West Bengal is dropping 'West', to be renamed as Bengal

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:22

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday proposed to rename West Bengal as "Bengal", dropping "West" from its name, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said.


Nepal's Madhesis sign 3-point agreement with government-in-waiting

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:18

Kathmandu, Aug 2 (IANS) Nepal's agitating Sanghiya Loktantantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) on Tuesday signed a three-point agreement with the Nepali Congress (NC) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) which together propose to form a new government in the Himalayan nation, officials said here.


Himachal HC quashes case against BJP MP Anurag Thakur

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:54

Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) In a setback to the state government, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday quashed a criminal case registered against state cricket body chief and BJP MP Anurag Thakur on charge of encroaching land to construct the Dharamsala stadium.


BSF recovers 15 kg heroin in Punjab

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:30

Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered 15 kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Tarn Taran sector, officials said on Tuesday.


7,700 Indian workers affected in Saudi Arabia: MEA

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:26

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In all, 7,700 Indian workers of four companies in Saudi Arabia, affected by financial crisis, have been given shelter in 20 camps, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said on Tuesday.


Abu Jundal, six others get life term in Aurangabad arms haul case

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:16

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) A Special MCOCA Court on Tuesday sentenced Lashkar-e-Taiba operative and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and six others to life imprisonment till death in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.


Be frank and fearless, Modi tells young civil servants

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:02

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked young Indian civil servants to remain "fearless" and "frank" during their interactions with the senior officers.


Government circulates amendments to GST bill

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 14:46

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Ahead of taking up the GST bill in the Rajya Sabha, the government on Tuesday circulated the amendments to the draft leislation among the members of the house.


Two children die in Punjab home for mentally challenged

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 14:30

Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) At least two children died and nearly 30 others were rushed to hospital following suspected food poisoning in a home for mentally challenged children in Punjab's Kapurthala town, 175 km from here, officials said on Tuesday.


Modi to launch '70 Saal Azadi-Jara Yaad Karo Kurbani'

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 13:56

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on August 9 launch a programme called '70 Saal Azadi -- Zara Yaad Karo Kurbani' (70 years of independence: Do recall the sacrifices).


87% Of Indian-worker exploitation complaints from Gulf nations

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 13:44

As thousands of laid-off Indian workers in Saudi Arabia were said to be without food, 87 per cent of complaints received from Indian workers at Indian missions across nine countries were from six Gulf countries, with nearly half of those from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, according to government data.