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The chopping of hand of Indian domestic help — Kasthuri Munirathinam — by her employer in Saudi Arabia has deeply angered India. Expressing anguish, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday termed the incident to be highly ‘disturbing’ and ‘brutal’ and said such an act was ‘unacceptable’ to India. New Delhi...
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday batted for combat role for women in the armed forces, but said a policy decision will soon be made after studying the implications as it may have some ‘operational’ or ‘training difficulties.’ The Minister’s comments come a day after IAF chief Arup Raha said the...
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday came down heavily on the Government for its failure to cleanise the Ganga and asked it to “tell us one place” the river was clean. It minced no words as it said despite spending huge sums on the river, the situation has gone from...
The CBI has asked the Maharashtra Government to preserve samples of all the body fluids of Indrani Mukherjea, prime accused in her daughter Sheena Bora murder case, collected during her recent hospitalisation along with reports prepared by various authorities. The agency has asked the Maharashtra Government to preserve samples of stomach...
With name calling and personal attacks becoming the norm of the day in speeches addressed by political parties in the run-up to the Bihar polls, Election Commission on Friday sounded caution urging political parties to show restraint. Expressing deep anguish over the ‘plummeting level’ of speeches the commission warned political...
Keeping up with its promises for a Swachchh Bharat, Indian Railways on Friday took a decision to provide user-friendly dustbins in all the 60,000 train coaches running presently. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that all the 60,000 coaches will be provided with dustbins and the target will be reached as soon...
The Supreme Court on Friday said it failed to understand how the rising number of deaths associated with the Vyapam scam had stopped ever since CBI took over the case three months back. While expressing satisfaction over the CBI investigation in the case so far, the Bench of Chief Justice...
In a significant initiative, the Urban Development Ministry has stopped physical printing of Government of India’s Gazette Notifications and started e-publishing of the same, putting an end to the long wait for the important documents. This shift to e-publishing came at the behest of Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu from...
Woman and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday accused the Samajwadi Party and the Uttar Pradesh Government of ‘manipulating’ and ‘politicising’ the Dadri lynching incident, saying that the names of people being dragged into the controversy were only a cover-up. “The UP Government is manipulating to serve its own aims....
In a big boost to India’s maritime security interests and resultant gains in terms of financial accruals, the country’s west coast has been excluded from piracy High Risk Area (HRA) by a top body of the European Union, which will lead to an increased saving of `23,000 crore for the...
04 Oct 2015 | Shalini Saksena
Coke Studio@MTV Season 4 is all set to air its next episode today. SHALINI SAKSENA speaks to music composers, playback singers and lyricists about what’s in store for the big names this time It is bigger, better, more creative and has top luminaries of the music world like Javed Akhtar, Babul Supriyo, Prasoon Joshi, Anupam Roy and Jeet Gannguli...
10 Oct 2015 | Staff Reporter | Jagdalpur
NMDC Ltd — the country’s largest producer and exporter of iron ore, would be setting up ‘Central Plant Store’ for 3.0 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant at Nagarnar near Jagdalpur in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh...
We are very disturbed over the brutal manner in which an Indian lady has been treated in Saudi Arabia. It's unacceptable.
Guilty in the Dadri killing will be punished, even if I have to risk my Government in Uttar Pradesh for that.
We have to encourage Wall Street to live up to its proper role in our economy, helping Main Street grow and prosper.