Aug 20

Sakshi Malik to be awarded Rs 1 cr by Delhi govt

New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister ManishSisodia today announced an award of Rs 1 crore for Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik. Sisodia visited the parents of the wrestler in Haryana’s Rohtak and announced the award. He also announced a promotion for Sakshi’s father, Sukhbir Malik, who works as a bus conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

Victor Hospitals rebrands itself as Rajagiri Victor Hospital

Panaji: Margao-based Victor Hospitals and Medical Services Hospital has been re-branded as ‘Rajagiri Victor Hospital’ after it tied up with religious institute, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) of Kochi. “We are proud to announce our association with Carmelites of Mary Immaculate which is based out of Kochi. Our hospital and medical service facility at Margao

33 pc quota for women in SI posts in Puducherry

Puducherry: The Congress government todaydecided to earmark 33 per cent quota for women in the posts of Sub-Inspectors in the Union territory. “In keeping with the government stand on promoting welfare of women, a 33 per cent quota will be available for women in posts of Sub Inspectors of Police, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said

Heavy rainfall floods parts of Jharkhand

Ranchi: Heavy rainfall across the state during the last three days has adversely impacted normal life in Jharkhand leading to water levels of prominent rivers rising and causing water logging in major towns and cities. According to the local Met department, due to a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, Ranchi and several

Sena wants BJP to consider allies for Governors’ posts

Mumbai: Taking a dig at its ally BJP forappointing only saffron leaders as Governors recently, the Shiv Sena today said it should also consider talented and committed people from its allies for the gubernatorial post. “As far as the issue of appointments of Governors is concerned, the situation in the BJP regime is no different

Rijiju dedicates Pasighat ALG to nation

Pasighat: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today dedicated to the nation the Pasighat advanced landing ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh which will allow fighter aircraft like Su 30 MKI to land and take off, in a major fillip to India’s military capabilities along its border with China. Terming it a red letter day in the history

Sushma meets Turkish Foreign Minister

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu here. “Strengthening bridges with Ankara. EAM @SushmaSwaraj receives FM of Turkey, @MevlutCavusoglu in Delhi,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. This is the first official visit to India of Cavusoglu who was in India on a transit halt last

Where is the $100 billion? India to remind developed bloc at G-20

Beijing: India will raise the issue of climate change at the upcoming G-20 Summit in China where it will remind developed nations about their commitment to mobilise $100 billion for developing countries, a top government official said here on Friday. “There will be emphasis on appealing to the countries to carry forward the commitment to the

Pacific sea level predicts global temperature changes: study

Washington: The amount of sea level rise inthe Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, a new study has found. Based on the Pacific Ocean’s sea level in 2015, researchers estimate that by the end of this year, the world’s average surface temperature will increase up to 0.28 degrees Celsius more

Youth arrested for smuggling cows

Muzaffarnagar: A youth was arrested for allegedly smuggling cows for slaughter in Budhana town, police said today. SHO D K Tyagi said police seized three cows and arrested Rahul, the truck’s owner. Some knives and an axe were also seized from the accused, he said. Police said the truck was stopped by locals last night

Smriti Irani celebrates Raksha bandhan with soldiers in Siachen

Siachen: Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday tied rakhis on several Indian Army soldiers here on the ocassion of Raksha Bandhan. She visited the army base camp in Siachen, the highest battle ground on earth and became the first woman minister in India to do so. Irani distributed sweets among the soldiers and said:

Indian-origin team brings hope for wireless implanted devices

Washington: Taking us one step closer to internet-connected wireless implanted devices, a team of Indian-origin engineers has introduced a new way of communication that allows devices to talk to smartphones and watches. Such devices include brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics. This new “interscatter communication” developed by the team from University

In 2016, Karnataka charged students, union leaders with sedition— Amnesty latest

Bengaluru: The police investigation against Amnesty International India — for slogans raised during an event the global advocacy organised — is the second such sedition complaint registered in Karnataka this year after a complaint from the student’s wing of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The police charged two students with sedition in Tumakuru on

Ranthambore tigress Machli dies

Ranthambore: Ranthambore Tiger Reserve’s pride, 19-year-old tigress Machli, the oldest big cat ever known to have walked the wilderness, died on Wednesday morning after ailing for some time, officials said. Machli, the most photographed big cat at the reserve, died at 9.40 a.m. She had been refusing food and water for some time. She was

Sonia Gandhi admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital again

New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital again for a medical check-up, two days after she was discharged following treatment for illness and a shoulder injury. She had visited the hospital yesterday for removal of her stitches from the surgery. Sources, however, today said she was admitted again

Sonia extends greetings on Raksha Bandhan

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday extended her greetings on Raksha Bandhan and hoped that the “sacred festival strengthens family bonds and creates a safe society for women”. “Having evolved as a powerful symbol of symbiotic and mutual interdependence between individuals and communities, Rakhi represents our glorious culture,” said Sonia Gandhi. She hoped

How Gandhi did not let S H Raza leave India after Partition

New Delhi: When Syed Haider Raza’s family moved to Pakistan after the 1947 Partition, the iconic painter chose to stay back, not just for the sake of his loyalty for his motherland, but for his admiration for Mahatma Gandhi. The veteran artist, who passed away last month at the age of 94 revealed this to

Harsimrat Badal ties rakhis on BSF troopers at Attari border

Amritsar: Union minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday tied ‘rakhis’ to the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers deployed on the international border at Attari, 30 km from Amritsar. Along with the minister, girls from colleges, schools, and social activists tied ‘rakhis’ on the officers and troopers of the force. Harsimrat said the

Kejriwal defends min wage hike, dares BJP,Cong govts to follow

New Delhi: Defending his government’sdecision to hike minimum wages in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said money in the hands of the poor and middle class, and not “Ambani and Adani”, will benefit the country’s economy. Kejriwal said it was to be seen whether BJP and Congress show the courage to take similar decisions

Ban alcohol in Delhi: BJP tells CM Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay has written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to impose a ban on alcohol and other intoxicating drinks in the national capital. “I request you to take appropriate action to ban liquor and other intoxicating drinks and drugs completely in National Capital Territory of Delhi in spirit of