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  • India will face more Jammu & Kashmir floods-like calamities in future, warn researchers 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With over 6 lakh people still stranded in what is being called as the worst floods in over a century in Jammu and Kashmir, an analysis done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has warned that India may face more such calamities in future. "India will be...
  • Centre to organise first of its kind survey to prepare targeted schemes for specially-abled 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking a step in providing better opportunities for the specially-abled citizens, the Central government is planning for first of its kind national survey to identify these citizens and prepare targeted schemes for them. Based on this data, identification cards and certificates would be issued to the specially-abled people which...
  • Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from September 18 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike. To add to the woes of the commuters, transport workers affiliated to eight central trade unions, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade...
  • Congress alleges irregularities in ad hoardings; demands probe 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress Opposition in the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Wednesday alleged that advertising hoarding mafia were being "sheltered" in the national capital through "patronage" of some politicians. Leader of the Opposition in NDMC, Mukesh Goel made the accusation while raising the issue of unauthorised hoardings, including one...
  • Australia raids Islamic centre, arrests two for jihadist links 6 days ago

    Brisbane: The raids involving 180 police came a day after the country's spy chief said he was "actively considering" raising the terror threat level over Australians' involvement in overseas militant groups. Australian Federal Police said the men, aged 21 and 31, were arrested for terrorism offences, alleging they were "involved in...
  • Will cancellation of coal blocks adversely affect power sector? 6 days ago

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 production-ready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • Centre favours cancellation of 218 coal blocks, SC reserves its verdict 6 days ago

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 production-ready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • Maharashtra government sanctions Rs 113-crore grant for Ambedkar Centre 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday sanctioned a grant of Rs 113.74 crore for the Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre project at Nagpur. The state government had already sanctioned Rs 22 crore for the Centre, being built as part of the Vidarbha development programme, an official said after the cabinet meeting. State Chief...
  • SC reserves its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks declared as illegal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks which were declared as illegal by it. The apex court has concluded the hearing on coal block allocations and would give the verdict later. The Centre has said that it favours the cancellation of coal...
  • Modern weather forcasting centre to come up in Jammu September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With assembly elections not far away in Jammu and Kashmir hit by flood, the Centre on Monday announced the setting up of two bio-technology parks and a most modern weather forecasting system in Jammu and Kashmir. Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said the...
  • Vladimir Putin is 'self-centred', says Dalai Lama September 8, 2014

    Berlin: Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin as "self-centred" in a German newspaper interview on Sunday, saying Putin seems to want to "rebuild the Berlin Wall". "His attitude is: 'I, I, I'," the Dalai Lama said, pointing out that Putin had served as Russian President,...
  • Rains to continue in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Rains are likely to continue in many areas of Odisha with heavy rainfall at some places in southern districts under the impact of a well marked low pressure area in the region. Rain and thunder shower would occur at many places over the state during next 24 hours, the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir grappling with the worst flooding in 50 years, says Omar Abdullah September 6, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressed the media on Saturday over the deepening crisis caused in the state owing to unabated flooding, saying that the rescue of those trapped is the main priority of the government. The CM said that it does not matter whether the Centre declares...
  • HC asks Centre if passengers are being screened for Ebola September 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Union Government told the Bombay High Court that it had installed thermal scanners at the airports in Mumbai, Delhi and elsewhere to find out Ebola-infected passengers among those arriving from Africa. The court, however, was not satisfied and asked the Centre to file an additional affidavit by September...
  • US to provide $75 million to expand Ebola care centers September 4, 2014

    Dakar: The US aid agency is providing $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and tens of thousands of protective suits for health care workers. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 1,900 people already and officials say it is out of control. The US...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 4, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh assures all help to flood-hit J&K, cancels visit September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir and assured Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of all necessary help for relief operations even as inclement weather forced him to cancel his visit to border areas in the state. The Home...
  • Opportunity to utilise my rich experience, says Kerala Governor Sathasivam September 4, 2014

    Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam will formally take over as the new Kerala Governor on Friday. The government went ahead with his appointment despite a lot of objection from the opposition as well as the legal fraternity. Sathasivam dismissed the controversy saying the state will gain from his...
  • I accept the role of Kerala Governor, says P Sathasivam September 4, 2014

    Kerala Governor P Sathasivam is steering away from the controversy over his appointment saying he is looking forward to accepting the new role. He said, "I accept the Central government's order to make me the Governor of Kerala. I am well aware of the duties I will be expected to...
  • Nalanda University hopes to attract students from across the world September 2, 2014

    The world's oldest university has reopened after 800 years as 15 national and international students enroll for classes at the Nalanda University in Bihar. Even though it is a far cry from the granduer of the past, the institution is taking baby steps to re-establish itself. ...
  • Deficient rainfall has hit Uttar Pradesh farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav August 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that deficient rainfall has hit farmers in the state. He says he will write to the Centre seeking government intervention. ...
  • Six years after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Chabad House to reopen today August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Six years since the gruesome 26/11 terror attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, the Jewish learning centre will reopen on Tuesday. The fully renovated six-storeyed Nariman House in South Mumbai's Colaba area will see a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia....
  • Centre reviews state hospitals to end widespread corruption August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday ordered a review of activities at all state-owned hospitals to end what the Health Minister called systemic corruption, as part of the new administration's crackdown on malpractice in the healthcare sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has vowed to eradicate graft in India's $74 billion...
  • Relief camp in Uriamghat for those affected in Assam-Nagaland clashes August 23, 2014

    The relief camp in Uriamghat is sheltering more than 400 families. Earlier this month, 9 villagers from Uriamghat were allegedly killed by Nagas. Blame game has erupted between Assam government and Centre over the clashes. ...
  • Over 50 per cent panchayats don't have banking service in the state August 20, 2014

    At a time when the Centre has launched an ambitious scheme to ensure that each family gets a bank account, the expansion of banks in Bihar has moved at snail's pace with over 50 per cent panchayats still to be covered by its service. Out of 8463 panchayats in Bihar, over...
  • Gogoi blames Centre for escalating tensions at Assam-Nagaland border August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Gogoi said, "Why only I am being held responsible for the current situation....
  • Supreme Court refuses to withdraw order on IPS Archana Ramasundaram August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to withdraw its order restraining a senior woman IPS official from functioning as Additional Director in CBI and the Attorney General conveyed his view that the only way to now sort out the issue was that she goes out of the agency. The...
  • State gets country's first skill development centre August 18, 2014

    With an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the state's unemployed youth, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country's first skill development centre in Udaipur. Speaking after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the 'Livelihood Skill Project', Raje urged the people of the state to fight...