Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) West Bengal is currently emphasising on generating more hydroelectric power to restructure its energy procurement basket, a state official said Thursday. "We have a significant amount of thermal resources in our power procurement basket
Lucknow, Sep 27 (IANS) A high-level team from the World Bank Thursday visited the Uttar Pradesh capital and took stock of the modernisation process of Lower Ganga Canal irrigation project, which is being financed by it, official said.
Ghaziabad, Sep 27 (IANS) The CBI Thursday sought to add some more papers as new evidence in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case but the defence opposed the move, holding that there is no such provision in law. "It is only possible when further investigation is ordered while CBI had already submitted closure report in the case
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) Bodh Gaya, the birthplace of Buddhism, is gearing up for an international Buddhist conclave that will draw over 300 scholars, opinion makers and tour operators from 30 countries. "Preparations are in the final stages," Bihar Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu told IANS. The first day of the two-day meeting will be held at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh Saturday followed by the meeting in Bodh Gaya Sunday
Bangalore, Sep 27 (IANS) The Services crumbled meekly as Punjab, courtesy three goals apiece by Gurjinder Singh and Akashdeep Singh, raced to a 7-2 win in their concluding Pool C game entering the quarterfinals of Hockey India's second senior national men's hockey championship here Thursday. In a match that was twice interrupted by rain, Services, who needed only a draw to advance to the knock-out stage, failed to deliver despite goals by Lovepreet Singh (25th) and Sanwar Ali (54th) as Punjab notched their second win in the three-team pool.
Ghaziabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Angry students blocked traffic here Thursday after a high school teacher thrashed three boys, fracturing the arm of one of them, police and witnesses said. Superintendent of Police Shankar Yadav identified the offending teacher as Dev Kumar and said police were investigating
Lucknow, Sep 27 (IANS) Forthcoming Bollywood film "Oh My God" starring Akshay Kumar, has run into rough weather with a writ filed in the chief judicial magistrate's court here seeking a ban on the film as it allegedly hurts sentiments of the Hindu community. The petition, filed by Pramod Pandey Wednesday, contended that the film showed actor Paresh Rawal mixing whisky in 'Ganga jal' and spitting on an 'aarti' plate. Pandey also alleged that Rawal, at a certain point in the film, says that diseases like AIDS are spread due to temples.
Aligarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Brigadier (Retired) Syed Ahmad Ali was Thursday named the pro-vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) Two buildings of an engineering college close to the Soor Sarovar bird sanctuary near Agra have been sealed for illegal construction.
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) On World Tourism Day Thursday, Taj city Agra has little to celebrate in spite of being a favourite tourist destination. This is because of the total lack of forward planning, industry stakeholders say. "There is neither the will nor any major policy push being contemplated by the state government, which had made many promises at the time of elections.