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Court acquits truck driver in motor accident case

A sessions court has set aside the conviction of a truck driver by a trial court in a road accident case that left a pillion rider dead, holding that negligence was on part of the motorcyclist. District Judge Ina Malhotra acquitted Basruddin, the truck driver, who was sentenced to one year rigorous imprisonment by the trial court under Section 304A ...

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‘Mardaani’ role is quite different from my image: Rani

Actress Rani Mukerji says her role in upcoming film ‘Mardaani’ is quite opposite of her image. Rani will play a police officer in ‘Mardaani’ for the first time. The film is directed by Pradeep Sarkar, who last directed her in ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’ (2007). “It (film) is quite contrasting to my image right now. I am excited about the ...

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2G: Court imposes Rs one lakh penalty on Shahid Balwa

A special court today imposed a penalty of Rs one lakh on Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, who had sought permission to withdraw answers given by him earlier to the court in the 2G scam case trial, while allowing his plea to record afresh his statement before it. Special CBI Judge O P Saini, however, did not allow the ...

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President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Modi Meet in New Delhi

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for bilateral talks this morning at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, where the President was warmly welcomed by the Prime Minister. The two leaders had an in-depth discussion of issues of mutual concern. President Rajapaksa described the initiatives Sri Lanka has taken with regard to rehabilitation, resettlement, ...

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Nawaz Sharif pleased to be in Delhi

Nawaz Sharif: Very pleased to be in Delhi at PM’s invite. Yesterday, attended oath-taking ceremony. Today meeting held in warm, cordial atmosphere. Clear mandate provides opportunity to leading hopes and aspirations. Turning new page in relations. I expressed PM a common agenda, not possible without peace n stability in region. Accusations/Counter-Accusations, Counter Productive. My govt stands ready, owe it to ...

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Modi beats Kejriwal in Varanasi

Prime Minister in waiting Narendra Modi has formally won from Varanasi as well. Still no margins, but this is just the cherry on top for the man who can easily claim responsibility for this BJP rout of Congress. The leads are now in for all 543 seats, and the NDA is ahead in 332. The UPA only has 63 seats ...

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Narendra Modi to hold victory roadshows in Gujarat

New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is camping in his home state, will hold roadshows Friday as poll results showed a sweep for his party. “Modi will be in Gujarat Friday. He will hold thanksgiving meetings in Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar,” a senior Gujarat government official told IANS. Modi, the Gujarat Chief minister, led an agressive election ...

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UDF leads in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF Friday took early lead in 13 of the 20 seats as officials counted the millions of votes polled in the Lok Sabha election. The LDF led by the CPI-M was ahead in seven seats, officials said. LDF candidates were forging ahead in Kannur, Vadakara, Attingal, Alalthur, Mavelikera, Thrissur and Chalakudy constituencies, and the ...

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AIADMK leads in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, May 16 (IANS) The AIADMK Friday established early leads in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu, based on the counting of postal ballots. In Kanyakumari, the Bharatiya Janata Party has established an early lead. There are 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu.

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