States

  • Government approves expansion of highways in five states 09-07-2014 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved four- and six-laning of highways covering over 676 kilometres in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh at a total cost of about Rs 13,987 crore. "The CCEA today approved development of four-laning of the Kazahakkottum-Mukkola section...
  • Iraq chaos fuels Kurds' independence dream, but hurdles remain 07-07-2014 03:17 PM

    Iraq: A grave, freshly dug and adorned with pebbles, is the modest tribute to one more sacrifice in the long history of struggle for an independent Kurdish state. Hogir Fathi was looking forward to home leave in his village in autonomous Kurdistan when the 24-year-old, a fighter in the Iraqi...
  • French rail disaster probe finds tracks in state of disrepair 07-07-2014 08:10 AM

    Paris: Experts tasked with investigating one of France's worst train accidents found "a state of disrepair never seen before" on the rail network. Michel Dubernard and Pierre Henquenet, appointed by a court to find the cause of the July 2013 Bretigny-sur-Orge derailment that left seven people dead, ruled out a...
  • Iraq says footage purporting to show Islamic State leader is false 06-07-2014 12:04 AM

    Baghdad: The Iraqi government said on Saturday that a video posted online purporting to show the reclusive leader of the militant group Islamic State praying in the northern city of Mosul was falsified. Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan said that the footage posted on the Internet on Saturday...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar State Road Transport Corporation to deposit Rs 4.9 crore 03-07-2014 08:56 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar government for not paying the dues of employees of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) due to its fight with Jharkhand after bifurcation of the state and directed it to deposit Rs. 4.9 crore with its registry. The apex court expressed concern...
  • US Senator John McCain meets PM Modi, discusses terror 03-07-2014 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: US Senator John McCain called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and conveyed the keen desire of the United States to work with him to revitalise the India-US ties. PM Modi said that he is hopeful of a forward looking, result-oriented visit to the US in September...
  • Reports of BJP being spied upon by NSA embarrassing, says US Senator John McCain 03-07-2014 08:38 AM

    US Senator John McCain who is in India on a two-day visit has told CNN-IBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he has also admitted that there is a need for more judicial and Congressional supervision...
  • World Cup 2014: US goalkeeper Tim Howard makes record saves in a World Cup game 02-07-2014 11:36 AM

    Salvador: Despite conceding two goals in the extra time, 35-year-old veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard from the United States was chosen the best player of the knockout match which Belgium won 2-1 and advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals. Howard made 16 crucial saves in the duel, refreshing the World Cup...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable 02-07-2014 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However,...
  • World Cup 2014: Luck not on American side, says Jurgen Klinsmann 02-07-2014 10:38 AM

    Salvador: US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday that only luck didn't go the Americans' way in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match against Belgium. The United States lost 2-1 to Belgium in extra time. "At the end you need a little bit of luck that is going your...
  • Syria-Iraq 'caliph' incites Muslims to holy war 02-07-2014 07:50 AM

    Dubai: The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil. Proclaiming a "new era" in which Muslims will ultimately triumph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments 01-07-2014 03:05 PM

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...
  • World Cup 2014: Klinsmann criticises referee choice for Belgium clash 01-07-2014 10:36 AM

    Salvador: United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has criticised FIFA for appointing an Algerian referee to officiate his side's World Cup second-round match against Belgium on Tuesday. The US scored a late winner against Algeria in the World Cup four years ago that put them top of their group ahead of...
  • Congress to stage a protest rally against MP CM Chouhan 01-07-2014 09:07 AM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is facing heat from the opposition over his alleged involvement in the State Public Service Commission scam. Congress is set to stage a massive protest rally against Chouhan on Monday. Oppostion is also likely to take up the matter in MP assembly...
  • Madison Keys out of Wimbledon with left thigh injury 30-06-2014 03:46 PM

    London: Madison Keys of the United States has withdrawn from her uncompleted third-round match at Wimbledon because of a left thigh injury, allowing Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to advance. The two were scheduled to resume their third-round match in a second-set tiebreaker on Monday. After Shvedova won the first set...
  • World Cup 2014: US plan to attack unbeaten but underwhelming Belgium 30-06-2014 01:20 PM

    The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare for "war" in Tuesday's last-16 World Cup clash. The Belgians came through the group stage with three wins from three against Algeria, Russia and South Korea...
  • World Cup 2014: Petulant Lukaku likely to lead line for Belgium 30-06-2014 09:48 AM

    Salvador: Striker Romelu Lukaku is set to return but concern over captain Vincent Kompany is still clouding Belgium's build-up to their World Cup last-16 meeting with the United States in Salvador on Tuesday. Kompany skipped training again on Sunday as he battled with a groin problem, having now not worked...
  • KSCA honours Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka 29-06-2014 03:21 PM

    Bangalore: The R Vinay Kumar-led Karnataka team, who won the Ranji Trophy, were felicitated by the state cricket association for their unprecedented achievement of winning three titles in a single year. Also felicitated by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) were six other state squads which had won Ranji Trophy, beginning...
  • Jaya slams Karunanidhi for poser on inter-state river issues 28-06-2014 07:00 PM

    Chennai: Hitting back at arch rival and DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his posers on inter-state water issues, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday accused him of betrayal of Tamil Nadu's interest when his party was part of UPA and questioned his locus standi to talk on state's rights. Joining...
  • World Cup 2014: US to launch all-out offensive in last 16, says Klinsmann 27-06-2014 10:15 AM

    The United States gave Germany too much respect, but manager Juergen Klinsmann promised there would be no repeat of their cagey display in the last 16 after they reached the World Cup's knockout stages despite a 1-0 loss on Thursday. The US edged into the second round as Group G...
  • Consequences if India fails to act on IPR, warns US lawmaker 27-06-2014 07:07 AM

    Washington: A top US lawmaker warned India of "consequences" on its continued violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) hoping the new government will address America's concerns regarding its policies that undermine IPRs. In his June 25 letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, Senator Orrin Hatch said, "I...
  • Iraq insurgents seize oilfields, hit air base as US advisers arrive 26-06-2014 10:51 AM

    Baghdad: Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as US special forces troops and intelligence analysts arrived to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is fighting for his job and is...
  • US negotiating MoU with India on women's issues 26-06-2014 09:45 AM

    Washington: The US is in the process of negotiating a memorandum of understanding with India on women's issues, a top Obama Administration official has informed lawmakers saying they are "horrified" at the recent incidents of gangrape and murder of two girls in UP. "We are in the process of negotiating...
  • Bihar mulls introducing e-shakti cards for PDS 24-06-2014 11:08 PM

    Laying stress on application of Information Technology for transparency in subsidised foodgrain distribution, Bihar is planning to make available grains to beneficiaries through PDS outlets on the basis of e-shakti smart cards. State food minister Shyam Rajak on Tuesday directed the state food corporation and Beltron (Bihar State Electronics Development...
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case 24-06-2014 04:38 PM

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it was...
  • Mayoral polls: Nearly 18 per cent voting recorded 24-06-2014 12:17 AM

    A mere 17.72 per cent voting was recorded in Ranchi Mayoral polls on Monday, a sharp decline from the scrapped April 8 polls last year. The counting will be taken up on June 27, State Election Commission (SEC) sources said here. In all, 14 candidates were in the fray, including...
  • 'For Animal Treatment Only' drugs administered to 300 patients in a government hospital 23-06-2014 11:19 PM

    As many as 300 patients in a government hospital have been administered antibiotic injections with vials carrying "For Animal Treatment Only" label, prompting authorities to order a probe into the matter. Deepak Verma, the administrative head of the Mathura Das Mathur Hospital, where the patients were administered Meropenem antibiotic, said...
  • Crop loans worth Rs 1,000 crore disbursed in the state 23-06-2014 06:48 PM

    Crop loans of over Rs 1,000 crore have been disbursed in Chhattisgarh during the ongoing kharif season so far. The Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Bank has set a target to disburse Rs 2,450 crore short-term crop loans through its primary agriculture cooperative committees to farmers this kharif season, an official statement...