Regionalism

  • Hindi, regional languages must be encouraged: Pranab Mukherjee 2 days ago

    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 3 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,...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina's support in taming vector-borne diseases 1 week ago

    Dhaka: India on Tuesday sought Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's support in combating many vector-borne 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)...
  • US urges India to step up as regional power August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States urged India on Saturday to bolster its role as a global power and force for regional stability, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Washington since his election in May. In a speech wrapping up two days of talks, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel also...
  • BJP, TMC MPs scuffle in Lok Sabha an unfortunate incident: Mamata July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed the scuffle between the Bhartiya Janta Party and the party MPs as an unfortunate incident. "I have been briefed about the incident. Parliament is a pillar of democracy. BJP MPs used foul language against us. Our...
  • Hyderabad will need of two more airports in future: KCR July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad will require at least two more airports in the near future as the city's population is expected to touch three crore with the development of the Information Technology Investment Region, according to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. "Hyderabad's population in 2014 is 94 lakh. We are soon to...
  • Shooting reported in violence hit Kenyan coastal region July 6, 2014

    Nairobi: Shooting was reported in Kenya's coastal district of Lamu, the same area where some 60 people were massacred last month, authorities said. Kenya's National Disaster Operations Centre said in a brief statement on Saturday on Twitter that gunfire broke out in the trading centre of Hindi near the town...
  • John Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse June 24, 2014

    Arbil: US Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. Security forces fought Sunni armed factions for control of the country's biggest...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die June 9, 2014

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed four-storey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh and...
  • Chandigarh building collapses after blaze; 2 firemen dead, 2 still trapped June 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: At least 2 firemen have been killed while two others are still feared trapped after a fire broke out in a four-storey building in Chandigarh. The building in Chandigarh's Sector 17 collapsed after the fire trapping the ill-fated firemen under the debris. According to authorities, the firemen were engaged in...
  • Chandigarh: Major fire breaks out in Sector 17, firemen feared trapped June 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: A major fire broke out on Sunday night at the Regional Computer Centre in Sector 17 of Chandigarh. The firemen with about 45 fire tenders rushed to the spot which is reportedly the most posh area in the city. Authorities informed that the fire stricken building collapsed as the firemen...
  • RTO cancels licenses of 31 mini-buses', seizes 10 others June 8, 2014

    The Regional Transport Office has cancelled licenses of 31 mini-buses and 10 other buses were seized for being unfit for plying on the city roads in a bid to prevent road accidents, an official said on Sunday. About 600 out of 1600 buses were thoroughly checked by inspectors for operational viability...
  • MP sub-engineer's ill-gotten assets worth Rs 2 crore seized June 4, 2014

    The district administration has so far seized properties worth Rs 2 crore belonging to a sub-engineer of the Regional Engineering Services (RES) department on the orders of a special court. The process of confiscation of properties--both movable and immovable--belonging to Arvind Tiwari began on Tuesday and is going on on Wednesday...
  • Iraqi Kurds slam Baghdad legal action over oil shipment May 25, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's Kurdish region slammed legal action filed by the central government against Turkey, saying on Sunday it was illegitimate and likely to fail, the latest in worsening ties between Baghdad and Kurdistan. The Kurdish Ministry of Natural Resources statement came just days after Baghdad's Oil Ministry filed a request for...
  • Five suicide bombers carried out Xinjiang attack: Chinese state media May 23, 2014

    Urumqi: Five suicide bombers carried out the attack which killed 31 people in the capital of China's troubled Xinjiang region, state media reported a day after the deadliest terrorist attack to date in the region. The incident, which occurred in Urumqi on Thursday morning, was the second suicide attack in the...
  • Is it time for a reverse merger, Derek O'Brien asks Congress May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien has made a very interesting suggestion and asked the Congress to look for a reverse merger with parties that broke away from it and are now regional powers. Derek, a close confidant of Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, made the...
  • 89 per cent votes for independence in east Ukraine referendum May 12, 2014

    At least 89 per cent of the voters in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region cast ballots in favour of independence in Sunday's referendum, media reported Monday. The turnout for the referendum was 74.87 per cent, and some 10.1 per cent voted against independence, Roman Lyagin, head of the electoral commission of the...
  • Bombay HC tells passport office to decide on Kaskar's application April 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has directed the Regional Passport Office to decide the application of Iqbal Kaskar, brother of wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, seeking fresh passport. The direction was passed on Wednesday by a division bench of Justices PV Hardas and AS Gadkari, which was hearing a petition filed...
  • LS polls: Maharashtra voter turnout below expectations at 62.37 percent April 10, 2014

    Despite a brisk early start, the final voter turnout in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies which went to the polls on Thursday stood at 62.37 per cent, falling below expectations, officials said. Akola, Amravati, Bhandara-Gondiya and Gadchiroli-Chimur constituencies notched up the highest - 65 per cent - till 6 pm when...
  • Kieron Pollard heartened by century after injury April 10, 2014

    Port of Spain West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard says he is heartened by his recent performance which earned him a century and propelled Trinidad and Tobago to within sight of title honours in the Regional Four Day tournament. Pollard's first innings knock of 111 powered T&T to a 145-run trouncing of...
  • US: Twenty hurt at Pennsylvania high school after stabbing spree April 9, 2014

    Twenty students were injured after a stabbing attack, apparently by a male student, at a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday, and four of the victims were flown to area hospitals, officials said. The suspected attacker, a student at the school, was in custody, local media reported, citing police. The incident occurred at...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off April 4, 2014

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota  in Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore into...
  • Businessman's 5-yr-old son, who was kidnapped from a shopping mall, released by abductors April 1, 2014

    A five-year-old son of a businessman who was kidnapped from a shopping mall in Bilaspur has been released, police said on Tuesday. Shlok, the son of Hari Agrahari, a native of Devri Khurd region, was released on Monday night near Sarkanda police station, Bilaspur Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Pandey said. "Sensing...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart March 5, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • Third Front takes shape yet again but sustainability questionable February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A non-Congress and non-BJP alternative is back ahead of the general elections. Leaders of at least 11 political parties on Tuesday resolved to fight the Lok Sabha elections unitedly against Congress and the BJP with CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh and Bihar Chief...
  • Gurgaon, Noida land prices may fall with fresh supply in Delhi February 6, 2014

    Land prices in Gurgaon and Noida could fall as over 70,000 acre is likely to come in the Delhi market because of DDA's new land pooling policy, property consultant CBRE said on Thursday. "The land pooling policy will prove to be positive for the National Capital Region (NCR) in the long-term,...
  • India's local news portal News18.com launched, brings news from the states and cities January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: On Republic Day, 2014, Network18 has launched a new online news offering that goes to the heart of India. News18.com is the country's first local news portal with its focus beyond the metros, on India's states and their cities. Available on computers, mobiles and tablets - including mobile and...
  • Congress MLA, MLC likely to contest RS polls on united AP platform January 23, 2014

    Congress legislators from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh are seeking to embarrass the party by defeating it in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha slated for February 7. An MLA and an MLC are planning to jump into the contest with the support of their party colleagues in...
  • Seemandhra MP gives call to intensify movement for 'united' AP January 19, 2014

    Vijayawada: Vijayawada MP L Rajagopal on Sunday asked people from Andhra Pradesh's Seemandhra region to intensify the movement in support of a "united" state. Participating in a round table conference held here by the Andhra Pradesh Journalists' Forum, he said that the movement for "Samaikhyandhra" or a "united" Andhra Pradesh...