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Akhilesh blames Opposition


Lucknow: A recent spurt in communal violence in Uttar Pradesh has brought the ruling Samajwadi Party in the crosshairs again, not long since it faced criticism over a string of rapes and murders. Accused of ineptness and partisanship, chief minister ...

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In Saharanpur 38 held


An edgy peace reigned over Saharanpur on Sunday following the arrest of 38 people for the violence in which three people were killed and scores injured. The Uttar Pradesh police registered nine FIRs and the state government said it would ...

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Centre will amend Constitution to scrap collegium


With the collegium system of judges’ appointment under fire, the government proposes to end Supreme Court’s monopoly by amending Articles 124(2) and 217(1) of the Constitution to broad-base the process for selection of judges to the SC and high courts. ...

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Visa Bulletin For August 2014


A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during August. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland ...

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Badaun rape case


CBI’s efforts to exhume bodies of the two rape victims in UP’s Badaun district failed for the second day on Sunday with gushing waters from the swollen Ganga submerging the graves, prompting the agency to go in for examination of ...

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Bangalore school rape


Facing public anger, police on Sunday arrested a skating instructor in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl at a public school, six days after the outrageous incident was brought to light. As protests demanding answers from the ...

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Gays rights should be protected


Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the rights of homosexuals, like everyone else’s, should be protected — a statement interpreted as his support for decriminalization of consensual homosexual act between adults. “Everybody has human rights. It is the ...

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Ashok Khemka seeks central deputation


Amid speculation that he may be shifted to the Centre, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had sparked a controversy by questioning land deals of Robert Vadra in Haryana, on Tuesday said he has sent a request for central deputation ...

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India wait for rains


Water levels in India’s reservoirs have gone down drastically due to poor rains and if the monsoon doesn’t pick up soon, this could lead to a power crisis on a national scale. The Central Water Commission’s latest report shows water ...

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Gang-rape victim molested by NCP leader


A 14-year-old girl who was gang raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said on Saturday. The ...

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