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SC to hear PILs challenging judicial appointments bill
New Delhi, Aug 21 : The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a challenge to the constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill for appointing judges to the higher judiciary on the grounds of its being unconstitutional, invalid and violating the constitution's basic ...
'Less storage capacity hurdle to water management in India'
New Delhi, Aug 21 : India's water management efforts have not been meaningful due to lack of storage capacity as rainfall in the country is restricted to barely 100 days in a year, Central Water Commission chairman A.B. Pandya said Thursday.
Check crimes against women: NHRC to Gurgaon police
New Delhi, Aug 21 : The NHRC has issued notice to the Gurgaon police commissioner over the increasing number of crimes against women.
US town where teenager was shot is calm
Ferguson (Missouri), Aug 21 : Ferguson town in the US state of Missouri was calm as Attorney General Eric Holder arrived for talks with authorities after police shot dead a black teenager.
Toll in Japan rain rises to 39
Tokyo, Aug 21 : The toll in heavy rains and landslides in Hiroshima in Japan has risen to 39 as rescuers Thursday continued to search for seven people missing, officials said.
SC notice to centre over governors' dismissal
New Delhi, Aug 21 : The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the central government on a petition filed by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi challenging the procedure followed in securing his resignation in the wake of BJP coming to power.
SC to hear PILs challenging judicial appointments bill
New Delhi, Aug 21 : The Supreme Court will hear Monday a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill.
US admits failure to rescue journalist in Syria
Washington, Aug 21 : The US had recently attempted to rescue a number of American hostages, including slain journalist James Foley held in Syria by the Islamic State, but the mission failed, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Wednesday.
AAP accuses Akali Dal of disrupting Punjab by-elections
New Delhi, Aug.20 : Senior advocate and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader H S Phoolka has complained to the Election Commission (EC) that the leaders of Akali Dal are threatening voters ahead of the by-elections in Punjab. He has also accused a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member of ...
Army man's body found in Siachen after 18 years, last rites tomorrow
New Delhi, Aug.20 : Eighteen years after he went missing in the forbidding Siachen-Saltoro Ridge region, Havaldar Gaya Prasad's body was handed over to his family on Wednesday and is being taken to his remote hometown village of Kurariain Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri District.
Haryana offices to have panel on sexual harassment
Gurgaon, Aug 20 : The Haryana Commission for Women Wednesday directed all offices to constitute a committee to hear complaints of sexual harassment and send all information online to the commission.
ISIS beheads American journalist on video in response to US military ...
London, Aug 20 : The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly released a video on the internet that shows the beheading of a United States (US) journalist who has been missing since 2012.
Cabinet approves 1,836 mobile towers for Naxal-affected areas
New Delhi, Aug 20 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Wednesday approved installation of 1,836 new base transmission mobile phone towers worth Rs.3,216 crore for better telecom connectivity in the Left-wing extremism (LWE) -affected areas.
'Ban use of painkiller Diclofenac on animals'
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 : Indian authorities have tightened norms on the sale of pain killer drug 'Diclofenac' following a directive by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), to prevent its misuse on animals, a petitioner said Wednesday.
SC imposes cost on 14 states over backlog of cases
New Delhi, Aug 20 : The Supreme Court Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs.25,000 each on 14 states and a union territory for failing to respond to the Law Commission's report on a formula to clear the backlog of pending cases.
Compensate victim of attempted rape: NHRC to Delhi government
New Delhi, Aug 20 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Delhi government to pay Rs.3 lakh as compensation to a victim of attempted rape, according to an official statement Wednesday.
PM to inaugurate Jharkhand power grid Thursday
Ranchi, Aug 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Thursday inaugurate a power grid and transmission circuit, a gas pipeline project and reinvigorate the NTPC plant in Jharkhand, an official said Wednesday.
Tributes paid to soldier who died 18 years ago
New Delhi, Aug 20 : Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag Wednesday paid tributes to the mortal remains of Havildar Gaya Prasad, whose body was found 18 years after he went missing from the Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir.
NHRC to Delhi Govt.: Pay Rs.3 lakh to victim raped by police ...
New Delhi, Aug 20 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today recommended that the government of the NCT of Delhi should pay Rs.3 lakh to a minor victim of attempt to rape by two police constables in Police Colony, Kingsway Camp on the October 5, 2013.
NHRC notice to Gujarat Govt. on kids swimming across bridgeless river ...
New Delhi, Aug.20 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that in absence of a bridge, about 125 students of five villages in Chhota Udepur District in Gujarat have to swim across the Hiran River to go to their government school in Utavadi ...
Pak envoy says meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders a "long ...
New Delhi, Aug.20 : Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, today defended his meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders, including Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Tuesday, maintaining that it was a long standing practice and had been going on for years.
BSF initiates plantation drive in West Bengal to promote ...
North Dinajpur, Aug. 20:Border Security force (BSF) soldiers initiated a plantation drive by sowing saplings along the Indo-Bangladesh border to promote environmental conservation as a part of a 'Green Mission' on Tuesday (August 19).
NHRC notice to Himachal Pradesh over declining sex ratio
New Delhi, Aug 20 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the Himachal Pradesh government over the declining sex ratio in the state.
47 arrested in US town after fresh riots
Washington, Aug 20 : Forty-seven people were arrested overnight in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri after protestors hurled bottles at police in fresh outbreak of violence over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by police 11 days ago.
Don't miss meals with kids
New York, Aug 20 : If you want your kids to grow up healthy, make it a point not to miss dinner time with them.
Torrential rain claims 27 lives in Japan
Tokyo, Aug 20 : At least 27 people were reported killed Wednesday while 10 were missing in torrential rain lashing Hiroshima prefecture in western Japan, authorities said.
'Pakistan committed to dialogue with India'
New Delhi, Aug 20 : Pakistan is committed to dialogue with India and would not allow the "process" to be "distracted" in any way, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said Wednesday.
Delhi to impose fine for public urinating, littering
New Delhi, Aug 20 : Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day call for the launch of a 'Clean India' mission, local authorities in the capital began a sanitation drive that will include fining people for urinating in public or littering the streets, much like in other countries.
Zimbabwe trip not token tour: Clarke
Sydney, Aug 20 : Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke has dismissed suggestions that the ODI series in Zimbabwe is a "token tour", claiming he will do everything to win.
Missing soldier's body sent home after 18 years
Srinagar, Aug 20 : The body of an Inddian Army soldier, which was found 18 years after he went missing from the Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, was sent to his home in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, police said.