Procession

  • Muslims extend welcome to Hindu religious procession 4 days ago

    Ramanathapuram: In a display of communal amity, Muslims in this town welcomed an annual Hindu religious procession by presenting shawls to the participants. As the "mulaiparai" (pot containing seedlings) procession to propitiate local Goddess Mariamman made its way to a water body, Muslim residents of the area, including Jamad head...
  • J&K floods: Rescue operations stepped up as waters start receding September 8, 2014

    As waters finally start receding, rescue operations are now making more headway than earlier, rescuing more number of people. Telephone and road connectivity is on its way to getting restored. ...
  • Sensors to test driving skills under new licensing procedure September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is reportedly planning to overhaul the procedure of giving driving licenses. According to sources, the Centre is planning to introduce sensors to test driving skills. There will be no human intervention. The sources say that the use of sensors will ensure that one Regional Transport Office (RTO)...
  • Harsimrat Kaur Badal says Modi has the drive and vision for a better India September 3, 2014

    Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal in an interview to CNNIBN said that majority people back Prime Minister Narendra Modi's growth. "PM Modi is replicating the Gujarat Model at a national level," said Badal. ...
  • Innovation top concern of India's food processing: CII August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Product development and innovation are the top concerns for the Indian food processing sector, the Confederation of Indian Industry said in a report on Sunday. "While India has favourable supply side dynamics, thanks to its strong agriculture base, product development and innovation in the sector has taken a back...
  • John Kerry visits IIT Delhi, walks out impressed with students July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: "Very exciting" and "excellent" were the words used by US Secretary of State John Kerry as he visited two laboratories at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology on Thursday and interacted with the students. Kerry, who is here for the 5th IndoUS Strategic Dialogue, took time out of his...
  • 8yearold minor girl killed in celebratory firing during marriage procession July 8, 2014

    An 8yearold girl was killed allegedly in celebratory firing during a marriage procession in Hathras, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the groom's father, Durgadutt Upadhaya, a BSP worker, fired from his licenced gun in Tabela gali while the marriage procession was on its way...
  • Day 3 of drama at Mumbai's Campa Cola society, eviction process to begin today June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: It's the third day of drama at Mumbai's Campa Cola Society as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials will again reach the society compound on Sunday to begin the eviction process. On Saturday, the BMC failed to evict residents of the 102 illegal flats that are to be demolished by...
  • Assam government not to allow victory processions in 11 districts May 15, 2014

    Assam government will not allow victory processions in eleven sensitive districts of the state and announced strict enforcement of prohibitory orders. A decision to this effect was taken at the State Level Crisis Management Group (SLCMG) in a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla. The districts are Kokrajhar, Baksa, Chirang, Dhubri,...
  • No victory processions can be taken out after polls results, says DM May 10, 2014

    Ahead of counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls on Friday, victory processions have been banned by authorities in the district as a precautionary measure. "Such processions after poll results have been banned as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order," District Magistrate Koshal Raj Sharma said. Security has been tight...
  • Hemant Soren directs police officials to thwart any Naxal attempts to disrupt LS polls in state March 26, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said state machineries have been directed to thwart any naxal attempt to disrupt the ensuing general election beginning from April 10 in the state. The state administration have been alerted and directed to gear up to meet any eventuality during the ensuing electoral process,...
  • Tariq Anwar flays Speaker's decision to recognise 13 rebel RJD MLAs March 2, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Tariq Anwar on Sunday flayed Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary for recognising 13 rebel RJD MLAs as a separate group and said the latter should have consulted constitutional experts and taken views of the individual MLAs before arriving at a...
  • Rajya Sabha contest unlikely in Tamil Nadu January 29, 2014

    The nomination papers of candidates of AIADMK, DMK and CPM for Rajya Sabha were accepted on Wednesday, paving the way for all six of them to be nominated to the Upper House without polling process scheduled for February 7. Nominations of AIADMK's L Sasikala Pushpa, Vijila Satyanand, S Muthukaruppan and AK...
  • Delhi poll: Election process starts today with issue of notification by Governor November 9, 2013

    The election process for Delhi elections which begins on December 4 started on Saturday with the issue of gazette notification by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. With this, the candidates can start filing their nominations from Saturday till November 16. After scrutiny of nominations on November 18, candidates can withdraw their candidatures...
  • Delhi: Battle within AAP as candidate challenges selection process October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwalled Aam Aadmi Party is hoping to be the gamechanger in the Delhi Assembly elections and are making fight against corruption their main plank. Keeping that in mind, AAP has been trying to pick its candidates carefully. Even before the electoral battle there is a battle within the...
  • Govt probe reveals shortcomings in DMRC's tender process October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: After coalgate, now questions are being raised on Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's tender process. A high level committee of the Urban development ministry has highlighted shortcomings of the tendering process followed by the DMRC saying it gave tender to a company whose key technical criteria was found to...
  • J&K: 1 Army jawan killed during fresh firing in Keran sector October 11, 2013

    Srinagar: An Army jawan was killed during fresh firing in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Army said that firing took place when it tried to challenge an infiltration attempt, adding that they have successfully foiled the bid. The incident comes days after a similar attempt was made by terrorists alleged...
  • Fi & Hi India's roadmap for food industry to reach $200 bn by 2015 October 7, 2013

    Mumbai: India is fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations for food investments. As per a finding by the Government of India the Indian food industry is currently growing at an annual rate of 13 per cent and is valued at $135 billion, which is estimated to...
  • US shutdown: How will it affect India? October 5, 2013

    If the shutdown in the US continues further, the rupee could depreciate and markets could be hit by global mood. The visa processing could delay. ...
  • Coal scam: Attorney General to answer questions in SC today September 18, 2013

    The Centre on Tuesday faced a tough time in justifying the controversial coal block allocations in the Supreme Court which fired a volley of questions seeking explanation on various issues including why bidding procedure was not followed in giving away the valuable natural resource. The AG, who was flanked by Solicitor...
  • Pakistan says framework ready for talks with Taliban September 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the framework for holding talks with the Taliban was ready and there was no foreign pressure for this. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Nisar said it was the unanimous decision of all political parties and military leadership to hold...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves for St. Petersburg to attend G20 Summit August 31, 2013

    With policy actions in the US shaking currency markets globally and the world economy still in the risk zone, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves on a three-day visit to St. Petersburg on Wednesday to join other leaders at the G20 Summit and find ways to tackle the challenges. The visit is...
  • Food processing grew at 20 per cent per annum: Industry expert August 20, 2013

    Investments in the Indian food processing sector grew at 20 per cent per annum in five years and total investment at present is estimated at Rs 150,000 crore, employing over 100 lakh, ITC Agri and IT Business Group Head S Sivakumar said on Monday. Addressing reporters in Hyderabad on Food 360,...
  • Tension erupts in Lucknow's old city area following clashes during religious procession July 31, 2013

    Tension prevailed in the old city area in Lucknow when members of two groups engaged in brickbatting and arson during a religious procession, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Wednesday morning when a procession to commemorate the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali, the soninlaw of the Prophet,...
  • Alarming rise in new psychoactive substances, says UN June 29, 2013

    United Nations: The use of prescription drugs and socalled "designer drugs" are proliferating at an alarming rate, posing threats to public health, a UN report has said. While there has been a decline in the use of traditional drugs such as heroin and cocaine in some parts of the world,...
  • Clashing visions weigh on US drive for Taliban talks June 28, 2013

    Islamabad: As the United States makes a fresh attempt to start talks with the Taliban, competing visions in Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan over what an eventual peace process might look like have emerged as one of the biggest hurdles. Washington's hopes of negotiating with the insurgents to stabilise Afghanistan before...
  • Pakistani leader among 29 killed in suicide bombing June 19, 2013

    Islamabad: A member of the provincial assembly of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was among 29 people killed in a suicide bombing on Tuesday, media reports said. Over 50 people were injured. Independent member Imran Mohmand was killed in the blast at a funeral procession in Mardan, Geo News reported. Police said...
  • Indian bankers suit up for war on debt defaulters June 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Fed up with a profitable textile company's failure to repay its loan, UCO Bank has taken its grievance public, placing newspaper ads last month that brand the industrialist owner of S Kumar's Nationwide Ltd a defaulter. State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of India Ltd and Bank of Baroda...
  • Academicians lend support to DU's fouryear programme May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: With just days left for Delhi University's admission process to begin, over 80 academicians on Sunday issued a statement in support of the new fouryear undergraduate programme and said detractors were spreading false and misguided propaganda. In the statement issued by DU Registrar, the academicians said a handful...
  • Take gradual initiatives: Kayani to Sharif on ties with India May 19, 2013

    Islamabad: In the backdrop of Nawaz Sharif's positive remarks on ties with India, powerful Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has suggested Pakistan's Prime Minister designate to take gradual initiatives with utmost caution for improving relations with New Delhi, a media report said on Sunday. Kayani made the suggestion when...