Lok Sabha speaker meets Belarus president
Belarus: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has told Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that India deeply values its relations with the east European country, a statement from her office said on Tuesday.
"India deeply values the cordial and friendly relations between the two countries," said the speaker, who is leading a parliamentary delegation to Belarus.
Meira Kumar also met Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich and House of Representatives chairman Vladimir Andreichenko separately to discuss issues of mutual interest.
An agreement on cooperation between the Lok Sabha and the...
Six Sanawar school boys scale Mount Everest
Sanawar (Himachal Pradesh): Six boys of Lawrence School, Sanawar, located in the picturesque Kasauli Hills here on Tuesday scaled the Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain peak, school officials said.
Those who scaled the peak were Guribadat Singh, Prithvi Singh, Ajay Sohal, Shubham, Fateh Singh and Raghav Juneja. They were in the age group of 15 to 17, the officials said.
Kapil Sibal to consult attorney general on match-fixing law
New Delhi: Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said that the government was discussing enactment of a national law to check match-fixing and spot-fixing in sports and he would consult the attorney general on the issue.
"We are trying to reflect if there can be a national legislation on this... (as) gambling is a state subject," Sibal said.
"But this is neither betting nor...
Aarushi-Hemraj Murder Case: Allahabad HC dismisses Talwars' plea to examine 14 witnesses
Allahabad: In a recent development, the petition of Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar seeking examination of 14 more witnesses in connection with the murders of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj has been rejected by the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday.
Rejecting the petition, Justice Rajesh Dayal Khare said, "There is no need to force the prosecution to call witnesses other than...
Rajiv Gandhi paid floral tribute on 22nd death anniversary
New Delhi: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's wife Sonia Gandhi payed homage to the deceased leader on his 22nd death anniversary here on Tuesday.
Mrs Gandhi offered flowers at his memorial 'Vir Bhumi' with son Rahul Gandhi and daughter Priyanka Gandhi.
The memorial was circumambulated...
Sanjay Dutt to spend more time in Arthur Road jail
Mumbai: B-Town actor Sanjay Dutt who surrendered before the court on May 16 to complete his sentence in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, will stay in the egg-shaped cell, in the high security area of the Arthur Road jail until the Maharashtra authorities give a final decision of him being shifted to some other jail, out of Mumbai.
Meera Borwankar, ADGP (prisons) said, "We will take some...
Mobile towers not illegal, don't affect health: Cellular Association
New Delhi: On Monday, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said that cell phone towers in the city were not illegal and that radiation from them doesn't affect health adversely.
The COAI and Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) reiterated that mobile towers shouldn't be termed "illegal" as they have been installed as per the guidelines issued by the department...
Mumbai '93 Blasts: Convict comes on wheelchair to surrender at TADA court
Mumbai: Two elderly and ailing convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case were respectively brought on a stretcher and a wheelchair to surrender before a TADA Special Court on Monday to serve their sentence.
While Zaibunissa Kazi, 75, suffering from multiple ailments including cancer, was brought on a wheelchair, Sharif 'Dada' Parkar, 80, was brought in an ambulance on a stretcher before...
Accused's intention key in rape on promise of marriage: SC
New Delhi: A man accused of rape can be convicted only if he has a malafide intention of not fulfilling a promise of marrying the victim, the Supreme Court on Monday said, describing the crime as an assault on the "body and privacy of the victims".
"An accused can be convicted for rape only if the court reaches a conclusion that the intention of the accused was malafide, and that he had...
Talwar denies charge, evidence given by witnesses
Ghaziabad: Murdered teenager Aarushi's father and accused Rajesh Talwar on Monday answered 231 questions in a court here and denied the allegations of his involvement in the crime while claiming that the CBI was influencing witnesses.
Talwar denied the allegations made by the CBI and countered by saying that the prosecution agency was influencing witnesses to deviate from their original...
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