August 28, 2017

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gets 10-year jail term

Rohtak: A special CBI court today sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 10 years in prison after his conviction in a 2002 rape case that triggered violence leaving 38 dead and scores injured in Haryana. CBI judge Jagdeep Singh, who holds court in Panchkula, near Chandigarh, pronounced the sentence in a special courtroom set up inside the Sunaria jail where Ram Rahim, the 50-year-old self-styled godman, is

Too many releases, very few screens

Chennai: This September will see a crowded release in Kollywood. After Ajith starrer Vivegam that hit the screens in the last week of August, nearly a dozen movies are waiting to see the light of the day. With festival holidays fast approaching, filmmakers are eyeing for weekends in September. C V Kumar’s directorial Mayavan, Vijay Sethupathi starrer Puriyatha Puthir, Karuppan, Kathanayagan starring Vishnu Vishal, Aravind Swami’s Sathuranga Vetti 2, Sivakarthikeyan

Priyanka Gandhi recovering from dengue in hospital

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, undergoing treatment for dengue at a private hospital here, is progressively recovering, hospital authorities today said. She was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) on 23 August and has been recuperating under the care of Dr Arup Basu, senior consultant, Department of Chest Medicine. “She is convalescing. She has no fever now and her vital parameters and laboratory results are showing progressive recovery,” according to

You don't need matching donor for kidney transplant

Chennai: “Patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease had no other option but to die in the absence of a same blood group matching donor. However, the treatment has taken a turn now and a new technique– ABO Incompatible Transplant — is fast emerging as a hope for otherwise dying patients, who can receive kidney from their relatives, irrespective of whether their blood group matches or not,” said SIMS Hospital, director