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Air India probing drunk passenger incident


Airline sources said a probe has commenced on the basis of an initial report submitted to the authorities. A detailed internal investigation is now on to ascertain if the crew followed the assigned SOPs (standard operating procedures) and whether they reported the matter when the aircraft landed back in Delhi, among other things. The...

Give details of NPAs under NDA government, Chidambaram tells Modi


The real test is, will the NDA-2 match the record of UPA-2 and that of UPA-1. Let's assume that PM is right when he says that loans given under UPA have turned bad. How many of those loans were renewed or rolled over (that is 'evergreened') under NDA? Chidambaram wrote on Twitter. Why...

Woman dies of rat fever in flood-hit Kerala


In the past two days, eight people have died due to the disease that transmits from animals to humans. The risk of contaminating the disease is high during flooding. According to officials at the Kozhikode Medical College hospital, the woman died on Sunday morning. As of Sunday, 40 cases of leptospirosis were reported in...

Easy to call a disciplinarian autocrat: Modi


Speaking at the launch of a book on the Vice President, Modi also said the disruptions in the Rajya Sabha enabled Naidu to display his administrative expertise as the Chairman. Naidu is a disciplinarian, but the situation in the country is such that it has become easy to call discipline undemocratic. If someone...

Naidu seeks unity among parliamentarians on issues of national importance


I am a little unhappy that our Parliament is not functioning as it should be. I have not hesitated in recording in the book just now released my disappointment over the functioning of the Rajya Sabha during the first two sessions that I have presided over, Naidu said on the occasion of...

Sitharaman discusses J&K security situation with governor


Sitharaman, accompanied by Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, held discussions with Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here, a statement said. She was received by the Governor on her arrival at the Raj Bhavan. The Defence Minister extended warm greetings to Malik on his appointment as Governor of Jammu...

‘Developing border infrastructure can foster India-Bangladesh economic prosperity’


Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who inaugurated the seminar, said the under-construction bridge over river Feni in southern Tripura would make easier the transportation of goods between the northeastern states and the rest of the world via the Chittagong sea port in Bangladesh. The Haldia port near Kolkata is 1,220 km from...

Janmashtami celebrations in Bengal


The celebration is being held on a much larger scale to turn the occasion into a social festival, media in-charge of VHP's state unit Souresh Mukherjee told IANS. Ten major rallies were taken out from different parts of Kolkata, while Krishna puja (worship) was held at 70 places in the city. A number of...

No decision on Assembly dissolution in Telangana cabinet meet


After an hour-long meeting at the Pragati Bhavan, official residence of the Chief Minister, Finance Minister Etela Rajender along with a few other ministers briefed the reporters. The cabinet took some decisions on sops for different sections of people. A major decision is for the construction of a community building for the Backward...