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Nirbhaya case: Now Pawan Kumar moves SC against rejection of minor plea

New Delhi: One of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order dismissing his plea that he was a juvenile at the time of the incident in December 2012. The Delhi High Court in December declined to entertain Pawan Kumar Gupta's plea claiming he was a juvenile. The trial court had already rejected his plea. Besides, Gupta, who is...

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SC dismisses plea on ‘Bharat Ratna’ for Mahatma Gandhi, says he is beyond ‘formal recognition’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court refused to entertain Friday a PIL seeking conferment of ‘Bharat Ratna’ on Mahatma Gandhi. The apex court said that the people hold the father of the nation in ‘high esteem’, beyond any formal recognition. A bench, comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant, however asked petitioner Anil Dutta Sharma to give representation to the central government in this regard. “Mahatma Gandhi...

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ISRO’s GSAT-30 satellite successfully launched aboard Ariane rocket

Bangalore: India’s ‘high power’ communication satellite GSAT-30, aimed at providing high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services, was successfully launched onboard ‘Ariane 5’ rocket from French Guiana in the early hours of Friday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said here Friday. Blasting off from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern coast of South America at 2:35am (IST), European space consortium Arianespace’s ‘Ariane 5’ vehicle injected...

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City to celebrate diversity of contemporary cinema

Gujarati film ‘Hellaro’

This year, Indian Film festival of Bhubaneswar is dedicated to the memory of noted Odia filmmaker Manmohan Mohapatra BHUBANESWAR: The 11th edition of Indian Film festival of Bhubaneswar (IFFB) from January 23 to 26 will showcase the diversity of contemporary Indian cinema by screening films that are recipients of critical acclaim at both national and international festivals for their artistic merit and socio-cultural relevance. City folks can watch meaningful and thought provoking...

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Newborn girl rescued from a couple

Newborn girl rescued from a couple

Jagatsinghpur: In a touching incident, a seven-day-old girl was rescued from a couple Kabita Sahoo and Nityananda Sahoo by Child line and District child welfare unit of Palasholo village in Jagatsinghpur district Friday. The child will be sent to ‘Sishu Ashram’ after being produced in district child welfare committee (CWC), CWC director Biseshwari Mohanty said. According to...

Prayers heard; More rains lash bushfires-hit Australia regions

Sydney: Heavy rains and thunderstorms Saturday lashed parts of Australia's east coast, dousing some of the raging bushfires but bringing a new threat of flooding to some areas. There have been downpours in the states of Victoria, New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland, which have all been badly hit by the bushfire crisis since last September, reports...

Huge cache of illegal cough syrups seized in Bolangir; five arrested

Huge cache of illegal cough syrups seized in Bolangir; five arrested

Bolangir: In a major breakthrough, acting on a tip-off on smuggling of illegal cough syrups, Bolangir police Friday conducted a raid and seized 5,920 bottles of Eskuf cough syrup under the operation ‘Mission Clean’ against peddling of narcotics substances in Bolangir district. Five persons were arrested following the raids. In order to curb illegal use and sale...

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Faking emotions at work does more harm than good

New York: The idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits - often backfires when used with co-workers, a new study suggests. Instead, making an effort to actually feel the emotions you display is more productive, according to the research, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. For the findings, the research team...

4 killed, 1 critical in US home shooting

Washington: Four people were killed and one other injured during a shooting at a private residence in the US state of Utah, police said, adding that the suspect has been arrested. The incident took place Friday night in Grantsville, a town of about 10,000 people. Grantsville Police Cpl. Rhonda Fields told reporters that "officers were dispatched to...

KL Rahul to make Test comeback, Hardik to return to ODIs if fit

Bengaluru: KL Rahul's stupendous white ball form makes him a firm favourite to get his place back in the red ball team even as selectors fret on all-rounder Hardik Pandya's fitness before picking ODI and Test squads for the New Zealand tour here Sunday. Rahul has been India's most consistent player in T20 and ODIs but he...

Chidambaram joins anti-CAA stir in Kolkata’s Park Circus

Kolkata: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram joined the ongoing anti-CAA stir in Kolkata's Park Circus and assured the gathering that his party was with them. Chidambaram arrived at the Park Circus Maidan late Friday while he was in the city on a party assignment. The protestors surrounded him raising slogans against the Centre's...

Shaheen Bagh protest creates history, finds place in Wikipedia

New Delhi: Every night, a few thousand people gather at the heart of South Delhi district to protest against an act of government, which they feel will do more harm than good. Among other issues, they see the new citizenship law as violative of the Fundamental Rights of Equality, Life and Liberty, as mentioned in the Constitution....

One month, 24×7: Shaheen Bagh protest continues to grow stronger

New Delhi: Every night, a few thousand people gather at the heart of South Delhi district to protest against an act of government, which they feel will do more harm than good. Among other issues, they see the new citizenship law as violative of the Fundamental Rights of Equality, Life and Liberty, as mentioned in the Constitution....

 

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