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Ordinance giving teeth to penal provisions for crime against SC/STs passed

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 00:21

In a bid to woo the SCs and STs ahead of elections, government on Sunday cleared an ordinance making penal provisions more stringent.

Wall St Week Ahead: Harsh weather likely to skew economic data again

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 10:23

After months of subpar economic data that has been blamed at least partially on the brutal winter weather, investors may still struggle to discern the real picture of the economy next week.

Expedite ST status to Gorkhas, centre urged

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 23:43

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday urged the central government to expedite the process of granting the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to all Gorkha communities hailing from Darjeeling hills of West Bengal.

2nd Test: Australia collapse sees South Africa level series

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 09:13

South Africa took nine wickets after tea to level their three match series against Australia on the fourth day of the second Test at St George`s Park Sunday.

2nd Test: Hashim Amla strokes South Africa into strong position

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 10:40

South Africa moved into a strong position on the third day of the second Test against Australia at St George`s Park on Saturday but lost one of their four specialist bowlers.

Nick Jonas to star in Navy St

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10:29

Singer-actor Nick Jonas is all set to star in TV show `Navy St` alongside actress Kiele Sanchez.

Pope`s successful marriage recipe - `Please, thanks, sorry`

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 03:15

Pope Francis offered some Valentine`s Day advice today for a lasting marriage, telling 25,000 lovebirds that the recipe for success lies in saying three simple words: "Please, thanks and sorry."

US returns Polish painting stolen by Nazis

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 01:45

A painting by Johann Conrad Seekatz stolen from a Warsaw museum by the Nazis during World War II has been handed back to Poland, US authorities said Thursday.

Michigan mother charged with dismembering body of 32-year-old son

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 08:20

A registered nurse in southeastern Michigan dismembered her 32-year-old son`s body and dumped the parts along several area roadways, authorities said on Monday.

Mission Impossible: Three students hunt for Dawood, return home

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 12:53

Three school students embarked on a "mission" to get-rich-quick by hunting down Dawood Ibrahim and handing over the underworld don to authorities. The sheepish students are now back home after they ran out of money.

Mirzapur LS seat not to be reserved, 2 more ST seats in UP: EC

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 23:43

The Election Commission has decided not to reserve the Mirzapur Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh for Scheduled Castes but reserved Obra and Duddhi assembly constituencies for Scheduled Tribes.

Rajasthan CM asks police to expedite cases of SC/ST, women

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 15:14

Holding high-level meeting with SPs on law and order in the state, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje directed them to expedite cases pertaining to SC/ST, women and children and register FIRs immediately.