India, May 20 -- Two days after a 53-year-old professor was arrested and charged for begging on suburban trains, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) said that Sandeep Desai should have sought their permission before starting to collect money, which he uses for setting up education institutes. Desai, however, claimed that he had already given an application to the Railway administration in 2010."Before I started making rounds in the local trains for the charity, I had given a written application
Maruti launches new Ritz Diesel delivering 23.2 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki has unveiled a refreshed avatar of Ritz Diesel. Priced at Rs. 5.31 lakh onwards, the new Ritz Diesel is packed with 52 exciting changes such as new front design, new dual tone interiors, new ZDi variant, multi-information display on instrument panel, new audio system with USB, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors and body side moulding. A pleasant delight is the 10% improvement in fuel efficiency from 21.1 kmpl to 23.2 kmpl for the Ritz Diesel, which has been achieved with numerous initiatives by the Company’s engineers. These include use of reduced friction engine and calibration optimization.
- NRI teen invents 30-second phone charger
Indian-American teen invents gadget that can charge phone in 30 seconds
- 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Zaibunissa surrenders
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Zaibunissa Kazi, a convict in the March 1993 serial blasts case, surrendered in Mumbai court Monday afternoon, three days after a judge issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against her.
- Manmohan vs Sonia: Policitical ambitions clash
After nine years in Government, the political ambitions of Manmohan and Sonia are at clash point. The trust deficit is widening. With the Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, both sides are positioning themselves-Manmohan for a dignified exit, if not a third term, and Sonia for a clean slate for son Rahul Gandhi. Manmohan and Sonia are locked in an uncomfortable embrace. The tensions are bound to simmer even if the endgame unfolds months later. Unfortunately, the Congress can no longer blame
- China offers India a "handshake across the Himalayas"
By Frank Jack Daniel and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and China will study new ways to ease tensions on their ill-defined border after an army standoff in the Himalayas, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday on his first official foreign trip. The number two in the Chinese leadership offered New Delhi a "handshake across the Himalayas" and said the world's most populous nations could become a new engine for the global economy if they could avoid friction on the militarised
- Narendra Modi to meet BJP board today
India, May 21 -- Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi will attend his first meeting of BJP's parliamentary board on Tuesday, which follows party chief Rajnath Singh's decision to handover Uttar Pradesh affairs to his close confidant Amit Shah to prepare for the Lok Sabha polls.Singh called the board, which is BJP's supreme body, to review the political situation and the party's preparations for the elections.A day after his decision, Singh also appeared defending Shah's appointment, saying
- Sanjay Dutt to stay in Arthur Road jail for now
India, May 20 -- 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.Dutt, who is lodged in a high security prison at Arthur Road jail after his surrender on Thursday, was convicted for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 blasts case and was sentenced to five years of imprisonment.Borwankar said, "The Arthur Road jail houses convicts as