Observers

  • AAP appoints three leaders as national observers July 15, 2014

    In its process to revive the party in Madhya Pradesh post Lok Sabha election debacle, the Aam Aadmi Party appointed three of its leaders as national observers for the state. Aatishi Malerna, Ajeet Jha and Gaurav Tiwari were appointed as national observers for Madhya Pradesh here. Malerna told reporters that under...
  • India asks J&K UN Military Observer Group to vacate Delhi bungalow July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stern step, India on Friday asked the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan to vacate its government bungalow in New Delhi. The government says the group has outlived its relevance but maintains that the move will not have any impact on the Kashmir dispute. However,...
  • PSLV C23 launch cleared; 49-hour countdown begins on Saturday June 27, 2014

    Chennai: A 49-hour countdown for the June 30 launch of PSLV C23 carrying French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7 and four co-passenger spacecraft from the spaceport of Sriharikota will begin at 8.52 AM on Saturday. The Launch Authorisation Board (LAB), which met Friday at Sriharikota, cleared the launch, paving the way for...
  • Observers held in Ukraine speak under armed guard April 28, 2014

    Slovyansk (Ukraine): Pro-Russian terrorists in camouflage fatigues and black balaclavas paraded captive European military observers before the media on Sunday, hours after three captured Ukrainian security guards were shown bloodied, blindfolded and stripped of their trousers and shoes, their arms bound with packing tape. The provocative displays came as the increasingly...
  • EC declares 7 contestants campaigning for other aspirants in Muzaffarnagar as 'dummy' candidates March 30, 2014

    The Election Commission on Sunday declared 7 contestants, who were campaigning for other aspirants in the Muzaffarnagar Lok Sabha constituency, as dummy candidates. The Additional District Magistrate Indermani Tripathi said that on the basis of Election Observer Akash Singhai's report, the EC has withdrawn all facilities provided to the erring contestants...
  • Polls in Nepal fair, say Carter Centre, EU observer November 21, 2013

    Two prominent international organisations, Carter Centre and European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM), keeping an eye on Nepal's Constituent Assembly polls said Thursday that the elections were held in a fair manner. Organising separate press conferences here, both Carter Centre and EUEOM said that the elections were conducted in a peaceful...
  • Rituparno Ghosh: Tweets that give an insight into his creative world May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Awards and acclaim came naturally to Rituparno Ghosh, a man who never compromised on his style and uniqueness. Rituparno Ghosh's cinema was a resultant of his observations which were very distinct and carried different sensibilities. Ghosh shot to fame by his direction of a children's film 'Hirer Angti'...
  • Bajwa gears up for swearing in as Punjab Congress chief March 19, 2013

    Chandigarh: Seeking to present a united picture of the party, new Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday appointed as many as 25 coordinators, including some loyalists of former PCC chief Amarinder Singh, who will take stock of his swearing-in ceremony preparations. Among the observers appointed on Monday include some...
  • Wind up your mission on Kashmir, India tells UN January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Monday suggested to the United Nations to wind up its mission on Kashmir. Participating in a debate on the UN's peacekeeping operations, India said that the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) had outlived its utility and the UN could better utilise...
  • SC bans tourism near Jarawa region in Andamans July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: In a relief to the protected Jarawa tribes of Andaman Islands, the Supreme Court on Monday stopped all tourism-related activities close to the reserve areas in the island. Last month, the Cabinet had approved the promulgation of a law that brings into effect a buffer zone in the 5-km...
  • UN observers in Syria attacked near besieged town June 13, 2012

    Beirut: The US accused Russia of escalating the Syrian conflict by sending attack helicopters to President Bashar al Assad's regime, and UN observers were attacked on Tuesday with stones, metal rods and gunfire that blocked them from a besieged, rebel-held town where civilians were feared trapped by government shelling. There was...
  • Indian Navy set to get women Observers April 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy is all set to get its first batch of all women Observers. All cadets training as Observers at the Naval Academy in Kochi are women. Observers are involved in planning tactical operations – they are actually the eyes and ears of the fleet. The Indian...
  • Jammu's juvenile home has adult criminals November 12, 2010

    Jammu: The juvenile observation home in Jammu has adult offenders between the age of 20 to 25 years, who have been accused under the Arms Act, raising concerns over the juvenile reform policy and even violations of the Juvenile Justice Act. One such offender Fayaz Ahmad has been enjoying the luxury...
  • Storm over Goa govt sponsored cruise for poll observers April 9, 2009

    Panaji: Three election observers, deputed by the Election Commission to ensure free and impartial polls in Goa, were treated to a complimentary boat cruise and dinner by the State Tourism department last weekend, sources said on Thursday, though one observer said he knew nothing about it while another denied being...
  • Poetic politician: Kapil Sibal launches his book March 4, 2009

    Mumbai: The world of entertainment and politics came together at a special evening that was organised for the Mumbai launch of Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal's book I Witness: Partial Observations . The launch was followed by a reading of his work by Sibal himself and for the busy politician...
  • India observes solar eclipse, security tightened January 26, 2009

    Ujjain/Allahabad: Entry to the sanctum sanctorum of Madhya Pradesh's world famous Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain has been prohibited in view of solar eclipse occurring today, on Monday January 26. Temple administrator Shubhkarn Sharma said thousands of pilgrims would take holy dip in the river Kshipra during the solar eclipse...
  • India's double speak on terror, amnesty to LTTE allies December 11, 2008

    New Delhi:As New Delhi talks tough on cross border terror, it also speaks a different language on the issue when it comes to Sri Lanka's problems with the LTTE. Pressure from crucial Tamil Nadu ally the DMK is making the Manmohan Singh government indulge in some double speak. Sri Lanka has...
  • Plural India's 4 festivals on Friday | The Getaways March 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Chhoti Holi, Navroz, Good Friday and Eid-e-Milad – Hindus, Parsis and Iranis, Christians and Muslims, by a quirk of almanac, have all these religious observances on the same day, Friday. A festival of revelry and colourful mirth, Chhoti Holi is a build-up to the main festival that will be...
  • Iran to get SAARC observer status June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Officials of seven South Asian nations have cleared the way for Iran's admission as an observer to their regional grouping, the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), said official in New Delhi. The proposal now awaits the approval of SAARC's foreign ministers and top leaders, who are to...