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  • Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service 3 days ago

    Berlin: German rail travellers were hit on Saturday by delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began one of its largest strikes in recent years. Only about a third of traffic on major lines was running, the Deutsche Bahn said in a statement,...
  • Trade unions to hold joint protest against labour laws reforms 3 days ago

    New Delhi: All central trade unions will hold a nationwide stir on December 5 to protest against the labour reforms initiated by the Narendra Modi government. "Protest rallies will be taken out in all state capitals and in Delhi as the proposed reforms are against the interest of the working class,"...
  • India has until October 21 to back global customs deal: EU minister 6 days ago

    Rome: India has until next Tuesday to support a global trade deal struck last year or risk being left out of the agreement to ease worldwide customs rules, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Wednesday. India in July blocked what would have been the first global trade reform in...
  • UPSC asked to withdraw proforma which demands photographs showing disability from applicants 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In an interim reprieve for the differently abled Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants, the Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disability has directed the commission to withdraw its proforma in which applicants had to provide photographs showing their disability as a proof. The order has been issued...
  • India may have to wait for automatic exchange of Swiss information October 12, 2014

    New Delhi/Berne: India may have to wait longer for joining "selected" countries with whom Switzerland plans to do automatic exchange of information on tax matters, even as Indian and Swiss officials will meet soon to iron out their bilateral arrangements on suspected tax evasion cases. Switzerland has started a process...
  • Right to be forgotten: Google receives over 1,000 requests a day October 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is being swamped with demands from Europeans trying to erase humiliating links to their past from the world's dominant Internet search engine. Nearly 145,000 requests have been made in the European Union and four other countries by people looking to polish their online reputations, according to numbers the...
  • European Union calls for greater international cooperation against IS October 11, 2014

    Brussels: The European Union has called on for greater international cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group after the jihadists seized the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobane. "We are deeply concerned by the security and humanitarian situation in Kobane and the rest of...
  • Indians to benefit from new Irish-UK visa deal October 6, 2014

    London: India will be one of the first countries to benefit from a new joint visa scheme signed between Ireland and the UK on Monday. The scheme, allowing visitors to the UK and the Republic of Ireland to use a common short-stay visa, was ratified by the British and Irish...
  • Facebook wins European Union approval for $19 billion WhatsApp bid October 4, 2014

    Brussels: Facebook, the world's most popular social network, gained European Union clearance on Friday for its proposed $19 billion takeover of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal setting it against the telecoms industry. The landmark deal is the largest in Facebook's 10-year history and will give it a strong foothold...
  • Thawar Chand Gehlot assured a quick decision in Salman Khurshid's NGO case September 17, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said that NGO headed by Congress leader Salman Khurshid is likely to face CBI probe. "Decision on issue will be taken soon. Law department is investigating the matter," assured Gehlot. ...
  • US, EU to intensify sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, says Barack Obama September 11, 2014

    Washington: The US and the European Union have decided to "intensify" their coordinated sanctions on Russia in the defence, finance and energy sectors as punishment for its illegal actions in Ukraine, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. "I have said from the very beginning of this crisis that we want to...
  • Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from September 18 September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike. To add to the woes of the commuters, transport workers affiliated to eight central trade unions, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade...
  • Chennai Police to monitor crime reporters, keeping a tab on the press September 9, 2014

    Chennai: Chennai police is monitoring crime reporters in the city to ensure that there are no negative news reports in the media. According to reports, an internal circular issued by the Chennai police has named 4 senior officials to keep a tab on print reporters and media houses in the...
  • Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter of heavy...
  • Myanmar cancels byelection September 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar's Union Election Commission on Sunday cancelled the upcoming second byelection which was scheduled for the end of this year. U Tin Aye, chairman of the commission, made the announcement after meeting dozens of Yangonbased political parties at the Myanmar Peace Centre, Xinhua reported. The byelection was cancelled due to the...
  • Russia vows to react to new European Union sanctions September 6, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will "certainly" react if the European Union (EU) imposes new sanctions against it for allegedly "destabilising eastern Ukraine", Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday. The EU on Friday expressed its intention to formally adopt a new package of restrictive measures Monday against Russia, Xinhua reported. The statement also said the...
  • Complete Sun Temple beautification work before festival: Dharmendra Pradhan September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked the Archaeological Survey of India and the Puri district administration to complete beautification work of the Sun Temple at Konark before the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannth next year. Pradhan gave the direction after visiting the temple and reviewing the progress of...
  • NSUI wins Panjab University student union poll September 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: Congress' student wing, the NSUIled alliance dominated the Panjab University Campus Students' Council (PUCSC) election on Friday winning three out of four office bearers' post. Divyanshu Budhiraja of the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), from the National Students Union of India (NSUI), was declared elected as president after...
  • Indian Open to be sanctioned by Asian and European Tours September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Open, which skipped an edition in 2014, will be jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour in 2015, officials said on Friday. The event, scheduled to take place from February 1922, 2015 will carry a purse of USD 1.5 million. The venue will be announced...
  • Political Roundtable: 100 days of Modi government September 2, 2014

    As Narendra Modi completes 100 days as Prime Minister of India, CNNIBN discuses his journey from PM candidate to PM elect and then PM of India. ...
  • No relief for Kingfisher Airlines, SC doesn't restrain Union Bank from declaring it a wilful defaulter September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Kingfisher Airlines, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to restrain the Union Bank of India from declaring it a wilful defaulter. "Now that you have been declared a defaulter, you can challenge it in any court," the SC said. The KFA had approached the...
  • Separatists say will allow "trapped" Ukrainian forces to withdraw August 29, 2014

    Moscow: ProMoscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled. It was not clear how the government in Kiev would react to the offer, suggested first by...
  • Jaswant Singh remains in coma August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Former union minister and exBJP leader Jaswant Singh remained in coma for the 10th day on Sunday, doctors said. A statement from the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) said Jaswant Singh was still in coma and on ventilatory support. His heart rhythm was normal. The statement added that medication being...
  • 'No suspected Ebola case in Rajasthan' August 13, 2014

    There has been no suspected case of Ebola virus in Rajasthan, a senior government health official said. No person was found having symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) nor anyone reported to any hospital in Ajmer, state Medical and Health Director Dr BK Meena told PTI on telephone. He said it was...
  • Farmers stage protest over nonpayment of cane price arrears August 12, 2014

    Protesting nonpayment of cane price arrears, Bhartiya Kisan Union members today locked the main gates of all industrial units of Modi Group, including Modi Sugar Mill, in Modi Nagar. Led by Rakesh Tikait, the national general secretary of BKU, thousands of farmers from nearby villages shut the entry gates of the...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • Government calls allparty meet on the UPSC CSAT issue August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has called an allparty meet on the UPS CSAT issue as there has been stiff opposition to the Centre's stand on it. Members of the Left, SP and BSP staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday opposing the government's stand on UPSC. Sources say...
  • UPSC CSAT review likely next year, Centre may go ahead with its proposal this year August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may decide to go ahead with its contentious proposal to take out the marks of the English comprehension test of the Civil Services Aptitude Test from the gradation process of the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Preliminary Examination this year. Sources say the move is...
  • Discussion on UPSC CSAT likely in Parliament today August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government may allow discussion on the UPSC CSAT issue in Parliament on Wednesday. The opposition has been demanding clarity on the government's stand after it announced that the English Aptitude test marks will not count. This decision was met with severe opposition. Parties from the Hindi heartland...
  • PM Modi calls meet on UPSC language row today August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With no solution in sight to the row over the Civil Services Preliminary exam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a meeting once he returns from Nepal, to resolve the matter. Home Minster Rajnath Singh and MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh will be present at the meeting. The...