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Five buses seared in Belgatchia bus depot

Kolkata, Mar 23 : Five buses were charred when a fire broke out at Belgatchia bus depot in the northern part of the city today. A fire official said the fire which broke out at 6.30 am engulfed the five buses that were garaged in the depot. Five fire tenders rushed to the spot and could bring the fire under control after...

AIMPL Board to challenge the attempts to impose RSS agenda

AIMPL Board to challenge the attempts to impose RSS agenda
The members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board have asserted today to challenge the attempts to "impose" RSS agenda and curtail religious freedom of Muslims. While vowing to carry out a campaign to clear "misunderstandings" spread by the Sangh outfits, the Board said, "Any attempt to "impose" RSS agenda and curtail religious freedom of Muslims will be challenged at all appropriate levels." Issues...

‘India to be Smart in Tax Policy’

New Delhi: “We have to make the entry point into India easier for large global corporations to grow, for large Indian corporations to become global, we have to ease the process of doing business,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said by advocating easing of entry barriers for global corporations,  that India needs to become globally competitive from infrastructure to taxation. He stressed...

HS Brahma praises Identity-Adhar Card link saying India set to be the first country having non-duplicate voters’ list

HS Brahma praises Identity-Adhar Card link saying India set to be the first country having non-duplicate voters' list
Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma today praised the link of Adhar Card with the voter's identity. "India is all set to be the first country in the world, having biometric and non-duplicate voters' list,' Brahma said at a conference on electoral reforms. Adding to this he said ,"When we are able to seed the Aadhar figure (number) on EPIC card that will ensure...

Environmentalist RK Pachauri Granted Anticipatory Bail

New Delhi: A Delhi court granted anticipatory bail to environmentalist RK Pachauri in a sexual harassment case. The court even rejected the police plea for his custody. While extending the relief, the court said it was on a condition that he will join the investigation as and when called and also follow previous directions like not entering the TERI office...

Cong MP Renuka Chowdhury is in trouble !

Khammam: Police has registered a case under the SC/ST Atrocities Act against Ex-Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury following a complaint that she allegedly took Rs. 1.10 cr by promising an Assembly ticket to a local leader ahead of elections last year and abused his wife when she sought return of the money. The case was registered following an order by High Court in...

Asaram Bapu Seeks Temporary Bail

Ahmedabad: Asaram Bapu, accused in a rape case filed against him by one of the two Surat-based sisters, has applied for a bail for one month in a Gandhinagar court to perform the last rites of his nephew who died recently. Additional District Judge RA Ghoghari of Gandhinagar court is likely to hear the bail plea of Asaram on March...

Bihar to submit report on cheating in exam to HRD Ministry

Patna: HRD, Minister of State Upendra Kushwaha said his ministry would seek a report from Bihar govt over reports of rampant cheating during board exams in the state. "The Union HRD ministry will seek a report from the state on the subject and give guidelines to conduct cheating-free examination," Kushwaha told reporters. "The matriculation examinations in the state are being conducted...

Sonia demands compensation for farmers

Bhiwani: AICC Supremo Sonia Gandhi said it is the responsibility of the NDA ruled Central govt at the Centre and in Haryana to look into the plight of "poor farmers" and demanded timely compensation for those whose crops were damaged in rains and hailstorm. "Farmers are our annadatas (the one who feeds). Today, all of us are sad since our annadatas are...

Potato Took 2 More Lives In Bengal

Burdwan (WB), Mar 21 : Two more financially distressed potato farmers allegedly committed suicide in West Bengal's Burdwan, taking toll to five in the district in the past fortnight.While one of the deceased farmers, Atul Prasad Let (40) consumed pesticide at Bishnubati village, another Bijoy Hansda (38) also took the extreme step at Shivrampore last night. Both died in...

“Myth was created to divert the people’s attention”: Nikam

Ujjwal Nikam, the special public prosecutor who argued on behalf of the state during the 26/11 Mumbai attack trial, disclosed Friday that executed terrorist Ajmal Kasab had “never demanded nor was he given” mutton biryani while in custody. He said he “made up the statement just to divert people’s attention”. That one remark of Nikam had led to public demands...

“We will take the right decision at the right time”: Piyush Goyal

Decision on rebidding of eight coal blocks, the winning bids for which are being examined to see whether they offer proper value or not, is expected by Sunday, government sources said. "We will take the right decision at the right time. We will do it transparently, with reason. Given the trend of received bids, the government felt it should...

Train crash in India: 32 killed

An express train hit a safety barrier at a railway station in northern India on Friday, killing at least 32 people and injuring dozens more after two coach cars and the engine derailed, the authorities said. The Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express blew past the signal at the Bachhrawan station in Uttar Pradesh about 9 a.m. before hitting the barrier, said...

‘Mutton biriyani’ never demanded by Kasab : Ujjwal Nikam

The public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case, claimed that accused Ajmal Kasab's demand for mutton biryani in jail was just a myth and was "concocted" to stop an "emotional wave" which was being created in favour of the terrorist. "Kasab never demanded biryani and was never served by the government. I concocted it just to...