11 Sikkim communities meet minister, seek ST status

New Delhi, Dec 12 : Eleven communities residing in Sikkim on Tuesday met DONER Minister Jitendra Singh, demanding they be given the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status and also representation in the state assembly, reservations in jobs and exemption from income tax. The communities include Rai, Mangar, Gurung, Thami, Bhujel, Jogi, Sanyasi, Giri, Newar, Khas (Bhawn […]

Government should have approached SC for taking over Unitech control: CJI

New Delhi, Dec 12 : Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday said that the government should have come to the Supreme Court before taking over the management of Unitech as the real estate major sought the suspension of an NCLT order suspending its directors and allowing the government to appoint its nominees in their place. […]

2 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

Gaza, Dec 12 : Israeli airstrikes killed two Palestinians riding a motorbike in northern Gaza Strip, officials said on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses and paramedics said an Israeli missile hit a motorbike killing two riders which the Israeli Army spokesman has denied, Xinhua news agency reported. The deceased, identified as Hassan Ghazi Nasrallah and Mustafa al-Sultan, were […]

Bombay HC reserves order in Tejpal rape trial case

Panaji, Dec 12 : The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday reserved its order while hearing a petition filed by Tehelka’s former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, who has been charged with the alleged rape of a junior colleague at a resort here in 2013. Without specifying a date, Justice Nutan Sardesai reserved her […]

With Left alliance’s win Oli set to return as Nepal PM

Kathmandu, Dec 12 : CPN-UML Chairman K.P. Sharma Oli, seen as close to China, is set to become Prime Minister of Nepal again with the Left alliance completing a clean sweep in the country’s first elections to the provincial and federal assemblies. The pro-India ruling Nepali Congress (NC), which faced its biggest electoral debacle ever, […]

Bitter campaigning for Gujarat ends, voting on Thursday

Gandhinagar, Dec 12 : Campaigning for the second and final phase of Gujarat Assembly elections on Thursday ended on Tuesday evening after one of the most vicious round of attacks, with the stakes high both for the ruling BJP and an aggressive Congress. After the first round of voting on December 9 for 89 seats, […]