National Network

Brinda letter to PM expresses doubts over rights of forest dwellers

The plan of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to amend the Forest Conservation Rules came in for strong opposition on Wednesday from the CPM, which said the ministry was trying to “circum......read more

Moily ministry set to notify new forest conservation rules

The Veerappa Moily-led Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) is set to notify new Forest Conservation (Amendment) Rules, 2013 that will bring in more ‘realistic’ timelines for granting forest cle......read more

Sarabjit murder trial begins in Pakistan

The murder trial of Indian national Sarabjit Singh began at a high-security Pakistani jail here Wednesday with a court holding the first hearing against alleged killers. Two death row prisoners had br......read more

26/11: 2 Pak bank executives record statement

One of the alleged LeT trainers involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks used to frequently get money transfers into his account, two Pakistani bank executives told an anti-terrorism court Wednesday......read more

Chouhan govt revokes decision on liquor sale

The BJP government Wednesday revoked the cabinet’s decision to allow country liquor shops to sell IMFL with CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan claiming the rollback was dictated by his heart. “Dil ne kaha punar......read more

Day after, ‘Modi bricks’ gone as Mayor seeks explanation

A day after bricks etched with the name of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi were used during the foundation laying of a community centre, Mayor HC Kalyan has sought explanation from the......read more

Friends of two decades, but only one survives

It was a little over 2.20 am when 34-year-old Mehul Bhanushali woke up to the shrieks of passengers of S3 coach. As the commotion escalated, Mehul and his friend of two decades Dev Shankar Upadhaya (4......read more

Prompt act by gateman helped save many lives

An alert gateman and a railway rule that requires an assistant loco pilot to look behind as the train passes through a curvature appear to have saved lives in the three coaches that caught fire in the......read more

Rlys to reassess fire-retardant materials used in coaches

Jolted by two fire mishaps on trains within a fortnight, the Railways has finally decided to reassess the quality of fire-retardant materials it uses for interiors of coaches and also recheck electric......read more

Congress targets BJP again over 2002 riots

After the Delhi Police claim that Lashkar-e-Toiba men scouted for recruits at Muzaffarnagar relief camps, the Congress argued that Rahul Gandhi was right and on Wednesday the party went on the offensi......read more

SC ruling on acquittals: family waits for justice in child's murder

Almost 11 years after their six-year-old daughter was raped and murdered, the family of the minor — whose case prompted the Supreme Court order on Tuesday that every criminal case in which the accused......read more

Jains in minority list: Govt says Muslim interest won’t be hurt

The Minority Affairs Ministry’s move to include Jains in the Centre’s minorities list has raised concern that broadening the definition without an economic eligibility criterion or a model for better ......read more

After getting rap, Alagiri ‘meets’ father Karunanidhi

A day after being rapped by his father and DMK chief M Karunanidhi for his remarks against alliance prospects with the DMDK, party leader M K Alagiri on Wednesday reportedly met his father here. Accom......read more

Shimla's HPCA academy to be demolished

The Shimla Municipal Corporation Wednesday ordered demolition of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association's (HPCA) cricket academy at Lalpani, holding that it was an “unauthorised structure” built wi......read more