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  • Two camps in AAP leadership: party lokpal; Raises one-man,one post 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Serious differences appeared to have cropped up in AAP, including over Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's role in the party, with the internal Lokpal pointing to two camps emerging within top leadership and asking the party to consider 'one-man, one-post' arrangement. Barely weeks after AAP convenor and Chief Minister Arvind...
  • Mumbai University V-C Rajan Welukar removed for not qualifying for post February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Thursday was removed from his post after being found that he did not qualify for the post. The Bombay High Court, while hearing petitions challenging the essential eligibility qualification of Welukar, had directed the University to set up a search committee to reconsider...
  • Lonavala: Body of a 7-year-old girl discovered from terrace of a resort under the water tank February 18, 2015

    Lonavala: The body of a seven-year-old girl was discovered on the terrace of a popular resort in Lonavala under a water tank on Tuesday evening. The girl had visited Kumar Resort with her parents for a wedding on Sunday evening. Her father had filed a complaint on Monday morning after...
  • Muslim group demands SIT probe into 1992 Ayodhya riots in Uttar Pradesh February 17, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh: A Muslim group has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to set up Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1992 Ayodhya riots post Babri mosque demolition. The demand has come after Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government announced an additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victims of 1984...
  • Do you like alcohol-related posts on Facebook? You're more likely to consider drinking alcohol February 10, 2015

    New York:The more a Facebook user gets involved in alcohol-related posts, the more likely he or she is to consider drinking alcohol, a new study says. "What we found is if people actually feel so engaged with that message and want to do something about it - like, share or comment...
  • Stamps to commemorate 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to release on Friday January 8, 2015

    Chennai: To commemorate the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India in 1915, the Department of Posts would release two stamps on Friday. An album of these stamps would be presented to Gandhi's former personal assistant Kalyanam during the event at the Philatelic Bureau on Anna Salai, a PIB release...
  • Use post offices to deliver services, information: PM Modi January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: To leverage the assets of postal network, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said post offices in rural areas can be used to deliver various services and information to the individual households. He also said the postal network can become a driving force for the economy, similar to the...
  • Beware! Facebook's 'Berner Convention' copyright post is just a hoax. Ignore it. January 7, 2015

    New York: If you have received a Facebook copyright post in your news feed warning about your private photographs and content, just ignore it. The viral hoax that has resurfaced from 2012 says it offers protection against the social media giant's claim to users' photographs, videos and other content, The Independent...
  • Andhra: Post graduate student throws acid on lecturer for not marrying her December 20, 2014

    Guntur: A post graduate student allegedly threw acid on her former lecturer outside a government polytechnic college at Nallapadu in Guntur district on Saturday, apparently to take "revenge" from him for reneging on his promise to marry her, police said. The incident occurred when the young woman, who is currently pursuing...
  • Cyberabad Police Commissioner lists measures taken to ensure women's safety December 15, 2014

    Cyberabad Police Commissioner CV Anand lists the steps taken by the department, including increase in CCTV cameras, more check posts, to ensure safety and security of women. Anand said, "Safety of women is of prime concern for which RTC buses have been introduced. There has been a check on private...
  • Rising Corruption December 1, 2014

    Bhupinder Mehta turned CJ to expose corruption in the Ghaziabad Post Office. ...
  • Pakistan Rangers fire at Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir November 13, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers fired at Indian positions overnight on the international border in Samba and Jammu districts, causing no damage, police said on Thursday. A senior police officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu on Thursday, "Pakistan Rangers fired at BSF positions in Ramgarh sector(Samba district) on the international border during...
  • BJP's Haribhau Bagde elected Maharashtra Speaker, Sena, Congress candidates withdrawn November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the election for Maharashtra speaker's post, the Shiv Sena and Congress withdrew their candidates on Wednesday. The move paved way for the Bharatiya Janata Party's Haribhau Bagde to be elected unopposed. Bagde is a five-time MLA from Aurangabad district. The election for the speaker's post were held around 11...
  • Cartoon of the day: Tussle over Maharashtra speaker November 11, 2014

    High drama will be witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly over the speaker's post as three-way battle has broken out. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Shiv Sena have thrown their hats in the ring for the speaker's post. ...
  • Maharashtra Assembly to witness 3-way battle over speaker's post November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: High drama will be witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly over the speaker's post as three-way battle has broken out. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Shiv Sena have thrown their hats in the ring for the speaker's post. BJP's Haribhau Bagde has filed his nomination for the post. He is...
  • Airtel to hike post-paid rentals by about 12 per cent from December November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's biggest telecom operator Airtel has announced an increase in its post-paid monthly charges by about 12 per cent in select plans, effective December. "Eff. (effective) 3-Dec 2014, bill plan rental for your airtel mobile will be revised from Rs 199 per month to Rs 224 per month," Airtel...
  • 5.5 lakh police vacancies: Centre tells states to fill up in 1 year November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With 5.5 lakh posts in police force lying vacant across the country, the Centre has asked all states to fill up the vacancies in a time-bound manner, preferably within a year, as the crime graph is soaring gradually. In separate letters to chief secretaries and DGPs of all states...
  • Task Force on India Post to submit report by year-end: Centre October 29, 2014

    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...