NEW DELHI - President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders. The President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved by the Cabinet on Saturday that seeks to provide effective deterrence against rape and instil a sense of security...
MUMBAI - Three Indians, including Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani and human rights lawyer Indira Jaising, feature in Fortune magazine as the 50 Greatest Leaders of 2018, released on Thursday. Architect Balkrishna Doshi is the third Indian in the list of the American magazine "of the thinkers, speakers, and doers who are stepping up to meet today's challenges" and includes Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook,
NEW DELHI - The Central government and the Unique Identification Authority of India on Wednesday defended Aadhaar, saying that there were no instances of its duplication and cited the fiscal benefits of linking it with various subsidies, benefits and services. Asserting that duplicate Aadhaar cards are "non-existent", Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, arguing for the government and the UIDAI,
JODHPUR - Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison after a court here convicted him for killing two rare blackbucks, putting an end, at least for now, to a legal battle that ran for 20 years. Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, while pronouncing the guilty verdict in the case of killing the protected antelopes, called Salman, 52, a "habitual offender" under the wildlife protection laws of the country.
NEW DELHI - President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented Padma Awards to 43 persons including cricket legend M.S. Dhoni in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. According to a release, the Padma Bhushan - the third highest civillian honour - was presented to five people-- Dhoni, billiards champion Pankaj Advani, Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin (posthumously), Indian artist Laxman Pai and folk singer...
NEW DELHI - The Centre on Wednesday opened a new front against Congress, alleging the party has been in touch with controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) and warned social media giant Facebook against any attempt to influence India's electoral process through “undesirable means”. IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked Congress to explain its connection with CA, accused of attempting to manipulate elections from the US to Kenya.
CHANDIGARH - A court in Patiala on Friday convicted famous bhangra-pop singer Daler Mehndi in a 15-year-old human trafficking case. He was sentenced to two years in jail and was later granted bail. Police had registered a case against Mehndi, his brother Shamsher Singh -- who died in last October -- and two others after it was alleged that the accused took money from people to the tune of Rs 1 crore on the pretext of taking them abroad.
NEW DELHI - - A little known rule formulated way back in 1990 for transfer of confirmed train tickets to another person created a stir with several online platforms posting the rules as the latest move by the transporter to bring relief to passengers. The guidelines, which were formulated in 1990 and amended in 1997 and 2002, allow a person to transfer the confirmed ticket to another family member be it the father, mother,
GHANA - Indian universities have embarked on a recruitment drive to attract African students into their institutions. The Indian universities, through expos, with promises of affordable fees and high educational standards compared to those in Europe and America, are trying to attract African students, Nitesh Mahajan, Assistant Director of international admissions, Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Phagwara, Punjab, has told IANS.
NEW DELHI - Breaking protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received French President Emmanuel Macron at the airport when he arrived here on Friday on a four-day visit to India, during the course of which the two leaders will co-chair the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Modi welcomed Macron with a warm hug as soon as he alighted from the aircraft and shook hands with his wife Brigitte Macron.