NATION

  • At party meet, Arvind Kejriwal wanted to quit as AAP national convener Yesterday

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal had tendered his resignation as party's national convener in the National Executive meeting held on Thursday, party sources said, a move which was vehemently opposed by members. The sources said Kejriwal was upset after a section of leaders raised the issue of him...
  • Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns 2 days ago

    London: The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. "Nothing about influenza is predictable including where the next pandemic might emerge and which virus might be responsible," the United Nations health agency...
  • National Geographic 'Afghan girl' living in Pakistan on fake papers 4 days ago

    Islamabad: The famous green-eyed 'Afghan girl' immortalised by the National Geographic magazine on its 1985 cover has been living in Pakistan on fake documents, prompting authorities to launch a probe. Four officials were suspended today for allegedly issuing fake Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) to Sharbat Gula and her two...
  • Rail Budget 2015: Have single window clearance for infra cos, says BMR 5 days ago

    Revival of investor confidence is key to put economy back on a growth trajectory. The National Manufacturing Policy ("NMP") and the 'Make in India' campaign (along with the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme) is expected to position India as the 'business partner' for creating a 'world class manufacturing hub'. While manufacturing...
  • Jammu and Kashmir Governor reviews arrangements for Amarnath pilgrimage February 21, 2015

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Saturday reviewed arrangements being made for annual Amarnath pilgrimage scheduled to start from July 2. "The Governor on Saturday reviewed the arrangements being made for Shri Amarnath Yatra that is scheduled to begin on July 2 and conclude on August 29," an...
  • AAP's national executive meet on February 26 February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP's national executive meet, first after its spectacular victory in the Delhi assembly polls, will be held next week and the party leaders are expected to discuss its future strategies to expand its base across India. Leaders across the country are expected to participate in the meeting scheduled...
  • Lapse by Finance Ministry: Rs 10 notes printed using defective security threads February 20, 2015

    In a huge embarrassment for the previous UPA regime, an internal enquiry report has revealed that during the printing of Indian currency, security features were compromised. The lapses were kept under wraps by senior officials working under the Ministry of Finance. The incident happened in 2012. ...
  • January second warmest on record globally February 20, 2015

    Washington: January 2015 was the second warmest on record globally, just behind 2007, with temperatures 0.77 Celsius above the average for the 20th century, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteorologists calculated that the United States in January was 1.6 Celsius warmer than normal, making it the...
  • Major lapses in currency printing kept under wraps, UPA government ignored national security February 19, 2015

    In a major security breach that could embarrass the previous Congress-United Progressive Alliance government, an internal enquiry report has revealed that certain security features were allegedly compromised during the printing of Indian currency, and the lapses were kept under wraps by senior officials working under Ministry of Finance. The incident...
  • Ajit Kumar appointed as India's Ambassador and permanent representative to the UN February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ajit Kumar has been appointed as Ambassador and permanent representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. "Ajit Kumar presently Consul General, Consulate General of India, Atlanta, has been appointed to the post. He is expected to take up...
  • As swine flu toll rises, states told to operate 24X7 helplines February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Thursday urged state governments to ensure round-the-clock functioning of outbreak monitoring cells and necessary helplines as the number of people affected by swine flu in the country crossed the 10,000 mark. Seth, while chairing a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee to...
  • Centre serves eviction notice to Congress to vacate its headquarter at 24, Akbar Road in New Delhi February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP-led central government on Thursday served an eviction notice to Indian National Congress to vacate its national headquarter in New Delhi. The Congress party has held the iconic 24, Akbar Road as its national headquarter for decades. As per a source within the party, a notice was served...
  • Haryana government transfers 18 IAS officers February 19, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a major reshuffle, Haryana government on Thursday transferred 18 IAS officers of various departments, including Excise and Taxation, Education, Industries and Home. An official spokesman said in Chandigarh Sudhir Rajpal, Excise and Taxation Commissioner has been posted as Principal Secretary, Cooperation relieving Alok Nigam of the said charge. In...
  • Delhi Waveriders, UP Wizards draw 3-3 in thrilling HIL clash February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Playing their last game of the Hockey India League (HIL) pool phase, both Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards came out with brilliant performances to provide a thrilling and entertaining 3-3 draw to the fans at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Wednesday. Though the match was an...
  • Government urged to allow Muslim organisations to run college in Mumbai February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Agitated over media reports that the Maharashtra government plans to set up a National Law University in the 65-acre campus of Ismail Yusuf College in suburban Jogeshwari, several NGOs demanded in Mumbai on Monday that the college be handed over to Muslim educational organisations. The administration of the college should...
  • Delhi Metro to go paperless, launches website to put up digitised official documents February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking a step towards going paperless, Delhi Metro on Monday launched a website where it will put up digitised official documents for their long term preservation and easy retrieval by staffers. The website, developed and security audited by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), will be hosted by the NIC...
  • Prakash named best athlete, National Games end with cultural show February 14, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Swimming sensations Sajan Prakash and Akanksha Vora were declared the best athletes as curtains were drawn to the 35th National Games with a colourful closing ceremony on Saturday. Prakash was adjudged the best male athlete of the Games for winning an astonishing six gold and three silver medals with four...
  • Book stalls to be set up at railway stations, airports February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: To encourage people to read books, HRD Ministry would approach the Railway and the Civil Aviation ministries to set up book stalls of National Book Trust (NBT) on platforms and in airports. "We will get in touch with the Railway and the Civil Aviation ministries to enable NBT...
  • Hindu Mahasabha to be on prowl on Valentine's Day, youth undaunted February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: While youth in Delhi warm up to celebrate love with red roses and colourful gifts on Valentine's Day on February 14, the Hindu Mahasabha on Friday said their volunteers would have couples spliced up if found in an act of "indecent display of love" in public space. With white...
  • Tintu Luka shines on final day of National Games; SSCB emerge champions February 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick...
  • Maheswary wins maiden National Games gold with new meet record February 12, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Asian champion Renjith Maheswary nabbed his maiden National Games gold with a new meet record in triple jump on Thursday as previous marks continued to tumble like nine pins in the athletics arena on the penultimate day of competitions in the 35th edition. But what remained unchallenged was the...
  • Services, Punjab win hockey golds at National Games February 11, 2015

    Kollam: Services and Punjab clinched gold medals in their respective men's and women's finals of the 35th National Games at the New Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. While the women from Punjab overcame Haryana 3-1 to get the gold, Jharkhand beat Odisha 2-0 to take home the bronze. Later in the men's matches,...
  • Delhi wushu team protests against referee at National Games February 11, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Delhi's wushu team cried foul at the ongoing 35th National Games on Wednesday, claiming that one of their players was robbed of a win due to partial refereeing. Delhi coach Rajvir Singh lodged a protest, insisting that his ward Lalit Yadav was denied a win in the men's Sanshou 75kg...
  • Poor show in Delhi to cost BSP its national party status February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Barring a few seats, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which fielded candidates in all the 70 constituencies in Delhi, registered a poor show in the Assembly elections. The party, which has been trying hard to maintain its national party status, managed to win below 1,000 votes in most...
  • Indian athletes needs more encouragement: Sachin Tendulkar February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is the goodwill ambassador for the National Games, on Monday congratulated the medal winners and said the athletes need more encouragement. Lauding the women swimmers Maana Patel, Chahat Arora, Saloni Dalal and cyclist Anjita T P, Tendulkar said the youngsters deserve support and encouragement...
  • Deepika leads Jharkhand to recurve gold in National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Deepika Kumari steered Jharkhand to two team gold medals in the recurve archery events but stunningly missed out on an individual podium finish even as the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) continued to stay on course for a hat-trick of overall titles on...
  • Disgruntled Uttarakhand volleyball team withdraws from National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Uttarakhand volleyball team on Monday withdrew from the ongoing 35th National Games owing to a dispute with the national federation over the players' participation in the upcoming National Club Volleyball Championships (NCBC). Scheduled to play Rajasthan in a preliminary match, players from the north Indian state of Uttarakhand decided...
  • Indo-Pak bus service suspended over truck driver's arrest on drug charges February 9, 2015

    Srinagar: The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service was on Monday suspended by authorities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir over arrest of a driver from the other side of the LoC following recovery of narcotics from his vehicle. The Karvan-e-Aman (Peace Caravan) Bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad has been suspended indefinitely, official sources said....
  • 21-year-old Sajan Prakash sets new record at 5 swimming events, bags 5 medals at National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The National Games are underway in Kerala and 21-year-old swimmer Sajan Prakash has become the talk of the town. The Junior Railway clerk has set a new record at five events and bagged nine medals at the Games. Sajan and his family are ecstatic that his hardwork and dedication...
  • China assisted Pakistan to build 6 nuclear reactors February 9, 2015

    Beijing: China has assisted Pakistan to build six nuclear reactors with a total installed capacity of 3.4 million kilowatts, a top Chinese official said on Sunday as Beijing plans to build two 1100 mw reactors in Karachi with USD 6.5 billion assistance. Outlining China's nuclear technology exports, Wang Xiaotao, vice...