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  • Smriti Irani calls for safe atmosphere for women 24 minutes ago

    Amritsar: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday stressed on the need to create safe a atmosphere for women in the society. "There is a need to create safe atmosphere for women so that they can move freely and fearlessly in our society," she said, adding it would be possible only...
  • Ayush Mission, a significant step in history, says Harsh Vardhan 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Describing the launch of Ayush Mission as a "significant step" in history of Indian public health, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday that the government wants to popularise holistic treatment throughout the country. "The Union Cabinet's approval of the National Ayush Mission will set in motion...
  • Delhi government warns people against buying gramsabha land 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi government has retrieved approximately 70 bigha Gramsabha land having an estimated market value of approx Rs 30 crores after carrying out a series of demolition drives in villages Maidangarhi, Ayanagar, Jonapur and Chattarpur. The drive was conducted by the block development office (South) on the directions of District...
  • India has the highest number of deaths among children below 5 56 minutes ago

    United Nations: India's child mortality rate has dropped by more than half since 1990 but it still recorded the world's highest number of deaths among children below age five in 2013, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, acknowledging the progress made by the world's second most populous nation. The report,...
  • Suspected LeT operatives sent to judicial custody till September 30 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Suspected LeT operatives Abdul Subhan and his nephew Asahbuddin, arrested for their alleged role in planning to carry out terror strikes in Delhi and adjoining areas, were on Tuesday sent to judicial custody till September 30 by a court. They were produced before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh after...
  • BJP's defeat in Rajasthan not surprising: Ashok Gehlot 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    As Congress bagged three out of the four seats that went to bypolls, former CM Ashok Gehlot took a dig at BJP saying, "Results are not surprising, there is anger among people against govt for not delivering." BJP won just one seat. ...
  • Uma Bharti seeks FRI's help in cleaning Ganga 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Dehradun: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Tuesday asked the Forest Research Institute and the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education here to pool in their vast resources and expertise for the restoration of Himalayan ecology and rejuvenation of the Ganga. "If the FRI and ICFRE harness their...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Kiwi's wine launched 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Itanagar: A high quality wine produced from kiwi fruits of Arunachal Pradesh has been formally launched. The wine being sold in the brand name of 'Arun Kiwi' was produced as a result of an MoU signed between Arunachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing & Processing Board (APHPM&PB) and Pune-based Hill Crest...
  • Snapshot: IAF Chief oversees rescue, relief operations in flood-hit J&K 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    The Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha visited the flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday and carried out aerial recce of both north and south Kashmir. ...
  • SC raps Centre for being 'sloppy' in checking female foeticide 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Centre for being "sloppy" in checking female foeticide in the country, saying laws are not being implemented and everything is being left to fate. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra directed the Centre and all state governments to give details of...
  • J&K floods: In this Pulwama village, epidemic fears loom large as authorities look away 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    The Jammu-Srinagar Highway has finally reopened after the devastating floods. Authorities continue to distribute relief material. The big priority is food, drinking water and essential medical supplies, but sanitation and hygiene remains a big problem. Mufti Islah sends us a ground report from a village in Pulwama. ...
  • Modi government created favourable atmosphere for India, says President 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Ho Chi Minh City: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had some words of praise for the new Indian government as he credited it for not only initiating steps to bring the economy on a better path but also for creating a "favourable" atmosphere for India across the globe. The President, who...
  • Delhi: e-rickshaws to carry 4 passengers at a time, say draft rules 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A mandatory driving licence and a maximum speed limit of 25 km per hour are among the conditions that the central government will impose for allowing plying of e-rickshaws, which had been banned by the Delhi High Court for want of regulations. A maximum of only four passengers will...
  • West Bengal: 2 fishermen's bodies found from capsized trawler site 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Canning: Two bodies were found on Tuesday by rescuers near an island at Patharpratima in South 24 Parganas district where a fishing trawler capsized. A district official said the bodies were found floating this afternoon and were of the two missing fishermen who were aboard the vessel which toppled on...
  • J&K floods: What do victims need? 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Over two lakh people have been rescued in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir but the big challenge ahead was to supply food and relief to the people. The locals continue to battle with uncertainity without the basics and have accused the government of ignoring their plight. ...
  • Kashmir: Bemina, the place where floods stuck first 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Bemina was the first place where the floods hit and there was complete destruction. The water has receded to an extent now but people continue to live in extremely unhygienic conditions. ...
  • Mumbai: 44-year-old arrested for stalking woman advocate for 2 months 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A 44-year-old man has been arrested for stalking a 26-year-old advocate in Mumbai. The accused is a slum dweller from Badhwar park in Cuffe Parade. He had reportedly been stalking the lady for the past two months. After being constantly followed, the woman had approached the police with...
  • CBI grills BJD MLA in connection with Odisha chit fund scam 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday grilled Biju Janata Dal MLA Pravat Tripathy in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. CBI sleuths had raided his house in August. Tripathy was alleged to have links with the prime accused of chit fund scam. So far,...
  • Delhi: Najeeb Jung asks DDA to finalise draft guidelines for green buildings 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Development agencies in their layout plans of plots measuring more than 3000 sqm have to contruct underground water storage tank and roof-top water harvesting system as per the draft regulations for "green" buildings, as proposed in the Master Plan of Delhi-2021. Also all hospitals, commercial, industrial, hotels, restaurants and...
  • Meghalaya seeks guidance from Indian Institute of Packaging 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    Shillong: Meghalaya government on Tuesday sought guidance from the Kolkata-based Indian Institute of Packaging to improve packaging of locally available agri-horticultural produce which are on high demand in the market. "We need your guidance in packaging technology," state's Planning Principal Secretary RM Mishra said while addressing a one day national workshop...
  • Infrastructure, construction sector growth may remain stressed in FY15 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Growth of infrastructure and construction as well as metals and mining sectors is likely to remain stressed in FY15 as high leverage levels may constrain the ability of some corporates to access credit, India Ratings and Research, a Fitch Group company, said in a report on Tuesday. Sectors such an...
  • In flood-hit Srinagar, it's raining burglars and thieves 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Leaving his family behind at a relief camp, Gulzar Ahmed swims every night to reach his house in inundated Gogji Bagh area and sleeps there to ensure that his belongings are safe. As the ravaging flood of Kashmir has emptied the city of its dwellers, the burglars in Srinagar...
  • J&K government releases additional Rs 100 crore each to Kashmir, Jammu 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Jammu: The Omar Abdullah government on Tuesday placed Rs 100 crore each at the disposal of the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu for temporary restoration of infrastructure. According to an official spokesman, the fresh grant is in addition to the already released Rs 100 crore each for Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Minorities' Commission talks tough, says Centre must ensure their safety 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In wake of a slew of 'hate speeches' and the violence that followed in many states recently, the National Commission for Minorities' on Tuesday rapped the Central government seeking a public statement reassuring the minorities that their rights won't be compromised with. Passing a resolution in this concern, the...
  • BJP eyes 2016 West Bengal Assembly polls after winning Basirhat South 3 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Buoyed by its performance in the Assembly bye-elections where the party has secured a win from the Basirhat Dakshin seat, the BJP central leadership is now eyeing the Kolkata civic elections slated for next year and the 2016 Assembly elections to make West Bengal TMC free. BJP National Secretary Siddharth...
  • KK Paul takes charge as Mizoram Governor 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    Aizawl: Meghalaya governor Krishan Kant Paul, appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee to take additional charge of Mizoram was today sworn-in as the Mizoram governor. Judge of Aizawl Bench of the Gauhati High Court Justice LS Jamir administered the oath of office to Paul at a function at the Aizawl Raj...
  • Decide maintenance plea afresh: sessions court to trial court in Delhi 3 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A sessions court has directed a trial court to decide afresh a maintenance case in which it had awarded Rs 1,600 per month to a woman in a domestic violence case, saying the order was passed on the basis of "presumption of the income" of the husband. Additional Sessions...
  • Ujjain: University V-C attacked for appeal to help Kashmir flood victims 3 hours 25 minutes ago

    Ujjain: A group of alleged right wing activists went on the rampage at a university in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh over an aid appeal for victims of devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir, the vice chancellor said on Tuesday. The mob of young men stormed the Vikram University campus on Monday,...
  • Chinese nomads pitch tents inside Indian territory with its Army's help 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    Leh/New Delhi: The stand-off in Demchok area of Ladakh continued for the 10th day on Tuesday with Chinese nomads now reported to have erected tents with the help of Chinese Army inside Indian territory to protest against an ongoing irrigation canal work. As the BJP MP from Ladakh Thupstan Chewang termed the...
  • BJP wrests Silchar from Congress in Assam bypoll 3 hours 40 minutes ago

    Nagaon/Silchar: Opposition BJP wrested Silchar constituency from the Congress while the All India United Democratic Front and the ruling Congress retained Jamunamukh and Lakhipur seats respectively in the Assembly by-polls in Assam. The election office here said that BJP's Dilip Kumar Paul wrested Silchar from the Congress by defeating its nominee...