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Asaram case: Rape victim’s father happy to get justice

Shahjahanpur (UP): The father of the teenager raped by Asaram today expressed satisfaction over the Jodhpur court verdict convicting the self-styled godman and thanked the judiciary and the media for it. “I am happy to get justice,” the rape victim’s father said after Asaram’s conviction by a Jodhpur court. “We had complete faith in the judiciary […]

25 Apr 2018 1:26 pm
Asaram case verdict: Security beefed up in Ahmedabad, Surat

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat police has stepped up security outside two ashrams of self-styled godman Asaram in the state, as a court in Rajasthan convicted him in a rape case today. Asaram was convicted by a court in Jodhpur for raping a teenager at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013. Over 50 policemen, led by a […]

25 Apr 2018 12:48 pm
Asaram found guilty of rape, two co-accused convicted

Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram was today found guilty of raping a teenager near here five years ago by a Jodhpur court. Judge Madhusudhan Sharma of the court of SC/ST cases also convicted two other accused Shilpi and Sharad while two others Prakash and Shiva were acquitted. Further details are awaited. The counsels for the accused […]

25 Apr 2018 11:50 am
Asaram found guilty in rape case

Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram was today convicted by a court here for raping a teenager at his ashram near here in 2013. Special Judge (SC/ST court) Madhusudhan Sharma delivered the verdict in the Jodhpur Central jail premises. Further details area awaited. The victim had said in her complaint that Asaram called her to his ashram […]

25 Apr 2018 11:50 am
Asaram rape case verdict today

Agency Jodhpur/New Delhi: Security was stepped up on Tuesday in Jodhpur where prohibitory orders have already been clamped ahead of tomorrow’s trial court verdict in the alleged rape of a teenager by self-styled godman Asaram who faces a minimum term of 10 years if convicted. Apprehending a threat to law and order, the Centre asked […]

25 Apr 2018 1:07 am
25 Apr 2018 12:08 am
Jitendra visits Loknayak Bhawan offices, interacts with employees

STATE TIMES NEWS NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh on Tuesday visited Loknayak Bhawan offices of Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare and Department of Space, and interacted with the employees […]

24 Apr 2018 11:54 pm
CBSE Class 12 economics paper re-test tomorrow

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct a re-test of Class 12 economics paper tomorrow, nearly a month after it was leaked triggering widespread outrage and confusion among students across India. After reports of the leak surfaced on March 28, the CBSE announced it will re-conduct the examination on April 25. Then, […]

24 Apr 2018 7:06 pm
UGC releases list of 24 ‘self-styled’, fake varsities in country

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission has released a list of 24 “self-styled” and fake varsities across the country including eight in the national Capital. “Students and public at large are informed that at present following 24 self-styled and unrecognised institutions are functioning in contravention of the UGC Act in various parts of the country,” […]

24 Apr 2018 5:31 pm
Decision to reject CJI impeachment came after due diligence: Naidu

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu today said his decision to reject the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was “timely and not a hasty one” and came after over a month of due diligence, according to sources. Freedom of expression allows that but ultimately truth prevails. I have done the […]

24 Apr 2018 4:58 pm
Govt acts against rape, but make sons more responsible: Modi at rally

Mandla (MP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government’s determination to act on the issue, but stressed that people had to respect their daughters and make their sons more responsible for an atmosphere of safety. Modi also pitched for a social movement to ensure the safety […]

24 Apr 2018 4:45 pm
Asaram verdict: Security stepped up around victim’s house

Shahjahanpur (UP): With a special SC/ST court in Jodhpur all set to pronounce its verdit tomorrow in a 2012 rape case against self-styled godman Asaram, the district administration here has stepped up security around the house of the victim. Asaram is accused of raping a teenage girl from Shahajahanpur, who was studying at the self-styled […]

24 Apr 2018 4:42 pm
3rd tranche of electoral bonds sale from May 1: FinMin

New Delhi: The finance ministry today said the third tranche of electoral bonds sale will take place from May 1-10. Electoral bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties and bring transparency in political funding. “State Bank of India (SBI), in the 3rd phase of sale, has been authorised […]

24 Apr 2018 4:40 pm
PM launches Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Mandla (MP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a scheme that seeks to strengthen the country’s Panchayati Raj system and address critical gaps that hinder its success. He launched the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan at Ramnagar in this tribal-dominated district of Madhya Pradesh on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day. The Central government scheme […]

24 Apr 2018 2:26 pm
Trump admin plans to end work permits for H-1B visa spouses

Washington: The Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a top federal agency official has told lawmakers, a move that could have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of Indians. The move to end the Obama-era rule could have an impact on more […]

24 Apr 2018 1:18 pm
Aseemanand’s confession to police not voluntary: NIA court

Hyderabad: The special anti-terror court that acquitted five accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case held that the confessional statement of Hindu preacher Swami Aseemanand to the police, which he retracted later, was not voluntary. The NIA court also maintained that a person cannot be considered “communal or anti-social” only because of links to the […]

24 Apr 2018 10:45 am
Was there scientific assessment that death penalty is deterrent to rape: HC to Centre

Agency New Delhi: The Delhi High Court asked the Centre on Monday if it had done any research or scientific assessment before coming out with an ordinance to award death penalty for rape of girls below the age of 12. The High Court was dealing with an old PIL that challenged the Criminal Law (Amendment) […]

24 Apr 2018 1:13 am
AFSPA completely removed from Meghalaya, restricted in AP

Agency NEW DELHI: The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), which gives special powers to armed forces in the disturbed regions, has been completely removed from Meghalaya and restricted in Arunachal Pradesh. ”Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, […]

24 Apr 2018 1:13 am
President presents gallantry awards to valiant soldiers

Agency New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented the Kirti Chakra posthumously to CRPF Commandant Pramod Kumar and Army havildar Giris Gurung, who laid down their lives in the line of duty. Kumar, from the 49 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force, succumbed to the injuries he received while fighting terrorists in […]

24 Apr 2018 1:13 am
Govt not in favour of cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel

Agency NEW DELHI: The finance ministry is not in favour of cutting excise duty on petrol and diesel to provide relief to the common man from spike in their prices but wants states to cut sales tax or Value Added Tax (VAT) on fuel, a senior official said on Monday. Petrol price hit a 55-month […]

24 Apr 2018 1:12 am
TCS keen to join hands with govt for emergency services to accident victims, organ harvesting: Gadkari

New Delhi: Tata Group arm TCS is keen to join hands with the government in an initiative to harvest organs from road crash victims as well as facilitate emergency services for the injured using helicopters, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. Battling high incidence of road crashes in India, the government is going to join […]

23 Apr 2018 5:52 pm
TCS breaches $100 bn mark in m-cap; first Indian IT firm to do so

New Delhi: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today breached the USD 100 billion mark in market valuation, but slipped below the coveted milestone at close of session. In the morning trade, the company’s market capitalisation (m-cap) hit over USD 100 billion (Rs 6,80,912.10 crore), becoming the first Indian IT firm to cross this mark. At close […]

23 Apr 2018 5:37 pm
Cong will move SC, says Sibal after RS chairman rejects impeachment notice

New Delhi: The Congress today lashed out at Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for rejecting an impeachment notice filed by opposition parties against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and said it would move the Supreme Court to challenge the illegal order which had shattered the confidence of people. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal […]

23 Apr 2018 5:29 pm
Metro services suspended at 3 stations for an hour due to slum fire

New Delhi:  Metro train services between Dilshad Garden and Mansarovar Park stations were suspended today for over an hour as a precautionary measure when a fire broke out in nearby slums. According to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), at 1:15 pm, a heavy smoke was reported to be billowing out of the slums beneath […]

23 Apr 2018 5:06 pm
Save the Constitution is Cong’s campaign to save dynasty: Shah

New Delhi: Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, BJP president Amit Shah today said the ‘Save the Constitution’ campaign launched by the Congress chief is an exercise to save the dynasty and that the opposition party’s “Modi hatred” has turned into “India hatred”. In a statement soon after Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister […]

23 Apr 2018 2:56 pm
Swamy hails VP’s decision rejecting impeachment notice

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today hailed Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s decision of rejecting the impeachment notice moved by the Congress and seven other opposition parties against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra. Naidu, the Rajya Sabha chairman, rejected the notice citing lack of substantial merit in it. “The vice president should […]

23 Apr 2018 2:54 pm
Sisodia assures DU college of expediting building construction

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today assured Delhi University’s Bhagini Nivedita College of expediting the construction work of its building. “The Deputy Chief Minister gave an assurance for early construction of the college building. He also visited the yoga and apparel design exhibition organised by the students and praised their efforts,” a statement […]

23 Apr 2018 1:34 pm
Oppn can’t succeed in SC against VP’s decision on impeachment: Soli

New Delhi: Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee today said the Congress-led opposition had no chance to succeed in the Supreme Court against Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s decision rejecting impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. When asked about the procedure ahead if the opposition moves the apex court to challenge the decision of […]

23 Apr 2018 1:28 pm
Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against CJI

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected the notice given by opposition parties led by the Congress for impeachment of CJI Dipak Misra citing lack of substantial merit in it. Naidu held extensive consultations with top legal and constitutional experts, including former chief justices and judges, before taking the decision, sources said. […]

23 Apr 2018 11:39 am
Congress will bounce back to power in Odisha: Singh

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Jitendra Singh has claimed that the party will bounce back to power in Odisha in the next Assembly polls, due in 2019. The party will select candidates well in advance in the next two months, Singh told a press conference here. “While merit will be the sole criterion, priority will be […]

23 Apr 2018 11:14 am
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