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  • Muzaffarnagar: Woman delivers baby on the floor of a government health centre 3 days ago

    Muzaffarnagar: A woman gave birth to a child on the floor of a primary health centre after the staff allegedly refused to admit her without a bribe in Shamli district. The incident occurred when the woman, Zubeda, was taken to a government primary health centre in Kandhla town after she...
  • China's most advanced space launch centre to start work soon 3 days ago

    Beijing: China has completed construction of its most advanced space launch centre, designed to handle next generation rockets and space station modules, and it will be operational soon. Work at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan province, which is the fourth but the most advanced rocket launch centre, has...
  • Naveen Patnaik asks Centre to expedite international flights from Odisha 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: Terming the delay in beginning of the international flight operation from Odisha as "unfortunate," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked the Centre to take steps for early utilisation of facilities available at the Biju Patnaik International Airport. "The failure to utlise the new terminal and the delay in the...
  • Dhaula Kuan gangrape case: Court defers verdict to Tuesday October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday deferred its verdict in a 2010 abduction and gang rape case in Dhaula Kuan, to October 14. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat deferred the verdict saying the order was not prepared. Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi...
  • Over 400 screened for Ebola in India, no infection yet October 9, 2014

    Panaji: More than 400 persons with suspected symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus have been screened in India, but no infection has been detected yet, L.S. Chauhan, a top infectious diseases expert said on Thursday. Chauhan, president of the Indian Association of Epidemiologists, is a co-host of a conference on vector-borne...
  • States get 6 more months to roll out food security plan October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre gave six more months to state governments to implement the landmark Food Security Act that give legal entitlement to highly subsidised foodgrains to two-thirds of the country's population. The food law, which came into force in July last year, was to be implemented by state governments...
  • Report on Burdwan blast being sent to Centre October 7, 2014

    Kolkata: A detailed report is being sent to the Centre by West Bengal government in connection with the October 2 Burdwan blast in which two suspected militants were killed and another injured, state Director General of Police G J M Rajasekhar Reddy said. "A detailed report is being sent to...
  • Delhi: 23-year-old jumps between running Metro train coaches, rescued October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro witnessed a suicide attempt on Tuesday when a 23-year-old man threw himself in between the coaches of a running train. Asif, a carpenter by profession, jumped in between the coaches when the train heading to Huda City Centre on the yellow line was entering the...
  • Centre to repeal nearly 300 outdated laws October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: If you happen to unearth treasure worth even as little as 10 rupees (16 U.S. cents) in India, don't even think of pocketing it - that's because under a law introduced by the former British colonial rulers, it still belongs to "Her Majesty". Now, however, the Treasure Trove Act...
  • Centre releases Rs 250 crore to DMRC for Phase III project October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Central government has released its equity contribution of Rs 250 crore to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for construction work of Phase III projects. "We have released an amount of Rs 250 crore to DMRC as part of the Government of India's share towards equity for meeting the...
  • Art festival by college students across India October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 200 students, all budding artists, are set to showcase their artworks at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. Beginning October 9, the show titled 'Prarambh' features nearly 350 artworks in diverse mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, illustrations, digital art, sculpture, photography, installation, new media and...
  • Chennai becomes ICC bowling action testing centre October 2, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that Cricket Australia's National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and Chennai's Sri Ramachandra University have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling action. The ICC took the decision after assessing several criteria at the venues which include an indoor area large...
  • After Microsoft, Amazon may now set up data centre in India October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: World's largest e-tailer Amazon is evaluating setting up a data centre in India to tap into the multi-billion cloud opportunity in India. Amazon, which offers cloud services under Amazon Web Services (AWS), is looking to aggressively expand its foothold in the Indian market, which has players like Google and...
  • Jammu and Kashmir government hopeful Centre will approve flood spill channel projects September 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday expressed hope that the Centre will approve its Rs 2,200-crore project for construction of a second flood spill channel that will be able to handle the kind of water discharge witnessed during the recent floods which claimed more than 280 lives and destroyed...
  • American Justice Centre offers reward of $10,000 to anyone who serves summons to Modi September 28, 2014

    New York: The civil rights body behind a lawsuit filed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots case has offered a reward of US dollar 10,000 to anyone who could serve him with the court summons. New York-based legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun told reporters on...
  • GSLV MK III will make India self-reliant in space: Scientist September 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: India does not need to rely on foreign countries for launching heavier communication satellites once its experimental mission of GSLV Mark III tasted success, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director M Chandra Dathan on Saturday said. "The GSLV Mark III, scheduled to be launched in November first week, will carry...
  • Indians and Americans see each other in positive light: Survey September 27, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US comes at a time when people of both countries continue to see each other in a largely positive light, according to a Pew Research Centre survey. While Madison Square Garden's sold-out shows usually include headliners like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna or Arcade...
  • Centre ready to give over Rs 1,000 Crore to flood-hit Assam September 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the Central government was ready to give more than Rs 1,000 crore, the amount demanded by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for flood relief. "The Centre is ready to give even more than Rs 1,000 crore for flood relief and to build damaged...
  • HC directs Maharashtra to ensure power supply at exam centres September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Expressing concern over load shedding, the Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra state government on Tuesday, to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all exam centres during HSC and SSC examinations in October 2014. A bench of Justice Abhay Oka also asked the state to come out with an action plan...
  • Provide status on list of Prisoners of Wars, efforts made for their release from Pakistani jails: SC to Centre September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to inform it about the current status of list of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) languishing in Pakistani jails for 43 years and efforts made for their release. The apex court asked the Ministry of External Affairs to file a fresh...
  • Protests likely over Ajit Singh's bungalow, Delhi Metro shuts down one station September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro on Tuesday shut down one of its stations in view of expected protests over the vacation of RLD leader Ajit Singh's official bungalow on Tuesday, officials said. The Delhi Metro shut down the Race Course Metro station on its Yellow Line which runs between Jahangirpuri in...
  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal September 22, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments of Jammu and Kashmir Government. "The portal will provide to people a single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services...
  • SC notice to Centre on farmers' suicide September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central government on a petition seeking direction to take steps to prevent the increasing number of suicides by the farmer in different parts of the country on account of their difficult financial conditions. There is a suicide by a farmer...
  • PM Modi to meet USbased Jewish groups in New York September 21, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet USbased Jewish groups during his visit to the US this week followed by a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Israeli counterpart. According to sources, Prime Minister will be meeting Jewish groups on September 28, the day on which he...
  • MeT forecasts heavy rainfall in Odisha September 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pounded by heavy rains in the past couple of days, Odisha is unlikely to get any respite soon as heavy rainfall coupled with gusty winds has been forecast in some places till Monday. Rain and thundershower will occur in many places of the state due to a well marked low...
  • Fresh perjury plea filed against Prashant Bhushan for alleged remarks against CBI Director September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: For the third time, the CBI has filed a perjury application against noted advocate Prashant Bhushan claiming that he lied under oath against CBI Director Ranjit Sinha. Bhushan has sought that Sinha excused himself from the 2G and coal allocation scam probes claiming that he met the accused...
  • We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan September 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday called for the launching of a countrywide war against cancer. The minister earlier in the day formally recommended the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here as one of the 20 RCCs in the country chosen to be elevated as the apex state cancer institute. "Cancer...
  • Ajit Singh flays Centre for not converting his bungalow into his father's memorial September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh on Friday attacked the government for rejecting his demand for converting the bungalow occupied by him into a memorial of his father, former Prime Minister Charan Singh, and blamed it for protests over the issue. "There is a memorial in the name of...
  • India will face more Jammu & Kashmir floodslike calamities in future, warn researchers September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: With over 6 lakh people still stranded in what is being called as the worst floods in over a century in Jammu and Kashmir, an analysis done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has warned that India may face more such calamities in future. "India will be...
  • Centre to organise first of its kind survey to prepare targeted schemes for speciallyabled September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a step in providing better opportunities for the speciallyabled citizens, the Central government is planning for first of its kind national survey to identify these citizens and prepare targeted schemes for them. Based on this data, identification cards and certificates would be issued to the speciallyabled people which...