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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- India, China seek early end to border dispute: PM
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China favour early resolution of their border dispute and want peace to be maintained on the frontier until then, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.
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