REGIONAL

  • Regional parties to face workers ire over Coal Bill: Worker Union 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A workers' union on Saturday said regional parties in coal producing states will have to "bear the brunt of coal workers and public for supporting" the Coal Bill, which has been passed by Parliament. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 which forms part of NDA government's reforms agenda,...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear PIL on developing new capital city of Andhra Pradesh 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL questioning the decision to develop new capital city of Andhra Pradesh on the southern side of river Krishna near Vijayawada without adequate environment clearances. "Only at the time of construction activities, environment clearances are required and not before that,"...
  • Hindi cinema universal, but regional cinema incredible: Amitabh Bachchan March 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian film icon Amitabh Bachchan says Hindi cinema may be universal because of its language factor in the country, but he finds the immense presence of regional cinema to be "incredible". The actor was recently down south to shoot for a TV commercial with southern superstars. In a photograph which he...
  • India, Seychelles sign 4 pacts to boost security cooperation March 11, 2015

    Victoria: Cementing its strategic partnership with Seychelles, India on Wednesday signed four agreements with the Indian Ocean island nation to boost security and maritime partnership. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived on a brief visit on the first leg of his three-nation tour, on Wednesday held talks with Seychelles President James...
  • South Africa best team of the World Cup: AB de Villiers March 11, 2015

    Wellington: AB de Villiers insisted on Wednesday that South Africa were re-energised and had shrugged off their inconsistent early form at the World Cup, boldly declaring "we're the best team in the tournament". The Proteas skipper was in a bullish mood ahead of South Africa's final Pool B match against the...
  • ISRO plans to launch navigation satellite by March-end March 10, 2015

    Chennai: The Indian space agency plans to launch its fourth regional navigation satellite by March-end after replacing a faulty transmitter, a senior official said on Tuesday. "We are planning to launch the satellite by the end of March. The replacement transmitter is getting ready and will be brought from our centre...
  • World Cup 2015: Openers gave us perfect start, says Kumar Sangakkara March 1, 2015

    Wellington: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's openers for their 100-run stand which led to the target being easily chased down against England in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a total of 310 for victory, the 1996 World Cup champions...
  • Eoin Morgan: No panic in England squad after 2 World Cup defeats February 20, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan says there won't be any panic and probably no recriminations in his squad after its humiliating eight-wicket loss to New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup on Friday. England has had heavy defeats in its opening games against the tournament co-hosts after its 111-run loss to...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs England, World Cup, Pool A, Match 9 February 20, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in today's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some...
  • England face critical test in World Cup match against New Zealand February 19, 2015

    Wellington: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in Friday's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some belief in their campaign. A 111-run loss to Australia in their opening...
  • Eoin Morgan can handle World Cup pressure: Mark Ramprakash February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England batting coach Mark Ramprakash on Thursday said Eoin Morgan's strength of character will see the captain come good at the ongoing World Cup. England face New Zealand on Friday, having lost their opening match against Australia by 111 runs. Morgan's captaincy was criticised and his form came under scrutiny following...
  • Despite AAP's success in Delhi, BJP a huge threat to regional parties as Congress fades away February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Since October-November 2013 India has been in election mode with several states electing new assemblies and sandwiched between them was the grand Lok Sabha election that saw a single party majority for the first time since 1984 when over 65% of the country's population was not even born. ...
  • 1st batch of Mansarovar pilgrims to cross Nathula in Sikkim on June 21 February 15, 2015

    Kolkata: The first batch of 50 Indian pilgrims to take the new route via Nathula in Sikkim to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibetan Autonomous Region will cross over on June 21. The 14,400 feet high Nathula, the pass at the Indo-China border in east Sikkim, will be formally opened for the Kailash...
  • AAP to spread wings in 4 states in next 5 years: Yogendra Yadav February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Buoyed by its spectacular victory in Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is now planning to make itself a significant political force in at least four major states in the next five years without entering into any "arrangements of convenience" with any regional party. Senior party strategist and...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • NCP, Congress, Sena asked to vacate offices for construction of Colaba metro line January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A big buck infrastructure project is likely to displace several politicians in Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress and Shiv Sena in Mumbai have been asked to vacate their party offices for the construction of Colaba's new metro line. The plot of land on which these offices are constructed is...
  • Man holds 2 people hostage at Texas hospital: Sheriff's office January 11, 2015

    Houston: Authorities say a man believed to be the father of a patient has taken at least two people hostage at a hospital near Houston. It was not immediately clear if the man was armed. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said Saturday night it believed the man was a distraught parent...
  • Riteish clocks 12 years in film industry January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh Saturday reminisced about the release of his debut film 'Tujhe Meri Kasam' on this date 12 years ago. It also launched his now wife Genelia D'Souza. "#12YearsOfTujheMeriKasam My Debut film - released on 3rd Jan 2003," Riteish posted on Twitter, along with a montage of images from...
  • Second bomb hoax call in Gurgaon today December 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: A caller kept the Gurgaon police on its toes for the second day on Thursday with a call about a bomb planted at a shopping complex here which later turned out to be a hoax. The Arcadia shopping complex in South City on Sohna road was evacuated after the police...
  • Pakistan wants a dispute-free South Asia: PM Nawaz Sharif at SAARC Summit November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: While addressing the heads of the SAARC nations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stressed on the need of a dispute-free south Asia where the member countries would fight poverty, disease and illiteracy. He laso called for a dispute free south Asia and said that focus of the...
  • Monsoon starts withdrawing from northwest region September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India's annual monsoon has started withdrawing from the country's northwest region, weather officials said on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the retreat after a fortnight's delay. The withdrawal was delayed due to a late revival of rains this month, causing floods in some parts of the region. Usually, the season...
  • Despite support in Vidarbha, Congress suffered upsets in 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls September 23, 2014

    Nagpur: Though the Congress has enjoyed handsome support from the people of Vidarbha region in almost all Maharashtra Assembly polls, by electing the maximum number of party legislators, year 2009 saw two ministers and several prominent leaders suffering shocking defeats. Five-time MLA and Textile Minister Satish Chaturvedi and Dairy Development Minister...
  • Over 4,000 persons booked for drunken driving in Chennai September 21, 2014

    Chennai: Police have recommended Regional Transport Officers to cancel the driving licenses of 4,560 persons temporarily, who were nabbed for drunken driving. With the help of breath analyzer, the police have registered 40,835 cases allegedly for drunken driving, a police release said. This year driving licenses of 965 persons were...
  • Eight Indians in Fortune list of powerful AsiaPacific women September 21, 2014

    New York: As many as eight Indian women, led by ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, have made it to the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women "shaping the new world order" in the AsiaPacific region. Kochhar, ranked highest among Indian women, has been ranked second across the region, while three...
  • We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan September 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday called for the launching of a countrywide war against cancer. The minister earlier in the day formally recommended the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here as one of the 20 RCCs in the country chosen to be elevated as the apex state cancer institute. "Cancer...
  • Hindi, regional languages must be encouraged: Pranab Mukherjee September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the use of Hindi and regional languages must be encouraged. Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas' at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, he said, "The constitution provides that Hindi should be developed in such a way that it should reflect...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety September 13, 2014

    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,...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina's support in taming vectorborne diseases September 9, 2014

    Dhaka: India on Tuesday sought Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's support in combating many vectorborne diseases and providing "the highest standards of health care" to people in South Asia. "I seek your valuable support in traversing a path where we can attain the highest standards of health not only for...
  • Sensors to test driving skills under new licensing procedure September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is reportedly planning to overhaul the procedure of giving driving licenses. According to sources, the Centre is planning to introduce sensors to test driving skills. There will be no human intervention. The sources say that the use of sensors will ensure that one Regional Transport Office (RTO)...