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  • US, EU to intensify sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, says Barack Obama 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 by-election September 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar's Union Election Commission on Sunday cancelled the upcoming second by-election which was scheduled for the end of this year. U Tin Aye, chairman of the commission, made the announcement after meeting dozens of Yangon-based political parties at the Myanmar Peace Centre, Xinhua reported. The by-election 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 NSUI-led 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 19-22, 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, CNN-IBN 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: Pro-Moscow 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 ex-BJP 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 non-payment of cane price arrears August 12, 2014

    Protesting non-payment 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 all-party meet on the UPSC CSAT issue August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has called an all-party 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...
  • Tour operators fight before Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik in Varanasi August 2, 2014

    A brawl broke out at a hotel in Varanasi on Saturday between tour operators from New Delhi and a local group in the presence of Union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik. The incident took place at Hotel Rivatas in the temple town over some concessions and other issues being demanded by...
  • Google finds it difficult to 'forget' August 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest. The world's leading Internet search engine said that as of July 18 it had received more than 91,000 requests to delete a combined...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: UCC can't be sued for plant contamination, says US court August 1, 2014

    In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. Non-governmental organisation EarthRights International had filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf...
  • UPSC protests hit Parliament, MPs object to aspirants being lathicharged July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Protests over the Civil Services Aptitude Test rocked Parliament on Thursday. In the Lok Sabha, Samajwadi Party, Congress and BJD MPs objected to UPSC aspirants being lathicharged in Delhi on Wednesday night. Some BJP MPs also objected to the incident. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had to intervene...
  • Barack Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia July 30, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama escalated US economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in US-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the European Union, in a carefully coordinated action, announced targeted new sanctions against...
  • European Union imposes new sanctions in 'a strong warning' to Russia July 30, 2014

    Brussels: After months of hesitation, the EU agreed on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, hoping this "strong warning" would make it change course in Ukraine as fighting intensified around cities held by pro-Russian rebels. But at the same time the European Union told Moscow that should it reconsider its...
  • EU agrees first broad sanctions on Russia; Ukraine fighting kills dozens July 29, 2014

    Brussels: The European Union agreed for the first time on Tuesday to impose broad sanctions against Russian oil companies, banks and defence firms, by far the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. The measures mark the start of a new phase in the biggest confrontation...
  • Centre says UPSC exams must be postponed if pattern is changed: sources July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: There may be some relief in sight for the UPSC aspirants protesting against the language bias in the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government is of the view that the UPSC preliminary examination dates should be postponed if the pattern is changed. Sources say...
  • UPSC aspirants burn admit cards, detained; Centre mulls solutions July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission language bias protests intensified on Monday over the Civil Services Aptitude Test as aspirants burned their admit cards outside the UPSC Bhavan in the capital. The protestors have been detained after they burned their admit cards. The protests continue even as MoS Personnel...
  • Language bias: UPSC aspirants meet Rahul Gandhi, seek his support July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As protests continue in the capital over the Civil Services exam, a delegation of the UPSC aspirants met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday. Aspirants have demanded the scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test, calling it discriminatory against non-English speakers. "We met...