Nationality

  • Light rain hampered rescue work in Jammu and Kashmir: NDRF 18 hours 16 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, National Disaster Response Force Deputy Inspector General JKS Rawat said, "We have established 5 medical camps. Hope to finish rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 2-3 days." ...
  • Health emergency in Pakistan due to floods 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Eight districts in Pakistan's Sindh province have declared a health emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains, the media reported on Sunday. According to officials, Sindh Health Minister Saghir Ahmed declared an emergency in the province with particular focus on the eight districts, Dawn online reported. Sindh's health department...
  • PM Narendra Modi to address UN General Assembly in Hindi 19 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in the United National General Assembly in New York in Hindi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas, the Home Minister said Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister to...
  • J&K: Will ensure flood victims do not suffer further in winter, says government 21 hours 54 minutes ago

    Srinagar: All necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the flood-affected people in Jammu and Kashmir do not suffer further miseries during winter which is going to set in less than two months, the state government has said. "We are aware of the approaching winter. We will take all...
  • Death toll in Pakistan floods reaches 280 Yesterday

    Islamabad: At least 280 people have been killed and over two million affected in massive flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan even as military specialists blew up dikes to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods. The rains lashed vast areas of the country last week...
  • Jammu-Srinagar national highway remains closed for traffic Yesterday

    Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the tenth consecutive day on Saturday due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, with hundreds of vehicles stranded on the route. The traffic was suspended on the 300-km long crucial road link due to landslides, washing of road patches and...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety 2 days ago

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • Himachal Pradesh student's bullet train model selected for national-level exhibition 2 days ago

    Shimla: A Himachal Pradesh student has created a bullet train model that has been selected for a national-level exhibition, a school official said on Friday. Shilpa, a class 10 student in Government Senior Secondary School at Sudhial near Nadaun in Hamirpur district, has prepared the bullet train model that is based...
  • 'Concerted policy push to add 69 million non-agriculture, 11 million manufacturing jobs' 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Although the new government has undertaken measures that generate employment, a comprehensive 'pro-jobs policy' will help add 69 million non-agriculture and 11 million manufacturing jobs by 2020, credit rating agency Crisil said on Thursday. "The government needs to take more steps towards pro-jobs policy to structurally alter the country's...
  • J&K ground report: Tourists, truck drivers stuck on Leh National Highway due to floods 3 days ago

    Tourists and truck drivers have been stuck on the Leh National Highway for several days due to the floods. "We haven't received any help so far. We have been forced to halt here for several days now," said a truck driver. ...
  • Sri Lankan arrested on the charge of spying for Pakistan 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A Sri Lankan national was arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the charge of spying on behalf of Pakistan. Arun Selvarajan was arrested by NIA for his alleged involvement in espionage activities at the instigation of Pakistan, official sources said. Selvarajan was found in possession of two...
  • Indian economy to grow 5.6 pc in 2014: UNCTAD 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian economy will grow at a rate of 5.6 per cent in 2014 while developing economies as a whole will see between 4.5-5 per cent rise in economic expansion, a report by United Nations body UNCTAD said on Wednesday. The UNCTAD Trade and Development report 2015 forecasts...
  • Bangalore: Dutch national arrested for alleged rape, cheating 4 days ago

    A Dutch national has been arrested in Bangalore on charges of rape, cheating and intimidation based on the complaint of a woman. The complainant is a Gurgaon resident. According to her complaint, the Dutch man had promised to marry her after they got to know each other in January this...
  • J&K floods: India shouldn't make it a prestige issue and take UN's help, says Hurriyat 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Amidst reports that the United Nations has extended help to the flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the government should take their help. "If the UN has said that they are willing to help, we appeal to the Government of India to not...
  • Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US 5 days ago

    Washington: Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge. "Cyber threats pose one of the greatest national security dangers that the United States faces, ranging from vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure to...
  • Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war: study 5 days ago

    Oslo: Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said on Tuesday. The study, which its authors said was a first attempt to estimate global costs of violence,...
  • Watch: Do you know what our national anthem means? Indian school children translate 'Jana Gana Mana' to English in this touching video 5 days ago

    You have sung it a thousand times in your life. But do you actually know the meaning behind the words of 'Jana Gana Mana', India's national anthem? A group of school children have translated the song into English explaining the lyrics with visual cues. A description on the YouTube channel said: "A...
  • 1,500 trucks stuck on way to Kashmir 5 days ago

    Jammu: Nearly 1,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to Kashmir were on Tuesday stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway as sections of the road were washed away in the flash floods, cutting off the Valley from the rest of the country. Officials said stretches of the over 300-km long highway have either...
  • NCMC meets to review Jammu and Kashmir flood situation September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth, on Saturday night directed central agencies to provide all possible help to Jammu and Kashmir government in rescue and relief of flood-affected people in the state. The directive was given after an emergency meeting the NCMC...
  • Delay in completion of Puri road comes under HC scanner September 6, 2014

    Cuttack: The delay in completing the work of a National Highway between Bhubaneswar and Puri because of court stay orders on land acquirement came under the scanner of Odisha High Court. Adjudicating a PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A K Rath directed the petitioner,...
  • Tuberculosis a national emergency; says Harsh Vardhan September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched India's first National anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance Survey, India 2014-15 on Saturday, saying that such an excercise will help form a better understanding of the disease. The survey, which would be held in collaboration with WHO and USAID, will have the largest...
  • Case filed against actress Mallika Sherawat for 'insulting national flag' September 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad police on Thursday booked Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat for disrespecting the national flag. On the direction of a city court, a case against the actress was booked at Falaknuma police station in old city of Hyderabad. A police officer said a case under Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act,...
  • 92 women raped in India every day, 4 in Delhi September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: 92 women were raped on an average every day in India and the national capital with 1,636 cases recorded the highest number of such crimes among all cities last year. According to figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the total number of rape cases reported in...
  • J&K: NC leader kicks party worker, PDP calls it act of desperation September 3, 2014

    One of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's close confidantes, National Conference Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani lost his cool during a convention in Ganderbal and was seen kicking a party worker repeatedly. The incident angered his party workers. Many are now threatening to boycott the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. ...
  • J&K: National Conference leader Nasir Aslam Wani repeatedly kicks a party worker in Ganderbal September 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's close confident and Provincial President of National Conference Nasir Aslam Wani lost his cool on Wednesday and kicked a party worker in Ganderbal during a party's convention. "Wani lost his cool and came down from the stage and repeatedly kicked a party worker. His action...
  • AIIMS sees increase in eye donors September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The eye bank of AIIMS has seen a rise in the number of donors in the last couple of years, an official said on Tuesday. "In the last couple of years, the eye bank of AIIMS has seen an increase in the number of eye donors. From a very...
  • Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy September 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: Police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial centre braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy. China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee set the stage for a political showdown on Sunday when it rejected...
  • Relationship between NDA and the judiciary sours within four months September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The relationship has soured within four months between the Narendra Modi government and the Judiciary. The two are on collision course with the flashpoint being the National Judicial Appointments Bill that alters the process of appointing judges in the Supreme Court and the High Court. While the Bill has...
  • Patna: Protests over death of five people after trucks runs over them August 31, 2014

    Patna: Protests have erupted in the Agam Kuan area of Patna city after five people were run over by a truck as they were sleeping on the side of the road. The police had to resort to a lathicharge to control the crowd. The incident occurred outside a government...