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7 hours ago
Odisha to take early action on social media grievances

Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday asked all District Collectors to instruct officers concerned to take early and appropriate action on public grievances received through social media. According an official, the state government receives a lot of grievances from various quarters through various social media accounts through Twitter and Facebook, and these are b...

7 hours ago
3 UP youth questioned in Kashmir stone pelting case

Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Three youth have been detained and are being questioned in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for their alleged complicity in stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district, police said on Thursday. The police has constituted a team of the local intelligence unit (LIU) to probe their background and to question their families, an official said. Th...

2 days ago
Heat wave grips Bihar, school summer vacations extended further

June 19 (IANS) With a heat wave sweeping Bihar, the primary sections of all public and private schools in the state capital have been ordered closed till June 23, an official said on Tuesday. Patna District Magistrate Ravi Kumar on Tuesday ordered summer vacation of students from class 1 to 8 be further extended till June 23 in view of heat wave conditions here. Last week, he had ordered...

2 days ago
Chandigarh bans private coaching classes during school hours

Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Authorities in Chandigarh on Tuesday announced a ban on private coaching classes during school hours. The ban will be effective from July 1, District Magistrate Ajit Balaji Joshi said. It has come to the notice... that most of the private coaching centres in the city of Chandigarh remain open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. These coaching centres are involved in ...

6 days ago
CM Raje urges fast processing of citizenship to Hindu migrants

Jaipur, June 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for fast processing of pending cases to grant citizenship rights to Hindus who migrated to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan or Bangladesh. According to information, Raje met and informed the Union Minister on Thursday that applications of several such migrants residing in diffe...

8 days ago
Jagannath temple treasury's keys found in district record room

Bhubaneswar, June 13 (IANS) The keys to Jagannath temple's Ratna Bhandar (treasure room) were found in a locker in the district record room in Odisha's Puri on Wednesday, an official said. The duplicate key of the inner chamber of the Ratna Bhandar was found in a sealed envelope kept in a locker of the record room, said Puri District Collector Arvind Agarwal, adding that a report will be...

10 days ago
Toy grenade hurled at Shopian DM's residence

Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Panic gripped the guards and occupants at the official residence of the District Magistrate of Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday when miscreants hurled a toy grenade. The bomb disposal squad was called which discovered that the object was a toy grenade, a police officer said. --IANS sq/mr ...

14 days ago
Engineer transferred after Rs 5 cr bribe allegation

Ghaziabad, June 7 (IANS) An Executive Engineer of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) was shunted out to Banda in Uttar Pradesh after allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore. GDA sources said the engineer sought the money from a builder close to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to regularize shops situated in Indirapuram area. The builder video recorded the demand and s...

14 days ago
UP CM cracks the whip, suspends Gonda and Fatehpur DMs

Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday suspended the District Magistrates of Gonda and Fatehpur for non-performance, an official said. Accused of a slackened pace of governance and having no hold on the state's bureaucracy -- which many felt was also the reason behind the back-to-back defeats of the ruling BJP in bypolls -- the monk-turned-Chief M...

16 days ago
Agra facing acute water crisis

Agra, June 5 (IANS) Most parts of the Taj city went without water for the eighth day on Tuesday even as a series of programmes to highlight air and water pollution were being held on World Environment Day. Residents of Peer Kalyani, Nagla Mahadev, Free Ganj, Belanganj, and dozens of colonies on the outskirts complained of no water supply, while in other areas, supply was erratic. ...

16 days ago
Bodies of slain J&K militants exhumed, handed over to families

Srinagar, June 5 (IANS) Bodies of two militants, killed by the army as it foiled an infiltration bid on the LoC last month, were Tuesday exhumed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara and handed over to their families following an order by the local District Magistrate, police said. Two families from Pulwama and Kulgam districts had filed an application before Kupwara's District Magistrate, sayi...

16 days ago
Jharkhand government denies starvation death

Ranchi, June 5 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Tuesday denied that a woman in Giridih district died due to starvation, though it is yet to come up with a clarification on the second reported starvation death in Chatra district. Savitri Devi did not die due to starvation. She had been diagnosed with parenchymal haematoma. She had been treated in Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (R...

16 days ago
No relaxation in curfew in Shillong

Shillong, June 5 (IANS) Curfew continued on Tuesday in violence-hit areas in the Meghalaya capital Shillong while Internet on mobile telephones was restricted even as the situation was showing steady improvement. For today (Tuesday) we have decided not to relax the curfew even as the situation in the area is slowly limping back to normalcy. We are keeping a close watch on the situation, ...

17 days ago
Shillong violence: Centre deploys additional paramilitary forces

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) As Meghalaya's capital Shillong remained affected for the forth day with fresh violence late on Sunday, the Union Home Ministry approved deployment of 10 additional paramilitary forces in the tension-hit areas, Ministry sources said on Monday. The Ministry took the decision considering the Meghalaya government's demand for the deployment of additional central par...

17 days ago
Situation tense in Shillong, curfew from 4 p.m.

Shillong, June 4 (IANS) The authorities on Monday extended curfew in the Meghalaya capital as violence continued in tension-hit areas the previous night with mobs indulging in stone-pelting on security forces for the last four days. Curfew has been imposed from 4 p.m. on Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday in Shillong as there is likelihood that breach of peace may spread to other parts of the city...

18 days ago
Over 50% civil service aspirants skip exam in Ghaziabad centres

Ghaziabad, June 3 (IANS) Over half of the expected civil service examination aspirants were absent from the test here on Sunday, officials said. The Ghaziabad district administration made arrangements for 22,745 candidates but only 10,765 aspirants appeared at 46 centres and 11,976 candidates remained absent. Nodal officer, Additional District Magistrate, Finance Sunil Kumar Sin...

20 days ago
Shuttering falls off under-construction flyover in Varanasi

Varanasi, June 1 (IANS) Barely a fortnight after a section of an under-construction flyover here collapsed killing 16 persons, a part of the shuttering of another flyover fell on the road below on Friday, but no one was injured as there was no traffic passing, police said. The incident happened near the Tarna Chamav gate on a flyover connecting the city to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Interna...

21 days ago
CRPF trooper foils weapon snatching attempt in J&K

Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) An alert Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper on Thursday foiled a weapon snatching attempt in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, officials said. Police said two persons armed with axes tried to snatch the service rifle of a CRPF trooper near the mini secretariat in Kulgam town that houses the office of the district magistrate. The CRPF jawan sust...

23 days ago
Wrote to SDMC, police about fire in factories: AAP

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said they have informed the SDMC and Delhi Police about fire incidents in factories set up illegally in several residential areas of south Delhi but no action was taken. On Tuesday, a massive fire broke out in a rubber factory in Khirki Extension area of Malviya Nagar in south Delhi. No casualties have been reported...

23 days ago
Repolling in select polling stations in Kairana, Bhandara on Wednesday

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday ordered fresh polling in 73 polling stations of Kairana parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh and 49 polling stations in Maharashtras Bhandara-Gondiya parliamentary constituency on Wednesday. The EC's decision came after an unusually high number of voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines malfunctioned duri...

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