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  • 30-kg plastic can be found in every dead cow/buffalo in India: Prakash Javadekar 55 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: At least 30 kilograms of plastic can be found from the stomach of every cow or buffalo which dies in India, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday, adding that a 'plastic carry-bag free India' campaign would be soon launched. "The problem with India is we have laws but...
  • No truth in reports claiming hijack scare on Air India flight: Government 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Air India and aviation authorities on termed as false claims of a security scare onboard a recent Delhi-bound Air India flight from London. Nothing unusual was reported on the flight AI-112, which had departed from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on March 17 for Indira Gandhi International airport, officials said,...
  • Government considering airlifting of Indians stranded in Yemen 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The central government was considering the possibility of airlifting stranded Indians including Keralites from strife-torn Yemen, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has informed Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Swaraj has informed the state that two ships have been sent to Yemen to rescue the Indians, including Malayalees, who have been stranded...
  • Delhi launches India's first 'e-ration card' facility 4 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday launched the country's first "e-ration card" facility in the national capital. He said the e-ration card will bring immense convenience to the people of Delhi as it will cut down the delays in preparation and delivery of ration cards to the beneficiaries. "Now...
  • Pest control firm prints cockroach with tricolour, Ashok Chakra; summoned by court 5 hours 24 minutes ago

    A Delhi court on Friday summoned a pest control company Terminix for allegedly insulting the tricolour by printing a pamphlets with a image of cockroach with three colours of national flag and and national emblem Ashok Chakra. Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain issued summons to Terminix and asked it to appear on...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 16 hours 10 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Gandhi Peace Prize for ISRO 16 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 for its contribution to the country's development through space technology and satellite-based services. The award, comprising Rs one crore and a citation, was decided after the jury for the prize met under the...
  • News 360: Immigration official suspended after harassing a woman passenger at Delhi airport 17 hours 18 minutes ago

    The Home Ministry on Friday suspended an immigration officer at the Delhi airport after a female passenger complained that he allegedly verbally sexually harassed her by asking some offensive questions when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi on March 18. ...
  • A bank run by beggars, for beggars in Bihar town 17 hours 50 minutes ago

    Gaya: A group of beggars in this Bihar town has opened their own bank, which they run and manage to provide financial security in times of crisis. Dozens of beggars, who have been depending for their survival on alms from hundreds of Hindu devotees at the gate of 'Maa Manglagauri Mandir'...
  • Rift within AAP widens, Kejriwal supporters slam Yadav and Bhushan for calling him a dictator 17 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It's a full blown civil war in the Aam Aadmi Party. After AAP senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday, party leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Ashish Khetan came out in his (Kejriwal's)support. They hit back at the...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee a powerful nationalised leader, says Arun Jaitley 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a leader par excellence who has worked tirelessly for the nation. Vajpayee was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • President confers Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee 20 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Veteran Parliamentarian and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of BJP who is held in high esteem across the political spectrum, was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee In a departure from protocol, Mukherjee drove to Vajpayee's...
  • Gen VK Singh attended Pakistan's National Day based on reciprocal politics Yesterday

    Days after the row over Minister of State MoS External Affairs General VK Singh visiting the Pakistan High Commission on their National Day celebrations, reports suggest that the move to send Singh for the event was based on reciprocal politics. Earlier, Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Federal Minister for...
  • Discount drive helps domestic airlines log healthy growth in February Yesterday

    New Delhi: A series of heavy discount ticket offers by domestic carriers helped India's air passenger traffic log a healthy 21.48 per cent growth in February over the same period in 2014, DGCA data shows. Eight Indian carriers -- three full service, four budget and one regional -- together ferried 122.61...
  • PM Modi appeals to well off people to give up subsidised LPG Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the well off people to give up subsidised cooking gas, and expressed his government's resolve to reduce dependence on energy imports by 10 per cent by 2022. Sharing oil companies' plans to increase piped cooking gas connection to one crore households...
  • Body of missing Lieutenant recovered from fuselage of Navy aircraft that crashed off Goa coast Yesterday

    Panaji: The Body of missing Lieutenant Abhinay Nagori has been recovered from the fuselage of the ill fated Navy Dornier aircraft that crashed in sea on Tuesday. Second Naval officer, Lieutenant Kiran Shekhawat's body was recovered on Thursday evening. INS Makar, a naval hydrographic vessel, had also detected a large metallic object...
  • Deregulation of diesel is considered important for reform: PM Modi Yesterday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a mega energy conclave called the Urja Sangam on Friday to mark the Golden Jubliee of India's overseas oil firm ONGC. ...
  • When fiction overtakes facts: Robert Vadra case Yesterday

    When it comes to Robert Vadra, fiction seems to have over taken facts and rhetoric seems to have over taken substance. With the recent report of the CAG tabled in the Haryana Assembly, old allegations against Vadra have once again been regurgitated into the public domain. But much more is...
  • How could our Ex-Army Chief be part of Pakistan Day celebrations? Yesterday

    Retired General VK Singh, former Chief of Indian Army and now Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, attended a dinner hosted on Pakistan Republic Day also called Pakistan Day hosted by Pakistan's envoy to India Abdul Basit which included Kashmiri Separatists who want Kashmir out of India. Ever since the new...
  • Anil Kakodkar breaks his silence, says IITs should be left alone Yesterday

    New Delhi: Days after resigning as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Bombay, Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has spoken about the decision making process at the educational institution. "The selection of directors of such institution should be a more serious process. You can't speak to 36 people...
  • 1984 riots: Court to consider closure report against Tytler on April 22 Yesterday

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday fixed April 22 for hearing CBI's closure report in a case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The hearing could not take place on Friday as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler was not holding...
  • PM Modi, Kailash Satyarthi among world's greatest leaders: Fortune Yesterday

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi have been named among the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune magazine in its annual list of "extraordinary" men and women transforming business, government and philanthropy. Modi is ranked 5th on the 2015 roster of 'World's Greatest Leaders'...
  • Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh congratulates Vajpayee for receiving Bharat Ratna Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour on Friday. Setting aside protocol, President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vajpayee's Krishna Menon Marg residence and will confer him the Bharat Ratna. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley congratulated Vajapayee and said he is a leader par...
  • AAP sends mass SMS, allege Yadav, Bhushan demanding Kejriwal's removal as party convenor Yesterday

    New Delhi: The rift within the Aam Aadmi Party is wide open with mass SMS being sent to party volunteers claiming that party leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav are demanding the removal of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as party national convenor. In an open letter to Kejriwal, the duo...
  • Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be conferred Bharat Ratna today Yesterday

    Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive the Bharat Ratna award on Friday. Stepping away from protocol, President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vajpayee at his residence to confer the prestigious award. ...
  • Vajpayee most deserving person to receive Bharat Ratna: MM Joshi Yesterday

    Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna on Friday. "He is the most deserving person to receive the award. Any country would be proud of him. Only few leaders have this capacity to harmonise the global and local. That was one of...
  • West Bengal: Bar Association not to defend nun rape case accused Yesterday

    Krishnanagar (WB): The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district. "We have decided not to plead for the accused of convent robbery and rape case as it is a heinous crime," Secretary...
  • NITI Aayog panel to deliberate on central schemes on Friday Yesterday

    New Delhi: A sub-group of the NITI Aayog comprising chief ministers of some states will meet here for the first time on Friday to suggest measures for coordination between Union and states for effective implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). It must be recalled that earlier this week, Madhya Pradesh Chief...
  • No foreign funding, no money from capitalists: Anna Hazare Yesterday

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who recently announced a nationwide 'jail bharo andolan' against the NDA government's Land Acquisition Bill, claimed that he has never received foreign funds or money from capitalists for the work he is engaged in. "I want to deny allegations of receiving foreign funds and...
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia demands CBI probe into multi-crore MPPEB scam Yesterday

    Shivpuri: Former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia demanded CBI inquiry into the multi-crore Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Referring to CBI probe into death of an IAS officer in Karnataka, Scindia said that while the Congress government was quick in doing so, BJP is skirting away from a central agency...