Written by Niha Masih |
Friday December 19, 2014, Varanasi
A 20-year-old woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, was set on fire today, allegedly by three men, at the Lallapura area of Varanasi. Sustaining 70% burns, she is battling for life at a local government hospital.
Friday December 19, 2014, Islamabad, New Delhi
India has said it cannot accept the bail granted to 26/11 accused Lashkar-e-Taiba co-founder and commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, by a court in Pakistan. The court's order comes as Pakistan pledged to root out terror in the wake of the Taliban massacre at the Peshawar school in which over 130 children died. The prosecuting authorities in Pakistan said they will appeal against the bail.
University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities across the country to observe December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' amid the controversy over organising events on the occasion which requires physical presence of students in campus on Christmas.
Vijay Chougule, the district chief of the Shiv Sena in Navi Mumbai, has been accused of rape by a 26-year-old woman. A case has been registered under section 376, 506 and other sections of the Indian Penal Code at the CBD Belapur police station.
There seems to be more trouble in store for Maharashtra's former PWD and Tourism Minister Chhagan Bhujbal.
The Bombay High Court has ordered the setting up of a Special Inquiry Team to probe corruption and money laundering charges against the politician, his family members and employees of his educational trust.
Thursday December 18, 2014, Sriharikota
India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, the latest accomplishment of its ramped-up space programme.
E-rickshaws may soon be back on Delhi's roads. The Lok Sabha today passed amendments to the archaic Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) to allow for thousands of battery-operated rickshaws to come back on the streets of the national capital.
Indian investigators have met in France with whistle-blower Herve Falciani, responsible for the world's biggest-ever breach of banking secrecy. In 2008, Mr Falciani was an employee of HSBC in Geneva when he leaked data related to more than 100,000 bank accounts, which included some held by Indians.
Written by Rohit Bhan |
Thursday December 18, 2014, Dharai
21-year-old Arvind Nagani of Dharai village in Gujarat's Saurashtra had taken some days off from his studies to help his father sell off their cotton produce at a marketing yard 15 km away from his village.