Monday, April 1, 2013

India:4/1/2013 5:27:55 PM

Vote out corrupt politicians: Hazare

"Corrupt" politicians will never allow Lokpal Bill to be passed in Parliament, anti-graft activist Anna Hazare has said while urging people to elect representatives with clean image.

Space almost feels like home now, Sunita Williams says

"I would love to be on the next spacecraft for the next mission to space and give my expertise to the experiments being done," Sunita Williams said during an interaction with students.

NIA to probe case of Italian marines

The Union home ministry on Monday handed over the case of killing of two Indian fishermen by the Italian marines to the NIA.

Lok Sabha polls to be Modi's prime focus, says BJP leader close to CM

With his induction in BJP's parliamentary board, the party's highest decision-making body, Narendra Modi's prime focus will be on the next Lok Sabha polls, a state BJP leader close to the Gujarat CM said.

SC makes strong observations against police brutality

The Supreme Court on Monday made strong observations against Bihar and Punjab governments over their response to police brutality.

How is our information useful to you? PMO asks RTI applicant

In an apparent violation of the RTI Act, the Public Information Officer at the Prime Minister's office has refused to provide information to an applicant saying he failed to show how it was "useful" to him "either personally, socially or nationally".

DMK members evicted en masse from TN assembly

Opposition DMK members were on Monday evicted en masse from the Tamil Nadu assembly with a couple of them being handed a two-day suspension for disrupting the proceedings.

Lankan issue: Colleges in Tamil Nadu to reopen on April 3

Ending a fortnight of silence, the Tamil Nadu government informed colleges on Monday that they can reopen on April 3. Colleges in the state were declared closed mid-March after students joined the protests against Sri Lanka over the genocide of Tamils there.

Four remanded to 14 days judicial custody in Madhubani violence

Four persons accused of fomenting violence in Madhubani district last month were on Monday remanded to 14 days judicial custody by a court here.

2G scam: Yashwant to write to PM against functioning of JPC

The opposition leader said he himself has "serious doubts" about the intentions of the government and some of the members who represent it in the panel.

We have to respect Saudi labour laws: Kerala CM

Oommen Chandy on Monday told the state assembly that the concerns of Kerala on the strict implementation of the new labour policy in Saudi Arabia were being conveyed to that government.

BJP govt in MP more corrupt than Cong: Govindacharya

Former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya has alleged that the present BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is more corrupt than the previous Cong government.

Ganja worth Rs 2.5 crore seized in Odisha

More than 55 quintals of ganja valued at over Rs 2.5 crore was seized in a joint raid. The raid was made for two days about a week ago in a village of Marudhip under Chhendipada police station.

Leaders of moderate Hurriyat Conference placed under house arrest

Several leaders of moderate Hurriyat Conference, including its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, were placed under house arrest.

Bihar sets aside Rs 300 crore for power line for farmers

The government has already projected its year-wise power requirements for agriculture sector for the next 10 years. By 2016-17, the state would require 1,478 MW power exclusively for agriculture sector.

Women tourists desert India after sex attacks: Assocham survey

The number of foreign women tourists visiting India has dropped by 35 percent in the past three months following a spate of sex attacks that have made global headlines, a new survey has found.

Punjab Police ASI shot dead on Delhi-Jalandhar highway

According to reports, ASI Gurdev Sigh was shot as he signalled a car to stop on the highway.

Punjab cop on duty shot dead on Delhi-Jalandhar highway

Police have obtained the CCTV footage from the Haveli dhaba and are trying to trace the vehicle and the accused. A case under section 302, 392 and 34 of IPC against the unidentified accused has been registered.

Punish cops who fled crime spot: UP DSP's widow

Saying that it would be a precedent for those who resort to cowardice in a crisis, Parveen Azad, widow of deputy superintendent of police Zia-ul-Haq who was allegedly murdered in Balipur village on March 2, said the cops who fled at the time of the firing should be given strict punishment.

Punish cops who fled crime spot: UP DySP's widow

Saying that it would be a precedent for those who resort to cowardice in a crisis, Parveen Azad, widow of deputy superintendent of police Zia-ul-Haq who was allegedly murdered in Balipur village on March 2, said the cops who fled at the time of the firing should be given strict punishment.

Minor boy booked for sexually harassing and beating dalit classmate in Haryana

Police have booked a teenaged boy who is a student of a private school for allegedly sexually harassing and beating up his classmate – a 14-year-old dalit girl -- in Haryana's Hisar.

Acid test for BJP's new parliamentary board team in Karnataka

BJP president Rajnath Singh's new parliamentary board team faces its first major challenge in just over a month with the Karnataka assembly elections, scheduled on May 5.

DV Sadananda Gowda elevated to counter BS Yeddyurappa

By inducting Sadananda Gowda into his team and retaining HN Ananth Kumar as one of the general secretaries, Rajnath Singh sent a message that the party is ready to take on BSY in Karnataka.

I'll sit at home instead of joining BSP: Beni Prasad Verma

A day after Samajwadi Party accused the Union steel minister Beni Prasad Verma of looking for an excuse to move to Bahujan Samaj Party, the 72-year-old Congress MP from Gonda shot back saying that he would rather "sit at home and retire from politics, instead of going into BSP's camp".

Nitaqat policy: Kerala seeks six months clemency for NRIs

With Saudi Arabia firmly implementing naturalization laws that will hit Kerala expatriates there, the state government plans to urge the Centre to seek a clemency period of six months for non-resident Indians trapped in the Kingdom.

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