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Kovind, Modi call up Naidu to enquire about health

New Delhi, Oct 21, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke over phone with Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and enquired about his well being after his angioplasty procedure, an official statement said. (Kovind Modi call Naidu)Naidu underwent a successful angioplasty procedure at AIIMS and was discharged from the hospital

Why Global TB Report a Wake-up Call for India?

The just-released Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report-2016 is a shocker for India. The report reveals the spread of this curable disease is larger than previously projected and moreover, the country accounts for 24 per cent of the global cases. India’s effort to check the disease is falling far short of what is required. The new figure

JNU students call for ‘stronger action’ to find Najeeb

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) organised a sit-in at the varsity’s Administration Block on Diwali night to make a plea for stronger action in finding Najeeb Ahmed, who is missing now for the last 16 days. The sit-in — light a ray of hope for Najeeb — saw close

‘Indian call centres stole USD 300 million from Americans’

Washington: The five Indian call centrescharged with defrauding thousands of Americans, stole more than USD 300 million from their victims, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said. The official yesterday said an inter-agency effort resulted in the indictment of all five call centers and 56 people, including 31 from India, as well as the

Tariff war: Airtel offers free incoming call on intl roaming

New Delhi: With the entry of Reliance Jio setting off a price war, Airtel today said its customers can enjoy free unlimited incoming calls on international roaming while travelling to popular destinations like the US, Canada, the UK and Singapore. That apart, Airtel’s new international roaming packs will also offer free text messages to India

PGIMER nurses call off strike after acceptance of demands

Chandigarh: The strike by nurses which had left the patients harassed was called off on Saturday night by the association. President of Nurses Welfare Association (NWA) Lakhwinder Singh said, “Our demands have been accepted following which we are calling off strike.” Meanwhile, earlier on the second day of the strike, the PGIMER nurses continued with their

Delhi Police arrests two more in call snooping case

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested two more persons, including a former Army officer, in its ongoing investigation in the pan-India call snooping racket case, officials confirmed on Thursday. The former army officer, Captain D.K.Giri along with another person was arrested a week ago. Police said were allegedly involved in the illegal procurement and

Olympian expectations call for Olympian facilities: Capt

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that the Congress government will evolve a long-term sports policy that will specially promote the athletes with exceptional talent for medal winning performances in international events, particularly the Olympics. The PPCC president suggested that instead of waiting for the athletes to win medals,

Now call-centres to track govt performance

The Punjab government seems is in the election mode as it is adopting new ways to reach to out the people in the state to know their opinion about the performance of SAD-BJP government. Recently they have started calling the people to know their feedback about the performance of the state government.People of the state

Mehbooba to call on PM tomorrow

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here tomorrow to discuss the situation in the Valley, which has been under curfew for past 48 days following death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. The meeting comes close on the heels of a clear message from the Centre to

Capt will take a call on Sidhu’s entry into Congress: Surjewala

New Delhi: As former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu’s induction into AAP looked uncertain, Congress on Thursday said the party’s Punjab unit chief Amarinder Singh will take a call on the matter of the cricketer-turned-politician’s entry into the party.“As regards such issues, we have authorised Amarinder Singh to deal with,” AICC chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala

Amarinder will take a call on Sidhu’s entry into Cong

New Delhi: As former BJP MP Navjot SinghSidhu’s induction into AAP looked uncertain, Congress today said the party’s Punjab unit chief Amarinder Singh will take a call on the matter of the cricketer-turned-politician’s entry into the party. “As regards such issues, we have authorised Amarinder Singh to deal with,” AICC chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said

Doctors call off two- day strike, patients remain at receiving end

Chandigarh: Finally, after two days strike at PGIMER was calle d of by striking doctors on Tuesday night. Interestingly, the strike came to an end following resentment among the doctors themselves. The strike ended after the president confirmed that he will give the written confirmation of accepteance of the demands in written by today evening.

Sidhu keeps cards close to chest, AAP says his call

New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose joining the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was being seen as a foregone conclusion at one point, has left everyone guessing about his future plans.The party on Thursday said it was Sidhu’s decision to quit the Rajya Sabha and it will be ‘entirely’ his call to join the outfit.

VK Singh’s wife gets extortion calls, case registered

New Delhi: VK Singh’s wife has filed a complaint that one person has been allegedly blackmailing her and demanding Rs 2 crore as extortion money, the Delhi Police said on Wednesday. The minister’s wife registered the complaint late on Tuesday at Tughlaq Road police station. The names of the minister as well as his wife who

Jamia students protesting police ‘raids’ call off agitation

New Delhi :Students at Jamia Millia Islamia who have been protesting since four days against the “surprise checks” by police in the varsity hostels today called off the agitation after the Vice Chancellor assured them of “zero police presence” on campus. Scores of students have been protesting at the varsity alleging that “surprise checks” were

China opposes UN experts’ call for release of jailed activist

Beijing: China today voiced its resolute opposition to a call by UN human rights experts to release a Chinese jailed activist, describing it is “gross interference” in its domestic affairs and judicial sovereignty. UN human rights experts expressed concern about Yang Maodong, a jailed rights activist whose health is reportedly “deteriorating” after a hunger strike,

Breaking: Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with his counterparts from SAARC countries will call on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with his counterparts from SAARC countries will call on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Nice attack: City refuses police call to delete CCTV images

London: The local authorities in Nice have refused a request by French anti-terror police to destroy CCTV images of Bastille Day attack last week in which a man drove a truck into a crowd, killing 84 persons. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the request had been made to avoid the “uncontrolled dissemination” of images, BBC

Call for psychiatric evaluation of boys who burnt puppies alive

Hyderabad: Animal rights activists on Thursday called for psychiatric evaluation of eight juveniles who burnt alive three puppies and filmed the horrific act. The boys were detained and referred to the Juvenile Justice Board after the video went viral on Wednesday. N.G. Jayasimha, managing director of Humane Society International/India HSI/India, said a psychiatric evaluation should

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