Mohit Dubey Allahabad, Feb 9 (IANS) It is not just the millions trickling into the sprawling 58 sq km campus of the Kumbh Mela that officials worry about. There is also an 'army' of mosquitoes to tackle. A day ahead of Mauni Amavasya, the biggest bathing day at the Kumbh, health, sanitation and medical agencies here are racing against time before an estimated three crore pilgrims pour in.
The government took a longer time to hang Afzal Guru than it did in Ajmal Kasab's case but, ultimately, the ends of justice have been met in both instances. So, have been the ends of politics.
An order by anti-trust regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) against realty major DLF, amending its agreement with apartment buyers of three different projects and making it more equitable and fair, may well pave the way for a model pact for property sales to ensure fair play in transactions. The regulator said in the order that the apartment buyers' agreement was amended to remove the abusive and unfair conditions present in the original 'one-sided' agreement.
Film: "Prem Adda"; Director: Mahesh Babu; Producer: Mekha Murali Krishna; Cast: Prem, Kriti Kharbanda, Murali Krishna, S.Govind, Nagaraja Murthy Shivamanju and Radha Ramachandra; Music: Hari Krishna; Camera: Arun Prasad; Rating **1/2 "Prem Adda" is a misleading title for this film which is a remake of 2007 Tamil trendsetting film "Subramaniapuram".
The European financial crisis - from Greece to Spain, Italy to Portugal - hit economies around the continent and dominated news headlines in 2012.
London, Dec 7 (IANS) Anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke and reduce dependence, physical disability, depression and anxiety in the first year after a stroke. They could also promote the growth of new nerve cells or protect other cells damaged by stroke, suggest researchers from University of Edinburgh
Colombo, Dec 7 (IANS) The US said Friday that it was "very concerned" about the state of Sri Lanka's judiciary and the impeachment process of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. "We urge the government and the Parliamentary Select Committee investigating the chief justice (to) ensure (that) any investigation be conducted transparently, guarantee due process, and is conducted in accordance with the rule of law," the US embassy said in a statement.
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) Actress Lara Dutta, who gave birth to daughter Saira earlier this year, says motherhood has become her parameter for choosing any new project. "I think for me, motherhood has definitely and completely become the biggest parameter, the biggest measuring scale for the things I want further in life," the 34-year-old said here Thursday at an event of the Columbia Alumni association.
N0ew Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Ancient rock paintings have come to the mainstream display space as fashionable haute art at the first International Rock Art Festival here. The 45-day festival at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts was inaugurated by Vice President Hamid Ansari and union Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch Thursday
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The surprise decision of a Republican senator to quit and become the next head of conservative think tank Heritage Foundation has focused attention on South Carolina's Indian American governor Nikki Haley.