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  • Pink Floyd, David Bowie help UK vinyl sales cross million mark November 30, 2014

    London: This year, vinyl sales in the UK have passed the one million mark for the first time since 1996, thanks to veterans Pink Floyd and David Bowie. Albums by the two have helped boost sales of the format, which achieved the one million milestone last weekend. Currently Bowie's new best...
  • Indian Raiilways to engage private firms to clean coaches in long distance trains September 29, 2014

    Madurai: Private firms would be engaged by the Madurai Division of Indian Railways at a cost of Rs 7.5 crore for on board cleaning of long distance trains as part of its comprehensive cleaning scheme, a top railway official said on Monday. Four long...
  • Railways' Delhi Division armed with 10,000 brooms for October 2 cleanliness drive September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Division of Railways has put together an arsenal of 10,000 brooms for use by a battery of volunteers, including schoolchildren and top officials and lawmakers, when they attack garbage at its facilities on October 2 in a first-of-its-kind exercise. Equipped with a specially-designed 'battle gear' made up...
  • Pink Floyd's new album 'The Endless River' out in November; first album in 20 years September 23, 2014

    New York: Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10. A Monday news release gives fresh details about "The Endless River," the British rock n' roll group's first new material in 20 years. The 18song double album features band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, who died in 2008....
  • East Bengal win Calcutta Premier Division League September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: City giants East Bengal got past Tollygunge Agragami 21 to annex their fifth backtoback and 36th overall Calcutta Football League Premier Division crown on Tuesday. Prolhad Roy and Nigerian striker Ranti Martins found the target for the winners while Bello Rassaq struck for the ultimate losers at the largely attended...
  • Missing train traced after 17 days in Bihar September 12, 2014

    Patna: A train which went missing from one railway division in Bihar was finally traced on Thursday after 17 long days from another division, senior officials said. The GorakhpurMuzaffarpur passenger train "went missing" from Hajipur on the night of August 25 after the derailment of a goods train led to the...
  • Army seeks Manipur government's help for exservicemen September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Army's Red Shield Division has sought the help of Manipur government in providing selfemployment and job opportunities to exservicemen. "As part of the ongoing process of strengthening the social fibre and bringing back exservicemen in joining the mainstream, Red Shield Division has approached the Manipur government in setting up...
  • Manchester City sign Argentinian midfielder Bruno Zuculini August 9, 2014

    Manchester: Premier League champion Manchester City has completed the signing of midfielder Bruno Zuculini from Argentinian side Racing Club. The 21yearold Argentine was part of City's preseason tours of Scotland and the United States and scored in a friendly against Kansas City. Zuculini says he's "looking forward to the experiences which this...
  • 38yearold woman's body found hanging from tree July 23, 2014

    The body of a 38yearold woman was found hanging from a tree in Dharhara village under Naugachhia subdivision of Bhagalpur district. The woman was identified as Anju Devi who was the mother of four children living in the village which was famous for its tradition of planting saplings for every female...
  • Boy lynched by villagers on suspicion of being a thief July 18, 2014

    An angry mob beat a youth to death at a village in Vaishali district early on Friday suspecting him of being a thief. The unidentified youth, in his 20s, was caught by some villagers when he was wandering in the village.Suspecting him a thief, the villagers mercilessly thrashed the youth and...
  • ASI official arrested for accepting bribe July 11, 2014

    AntiCorruption Bureau arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector for accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 in Phalodi subdivision of the district on July 10. ASI Deep Singh Rajput was demanding a bribe of Rs 15,000 from Tulsi Ram Paliwal of Dayakor in Phalodi subdivision for settling a land relating case and was...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for substandard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four subengineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said. The irregularities related to extension, renovation and modernisation of canals under Minimata Bango dam project. The officials were suspended after the Department's...
  • 12 killed in worst-ever Everest accident April 18, 2014

    A massive avalanche on Friday struck Mount Everest killing at least 12 Nepalese Sherpa guides and injuring 10 others in the deadliest mountaineering accident on the world's highest peak. The avalanche occurred at around 6:45 am at an altitude of about 5,800 metres in an area known as the "popcorn field"...
  • No bifurcation of Darjeeling Hills, says Mamata Banerjee April 13, 2014

    Asserting that the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal will not allow any division of Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it is bringing in development in the hills with special packages. "We will not allow any division of the Hills," Banerjee reiterated at a poll rally here, while...
  • Telangana, Andhra Assembly election dates to be decided after bifurcation February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With the formation of the 29th state of Indian Union just a signature away, question remains as of how the Assembly elections in united Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would take place. According to the Election Commission, the decision would depend on when the state gets divided officially. If the...
  • Watch: 'Chakravyuh', award winning animation film on RTI February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Animatordirector Dhvani Desai's animation film 'Chakravyuh' has been appreciated at different film festivals. The film spreads awareness about the use of RTI. It has been produced by Films Division. ...
  • Manmohan Singh asks people to guard against divisive forces January 13, 2014

    Launching a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday urged people to be "cautious" of those who work against India's secular thought by attempting to "redefine secularism". Singh also sought to woo minorities by spotlighting their increased share in jobs, loans and welfare schemes during the UPA...
  • Mohun Bagan win grudge match, but East Bengal claim Calcutta Premier Division title January 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan spoiled East Bengal's CFL Premier Division triumph party with a 10 derby win to end the local league on a high in front of more than a 50,000 strong crowd at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. Japanese recruit Katsumi Yusa struck with a leftfooter to the far...
  • Films from 34 countries to be screened at MIFF 2014 December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The 13th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) for documentary, short and animation films will screen movies from 34 countries around the world in both competition and noncompetition section. The biannual fest organised by Films Division, Government of India, will be held from February 39 at the...
  • Prince Charles visits Western Ghats in Kerala November 13, 2013

    Britain's Prince Charles, a strong votary of environmental preservation, visited Western Ghats and showed a keen interest in ongoing efforts to preserve the flora and fauna there. Prince Charles visited the Vazhachal Forest Division in Kerala on Tuesday and spent time with Forest Department officials and conservation organisations including WWFIndia to...
  • Lalu's jail term same as Nelson Mandela's, says RJD October 27, 2013

    Drawing a parallel between Lalu Prasad and antiapartheid activist Nelson Mandela, Jharkhand minister Annapurna Devi, on Sunday, said the jailed leader would be a "future challenger" for the post of prime minister. "Nelson Mandela had been jailed for 27 years following his protest against the apartheid regime. When he came out...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Rainfall expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar, Andhra October 13, 2013

    Cyclone Phailin is 50kms south of Sambalpur. It is now moving northwards, wind speed is still around 100kmph. Rainfall is expected at various parts of Odisha, Bihar, and Andhra. ...
  • Divisive Congress should be thrown out: Modi September 26, 2013

    Trichy: Divisiveness is in the DNA of the Congress and it has to be ousted to protect India's integrity, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Thursday. Addressing a huge rally of over 200,000 people, Modi said, "Divisive nature is in the genes of Congress. If the nation's integrity has to...
  • United Andhra supporters decide to step up campaign as protests continue September 11, 2013

    After organising a public meeting in Hyderabad last week in support of unified Andhra Pradesh, the pro-united Andhra employees of the state government on Tuesday vowed to step up their campaign. The employees and other united Andhra supporters would organise protests at Central Government offices on September 13 and a women's...
  • Police arrest two BNA militants in North Tripura August 28, 2013

    Two insurgents of the Bru National Army (BNA) were arrested from Naisinghpara Reang Refugee camp in Kanchanpur sub-division of North Tripura district, police said on Wednesday. Demini Reang and Dharmen Reang were arrested when they were trying to kidnap two inmates of the camp on Tuesday. About 37000 Bru/Reang community people, displaced...
  • Chidambaram cautions people against 'divisive' forces August 18, 2013

    Cautioning people against those trying to divide them, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said such divisive forces were trying to poison even the minds of children. "The divisive forces are poisoning the mind of not only adults, but even young children. They do it (poisoning) through text books....
  • After Telangana, demand to divide Uttar Pradesh picks momentum July 31, 2013

    The decision of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) on Telangana has struck the right chords in Uttar Pradesh political circles. Now, supporters of former Chief Minister Mayawati and those of Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal have begun rallying around the demand for splitting Uttar Pradesh into two, three or even...
  • Katju hits out at Narendra Modi, says he's playing divisive politics July 27, 2013

    Nagpur: Press Council of India chief Markandey Katju on Saturday hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi saying that he has been playing divisive politics by raking up issues on Hindu nationalism. "I don't agree with Hindu nationalism. We must be Indian nationalists not Hindu...
  • Tata Communications to digitise Doordarshan, Films Division archives June 21, 2013

    Singapore: Rare and historical documents from the archives of major libraries, films and documentaries of Doordarshan and Films Division of India can now be preserved in electronic form through digitisation. Tata Communications Media Services soon plans to digitise such documents of historical and cultural significance. "We see great scope of digitising and...
  • CAG finds revenue loss of Rs 1,569.41 crore in Himachal April 10, 2013

    Shimla: Government auditor CAG has found revenue loss of Rs 1,569.41 crore in Himachal Pradesh due to under assessment and short levy during financial year 201112. There has also been an increase of 13 per cent in revenue collections in 20112012 and the state also received Rs 1,998.37 crore as...