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Do`s & don`ts for security forces during assembly polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 03:51

Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today asked security forces to follow standard operative procedures (SOP) during the forthcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand.

Repoll ordered at booth in U`khand CM`s constituency

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:58

A day after bypolls were held for three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand, repoll was ordered Tuesday at a booth of Dharchula constituency from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is contesting.

Planning Commission considering Maha govt`s request on Kumbha

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:28

The Planning Commission is considering a request for assistance from the Maharashtra Government with regard to the Kumbh Mela being organised in Nashik district next year, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Acceptance of commission by docs against medical code: Vardhan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:05

Admitting to presence of widespread nexus between doctors and diagnostic centres to fleece patients, Harsh Vardhan said acceptance of commission by doctors was violative of the medical code.

Bihar Govt to table Walia panel report on Kosi floods

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:31

The Bihar government on Tuesday said it will table the Walia Commission report on the causes of embankment breach in Kosi River that had resulted in massive inundation 6 years ago in which over 250 people lost their lives, during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Assembly.

CEC meets political parties in Jharkhand ahead of polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 00:27

BJP on Monday raised its apprehensions of a large number of Bangladeshi infiltrators getting into voter`s list and urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter before the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand.

Water level down in 63 reservoirs, says CWC report

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 22:24

There is a fall in water level in 62 reservoirs monitored by the Central Water Commission (CWC) since May, the Centre told the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Criminals in politics: Law panel for new disqualification rule

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 19:51

Terming the current rule which disqualifies candidates upon conviction "incapable" of keeping criminals away from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended that disqualification should happen upon framing of charges in cases punishable by five years in jail or more.

NDA seeking views of parties on Judicial Commission

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:59

The NDA government is seeking the views of various political parties and eminent jurists to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission which seeks to scrap the present system of judges appointing judges, the Lok Sabha was informed Monday.

End Kashmir row for peace: Pakistan envoy

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 14:17

The Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved to ensure "viable peace and stability in the region", Pakistan`s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said.

West Bengal rights panel a symbol of oppression: Activists

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 13:08

The West Bengal Human Rights Commission, which was hailed last year for setting a benchmark in rights activism because of its proactive role, is now drawing the ire of activists who are terming it a "symbol of oppression".

UP govt pays compensation to Gonda rape victim

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:00

Uttar Pradesh government has paid monetary relief of Rs three lakh to a woman, who was allegedly raped by a police constable in district Gonda, following a direction from the National Human Rights Commission.