Regionalism

  • LS polls: Maharashtra voter turnout below expectations at 62.37 percent 10-04-2014 09:51 PM

    Despite a brisk early start, the final voter turnout in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies which went to the polls on Thursday stood at 62.37 per cent, falling below expectations, officials said. Akola, Amravati, Bhandara-Gondiya and Gadchiroli-Chimur constituencies notched up the highest - 65 per cent - till 6 pm...
  • Kieron Pollard heartened by century after injury 10-04-2014 04:24 PM

    Port of Spain West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard says he is heartened by his recent performance which earned him a century and propelled Trinidad and Tobago to within sight of title honours in the Regional Four Day tournament. Pollard's first innings knock of 111 powered T&T to a 145-run trouncing...
  • US: Twenty hurt at Pennsylvania high school after stabbing spree 09-04-2014 08:21 PM

    Twenty students were injured after a stabbing attack, apparently by a male student, at a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday, and four of the victims were flown to area hospitals, officials said. The suspected attacker, a student at the school, was in custody, local media reported, citing police. The incident...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off 04-04-2014 06:43 PM

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotain Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore...
  • Businessman's 5-yr-old son, who was kidnapped from a shopping mall, released by abductors 01-04-2014 04:12 PM

    A five-year-old son of a businessman who was kidnapped from a shopping mall in Bilaspur has been released, police said on Tuesday. Shlok, the son of Hari Agrahari, a native of Devri Khurd region, was released on Monday night near Sarkanda police station, Bilaspur Additional Superintendent of Police Vijay Pandey...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart 05-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • Third Front takes shape yet again but sustainability questionable 25-02-2014 10:10 PM

    New Delhi: A non-Congress and non-BJP alternative is back ahead of the general elections. Leaders of at least 11 political parties on Tuesday resolved to fight the Lok Sabha elections unitedly against Congress and the BJP with CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh and Bihar Chief...
  • Gurgaon, Noida land prices may fall with fresh supply in Delhi 06-02-2014 11:21 PM

    Land prices in Gurgaon and Noida could fall as over 70,000 acre is likely to come in the Delhi market because of DDA's new land pooling policy, property consultant CBRE said on Thursday. "The land pooling policy will prove to be positive for the National Capital Region (NCR) in the...
  • India's local news portal News18.com launched, brings news from the states and cities 26-01-2014 09:16 AM

    New Delhi: On Republic Day, 2014, Network18 has launched a new online news offering that goes to the heart of India. News18.com is the country's first local news portal with its focus beyond the metros, on India's states and their cities. Available on computers, mobiles and tablets - including mobile...
  • Congress MLA, MLC likely to contest RS polls on united AP platform 23-01-2014 10:36 PM

    Congress legislators from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh are seeking to embarrass the party by defeating it in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha slated for February 7. An MLA and an MLC are planning to jump into the contest with the support of their party colleagues...
  • Seemandhra MP gives call to intensify movement for 'united' AP 19-01-2014 10:52 PM

    Vijayawada: Vijayawada MP L Rajagopal on Sunday asked people from Andhra Pradesh's Seemandhra region to intensify the movement in support of a "united" state. Participating in a round table conference held here by the Andhra Pradesh Journalists' Forum, he said that the movement for "Samaikhyandhra" or a "united" Andhra Pradesh...
  • Magh Mela: No leather cleaning in tanneries three days before holy dip 08-01-2014 07:27 PM

    Tanneries in Kanpur have been asked by the authorities to stop leather cleaning three days before people take the holy dip in the Ganga during the Magh Mela to keep the river clean for the pilgrims. A meeting was held with the tannery association and tannery owners and it was...
  • Delhi employees to get paid leave for polling on Wednesday 03-12-2013 09:32 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi voters working in the National Capital Region will get a paid leave on December 4 after the Election Commission directed the employers of public and private companies to allow them to exercise their franchise. December 4 has been declared as a public holiday in the national capital...
  • Naxals planning to attack 'soft targets' in cities during polls: Reports 06-11-2013 04:45 PM

    With heavy security deployment in hyper-sensitive areas of Bastar region ahead of polls, Naxals are apparently trying to change their course of action and mobilising cadres to town areas to attack "softtargets" outside their core hold, intelligence sources said. The Maoists are deploying small action teams in cityareas of Bastar...
  • Delhi wakes up to heavy rainfall, more rain expected this weekend 11-10-2013 10:18 AM

    New Delhi: The residents of Delhi woke up to heavy downpour on Friday morning as rains lashed the city and NCR. The Met department had predicted heavy to moderate rainfall for this weekend. This year's monsoon in Delhi is tipped to be the longest in more than 50 years. According...
  • Five deaths, 1,000 cases of dengue reported in NCR 26-09-2013 08:57 AM

    New Delhi: The dengue scare is back with more than five deaths and over 1,000 cases have been reported in the national capital region itself. What's more worrisome is that that medical experts say the number of cases this time round has doubled since last year. Five deaths and 1,355...
  • Hyderabad: Centre clears Rs 2.19 lakh crore IT region 20-09-2013 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: One of India's top IT cities, Hyderabad has something to cheer about. Hyderabad is finally getting a very ambitious Rs 2.19 lakh crore Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) on its outskirts after the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared the proposed project on Friday. Hyderabad, house...
  • Japan extends Rs 4553 crore loan for Mumbai Metro-3 17-09-2013 08:36 PM

    The stage is set for constructing the 33.5-km long, fully underground Mumbai Metro-3 line with Japanese finance - the first instalment which is to the tune of 71,000 million yen (Rs.4,553 crore), an official said here. An agreement was signed between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Indian government...
  • Imphal: Bomb blast kills eight, injures ten others 13-09-2013 11:26 PM

    Imphal:At least eight people were killed and 13 others injured in a powerful bomb blast on Friday in Manipur's Imphal West district, police said. Police said the deceased were construction labourers working for a Kolkata-based firm. All the deceased and injured were rushed to the Regional Institute of Medical Science...
  • Sushant Singh Rajput open to working in regional films 01-09-2013 01:29 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who has already earned a name in the Hindi film industry, says he is open to working in regional films. He was appreciated for his work in 'Kai Po Che' and now the audience is eagerly waiting to see his acting prowess again in 'Shuddh...
  • Yasin Bhatkal wooed Bihar youngsters for terror attacks 31-08-2013 04:35 PM

    Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, who was arrested on Thursday, was the brain behind recruitment of youth in Bihar to carry out terror attacks across the country, a police official said Saturday. Bhatkal, wanted by police in 12 states for bombings and other terror activities in the last five years,...
  • China, Pakistan to hold joint air exercise in Xinjiang 29-08-2013 05:05 PM

    The Chinese and Pakistani air forces will hold a joint exercise next week in a region bordering Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The joint drill will be held during September 2-22 in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Chinese Defence Ministry said on Thursday. The exercise, code-named Shaheen (Eagle)-2, is another cooperative project...
  • Punjab to get one of 20 Regional Cancer Centres, says Azad 28-08-2013 06:34 PM

    Punjab would get one of the 20 Regional Cancer Centres to be established across the country, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said in Amritsar on Wednesday. While informing this, the Union minister, who was here to launch the 'National Free Drug and Iron Plus Initiative Scheme' at Government Medical...
  • Firefighter dead, 6 injured in Portugal wildfire 23-08-2013 02:39 AM

    Portuguese authorities say one firefighter has died and six were injured as they battled a wildfire in a remote and hilly region. A civil protection agency official confirmed the death and injuries, but said he could not immediately provide more information about what happened to the firefighters sent on Thursday...
  • Gurgaon: Decomposed body of woman found in the tool box of a bus 21-08-2013 02:53 PM

    Gurgaon: The decomposed body of a young woman was found inside the tool-box of a bus in Gurgaon. The bus used by an international school in Gurgaon had returned from a workshop. The police are in the process of identifying the body. The post-mortem of the body will take place...
  • Samsung Galaxy phones, Tab 3 to support 9 Indian languages 14-08-2013 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: Korean electronics major Samsung said its Galaxy range of smartphones and Tab 3 will support content and user interface in nine major regional languages of the country. While the Galaxy Grand, S4 and Tab 3 will support Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Gujarati from...
  • Dubai charity gives Eid clothes to 7,000 people 05-08-2013 01:55 AM

    Dubai: Around 7,000 underprivileged people, including orphans, in Dubai have received new clothes ahead of Eid al-Fitr from the Dubai Charity Association. The association also plans to distribute Zakat al-Fitr, charity given to the poor at the end of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, to around 40,000 families...
  • Congress' 13th phase Sandesh Yatra postponed in view of heavy rains 01-08-2013 06:18 PM

    The 13th phase of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee's Sandesh Yatra, which was supposed to begin on August 4 in Hadoti region, has been postponed in view of heavy rains in the area, party sources said on Thursday. As Kota, Bundi, Baran, and Jhalawar districts adjoining Madhya Pradesh were facing flood...
  • I think all regional parties will do well in polls: Bhupendra Chaubey 23-07-2013 05:47 PM

    It's not good news for either the Congress and the BJP as regional forces like JD(U) and Trinamool Congress are likely to remain strong. CNN-IBN's national affairs editor Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the CNN-IBN election tracker survey in Bihar and West Bengal. Q. As pointed...
  • AIFF U-15 beat U-18 Mohun Bagan 18-0 14-07-2013 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) U-15 Kolkata Regional Academy defeated Mohun Bagan's U-18 Goal Project Team 18-0 in a friendly played at the Pailan World School Campus. AIFF boys led 9-0 at the half-time, scoring the remaining nine in the second half. The thumping victory was the...