Monday, February 11, 2013

India:2/12/2013 10:02:08 PM

Kumbh stampede: Minister refutes callousness charge

The railways were caught off guard on Sunday after the Allahabad administration diverted a deluge of pilgrims towards the station complex which ultimately caused the stampede, sources said.

Markanday Katju slams scribe's detention

Describing detention of journalist Iftikhar Gilani by the Delhi police as "undemocratic" Press Council chairman Markanday Katju asked Union home secretary for action against the police officials involved and criminal charges pressed against them.

Railways completely unprepared for Sunday's Kumbh rush

The Allahabad railway station seldom sees more than 15,000 passengers on any given day.

Punjab cop among 2 held for minor's rape

Police on Monday arrested two persons, including a Punjab Police constable, for allegedly abducting and gang raping a minor girl in a Faridkot village.

Ruckus over removal of hoarding

The corporation started removing the illegal hoardings on Monday evening from the national highway.

Death of Indian in Pak jail: Son appeals for Omar's intervention

Nearly a month after the brutal death of Indian prisoner Chamel Singh in Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, his son Deepak Singh, 20, has appealed to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah to intervene and help bring back the body.

HC seeks records on 'defection' of Haryana Janhit Congress MLAs

Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday summoned the entire records from the office of speaker of Haryana assembly pertaining to the case of five MLAs of Haryana Janhit Congress who had merged with the Congress to help Bhupinder Singh Hooda government in 2009.

Chinese TV channels revive New Year memories for Tibetans

Refusing to celebrate Losar, the traditional New Year, Tibetans here are an unhappy and sore lot.

Losar wishes flow through phones, internet

Gangkar Lhamo, 24, has not made a phone call to her parents in Tibet since last year due to fear of phone tapping by Chinese authorities.

Himachal Congress expels 24 leaders

Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has launched operation clean-up in the organization by seeking details of office-bearers having criminal cases pending against them.

17 illegal Indian migrants held in UK

Over a dozen Indians have been at the receiving end of Britain's latest crackdown on illegal immigrants and "rogue landlords" who rent out buildings to migrants in an unauthorized manner.

Indians flying abroad may rise six-fold in 20 years: Study

The total number of Indians who travel abroad represent only 1% of the country's total population, but in the next 20 years the number is likely to increase six-fold.

Tibetans hold anti-China protests in Dharamshala

The Tibetan New Year or Losar was not celebrated in Dharamshala on Monday as a mark of respect to the growing number of self-immolations in China and Tibet.

Sikhs to protest turban ban during Hollande visit

The recent ordeal of a baptised Sikh student in a government school in Paris is likely to become the rallying point for Sikhs planning to protest against the ban on turbans in schools in France, during President Francois Hollande's visit to India this week.

Left safe in its last fort, for now

Sources in the Congress say that its two senior leaders here, Sudip Roy Barman and Ratan Lal Nath, are constantly at loggerheads and have their own factions.

Valley on the boil: Censorship, curfew, protests and deaths

Kashmir Valley remained cut off with internet and TV services suspended for the third straight day on Monday but a tight security clampdown and a blanket curfew failed to prevent protesters taking to the streets.

Shiromani Akali Dal defends Rajoana clemency demand

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday took on J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah for asking for the hanging of former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassin Balwant Singh Rajoana, saying the convict's hanging would cause unrest in Punjab.

Tripura's soccer-crazy king out to 'reclaim' his people

Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma, the 186th king of Tripura, lives in a palace with 118 rooms and 107 dogs, and he now says he wants to reclaim his people.

Azam Khan quits as mela committee's chief

In the middle of all that went wrong or, in fact, is still in a massive state of chaos, the resignation comes as a tiny speck of positive news and must be celebrated for what it is.

Bhojshala row: Ex-RSS pracharak detained, 11 arrested

Former RSS pracharak Nawal Kishore Sharma was taken into custody and 11 others arrested as a preventive measure by the Dhar district police on Monday, on charges of spreading communal tension and disharmony over the Bhojshala issue.

Alert in Mumbai over fears of terror attack on Valentine Day

Police commissioner Satyapal Singh on Sunday night contacted all senior police inspectors in the western suburbs and asked them to carry out searches in hotels and lodges and stage nakabandis.

2 days after hanging, jail communique reaches Afzal Guru's kin

Two days after Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was executed inside Tihar Jail, his family in Sopore in J&K on Monday received the letter 'informing' them that he would be hanged.

Govt considers revoking Yasin Malik's passport for sharing stage with 26/11 kingpin

The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader will be questioned by security agencies as soon as he returns home to explain his hobnobbing with India's most-wanted terror fugitive.

Govt considers revoking Yasin Malik's passport

The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader will be questioned by security agencies as soon as he returns home to explain his hobnobbing with India's most-wanted terror fugitive.

France won't overturn ban on Sikh turban

Days ahead of President Francois Hollande's visit to India; France has indicated that it is not going to overturn the ban on Sikh turban in its public or government schools.

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