156 arrive from South Sudan in Thiruvananthapuram

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:40

Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) One hundred and fifty six persons who were evacuated from South Sudan arrived on a special Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft at the international airport here early on Friday.


New Kendriya Vidyalaya at Rae Bareli, says Javadekar

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:52

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday announced two new Kendriya Vidyalayas will come up including in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district, which comprises Congress President Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary constituency.


Three killed in Bihar as power wire falls on train

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:40

Patna, July 14 (IANS) At least three people were electrocuted and nearly 20 injured in Bihar's Patna district on Thursday night when an overhead high voltage wire fell on the roof of a running train, where dozens of passengers were sitting, police said.


'Harmonise custom duties, taxation for BBIN initiative's success'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:32

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Member countries of the sub-regional BBIN (Bangladesh Bhutan, India, Nepal) initiative must bring harmony in customs duties and taxation to improve movement of trade and goods among these countries, officials said on Thursday.


Indian tea company delivers 'cleansing' green tea to Trump

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:20

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) City based TE-A-ME Teas on Thursday said it delivered a four years' supply of green tea to US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, requesting him to drink the beverage to become "less extreme" as it is never too late to "cleanse" himself.


SC to hear banks' plea against Mallya's non-disclosure of full assets

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:10

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on July 18 a plea by a consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India that beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya has not complied with its April 7 order asking him to fully disclose assets held by him and his family.


Protest march in Kolkata against Kashmir killings

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:06

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Condemning the killings in the violence-hit Kashmir Valley, students and right activists on Thursday took out a protests march demanding demilitarisation in Kashmir.


Calcutta VC advises students to refrain from politics

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) University of Calcutta's interim Vice Chancellor Sugata Marjit on Thursday asked students to refrain from politics and called for a ban on student agitations including strikes and 'gherao' (confinement) of teachers.


New venue finalised for Naik's media meet

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:58

Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) The beleaguered Islamic Research Foundation announced a fresh venue - the fourth in a week - to conduct a media interaction with its founder chief, televangelist Zakir Naik on Friday morning, an aide said here.


India, Japan call for utmost respect to UN convention on Sea

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 22:40

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India and Japan on Thursday urged all parties "to show utmost respect for the Unclos" in the wake of an international tribunal ruling against China's claims to rights in the South China Sea and laid emphasis on freedom of navigation and overflights in international waters.