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  • Bangaloreans come out in large to protest against minor's rape 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • MP, Chhattisgarh lock horns over shifting of tigers June 8, 2014

    Chhattisgarh's efforts to get tigers for its Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary from Madhya Pradesh has come to a halt with the latter asking it to get a viability study done before a decision on handing over the big cats could be taken. Chhattisgarh, where the tiger population is just about 26, has...
  • Vasundhara Raje cabinet to constitute 5th State Finance Commission soon June 6, 2014

    The Vasundhara Raje cabinet on Thursday resolved that the Rajasthan government would soon constitute the Fifth State Finance Commission for the Panchayati Raj and Local Bodies' welfare and their financial matters. This decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, according to a CMO official. As per...
  • Seven IAS officers, two others shunted in Chhattisgarh May 29, 2014

    As many as nine bureaucrats, including seven IAS officers, have been transferred in Chhattisgarh. The General Administration Department released the order of new duties of seven Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers and two State Administrative Service (SAS) officers late on Wednesday evening, an official said. As per the directives, Durg Collector...
  • Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86 May 28, 2014

    Winston-Salem: Author and poet Maya Angelou, who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86. Wake Forest University announced Angelou's death in a news release Wednesday. She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography "I Know Why...
  • Writer Taslima Nasreen tweets she does not have cancer, test result shows her tumour is benign May 15, 2014

    Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has confirmed that she does not have cancer, days after she tweeted that she underwent a biopsy to determine the cause of a tumour. Nasreen tweeted that her tumour is benign. In fact, a visibly relieved Nasreen tweeted "It's BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN BENIGN...
  • SAI backs IOA on plan to bid for 2019 Asian Games May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Wednesday backed the IOA on its plan to bid for the 2019 Asian Games, saying that the country has the infrastructure to stage the multi-sporting event which is now without a host venue after Vietnam capital Hanoi's withdrawal. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson told...
  • NMDC to go solo for maiden steel plant in Chhattisgarh May 14, 2014

    State-run iron ore miner NMDC Ltd has shelved plan of inducting a partner for its Rs 15,525- crore maiden steel venture and is going ahead solo by employing people with expertise to run a steel mill. "At the moment, there is nothing. My intention is to run the plant on our...
  • SC stays demolition of 2 Supertech towers in Noida May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief to Supertech, the Supreme Court on Monday stayed the demolition order of two buildings in an apartment in Noida's Sector 93 A saying the status quo must be maintained in the case. The court said that no third party rights must be created in the...
  • Hockey: India coach Terry Walsh critical of national camp being held in Delhi May 1, 2014

    Indian hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh on Thursday lashed out as the national probables' preparatory camp for the upcoming World Cup is being held in searing capital heat instead of cooler confines in any other part of the country. Walsh indirectly took a dig at the Sports Authority of India...
  • Inspector Ghote: A legendary fictional Indian detective awaits his movie moment April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Byomkesh Bakshi, the well-known Satyanweshi, will shortly be seen on the big screen in two new movies. It was about time Bakshi, who featured in the popular TV series of the 90s, was made into movies, and we hope a series is in the offing. Meanwhile, another iconic...
  • DGCA panel suggests steps to avoid flight diversion due to fog April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to check fog-related diversions from IGI Airport, a DGCA panel has recommended several steps like upgrading of neighbouring alternative airports, meteorological facilities and runway radar coverage. It has recommended that airports near Delhi like Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar, should be upgraded to Category-IIIB level of Instrument...
  • Fans pay tribute to Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez in Mexico City April 22, 2014

    Fans and family paid their last respects to much-loved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Monday, leaving flowers and playing music in a colorful remembrance of the Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature. Hundreds thronged outside Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts, a domed jewel of early 20th century...
  • 'Dear Chetan Bhagat, many happy returns of the day': Narendra Modi shares selfie the '2 States' author clicked with him April 22, 2014

    More power to the selfie. It's a wonder BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi knows what a selfie is, leave alone taking the time out of his busy campaigning schedule to click one with one of India's best-selling authors Chetan Bhagat ahead of his birthday on April 22. The veteran...
  • Nobel winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 April 18, 2014

    Mexico City: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece...
  • Noida celebrates its 39th Foundation Day April 17, 2014

    Owing to elections, Noida on Thursday celebrated its 39th foundation day without much pomp and show in simple manner by performing havan ceremony and organizing sports meet for authority employees. New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) was formed on April,17, 1976 for integrated development of the area. The City is presently...
  • Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health 'delicate' after pneumonia, says the Colombian President April 17, 2014

    Bogota: Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday. Garcia Marquez, who was hospitalized for nine days in Mexico City for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection, has been receiving treatment at his home...
  • Noida Authority seals Supertech's two towers as per Allahabad High Court order April 16, 2014

    Noida Authority today sealed realty firm Supertech's two 40-storey towers with more than 800 flats following the Allahabad High Court's order to demolish the buildings. The towers -- Apex and Ceyane -- have a combined 857 apartments, of which 600 were sold, and are a part of Supertech's Emerald Court project. On...
  • Allahabad HC orders demolition of two 40-storey building in Noida April 11, 2014

    Noida: In a major setback to Noida Authority and realty major Supertech, the Allahabad High Court on Friday ordered the demolition of two 40-storey towers in Sector 93 A, Noida. The court has also directed the prosecution of officers of Noida Authority and Supertech for carrying out the illegal construction....
  • 10 books Konkona Sen Sharma loves and wants you to read April 10, 2014

    From detective novels to popular comics, storybooks and classic literature, books play a key role in widening the horizons of our imagination and introducing us to different perspectives. To ensure they aren't deprived of the pleasure of reading books, celebrities - despite their frenzied and chaotic work lives - take...