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Court seeks details on objection to ministries' social media profiles
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The Delhi High Court Friday sought an affidavit from former BJP leader K.N. Govindacharya who objected to the new government officially allowing opening of Twitter and Facebook accounts by PMO and other central government ministries in violation of law.
MPs spent an average of Rs.4.3 million to fight polls
New Delhi, Aug 1 : Newly-elected members of the 16th Lok Sabha spent an average of Rs. 4.3 million during their election campaign, according to an analysis by the National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
'Musafir Hoon Yaaron': A befitting tribute to 'Pancham Da'
New Delhi, Aug 1 : Putting on a host of famous, well-remembered melodies, singers Vinod Rathod, Babul Supriyo, Hema Sardesai and Mamta Sharma evoked nostalgia as well setting up a peppy beat at "Musafir Hoon Yaaron" concert commemorating the 75th birth anniversary of composer R.D. Burman, fondly ...
58 Indian nurses returning home from Libya
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 : Days after India rescued 49 nurses from Iraq, 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Libya are on their way back to India, the government said Friday.
Ban antibiotic use in poultry sector, demands IMA
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Friday demanded an immediate ban on antibiotic use in the poultry industry in wake of a Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) study suggesting overuse of antibiotics in chicken production behind the growing problem of antibiotic resistance ...
Court lets off theft accused as complainant untraceable
New Delhi, Aug 1 : A court here has acquitted a man, accused in a theft case, after the complainant went missing and prosecution failed to examine any other witness in the case.
Men monkeying around parliament to drive away simians
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The government has hired 40 men dressed as langurs to drive away monkeys after realising the agile simians cannot be stopped from spreading panic in the parliament premises.
Manipuri youth mistaken for protester, beaten up by police
New Delhi, Aug 1 : A 22-year-old Manipuri youth was beaten up by two policemen here, leaving him with broken fingers in his right hand. Police Friday termed it a case of mistaken identity and apologised for the incident.
Government planning changes in juvenile justice act: Maneka
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The government is planning special provisions in the current Juvenile Justice Act to address heinous offences committed by children above the age of 16 years, Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi told parliament Friday.
Law cannot be used for settling scores: Court
New Delhi, Aug 1 : A court here has pulled up a woman for filing a false complaint and said the criminal justice system should not be allowed to be used as a tool for settling scores.
Government promises to resolve UPSC row, protests continue
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The government Friday once again said a solution will be found to the civil service entrance examination row, even as protests continued over the issue inside and outside parliament.
SC allows Sahara chief to be moved to make-shift jail
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The Supreme Court Friday cleared the decks for shifting Sahara chief Subrata Roy and two other directors to a make-shift jail in the conference hall at the Tihar Jail court complex to facilitate his negotiations for the sale of his properties in India and abroad.
Japanese government condoles Pune deaths
New Delhi, Aug 1 : Japan Friday offered condolences to the families of the people who died in a landslide in Pune in Maharashtra this week.
Steps to check pollution in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 1 : Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Friday agreed to measures suggested by a high-powered committee to curb air and water pollution in the national capital.
SC rejects Abu Salem plea in fake passport case
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a plea by underworld don Abu Salem, challenging his conviction in a fake passport case by a special court in 2013 and seven year rigorous imprisonment sentence imposed on him.
E-rickshaws ply in Delhi despite ban
New Delhi, Aug 1 : A day after the Delhi High Court ordered a ban on e-rickshaws, the vehicles plied Friday in large numbers in the capital even as a police crackdown continued.
Modi to be first Indian PM to visit Nepal in 17 years
New Delhi, Aug 1 : As part of his policy to engage with India's neighbourhood, Narendra Modi travels to Nepal Sunday on a two-day visit - the first bilateral trip by an Indian prime minister to the Himalayan nation in 17 years.
Top IM operatives planning terror strikes: NIA
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Friday told a special court here that suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Zia-Ur-Rahman are "still conspiring" to carry out terror attacks in prominent places in India including Delhi.
Government promises continuous power supply
New Delhi, Aug 1 : Power Minister Piyush Goyal Friday said the NDA government will pursue a three-pronged strategy to enhance generation and ensure continuous power supply.
Scientists oppose experiments on GM crops
New Delhi, Aug 1 : A group of scientists Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi protesting the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee's decision to carry on experiments on GM crops as these adversely impact the environment.
I look forward to Sonia Gandhi's book: Natwar Singh
New Delhi, Aug. 1 : Former union minister K Natwar Singh told ANI here today that he was looking forward to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's book and claimed that she should come out with her own book as she was a "historic figure".
E-rickshaws to never stop in Delhi, opposition indulging in dirty ...
New Delhi, Aug 1 : Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Satish Upadhyay said here on Friday that the party fully supports the use of E-rickshaws in the national capital and would ensure that this service continues.
U.S Commerce Secretary Pritzker meets Power Minister Piyush Goyal
New Delhi, Aug. 1 : U.S Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker met Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal here today.
CII welcomes progressive labour law reforms
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has welcomed the Cabinet nod for Labour Law Reforms in a few important acts as reported in the media today.
Crackdown on sweet shops after child's death
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The East Delhi Municipal Corporation Friday began issuing notices to sweet shops that use areas outside their premises for preparing sweets.
Military's view sought on banning tobacco
New Delhi, Aug 1 : Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's request to ban tobacco products in military canteens has been forwarded to the services for their opinion.
A taste of global cuisine in desi style (Foodie Trail New Delhi)
By Radhika Bhirani, New Delhi, Aug 1 : What if your tart is filled with kesar phirni? Or your pasta is served in spiced makhani gravy? And fish in plum sauce? Sample these unique concoctions - a fusion of eastern and western delicacies, each with a distinct desi twist, at a forthcoming food fest in ...
Fast-track criminal justice system: SC
New Delhi, Aug 1 : The Supreme Court Friday told the central government to take steps to fast-track the criminal justice system so that cases can be decided expeditiously instead of lingering for years.
Colombo apologises to Modi, Jayalalithaa over article
Chennai/New Delhi, Aug 1 : Sri Lanka Friday tendered an "unqualified apology" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa after an objectionable article was posted on its defence ministry web site -- and then deleted in a hurry.
Modi: Shift from affidavits to self-certification
New Delhi, Aug 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday sought minimum use of affidavits for official work, asking government departments to shift to self-certification to benefit the common man.