Jaipur, March 6 (IANS) About a dozen people, including advocates and police officers, were injured when clashes occurred between lawyers and police outside the state assembly building during the ongoing budget session, officials said Wednesday. To draw attention to their demands, the lawyers broke security barricades put up by the police and marched towards the assembly building. Police resorted to baton charging and used tear gas to disperse agitators who hurled stones at policemen, officials said.
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Agitated over their colleagues being named in a police case, lawyers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court clashed with police near the Punjab Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh Wednesday. The police had to use force and water cannons to disperse the lawyers. The high court lawyers, who have stopped working since Tuesday, are demanding cancellation of a first information report (FIR) lodged against senior lawyer Rupinder Singh Khosla and 19 other lawyers by the police.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) TV actors Jay Bhanushali and Mahi Vij have had a court marriage. Now Jay has promised his wife a wedding with Hindu rituals on their 25th anniversary. The couple, who is participating in Star Plus's dance reality show "Nach Baliye 5", became emotional in an episode of the show.
Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Russell Westbrook had 37 points and 10 rebounds helping the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 122-105 at home in the NBA league.
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Mumbai-based Godrej Properties Ltd. (GPL), the real estate arm of the Godrej Group, Wednesday said it is planning to launch a Rs.100 crore super-luxury residential project in the city in the next two months.
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) Aamir Khan, who is shooting for Rajkumar Hirani's "P.K." in Rajasthan, has used a radio bought from Chor Bazaar here for one of the sequences in the film.
Washington, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Media outlets across the US often use social media websites like Twitter to gauge the public's opinion.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will confer the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony posthumously on sitar maestro Ravi Shankar at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday, the culture ministry said in a statement. The award will be given to Ravi Shankar's wife Sukanya Shankar in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch and other dignitaries
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) To stop harassment of people seeking various services, the West Bengal government Wednesday said it would enact a law making it mandatory for providing such services within a fixed time, failing which the errant employee would be fined. The proposed legislation, christened Paschim Banga Lok Parisheba Adhikar Bill (West Bengal Public Services Rights Bill), was approved by the state cabinet which met during the day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told mediapersons here. "A lot of people who go to government officials to seek basic services face harassment.
Lucknow, March 6 (IANS) Is the crucial Muslim vote bank of the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) drifting away?