A man was allegedly refrained from touching his mother's body at her funeral by a panchayat of the Valmiki community for "marrying a widow" on the grounds that he had gone against the "rules of the society".
Senior Congress leader Sriprakash Jaiswal on Tuesday asked the media not to create an issue out of Rahul Gandhi's absence and said the party vice-president is likely to address the April 19 Farmers' Rally in Delhi.
UPCA on Thursday got its wish granted after the Uttar Pradesh government gave Green Park on lease to the state cricket body at 1 crore per annum for 30 years but the stadium is still not ready to host an IPL match or a day/night game due to inadequate lighting facility.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the operations of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) would be expanded to compete with global aerospace and defence equipment manufacturing companies.
Objecting to the large security cover provided to him, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said only one security vehicle was enough for him as more number of cars cause inconvenience to commuters.