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  • Health emergency in Pakistan due to floods 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Eight districts in Pakistan's Sindh province have declared a health emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains, the media reported on Sunday. According to officials, Sindh Health Minister Saghir Ahmed declared an emergency in the province with particular focus on the eight districts, Dawn online reported. Sindh's health department...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety 5 days ago

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday: Google doodles the great Russian author's epic novels September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A collection of images set within an interactive doodle attempts to capture the grandeur of the works one of the world's greatest novelists - Leo Tolstoy. The white-bearded, prolific writer was a master of realistic fiction and is revered the world over for addressing war, love, God and...
  • Standoff over India's Asian Games delegation rumbles on September 5, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has recommended slashing the country's proposed Asian Games delegation by a third and sending only medal hopefuls to South Korea's Incheon later this month. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the...
  • Athletes in dark as India weighs size of Asian Games delegation September 4, 2014

    A large number of Indian athletes are in the dark about their participation at the Asian Games as the country's sports officials debate sending only medal hopefuls to Incheon. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept....
  • Indian boxers may not compete under national flag in Asian Games August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: With the mess in country's boxing administration lingering on, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said that the top pugilists may not be able to compete in the upcoming Asian Games under the national flag if the elections are not held as per schedule next month. SAI Director General...
  • Singapore to boost cyber security efforts August 27, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority will set up a monitoring and operations control centre to help the government guard against, and respond swiftly, to security threats, the government announced on Tuesday. The announcements come after a spate of cyber attacks on government websites late last year. Speaking at an information security meeting,...
  • Former NCPCR member Vinod Kumar Tikoo says 'kindergarten schools should fall under regulatory authority' August 22, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, former National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) member Vinod Kumar Tikoo said that the problem with kindergarten schools was that they did not fall under any regulatory authority. "The authority should take onus of the fact that they are actually responsible for the...
  • Local polls announced in Taiwan August 22, 2014

    Taipei: Electoral authorities in Taiwan on Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected by November 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei,...
  • Delhi: Permits of 2500 buses and mini-buses cancelled August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has cancelled the permits of around 2500 buses and mini-buses after their operators' addresses were found to be incorrect. After the gang rape on December 16, 2012, Home Ministry had directed the verification of owners/permit holders of all the public service vehicles by the Delhi Traffic Police. According...
  • AMU professor Faizan Mustafa gets SAARC Best Law Teacher Award August 19, 2014

    Eminent academician Faizan Mustafa, who is senior vice-president of city-based NGO Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra, has been conferred with this year's prestigious SAARC Best Law Teacher Award. In a unanimous decision the high-powered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, according to a press statement released by the NGO in Dehradun on...
  • Kaam Aadmi Party aims for a garbage free Delhi August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Clean up India initiative is a group that is inspiring people to clean their surroundings. They call themselves the 'Kaam Aadmi Party' and are involved in cleanliness drives in different areas of Delhi. Their message is to make people responsible to make their environment clean. The Kaam Aadmi...
  • Indian American student to sue New York City August 9, 2014

    Washington: A 19-year-old Indian American student is set to sue the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City for the physical injuries and trauma she suffered while riding a subway train which jumped tracks. Melanie Chandan, a student of Hunter College, said she injured her knees, arms, head and neck due...
  • Court orders confiscation of properties of Indore Development Authority officer August 8, 2014

    A special court here on Friday ordered confiscation of properties worth Rs 35.75 lakh belonging to Indore Development Authority's (IDA) Estate Officer Babulal Gothwal and directed the government to use it in public interest. Special Judge Avnindra Kumar Singh ordered confiscation of properties worth Rs 35.75 lakh of Gothwal after finding that it...
  • Remembering Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary August 7, 2014

    CNN-IBN pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary. ...
  • UN sets up task force to reduce flight risks over war zones August 1, 2014

    United Nations: In the wake of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, the UN and global aviation bodies have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the right people at the...
  • Radical Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya dies at 66 July 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Famed Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya, a Sahitya Akademi awardee known for his radical left and anti-establishment views and championing of the marginalised urban milieu, died at a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his associates said. He was 66. Bhattacharya, who left behind his...
  • Lokayukta police conducts raids at government official's houses July 25, 2014

    The Lokayukta police conducted raids at two houses of an official of Narmada Valley Development Authority at Barwani and Gwalior, and recovered assets worth over Rs 90 lakh that were disproportionate to his known sources of income. Acting on a tip-off, police conducted searches at the residences of agriculture development and...
  • 7 officials suspended for fault in construction of apartment July 24, 2014

    Seven officials, including an IAS officer, has been suspended for alleged faults in the construction of an apartment at Gomtinagar in Lucknow during the previous BSP regime. "On the directives of the Chief Minister, seven officers posted in the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) at the time of the construction of River...
  • Bangaloreans come out in large to protest against minor's rape July 20, 2014

    Bangalore residents came out in large numbers to protest against school authorities and sought justice for the 6-year-old girl who was raped in the school two weeks ago. More than 60,000 people have also signed a petition by change.org to make schools safer. ...
  • No hike in LPG, kerosene prices, says Petroleum Minister July 20, 2014

    Cooking gas and kerosene prices will not be hiked keeping in view the impact of such a step on the people, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday. "Our government has decided not to increase LPG and kerosene prices in the country. This will benefit the middle class people and those...
  • South African anti-apartheid author Nadine Gordimer dies July 14, 2014

    Johannesburg: South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world's most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer died peacefully at her Johannesburg home on Sunday evening in the presence of her children, Hugo and Oriane, a statement...
  • Lok Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday even as the Congress continued to object to it. The Bill seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to...
  • Indian Constitution scholar Granville Austin dies July 8, 2014

    Washington: Granville Austin, an eminent biographer of India's Constitution and a Padma Shri awardee, has passed away in Washington at the age of 87. Austin, author of two celebrated political histories of the Indian Constitution -- The Indian Constitution: A Cornerstone of A Nation and Working A Democratic Republic: The Indian...
  • NGOs form 'agitation committee' against JDA, Raje government July 7, 2014

    As many as 13 NGOs came together and announced the formation of an "agitation committee" to protest the Jaipur Development Authority's (JDA) decision to seal the Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh premises. The committee would fight to get the land belonging to Rajasthan Samagra Seva Sangh (RSSS) back, social and political activist...
  • Renovation of George Orwell's house in Bihar begins June 27, 2014

    Renovation work on legendary British author George Orwell’s house in a Bihar town where he was born has begun, officials said on Thursday. “Finally, renovation of Orwell’s birthplace has started,” said East Champaran district magistrate Abhay Kumar Singh, who launched the work. Singh said the district authorities would provide all possible help...
  • GDA to install 200 CCTV cameras to check crime in Indirapuram June 15, 2014

    The Ghaziabad Development Authority has decided to install 200 CCTV cameras in malls, markets and residential societies of Indirapuram area to boost security system and check criminal activities. "The installation of 200 CCTV cameras will be carried out by a private-telecom company, which is erecting 4G network towers in Indirapuram area....
  • Malaysia vows to track down MH370, authors claim foul play June 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Sunday vowed to hunt Flight MH370 missing for the past 100 days with "renewed vigour", even as two authors of a yet to be released book on the plane sensationally claimed that its disappearance was "deliberate" and "calculated". "It has been 100 days since MH370 went missing....
  • State Congress chief Arun Yadav criticises decision to increase Narmada dam height June 14, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Arun Yadav on Friday said the decision of Narmada Control Authority to allow raising of the height of Sardar Sarovar dam by 17 metres would adversely affect the farmers in the state. Yadav said his party would strive to protect the rights of the farmers and if...
  • Buyers have to wait for possession of Noida flats June 11, 2014

    Buyers of flats in some parts of Noida will have to mark time as the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with an NGT order restraining the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority from issuing completion certificates in respect of structures falling within 10 km of the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. An...