Procession

  • 8-year-old minor girl killed in celebratory firing during marriage procession July 8, 2014

    An 8-year-old 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 Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is hoping to be the game-changer 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 brick-batting 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 son-in-law of the Prophet,...
  • Alarming rise in new psychoactive substances, says UN June 29, 2013

    United Nations: The use of prescription drugs and so-called "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 four-year 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 four-year 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...
  • Poll results delayed due to transparent process: ECP May 13, 2013

    Islamabad: There has been a delay in the announcement of results of the general elections in Pakistan due to the "transparent process" and "legal procedures" adopted by the election commission, a top official said on Sunday. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary Ishtiak Ahmad Khan, however, said that there should be...
  • Regulators pull J&J plant license on quality concerns May 4, 2013

    Health officials in India have revoked Johnson & Johnson's license to make cosmetics at a plant outside Mumbai after they discovered the company had used an unauthorized process for sterilizing its baby powder. J&J said in a statement on Friday that it is in "ongoing discussions" with Indian regulators. "We understand their...
  • WikiLeaks claims victory in Iceland court case April 25, 2013

    London: WikiLeaks has said it has secured a victory in Iceland's Supreme Court against the financial blockade imposed by Visa and MasterCard on donations for the secret-spilling site. Visa and MasterCard were among half a dozen major US financial firms to pull the plug on WikiLeaks following its decision to...
  • Malaysia to hold General Elections on May 5 April 11, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will hold General Elections on May 5, an electoral official said on Wednesday, in what could be the toughest test of the ruling coalition's 56-year hold on power in the country. The Election Commission (EC) announced that General Elections will be held on May 5 while nomination...
  • Vijender wants to save Indian boxing from political mess February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Beijing Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh Tuesday said given a chance he would not mind stepping in to clean up the mess that the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation finds itself in following the ban imposed by the International Boxing Association (AIBA). "If I get a chance, I would want to...
  • Algeria: Death toll climbs past 80 in siege in the Sahara January 21, 2013

    Algiers: The death toll from the terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed past 80 on Sunday as Algerian forces searching the refinery for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured it was unclear whether they were hostages or militants, a security official said. Algerian...