India

Kiren Rijiju urges to make cities cycle friendly


With the Movelo Cyclothon, NITI Aayog is introducing the people of India with the future of mobility. Let us together make a move for better cities and a better India, the minister said while interacting with the crowd at Delhi Movelo Cyclothon at India Gate here. He expressed his happiness to flag off...

Ex-Himachal CM hospitalised


The doctors in Chandigarh's PGI where he was admitted on Saturday evening, said his condition was now stable. He's in hospital for observation and undergoing some tests, a doctor in the PGI's Advanced Cardiac Care told IANS. He was discharged from the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here on Saturday after remaining...

Search operation in J&K following gunfight


The militants fired at the security forces in Laddi Imamsahab area after which there was a brief exchange of gunfire. Searches are ongoing in the area to trace the militants, the police said. Authorities have suspended mobile internet services in the district.

Amarinder devoid of moral character: Badal


In a hard-hitting statement here on Saturday in response to recent statements by Amarinder Singh regarding Badal ordering firing by the police on people protesting against sacrilege incidents of Guru Granth Sahib in October 2015, Badal said that the chief minister had lowered the dignity of the august office he happens to...

Kerala CM heads to US for treatment


He is being accompanied by his wife, Kamala Vijayan. His trip was initially scheduled for August 19 for a period of 17 days, but it was postponed due to the heavy monsoon rains and subsequent floods that ravaged the state. According to informed sources, Vijayan is expected to return by the end of this...

EC wants maximum voting by differently-abled eligible voters


The Election Commission has asked all the states to conduct exhaustive mapping of differently-abled eligible voters so that maximum number of such voters can cast their votes in future elections..., Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti told the media here. Special arrangements, including engagement of volunteers were always made in most of the...

R. Madhavan takes charge as new HAL chairman


As the former executive director of the accessories division at HAL in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow, Madhavan, 56, has a four-year tenure till superannuation in 2022. He took charge following the retirement of Raju. Delivering world class products and services in the aerospace industry through increased indigenisation would be my key focus areas, said...

Technology could be great enabler of speedy justice delivery system: President


Technology can be a great enabler for speedy justice delivery system the President said while asking the legal fraternity to shun the culture of seeking adjournments as a matter of routine. Saying that there was a culture of seeking adjournments as a norm rather than an exception the President called for curbing the...

Bengal aiming to reduce under nutrition by 2020: Mamata


National Nutrition Week begins today. In Bangla, State Nutrition Mission as a multi-sectoral strategy to reduce under nutrition and anaemia amongst women and children in a targeted manner by 2020, has started functioning from July 2017, she wrote on Twitter. According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2015-16, 38.4 per cent of...