JODHPUR - Actor Salman Khan was granted bail by a district and sessions court in Jodhpur on Saturday in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case in which he was sentenced to five years in jail on Thursday. After spending two nights in Jodhpur Central Jail, he left after completing all legal formalities and headed back to Mumbai in a chartered flight. He cannot leave the country without the court's permission.
NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court questioned the Centre on Wednesday about its decision to link Aadhaar with pensions, reasoning that it is not a subsidy but an entitlement of a person for years of service he or she has rendered to the government in discharge of official duties. Referring to the argument of petitioners that many pensioners have been denied their only subsistence in old age due to technical and physical reasons,
NEW DELHI - On the eve of International Women's Day, the Delhi Police has launched an all-women patrolling squad to protect women from cat-callers and instil a sense of confidence among women. Police on Wednesday said the initiative was conceived with twin objectives -- to give security and comfort to women and girls on roads, public places, outside schools, metro stations, parks and colleges in south Delhi, and to motivate policewomen.
NEW DELHI: Legendary Bollywood actor Sridevipassed away in Dubai after a massive cardiac arrest, reports say. She was 54. Sridevi was in Dubai for a family function. Reports say her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi were with her at the time of her death. Her elder daughter Janhvi did not accompany the family due to her shooting schedule. A versatile actor, Sridevi made her Bollywood debut in 1978 with "Solva Sawan".
NEW DELHI - The CBI on Thursday arrested Rotomac pen company owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul on charges of cheating a consortium of banks of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to his company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export. The Income Tax Department also issued a showcause notice to Kothari asking why prosecution be not initiated against the group.
AUSTRALIA - Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda on Monday said India is committed to reforms in health services delivery using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Addressing delegates from around a dozen countries at the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit, he said the ICT had great potential to improve delivery of healthcare services and "India will take advantage of it under the Digital India programme".
NEW DELHI: The emotive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute will be decided as any other land dispute based on evidence on record, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it endeavoured to scale down passions and tensions generated by the 70-year-old conflict. A packed courtroom awaited Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer to assemble at 2 pm to hear the Ayodhya case. On December 5,
NEW DELHI - India and Canada on Tuesday agreed to work towards an early conclusion of a proposed bilateral free trade agreement, with New Delhi highlighting the importance of services under such a deal, an official statement said. The proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) figured in the discussions between India's Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and Canadian Minister for International Trade...
NEW DELHI - A team of 50 chefs as part of a government-led initiative on Saturday created a Guinness World Record by cooking a mammoth 918 kg of "khichdi". As the clock ticked towards 12 p.m. -- time scheduled for the khichdi to get ready -- people around, mostly media persons, started growing restive. They eagerly waited for the mammoth dish to be presented before them so they can capture the moment in their cameras,
NEW DELHI - India tops the list of seven nations, accounting for 64 per cent of the 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide in 2016, said a Global TB Report 2017, released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday. It is followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria and South Africa. "In 2016, there were an estimated 10.4 million new TB cases worldwide, 10 per cent of which were people living with HIV.