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; 49hour countdown begins on Saturday June 27, 2014

    Chennai: A 49hour countdown for the June 30 launch of PSLV C23 carrying French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT7 and four copassenger 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): ProRussian 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District Magistrate Indermani Tripathi said that on the basis of Election Observer Akash Singhai's report, the EC has withdrawn all facilities provided to the erring contestants...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 tourismrelated 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 5km...
  • 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, rebelheld town where civilians were feared trapped by government shelling. There was...
  • Two new videos of 'human safaris' in Andaman February 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Two more videos have surfaced showing the protected Jarawas being made to dance for tourists in exchange for food. The latest videos show something even more disturbing. Men in uniform are heard speaking Hindi and ordering the tribal to perform. Britain's Observer newspaper which accessed both videos said...
  • Vinod Mehta calls it a day at 'Outlook' February 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Vinod Mehta on Wednesday relinquished the charge as EditorinChief of 'Outlook' after being in the post for 17 years. He will continue as advisor of the magazine. Krishna Prasad, at present the Editor, will now assume the post of EditorinChief. "I am still with Outlook. I have just relinquished the...
  • Andaman Police arrest 2 in Jarawa video case January 24, 2012

    Port Blair: Andaman and Nicobar Police have arrested two persons for allegedly organising a trip of a British journalist to the Jarawa reserve and providing him with the video of dancing seminaked women of the tribe. The police has nabbed photographer Rajesh Vyas and taxi owner Sarjeet Singh, who allegedly organised...
  • Jarawa video: Andaman administration in denial January 13, 2012

    Port Blair: In a shocker from Andaman, a video showing women from the protected Jarawa tribe being made to dance for food and for tourists has exposed the dark side of the tourism. While the Andaman administration is downplaying this exploitation of the tribe that number just about 400 saying...
  • Hunt launched to nab man who filmed Jarawa dance January 12, 2012

    Port Blair/New Delhi: A massive hunt has been launched by the Andaman Nicobar administration to nab the persons responsible for videographing seminaked Jarawa tribal women dancing in front of tourists as the Centre sent the footage for forensic analysis. Andaman Police on Thursday registered a case against unknown persons in connection...
  • Jarawa video is violation of Andaman policy: PC January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that the video, which shows members of the protected Jarawa tribe dancing for tourists, is violation of policy of Andaman Islands. "Video is violation of Andaman policy. That video was shot 3 or 4 years ago. We have given instruction...
  • Jarawa video case: FIR against unknown persons January 12, 2012

    Port Blair: The Andaman Police have registered a case against unknown people for shooting and uploading the videos of the protected Jarawa tribe. 'The Observer' showed a video of women from the protected Jarawa tribe being made to dance for tourists after cops were paid off. Talking on the issue, Andaman...
  • Jarawa video: Andaman to submit report to Govt January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Andaman administration is expected to submit its report to the Home Ministry on Thursday, explaining what happened and who was responsible for the alleged 'human safari'. A British newspaper, 'The Observer', set off a storm after releasing a video, which shows members of the protected Jarawa tribe...
  • 'Shocking' video of Andaman tribe sparks row January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A British newspaper, 'The Observer' has set off a storm, releasing a video which shows members of the protected Jarawa tribe partially naked, made to dance for tourists in the Andaman Islands. The Centre has ordered an enquiry but the local administration downplayed the issue saying it was...
  • Police say Jarawa video old, Govt orders probe January 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked for a status report on the Andaman tribals after a video of the Jarawa tribe allegedly being forced to dance surfaced. However, the Andaman police has downplayed the video, calling it an 'old one' and blamed the British journalist of forcing...
  • The Jarawas video is not old: 'The Observer' journalist January 11, 2012

    'The Observer' journalist Gethin Chambarlain claimed that bribing the policemen for reaching the Jarawas costs Rs 15,000. ...
  • 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 10, 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 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Chhoti Holi, Navroz, Good Friday and EideMilad 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 buildup to the main festival that will be...
  • Iran to get SAARC observer status April 1, 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...