The court said that officials responsible for allowing the idol would be prosecuted. | Photo Credit: Shanker Chakravartymore-in“Will prayer reach God if you pray from an illegal property,” remarked the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, expressing displeasure at the illegally constructed Hanuman idol in Karol Bagh here. A committee appointed by the High Court had revealed large-scale enchoachment on public land, including the construction of the Hanuman idol, in the area. Earlier, the court had remarked that religious structures cannot be allowed to encroach on public land for private gain and at the expense of others' rights. The court was hearing a bunch of petitions relating to illegal constructions and encroachments in Karol Bagh area of Delhi.

December 13, 2017 01:19 UTC

Nearly 20 pairs had participated in the remote Littipara block of Pakur district, some 375 km from State Capital Ranchi. According to preliminary inputs, the district administration may institute a case against the participants and organizers of the event including the JMM MLA for indecent behaviour in public place. While the ruling BJP has played a perfect moral police, demanding strong actions against the JMM MLA over this " vulgarity " and staging protests, opposition parties like RJD have refused to defend the event. Besides Simon Marandi, JMM MLA from Maheshpur Stephen Marandi, JMM Pakur district unit chief Shyam Yadav and a host of local JMM leaders attended the event. BJP farmers' wing and All Adivasi Youth and Students Union (AAYSU) on Tuesday staged demonstrations and burnt effigies of Simon Marandi .

December 13, 2017 01:18 UTC

HYDERABAD: It was the mutton soup that gave away the crime. When the paramour was served mutton soup at the hospital and he refused to eat it saying he was a vegetarian, the dead husband's family saw something amiss, as their son was non-vegetarian. Nagarkurnool police on December 10 arrested M Swati, 27, on the charge of killing her husband M Sudhakar Reddy with the help of her paramour, Rajesh, a physiotherapist. Subsequently, an 'injured Rajesh, who was pretending as Sudhakar, was shifted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad.Police said Sudhakar was a non-vegetarian and used to like mutton soup, while Rajesh, the paramour of Swati, is a vegetarian. When nurses at the hospital offered him mutton soup, Rajesh for better healing, refused to consume it, saying he was a vegetarian.

December 13, 2017 00:47 UTC

After former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh broke his silence on allegations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of Congress-Pak nexus in Gujarat elections, the former foreign minister of Pakistan has come out and rejected all the charges levelled against him. It's out of the question", said Khurshid Kasuri, former foreign minister of Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently at a rally on Sunday had hit out at the Congress saying that the Congress is colluding with Pakistan to impact the assembly elections in Gujarat. He may very well have been a General but after retirement everybody is a civilian", said the former Pak Foreign Minister. I only focus on Indo-Pak peace and when I released my book in India both Congress and BJP leaders had attended."

December 13, 2017 00:33 UTC

Highlights 1 As ordered by International Court of Justice (ICJ), Pakistan will present its case today2 Pakistan claims that 'evidence' furnished in ICJ will prove 'terrorist' tag on Kulbhushan Jadhav3 Pakistan claims that it can counter India's stance 'point-by-point'Pakistan will submit its memoir in response to India's at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday around noon. Highly placed sources say that Pakistan will "reject" all "claims" made by India in front of the international court regarding "consular access" to Jadhav. Pakistan alleges that Kulbhushan Jadhav was involved in terror-related activities and hence "evidence" to back that claim will be furnished which would also include the confessions of Kulbhushan Jadhav. After Pakistan's submission, ICJ would review memoirs of both the countries and then fix the date for hearing. It was only after India approached the ICJ that a 10-member bench on May 18 2017 restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.

December 12, 2017 23:26 UTC

NEW DELHI: The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation ( EPFO ) advised subscribers on Tuesday against completely withdrawing funds for petty reasons, saying such a decision would cost them social security benefits that only come with continuity.People should not treat the money like a bank deposit , the retirement fund body added. "We want to convey to all our members not to be tempted to make final withdrawals from their provident fund balances unless and until it is really necessary. They should continue to live with the fund until they retire from service, that is our primary objective," V Ranganath , additional commissioner, central PF commissioner, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh , said. "...We are discouraging people withdrawing in full for petty reasons, because they are not only losing on their PF money, they are also losing out big time on security in their old age and pension," he added.

December 12, 2017 23:10 UTC

NEW DELHI: More than a year after the Indore-Patna Express derailment in Kanpur killed 148 people, investigations have established there was 'no conspiracy' behind the incident. According to highly placed sources, IIT-Kanpur, approached by the National Investigation Agency NIA ) to examine the reasons behind the derailment, has ruled out sabotage in its report.The IIT-K experts have cited defects in the train's bogies and jamming of wheels as the reasons why the train derailed on November 20 last year, said sources. Also, there is no evidence of any explosion on the tracks near Kanpur that day. This module was behind the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast in Madhya Pradesh on March 7 this year that injured 10 people. The NIA also investigated the role of Maoists in the Kanpur derailment, but evidence didn't support the theory.

December 12, 2017 23:03 UTC

NEW DELHI: Soon passenger cars used as cabs won't have the child lock system to end any misuse by drivers. The apex committee sets standards and specifications for vehicles and their parts. "Since no manufacturer knows which particular product will be registered as a cab or transport vehicle, the solution has to be at the end when the dealer dispatches the vehicle. The manufacturers have said there are ways out and passengers to disable the child locks before starting the journey.He added that there is also a need to look into whether a child lock in a car is needed at all since now almost all cars have got central locking systems. Last month, the Delhi government had directed cab owners and drivers to paste a "clearly visible" sticker on their vehicles, cautioning passengers to disable the child locks before starting the journey.

December 12, 2017 22:52 UTC

JAIPUR: With just a year to go for assembly elections in her state, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje is conducting district-wise tours, reaching out to representatives of different castes. They tell me a lot of things...I also get to have a reasonable idea of how the party is functioning. But one has to accept it; they are all with different characteristics and we have to come to terms with it. The rest followed and eventually, I wrote a letter to Smriti Irani to ensure that the sentiments of a certain caste are not hurt. Why insist on a film if it is hurting the sentiments of a particular caste?

December 12, 2017 22:43 UTC

Highlights 1 India's High Commissioner designate Ajay Bisaria crossed the Wagah border on foot2 About Indo-Pak ties he said that future should be different than the past3 He emphasized the need for 'trust building' to improve Indo-Pak tiesIndian High Commissioner designate Ajay Bisaria arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday with his wife Bharati Chaturvedi. He crossed over on foot through the Wagah border and was welcomed on the other side by the Indian Deputy Chief of Mission in Islamabad, J.P. Singh and other officials of the Indian High Commission. We should work towards trust building which would lead to strengthening of ties between the two countries", he told the media. To a question regarding easing of India's visa policy, Ajay Bisaria said, "We will try to make an effort to ease visa issues on humanitarian grounds. The ones who need visa on humanitarian grounds will get preference and we intend to make movement easy between the two nations."

December 12, 2017 22:41 UTC

Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims his Manchester United players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed Sunday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford. Also read Jose Mourinho involved in sensational dressing room bust-up with Manchester City keeper EdersonCity manager Pep Guardiola, whose side won the game 2-1, has also defended his players, although he has offered an apology to United. If we offended United -- not just one player, not just Jose, (but) Manchester United -- then I apologise," he said. What happened in the locker room happened. If we were not correct, then I apologise to all of Manchester United.

December 12, 2017 22:30 UTC

To get good marks in the cleanliness survey (Swachh Survekshan-2018) the Jaipur Municipal Corporation(JMC) will now strictly adhere to the people in the city. There are thousands of employees and officers in addition to Vigilance Cell in Jaipur Municipal Corporation. There is a Sanitary Inspector in every ward of the municipal corporation. These Swachhta Mitra will provide information about cleanliness to the public and will aware the public to cleanliness. The Municipal Corporation has eight zone areas.

December 12, 2017 22:30 UTC

"Alarm bells have been ringing in recent years about the CBI's political independence and raised by former CBI directors," Saez said. "Ex-CBI head Joginder Singh in 2011 details the various ways investigations could be interfered with. "The initial years of creation of the CBI were far more independent than now. The BJP blames Congress for Mallya getting huge loans to bail out Kingfisher and Congress blames the BJP for allowing him to escape, he said. Asthana's name was found on torn pages inside a Gujarat-based company when raided by the income tax department that indicated suspicious transactions.

December 12, 2017 22:18 UTC

Solar energy of the sandy areas of Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions will illuminate many villages of Punjab and Gujarat. National Grid Corporation has geared up and accelerated the work of laying the main line of 8000 KV for green energy corridor i.e. electronics corridor for solar energy production. According to the plan, these corridors will link Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Nagaur, etc, districts to Moga of Punjab and Banaskantha of Gujarat. When it will be ready, the solar energy that will be created in Jodhpur and Bikaner, which produces the highest solar energy, will start illuminating entire northern India.

December 12, 2017 22:18 UTC

Doctor of a private hospital were alleged of performing wrong operation of a woman, instead of doing an operation on the abdomen, she was treated on some other part. Her husband has filed a case in Nagori Gate police station accusing the doctor for doing wrong operations. Where, the doctor did wrong operation instead of appendix operation. If she did not get treatment there at the time then she could have lost his life. Due to negligence of doctors, his wife had to undergo unnecessary physical and mental torture.

December 12, 2017 22:18 UTC