Eight die in TN bus stand roof collapse

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:26

Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Eight employees of the Tamil Nadu state transport corporation died while three were injured early on Friday when the roof of an old bus stand in Nagapattinam district collapsed, said police.


Indian Embassy in US involved in search for missing girl in Texas

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:22

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has voiced "deep concern" over a three-year-old Indian girl in Texas who has been missing since October 7 after her foster father made her stand outside the house as punishment for not drinking milk. She said the Indian Embassy is actively involved in the search.


Authorities clueless as mysterious braid choppers haunt Kashmir

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:12

Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) There have been over 120 reports of braid chopping in the Kashmir Valley in the last two months and despite the widespread fear and condemnation, the authorities appear clueless about the mysterious incidents that have caused a new type of terror in the troubled region.


One killed, property gutted in UP fires

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:04

Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) At least one person died and property worth lakhs was gutted in three incidents of fire in Uttar Pradesh over the last 12 hours during Diwali, police said on Friday.


Chidambaram takes dig at EC for delaying Gujarat poll announcement

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:28

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the Election Commission (EC) for not announcing the Gujarat Assembly poll dates, saying it has "authorised" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "announce" the dates at his last poll rally this month.


Government should wake up to scourge of illegal LEDs (Comment: Special to IANS)

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:28

The Indian LED lighting industry is going through a boom phase. According to some estimates, the market has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.5 per cent between 2009 and 2016 and is now worth around $3.7 billion (with LEDs at around 40 per cent of the market share). This makes the industry worth much more than the total GDP of over two dozen countries around the world.


Modi visits Kedarnath

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:00

Dehradun, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath ahead of its closure for the next six months. This is his second visit to the shrine this year.


Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protests

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:14

Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on Friday to prevent separatist-called protests against growing incidents of braid chopping in Jammu and Kashmir.


Nearly 58% of Rohingya refugees are kids

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:42

Geneva, Oct 20 (IANS) Nearly fifty-eight per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said.


RSS leader murder: Punjab to hand over probe to NIA

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:08

Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday issued orders to hand over probe into the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosai to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), officials said.


RS notice to Sharad Yadav on plea for disqualification

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:54

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Taking cognizance of the petition submitted by the Nitish Kumar faction of the JD-U for disqualification of party leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar Ansari on grounds of defection, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat has issued show cause notice to the two leaders.