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PM Modi condoles demise of Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa
PM Modi condoles demise of Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed grief over the demise of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was described as a miracle soldier after being dug out alive from snow and ice in which he was buried for six days in the inhospitable Siachen glacier."He ..

Poster of Bhindranwale with Kejriwal sparks row in Punjab
Poster of  Bhindranwale with Kejriwal sparks row in Punjab New Delhi: A poster carrying pictures of slain militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders has sent flutters down  the political circles in Punjab.The poster shows the AAP leaders urgin..

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is on a three-day visit to India, was on Thursday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.“A day of engagements ..

PM Modi, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi hold close-door meeting ahead of bilateral talks
PM Modi, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi hold close-door meeting ahead of bilateral talks New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a restricted meeting at his 7 Race Course Road residence with visiting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan."A meeting at 7RCR... ..

PM Modi's wife Jashodaben files RTI, seeks marriage-related documents from his passport
PM Modi's wife Jashodaben files RTI, seeks marriage-related documents from his passport Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben has filed an RTI application with Regional Passport Office (RPO) seeking details about the marriage- related documents Modi had submitted to get his passport when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat."Jashod..

PM Modi breaks protocol, receives crown prince of Abu Dhabi personally
PM Modi breaks protocol, receives crown prince of Abu Dhabi  personally New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today broke protocol by personally receiving Abu Dhabi's crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with a warm embrace, as the latter alighted from the aircraft at the Palam Technical Area.The crown pr..

BJP seeks Kejriwal's resignation over HC's raid order
BJP seeks Kejriwal's resignation over HC's raid order New Delhi: The BJP today sought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation after the Delhi High Court set aside a trial court order to the CBI to release documents seized during a raid at the state secretariat.In an order today, Justice P.S. Teji said the Central Bu..

LJP demands President’s Rule in Bihar
LJP demands President’s Rule in Bihar Patna: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) today demanded imposition of President’s Rule in Bihar alleging a continuous slide in law and order situation in the state under the Nitish Kumar-led government.LJP Parliamentary Board chief Chirag Paswan told reporters his par..

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State funeral for soldier Hanmanthappa today
The funeral of Lance Naik Hanmanthappa Koppad, who died in Delhi on Thursday after being pulled out alive from an avalanche in Siachen, will be held at the land adjacent to the gram panchayat office in Betadur on Friday.Dharwad Deputy Commissioner Rajendra Cholan told reporters that this was decided after consulting his family and village elders. The fallen solider would be given a state funeral, for which a team of 20 soldiers from the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre from Belagavi will arrive.The mortal remains of Hanmanthappa arrived at the Hubballi airport at around 10.30 pm, and w

Siachen braveheart loses battle for life
Siachen avalanche survivor Lance Naik Hanmanthappa Koppad breathed his last on Thursday morning after battling for his life for two days at the Army’s Research & Referral?(R&R) hospital in New Delhi.Six members of the Dharwad soldier’s family, including mother Basamma, wife Mahadevi and two-year-old daughter Nethra, were by his side during the last moments.The ominous signs were on the wall in the morning. “His circulatory shock is now refractory to all drugs in maximum permissible doses and his kidneys remain non-functional,” the medical bulletin stated.  Hanmanthappa remained extr

PM condoles Siachen braveheart's death
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the demise of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who was extricated alive six days after an avalanche hit his post in Siachen Glacier, saying he has left "us sad and devastated"."He leaves us sad & devastated. RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. The soldier in you remains immortal. Proud that martyrs like you served India," Modi tweeted.The soldier died today, three days after he was miraculously rescued alive from beneath tonnes of snow at a height of 19,600 feet after the February 3 avalanche hit.The 33-year-old soldier of the 19th Battalion of Madras Regi

Ishrat Jahan was Lashkar suicide bomber: Headley
In perhaps the most sensational and controversial claim so far, Pakistani-American terrorist and ISI agent David Coleman Headley on Thursday confirmed that Ishrat Jahan was a member of the Lashkar-e-Toiba and that she could be a suicide bomber.The 56-year-old terrorist’s statements, made during his deposition before Additional Session Judge G A Sanap, who presides over anti-terrorism cases, resulted in a political blame-game between the BJP and Congress while the Thane-based family of Ishrat Jahan dismissed his claims by saying that the allegation was nothing new. Ishrat Jahan (19) from Mumb

Centre to cut interest rates on small savings
In a jolt to the middle-class, the government is all set to lower small savings rates and align them with market interest rates from April 1. The rates will be revised every quarter instead of the prevailing yearly basis. Rates on girl child and senior citizen small saving schemes will remain unchanged. “The decisions have been taken and executive order and notification would be issued in a day or two. Broadly the underlying philosophy of small savings rate changes is to make the rate more frequently market aligned, make it as closely market aligned as possible,” said Economic Affairs Secr

Sensex tanks 800 pts, Rs 3 lakh crore lost
Investors lost over Rs 3 lakh crore in wealth on Thursday with the Sensex losing more than 800 points to end below the 23,000 mark. Concerns over a possible global recession coupled with disappointing earnings by Indian corporates weighed on the markets as the Nifty, too, closed below the 7,000 mark, closing at 6,976.35, down 239.35 points. “Markets fell steeply on the back of continuing concerns about a global slowdown and the consequent impact on the financial sector. The US Fed also did not provide any further clarity on the possible interest rate movements. Quarterly results declared ove

Scientists detect Einstein's gravity waves
An international team of scientists with several Indian members have detected the elusive gravity waves for the first time, 100 years after their existence was predicted by Albert Einstein in his general theory of relativity.The discovery opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos for better understanding of the universe and the laws of nature.Physicists have concluded that the detected gravitational waves were produced during the final moments of the merger of two black holes to produce a single more massive spinning black hole. This collision of two black holes had been predicted but

ISI-LeT funded 26/11 groundwork: Headley
United States citizen of Pakistani descent, David Coleman Headley on Thursday admitted to receiving money from the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) while doing the groundwork for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.The 56-year-old terrorist said Haji Ashraf, a Lahore-based businessman, was the one who controls the finances of the terror group and that his nephew was killed when security forces repulsed the attack at the Akshardham temple at Gandhinagar on September 24-25, 2002.Friendly tiesWhile being stationed in Mumbai on reconnaissance missions, Headley used to receive mone

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Ind vs SL, T20I: It’s cash in or crash out for Dhoni’s men

Ind vs SL, T20I: It’s cash in or crash out for Dhoni’s menThe backup spinners were put through their paces in one of the nets during India’s practice session at JSCA International Stadium Complex here on Thursday. Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh and Pawan Negi had been bowling to Ravindra Jadeja who was trying to hit them square of the wicket. Negi looked to be the odd man out because of his round-arm action, trajectory and pace.



NSEL crisis: Govt asks Sebi to act against defaulting brokers
In order to expedite recovery of money in the Rs 5,574-crore National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) payment crisis, the finance ministry on Thursday decided to take immediate steps for auction of non-encumbered properties. At a meeting chaired by Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das, the government also asked the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to initiate action against defaulting brokers in the case. The finance ministry advised the Maharashtra government to auction properties which do not have any encumbrance or have approval of the court.

Panagariya advocates need for CEZs on east, west coasts

Panagariya advocates need for CEZs on east, west coastsNiti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said in a blog on Thursday that India should start building one Shenzhen-style Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ) on its western coast and another on the eastern coast near deep-draft ports capable of accommodating very large and heavily loaded ships. “With the export market growing slowly, can we rely on an export-oriented strategy?



Small savings rates revision soon, says Economic Affairs Secretary Das
The government will notify interest rates for small savings schemes in a “day or two”, aligning them closely with market rates, economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday, adding that rates of schemes for girl child and senior citizens will remain unchanged. Broadly, the underlying philosophy of small savings rate changes is to make the rate more frequently market aligned, make it as closely market aligned as possible,” Das said at a media briefing here. Interest rates of all long-term savings schemes of over 5 years will continue to have the existing spread, he said.

Mumbai: Heart transplant panel defines new system of organ allocation
THE state has identified new criteria for selecting donors and recipients of heart transplants to ensure a higher success rate and smooth coordination among hospitals. At a meeting held on February 9, the state heart transplant committee has defined a new set of guidelines for heart transplants. The committee has Dr Anvay Mulay, cardiovascular surgeon at Mumbai’s Fortis hospital, as chairman and Dr Manoj Agny, cardiac and transplant surgeon at Jaslok hospital, Mumbai, as co-chairman.

Large, medium industries account for over 55% of the stressed loans
Contrary to the popular belief that smaller companies contribute more to bad loans, large and medium industries accounted for over 55 per cent of the stressed loans in the banking sector as on September-end 2015, up from 42 per cent at the end of March 2014, Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor SS Mundra said in a presentation on Thursday. Small and micro industries accounted for 29 per cent of the stressed loans by September-end 2015, while agriculture sector account for the lowest 7.9 per cent stressed loans. While the proportion of stressed assets has been roughly steady for the agriculture sector over the past three-and-a-half years, it has been steadily rising for industries.

SBI net down 61.67%, shows fresh slippages of Rs. 20,692 crore
Hit by a sharp rise in non-performing assets (NPAs) and higher provisioning, six public sector banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) have reported a sharp fall in their profits for the quarter ended December 2015. SBI posted a 61.67 per cent fall in the third quarter standalone profit to Rs 1,115 crore, its biggest fall in quarterly profit in nearly five years, from Rs 2,910 crore in the same quarter of last year as bad loan provisions jumped after a Reserve Bank of India directive to clean up stressed debts. Gross NPAs surged to Rs 72,792 crore (5.10 per cent) in December 2015 from Rs 61,991 crore (4.90 per cent) in last year.

Make in India week: Industries battle water scarcity in Marathwada

Make in India week: Industries battle water scarcity in MarathwadaWhile the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government prepares to woo potential investors during the Make In India Week, existing industries in some of the state’s prominent industrial belts are battling serious water scarcity. Industries in Marathwada region, which has suffered one of the worst droughts in recent years, have been facing water cuts of up to 30-35 per cent, up from at least 10 per cent in September last year, according to officials of the water resources department. Aurangabad is an important industrial centre in Marathwada where mega industrial parks of Shendra and Bidkin are being developed as nodes of the ambitious Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).



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Delhi announces fresh car rationing
India's capital Delhi announces a second round of car rationing aimed at curbing alarming pollution levels.

India schools shut over leopard fears
More than 100 schools are closed in Bangalore after reports that another leopard is sighted on the outskirts of the Indian city.

India Siachen avalanche soldier dies
An Indian soldier who was found alive after being buried for six days in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir dies in a Delhi hospital.

Ex-UN climate head faces new complaint
A second woman accuses the former head of the UN climate change panel, RK Pachauri, of sexual harassment, days after he was awarded a newly-created role at his think tank.

Lightning 'may have caused Tata fire'
A blaze at the Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot may have been caused by lightning, initial investigations suggest.

Facebook ‘colonialism' row stokes distrust
Comments by a Facebook board member could put Mark Zuckerberg's global plans on the back foot.

Indian police 'to use slingshots'
Police in India's northern Haryana state will use slingshots to control violent protesters, a senior officer says.

Sikh barred from flight 'over turban'
Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia claims he was barred from boarding an Aeromexico flight because of his turban.

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How Indian scientists helped in the search for gravitational waves
Indian groups contributed significantly to the historic search for gravitational waves.

Next landmark, something like a time machine?
The detection of gravitational waves could allow scientists to build something like a time machine to look into the earliest and darkest parts of the universe.

Expect more discoveries from LIGO: Hawking
Stephen Hawking has congratulated the team behind the detection of gravitational waves - direct evidence for one of Einstein's wildest predictions.

A village grieves its Siachen martyr once again
The joy of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad's family turned short-lived and their hopes of his return crashed on Thursday when they learnt about his death in hospital in Delhi.

How Siachen's height gives India military depth
Ever since Indian soldiers beat Pakistani troops by a whisker to daringly take most of the dominating heights on Saltoro Ridge to the west of Siachen Glacier in April 1984, the stand-off at the world’s highest, coldest and costliest battlefield has intermittently grabbed the headlines.

Karnataka CM wears a Rs 70 lakh watch?
When it comes to public engagements, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah is not a good timekeeper, given his hectic schedule.

Snapdeal exec goes missing from Ghaziabad
A 25-year-old woman allegedly went missing after taking an autorickshaw from the metro station in Vaishali area in Ghaziabad, police said on Thursday as it launched a search operation in the jungles of Morti near Raj Nagar extension, where her last location was traced to.

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'Fed up', says Lucknow typist after images of cop abuse go viral
An elderly man who became an overnight star when an image of a policeman kicking his typewriter went viral has said he is fed up with all the attention and just wants to go back to typing letters
RSS is like Supreme Court for BJP: Nitish Kumar on quota row
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced the list of 242 candidates for the Grand Alliance on the last day for filing nominations for the first phase of assembly elections
Woman jumps off moving train with kid, husband to escape molestation
A 27yearold woman jumped out of a moving train with her 10monthold baby and husband after she was allegedly molested by a group of inebriated copassengers in West Bengals Alipurduar police said on Wednesday
In post-midnight notice, Gujarat HC asks govt to ‘find’ Hardik
In a postmidnight development the Gujarat High Court directed the state government to find Hardik Patel leader of the reservation agitation after an aide moved a habeas corpus petition alleging that Hardik had been illegally detai
Republican Jeb Bush says multiculturalism wrong for US
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards
Somnath Bharti an embarrassment to party, should surrender: Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday described his former law minister Somnath Bharti as an embarrassment to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party AAP and said he should surrender in a case of attempt to murder and domestic viol
'1 second cost me 20 years': Tandoor murder convict Sushil Sharma
Twentyyears onemonth and two days that is the time convict number 31 spent behind bars in Tihars jail number 2 Convicted for the murder of his wife in the infamous Delhi tandoor case Sushil Sharma is out on parole after 20 years H
Modi set to ignite a start-up brainstorm in Silicon Valley
Flights from India to the United States these days have a younger braver tinge Several startup founders are on their way to Californias Silicon Valley for a halfday session on September 27 that will culminate with Prime Minister N
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Uber Agrees To Settle Safety Lawsuits For $28.5 Million
Uber has agreed to pay $28.5 million to settle litigation brought by customers who alleged the ride hailing service misrepresented the quality of its safety practices and the fees it charged passenger...
A Brief History Of Gravity, Gravitational Waves And LIGO
This has turned into Gravity Week here in Washington. Loads of journalists (many in town for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) crammed into the National Pr...
France's Francois Hollande Urges Russia To Stop Backing Bashar al-Assad
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on Russia to stop harming civilians in Syria and reiterated calls for President Bashar al-Assad to leave power.
George W Bush To Make First Appearance For Brother Jeb Bush
Republican George W Bush on Monday will seek to give a fresh burst of enthusiasm to his brother Jeb Bush's White House bid in South Carolina, marking the former president's first appearance on the 201...
Google Developing Virtual Reality Headset: Wall Street Journal
Google is developing a virtual reality headset that works without a smartphone or computer, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Convicted Al Qaeda Supporter Loses US Medical Malpractice Trial
The US government owes nothing to a New York man, now in prison for aiding al Qaeda, who sought $7 million in damages for alleged medical malpractice that occurred after he was taken into custody, a f...
Donald Trump, Univision Settle Lawsuit Over Miss Universe Pageant
Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Thursday he has settled a $500 million lawsuit against Spanish-language television network Univision Communications Inc over its decision not ...
Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny Files Lawsuit Against Vladimir Putin
Russian anti-corruption campaigner and opposition figure Alexei Navalny said on Thursday he had filed a lawsuit against Vladimir Putin after a company in which the Russian leader's son-in-law is a sha...
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Five reasons why Sensex slipped over 800 points on February 11
Sensex, Nifty crack over 3% amid global rout

'Headley's testimony on Ishrat Jahan is like KBC'
'There is nothing in Headley's testimony. Where is he saying anything? He says, 'I don't know, I don't know.' He says 'I overheard somebody's speech.' Is this evidence? This is double hearsay.'

Light a candle for the Siachen martyrs
Pay homage to the soldiers who lost their lives in the Siachen avalanche

Can India regain winning touch in Dhoni's backyard?
Shocked by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first Twenty20 match, India would aim to regain its winning touch and keep the series alive.

What India must learn from Chandigarh
The Chandigarh government is trying to ensure that students from the north-east are not discriminated against.

PIX: Deadpool fever grips Mumbai
Mumbai walls get a makeover courtesy Deadpool fans!

She wants to help clean the Ganga, but...
'It will take many years to clean the Ganga. It will not happen in five years like the prime minister wants. If you want it to be sustainable, temporary measures won't work.'

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Indian Soldier Rescued After Siachen Avalanche Dies
He was buried for five days under 35 feet of ice on the Siachen Glacier, where Indian and Pakistani troops face one another at high elevations.

India: Deworming Campaign Begins
Millions of children are getting treatment in a national effort to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development.

Supreme Court’s Blow to Emissions Efforts May Imperil Paris Climate Accord
Polluters like China and India may balk at following through on the Paris Agreement on cutting emissions if the United States fails to carry out strong policies.

Marc Andreessen Apologizes After Facebook Disavows India Comments
Mark Zuckerberg denounced remarks by Mr. Andreessen on Twitter that Indians were being shortsighted by banning Facebook’s Free Basics project.

Elephant Rampages in East Indian Town, Smashing Homes
A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was tranquilized to be returned to the forest.

Indian Soldier Found Alive After Five Days Under ‘Massive Ice Boulders’ on Himalayan Glacier
The 10 solders buried under a wall of ice on Siachen Glacier were assumed dead. But Indians celebrated as one was found clinging to life.

That Wasn’t a Meteorite That Killed a Man in India, NASA Says
A “land-based” explosion was the likely cause, not an object from space, which would have been a first of sorts in recorded history.

Daily Report: A Net Neutrality Setback for Facebook in India
In the United States, the social media giant has been an advocate of equal treatment of all Internet content. In India, regulators who share that belief have effectively blocked a free Facebook service.

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Jaya may Plant Saplings at CoP Office
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is likely to visit the Chennai city police commissioner’s office to plant tree saplings in the complex.

'Robust Strategy to Check Freebies Flow'
Zaidi said Commission will re-design strategies to deal with menace of money distribution; warned of action against those indulging in malpractices

Ahead of Rail Budget, Jaya Sends TN Wish List to Centre
Priority for Chennai-Thoothukudi Freight Corridor, Chennai-Madurai-Kumari rail link

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Gold demand up 3% at 849 tonnes
Notwithstanding the sharp fall in prices, gold demand in 2015 was up just three per cent last year at 849 tonnes against 828 tonnes in 2014.Jewellery demand was up five per cent at 654 tonnes (622 ton...

Buy gold if it touches $1,185-90/ounce
Comex gold futures were higher on Thursday as investors bet that the Federal Reserve could find it hard to hike US interest rates this year, while haven demand amid a tumble in equities and the dollar...

Silver futures climb to Rs 37,557 per kg
Tracking a firm trend overseas, silver prices rose 1.04 per cent to Rs 37,557 per kg at the futures trade today as traders built up fresh positions.At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for deliver...

Gold futures jump to Rs 28,655 on firm global cues
Gold prices remained higher for the second straight day and shot up by another 1.19 per cent to Rs 28,655 per 10 grams at the futures trade today, tracking a firm trend overseas.Besides, pick-up in de...

India’s gold demand remains flat at 849 tonnes in 2015
India remained cautious on gold buying in 2015 as demand remained nearly flat at 848.9 tonnes compared to the previous year, according to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report. The dem...

Global gold demand flat in 2015 despite strong H2 recovery: WGC
Global gold demand in 2015 was flat at 4,212 tonnes compared to the previous year, according to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report. The overall global demand during 2014 stood at 4...

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Rajasthan Congress unit reconstituted

Rajasthan Congress unit reconstitutedRajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot has reconstituted the state unit of the party, appointing three senior vice-presidents, eight vice-presidents, nine general secretaries, three working committee members, 22 secretaries and 20 district presidents.



Mumbai: After Bhujbal, BJP targets Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare
Firing a fresh salvo at the Nationalist Congress Party, BJP parliamentarian Kirit Somaiya Thursday submitted a fresh complaint against former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and NCP state chief Sunil Tatkare to the Enforcement Directorate. In his complaint, Somaiya alleged that Pawar and Tatkare were involved in money laundering and financial irregularities, adding up to Rs 800 crore.

Why demonise what was good in ancient Indian science, asks Smriti Irani

Why demonise what was good in ancient Indian science, asks Smriti IraniQUESTIONING the attitude to “demonise” Indian science, Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said the BJP government’s efforts have succeeded in getting a statue of ancient Indian mathematician and astronomer Aryabhatta installed at UNESCO in April. The conference aims to “initiate a paradigm shift in research orientation so as to make it indigenous, holistic, integrated, meaningful” and “imbibe an all-perspective Bharatiya approach”, among other things. Why demonise what was good in ancient Indian science,” Irani asked.



Venezuela top court overrules Congress on economic emergency
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court overruled the opposition-controlled congress on Thursday and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro.

CM Devendra Fadnavis scheme to repay private farm loans cover 6% farmers
FOURTEEN months after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis rolled out his government’s initiative to write off amounts borrowed by drought-hit farmers from private money lenders, official statistics reveal it might end up benefitting just about six percent of those affected. Official papers obtained by the Congress party under the Right to Information (RTI) Act reveal that the BJP government has accepted proposals for writing off loans taken by 31,357 farmers hailing from Vidarbha and Marathwada. In December 2014, while announcing the initiative on the floor of the state Legislative Assembly, the chief minister had informed that about 5 lakh farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada were debt-ridden.

Make in India week: Industries battle water scarcity in Marathwada

Make in India week: Industries battle water scarcity in MarathwadaWhile the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government prepares to woo potential investors during the Make In India Week, existing industries in some of the state’s prominent industrial belts are battling serious water scarcity. Industries in Marathwada region, which has suffered one of the worst droughts in recent years, have been facing water cuts of up to 30-35 per cent, up from at least 10 per cent in September last year, according to officials of the water resources department. Aurangabad is an important industrial centre in Marathwada where mega industrial parks of Shendra and Bidkin are being developed as nodes of the ambitious Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).



Bombay High Court judgment on illegal constructions by parties at Nariman Point on Mar 1
The Bombay High Court will give its judgment on the illegal construction by the BJP and other political parties near Nehru Garden at Nariman Point on March 1. The court has now asked the BMC to file a reply on whether it was planning to vacate the office premises, and if not, whether it was willing to bring down area in excess of 2,682 sq ft after accepting it as the total area allotted for construction of headquarters at Nariman Point by the state government. The government pleader said that copy of one agreement to hand over 1200 sq ft land to BJP from May 3, 1989, to May 1995, was available along with two allotment letters and extensions were given from time to time.

26\/11 deposition: Sparks fly after Headley repeats Ishrat-LeT link

26\/11 deposition: Sparks fly after Headley repeats Ishrat-LeT linkGiven three options by special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam and asked to pick the right one, 26/11 scout David Coleman Headley told a special court in Mumbai Thursday that he thought Ishrat Jahan was the woman who was killed in an unsuccessful Lashkar-e-Toiba operation in Gujarat. Headley made the same claim in 2010 before the FBI and NIA that he had been told Ishrat was a Lashkar member. Nineteen-year-old Ishrat from Mumbra near Mumbai was killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2004 by the Gujarat police on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.



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After David Headley bombshell on Ishrat Jahan-LeT link, Congress, BJP and lawyers - all begin fighting - Firstpost

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After David Headley bombshell on Ishrat Jahan-LeT link, Congress, BJP and lawyers - all begin fighting
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Mumbai/ New Delhi: The BJP and the Congress on Thursday sparred after terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley's court deposition that Ishrat Jahan -- shot dead in a shootout along with three others in 2004 -- was a Laskhar-e-Taiba operative.
BJP, Congress spar over Ishrat Jahan's LeT linkHindustan Times
Live: David Headley begins testifying before Mumbai court trough video linkDaily News & Analysis
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As families wait, nine martyrs' remains still stuck in Siachen - Daily News & Analysis

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As families wait, nine martyrs' remains still stuck in Siachen
Daily News & Analysis
Tragedy had struck the glacier on February 3 when 10 Indian army soldiers including a junior commissioned officer (JCO) were swept away by a massive avalanche that buried their Sonam post at an altitude of 19,600 feet. Nine days on, the hostile weather ...
Siachen braveheart goes down fightingTimes of India
Siachen hero dies of hypothermia despite best medical effortsHindustan Times
He made the supreme sacrifice, says PranabThe Hindu
Firstpost -Zee News -The New Indian Express
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For a second time Rajendra Pachauri goes on leave, won't attend TERI University convocation - Daily News & Analysis

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For a second time Rajendra Pachauri goes on leave, won't attend TERI University convocation
Daily News & Analysis
The acting vice-chancellor of Teri University Rajiv Seth confirmed the development to dna. "Dr.RK Pachauri is on leave and he will not be present at the convocation ceremony. He informed me about it today," said Seth. For a second time since he was ...
Teri council set to take 'tough stand' on Pachauri on FridayTimes of India
TERI sexual harassment case: Director admits to attempt an out-of-court settlementIndia Today
Outrage over Pachauri grows, TERI council to meet todayThe Indian Express
Economic Times -Financial Express -The New Indian Express
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Delhi wants odd-even to be permanent, Kejriwal says it's not possible - Hindustan Times

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Delhi wants odd-even to be permanent, Kejriwal says it's not possible
Hindustan Times
There are close to 90 lakh registered vehicles in Delhi. Of these, around 27 lakh are cars while 53 lakh are registered two wheelers. (Hindustan Times). Share. Share. Share. Share. Of those who gave feedback through the website oddevenidea.delhi.gov.in ...
NSA Ajit Doval, RSS top brass attend AAP leader Kumar Vishwas's birthday partyEconomic Times
Delhi confidential: Missing The PartyThe Indian Express
Party Moves? AAP Leader Kumar Vishwas' Birthday Brings Talk Of BJP MoveNDTV
NYOOOZ -ABP Live -Daily Bhaskar
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JNU student union criticises 'anti-India' slogans, attacks ABVP - Hindustan Times

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JNU student union criticises 'anti-India' slogans, attacks ABVP
Hindustan Times
Students of ABVP protest against communism at JNU Campus, in New Delhi, India on Thursday, February 11, 2016. (Hindustan Times ). Share. Share. Share. Share. The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Thursday distanced itself from ...
JNU students held Afzal Guru commemorative meeting at the Press Club of IndiaIndia Today
Afzal Guru protests: Police slap charges of sedition, conspiracyThe Indian Express
Geelani warns against action on JNU studentsThe Hindu
Zee News -Times of India -Rising Kashmir Daily English Newspaper
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Delhi oddeven phase II58 Kejriwal to hold review meet today | Delhi NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ

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Delhi oddeven phase II58 Kejriwal to hold review meet today | Delhi NYOOOZ
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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Wednesday hold a review meeting on the implementing the second phase of the Odd-Even plan in the national capital. The state government had sought public opinion via e-mail helpline and online and ...
Arvind Kejriwal to hold odd-even II meet todayThe Asian Age

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Tough challenge for Chandy - The Hindu

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Tough challenge for Chandy
The Hindu
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would have to do a delicate balancing act while presenting the last budget of the United Democratic Front (UDF) on Friday. Poor resource mobilisation and a mounting debt burden are the major concerns of the government ...
Showdown Between VS and MuraleedharanThe New Indian Express
The curious case of budget, CMs and finance ministersonmanorama
First time in 29 years, a Kerala CM wil present budget in AssemblyDaily News & Analysis
Hindu Business Line -IANS
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Scientists spot elusive space-time ripples
Gravitational waves from two black holes reach Earth.
‘Can Governor intervene in Speaker’s disqualification powers?’
He has no role to play in issues prescribed in Tenth Schedule: SC
States can use curfew powers to block mobile Internet access: Supreme Court
SC dismisses appeal against HC order backing clampdown
Manmohan’s daughter archiving his career
As India looks at yet another Budget session and grapples with its engagement with global economy, it could perhaps be an exercise in more than just nostalgia to see what the architect of India’s eco...
Education reform needed in Kerala
It is estimated that in the last 10 years the educational scene around the world has changed more than it did in the last hundred years
SC to hear Gandhis in National Herald case today
They want HC order refusing to quash summons issued to them set aside
SC for uniform compensation scheme for differently abled rape victims
No amount of money can erase the trauma and grief the victims suffer: Bench
Sadhu Yadav accused of extortion attempt
Lalu’s brother-in-law says he only tried to broker a compromise
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Day 5: David Headley`s deposition underway
David Coleman Headley`s deposition over the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack entered its fifth day on Friday.
Working with India to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice: US
The US is working with India to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack to justice, a top official has said amid Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley's deposition before a Mumbai court.
Press Club of India condemns slogan-shouting by Kashmiri students
The Press Club of India (PCI) on Thursday condemned the raising of anti-India slogans by Kashmiri students in the PCI compound to protest the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail in 2014.
SC to hear Sonia, Rahul plea in Herald case on Friday
The Supreme Court on Friday is likely to hear Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and others' petition challenging the Delhi High Court order rejecting their plea against their summoning by a trial court
JNU Afzal Guru row: Police register sedition case, protests on
Delhi Police on Thursday registered a case of sedition in connection with an event at JNU against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and RSS' student front ABVP.
Ishrat Jahan was LeT operative, David? Headley tells Mumbai court
Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley on Thursday said Thane collegian Ishrat Jahan, shot dead in an alleged shootout with police in 2004, was a Lashkar-e-Taiba member and hinted that she could be a po
ISI trains JeM, LeT terrorists: Former Pak president Pervez Musharraf
 Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said on Thursday that terror attacks in India would not stop until New Delhi addressed the core issue of Kashmir.
Our position on Ishrat vindicated by Headley`s statement: MHA
Home Ministry officials on Thursday said their position that Ishrat Jahan, who was killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2004 in Gujarat, was a terrorist has been vindicated by the statement of Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David He
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'Fed up', says Lucknow typist after images of cop abuse go viral
An elderly man who became an overnight star when an image of a policeman kicking his typewriter went viral has said he is fed up with all the attention and just wants to go back to typing letters
RSS is like Supreme Court for BJP: Nitish Kumar on quota row
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced the list of 242 candidates for the Grand Alliance on the last day for filing nominations for the first phase of assembly elections
Woman jumps off moving train with kid, husband to escape molestation
A 27yearold woman jumped out of a moving train with her 10monthold baby and husband after she was allegedly molested by a group of inebriated copassengers in West Bengals Alipurduar police said on Wednesday
In post-midnight notice, Gujarat HC asks govt to ‘find’ Hardik
In a postmidnight development the Gujarat High Court directed the state government to find Hardik Patel leader of the reservation agitation after an aide moved a habeas corpus petition alleging that Hardik had been illegally detai
Republican Jeb Bush says multiculturalism wrong for US
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards
Somnath Bharti an embarrassment to party, should surrender: Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday described his former law minister Somnath Bharti as an embarrassment to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party AAP and said he should surrender in a case of attempt to murder and domestic viol
'1 second cost me 20 years': Tandoor murder convict Sushil Sharma
Twentyyears onemonth and two days that is the time convict number 31 spent behind bars in Tihars jail number 2 Convicted for the murder of his wife in the infamous Delhi tandoor case Sushil Sharma is out on parole after 20 years H
Modi set to ignite a start-up brainstorm in Silicon Valley
Flights from India to the United States these days have a younger braver tinge Several startup founders are on their way to Californias Silicon Valley for a halfday session on September 27 that will culminate with Prime Minister N
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India, UAE sign four agreements
New Delhi, Feb 11: India and the UAE signed four agreements across various sectors on Thursday, the second day of the three-day visit to India of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad fought till the last: Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Feb 11: Congress president Sonia Gandhi expressed shock and grief at the death on Thursday, Feb 11 of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, noting he had fought till the last."I express deep shock and profound grief the death of Lance

I remain a political shield for AAP ministers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Feb 11: Not having any portfolio, including "wet" ones, has helped me and I remain a political shield for my ministerial colleagues, says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Talking to senior editors here, he said philosophically he believed that

President hails elevation of India-UAE ties
New Delhi, Feb 11: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday, Feb 11 expressed "great satisfaction" at the elevation of the relationship between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to a comprehensive strategic partnership.The president's remarks came when Crown Prince of Abu

Shatrughan invites Nitish to release book on him
Patna, Feb 11: In yet another action which could embarrass BJP, actor-turned-party MP Shatrughan Sinha has requested "dear friend" Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to release a book written on him. Sinha, who is at odds with BJP after being sidelined in

AAP govt for higher spending on health, education
New Delhi, Feb 11: In a major revamp bid, the AAP government in Delhi is planning to boost spending on health, education and road infrastructure in the capital and wants the Centre to allow it scrap the long-term power purchase agreements

Pachauri case: Chargesheet within 15 days, police tells HC
New Delhi, Feb 11: Police on Thursday,Feb 11 told the Delhi High Court that it was likely to file a chargesheet within 15 days in the sexual harassment case registered in February last year against environmentalist R.K. Pachauri by a former

India-Pakistan reunison can end Siachen tragedies, says Retd Air Marshal
Bengaluru, Feb 11: The country has lost a braveheart soldier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad on Thursday, Feb 11, in a battle against death, at Delhi's Research and Referral army hospital, after he miraculously survived a treacherous avalanche in Siachen on Feb


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