New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday marched to Rajghat at the head of "a peace rally" in memory of the woman who was brutally gang-raped and died Dec 29. The rally started from Bal Bhawan in central Delhi
Agartala, Jan 2 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura Wednesday opposed the central government's direct cash transfer scheme saying banking was not available in most villages. "Only 102 bank branches are functioning in Tripura though it has 1,038 panchayats and village committees. The network is inadequate," Tripura Finance and PWD Minister Badal Chowdhury told reporters here.
Patna, Jan 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has lower assets than most of his cabinet colleagues. According to details of movable and immovable assets declared by the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues for 2012, Nitish Kumar has Rs.14,475 in cash
Hyderabad, Jan 2 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Police Wednesday launched a manhunt for Paritala Sriram, son of a opposition Telugu Desam Party legislator, in a case relating to conspiracy to murder a Congress leader. Police in Anantapur town searched the house of Paritala Sunita, a TDP legislator and widow of slain former minister Paritala Ravi, in the early hours of Wednesday. Police parties also fanned out in various parts of Anantapur district, notorious for faction killings, looking for Sriram.
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam (Fazl-ur-Rehman) (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has alleged that an attempt is being made to put off general elections due in Pakistan in February-March in the country. Rehman, while visiting a slain Awami National Party leader Bashir Bilour's residence to offer condolences Tuesday, told reporters that a law and order situation was being created to postpone elections in the country under a planned conspiracy. Demanding that the general elections should be conducted on time, Rehman asked: "If elections can be held in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan, then why not in Pakistan?."
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) The death toll in the powerful blast following a rally in Pakistan's port city Karachi has gone up to four, a media report said Wednesday, the day after the explosion.
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Union minister Shashi Tharoor Tuesday suggested that a revised anti-rape law could be named after the 23-year-old Delhi gang-rape victim. His idea drew flak from the BJP which called it a "needless diversion" while the Congress termed it a personal view
Mumbai, Jan 1 (IANS) A new flyover in a suburb here should be named 'Nirbhaya' in memory of the brave Delhi girl who died of injuries after her gang-rape, a Congress legislator demanded Tuesday.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 1 (IANS) Odisha will impose a ban on the manufacture, sale and use of gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) products in the state, a minister said Tuesday. State Health Minister Damodar Rout said the government is likely to issue a notification in this regard later this week. "I appeal to people not to chew tobacco products because it is harmful for their health.
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) More than 46,000 people have died in Syria in the conflict between the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and the rebels, said an opposition group Tuesday. Of all people killed in the civil war, 85 percent of them -- 39,520 -- died in 2012, according to the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, CNN reported. In 2011, 6,548 lost their lives, representing 14 percent of the total 46,068 deaths.