Mamata holds high-level meeting to combat dengue, maararia, advisory issued

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 19:20

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) Amid reports of deaths caused by dengue and high fever, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired a high-level meeting on Tuesday, following which an advisory was issued, warning against stagnant water collecting and asking various departments to raise awareness to control the outbreak.


3 arrests, but no headway in Bulandshahr gang-rape case

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 19:18

Bulandshahr, Aug 2 (IANS) Despite arrest of three suspects, there seems to be no headway in the investigation into the gang-rape of a woman and her teenaged daughter on NH-91 last week even though Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had announced that the case would be cracked within 24 hours.


Telangana scraps medical entrance after question paper leak

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 19:00

Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The Telangana government on Tuesday scrapped the TS EAMCET-II 2016 examination in wake of leakage of the question paper last month and announced schedule for fresh exam for admission to medical courses in the state.


Mother kills children, self in UP

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 18:50

Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) A woman on Tuesday laced the milk of her three children with poison killing them before consuming it herself in Auraiyya in Uttar Pradesh, police said.


UIDAI gave undue favour of Rs 4.92 crore to Wipro: CAG

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 18:26

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which manages Aadhaar, granted undue favour to IT services major Wipro in a maintenance contract to the tune of Rs 4.92 crore, a Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report on Tuesday said.


Ban Chinese kite string, HC tells Delhi government

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 18:24

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi government to soon ban Chinese kite string and permit string made only of cotton or other natural fibre.


Five killed in Dhaka were suicide bombers

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 18:20

Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Five of the nine militants killed here were members of a suicide squad of the banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), police said.


IFS recruits' quality falling: Parliamentary panel

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 18:08

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern over "deterioration" in the quality of recruits to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and said it is "imperative" that only the best are selected.


Parliamentary approval to amendment act setting up new IITs

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 18:02

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Parliament on Tuesday accorded approval to the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016, to set new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Tirupati, Palakkad, Goa, Dharwar, Bhilai, and Jammu with the Rajya Sabha passing the measure by voice vote.


Italy expels Pakistani IS 'supporter'

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 17:58

Rome, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) Authorities have deported a Pakistani man accused of seeking to stage a terrorist attack in Italy for the Islamic State (IS) group, Ansa news agency said.