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Indian Spokesman Correspondent PANCHKULA: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Friday convicted by a special CBI court in Panchkula in a 15-year old rape case. The quantum of sentence would be announced on August 28.The Sections 376 and 506 of the IPC under which he has been convicted attract a minimum …

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Indian Spokesman Correspondent SIRSA: After 200 hearings spread over 10 years and numerous stay orders of higher courts, CBI special trial court in Panchkula will decide the fate of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is accused of rape of his female followers, at 2:30 pm today. The Haryana DGP has said …

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Indian Spokesman Correspondent NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday held the Muslim practice of triple talaq unconstitutional and struck it down by 3:2 majority. The SC said triple talaq violates the fundamental right of Muslim women as it irrevocably ends marriage. Triple talaq , or verbal divorce, is practiced by some in the …

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Indian Spokesman Correspondent INDIA: Delays in issue of passports due to lack of timely police verification are set to go with the government planning to replace physical verification of the applicant’s antecedents with online verification using a link to the newly-created national database on crimes of criminals. The national database was rolled out on Monday …

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Jitendra K Shrivastava & Vibha Sharma PATNA/NEW DELHI: The Janata Dal (United) led by Nitish Kumar today formally joined the NDA, returning to the BJP-led alliance four years after it snapped 17-year-old ties with the saffron party. The decision was announced after the JD-U passed a resolution at a meeting of the national executive chaired …

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CHANDIGARH: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tajender Singh Luthra on Wednesday said that both the accused in the Chandigarh stalking case had refused to give their blood and urine samples for the investigation. “The duty doctor did want to take the blood and urine samples, but the accused are law graduates, they knew the law …

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Indian Spokesman Correspondent INDIA: After identifying a huge number of fake PAN cards, the government of India deactivated around 11.44 lakh PAN cards by July 27 this year. As per government rules, a person can not be registered with more than one PAN number. The Indian government also detected fake PAN cards which were allotted …

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Indian Spokesman Correspondent Mumbai: Actor Inder Kumar, known for his work in Bollywood films like Masoom, Wanted and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, has died of a heart attack after a long illness. He was 44 years old. The actor suffered a heart attack at his residence in Four Bungalows, Andheri. Inder worked in several films and …

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Indian Spokesman Correspondent NEW DELHI:  President-elect Ram Nath Kovind today became the 14th President today at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament. President Kovind was administered oath by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. Mr Kovind’s swearing-in ceremony was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, …

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MUMBAI: Aamir Khan’s last film Dangal has managed to achieve the unbelievable. The film has crossed Rs 2000 crore at the box office worldwide. After its 53rd day at the box office in China, Dangal entered the coveted Rs 2000-crore club, the first for any Indian film till date. According to Forbes Magazine’s latest report, …

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