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  • A year after mid-day meal tragedy, Chhapra village grieves for its 23 dead kids 1 week ago

    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...
  • First doppler radar to be put up in Tehri July 15, 2014

    A doppler radar, which was necessitated after the last year's natural calamity in Uttarakhand, will be put up in Tehri district to strengthen advance weather information gathering mechanism in the state. The radar, first in the state, will be put up near the high-altitude Surkanda Devi temple in the district with...
  • Train service from Delhi to Katra formally begins today July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine from the national capital on Monday formally began with the AC superfast Shri Shakti Express embarking upon its maiden journey from New Delhi. "The 18-coach AC train departed for Katra at 5:30 PM from New Delhi railway...
  • J&K: Daily Delhi-Katra train service for Vaisho Devi from Monday July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways will introduce from Monday a daily train service from Delhi to Katra, the base camp for pilgrims visiting the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. The AC superfast 'Shri Shakti Express' will depart from New Delhi station at 5:30 PM daily and arrive at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra station...
  • Modi proposes 'common model' for Himalayan states July 4, 2014

    Katra: Stressing that Himalayan states have similar sets of problems and opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday proposed a "common model" for the their development. "I accept that there is need to have a separate policy and planning for development of the Himalayan states in India. All the states located...
  • Development of J&K depends on railways, says CM Omar Abdullah July 4, 2014

    Katra: Underlining that economic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on railways; Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday stressed the need for early completion of unconnected stretches of Jammu-Baramulla Railway track. Omar said that economic linkage of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country is dependent on...
  • OGQ to support boxer Sarita Devi, rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is to support woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi and rising rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela in the run up to their participation in the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the September-October Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. OGQ, founded by sports legends Prakash...
  • PM hints at private investment in Railways, says will make stations modern July 4, 2014

    Katra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hinted at private investment in the Indian Railways while inaugurating the Udhampur-Katra rail link. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said that he has held meetings with Railway officials to enable private entities to invest. "I have held a detailed meeting with Railway officials, soon...
  • Snapshot: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Station seen from space July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of the Vaishno Devi Express. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the 292 kilometre Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25 km stretch...
  • PM Modi flags off Vaishno Devi Express, links Katra to rest of India July 4, 2014

    Katra: After a prolonged wait, Katra has got its first rail link. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of a train which he suggested be named as Shree Shakti Express. The train to Katra near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the...
  • Live: PM Modi inaugurates the Udhampur-Katra rail link July 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. ...
  • Katra to get its first train today, to be inaugurated by PM Modi July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. It is part of 292 kilometer Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the...
  • Now, ex-CMs can have 8 personal assistants for their entire life July 2, 2014

    Bihar government approved a proposal allowing all former chief ministers to keep eight personal assistants throughout their life, besides enhancing allowances of ministers, official sources said. The eight personal staff that leaders like Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi could keep are a private secretary, two clerks, four peons and...
  • Bihar ex-CMs to keep eight personal assistants for life July 1, 2014

    Bihar government on Tuesday approved a proposal allowing all former chief ministers to keep eight personal assistants throughout their life, besides enhancing allowances of ministers, official sources said. The eight personal staff that leaders like Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi could keep are a private secretary, two clerks, four...
  • J&K: PM Modi to flag off train to Katra, an engineering marvel July 1, 2014

    Srinagar: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first train from the holy town of Katra on Friday. The train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of 292 kilometer Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the rest of the country. The 25...
  • Pranab Mukherjee laments lack of quality higher education June 28, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday expressed regret that many higher education institutions in the country lacked the quality to produce graduates for global markets and no Indian university featured in the top-200 list. The president called for quality teachers and good governance practices coupled with faster and transparent decision-making for building...
  • Modi likely to flag off train to Katra on July 4 June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited train service to Katra, the base camp for pilgrimage to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is likely to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 4. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will accompany Modi to the inauguration of the 25-km Udhampur-Katra line, and accordingly all...
  • Train to Vaishno Devi set for launch before Rail Budget June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, Indian Railways has finally got the mandatory safety clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) to commission the much-awaited train service to Katra, the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, before the Rail Budget 2014-15. The 25-km long Udhampur-Katra rail section in Jammu...
  • 42 pc women face physical violence in Odisha June 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Wednesday admitted that 42 per cent of women, between 15 to 49 years age are subjected to either physical or sexual violence in the state. It also said that more than two-third of the girls, about 67 per cent, in the age group of six months...
  • Odisha: Devotees can't climb Lord Jagannath's chariot on Rath Yatra Day June 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a significant decision, Odisha government on Wednesday said that devotees would not be allowed to climb the chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on Rath Yatra Day. "The devotees will not be allowed to climb the chariots. The Daitapati priests of the 12th century shrine...
  • Crisis in JD(U) deepens, rebel MLAs hold meeting June 6, 2014

    Crisis in the ruling JD(U) triggered by induction of 14 new ministers deepened on Friday with nearly half-a-dozen rebel MLAs holding meeting in Patna and expressing their anger against former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The disgruntled MLAs met at residence of Poonam Devi. With the number of dissidents increasing it might...
  • World Environment Day: Meet the 'green lady' of Bihar June 5, 2014

    On World Environment Day, CNN-IBN brings you stories of some selfless Indians who have gone to great lengths to protect the environment. One such green hero is Jaya Devi from Bihar. Through tree plantations, water harvesting and community participation she has brought about a green revolution. She's the Green Lady...
  • After World Cup high, Indian archers go off the mark June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Poor form of former World No.1 archer Deepika Kumari and "needless" selection changes have contributed to the dramatic drop in the performance of India's famed women's recurve team, which failed to qualify for the year's opening World Cup months after winning the competition twice in a row. A lowly...
  • DIG(Police Training School) booked for sexually harassing woman colleague June 1, 2014

    A Deputy Inspector General of Police (PTS) in Meerut has been booked on the charges of alleged molestation of a woman cop. DIG (Police Training School) Devi Prasad had called the police woman, who teaches cyber crime at the same school, to his office and harassed her in Meerut on...
  • Woman attempts suicide outside district collector office May 27, 2014

    Upset over administration disregarding her complaint about encroachment infront of her house, a woman on Tuesday attempted suicide by pouring kerosene oil on her body outside the district collector office here, police said. Indu Devi Agrawal had complained several times to the district administration and police about the encroachment outside...
  • Bhanwari Devi case: Court frames murder charges against all 17 accused May 27, 2014

    Almost three years after the murder of auxiliary nurse Bhanwari Devi, a court in Jodhpur will commence the trial from June 23 while it framed murder charges against all the 17 accused in the sensational murder case on Monday. Bhanwari was killed in 2011 and the case had hogged the limelight...
  • Management students working on a 'Brand Namo' case study May 19, 2014

    A group of students of a management institute in Indore have initiated a case study on 'Brand Namo' which has established itself as a major political force in the country. "Four of our students are working on a case study on how 'Brand Namo' was established," Devi Ahilyabai Vishwa Vidyalaya's (DAVV)...
  • Indian archers bag two medals in World Cup May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian recurve archers bagged two medals -- a silver and a bronze -- in the second World Cup held at Medellin, Columbia on Monday. While India's recurve 'B' team comprising Atanu Das, Thupuvoyi and Sanjay Boro lost to Korea in the shoot-off to return with a silver medal, the...
  • Lalu's wife and daughter loses LS election from Saran May 16, 2014

    In an embarassment to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi and his daughter Misa Bharti lost their elections to the Lok Sabha from Saran and Patliputra parliamentary constituencies respectively. Rabri Devi was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Saran, while in...
  • BJP leads in 18 seats, RJD ahead in 6 constituencies, Congress in front in 1 seat in Bihar May 16, 2014

    BJP is leading in 18 seats, Lalu Prasad's RJD is ahead in six constituencies while Congress is in front in one seat out of 40 in Bihar with Speaker Meira Kumar trailing in Sasaram. LJP and JD(U) are leading in six seats and four seats respectively while Rashtriya Lok Samata Party...