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  • Confident that India will see great progress in agriculture sector: Modi 12 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that break through in agricultural research must translate into benefits for Indian farmers. Addressing the 86th Indian Council of Agriculture Research Foundation Day and Awards Ceremony, he said that he was confident that India will see great progress in the agriculture...
  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms before...
  • 33 students of government school fall ill after lizard found in mid-day meal July 19, 2014

    Altogether 33 students of a government primary school in Vaishali district of Bihar on Friday reported ill after consuming mid-day meal (MDM) in which a lizard was found. Vaishali District Magistrate (DM) Vinod Singh Gunjiyal said the incident happened at the primary school at Rasoolpur Gorigama village under Goraul block of...
  • Smriti Irani asks MPs to monitor mid-day meal scheme July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD minister Smriti Irani has written to all MPs asking them to be part of committees set up to monitor the mid-day meal scheme which has seen complaints of poor quality of food and corruption. Irani told Lok Sabha that she has written to all MPs requesting them to...
  • Man seeks permission to hoist national flag on his chest on Independence Day July 16, 2014

    The crowd gathered at the collectorate was left stunned for few moments as an elderly man sought permission for hoisting national flag on his chest during the coming Independence Day. The incident took place as Additional Collector Basant Kurre was conducting a public hearing on Tuesday. The unusual demand came from...
  • Bill Clinton visits 'Akshaya Patra's' kitchen, serves food to students July 16, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited the kitchen run by an NGO which provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton and his delegation were warmly received by the members of the NGO 'Akshaya Patra' at their kitchen at Jagatpura...
  • A year after mid-day meal tragedy, Chhapra village grieves for its 23 dead kids July 16, 2014

    Parents are still in a state of shock a year after 23 children died after eating their school meal in Dharmasati Gandaman village, and the health of some mothers has deteriorated. Asha Devi, Putul Devi and Sanju Devi, mothers of three of the 23 children who died on July 16 last...
  • Bill Clinton arrives in Jaipur, to visit Jagatpura mid-day meal kitchen tomorrow July 15, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton arrived in Jaipur on Tuesday. He is on a tour during which he will visit a kitchen being run for schoolchildren by an NGO. Clinton landed with his delegation at the international airport at Sanganer from where they left for a hotel amidst tight security. "Clinton is...
  • Watch: Bastille Day fireworks lit up Eiffel Tower July 15, 2014

    Spectacular firework display over Eiffel Tower as France marks the centenary of World War-I on Bastille Day. Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution as France marks the centenary of World War-I on Bastille Day. ...
  • Kashmiri Pandits observe black day July 13, 2014

    Jammu: As separatists called for a strike in Kashmir Valley to observe Martyrs' day on Saturday, several organisations representing Kashmiri Pandits observed 'black day' and held protests describing it as a day of "loot and plunder" of the properties of the community members. Led by Panun Kashmir, a joint forum of...
  • India's Mars orbiter spacecraft to reach target in 75 days July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Exactly 75 days from July 12, India's Mars spacecraft is scheduled for a rendezvous with the red planet as it is rapidly coasting towards its target. Mars Orbiter Spacecraft has travelled 525 million km on its heliocentric arc. Radio signals from earth now take 15 minutes to reach MOM and...
  • Rapidly growing population a big challenge, says Rajasthan Health Minister July 12, 2014

    Rapidly growing population is a big challenge before the country, Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore said at a function marking the World Population Day on Friday. Addressing the state-level function here, Rathore said limited resources and rising population have disturbed the balance of the nature and should be controlled with awareness. The...
  • Mercury hits 42 degree C in Delhi, hottest day in July in 2 years July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Mercury continued to soar in the national capital as it hit 42 degrees Celsius on Friday, registering the hottest day the city has experienced in July in two years. As monsoon continues to elude the national capital, the day temperature has been constantly soaring in the last couple of...
  • No lessons learnt? Dead lizard found in mid-day meal, 25 children taken ill July 11, 2014

    At least 25 children of a government school in Bihar's Siwan district fell ill on Friday after eating mid-day meal in which a dead lizard was found, officials said. The children were admitted to a government hospital in Siwan and are said to be out of danger, said Durgesh Kumar, a...
  • 'I'll comfort you': Watch this adorable little boy appoint himself the protector of a homesick girl on 1st day of school July 10, 2014

    His patience is so commendable. A boy, a tiny tot himself, has appointed himself the protector of a little girl on their first day at school. The brave knight tells the homesick, weeping girl he will comfort and protect her. But he gets a little dodgy when she asks him...
  • Bihar: 'Snake' found in mid-day meal, 54 children taken ill July 5, 2014

    Sitamarhi: A total of 54 students of a government middle school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district fell ill on Saturday after eating mid-day meal in which a 'snake' was found. Sursand block development officer Vinod Kumar said the children Meghpur Middle School at Sursand developed symptoms of nausea and fell unconsciousness after...
  • 4 Indian-Americans honoured in US on Independence day July 5, 2014

    Washington: Four Indian-Americans were among 40 people who were honoured for their contributions to the US in the annual Great Immigrants tribute in New York on the country's independence day. Microsoft Corp chief executive Satya Nadella, Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi, Carnegie Mellon University president Subra Suresh and former president...
  • Immigration in America's DNA, Obama says July 5, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday called America's legacy as a country of immigrants part of the nation's "DNA," as members of the military community were sworn in as citizens at the White House. At a Fourth of July event marking the 238th anniversary of American independence, Obama praised the newly...
  • SC reserves order on Subrata Roy's plea for 40 days parole July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its order on the plea by Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy seeking the court's nod for selling its three overseas hotels to generate Rs 10,000 crore and for his release on 40 days parole to put through the international transaction. Roy and two...
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley's UFO post on Facebook on 'World UFO Day' angers people upset with price hike July 4, 2014

    With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday. Arun Jaitley, a key confidante of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, published a message celebrating 'World...
  • Delhi: 12 students fall ill after mid-day meal July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Twelve students of a government school, aged between five and 12, were admitted to a hospital on Thursday afternoon when they complained of stomach ache after their mid-day meal, police said. Students of Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Patparganj area of east Delhi fell ill after eating 'Rajma Chawal' that...
  • Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days' now to be remade in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi July 3, 2014

    Three cousins from Kerala go on to finding their dreams in the critically-acclaimed Malayalam film 'Bangalore Days'. Directed by 'Kerala Cafe' filmmaker Anjali Menon, 'Bangalore Days' revolves around the three cousins. Starring noted actors Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy Menon, Isha Talwar and Nithya Menen, the film...
  • 'X-Men Apocalypse': Director Bryan Singer confirms the existence of The Four Horsemen July 2, 2014

    Filmmaker Bryan Singer had a treat up his sleeve for the fans of the X-Men franchise on Tuesday. He uploaded a glimpse from the treatment of the latest edition of the series on Instagram. A treatment is a document put together before the actual script is written. The script page teases Apocalypse's...
  • Players unconvinced by pink ball for day-night Tests July 1, 2014

    The Australian Cricketers' Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night Tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept. Australia trialled night sessions using the pink ball during the domestic Sheffield Shield season and has mooted hosting a first day-night Test against New Zealand in November...
  • 'I think I suffer from all these diseases I'm studying, like Hypochondriasis': 10 problems only medical interns understand July 1, 2014

    Happy doctor's day! If you're a medical student, you're only halfway there yet but you'll ultimately be a doctor one day. There are certain things only a medical intern understands, like the depressing feeling of watching all your friends graduate, get a job, and get married while you're still studying...
  • India needs more doctors than ever before: Harsh Vardhan June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Noting that doctor-to-population ratio in the country is much less than the standard prescribed by the WHO, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said India needs more doctors now than ever before. "India needs more doctors now more than ever before. Building healthy lives would enable us realise the...
  • Australia, New Zealand set for day-night Test in 2015 June 30, 2014

    Australia and New Zealand have targeted playing a first Test match under lights in November, 2015, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Monday. CA, who have been discussing playing Tests under lights for at least five years, scheduled a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield at night using pink...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get the...
  • World drug day: Saving our children from tobacco June 26, 2014

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan in a recent letter on the June 19 urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to raise tax on retail price of cigarettes from 45 per cent to over 60 per cent in the upcoming budget. This would add Rs 3,800 crore to the government's revenue...
  • Will good days promised by Modi come only in 2019, asks Congress June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Attacking the Narendra Modi government over sugar price hike, Congress on Monday said people are wondering whether the promised good days will come only in 2019, when the next Lok Sabhs polls are scheduled. "In the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, a slogan was given that this...