Sukhpal Singh Khaira gives himself second chance in House, withdraws resignation as MLA

The Speaker said Sukhpal Singh Khaira took back his resignation and did not give any reason for it. (File) Three months after he submitted his resignation from the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Punjab Ekta Party (PEP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira Tuesday withdrew it “keeping in mind the sentiments of people” of Bholath Assembly constituency, from where … Read moreSukhpal Singh Khaira gives himself second chance in House, withdraws resignation as MLA

Kerala nun rape case: Franco Mulakkal accused of online harassment by victim

Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal is currently out on bail. (File) The Kerala nun who accused former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal of rape has filed a fresh complaint alleging online harassment by Mulakkal and his supporters. In her complaint to the Kerala Women’s Commission, she claimed Mulakkal is using social media platforms to defame her. She … Read moreKerala nun rape case: Franco Mulakkal accused of online harassment by victim

Sonia Gandhi meets D K Shivakumar at Tihar jail ahead of his bail hearing

Sonia Gandhi’s visit comes ahead of the Delhi High Court’s order on the bail plea of Shivakumar, which it is likely to pronounce on Wednesday. (Source: Twitter/Congress) Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday visited Tihar jail to meet former Karnataka minister D K Shivakumar, who was arrested in connection with a money laundering case. Gandhi’s … Read moreSonia Gandhi meets D K Shivakumar at Tihar jail ahead of his bail hearing

Court orders FIR against Kathua rape investigators

The SIT’s investigations led to life terms in June for the three main accused, including Sanji Ram, the caretaker of the prayer hall where the crime took place (Reuters/File) A Jammu court Tuesday ordered an FIR to be filed against members of J&K Crime Branch’s Special Investigation Team (SIT), which probed the rape and murder … Read moreCourt orders FIR against Kathua rape investigators

Railways to implement Rs 18000-cr project to run trains at 160 kmph

The events have been organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Railways at Aerocity here. (Representational Image) The railways will implement a Rs 18000-crore project to operate trains at a speed of 160 kmph on the busy Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes by upgrading infrastructure, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav … Read moreRailways to implement Rs 18000-cr project to run trains at 160 kmph

India, Bangladesh should join hands to improve connectivity: VK Singh

‘Ashtalakshmi’, as the prime minister refers to the eight NE states, can take India to new heights with improved connectivity via road, rail and waterways, Singh said. Union minister Gen (Retd) V K Singh on Tuesday said India and Bangladesh should seriously look for joint ventures to improve connectivity in the region. Both the countries … Read moreIndia, Bangladesh should join hands to improve connectivity: VK Singh

Sanjeev Nandan Sahai new power secy; Pankaj Kumar to be UIDAI chief

Sanjeev Nandan Sahai, a 1986-batch IAS officer of union territories cadre, will be power secretary in place of Garg who superannuates on October 31. Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Nandan Sahai was on Tuesday appointed the new power secretary replacing Subhash Chander Garg, who had sought voluntary retirement after being shunted out from the post of … Read moreSanjeev Nandan Sahai new power secy; Pankaj Kumar to be UIDAI chief

Kamlesh Tiwari murder: ‘Killer duo’ arrested by Gujarat ATS

Kamlesh Tiwari murder: Police had said that the two men seen in the hotel CCTV footage were the same as the ones in the footage from near Tiwari’s residence. Four days after Kamlesh Tiwari, the former president of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, was murdered at his Lucknow home, two people suspected to be behind his … Read moreKamlesh Tiwari murder: ‘Killer duo’ arrested by Gujarat ATS

Former Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka K C Ramamurthy joins BJP

In June this year, four Telugu Desam Party members from Rajya Sabha had joined the BJP. (ANI) Former Congress Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka K C Ramamurthy joined the BJP on Tuesday in the presence of the party’s general secretaries Bhupender Yadav and Arun Singh. Ramamurthy had resigned as a member of the Rajya Sabha … Read moreFormer Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka K C Ramamurthy joins BJP

Supreme Court stays trial in Chhattisgarh sex CD case

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the trial in the sex CD case in which Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is an accused. A bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer also issued a notice to Baghel on the agency’s … Read moreSupreme Court stays trial in Chhattisgarh sex CD case

Watch: Army defuses three mortar shells along LoC in Poonch

A mortar shell is defused by the Army on Tuesday along the Line of Control in Poonch district. (Photo: ANI) The Army has defused three live mortar shells fired by Pakistan troops along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said on Tuesday. With the safe defusal of the mortar shells by … Read moreWatch: Army defuses three mortar shells along LoC in Poonch

Madras HC: Must always believe child rape victim’s testimony

Madras High Court on minor rape: Children lying is a misconception, observed court The Madras High Court said courts must always trust the testimony of child rape victims and ignore “misconceptions” that they lie under oath. Justice S Vaidyanathan said, “in cases of rape victims, the Court has to believe what is reported by the … Read moreMadras HC: Must always believe child rape victim’s testimony

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