Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) Life in the Taj city was mostly normal Wednesday despite a nation-wide strike called by leading trade unions. While bank employees struck work and UP Roadways buses went off the roads, schools and colleges were open and so were shops in the city
Pretoria, Feb 20 (IANS) The South African government will pursue safe nuclear power and build more nuclear power plants, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said. "The safety of nuclear facilities is of paramount importance to the safety of workers, the environment and residents," the minister said Tuesday, adding the government is serious about developing nuclear energy in a bid to diversify energy resources, reported Xinhua. South Africa currently relies heavily on coal, which constitutes about 90 percent of the country's energy sources
The BJP has decided to protest against the Union Home Minister Sushikumar Shinde during the budget session till he tenders an apology for his Hindu terror remark against the
Mumbai/New Delhi/Kolkata/Kanpur/Bhopal, Feb 20 (ANI): In a tragic start to the two-day nationwide strike, across the country, a trade union leader was crushed by a public transport bus when he was trying to stop from plying in Ambala.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday extended the stay of the execution of four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, saying it would await the verdict by another bench of the court on the larger question of inordinate delay in deciding their mercy petitions. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir adjourned the matter for six weeks to await the verdict. The Supreme Court bench headed by
Melbourne, Feb 20 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) appointed former Australian Football League (AFL) general manager football operations Adrian Anderson to review their integrity management. CA chief executive officer (CEO) James Sutherland said in a release that Australian cricket, in common with international cricket, has a long-standing, proactive approach to sports integrity management
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) The two-day nationwide shutdown called by trade unions began on a mixed note Wednesday across Karnataka amid tight security and heavy deployment of police personnel to maintain law and order.
Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS) China's basketball star Yao Ming, an eight-time All-Star centre with NBA's Houston Rockets, was honoured with the "Visionary of the Year" award by Asia Society Southern California (ASSC). "It is with profound gratitude and humility that I received this 'Visionary' award when I just passed 30-years-old," Yao said upon receiving the award at an ASSC annual gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel here Tuesday after he wrapped up his Houston tour last weekend
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India needs to speed up the indigenisation process of its defence production in order to root out corruption from the sector, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday. "I think our armed forces, government, DRDO, industry both public as well as private should come together in mission mode so that India can achieve maximum for indigenisation in a reasonable time," he said
Cape Town, Feb 20 (IANS) South Africa has announced that it will soon introduce zero emission electric vehicles (ZEEV) in a bid to become more environment friendly.