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  • Jammu and Kashmir government hopeful Centre will approve flood spill channel projects 2 days ago

    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 -1733678951 minutes ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from September 18 September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike. To add to the woes of the commuters, transport workers affiliated to eight central trade unions, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade...
  • Congress alleges irregularities in ad hoardings; demands probe September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Opposition in the BJPled North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Wednesday alleged that advertising hoarding mafia were being "sheltered" in the national capital through "patronage" of some politicians. Leader of the Opposition in NDMC, Mukesh Goel made the accusation while raising the issue of unauthorised hoardings, including one...
  • Australia raids Islamic centre, arrests two for jihadist links September 10, 2014

    Brisbane: The raids involving 180 police came a day after the country's spy chief said he was "actively considering" raising the terror threat level over Australians' involvement in overseas militant groups. Australian Federal Police said the men, aged 21 and 31, were arrested for terrorism offences, alleging they were "involved in...
  • Will cancellation of coal blocks adversely affect power sector? September 9, 2014

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 productionready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • Centre favours cancellation of 218 coal blocks, SC reserves its verdict September 9, 2014

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 productionready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • Maharashtra government sanctions Rs 113crore grant for Ambedkar Centre September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday sanctioned a grant of Rs 113.74 crore for the Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre project at Nagpur. The state government had already sanctioned Rs 22 crore for the Centre, being built as part of the Vidarbha development programme, an official said after the cabinet meeting. State Chief...
  • SC reserves its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks declared as illegal September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks which were declared as illegal by it. The apex court has concluded the hearing on coal block allocations and would give the verdict later. The Centre has said that it favours the cancellation of coal...
  • Modern weather forcasting centre to come up in Jammu September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With assembly elections not far away in Jammu and Kashmir hit by flood, the Centre on Monday announced the setting up of two biotechnology parks and a most modern weather forecasting system in Jammu and Kashmir. Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said the...
  • Vladimir Putin is 'selfcentred', says Dalai Lama September 8, 2014

    Berlin: Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin as "selfcentred" in a German newspaper interview on Sunday, saying Putin seems to want to "rebuild the Berlin Wall". "His attitude is: 'I, I, I'," the Dalai Lama said, pointing out that Putin had served as Russian President,...
  • Rains to continue in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Rains are likely to continue in many areas of Odisha with heavy rainfall at some places in southern districts under the impact of a well marked low pressure area in the region. Rain and thunder shower would occur at many places over the state during next 24 hours, the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir grappling with the worst flooding in 50 years, says Omar Abdullah September 6, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressed the media on Saturday over the deepening crisis caused in the state owing to unabated flooding, saying that the rescue of those trapped is the main priority of the government. The CM said that it does not matter whether the Centre declares...
  • HC asks Centre if passengers are being screened for Ebola September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Union Government told the Bombay High Court that it had installed thermal scanners at the airports in Mumbai, Delhi and elsewhere to find out Ebolainfected passengers among those arriving from Africa. The court, however, was not satisfied and asked the Centre to file an additional affidavit by September...
  • US to provide $75 million to expand Ebola care centers September 4, 2014

    Dakar: The US aid agency is providing $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and tens of thousands of protective suits for health care workers. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 1,900 people already and officials say it is out of control. The US...