Nitish Kumar to take a call on Tejashwi Yadav after Presidential Election 2017

The political crisis in Bihar is deepening over continuation of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in the Nitish Kumar cabinet after an FIR was lodged against him in a corruption case. The high voltage drama is likely to end on July 18 when Nitish is expected to take a final call on whether Tejashwi will continue in his cabinet or will he have to

Activist Trupti Desai stopped from entering Shani Shingnapur Temple despite HC order

The Maharashtra Police on Saturday detained activist Trupti Desai while she was trying to enter the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Ahmednagar district of the state along with other Bhumata Brigade supporters. The development came just days after the Bombay High Court allowed women’s entry into the temple, which was banned earlier. The detention followed clashes between Bhumata Brigade members and locals, who were preventing their entry into the inner sanctum. Earlier, NCP workers also protested outside the temple

Salman Khan's acquittal 'travesty of justice', Maharashtra tells SC

Two months after he walked free, it was time for yet another round of legal battle for Bollywood star Salman Khan with the Supreme Court on Friday commencing hearing of appeal filed by the Maharashtra government against his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The court asked questions on the statement of several witnesses to ascertain if the Bombay High Court disbelieved crucial depositions. “The judgment of the high court

Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh accused of sexual harassment

An international hockey player of Indian origin has filed a police complaint against national team captain Sardar Singh alleging sexual harassment. The 21-year-old player, who hails from Leeds in England and was the first Sikh player in the Britain under-19 women’s hockey team, has filed a written complaint with Ludhiana police. Investigation of the case has been marked to the Koom Kalan police station in Ludhiana district. Police station in-charge

AAP MLA Mahendra Yadav gets bail in assault case

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Mahendra Yadav, who was sent to one-day police custody for assaulting a public servant on Friday, has been granted bail. The Vikaspuri MLA was arrested while he was protesting against Delhi Police for not filing an FIR in a rape case. The court had yesterday granted bail to four other accused – Rupesh Katyani, Devender Kumar, Roshan Kumar and Shailesh Kumar – who were also arrested

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain receives threat letter

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday received a threat letter. A case was registered at North Avenue police station after the threat letter was received. While confirming receiving a threat letter, the BJP leader said, “I’ve received a threatening letter which had derogatory content against my party and my statements.” Hussain further said the letter has been handed over to the police and an FIR has been

Hema Upadhyay murder case cracked, Mumbai Police arrests Chintan Upadhyay

Mumbai Police arrested artist Hema Upadhyay’s estranged husband Chintan in the wee hours of Tuesday on charges of killing his wife and her lawyer Harish Bhambhanion December 11. Chintan, also an artist, was a “suspect” in the murder case of his wife and her lawyer Harish Bhambani and he was detained last night after fresh evidence in the case surfaced, the police said. Subsequently, Chintan was arrested early morning after

CM Arvind Kejriwal to meet railway minister Suresh Prabhu over demolition drive

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is to discuss the recent demolition drive in Shakur basti and the subsequent death of a baby at the site with railway minister Suresh Prabhu as he is not satisfied with the ministry officials’ response. The CM announced his intention to meet Prabhu via Twitter on Monday. Arvind Kejriwal ✔@ArvindKejriwal Sought an appointment with Railway Minister, Sh Suresh Prabhu ji 8:43 AM – 14 Dec

My son’s innocent, stop defaming him: Zarina Wahab

Sooraj Pancholi’s mother Zarina Wahab is angry and feels that her son is being targetted. Sooraj has been charge sheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Jiah Khan murder case under the Indian Penal Code, Section 306, which deals with abetment of suicide. “The entire charge sheet is not out yet. How dare anyone write anything about Sooraj without knowing the contents! We will take action against people

Final verdict in Salman Khan hit-and-run case tomorrow, court hints at big relief

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected the evidence of Ravindra Patil, former police bodyguard of Bollywood actor Salman Khan and witness in the 2002 hit-and-run case, stating that Patil’s statements were ‘wholly unreliable’. Justice A R Joshi questioned the credibility of Patil while deciding the verdict in the appeal filed by the actor against the five year jail term awarded to him by a Mumbai sessions court on May

Assault case: Cricketer Amit Mishra arrested in Bengaluru, gets bail

Legspinner Amit Mishra was arrested and later released on bail in Bengaluru on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a woman in September when he was in the city to attend a training camp for the ongoing series against South Africa. The cricketer was arrested after a nearly three-hour-long interrogation at Ashok Nagar police station after he appeared before the police complying with their summons issued last week. Bengaluru Police had summoned

Hardik Patel's intention was to wage war against Gujarat govt, says FIR

The 27-page FIR filed by city crime branch against Hardik Patel and five others under serious charges of sedition says that the young quota leader had allegedly instigated his community to adopt violent means to “wage war” against Gujarat government. The probe agency has put transcripts of various telephonic conversations and speeches of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) members and its convener Hardik Patel- where in they had allegedly instigated