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  • IOC to set up two new plants in Uttarakhand 6 hours 31 minutes ago

    To streamline supply of LPG in Uttarakhand, the Indian Oil Corporation will set up two new plants in the state besides doubling the capacity of its plants in Haridwar and Haldwani. The Corporation will double the current capacity of its Haldwani and Haridwar plants from 5,000 tonnes to 10000 tonnes and...
  • Rupee crashes 63 paise vs USD to end at over 4-month low 11 hours 9 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Weakness in global stock markets and a strong US currency pulled down the rupee by a whopping 63 paise to end at over four-month low of 61.18, logging its worst weekly loss since January 24. Importers and some banks bought dollars and short-sellers covered their positions on hopes of further...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team sign off fifth at Glasgow Games 12 hours 0 minutes ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team secured a 2-1 win over hosts Scotland to finish a disappointing fifth in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday. Anupa Barla and Poonam Rani scored two quick field goals in the second half to help their team earn a consolation win. Nikki Kid converted a...
  • IAF Jaguar crashes in Kutch, pilot ejects safely 15 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kutch: A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Bibber village in Gujarat's Kutch on Friday, said police. The pilot ejected safely before the crash. According to reports, the pilot ejected at Loria village, 22 km from Bhuj and the plane crashed at Bibber village which is 31...
  • MeT department predicts heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours in Mumbai 20 hours 24 minutes ago

    The city is preparing for the fallout of heavy rains after an alert was issued by The Indian Meteorology Department(MeT) on Friday. The MeT officials have predicted a heavy downpour in the next 48 hours. On Thursday night the city received 102 milimetres of rain. ...
  • Government refuses one-year resident visa to writer Taslima Nasreen Yesterday

    New Delhi: Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, who is living in exile since 1994, has been refused a one-year visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months. The 51-year-old writer had applied for a resident permit and the Home...
  • Indian Navy gets facility for uninterrupted communication with ships Yesterday

    New Delhi: To establish uninterrupted communication with its deployed ships, especially submarines, the Navy on Thursday operationalised a facility at Tirunelvelli in Tamil Nadu which will help it to remain in touch with its strategic vessels across its areas of interest. "Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan inaugurated a new state-of-the-art 'Very...
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 1.09 per litre, diesel hiked by 50 paise per litre Yesterday

    New Delhi: Oil companies have cut petrol prices by Rs 1.09 per litre with effect from midnight tonight. However, diesel prices have been hiked by 50 paise per litre. Petrol price was reduced following drop in international oil rates and rupee depreciation against US dollar, making imports cheaper. For the...
  • Lt Gen Narinder Pal Singh Hira takes over command of Vajra Corps Yesterday

    Jalandhar: Lieutenant General Narinder Pal Singh Hira on Thursday took over the command of the elite Vajra Corps. The General Officer has also taken over as Colonel of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment from General Bikram Singh, the former Chief of Army Staff, an official release said. Lieutenant General NPS Hira is...
  • Insurance Bill likely to be taken up for discussion in Rajya Sabha on Monday Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha is likely to take up for discussion on Monday the Insurance Bill which seeks to hike foreign investment cap in the sector to 49 per cent with a rider that management control remains with Indian promoters. "Insurance Bill is likely to be taken up for discussion...
  • A soldier's son General Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as the Indian Army Chief Yesterday

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh retired on Thursday giving way to General Dalbir Singh Suhag who became India's 26th Army Chief. 59-year-old Suhag was the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. During the farewell ceremony for the outgoing Army Chief on Thursday, General Bikram Singh said that India...
  • General Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as the 26th Army Chief today, makes his parents proud Yesterday

    New Delhi/Bhishan: Army Chief General Bikram Singh will retire on Thursday giving way to Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag who will be become India's 26th Army Chief. 59-year-old Suhag is currently the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. A Gurkha officer who had participated in the 1987 Indian Peace Keeping...
  • Delhi Dynamos names Belgian Harm van Veldhoven as manager 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos FC, the national capital's football team for the Hero Indian Super League, announced Harm van Veldhoven as their manager on Wednesday. Harm started his career as a striker on the football field and his tryst with coaching started in 1999 with FC Lommel, a renowned second division...
  • UAE: Indian returns lost purse filled with money 3 days ago

    Dubai: In a heartening show of honesty, an Indian expatriate returned a purse containing 25,000 dirhams (around $6,800) and vital documents to an Italian woman who lost it on the roadside in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), media reported. Rasheed Pericheri, 36, took it upon himself to return the lost purse...
  • Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20 3 days ago

    Colombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September. Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team thrash Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 3 days ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team came back strongly from a 0-3 defeat to New Zealand to thrash minnows Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in their third Pool A match of the Commonwealth Games here. India displayed immense maturity by learning from their previous defeat and not letting the Sunday loss affect...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal 3 days ago

    Chennai: Fifty fishermen were arrested from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, towns in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday. Reportedly, seven boats have been seized as well. The fishermen have frequently complained about the harassment that they go through without any effective measure being implemented....
  • IAF receives 6th C-17 Globemaster III aircraft 4 days ago

    The Indian Air Force received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III on Monday. The arrival of the new addition to the IAF was recieved by the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who visited the Palam Airbase in New Delhi and familiarised himself with the aircraft. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief...
  • Indian Newspaper Society asks West Bengal government to clear dues of publications 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), a body of newspapers in the country, on Monday expressed concern over "non-payment" of advertisement bills to certain publications by the West Bengal government and asked its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clear the dues. "This has caused severe financial distress to these newspapers...
  • Rahul clears internal election to pick next NSUI president 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking the democratisation exercise within the party's frontal organisations a step further, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided that the next president of National Students' Union Of India (NSUI) will be elected through internal election. Congress sources on Sunday said that NSUI office-bearers have been communicated the decision....
  • 100 Indians committed suicide in the UAE every year since 2011 5 days ago

    Dubai: Around 100 Indians have committed suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) every year since 2011, India's ambassador said, calling on the expatriate community to help people in distress, particularly those with financial problems. These suicides form part of about 1,300 recorded deaths within the Indian community each year, ambassador...
  • Saharanpur violence: Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible 5 days ago

    Indian National Congress leader Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible for the Saharanpur unrest. He says that they want to destroy and divide Uttar Pradesh. While on the other hand, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain says that the administration of the state has failed miserably and that they have developed a habit...
  • Army schools, travelling in jeeps and May Queen beauty pageants: 12 amazing experiences of an army kid's life that 'civilian' kids miss out on 5 days ago

    The Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated yesterday to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the India's victory in the Kargil war. The tales of valour and sacrifice of our soldiers on the war front bring mixed feelings. We feel proud of India's victory, but the grief of losing young soldiers always...
  • Sourav Ganguly set to be annointed as CAB secretary on Sunday 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he's elected uncontested for the post of joint-secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday. The CAB AGM would be a mundane affair with 74-year-old cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya taking charge...
  • World Bank President talks on India at 'The Appointment' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group is on his second visit to India after acceding to the post. The World Bank President terms his meeting with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitely as positive and added that the world Bank is encouraged by the budget brought in by...
  • After four days, leopard leaves IIT Bombay 6 days ago

    Mumbai: A leopard which had strayed into the forest-like campus of IIT Bombay finally left after an almost four-day long sojourn early on Saturday, with the institute students, management and forest officials heaving a sigh of relief, an official said. "After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded...
  • Venue for War Memorial, museum for Kargil heroes to be finalised soon 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The central government would soon finalise the venue for construction of a War Memorial and a museum in the honour of the soldiers who laid down their lives fighting the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley after he paid homage to the martyrs at...
  • IAF chopper crashes in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, all 7 on board killed 1 week ago

    Sitapur: An Air Force helicopter has crashed in Ataria in Sitapur with IAF confirming the death of all 7 people on board. The crashed helicopter was an indigenously developed Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. It was on its way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Before crashing into an agricultural field, the chopper...
  • Bollywood inspired Indian stalker in Australia 1 week ago

    Sydney: An Indian man, facing trial for stalking women in Australia, has told the court his acts were inspired by Bollywood movies. Sandesh Baliga, 31, an Indian national based in the Australian state of Tasmania, has been accused of stalking two women in 2012 and 2013, ABC news reported. The Hobart Magistrates...
  • Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg joins Indian Super League 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated Indian Super League has got a further shot in the arm, this time from a Gunner, as Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg signed a deal with the franchise-based event with an aim to give Indian football a taste of English Premier League. "Even though I am retired, when...