Taking perhaps the toughest decision of her life, a lady in Bokaro city in Jharkhand is appealing for euthanasia for her 21-day-old daughter.
Kolkata, Feb 18 (ANI): The Prince Anwar Shah Road junction area of Kolkata presents a perfect picture of harmony. Here, a temple and a mausoleum are located next to each other
Hyderabad, Feb 18 (ANI): The cuisine of India is as vast as its people.
The heavy unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm has claimed about 17 lives in Andhra Pradesh and damaged lakhs of hectares of standing crops in the last two days. The incessant rain has also damaged crops in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Congress MP Satyavrat Chaturvedi has welcomed the opposition's decision to discuss the VVIP chopper scam in Parliament. Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has declared that they will discuss the VVIP chopper deal scam at length in the upcoming Parliament session and will pressurize the government to give explanations over the entire episode
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said parliament would urgently pass the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill to cope with violence and sexual offences against women, which he described as a matter of shame for the country. "It is our hope that parliament will urgently pass the necessary legislation to enact a comprehensive law in this regard. It is indeed a matter of shame that notwithstanding the gains we have made, incidents of violence and sexual offences against women are on the increase," Manmohan Singh said here
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Monday directed the CBI to probe the rape and murder of a mentally deranged woman whose body was earlier exhumed from inside a mental asylum in West Bengal's Hooghly district. The order on a public interest litigation (PIL) was issued by the division bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Joymalya Bagchi, who directed the state police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to hand over the case related documents to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Book: 'Jorasanko'; Author: Aruna Chakravarti; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 406; Price: Rs.350 At a time when the struggle for a world that is safe for women is in the news, here is a book that is timely, even as it retells history. Aruna Chakaravarti, a 2004 Commonwealth Writers' Prize nominee, recalls the contribution of the Tagore women to the modern women's movement in 'Jorasanko', as Tagore's ancestral home was called. Jnanadanandini, wife of Satyendranath Tagore, elder brother of poet Rabindranath Tagore and the first Indian to enter the Indian Civil Service in 1863, was the force behind the opening of the 'zenana' (area where women were kept in seclusion) in the traditional elite households of 19th century Bengal
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Political leaders in Tripura and traders' forums have hailed the pact between India and Bangladesh to start work on laying the Agartala-Akhaurah new rail link and setting up of border 'haats' (bazaars) in the northeastern states. India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and his Bangladesh counterpart Dipu Moni signed agreements in Dhaka Saturday and expressed readiness to start work on laying tracks for the Akhaurah (Bangladesh) - Agartala (Tripura, India) rail link. The two leaders have also decided to amend the double taxation avoidance treaty, and open additional border 'haats' along the international border in Tripura and Meghalaya.
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Jiiva-starrer upcoming Tamil film "Yaan" is inching closer to completion.