BJP poised to take power in Himachal

Shimla, Dec 18 :  The BJP was set to take power in Himachal Pradesh as its candidates were on the victory lap in 36 of the 68 Assembly elections on Monday.

Trends from counting centres across the hill state showed the Congress was ahead in 21 constituencies while smaller parties and…

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Nitish expresses concern over dip in conviction rate for crimes

Patna, Dec 18 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed concern over decline in conviction rate for crimes and asked officials to expedite the process of speedy trial to achieve the desired results as in the past.

On his assuming power of Bihar for the first time in 2005…

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FIR registered against cop who pointed gun at Cong. leader Kamal Nath

(Madhya Pradesh)  Dec 17 (ANI): An FIR has been registered against a police constable who had pointed a loaded gun at senior Congress leader Kamal Nath at Chhindwara airstrip on Friday.

Special Investigation Teams (SIT) has been formed to investigate the case.

According to police officials, the policeman was immediately…

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Jammu records lowest temperature, severe cold wave lashes J&K

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 17 :  The minimum temperature in Jammu city dropped to a minus 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday thereby recording the season’s lowest temperature as a severe cold wave has lashed Jammu and Kashmir.

“The minimum temperature in Jammu city was 5.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday…

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HP polls: As counting nears, BJP, Cong both claim victory

Shimla, Dec 17 (PTI) With less than a day to go before the counting of votes begins in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls, both ruling Congress and the opposition BJP are claiming victory.

While the Congress dismissed the exit poll results, which predicted a BJP victory, the saffron party expressed…

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