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Everything you need to know about North Delhi: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Fresh Earthquake 7.4 magnitude: PM Modi takes stock of situation following fresh earthquake

May 12, 2015 at 5:38 PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today took stock of the situation following the fresh major earthquake felt in Nepal and parts of India, at a high-level meeting.

Earthquake 7.4 magnitude felt in Delhi, Nepal and across the country

May 12, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Fresh jolt of Earthquake of 7.4 magnitude felt in Delhi, Nepal and other parts of the country. The jolt of the Earthquake was felt around 12:35 pm which lasted for 20 seconds. Peoples came out of the work place and the home after recognizing the jolt of the Earthquake 7.4.

Risk from earthquake: NDMC to initiate special demolition drive

May 10, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mr. Praveen Kumar Gupta has directed the Deputy Commissioners of all six zones to adopt zero-tolerance approach and take strict action against unauthorized constructions and encroachments on public land.

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DDC: Delhi government takes strong exception to attempts to trivialize the issue

May 10, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Attention of Delhi government has been drawn towards motivated reports in a section of media about reasons for its decision to relieve an officer from the additional charge of member secretary of Delhi Dialogue Commission, who was on deputation from the central government.

AAP became a party of VIP and VVIP: Ajay Maken

April 6, 2015 at 8:42 AM

Ajay Maken has said through his tweets that AAP has become a part of VIP and VVIP in just 50 days.

Lakme Fashion Week 2015 at Rajkummar Rao walked the runway

March 24, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Rajkummar Rao Turns Heads in a Japanese Festival Inspired Suit at Lakme Fashion Week 2015

NDMC remembered Swami Shradhanand on 158 th birth anniversary

February 22, 2015 at 4:49 PM

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Swami Shradhanandji, North Delhi Mayor Yogender Chandolia remembered him.

Cong realisation on electricity tariffs is a bit too late:AAP

January 25, 2015 at 6:29 PM

The much belated realisation about higher electricity tariffs finally by the Congress party is a clear evidence of this party?s confession that it betrayed the people of Delhi during its 15 year misrule, following which it was comprehensively rejected.

Binny joined BJP, blamed Kejriwal for playing with emotions of people

January 18, 2015 at 5:36 PM

In another major setback for Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, his former MLA and rebel from party Vinod Kumar Binny has officially joined the BJP. Certainly it will be another major setback for AAP which is all set to challenge BJP in the coming Delhi Assembly Election.

Republic Day Security: Delhi Police organized interstate Co-ordination meeting

January 18, 2015 at 4:46 PM

An interstate co-ordination meeting aimed at strengthening cooperation and coordination in order to address various issues related to policing in NCR was held under the chairmanship of Commissioner of Police (CP)/Delhi at PHQ.

Will not allow Kejriwal to carry on his politics of mud-sliding: BJP

January 18, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Election Commission of India after examining the complaints filed by Delhi BJP against Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Shri Arvind Kejriwal has prima facie found the complaints sustainable.

Petrol and Diesel price slashed by Rs. 2 per litre

December 16, 2014 at 5:53 PM

The Diesel and Petrol prices are reduced by Rs. 2 per liter effective from the Tuesday. This is the eighth consecutive reduction in the prices of petrol and fourth in the diesel in the last 17 months.

Transparency can be suicidal: Kejriwal

May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The strategies of Team Anna cannot be revealed as transparency can be suicidal, a prominent member of the group, Arvind Kejriwal has said.

'North Korea has enough uranium for six nuclear bombs', warns expert

May 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Pyongyang, May 3 (ANI): North Korea has stockpiled enough uranium for six nuclear bombs, an expert has warned.

Karisma disciplined, focused: Jimmy Sheirgill

May 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Actor Jimmy Sheirgill, who shares screen space with Karisma Kapoor in her comeback film "Dangerous Ishhq", describes his co-star as focussed and says the 3D romantic thriller will be an amazing movie.

Scorching day for Delhi

May 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The capital witnessed a sunny and slightly warm Thursday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 21.4 degrees, three notches below average. The met department has forecast a scorching day ahead.

Chuck white this summer, don coloured accessories

May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Summer means dressing up in white or beige cotton clothes with minimal accessories. But fashion experts say it creates a boring look and suggest shoes, bags and jewellery in orange, fluorescent green, red and other vibrant colours to enhance the style quotient this season.

UN imposes sanctions on 3 North Korean firms over rocket launch

May 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on three significant North Korean state-owned companies over the country's failed rocket launch last month.

Enrique Iglesias returns to Madrid after 12 years

May 3, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Pop idol Enrique Iglesias returns to his native Madrid to offer his first concert in Spain in more than a decade, an event to which he is going after "two weeks without sleeping", he said.

Sibal concerned over discrimination against N-E students

May 2, 2012 at 7:50 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over the recent incidents of alleged discrimination against students from Northeastern states.

Moon to be biggest, brightest May 6

May 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Get ready for the moon's most prominent and spectacular appearance of the year May 6, as it will shine at its brightest and look the biggest.

'Half of all child deaths in India due to pre-term births'

May 2, 2012 at 7:12 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Nearly half of all child deaths in India are caused by pre-term births, the highest amongst its neighbours, a report by 'Save the Children' revealed Wednesday.

Sunny Wednesday in Delhi

May 2, 2012 at 7:04 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhi had a clear, bright day Wednesday though the maximum temperature still remained a notch below normal at 37.7 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature had dipped even lower -- four notches below normal -- to 20.5 degrees Celsius.

Rekha right behind, so Jaya to swap seat?

May 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Actress-MP Jaya Bachchan has sought to change her seating arrangement in the Rajya Sabha after her one-time co-star Rekha was allotted a seat right behind her, an official source said Wednesday.

Jaya Bachchan to swap seat in Rajya Sabha to avoid Rekha?

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With actress Rekha all set to sit in the Rajya Sabha and allotted the seat behind her, Jaya Bachchan, her co-star from the 1981 film 'Silsila', has sought to change her seating arrangement in the house, an official source said Wednesday.

Jihadists in Germany attack police during far-right rally displaying anti-Islamic cartoons

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Berlin, May 2(ANI): A group of radical Muslims, also referred to as Salafist jihadists, attacked police in the German city of Solingen on Tuesday during a far-right rally, which displayed anti-Islamic cartoons.

Hero MotoCorp's fourth quarter net up 20 percent

May 2, 2012 at 5:06 PM

New Delhi/Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Hero MotoCorp, the world's largest two-wheeler maker, Wednesday reported a 20.33 percent rise in net profit for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011-12 at Rs.603.59 crore from Rs.501.61 crore for the quarter that ended March 31, 2011.

Hyundai Motor's April sales up 4.9 percent

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Passenger car major Hyundai Motor Wednesday reported a growth of 4.9 percent in its April sales, including exports, that stood at 52,057 units compared to 54,606 units sold in the corresponding month of last year.

Bajaj Auto's April sales up four percent

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Two and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto Wednesday reported a four percent increase in its total sales, including exports, in April at 381,590 units from 367,309 units sold in the corresponding month of last year.

DD vs RR: Shewag glitters, fourth consecutive win for Delhi

May 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

In the 43rd match of IPL played in Sawai Mansingh stadium Delhi Daredevils thumped a 6 wickets win over Rajasthan Royals.

Kabul attack: No Indian casualties, situation being monitored

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Clarifying that there were no Indian casualties, India Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation in Kabul after eight people were killed and 17 injured in suicide bombings and a gunbattle in the Afghan capital.

Bharti Airtel quarterly net income declines 28 percent

May 2, 2012 at 10:58 AM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 28 percent decline in net income at Rs.1,006 crore for the quarter ended March 31 against Rs.1,401 crore during the like period of the previous financial year.

Sunny morning in Delhi, cloudy day likely

May 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) It was a warm, sunny morning in the capital Wednesday with the minimum temperature settling at 20.5 degrees Celsius, four notches below the average for the season. The met department forecast a cloudy day ahead.

I didn't know I had another grandchild: Julio Iglesias

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 AM

Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Spanish Singer Julio Iglesias's eldest daughter Chabeli gave birth to her second child, Sofia, but he knew nothing about the new addition in the family.

Sehwag smashes fifth consecutive 50 in Daredevils' comprehensive win

May 2, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Jaipur, May 1 (IANS) Virender Sehwag smashed a recording-breaking fifth consecutive fifty to help Delhi Daredevils breeze past Rajasthan Royals by six wickets in the Indian Premier League here Tuesday.

Daredevils trounce Royals by six wickets

May 1, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Jaipur, May 1 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils defeated Rajasthan Royals by six wickets in an Indian Premier League match here Tuesday.

Delhi Daredevils restrict Royals to 141/6

May 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Jaipur, May 1 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals made 141 for six against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match here Tuesday.

Inspection of Israeli embassy car allowed

May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday allowed the Israeli embassy car damaged in a bomb blast here Feb 13 to be inspected by an insurance surveyor to assess the damages for reimbursement. The court also ordered for video-recording of the inspection.

Vodafone hikes call tariff for post-paid customers in Mumbai by 20 percent

May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Vodafone India Tuesday hiked its post-paid tariffs by 20 percent to 1.2 paise per second in the Mumbai circle.

Subway targets to have 1,000 outlets in India by 2015

May 1, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Restaurant chain Subway Tuesday said it is targeting to raise the number of its outlets in India from the existing 263 to 1,000 by 2015 with an investment of $58 million.

UGC clears Assam's Sankardeva study centre

May 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has cleared the establishment of the Srimanta Sankardeva Chair in Assam's Tezpur University to familiarize students with the values of secularism and non-violence expounded by the saint-scholar, it was announced here Tuesday.

Warm day in Delhi, mercury to rise Wednesday

May 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The month of May started on a warm note as the mercury shot up to 36 degrees, three notches above average, Tuesday. The met department has forecast a further increase in temperature Wednesday.

Britain's Prince Andrew visits northeastern India

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain's Prince Andrew, who is on a week-long tour of India since Sunday, Tuesday visited the northeastern state of Nagaland where he paid homage to martyred soldiers at a World War II cemetery in capital Kohima, sources said.

US, Japan says North Korea's 'old pattern of provocation' is over

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda have warned North Korea that its 'old pattern of provocation' has now ended.

US man sues BMW after motorcycle seat causes 2-year erection

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Wellington, May 1 (ANI): A US man has filed suit against BMW, claiming that the 'ridge like' seat gave him long lasting erections.

Tata Motors sales down 7 percent in April

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Tuesday reported a decline of 7 percent in its total sales including exports in April which stood at 60,086 units from 64,383 units sold in the corresponding period of last year.

Pakistan lodges formal complaint over N Waziristan drone attack

May 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Islamabad, May 1 (ANI): Pakistan has summoned a senior U.S. diplomat to lodge a formal protest over the recent drone attack in North Waziristan Agency, igniting fresh tensions between the two countries.

Maruti Suzuki's April sales up 3.4 percent

May 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Tuesday reported an increase of 3.4 percent in its total sales in April, including exports, which stood at 100,415 units from 97,155 units sold in the corresponding month of last year.

India's exports drop by 5.71 percent in March

May 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India's exports fell by 5.71 percent to $28.68 billion in March while imports surged 24.28 percent to $42.58 billion, leaving a monthly trade deficit of $13.9 billion, government data showed Tuesday.

Bright, sunny morning in Delhi

May 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a bright, sunny morning Tuesday with the minimum temperature settling three notches below average at 21 degrees Celsius. The met department said there could be clouds towards the evening.

Woman sets herself on fire in Delhi

April 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A 26-year-old woman set herself on fire after an argument with a man who was harassing her with obscene phone calls, police said Monday.

Northeastern students face racial discrimination, says Mukul Sangma

April 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma strongly presented his niece Dana M Sangma's suicide case as 'racial discrimination' against students from northeast India in Delhi.

Spectrum shift to put additional Rs.10,000 crore cost on Vodafone

April 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Vodafone India Monday said the telecom regulator's proposal to replace its 900MHz with an 1800MHz network will cost an additional Rs.10,000 crore to the firm which will be passed on to consumers.

Tawang - China's fixation

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): "At 14,000 feet above the sea, the presence of a certain mystery can be felt, like having stepped into heaven..." is how a "In Search of Greener Pastures" - a touristy blog run by two enterprising Indians, describes Sela, the pass that eventually leads the traveller to the Tawang Monastery.

U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan may complicate vital negotiations

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Islamabad, Apr 30 (ANI): A fresh drone strike by the Central Investigation Agency in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency have drawn speculations of a set back in vital negotiations between the already strenuous U.S.-Pak relationship.

Essar unleashes cloud power with Windows Azure

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Aiming to cut costs by nearly 65 percent while improving scalability, multinational conglomerate Essar Group has rolled out Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud services platform, offering web-based applications with high performance and scalability.

Warm Monday in Delhi

April 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The capital experienced a warm Monday though the maximum temperature stayed two notches below average at 36.9 degrees Celsius.

TRAI launches consumer portal, to track complaints

April 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday launched a portal to help subscribers lodge service complaints and track their redressal.

Dedicated navy, air force satellites by 2014

April 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India's navy and air force will have dedicated communication satellites between 2012 and 2014, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told parliament Monday.

Maruti Suzuki exports one millionth vehicle

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki Monday dispatched its one millionth vehicle, a red coloured hatchback A-star, for delivery in Denmark.

US warns allies about North Korea nuke test 'taking place this week'

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Pyongyang, Apr 30 (ANI): The United States has reportedly warned its allies that North Korea is building up to carrying out a nuclear test this week.

Need to find innovative ways to deal with new poll-related problems: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi on Monday said there is a need to find innovative ways to deal with new problems related to carrying out elections.

Rajesh Khanna delighted about first TV ad

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna, who recently had a health scare, is back in action with his first television ad and says he is "delighted to reconnect with fans once again".

Now comes Thrill channel, thanks to BIG RTL

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) BIG RTL, a television joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network and RTL Group, is set to launch first action entertainment channel Thrill and promises to treat the audiences with world class daring, electrifying and international adventurous shows dubbed in Hindi.

'Avengers Assemble' registers massive 2.5 mln-pound opening

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Marvel's epic superhero super-group flick 'The Avengers Assemble' recorded the third highest opening of all time in the UK on Thursday, according to The Nme.

Bangaru Laxman quits BJP national executive committee

April 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman, who was sentenced to a four-year jail term on charges of corruption, resigned from the party's national executive committee on Monday.

89 power projects pending with environment ministry

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A total of 89 power projects seeking green clearance are pending with the ministry, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told the Lok Sabha Monday.

Delhi Daredevil's bowlers stole 1 run victory from Rajasthan Royals

April 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM

It was 39th match of IPL and Delhi Daredevils marked a 1 run victory over Rajasthan Royals.

Mumbai Indians triumphed a small total sat by Deccan Chargers

April 30, 2012 at 12:39 PM

It was the 40th match of IPL in which Mumbai Indians marked a 5 wickets victory over Deccan Chargers.

Clear day for Delhi

April 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) It was a cool Monday morning in the capital Monday with the minimum temperature three notches below average at 20.9 degrees Celsius. The met department has forecast a warm day ahead.

Warm day for Delhi

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) It was a sunny day in the capital Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at 37.1 degrees Celsius, one notch below average for this time of the season.

Government to hold national consultation on child marriages

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Taking a serious view of child marriages in the country, the government has decided to hold a national consultation on the issue with the states.

Iran discovers new natural gas field: Mehr

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Tehran, Apr 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran has found a new natural gas field in the country's southwestern province of Khuzestan which is estimated to contain reserves as much as the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

Iran discovers gas field

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Tehran, April 29 (IANS) Iran has discovered a major gas field, a media report said Sunday.

China launches tourist train to North Korea

April 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China has launched a tourist train connecting the country's northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.

Warm day for Delhi

April 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the capital Sunday with the minimum temperature settling at 20.7 degrees Celsius, four notches below the average for the season. The met department has forecast a warm day ahead.

Dikshit calls meet to analyse civic polls defeat

April 28, 2012 at 9:46 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday analyzed in a meeting with her ministers and legislators the reasons behind the Congress's defeat in the recent Delhi civic polls, a statement said.

Cloudy, windy Saturday in Delhi, no rains Sunday

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy and windy Saturday in the capital with the maximum temperature settling two notches below average at 36.8 degrees Celsius.

Maruti Suzuki's Q4 net profit down three percent

April 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Passenger car major Maruti Suzuki Saturday reported a decline of three percent in its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2011-12 which stood at Rs.639.8 crore.

Quraishi in tune with Anna's remark on voters' integrity

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi on Saturday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare is quite right as far as the use of money power and liquor in the elections is concerned, and emphasized that the federal authority responsible for administering all the electoral processes in India is taking a lot of steps to stop the use of these two inducements.

US-Pak patch-up talks fail over refusal by US to apologise for deadly NATO attack

April 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): The latest talks on ending a diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Pakistan ended in failure on Friday over Pakistan's demands for an unconditional apology from the United States for the deadly airstrike by NATO craft in its territory.

Congress takes potshots at Anna's 'vote influenced by money, alcohol' remark

April 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Congress Party on Saturday termed veteran social activist Anna Hazare's remark that voters were not informed enough and could be influenced by money and alcohol to be a contradictory statement, saying there is a need to fight against corruption right from the bottom.

Sunny morning in Delhi, rain expected

April 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It was a warm and sunny Saturday morning in the capital with the minimum temperature settling at 21.3 degrees Celsius, three notches below average for the season. The met department has forecast light rain in the evening.

Delhi's per-capita income three times the national average

April 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The average income of Delhiites is expected to be Rs.1.75 lakh for the year 2011-12, almost 3 times the national average of around Rs.60,000, according a report by the state government's Directorate of Economics and Statistics.

'Need careful implementation of Air India revival plan'

April 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A standing committee report which was presented to Parliament Friday cautioned the government about carefully implement the revival plan for national carrier Air India.

Daredevils set Mumbai Indians 208-run target

April 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils made 207 for five in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Friday.

UN chief lauds India's role in Security Council

April 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Backing the United Nations reforms process, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday lauded India's leadership role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and its contribution during the critical debates in the last year-and-half, particularly during the dramatic transformation in the Arab world.

'Sustainable tourism way to go in northeast'

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Sustainable, niche and community-based tourism - and not that of the five-star or mass variety - is the way to go for realising the full potential of the northeast, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Friday.

Delhi to register 'eligible' Madrasahs, finance them

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) To reach out to minority votes ahead of the Delhi assembly elections in 2013, the Congress-led government Friday asked the state minority commission to facilitate the registration of eligible Madrasahs which could be provided financial assistance for imparting "purposeful" education.

Facebook bans woman for photos of son with Down's syndrome

April 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) An American woman was banned from Facebook after she posted photos of her son affected with Down's syndrome. The social network, which termed the pictures "inappropriate", has now apologised.

'TRAI plan on spectrum auction will curtail investment'

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Recommendations of the telcom regulator on spectrum auction would drive up the cost of airwaves, create an artificial scarcity and affect investor sentiments in the sector, global GSM operators lobby GSMA said Friday.

Pleasant day in Delhi, light rain expected Saturday

April 27, 2012 at 7:14 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A sunny morning was followed by a cloudy and pleasant day as strong gusts of wind prevented the mercury from rising above average in the capital Friday. The met office has forecast light rain and thunder storm in some areas Saturday.

I wanted to prove myself as an actor: Ayushmann Khurrana

April 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Veejay-turned-actor Ayushmann Khurrana, whose debut film "Vicky Donor" is receiving rave reviews, says initially his image as an anchor obstructed his dream of becoming an actor.

Justice Balakrishnan urges media to highlight rights violations

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan on Friday urged media to highlight issues of human right violations in the country.

Bangaru Laxman: A chronology of corruption case

April 27, 2012 at 6:02 PM

The following is a timeline of the case against Bangaru Laxman, who was booked Friday in the Tehelka sting operation.

Biocon quarterly net profit declines 29 percent

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Biopharma company Biocon Friday reported a 29 percent decline in net profit at Rs.62.34 crore for the quarter ended March 31 against Rs.88 crore during the like period of the previous financial year.

Russian jailed for bombing that killed 19

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian was Friday sentenced by a court to 19 years in jail over a market bombing in 2010 that killed 19 people.

Bangaru Laxman convicted for taking bribe

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman was convicted by a Delhi court Friday for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer in a 10-year-old graft case.

Cupid strikes 4 times in life

April 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): An average person will fall in love four times in their life, a new study has revealed.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

April 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting the issue of human rights violation in the country.

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