Home » Archives by category » INDIA (Page 2)

Patna Metro Rail work starts this year?

\ \

Patna Metro Rail work starts this year?

Patna, (Bihar)  Mar 13 : The Patna Metro rail project will kick off some time this year.  The work on Metro rail project in Patna will begin in 2018-19 financial year, Bihar Urban Development Suresh Kumar Sharma said in the Assembly today. “We expect that we will get the new DPR (detailed project report) in […]

Indian cricket: Shoddy Umpires and Ball Replacement

\

Indian cricket: Shoddy Umpires and Ball Replacement

New Delhi, Mar 12 : Seems that standards of Umpires are falling in India, and balls are being replaced, while Ranji trophy captains are saying ‘That’s not cricket’! The BCCI is planning to replace the official kookaburra ball with SG white for India’s limited overs matches at home. The matter was discussed at length during […]

Supreme Court passes ‘living will’

Supreme Court passes ‘living will’

On Friday in landmark judgement Supreme Court has allowed ‘living will’ passive euthanasia but with strict guidelines. A ‘living will’ is made by a person, in the normal state of mind, seeking voluntary euthanasia in case of terminal illness, if he or she is terminally ill or no longer able to express informed consent. Passive […]

Tharoor vs Goswami: it’s game on!

Tharoor vs Goswami: it’s game on!

New Delhi:  Shashi Tharoor and Arnab Goswami  told the Delhi High Court they were willing to step into the witness box to depose in the defamation suit filed by the Congress leader against the journalist and his channel Republic TV (March 7, PTI). The statements were made by their counsel before Justice Manmohan, who sought […]

Today we’re Celebrating Anglo-Indian Woman Power

\ \

Today we’re Celebrating Anglo-Indian Woman Power

On this International women’s day, let’s take a look at some exceptional women! Independent India’s first woman postmistress was Mary Isaacs Rebeiro, who was the chief at the ( Kashmere Gate , Maiden’s Hotel and Mori Gate , from 1940 ) in an all – male Postal environment when less than 1 percent  of India’s […]

RBI inspects, fines Axis, IOB millions of rupees!

\

RBI inspects, fines Axis, IOB millions of rupees!

Mumbai :The Reserve Bank said it has imposed a penalty of Rs 3 crore on Axis Bank for violation of NPA classification norms, and Rs 2 crore on Indian Overseas Bank for not complying with the KYC regulations, says a PTI report (March 5). RBI said it had carried out a statutory inspection of private […]

JNU students upset: mess rates up by  100%!

\

JNU students upset: mess rates up by 100%!

New Delhi: In yet another controversial move, the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has increased its mess rates by 100 per cent, attracting strong reactions from students, says a PTI report. A circular issued by the office of Dean of Students of JNU on February 27 notified revision of charges of mess admission dues, guest and […]

Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

\ \ \

Meghalaya: Will Congress or NPP form the government?

Shillong: Meghalaya threw up an interesting mandate on Saturday. The Congress emerged as the largest party, but only marginally ahead of the National People’s Party, providing the smaller parties with an opportunity to play kingmaker. The BJP won 2 seats. The Congress took  of 21 of the 59 seats – two more than the NPP’s. […]

Catholic Priest stabbed by Assistant

\

Catholic Priest stabbed by Assistant

A 52-year old Catholic priest and rector of a Christian pilgrim Centre in Kerala was reportedlyy stabbed to death near here today by an assistant, whom he had recently suspended for “misconduct”, police said. Fr Xavier Thelakkatt of the St Thomas International hill shrine ‘Kurisumudi’ in Malayattoor was attacked by the sacristan (one who assists […]

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

\ \ \

Blue Posy makes Butterfly History!

The Blue Posy is sighted! It was last sighted in Sikkim in 1934. The rediscovery of a butterfly after 83 years in the country in Arunachal Pradesh has gladdened butterfly lovers all over. A group of three persons working with the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has spotted the blue posy ( Drupadia scaeva cyara) […]

Driving licences soon to be Aadhar-linked

\

Driving licences soon to be Aadhar-linked

New Delhi:  IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad  said he is in talks with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to link motor vehicle driving licences with the biometric identifier Aadhaar. “I am taking with Nitin Gadkari ji to finalise the linking up all the motor mehicle driving licences with Aadhaar,” Prasad said, while addressing the […]

TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

\ \

TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

New Delhi:  The Tata Institute of Social Sciences students and alumni  staged a demonstration near the Human Resource Development Ministry against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC and ST scholars on February 26, reports PTI. The students of all the campuses of the institute have been protesting since February 21 against the administration demanding tuition, […]