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  • Construction workers in Gujarat deprived of welfare, says CAG 4 days ago

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Government failed to conduct any survey to identify or register construction workers which led to a situation where they were deprived of welfare schemes, a recent report by the CAG said. The CAG report was tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Friday. "The Gujarat state government did not take...
  • Lucknow rape: Forensic report contradicts police claims, says more than 1 person involved 4 days ago

    Lucknow: In a new twist in the rape and murder of a 32-year-old woman in Mohanlalganj area of Lucknow, forensic report has indicated that more than one person was involved in the crime, said police sources. The latest report is contradictory to the police claims where it had ruled out...
  • ISIS jihadists order genital mutilation of all women in Iraq 4 days ago

    Geneva: Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said on Thursday. The UN's second most senior official in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock,...
  • Nigeria poverty level drops: Report July 23, 2014

    Lagos: Poverty rate in Nigeria has dropped from 35.2 percent to 33.1 percent in 2013, a latest World Bank report said on Tuesday. The decrease represents a dramatic drop from an estimated poverty rate of 62.2 percent recorded between 2009 and 2010 based on the Harmonised Nigeria Living Standard Statistics (HNLSS),...
  • Crime rate in Rajasthan rise by 14.79 per cent in 2013: Police report July 13, 2014

    Rajasthan has recorded 1,96,224 cases of crime, including 3,285 of rape and 1,573 murder, in 2013, about 14.79 per cent higher than 2012, according to a state police report. Crimes against women also saw an alarming jump of 32.65 per cent with 29,150 cases recorded in 2013, as against 21,975 cases...
  • China tells reporters to work within state media July 11, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say will further stifle press freedom and curb the...
  • Government rules out release of Henderson report on 1962 India-China war July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday ruled out release of the classified Henderson Brooks Report on the 1962 India-China war that is said to be openly critical of the Indian political and military structure of the time, saying its disclosure would not be in national interest. ...
  • Disclosure of Henderson Brooks Report not in national interest: Government July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Henderson Brooks Report on 1962 Indo-China war is a "top secret document" and disclosure of any information about it would not be in the national interest, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "This (the Henderson Brooks report) is a top secret document and has not been declassified...
  • UP: Court rejects CBI closure report in DSP Zia-ul-Haq murder case July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday rejected the closure report of the Central Bureau of Investigation in Kunda Deputy SP Zia-ul-Haq's murder case in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. The court has asked the investigating agency to re-investigate the case. UP Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya was...
  • Rs 27 vs Rs 32: Who really is an Indian poor? July 7, 2014

    The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would be considered poor. The Rangarajan report also states...
  • Rangarajan panel on poverty says 3 out of 10 people in India are poor July 7, 2014

    The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would be considered poor. The Tendulkar committee report had...
  • Rangarajan panel report making a joke of poor people, says Mayawati July 7, 2014

    The new report of Rangarajan Committee on poverty today drew flak from BSP chief Mayawati who attacked the government saying the panel's estimations were nothing but "making a joke of poor people". "This is nothing but making a joke of poor people. Whatever figures that have been given and the way...
  • Full text: Rangarajan committee report on poverty estimates July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would be considered poor. The Tendulkar committee...
  • 3 out of 10 Indians poor, reveals Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates have been declared and it report states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would be...
  • My duty is to pursue the truth in Sunanda autopsy case: Sudhir Gupta July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: AIIMS Forensic Department head Sudhir Gupta, who is in the centre of a controversy over the autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar, on Saturday said his duty was to pursue the truth in the case. Gupta said he would soon interact with the media, as per lawful procedure, to clarify...
  • Did not tamper Sunanda Pushkar's postmortem report: Ghulam Nabi Azad July 5, 2014

    News Delhi: Former Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has refuted charges of his alleged involvement in the tampering of postmortem report of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. The Congress leader instead questioned the credibility of Dr Sudhir Gupta, head of AIIMS Forensic Department who alleged that he was...
  • 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...
  • Arun Jaitley says drought report is 'no cause to panic' July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday there was no cause to panic about the possibility of higher inflation, after a private forecasting agency said there was a 60 percent chance India would face a drought this year. Speaking less than a week before his first budget speech to...
  • BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh 'mismanagement' July 4, 2014

    BJP on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into mismanagement exposed by Comptroller Auditor General of India in its report on Maha Kumbh organised at Allahabad last year. In the light of the issue raised in the UP Assembly, BJP state unit president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said that state and Centre's share...
  • CAG report: BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh 'mismanagement' July 4, 2014

    Lucknow: BJP on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into mismanagement exposed by Comptroller Auditor General of India in its report on Maha Kumbh organised at Allahabad last year. In the light of the issue raised in the UP Assembly, BJP state unit president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said that state and Centre's...
  • UP Congress seeks probe into Mahakumbh mismanagement July 3, 2014

    Calling for a high-level inquiry into the revelations made in the CAG report on the Mahakumbh held in Allahabad last year, the Congress on Thursday demanded stern action against those found responsible for the mismanagement. "The manner in which central funds for the Mahakumbh were spent on things other than mela...
  • Uproar in Uttar Pradesh Assembly over CAG reports July 3, 2014

    BJP and Congress MLAs on Thursday created an uproar in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly demanding a debate on CAG reports about last year's Mahakumbh Mela and construction of memorials during the previous BSP regime. Raising the matter through separate adjournment notices, BJP and Congress said the reports, which were tabled in...
  • New twist in Sunanda Tharoor death probe: Facts concealed or internal AIIMS politics at play? July 2, 2014

    AIIMS has refuted the allegations levelled by Forensic Department head Dr Sudhir Gupta over Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report. ...
  • Infosys becomes first IT firm to file sustainability report July 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Global software major Infosys Ltd became the world's first IT firm to file a sustainability report based on the latest global reporting initiative (GRI) framework, the IT bellwether said on Wednesday. "As a value-driven company, we follow the highest levels of disclosure, besides ensuring compliance with the laws of the...
  • Government has taken cognizance of spying report: BJP July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has taken cognizance of the reports of the US spying over the BJP and it should not happen again, the party said on Wednesday. "The government has taken cognizance of the reports, and it is unfortunate. It should not happen again," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Syed...
  • Centre distressed over Gopal Subramanium's outburst: sources June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the former Solicitor General of India and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium withdrew his candidature for appointment as a Supreme Court judge, government is deeply distressed by his outburst, say sources. Subramanium had on Wednesday alleged that his name was not cleared by the government for the...
  • Don't allow NGO Greenpeace to collect foreign funds: IB to PMO June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After an Intelligence Bureau called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security, it has now clamped down on the international NGO recommending cancellation of permission given to it for collecting funds abroad besides reassessment of its tax compliance. In the fresh report, submitted to Prime Minister's Office and National Security...
  • Goa ministers holiday regularly on taxpayers' money: CAG report June 17, 2014

    Panaji: After the recent controversy over Goa ministers being sent on a study tour to Brazil for the World Cup, CNN-IBN has now learnt that several ministers in the Goa government have been globe trotting in the name of study tours and striking trade deals. But not much has been...
  • NGOs issue: AAP hits out at IB report June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at a recent report by the Intelligence Bureau, which alleged that some NGOs are hurting India's economic security, AAP on Monday said that it is nothing but "criminanalisation of dissenting voices" and is being misused by political bosses. "The purposefully leaked IB report, marked secret naming...