• jnanpith award conferred on hindi poet kedarnath singh

    Jnanpith award conferred on Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh

    India | November 10, 2014 21:09 IST

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today conferred Jnanpith award on eminent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature. “Kedarnath Singh, through his poetry, has offered us a rare assimilation of rhymes and

  • one more key burdwan blast suspect held by nia

    One more key Burdwan blast suspect held by NIA

    India | November 10, 2014 20:55 IST

    Kolkata:  In yet another major breakthrough, NIA today arrested Amjad Sheikh, alleged to be a key member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group, in connection with the Burdwan blast case.  Sheikh, alias Kajal, a resident

  • india israel joint venture lr sam missile successfully

    India, Israel joint venture LR SAM missile successfully tested

    India | November 10, 2014 20:36 IST

    Jerusalem:  India and Israel today successfully test fired a long range surface to air missile jointly developed by them, marking a milestone in bilateral cooperation in developing advanced weapon systems.  “The Long Range Surface to

  • things you should know about defence minister manohar

    Things you should know about Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

    Politics | January 16, 2015 12:23 IST

    New Delhi: In 2012, while contesting the Goa assembly elections, the then Chief Minister (now Defence Minister of India) Manohar Parrikar had filed an affidavit before the Election Commission stating he owned assets worth Rs

  • 11 crude bombs found inside garbage bin in madurai

    11 crude bombs found inside garbage bin in Madurai

    India | November 10, 2014 21:21 IST

    Madurai (TN): Madurai police today found 11 crude bombs kept inside a garbage bin in Anna Nagar here. A Bomb Disposal Squad was rushed to the spot to defuse the explosives. Tamil Nadu's Q branch, Special Investigation

  • suresh kalmadi quizzed in national games scam

    Suresh Kalmadi quizzed in National Games scam

    India | November 10, 2014 17:17 IST

    Ranchi:  Former Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi was today quizzed as a witness by Jharkhand Vigilance Bureau in connection with alleged irregularities in the purchase of equipment for the 2012 National Games held here.Assistant

  • at a glance darjeeling the queen of hills

    At a glance: Darjeeling - The Queen of Hills

    India | December 24, 2014 10:07 IST

    New Delhi: Darjeeling  is a hill station which attracts tourists not only from India but from all over the world. It is located in the state of West Bengal on the northern part  of the

  • matching military infrastructure being created on indian

    Matching military infrastructure being created on Indian side: Arun Jaitley

    Politics | November 07, 2014 18:56 IST

    New Delhi: Apparently with China in mind, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government is taking all steps to create matching infrastructure on the Indian side to realise its military potential.  Noting that “our

  • plane hits buffalo on runway spicejet suspends surat flights

    Plane hits buffalo on runway, Spicejet suspends Surat flights

    India | November 07, 2014 18:22 IST

    Surat:  A Delhi-bound Spicejet plane with 146 people on board hit a buffalo while proceeding for take- off here last night but no one was injured in the incident, though the aircraft was damaged and

  • notification for 2nd phase of jharkhand polls announced

    Notification for 2nd phase of Jharkhand polls announced

    Politics | November 07, 2014 18:10 IST

    Ranchi:  Notification for the second phase of elections for 20 of the 81 seats to the Jharkhand Assembly was issued today, officials said.The seats going for the second phase polling on December 2 are -

  • air india s bangkok mumbai flight makes emergency landing

    Air India's Bangkok-Mumbai flight makes emergency landing in Kolkata

    India | November 07, 2014 17:55 IST

    New Delhi: An Air India flight from Bangkok to Mumbai made an emergency landing in Kolkata after a passenger suffered a cardiac attack and the crew spoke to doctors through the ATC channels to treat

  • mizoram government to ban sale of firecrackers during

    Mizoram government to ban sale of firecrackers during Christmas

    India | November 07, 2014 17:21 IST

    Aizawl: Mizoram government would ban import, sale and use of firecrackers during Christmas and New Year celebrations, state Home minister R Lalzirliana said here today.Lalzirliana told media persons that the state government had successfully banned

  • uma bharti defends expenditure on ganga meet

    Uma Bharti defends expenditure on Ganga meet

    Politics | November 07, 2014 16:52 IST

    New Delhi:  Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti today defended the expenditure of nearly Rs 44 lakh on a Clean Ganga meeting here, saying the money went to a government agency for organising the event and

  • naval exercises off chennai called off

    Naval exercises off Chennai called off

    India | November 07, 2014 16:23 IST

    Chennai: Naval exercises planned by the Eastern Command fleet for coming Sunday off Chennai coast have been put off in view of ongoing rescue operations to locate four missing personnel after a vessel sank off

  • cabinet reshuffle at 1 pm on sunday

    Cabinet reshuffle at 1 PM on Sunday

    Politics | November 07, 2014 16:02 IST

    New Delhi:  A reshuffle of the Union Council of Ministers will take place at 1 PM on Sunday, official sources said.      This will be the first expansion and reshuffle of his ministry Prime Minister Narendra

  • spicejet flight hits animal before take off at surat airport

    SpiceJet flight hits animal before take-off at Surat airport

    India | November 06, 2014 23:32 IST

    Surat:  A Delhi-bound Spicejet plane, with about 140 passengers onboard, hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport today.“A Surat-to-Delhi SpiceJet aircraft, Flight number SG 622,

  • congress bjp slam nitesh rane s anti gujarati rant

    Congress, BJP slam Nitesh Rane's anti-Gujarati rant

    Politics | November 06, 2014 22:12 IST

    Ahmedabad:  Maharashtra Congress MLA Nitesh Rane today drew severe flak from his party as well as BJP for passing “derogatory” remarks against Gujarati community staying in Mumbai.“Nitesh Rane's tweet is his personal statement. As far

  • salman khan meets narendra modi

    Salman Khan meets Narendra Modi

    Politics | November 06, 2014 21:10 IST

    New Delhi:  Bollywood star Salman Khan today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.  It was not clear as to what transpired in the meeting.  The two have recently been praising each other over the ‘Swachh

  • nitesh rane targets mumbai s gujarati community once again

    Nitesh Rane targets Mumbai's Gujarati community once again

    Politics | November 06, 2014 18:14 IST

    Mumbai:  Congress MLA Nitesh Rane has stoked a controversy by saying that he wants to begin Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Clean India' campaign from Mumbai by cleaning the city of all the Gujaratis who hate

  • bengal governor stresses coordinated effort against terror

    Bengal Governor stresses coordinated effort against terror

    Politics | November 05, 2014 20:39 IST

    Kolkata:  With the central intelligence agencies issuing a warning that Kolkata and its port areas might face a terror attack, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today emphasised the need for a coordinated effort of