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  • Barack Obama cuts short his three-day India trip, cancels visit to Taj Mahal on January 27 24-01-2015 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day India trip as he has cancelled his visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. Obama...
  • World War I: India's forgotten heroes 18-01-2015 03:42 PM

    A 100 years ago more than 1.3 million Indian men fought in the bloodiest battle in living history. 74,187 of them died in the war that wasn't even ours. But their individual bravery , unsurpassed courage and sheer unselfishness made the world look at India with a newfound respect. Those...
  • Reeling under acute shortage, Delhi demands safe, efficient transport 16-01-2015 01:10 PM

    Delhi's pride and joy which transports 2.4 million passengers every day, the air-conditioned, fast, clean Delhi metro could have been the answer to the city's transport troubles. However, the reality is different. 60 per cent of road users still travel by buses. While the city needs 16 to 20,000 buses...
  • Ownership, management control to be transferred to co-founder Ajay Singh: Spicejet 15-01-2015 05:03 PM

    New Delhi: As part of its revival plan, cash-strapped carrier SpiceJet on Thursday said that its promoter Kalanithi Maran would transfer his entire stake in the carrier to original founder Ajay Singh as part of plans to revive it. Kalanithi Maran & KAL Airways Pvt Ltd will be transferring ownership...
  • Women's safety remains key issue for Delhiites in Assembly elections 05-01-2015 08:57 AM

    After almost a year of President's rule, Delhi is gearing up for another round of elections. Unsafe roads, pollution, powerless homes, rising prices are some of the issues Delhiites want to be addressed by their leaders. But women's safety tops every list. Delhi Police statistics say that rape happens every...
  • Alert issued for another Kandahar-style hijacking of Air India flight going to Kabul 04-01-2015 12:05 PM

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Sunday issued an alert for the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan. The alert warned of another Kandahar-style hijacking possible while adding that all the passengers and crew need to be scanned properly. Following the alert security checks have been increased and...
  • Car crash test mandatory, says government 03-01-2015 04:11 PM

    New Delhi: For a country that loses one life every 4 minutes due to a road accident, there couldn't have been a better new year gift. The governmnet has made car crash tests mandatory for all new cars in India from October 2017. Road safety experts say this move will...
  • SpiceJet set to send a financial revival plan to the Civil Aviation Ministry 26-12-2014 02:51 PM

    The cash strapped airliner SpiceJet has been looking for investors to meet all outstading debts. The company will be submitting a revival plan to the government on Friday. ...
  • Making Indian roads safer by keeping untrained drivers off the road 19-12-2014 11:57 AM

    The new draft of the Road Safety and Transport Bill suggests a unified driving licensing system and automated driving tests. There are nearly 950 RTO's in the country. Modernizing, operating and maintaining them will cost approximately 1000 crores per year. Seems like a high price but not as high as...
  • Oil Ministry asks SpiceJet to submit 10-day plan for revival, airline to start operation by 4 PM 17-12-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped SpiceJet has been asked by the Oil Ministry to submit a 10-day plan for revival of the airline, said sources on Wednesday. In a meeting held on Tuesday, the ministry had agreed to grant interim relief to SpiceJet and said that they can pay some money...
  • BRT a safer mode of transit, reduces chances of fatal accidents 17-12-2014 11:48 AM

    Improving our public transport system is clearly the need of the hour. Urban transport experts point out that the bus rapid transit system or BRT can help save lives. Using a BRT as a mode of travel, could increase the chances of avoiding fatal accidents. ...
  • Breather for Spicejet, government may ask banks to lend upto Rs 600 crore to the airlines 17-12-2014 07:29 AM

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of the crisis-ridden budget airline SpiceJet, the Civil Aviation Ministry said it may request Indian banks/financial institutions to extend loans of upto Rs 600 crore to the airline as part of measures to keep the carrier functional. The Civil Aviation Ministry has said that...
  • SpiceJet cancels flights, stops advance booking after DGCA warning 09-12-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: SpiceJet has cancelled hundreds of tickets and stopped advance bookings after being given a stern warning by the aviation regulator. Infact, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given SpiceJet time till December 15 to pay off all the dues. Anjum Khan was supposed to be at...
  • Noida: I-T raids at Mayawati's aide Yadav Singh's residence, Rs 10 crore in cash recovered 29-11-2014 11:40 PM

    New Delhi: Twenty raids and more than 10 crores in cash and jewellery weighing nearly 2 kilograms has been recovered from Mayawati's aide Yadav Singh's residence. Yet, the income tax department is yet to dig out the full details of this man's ill gotten wealth. The investigation so far has...
  • Bengaluru: Parents continue to protest 03-11-2014 11:06 PM

    The Karnataka CM has ordered a task force that will be set up to monitor cases of child abuse and their trials. Parents continued their protests outside the school where the latest incident of rape was alleged. ...
  • SC paves way to protect good samaritans, who help road accident victims, from legal hassles, harassment 30-10-2014 08:28 AM

    New Delhi: In a landmark order, the Supreme Court has paved the way for a strong guideline that will protect those who help road accident victims. There will be no more harassment by policemen and no pressure to disclose your personal information. No one came forward to help a little...
  • Air India violates flying norms, puts lives of passengers at risk 28-10-2014 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. A month before the Unites States aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency that downgraded...
  • Passengers stranded at Saudi airport as Air India flight gets delayed by over 40 hours 20-10-2014 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Over 200 passengers were left stranded at the Dammam airport in Saudi Arabia after an Air India flight was delayed by over 40 hours. The Air India flight slated to take off on October 18 was grounded due to technical snag. A part had to be sent from...
  • Haryana polls: Four generations of a family come out to vote in Gurgaon 15-10-2014 03:32 PM

    Four generations of a family come out to vote in Gurgaon in the ongoing Haryana assembly elections. "I am happy I voted; it is very important to vote," said a 95-year-old voter excitedly. ...
  • Haryana polls: Women of Kasan village exercise their right to vote 15-10-2014 10:49 AM

    Women of Kasan village in Gurgoan district cast their vote excitedly in the ongoing Haryana assembly elections. "We urge everyone to go and vote. Voting is our strength and it makes us powerful," said a woman voter. ...
  • Haryana Assembly polls: 3 villages decide not to boycott polls over student suicide case 15-10-2014 09:10 AM

    Gurgaon: Three Gurgaon villages including Kasan that had decided to boycott voting will go to vote on Wednesday. The villagers have now decided to cast their votes. Senior government officials met the residents of Kasan village on Tuesday and promised to fulfil their demand for a speedy probe into college...
  • 4 villages to boycott Haryana polls after student graded poorly in college commits suicide 14-10-2014 11:47 AM

    Four villages in Haryana have decided to boycott the Assembly elections on Wednesday after a student who was allegedly graded poorly by her Gurgaon college committed suicide. Pinky Chauhan had set herself on fire last month and succumbed to her injuries on Sunday. ...
  • PM's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to be unveiled on Saturday 08-10-2014 01:09 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' aimed to ensure holistic development of identified gram panchayats on Saturday (October 11), the birth anniversary of socialist stalwart Jay Prakash Narayan. PM had announced the scheme during his address on Independence Day from the ramparts...
  • Haryana: Modi to campaign in Hooda's stronghold Rohtak today 08-10-2014 09:16 AM

    Rohtak: On the campaign trail ahead of the assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Rohtak which is the stronghold of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Rohtak is also the constituency that withstood the Modi wave during the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year in which...
  • Haryana polls: Glitzy Gurgaon flanked by under-developed Mewat 07-10-2014 12:59 PM

    Gurgaon: Even as Gurgaon boasts of 26 malls and its own rapid metro system, Mewat district, just kilometers away, has a different story to tell. The district has only one girls' school for 190 villages and even lacks basic facilities. Gurgaon which saw 71 per cent voter turnout in the...
  • Delhi: 3-year-old Jhanvi reunites with her family after a week 06-10-2014 10:16 AM

    A three-year-old child who went missing from India Gate over a week ago has been traced with her head shaved and a placard around her neck at a market in Janakpuri locality of Delhi late Tuesday evening. Her father said, " We are very happy that our daughter has been...
  • Road accident deaths in India: Timely help to victims can be a saviour 06-10-2014 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: Road safety is one issue that needs special attention as there's one death reported every 4 minutes on the streets of India. India holds the highest number of deaths due to road accidents. Nearly 5 lakh road accidents were reported in 2013 in which more than 1 lakh...
  • Aviation Minister contradicts Air India, says dummy stun-grenade on plane; probe on 04-10-2014 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday disclosed that a dummy stun-grenade was found on board an Air India jumbo plane when it landed at Jeddah in the early hours. The stun grenade, which had no explosive in it, was found...
  • Watch: PM Modi attends Ravan Dahan along with Sonia and Manmohan at Subhash Maidan 03-10-2014 06:41 PM

    Tight security measures were in place around the Red Fort in view of the festivities and VIP movement. To avoid inconvenience to the public, traffic restrictions came into effect only minutes before PM Narendra Modi's arrival. ...
  • Students feel honoured to meet PM Modi at the launch of Clean India 02-10-2014 03:58 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' wherein people took a pledge to make India clean. "We feel honoured to have met PM Modi. We should train ourselves in such a manner that cleanliness becomes a habit," said a student. ...