India

Let SC decide if temple treasure can be used for flood relief: Kerala Prince


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28: It is for the Supreme Court to decide if the treasures of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here should be utilised for flood-relief work in Kerala as the apex court is dealing with the temple management, says a Travancore royal family scion.?According to legend, a portion of the temple's treasure is meant...

SC seeks report on Assam draft NRC ramification


New Delhi, Aug 28: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a report on the ramifications, including advantages and disadvantages, of giving another opportunity to the 40 lakh people who were not included in the final draft of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC).The bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton Fali Nariman directed the...

Mayawati says Modi government ignoring Kerala


Lucknow, Aug 28: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday accused the Modi government of giving a step-motherly treatment to flood-hit Kerala and demanded that the calamity be declared a national disaster.The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said in a statement that despite the magnitude of the crisis, Kerala was not given adequate...

Assam NRC: Gogoi’s suggestions and the way forward in a complex issue


New Delhi, Aug 28: People who do not get enrolled in the National Register for Citizens (NRC) in Assam for lack of proof should not be detained in camps like those deemed foreigners by the states Foreigners Tribunals -- but they should have truncated rights: Former Assams Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi did not state...

Amar Singh to meet UP Governor over Azam Khan’s threats


Lucknow, Aug 28: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday said he will meet Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and submit a complaint against Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mohd Azam Khan for threatening his family.Amar Singh was speaking to the media here as a distraught father trying to protect his daughters against Khan's threats...

BJP posters dub Rajiv Gandhi ‘father’ of mob lynching


New Delhi, Aug 28: Days after Congress President Rahul Gandhi denied his party's links in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga on Tuesday put up posters here describing the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as the father of mob lynching.Bagga told IANS, I have put up the posters across...

Delhi man arrested for killing daughter


New Delhi, Aug 28: A man was arrested here for killing his daughter after attacking her with an iron rod, police said.The incident occurred in Sangam Vihar on Tuesday over a financial dispute between the accused, Nand Kishore, his wife and their two daughters. During investigation it was found that Nand Kishore attacked his wife...

Odisha seeks two daily trains between Berhampur-Surat


Bhubaneswar, Aug 28: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday requested Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to introduce two new daily trains between Berhampur and Surat in Gujarat.In a letter to Goyal, the Chief Minister said that a very large population of Odia workers is engaged in the powerloom, dyeing and printing, diamond cutting and...

Delhi Consumers’ Cooperative store donates Rs 9 lakh for Kerala


New Delhi, Aug 28: The Delhi Consumers' Cooperative Wholesale Store (DCCWS) on Tuesday donated over Rs 9 lakh for the Kerala relief fund, a Delhi government official said.The Chairman of DCCWS met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat and handed over a cheque of Rs 9.51 lakh, the official said. As many as...