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  • Gurgaon: Bomb threat at Huda city metro station turns out to be a hoax 3 days ago

    Gurgaon: Delhi Metro services on the Yellow Line on Wednesday were disrupted for more than an hour following a bomb threat. Police stopped metro services after a threat call about a bomb at Gurgaon's Huda City Metro Station. The services were shut for a brief around 04:00 PM after the...
  • SC asks Centre not to appoint CVC, VC without its permission 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to take its permission before appointing the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Vigilance Commissioner and also sought details about the selection process. A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Madan B Lokur, however, allowed the government to...
  • Countdown for GSLV Mk 3 mission commences 3 days ago

    Chennai: The 24-and-a-half hour countdown for India's maiden experimental launch of latest generation vehicle GSLV Mk III, also carrying the 'Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE), began at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, on Wednesday. "The 24 and a half hour countdown for the mission has commenced at 9...
  • 'Lone wolf' Australian hostage-taker had violent, unsettled past 4 days ago

    Sydney: The self-styled sheikh behind a siege at a Sydney cafe had been charged as an accessory to murder and with multiple sexual offences. He also harboured deep grievances against the Australian government and had found little kinship in the city's large Muslim community, where he was seen as deeply...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after uproar over the issue of alleged forced conversion 5 days ago

    The last week of the winter session of Parliament witnesses a stormy start as Trinamool Congress MPs protest against the misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Centre. The remarks came after the CBI arrested West Bengal minister Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam. ...
  • Expanding Internet access would do more good than tackling HIV: Study December 12, 2014

    Geneva: Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention or clean drinking water, according to a study published Thursday. Economists commissioned by think-tank Copenhagen Consensus Centre calculated that tripling access to mobile broadband networks in developing countries by 2030 would...
  • Congress Minister Ambareesh caught kissing a girl, may offer BJP a way out of Priyanka photo row December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: The main opposition BJP which is facing the wrath of ruling Congress over one of its MLAs, Prabhu Chavan, watching a picture of Priyanka Gandhi on his smartphone in the Assembly, seems to have found a way out. Karnataka Housing minister and film star Ambareesh has got himself embroiled...
  • States oppose Centre's revised Goods and Service Tax draft December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to Centre's plans to build a consensus on the Goods and Services Tax, states have opposed the Centre's revised GST draft. The government was hoping to get the legislation passed in the winter session of Parliament. The government was maintaining that broad agreement had...
  • Hyderabad becomes second city to ban all operations of Uber December 10, 2014

    After Delhi, Hyderabad has become the second city to ban all operations of Uber. This decision came after the Centre asked states to stop operations of all unregistered cabs with immediate effect. ...
  • Centre to issue residential permit to Japanese nationals working in India December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to grant residential permit to Japanese nationals working in India till their employment period. The special privilege is also to be granted to the dependents of all Japanese nationals, an order issued by the Home Ministry said. "Japanese nationals holding Employment (E) Visa and their dependents holding...
  • Sikhs in Kashmir claim that they are the most neglected community, attack state, Centre December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: "We have never faced any problem here. No local Kashmiri Muslim troubled us or treated us like unwanted people. The 'Kashmiriyat' is very strong. But, the state government and the Centre have been very unkind to us. For them the Sikhs in Kashmir don't exist. The entire focus is...
  • Tom Hanks, Sting, Al Green receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors December 8, 2014

    Washington: Heralded as a musical genius who rose from a British shipyard hometown to make his mark, Sting will receive the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts. Top performers and power players from Hollywood, Broadway and Washington have gathered to honor five artists who will receive...
  • Not all CMs are happy with Centre over dissolving Planning Commission December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence day pledge to dismantle Planning Commission by holding the first consultation meeting with chief ministers on Sunday. The PM said there is a need to create a new institution in the spirit of "cooperative federalism", a body that will...
  • Modi to overhaul Planning Commission, wants 'Team India' with Centre, states and bureaucracy December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The replacement of Planning Commission must incorporate the concept of "Team India", which according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was a combination of three teams - the PM and Chief Ministers; the Union Council of Ministers; and the bureaucracy in the Centre and states. Seeking to strengthen cooperative...
  • Mamata to skip CMs meet called by Centre December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After an exchange of virtual barbs with the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to give the chief ministers' meet called by the central government a miss. Mamata will skip the meet scheduled to take place on Saturday in New Delhi to discuss internal security. She...
  • Sale of 5 per cent SAIL share gets government over Rs 1700 crore December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union government has garnered Rs 1,715 crore from sale of its 5 per cent stake in steel giant SAIL. The government's 5 per cent share has been sold at a floor price of Rs 83 per share. The sale of 5 peer cent stake in SAIL is only...
  • No scientific evidence to prove GM crops harmful: Prakash Javadekar December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no scientific evidence to prove that Genetically Modified crops would harm soil, human health and environment, Government said on Thursday. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar's response came to queries in Rajya Sabha over the recent controversial decision of biotech regulator -- the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee's (GEAC)-- ...
  • No 'contradiction' between party & govt on Saradha chit fund scam: BJP December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting any "contradiction" between the party and the government on the issue of Saradha chit fund scam, BJP on Wednesday said the case is being investigated by three agencies and the government has not given clean chit in this regard. This comes after the government on Wednesday appeared to...
  • Delay in Land Acquisition Bill likely, Centre drops plans to table amendments in Parliament December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Land Acquisition Bill, which was to be tabled in the Winter Session of Parliament, could face further delay. Sources on Wednesday suggested the governmnet had dropped plans to table amendments in the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament as it needs more time to get the opposition parties on...
  • Devendra Fadnavis seeks Rs 4,500 crore package from Centre to help farmers December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Concerned over the recent farmer suicides, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said his government is working round-the-clock to mitigate their hardships and has sought a Rs 4,500 crore financial package from the Centre to provide them necessary assistance. The Chief Minister said he was saddened by reports of farmers...
  • New app to prevent sudden cardiac arrest on football field December 3, 2014

    The recent increase in the number of accidents on the field of sports that have led to on-field deaths has prompted FIFA to come up with something that will help tackle such freakish happenings in a more advanced way. According to a report in FIFA.com, keeping the above occurrences in...
  • What is Centre doing to counter Islamic State, asks Khurshid November 29, 2014

    Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday reacted to Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement wherein he said that the Islamic State was of concern to the government. He asked what the Centre was doing in this regard. ...
  • India eases gold import rule in surprise move November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: India has scrapped a rule mandating traders to export 20 per cent of all gold imported into the country, in a surprise move that could cut smuggling and raise legal shipments into the world's second-biggest consumer of the metal after China. Along with a record duty of 10 per cent,...
  • Maharashtra seeks Rs 4,500 crore in drought aid from from Centre November 29, 2014

    Amravati: Maharashtra government has demanded Rs 4,500 crore from the Centre to provide relief to farmers reeling under drought-like situation in the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said. He also announced that the state government will do away with local body tax (LBT) and not wait till Goods...
  • Live: PM Modi arrives in Nepal for 18th SAARC Summit November 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal on Tuesday for the 18th SAARC Summit. He inaugurated Trauma Centre in Kathmandu. ...
  • Live: Congress running away from debate on black money, says Ravi Shankar Prasad November 25, 2014

    The winter session of Parliament will have its first working day on Tuesday as it was adjourned on Monday post obituary references. The Narendra Modi government which is aiming to introduce and take up 37 bills is all set to face opposition over the Insurance Bill. After Trinamool Congress, BJP's...
  • Development in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez means power for just 6 hours November 23, 2014

    Gurez: As India continues to strive for a place in the list of fast developing nations, there are several things which its citizens have come to regards as basic necessities apart from food, shelter and clothing. One of the basic infrastructure requirements for leading a normal life and enjoy the...
  • Centre aims to pass key bills in Winter Session of Parliament November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Winter Session of Parliament set to begin on Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Centre aims to pass many essential reform bills including Insurance Bill, Coal Ordinance and Constitutional Amendment Bill. He said that the government is committed to get these bills...
  • Rameswaram: 5 fishermen pardoned by Sri Lanka return home, get heroes welcome November 22, 2014

    Chennai: Three years after five fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lanka and charged with allegedly smuggling drugs into the country, they atlast returned home. The five men from Rameswaram received a hero's welcome. Sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court in October, the...
  • Centre doing injustice to Muslims by not handing over Taj Mahal: Azam Khan November 21, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has demanded that the Taj Mahal be handed over to the Waqf Board. The Taj Mahal is currently managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. Azam Khan says the Centre will be doing an injustice to the Muslim community if the Taj is not handed...