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  • BJP MP mocks Swachh Bharat campaign, allegedly throws garbage into TMC leader's house 22 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: TMC MP Kakoli Dastidar has complained to Parliament House Committee Chairman Arjun Ram Meghwal accusing BJP MP OP Yadav, residing on the first floor of the housing complex, of throwing garbage in her backyard. The TMC MP has refused to shift to her newly allotted house on North...
  • Campaign ends for 4th phase Assembly poll in Jharkhand December 12, 2014

    Ranchi: The high-pitched campaign for the fourth of the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly election involving 15 constituencies ended on Friday. While in Dhanbad and Bokaro constituencies, the campaign ended at 5 PM, in the remaining seats it ended at 3 PM. The 15 constituencies are: Madhupur, Deogarh (SC), Bagodar, Jamua (SC), Gandey,...
  • Gambia launches Ebola-free campaign to attract foreign tourists December 10, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia Tourism Board have launched a new Ebola-free campaign to help foreign tourists to have first-hand information about the country's public health situation. The sector will be organising a series of sport activities, among those beach football events, to send a clear message to the world that the West African...
  • J&K polls: Security tightened ahead of PM Modi's rallies today December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: Security has been tightened in Jammu and Kashmir as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address two rallies in the state on Monday. The rallies come just three days after terrorists attacked the four towns of Jammu and Kashmir leaving 11 security personnel dead. He will be addressing a...
  • Campaigning ends for 3rd phase of polling in Jharkhand December 7, 2014

    Ranchi: Campaigning for the third phase of polling on December 9, which saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi wooing voters, ended on Sunday. Fourteen of the 17 constituencies going to the polls are Maoist-affected and campaigning ended there at 3 PM. Electioneering...
  • Actress Kareena Kapoor to endorse UNICEF campaign for children's benefit December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has been roped in to support Child-Friendly Schools and Systems (CFSS) campaign. It is a joint initiative by DTH provider Tata Sky and Unicef, and Kareena, also the Unicef India celebrity advocate, will support the communication campaign for the initiative including promotional films, mailers and...
  • AIDS pandemic has finally reached tipping point: campaigners December 1, 2014

    London: The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV. The number of people newly infected with HIV over the last year was lower than the number...
  • Bengaluru: 'Kiss of Love' deferred after police refuse permission November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: After Bengaluru police rejected permission for the 'Kiss of Love' campaign that was proposed for Sunday, the organisers on Saturday decided to postpone the controversial event for a future date. "In order to allay their fears, we have now issued a detailed reply to the police...
  • After Big B, Salman and Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra takes to streets for 'Clean India Campaign' November 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra cleaned an area in the city with the help of some social workers as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. PM Narendra Modi had earlier nominated the 'Mary Kom' actress to contribute towards the 'Clean India Campaign', he launched on the birth...
  • Campaigning ends for first phase of Jharkhand polls on November 25 November 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Campaigning on Sunday ended in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies going to the polls on November 25 in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. Electioneering had picked up in Palamau, Gumla and Latehar districts between November 21 and November 23 with Prime Narendra Modi and Congress...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha November 23, 2014

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Boracha takes on IPL spot-fixing, jeeyo parsi campaign, International Men's day. He also speaks to a cricket expert. ...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha takes a dig at 'Jiyo Parsi campaign' November 23, 2014

    Cyrus's take on Jiyo Parsi campaign which did not go down very well with the Parsi community. The Jiyo Parsi campaign was in support of the dwindling number of the Parsi community. So as to not lose out on them, the Jiyo Parsi campaign was directed to young couples to...
  • J&K: One man killed, 10 injured in motorcade mishap during PDP's election campaign November 22, 2014

    Srinagar: A man was killed on Saturday and 10 others were injured when a vehicle turned turtle during an election campaign in Nowgam area. The vehicle, which was part of motorcade of PDP candidate from Chadoora Javed Mustafa Mir, turned turtle at Suthsoo in Nowgam area this afternoon, a police official...
  • J&K steps up anti-tobacco campaign, fines over 500 violators November 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Stepping up the anti-tobacco crusade in Jammu and Kashmir, the state police has fined over 500 persons for violating Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act in October. "Police has challaned 521 people and collected Rs 46,100 as fine from them across 12 districts of the valley for violating Cigarettes and...
  • Amit Shah directs Delhi unit to start massive poll campaign November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With an eye on capturing power in the capital, BJP president Amit Shah directed the Delhi unit of the party to start a "massive" campaign focusing on over 11,000 booths to ensure a "historic victory" in the upcoming assembly polls. Chairing a meeting to take stock of BJP's...
  • Jharkhand singers and studios not so busy tuning election songs November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Election campaigns have never been complete without dance and songs. Political parties bank on the cultural resources to reach out to people for votes. Thankfully, during elections at least, local culture gets importance. But that mad rush for local election songs is missing this time in Jharkhand. We spoke...
  • Cash rewards for best cleanliness campaigns: Akhilesh Yadav November 13, 2014

    Lucknow: With a view to encouraging people's participation in "Clean, Green and Healthy UP" programme launched by the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced cash rewards for the best performing hospitals and wards. "In the special campaign being run by KGMU, SGPGIMS and other government hospitals in Lucknow,...
  • Sterilisation horror! 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' should target the Operation Theatre first November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: With its mass sterilisation programme turning into a mass murder, Chhattisgarh has just made a mockery of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' (Clean India Campaign). Fourteen women died of what is medically called 'toxic shock' because the instruments were lethally rusty, venue itself not sterilised and medicines of questionable...
  • Proper guidance needed for environmental campaigns: Kamal Haasan November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: That's the way he 'lakes' it! Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has decided to help in the cleaning up of 25 lakes in Tamil Nadu in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign, says such efforts can only make an impact with right guidance. While several actors of the...
  • TWTW: AAP's Shazia Ilmi joins Modi's Swachh Bharat bandwagon November 9, 2014

    Jumping onto the bandwagon of famous celebrities and politicians endorsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Campaign, Aam Aadmi Party's Shazia Ilmi also exhibited support not to Modi but his 'idea'. ...
  • State governments should partner in 'Clean India' campaign: West Bengal Governor November 8, 2014

    Kanpur: West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath said state governments in the country should come forward and partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission but cautioned people against using the drive merely as a photo-opportunity. "When every person is participating in the drive then why would any individual or...
  • PM Narendra Modi visits Assi Ghat to offer prayers as a part of the Swachh Bharat campaign November 8, 2014

    Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat to participate in a puja on Saturday morning. The PM offered prayers at the ghat. The PM will later visit the Mata Amritanandmayi Hospital in Varanasi. On Friday, Modi addressed villagers in Jayapur...
  • Cartoon of the day: Clean India 'farce' November 6, 2014

    The Clean Up India campaign was organised near the India Islamic Center in New Delhi where the organisers actually dumped a lot of garbage on a clean road which was later cleaned up once again by Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay and former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi. ...
  • Delhi BJP unit Clean India campaign 'a farce', organisers dump garbage before event November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is facing a big embarrassment following revelations that the Sunday evening Clean Up India event was a farce. The Clean Up India campaign was organised near the India Islamic Center in New Delhi where the organisers actually dumped a lot of garbage on a...
  • BMC joins PM Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign, says will cancel licenses of shops found littering November 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign. The BMC said that it will cancel the licenses of shops and restaurants that are found littering. The country's richest civic body the BMC is now doing its bit to contribute to the Swachch Baharat Abhiyan...
  • Snapshot: Amitabh Bachchan sweeps the street for Swachh Bharat campaign; Prime Minister Narendra Modi praises him October 30, 2014

    After finishing up with the grand finale for 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' season 8, actor Amitabh Bachchan picked up the broom to sweep the streets of Mumbai for Swacch Bharat campaign. The move earned him praises from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ...
  • Kerala youth, Yuva Morcha at loggerheads over 'Kiss of Love' campaign against moral policing October 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a move against moral policing, the youth in Kerala have called on people to participate in a 'Kiss of Love' protest on November 2. But the planned protest hasn't gone down well with many. A group of volunteers gathered at Kochi's marine drive to promote the protest planned on...
  • Shashi Tharoor thanks PM Narendra Modi for patting him on clean-up campaign October 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for appreciating the clean-up campaign he launched in his constituency. The Lok Sabha member from the Kerala capital also lauded Modi for bringing the total sanitation drive to the forefront of national consciousness by enlarging the work done by the...
  • PM Modi appreciates Tharoor's joining Clean India campaign October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for actively participating in 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, saying his effort is "very encouraging". "A great effort by @ShashiTharoor! His active participation in Swachh Bharat Mission is very encouraging," Modi tweeted. He also re-tweeted the photographs showing Tharoor leading a...
  • Swach Bharat has become a national campaign: Prakash Javadekar October 25, 2014

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said, "Swach Bharat has become a national campaign, a peoples' movement. It takes a good campaign to change the mindset of the people." ...