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7-yr-old Tamil Nadu boy ‘sold’ off by alcoholic father for Rs 20,000; rescued

7-yr-old Tamil Nadu boy ‘sold’ off by alcoholic father for Rs 20,000; rescued

Krishnagiri (Tamil Nadu): A seven-year-old boy from Tamil Nadu who was reportedly given away as security by his father for Rs 20,000 loan six months ago was rescued from a cattle farmer on Wednesday in Krishnagiri district of the state. Though the locals alleged that the boy was “sold” off, S Priya, chief of the Child […]

Geeta, who returned from Pakistan in 2015, will undergo fresh DNA tests

Indore: Geeta, the deaf and mute woman who returned from Pakistan in 2015 after accidentally landing in that country when she was a child, would be undergoing a fresh DNA test at the behest of the Ministry of External Affairs, an official said on Wednesday. Her DNA test had been conducted earlier after she arrived […]

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Mamata calls BJP a militant organization

Kolkata , : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a militant organisation. “We are not a militant organisation like the BJP. They are creating fights not only among Christians, Muslims but also among Hindus,” the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo said. Mamata’s statement comes at a time tensions between the two parties are escalating in […]

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Ram Madhav rubbishes Omar Abdullah’s horse trading claim

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday asked former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister why he was afraid about the BJP trying to form a government in the state through horse trading and petty politics. Refuting Omar’s allegation, Madhav told ANI, “Why is he (Omar Abdullah) so scared? I’m sure […]

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Bombay HC refuses to grant relief to Zakir Naik

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to grant relief to Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik, who is facing charges of inciting communal disharmony and under the UAPA, observing that he did not show any interest or desire to help the probe agencies. A division bench of justices R M Savant and Revati Mohite Dere […]

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Jaitley asks citizens to pay taxes honestly, hints at no cut in excise on oil

New Delhi:  Virtually ruling out any cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday urged citizens to pay their taxes “honestly” to reduce dependence on oil as a revenue source. He said any move to cut excise duty on petroleum products could prove to be counter productive. Jaitley said salaried class […]

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Kejriwal continues sit-in protest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor’s residence, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “give a green signal” to the IAS officers to end their strike. “I wud urge Hon’ble PM to give green signal to them (IAS officers) to end it now,” Kejriwal tweeted. Kejriwal along […]

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West Bengal govt plans new law to tackle fake news on social media

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is working on a new law to tackle the menace of fake news and posts on social media, a move which comes against the backdrop of such posts stirring trouble and unrest in many parts of the country. A Home Department official told PTI that the state government intends to bring more clarity […]

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Group of 20 gangrape mother, daughter as father is tied to tree

Gaya: In a shocking and cruel act, a man was tied to a tree as his wife and 12-year-old daughter were gang-raped at gunpoint by around 20 men on Wednesday in Bihar’s Gaya. The trio were returning home on a motorcycle on Wednesday evening when a group of 20 men, with firearms, waylaid the family. “The […]

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Dust storms in UP claim seven lives

Lucknow: Dust storms hit various parts of Uttar Pradesh, leaving seven persons dead and 21 injured, an official spokesman said today. “Seven persons were killed in dust storm in the past 24 hours.While three each died in Gonda and Sitapur, one person was killed in Faizabad,” an official spokesman said. While 11 persons were injured […]

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