Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In the wake of a noisy protest she faced while visiting a gang-rape-murder victim, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday claimed that a leading media house was conspiring with the CPI-M, Congress and Maoists to kill her. Banerjee told a party rally in North 24 Parganas that during her return from the Monday visit to Kamduni village in the district, she was told by police that there was a conspiracy to kill her.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Is anti-aging cream worth the money? Expert says the quality of an anti-aging cream depends on the formulation and not the price
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday continued its operations to airlift tourists stranded for the past four days in Kinnaur district, which has been entirely cut off following landslides, an official said here. Seventy-seven sick, old and women tourists were evacuated from Sangla, Pooh, Kaza and Rekong Peo, the district headquarters, by a state-run helicopter, Special Secretary (Revenue) Amandeep Garg told IANS.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday registered its 13th case against a Delhi-based private steel firm for alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocations and carried out searches in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Odisha. The agency registered the 13th First Information Report (FIR) against Rathi Steel and Power Ltd., its CEO Udit Rathi and its directors and others for misrepresenting facts while applying for a coal block
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) A special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday allowed the investigative agency to conduct a polygraph test on former Uttar Pradesh minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiyya. The court was hearing a CBI plea that it needed to get a lie detector test done on the independent legislator from Kunda in connection with its investigations into the murder of Kunda circle police officer Zia-ul-Haq, who was shot dead March
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A total of 483 people were rescued by the NDRF from flood-affected areas caused by torrential rains in various places of north India, including Uttarakhand, a disaster management official said Wednesday. "While 392 people were rescued in Uttarakhand, NDRF teams rescued 86 people in Haryana and five in Uttar Pradesh," a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) official said in a statement. Twenty-nine teams of the NDRF have been deployed in various flood hit area of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal and Assam for relief operations.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday suspended the government's order to prohibit auto-rickshaw drivers from displaying advertisements and posters on their vehicles. Appearing on behalf of auto drivers, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan stated before the court that the "government's action was discriminatory against auto drivers" and was targeted at the AAP, whose posters have been put up on hundreds of auto-rickshaws in the city. A division bench of Justice
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The water level in the Yamuna river here will reach 207.7 metres by Wednesday evening, the highest ever recorded in 35 years, a government official said. The highest level ever reached by the Yamuna waters in the city before this was in 1978, when the river was flowing at 207.48 metres. "The forecast says that the water level of the Yamuna would reach 207.7 metres and this is the highest ever recorded," Dharmpal, secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, told IANS.
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Authorities in Haryana's Palwal district Wednesday shifted nearly 350 families from two villages after the water level in the Yamuna river crossed the danger level.
Pune, June 19 (IANS) Tata Motors Wednesday unveiled eight new variants across its five passenger car brands under a new marketing strategy to arrest falling sales. According to the company, the new product offerings are part of its new customer-focused strategy for its passenger vehicles termed as 'HORIZONEXT' which comes after the automobile major suffered falling sales in recent months. The company's passenger cars sales in May fell by 15.5 percent from the sales in the corresponding month of 2012 and stood at 43,142 units