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SC to hear PIL against US internet snooping next week

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

The PIL that raised serious objection to the unwarranted snooping by US intelligence agencies on private internet data of 6.3 million Indians will be heard by the Supreme Court next week. The PIL filed by former Delhi University Law Faculty Dean SN Singh had relied on a disclosure by a former...

FIPB approval to AirAsia against norms: Swamy

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

Alleging irregularities in the FIPB approval and guidelines in civil aviation sector, Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review the permissions given to the AirAsia deal. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Swamy said that the FIPB approval would lead to the collapse...

Mumbaikars’ getaway Kanhoji Angre to get jetty

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | Jaya Shroff Bhalla | New Delhi

Now, weekends could be a little more exciting for Mumbaikars as the Tourism Ministry has plans to gift them with their very own Santorini. On Wednesday, the Ministry gave the go-ahead to an island project near Mumbai. With breathtaking views of the Arabian seas, with a slice of the historic past,...

Punjab Govt hires private copter to airlift pilgrims

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | PNS | Chandigarh

As hundreds of pilgrims from Punjab have been trapped near the Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib in calamity-hit Uttarakhand, the Punjab Government hired a private helicopter on Wednesday to airlift them. The helicopter has been hired by the State Government on the instruction of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who is...

Haryana gives Rs 10 cr to U’khand

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | PNS | CHANDIGARH

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced to give Rs 10 crore to the Government of Uttarakhand to help the State in its rescue and relief operations. The Chief Minister said the people and the Government of Haryana stand by the people as well as the Government of Uttarakhand...

Rains claim 17 lives in Kerala

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | PTI | Thiruvananthapura

A total of 17 people have died so far due to rain-related incidents in Kerala since the onset of monsoon, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. An amount of Rs 1.5 lakh would be given to families of those killed in rain-related incidents and Rs 1 lakh each to those...

Rescue operations pick up pace

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | Pradeep Bhandari | Joshimath

With weather condition improving on Wednesday, rescue operation caught up pace at Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Hemkund. Stranded pilgrims were air shifted from Badrinath to safer places, while Sikh pilgrims were taken to safer places from Govindghat by Army and Paramilitary personnel. Thousands of pilgrims are still stranded at Badrinath....

Corbett, Rajaji parks bear brunt

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | PNS | Dehradun

The Corbett and Rajaji national parks have also faced the brunt of the heavy rains experienced recently. Though there is no damage to the wildlife that the officials know of, the paths inside Corbett and Rajaji have been damaged due to which restrictions have been imposed on the movement of...

Driver who mowed down cycling coach identified

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | SR | Noida

Gautambudh Nagar Police has identified the accused driver of the Swift Dezire car, who allegedly crushed to death Ruma Chatopadhyay, coach of Indian National Cycling Team, on Noida Greater-Noida Expressway. According to the police, raids were being conducted to nab the errant driver. Even after 24 hours of the tragic...

Baalu meets Sonia, seeks support for Kani

Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

DMK leader TR Baalu met Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday seeking the support for his party candidate Kanimozhi in the forthcoming Rajya Sabha elections on June 27. DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi is seeking re-election to the Upper House but with just 23 MLAs, she would need support of...


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DU admissions to continue till June 28; 2nd cut-off list on July 1

25 Jun 2017 | Shipra Parashar/ Srishti Garg | New Delhi

With Delhi University declaring its first cut-off list on Friday, SGTB Khalsa college came out with the highest 99.66 per cent for BSc (Hons) Electronics...

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Max Hospital initiates regimented protocol of ‘Fast Track Bypass surgeries’

25 Jun 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

A regimented protocol of ‘Fast Track Bypass surgeries’ in which a patient can get discharged in three days has been initiated by the Max hospital here. Addressing media persons Senior Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (CTVS), Dr Manish Meswani said that Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) involves counselling of patient and fast tracking the conventional processes...

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