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  • Status check: The impact of the toxic air pollution in Delhi 5 hours 57 minutes ago

    An experiment conducted by Centre for Science and Environment reveals the levels of pollution one is exposed to in the national capital on a daily basis. The findings of the pollution levels are at an all time high in open modes like the autos and cycle rickshaws. ...
  • CPI slams Centre, says budget will only favour big corporate 4 days ago

    Coimbatore: Going by the functioning of the BJP government at the Centre, one could expect the Budget to benefit only corporates and big industrial houses instead of the common man, CPI National Secretary D Raja said on Wednesday. "It is evident that the interim Budget totally favoured corporate houses by providing...
  • Apple to spend 1.25 billion pounds on two new data centres in Europe 1 week ago

    Bengaluru-Apple said it would spend 1.25 billion pounds to build two data centres in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and...
  • Surat diamond baron takes out procession of Modi's suit February 21, 2015

    Surat: Diamond merchant Lalji Patel, who bought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pinstripe monogrammed suit at Rs 4.31 crore in a high-profile auction, on Saturday took out a procession of the two-piece ensemble which was put on a mannequin resembling Modi. Patel got possession of the navy-blue suit on Saturday after...
  • Controversial sackings, resignations, appointments in the 9 months of NDA rule February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: One issue which has constantly plagued the NDA government at the Centre in the last nine-odd months is the controversies involving appointments, resignations and sackings at senior official positions. The latest in the series of such cases is the reported denial of a second term to Nobel laureate Amartya...
  • Pakistan should explain why I was denied visa: PDP spokesman Naeem Akhtar February 19, 2015

    Jammu: After Pakistan denied visa to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson Naeem Akhtar, he has raised questions on the move. Akhtar was slated to attend a track II meet in the neighbouring country. "They must explain why I was denied a visa. I was to attend a Track 2 meet...
  • Over 596 dead due to swine flu, Centre orders additional stocks of medicines February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The death toll due to swine flu is increasing with each passing day and has claimed over 596 lives this year. Altogether 8,423 people have contracted swine flu this year with Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are the worst-affected states with their respective tolls standing at 176,...
  • Delhi Metro to go paperless, launches website to put up digitised official documents February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking a step towards going paperless, Delhi Metro on Monday launched a website where it will put up digitised official documents for their long term preservation and easy retrieval by staffers. The website, developed and security audited by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), will be hosted by the NIC...
  • Rajasthan, Maharashtra tourism face Rs 5,500 crore loss due to swine flu February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: The outbreak of swine flu in Rajasthan and Maharashtra is expected to result in a loss of Rs 5,500 crore to tourism and aviation industries, according to an Assocham assessment. The outbreak of swine flu in Rajasthan and Maharashtra must be dealt with on a war-footing both by the...
  • NITI Aayog meet: Modi focused on governing model, cooperative federalism, says Jaitley February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The first meeting of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog was held earlier on Sunday. It was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the focus was on empowering the states. Three sub-groups of Chief Minister's will be set up on rationalisation of central schemes, skill development...
  • NITI Aayog meet: PM Modi to seek CMs' views on budget, infra development February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: At the first meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek views of Chief Ministers and Lt Governors on Budget 2015-16, flagship schemes and infrastructure projects like rail and roads to put the economy on high growth trajectory. "The Prime Minister will...
  • Huawei launches research and development centre in Bengaluru February 5, 2015

    Bengaluru: Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei launched a research and development (R&D) campus here with an investment of $170 million. The campus, being the first by any Chinese company, has a capacity to accommodate 5,000 engineers but at present 2,700 people are working here, with 98 per cent being local workers. "The...
  • Surya namaskar made mandatory in 48,000 government schools in Rajasthan February 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has issued orders on Tuesday to make 'surya namaskar' mandatory in all government and private schools in the state with immediate effect. The order issued by the office is in line with that of Madhya Pradesh government which issued a similar direction a while back. Critics...
  • Apple to invest $2 billion to convert sapphire plant into data centre February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple said it plans to invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass plant in Arizona into a data centre. Apple teamed up with GT Advanced Technologies Inc, to set up the plant in Mesa in 2013 to manufacture scratch-resistant sapphire screens for Apple devices. But GT Advanced filed for...
  • Centre to order SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, SAD welcomes decision February 1, 2015

    The Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. While the move has been welcomed by BJP ally the Shiromani Akali Dal - others have questioned why this...
  • Thank the PM for constituting the SIT to probe 1984 riot cases: Shiromani Akali Dal February 1, 2015

    "I thank PM Modi for appointing the committee which has recommended constituting the SIT. We demand that an SIT must be constituted soon and justice must be delivered," said Manjit Singh of Shiromani Akali Dal. ...
  • Centre to set up SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases closed by the police February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: According to sources, the Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. The decision to set up the SIT will be announced after the upcoming Delhi polls. Reportedly,...
  • Nailathon: India's professional nail championship on February 10 January 30, 2015

    Mumbai: The second edition of StyleSpeak Nailathon - a day-long event that is considered India's professional nail championship - will take place at Nehru Centre here Feb 10. The event, organised by C&E Media, a division of Conferences and Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd, will witness nail technicians from all over India getting...
  • Motorola sells 3 million devices in India; aims to set up service centres, service vans January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the response to its smartphones and the company's growth last year, Motorola India has more aggressive plans for the Indian market this year. Motorola, which has only been concentrating on devices since it re-entered the Indian market, is now aiming to focus on service needs of consumers,...
  • Mumbai to be international finance centre, says Devendra Fadnavis January 21, 2015

    Davos: Inspired by Prime Minister Narenda Modi's 'Make in India programme, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that he is working on 'Make in Maharashtra' programme while Mumbai would be developed into a major international finance centre. "Ever since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister, the entire atmosphere...
  • Mumbai gears up for a big marathon, 55 bypass heart surgery patients to run on Sunday January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: As Mumbai is gearing up for a big marathon on Sunday, 55 bypass heart surgery patients from the Asian Heart Institute's Cardiac rehab centre will be running with one common goal of competing with the past. All the patients have been training from the last six months. Surendra Dasadia, 69-year-old,...
  • Delhi University to shift law faculty campus January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of criticism by the Bar Council of India (BCI) over poor infrastructure, Delhi University has decided to shift its law faculty out of its 90-year-old campus, but the decision has drawn flak from students who are unhappy over the size of the new facility. "The three...
  • Delhi government to upgrade Ghalib academy as exhibition centre January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government is upgrading the Ghalib academy as a permanent exhibition centre associated with poet Mirza Ghalib. The Project includes improvement of façade, in line with the guidelines approved by National Monument Authority, replacing modern elements with traditional stone elements and internal renovations for creation of major public spaces...
  • Watch: The Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public January 11, 2015

    In a massive public outreach aimed at changing perceptions about nuclear science and helping convey the benefits of atomic energy to the society, the iconic Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public. ...
  • Kerala ayurvedic centre treating Shashi Tharoor faces glaring media presence January 9, 2015

    The ayurvedic centre in the temple town of Guruvayoor in Kerala where Shashi Tharoor is undergoing a treatment is buzzing with activity. The media savvy face has been missing in action ever since the Delhi Police lodged a murder case in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. ...
  • Centre not in favour of freeing terrorists convicted in serious charges January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: As Punjab government sought release of the state's prisoners, the Union Home Ministry on Thursday indicated that legal opinion could be taken in select cases like old people and those having completed 20 years in prison but not those convicted in serious charges. Releasing terrorists convicted in charges like...
  • Ayurveda Centre director says Shashi Tharoor to be discharged on schedule January 8, 2015

    The Director of the Ayurveda Centre where Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is staying said he is being treated for work related stress. He said Tharoor is scheduled to be discharged on Friday. Sajeev Kurup, Director of Perumbayil Ayurvedic Treatment Centre, said: "As of know his treatment is going by schedule....
  • 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...
  • Government stalled winter session of Parliament, not us, says Sitaram Yechury January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament witnessed a washout, the CPM leader Sitaram Yechury blamed the Narendra Modi government for it. Parliament was adjourned repeatedly over the alleged forced conversion row. Yechury said, "I think it was the government who stalled it, not us." Here is the full text of...
  • What's government doing on illegal sale of acid, asks Delhi High Court December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent rise in acid attacks prompted the Delhi High Court on Wednesday to question the city government's implementation of the Supreme Court order on illegal sale of acids in the capital. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice I.S. Mehta expressed strong displeasure at Tuesday's incident...