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  • BHRC orders Rs 25,000 compensation to police atrocity victim 7 hours 50 minutes ago

    The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Tuesday directed the state Home Department to pay Rs 25,000 compensation to the owner of a puncture repair shop, who was illegally confined and assaulted by a Station House Officer (SHO) for demanding repair charges. The incident occurred on November 18, 2013, when Vivek...
  • Rural development: Rs 155 cr grant for construction of ponds, tanks 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    Rajasthan government on Monday announced a grant of Rs 155.50 crore to farmers for construction of ponds and tanks for better water management. Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini made several other announcements in the Legislative Assembly including allocation of Rs 2.14 crore for the promotion of organic farming in the...
  • Uttarakhand asked to 'beware' of rain between July 23-27 Yesterday

    The hill state of Uttarakhand has been asked to "beware" of rainfall from July 23-27 as it continues to be lashed by monsoon showers which have triggered landslides and caused rivers to run in spate. Although the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued no warning for Tuesday in the state, it...
  • In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago 2 days ago

    Chicago: An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest US city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included an 11-year-old...
  • Monsoon picking up, no need to be 'alarmist': Government 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Monsoon deficit has come down to 31-32 per cent with rains picking up in July across the country giving relief to farmers, Government said on Sunday asserting that there is "no reason to be unnecessarily alarmist". "The monsoon deficit has come down by 12 per cent and the overall...
  • Two killed as rains lash Uttarakhand for fifth consecutive day 2 days ago

    Two persons were killed and as many swept away by swirling waters of rivers as rains lashed different parts of Uttarakhand for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday, keeping roads to Himalayan shrines blocked at nearly six places and cutting off many villages. A woman was buried alive last evening under...
  • Incessant rainfall disrupts normal life in Northern India 3 days ago

    Dehradun Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Saturday blocking several roads in the state. The Chardham yatra has been suspended, even as the Centre decided to provide two Mi-17 helicopters to deal with the emergency. Uttarakhand authorities had earlier issued alerts in Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi. Most parts of Himachal Pradesh also...
  • Char Dham yatra suspended, high alert issued as rains lash Uttarakhand 3 days ago

    Moderate to heavy rains in north India on Friday dipped temperatures providing relief to people from sultry weather and bringing cheers to farmers, but forced suspension of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. With moderate to heavy rains continuing to lash several parts of the State and major rivers flowing...
  • Late monsoon impacts storage position of major reservoirs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Late arrival of monsoon has its impact on the storage position of major reservoirs which is less than what it was last year and also lower than the average storage of last 10 years. The Central Water Commission on Friday said that the water storage available in 85 important...
  • Rains lash Rajasthan, Met department predicts heavy downpour in next 24 hours 3 days ago

    Heavy rains lashed few places in Rajasthan with Kachola town in Bhilwara district recording maximum 17 centimeter of rainfall in the last 24 hours. Light to moderate rains occurred at most of the places in all the division of the state. Ladnu in Churu received 11 cm rains whereas other places including...
  • Rains continue to lash Delhi, throw traffic out of gear 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Intermittent rains lashed the national capital since Friday morning, causing water-logging and traffic snarls in many areas. According to a MeT official, about 56.7 mm of rainfall has been recorded in the national capital during the last 24 hours till 8:30 am on Friday. The temperature on Friday morning registered...
  • Met predicts monsoon rains, thunderstorm in parts of eastern UP 5 days ago

    Light to moderate rains and thundershowers occurred at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours. According to the MeT department, Gorotha and Lalitpur recorded 7 cms of rainfall each while Muzaffarnagar and Mirzapur received 3 cms of rains. Rajghat, Kunda, Robertganj, Fatehpur, Bindki, Bara, Dudhi, Dalmau, Churk, Allahabad...
  • Badaun gangrape: Rising Ganga may foil CBI plan to exhume victims' bodies 5 days ago

    The Irrigation department has warned that CBI's plan to conduct fresh autopsy on the bodies of two teenage girls raped and murdered in Badaun is going to be dead in the water if the agency failed to exhume the bodies within the next two days. "Due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand,...
  • Kedarnath Yatra suspended for three days as MeT department issues warning of heavy rains 6 days ago

    Pilgrimage to Kedarnath was suspended on Wednesday for three days in view of the MeT department warning of heavy rains in the area and frequent blockage of roads to the Himalayan shrine following intermittent showers in the valley over the past few days. "Yatra to Kedarnath has been suspended for safety...
  • Monsoon has revived across north India: MET department director 6 days ago

    In a ray of hope, MET department director BP Yadav has said that monsoon has revived. "There's been good rainfall in many parts of Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh, eastern Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand," he said adding that this is the best phase of monsoon this season. ...
  • First doppler radar to be put up in Tehri 1 week ago

    A doppler radar, which was necessitated after the last year's natural calamity in Uttarakhand, will be put up in Tehri district to strengthen advance weather information gathering mechanism in the state. The radar, first in the state, will be put up near the high-altitude Surkanda Devi temple in the district with...
  • Agriculture department to solve farmers' query by SMS 1 week ago

    With monsoon arriving in full swing in the state, the agriculture department officials have been directed to coordinate with farmers and help them with agriculture-related suggestions through mobile SMS. Fresh spate of rainfall in the last couple of days has expedited the agricultural activities across the state and department has been...
  • Alert sounded as heavy rains drench Uttarakhand; Kedarnath Yatra not disrupted 1 week ago

    An alert has been sounded in Uttarakhand after incessant rains in many parts of the state for the last 48 hours, officials said on Tuesday. The hill state is likely to experience very heavy rainfall on Wednesday, the Met Office said. District administration in "rain prone" areas has been asked to...
  • Met issues heavy rainfall alert in Uttarakhand, evacuation begins in some areas 1 week ago

    Dehradun: The Met department has issued an alert for heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand on Tuesday. Rain hit several parts of Uttarakhand in the past 24 hours with the Kumaon region being most affected. South Uttarakhand is feared to receive the heaviest downpour. The disaster management department has begun the process of...
  • Two killed by lightning as rains lash eastern UP July 13, 2014

    Two persons were killed and three others injured after being struck by lightning as moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh since July 12. Govardhan (38) and Ramawati (40) were killed after being hit by lightning in separate incidents in Tulsipur area of Balrampur district last evening, Sub-divisional Magistrate Y...
  • Have full faith in judiciary: AIIMS Forensic Department HOD Sudhir Gupta July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The AIIMS Forensic Department Head Sudhir Gupta has expressed full faith in the judiciary ahead of that Central Administrative Tribunal hearing into his plea to continue as the Head of the Department. "I am unbiased and impartial only for the truth. I have full faith in the judiciary,"...
  • Iron pills to be distributed among school children in Uttarakhand July 9, 2014

    Iron folic acid tablets will be distributed among over eight lakh children of Uttarakhand every week to help them fight the problem of anemia. Citing the findings of National Health Survey which has found the problem of anemia rampant among children in Uttarakhand, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar said 8,49,000 identified children...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers July 9, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of labourers and other employees working in private sector to 60 years from current 58 years. "The state government has issued a gazette notification regarding this decision which will benefit over 15 lakh employees working in the private sector," state Labour...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers July 9, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of labourers and other employees working in private sector to 60 years from current 58 years. "The state government has issued a gazette notification regarding this decision which will benefit over 15 lakh employees working in the private sector," state Labour...
  • Earthquake jolts parts of Jammu and Kashmir July 8, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Gilgit late Tuesday night and resultant mild tremors were felt in Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The quake struck Gilgit at 9:06 PM, Indian Meteorological department said. However, no report of any casualty or damage to property has...
  • Airtel to get show cause notice from DoT for hiding caller identity in MP July 8, 2014

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to seek legal opinion for issuing a show cause notice to Airtel on charges of hiding caller identity in Madhya Pradesh service area in January, 2011 posing a security threat. Earlier in October, 2011, the DoT had imposed Rs 50 crore fine on Airtel....
  • Incessant rainfall takes break in the state July 8, 2014

    After two days of incessant rainfall in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, it finally took a break for few days, officials said on Tuesday. The rain took a break for few days and will only return by Sunday. Lucknow would not experience any major rainfall in the next few days and...
  • Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Venkaiah Naidu for Metro projects in state July 7, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Monday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in Bhopal and sought central assistance for various projects like Metro and housing in the state. Chauhan also demanded financial assistance for Ujjain Kumbh Mela and smart city project for Gwalior. Stating that the state...
  • Bihar lashed by heavy rainfall July 5, 2014

    Bihar was lashed by heavy rainfall on Saturday and the MET office warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state. More rain is expected over the next 24 hours the local Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) office said and warned of heavy rainfall at isolated places in the state. The...
  • My duty is to pursue the truth in Sunanda autopsy case: Sudhir Gupta July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: AIIMS Forensic Department head Sudhir Gupta, who is in the centre of a controversy over the autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar, on Saturday said his duty was to pursue the truth in the case. Gupta said he would soon interact with the media, as per lawful procedure, to clarify...