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Govt to fast-track irrigation projects in Indus river basin

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

In an attempt to turn the heat on Islamabad in the light of the Uri terror attack, the Modi Government is planning to fast-track four projects in the Indus river basin to increase the irrigation area in Jammu & Kashmir by nearly 2.05 lakh acres, which, in effect, would entail...

As CJI bats for reforms, PM asserts his Govt initiated legal reforms

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Even as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur on Sunday pitched for revisiting the legal framework to encourage arbitration and reforms in the existing Government-run institution as it has performed "dismally", Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted his Government has initiated far-reaching legal reforms and is out to create...


Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | PNS

JAILED, GAINED Praising Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his ‘happy’ and ‘easygoing ways’ on the occasion of the release of former’s book Andhere se Ujaale ki Oar, BJP president Amit Shah said the senior BJP leader was in the prison for the entire-duration of Emergency but still when he came out...

Fully prepared to face any eventuality: BSF

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Sending out a loud and clear message to some of those confused minds who have been constantly raising question marks over strong retaliatory action in which seven Pakistani rangers were killed by the BSF along the International Border in Hiranagar sector of Jammu frontier, Special DG, BSF (Western Command) Arun...

Reshuffle likely at top of Kerala Police

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

With the controversy over the alleged tapping of Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas’s phone and email becoming a big headache for Kerala’s CPI(M)-led LDF Government, it is reportedly thinking of carrying out a major reshuffle at the top of the State police. Rumours are rife that Jacob Thomas himself could be...

AIR relives history through invaluable musical archives

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

A full life-time may not be sufficient for a person to listen to even a fraction of the musical archives under the possession of the All India Radio, the country’s national broadcaster. According to Suresh Chandra Panda, member (Prasar Bharati), the AIR has musical archives running into more than four...

Many K’taka leaders likely to desert Cong

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | KESTUR VASUKI | BENGALURU

After the resignation of influential Dalit leader V Srinivas Prasad from the ruling Congress in Karnataka, many hurt leaders in the party are looking at greener pastures ahead of 2018 Assembly poll, which is crucial to the party led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The spat between Siddaramaiah and his close...

Protests erupt in Srinagar after raid by security forces

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Protest demonstrations were held in Barzalla locality of uptown Srinagar on Sunday against the alleged highhandedness of security forces who raided a cluster of houses to hunt for local leaders who led the recent protest demonstrations in the area. The Valley observed shutdown for most of the day until the...

Parrikar for HAL-Safran tie-up to build engines in India

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | Mayabhushan | PANAJI

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday called for a tie-up between the Bengaluru-based Hindustan Aeronatucs Ltd and French defence equipment manufacturing company, Safran, for manufacturing aviation engines under the Make-in-India scheme, even as the former Goa Chief Minister lobbied for Goa as a smallish hub for manufacture of Defence-related equipment. Parrikar...

Female Humboldt penguin dies of illness at Mumbai zoo

Monday, 24 Oct 2016 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

A female Humboldt penguin, which was among the eight exotic birds that had been procured from the COEX Aquarium in Seoul in July this year, died at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo at Byculla in south Mumbai on Sunday morning, following some illness. The ailing...

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India in UNSC:Quest for permanent foothold

23 Oct 2016 | Rajesh Singh

Despite wide-ranging backing and compelling arguments, expansion of the United Nations Security Council remains in limbo. Part of the reason is the complex mechanism in place to bring about the change, explains RAJESH SINGH ...

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CM sacks Shivpal Yadav from state cabinet

24 Oct 2016 | VN Bhatt | Lucknow

In a major decision amid the ongoing family feud, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday sacked his uncle Shivpal Yadav from the State cabinet. Three other pro-Shivpal ministers — Narad Rai, Om Prakash Singh, and minister of state (independent charge ) Shadab Fatima - were also dismissed ...

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I shared the film industry's emotions regarding the entire (terrorism) issue. We are Indians first, then comes our business.

Film-maker | Mukesh Bhatt

People remember me for Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. Now I have a lot of other exciting things to, like the ‘Happy Soul’ workshop.

Actor | Pooja Bedi

We had terrific discussions with India in Kigali, and got a very aggressive amendment. India's participation got us there.

US State Department spokesperson | John Kirby
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