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Delhi air pollution killing us everyday, then why death penalty: Nirbhaya accused to Supreme Court

New Delhi: Delhi is a gas chamber then why hand down death penalty, said Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, while moving the Supreme Court seeking review of its 2017 judgement of sentencing all the four convicts to death. "Everyone is aware of what is happening in Delhi-NCR with regard to water and air. Life is becoming short, then why death penalty,"...

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RTI activist shot dead in broad day light in Kandhamal

Baliguda: An RTI activist was shot dead at Patrasahi under Baliguda police limits in Kandhamal district Tuesday. The deceased RTI activist was identified as Abhimanyu Panda. Past enmity is suspected to have been the cause behind the murder. Panda was standing near his house Tuesday morning. From nowhere, two bike-borne miscreants stopped near him and before he could guess their motive they opened fire at him. He sustained bullet injuries in...

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PM Modi lauds Amit Shah after Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday expressed delight over the passage of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Lok Sabha and lauded Home Minister Amit Shah’s efforts in the same. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Delighted that Lok Sabha has passed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 after a rich & extensive debate. I thank the various MPs and parties that supported the Bill. This Bill is in line...

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Worries over poor revenue collection

Bhubaneswar: Even as the state government has been claiming that there is no impact of economic slowdown in the state, it seems to be worried over the slow progress of revenue collection. This was revealed from the minutes of last meeting of all secretaries held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, who is learnt to have expressed dissatisfaction over the issue. “The total revenue has increased by only 8.91...

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Rupee rises 18 paise to 71.78 vs USD in early trade

Rupee rises 12 paise to 70.80 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The Indian rupee appreciated by 12 paise to 70.80 against the US dollar in early trade Wednesday as positive opening in domestic equities and easing crude oil prices strengthened investor sentiments. At the interbank foreign exchange the rupee opened at 70.87, then gathered momentum and touched a high of 70.80 against the US dollar, registering a...


Sensex gains 74 points in early trade as crude oil eases

Mumbai: Market benchmark BSE Sensex Wednesday climbed 74 points backed by gains in select private bank, financial and metal stocks amid easing global crude prices. The appreciating rupee and mixed leads from other Asian markets too influenced sentiment, traders said. The 30-share index was trading 74.04 points or 0.18 per cent higher at 40,313.92 in morning trade....

UP head constable booked for sodomizing Dalit boy

Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh): A head constable, posted in Kasganj, has been booked for sodomizing a 13-year-old Dalit boy here over the weekend. According to the police, the incident took place on December 6 when the boy had accompanied his father to Sikandarpur Vaishya police station in connection with a land dispute case. The accused, identified as Tribhuwan...

Better the coaches, better the players: Jwala Gutta

New Delhi: Ace doubles player Jwala Gutta has insisted that India needs to build an environment in which there are multiple indigenous badminton coaches. The 36-year-old Arjuna Awardee believes that the lack of Indian coaches is one of the several factors that are contributing to a flawed system for the sport in the country, particularly in the...

Slowdown Saga: Nov auto sales decline by 12%

New Delhi: Domestic automobile sales continued to decline in November with the overall sectoral off-take plunging 12.05 per cent on a year-on-year basis, data showed Tuesday. As per the data furnished by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the sector's total sales declined to 17,92,415 units in November from 20,38,007 units sold during the corresponding month...

Karan Johar, Gauri Khan recreate Kuch Kuch Hota Hai; pic goes viral

Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan in undoubtedly the undisputed king of the film industry. Apart from Yash Chopra, director-producer Karan Johar also has given King Khan several hits. The favourite among all is the evergreen cult classic 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' starring Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kajol. The movie has a different level of cult...


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