The National Green Tribunal or NGT has banned open defecation and dumping of waste on the floodplains of the Yamuna river and announced an environment compensation or penalty of Rs 5,000 for those who violated the rule.
Taking on sacked Aam Aadmi Party minister Kapil Mishra, a Delhi-based businessman claimed on Thursday that he had donated Rs 2 crore to the Arvind Kejriwal-led party, instead of it being paid by a shell company, as Mr Mishra had alleged. Mr Sharma, a property dealer and tobacco trader, said he had donated the money through a demand draft on March 31, 2014.
Written by Uma Sudhir | Friday May 19, 2017, Hyderabad
The Telangana police chief has been asked by the High Court to name a senior police officer to probe the disappearance of a 23-year-old man who had married a 20-year-old girl in Mumbai against her parents' wishes less than two months ago.
A racket involving officials of the Customs, Central Excise as well as the city-based Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, who allegedly sold duty-free liquor outside the airport in Hyderabad, was busted today with the arrest of two Customs officials.
Two people have died and several others missing after a Portuguese era footbridge that connected south Goa's Curchorem to Sanvordem collapsed on Thursday evening. The Navy has been called in for rescue operations and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is also tracking the situation.
The Delhi High Court said today that the remarks made by Arvind Kejriwal's lawyer Ram Jethmalani against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in court yesterday were "scandalous". Mr Kejriwal could now confront a larger claim than the current 10 crores sought by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for defamation. While being cross-examined in court on Wednesday, the Finance Minister was described as "a crook" by Ram Jethmalani, who is representing Mr Kejriwal. Mr Jaitley asked if the slur had been "authorised" for use by the Chief Minister. When Mr Jethmalani said it had, the Finance Minister said he could seek "aggravated damages."
Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday May 18, 2017, Bengaluru
The arrest of a Karnataka IAS officer earlier this week by a Special Investigation Team or SIT could mean trouble for former chief minister, HD Kumaraswamy of the Janata Dal Secular. The issue - once again - is illegal mining.
Delhi Police arrested two drug suppliers of an inter-state cartel in south Delhi and seized 22.5 kg of party drug ephedrine, valued at Rs 22 crore, which was meant for supply to a foreign national in Dwarka, police said on Wednesday.