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Bus conductor granted bail in Ryan murder case (Lead)

Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A Haryana court on Tuesday granted bail to bus conductor Ashok Kumar, 42, arrested by Haryana Police for allegedly killing Class II student Pradhuman Thakur of Ryan International School in Bhondsi. Seven-year-old Pradhuman’s body was on September 8 morning found in the washroom of school with throat slit. Accused Kumar was arrested the same day. Two ... Read More »

Pradhuman murder: HC grants conditional bail to Pintos

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday granted bail to the Pinto family, owners and trustees of Ryan International School, in the matter related to the murder of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur at the Gurugram branch of the school. Justice Surender Gupta directed the Pinto family to join investigations in the case. The court barred them ... Read More »

ICJ election: India appreciates Britain's decision to withdraw candidate

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India on Tuesday lauded Britain for its decision to withdraw its candidate, which led to the re-election of Justice Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “The UK decided to withdraw its candidate after a closely fought electoral process,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement. “We appreciate the UK decision.” The ... Read More »

Delhi air quality may worsen: Minister

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday said the city’s air quality may worsen and directed to continue measures to impound and shut down visibly polluting vehicles and factories. Hussain, in a letter to Environment Department Secretary Keshav Chandra, said the air quality has improved, but it would be temporary and may worsen in the coming ... Read More »

Zimbabwe ministers snub Mugabe, miss cabinet meeting

Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) A routine meeting that had been called by President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday failed to take place after cabinet ministers snubbed the call to attend it. The official Herald newspaper reported that the ministers resolved to miss the cabinet meeting at a party caucus meeting Monday. A joint sitting of the Senate and National Assembly to ... Read More »

Not looking for huge funds in next Budget: Railways Minister

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Railways does not need huge funds in the next Union Budget as it will focus on monetising its own assets. “Earlier, I had suggested that Railways in the coming days would not require huge money the way in it has been allotted in the last three Budgets,” ... Read More »

Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death (Second Lead)

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram’s Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case. “No hospital will be allowed to play with the health and sentiments of the people in ... Read More »

Singapore offers J&K help in 'critical areas': Drabu

Jammu, Nov 21 (IANS) The Singapore government has offered technical support to Jammu and Kashmir for skill, riverfront development and water management, a minister said here on Tuesday. Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, who returned after a 3-day visit to Singapore said: “We held extensive deliberations with the Ministers, government officials and experts in Singapore on how best the expertise of ... Read More »

Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamiist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, police said. The third man arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police is a local arms dealer. The ABT is a front for Al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent and ... Read More »

I stand by 'Padmavati', Bhansali: Ranveer Singh

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, one of the three lead actors of “Padmavati”, on Tuesday said he stands by the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali “200 per cent” amidst the ongoing controversy over its alleged content. “I am 200 percent with the film and I stand by it as well as Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Given that ... Read More »

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