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  • Pakistan developing seabased and shortrange Nweapons: Analysts Yesterday

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Badaun rape and murder case: CBI to have fresh postmortem of the two girls July 9, 2014

    In a new twist to the alleged rape and murder of two girls in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, CBI has decided to exhume the bodies of the victims for a fresh autopsy as the probe agency feels that proper procedure was not followed while conducting the postmortem. Highlyplaced sources in the...
  • Badaun Dalit girls' bodies will be exhumed for fresh autopsy: Sources July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The bodies of two minor Dalit girls who were alleged gangraped and murdered in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh will be exhumed for autopsy, said sources on Tuesday. Sources added that the post mortem of the minor girls was completely botched up. Highlyplaced sources in the Central Bureau of...
  • Three youths killed in a road accident as truck rams motorcycle July 8, 2014

    Three youths were killed when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a truck near Akbarabad area in Kanpur, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday, when the three youths were on their way back home and a speeding truck knocked them down, they said. The youths, identified...
  • Bikejeep collision: Two persons killed in road accident in Ghazipur July 8, 2014

    Two persons, including a Provincial Armed Constabulary jawan, were killed when the motorcycle they were travelling in collided with a jeep in Kasimabad area in Ghazipur, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place near Baburi village on Monday, they said, adding that the deceased have been identified as PAC Jawan...
  • Delhi Police awaiting final autopsy report in Sunanda Pushkar's death July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is waiting for the final autopsy report from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) before proceeding in the investigation of the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of the former union minister Shashi Tharoor. According to police sources, a Delhi Police team which was formed...
  • AIIMS denies charges by doctor over Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AIIMS has denied the claims of the head of its forensic department Dr Sudhir Gupta that due to vested interests, he was forced to say the death of Sunanda Pushkar was "natural". The hospital authorities have termed the allegations as false and fabricated. A meeting of the officials...
  • Was forced to say Sunanda Pushkar's death was natural, claims AIIMS doctor July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The head of the AIIMS forensic department Dr Sudhir Gupta has claimed that he was forced to say that the death of Sunanda Pushkar, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's late wife, was "natural". In a statement, Dr Gupta has said that there is a malafide agenda to oust him...
  • Vacant posts of judges will be filled soon, says Ravi Shankar Prasad June 30, 2014

    Vacant posts of judges in the country will be filled shortly and the process for the same has already started, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday. Following his meeting with a delegation of advocates here, Prasad told reporters that vacancies in judges' posts would soon be filled. Prasad, also the...
  • Students caught in confusion over DU admissions, VC's resignation June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After days of standoff with the UGC over the fouryear undergraduate programme, most colleges in Delhi university have agreed to end the controversial fouryear post graduate programme course. However, confusion persists with no official word from the authorities on when the admission process is due to start. While 57...
  • Maharashtra: Social media post causes unrest in Dhule district June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of a minority group protested against a social media post in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Thursday night. People went out of control and pelted stones on state transport buses and damaged properties. The incident happened in Devpur area after the derogatory posts surfaced on Facebook and messages...
  • Maharashtra: Violence in Dhule over derogatory posts on Facebook June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Four policemen have been injured after violence was reported in Dhule district of Maharashtra over a post on social media website Facebook. Police have taken 25 people into custody after a mob pelted stones at state transport buses. Police said the situation was now under control. The incident took place in...
  • Is a social media crackdown the right response? June 10, 2014

    Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24yearold IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji and late...
  • Pune techie murder: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay named accused June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24yearold IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji...
  • Three held in Aurangabad for derogatory posts, photos June 9, 2014

    Aurangabad: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly posting objectionable material and pictures about a religion on a social networking site and a popular messaging platform, police said on Monday. The arrests were made in two separate cases. Santosh Yadav (37) and Sainath Yadav (21) were apprehended on Saturday after they allegedly...