In a clear snub to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday announced candidates for 325 of the 403 assembly seats, ‘ignoring’ his son’s objections to certain names, and ‘ruled out’ alliance with any party for the upcoming polls. At a hurriedly convened press conference here, the SP patriarch released the list of 325 candidates, giving tickets to 176 sitting MLAs. Names of candidates for rest of the 78 ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
A combative Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mocking his Wednesday’s speech wherein the Congress vice president had accused him of having taken money from corporate groups, saying he could make fun of him but needed to answer the charges of personal corruption levelled against him. At a ‘jan aakrosh rally’ in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the Congress vice president told the prime minister that he could make fun of him as much as he can but ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
A 20-year-old girl, who was on a job-hunt, was allegedly raped in a car in South Delhi’s Moti Bagh area, a grim throwback to the horrific gang rape and torture of a para-medic student in a moving bus on December 16 four years ago which had shaken the country. The girl, a resident of Noida who had come to Delhi looking for a job, was waiting for a bus near AIIMS on Wednesday evening when the accused Avneesh, 28, driving a car which had a sticker of the home ministry, offered to drop her.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In the aftermath of the Indian Army’s “punitive fire assaults”, Director General of Military Intelligence Officers of India and Pakistan spoke on Wednesday at the latter’s request for an “unscheduled hotline interaction” during which the “unethical” act of mutilation of bodies of Indian soldiers by “terrorists” was raised. “He (Pakistani DGMO) was categorically informed that if any ceasefire violations were initiated by Pak ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Delhi Dynamos' captain Florent Malouda celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during their against Chennaiyin FC during their ISL match in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photograph: ISL Former France and Chelsea star Florent Malouda scored twice, inspiring Delhi Dynamos to a 4-1 drubbing of defending champions Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League football match in New Delhi on Wednesday. 36-year-old Malouda, leading the Delhi side, continued his impressive performance as he struck ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Two powerful earthquakes struck central Italy on Wednesday about 50 miles north of the site of a deadly quake in August that killed nearly 300 people, the US Geological Survey said. IMAGE: A chapel and collapsed houses are seen after two powerful quakes struck within two hours. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters The second quake -- with a magnitude of 6.1 -- was 3.2 kilometre north of Visso and 58 km from Perugia, the USGS reported. Just a few hours earlier, a magnitude-5.5 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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