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Workshop on handling mentally challenged children
New Delhi, Dec 19 : To train staff in institutions which handle mentally challenged children, an NGO Friday organised a workshop here to prepare social workers to better help such children.
First five-star hotel in India's North East opened in Guwahati
Guwahati (Assam), Dec.19 : The first five-star hotel in India's northeastern region was inaugurated in Guwahati, Assam, recently.
Mumbai terror attack 'mastermind' Lakhvi detained in Pak jail under ...
Karachi, Dec 19 : Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who planned the 26/11 Mumbai attack and was granted bail by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad yesterday, has been taken into custody under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail.
Public contest launched to name five craters on Mercury
Washington, Dec 19 : The Education and Public Outreach (EPO) team has launched a public contest to name the five impact craters on Mercury in conjunction with the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
'Gyanodaya Express' to arrive in Assam Saturday
Guwahati, Dec 19 : Gyanodaya Express, an initiative of the Indian Railways to expose students to the history and culture of the northeastern states, will arrive here Saturday.
Silk reeling center in West Tripura providing jobs to rural women
Badharghat (West Tripura), Dec.19 : A silk reeling center in Badharghat in West Tripura is providing jobs to rural women.
Angry wife leaves cheating hubby and twin sister stark naked in car ...
London, Dec 19 : A scorned wife took her revenge on her husband who cheated on her with her own twin sister, by leaving them both in a busy car park, completely naked.
Manipur Deputy CM says there is no room for violence in the state
Imphal, Dec.19 : Manipur's Deputy Chief Minister G. Gaikhangam has said that there is no room for violence in the state, and urged the people of the region to express themselves on issues in a democratic and non-violent way.
57 insurgents bid farewell to arms in Manipur
Imphal (Manipur), Dec.19 : Realising the futility of pursuing the path of violence, 57 insurgents owing allegiance to three separate underground outfits, recently surrendered along with their arms in the presence of Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh.
Stupid to say extramarital affair doesn't exist: Raima Sen
Mumbai, Dec 19 : Actress Raima Sen, who plays an important role in "Ishq Kabhi Kariyo Na", based on extra marital affair, says it would be unwise to say such illicit love affairs don't exist in society.
Speeding truck kills Delhi Police officer, driver arrested
New Delhi, Dec 19 : A 55-year-old Delhi Police sub-inspector was crushed to death by a speeding truck in the capital's Alipur area, police said Friday. The driver was arrested from the spot.
Delhi in top spot as e-commerce hub: Survey
New Delhi, Dec 19 : Delhi rated as the number one e-commerce hub with the maximum amount of mobile phones and accessories sold, says a report released by online company ebay India.
Not against GST: Mamata Banerjee
New Delhi, Dec 19 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she was not against the Goods and Services Tax but wanted states to be adequately compensated.
Bengal mulls Sunderbans tourism committee
Kolkata, Dec 19 : West Bengal may soon have a separate committee to look into any impact of eco-tourism in the Sunderbans mangrove region, a minister said here Friday.
India-Bangladesh agree to foster economic cooperation
New Delhi, Dec 19 : India and Bangladesh Friday agreed to take the lead in fostering closer cooperation in South Asia, while acknowledging the importance of economic cooperation and improved connectivity between the two countries.
ECB should clarify decision to sack Pietersen: Andrew Flintoff
London, Dec 19 : Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff Friday urged the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to satisfactorily explain the reasons for sacking former captain and star batsman Kevin Pietersen.
Timeline: Accidental deaths of Delhi policemen
New Delhi, Dec 19 : Timeline of accidental deaths of Delhi policemen in the last 15 months:
Sonia Gandhi stable, recovering well: Hospital
New Delhi, Dec 19 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi, admitted to a hospital here for an infection in the lower respiratory tract, was "stable and recovering well", a hospital statement said Friday.
Kiran Shrinivas happy about his appearance in 'Yeh Hai Aashiqui'
New Delhi, Dec 19 : Kiran Shrinivas, best known for TV show "24", will be seen in the forthcoming episode of "Yeh Hai Aashiqui", and the actor is excited about it.
Bayern Munich to play in China next year
Munich, Dec 19 : Bayern Munich will play in China next year, the German club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Friday.
Troops hit rebel positions in Syria
Damascus, Dec 19 : Syrian troops Friday pounded rebel positions in the northern countryside of capital Damascus and eliminated many fighters of radical rebel groups in the southern region, media and activists reported.
Bengal to get Sunderbans tourism roadmap soon
Kolkata, Dec 19 : A roadmap for developing tourism in the Sunderbans mangrove region, incorporating a collaborative community model, will be delivered to the West Bengal government soon, it was announced here Friday.
Russia wants Palestine's independence status soon
Moscow, Dec 19 : Russia is interested in the earliest resolution of the issue concerning the state status of Palestine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday.
Peshawar school song: Where have all the flowers gone?
By Saeed Naqvi : Ever since US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage threatened to bomb Pakistan to the stone age unless it joined the post 9/11 global war on terror, Pakistan has faced an existential tragedy of choice. It was being called upon to kill the very mujahideen it had trained to ...
Nitish asks Modi to disapprove Ghar Wapsi, praising Godse
Patna, Dec 19 : Former Bihar chief minister and senior JD-U leader Nitish Kumar Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to publicly disapprove his party BJP's Ghar Wapsi (home returning) campaign, and praise of Mahatma Gandhi's killer and hate speeches made by his party leaders.
High alert as Kashmir readies for last phase of polling
Jammu, Dec 19 : After ensuring a peaceful, incident-free four phases of the assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities Friday sounded high alert in the Jammu region where 20 constituencies go to polls tomorrow in the fifth and final phase.
Snapdeal to promote Rajasthani handicrafts
New Delhi, Dec 19 : E-commerce website Snapdeal.com has joined hands with Rajasthan Small Industries Corp (RAJSICO) for online promotion and selling of the state's traditional handicrafts.
Scientist Jayant Narlikar gets Sahitya Akademi Award
Mumbai/Pune, Dec 19 : Astrophysicist Jayant V. Narlikar was Friday conferred the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his autobiography.
India conveys concerns on Lakhvi's bail to Pakistan
New Delhi, Dec 19 : India has conveyed in "clear and unambiguous terms" its concerns to Pakistan on the bail granted to key Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Friday, adding that India rejects Pakistan's contention that there is little ...
Sexual harassment cases have increased: Maneka Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 19 : The number of complaints about sexual harassment at work places has increased in the country, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said Friday.