Union MoS quits cabinet

New Delhi: Union minister Raosaheb Dadarao Danve on Thursday resigned from the council of ministers, a statement said. President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignation. Danve was the Minister of State for consumer affairs, food and public distribution. (IANS)

YouTube blocks access to documentary, govt serves legal notice on BBC

Controversy over film on Nirbhaya’s rapist refuses to die down New Delhi: YouTube on Thursday began blocking access to the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, citing court orders, while the government served legal notice to the top news channel after it ignored a court’s restraining order and aired the documentary carrying an interview with one of the rape convicts. [Full Article...]

AAP divide persists even after Bhushan, Yadav exit

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP remained a divided house Thursday, as one party leader alleged that two senior colleagues were dropped from its top decision body though they had offered to step down honourably and another decrying the expose. Even as Yogendra Yadav, who along with Prashant Bhushan was ousted from the nine-member Political Affairs Committee (PAC) Wednesday night, sounded conciliatory [Full Article...]

Woman gangraped by lover, his friends

Hyderabad: A 40-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by three men at her house in Jagatgirigutta area here, police said on Thursday. The woman said that she was in a relationship with Srinivas, one of the accused, for the past one year, they said. Srinivas and his two friends — Ravi and Venkat — raped her on the night of March 3, Kukatpally inspector K [Full Article...]

16 swine flu deaths in Delhi hospitals; official toll is two

New Delhi: Two government hospitals in Delhi – Safdarjung Hospital and LNJP Hospital – have reported 16 swine flu deaths this year, top officials said Thursday, contradicting the figure of one death in each hospital given by the union health ministry. However, the health ministry clarified that its figures on swine flu deaths in Delhi were based on official reports. “The ministry has released [Full Article...]

Modi slams opposition for blocking passage of Land Bill in RS

Khandwa (MP):Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday en route to Khandwa district where he will inaugurate two units each of 600 MW capacity of Singaji Thermal Power Project. The Prime Minister was accorded a warm welcome at the airport by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. “Modiji wished the Chief Minister on the occasion of his 56th birthday,” Indore Mayor Malini [Full Article...]

Kejriwal in Bengaluru for naturopathy treatment

Bengaluru:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Thursday admitted to a naturopathy institute on the city outskirts for a 10-day treatment of his persistent chronic cough problem and other ailments. The AAP leader, who landed at the airport around noon accompanied by his parents, drove straight to Jindal Nature Cure Institute on Tumkuru Road on city outskirts. Kejriwal would undergo naturopathy regi-men that would [Full Article...]

IAF’s Jaguar aircraft crashes; pilot ejects safely

Chandigarh:A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed close to Shahbad town in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district today, with the pilot ejecting safely. “The fighter aircraft crashed in the fields. According to preliminary information, the pilot ejected from the plane before it fell in the fields. He was reported to have sustained injuries,” Kurukshetra’s Superintendent of Police, Simardeep Singh said. An IAF spokesperson [Full Article...]