• Allotment of broadcast time to parties for State elections

    New Delhi: Following is a copy of order no. 437/TA-LA/2017/Communication, dated 11 January issued by the Election Commission that describes the allotment of broadcast time to political parties in the elections to Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh this year.   At the time of general elections to the Lok Sabha in 1998, a Read further

  • Punjab should vote with Kejriwal in mind: Sisodia

    Mohali: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said to a group of people including journalists today that people of Punjab should cast their votes on 4 February “assuming that Arvind Kejriwal will be the Chief Minister of Punjab”, adding, “Whoever becomes the Chief Minister, it will be Kejriwal’s responsibility to ensure Read further

  • Mulayam makes it clear, Akhilesh is his heir

    Lucknow: Virtually ending the long Yadav family feud, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has said that his son Akhilesh Yadav will once again be the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh if his party retains power. “Akhilesh will be the Chief Minister after the election,” Mulayam Singh said on Monday evening, hours after saying there Read further

  • Manhunt on for Istanbul terrorist

    Istanbul: A massive manhunt is going on for the terrorist who killed 39 people in the nightclub Reina early on Sunday before managing to escape in the ensuing chaos. Turkey’s interior minister, Suleyman Soylu, said that police are hunting for one terrorist after the attacker opened fire in the night spot in Ortakoy neighbourhood at around Read further

  • Ferry burns near Jakarta killing passengers

    Jakarta: A ferry caught fire near Jakarta, Indonesia this morning. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said at least 23 had died and at least 17 remain missing. The Zahro Express caught fire shortly after leaving Muara Angke port in Jakarta. It was heading to Tidung Island, in the Kepulauan Seribu chain. Police said the fire Read further

  • US expels 35 Russian diplomats over election hacking

    Washington: Outgoing US President Barrack Obama yesterday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats who are suspected to be spies and imposed sanctions over allegations of hacking and interference during the recently concluded US Presidential elections where Donald Trump from the Republican party came to power. The move, coming at the very end of Obama’s tenure, Read further

  • Taxes register record collection; Jaitley exults

    New Delhi: According to data released by the Ministry of Finance, a comparison of taxes collected in the period April – December 2016 and April – December 2015 shows that direct tax collections grew by 12.01% and indirect tax collections grew by 25%. “Statistics and taxation figures are real. This is the money that has Read further

  • Indians to be richer amidst slower GDP growth

    New Delhi: The Union government has released its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for the financial year 2017, which says that India’s per capita income is expected to cross Rs 1 lakh this year. Per capita income is the money an average citizen of the country earns in a year; taking into account the richest Read further

  • PM launches BHIM app

    New Delhi: In a bid to push for digital transactions in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new payment application called BHIM which stands for Bharat Interface for Money. It is coined in remembrance of Ambedkar, renowned social reformer and principal architect of the Indian Constitution. Speaking at Digi Dhan Mela event held at Talkatora stadium, Read further

  • Libertarian SBP plans to protest policy of socialism at all PSUs

    New Delhi: The Swarna Bharat Party under the patronage of former IAS officer (voluntarily retired) Sanjeev Sabhlok says that it opposes “socialism in its entirety.” In a letter to several media houses, it said, “We believe that the role of a government must be limited to core functions of defence, police and justice (which all governments Read further

  • Appeal for Saurabh from ABVP

    New Delhi: This message has been circulating on WhatsApp since this morning. In support of ABVP JNU activists, who stopped the anti-India procession of communists who called for “Bharat ki barbadi tak jung rahegi (our war will continue until India is destroyed)” for which Saurabh Sharma (elected joint secretary of JNUSU from ABVP platform) has been unjustly Read further

  • Communists persecuting opponents wantonly

    New Delhi: ABVP leader and Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) joint secretary Chhattrapal Yadav has been shot at in Delhi. He has had a narrow escape. He is reported to be safe now. Before this, a gun was flashed at ABVP president and JNUSU joint secretary Saurabh Sharma during the controversial 9 February event on the Read further

  • Only 7100 cheetahs remain, say experts

    Washington: According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), is down to 7,100 individuals remaining worldwide, most of them in Africa and, rarely, in Asia. The number establishes cheetahs as much less commonplace than just over a 100 years ago. There are now scientists calling Read further

  • Study confirms efficacy of new Ebola vaccine

    London: A study published in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known medical journals, found the rVSV-ZEVOB ebola vaccine can provide up to 100% protection against onset of Zaire ebolavirus, one of the 2 most common strains of Ebola, responsible for most of the cases observed in humans. Iowa-based NewLink Genetics, which owns the Read further

  • Robotic arm can be controlled by mind

    Minnesota: Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people who are paralysed or have neurodegenerative diseases. The study was published online today in Scientific Reports, a Nature research journal. “This Read further

  • New insights into Rashtrapati Bhavan

    New Delhi: Three books on Rashtrapati Bhavan, Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Indradhanush (Volume II) and Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj, were released at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 11 December by President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking on the occasion, the president said that he was Read further

  • Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature

    In a surprising decisions U.S. folk singer and songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said that the 75 year old Dylan was given the award “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Bob Dylan is the 259th American to have won a Nobel, Read further

  • Nordic Noir: New Hot Spot For Crime Fiction

    he alliteratively named genre, Nordic Noir, interchangeably, if not 100% accurately, with Scandinavian Noir, or Scandicrime, or Scandinoir, began to come to the notice of other parts, way back in the 1960s. That was when the first Scandinavian ‘police procedural’ novels went to other parts of Europe, and across the Atlantic.  Walter Matthau starred in Read further

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