India

Vijayan asks Diaspora to donate for Kerala


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28: Admitting that the flood damage was much more than what was estimated, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday urged the Kerala Diaspora to contribute a month's salary for the state's reconstruction.Vijayan's comments came as the total number of people in relief camps, which stood at 14.5 lakh on August 21,...

Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Yamuna


New Delhi, Aug 28: The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Yamuna river here on Tuesday following religious rituals.A 'puja' was held before the immersion at Sonia Vihar pushta, where Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari and other party leaders were present. Tiwari announced that the Yamuna...

Centre signs MoU with six states for water project


New Delhi, Aug 28: Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with six states for the construction of the Lakhwar multi-purpose project in the upper Yamuna basin to deal with water crisis.Chief Ministers Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh, Vasundhara Raje of Rajasthan, Trivendra Singh Rawat of Uttarakhand,...

Don’t take Gautam Navlakha out of Delhi, says high court


New Delhi, Aug 28: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Maharashtra Police not to take Maoist sympathizer Gautam Navlakha -- who has been arrested on terror charges -- out of Delhi till Wednesday and keep him under house arrest till further orders.Gautam Navlakha was arrested by a joint team of Delhi Police and...

Delhi Metro service hit on Blue Line


New Delhi, Aug 28: Delhi Metro services on the blue line were severely hit on Tuesday due to ongoing maintenance work, causing inconvenience to the commuters.Metro officials said the speed was reduced for the maintenance work on the track which could not be carried out at night because of the rain. The trains on the...

Centre approves Sisodia’s request to visit Moscow


New Delhi, Aug 28: The Union government on Tuesday approved Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's request to go to Moscow to speak about education reforms in the national capital, hours after he complained that his visit was not being okayed.Finally, GoI (Government of India) gave permission which was pending since 10 days, for...

6,000 railway stations to become Wi-Fi enabled: Goyal


New Delhi, Aug 28: Stressing the need for high-speed Internet connectivity in the remotest parts of the country, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that about 6,000 railway stations will be Wi-Fi enabled in six to eight months.We believe that if we have to leverage digital technology, the basic thing is to ensure...

Police targeting Dalit rights activists post Koregaon: CPI-M


New Delhi, Aug 28: Condemning arrests of various activists and journalists such as Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao and Gautam Navlakha, the CPI-M on Tuesday alleged that the police have been targeting Dalit rights activists an intellectuals after Bhima Koregaon riots. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) strongly protests the raids conducted by police authorities on...

JNU Students Union poll on September 14


New Delhi, Aug 28: The annual election to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU), a traditional Left bastion, will be held on September 14.The election schedule was released late Monday. For the last two years, all four top posts in JNUSU have been held by a Left-alliance involving the Students Federation of India (SFI),...