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20-Sep-2017 New Delhi

When Indira Gandhi desired jalebee, mathri for breakfast

On a visit to Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh after her re-election in 1980, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi stunned the administration by seeking jalebee and mathri for breakfast.Then District Magistrate Prashanta Kumar Mishra, who later became Uttar Pradesh Chief...

18-Sep-2017 AGRA

Crocodile strikes panic in UP village, rescued

A nearly nine-foot-long crocodile, that entered a village in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district and struck panic, has been rescued and released into the river, officials said on Monday.The massive reptile was safely rescued by Wildlife SOS, an NGO, and released...

18-Sep-2017 Hyderabad

11 people commit suicide in Telangana

Eleven people, including six members of a family, committed suicide in four different incidents in Telangana on Monday, police said.Six members of a family ended their lives in Suryapet town, 135 km from here, in the early hours of the day. Their bodies were...

18-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Some Rohingyas are linked to Pakistan terror groups: Centre to SC

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court not to interfere in the Rohingya issue as it was a policy decision to deport them and that some of them were linked to Pakistani terrorist groups.As the apex court heard a petition challenging their deportation...

18-Sep-2017 New Delhi

NIA gets new chief in Y.C. Modi

Senior IPS officer Y.C. Modi, who was part of a Supreme Court-appointed probe team in the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, will be the new chief of the NIA.The decision was taken on Monday by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet following a Home Ministry proposal.Modi...

16-Sep-2017 Darjeeling

Gorkhaland demand: Road to nowhere?

Darjeeling, Thimphu, Gangtok and Siliguri are a tight cluster on any map even in a large Atlas. Because of the recent standoff with China over Doklam, the strategic importance of the area, the saliency of the Siliguri corridor, cannot be overlooked. Is New Delhi...

15-Sep-2017 Agartala

Rohingya crisis: Security tightened along India-Myanmar border

Security has been further tightened along the borders of northeastern states with Myanmar and Bangladesh to foil any attempt by the Rohingyas fleeing the Rakhine state in Myanmar from entering India, officials said on Friday.Top Assam Rifles and Border Security...

14-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Food, fuel prices push India's wholesale inflation in August

A massive jump in food and fuel prices pushed up India's wholesale price-indexed (WPI) inflation in August at 3.24 per cent to nearly double that of July, official data showed on Thursday.According to data released by the Commerce Ministry, the annual...

14-Sep-2017 New Delhi

India extends hand of 'insaniyat' to help Dhaka with Rohingya refugees

India on Thursday extended humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh by flying down food and other essential items to the neighbour to help it deal with the huge influx of Rohingyas who have fled from Myanmar.The relief material will be delivered...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

India, Japan sign 15 agreements

  India and Japan on Thursday signed 15 agreements, including one to give a fillip to India's Act East policy by enhancing connectivity and developmental projects in India's northeast, and for more flights between the two countries.The agreements were...

14-Sep-2017

India's wholesale inflation in August accelerates to 3.24%

A massive jump in food prices pushed up India's wholesale price-indexed (WPI) inflation in August at 3.24 per cent to nearly double that of July, official data showed on Thursday.According to data released by the Commerce Ministry, the annual rate of WPI...

14-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Naga peace in offing? Talks reach final stage

As the ambitious Naga peace talks reach the final stage, civil society representatives and a top politician in Nagaland have said that the assembly polls, due in March 2018, could get pushed back as an interim government gets into the saddle after the accord...

13-Sep-2017 Srinagar

Amnesty International asks authorities to ban use of pellet guns

Amnesty International India that organized a one day symposium in Kashmir capital Srinagar on Wednesday asked India to prohibit pellet firing shotguns immediately in Kashmir Valley.During the symposium a book on pellet victims was also released.Amnesty International...

11-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Convergence between India and China has diminished: Shyam Saran

The areas of convergence between India and China are diminishing while those of confrontation have become "more salient", former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran says, adding that New Delhi had "judiciously" handled the two-month standoff on the Doklam plateau.He...

07-Sep-2017 Mumbai

No need to change approach to currency management: Sanyal

Principal Economic Adviser in the Finance Ministry Sanjeev Sanyal on Thursday said any particular change in approach was not needed in managing currency after concern over the impact of rising foreign exchange inflows on rupee.The foreign exchange inflows have...

06-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Saint Teresa declared co-patron of Archdiocese of Calcutta

Two days after the first anniversary of her sainthood, Mother Teresa was declared the co-patron of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta at a special mass here.The decree was read out on Wednesday by the vicar general of the archdiocese Dominique Gomes...

06-Sep-2017 Lucknow

BJP-SP slugfest as snag hits Lucknow Metro's maiden run

Lucknow Metro's run on Day One on Wednesday morning was affected as one of its trains developed a snag during the rush hours, leaving more than 100 passengers stranded and triggering a slugfest between the ruling BJP and the Samajwadi Party.Officials said it...

05-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Mumbai Metro receives first Tunnel Boring Machine

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) on Tuesday received the first of the 17 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) it has ordered for construction of the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ corridor, a top official said here.Costing Rs 80 crore and weighing around 700-800 tonnes,...

04-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Mother Teresa to be named co-patron of Calcutta Archdiocese

In commemoration of the first anniversary of her canonisation, the Archdiocese of Calcutta is set to declare Mother Teresa as its co-patron."On September 6 we will have at 5.30 p.m. a holy mass in the cathedral (The cathedral of the Most Holy Rosary) and...

31-Aug-2017 New Delhi

India's Q1 GDP growth slows down to 5.7%

Pulled down by sluggish manufacturing, growth in the Indian economy during the first quarter of this fiscal fell to 5.7 per cent, clocking the lowest GDP growth rate under the Narendra Modi dispensation, official data showed on Thursday. Industry expressed...

30-Aug-2017 Panaji

A Goa police station and Lord Ganesh

A Goa police station's decision to curtail Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at its premises to five days, instead of seven or 11 days as has been the custom for decades, has won appreciation from people in Goa's second biggest town Margao.According to Police...

29-Aug-2017

The irrationality of belief?

Self-proclaimed godmen and a coterie of sycophants to back them and validate their claims have always been ubiquitous in India. This phenomenon is not problematic in itself until the sycophancy is followed to the point of absurdity as seen in the series of events in...

28-Aug-2017 New Delhi/Beijing

Tense Doklam standoff ends; India, China agree to withdraw troops

The 75-day-long tense standoff between India and China in Doklam ended on Monday with both sides agreeing to withdraw troops from the disputed region in the tri-junction with Bhutan, in a breakthrough ahead of next week's BRICS summit in China that is likely...

28-Aug-2017

Samantha Kochhar's experience of The Camino Walk

Camino – a 37 day walk across France and Spain covering 799 km with an injured knee brought a different perspective towards life for Ms. Samantha Kochhar, Managing Director, Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies and her husband Jan Kirk. Managing Director, the...

28-Aug-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

I was asked to close case against Ram Rahim: Ex-CBI officer

A former CBI officer who nailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh said on Monday that two senior officials a decade back handed him the case with specific orders "to close it".Speaking to IANS, now 67-year-old M. Narayanan, who retired in...

27-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Lies, half-truths, secrets -- all from Khattar government!

In the past over 100 hours of the Dera Sacha Sauda mayhem, the BJP government in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar relied on lies, half-truths and secrecy to defend itself in the face of the mayhem which left 36 people dead and over 250...

26-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Uneasy calm in Haryana amid clamour for Khattar's sacking

An uneasy calm prevailed on Saturday in Haryana, a day after 31 people died after the rape conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, as the army prepared to get the sect headquarters in Sirsa vacated amid a clamour for the sacking of Chief Minister Manohar...

24-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Curfew-like restrictions in Chandigarh; mobile Internet, rails to shut

Authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in Chandigarh and at nearby Panchkula and shut mobile internet services in Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh for three days from Thursday as a special CBI court prepared to give its verdict in a rape case against Sacha Sauda...

23-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Dera chief case: Centre provides assistance to Haryana, Punjab

Ahead of the CBI court verdict which is likely this week in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the central government has provided "requisite" assistance to Haryana and Punjab to maintain law and order."The Home Ministry...

22-Aug-2017 Srinagar

7 years on: No FIR registered vis-à-vis Umar Qayoom’s death

Even after the expiry of seven long years, police have not filed an FIR with regard to the custodial killing of 17-year old Umar Qayoom of Soura, who according to family, died in police custody on 25 August 2010 during the summer unrest. “We are going to...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

352 km Mizoram NH to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route'

Aiming to strengthen India's geo-strategic stand and transform the northeastern region into an economic powerhouse, the Centre has cleared a Rs 6,167 crore upgrade of a 352-km National Highway (NH) in Mizoram that will improve economic connectivity to Myanmar...

19-Aug-2017

What does this story say about the 70th anniversary?

This is a true story. I am revisiting it with a purpose: So that it collides head on with the nation's 70th anniversary celebrations. Absolute, undiluted joy on this occasion would require total amnesia of that which accompanied independence: Partition. With...

18-Aug-2017 Kolkata

Is Congress-Trinamool moving towards an alliance in Bengal?

Is West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress moving towards an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls? The chain of recent events could be a pointer to this, but leaders of both parties are still hedging their bets with polls still far...

17-Aug-2017 Patna (Bihar)

In a first, Mithila Paag featured on postal stamp

The central government has for the first time issued a postal stamp featuring Mithila Paag (turban) in recognition of the age-old cultural symbol."Stamping the cultural identity and heritage of Mithila Paag by the postal department is a great honour to Mithilanchal...

17-Aug-2017 Bagaha/Purnea (Bihar)

Thousands living under open sky in flood-hit Bihar

Sundari Devi and her family of seven, including an elderly mother-in-law and children, are struggling to survive along an elevated road here for the last three days.Authorities have failed to provide them a polythene or plastic sheet. Their roof is the sky.Sundari...

17-Aug-2017 Srinagar

ill-equipped, understaffed Dept deal with fires

With increase in fire incidents, the Fire Department of Jammu and Kashmir is ill-equipped to handle fire incidents in the state.There has been rising incidents of fire in the state. Every day, the fire incidents get reported across the state. The Jammu and...

17-Aug-2017 Bengaluru

How satellites can prevent fatalities from landslides

Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have sent spacecraft towards the Moon and Mars -- and now have their sights on Venus.But ISRO is yet to develop a satellite-based early warning system (EWS) for landslides like the one that buried 50 people...

16-Aug-2017 Bratislava

4,000-year-old dagger found in Slovakia

An ancient dagger almost 4,000-year-old from the Bronze Age was accidentally found in Hlohovec town of Slovakia, the media reported on Wednesday.A fresh graduate named David found the antique by chance during a grill party near the Vah river, which runs...

13-Aug-2017 Hyderabad

Hyderabad becoming aerospace and defence industry hub

The establishment of India's first private sector missile manufacturing facility here is seen as another feather in the cap of the Telangana capital, which has emerged as a key hub of the aerospace and defence industry.Industry leaders say the city has become...

12-Aug-2017 New Delhi/Patna

Nitish Kumar faction removes Sharad Yadav as party head in RS

Marking a deep rift in the party, the Nitish Kumar faction on Saturday removed senior leader and former party president Sharad Yadav as head of its parliamentary party in the Rajya Sabha, and replaced him with Ram Chandra Prasad Singh.JD-U spokesperson Rajiv...

12-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Opposition parties agree to boost coordination, NCP boycotts meeting

In a development that revealed further chinks in the opposition, the NCP boycotted an opposition meeting called by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday, but there was some solace as rebel JD-U member Ali Anwar Ansari, close to Sharad Yadav, was present.At...

12-Aug-2017

Opposition unity may remain a chimera

It has again become Sonia Gandhi's responsibility to put together the broken pieces of opposition unity.She successfully performed this task in 2004, thereby paving the way for the Congress's return to power after nearly a decade.But, 13 years later, the...

12-Aug-2017

Ahmed Patel barely survives to keep Sonia's Rahul hopes alive

ArrayIt would be rank bad form to describe Ahmed Patel as a form of life under Sonia Gandhi's furniture, because the entire Congress Working Committee defers to him as "Ahmad Bhai" with varying degrees of insincerity.Look, how he came out of the throng which...

10-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Three months on:SKIMS deprives security guards of their earned salaries

Authorities at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura have deprived scores of private security guards from their earned salaries.SKIMS have availed the services of security guards of a private company namely ‘Eagle’ and from past three months neither...

08-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Mashalimohalla Massacre: Survivors seek punishment to accused soldiers

Family members of nine innocent people including two kids who were gunned down by Indian Border Security Force personnel during the intervening night of August 6 and 7 in 1990 at Mashali Mohalla locality of Kashmir capital Srinagar have sought stringent punishment...

03-Aug-2017 Srinagar

19 years on:Kins of Sailan massacre victims still await justice

On the 19h anniversary of Sailan massacre in Poonch district of Jammu, the relatives of the victims decried inordinate delay in justice and vowed to continue their struggle for bringing the accused to book. The relatives mostly survivors of the brutal massacre...

28-Jul-2017 Srinagar

Macchil fake encounter : State takes care of its own

Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has said that the suspension of sentence and release on bail by the Armed Forces Tribunal of army personnel convicted and sentenced by army court-martial in 2014 for the Macchil fake encounter of 29/30 April...

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