Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 : Putting all speculation to rest, IAS officer Aditya Prasad Padhi is all set to be the next Odisha chief secretary, said informed sources on Saturday.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Albania on the occasion of their Liberation Day.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : : While still considered an innovative and highly skilled technique, robotic prostate removal surgery seems to have paved its place as a widespread prostate cancer treatment.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : Karigar Haat 2015 - Art & Cultural Folk Festival has got off to a colourful start at the Central Park in Salt Lake.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : Media tycoon Peter Mukherjea on Saturday underwent lie detector test on Saturday, media reports said.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : President Pranab Mukherjee awarded Standards to 18 Squadron and 22 Squadron at Hasimara Air Force Station, West Bengal on Saturday.
Kolkata / Mumbai, Nov 28 : "Getting to Zero" was the theme selected in 2011 through to the end of 2015 by the World AIDS Campaign (WAC) to commemorate World AIDS Day on Dec 1.
Srinagar, Nov 28 : The minimum temperature in J&K's summer capital Srinagar was recorded at
minus 0.5 degree celsius as all other places in the Kashmir Valley also stood below the freezing point, an official said on Saturday.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 110th Annual Session of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry by lighting a lamp here on Saturday.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met nearly 500 mediapersons in an informal event termed as Diwali Milan on Saturday as the media corp jostled to take selfies with the PM.
Caught up in the spirit of the famous Halloween festival parade in New York recently, and intrigued by the opening scene of the parade for the dead in the latest Bond film Spectre, Ranjita Biswas tries to dig into the origin of the tradition and discovers it is embedded in ancient fear of the unknown, evil spirits and dark nights
Kolkata, Nove 28 : A 51-year-old US citizen was arrested in Kolkata on Friday for allegedly molesting a minor boy at a posh hotel, reports said.
Jammu, Nov 28 : The body of a Pakistani undertrial, who died a few days back in a hospital here, was on Saturday sent to the Attari-Wagah border to hand it over to Pakistani officials, police said.
Mumbai, Nov 28 : The Maharashtra unit of the Congress on Saturday filed a complaint with Mumbai police alleging "tampering" with the Preamble of the Constitution, a party leader said.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to sanction Rs.399.83 crore as assistance for cyclone Phailin destruction from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), which was pending due to an erroneous assessment.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : Months ahead of the state assembly polls, the West Bengal government on Saturday set up the Sixth Pay Commission for reviewing the salaries and other emoluments and promotional policies of its own personnel and certain other categories of employees.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : In a bid to expand its international operations, national passenger carrier Air India might start a direct flight between New Delhi and Washington DC.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : An American tourist in his 50s has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a teenaged boy at a posh hotel here, police said on Saturday.
Moga (Punjab), Nov 28 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday advised newly-appointed state Congress chief Amarinder Singh to shun confrontation and adopt consensus in politics so that Punjab could remain a peaceful state and become a more developed one.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : Former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, one of the four accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, on Saturday underwent a lie-detector test here in the presence of experts from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CSFL).
Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 : The Odisha government on Saturday gave in principle approval to the setting up of a super specialty cardiac care hospital in Jharsuguda district in public private partnership (PPP) model.
Pune, Nov 28 : Given the atmosphere in India, "intolerance" is an inadequate word to describe the "fears" under which minorities are living, author Arundhati Roy said here on Saturday.
Guwahati, Nov 28 : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday requested President Pranab Mukherjee for his immediate intervention in replacing acting Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : It was a lavish afternoon spread at the Bangladesh high commission here on Saturday as the country attempted to acquaint Delhi and India with its cullinary delicacies.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : French photographer and filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand's documentary "Human" encompassing over 2000 interviews in 60 countries and stunning aerial images was screened here on Saturday to highlight the fact that despite the recent Paris attacks, the COP-21 climate summit will go ahead as scheduled later this month.
Ranchi, Nov 28 : The second phase of the thee-tier panchayat polls in Jharkhand on Saturday witnessed a record turnout of more than 74 percent voters, officials said.
Jammu, Nov 28 : A court here on Saturday extended by 14 days the judicial remand of six accused in the Udhampur terror attack of August 5 in which two BSF men had been killed.
Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday expressed concern over districts not matching up to the needs of the rural masses for the employment guarantee scheme in a drought year and told the officers that any laxity in attaining the targets would "not be tolerated".
Kolkata, Nov 28 : Nurses and junior doctors of the 180-year-old Medical College and Hospital Kolkata on Saturday staged noisy demonstrations and laid siege to the principal's office protesting the suspension and transfer orders slapped by the authorities after two babies died allegedly due to overheating in a warmer apparatus.
Mumbai, Nov 28 : TV actress Disha Savla, who essays Bobby in "Neeli Chatri Waale", will now be seen playing a double role in the show.
Hasimara (West Bengal), Nov 28 : The deal between India and France for 36 Rafale combat jets could happen before the end of the year, the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said on Saturday but to go by the manner in which the negotiations have spluttered in the last seven months, this could be a tall order.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : Concerned citizens of the eastern metropolis will walk together on Sunday, a day ahead of the global climate summit in Paris, to demand policy measures aligning agriculture, corporate, energy and other sectors to protect the environment.
Lucknow, Nov 28 : A candidate was killed and over a dozen people injured as violence marred the 'gram pradhan' polls in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : Heritage enthusiasts and tourists can now travel back in time to experience the grandeur of 19th century Kolkata through a unique mobile app that offers a glimpse of the city during the British Raj by a mere pointing of a smartphone at a monument.
Hasimara (West Bengal), Nov 28 : Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday hoped the deal between India and France for Rafale fighter jets would be signed before end of this year.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : It was "rising intolerance" or a "desperate survival bid" that saw old foes Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad join hands with the Congress to trump the BJP-led alliance in the Bihar polls. Will the approaching West Bengal assembly elections see the emergence of yet another grand alliance?
New Delhi, Nov 28 : As the intolerance discussions show no sign of abating, eminent scholar and Marxist literary theorist Aijaz Ahmad has joined the debate, saying that even top echelons of the society are taking cudgels against intolerance.
Srinagar, Nov 28 : An operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district to flush out militants hiding in the forest area continued for the 16th day on Saturday as the guerrillas eluded the security forces, police said.
Thiruvantapuram, Nov 28 : A police officer has allegedly committed suicide after being put on suspension over circulating pictures on WhatsApp, reports said.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : In what could lead to breaking the ice over the Goods and Services Tax bill, consensus has reportedly been reached between the government and the Congress on two of three demands put forward by the opposition party, media reports said.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : Bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Harlequin India, launched writer Ishani Malhotra's debut novel 'Until I Met You' at its Quest Mall outlet in Kolkata on Friday.
Chandigarh, Nov 28 : Haryana's health minister Anil Vij on Friday was involved in a heated exchange of words with a woman district police chief and left the meeting place in a huff after the cop refused to follow his order to leave, media reports said.
Colorado Springs, Nov 28 : At least three people were killed as a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic here on Friday.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : Responding to rise in the Public Health Expenditure as according to the proposal made by the National Health Policy, International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR Delhi) held a press conference in Kolkata on Friday to highlight various needs, challenges and aspects influencing the government to spend on the health sector in West Bengal.
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 27 : Cambridge University Press conducted 'Cambridge Professional Development Day' a series of workshops across India for CIE school teachers.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Constitution of India had ensured "dignity of Indians, and unity of India."
Hasimara (West Bengal), Nov 28 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented President's Standard to two Indian Air Force (IAF) squadrons based here in West Bengal.
By Mehak Sabharwal
Srinagar, Nov 28 : Srinagar city recorded the season's coldest night so far at minus 0.5 degree as all other places in the Kashmir Valley also recorded minimum temperatures several notches below the freezing point, an official said on Saturday.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : It was a foggy Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 13.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
New Delhi, Nov 28 : AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar was on Friday suspended for two days from the Winter Session of the Delhi assembly for demanding a discussion on 25 percent nursery admissions through EWS quota.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : If you have always been a fan of gangsters and underworld dons and want to explore your dark side with food then a newly opened restaurant in New Delhi is the place to be where you need to head.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : With the 2017 Punjab assembly polls in mind, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday appointed former chief minister Amarinder Singh as the state party chief, a move intended to give a fresh impetus to the beleaguered and faction-ridden unit.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : The Delhi High Court on Friday asked its registry to file reply on a plea which sought to quash an order directing transfer of all pending cases up to the value of Rs.1 crore to subordinate courts.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : A man in his mid 20s was on Friday arrested here for impersonating a doctor of the renowned Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and duping a patient of Rs.8,000, said hospital authorities.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : The West Bengal directorate of health services on Friday said four staffers of the state-run Medical College and Hospital Kolkata have been transferred and several others suspended following the death of two babies allegedly due to overheating in a warmer apparatus.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : The central and Delhi governments may be headed for a showdown with the AAP's Jan Lokpal bill giving the proposed ombudsman the power to probe even central government officials.
New Delhi, Nov 27 : In an attempt to break the deadlock over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his predecessor Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi for discussions over tea.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced to carve out a new full-fledged district-The Sundarbans- in next year.
Amman, Nov 27 : Narrated by Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the Petra Street View video will be featured on the Google search homepage of different countries around the world for 24 hours at a time, alternating across continents over the next few weeks.