Tussle in Congress for Kerala Rajya Sabha seat

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:22

Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) A race is on within the Congress in Kerala on who will be nominated for a Rajya Sabha seat the party hopes to win in June.


Modi to visit MP on Tuesday

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:59

Bhopal, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Madhya Pradesh's Mandla district on Tuesday to address Panchayat bodies and indigenous communities.


Arrested for filing RTI on Parrikar's health: Businessman

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:56

Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Arrested and released on bail for uploading a false Facebook post announcing the death of ailing Manohar Parrikar, businessman Kenneth Silveira has said he was arrested two days after he filed an RTI plea with the Goa Chief Minister's Office seeking his health status.


Family of dead Latvian tourist demands justice

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:30

Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) The family of a Latvian female tourist whose body was found near Kovalam in Kerala on Monday demanded a fair probe into her death which they claimed was not a suicide.


Were five Maharashtra legislators on Maoist radar?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:16

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A five-member team of Maharashtra legislators who were on a three-day official tour of Gadchiroli district may have been on the radar of Maoists, 16 of whom were gunned on Sunday, authoritative sources said on Monday.


Yaba drug smuggling, addiction rates record alarming rise in Bangladesh

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:38

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 23, Smuggling of the highly-addictive drug yaba -- and its soaring acceptance among the youth and even celebrities -- is a challenge Bangladesh faces increasingly as Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar are suspected to be peddling it as a means of survival, say border guard officials.


Metro girder collapses in Ghaziabad, 4 persons injured

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:18

Ghaziabad, April 23, A number of people were injured on Monday after a girder, which was being used by the Delhi Metro for the construction of a foot-over bridge, collapsed here, authorities said.


'Absence of benchmarks impacting quality of education in government schools'

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:02

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Thanks to the Right to Education Act (RTE) of 2009, India has been able to achieve near universal enrolment of children in schools at the primary and upper primary levels -- but the quality of what is being taught has been severely impacted by the lack of benchmarks, says a senior official, as also a recent survey.


Tripura asked to expedite digitisation of PDS to check fraud

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:32

Agartala, April 23 (IANS) The Union government has asked the northeastern states to expedite the computerisation of the Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure greater efficiency and transparency, and to check large-scale fraud.


VHP chief visits Ayodhya, says Ram temple will be reality soon

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:58

Ayodhya, April 23, Newly elected Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje on Monday visited the make-shift temple of 'Ram Lalla' here in Uttar Pradesh and said that the dream of billions for a grand Ram temple here will soon be a reality.