Despite millennium tag, Gurgaon’s ‘powerless’ original residents suffer

Despite millennium tag, Gurgaon's 'powerless' original residents suffer

By Pradeep Singh Gurgaon, Sep 1 (IANS) Haryana’s showpiece millennium city Gurgaon may have seen phenomenal urban development in the past two decades, but for the original residents of the area who live in adjoining villages, life continues to be in the slow lane. With high rises and other flashy buildings coming up all around […]

Mumbai glitters as it welcomes Lord Ganesh

Mumbai glitters as it welcomes Lord Ganesh

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Glittering decorations on roads and bylanes, rows of fairy lights, magnificent patriotic and social themes and an infectious religious fervour mark the start of the annual 11-day Ganeshotsav festival that begins here Friday. Since the past couple of days, big and small idols of Lord Ganesh have started […]

India’s Mars Orbiter completes 90 percent of its journey

India's Mars Orbiter completes 90 percent of its journey

  Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) India’s Mars Orbiter spacecraft has completed 90 percent of its journey to the red planet while scientists are gearing up to meet the challenge of restarting the onboard liquid fuel engine, an official said Thursday. “The spacecraft has completed 90 percent of its journey to Mars. On Sep 14, its […]

J&K house seeks resumption of India-Pakistan talks

J&K house seeks resumption of India-Pakistan talks

Srinagar, Aug 28  A resolution, seeking effective steps to end ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir and resumption of India-Pakistan dialogue, was unanimously adopted in the state legislative council Thursday. Amrit Malhotra, chairman of the legislative council or the upper house of the bicameral legislature, moved the resolution. Malhotra said: “The house unanimously resolves that the state […]

Kudankulam n-plant to go commercial next month

Kudankulam n-plant to go commercial next month

Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is expected to start commercial operations of its first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) next month, said a senior official Thursday.“We have to get the AERB’s (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board) permission to restart the unit. The meeting with AERB is slated Aug […]

Eating mid-day meal turn into disaster as 48 Students fall Ill in Tripura

Eating mid-day meal turn into disaster as 48 Students fall Ill in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 28   48 students, fell ill and were admitted to a nearby hospital after eating mid-day meal in a school in Tripura, an official said .“At least 48 students, including girls, fell sick Wednesday after eating mid-day meal at Noapara Senior Basic School in Tripura’s Bishalgarh. All the boys and girls were immediately shifted to hospital,” […]

Tatra case: Court summons Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh

Tatra case: Court summons Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh

New Delhi, Aug A court here Thursday summoned Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh (retd), accused of offering bribe to then army chief Gen. V.K. Singh for clearing a tranche of “sub-standard” Tatra trucks for the force. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Madhu Jain issued summons to Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh after taking cognisance of […]

New Capital Of Andhra will be decided by Center’

New Capital Of Andhra will be decided by Center'

Hyderabad, Aug 28 With the committee constituted by the central government opposing Andhra Pradesh government’s proposal of locating its capital between Vijayawada and Guntur, the latter said Thursday that centre will take a final decision on the issue in consultation with the state. Finance Minister Y. Ramakrishnudu said Sivaramakrishnan Committee had only given various options […]

Kashmir Students Injured In Punjab College Clash Over Pak Cricket Match

Kashmir Students Injured In Punjab College Clash Over Pak Cricket Match

Yet another clash related to cricket, as 12 Kashmiri students at a private engineering college in Punjab were injured following a clash between students from Kashmir and others over support to Pakistan team during an international cricket match, college sources said Thursday. Police said that at least 12 students were injured in the clash between […]

Safety, hygiene priority for newly-opened Oysters water park

Gurgaon, Aug 24 (IANS) With innovative rides and a variety of food and beverage items, officials at the newly-opened Oysters water park here are ensuring that utmost safety, security and hygiene make the experience wholesome, enjoyable and memorable for its patrons.Nearly 30 years after having conceptualised and established India’s first amusement park, International Amusement Limited launched […]