Delhi HC misled by Chief Secretary: Rakhi Birla

New Delhi , Oct 17

The Delhi High Court's disapproval of contempt proceedings by the state Assembly against the Chief Secretary was because it was misled into believing "fallacious contentions" in the case, the Deputy Speaker said on Tuesday.

Northern Frontier Railway increases berths by 36%

Kolkata , Oct 17

In a bid to increase passenger services in northeast India, the Northeast Frontier Railway added 56 new coaches in 28 mail express trains in the current financial year, expanding the number of berths by 36 per cent, an official said on Tuesday.

Structural reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies urged

New Delhi , Oct 17

A two-day Asian regional consultation of international experts on reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies has urged significant changes to the UN mechanisms to improve and monitor implementation by member countries.

87% won't be burst crackers in Delhi: Survey

New Delhi , Oct 17

Days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR to combat the rising levels of air pollution in the city, 87 per cent of the respondents in a survey said they won't burst crackers on Diwali.