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  • Task Force on India Post to submit report by year-end: Centre Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Task Force set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to leverage post office's network in the country in a bid to enhance the role of India Posts in the financial inclusion, among others, will submit its report by the end of this year, a top government official...
  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93 October 22, 2014

    Washington: Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday aged 93. Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced by...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena still undecided on post-poll alliance with BJP October 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra is likely to wait for a few days to get a government as the Bharatiya Janata Party has not decided on the party for post-poll alliance. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met party legislators in Mumbai, but no decision has been announced yet on the post-poll alliance. Sena...
  • West Bengal: Man arrested for making anti-Mamata remark on Facebook October 15, 2014

    Malda: A man was arrested in Malda district of West Bengal on the charge of making a derogatory remark against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Facebook. The police said that Bapi Pal (25) of Janakinagar village, who worked as a Civic Police Volunteer, but now unemployed, was arrested on Tuesday...
  • UK losing out on Indian post-graduate students: Study October 7, 2014

    London: The UK is losing out on Indian students as they are choosing the US institutions over those in Britain, according to a new study which also said Nigeria will soon replace India as the second-largest source of foreign post-graduates in the country. The UK will host 241,000 post-graduate international students...
  • It's the big Obama-Modi meeting tonight: What's your takeaway from Modi's US visit so far? September 30, 2014

    'Chalein saath saath, Together, forward we go'. That's how US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped off their much-anticipated joint editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country over...
  • True potential of Indo-US ties yet to be fully realised, need to work together: Obama-Modi joint editorial September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Chalein saath saath, Together, forward we go'. That's how US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped off their much-anticipated joint editorial in the Washington Post on Tuesday. The article spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. "India and the United States are bound...
  • India Post suited to be payment bank: Financial Ministry September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Lack of credit disbursing experience makes the postal department with its vast network of offices around the country better suited to be run as a payment bank and not as a full-fledged universal bank, a top Finance Ministry official said on Monday. "The Department of Posts may be considered...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pulls up Post officials for unclean premises September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After surprise checks at two post offices, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday pulled up officials of the Department of Posts for not keeping their premises and work space clean. "Despite instructions from Prime Minister's Office, your premises are not clean. Take...
  • Gujarat: Police arrest 140 people for religious clashes in Vadodara September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Police in Vadodara have arrested 140 people after two men were stabbed during violence between Hindus and Muslims that left more than a dozen injured and was triggered by an image posted on Facebook, officials said on Monday. The violence in Gujarat coincides with a visit to the United...
  • Delhi: Law Minister's surprise visit to post office, seeks explanation behind the mess September 29, 2014

    Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spearheaded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' drive at the postal department offices on Monday. He was seen chiding officers and sought explanation on why post offices in Delhi had not been cleaned. Prasad said, "I picked up the garbage myself today. You...
  • At least 40 arrested after religious clashes in Gujarat September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Authorities in Gujarat arrested at least 40 people after late-night clashes between Hindus and Muslims in Vadodara and suspended mobile phone Internet and bulk text messaging services for four days, officials said on Sunday. Crowds from the two religious communities pelted each other with stones and set several vehicles...
  • Judges should not accept constitutional posts upon retirement: CJI RM Lodha September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha on Friday said that Supreme Court and High Court judges should not accept constitutional positions after retirement. In his last speech, the outgoing CJI made an oblique reference to former CJI P Sathasivam who accepted the post of Kerala Governor by...
  • Arun Jaitley 'recovering satisfactorily' : Hospital September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was readmitted in a hospital for a post-surgery check-up, is "recovering satisfactorily", the hospital said in a statement. "Shri Arun Jaitley had undergone a surgery for his metabolic disorder three weeks ago. He was admitted for evaluation of post-operative gastro intestinal infection. The...
  • Pakistan developing seabased and shortrange Nweapons: Analysts September 21, 2014

    Islamabad/Washington: Pakistan is developing seabased missiles and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads to give it a "secondstrike" capability if a catastrophic nuclear attack destroyed all its landbased weapons, according to a media report on Sunday. The next step of Pakistan's strategy includes an effort to develop nuclear warheads...
  • Railway bribery case: Pawan Bansal seeks exemption on health ground September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who was summoned as a witness in the Rs 10 crore cashforpost railway bribery case, on Tuesday sought exemption from personal appearance on health grounds before a special court. Bansal's lawyer Puneet Ahluwalia moved an application before Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma...
  • Barack Obama appoints IndiaAmerican to key administration post September 10, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has appointed another IndianAmerican to a key administration post as member of prestigious J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Obama announced Maneesh K Goyal's appointment and other key administration posts, the White House said in a statement. "These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout...
  • J&K: 108 jawans airlifted from border out posts September 6, 2014

    Jammu: Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Choppers airlifted 108 BSF and Army men from forward Border Out Posts (BoPs) as floods have badly hit security infrastructure along IndoPak border. "A total of 108 BSF and Army jawans were evacuated from various marooned BoPs and forward posts along IndoPak border...
  • India Post commemorative postage stamps now available on Snapdeal August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Philately enthusiasts rejoice. Commemorative postage stamp collections from India Post are now available for online purchase through ecommerce site Snapdeal. The philately collectibles from India Post put on sale on the site include the ones issued to mark Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test match, FIFA World Cup 2014 and...
  • US school expels toddler over mother's Facebook post August 29, 2014

    A fouryearold toddler was expelled from his school in the US after his mother vent her frustration against the school in a Facebook post. Habat's post read: "Why is it that every single day there is something new I dislike about Will's school? Are my standards really too high or are...
  • If you are a stayathome dad, you definitely need to see these postit notes from a fellow brother August 25, 2014

    Life is not easy for men who are taking care of a baby full time. But this stayathome dad, who is obviously a pro, seems to have it together. A series of amusing postit notes sum up what parenting really is for a man. Props to him for being so...
  • Lionel Messi's Facebook post on IsraelGaza conflict stirs controversy August 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Soccer star Lionel Messi has been dragged into the ongoing IsraelGaza conflict, two weeks after the Argentinian wrote in a Facebook post that he was "deeply saddened" by the loss of young lives with a photo of an injured Palestinian boy. Israeli social media users have exhorted Messi to acknowledge...
  • PM Modi directly deciding on postings of senior officers, say reports; is the Home Minister powerless? August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The transfers and postings of senior officers are being directly decided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh only signing the files once the PM has taken a decision, reports have suggested. Senior officers like Special Secretary Internal Security in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Secretary...
  • Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season August 7, 2014

    The district administration banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory and objectionable...
  • Ahead of festive season, Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites August 6, 2014

    The district administration on Wednesday banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory...
  • Congress may not move court if Speaker doesn't give them the LOP post July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party is likely to abide by the decision of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over the issue of the post of Leader of Opposition in the House. According to sources, the party is unlikely to approach court if the Speaker's decision is in line with Attorney...
  • Woman strangulated to death by husband, inlaws for dowry July 18, 2014

    A woman was allegedly murdered by her husband and his family over dowry demands in Muzaffarnagar, police said. The woman identified as Ruchi was strangulated to death by the accused in Krishnapuri locality on Thursday. The body was later hanged from the ceiling to make it appear like a case of...
  • Maharashtra government to pay Rs.50,000 to girls arrested over FB row on Bal Thackeray's death July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Government to pay Rs 50,000 each to the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post after the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, saying their detention was "illegal". According to a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission...
  • Have accepted BJP's proposal for UP Governor's post: Ram Naik July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran BJP leader Ram Naik on Sunday said that the party leadership had approached him to accept the post of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, to which he agreed. "I was asked by my party to accept the position of the Governor of UP and I said yes. It is a...
  • Medical students doing PG to be posted in rural areas: Government July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure availability of doctors in rural areas, government on Friday said that it is mulling sending medical students pursuing postgraduation courses on village posting and has identified 184 districts in 18 states to push for medical facilities. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that a proposal...