31 held for stealing oil worth crores from Cairn India's oilfield

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | Jaipur

The Rajasthan police have arrested 31 persons and claimed to have busted an inter-state syndicate that allegedly stole crude oil worth crores of rupees from Cairn India's oilfield in Barmer over the past several years. “We have arrested 31 persons in connection with a crude oil stealing racket, including 7-8 persons...

Panel to draw up law to protect kids caught in inter-country custody battles set up

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Centre has constituted a 13-member Committee comprising judges, lawyers, and academicians to explore the possibility of having a law for protecting the interest of children caught in inter-country custody battles as a result of failed marriages. At present, India is a safe refuge for NRI parents who “remove” a...

Piped drinking water for soldiers at border outposts

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Union Home Ministry in association with the Ministry of the Drinking Water and Sanitation is going to implement an ambitious project for providing piped drinking water to soldiers at all the border outposts. The project which covers from Pakistan borders to icy heights of Himalyas to remote North East...

New waterways to connect India with B’desh: Mandaviya

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | Agartala

Bangladesh and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to connect the north-east and West Bengal with Bangladesh through new waterways, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said. “The new waterways would enable transportation of people and goods by ships. They would be set up by using the major rivers of...

Russia keen to sell MiG-35 to IAF, talks on: Top official

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | Zhukovsky (Russia)

Russia is keen on selling its new fighter jet MiG-35 to India with the MiG corporation's chief saying the country has evinced interest in the aircraft and talks were on to understand its requirements. Director General of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG Ilya Tarasenko said the MiG-35 was “the best” and definitely...

IGNOU waives fee for transgenders

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

A question by a transgender from Cochin during a video-conference prompted the IGNOU to exempt fee for the students from the community, its vice chancellor has said. During the video-conference meeting last month, one of the participants asked as to what has the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) done for...

India witnessed third highest terror attacks in 2016: Report

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | Washington

India has witnessed the third highest number of terrorist attacks in 2016, more than Pakistan that has slipped to the fourth position, according to the latest data compiled by the US State Department. Iraq with 2,965 terrorist attacks and Afghanistan with 1,340 terrorist attacks, were ranked first and second position respectively,...

Exhibition on women freedom fighters inaugurated in Delhi

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

An exhibition on women freedom fighters of the Left was on Sunday inaugurated by the All India Democratic Women's Association here. At the exhibition, homage was paid to one of AIDWA's founding members Captain Lakshmi Sehgal.The exhibition was inaugurated by AIDWA vice president and Sehgal's daughter Subhashini Ali and over...

GJM enlisting Maoist help, say Intel reports

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

In an alarming development the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha was allying with the Leftist ultras as part of a two-pronged strategy for a separate Gorkhaland State, Intelligence reports say. The Hill outfit was planning a sustained armed struggle while keeping the present faÁade of a non-violence movement intact. To further its cause...

Yogi’s fiat for MLAs, MPs’ separate lanes at toll plazas draws flak

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Yogi AdityaNath Government’s new directive to provide separate lanes for MLAs and MPs at toll plazas across Uttar Pradesh, in the event of traffic pile-ups has attracted the ire of the Opposition parties saying this decision smack of favouritism. In his letter to the district magistrates across UP dated July 15,...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Minister offers Rs 50K to RIMS laxity victim

25 Jul 2017 | PNS | ranchi

Health, Medical Education and Family Planning Department Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi offered Gudia Bai a monetary assistance of Rs 50,000 in his personal capacity on Monday and pledged the best available medical treatment to her apart from grant of Rs 12,000 for a toilet at his home after he visited to Sadar Hospital to see the ailing lady under treatment. Chandravanshi also said that the doctor in RIMS had already been suspended...

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