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Modi pitches for optimum use of tech

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the RSS supported Vidya Bharati schools to make the optimum use of technology and be ready to accept knowledge from wherever it comes to enhance the quality of students produced by them. Addressing a conclave of principals of schools run by Vidya Bharati...

India, UAE call for global efforts to deal with terrorism

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) came out strongly against use of terrorism as an “instrument of state policy” by certain countries and called for concerted global efforts to deal with the menace. In a joint statement issued following the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed...

Legislative drafting extremely responsible job: MM Joshi

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

Veteran parliamentarian Murli Manohar Joshi on Friday said legislative drafting is an extremely responsible job and those who write should keep in mind the interests of the people at large. Inaugurating the international training programme in legislative drafting, Joshi said due care and caution should be exercised in drafting as...

CBI registers corruption case against NIPER officials

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

The CBI has registered a corruption case against officials of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) and a private company in the purchase of licenses for accessing a global patent database software causing losses of Rs 10 crore. CBI sources said eight officials of the Mohali-based autonomous institute under...

Ganga Sanskriti Yatra begins tomorrow

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

A month-long festival will be organised in 262 different locations spanning from Gangotri to Gangasagar to showcase the treasure trove of cultural diversity and heritage of the Ganga river basin besides spreading awareness on the need to protect and rejuvenate the national river. The festival called “Ganga Sanskriti Yatra” will begin...

Siachen withdrawal not on cards: Army

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Ruling out any withdrawal of troops from the worlds’ highest battlefield in Siachen Army commander of Udhampur-based Northern command headquarters Lt-General DS Hooda on Friday maintained unless Indian position on ground is ‘authenticated’ withdrawal of troops as proposed by Pakistan in the wake of recent avalanche tragedy cannot happen on...

Rlys launches travel medical emergency app

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

The Railways on Friday launched country’s first travel medical emergency app with vital features like route Hospital Finder. The RailYatri.in would bring medical information which travellers may need when an emergency arises while on a train journey. Medical Emergency feature will enable the users to check for vital information regarding medical...

Bihar BJP vice-president Bisheshwar Ojha shot

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | Faizan Ahmed | Patna

Close on the heels of the sensational murder of an LJP leader in Patna last week, a senior leader of BJP was gunned down in Bhojpur district on Friday sparking an outburst by the Opposition parties questioning Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s zero tolerance policy on crime and accusing the Government...

Herald case: Congress welcomes SC order, says half battle won

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court order in the National Herald case saying it would give an opportunity to the party to “expose the false and malicious” allegations of complainant BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. The party claimed Swamy has “lost” the case against Congress’ first family. Senior party leader Kapil...

Amid grief, Hanumanthappa Koppad consigned to flames

Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 | PNS | BENGALURu

As the village Betadur in Karnataka drowned in grief, the body of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad was cremated on Friday with full State honours. Earlier, Hanumanthappa’s body was kept at Nehru stadium in Hubli for people to pay homage to the brave soldier. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Opposition leader Jagadish Shettar and...

Sunday Edition

The supernatural diaries

14 Feb 2016 | Ananya Borgohain

Be it ancient legends or modern paranormal accounts, the mystical aura beyond the realm of rationality never fails to draw one’s undivided attention. ANANYA BORGOHAIN explores such ‘ghostly’ encounters that send shivers down the spine, and attempts to understand what about them fascinates everyone It is difficult to describe Mumbai’s Marine Drive in words that could highlight any of its newer, unexplored nuances...

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STATE EDITIONS

JMM leader’s murder sparks protest in city

14 Feb 2016 | PNS | Ranchi

The murder of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader, Jeedan Horo, has sparked protest as the party cadres on Saturday laid siege Ranchi-Khunti-Chaibasa road affecting badly passenger services. The service was resumed by evening only after the blockade was removed...

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SOUNDBITE

If anyone tries to raise questions on the country’s unity and integrity, they will not be spared. Stringent action will be taken.

Union Home Minister | Rajnath Singh

I don’t have a type; I think older would be good for me. They are more chilled and you don’t get the games.

Actor | Lauren Pope

Songs today have a very short shelf-life. When music becomes mechanical, that doesn’t work. It has to be a creative process.

Singer | Kavita Seth
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