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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.