The BJP’s only hope is that the AAP remains somewhat relevant and division in the anti-BJP votes once again takes place as it happened during the last municipal polls.
According to jail sources Gurmeet Ram Rahim has so far harvested 1.5 quintals of potatoes besides aloe vera, tomatoes, bottle gourd and ridge gourd.
On June 7, when the results of Indian Air Force (IAF) were declared, there was one name that stood out: Aanchal Gangwal.It was simply because 24-year-old Aanchal's father runs a tea-stall at a bus-stand.But she never let that come in the way of her dream to fly. Today, she's officially a fighter pilot with the force.Read her story of determination and grit.
Moscow, June 23 (IANS) Millions of hearts were broken by the 0-3 defeat of World Cup favourites Argentina in the game facing Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Thursday in Russia. With just one point from two group games, Jorge Sampaoli's team is now on the brink of elimination. High hopes were pinned on Mauro Icardi, 25, to help Argentina when he brought back Serie A side Inter Milan into the Champions League after six seasons, but his fantastic attacking ability was denied by Sampaoli.
The matter pertains to the complaint of Mohammad Anas Siddiqui and Tanvi Seth, who have been married for 12 years, and had applied for a passport at the Lucknow Passport Seva Kendra.
Starting Saturday, Mumbai joined cities like Seattle (US), Montreal (Canada), and Hamburg (Germany), which have banned the sale, distribution and storage of single-use plastic. The state-wide ban imposed by Maharashtra government is an attempt to curb environmental damage caused by plastic. Mumbai alone contributes to 30% plastic waste in India. Not towing the line will result in a fine and even imprisonment. Here's more.
Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed the first case under "Fugitive Economic Offender Ordinance" to declare Vijay Mallya a fugitive offender and to confiscate his assets worth Rs. 12,500cr (including movable and immovable properties). Officials said ED filed an application before a special court in Mumbai, under the recently promulgated law that empowers it to confiscate "all linked assets" of an absconding loan defaulter.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jun 22 (ANI): The Lucknow Shiv Sena on Friday accused the Centre of following 'Muslim appeasement policy' after it issued passports to an interfaith couple in Lucknow. In a press statement, the party questioned how the Ministry of External Affairs, keeping all the security concerns aside, issued the passport to the woman within 15 minutes. The party also defended the passport officer, who was accused of harassing the couple, saying that he was actually doing his work.
The Madras HC today made it clear that Aadhaar card and its photocopy are compulsory during counseling to medical admissions in Tamil Nadu. Justice N Kirubakaran was passing interim orders on petitions alleging that students from other states were admitted to medical courses without any proper crosschecking of the nativity. Kirubakaran directed medical authorities to insist on furnishing of Aadhaar cards. Here's more.
New Delhi [India], Jun 22 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Singh (RSS) on Friday demanded an inquiry into the issue of the Lucknow passport office official, Vikas Mishra, who was transferred to Gorakhpur after allegedly harassing an interfaith couple during their passport issuing procedure. Speaking to ANI, RSS leader Rajiv Tuli said, "If the decision of the officer is being questioned, then why was he transferred. It [the passport] is not a lollipop, that if you give it to the crying children, they will become quiet." Cornering the couple Tanvi Seth and her husband Mohammad Anas Siddiqui, Tuli further said that they played the victim card and got their passports issued soon.
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The tussle between the BCCI and the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) was out in the open in Friday's Special General Body meeting (SGM) where the board's office bearers and state association representatives expectedly approved the new contracts of the Indian players. The BCCI also proposed an enhanced pay scale for domestic players in the meeting, which began with original petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing episode of 2013 Aditya Verma apologising to the members for having earlier criticised the working of the board.
Three years after disapproving the existing functioning of the Collegium, he still believes that the Collegium needs to be more transparent and objective.
Celebrating International Widows Day on Saturday, vice president Venkaiah Naidu asked to change the mindset of people towards widow remarriage. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad echoed the same.
Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], June 22 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's provisional bail has been extended till July 3, in connection with multiple fodder scam cases. In addition, the Ranchi High Court will hear the plea on the extension of the bail period on June 29. Earlier in the month, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief returned to Patna from Mumbai, where was undergoing treatment for his heart-related problem.
The country's apex consumer court is turning out to be a saviour for distressed homebuyers left in the lurch by powerful builders. It has come down heavily on real estate companies that are not handing over flats to buyers within the stipulated time. Often, these firms are not even willing to refund the money with interest in case of default.
Inspired by 'Special 26', these conmen have been playing real-life Akshay Kumar for the last two months. The team of four wore khaki trousers and white shirts to pose as agents of Central Board of Investigation (CBI) and conducted fake raids. Their racket was doing well for sometime, but it was busted when Ghaziabad police caught them. Here's more about them.
Lahore [Pakistan], June 23 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) women workers staged a protest outside the party chairman's secretariat in Lahore, over the allotment of tickets for reserved seats for women. The agitating women on Friday accused the party's election cell member, Aliya Hamza of making changes in the allotment of tickets for the reserved seats.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jun 22 (ANI): The Bombay High Court has admitted the discharged application of Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit, an accused in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Earlier on Thursday, Purohit approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to challenge earlier rulings, which rejected his discharge application from the case. On January 29, the Supreme Court (SC) had issued notices to the NIA and the Maharashtra government in regard to Purohit's plea seeking the cancellation of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) charges, framed against him in the Malegaon blast case.
Moscow, June 22 (IANS) The Brazil federal public prosecutor's office has opened a criminal investigation against Brazilian fans who recorded and spread an indecent video while staying in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. "The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in the Federal District opened a criminal probe to investigate a crime of insult, allegedly committed by Brazilians during their stay in Russia, against a foreign woman, according to a video widely publicized in the press and social network," the prosecutor's office said in a statement published on their official website. The video shows several men wearing Brazil's national team shirts and chanting sexually offensive words in the presence of a woman who, being a foreigner, could not understand what they said, reports Sputnik news agency.