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  • Church attack: Maharashtra Chief Minister gives police 48 hours to nab attackers 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said he has directed police to arrest within 48 hours the culprits who hurled stones at a catholic church in Navi Mumbai on Saturday. Fadnavis' assurance came after a delegation of various Christian organisations, led by BJP MLA Ashish Shelar from Bandra (West),...
  • Huawei becomes world's No. 1 in international patent filings March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies became the world's No. 1 applicant for international patents in 2014, a United Nations agency said Thursday, underscoring the innovative strides made by Chinese technology companies. Huawei was followed by San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm while Huawei's crosstown rival ZTE, which was the world's leading applicant...
  • Air pollution level in Delhi exceeds WHO limits: Government March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The level of air pollution in Delhi exceeds the limits prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), government said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The air quality monitoring data for Delhi provided by Central Pollution Control Board indicates that the levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) exceed the WHO guidelines...
  • Basic provisions of AP Re-Organisation Bill not implemented: Sonia Gandhi March 17, 2015

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi made a rare speech in the Lok Sabha stating that the basic provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Bill have not been implemented and urged the government to take immediate action. She said, "Nine months have passed, they feel they are being taken for granted. I...
  • RSS mouthpiece shows PoK as Pakistan territory; Government to probe March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The publication of a map in RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' depicting a part of Jammu and Kashmir as part of Pakistan, on Friday evoked consternation in Rajya Sabha, with the Opposition asking whether the government approved it. An embarrassed government promised to investigate the matter...
  • WHO lauds India for anti-smoking mechanisms February 27, 2015

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation lauded India's tobacco control mechanisms, calling the country a "champion" for curbing "tobacco marketing in films". "India is a champion from the point of view in controlling tobacco marketing in films. You even have the case of Woody Allen who did not want his film released...
  • RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' warns against Aam Aadmi Party's 'freebies agenda' February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Cautioning against what it described as the politics of freebies propagated by AAP in Delhi, RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser' has said it has the potential to scuttle the country's growth story. The editorial in the latest edition of the mouthpiece termed the results of the Delhi Assembly polls 'astonishing' while...
  • Amitabh Bachchan committed to spread awareness about head injury, Hepatitis January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he wants to spread awareness about head injury and Hepatitis. "If my face and my voice is needed to the cause of awareness for Head Injury and Hepatitis... I have committed to it," Amitabh tweeted Sunday. He also took to Facebook to share more about his commitment. "Dedicated...
  • Sikh members quit Canada's Liberal Party, allege hijack by the World Sikh Organisation December 11, 2014

    Vancouver: A large group of Sikh members in the Canadian province of British Columbia is quitting the Liberal Party of Canada, alleging the party has been "hijacked" by the World Sikh Organisation. The Sikh members are protesting the nomination of a party candidate backed by the WSO. "We think this...
  • MCOCA invoked against Ravi Pujari gang members for plot to attack Mahesh Bhatt November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Thursday invoked stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against 11 alleged members of fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, who were held in connection with a plot to attack veteran film producer-brothers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. The eleven accused are among the 14 Pujari gangmen,...
  • Government declares Kamatapur Liberation Organisation a banned terrorist group November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), a terror outfit which operates in West Bengal and Assam and is fighting for a sovereign state, has been declared a banned terrorist group by the government. In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry said that exercising the powers conferred under the Unlawful Activities...
  • Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building November 2, 2014

    Shimla: A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged in a devastating that fire broke out on Saturday night, officials said. There was no loss of life. The half-timbered Tudor style all-wooden frames and shingled eaves building currently houses...
  • India has until October 21 to back global customs deal: EU minister October 16, 2014

    Rome: India has until next Tuesday to support a global trade deal struck last year or risk being left out of the agreement to ease worldwide customs rules, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Wednesday. India in July blocked what would have been the first global trade reform in...
  • Srinagar-Jammu highway to be closed for three days October 8, 2014

    Srinagar: The 294-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the country, will remain closed for vehicular traffic for three days in order to carry out necessary repairs on the road. "According to IGP Traffic, one portion of hillside at Gangroo (Ramsoo) has developed cracks and needs urgent...
  • Indian navigational satellite's launch postponed October 6, 2014

    Chennai: The launch of India's third navigational satellite IRNSS-1C has been postponed by a week, the Indian space agency said on Monday. In a posting on its Facebook page, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said: "Due to an observation in the telemetry system, the launch has been postponed for a...
  • US business questions Modi's reform credentials ahead of visit September 26, 2014

    Washington: The US business lobby on Thursday questioned the reformist credentials of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the eve of his visit to the United States in which he will encourage investment and declare India open for business. The US Chamber of Commerce and 15 other US business associations representing sectors...
  • Need to break back of inflation: Raghuram Rajan September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said there was a need to "break the back" of inflation which remains high and controlling it would make the apex bank's position more comfortable. "The real problem is inflation that is persistent. We have been emphasising again and again in order to break...
  • Mangalyaan carrying 5 instruments including a Mars Colours Camera September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after India became the first country to send a spacecraft to Mars in its first attempt, Mangalyaan has sent the first pictures of the red planet. The Mars Orbiter is carrying five instruments with it. One of them is the Mars Colours Camera. The MCC is...
  • NASA congratulates ISRO for Mangalyaan's successful entry into Mars orbit September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: As India's Indian Space Research Organisation made history with Mangalyaan successfully entering Mars orbit, United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated the agency for creating history. NASA's Maven had also reached the orbit of Mars on Tuesday. "We congratulate ISRO for its Mars arrival! Mars Orbiter joins...
  • 'Namaste', 'Howdy': ISRO's Mangalyaan, NASA's Curiosity Rover greet each other on Mars September 24, 2014

    As India made history with the insertion of Indian Space Research Organisation's Mars Orbiter Mangalyaan into the orbit of the red planet, it was a treat for those on Twitter. Twitteratti saw a fun exchange of tweets between NASA's 2012 Mars mission Curiosity, ISRO's Mars Orbiter and NASA's 2014 Mars...
  • Muslim organisation in Australia to start hotline September 22, 2014

    Canberra: Following the attack on a mosque in Sydney last week, the Islamic Council of Western Australia (ICWA) is planning to set up a hotline for its members in Western Australia, media reports said. A mosque was damaged in Sydney last week, said the organisation's spokesperson Abdullah Eshtewi, watoday.com reported. Over 800...
  • Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama September 17, 2014

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and...
  • FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola September 13, 2014

    Madrid: FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa. The Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, will host two Ebola treatment units after the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
  • Food packets being flown from Mysore to Kashmir September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As relief work progresses in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, food packets made in Mysore are being flown all the way to Srinagar for the flood victims. Food packets, prepared using the same technique which goes in making food packets for soldiers at Siachen glacier, is being prepared by premier...
  • 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...
  • WHO: Ebola outbreak is accelerating out of control September 12, 2014

    Washington: The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scaleup that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control,...
  • Ebola toll hits 2,288 in West Africa: WHO September 10, 2014

    Geneva: The number of people infected by the Ebola virus disease in West Africa reached 4,269 as of Tuesday, while the total number of related deaths stood at 2,288, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) officials. The virus has spread rapidly over the past 21 days, and the number of patients...
  • UN to hold highlevel Ebola event on outbreak September 10, 2014

    United Nations: SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon will hold a highlevel event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • China's President Xi to make his first visit to India September 9, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to India as head of state on a regional visit starting this week which will also take in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Tajikistan, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Xi will begin his trip in Tajikistan where he will attend...
  • Declining likelihood of El Nino by yearend: UN September 8, 2014

    Geneva: The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, could take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, but the likelihood has declined since June, the UN said on Monday. There is now a 5560 percent likelihood that El Nino could begin between September...