Hassan (Karnataka), Dec 31 (IANS) A lawmaker of opposition Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) from Arasikere assembly constituency in Hassan was Monday sentenced to one year in jail by a local court here for violating the poll code during the 2009 parliamentary elections in the state. Delivering the verdict on finding
Guwahati, Dec 31 (IANS) A forum of journalists Monday lodged a complaint with Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) chief Bhubneswar Kalita against former Lok Sabha member and Congress leader Kirip Chaliha, who misbehaved with a group of reporters Monday. Chaliha reportedly misbehaved with the journalists inside the Rajiv Bhavan, the Congress headquarters in the city.
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The government's ambitious scheme of direct cash transfer of subsidy to bank accounts of beneficiaries begins Tuesday across 20 districts of the country with Finance Minister P. Chidambaram describing the move as a "game changer". Talking to media persons along with Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, Chidambaram said the scheme will be rolled out across 11 more districts Feb 1 and 12 more districts March 1, taking the total to 43 districts over the next two months
Gaya, Dec 31 (IANS) Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag will visit his ancestral village in Bihar Jan 6 in search of his roots, an official said Monday. "Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag will visit his ancestral village Vajitpur in Patna district next Sunday in search of his roots," an official in the Chief Minister's Office said here
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Following the death of a woman after her brutal gang-rape, President Pranab Mukherjee has decided not to take part in New Year celebrations or receive greetings in person. This is Mukherje's first New Year Day in Rashtrapati Bhavan since his election to the highest post last year. "In view of the recent tragic event leading to the loss of a young girl, the President has decided not to take part in any celebration of the new year.
Patna, Dec 31 (IANS) The Bihar government has sacked 251 officials for corruption in the rural job guarantee scheme, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said Monday.
Lucknow, Dec 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday announced Rs.20 lakh as financial aid to the family of the New Delhi gang-rape victim.
Shimoga (Karnataka), Dec 31 (IANS) Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister K.S.
Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) The Congress Monday said it would not replace the party's Karnataka unit president G. Parameshwara, though a powerful section in the state unit has been campaigning for his removal.
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) A day after the gang-rape victim was quietly cremated here, loud protests continued Monday against rising crimes against women and the opposition reiterated its demand for a special session of parliament to discuss strengthening anti-rape laws.