North India

North India

  • Narendra Modi
    Jan 30, 2015 12:17 IST

    PM may launch soil health card scheme: Agri minister

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch a soil health card scheme for farmers across the country from Rajasthan in February, state agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini said on Thursday. The card will have a universal number which will link the holder to the details of a land on computers.

  • Jan 30, 2015 12:13 IST

    Polls for zila parishad, panchayat samiti today

    The State Election Commission (SEC) will conduct election for 254 zila parishad and 1,711 panchayat samiti members’ posts in phase-III of Panchayati Raj Election, 2015 on Friday. Polling will be held on 254 zila parishad seats of which five members have already been elected unopposed. 702 candidates are in fray now for the remaining 249 seats.

  • Charity
    Jan 30, 2015 12:08 IST

    Jodhpur labourer donates three plots valued over 1 cr for charity

    Shakur Mohammad, a 62-year-old who works as a daily wage labourer, had acquired six plots of land for Rs. 4,000 way back in 1984. Now, he has donated three plots of land valued at over Rs. 1 crore at current rates for setting up a hospital, a madrasa and a masjid and is to donate another plot for establishing a diagnostic laboratory.

  • Crimes against women
    Jan 30, 2015 12:00 IST

    22-year-old gang-raped twice in three weeks in state

    An FIR was lodged in the Bhimganj police station on Thursday after the intervention of Bilwara SP Hemant Sharma, whom the woman met on Wednesday. The woman in an FIR alleged that the rapists, who enjoyed political support, have been threatening her and her family to withdraw her first complaint against them.

  • Making money matter
    Jan 30, 2015 10:57 IST

    It’s raining crorepatis this election season in Delhi

    It’s raining Crorepatis this election. Of the 210 candidates fielded for the upcoming Delhi Assembly election by Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)and Aam Aadmi Party(AAP), 68 per cent have declared assets worth between Rs. 1 to Rs. 80 crore.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Jan 30, 2015 10:47 IST

    AAP gathers army of spokespersons to take on BJP in streets and TV studios

    With only a week left for the poll campaign to end, the AAP is leaving no stone unturned to make the most of its time. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday marshalled its troop of spokespersons, giving them the salvo to fire and match up to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s war of words.

  • Kiran Bedi
    Jan 30, 2015 07:49 IST

    Delhi elections: BJP applies big bang theory, ropes in 120 MPs

    The stakes are high and the Bharatiya Janata Party is pooling in massive resources at hand for the maximum impact before Delhi goes to polls on February 7.

  • Amit Shah
    Jan 30, 2015 00:47 IST

    Aam Aadmi Party will end as runner-up in Delhi polls: Amit Shah

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi described him as BJP’s ‘most successful’ president. And Amit Shah’s skills are at test, again, in Delhi’s election battle. Shah has set an ambitious target for BJP — cornering two-thirds majority.

  • Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi
    Jan 29, 2015 22:33 IST

    PM promises to bring back black money but wears Rs. 10-lakh designer suit: Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul holds poll rally in Shastri Park; attacks Modi, Kejri

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Jan 29, 2015 21:18 IST

    Criminal case filed against Kejriwal for abetting bribery

    Criminal case filed against Kejriwal for abetting bribery

  • Amit Shah
    Jan 29, 2015 18:37 IST

    Delhi polls: BJP to release vision document, not manifesto

    Delhi polls: BJP to release vision document, not manifesto

  • Rape
    Jan 29, 2015 14:29 IST

    Woman accuses PCS officer of rape

    After 17 years of an alleged relationship, a 36-yearold woman accused a senior PCS officer of rape after an assurance of marriage. In her complaint, the woman mentioned that she came in contact with Verma when he was preparing for PCS in Allahabad in 1998.

  • Cigarette
    Jan 29, 2015 14:23 IST

    21 people fined for violating smoking ban

    “I am smoking… what have others to do with it?” The question raised by one Akhilesh at the Qaiserbagh bus station invited a fine of Rs. 200 for violating the ban on smoking at a public place under COTPA (Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act) on Wednesday.

  • murder
    Jan 29, 2015 14:15 IST

    Plywood factory owner’s guard found dead at under-construction site

    Guard of a plywood factory owner’s under-construction house here on posh Wazir Hasan road, was allegedly murdered by unknown assailants on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. His body bearing injury marks on face and head was found lying on the cot at the underconstruction site.

  • H1N1 flu virus
    Jan 29, 2015 14:08 IST

    Two more test positive in Lucknow, H1N1 cases up to 13

    Two more swine flu cases were reported in the state capital on Wednesday. With this, the total number of people affected by the H1N1 virus in the city this year has gone up to 13, said health officials. A team of experts had been sent to make sure that the patient were being given proper treatment.