World: India

BMC election results 2017: Why did BJP Win in Maharashtra and other parties lose?

Friday  17:35,   24 february 2017
The Financial Express

With this election, Fadnavis, who does not have the advantage of political lineage or the backing of a numerically influential caste, has emerged as a pan-Maharashtrian leader. Another reason for the success of BJP iacross Maharashtra is the[...]

Jaya did not wish information, photo release during hospital stay: Apollo

Friday  10:21,   24 february 2017
The New Indian Express

<p>All information released pertaining to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s health was in accordance with her wishes, Apollo Hospitals informed the Madras High Court on Thursday.</p>The First Bench of Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G[...]

Mizo MLA performs emergency operation on woman as govt hospital surgeon was away

Friday  06:35,   24 february 2017
Hindustan Times

A Mizoram MLA swapped his political duties for a doctor’s when a woman in his constituency required an emergency procedure on Wednesday.&nbsp;Dr K Beichhua, a qualified MBBS graduate from the Regional Medical College in Imphal, decided to carry[...]

In dramatic exchange of Tweets, Sushma Swaraj turns saviour for Indian man, wife stuck in Yemen port

Friday  06:00,   24 february 2017
The Financial Express

Indian Navy Spokesperson today took to Twitter to give rough location and approach time of the force's vessel to conflict zone in Yemen, in what seems to be breaking security protocol. Responding to a query by External Affairs Minister Sushma[...]

Mumbai's original inhabitants fear world's tallest statue

Thursday  10:35,   23 february 2017
AFP

A fitting tribute to a local legend or a grotesque misuse of money? The decision to build the world's tallest statue just off Mumbai's coast has divided the city.But the traditional Koli community, who depend on fishing for their[...]

Clashes Outside Delhi's Ramjas College Over Invite To JNU's Umar Khalid

Wednesday  16:50,   22 february 2017
NDTV

Over 20 students were reportedly injured as two groups clashed at the Delhi University today.A group of students and teachers had gathered in protest against the Ramjas College for allegedly cancelling its invite to Umar Khalid, one of the JNU[...]

Rajasthan: In this govt school, stray dogs snatch students’ midday meal

Wednesday  11:50,   22 february 2017
Hindustan Times

Legendary poet Kanhaiya Lal Sethiya, in his poem Pithal aur Pathal, mentions a jungle cat snatching a bread made of grass that Rajput warrior king Maharana Pratap’s son Amar Singh was eating while spending a tough life in the forests during a war[...]

Telangana CM KCR makes another massive donation — gold ornaments worth Rs 5.6 cr — at Tirupati temple

Wednesday  11:46,   22 february 2017
The Indian Express

KCR presented a 'Saligrama' necklace and a 'Kante' with five rows to the lord in Tirupati. KCR will proceed to Tirchanoor later today where he will offer another set of ornaments to the presiding deity Padmavati Ammavaru. Later this[...]

Govt has no plans to reintroduce Rs 1,000 note, tweets economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das

Wednesday  08:25,   22 february 2017
Hindustan Times

The government has no plans to reintroduce Rs 1,000 notes, economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Wednesday, three months after a decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1000 banknotes in India’s fight against black money, corruption and terror[...]

BMC elections: BJP, Shiv Sena claim people’s support as millions vote in crucial polls

Wednesday  08:05,   22 february 2017
The Indian Express

<p>The elections for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recorded a 52.17 per cent turnout on Tuesday.</p>The elections is being dubbed as a referendum on the Devendra Fadnavis government as its results could impact the future of the[...]

Zakir Naik Won't Come Now, Says Ready For Video Conference

Tuesday  20:05,   21 february 2017
NDTV

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to record his statement in the money laundering case against him via video conferencing.Naik founded Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) that was last November barred[...]

No cap on visa for Indian students: British envoy

Tuesday  20:05,   21 february 2017
Livemint

British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said that the UK had announced 600 scholarships for Indian students.British high commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said that the UK had announced 600 scholarships for Indian students aspiring to [...]

India, Britain decide to expedite extradition requests

Tuesday  20:05,   21 february 2017
Livemint

In the backdrop of India pressing Britain to extradite Vijay Mallya, the 2 countries decided to expedite the requests for extradition and mutual legal assistance pending on either side. The external affairs ministry said both sides resolved to[...]

PM Modi urges US to keep an open mind on visas for skilled workers

Tuesday  17:05,   21 february 2017
Reuters

<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the United States on Tuesday to keep an open mind on admitting skilled Indian workers.</p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the United States on Tuesday to keep an open mind on admitting skilled Indian[...]

PM Modi urges US to keep an open mind on visas for skilled workers

Tuesday  17:05,   21 february 2017
Reuters

<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the United States on Tuesday to keep an open mind on admitting skilled Indian workers.</p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the United States on Tuesday to keep an open mind on admitting skilled Indian[...]