10 killed in road accident in Odisha

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:26

Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed and two others injured after a head-on collision between a passenger vehicle and a truck in Odisha's Sambalpur district on Monday, police said.


Soon, quick passport verification with CCTNS linking

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:18

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The time taken for police verification for passports will soon be considerably reduced with the linking of CCTNS with the MEAs passport service, a senior official said on Monday.


Need to promote organic products: Maneka

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:14

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday called for more promotion of organic products as she emphasised the use of sustainable alternatives.


Railway safety official inspects Utkal Express accident site

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:10

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 21 (IANS) Commissioner, Railway Safety Shailesh Pathak on Monday visited Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh's Muzffarnagar where 14 coaches of Kalinga Utkal Express derailed on Saturday claiming 22 lives.


New ship inducted in Indian Navy

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:08

Port Blair, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian Navy on Monday commissioned an amphibious ship for transport and deployment of battle tanks, an official statement said.


Gujarat HC notice to EC over Ahmed Patel victory

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:04

Ahmedabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notice to the Election Commission and the winners of the August 8 Rajya Sabha polls in the state following a petition seeking to cancel the election of Congress heavyweight Ahmed Patel.


'India should adopt GM technology to boost agricultural production'

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:00

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Crop productivity in India is low compared to its neighbours as it has not kept pace with world-class innovative technologies, said a US official, seeking adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops to ensure more production and profitability to farmers.


Dharmendra Kumar new RPF Director General

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:56

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Dharmendra Kumar was appointed as new Director General of Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Monday, an official said.


152 dead, Rs 14,000 cr loss in Bengal floods: Mamata

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:54

Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) The ongoing West Bengal floods has claimed 152 lives and caused losses to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore in 11 districts of the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday after visiting three northern districts where large areas continued to be submerged.


Banerjee demands flood package from Centre

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:48

Malda (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday demanded a central government package for her flood-hit state, on the lines of the grants given to BJP-ruled Assam and Gujarat.


Dinakaran group to meet Governor on Tuesday

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:44

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Upset over their isolation, the AIADMK group headed by V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran will meet Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday.