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Gay sex not a crime in India: SC

New Delhi: The gay community has the same right in India as any ordinary citizen, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday ending a draconian British-era law that criminalised gay sex and heralding a new, bright era for gay rights in the country. In a unanimous decision, the five-judge bench — led by Chief Justice of India […]

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Rupee falls to record low of 71.10 against US dollar

The Indian rupee nosedived to a new life-time low of 71.10, shedding 10 paise against the U.S. dollar in late afternoon trade on Monday, tracking weakening trend in emerging market currencies. A surge in global oil prices, concerns over U.S.-China trade war and contagion risks from Turkey and Argentina are the factors impacting forex market […]

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Salahuddin’s Son Sent To NIA Custody Till Sept 10

NEW DELHI — A Delhi court today sent the second son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin to National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody till September 10.District Judge Poonam A Bamba allowed the plea of the probe agency for the custody of 48-year-old Syed Shakeel Ahmed till September 10. The elder son of Hizb chief Salahuddin, was […]

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Jharkhand: One dead, around 100 sick after eating mid-day meal in school

Ranchi: One student died and around hundred students fell ill allegedly, after consuming mid-day meal at a school in Koderma district of Jharkhand, the police said on Friday. Koderma deputy commissioner Bhuvnesh Pratap Singh has ordered an inquiry into the incident. “All the hundred students have recovered and are back to school,” Koderma Superintendent of Police […]

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Hyderabad: A Class 10 girl was allegedly killed by an engineering student on the outskirts of Hyderabad for rejecting him. According to reports, the youth named Arvind entered the 16-year-old’s residence in Telangana’s Sanga Reddy district and began arguing with her. He also carried a knife and slashed her throat when the girl refused his proposal. […]

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UP man tries to sell 4-yr-old daughter to treat pregnant wife, halted by cops

Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh): A man was trying to sell his four-year-old daughter to get his pregnant wife treated when the Uttar Pradesh police intervened and stopped him. Arvind Banjara, a resident of Kannauj, had admitted his seven-month pregnant wife Sukhdevi in District Hospital when she developed complications. The doctors asked him to arrange blood for her […]

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Teenage girl kidnapped, forced to drink alcohol, gangraped near Noida

Noida: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by two men in Greater Noida, police said on Thursday. The incident took place when the girl, a resident of Gautam Buddh Nagar district’s Dastampur village, near Jewar, was returning home on August 24, the police said. “She had gone for sewing classes near her home and […]

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Art 35-A Hearing Adjourned To January 2019

NEW DELHI:-The Supreme Court on Friday deferred to the second week of January 2019 the hearing of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A, which gives special rights to residents of Jammu and Kashmir and bars non-natives from buying property in the state. The Supreme Court had initially deferred hearing of the petitions during […]

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Kashmir issue: India, Pakistan counters each other at UN Security Council

Srinagar:-Both India and Pakistan on Wednesday countered each other at UN Security Council over the Kashmir issue. India hoped that the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan would work constructively to build the region. “Pacific settlement (of disputes) requires pacific intent in thinking and Pacific content in action,” news gatherer IANS quoted India’s Permanent […]

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Union Secretary DAHDF chairs meeting on National Livestock Mission

NEW DELHI: Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, GoI, Tarun Shridhar chaired a meeting of Executive Committee (EC) for approval of project proposals under National Livestock Mission 2018-19 (NLM) at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi on 28/08/2018. Joint Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of […]

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