Temporary staff of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation,AMC’s new west zone went on strike to press their demand for permanent employment in the AMC. A large number of municipal workers, including valve operators who attend to drainage and water supply valves and sanitary workers, stayed away from work on Tuesday in the new west zone. The areas […]
Today, Finally much-awaited Lokpal Bill got endorsement from President Pranab Mukherjee, providing for creation of an anti-graft watchdog which will bring under its purview even the Prime Minister with certain safeguards.The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on December 17 and by the Lok Sabha the next day. Yesterday, the Lok Sabha secretariat had […]
Even after four months of time gap and killing of over 60 people and 40,000 displaced people following communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district, only 294 people have been arrested despite the investigation team naming nearly 6000 people as accused.
Today on firming international rates the price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG), which customers buy after consuming their quota of subsidised cylinders, was hiked by a steep Rs 220 per bottle.
The US is still reviewing the application for the transfer of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade to UN and issue the necessary documents for full diplomatic immunity, a top official said in Washington, giving no timeline for its decision. “It is under review. We cannot predict when that review will be complete,” said a state […]
The first session of the new Delhi assembly begins today – a seven-day sitting in which Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has to prove that his Aam Aadmi Party has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi.He is expected to seek a confidence vote tomorrow. AAP has 28 MLAs; Mr Kejriwal needs 36, over half of […]
Ordered to deposit bond of Rs 50 lakh; Thakkar released from Shahibaug hospital on Tuesday and taken to Sabarmati jail after which he was released. Builder Umang Thakkar was granted conditional bail on Tuesday by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate M K Chauhan and ordered to deposit a bond of Rs 50 lakh. Thakkar, owner of […]
The father of a 16-year-old gang-rape victim, who died on Tuesday, has filed a complaint against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who holds the Health portfolio.The aggrieved father has accused the state-run RG Kar Medical College authorities of medical negligence and filed complaint against the CM and Superintendent of the hospital where the girl […]
New Zealand was one of the first countries to hear the bells, with fireworks erupting from the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower at 11am UK time. In Australia a phenomenal display over Sydney Harbour Bridge was preceded by a clip of the Queen opening the Opera House 40 years ago. The colossal array of fireworks […]
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remained in an induced coma today after spending a third night in hospital with severe brain injuries sustained during a skiing accident in the French Alps. The German racing great entered the new year in a critical condition with his family at his bedside and doctors unsure of his future […]