'Nirmal Ganga' a reality for Varanasi soon: Government

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:26

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) With new sewage treatment plants coming up, the dream of Varanasi residents and visitors to have a 'Nirmal Ganga' (clean Ganga) will soon become a reality, the Water Resources Ministry said on Friday.


BSF officer, attacked by cattle smugglers in Tripura, dies

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:16

Agartala, Oct 20 (IANS) An officiating Commandant of the Border Security Force (BSF), who was seriously injured in an attack by cattle smugglers in Tripura on Sunday night, succumbed to his injuries on Friday at a hospital in Kolkata, BSF sources here said.


Rajya Sabha notice to Sharad Yadav on JD-U's plea for disqualification

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:12

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Rebel Janata Dal United (JD-U) leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari have been served a show cause notice by the Rajya Sabha secretariat asking why they should not be disqualified on the ground of "defection" from the party.


Kalighat temple beautification blueprint ready

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:56

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) A blueprint for the beautification and renovation of the area surrounding Kolkata's iconic Kalighat Kali temple, considered one of the 51 Shakti Peeths (seats of Shakti) in India, has been readied by the city's civic body, it said on Friday.


Goa transport officials to be booked for littering: Parrikar

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:54

Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) Transport officials responsible for dumping vehicle ownership documents and other semi-charred official files along a national highway, will be filed for littering and an enquiry has been initiated, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.


Rahul accuses Modi of being silent on Jay Shah controversy

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:40

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "silence" on the alleged spike in the turnover of a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jay, saying he does not speak on the issue nor allows others to speak.


Three killed in UP road accident

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:34

Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Three persons, including an 11-year-old and his mother, were killed and two others of the same family injured when their car was rammed by a speeding Scorpio car on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway on Friday, police said.


Noida girl falls into hot mix plant, dies

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:28

Noida, Oct 20 (IANS) A 13-year-old girl met a gruesome end here on Friday when she tripped and fell into a hot mix plant used to construct a road and died within minutes, police said.


ED summons Tejashwi, Rabri in IRCTC case

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:10

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav and in connection with the alleged irregularities in a 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case, an official said.


Haryana Minister calls Taj Mahal a 'beautiful kabristan'

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 17:06

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Joining the league of those making controversial statements on the Taj Mahal, senior Haryana Minister Anil Vij on Friday termed the marble monument as a "beautiful cemetery".


India among worst hit as pollution gets deadlier than wars, AIDS

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:36

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) An estimated nine million people died worldwide in 2015 due to diseases caused by pollution -- the biggest cause globally of all premature deaths -- more than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined and even more disastrous than all violence, with India and China contributing to 5.4 million of the pollution-related mortalities, a study has found.