Bribery case: Bangaru Laxman gets bail
NEW DELHI: Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman was on Thursday granted bail by the Delhi High Court in a case against him for taking bribe in a fictitious defence deal that was part of a sting operation by news portal Tehelka.com. Justice A K Pathak enlarged Laxman on bail on his furnishing a personal and surety bond of Rs 50,000 each.
11 die as bus falls into gorge in Himachal
Shimla: At least 11 people,including two ITBP jawans,were killed and 27 others injured,10 of them seriously,when a Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation bus skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge near Sholtu on Shimla-Kinnaur National Highway on Thursday,Kinnaur SP Veena Bharti said. Rescue teams rushed to the spot and all the bodies were recovered. Some of the injured were rushed to a hospital.
No roving inquiry into blast cases: SC
New Delhi: Refusing to carry out a roving inquiry into various pending criminal cases,the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL that had sought a fresh probe into all bomb blast cases,registered since 2002,by a special committee headed by its retired judge.
Terrorists should not be glorified: BJP
NEW DELHI: The BJP on Thursday deplored the attempt to glorify the assassins of Gen A S Vaidya,who was the Army Chief during Operation Bluestar in 1984. Terrorists should not be glorified, said BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad at a press conference.
Kerala cross punishment triggers protest
Thiruvananthapuram: A Catholic Church-run lower primary school in Central Keralas Kottayam district has come under fire after a teacher allegedly forced two children to draw cross with their tongues on the floor to punish them for indiscipline. Social Democratic Party of India and backward Hindu outfit Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana have intervened as the two students belonged to their communities.
Chautala U-turn on marriage age
A day after supporting khap panchayats on lowering marriageable age to prevent cases of sexual harassment and rape,the Indian National Lok Dal supremo,Om Prakash Chautala,on Thursday,backtracked and said neither he nor his party supported the idea.
Chautala on Wednesday had supported the suggestion of certain khap leaders that boys and girls should be married off by the age of 16 so that they do not stray and thus bring down incidents of sexual assault.
He told reporters if any khap has individually taken such a decision then it would face the consequences because it is up to the government to accept or reject any such idea.
He claimed to have been misquoted.