Tuesday, March 5, 2013

India:3/5/2013 10:59:13 AM

After Wharton snub, Modi to address Indian diaspora in USA

After the 'snub' from Wharton, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the Indian diaspora in the states of Edison, New Jersey, Chicago, Illinois, of USA through a video conference facility.

Madhu Koda gets bail in tax evasion case

But the former Jharkhand chief minister will continue to remain in jail in connection with other cases.

Govt proposes to lower age for consensual sex from 18 to 16

The government has proposed to lower the age for consensual sex from 18 to 16 and reintroduce the word 'rape' instead of 'sexual assault' in the new criminal law amendment bill.

Pakistani caller gets Hyderabad blasts information from NSG officer

NSG chief has "ordered an inquiry" but said there was nothing alarming in the conversation as no vital information had been leaked.

Pakistan caller gets Hyderabad blasts information from NSG officer

A telephone call originating from Pakistan to an officer of the elite NSG seeking information about Hyderabad blasts has led security agencies to make a fresh push for blocking of Internet telephony.

VVIP chopper deal: ED to register case after criminal evidence

The Enforcement Directorate will begin a full-fledged criminal probe into the alleged kickbacks received in the Rs 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal once prima facie violation of money laundering laws is detected.

Building Congress party my priority, Rahul Gandhi says

Rahul's statement assumes significance against the backdrop of a growing clamour in Congress for projecting him as its PM face before the next Lok Sabha elections.

India main source of pharma drugs: UN

India continues be the main source for smuggling of narcotic-laden pharmaceuticals into South Asian countries, the International Narcotics Control Board's 2012 Annual Report has said.

UP cop's killing: Police step up probe, opposition seeks Raja Bhaiyya's arrest

Additional director general law and order Arun Kumar told that while experts were scanning the area for the bullet that pierced the chest of deputy superintendent of police Zia ul Haq, they were yet to find it.

Three detained in Bhandara rape and murder case

Three persons were today detained in connection with the alleged rape and murder of three minor sisters in Bhandara district in east Maharashtra, police said.

Omar Abdullah breaks down in state assembly over youth's killing in Baramulla

Omar Abdullah today broke down in the assembly over the killing of a youth allegedly by security forces during protests in Baramulla.

10% boost in China's defence budget gives India jitters

In Beijing, the new president, Xi Jinping, began his stewardship of the party & country by raising defence budget by 10.7% to $119bn.

Congress says no law and order in UP; BSP seeks President's rule

Attacking the SP govt over the killing of a police officer, Congress alleged there is no law and order in the state and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

Kandhamal case: Court acquits three

According to the prosecution, a mob had surrounded the house of the victim, who was handicapped and unable to move anywhere. He was allegedly burnt alive after being doused with petrol.

Katju's views on India, Pak only partly correct: RSS

A leading RSS ideologue today backed Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju's reported observation that "Pakistan is an artificial nation and a failed state" but said it was difficult to accept his entire views on the subject made during a lecture here.

Omar Abdullah breaks down in assembly over Baramulla killing

J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah broke down in the state assembly when the opposition cornered him over the killing of one person in Baramulla today.

Protests erupt in Baramulla, one killed in firing

Hundreds of residents of Baramulla town took to streets to protest what they alleged ransacking of their houses by the army in the area.

Pranab Mukherjee makes nostalgic trip to in-laws' home in Bangladesh

President Pranab Mukherjee today made his maiden visit to the ancestral home of his in-laws where he was accorded a traditional reception meant for a 'Jamai' or husband of a Bengali woman.

Varun Gandhi acquitted in second hate speech case

A Pilibhit court acquitted BJP leader Varun Gandhi in the second hate speech case registered against him in the run-up to 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

Hyderabad blasts: Non-bailable warrant issued against IM founder Bhatkal, nine others

Non-bailable warrants were issued by a Delhi court against Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal and nine other operatives of the banned outfit in connection with the February 21 Hyderabad twin blasts which claimed 16 lives.

Wrong to ask me about prime ministership: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi also gave signals that he was against the 'high command culture', saying that he wants to empower more and more people than a handful, who call the shots.

31 ISI modules busted; 48 spies arrested in 3 years across India

More than 30 ISI-backed espionage modules have been neutralised by security agencies across the country in the last three years resulting in arrest of 48 spies, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Govt appeals to the opposition to allow Parliament to function

With Parliament being stalled for the second consecutive day today, the government appealed the opposition parties to allow the houses to function to enable discussion on important issues including financial agenda.

CAG finds lapses in Rs 52,000 crore farm debt waiver scheme

Expressing serious concern over the implementation of Rs 52,000 crore farm debt waiver scheme, CAG said in several cases ineligible farmers were given benefit.

Police brutality on woman: Punjab CM orders magisterial probe

Taking serious view of alleged thrashing of a girl by policemen in Tarn Taran district, CM Parkash Singh Badal today ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.

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