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  • Indian-origin author brutally assaulted in South Africa for praising Salman Rushdie 3 days ago

    Johannesburg: An Indian-origin author in South Africa was brutally assaulted and verbally abused after she praised controversial writer Salman Rushdie whose work has angered Muslims around the world. Zainub Priya Dala was hit in the face with a brick last week after she praised Rushdie's writing at a school in Durban,...
  • Unexpected rains pull down peak power deficit to 2.8 per cent in February 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Unexpected rains across the country brought down the peak power deficit -- shortfall in electricity supply when the demand is maximum -- to 2.8 per cent last month. Peak power demand during February was 1,37,948 MW, of which 1,34,102 MW was met, leaving a deficit of 3,846 MW,...
  • Rajasthan Lakes Authority bill passed in Assembly 6 days ago

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Saturday passed the Rajasthan Lakes (Protection and Development) Authority Bill, 2015 for the protection and conservation of lakes in the state. Urban Development and Housing Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat moved the bill which was passed by voice vote. He said that aim of the government was...
  • 1987 Hashimpura massacre case: 16 UP policemen acquitted by Delhi court 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday acquitted 16 Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case. Delivering the judgement, the court said that there was lack of evidence, especially regarding the identity of the accused. It referred the matter to Delhi State Legal Services Authority for...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear PIL on developing new capital city of Andhra Pradesh 1 week 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,"...
  • Proposal to revamp Brahmaputra Board under consideration: Government to Rajya Sabha March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A proposal for revamping and rechristening of the Brahmaputra Board into North-East and Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority is under active consideration of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government told Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his written reply, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said the bill...
  • Government to set up network of monitoring stations along Ganga March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has sanctioned a project for the setting up of a network of 113 real-time water quality monitoring stations at critical locations along the Ganga river, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. In a written reply, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati told the Upper House that the project...
  • Hakan Nesser talks about crime writing in India March 7, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Palki S Upadhyay talks to author Hakan Nesser about Nordic Noir and crime writing in India. ...
  • SpiceJet clears plane rental dues, pays $10 million to lessors March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Having settled its dues with the tax authorities and the public sector oil marketing firms, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday cleared its aircraft rentals dues by paying USD 10 million to some of its lessors. SpiceJet paid these dues after the new owner Ajay Singh infused a fund of...
  • Now, free legal advice, training at DU's legal aid clinics March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: To extend free advice on questions of law and offer consultations on matters like property rights, Delhi University is hosting legal aid clinics which will not be restricted only to the varsity fraternity but open to all. The clinics, which will also impart para-legal training to DU students and...
  • Yadav Singh case: High Court direction to UP government February 23, 2015

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed Uttar Pradesh government to file within a week its notification appointing the judicial commission to go into the suspended Noida engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh's case. The Lucknow bench of the HC permitted the petitioner to file objections against it, if any, within a week...
  • Bangladesh rescues 30 from capsized ferry after trawler collision February 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi rescuers on Sunday pulled 30 ferry passengers from the river Padma after the vessel capsized 70 km (44 miles) north of the capital with more than 100 people aboard, police said. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, suffers regular ferry disasters, with deaths sometimes running...
  • Jammu and Kashmir Governor reviews arrangements for Amarnath pilgrimage February 21, 2015

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Saturday reviewed arrangements being made for annual Amarnath pilgrimage scheduled to start from July 2. "The Governor on Saturday reviewed the arrangements being made for Shri Amarnath Yatra that is scheduled to begin on July 2 and conclude on August 29," an...
  • Delhi government will bid for coal block to produce it's own electricity February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to bid for coal blocks with an aim to set up new power plants and increase its own electricity generation from current 1,000 mega watts to 4,000 mega watts. Sources said Delhi government will write a letter to the Centre seeking its view...
  • Airports authority staff to go on strike March 11 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The employees unions of state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) have called for a countrywide strike from March 11 to protest against the government's move to hand over airports to private operators. Airports Authority Employees Union general secretary and joint forum member Balraj Singh Ahlawat conveyed the decision on...
  • Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough dies at 77 January 30, 2015

    Sydney: Internationally acclaimed Australian author, Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, died on Thursday aged 77. The best-selling writer passed away in hospital on Norfolk Island, which lies in the remote waters off Australia's eastern coast, her publisher said in a statement. HarperCollins Australia...
  • 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...
  • On sidelines of Jaipur Literature festival, a rickshaw ride for Rs 6,756! January 5, 2015

    Jaipur: The government is going out on a limb with ad campaigns like "atithi devo bhava (guest is like god)" to woo tourists. However, in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, there are websites fleecing tourists, with many first-timers in the Pink City falling for their guiles....
  • To transform Delhi into a 'world-class' city government set to amend DDA Act January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim to develop Delhi into a "world-class" city, government has planned to amend Delhi Development Authority Act (DDA Act), to bring in new urban policies in tune with the new aspirations of people residing in the national capital. "To make Delhi a world-class city, lot of changes...
  • Veteran journalist BG Verghese dead December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran journalist BG Verghese, who in 1975 won the Ramon Magsaysay award for outstanding journalism, died on Tuesday. He was 87. Verghese, a former editor of the Hindustan Times, passed away at 6 p.m. at his son's residence, a family member said. His body will rest till the cremation...
  • Singapore activates air force, navy for search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 December 28, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore said on Sunday it has activated its air force and navy to help in the search and rescue operation for the AirAsia (AIRA.KL) jet that went missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore. "Two C130s are already on stand-by for this purpose. We remain ready to provide...
  • DDA to hand over 25,034 flats from January 1 December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Lucky winners of DDA's housing scheme will begin the New Year on a joyous note as the housing authority will start handing over the flats from January 1. Top officials at the DDA said except for a few flats in Sirsapur area and Rohini, the rest are ready and...
  • UP government suspends ex-engineer Yadav Singh accused of amassing illegal wealth worth crores December 8, 2014

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended Noida Authority Chief engineer Yadav Singh after an income tax raid on his residence unearthed crores in cash and jewellery. After the raids, Singh was relieved of his charge and attached to the personnel department. The state government had asked for a report...
  • SAIL share sale floor price fixed at Rs 83, may fetch Rs 1700 crore December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Government's five per cent stake in steel giant SAIL will be sold at a floor price of Rs 83 per share on Friday, which can raise Rs 1,500-1,700 crore for the exchequer in the first disinvestment under the new regime. "Government expects to garner Rs 1,500 crore to Rs...
  • No scheduled flights for 8 airports lead to loss worth Rs 82 crore in 3 years November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight non-metro airports modernised using public money have no scheduled flights operating there, leading them to incur a total loss of about Rs 82 crore in the last three years. As government pushes for air connectivity in remote areas, official figures show that these eight airports have jointly incurred...
  • Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand dies at 80 November 30, 2014

    New York: Mark Strand, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former US poet laureate widely praised for his concentrated, elegiac verse, has died. He was 80. Strand, whose works were translated into more than 30 languages, died on Saturday morning at his daughter's New York home from liposarcoma that had spread...
  • 25,000 winners allotted houses in DDA's mega housing scheme 2014 draw November 26, 2014

    The much awaited draw of lots for the Delhi Development Authority's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014' is over and the list is out on the website. Over 25000 flats were in the fray for which more than 10 lakh people applied. ...
  • Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh: Narinder Batra November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra Tuesday clearly stated that they do not require the services of former men's team chief coach Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". This move from Batra comes just as Walsh expressed his willingness to continue...
  • SAI defends Boxing India's move to showcause Sarita Devi November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday defended Boxing India's (BI) decision to shoot off a showcause notice to suspended female pugilist L. Sarita Devi, her husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence near the boxing ring during the Incheon Asian Games. "There must...
  • Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI). "We had discussed several issues with Terry Walsh and all the stakeholders regarding his...