Cities

  • Court Asks Anti Corruption Branch To File Report in Probe Against Arvind Kejriwal
    A court in Delhi on Thursday directed the Delhi Police's Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) to file an action-taken report on its probe into alleged irregularities in the Public Works Department work against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by April 20.
  • 2 Children Severely Burnt In Car Fire In Delhi
    2 girls, aged two and three, sustained severe burn injuries after the car they were playing in suddenly caught fire this morning in outer Delhi's Sultanpuri area.
  • Yogi Adityanath's Slaughterhouse Ban Hits Lucknow's Iconic 'Tunday Kababi'
    On a normal day, 1 pm is the busiest time for "Tunday Kebabi", the 100-year-old shop that draws people from India and abroad to the crowded Chowk area of Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow. Today, 15 of its 20-odd tables were unoccupied.
  • Yogi Adityanath's Surprise Check At Lucknow Police Station
    Yogi Adityanath, the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, made a surprise check today at a major police station in Lucknow. Pictures showed him inspecting records and the mini-cells or lock-up facilities at Hazratganj, the famous shopping area in the heart of the capital. "This is the first audit, not the last," said the Chief Minister, adding that his visit was also to "boost the morale of our cops so that the law prevails."
  • Adityanath Minister's DIY Moment: Grabs Broom In Anger, Gets Sweeping
    A minister in Uttar Pradesh today created a viral moment when he grabbed a broom to clear his office and the corridor leading to it.
  • Support No One, Rajinikanth Tweets On By-Poll Amid Speculation Over Meeting
    South megastar Rajinikanth tweeted this morning that he supports "no one" in the intense political battle for the RK Nagar constituency of Tamil Nadu, which fell vacant after former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's death.
  • Why People Are Queuing Up At Yogi Adityanath's Gorakhpur <i>Durbar</i>
    As the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath is busy at meetings in Delhi and Lucknow. But at the durbar that the Mahant, or head priest, runs out of a complex behind Gorakhpur's most famous temple, the only sign of his absence is the missing cane chair and his small table. Inside, his associates are still hard at work. The ones who type the letters that they promise can help fix almost any problem. From fast-tracking a pension request to getting the police to act against a land-grabber or sometimes, getting the police probe back on track.
  • Ajmer Blast Convicts Sentenced To Life, Say Will Appeal In High Court
    A local court in Jaipur awarded life imprisonment to two men convicted for the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast in which three persons were killed. On March 8, the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court had convicted Bhavesh Patel, Devendra Gupta and Sunil Joshi, who is dead now.
  • BJP Protests Against Trinamool Congress Leaders Seen In Narada Sting
    The BJP in Kolkata on Wednesday hit the streets demanding the resignation of Trinamool Congress lawmakers and ministers who were allegedly seen on tape accepting bribes for favours. The Narada sting was released just before the assembly elections in West Bengal last year but last week the Calcutta High Court said prima facie it seemed to be a cognizable offence and ordered the CBI to investigate.
  • 16 Students Fall Sick After Eating Mid-Day Meal At Panjim School
    At least sixteen students of a primary school at Porvorim near Panaji took ill today due to suspected food poisoning after eating their mid-day meal.
  • Watchman Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 6-Year-Old Girl In Bengaluru
    A watchman has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a six-year-old schoolgirl in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) area, a police official said. "We have arrested a watchman, employed at a building in which the girl and her family stayed, for the March 20 incident," HAL inspector Sadiq Pasha said.
  • 20-Year-Old Girl Attacked With Acid Allegedly By Friend In South Delhi
    A woman was attacked with acid outside her residence in Delhi's Sangam Vihar today allegedly by her friend who objected to her talking to other men, police said. The 20-year-old victim has been admitted to the AIIMS hospital with burn injuries on her body.
  • Bengaluru Woman Groped By Bikers, CCTV Video Provokes Anger
    A CCTV footage from Bengaluru showing a woman being groped by the rider of a motorcycle has again brought into focus the lack of women's safety in what was once considered one of the safest cities of India for women.
  • IIT-Kharagpur To Get Supercomputing Facility
    The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is the first academic institution to get a supercomputing facility under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). This will provide large computational support to users to carry out both research and teaching activities that involve state-of-the-art High Performance Computing (HPC) and usher in a new age in research and innovation in the country, an IIT-Kharagpur spokesperson said.
  • After 2 Slaughterhouses In Allahabad, Another Sealed In Varanasi
    A slaughterhouse, which was allegedly being run illegally, was sealed by the district authorities in the Kamalgadaha locality under Jaitpura police station here, police officials said.

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