Buddhist leader bestowed with Honorary Fellowship by Oxford

New Delhi, June 24 : Acclaimed Buddhist leader and head of the Drukpa Lineage, the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, has been bestowed with an Honorary Fellowship by the Wolfson College of Oxford for preservation of culture in the Himalayas, his office said on Saturday. “It has been a privilege to work with the college over the […]

Rajasthan teenager moves court to annul her child marriage

Jodhpur, June 23 : A court here on Friday issued notice on the plea of a 17-year-old girl who had sought the annulment of her “marriage” conducted when she was only three. Family court judge Rekha Bhargava issued a notice to the said-to-be husband, directing him to appear before the court in a month’s time. […]

Punjab boy tops NEET entrance exam

Chandigarh, June 23 : A student from Punjab’s Muktsar town has topped in the NEET entrance examination for admission to medical colleges. Navdeep Singh, son of the principal of a government school in a village near Muktsar, secured first rank in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). This comes just days after Sarvesh Mehtani, a student […]

‘Neerja’ family accuses producers of criminal conspiracy, moves court

By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, June 23 : Accusing the producers of Bollywood blockbuster and national award winning movie “Neerja” of “criminal conspiracy” and going back on their word of sharing 10 percent of the net profit, the braveheart flight purser Neerja Bhanot’s family has moved the court here. “The entire episode has trappings of a […]

Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states

New Delhi, June 22 : Uttarakhand and Haryana have become the fourth and fifth Open Defecation Free (ODF) states of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission, said an official statement on Thursday. The two states on Thursday joined the league of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala, which were the first three states to be declared […]

Irked over wife’s death, academician wants doctors’ licence revoked

Guwahati, June 22 : A senior Assam-based academician, whose wife died due to medical negligence at a Delhi-based hospital in 2015, on Thursday urged the Assam Medical Council to cancel the medical licence of the two doctors involved in the treatment of the victim. The demand by Ankuran Dutta, serving as the head of Journalism […]