youth wing.

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