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Union Human Resouce Development Minister attends World Education Forum at South Korea

May 26, 2015 at 10:56 AM

The Press Briefing on Union Human Resource Development Minister Smt Smriti Irani attending the World Education Forum (WEF) organized by UNESCO in Incheon, South Korea was held here in New Delhi today.

Arvind Kejriwal is extremely dual face having no faith in democracy: BJP

May 10, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay has condemned the Aam Aadmi Party Government for bringing out a draconian circular which is veiled threat to the media to stop doing stories exposing misdeeds of the Arvind Kejriwal government.

Center assures all help to Jammu and Kashmir Govt to cope up with floods

March 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Over past 2-3 days due to excessive rains in Jammu and Kashmir a flood like situation has developed in many parts of the state.


Dilli Haat INA Turns Twenty One Years

March 29, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Dilli Haat INA has been redefined to meet the essentials of an ever-growing popularity. Some of these changes have been made to facilitate fluid movements, provide appropriate hygiene and offer enhanced security. A new toilet block with high standards of sanitation and hygiene has recently been constructed keeping in line with the growing demand for such facilities.

CBSE 2015 exams admit cards for 10th and 12th classes to be released soon

February 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM

CBSE is going to release the admit cards very soon through their web portal for the students of the class 10th and 12th.

MTNL Launches new plans on Good Governance Day

December 25, 2014 at 4:47 PM

On the occasion of 'Good Governance' Day, MTNL has launch three plans for the MTNL customers. There plans are expected to deliver better services to the MTNL customers. This launch will bring 3 new exciting plans for the MTNL customers.

IPPCI honours Public Relation Officers with Media Ratan Award

September 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Indraprastha Press Club of India had organised Indraprastha Media Ratan Awards Ceremony 2014 today at the Constitution Club, New Delhi.

'Pak Govt striving to promote trade, social ties with India'

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Islamabad, May 3 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said the government is striving to normalise trade with India, while speaking in the National Assembly.

FA criticizes UK paper for poking fun at newly appointed manager Hodgson

May 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

London, May 3(ANI): The Football Association has condemned a British newspaper front page, which poked fun at newly appointed England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech, branding it as 'unacceptable'.

FA criticizes UK paper for poking fun at newly appointed manager Hodgson

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3(ANI): The Football Association has condemned a British newspaper front page, which poked fun at newly appointed England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech, branding it as 'unacceptable'.

Pak Govt, military played 'fortuitous' role in Bin Laden hunt, says Defence Minister

May 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Islamabad, May 3 (ANI): Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has said that the Pakistan Government and the armed forces played a vital role in hunting down former Al- Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden through a mobile phone chip.

Britons fined in Australia for stealing penguin

May 3, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Melbourne, May 3 (IANS) Two British tourists have been fined $1,000 each by a court for becoming drunk and stealing a penguin from a marine park in Australia.

Punjab offers land to Yuvraj for sports academy

May 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday offered to allot 20 acres of land near Chandigarh to star cricketer Yuvraj Singh for setting up a world-class sports academy.

Red wine's life-extending power finally proved

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have reinforced the claim that resveratrol - an ingredient in red wine - could be the key to a longer life.

'Censorship on journalists a threat to democracy'

May 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Violence and censorship against mediapersons are a "threat" to democracy and also constrains their ability to operate freely, an international body of journalists said Wednesday.

Haryana not to hire teachers on contract any more

May 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) Appointment of teachers in Haryana will no longer be made on contractual basis, a minister said Tuesday.

Fortnightly edited by Indian-origin scribe wins top British media award

April 30, 2012 at 7:46 PM

London, April 30 (IANS) Asian Lite, a fortnightly focussing on British Asian events and issues and edited by Indian-origin journalist Anasudhin Azeez, has won the prestigious How-Do newspaper of the year award for 2012.

Financial stress may cause heart attack, back pain and migraines

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): Worrying about money can increase risks of several significant health problems - such as heart attack, ulcers, migraines, back pain etc. - a new study has suggested.

Saudi Arabia recalls envoy, closes embassy in Egypt

April 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Riyadh, April 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Saturday recalled its ambassador in Egypt and shut down its embassy in Cairo and consulates in Alexandria and Suez over security concerns, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

IANS reporter's story wins award

April 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Azera Rehman, who reports for newswire Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), was Saturday judged one of the winners in a national story-writing competition, organised by the Indian Women Press Corps (IWPC).

'Emotional' Messi pays tribute to 'mentor' Guardiola

April 28, 2012 at 4:42 PM

London, Apr 28(ANI): Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has paid an emotional tribute to Pep Guardiola, after he announced leaving the Catalans at the end of the season.

Clinton visit to India to focus on non-proliferation

April 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (Xinhua-ANI): The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will focus her India visit early next month on the issue of non-proliferation, reported the Press Trust of India on Saturday.

Louis Armstrong's rare last trumpet recording released

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): A rare recording of one of the last live performances by jazz legend Louis Armstrong has been made public for the first time.

Now, blind, deaf, dumb JuD activists bay for US blood against bounty on Saeed

April 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Lahore, Apr 28 (ANI): Blind, deaf and dumb workers of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) staged a demonstration outside Lahore Press Club to condemn Washington for putting a 10 million dollar bounty on JuD chief Hafiz Saeed for his alleged involvement in the Mumbai attacks in 2008.

Rhonda Byrne, Jeffrey Archer top authors this week (IANS Books)

April 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Rhonda Byrne's 'The Magic' dominates the non-fiction category in the bestseller list this week, while Jeffrey Archer's 'The Sins of the Father' is at the top spot in the fiction section.

Chandigarh residents splurge on VIP car numbers (Punjab Newsletter)

April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) As if the reputation of their city having the highest density of motor vehicles in India was not enough, Chandigarh residents have developed a fondness for splurging lakhs on VIP car registration numbers too.

Di Resta's superb result in Bahrain can spur Force India

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Force India's ace driver Paul di Resta's superb result in Bahrain will prove a catalyst for further success this season, according to deputy team principal Bob Fernley.

Now, Brazilian hooker sues US Federal Govt. for injury following Columbia sex scandal

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Following the Secret Service scandal in Columbia, a Brazilian prostitute is suing the US Federal Government over an injury in an incident last year by four members of a U.S. security team.

Rupert Murdoch claims to have had 'seven secret meetings' with Cameron

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has claimed that he had met David Cameron on at least seven occasions since he became the Prime Minister.

Chinese authorities destroy illegal publications ahead of World IP Day

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Authorities across China on Tuesday destroyed more than 29 million copies of pirated publications and other illegally produced documents ahead of World Intellectual Property Day which falls on April 26.

UK Culture Secretary accused of being 'Murdoch cheerleader' in BskyB ownership bid

April 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): The long-running British tabloid newspaper scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire has taken a new turn with the New Corporation reveling that a senior cabinet minister worked covertly with them to help win approval for takeover of the BSkyB network.

Journalist slain in Brazil

April 25, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Rio de Janeiro, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian political reporter and blogger Decio Sa was gunned down at a bar in Sao Luis, capital of the northern state of Maranhao, police said Tuesday.

Bollywood values costume designing more now: National Award winner

April 24, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Having worked with top-of-the-line film directors in Bollywood, costume designer and actor Dolly Ahluwalia Tewari feels her craft is more valued in the film industry now.

Online reading increasing among Chinese

April 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) While indicating a declining reading rate of newspapers and magazines, a survey in China has found only half of the Chinese read a little and only 1.2 percent of the people claim to be reading a lot, an increasing number of them online.

Should be mayor in Islamabad, like in Delhi: Gilani

April 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) The government plans to hold local bodies elections in Islamabad and the capital will then have a mayor like the one in New Delhi, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Attacks on scribes: Press council team visits Mumbai

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A three-member team of the Press Council of India, which arrived here Monday on a two-day visit to assess problems faced by mediapersons and attacks on scribes and media houses, interacted with journalists and police, officials said.

Nick Canon and Mariah Carey plan 'unique' birthday for twins

April 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Nick Canon has revealed that he and wife Mariah Carey are planning "something unique" to mark the first birthday of their twins, Moroccan Scott and Monroe.

Australia's producer price index down

April 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Sydney, April 23 (IANS) Australia's producer price index (PPI) at the final stage of production fell 0.3 percent in the March quarter, following a 0.3 percent rise in the December quarter, data released Monday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed.

Sri Lankan Govt. orders removal of mosque located at place 'sacred to Buddhists'

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Colombo, Apr 23 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has ordered the removal of a mosque located in the central town of Dambulla, saying it is sacred to the country's majority Buddhists.

Separate teachers cadre for Haryana's Mewat

April 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana's Mewat area, which has a substantial population of Muslims, will now have a separate cadre of teachers, a lawmaker said Sunday.

Haryana seeks Rs 3,000 crore from centre

April 22, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana has sought Rs.3,000 crore from the central government to compensate for the loss of revenue due to the reduction of central sales tax (CST) rates last fiscal.

Haryana to count wildlife in May-June

April 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana's wildlife will be counted in May and June in order to conserve it, an official said here Sunday.

BJP mocks UPA Govt.'s economic development plan

April 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for hindering the nation's economic growth.

Hooda's sporting decision becomes political game (Haryana Newsletter)

April 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Bhupinder Singh Hooda may have proved his political acumen by being chief minister of Haryana for a second consecutive term, but he is dabbling in something else as well - sports.

'Defiant' JuD backed DPC openly protests against re-opening NATO supply routes

April 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Karachi, Apr 21(ANI): The Jamaat-ud- Dawa backed Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has once again openly staged a protest demonstration outside the press club against the re-opening of NATO supply routes.

International Press Institute condemns attack on magazine

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The International Press Institute (IPI), Vienna has reacted to the attack on "The Week" magazine's office in Mumbai, strongly condemning the brutal attack on the media organization and its employees, a statement released here said Friday.

Punjab to frame policy to curb drug addiction

April 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Punjab government will soon have in place a policy to curb drug addiction among the people, especially among the youths of the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.

Pentagon official urges support for missile defense budget

April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Washington, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): A senior Pentagon official briefed Congress about the fiscal 2013 budget request of 7.75 billion U.S. dollars in missile defense, calling for support "against a growing ballistic missile threat," the American Forces Press Service reported Thursday.

India welcomes Pakistan's call to demilitarize Siachen glacier

April 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Hyderabad/Chandigarh, Apr 19 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Thursday welcomed Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's call for both nations to demilitarize the world's highest battlefield at the Siachen glacier on their international border.

Tolkien and Dickens' grandsons collaborate for children's book

April 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): A grandson of famous author JRR Tolkien and a descendant of Charles Dickens will be teaming up for two new fantasy books for children.

India's first RFID technology toll comes up near Chandigarh

April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Chandimandir (Haryana), April 19 (IANS) India's first RFID (radio frequency identification) -based electronic toll plaza was inaugurated on National Highway No.5 (NH-5) at Chandimandir in Haryana's Panchkula district.

Big Australian dollars to lure Indian tourists

April 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Buoyed by the number of Indian tourists flocking to Australia, an influential tourism promotional body has asked the Australian government to invest $1 billion to attract more visitors from India and other Asian countries in the next decade.

Justice Katju for regulating social media

April 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju Wednesday called for regulating social media, saying it would prevent unpleasant material from making it into the public domain.

Mamata acting in an immature manner: Justice Katju

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not acting in a mature manner by cracking down on her critics and must learn to take criticism in her stride, said Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Markandey Katju Wednesday.

Iran arrests 15 Israel-linked 'spies'

April 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Tehran, April 18 (IANS) Iranian authorities have arrested 15 Israel-linked "spies" in the country, the official media reported Wednesday.

'Internet freedom' under threat as Pak Govt. demands automated filtering

April 18, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18 (ANI): Broadband operators of Pakistan have agreed to implement an automated URL filtering system, which has left proponents of internet freedom worried.

Diplomat murdered in Dominican Republic

April 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Santo Domingo, April 18 (IANS/EFE) A Taiwanese diplomat was found slain Tuesday in her apartment in Santo Domingo's university district, police reported.

Woman killed in Punjab for bearing daughters

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) A woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her husband in Punjab's Tarn Taran district as he was upset that she had given birth to three daughters, police said.

Pulitzer prize winners announced

April 17, 2012 at 5:04 PM

The reputed Pulitzer award for the coveted public service given to the Philadelphia Inquired for its exploration

US to continue pressing Pak to eliminate Haqqani terror network

April 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Brasilia, Apr 17(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that she will continue to urge Pakistan to target the Haqqani network.

Kid survives on chocolate near dead mom

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

London, April 16 (IANS) A two-year-old girl in Australia survived on chocolate for five days after her mother died in their home.

Militant involved in Kabul attack blames Haqqanis for assault: Afghan Govt.

April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Kabul, Apr 16(ANI): A militant arrested for launching attacks on Kabul and three other cities has confessed that it was carried out by the Haqqani network, a top Afghan security official has said.

Govt. restricted Hajj subsidy once in a lifetime in its new Hajj policy 2012

April 15, 2012 at 3:13 PM

The Centre on Saturday informed to Supreme Court that it was going to restrict 'Hajj Subsidy' to once in a lifetime in its new Hajj Policy 2012 as against once in five years.......

Balochistan Govt claims Bugti's killing was carried out solely on Musharraf's orders

April 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Islamabad, Apr 14(ANI): The Balochistan government has denied any role in Jamhoori Watan Party chief Nawab Akbar Bugti's assassination and claimed the entire operation was carried out solely on the orders of former army chief General Pervez Musharraf.

Punjab to plant trees along all highways

April 13, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) As Punjab celebrated the Baisakhi harvest festival Friday, the state government announced it was launching a major sapling plantation drive on vacant land along national and state highways in the state.

Kings XI Punjab beat Pune Warriors by seven wickets

April 12, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab beat Pune Warriors by seven wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here Thursday.

Odisha Govt. makes fresh appeal to Maoists for MLA's release

April 12, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 12 (ANI): Hours after the Maoists released Italian national Paolo Bosusco, the Odisha Government on Thursday evening made a fresh appeal to the ultras to release BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka from their captivity immediately unhurt and in good condition.

BJP slams UPA Govt. over anti-farmer's policies

April 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government following Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh outlining the Centre's anti-farmer's policies'.

Govt to inject Rs.30,000-crore in Air India, approved to restructure it

April 12, 2012 at 8:04 PM

In the move to revive the debt-run Air India, the government has decided to infuse Rs.30,000-crore in the next eight years and to restructure of the debt. Air India has at present a consolidated debt of Rs.67,520-Crore.......

Pakistanis deported from Greece, Oman

April 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) A group of 97 Pakistani migrants who were detained in Oman for illegally entering the country were deported Thursday. Another 67 Pakistanis were deported from Greece, media reports said.

Iran to cut Europe imports

April 12, 2012 at 7:07 AM

Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iran is plannig to cut imports from 100 European companies in response to Western sanctions against its oil exports, a media report said Wednesday.

Chandigarh NRI abductors planned to kill him

April 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) The abductors of a young non-resident Indian (NRI) had planned to kill him after receiving the ransom money, an officer said here Wednesday.

Egyptian court disbands Islamist-dominated panel drafting new constitution over blatant "misuse of

April 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Cairo, Apr 11 (ANI): An Egyptian court has suspended an Islamist-dominated panel, which was set up for drafting a new constitution by the parliament, claiming the formation was "marred by misuse of power".

Expand Pakistan, Saudi Arabia trade ties: Zardari

April 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) The huge potential of trade and economic activities between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia should be given a boost, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.

Chinese local governments to use legal software

April 11, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Beijing, April 11 (IANS) In a crackdown on violation of intellectual property rights and use of fake computer products, all provincial governments across China have been ordered to use authorised and copyrighted software by June.

'Punjab will continue free power supply subsidy'

April 9, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said that the state government was committed to continuing free power to the farmers and the weaker sections of people in the state through its power subsidy.

DMK leaders protest against power tariff announced by Jayalalithaa Govt.

April 9, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Chennai, Apr 9 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders staged a protest here on Monday against the power tariff hike announced by the Jayalalithaa Government last week in Tamil Nadu.

Titanic survivor details firsthand account of horrifying night 100 years later

April 9, 2012 at 6:03 PM

London, Apr 9 (ANI): A Titanic survivor's tale of the horrific night, as the tragedy unfolded before his eyes, is to be published this month to mark the centennial of the catastrophe.

Pak activists protest against kidnapping, forced conversion of Hindu girls in Sindh

April 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Karachi, Apr 9(ANI): A number of activists of different civil society organisations staged a protest demonstration outside the Karachi Press Club against the kidnapping and forced conversion of Hindu girls in Sindh.

Dubai to host global press meet

April 9, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Dubai, April 8 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the 10th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC), which is expected to be participated by 22 press clubs from 10 countries.

Dubai to host 10th global press meet

April 8, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Dubai, April 8 (IANS) Dubai will host the 10th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC), which is expected to be participated by 22 press clubs from 10 countries.

Pak leaders slam US bounty on Saeed's head as interference in nation's internal affairs

April 8, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Peshawar, Apr 8(ANI): Leaders of different political parties and Ulema have described a US decision of declaring a 10 million dollar bounty on Jamaat-ud Dawa(JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's head as an interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan.

Pak leaders slam US bounty on Saeed's head as interference in nation's internal affairs

April 8, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Peshawar, Apr 8(ANI): Leaders of different political parties and Ulema have described a US decision of declaring a 10 million dollar bounty on Jamaat-ud Dawa(JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's head as an interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan.

Hafiz supporters rant against India

April 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Members of Pakistan's Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) burnt American flags and shouted slogans against India to denounce the US for announcing reward money for their chief Hafiz Saeed's arrest.

Jeffrey Archer's book tops fiction again (IANS Books)

April 7, 2012 at 2:34 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Sir Jeffrey Archer's 'The Sins of the Father' occupies the top spot in the fiction section again in the bestseller list this week, while Rhonda Byrne's 'The Magic' dominates non-fiction.

Cafe boss arrested for interviewing female job applicants while naked

April 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Washington, April 7 (ANI): A coffee bar owner in northern England is facing jail after he tried to conduct face-to-face interviews with female job hunters while he was naked.

Increased sensitivity to cheap, high-calorie food could be behind obesity

April 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): One of the main reasons for dramatic increase in obesity may be a heightened sensitivity to heavily endorsed and easily accessible high-calorie foods, researchers say.

Odisha Govt. gives in to Maoists demands for safe release of MLA, Italian

April 4, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 4 (ANI): Odisha Government has bowed down to Maoists demands for securing the safe release of abducted Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikaka and an Italian from the captivity of the ultras.

Kings IX rope in Videocon d2h as title sponsor

April 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab has roped in Videocon d2h as its title partner for the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Videocon d2h logo will adorn the Kings XI Punjab team jersey.

Boost cooperation, IMF chief urges

April 3, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Washington, April 3 (IANS) The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday called for global cooperation to increase the IMF's ability to tackle challenges, warning that the world's economic recovery remains fragile.

Hookah bars banned in Gurgaon

April 3, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) The Gurgaon administration Tuesday banned hookah bars in the entire district, a Haryana government spokesman said here.

Chaudhary new Haryana chief secretary

April 3, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday appointed Pradeep Kumar Chaudhary as the state's new chief secretary, an official spokesman said here.

Pak Govt in no hurry to re-open NATO supply routes: Gilani

April 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM

On Board PM Special Plane, Apr 3(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said his government is in no hurry to re- open the NATO supply routes and a decision to that effect will be taken only after evolving a consensus at the Parliamentary Committee on National Security.

Pakistan moving towards MFN status for India: Gilani

April 3, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged Asian countries to establish regional harmony and sustainable development through increased trade and economic growth. He said Pakistan is taking steps towards most favoured nation (MFN) status for India, it was reported here.

Gurgaon-Chandigarh Volvo buses a hit

April 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Gurgaon, April 2 (IANS) The luxury Volvo buses launched Monday between Gurgaon in Haryana and Chandigarh via Delhi are already a hit.

Punjab to fill all vacancies of teachers

April 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced that all vacancies of school and college teachers will be filled soon.

In IPL season, Chandigarh to play gully cricket

April 2, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) Over 8,000 players, 552 teams, including 23 teams of girls, nearly 35 locations and more. As cricket fans get ready for the popular T20 Indian Premier League (IPL) season starting this week, Chandigarh has already got busy with its own version of gully T20 tournament.

Minorities in Pakistan are in deep trouble, admits Minister

April 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Islamabad, Apr 2(ANI): Pakistan's Minister In-charge of National Harmony, Dr Paul Bhatti has said that he would raise objections in parliament if the government fails to safeguard minority places of worship, particularly the Hindu community.

Press council begins probe into complaints in Bihar

April 1, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Patna, April 1 (IANS) A three-member Press Council Of India (PCI) fact-finding team Sunday began a two-day hearing on charges of the Bihar government pressurising journalists, the team's head said.

Onir's airline woes! (Movie Snippets)

April 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir was upset after his flight to Shimla was cancelled without prior intimation.

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