Dust storm lashes Delhi, NCR

Dust storm lashes Delhi, NCR

NEW DELHI:  A high-velocity dust storm hit the national capital and the NCR region late on Monday, the weatherman said.The storm, with a wind speed of 70 kilometres per hours, hit Delhi around 11.20pm, an official at the Safdarjung observatory said. At least 124 people killed and 300 injured due to dust storms and thunderstorms […]

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India singer Daler Mehndi convicted for smuggling migrants

India singer Daler Mehndi convicted for smuggling migrants

An Indian pop star, Daler Mehndi, has been sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling migrants abroad. Mehndi and six others were accused in 2003 of cheating people of large sums of money by falsely promising to take them to Western countries. The singer was convicted on Friday in the northern state of Punjab. […]

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Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment

Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment

A special CBI court on Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. The dera chief was convicted of rape on August 25. Before CBI judge Jagdeep Singh read out the sentence, dera followers burnt two cars in Sirsa. Last week, 38 people were killed in the […]

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10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim, whose abortion plea was rejected by SC, delivers girl child

10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim, whose abortion plea was rejected by SC, delivers girl child

Chandigarh: The 10-year-old rape victim, whose abortion plea was turned down by the Supreme Court, on Thursday delivered a girl child at Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 here. The girl’s condition is stable. The delivery took place through Cesarean surgery. The minor girl became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by her uncle […]

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Karwa Chauth Celebration

Karwa Chauth Celebration

Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in many countries in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. The fast is traditionally celebrated in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab. The festival falls on […]

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Lalu-Nitish beat BJP in ‘semi-final’, all set for ‘final’ in 2015

New Delhi/Patna: With the Lalu Prasad Yadav-Nitish Kumar combine having gained the upper hand in the bypoll held for 10 seats in Bihar, all eyes are now on the changing political dynamics ahead of the big battle in 2015, when assembly elections would be held in the state. Though the ‘grand alliance’ managed to win only […]

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India Election Results 2014, Live India election result 2014 Live on news89

Lok Sabha Election 2014 Results 563 million people have cast their votes in the Indian elections with exit polls predicting a huge victory for Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party Overview India’s general election, which starts on 7 April, will be the largest vote ever held. About 814,500,000 people will have a […]

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Operation Bluestar hero trashes talk of UK help

Mumbai: Amid the raging row over claims that Margaret Thatcher’s government had aided India in the Operation Bluestar to flush out militants from the Golden Temple in 1984, Lt Gen (Retd) KS Brar, who led the offensive, on Tuesday said it was planned and executed by Indian military commanders. “I am quite dumbfounded because the […]

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