• Sun, Apr 23, 2017
  • Gangrape convicts move High Court against jail term in robbery case

    Updated: Apr, 23, 201708:58 PM

    Three of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case have moved the Delhi High Court challenging the 10-year jail term awarded to them by a trial court in a robbery case.
    Gangrape convicts move High Court against jail term in robbery case
    Justice S P Garg admitted the appeal filed by convicts Akshay Kumar Singh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma and said that the same will be heard in due course. The judges order implies that the hearing may not take place any time in the near future.The trio convicted for dacoity and dishonestly receiving stolen property have alleged before the high court that the trial courts order was bad in law and against the principle of natural justice .Besides the trio, the trial court on September 2, 2015 had also awarded 10 year imprisonment to convict Mukesh, saying they do not deserve any leniency .It had also imposed a fine of Rs 1.01 lakh each on the four convicts, who are currently lodged in Tihar jail.The convicts in their appeal, filed through advocate A P Singh, have sought setting aside of the trial court verdict saying it did not pay...
  • National netball champion given triple talaq for giving birth to girl National netball champion given triple talaq for giving birth to girl
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201708:51 PM

    A national level netball player was divorced for giving birth to a girl child, in Uttar Pradesh. Shumayala Javed, a national level champion for seven times, hails from Amroha district of UP. She was...

  • Jaitley flags H-1B concerns with US Treasury Secretary Jaitley flags H-1B concerns with US Treasury Secretary
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201708:45 PM

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised the issue of restrictions on H-1B visa with his US counterpart Steven Mnuchin as India fears the curb would impact the movement of Indian IT professionals to...

  • Why can't a woman live in peace in this country: Supreme Court Why can't a woman live in peace in this country: Supreme Court
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201708:35 PM

    Why can't women live in peace in this country, a Supreme Court bench, apparently exasperated over growing crimes against women, has observed.

  • Delay in quota reforms to erode IMF’s credibility: Arun Jaitley Delay in quota reforms to erode IMF’s credibility: Arun Jaitley
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201706:47 PM

    India has been pressing for IMF quota reforms as it would give more say to developing nations in the activities of the multi-lateral organisation.

  • MCD polls: Kejriwal questions SEC over 'malfunctioning' EVMs MCD polls: Kejriwal questions SEC over 'malfunctioning' EVMs
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201705:45 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the State Election Commission claiming that reports of faulty EVMs were pouring in from across the national capital on polling day.

  • Indo-Israel ties more visible under Modi government: Israel Indo-Israel ties more visible under Modi government: Israel
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201703:28 PM

    Appreciating that Indo-Israel ties were more “visible” after the Modi government has come to power, Israel said on Sunday that India’s policy of not having a “zero-sum game” while dealing with the...

  • Government to ensure 60-year limit followed for senior citizen benefit Government to ensure 60-year limit followed for senior citizen benefit
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201702:49 PM

    The government wants ministries, departments and also private agencies to adopt '60 years' as the uniform age criterion to define senior citizens as to address anomalies in extending benefits to the...

  • Modi asks States to speed up infrastructure development Modi asks States to speed up infrastructure development
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201702:44 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon states to “speed up capital expenditure and infrastructure creation” to spur economic growth.

  • GST great illustration of cooperative federalism: Modi GST great illustration of cooperative federalism: Modi
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201702:01 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the consensus on Goods and Services Tax (GST) reflects the spirit of 'one nation, one aspiration, one determination'.