India

Doctors should serve in rural areas before getting promotion: Naidu


Bhubaneswar, Aug 25: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that every doctor should serve at least 3 years in rural areas before getting a promotion.It should be made mandatory for young doctors to serve at least 3 years in rural areas before getting promotion, Naidu told the first convocation ceremony of the...

Kofi Annan to be buried in Ghana on September 13


Accra, Aug 25: Former UN Secretary-General and Noble Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan will be laid to rest in his home country Ghana on September 13, the country's President Akufo-Addo has said.Akufo-Addo made the announcement on Friday when the family of the late Annan paid a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House....

Apple donates Rs 7 crore for Kerala’s flood victims


New Delhi, Aug 25: Heartbroken by the catastrophic flooding in Kerala, US tech giant Apple on Saturday announced to donate Rs 7 crore towards the ongoing relief work.We're heartbroken by the catastrophic flooding in Kerala. Apple is donating Rs 7 crore to support the life saving work Mercy Corps India and the Chief Minister's...

Defeating BJP first priority of Opposition in 2019, leadership later: Rahul


London, Aug 25: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be a straight contest between the BJP and the entire opposition and their first priority is to defeat the ruling alliance.He said the issue of leadership will be taken up by opposition parties after the polls. In an interactive...

Rahul has to choose his words with care


Rahul Gandhi has had another of his escape-velocity-of-Jupiter moments.His reference to the massive gravitational force of the solar system's largest planet was in the context of explaining how much velocity was required by a spacecraft to lift itself from the surface of Jupiter compared to what was required on earth -- 60 km/sec against...

Massive fire in Delhi plastic factory


New Delhi, Aug 25: A massive fire broke out in a plastic factory here on Saturday destroying lakhs of materials, the Delhi Fire Service (DFS) said.Two workers, who were sleeping inside the factory, managed to escape. The incident was reported around 3.55 a.m. from west Delhi's Nangloi area where the fire engulfed the factory being...

Congress not involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rahul


London, Aug 25: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Congress was not involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, in which nearly 3,000 Sikhs were killed, mostly in the national capital when the party's government was in power at the Centre.To a question being asked by the CNN-News18 at an event in the UK...

Two companies fleecing people, Bengal government silent: Congress


Kolkata, Aug 25: West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee chief Adhir Chowdhury on Friday accused the state government of not taking action against two private companies charging significantly higher rates for providing High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) for the vehicles here, compared to other states.The two companies were awarded the 10-year contract for HSRP project...

230 kg Ganja seized in Bengal, two arrested


Kolkata, Aug 25: The city unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday seized 230 kgs of ganja from a vehicle in West Bengal's Alipurduar district and arrested two residents of Assam in this connection, a senior NCB official said.The seizure was made from Alipurduar district's Madarihat area during a joint operation by the...