Sreesanth had plans to party all night 'with as many women as possible' on May 15, Delhi Police have said. They claimed the cricketer was drunk and easily lured to Mumbai’s Trident Hotel, where police had already arrested Jiju Janardhan. Jatin Anand reports.
The Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has sharply criticised the NREGS ‘funds cut’ by the Centre. Last year, the Centre has provided 44% less fund to the state. And given Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh’s recent criticism, the outlook for this fiscal year may not be too good.
A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an 18-year-old youth, his brother-in-law and an unidentified person in Bijalpur, 135km south west of Indore, the police said.
The cricket board on Sunday decided to step up surveillance on all players even as it asked Rajasthan Royals to file a criminal case against three members of its squad arrested for spot-fixing — a move expected to strengthen police action against them. HT reports.
The crucial BCCI working committee meeting today spelled out a standard course of action by ordering a fresh probe into spot-fixing charges against three Rajasthan Royals' players and appointed its anti-corruption chief Ravi Sawani as the probe commissioner. Vivek Sharma
reports. 'BCCI is handicapped against bookies’
Andhra Pradesh home minister P Sabita Reddy and roads and buildings minister D Prasada Rao, who were named as accused in disproportionate assets case involving Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, late on Sunday night submitted their resignations to chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
After the emergence of Aam Aadmi Party from the civil society movement, another group of aspiring leaders are set to form their political outfit, to be named Indian National Confederation, ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
A teen-aged girl, who was molested by a youth and then set afire by his father on Saturday, is reported to be critical with 90% burns at Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal. HT reports.
Known for gathering funds to build educational institutes for the poor by asking for vidya daan (education alms) on Mumbai’s local trains, professor Sandeep Desai was in for a rude shock when the railway protection force arrested him on charges of begging and causing nuisance. Farhan Shaikh reports.
Gunmen killed a senior female politician from a reformist party in Pakistan on Saturday night, the latest violent incident in a bloody election campaign and one that set off a war of words between two major opposition parties.
Following the expose of spot-fixing scandal in the ongoing Twenty20 League (T20) matches, an 'emergency' meeting of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took place in Chennai today.
In light of China’s recent incursion into Ladakh, PM Manmohan Singh on Sunday conveyed to his visiting counterpart Li Keqiang that 'peace and tranquility' on the border is the 'foundation' of the bilateral ties and any disruption will impact the relationship. Jayanth Jacob
reports. Li's visit: Full coverage
| Li arrives in India
| No big breaks expected
The air force’s AgustaWestland VVIP choppers have resumed regular flying, after some hiccups due to unavailability of essential spares. Rahul Singh reports.
Two jawans of the elite Cobra battalion of CRPF were injured in a Naxal attack in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. A Cobra team had an encounter with suspected ultras in the same district on Friday night, in which eight villagers and a jawan were killed.
In the wake of row over spot-fixing in T20 matches, the sports ministry has started holding consultations with the law ministry to draft a new law to deal with betting in sports.T20 League under ED scanner
The blame game over the food security bill continued on Saturday, with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi blaming the opposition again for stalling it in Parliament. The Opposition’s “politics of disruption” revealed their attitude towards the poor, he said.
Alarmed over the recent jostling among political parties to woo Brahmins in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress too has joined the race. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi reports.
BJP president Rajnath Singh ended his ambivalence on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s role for the 2014 polls by inducting his closest aide Amit Shah as in-charge of Uttar Pradesh. Shekhar Iyer reports.
The police in Darjeeling on Sunday busted an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) ring that had been operating in northern West Bengal and was passing on information on troop movements and army and airforce installations to their co-conspirators in Nepal. Amitava Banerjee reports.
The CRPF, which recently tookover the duties of guarding RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, has raised concerns in ensuring a 'fool proof' Z category security to the business tycoon in the absence of local logistical support to its squad.
A senior law officer has declined to advise the CBI on whether it should proceed in a graft case allegedly involving a former top technocrat, within days of the government having been pulled by the Supreme Court for its interference in cases being probed by the agency. Nagendar Sharma reports.
One of Britain's prominent Sikh politicians, Parmjit Dhanda, has told a probe panel inquiring into racism during elections that a pig's severed head was left outside his home.
In wake of the recent border dispute in Ladakh, both India and China are making efforts to rebuild ties factoring in political and economic realities on the ground. Shishir Gupta
writes. China’s ring of friction | The order of business
Contrary to the popular belief, there are no immediate plans to shift Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to Pune-based Yerwada jail, Meeran Borwankar, additional director general of police (prisons) told HT on Sunday. Puja Changoiwala reports.
A day after terror suspect Khalid Mujahid, 30, died mysteriously while being escorted to Lucknow jail following a court hearing, the Uttar Pradesh government sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the incident.
North Korea on Sunday test-fired a short-range missile off its east coast, its fourth in two days, a Seoul official said.
The death toll in an avalanche in the Siachen glacier region last year has risen to 128, following the recovery of three more bodies, the Pakistani military said.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is on the cusp of a great success in the Jain Hawala case of the mid 90s with more than half a dozen accused pleading guilty in the court for milder sentences. Rajesh Ahuja reports.
Three former students of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women have solved an important computer science problem and their research will soon be published by a reputed international journal. Aakriti Vasudeva reports.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today launched a scathing attack on the opposition parties for stalling the food security bill in Parliament, and asserted the UPA government was determined to enact the legislation for the benefit of people.
A security personnel of elite Cobra battalion was killed and three others were seriously injured in an encounter with Maoists at Gangalur in Bijapur district about 350 km south of Raipur late on Friday night. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
Indian-Americans from across the country are expected to attend the AAP USA convention, which would be addressed live through a video conference by the Aam Aadmi Party founder, Arvind Kejriwal.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 jolted northeastern Japan on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent about 70 people to the hospital, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the con70 injured in US train crashgested Northeast Corridor in the US.
The split with BS Yeddyurappa has cost the BJP its first bastion in south – Karnataka. But the party seems ready to correct its mistake — a merger with BSY’s breakaway faction, the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP), appears to be in the pipeline in view of the Lok Sabha election next year.
The amendments to the Medical Council of India Act have borne fruit, as more than 5,000 new seats will be added this year, which may mean more doctors will be available in the public health sector in the future. Chetan Chauhan reports.
It is not every day that US broadcasting giant ABC starts a service similar to a dime-size competitor it took to court earlier.
The Supreme Court has held that the two-finger test on a rape victim violates her right to privacy, and asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault.
The customary joint-statement that will be issued tomorrow after the talks between the PM and the visiting Chinese premier will have one important feature missing - an affirmation by India of One-China principle, which recognises Tibet and Taiwan as Chinese regions. Jayanth Jacob
reports. Li's visit: Full coverage
| Li arrives in India
Is Chhattisgarh the next Gujarat? Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi certainly thinks so. And he proclaimed it publicly on Sunday, at chief minister Raman Singh’s vikas yatra in Rajnandgaon, 73 km from Raipur. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
With the government's compensation schemes getting stuck in bureaucratic hurdles, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of the Delhi government has started a unique sponsorship programme, asking people to do their bit in rehabilitating victims of sexual assault. Neelam Pandey
reports. Lending a helping hand
The CBI has gathered adequate corroborative clues to authenticate the reliability of the 1,000-odd telephonic intercepts made by its special unit that led to the cracking of the bribery case allegedly involving suspended railway board member Mahesh Kumar and Vijay Singla, the nephew of former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. Abhishek Sharan reports.
Unknown assailants today afternoon stabbed to death three employees of a Bengali daily newspaper in Left Front-ruled Tripura capital Agartala.
A teenage girl has alleged she was repeatedly abused sexually by a youth, who used to blackmail her with a video of rape he had committed after abducting her.
Khalid Mujahid, an accused in serial blasts that had rocked Lucknow and Faizabad courts in November 2007, died in Barabanki on Saturday while being escorted to Lucknow jail after a hearing.
Iran is tightening control of the Internet ahead of next month's presidential election, mindful of violent street protests that social networkers inspired last time around over claims of fraud, users and experts say.
The army on Saturday said it repelled a major infiltration bid by militants to sneak into Kashmir’s Machil sector but a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed and a soldier seriously injured while attempting to push back the militants into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Peerzada Ashiq reports.
The India-China border dispute is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, but Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to India is likely to give impetus to bilateral and trade ties. Sutirtho Patranobis
& Jayanth Jacob
report. Engaging the dragon
| China’s ring of friction
A hardcore criminal lodged at Araria jail has demanded Rs 10 crore from the BJP MP from Araria, Pradeep Kumar Singh, threatening ti kill him if he failed to pay.
Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday met Prime Minister-designate Nawaz Sharif and briefed him on the security situation of the country.