New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday met L.K. Advani to get the BJP patriarch's backing for his new role as head of the BJP's campaign committee, an elevation that has split the NDA. He also discussed with senior leaders the strategy for the five assembly elections scheduled this year-end as well as the 2014 Lok Sabha battle, party sources said Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A sex racket was busted here after two Uzbek women who were held hostage for five months in a house and were repeatedly sexually abused by customers, escaped, police Tuesday said. A woman pimp has been arrested. The two women from Uzbekistan managed to flee from the clutches of the sex racket Sunday and reached Safdarjung Hospital, where they sought help of hospital authorities to approach police
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Yamuna river crossed the danger mark in the national capital, an official said Tuesday, creating panic among residents and galvanising authorities into action. The water level of the Yamuna had reached 204.98 metres Tuesday, flowing above the danger mark of 204.83 metres
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A total of 163 people were rescued Tuesday from flood-affected areas caused by torrential rains in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, disaster management officials said. While 71 people were rescued in Uttarakhand, National Disaster Management Authority's (NDMA) teams rescued 86 people in Haryana and five in Uttar Pradesh, an NDMA official said. Twenty-six teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal and Assam for relief operations, said the
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday told a delegation of Sri Lanka Tamil MPs that he was "dismayed" by reports suggesting that Colombo planned to dilute certain key provisions of the 13th Amendment on devolution of powers to provinces ahead of polls to the Northern Provincial Council.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A 21-year-old class 12 student, who had been missing for five days, was found dead in the Yamuna river here, police said Tuesday. Victim's family alleged murder while police contended it was suicide. Vineet, a resident of south Delhi's Sunlight colony area, was found dead near the Kalindi Kunj barrage Tuesday afternoon.
New Delhi/Haridwar, June 18 ((IANS) Swollen mountain rivers fed by heavy rains destroyed homes and property in many areas in north India even as the monsoon downpour continued, leading to flooding and many rivers rising dangerously. The death count in floods reached 60 while 60,000 tourists and pilgrims are stranded at various locations following floods and landslides. More than a dozen helicopters were deployed in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh -- the two states worst hit in the flash floods -- for relief and rescue operations and all stranded people are expected to be evacuated soon.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday directed all central government agencies to assist in rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Uttarakhand and assured Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna of all help, a statement said.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A 37-year-old man was arrested for killing his wife for suspecting she was having an extra-marital relationship, said police Tuesday. Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Bihar, was arrested Sunday from east Delhi's Anand Vihar railway station for the murder of his wife Kanti Devi, 35. Kumar revealed during interrogation that he suspected that his wife was having an extra-marital relationship and told her not to go to work
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Indian movie buffs have loved his action avatar for years, but Hollywood actor Jackie Chan, here for the inauguration of the China Film Festival Tuesday, showed his jolly side much to the delight of the star-struck audience. He says he is growing old, but it's the audience's love that keeps him going. "Namaste!