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  • Kolkata slum children to get 'Santa' gifts this Durga Puja 11 hours 51 minutes ago

    Kolkata: In a unique initiative during the Durga Puja festivities, the 'Have Nots' will be showered with gifts by the privileged to make true the axiom "Joy shared Joy Doubled." Called 'Daan Utsav' (the festival of giving) the week will be Kolkata's contribution to the National Philanthropic Movement where 2,500...
  • Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began: UN 16 hours 38 minutes ago

    Ankara: Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighbouring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces. IS fighters seized dozens of...
  • Seven Indian nationals arrested in Sri Lanka for overstaying 19 hours 16 minutes ago

    Colombo: Seven Indian nationals have been arrested by Lankan police for allegedly overstaying and their involvement in illegal trade in the country, according to a media report. All seven of them, between the age of 23-65, have exceeded their visa tenure, violated immigration laws and engaged in illegal trade in Kalmunai,...
  • Big rallies planned in front of UN, White House to welcome PM Modi 20 hours 11 minutes ago

    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit to the US, hundreds of Indian-Americans from across the country have joined hands to give him a rousing welcome in front of the United Nations headquarters and the White House. 'America Welcomes Modi' rallies are being planned in front of the United...
  • Narendra Modi congratulates New Zealand PM on election victory 21 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated John Key on being re-elected for a third term as the Prime Minister of New Zealand. "Congratulations to Mr. John Key & the New Zealand National Party for the victory in the General Election," the Prime Minister said. Key, the conservative...
  • National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7 every year: Harsh Vardhan 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: National Cancer Awareness Day will be observed across the country on November 7 every year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced. "Henceforth, November 7 will be observed all over the country as National Cancer Awareness Day. It is high time we went into combative mode against this disease," he...
  • G20 nations want Vladimir Putin at leaders' summit 2 days ago

    Cairns: Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia on Saturday saying it was the "emphatic" wish of member nations. There had been question marks over whether Moscow should be invited to the high-powered forum in...
  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: study 3 days ago

    Washington: The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published on Thursday. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the...
  • Delhi: NGT sets September 30 deadline for units to apply for borewells 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed all unauthorised borewell units operating without its consent in Bawana and Narela industrial areas here to apply according to norms by September 30. A bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed that any unit which is operating illegally and without submitting the...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Does CM Hooda want Congress or a 'khichdi' government? 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A political analyst who is familiar with the Haryana politics recently said - it is more the merrier for Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. If there are more political parties in the fray, it will finally help the Congress by dividing the opposition votes. The same seems to...
  • Hate speeches must stop, says NCM Chairman 5 days ago

    The National Commission for Minorities has passed a resolution, seeking a public statement from the government reassuring minorities of their rights of safety and equality. Speaking to CNN-IBN, NCM Chairman Dr Naseem Ahmad says irresponsible comments from leaders will have a bearing on results. ...
  • National identity card for handicapped soon: Thawar Chand Gehlot 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A national identity card for the handicapped is on the anvil, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said on Tuesday. "The handicapped people face difficulty because of multiple authorities giving the certificates... At times, certificate issued in one district is not valid in other," Gehlot said on...
  • 69th session of UN General Assembly begins 5 days ago

    United Nations: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) started its 69th session at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, Uganda's foreign minister who was elected President of the 69th UNGA session June 11, said in his opening remarks that the coming year will be a momentous...
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurates underwater training tank for National Security Guard 5 days ago

    Gurgaon: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday inaugurated the Diving Training Tank, developed to train commandos in underwater operations, at the NSG camp here, an official said. Rajnath Singh visited the National Security Guard (NSG) camp, Manesar for the first time after becoming Home Minister. After paying homage to the NSG martyrs...
  • One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN 5 days ago

    United Nations: One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said on Tuesday. The 2014 Committing to Child Survival, a Promise Renewed progress report showed that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, cost-effective interventions before, during and...
  • Working long hours may increase risk of heart disease 5 days ago

    Seoul: Are you a workaholic? Your habit may increase your risk of heart disease! Working for more than 40-hours a week may increase one's risk of developing coronary heart disease, or narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart, a new study has warned. "The longer...
  • DoT pushing to finish broadband project roll out by March 2016 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, the National Optical Fibre Network project, which aims to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats, may finally be ready by a year in advance at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wants it rolled out in early 2016. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had...
  • The CJ Show: Flood fury in Jammu and Kashmir 3 days ago

    We get you citizens' on-ground reports and a status check from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Light rain hampered rescue work in Jammu and Kashmir: NDRF 1 week ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, National Disaster Response Force Deputy Inspector General JKS Rawat said, "We have established 5 medical camps. Hope to finish rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 2-3 days." ...
  • Health emergency in Pakistan due to floods 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Eight districts in Pakistan's Sindh province have declared a health emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains, the media reported on Sunday. According to officials, Sindh Health Minister Saghir Ahmed declared an emergency in the province with particular focus on the eight districts, Dawn online reported. Sindh's health department...
  • PM Narendra Modi to address UN General Assembly in Hindi 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in the United National General Assembly in New York in Hindi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Hindi Divas, the Home Minister said Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first Prime Minister to...
  • J&K: Will ensure flood victims do not suffer further in winter, says government 1 week ago

    Srinagar: All necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the flood-affected people in Jammu and Kashmir do not suffer further miseries during winter which is going to set in less than two months, the state government has said. "We are aware of the approaching winter. We will take all...
  • Death toll in Pakistan floods reaches 280 September 14, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 280 people have been killed and over two million affected in massive flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan even as military specialists blew up dikes to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods. The rains lashed vast areas of the country last week...
  • Jammu-Srinagar national highway remains closed for traffic September 13, 2014

    Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the tenth consecutive day on Saturday due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, with hundreds of vehicles stranded on the route. The traffic was suspended on the 300-km long crucial road link due to landslides, washing of road patches and...
  • Wild fire in Spain forces 1,500 to evacuate to safety September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Around 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes as the result of a wild fire which has affected part of the Montgo national park, close to the coastal town of Javea in the province of Alicante. Those who have been evacuated are being housed in the local sports hall,...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert September 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • Himachal Pradesh student's bullet train model selected for national-level exhibition September 12, 2014

    Shimla: A Himachal Pradesh student has created a bullet train model that has been selected for a national-level exhibition, a school official said on Friday. Shilpa, a class 10 student in Government Senior Secondary School at Sudhial near Nadaun in Hamirpur district, has prepared the bullet train model that is based...
  • 'Concerted policy push to add 69 million non-agriculture, 11 million manufacturing jobs' September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Although the new government has undertaken measures that generate employment, a comprehensive 'pro-jobs policy' will help add 69 million non-agriculture and 11 million manufacturing jobs by 2020, credit rating agency Crisil said on Thursday. "The government needs to take more steps towards pro-jobs policy to structurally alter the country's...
  • J&K ground report: Tourists, truck drivers stuck on Leh National Highway due to floods September 11, 2014

    Tourists and truck drivers have been stuck on the Leh National Highway for several days due to the floods. "We haven't received any help so far. We have been forced to halt here for several days now," said a truck driver. ...
  • Sri Lankan arrested on the charge of spying for Pakistan September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A Sri Lankan national was arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the charge of spying on behalf of Pakistan. Arun Selvarajan was arrested by NIA for his alleged involvement in espionage activities at the instigation of Pakistan, official sources said. Selvarajan was found in possession of two...