The first-ever national consultation on the implementation of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act, 2012, was held here at the weekend. Eminent child rights activists, prominent legal practitioners and top government officials ... Deccan Herald, 2 weeks ago
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The government has ordered a high-level probe, headed by director general shipping, to nail the guilty behind the oil spill that took place off the Chennai Coast following collision between two ships and the report is likely in a month, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday, even as the Madras high court directed the state government to urgently look into the issue and take necessary steps. A big damage control exercise was carried out in the wake of the collision, containing a major ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Violence broke out in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu on Monday as police cracked down on protesters even as the six-day-old ‘Marina uprising’ was called off after the state assembly passed a bill to replace the ordinance allowing the banned Jallikattu. The Tamil Nadu government conveyed to the Centre that the crowds at Chennai’s Marina beach have started dispersing slowly. In a communication, the Tamil Nadu government said that crowds have started dispersing after ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
People gather at 'vadi vasal' in Madurai's Alanganallur, from where the bulls will be released on the arena.After consultation with officials and members of Alanganallur jallikattu committee, an eight-foot double barricade has been erected around the Jallikattu arena as a safety feature.Registration of bulls began at night and the event will last long as long as the last bull is released through vadivasal, he said.Every bull will undergo a thorough medical test by 17 teams of veterinary doctors ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Former BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke, who was removed from the post by the Supreme Court earlier this month, has expressed "concerns" to Giles Clarke, ECB president over the board's ability to host the limited-overs series against England starting January 15. On ...Sify, 1 month ago
Nine miners were killed and some others feared trapped following a cave-in at Lalmatia opencast coal mine at Rajmahal area of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) last night. "CMD, ECL, has reported that a total of nine bodies of workmen have been recovered from the ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Hundreds of civilians and rebels left Aleppo today under an evacuation deal that will allow Syrias regime to take full control of the city after years of fighting. The rebel withdrawal began a month to the day after President Bashar al-Assads forces launched ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
Pakistan faces many serious problems; and among them is the status and invulnerability of holy cows, and people who are above the Pakistani laws. Bitter fact is growth in number of holy cows, accumulation of wealth and power they possess. CPEC is not a living ...Sify, 2 months ago
Lok Sabha With no signs of thaw in the deadlock with the government, a combative Opposition on Friday continued their vociferous protests in the Lok Sabha over the demonetization issue, forcing adjournment of the House for the day without transacting much business. Marking another week of virtual washout of proceedings barring the passage of the Bill to amend the I-T Act without discussion, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings for the day little past 12.30 pm. Opposition members, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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