April 26, 2018 5:55:43 am

Delayed premium subsidy payments and yield data submission by states result in low payouts to farmers.

April 26, 2018 5:45:49 am

A 1974-batch IPS officer from the Jammu and Kashmir cadre, Khoda was appointed the chief vigilance commissioner (CVC) of Jammu and Kashmir in 2013.

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April 26, 2018 5:40:21 am

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday by a Jodhpur court which found him guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in one of his ashrams five years ago. Below are the other pending cases against Asaram

April 26, 2018 5:32:57 am

After the “first-hand” experience” of the rampant use of mobile phones in Punjab prisons, Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa Wednesday kick-started a state-wide inspection with a surprise visit to the Central Jail in Patiala.

April 26, 2018 5:50:02 am

CBI sources claimed that the agency reached the suspect, identified as Anil Kumar, by tracing the age group and lineage of samples found at the crime scene. This helped the agency zero down on his family and then trace him through call intercepts.

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April 26, 2018 5:36:45 am

Naidu, who went on to define "Hindutva" to the foresters, said that "Bharatiyataa (Indian-ness), which is same as Hindutva, is about all that we have inherited from our culture".

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April 26, 2018 5:27:53 am

The rape survivor’s lawyer, Pramod Kumar Verma, said Rahul Sachan, who is missing, was Asaram’s personal assistant. He added Kripal Singh was shot dead in July 2015 after he had testified how the survivor and her Shahjahanpur-based family were ardent Asaram followers.

April 26, 2018 5:23:34 am

Disbelief but no disorder in ashrams; Vanzara says wrong to call him rapist

April 26, 2018 5:27:38 am

The two cases are related to mahapanchayats held in the Muzaffarnagar before violence gripped the region in 2013. Sadhvi Prachi, BJP MPs Kunwar Bhartendra Singh of Bijnor and Sanjeev Balyan of Muzaffarnagar and BJP MLAs Umesh Malik, Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana allegedly attended the mahapanchayats.

Asaram rape verdict: Won’t let him get relief from a higher court, says girl’s father
April 26, 2018 5:27:18 am

After failing to meet the co-workers of Asaram, the teen and her family went to the special branch office in the Police Bhawan where they told the duty officer (DO) at the reception that they wanted to lodge a complaint against the ‘godman’.

April 26, 2018 5:23:44 am

Ghulam Nabi Patel shot dead: Two of his Personal Security Officers (PSO) were also injured in the attack.

Asaram Bapu rape case verdict today
April 26, 2018 5:00:20 am

Special Judge (SC/ST Cases) Madhu Sudan Sharma handed 20 years in jail to each of Asaram’s two aides, Sanchita alias Shilpi and Sharad Chandra alias Sharat Chandra, for helping him in the crime.

April 26, 2018 4:58:04 am

The final draft of the accord, which hopes to finally bring India’s oldest insurgency to a close, is now looking to jump the final hurdle: an agreement over the Naga demand for a separate flag for the state.

April 26, 2018 5:24:21 am

Condemning Asaram, BJP leader Alok Sharma announced that no bus stand or square in the city will be named after the controversial godman.

April 26, 2018 4:55:53 am

Both names were proposed by the five-judge Collegium, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, at its last meeting on January 10. Justice K M Joseph had struck down the Centre’s order to impose President’s Rule in Uttarakhand in 2016.

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April 26, 2018 5:33:07 am

Dr Kafeel Khan, a pediatrician at Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College was booked along with eight others for criminal conspiracy, attempt to culpable homicide and criminal breach of trust.

April 26, 2018 5:35:45 am

A Bajrang Dal office-bearer said the Dalit man reconverted after they “convinced” him, and that he also took a pledge to “remain a Hindu throughout his life”.

Asaram rape verdict: Won’t let him get relief from a higher court, says girl’s father
April 26, 2018 4:52:07 am

Speaking from Shahjahanpur where he lives with his family, the victim’s father said he did not dare visit Jodhpur because he feared he would be attacked by Asaram’s followers.

April 26, 2018 4:52:32 am

Two aides of Asaram - Sanchita alias Shilpi and Sharad Chandra alias Sharat Chandra were sentenced to twenty years imprisonment each, while another two, Prakash and Shiva, were acquitted.

April 26, 2018 4:37:51 am

Police sources said accused Punjilal Mehr was angry over the groom’s mother, Sanjukta Sahoo, taking over his post as principal of Jyoti Vikash Junior College and this may have led to the crime.