NHRC issues notice to UP on Gorakhpur deaths

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on the deaths of over 60 children in a government hospital in Gorakhpur and called for a detailed report. It also asked for information about the steps taken for “relief and rehabilitation of the […]

Sahara’s ‘Aamby Valley’ put up for auction

Mumbai, Aug 14 : In a major setback to the Subrata Roy-owned Sahara Group, the Bombay High Court on Monday put up its prestigious Aamby Valley city properties in Maharashtra for public auction. The Official Liquidator of the High Court for the Aamby Valley City in the twin hill stations of Lonavala-Khandala has set a […]

20 injured in melee as Jat agitation leader slapped

Chandigarh, Aug 14 : Jat leader Yashpal Malik, who spearheaded an agitation for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, was slapped on Monday in a Haryana village, leading to a free-for-all in which nearly 20 persons were injured. Malik, along with other Jat leaders, had gone to address a community rally at Samain village […]

Congress denies Priyanka will be ‘Working President’

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The Congress on Monday denied as “entirely false and baseless” a news report that Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be named the party’s Working President. Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the report was a “mischievous instance of fake news and unnecessary speculation”. /IANS

‘Hawala dealer’ Aslam Wani’s ED custody extended

New Delhi, Aug 14 : A court here on Monday extended the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) custody of alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani till August 20. During in camera proceedings, Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma extended the custody of Wani, who was arrested on charges of money laundering on August 6, for another six day. He […]

Darjeeling toy train loses Rs 2.5 crore due to agitation

Kolkata, Aug 14 : The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 2.5 crore due to the ongoing Gorkhaland agitation in West Bengal, an official said on Monday. “If the situation would have been normal, that is the amount we would have earned in this time by running our trains. Services […]