Cities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 5.5 Kg Tumour Removed From Woman's Chest In Delhi Hospital
    Doctors at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital have removed a 5.5 kg tumour from the chest of a 38-year-old woman giving her a new lease of life. The left wall of the woman's chest, including the breast, had to be reconstructed as the tumour had left a gaping hole there.
  • Bengaluru Woman Faces Police Case For Facebook Posts On Yogi Adityanath
    Bengaluru Police lodged a criminal case against a woman for making "objectionable posts"on her Facebook page which allegedly depicted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in "poor light."
  • In The Heart of Delhi, A Protest With 12 Skulls
    Around a dozen human skulls are on display at Jantar Mantar -- the protest zone in Connaught Place, the heart of New Delhi. The 150-odd men who have been camping with the bizarre relics since March 14, say they are the remains of Tamil farmers who have committed suicide. If the Centre only gave them a loan waiver and a drought relief package, these lives could have been saved, the protesters said. The skulls, they added, have been exhumed with the permission of the families to seek support for the living.
  • Stayzilla Owner Yogendra Vasupal's Arrest Provokes Strong Letter From Tech Bosses To Home Minister
    India's biggest tech titans have written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh against the manner in which the owner of Chennai-based start-up Stayzilla has been arrested and treated. "What Yogi and his family are going through now make India look like the worst place, a nightmarish choice to become an entrepreneur," says the letter, signed by 73 tech bosses. "If ever there's a right to be an entrepreneur, that's clearly been violated. Period. The question is not how this will affect entrepreneurship today, but how young Indians looking to become entrepreneurs in the future will give up even before starting up," declares the note.
  • Maharashtra Doctors' Strike Enters Day 3, Legal Action Warning Fails
    Chaos continued in hospitals across Maharashtra as nearly 4,500 doctors continued their mass leave for the third straight day. While in most hospitals, a few senior doctors have been doing the rounds. Emergency services have not been affected by the protest. The doctors are demanding better security measures at hospitals after colleagues acme under attack in some hospitals of the state.
  • Parties Launch High Decibel Campaign For Delhi's Big Bang Municipal Polls
    The Congress started with a rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan by Rahul Gandhi, AAP's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has hit the ground running with corner meetings and the BJP has sounded the poll bugle too with a havan, or a sacred ritual, promising a high-decibel campaign that will see its central leaders on the national capital's streets. It is no less prestigious for the BJP which scored its second consecutive win in 2012 when the monolithic MCD was split into three; North Delhi (104 seats), South Delhi (104 seats) and East Delhi (64 seats). In all, there are 272 municipal seats, or wards.
  • Woman Found Dead In Northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri
    A 20-year-old woman was found dead inside her house in suspicious conditions in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri area, police said. The victim, identified as Rinku, was found by her husband Rajkumar with her body bearing strangulation marks on the neck, police said.
  • Uphaar Fire Tragedy: Gopal Ansal Surrenders, To Serve Jail Term
    Twenty years after the Uphaar fire tragedy, which killed 59 people at the cinema hall in posh South Delhi, real estate baron Gopal Ansal, 67, surrendered in court to undergo jail term in the case

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