Mamata raises voice against Internet misuse

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:18

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) On the occasion of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that social media should not be used to spread negativity.


Denial of food ration due to Aadhaar significant: Report

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:16

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Even as the government promotes Aadhaar as an enabler to ensure that food and other subsidies reach the poor, a new report on Thursday said that a large number of people do not get food ration under the Public Distribution System (PDS) due to factors related to the biometric identification system.


Vivo V9 now in sapphire blue variant in India

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:08

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Thursday introduced its latest flagship Vivo V9 in a sapphire blue colour variant for Rs 22,990.


Varanasi flyover tragedy: Samples sent to IIT-Roorkee

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:42

Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Samples of iron beams, cement, concrete and other construction material used in a Varanasi flyover, a portion of which collapsed on Tuesday killing many, have been sent for "quality and standards test" to IIT-Roorkee in Uttarakhand, an official said on Thursday.


CPI-M used solar scam politically, lost credibility: Chandy

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:38

Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) Hitting out at the CPI-M in Kerala, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said the Left party had used the solar scam politically and now with the Kerala High Court ruling in his favour, they have suffered a huge loss of credibility.


Men involved in Gurgaon thefts held

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:00

Gurugram, May 17 (IANS) Police said on Thursday that they have arrested seven men blamed for thefts of Amazon products and at ATM booths.


Cauvery: SC reserves order on Centre's draft scheme

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:54

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on the Central government's draft Cauvery management scheme, saying it would pass the order after examining whether the scheme was in consonance with its earlier judgment.


Assault case: Kejriwal agrees to join probe

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:50

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has agreed to join the police investigation on Friday in a case of alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February, police said on Thursday.


Delhi policeman, associate arrested for assault

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:46

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A Delhi Police constable and his associate were arrested on charges of kidnapping, assaulting and robbing a pedestrian, police said on Thursday.


Shah hits out at Rahul for 'mockery of Constitution' comment

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:44

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday justified his party forming government in Karnataka with B.S. Yeddyurappa taking oath as Chief Minister and hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for terming the political developments as "mockery of Constitution".


State of Indian judiciary akin to Pakistan's: Rahul

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:34

Raipur, May 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Modi government, saying the Indian Constitution was under "severe attack" and the current state of judiciary was like that of Pakistan.


Child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:24

Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's health officials on Thursday warned that a virus affecting children was spreading in the island's south and five deaths had been reported.