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1 held for raping, killing 4-month-old in MP; 7-yr-olds raped in Assam, Chhattisgarh

1 held for raping, killing 4-month-old in MP; 7-yr-olds raped in Assam, Chhattisgarh

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing a four-month-old baby girl in Indore city of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Saturday, a day after the infant’s body was found in the basement of a commercial building. Naveen Gadge, 25 and a cousin of the victim’s mother, was arrested late on Friday night […]

App to help donate excess food to the needy

Restaurants, caterers and others will be able to easily donate excess food to the needy through a new mobile application developed by students of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi. The app called Zero provides an interface between caterers/restaurant owners and NGOs involved in distributing excess food from eateries and will help prevent wastage, according to […]

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Kerala: CPI-M leader gets death, 5 lifer in Congress leader murder case

A fast track court in Alapuzha today sentenced a former local secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist to death and awarded life imprisonment to five others for the murder of a Congress worker at Chertala in 2009. The Alapuzha Fast Track Court Judge, Anil Kumar, pronounced the verdict this morning. The court found that […]

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Yashwant Sinha quits BJP

Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that he was snapping his links with the BJP and launching a countrywide campaign to save the democracy. “I am announcing here from this stage to end […]

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Centre to move for death penalty for child rapists,

New Delhi: In the wake of increasing child rape incidents, the Centre on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it would soon amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012. In a significant development, the Act will provide for death penalty to the accused in cases of aggravated sexual assault or rape against […]

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Will convince militants to shun violence and gun culture: Indian Army

New Delhi,  :  The Indian Army on Friday said it would prioritise bringing radicalized youth to the mainstream through a “collective approach” and convince militants to “shun violence and gun culture”. The issue of conducting de-radicalising exercises along with counter-terror operations in the Kashmir Valley was discussed during the ongoing biannual Army Commanders’ Conference that began here on Monday amid […]

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Impeachment motion against CJI is ‘revenge petition’: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday termed the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra a revenge petition by the Congress and an attempt to intimidate a Judge. Jaitley linked the opposition parties’ move to the Thursday order of the CJI-headed bench of the Supreme Court that dismissed the petitions seeking a Special Investigation Team-led probe into Special Central Bureau […]

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SC asks Centre to seize Dawood Ibrahim’s Mumbai properties

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Government to seize properties of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Mumbai. A bench headed by Justice RK Agrawal dismissed the plea filed by Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parker and his mother Amina Bi Kaskar against attachment of her properties by the government, saying they belong […]

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Commercial license not needed for driving taxis, autos

NEW DELHI;Drivers of taxis, autos, e-rickshaws and two-wheelers have been exempted from seeking a separate commercial license. Drivers of taxis, autos, e-rickshaws and two-wheelers have been exempted from seeking a separate commercial license. Drivers of taxis, autos, e-rickshaws and two-wheelers have been exempted from seeking a separate commercial license for operating these vehicles, according to […]

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Indian Sikh woman pilgrim in Pak converts to Islam, remarries

Chandigarh: An Indian Sikh woman from Punjab who went to Pakistan to attend Baisakhi festival has sought extension of her visa after marrying a Lahore-based Pakistani national and has reportedly embraced Islam. Kiran Bala, daughter of Manohar Lal from Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district, wrote to the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) that her visa should be extended as […]

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