Wednesday, February 6, 2013

India:2/7/2013 8:28:41 PM

Another youth held for online abuse of all-girl rock band of Kashmir

Another youth has been arrested in connection with the online abuses and threats to the all-girl rock band of Kashmir, which forced them to quit singing.

Harish Rawat asks Uttarakhand CM for CBI probe into 2010 Mahakumbh scam

Rawat also accused senior office-bearers of VHP of reviving the Ayodhya temple issue for political mileage in view of upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Why Narendra Modi chose to speak at Sri Ram College of Commerce

SRCC is a specialized college offering just two courses – commerce and economics – and its students are likely to be pre-disposed in favour of economic development: in other words, the pitch Modi was to make in his speech.

Hindi signboards in Madurai removed after row

The trilingual name boards erected at the Periyar Bus stand and the renowned Meenakshi Amman temple in the heart of the city were removed hastily by the civic body authorities on Wednesday after a protest by a Tamil outfit.

No more 'brahmi pills', kids downloading memory apps now

A number of kids are now using apps to increase their concentration levels as CBSE, ICSE and state board exams begin.

CBI finds it difficult to close fodder scam cases

The CBI is facing tough time in taking the five cases of the fodder scam in which two former chief ministers of Bihar, Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra were involved, to their logical end.

Rajnath Singh will contest again from Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat

Quelling speculations over its choice of candidate for the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat, the BJP in a meeting on Wednesday clarified that party president and sitting MP Rajnath Singh will contest the 2014 general elections from the constituency.

Congressmen resigned to slow pace of change in party affairs

Congress is waking up to the reality that Rahul Gandhi would prefer gradual change to a massive overhaul, leading to mixed emotions after his Jaipur speech raised hopes of a sharp makeover in party management.

Privileges panel forced to put off report on Rajnath

Vociferous BJP members on Wednesday forced deferment of the report of the privileges committee seeking to "condemn" BJP president Rajnath Singh for making "baseless" allegations against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in a land allotment case in Haryana.

Difficult to move forward on amending AFSPA: Chidambaram

Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the Army had taken a strong stand against any dilution or amendment to the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), making it difficult for the government to move forward on this proposal.

No more scaring away monkeys with langurs

A senior urban development ministry official said they had told civic agencies not to hire langurs to drive away monkeys since its illegal as per a circular issued by the environment ministry in November.

IEDs challenge for security forces: National Security Guard DG

The Latehar incident of placing an IED inside the abdomen of a CRPF jawan has caught the attention of National Security Guard which is alarmed by the innovations of left-wing ultras and wants to ramp up training of paramilitary forces in bomb detection.

Cabinet secretary-led team to review situation in Jharkhand

An official delegation, led by Union cabinet secretary Ajit Seth, will visit Jharkhand on Friday to review administrative and security matters in the state that is currently under the President's rule.

Cabinet secretary-led team to review situation in Jharkhand

An official delegation, led by Union cabinet secretary Ajit Seth, will visit Jharkhand on Friday to review administrative and security matters in the state that is currently under the President's rule.

Congress condemns fatwa against Kashmiri girls' band

Congress on Wednesday expressed concern over the fatwa against a Kashmiri girls' rock band, supporting the stand taken by the National Conference-led state government.

SGPC takes control of live telecast at Delhi gurdwara

Even as the new house of DSGMC is yet to be constituted and new management is yet to take over, SGPC and SAD-B have taken control of live telecast of daily discourses from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.

Congress questions omission of Gujarat riots from Modi's speech

Congress slammed Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi for patting his own back with "misleading achievements" and asked why he chose to skip the 2002 riots in his address to college students in the Capital.

BJP meet on March 1 to chalk out poll roadmap

BJP will hold the party's national executive meeting followed by a two-day national council from March 1 to 3, here to essentially to formalize new party chief Rajnath Singh's taking over from his predecessor Nitin Gadkari.

Govt seeks multiple opinions on lowering juvenile's age

As government promised to look into the issue of lowering the age to define a juvenile and may approach Parliament for it, it has started consultation with several stake-holders on the issue keeping in view all provisions of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act ahead of taking a decision.

Aam Aadmi Party mulls internet channel to train focus on public issues

In an attempt to step up its communication strategy, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to launch an internet channel, which will focus on issues of public interest. The channel could be started close to the Delhi assembly elections later this year.

Modi's in Delhi University: Water cannons, lathis keep 'unwanted guests' out

As protesters turned insistent and tried breaching the security barricade put up by Delhi Police, police resorted to lathicharge and water cannons to bring the situation under control.

7 defy death beneath 100 ft of snow

times news network Seven residents of Kafnu village of Kinnaur district defeated death by surviving an avalanche that buried them under 100 feet of snow for around eight hours.

Narendra Modi magic has Delhi students spellbound

"He came, he spoke, he conquered," is how Pallavi, a BCom (H) student of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University defined Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi's visit to her alma mater on Wednesday.

HC notice to Punjab, Haryana, UT on use of plastic liquor bottles

Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday put the states of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh administration on notice asking them to file replies on the use of plastic bottles.

Bad weather disrupts sessions at skating rink

Even though the lone natural ice skating rink in Shimla has been forced to wrap up its sessions of ice skating since Monday due to inclement weather conditions as incessant rain washed away the ice layering, sporting enthusiasts have expressed appreciation with 66-67 sessions held this season, as compared to just 56 sessions in 2011-2012.

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