New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The mother and sister of Rajasthan Royals cricketer S. Sreesanth, who was arrested on spot fixing charges, met him in police custody Saturday evening, police sources said.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami Saturday directed the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to replace its faulty air-conditioned buses that break down frequently. "The corporation has also been asked to call bus providers to ensure effectiveness of cooling in the AC buses to avoid any inconvenience to passengers," Goswami said in a statement issued here. "The government has taken note of the reported incidents of a number of breakdowns and ineffective cooling in AC buses of DTC due to increase during the hot spell," the statement added.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Penal provisions on rape have been misused by some women who develop consensual physical relationship with their lovers and after the breakup file false rape cases to force them to marry them, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Kailash Gambhir said rape law was often misused by women as weapon for "vengeance and vendetta" to harass and blackmail their male friends by filing false cases to extort money and to force them to marry them.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) To help students and parents cope with anxiety and stress before and after the CBSE results, a free, confidential helpline will be launched here Sunday that also promises to provide career guidance to the students. Available between from May 26 to June 2 between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 'Hopeline' -- 011- 65978181 has been launched by NGO Snehi
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's proposed visit to Maharashtra Monday to interact with farmers has been cancelled, his office said Saturday. However, it did not assign a reason for cancelling the visit.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Four people were arrested here for manufacturing and supplying high quality illegal firearms to criminals in the national capital region and Uttar Pradesh, police said Saturday. Allauddin, 40, Mohammad Rustam, 28, Shakir, 30 and Shehzaad, 22, all from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were arrested Friday from near Shanti Van in north Delhi. "The gang was operating for the last several years.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) While the recent controversy around the Indian Premier League (IPL) has revealed a network of betting in cricket, official national crime data shows gambling, in various forms, is rampant in the country, a think tank said Saturday. National Crime records Bureau (NCRB) data compiled by think tank PRS Legislative Research showed that Andhra Pradesh reported the highest number of 267,718 gambling cases from 2007-11. This was followed by Madhya Pradesh with 114,828 and Maharashtra 65,622.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Amid widening ambit of investigations into the IPL-6 spot fixing scam, Law Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday said that the government will soon bring a stand-alone law to deal with malpractices in sports.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Demanding a halt in the implementation of the Nitaqat law in Saudi Arabia, the BJP Saturday said here that it would work against Indian interests. "The Nitaqat scheme shall primarily work against the Indian interests. A minimum of two to three years moratorium to implement it is demanded," said BJP's Convenor of Overseas Affairs Vijay Jolly.
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Mohammad Ahya alias Yusuf, a Bollywood spot boy arrested in the connection of the spot fixing scandal, was in touch with several cricketers apart from the three arrested Rajasthan Royals players, Delhi Police said Saturday. During the interrogation, Ahya claimed that knew many Indian as well as foreign players and contacted them for spot fixing, said an officer who did not want to be named