• Assam Police to become people-friendly, get infra boost

    By Rupesh DuttaNew Delhi/Guwahati: Women and child desks, counselling for youth turning to crime, online filing of FIRs, upgraded infrastructure and more patrol vehicles -- Assam police are aiming for a makeover and a people-friendly outreach as part of its project Moitryee.According to officials, 5...

  • India needs to be 'taught rules': Chinese daily

    By Gaurav SharmaBeijing: India needs to be taught the "rules" of handling the boundary dispute, a prominent state-run Chinese daily said on Wednesday adding that New Delhi was mistaken if it thinks it can afford a "showdown" with Beijing on the border.The comment in an op-ed in Global Times, without...

  • Study suggests early warning systems to save crops from wildlife

    New Delhi: Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh have recorded high levels of damage to crops and human life by the wildlife. The solution is deploying early warning systems and awarding adequate compensations, says a new study. It says up to 32 wildlife species are damaging life and property in India as the...

  • Nothing sweet about it: Chandigarh's poor have more diabetics than the rich

    By Jaideep SarinChandigarh: First it was the bitter news of losing its second slot among the top 10 cleanest cities in the country. Now, Chandigarh has to live with the harsh reality of the not-so-sweet truth of having the highest incidence of diabetics.Added to that is the realisation that the inci...

  • Meira Kumar files nomination for Presidential poll

    New Delhi: Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election. Opposition leaders, including from the Congress and Left, along with Meira Kumar assembled at Parliament's Gate Number 1 and later left for the Lok Sabha Secretary General's chamber t...

  • India, Netherlands sign 3 agreements

    The Hague: India and the Netherlands on Tuesday signed three agreements, including a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on water cooperation, following a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Dutch Premier Mark Rutte here. "#IndiaNetherlands sign MoU on Cultural Cooperation, MoU on Water C...

  • Kerala IT@School to raise Rs 10 crore by disposing off e-waste

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a first, the state-run IT@School Project will raise Rs 10 crore by disposing off around one crore kg of e-waste and will use the money to buy new computers for schools, said an official. The e-waste includes old monitors, mouses, keyboards, UPS among other things that have bee...

  • Declare St Teresa's birthday 'Compassion Day': Mumbai NGO to UN

    Mumbai: A Mumbai-based NGO on Tuesday urged the United Nations to declare August 26, the birth anniversary of St Mother Teresa, International Compassion Day. In a statement, Harmony Foundation President Abraham Mathai said compassion is the need of the hour and what better way to have the world obse...

  • Almost resigned from RBI on differences with Chidambaram, says ex-Governor Y.V. Reddy

    By Biswajit Choudhury New Delhi: As the key figure in the balance of power between the government and the Reserve Bank of India, former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy once contemplated resignation, and had to even offer an unconditional apology to the minister, his autobiography reveals.In 'Advice and Diss...

  • Meira Kumar to begin election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram

    New Delhi: Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said she will start her election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on June 30. "I feel I should start my election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. I will start from there," said Kumar briefing media here, a day...

  • China lodges protest with India, demands troops withdrawal

    By Gaurav SharmaBeijing: China on Tuesday said it had complained to India about Indian troops trespassing the Chinese boundary and asked it to withdraw them immediately.Beijing also said the fate of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra depended on New Delhi."We have lodged solemn representation in Beijing and N...

  • Golf Club 'apologises' to member for asking Meghalaya guest to leave

    New Delhi: The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday said it has apologised to a member whose guest from Meghalaya was asked to leave the club for wearing a Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women, and that disciplinary action against the erring staff "is in process". The club maintained that the gues...