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  • Bengaluru: Struck in traffic for hours, techies demand local train service to be extended December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: Fatigued by the city's infamous traffic, the IT corridor of Bengaluru is demanding the local train service to be extended instead of the metro. Residents have also urged to the authorities to introduce more suburban trains. IT professional Bhavin Gandhi said, "Bengaluru is the only city which does not...
  • Madhya Pradesh: BJP sweeps local body elections December 4, 2014

    Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party continues to rule the roost. The party has swept the local body election in Madhya Pradesh by winning all the nine municipal corporations. The elections were held on November 28 to elect 135 civic bodies in the state. Out of 9 municipal corporations, Congress could not manage a...
  • Gujarat compulsory voting bill: Is compulsory vote practical? November 12, 2014

    Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections. As per the Bill, any person who fails to vote during local body elections, is liable for punishment. The Bill does not explain the exact nature of action. CNN-IBN takes...
  • Gujarat: Congress divided on compulsory voting in local body elections November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A day after Gujarat became the first state to make it mandatory for voters to exercise their franchise in the local body elections, opposition Congress is speaking in two different voices. While the state unit has slammed the move, senior party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has welcome it. "Is...
  • Venkaiah Naidu suggests strategy to implement Clean India drive November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for sustained campaign, voluntary participation and the role of NGO's and private sectors for effective implementation of Clean India Campaign. "Sustained campaign - continue the chain of nine; focus more on behavioural change - encourage voluntary public participation; and to...
  • Haryana elections: Bad roads, drinking water top agenda in Hisar, Sirsa, Adampur October 14, 2014

    Sirsa: Haryana Assembly elections are no different from any other state elections as local issues dominate the agenda of all political parties. Hisar constituency in Haryana is basically a swath of unplanned urban growth. An overpopulated city, congestion in Hisar has increased in the past few years as more people find...
  • Tamil Nadu government cable TV corporation to hold talks with operators September 24, 2014

    Madurai: The Tamil Nadu government cable TV corporation would hold talks with cable TV operators and Theni on September 29 over the government's scheme to provide broadband and internet services through local cable TV operators' network. An official release said the cable TV corporation is to join hands with Indian...
  • NDRF personnel injured in attack by angry locals September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: An NDRF personnel was on Wednesday attacked by angry locals here while few other personnel of the force were heckled while they were rendering relief and rescue operations in the floodhit areas. Officials said a National Disaster Response Force trooper received severe injuries on his hand when the locals attacked...
  • 75yearold killed as car rams into a tea stall in Delhi September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A 75yearold tea stall owner was killed when a car rammed into his vend in Munshilatpur locality on Saturday afternoon, police said. Kanshinath Yadav was killed as the Bolero car, which had developed a technical snag, dashed into it, they said. Three others, who were in the vehicle,...
  • New Delhi: Rain disrupts PM's class on Teachers' Day September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy rain in many parts of Delhi disrupted arrangements for listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech live in a number of government schools. The rain began soon after Modi started his speech at the Manekshaw Centre from where it was telecast on Doordarshan. The schools were asked to...
  • 3 beheaded in southern Brazil prison riot August 25, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Three prisoners were beheaded and at least five other people were injured in a riot that erupted in a southern Brazilian prison, authorities said. Inmates of the prison in the city of Cascavel, took at least two agents and several other inmates hostage in the uprising, said military...
  • Scindia School sets up panel to probe alleged ragging of Bihar Minister's son August 24, 2014

    Gwalior: The Scindia School management on Saturday issued a statement expressing their grief and shock over the incident where a student was found unconscious in the dormitory on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 around 9PM. "The cause of the incident is being investigated by a special committee set up by the...
  • Local polls announced in Taiwan August 22, 2014

    Taipei: Electoral authorities in Taiwan on Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected by November 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei,...
  • 'Your building doesn't have a swimming pool? You're such a servant, bro!' S**t every Bombay dude says August 21, 2014

    The upper middleclass and the affluent in Mumbai have a language that is unique to them. From being spoilt for choice with one dancemusic gigs after another, to being the most stylish and fast paced city in India, Mumbai has seen it and done it all.Mumbai boys have their unique...
  • Caught on camera: Group of people harass, beat up a local train passenger in Mumbai August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In a shocking incident in Mumbai, a group of people harassed and beat up a man on a local train. The passenger had boarded the train from Churchgate station to Dahanu and was planning to get off at Bhayander. A group of passengers confronted him and asked him why...
  • Man electrocuted while withdrawing money from ATM on outskirts of Delhi August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A man was electrocuted on Saturday while he was withdrawing money from ATM. The incident took place in Holambi Kala village on the outskirts of Delhi. The pole outside the ATM was exposed due to the rain leading to the electrocution. Locals are on a dharna demanding action against the...
  • Explosion near residence of Mizoram Parliament Secretary August 1, 2014

    Aizawl: A powerful explosion took place near the residence of the Mizoram Parliamentary Secretary for Home in Mission Veng locality early on Friday morning but there was no report of any casualty, police said. The explosion, suspected to be caused by gelatin, damaged the main gate and brick fencing of...
  • Tata Indicom launches 1 paisa per second plan for local, STD calls from Delhi July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Indicom launched 1 paisa per second charge for all STD and mobile calls for its Delhi subscribers and offered extra talk time and SMS. Tata Indicom, the CDMA brand of Tata Teleservices in Delhi circle, today announced an exciting pre pay voucher for its subscribers. "The Plan Voucher (PV)...
  • Nepal to hold local elections in January July 15, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal will hold local elections in January 2015 after a gap of 16 years, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam said on Tuesday. The elections for the leadership of local bodies village development committees and municipalities should have been held every five years. But due to political instability,...
  • Gujarat: Motherdaughter die after consuming local cold drink July 14, 2014

    Rajkot: A woman and her threeyearold daughter died after allegedly consuming a locallymade cold drink at their residence in Laxmivadi area on Sunday, police said. Fortyyearold Rekha Dhana and her minor daughter Hemangi started vomiting after consuming a local brand of cold drinks, LR Gohil, Police SubInspector of Bhaktinagar police station...
  • Rainfall to increase in the next two days: MeT July 12, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Director of the Meteorological department Charan Singh on Saturday said that rainfall to likely increase in the next two days. "Some global and local factors are together responsible for the low rainfall activity," he said. ...
  • Mumbai waterlogged after 2 days of nonstop rain, lakes not yet full July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Following incessant rain in Mumbai, chronic flooding spots like Hindmata, Mahim junction, Kurla west and Chembur have been waterlogged. The BMC disaster management, however, has maintained that the situation is under control. It has been raining incessantly since the last two days in Mumbai. The lakes though haven't filled up...
  • Mumbai local train commuters expect relief from rush in new budget July 7, 2014

    With just a day left for the new government to present its maiden budget, railway commuters traveling in Mumbai local trains hope that the government will launch new trains to effectively reduce the rush and thereby make it a bit easier for the daily commuters. ...
  • Heavy rainfall throws Mumbai out of gear, local trains running late July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai overnight and early on Wednesday morning has made life difficult for residents of the city. While areas in South Mumbai like Colaba received no rainfall, suburbs like Santa Cruz received 105 milimetres rainfall. Local trains in Mumbai are running late as water has accumulated on...
  • 25yearold man hangs himself from a ceiling fan in Muzaffarnagar July 2, 2014

    A 25yearold youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his house, police said. The incident took place on Tuesday evening in Kidwai Nagar locality in Muzaffarnagar, they said. "Furkan's body was found hanging in his house. The caused behind the tragedy is not yet known," Charan Singh...
  • Government may rethink rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Government sources say that there are concerns after the Bharatiya Janata Party's oldest ally Shiv Sena's criticism in Saamna. Sources say while there can be no rollback of the hike, but the...
  • Rail fare shock: Mumbaikars to shell out over twotimes more June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Already hit hard by the poor and inefficient services, the woes of the suburban rail commuters in the metropolis are going to be compounded further with the season ticket rates going up by more than double across classes. The Narendra Modiled government on Friday hiked rail fares by a...
  • Watch: Locals oppose to raising the height of Narmada dam June 13, 2014

    The permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam has created controversy. There has been opposition to the move by locals whose lands will be submerged. The locals who are opposing the dam height being raised said that their life depends on the Narmada river. ...
  • Amazon plans to launch local services marketplace this year: Sources June 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc later this year plans to launch a marketplace for local services, a broad term that encompasses anything from babysitters to handymen to birthday clowns, beginning with a single market, several people familiar with the matter said. Amazon aims to gauge demand and test logistics before rolling out...
  • Will explore possibility of having locallymade settop boxes: Javadekar May 31, 2014

    Panaji: Information and Broadcasting ministry will consult the Finance and Commerce ministries on exploring the possibility of having locally manufactured set top boxes for continuing the digitization process rather than depending on imports, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The minister said the decision on the issue was pertinent considering...