PM Narendra Modi announces national award in Netaji’s name for disaster relief workers

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A national award in the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be given every year to police personnel who do excellent work in rescue and relief operations during any kind of disaster, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Sunday.The announcement came on the 75th anniversary of Bose’s declaration of the formation of India’s first independent… Read more »

Sabarimala: Activist Rehana Fathima expelled from Muslim community

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Activist Rehana Fathima, who hadmade an attempt to enter Sabarimala temple, has been expelled from the Muslim community for “hurting the sentiments of lakhs of Hindu devotees”, the Kerala Muslim Jama’ath Council said.Initiating action against Rehana, Kerala Muslim Jama’ath Council president A Poonkunju said in a press statement Saturday that she had been expelled from… Read more »

Delhi court frames molestation charges against R K Pachauri

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A Delhi court Saturday framed molestation charges against former TERI chief R K Pachauri in a case of alleged sexual harassment lodged by his former colleague.Metropolitan Magistrate Charu Gupta put Pachauri on trial for the offence punishable under sections 354 (outraging modesty), 354 A (making physical contact, unwelcome and sexually coloured remarks) and 509 (teasing… Read more »

Court rejects Purohit’s plea challenging prosecution sanction

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A special NIA court here Saturdayrejected 2008 Malegaon blast case accused Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit’s petition challenging the validity of the prosecution sanction for his trial under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).Special NIA court judge Vinod Padalkar rejected his petition after hearing the arguments of Purohit and other accused in the case.The court… Read more »

Local Court given seven years of jail for stealing mobiles on train

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A local court has given seven years of imprisonment to Ravi Kashyap and Naushad for stealing mobile phones in train here Thursday.A fine of Rs 5,500 was also imposed on each of them by Additional district sessions judge Om Veer Singh.The railway police investigated the case and recovered stolen mobiles from the convicts.The case of… Read more »

Amarinder visits injured and orders magisterial probe into the Amritsar train accident

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Amritsar train accident after visiting injured and kin of those killed in the tragedy.The chief minister postponed a trip to Israel and arrived here this morning to assess the damage.“We are announcing a magisterial probe into the incident,” Singh said while talking to… Read more »

‘Harassed’ husbands burn effigy of Surpanakha on Dussehra

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Burning effigies of Ravana is a common practice on Dussehra, but some “harassed” husbands celebrated the festival here in a slightly different way – by burning an effigy of Surpanakha, sister of the mythical multi-headed demon king.These men- members of ‘Patni Pidit Purush Sanghatana’, an organisation of victims of harassment by wives- burned the effigy… Read more »

No insurance cover to persons suffering from congenital anomalies: High Court

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The Delhi High Court has asked the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) to “explain the reasonableness” of not granting insurance cover to people suffering from congenital anomalies.“What is the objection to giving insurance cover to them (people suffering from congenital anomalies),” a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao asked… Read more »

Life term to four for property dealer’s kidnapping and murder

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A court here has awarded life imprisonment to four people for the kidnapping and murder of a property dealer.Kuldip (45) of Amardeep Colony in the Azad Nagar area here was murdered on January 19, 2016.Additional District and Sessions judge R K Jain on Thursday convicted and sentenced Ravinder alias Monu of Professor Colony (Hisar), Manoj… Read more »