The UN on Wednesday warned Nepal's warring political leaders that they risk a return to "confrontation and conflict" if they fail to set aside their narrow interests and focus on writing a new constitution by the deadline due next week.
In the backdrop of Maharashtra government's decision to scale down police security to politicians and their families, Minister of State for Home, Ram Shinde on Wednesday said the move will free nearly 200 personnel, who shall now be assigned duties demanding greater attention.
The Supreme Court has made it clear that the yardstick followed in appointments in judiciary and civil services of not inducting persons with doubtful integrity should also be applied while appointing minsters.
The Election Commission has put restrictions on the presence of political functionaries in Patiala (urban) and Talwandi Sabo Assembly constituencies where by-polls are to be held on August 21, after the campaign period is over.
Every life lost to a road accident is most avoidable! But when public representatives who have been chosen to govern the nation are killed in road accidents, it shows that the road safety standards in the country are up for urgent review.
Nearly 20 per cent of contestants in the third phase of Lok Sabha election have criminal cases against them, with Kerala topping the list among 13 states, while an AAP nominee has been charged with 28 serious offences.
With the DGCA cracking the whip on air charter firms flouting safety norms, the companies busy flying politicians for poll campaign would now report to the aviation regulator on operational issues once every week from tomorrow.