OPS, EPS support Kovind; Dinakaran faction non-committal

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Even as the Congress-led Opposition alliance announced the name of Meira Kumar as the Presidential candidate, the AIADMK faction headed by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (which has 12 MPs and an equal number of MLAs at its command) declared that they would extend their support to Ramnath Kovind, the...

Siddaramaiah to play in children's film

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | Kestur Vasuki | BENGALURU

After playing backward classes appeasement politics to the hilt ahead of the ensuing Assembly polls, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has found time to don a role in a Children’s film Summer Holidays. According to renowned art director Kavitha Lankesh, the Chief Minister has agreed to cameo in her new children’s ...

Khango Konyak is new NSCN(K) chairman

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | PNS | Guwahati

Two weeks after the death of NSCN(K) chairman, the outfit has unanimously elected veteran Naga insurgent leader Khango Konyak to lead the outfit as its chairman. The NSCN(K) made the official announcement on Thursday and said that all the leaders of the outfit had unanimously elected the 74-year-old Konyak as the...

Revive guru-shishya tradition, appeals Rupani

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | PNS | Gandhinagar

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday appealed to the teachers, guardians and citizens of the society to revive India's glorious guru-shishya tradition of teaching, necessary to educate as well as inculcate culture, good manners and etiquette among the next generation. Initiating the three-day annual school enrollment drive in Surat,...

PM to raise US military aid to Pakistan at talks

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

While holding discussions on terrorism and regional security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to raise India's concerns about military aid to Pakistan when he meets US President Donald Trump this weekend. India believes the military aid given to Pak by the US is used against it to promote terrorism...

40 new cities under Smart City project to be named today

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is going to announce the names of 40 new cities under the Smart City Mission project on Friday. With Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urging the Ministry to include both Jammu and Srinagar in the list of smart city...

71K houses for urban poor in UP okayed

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry has approved the construction of 70,784 affordable houses for the urban poor in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) with an investment of Rs 3,528 cr for which a Central assistance of Rs 1,062 cr has been approved. During the...

Over 3,500 babus under CVC probe for alleged graft

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | Pioneer Health | New Delhi

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Thursday said that over 3,500 officials are under its investigation for alleged involvement in corruption. All the officials are from Group A (or Class I) services working in different Central and State Government departments, and public sector undertakings (PSU). "A total of 3,500 cases of...

Can SC hear mercy petition of all pleas exhausted

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that a three-judge bench would decide whether death row convicts can approach it again challenging sentence of hanging even after exhausting all their legal remedies. A vacation bench comprising justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul fixed after summer holidays the pleas of death...

India, ASEAN working on regional security architecture: Swaraj

Friday, 23 Jun 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

In a bid to find solutions to emerging and non-traditional challenges, India is working with ASEAN countries to evolve regional security architecture in the Asia Pacific, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday. Listing out terror financing, arms smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering and cyber crime as some...


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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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