Vijay Goel, who courted controversy by reportedly stopping a Shatabdi Express mid-way in Rajasthan to visit a temple, on Saturday refuted charges that the train was stopped at his instance and he was travelling without a ticket.
Expressing concern over the growing incidents of suicides by farmers due to crop failure in the country, including Madhya Pradesh, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj on Saturday demanded a new central policy on the issue.
President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday made
a strong pitch for putting an end to the "disgraceful"
practice of ragging in the country and said this should have
no place in centres of learning and intellectual pursuits.
In a humane gesture, Congress
President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday asked members of her cavalcade to
attend to an injured brother-sister duo who fell off their
motorbike while trying to give them way on a highway.
Days after a court ordered trial of the principal of La Martiniere School for alleged abetment to suicide of a student, WB government informed Calcutta HC that it had issued guidelines to prohibit corporal punishment in schools.
Farmers blocked railway traffic at nearly half a dozen places in Punjab Friday to protest slow paddy procurement and CM Parkash Singh Badal warned the central government of unrest if procurement norms were not relaxed immediately.
Terming the Jaipur metro rail project
as a "fancy brainchild" of the Rajasthan government, a former
BJP minister has demanded that the project be stopped as the
number of passengers did not match with the official
An inquiry has been ordered into
an incident where a driver of Saurashtra Janta train stopped
the train 5 km ahead of the scheduled stop today, which could
have caused major accident, railway officials said here.