Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘New Delhi news’

Arvind Kejriwal formally invites Sheila Dikshit for public debate

Arvind Kejriwal formally invites Sheila Dikshit for public debate

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal has sent a formal invitation to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inviting her for an open public debate.
Kejriwal’s official invitation to the Delhi CM came days after she told a TV news channel that she was ready for a debate with the AAP leader if he formally [...]

Dear Jairam ji: Narendra Modi’s letter of invitation to his detractor

Dear Jairam ji: Narendra Modi’s letter of invitation to his detractor

New Delhi: Narendra Modi has sent a special invitation to one of his most ardent critics, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate for prime minister has asked Mr Ramesh, who heads the Rural Development Ministry, to attend the ‘bhoomipujan’ or the traditional groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed giant statue of freedom [...]

Young girl gang-raped in moving car in Delhi

Young girl gang-raped in moving car in Delhi

New Delhi: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by a man she knew and his two friends in a moving car near an upscale south Delhi area on Tuesday night, the police have said.
One of the accused has reportedly been arrested. The police say they all lived near the girl’s home.
The girl, a student of [...]

CBI to file status report on Coal scam probe after controversy over PM’s role

CBI to file status report on Coal scam probe after controversy over PM’s role

New Delhi: The CBI will file a status report today to brief the Supreme Court on its progress in the coal block allocation scam case or ‘Coal-Gate’.
This comes a week after the CBI accused one of India’s top industrialists Kumar Mangalam Birla of illegally bagging a coal mining license that was cleared by Prime Minister [...]

Lalu Prasad loses LS membership

Lalu Prasad loses LS membership

New Delhi: For two decades, Lalu Prasad was a giant on India’s political stage. He ran a state of over 100 million people, took charge of the country’s massive rail network and used his party as a crucial prop for the shaky UPA government at the Centre.
Today, the political heavyweight from Bihar lost his [...]

Onion prices touch Rs 90 per kg in Delhi

Onion prices touch Rs 90 per kg in Delhi

New Delhi: Onion prices soared to the year’s high of Rs 90 per kg in many parts of the capital on Monday, amid indications that the staple many touch Rs 100 before coming down to more normal levels around Diwali.
Market watchers said the quantity of fresh arrivals were not as much as expected and this [...]

La Trobe University, Australia announces Scholarship for Indians

La Trobe University, Australia announces Scholarship for Indians

New Delhi: Melbourne-based La Trobe University, Australia, announced scholarships worth 240,000 dollars for deserving Indian students yesterday.
“The faculty of business, economics and law, at La Trobe University has announced scholarships worth $240,000 for deserving students. These scholarships are being offered across various masters degree courses at the university,” said Leigh Drake, executive dean, Faculty [...]

Michael Hussey claims Gurunath Meiyappan ran Chennai Super Kings

Michael Hussey claims Gurunath Meiyappan ran Chennai Super Kings

New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings’ Michael Hussey has claimed in his book that N Srinivasan gave his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan control of the IPL franchise.
In his book titled Underneath The Southern Cross, Hussey writes that while Srinivasan, the owner of India Cements, headed CSK, he had entrusted the control of the franchise to Meiyappan who [...]

PM likely to withdraw ordinance on convicted netas on Oct 2

PM likely to withdraw ordinance on convicted netas on Oct 2

New Delhi: After Rahul Gandhi called it “complete nonsense”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to withdraw the controversial ordinance on convicted politicians in a cabinet meeting tomorrow, sources have said.
Dr Singh, who returns from the United States this evening, is expected to meet President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow morning. The Cabinet is scheduled to meet [...]

They mock PM, but whole party stands by him: Sonia

They mock PM, but whole party stands by him: Sonia

New Delhi: At a rally in Karnataka yesterday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed her support for the Prime Minister days after a government decision was severely attacked by her son and Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi.
“They may make fun of the prime minister but I want them to know that the whole party is behind [...]

Cong’ Rasheed Masood, first to lose MP seat? Sentencing today

Cong’ Rasheed Masood, first to lose MP seat? Sentencing today

New Delhi: The quantum of punishment on Rajya Sabha member Rasheed Masood, guilty in a case of corruption and other offences, will be pronounced on Tuesday. The provisions under which Masood has been convicted attract imprisonment up to seven years.
Masood reached the Tis Hazari court here at around 10:00 am.
In the first conviction after the [...]

Delhi woman who allegedly tortured 15-year-old help arrested

Delhi woman who allegedly tortured 15-year-old help arrested

New Delhi: A day after a 15-year-old domestic help was rescued from an upscale south Delhi home last night with savage injuries all over her body, her employer has been arrested.
50-year-old Vandana Dhir, who works at a private company at Noida, was arrested and charged with assault and illegal confinement.
Dhir lived with her mother and [...]

Petrol price cut by Rs. 3.05 a litre, diesel price hiked by 50 paise

Petrol price cut by Rs. 3.05 a litre, diesel price hiked by 50 paise

New Delhi: Petrol price on Monday was cut by Rs. 3.05 per litre, the first reduction in rates in over five months and the steepest in over five years, while diesel prices were raised by 50 paise a litre.
The price changes announced by oil companies are excluding local sales tax or VAT and will be [...]

4 convicts get death; we are happy, says girl’s father

4 convicts get death; we are happy, says girl’s father

New Delhi: Moments after four men found guilty of the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old student were sentenced to death, her parents said they were relieved and happy.
“I can finally breathe, I am relieved” said the girl’s mother, her husband and two sons by her side. “No victim should remain silent. They must come [...]

Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ unions go to polls today

Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ unions go to polls today

New Delhi: Polling to elect office bearers of the students’ unions at Delhi University (DU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) began on the campuses of the two universities in the national capital on Friday.
At Delhi University, voting began at 8.30 am, and will continue till 12.30 pm for students in day classes, while those attending [...]

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