The Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended a total of 37 employees, mostly teachers, for remaining allegedly absent from duty, officials said here today.
The major highway bridge linking Seattle with Canada and the rest of the Pacific Northwest region collapsed dumping at least a handful of vehicles and people into a river. There were no immediate reports of deaths, and three people were taken to hospitals.
A 50-year-old teacher was sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment for raping his 14-year-old student in Punjab's Sangrur district, 58 km from Patiala, on Thursday.
The aspiring doctors of north India will have a much-improved chance of fulfilling their dream. This year, the medical colleges of Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, and Haryana will add nearly 500 seats under the bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) programme.
Punjab and Haryana continued to sizzle on Thursday with Amritsar witnessing its hottest day in history at 48 degrees Celsius. Several other cities reeled under severe heat wave conditions.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of the country's first Indian National Defence University (INDU) at Binola village of Gurgaon district on Thursday.
Call it a problem of plenty or blame it on poor planning, Haryana is stuck with "surplus" electricity on which its power utilities lose money when they enter the market to sell it.
Terming the resignation bid of transport minister GS Bali as an anti-party activity act, chief minister Virbhadra Singh said it was just a manoeuver to get his portfolio changed.
A Saharanpur (UP) resident, his wife, son and a friend met a tragic end as their WagonR LPG hatchback caught fire after a blast that was triggered by a collision with a tree near Simpla village, on the Mullana-Barara road, in the early hours of Thursday. Dev Sarup Mathur reports.
After having dubbed the Congress as a "dead party", Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday dismissed the Congress-led UPA government's report card as "a post-mortem report and a listless obituary."
An inmate of the Faridkot district jail, booked last month for alleged involvement in jail violence that erupted after another inmate's death, approached the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the case.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is an asset to the Congress, former union home minister Buta Singh said here on Thursday.
The Sirsa police on Thursday arrested six persons, including two minors, on a charge of harassing schoolgirls.
The local police claimed to have detained a man of Tibetan origin on suspicion of spying from Norbulingka near Dharamsala town.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said that she would look into the issue of allowing Sikhs in her country to wear the turban while at work and also while riding motorcycles. She said this during a closed door meeting with office-bearers of the Australian Sikh Association.