New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The heat wave continued unabated in the Indian capital Thursday with the minimum temperature settling five notches above average at 31.4 degrees Celsius and the maximum expected to hover around the 45 degrees Celsius mark. 'Heatwave conditions would continue across the national capital.
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh suffered another setback when its senior leader Kadiam Srihari quit the party Saturday. The former state minister, a key leader in the Telangana region, announced his decision to resign from TDP after consultation with his followers in Warangal district
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) A report of an India-Pakistan judicial panel that visited three jails in Pakistan, including Kot Lakhpat in Lahore where Sarabjit Singh was lodged, said Friday that 535 Indian prisoners, including 483 fishermen, 'were presented before the committee'. The panel, comprising retired judges A.S Gill and M.A Khan from the Indian side, and Abdul Qadir Chaudhry, Nasir Aslam Zahid and Mian Muhammad Ajmal from the Pakistani side, visited the Malir (Karachi), Adiyala (Rawalpindi) and Kot Lakhpat (Lahore) jails April 26-May 1, 2013, an external affairs ministry statement said.
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-D) has joined hands with Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for a collaborative PhD programme. The joint PhD programme, an effort by the Delhi government created automomous institution to promote cooperative educational exchanges, will be offered in areas like Cryptography and Control Theory and Robotics
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The legacy of Swami Vivekananda is relevant to India at a time when the society is redefining itself to become more just and equitable as the old order makes way for the new, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday. He also called for fresh assimilation of the progressive and harmonius ideals preached by the 20th century Bengali visionary for a more 'egalitarian society with equal opportunities' for all. Addressing the inaugural session of an interfaith conference, 'One World Religions: Diversity, Not Dissension at' at Rashtrapati Bhavan's Durbar Hall to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary, the president said: 'Swamiji's teachings were in consonance with the Vedanta.' 'He brought out the divinity lying dormant in man
Gangtok, Feb 23 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan K. Chamling said Saturday the state has changed the conventional perception about a strategic border state with nearly 19 years of peaceful progress and by not entering into any conflict with its three key neighbours - China, Bhutan and Nepal. 'The general idea has always been that how can a border state be peaceful, development oriented and progressive
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A The row over a bill to provide reservation in promotions resurfaced in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday morning with Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati asking chairman Hamid Ansari to ensure the smooth functioning of the house during zero hour, forcing its adjournment during question hour. Mayawati, who got up as the question hour was in progress, told the chairman that running the house smoothly was his responsibility and said that he would not be in the house at noon.
The 14th summit of la Francophonie, the international grouping of French speaking nations, opens in Kinshasa on Friday.
Bosnias National Museum, founded in the 19th century and home to famous 600 year old Jewish manuscript known as Haggadah from Sarajevo closed its doors Thursday due to political disputes and lack of funding. Duration:
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) All central trade unions Friday condemned the fuel price hike and said this would further push up prices of food, making the life of 'ordinary people more miserable'. 'The increase in price of diesel will have cascading effect on prices of essential commodities including food, vegetable and transport,' said a statement issued by the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS). 'The monthly budget of millions of people will be imbalanced due to withdrawal subsidy on LPG beyond six cylinders in a year,' it said. The statement signed by nine trade unions said: 'The government instead of mobilising resources from rich corporate who have capacity to pay has pushed the entire burden on the ordinary people. 'It has been done after steep increase in water and electricity charges by state governments. 'The central trade unions demanded withdrawal of the increase in diesel price and curtailing of subsidy on LPG.' The statement has also been signed by leaders of INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC and SEWA.