Nationality

  • Swiss national, a Maoist sympathiser, arrested in Kerala 3 hours 42 minutes ago

    Thiruvanthpuram: Police on Tuesday arrested a Maoist sympathiser in Thrissur district of Kerala. Jonathan Bold, a Swiss national, arrived in Kerala on a tourist visa and attended a meeting organised in memory of a Maoist activist. Bold has been charged under the Foreigners Act, Section 14(b), which pertains to violation of...
  • Sex determination tests will be punishable under the National Security Act: Madhya Pradesh government 15 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh government has said that it will take action against sonography centres conducting sex determination tests under the stringent National Security Act. State health minister Narottam Mishra made this announcement in a meeting of the State Supervisory Board on Sex Determination Prohibition Act on Monday. Prenatal sex...
  • US surveillance programs threaten freedom of the Press, says report 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    Washington: US surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the Press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on national security leaks, threatens the freedom of the Press and the right to legal counsel, Human Rights...
  • Goa Deputy CM apologises for 'Hindu nation' remark Yesterday

    Panaji: Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday apologized for his comment that India was already a Hindu nation. "My opinion could be wrong for others. I accept it. I don't say it is the most correct opinion. You might say I am wrong. If anyone's sentiment is hurt, I...
  • Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN Yesterday

    Kiev: The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the...
  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire ahead of Eid Yesterday

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas. The council adopted the presidential statement at an emergency meeting just after midnight on Monday as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the...
  • 'Drug addiction among Arunachal tribals posing threat to national security' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Security agencies have alerted government of an increasing and alarming trend of opium addiction amongst the tribal border population of Arunachal Pradesh which stands to threaten "national security" in this area, already prone to insurgency and incursion attempts from neighbouring countries. Narcotics enforcement and intelligence agencies keeping a tab...
  • Saharanpur violence: Rashid Alvi holds BJP responsible 2 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...
  • UPSC examination row: NSUI to hold hunger strike today at Jantar Mantar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The United Public Service Commission row is likely to gain more momentum with Congress's student wing, National Students Union of India scheduled to hold hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Sunday. As many as 20 protesting students were arrested on Saturday for blocking roads in...
  • CWG 2014: India thrash Scotland 6-2 in men's hockey 3 days ago

    Glasgow: India dished out a dominating performance to notch up a 6-2 victory over hosts Scotland in a Pool A match in the men's hockey competition of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Ranked ninth in the world, India went on a goal-spree as they rode on the scores from Gurbaj Singh...
  • No proposal to integrate Aadhar with National Population Register: Centre 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre is not considering any proposal to integrate the UID (Aadhaar) project with National Population Register (NPR), Parliament was informed on Friday. "There is no such proposal under consideration of the government at this stage," Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply to the Lok...
  • India is a Hindu nation, I am a Christian Hindu, says Goa Deputy CM 4 days ago

    Panaji: There is no stopping Goa ministers who have been sparking controversies with their statements for the past few days. Now, Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has backed minister Deepak Dhavalikar's views on 'Hindu nation'. "India is a Hindu nation, it's Hindustan, all Indians in Hindustan are Hindu. I am...
  • Shelling of Gaza school kills at least 15; toll nears 800 4 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a UN-run school, killing at least 15 people, as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict reached 796 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed horror at the Thursday attack on the school at Beit...
  • Is this the beginning of a majoritarian regime? 5 days ago

    Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. ...
  • If everyone supports Modi, India will become a Hindu nation: Goa minister 5 days ago

    Panaji: Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. He made the statement on the floor of the Assembly on Thursday....
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary caught for doping 5 days ago

    The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left red-faced on Thursday after para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency last month. Choudhary, who was a late inclusion in the Indian team for the Games, left Glasgow on the...
  • Indian flag shown upside down on Masterchef Australia and Commonwealth Games' official video; outrage on social media 5 days ago

    The 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow came under a cloud after users on social media pointed out that the official video of the Games posted in June, showed the Indian flag being held up upside down. Interestingly, a new episode of the popular cooking show Masterchef Australia also showed the...
  • Yatra to Kedarnath remains suspended 5 days ago

    With the Rishikesh-Kedarnath National Highway blocked at Doliyadevi near Fata and intermittent rains continuing, district authorities today decided to keep the Kedarnath yatra suspended till July 26. The highway to Kedarnath as well as Guptkashi-Kalimath motor road is blocked by boulders following landslips and nearly half a dozen places in Kedar...
  • National Geographic launches magazine for schoolchildren 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The famed National Geographic on Tuesday launched a special edition of Explorer magazines for schoolchildren to provide educational resources and new learning solutions for teachers as well as students. The National Geographic Learning's Explorer Education Program was inaugurated by US Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens at the American Centre...
  • Rawat asks officials to ensure proper distribution in food scheme 1 week ago

    Amid complaints that some beneficiaries of National Food Security Scheme have not got their cards in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked officials to ensure their proper distribution and see that food items reach families identified under the scheme. "No family covered under the plan should stay deprived of...
  • Rajasthan youth to get aid to start own ventures July 21, 2014

    Rajasthan youths who want to start their own ventures would be provided financial and technical assistance, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said in Jaipur on Monday. Stating that focus should be on entrepreneurship development along with skill training, Raje asked officials to prepare a work plan. "Skill development programmes should be prepared keeping...
  • 30-year-old woman strangulated to death by unidentified men July 21, 2014

    A 30-year-old woman was allegedly strangulated to death by unknown men and her body was found in the fields near Bilaspur village on the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway near Muzaffarnagar, police said. The woman's body was found on Sunday, they said. According to Station House Officer AK Singh, the woman was allegedly strangulated...
  • Congress-NC end alliance in J&K, to contest Assembly polls alone July 20, 2014

    Srinagar: The Congress and the National Conference (NC) alliance is headed for a split in Jammu and Kashmir with the Congress clarifying its stand that it will fight alone in all 87 seats in the state assembly polls. "It is better not to depend on other party like we did...
  • MH17 crash: Cannot rule out Russian help in Ukraine missile firing, US tells UN July 18, 2014

    United Nations: The United States said on Friday it could not rule out Russian help to separatists in Ukraine in firing an SA-11 surface-to-air missile that likely downed a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board. "Because of the technical complexity of the SA-11 it is unlikely that...
  • Kanwar yatra: Delhi-Haridwar highway closed for traffic July 18, 2014

    With a view of ensuring smooth and peaceful transit of Kanwar pilgrims, traffic plying on Delhi-Haridwar national highway has been diverted till July 25 to prevent any untoward incident. The traffic from Delhi to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Roorkee and Haridwar highway has been shifted to alternative routes, SSP HN Singh told reporters. The...
  • LeBron James dethrones Jordan as most popular US athlete - poll July 18, 2014

    LeBron James has overtaken Michael Jordan as the United States' most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll. Almost from the moment James exploded onto the NBA scene as the number one overall pick in the 2003 draft a debate has raged over who was the better of the two basketball...
  • Indian athletes slam "unacceptable" living conditions at NIS July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Indian contingent departs in batches for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the country's top sports institute in Patiala has drawn severe flak from athletes and coaches who have no left no stone unturned in their preparation despite having to live and train in "unacceptable conditions". Ace paddler A...
  • Sports federations in India put an age-limit cap on office-bearers July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 47 out of 54 sports federations in the country have amended their constitution setting 70 years as the age limit for all office bearers, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said during Question Hour, "Out of the 54 National Sports Federations...
  • AAP appoints three leaders as national observers July 15, 2014

    In its process to revive the party in Madhya Pradesh post Lok Sabha election debacle, the Aam Aadmi Party appointed three of its leaders as national observers for the state. Aatishi Malerna, Ajeet Jha and Gaurav Tiwari were appointed as national observers for Madhya Pradesh here. Malerna told reporters that under...
  • US government software standards may enable spying by NSA July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: US government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of US' top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday. Such mathematical formulas, or curves, are an arcane but essential part of most technology...