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Double vector spectre in Delhi

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 | Priyanka Sharma | New Delhi

Panic has gripped Delhi and NCR after reports of a sudden spurt in the number of chikungunya and dengue cases in the region this month. A report released by civic authorities on Monday showed unprecedented increase in cases of vector-borne diseases. Chikungunya cases in Delhi have shot up to...

Cops in jam with Kerry stuck in rain-fed snarl

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 | Vishav | New Delhi

Senior Delhi Police and traffic officials were left red-faced after visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry and his convoy got stuck in a massive traffic snarl near Satya Marg here on Monday evening due to waterlogging caused by heavy rains while on his way to the hotel from the...

Unrepentant Azam sticks to remarks as SC seeks clarity

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi/Lucknow

Controversial Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, whose alleged remarks on the Bulandshahr gangrape case raised a storm, remained unrepentant and on Monday maintained that he had not said anything against the victims and their family members. Khan's comments came hours after the Supreme Court asked Azam Khan to explain his allegation...

ODF villages back to square one due to water, space crunch: Study

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 | Deepak K Upreti | new delhi

Despite wide awareness created by the Swachchh Bharat Mission (SBM), the resistance to toilets in villages is considerable. As per a study, many villages have gone back to open defecation after being judged as Open Defecation Free (ODF) earlier. Lack of water, unavailability of space and resistance to change are...

MP’s Bolt from blue beefs up controversy

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

Turning the beef ban debate on its head, a BJP MP has cited the unprecedented success of star athlete Usain Bolt to make a case for beef consumption - an anathema to his own party and the Government at the Centre. BJP MP Udit Raj created a flutter on Monday with...

5 towns each from Maha, T bag ‘open defecation free' tag

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Two years after the launch of Swachchh Bharat Mission (SBM) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, five towns each in Maharashtra and Telangana have been certified as ‘Open Defecation Free’ (ODF). The Quality Council of India has certified the State Governments’ claims as per new guidelines introduced by the Centre for third party...

Every Kashmiri blood lost is India’s loss: PM

Monday, 29 Aug 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

Amid growing demand from various quarters for a political solution to the volatile situation in Kashmir Valley, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday highlighted “Ekta” (unity) and “Mamata” (compassion) as the basic mantras for resolving the problem. At the same time, the PM also flayed those pushing “innocent” children to...

Govt to disburse Rs2K cr to displaced people of PoK

Monday, 29 Aug 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

In the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overtures to people of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan region under illegal occupation of Pakistan, the Centre is all set to announce a Rs2,000-crore package for displaced people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir living in the country. The Union Home Ministry is expected to put up the...

Mehbooba for talks with whosoever shuns violence

Monday, 29 Aug 2016 | Ajay Kaul | New Delhi

Whosoever is ready to reject violence and help in restoring peace should be engaged in a dialogue to address the Kashmir problem, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Sunday while not being averse to involving the separatists if they are looking for a peaceful resolution. At the same time, she said...

Draft vehicle scrapping policy in final stage

Monday, 29 Aug 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

With the Supreme Court coming down hard on air pollution and asking authorities to ban diesel vehicles, the Centre has expedited the policy to scrap about 15 lakh heavy vehicles that are over 15 years old in its first phase of scheme. Sources said the draft policy is in its...

Sunday Edition

The game changers

28 Aug 2016 | Aakriti Mehrotra

Performances from Sakshi Malik and PV Sindhu give us reason to be proud and buoyant about the future. Their staggering acts have given a lot of people, especially girls, a reason to go and venture into a field that is tough to break into One has to be an eternal optimist to believe that sports can be a liniment to a nation’s ills, but there is something so delightful about them...

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UP Minister Bill introduced by CM

30 Aug 2016 | PNS | Lucknow

The Akhilesh Yadav government paved the way for giving a salary raise to the Chief Minister and his ministers by introducing the UP Ministers (Salaries, Allowances and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Bill. This also ensures houses for former Chief Ministers...

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Our Constitution has no religion or caste. So there is no need to light traditional lamps during the inaugurations at state programmes or at school functions.

Kerala minister | G Sudhakaran

I can't step out of bed looking like a diva. My job is to act and not look pretty 24/7. I am not suppose to be a doll.

Actor | Kareena Kapoor

In India, we have emissions regulations. We understand this is important for public health, so we will try to go step by step to be accepted by Indian consumers.

Toyota CEO (Asia, MENA) | Hiroyuki Fukui
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