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  • Panel on Andhra capital to submit its report next month 4 days ago

    The expert committee constituted by the central government to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh, plans to submit its report by the middle of August. Former urban development secretary K. C. Sivaramakrishnan, who is heading the five-member panel, Saturday said though they have time till September, they...
  • European Central Bank hacked, blackmailed 5 days ago

    Berlin: The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised. The security breach involved a database serving part of the website that gathers registrations...
  • Late monsoon impacts storage position of major reservoirs July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Late arrival of monsoon has its impact on the storage position of major reservoirs which is less than what it was last year and also lower than the average storage of last 10 years. The Central Water Commission on Friday said that the water storage available in 85 important...
  • IIT, IIM, NIT, Central University to be set up in Andhra Pradesh: Smriti Irani July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Premier institutes such as IIT, an IIM, a NIT, a central university and a petroleum university would be set up in Andhra Pradesh as envisaged in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said. Steps would also be taken to set up an Indian...
  • Uncertainity over release of Bangalore blast accused Madani continues July 14, 2014

    Bangalore: The uncertainty over the release of the Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani on one month bail continues. After the Supreme Court granted him one month bail, his family and lawyers approached the Central Prison in Bangalore seeking his release. Since he is still awaiting the cancelling order of...
  • Delhi: Man arrested for cheating people by impersonating as CBI officer July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A man was arrested in Delhi on Saturday for posing as a senior officer of the CBI and cheating people. 38-year-old Saji Kumar, hailing from Pathanamthitta in Kerala, was arrested by Delhi Police Crime Branch from Taimur Nagar area of south Delhi after a complaint was filed against him...
  • Scared owners lock themselves in the bedroom, call 911, as pet cat "freaked out" on them July 11, 2014

    Kush the cat was quarantined in central Florida after her owner called 911 over the weekend for help, saying the ferocious feline had her trapped in her home. "I can't get out. She's got us trapped in our bedroom," Teresa Gregory, 50, told the emergency police dispatcher, according to the record...
  • Is motor vehicle law applicable to e-rickshaws: SC asks Centre July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy relating to the plying of battery operated e-rickshaws on Monday reached the Supreme Court which wanted to know from the Centre whether the law regulating motor vehicles was applicable to this mode of transport. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Centre has...
  • Making big people accountable to law sent a positive message: CVC July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Holding powerful people accountable to law in recent scams like 2G and CWG has sent a positive message that the high and mighty cannot get away with any wrongdoings, Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar said on Monday. "I mentioned that a number of scams had caught the attention of public...
  • Iraq crisis: Government making efforts for safe return of Punjabis, says Punjab CM July 4, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday assured the distressed families of the persons trapped in strife-torn Iraq that the state government was making all out efforts to ensure their safe and prompt return to the country. Interacting with 16 such families from Mandi Gobind Garh, who called...
  • Badaun victims' parents say honour killing allegations being made to save suspects July 4, 2014

    Badaun: It has been almost a month since two minor girls were found hanging from a tree in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. After the Central Bureau of Investigation's initial probe said that it could be a case of honour killing. However, the girls' parents claim these allegations are being made...
  • Two kids killed in collapse of building, wall in Delhi July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Two children were killed in separate incidents of collapses of a building and a wall apparently triggered by the rains in different parts of the city on Wednesday. In central Delhi's Anand Parbat area, a double-storeyed poorly constructed house fell on an adjacent shanty around 2.50 pm, killing two-year-old...
  • Government puts on hold hike in LPG, kerosene rates July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday put on hold a hike in LPG prices in states including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, where an increase in local levies had led to a rise in fuel rates. The increase in state levies such as entry tax and octroi led to prices...
  • Soldiers kill 22 at warehouse in central Mexico July 1, 2014

    Mexico: Soldiers have killed 22 people at a warehouse in central Mexico state in a shootout that also left a soldier injured, the Defence Department said. The department said in a brief statement on Monday that soldiers were patrolling the town of Tlataya when they came across a warehouse being...
  • Badaun murders: Family inconsistent in replies, may be a case of honour killing, say CBI sources June 30, 2014

    According to CBI sources, initial investigations in the alleged rape and murder of two minor girls, suggest it could be a case of honour killing. This comes after the CBI conducted a lie detector test on the victims' parents. ...
  • Badaun murder could be a case of honour killing, say CBI sources June 29, 2014

    Badaun: Initial investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has indicated that the Badaun murder could be a case of honour killing, say sources. The development comes after lie detector and polygraph tests were conducted on the family members of the victims. According to sources, the CBI will conduct...
  • CBI questions West Bengal Governor as witness in AgustaWestland deal June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cenntral Bureau of Investigation has questioned West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan in the AgustaWestland chopper scam probe. MK Narayanan was questioned as a witness in the scam probe. MK Narayanan was the National Security Advisor at time of the chopper deal. He had presided over a meeting which...
  • Home Minister to review Maoist violence; to chalk out plans June 27, 2014

    Ten states, facing the onslaught of Maoists violence, will give presentations before Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday where plans will be chalked out how to tackle the problem. Chief Secretaries and DGPs of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and...
  • West Bengal government to take up jute industry issues with Centre June 26, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Thursday held discussions with stakeholders of the jute industry and assured that their problems would be addressed. The meeting took place in the wake of a recent incident in which a CEO of a jute mill was lynched by workers, The meeting which...
  • Mandi House-Central Sectretariat Metro Section thrown open to public June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Mandi House to Central Secretariat Metro section was thrown open to the public Thursday by Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. The Minister flagged off the first train, operated by a woman driver, on this route from Mandi House Station at 9:30 AM and then himself...
  • Delhi Metro: Mandi House to Central Secretariat line to open this week June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Secretariat to Mandi House route of Delhi Metro will be thrown open to public this week. "The Central Secretariat Mandi House section has received the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) and the line is expected to be opened for commercial...
  • Badaun gangrape case: Present all accused for lie detection tests, orders court June 24, 2014

    A local court on Monday directed Badaun jail authorities to ensure the presence of all five accused in the alleged rape and murder of two Dalit sisters before Central Forensic Science Laboratory team from June 24 to June 26 for lie detection tests. "Additional District Judge SN Tripathi passed the order...
  • Keen to acquire Bhabha's bungalow: Centre to Bombay HC June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Centre informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that it is considering the take over of late nuclear scientist Homi Bhabha's bungalow in upscale Malabar Hill, to convert it into a museum, in public interest. The bungalow 'Mehrangir', which is located in South Mumbai, was sold to a businessman...
  • Freight train gets derailed in Katihar, rail services disrupted June 22, 2014

    A container of a freight train derailed due to mechanical problems in Bihar's Katihar district on Sunday disrupting movement of about a dozen trains on the route, a railway official said. The incident took place between Bakhri and Karagola stations under Sonepur division of the East-Central Railway (ECR) as a container...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The state-wide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • Central library renovated in Mangalore June 19, 2014

    Mangalore: More facilities have been added to the Mangalore Central Library and the capacity has been doubled to 5,000 square feet. A browsing section with six computers having high speed internet has been provided, Mangalore Central Library deputy director K V Raghavendra said in a statement here. The Mangalore City...
  • Yashwant is ‘right candidate’ to be Jharkhand CM: LK Advani June 17, 2014

    BJP veteran LK Advani on Tuesday met party colleague Yashwant Sinha in jail in Hazaribagh and asked him to secure bail and lead the party in the Jharkhand Assembly elections later this year, describing him as the “right person” for the chief minister’s post. 86-year-old Advani drove to the Hazaribagh Central...
  • Congress dubs as 'political vendetta' move to remove Governors June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday slammed government's move to remove Governors appointed during the UPA tenure as "political vendetta" and said the "dictatorial" step will have "serious repercussions". It asked the central government to ensure constitutional appropriateness. "Governors being constitutional authorities should not be subjected to a public debate....
  • We believe in cooperation, not confrontation: Naveen Patnaik June 16, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Shunning ruling BJD's decade long allegation of negligence by the Centre, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said that his government believes in cooperation and not confrontation. "We do not believe in confrontation. We believe in cooperation. Our approach will be positive and constructive towards the Central Government,"...
  • Centre closely monitoring law and order in Uttar Pradesh: Rajnath June 16, 2014

    Amid increasing incidents of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, the Central government on Monday said it was concerned over the prevailing law and order in the state and was closely monitoring the situation. “The MHA is concerned over the prevailing law and order in Uttar Pradesh. We are closely monitoring...