Gita ban: Russia court rejects plea
Moscow: A Russian court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a ban on a translated version of Bhagavad Gita for being extremist. State prosecutors in the Siberian city of Tomsk had filed an appeal against a lower courts dismissal of their original plea. The Tomsk district court said that it had decided to leave unchanged a lower courts ruling that the book did not contain extremist material.
Bihar Geet released for centenary
PATNA: Beginning Thursday,Bihar will celebrate the centenary of its birth as a state with a three-day Bihar Diwas and Bihar Geet,which is to be sung on all important public occasion. CM Nitish Kumar released Bihar Geet on Wednesday,which was chosen from among more than 1,800 entries.
Maid abuse: US court clears plea
New York: An Indian maid, who had accused her former employer Neena Malhotra,an IFS officer,and her husband of harassment and slavery,has received a favourable ruling from a US court,which approved her petition that she be awarded USD 1.5 million as compensation by the couple.
Maldivian man held for drug peddling
BANGALORE: A Maldivian national has been arrested here on charges of drug peddling and 350 grams of heroin seized from him,customs department said Wednesday. Naseer Ahmed was caught at Bengaluru International Airport while he was trying to board a Sri Lankan airlines flight on March 19,a department release said.
UP: Inmates,jail staff clash,10 injured
MAU: Ten persons,including two deputy jailors,were on Wednesday injured when inmates clashed with jail staff following the death of an undertrial. Shafiqurrehman,who was lodged in the district jail,suffered a heart attack on Wednesday and dies despite primary treatment,officials said.
Dead SPs wife seeks security
The wife of deceased SP Rahul Sharma has written a letter to Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt seeking adequate security for herself and her two sons. Gayatri Sharma has also sought help for the housing loan her husband had taken. Bilaspur SP Sharma had shot himself with his revolver at Police Officers Sadan last Monday.