Novodaya student kidnapped

HAJIPUR: Even as schoolchildren from different parts of the state during an interaction with CM Nitish Kumar at a function in Patna on Wednesday sought to know from him why was it that police could…

Bus drags woman to death

KOLKATA: Shiburani Sarkar, 64, had accompanied her 78-year-old husband Sudhangshu to his former office at 4, Church Lane on Tuesday afternoon to collect his pension. The two deposited the cheque at the United Bank of…

Hopes fade for Punjab's "holiday brides"

HOSHIARPUR: They were called the 'holiday brides', but they never had anywhere to go. Now, even their children have nowhere to go as entire generations grow fatherless. At 32, Balwinder Kaur of Sherpur Pucca village…

'Reforms must in Naxal-hit areas'

NEW DELHI: The dichotomy between tough police action and development in states where naxalism is rampant and spreading came to the fore yet again on Wednesday when the government told MPs demanding better policing that…

Call to conserve the Western Ghats

The Western Ghats is in the news again. The Ghats, a biodiversity hotspot, is one among the 595 places identified by scientists as areas where "extinctions are imminent."A new study reports that "extinctions of species…

Tipper lorry claims another life

Thiruvananthapuram: A 30-year-old motorist was killed when the car he was driving collided head-on with a tipper lorry near Vazhamuttom, on the Kazhakkuttom-Inchivila NH 47 bypass, on Wednesday. According to the traffic police, the deceased…