Friday, May 29, 2015
Sabarmati Jail convict wants to convert to Islam, alleges torture

Sabarmati Jail convict wants to convert to Islam, alleges torture

<p>Jignesh Soni claimed that the prisons department is torturing Hindu inmates by lodging them together with Muslims. </p>

No central ban on beef, states must decide: Venkaiah Naidu
No central ban on beef, states must decide: Venkaiah Naidu

Earlier this week, Rijiju had slammed his colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s reported remark that those who prefer to eat beef should go to Pakistan.

A law against discrimination, often suggested, not yet drafted
A law against discrimination, often suggested, not yet drafted

Though the Constitution, under its Article 15 (1), promises non-discrimination, there is no legislation to penalise offenders, say experts.

US Congressional committee calls for public hearing on rights of religious minorities in India
US Congressional committee calls for public hearing on rights of religious minorities in India

The briefing will outline the important legal, social and cultural issues related to the persecution of minorities in India, according to a media report.

At one border trade post, they say trade at other is ‘illegal’

The Amritsar traders are upset at what they describe as “illegal” trade, alleging that it has become a cheap way to trade goods that have origins outside Kashmir.

‘Janata parties’ combination won’t work... EBCs have deserted Lalu’

Sushil Kumar Modi, former Bihar deputy CM, assesses the BJP’s poll prospects and writes off rivals in this interview to Santosh Singh.

India eases norms to facilitate relief supply to Nepal

According to officials, the government had received requests from international organisations and other countries for facilitating movement of relief supplies to Nepal.

Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi pay homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 51st death anniversary

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Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi pay homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 51st death anniversary

BJP's strength forced Lalu, Nitish to join hands, says Amit Shah

Assembly elections are due in Bihar this year. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and Lalu Prasad's RJD are now part of the 'reunited' Janata Parivar.

42 new mega food parks in next four years: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

The Narendra Modi government would set up as many as 42 mega food parks across the country in the next three to four years, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, said on Thursday.

Confront those who wave Pakistan flags: Rajnath Singh in Jammu

“Some elements have been raising pro-Pakistan slogans and displaying Pakistani flags. I appeal to the people to boycott such elements,’’ he said in Jammu.

Assam Tourism to go Gujarat way with brand ambassador, marketing initiatives galore

Known for being the home to the rare one-horned rhino, domestic inbound tourist flows to Assam during 2014-15 stood at 45,00,000 while overseas tourist flow was at 25,000.

Petition challenging tiger relocation dismissed by Rajasthan High Court

The bench backed the forest officials and staff posted at the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.

SC quashes death warrants against couple convicted for killing 7 of family in UP

The Supreme Court upheld their death penalty underlining they deserved no mercy in view of gravity of their offence.

Rajkot: After his daughter eloped with youth, man kills boy's father

The injured couple was rushed to Civil Hospital in Rajkot where the father died at 2 pm while undergoing treatment.

Gir Somnath DDO gets death threat from Congress leader

The DDO told police that Barad threatened him to kill if he did not approve the said tender and added that he would rest only after the tender in question had been selected.

Renewable energy gains momentum in India: US

"India has put forward a target of 175 gigawatts of renewables by 2022, which would mean well over 10 per cent of their electricity would come from renewable energy by that year," said Rick Duke.

‘I got my life back despite the attack. What I won’t get back is my wife’

Would the conviction of 13 of his assaulters for chopping his hand been the salve she needed, Joseph wonders.

Hindu woman wants to marry Muslim, sent to Nari Niketan

The court said there was nothing in the police report to justify apprehension of a law and order situation, although people from two religions were involved.

Manmohan Singh hits out at Modi govt, says dissent is being suppressed

Singh also questioned BJP government's claims on economic development, saying rural India was under acute distress and the economic recovery was fragile.

College in Bengal to have country's first transgender principal

Manabi Bandopadhyay will take charge of Krishnanagar Women’s college next month.

CBSE students to get certificates in digital format as well: IT Ministry

The concept of digital locker is to make people free from carrying files or getting copies attested. Any person having Aadhaar number can open digital locker account for free.

1 dead in clash between Patanjali security guards and truck union, Baba Ramdev's brother detained

1 person was killed and at least 4 were injured following a clash between the security guards of Haridwar-based Patanjali Food and Herbal Park and supporters of a local truck union.

PM Modi pays homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on 51st death anniversary

Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sheila Dikshit, Ahmed Patel  too paid homage at the memorial of Nehru on the occasion.

Rahul Gandhi vows to fight for fishermen's rights over trawler ban

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was interacting with members of a fishermen colony in the coastal hamlet of Chavakkad in Thrissur district of Kerala.

Bandh against alleged shifting of AIIMS to Kashmir Valley in Jammu

President of Jammu Bar Association Abhinav Sharma said that they have no objection to Kashmir getting an AIIMS, but Jammu shall get the one announced for it by the Centre during its union budget in Parliament.

Released from hospital, Bangladesh opposition leader to be produced in Meghalaya court today

“The police have already started interrogating him. He will be produced before a magistrate later in the day,” SP Kharkhrang said.

Deobandis, Barelvi sects clash over appointment of Imam in Lucknow

While the jailed Imam belonged to Deobandi sect, Barelvis tried to take over the mosque after he was arrested.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis keen on reviving Navi Mumbai SEZ

The ‘Make in India’, and ‘Make in Maharashtra’ being pushed by the new regimes at the Centre and the state are the driving force behind the move to revive SEZ projects.

PGI surgeons want decent scrubs, pyjamas that fit

The exact provocation for the letter couldn't be ascertained but several surgeons have many times complained that the light blue pyjamas,shirts meant to be worn inside the OT are old and unfit for operations.

Illegal lottery racket: Karnataka hands over probe to CBI

JDS says 2 more IPS officers involved.

Man almost lynched for raping girl in UP village

Angry over the alleged kidnapping and rape of a minor Dalit girl by a Muslim youth, a mob attacked the house where the accused was hiding and thrashed him.

Narendra Modi has restored the dignity of PM's chair: Arun Jaitley
One Year of Modi govt

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has restored the dignity of the chair and strengthened the system that was getting weaker day by day.

AAP workers detained for holding 'shok sabhas' on Modi govt's anniversary
One Year of Modi govt

Dozens of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers were on Tuesday detained for holding a "shok sabha" on the completion of one year of the Narendra Modi government at the centre.

Sweltering temperatures in India leave 750 dead in 5 weeks

A top state official in Telangana, Bhambal Ram Meena, said about 215 heat related deaths have been reported since April 15 and more than 750 have died in 5 weeks in the southern region.

Bihar to get roads worth Rs 50,000 crore: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

The Union Minister also said that his Ministry will open "Driving Training Centres" in all assembly constituencies across the country, including Bihar.

Corporate espionage: Delhi court grants bail to four accused

The court granted bail to them on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 each with one surety of the like amount.

Opinion & Editorials

With Modi’s arrival, the list of genuinely non-aligned powers has grown from two to four: US, Russia, China and India.

To be a catalyst for growth, financial inclusion must also be commercially viable.

KCS was the kind of bureaucrat, scholar who is indispensable to modern India’s foundations.

As Maldives regime cracks down on dissent, international community must act.

Modi government has damaged the rights-based legislative framework without spelling out what will replace it.

The generalist civil service must make room for more domain expertise.

Land boundary agreement ratified, more good news could follow.

As China overtakes the US in iPhone sales, three things we must learn from Deng about statecraft.

If TV polls are correct on public appreciation of the PM’s performance, then why is the BJP preaching to the converted?

Modi is a tall leader. Then why does his government sometimes act in petty, vengeful ways?

Bollywood is learning to live in small-town India, not just visiting for local colour.

There is significant behind-the-scenes activity to improve ease of doing business.

Jayalalithaa returns as chief minister. Going forward, she will need the support of other parties.

It is hard to take his measure. All the contradictions of India play out in his persona.

Without shared political commitment, we cannot save farmers from the era of agrarian distress. Time has come to pay serious attention to problems arising from monsoon and market.

The tone of disinterest in Asian defence diplomacy, set by A.K. Antony during the UPA years, appears to continue under the Narendra Modi government.

Parliamentary scrutiny is necessary for maximum governance. Modi government has yet to acknowledge this.

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