NATIONALITY

  • India must set up anti-terrorism ministry: Experts 3 hours 10 minutes ago

    Jammu: A team of security experts on Sunday said there was a need to strengthen the anti-terrorism mechanism in the country and the Union government must set up a separate "anti-terrorism ministry". "The Union Home Ministry is already overburdened and there is an immediate need to establish a full-fledged anti terrorism...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon condoles deaths in Nepal earthquake 14 hours 16 minutes ago

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condoled the deaths in Nepal after a major quake hit the Kathmandu Valley causing wide-scale destruction. Ban, on behalf of the UN, conveyed the condolences in a specially issued statement. "Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal and neighbouring countries today...
  • Nepal's biggest earthquake since 1934; aftershocks to continue: NGRI scientist Yesterday

    Hyderabad: The earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale which shook Nepal and several areas in India on Saturday can be classified as a "great earthquake" and the aftershocks will continue for next 10-15 days, according to NGRI seismologist RK Chadha. ...
  • Rajya Sabha creates history, passes Private Member's Bill to protect rights of transgenders 2 days ago

    New Delhi: It is a historic day for transgenders as the Rajya Sabha on Friday unanimously passed a Private Member's Bill moved by Rajya Sabha MP Trichy Siva to protect their rights. The Bill aims at formulation and implementation of a comprehensive national policy for the upliftment of transgenders. After Act...
  • Sports ministry issues new guidelines to federations for conduct of events 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of poor management of National Para Athletics championships, the Sports Ministry has instructed all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to draw the calendar of their events well in advance for the smooth and efficient hosting of the tournaments. "The primary responsibility for organising the events rests...
  • Supreme Court to decide which 5 judges can hear validity of NJAC Act 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The issue of conflict of interest and doctrine of bias once again cropped up on Tuesday before a constitution bench of the Supreme Court set up to hear the constitutional validity of the law replacing the appointment of judges by the collegium system. After some of the parties in...
  • I am looking forward to attending the National Awards: Kangana Ranaut 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut, named best actress at this year's National Film Awards for her performance in 'Queen' says she is excited over next month's ceremony when she will receive the honour. The 62nd National Awards will be held on May 3. The 28-year-old actress has shunned awards shows in the past,...
  • PIL filed against Kerala Governor P Sathasivam over abuse of power 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Trouble is brewing for Kerala Governor and former chief justice of India P Sathasivam as a PIL has been filed against him in the Supreme Court. The PIL has been filed by senior advocate Adish Agarwala in which he has alleged that Sathasivam misused his judicial powers. According to...
  • Centre should commit more resources for single mothers: National Commission for Women 6 days ago

    Shillong: National Commission for Women (NCW) member Laldiangliani Sailo on Monday said single motherhood is one of the growing problems in the country, which requires the more attention by the Centre and commitment of more resources towards their betterment. "It (single motherhood) is perhaps one of the major growing problems in...
  • Lancashire batsman hits triple century in a one-dayer with 27 sixes 6 days ago

    London: A 21-year-old English batsman on Lancashire's books made history on Sunday by scoring 350 in a club match. Liam Livingstone's stunning innings was the centrepiece of Nantwich's mammoth 579 for seven in just 45 overs during their National Club Championship clash at home to fellow north-west side Caldy. Livingstone's runs came...
  • National Senior Athletics Championship from Apr 30 6 days ago

    Mangaluru: The 19th National Senior Athletic Championship for the Federation Cup would be held at the Mangala stadium from April 30 to May 4. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would inaugurate the event, which is being held in Karnataka the first time. District Minister-in-charge Ramanath Rai and Minister of Sports and Youth Empowerment K...
  • Kerala government pitches for night traffic ban on Bandipura Road to be lifted, hand of smugglers lobby likely 6 days ago

    Bandipura (Mysore): Global warming and climate change are on top of the United Nation's agenda. These are the most discussed subjects during the Earth Summit. But these critical life-changing issues don't seem to matter to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Though the Supreme Court had rejected Kerala's appeal to lift...
  • Three Indian race walkers qualify for Rio Olympics 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Three Indian race walkers, Khushbir Kaur, Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar on Sunday qualified for next year's Rio Olympics after creditable performances in the IAAF Race Walking Challenge at Rio Maior in Portugal. National women's 20km walk record holder Khushbir Kaur clocked 1:33:58, better than Rio 2016 qualification time...
  • Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE 1 week ago

    Colombo: Tamil National Alliance has no allegiance to the LTTE as it is not in favour of terrorism, a senior leader of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party has said, rebutting allegations in this regard. "We do not have any allegiance to the LTTE nor are we committed to their ideology. We...
  • Norway spells death of FM; to complete shutdown in 2017 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Norway is one step closer to fully drawing down the curtains on its national FM channels by moving to digital radio and the transition from the old to the modern will complete in the next two years. The Ministry of Culture announced this week that the national FM-networks...
  • China's nuclear radiation level normal: official April 18, 2015

    Beijing: As China embarked on constructing 27 new power plants, a nuclear safety official has said that radiation from existing nuclear facilities is at a "normal level". "All China's nuclear reactors under construction are well managed," Tang Bo, an official with the National Nuclear Safety Administration, said in an interview earlier...
  • News 360: Minor girl recounts her horrifying story of alleged sexual exploitation by Naxals April 17, 2015

    A 13-year-old girl, who was a Maoist child soldier, from Jharkhand has revealed the alleged horrors she and other minor girls suffered at the hands of the ultras. An exclusive interrogation video exposes how Maoists use women and children as human shields. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 17, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • NGT notice to states,Union Territories on vehicular pollution April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Friday sought the response from all states and Union Territories (UTs) seeking the status on steps take to prevent air pollution caused by vehicles. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notice to the chief secretaries of all states and UTs...
  • Yemen is 'in flames', immediate cease-fire needed, says UN chief April 17, 2015

    Washington: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation. The UN chief on Thursday addressed "the many fateful challenges" the world confronts, from 50 million refugees and displaced people the largest number...
  • UN gives 'James Bond' star Daniel Craig a 'license to save' April 15, 2015

    United Nations: As secret agent James Bond, Daniel Craig has a license to kill, but on Tuesday the United Nations gave the British actor a "license to save" by appointing him as the first global advocate for the elimination of mines and explosive hazards. Craig - who has been filming his...
  • Accept NGT's spirit behind banning old vehicles but implementation in 2 weeks impossible: Gadkari April 14, 2015

    The Centre has decided to move the Supreme Court against the Nation Green Tribunal's order than bans diesel vehicles older than 10 years from plying in NCR. "We accept the spirit of the Green Tribunal, but at the same time, implementing this order in two weeks is practically impossible," Union...
  • NDMC to set up panel to survey street vendors, plan relocation April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is constituting a Town Vending Committee (TVC) to conduct a survey of street vendors in the area within its jurisdiction and come up with a scheme for their relocation. "As per a Delhi High Court order, all the civic bodies in the city were...
  • Delhi: NGT order on ban of over 10 years old diesel vehicles stayed for 2 weeks April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Heeding to the plea of the Delhi government, the National Green Tribunal on Monday stayed for two weeks its order to impound diesel vehicles, heavy or light, plying in the capital for more than 10 years. "There shall be no impounding of vehicles for two weeks. We make it...
  • UN conference endorses India's concerns over black money April 12, 2015

    Doha: In a major push towards recovering black money stashed in safe havens abroad, a UN conference in Doha on Sunday endorsed India's suggestions on promoting global cooperation in fighting the menace of money laundering, international terrorism and cyber crime. The 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice was...
  • New aviation policy will connect India with 'Bharat': Ashok Gajapathi Raju April 12, 2015

    Bengaluru: A new civil aviation policy, which is on the anvil, will facilitate more airlines to connect metros and state capitals with more cities and towns across the country, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Sunday. "We want more airlines to operate across the country, connecting more cities and...
  • PM Narendra Modi reaches Germany in the second leg of his three-nation tour April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Germany after wrapping up his four-day trip to France on Sunday. Business and technology will be the focus of his engagements aimed at attracting participation in the 'Make in India' campaign. Modi will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and inaugurate the Hannover Fair,...
  • French connection to speed up Delhi-Chandigarh train travel April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Train travel between Delhi and Chandigarh may come down to less than two hours with France coming on board for 200-km per hour rail project. This 266-km stretch is covered in three hours and 25 minutes at present by Shatabdi Express, the fastest train on this route with...
  • Special beams fastrack Badarpur-Faridabad metro line April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Badarpur-Faridabad corridor of the Delhi Metro, set to be made operational by June, has come up at a record pace as specially designed beams were used in building the viaducts of the fully elevated line. Officials in-charge of the project explained that the use of 'u-shaped' support...
  • New York woman with eight husbands denies fraud charges April 12, 2015

    A New York City woman accused of being married to eight men at the same time pleaded not guilty in state court in the Bronx on Friday to two counts of felony fraud that prosecutors say stemmed from a scheme to gain U.S. citizenship for grooms from countries "red flagged"...