Sena MP leaves train midway, untraceable

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who was forced to take a train from Delhi after all major airlines in the country put him on their no-fly list for assaulting a senior Air India official, today did not get down at the Mumbai Central station here as expected. He is understood to have got down at Vapi station in Gujarat, Sena sources said.

'We are here to stay', says Indian-Americans

 "We are here to stay", Indian- Americans have vowed while holding a series of meetings to express their concern over growing hate crime incidents against ethnic and religious minorities in the US."No matter what gunmen or the President (Donald Trump) say, this is our country, we are here to stay, and we will keep demanding our rightful and equal place in this quintessential nation of immigrants," said Suman Raghunathan from the South Asian Americans leading Together (SAALT) at a town hall discussion here yesterday.Initiated by SAALT, South Asian groups are planning to organise a number of

U'khand govt unearths land acquisition scam, writes for CBI probe

The newly elected Trivendra Singh Rawat government in Uttarkhand has claimed to have unearthed a "scam" running into hundreds of crores of rupees in the acquisition of land for a national highway. The state government has written to the Centre asking for a CBI probe while six senior officials have been suspended over their suspected role in the scam. "Irregularities worth Rs 240 crore have been detected in the acquisition of farmland for the purpose of the proposed NH-74 in Udham Singh Nagar district between 2011-2016.

Dive in, make a difference

Two months have passed since Bond Safari planned and organised an underwater wedding at Grove Beach in Kovalam near Thiruvananthapuram. The January 26 wedding – of Nikhil Pawar, a diving instructor from Maharashtra and Eunika Pogran, a Slovakian national – had hit headlines across India for its unique staging and the potential for what the organisers themselves called a “product” to add to Kerala’s diverse tourism experiences.Bond Safari, a company that provides scuba diving and snorkelling services to tourists in Kovalam, has since taken up a campaign that goes beyond the cheer of p

Kejriwal, five AAP leaders face trial in defamation case

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders will face trial in a criminal defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the DDCA controversy. The court framed notices against Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders – Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chaddha and Deepak Bajpai – after they pleaded not guilty.