Dais

  • Amitabh sharing dais with Raj Thackeray an insult to north Indians, says Abu Azmi December 25, 2013

    Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi on Tuesday said that mega star Amitabh Bachchan sharing the dais with MNS chief Raj Thackeray was an "insult" to north Indians. "Amitabhji sharing the stage with Raj Thackeray is an insult to millions of north Indians," Azmi told reporters in Mumbai. Sinking their five-year-old differences,...
  • PM, Modi to share dais together at Ahmedabad October 26, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, will share the stage at the function to inaugurate a museum dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's life at Ahmedabad on October 29. Two days later, on October 31, Modi would be laying the foundation stone of a gigantic statue of...
  • Japan to go nuclear free, last standing atomic reactor to be switched off today September 15, 2013

    Japan will once again be without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor goes offline on Sunday for refueling and maintenance, and other plants remained closed for intensified safety checks following the 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-stricken plant in Fukushima. But despite signs the crisis in Fukushima is worsening, Japan's...
  • Japan: More tank leaks found at Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuke Plant, say officials September 2, 2013

    Japan's top nuclear regulator has raised safety concerns about hastily built storage tanks and their foundations amid reports of new leaks of radiation-contaminated water. Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said on Monday that a small leak and signs of possible leaks have been spotted at several other Fukushima Dai-ichi storage...
  • Japanese agency labels radioactive leak 'serious' August 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident" on an international scale, and it castigated the plant operator for failing to catch the problem earlier. The Nuclear Regulation Authority's latest criticism of...
  • Seven children taken ill after eating biscuits in a school August 16, 2013

    Seven school children were taken ill on Thursday after eating biscuits distributed on the occasion of Independence Day in an Aligarh school, police said. The students, all in the age group of six and 16 years, complained of nausea after eating the biscuits distributed to them on conclusion of Independence...
  • Chandrababu Naidu falls, suffers minor injuries February 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader N Chandrababu Naidu suffered minor injuries when a makeshift dais collapsed while he was garlanding a statue in Guntur district Thursday, a party leader has said. The incident took place at Kolakaluru village in Guntur district during Naidu's 'padyatra' (march). A TDP leader said Naidu...
  • UP: Jaya Prada slips while climbing the dais February 7, 2012

    Kushinagar: Film actress Jaya Prada, campaigning for Lok Manch led by former SP leader Amar Singh, on Tuesday slipped while climbing the dais at an election rally in Kushinagar. Prada was moving on to the dais to address the meeting at Sakhopar village along with Amar Singh when she accidentally slipped. She...
  • UP: Nitin Gadkari escapes unhurt in dais crash February 7, 2012

    Ghazipur: BJP president Nitin Gadkari had a narrow escape on Tuesday when the dais he was sitting on crashed during an election rally in Mohamadabad Assembly of Ghazipur district. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening when the dais gave in due to "excessive load" while Gadkari was being welcomed by some...
  • Nuclear disaster response failed: Japan probe December 26, 2011

    Tokyo: Japan's response to the nuclear crisis that followed the March 11 tsunami was confused and riddled with problems, including an erroneous assumption an emergency cooling system was working and a delay in disclosing dangerous radiation leaks, a report revealed on Monday. The disturbing picture of harried and bumbling workers and...
  • Indo-China border talks postponed indefinitely November 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The border talks between India and China scheduled to commence on Monday have been indefinitely postponed. Sources said that some demands by the Chinese side, which were regarded as unacceptable by India, led to the postponement of the 15th round of talks on the long-pending boundary problem. Chinese...
  • Japan utility behind damaged N-plant apologises June 28, 2011

    Tokyo: Executives at the Japanese utility behind the nuclear power plant sent into meltdown by the March quake apologized on Tuesday to investors who repeatedly interrupted the annual meeting of shareholders with heckles, yells and outraged questions. Tokyo Electric Power Co Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata promised that the company was doing its...
  • Child crushed under dais at Lalu's rally November 17, 2010

    Sasaram (Bihar): A 12-year-old boy died when a makeshift platform collapsed on him as a crowd gathered to wave at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad who took off in a helicopter after addressing an election meeting at Kochas in Bihar's Rohtas district on Wednesday. DGP Neelmani said that soon after Lalu Prasad...