Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:36 AM

Badaun rape: Victims of hollow official claims and ground realities

Badaun rape: Victims of hollow official claims and ground realities

...iyan, a sanitation campaign backed by the government, says on its website that in gram panchayat Katra Sadatganj of Badaun district, where the girls lived, toilets had been constructed under the campaign. On its

One person dies on Indian roads every three minutes

One person dies on Indian roads every three minutes

...e same time, the report said, road accidents in the country may have come down marginally by 0.02 percent during 2012 compared to 2011, but the casualties have increased by 1.6 percent. Among the causes of

Uttarakhand disaster: Lessons not learnt, pain lingers (A year after)

Uttarakhand disaster: Lessons not learnt, pain lingers (A year after)

...e hundreds of villagers in Uttarakhand who lost their homes and livelihoods in the flash floods last June 16 and for the thousands all over the country whose loved ones were washed away by the swirling waters,

Over one lakh suicides in India every year, says report

Over one lakh suicides in India every year, says report

...cide reported from 53 cities, it said. The report attributed family problems and illness to be the main reasons for committing suicides. The two reasons account for 24 percent and 19.6 percent suicides out of the

Poor business: Uttarakhand tourism still reeling from flood tragedy (A year after)

Poor business: Uttarakhand tourism still reeling from flood tragedy (A year after)

...221; C.S. Kotwal, general manager at Monal Resorts, a hotel two kilometres from Rudraprayag, told (Cnews). Most of the tourists going to Kedarnath either stay at Rudraprayag, Guptkashi or Gangotri, where the most havoc happened during

Tatra case: Antony admitted V.K. Singh told him about bribe

Tatra case: Antony admitted V.K. Singh told him about bribe

...fficer Tejinder Singh following V.K. Singh’s allegation of bribery offer over irregularities in the import of heavy-duty Tatra trucks for the Indian Army. “A.K. Antony, raksha mantri (defence minister), in his statement in parliament March 27,

Two human traffickers get four year jail term

Two human traffickers get four year jail term

New Delhi, July 10 ((Crime News):) A court here Thursday sentenced two men, convicted for a trafficking a girl for prostitution, to four years rigorous imprisonment. The additional sessions judge, Tis Hazari, also slapped

Customs official gets two-year jail term

Customs official gets two-year jail term

Chennai, June 6 ((Cnews)) A CBI special court here Friday sentenced a customs official to two years in jail in a disproportionate assets case and also ordered attachment of his properties and fined him Rs.20,000.

From the Orient to the Middle East, a rhino horn’s journey (Wildllife Feature)

From the Orient to the Middle East, a rhino horn’s journey (Wildllife Feature)

...Red List of threatened species. In Assam, rhinos were hunted from as early as the 1800s when a single military officer would kill some 200. It was in 1904 that after a visit to Kaziranga

Red light-jumping cause most road accidents: Police

Red light-jumping cause most road accidents: Police

...life are saved because they were wearing seat belts (when the accidents happened),” Shukla told (Cnews). Officials said in 2013, until May 15, a total of 660 deaths were reported, while the figures for the same