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  • Aviation assets for India's paramilitary forces

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Heightened operational tempo as well increased area of responsibility for India's Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) necessitates the induction of more integral aviation assets for...

  • Kailash Mansarovar Yatra to begin on June 8 31-03-2014 10:24 AM

    The annual 'Kailash Mansarovra Yatra' will begin on June 8 after the medical examination of the travellers in Delhi, officials said on Monday. The journey will begin with the gathering of certified travellers. They will be examined at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) base hospital in the national capital and...
  • Ex-serviceman shoots wife after quarrel over extra-marital affair 28-03-2014 10:20 AM

    An ex-serviceman on Thursday shot dead his wife, a mother of three, allegedly after a quarrel over his extra-marital affair in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district, police said. The 35-year-old victim, Baby, had a quarrel with her husband Mahipal last night over the issue. She left the house this morning to go...
  • Honour killing: Parents murder girl for marrying her boyfriend, arrested 24-03-2014 10:06 AM

    Hyderabad: In an alleged case of honour killing in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur, a 26-year-old techie was allegedly killed by her parents on Sunday. The woman had married her boyfriend, who belongs to a different community, in Hyderabad last week. Police arrested the accused who later confessed to committing the crime...
  • Man beaten to death over alleged 'love affair' 20-03-2014 10:26 PM

    A 22-year-old man was beaten to death, on Thursday, at a "jan adalat" (people's court) after he was found allegedly in a love with a girl from a different caste, sources said. According to reports given by the sources, Santosh Pandey was brutally beaten up at Narah village under Nawadih...
  • Man kills wife, two children; commits suicide 21-02-2014 11:21 PM

    A 33-year-old man on Friday committedsuicide after murdering his wife and two children in the TajNagar area here, police said. "Altaf Qureshi (33) killed his wife Zahida Qureshi andchildren Saddam (5) and Anjum (3) and later hanged himself inhis house in the early hours of morning," Superintendent ofPolice Rakesh Bhatt...
  • Snapshot: When Ranbir Kapoor partied with Aditya Roy Kapur, not Katrina Kaif on Valentine's Day 20-02-2014 08:35 AM

    While their fans wanted Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif to celebrate Valentine's Day together, the actors did just the opposite. If Katrina was busy filming 'Bang Bang' in Shimla, the Kapoor lad, as reports suggest, partied till the wee hours with his friends including Aditya Roy Kapur at a nightclub...
  • Budget 2014: MEA gets higher allocation 17-02-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs was on Monday allocated Rs 14,130 crore for 2014-15, which is an increase of 20 per cent compared to revised outlay of last year as more funds have been earmarked for India's overseas developmental projects. The allocation is up by Rs 2,337 crore...
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs clears rail lines in Jharkhand, Rajasthan 13-02-2014 12:09 AM

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the construction of two broad guage line between Pirpainti-Jasidih in Jharkhand and Ajmer and Sawai Madhopur via Tonk in Rajasthan. The line between Pirpainti-Jasidih situated in Mohanpur in Jharkhand will be constructed at a cost of Rs 915.96 crore. While...
  • India, China hold talks on contentious boundary issue 11-02-2014 11:23 AM

    India and China today held a meeting between their Special Representatives on the contentious boundary issue that was preceded by talks under the working mechanism on border affairs in which additional confidence building measures and steps for maintaining peace and tranquility were discussed. "The talks, which were held in a...
  • Shock over affair, says French ex-first lady Valerie Trierweiler 30-01-2014 03:30 PM

    France's former first lady says she and the president had grown detached recently but she was caught totally by surprise by his affair with an actress. Valerie Trierweiler gave interviews to two French publications coming out this week describing for the first time some of what led to their breakup...
  • MHA asked to examine guidelines for government servants 'conduct in public' 22-01-2014 04:04 PM

    Nearly two months after CBI Director Ranjit Sinha's controversial 'rape' analogy, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday was directed by the Delhi High Court to examine framing of guidelines with respect to government servants' "conduct" outside "office area" or in public. A bench headed by Chief Justice N V...
  • MEA rejects AAP's claim of Uganda writing letter to Kejriwal 21-01-2014 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday rejected the Aam Admi Party's claim that the Ugandan High Commission sent a letter admitting that its nationals were being forced into prostitution. The MEA has clarified that the letter produced by the AAP as proof is six months old and...
  • Vinod Binny likely to be expelled by AAP today 19-01-2014 10:10 AM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party rebel MLA Vinod Kumar Binny is likely to be expelled by the party later on Sunday. AAP's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) is meeting in the morning where a decision could be made. on Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said if...
  • MEA condemns misbehavior with Ugandan nationals, promises action 18-01-2014 10:17 PM

    Ministry of External Affairs expressed its concern over the matter raised by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti involving Ugandan nationals. MEA spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin said, "We condemn this incident, we also explained to the African heads of mission that action is underway and the complaints registered will be investigated. We...
  • Former Home Secretary who took on Sushil Kumar Shinde loses personal staff 16-01-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: In what looks like retaliatory action, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today withdrew personal staff of former Home Secretary RK Singh. Around 10 para-military personnel were posted as helpers when Singh was home secretary and the services continued even after his retirement. Today, however, the helpers were...
  • French President Francois Hollande admits problem in personal life 15-01-2014 02:06 PM

    French President Francois Hollande conceded on Tuesday that he is going through "painful moments" with his companion, who was hospitalized after a magazine reported that he is secretly having an affair with a movie actress. But the Socialist Hollande , who has some of the lowest approval ratings of a...
  • India to ask UK for details of claims of help during Operation Bluestar 14-01-2014 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: A Sikh member of the House of Lords in London has claimed that recently released top secret documents suggest former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher's government helped her the then Indian counterpart Indira Gandhi plan the storming of the Golden Temple in 1984 to flush out terrorists holed...
  • Congress appoints Sachin Pilot as its Rajasthan unit chief 13-01-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress today appointed Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot as its Rajasthan unit president. The announcement was made around 3 pm by senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi. He will become the second Congress minister after Jayanthi Natarajan to be relieved of his charges. Natarajan was relieved from the...
  • Cabinet meets to decide on de-allocation of coal blocks 13-01-2014 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) met on Monday to discuss the criteria for de-allocation of coal block licences in the coalgate scam. The meeting comes in wake of the Central Bureau of Investigation producing a fresh status report in the coal scam before Supreme Court on...
  • French first lady in hospital after reports of Hollande affair 13-01-2014 07:45 AM

    Paris: French first lady Valerie Trierweiler has been admitted to hospital following reports of an affair between President Francois Hollande and an actress, but will be discharged on Monday, sources said on Sunday. The daily newspaper Le Parisien said earlier on Sunday that Trierweiler, 48, had been taken to hospital...
  • French President considers legal action against magazine over affair claim 10-01-2014 03:38 PM

    French President Francois Hollande has complained of breach of privacy and is considering legal action after French magazine Closer alleged he was having an affair with an actress, a source in his office said on Friday. "Francois Hollande greatly deplores the invasion of his privacy, to which he has a...
  • Scolded for having relationship with a man, maid ends life near Kejriwal's house 03-01-2014 08:39 AM

    An 18-year-old girl allegedlycommitted suicide by jumping from a high-rise residentialbuilding in Kaushambi area onThursday. According to the police, Anjali worked as a part-time maid ina flat of Uday Giri residential tower.On Thursday, at around 5 PM, Anjali jumped off the 14th floorof the tower, a senior police officer said,...
  • Government okays CCTV, panic buttons in public vehicles 02-01-2014 11:09 PM

    The government on Thursday approved the first project under the Nirbhaya fund, approving the installation of panic buttons, CCTV cameras and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in public transport vehicles in 32 cities in India. The approval was given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at its meeting...
  • Cabinet set to decide on Justice Ganguly's fate as WBHRC chief 02-01-2014 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is all set to decide on former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly's fate as West Bengal Human Rights Panel chief. The Ministry of Home Affairs note has listed three allegations against Ganguly including sexually harassing a law intern, according to sources. The allegations also include his...
  • Govt clears Rs 1,912 crore of road projects in Bihar, Gujarat 26-12-2013 11:45 PM

    The government on Thursday approved the widening of highways in Bihar and Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs 1,912 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared projects that include the four-laning of a highway stretch in the Buddhist tourist circuit in Bihar for Rs 1,408.85 crore and...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar 26-12-2013 11:24 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Suhasini Haidar on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Court rejects Zakia's petition against clean chit to Modi 26-12-2013 09:22 PM

    In a major relief to Narendra Modi, a metropolitan court on Thursday rejected the protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of a former Congress MP, against the clean chit given to him and others by the Special Investigation Team in the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • Forensic analysis nails Pakistan's role in printing fake Indian notes 26-12-2013 06:40 PM

    Mumbai: The influx of fake currency into India is being seen as one of the biggest threats to the country's economic stability. Over the years India has accused Pakistan of aiding the fake currency racket and now a comprehensive forensic analysis of fake currency samples collected from across the country...
  • UN base attacked in South Sudan, 3 Indian peacekeepers dead 20-12-2013 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: In a unfortunate incident in South Sudan, three Indian peacekeepers were killed when attackers stormed a United Nations base in South Sudan where civilians had taken refuge, as violence and unrest continued unabated in the the world's newest country.. Confirming the news, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed...