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Indian children are more interest to safeguard environment

  According to a global survey on children's hopes and fears, Indian children are more interested in safeguard the environment fr...

86% time of Indian teens engaged on facebook: Survey

   Indian teens spend 86 per cent of their time daily on Facebook followed by 54 per cent on Twitter, a survey by McAf...

Moderate quake felt in Kashmir

  An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale shook Hindukush region in Afghanistan on Thursday afternoon with tremors also being felt in Jammu and Kashmir. The epicentre of the earthquake was Hindukush. No damage or casualty has been reported yet. This is the second quake in less than a week in the Hindukush region. Further details into the incident are awaited.  ...Read More

Presidential poll voting ends in Puducherry, still on in Tamil Nadu

  Voting in the presidential election has ended in Puducherry, while it was still in progress inTamil Nadu Thursday. Polling in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry began around 10 a.m. In Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa cast the first ballot at the state secretariat, followed by other legislators. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)'s Lok Sabhaand Rajya Sabha members&nb...Read More

Mizoram militant leader arrested in Delhi

  A top leader of a Mizo militant outfit was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Mizoram Police from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, a minister said Thursday. Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) self-styled Chairman H. Sangbera "was arrested at the airport Tuesday night soon after he landed from (Manipur capital) Imphal by a flight via...Read More

One-year-old girl killed by dog in Delhi

  In a shocking incident, a one-year-old girl was killed by a dog after he was unleashed on her by a boy who lives in her neighbourhood, police said Wednesday. The incident was reported from east Delhi's Kondli area. The deceased, identified as Dhanlakshmi, was attacked by the dog Tuesday evening. The victim's mother, Chitra Gupta told police that Ravi Solanki, who lives in h...Read More

Illegal arms recovered in Assam, six nabbed

  The army and Assam police, during a joint operation, recovered four AK-47 rifles and ammunition from the Paneri area of Lower Assam's Udalguri district Wednesday, army sources said. All the recovered illegal arms belonged to surrendered militants, the sources said. The recovery assumes significance as the Army had launched an operation in the Bodoland Terri...Read More

126 fall ill in Tripura after eating \'prasad\'

  At least 126 people have been admitted to two government hospitals in Tripura after they were taken ill with food poisoning, officials here said Wednesday. "In all, 126 people, including women and children, were admitted to the two government hospitals in Kanchanpur and Dharmanagar in northern Tripura Tuesday night. They fell ill after eating 'prasad' (offering to a deity...Read More

Baba Ramdev lends support landless farmers\' movement

  Extending his support to the march on Delhi by landless farmers, yoga guru Baba Ramdev has exhorted them to continue until their movement succeeds. "You are moving forwards with a very large agitation. You must not be dissuaded on the way to your destination. You must not go back without making this 'satyagraha' a success," Ramdev said while addressing farmers here yesterday. Ramdev, who has...Read More

Arms deal case: Delhi High Court grants bail to ex-BJP chief Bangaru Laxman

  The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Bangaru Laxman, who was sentenced to four years imprisonment in connection with the fictitious arms deal case. Laxman has been lodged in Tihar Jail since April 27. Laxman, convicted for accepting Rs one lakh bribe in a sting operation, had earlier sought leniency on the ground of poor health, whil...Read More

Two held for supplying arms for Rs.5.25 crore heist

   Two illicit arms suppliers, who sold weapons to robbers for the Rs.5.25 crore heist here last month, were arrested and three pistols and 10 cartridges recovered from them, police said Monday. "One of the accused, Khalid, a native of Uttar Pradesh, was arrested Oct 17 near the Commonwealth Games Village in east Delhi. A loaded English pistol and a spare magazine were recovered from him," s...Read More

Three killed in UP cracker blast

  Three members of a family were killed early Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad when a stockpile of crackers kept for Diwali suddenly exploded in a house, police said. The powerful blast in Rasoolpur area also left three others critically injured, while several nearby houses were damaged. Superintendent of Police Aparna H.S. told that the explosion took place in a makeshift house on an...Read More

My wife is priceless, Tharoor tells Modi

  "My wife is priceless," union minister of state Shashi Tharoor said Tuesday as he took on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his jibe about a "Rs.50 crore girlfriend". "My wife is worth a lot more than your imaginary 50 crores. She is priceless. But you need2be able2love some1 2understand that," Tharoor said on the microblogging site Twitter. Addressing an ele...Read More