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

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

Marathi film stars at music launch of "Yudh- Astitvachi Ladai"

May 1, 2015 at 7:17 PM

The music for an upcoming Marathi film "Yudh- Astitvachi Ladai" was launched at a fun filled event in Mumbai. Producer Shekhar Gijare and Directed Rajiv S Ruia who are present along with the star cast and the crew.

Bodies of Bangladesh journalists exhumed after two and half months for autopsies

April 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Dhaka, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): After about two and a half months of the murder of Bangladesh's two popular TV journalists, the remains of their bodies were exhumed Thursday morning for fresh autopsies to find clues to the killings, local media reported.

Bangladeshi journalists' bodies exhumed after over two months

April 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bodies of two popular TV journalists of Bangladesh who were murdered abut two-and-a-half months ago have been exhumed for fresh autopsies in search of clues to the killings, media reports said Thursday.


Maoist ideologue Satyamurthy dead

April 17, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) K.G. Satyamurthy, a Maoist ideologue and one of the founders of the People's War Group (PWG), died in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district Tuesday. He was 84.

Dementia, a 'silent tsunami'

April 11, 2012 at 2:27 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Nirmal Mehra, was 70, and principal of a well-known school in Delhi when signs of dementia began to show up. Mehra, an army officer's wife and highly popular among her social group, started getting confused about directions and people.

Custody row: Norway to hand over children to their uncle

March 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) Uncertainty over the custody of two NRI children who have been taken into foster care in Norway on grounds of alleged negligence by their parents seems to be over with the Norwegian authorities agreeing to hand over the kids to their paternal uncle Arunabhash Bhattacharya, a family member said Friday.

'India faces 50 percent nursing shortage'

March 29, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) The fledgling health sector in India is facing a 50 percent shortage of nursing staff due to demand outstripping supply and many female nurses preferring to work overseas for higher compensation, a senior health official said Thursday.

Animator Charu to undergo surgery Thursday

March 29, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) "RA.One" animator Charu Khandal, who has met with a serious road accident, will undergo surgery at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital later Thursday, a close friend said, adding that she had been planning to get married by the end of the year.

Hope for amicable solution to Norwegian kids' crisis: Indian PM

March 26, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday hoped for an "amicable and good" solution to the custody crisis over two Indian children in Norwegian foster care.

Manmohan hopes for amicable solution to Norwegian kids crisis

March 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Seoul, March 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday hoped for an "amicable and good" solution to the custody crisis over two Indian children in Norwegian foster care.

Humble egg in exotic avatars in Indian gourmet kitchens (With Image)

March 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Times have changed for the humble egg. Gone are the days of bhurji and egg curry; it is the age of "personalised omelettes" with names inscribed on them, of one-eyed Susans and egg jellies for desert.

RJD slams Nitish Govt. in Bihar over limb mutilation case

March 5, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Patna, Mar 5 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui on Monday slammed the Nitish Kumar-led Government in Bihar for the declining law and order situation in the state taking into account the horrific limb mutilation case.

Candidates in UP anxious over safety of sealed EVMs

February 26, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Lucknow, Feb 26 (ANI): Candidates of various political parties in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday expressed their anxiety over the safety of electronic voting machines (EVMs) after reports of water seeping into the strong-rooms where the machines were kept were brought to light by media.

Karnataka court rejects Yeddyurappa's petition to quash corruption cases against him

January 31, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Bangalore, Jan 31 (ANI): A court on Tuesday dismissed the petition of former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, to quash criminal proceedings against him in connection with corruption cases.

Karnataka court rejects Yeddyurappa's petition to quash corruption cases against him

January 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Bangalore, Jan 31 (ANI): A court on Tuesday dismissed the petition of former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, to quash criminal proceedings against him in connection with corruption cases.

Hindus greeted on upcoming Makar Sankranti

January 9, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Nevada (US), Jan 9 (ANI): Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has sent early greetings to Hindus world over on upcoming Makar Sankranti festival; praying for their happiness, peace, and prosperity.

Court order to bring down Lucknow mosque wall sparks protests

December 14, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Lucknow, Dec 14 (ANI): Police officials in Lucknow had to resort to baton charge to scatter violent protesters as hundreds of protesters gathered to stop the demolition of the wall of a mosque ordered by the High Court.

5 Indian sailors drown, 9 missing as ship sinks off Oman coast

November 6, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Muscat, Nov 6 (ANI): Five Indian sailors have reportedly drowned and nine are still missing after their ship sank off Oman's southern coast.

Pak Hindu student challenges compulsory Islamic or Bible studies at 'O' level

October 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Karachi, Oct 29(ANI): The Sindh High Court has provisionally allowed a Hindu student to appear in the forthcoming placement test for MBBS admission to the Dow University of Health Sciences.

Nepal begins measuring Mt. Everest

July 19, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Kathmandu, July 19 (ANI): Nepal has begun measuring the world's highest mountain, Mt. Sagarmatha or Everest (also called Qomolangma).

Ram Gopal Varma lodges police complaint against BJP youth wing

July 5, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Mumbai, July 5 (ANI): Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma lodged a police complaint against the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Tuesday fter he received a letter to apologise over his statement of offering a role to Kannada actress Maria Susairaj, recently released in the murder case of television executive Neeraj Grover.

Protesting Congress workers lathi-charged in Lucknow

June 27, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Lucknow, June 27 (ANI): A group of Congress workers were lathi-charged here this afternoon and the party's president in Uttar Pradesh Rita Bahuguna Joshi, has been taken into custody for flouting prohibitory orders.

UPA Govt. wants rapid development of Bundelkhand: Manmohan Singh

May 20, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), May 20 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre wants rapid development of Bundelkhand region.

Manmohan Singh dedicates oil refinery project at Bina to nation

May 20, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), May 20 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today dedicated the oil refinery project at Bina in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar District to the nation.

10 killed as tractor plunges into canal in Andhra Pradesh

April 25, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Apr 25 (ANI): At least ten people were killed in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur District when the tractor on which they were travelling fell into the Nagarjuna Sagar canal on Monday morning.

Christian blasphemy convict dies under mysterious circumstances in Pak jail

March 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Karachi, Mar 16(ANI): A Christian serving a life sentence in Pakistan on blasphemy charges has died under mysterious circumstances in Karachi's central jail.

Cash scandal rocks Bihar before Sonia Gandhi's rally

October 28, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Begusarai, Oct 28 (ANI): Ahead of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's rally here to woo the voters for the ongoing State Assembly elections, cash scandal rocks Bihar as two Congress leaders have been detained after the police found Rs 6.40 lakh from their respective hotel rooms.

Pakistan's ex-Parliamentarian advocates visa reforms

October 21, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Amritsar, Oct. 21 (ANI): Pakistan's former Member of Parliament Rai Azizullah Khan has urged the Government of India and Pakistan to bring about basic reforms in visa regulations, to enable people living on both sides of the border to come close to each other.

Ex-Pak lawmaker calls on India and Pakistan to undertake visa reforms

October 21, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Amritsar, Oct. 21 (ANI): A former Member of Pakistan's Parliament, Rai AzizUllah Khan, has urged both India and Pakistan to bring about basic reforms in visa regulations so that people in both countries can come closer to each other.

Tiger undergoes dialysis in Bhopal for the first time

October 14, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Bhopal, Oct.14 (ANI): Veterinarians in Bhopal are treating a tiger with kidney complication and have placed the feline under dialysis.

Indian Military Academy soldiers learn water rescue training

September 24, 2010 at 4:45 PM

Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Sep.24 (ANI): In a five-day long training camp, twenty-three soldiers of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) learnt water rescue techniques in Pong Reservoir in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra District.

300 tonnes of explosives go missing in Madhya Pradesh

August 13, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Dholpur (Rajasthan), Aug 13 (ANI): At least 300 tonnes of explosives, manufactured at a state-run factory in Rajasthan, have gone missing while being transported to a private company in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar District.

Maoist sub-zonal commander Rajesh Yadav surrenders in Jharkhand

July 29, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Palamu, July 29 (ANI): Rajesh Yadav, a sub-zonal commander of outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) surrendered to the police at Daltonganj in Jharkhand's Palamu district on Wednesday.

Now, an early labour detector to prevent premature births

July 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Washington, July 22 (ANI): A team of students has designed an early-labour detector that can pick up very early signs that a woman is going into labour too soon.

Paswan's son makes Bollywood acting debut with 'One and Only'

July 16, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Mumbai, Jul 16 (ANI): The star cast of upcoming Bollywood film 'One and Only', which is the launch vehicle for debutant Chirag Paswan, attended the inaugural function of the film in Mumbai.

Duplicate of Queen's Baton carried in Lucknow

July 10, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Lucknow July 10 (ANI): Business giant Sahara displayed a replica of Queen's Baton for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow city on Saturday.

Maoist shutdown badly affects life in Ranchi, railway track blown up in Dhanbad

July 8, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Ranchi, July 8 (ANI): The second day of the Maoist-called 'All India Shutdown' continued to disrupt general life in Ranchi city, even as the rebels blasted a railway track in the State's Dhanbad district.

17th century slipper found on the island of Canna

July 1, 2010 at 4:13 PM

London, July 01 (ANI): A slipper dating back to the 17th century, found under a bed on the island of Canna, has been preserved carefully in a storage box.

17th century slipper found on the island of Canna

July 1, 2010 at 3:59 PM

London, July 01 (ANI): A slipper dating back to the 17th century, found under a bed on the island of Canna, has been preserved carefully in a storage box.

Chaos in J-K assembly, as inter-district recruitment Bill is adopted

April 9, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Srinagar, Apr 9 (ANI): Chaos prevailed in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Friday even as the controversial Inter-District Recruitment Bill was adopted.

Kashmir PDP wants to bar citizenship to women who marry outsiders

March 13, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Jammu, Mar 13 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly witnessed an uproar on Saturday as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) member Murtaza Khan introduced a bill which bars women who marry outside the State from continuing as state subjects.

Two Pilot killed in Begumpet naval aircraft crash

March 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Hyderabad, Mar 3 (ANI): Hyderabad Police on Wednesday confirmed the death of the pilot manning the crashed Kiran HJT-16 aircraft during an Air Show near Begumpet Airport.

Indian Navy showcases its might in the air

February 19, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Vasco-Da-Gama (Goa), Feb.19 (ANI): The strength of the Indian Navy was on full display during the induction ceremony of the MiG-29K carrier borne aircraft at the INS Hansa, the Indian Navy's premier Naval Station here on Friday.

Indian Navy inducts 'Air Dominance Fighter' MiG-29 into its fleet

February 19, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Vasco-da Gama (Goa), Feb.19 (ANI): The Indian Navy on Friday formally inducted the MiG-29 K' Air Dominance Fighter' aircrafts in its fleet here.

Maoists gun down Jharkhand villager

January 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Ghunandi Village (Jharkhand), Jan 29 (ANI): A villager was killed and two others, including a woman were injured when a group of Maoists raided Ghunandi village in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district on Thursday. Sagar Mahato was the villager who fell to the bullets of the Maoists.

Family ties help in politics: Rahul Gandhi

January 19, 2010 at 5:48 PM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday admitted that people from political families have the benefit if they want to enter politics.

Seven killed, 14 injured in West Bengal stampede

January 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Kakdweep (West Bengal), Jan 14 (ANI): At least seven pilgrims were killed and 14 others injured on Thursday morning in a stampede at Sagar in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, where they had assembled for Makar Sankranti celebrations.

Promoting education among tribal girls in Tripura

January 13, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Agartala, Jan 11 (ANI): Every social being needs basic academic knowledge of 'three-Rs'-Reading, Writing and Arithmetic to become a resourceful human for the well being of the entire society.

Authorities gear up, as Gangasagar fair likely to see 500,000 pilgrims

January 9, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Gangasagar (West Bengal) Jan 9(ANI): Ahead of the State's largest Gangasagar fair, scheduled to be held on January 14 and 15 on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, local administration is having a hectic time preparing to ensure no there is no scope for untoward incident.

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme a major draw for students to rejoin school

January 6, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Dhamcheera (Tripura), Jan 6 (ANI): Hundreds of school dropouts and poor students have been drawn to rejoin school by the Union Government's Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) scheme in Tripura.

Dissenting JKNPP calls for Jammu shutdown over Justice Sagir Ahmad report

December 28, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Jammu, Dec 28 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir National Partners Party (JKNPP) on Monday called for a Jammu shutdown to protest the "anti-people" report submitted by Justice Sagir Ahmad on Centre-State relations.

Dharamsala residents seek ways to counter water shortage

December 7, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Dharamsala, Dec 7 (ANI): Water shortage is emerging as a major concern for villagers living in the remote areas of Dharamsala and environmentalists believe that global warming is primarily responsible for it.

Babri Anniversary: Tight security in place at Ayodhya

December 6, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Ayodhya, Dec 6 (ANI): Security was beefed up at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on the Babri demolition anniversary on Sunday.

Top naval official stress on need to enhance coastal security

December 4, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Kochi, Dec 4 (ANI): Vice Admiral, KN Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command, has said there is a need to enhance coastal security through upgraded surveillance capabilities.

Manipur hosts music concert to raise funds for orphans

December 3, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Imphal, Dec 3(ANI): A music concert was recently held in Manipur, which was conducted for orphans, by the orphans, to raise funds for scores of children who lost their loved ones in due to violence in the state.

India strengthening coastal security, says naval commander

December 2, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Kolkata, Dec 2 (ANI): Naval officer-in-charge (West Bengal) Commodore Chandra Sekhar Azad has said that in the wake 26/11 Mumbai attack, India has taken several measures to strengthen coastal security across the country.

Polutted Hussain Sagar lake threatening Hyderabad's environment

November 11, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Hyderabad, Nov 11 (ANI): Rising pollution in Hyderabad's Hussain Sagar Lake is threatening the city's environment, experts have said.

A clean Ganga could enhance dolphins' presence in the river, says expert

October 11, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Patna, Oct.11 (ANI): Gangetic dolphins were once found in abundance in the river Ganges. But over the years a steady increase in pollution in the river has dwindled the population of Dolphins.

Rescue efforts on as flood toll claims 240 lives in Karnataka, AP

October 6, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Hyderabad/Karnataka/Bangalore, Oct 6 (ANI): Heavy rains and floods over the past week have spread havoc across Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra, and so far have claimed over 240 lives.

Vijaywada turns into island as floodwaters of Krishna River swells

October 5, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Hyderabad, Oct 5 (ANI): Floodwaters from the Krishna River have cut off the town of Vijaywada from rest of Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh urges Centre to declare flood-hit areas a national calamity

October 5, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Hyderabad, Oct 5 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Monday urged the Centre to consider areas hit by the devastating floods as a national calamity.

Thousands of people displaced by floods in Andhra Pradesh

October 3, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Vijaywada, Oct 3 (ANI): Floods have displaced hundreds of people in Andhra Pradesh.

Migratory birds in arrive Orissa

August 31, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Baijal Sagar (Orissa), Aug 31(ANI): The migratory birds coming into the country have found a safe haven in Orissa's Baijal Sagar village, which surrounded by lush green forests provide an ideal habitat for these birds.

New technique to control stray dogs' population in Amritsar

August 14, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Amritsar, Aug. 14 (ANI): Amritsar administration has come up with a plan to control the growing population of the stray dogs without killing them.

Deficit rainfall further aggravates water scarcity in Madhya Pradesh

August 9, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Datia (Madhya Pradesh), Aug. 9(ANI): Farmers are a worried lot in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district as they are experiencing acute water scarcity, which has been further aggravated by deficit rainfall leading to a drought like situation in the region.

More water to be released from Bhakra Nangal

July 2, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Ludhiana, July 2 (ANI): Authorities at the Bhakra Nangal dam have assured that they would release an extra 6,000 cusecs of water for irrigation to paddy farmers in Punjab and Haryana.

Kanpur college girls oppose dress code in campus

June 23, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Kanpur, June 23 (ANI): The controversial ban of college authorities prohibiting girls to wear jeans to prevent incidents of eve-teasing has triggered furious reaction from college girls here.

Sunny Deol makes comeback with Deepak Tijori's 'Fox'

June 1, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Sunny Deol, who was last seen in forgettable flicks like 'Kaafila' and 'Heroes', is set to make a comeback in 'Fox' and director Deepak Tijori is certain Sunny's fans will appreciate him in his new avatar in the thriller.

Jharkhand police train youth from Maoist infested belts

May 29, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Ranchi, May 29 (ANI): In a novel initiative, the Jharkhand Police is imparting vocational training to the unemployed youth of Maoist infested belts to enable them earn a livelihood as well as join the mainstream.

Tributes paid to NTR on birth anniversary

May 28, 2009 at 6:19 PM

Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N.T. Rama Rao Thursday on his 86th birth anniversary.

Cyclone Aila - a grim reminder of climate change

May 26, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Cyclone Aila, that hit the east coast of India Monday devastating over 100,000 people in the Sundarbans delta region of crops and lifestock, was a grim consequence of climate change, say experts.

Nine dead as cyclone Aila hits Bangladesh

May 26, 2009 at 12:42 AM

Dhaka, May 25 (DPA) At least nine people were killed as cyclone 'Aila', packing winds of up to 100 km per hour made landfall along Bangladesh's coastline Monday, officials said.

Tidal waves lash Orissa coast, no deaths reported

May 25, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) Tidal waves caused by a severe cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal Monday inundated more than two thousand acres of land and dozens of houses in Orissa's coastal region, officials said. However, there was no report of any deaths or injuries

Decomposed body of tiger recovered in Bandhavgarh

May 9, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Bhopal, May 9 (IANS) Yet another tiger, the second in a fortnight, has been found dead in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh National Park, its director said Saturday. He, however, ruled out the possibility of poachers killing the animal.

Maharashtra cracks down on TV shows featuring children

December 15, 2008 at 10:46 PM

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Popular television shows featuring children, including the serials 'Balika Vadhu' and 'Chhote Miyan', are in trouble.

Talks on for India-Pakistan anti-terror mechanism: Pranab

December 13, 2008 at 8:13 PM

Sagardighi (West Bengal), Dec 13 (IANS) Talks were on at the diplomatic level between India and Pakistan to have a joint anti-terror mechanism, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Saturday, adding we demand that 'Pakistan sniff out terrorists and punish those who are now taking shelter in their territory'.

Coast Guard conducts pollution response exercise

December 10, 2008 at 8:30 PM

Jagatsinghpur (Orissa), Dec 10 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Wednesday conducted an exercise off the Orissa coast near the port town of Paradip to assess the response to oil spill and other pollutions, an official said.

Terror ravaged in Assam to get counselling balm (Feature)

December 10, 2008 at 8:31 AM

Guwahati, Dec 10 (IANS) At 14, Kaustav Talukdar, a Class 9 student of a school in Guwahati, simply does not know how he will lead his life after his parents were killed in a bomb blast at Ganeshguri, a busy market place in the heart of the city, on Oct 30.

Cache of arms seized from Madhya Pradesh legislator's house

December 3, 2008 at 7:24 PM

Bhopal, Dec 3 (IANS) A large cache of arms, including eight rifles, several cartridges and other explosive material, were Wednesday seized from Congress legislator Brijendra Singh Rathore's house in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh district, the police said.

Indian Navy joins the nation, calls off Navy day celebrations

December 2, 2008 at 9:31 PM

Kochi (Kerala), Dec 2 (ANI): Indian Navy's Southern Naval Command, in the wake of recent terror attacks in Mumbai cancelled all its glamorous programmes associated with Navy day celebrations. The Naval Command in Kochi, which is famous for its variety of entertainment activities including the Navy ball fashion show, calls off to somber national mood in the wake of the terror attacks all over the country.

The Politics of Big Capital and the Poor in Narmada Valley

November 22, 2008 at 1:01 AM

On the 5th of November I was in Khandwa, a town in central India, taking part in a rally organized by the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), or Save the Narmada Movement. About 20,000 rural people, mostly landless farm labourers or small-medium farmers, m

Campaign drums yet to be heard in Madhya Pradesh

November 13, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Bhopal, Nov 13 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh will go to the polls exactly a fortnight from now but the campaign drums are yet to be heard.

Lives nipped in the bud - young victims in terror-ravaged Assam (Feature)

November 11, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Guwahati, Nov 11 (IANS) Come Nov 14, India will celebrate Children's Day coinciding with the birthday of the country's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. But the children in terror- ravaged Assam may not be in a mood to celebrate as violence continues to take young lives in the state.

BJP election campaign in Madhya Pradesh fails to attract crowds

November 10, 2008 at 11:21 PM

Bhopal, Nov 10 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's much-touted poll campaign launched across Madhya Pradesh with great fanfare Monday appears to have failed to attract the people. Party chief Rajnath Singh opted out of addressing a meeting here this evening as just 250 people turned up to listen to him.

Assam's widows of terror - from housewives to breadwinners (Feature)

November 5, 2008 at 1:11 PM

Guwahati, Nov 5 (IANS) Eight years after a bomb blast shattered her life, 55-year-old Ruby Baruah gets strength and hope by nurturing her late husband's dream - an English medium school in Assam's Nalbari town.

Minister booked for assaulting airline official

November 4, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Patna, Nov 4 (IANS) Central government minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Akhilesh Prasad Singh has been booked for allegedly abusing and assaulting an airline official at the airport here after he was not allowed to board a flight to Kolkata as he reported late, police said Tuesday.

Weather to improve in West Bengal before Diwali

October 27, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) It's good news for the Kali puja and Diwali festival revellers in West Bengal as the weather is expected to improve in the state by Monday morning, an official said Sunday.

Kandhamal still lamented by memories of violence

October 25, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Kandhamal, Oct 25 (ANI): Life and economy of the people in Kandhamal have been affected due to communal violence that broke out in the region in August taking a toll of 35 and forcing 20,000 people to the refugee camps.

Once a hunting lodge, now a nature lover's delight

October 19, 2008 at 2:13 PM

Nimaj (Rajasthan), Oct 19 (IANS) History-rich Rajasthan may be dotted with hundreds of heritage hotels, but on the outskirts of this 700-year-old erstwhile royal estate in Pali district lies a resort that prides itself for eco-sensitive tourism in India's desert state.

Woman files case against parents, husband for forced marriage

October 15, 2008 at 3:33 PM

Patna, Oct 15 (IANS) A newly married Dalit woman in Bihar has filed a case against her parents and husband for forcing her into marriage, an official said here Wednesday.

Five burnt to death in Madhya Pradesh road accident

October 13, 2008 at 8:31 PM

Bhopal, Oct 13 (IANS) At least five people were burnt to death in a Maruti car which caught fire after a head-on collision with a truck in Raisen district, police said Monday.

No Jharkhand VIP wants to burn Ravana's effigy

October 8, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Ranchi, Oct 8 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren's refusal to burn the effigy of Ravana, whom he termed as his 'kulguru' and a great scholar, has put Ram Leela organisers at the state capital here in a spot, as they now have trouble finding a VIP willing to ignite the demon king's effigy this Dussehra.

5 Railway policemen suspended for assault on BJP MP

October 6, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Bhopal, Oct 5 (IANS) Five Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel accused of beating up BJP parliamentarian Virendra Kumar Khatik during an anti-encroachment drive in Madhya Pradesh's Bina town have been suspended, an official said Sunday.

Six policemen charged for assaulting MP, probe ordered

October 6, 2008 at 8:47 PM

Bhopal, Oct 4 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh police Saturday ordered a probe into the beating up of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP during an anti-encroachment drive in the state's Sagar district, even as six railway policemen were charged with attempt to murder.

Six policemen booked for assaulting BJP MP

October 6, 2008 at 8:47 PM

Bhopal, Oct 4 (IANS) Six policemen were charged with attempt to murder after Virender Kumar Khatik, MP from the Madhya Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was beaten up during an anti-encroachment drive in the state's Sagar district, a police official said Saturday.

Six policemen booked, five suspended for beating up BJP MP

October 6, 2008 at 8:46 PM

Bhopal, Oct 4 (IANS) Six policemen were charged with attempt to murder while five were suspended after Virender Kumar Khatik, MP from the Madhya Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was beaten up during an anti-encroachment drive in the state's Sagar district, a police official said Saturday.

'Gulmohur' - a breath of fresh air (Malayalam Film Review; Rating ***)

October 6, 2008 at 8:46 PM

Film: 'Gulmohur'; Director: Jayaraj; Cast: Renjith, Siddique, Meenu Mathews, Nishant Sagar, Jagathy Sreekumar; Music: Johnson; Rating: ***

BJP MP injured in clash between encroachers, police

October 6, 2008 at 8:41 PM

Bhopal, Oct 3 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's parliamentarian Virendra Khatik was injured in a baton-charge in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district when he tried to intervene between encroachers on a railway land and the police, an official said.

Govt hikes creamy layer ceiling to Rs 4.5 lakh

October 4, 2008 at 12:00 AM

In a move aimed at benefiting maximum people among OBCs, which critics and oppositions can say a political stunt in an election year, the Central Government

Six policemen booked, five suspended for beating up BJP MP

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Bhopal, Oct 4 (IANS) Six policemen were charged with attempt to murder while five were suspended after Virender Kumar Khatik, MP from the Madhya Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was beaten up during an anti-encroachment drive in the state's Sagar district, a police official said Saturday.

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