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  • Proposal to raise retirement age of AIIMS faculty put on hold 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Decision on a proposal to increase the retirement age of AIIMS director and teaching faculty from 65 to 70 years has been deferred for a second time following opposition from several quarters. The proposal was discussed at the Governing Body meeting held recently. "It was turned down following...
  • Defamation row: Delhi court to hear Nitin Gadkari's plea against Digvijaya Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday fixed April 29 for hearing the arguments on framing of charges on a criminal defamtion complaint filed by union minister Nitin Gadkari against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha deferred the matter after counsel appearing for them sought adjournment due to the...
  • Not a juvenile at 16: Will a change in the law be enough of a deterrent? 4 days ago

    A juvenile in the age group of 16-18 will be tried as adults for heinous crimes after the Union Cabinet cleared a proposal to effect. More than two years after a young girl in Delhi was brutalised and murderously assaulted by six people including a minor in a moving bus...
  • Zimbabwe puts forth two conditions to tour Pakistan 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) has put forward two conditions to its Pakistani counterpart to undertake the tour to Pakistan next month to play a limited over series. A source in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that the ZCU has put forth two conditions. First, a return tour to...
  • Minors accused of heinous crimes to be tried as adults as Union Cabinet clears changes to Juvenile Justice Act 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A juvenile in the age group of 16-18 will be tried as adults for heinous crimes after the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to effect. More than two years after a young girl in Delhi was brutalised and murderously assaulted by six people including a minor in...
  • UEFA confirms new Champions League seeding system 5 days ago

    Nyon: UEFA has published Champions League regulations for next season confirming a seeding change to reward national league winners. Top-seeded teams in eight groups will be the defending Champions League winner plus titleholders in the seven highest-ranked countries. If the Champions League winner also wins its national title, then the eighth top-seeded...
  • Shipwreck corpses brought ashore in Malta, another boat sinks off Greece 1 week ago

    Catania: European Union foreign ministers met on Monday under pressure to produce more than words and save desperate migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, as bodies of the deadliest known wreck of its kind were brought ashore in Malta. The death toll from Sunday's disaster off the coast of Libya was uncertain...
  • Google, Microsoft, Yahoo under EU radar to check for transparency in search results April 18, 2015

    Brussels : Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results. The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of...
  • NGT notice to states,Union Territories on vehicular pollution April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Friday sought the response from all states and Union Territories (UTs) seeking the status on steps take to prevent air pollution caused by vehicles. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notice to the chief secretaries of all states and UTs...
  • What all Google is doing wrong, according to the European Union April 16, 2015

    New York: The European Union (EU) slapped Google with antitrust charges on Wednesday, saying it is abusing its dominance in Web search to promote its own products Here are the major allegations: - The EU says Google is unfairly favouring its own comparison-shopping service in general search results. A person searching for,...
  • Google abuses its Internet search domination, alleges EU; also to probe Android April 15, 2015

    Brussels: The European Union's executive hit Google with an official antitrust complaint on Wednesday that alleges the company abuses its dominance in Internet searches and also opened a probe into its Android mobile system. The move massively raises the stakes in the highest profile antitrust case in Europe and could lead...
  • PIL activists should declare source of funds: Arun Jaitley April 10, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it should be mandatory for those filing PILs against the government on development projects to declare their source of funds, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned the judiciary against being influenced by "five-star activists". The suggestion by Jaitley also came a...
  • Include road safety in school curriculum: Nitin Gadkari asks states April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Road safety is likely to be part of school curriculum across the country as Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked state education boards to introduce this subject in the syllabus. Road Secretary Vijay Chibber on Friday said the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has included a chapter...
  • Opposition to Land bill nothing but public posturing: BJP April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: BJP on Friday asserted that the Land Acquisition Bill was pro-farmer and pro-growth, and opposition to it was nothing but public posturing to prove publicly that the Centre was anti-farmer. BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Friday said it was after a consensus in 2013 that the bill was brought...
  • Zimbabwe may end international cricket draught in Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board and Zimbabwe Cricket Union are close to finalising a one-day international series that will be held in Karachi and Lahore next month. A senior official of the PCB confirmed to PTI that it had sent a tentative itinerary of three one-day internationals and two T20 matches...
  • EUFF brings 21 award-winning European projects April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bringing myriad hues of European cinema, the 20th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) began in the capital on Wednesday. The festival brings a repertoire of 21 award-winning European films. EUFF 2015 was inaugurated by Joao Cravinho, ambassador of the European Union to India in the presence of Aivars Groza,...
  • American artist destroys his own works-of-art in protest of extortion by the labour unions of Kerala April 6, 2015

    The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. Indian and international artists exhibits artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art.The trade unions in Kerala apparently charge exorbitant sums of money from the artists participating in...
  • Smriti Irani asks women to be Lord Krishna on BJP's chariot April 5, 2015

    Patna: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday appealed to women to play a key role in the Assembly polls due later this year like Lord Krishna did in Maharabharata. "I have no doubt that all of you (women) will play a decisive role in Bihar Assembly polls later...
  • Cabinet reshuffle likely soon, 3 Ministers of State may be elevated: sources April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to go for a second round of Cabinet reshuffle early next week before he heads for Europe and Canada tour, sources said on Saturday. Three Ministers of State are likely to be elevated as Cabinet Ministers. Ministers of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Rajiv...
  • Centre extends food law deadline by six months: Ram Vilas Paswan April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday. The deadline, which has already been extended twice for implementing the food law, was ending on...
  • No reason for Opposition to oppose land act: Ramvilas Paswan April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Friday took a jibe at political parties including Congress, saying there was no reason for them to oppose the Land Acquisition Act. "There is no reason for Congress to protest or condemn amendments in the land act which was brought through ordinance by Modi...
  • Apple's music streaming being investigated by EU antitrust regulators: Sources April 3, 2015

    Brussels: European Union antitrust regulators are investigating Apple's deals with record labels and online music streaming services to see if it is blocking rivals' access to its music planned streaming platform, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The move by the European Commission comes as iPhone maker Apple expands...
  • Centre to send a team to Himachal to assess crop damage in the state April 1, 2015

    Shimla: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan held a review meeting on the extent of crop damage in the state on Tuesday evening. The review meeting was attended by the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, State Cabinet Ministers and the Union Health Minister. During the meeting, the Union Agricultural Minister assured...
  • PM Modi asked us to visit all states to estimate the crop damage: Union Minister March 31, 2015

    The unseasonal rainfall across India has caused extensive crop damage. Union Ministers are now doing a status check to estimate the extent of the damage. "PM Modi has asked us to aid state governments in assessing damage," said Union Minister. ...
  • India ready to talk with European Union on FTA: Nirmala Sitharaman March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement with the European Union may resume as India on Monday said that it is "ready to talk" with the EU on the pact. No negotiation was held after both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues including data security status...
  • Uttar Pradesh: National Tourism University proposed at Noida March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Sunday said that a proposal for establishing a National Tourism University at Noida is under process. Addressing an event on the occasion of the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM) at Noida, Sharma also said that a...
  • Citizenship applications of Sindhis being examined: Home Minister March 21, 2015

    Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the cases of those hailing from the Sindhi community, who were still waiting for citizenship, were being examined and a decision would be taken as per the law of land. While addressing a function on the occasion of Cheti Chand Jayanti,...
  • Union Bank in UK will undertake retail and wholesale banking March 20, 2015

    Union Bank, one of India's largest Public sector banks is finally making its foray in the British Market. In a glittering opening ceremony, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called it a wonderful coincidence for him to be able to inaugurate the bank's operations. ...
  • Centre to appoint official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre has decided to appoint a senior Home Ministry official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and concerned ministries for speedy implementation of the provisions in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. The decision came following a meeting of a delegation of Andhra Pradesh BJP leaders with Union Home Minister...
  • Auto unions ask Delhi government not to impose GPS, says 'won't stop rape' March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Several auto and taxi unions on Wednesday protested Delhi government's decision to make Global Positioning System (GPS) installation in their vehicles mandatory, saying the device won't serve its intended purpose of stopping "sexual harassment" in the national capital. Transport minister Gopal Rai held a public hearing at Burari transport...