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Auma: A new dining destination
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Thousands of Mumbai doctors strike after assaults on hospital staff
Hospitals in chaos after at least 2,000 junior doctors boycott wards claiming emotional distress and fear of assaultThousands of doctors have gone on strike in Mumbai to protest against violence in hospitals, after three medics were attacked on wards in the last week.At least 2,000 junior doctors at 17 government hospitals have taken unpaid leave for the second day in a row, claiming emotional distress and fear of assault. Continue reading... [...]
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Giving up Defence Ministry big sacrifice by Parrikar: Goa BJP
Panaji, March 21: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar made a huge sacrifice by giving up the defence portfolio and choosing to govern the state, BJP spokesperson Nilesh Cabral said on Tuesday. Reacting to Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut's charge on [...]
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From businesswoman of the year to £5 a day in a shared house
Artist Samira Kitman dreamed of being the female Bill Gates, but after fleeing from the Taliban faces an uncertain future in the UKShe was voted Afghan businesswoman of the year, has been praised by Prince Charles and has had her art displayed at the V&A museum in London and the Smithsonian in Washington. She is the subject of a chapter in a book by a former US president’s wife celebrating women in Afghanistan and once declared her ambition to be “the female Bill Gates in my country”.But these days Samira Kitman is living on £5 a day in a shared house in Lancaster, north-west England, unable to work, missing her family and desperate for the Home Office to grant her refugee status so she can start a new life in the UK. Related: They left Afghanistan a family of nine. They arrived in the UK a family of two Related: UK sending Syrians back to countries where they were beaten and abused Continue reading... [...]
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Minor earthquake hit NE India, parts of Bangladesh
Shillong, March 21: A minor earthquake was recorded in India's northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday night, an official said.However, there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage to property. The quake, measuring 3.9 magnitude on the [...]
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Sushma Swaraj asks for report on 29 captive Indians in Saudi Arabia
New Delhi, March 21: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday sought a report from the Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia on the 29 migrant workers held in captivity there after she was approached by Telangana minister K T Rama Rao. [...]
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Mahaghatbandan on the cards in Karnataka ahead of 2018?
The assembly elections in Karnataka are almost a year away but political calculations for the same have already begun. If the April 9 bypoll in Nanjangud and Gundlept is anything to go by, a mahaghatbandhan is a possibility between the Congress [...]
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Mining baron Sekhar Reddy arrested, remanded in judicial custody
The Enforcement Directorate has arrested mining baron Sekhar Reddy. He has been sent remanded in judiciary custody till March 28. Reddy was arrested just a few days after a CBI court had granted him bail. The Enforcement Directorate will [...]
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7th Pay Commission: Can Narendra Modi government gift you higher allowances from April?
The Committee on Allowances missed its earlier February 22 deadline for submitting its review report on the recommendations by the Seventh Pay Commission. [...]
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Global terrorist crisis is fast reaching nuclear threshold, says Tibetian spiritual leader Dalai Lama
The spiritual leader said he doesn't think the terrorism crisis could be resolved unless all the nations come together on a single platform against it, as terrorism is fast reaching the nuclear threshold. [...]
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Supreme Court advisory on Babri dispute raises apprehension among Muslims
Muslim leader and social activist Nazir Ahmed said this issue was taken to the court as the talks were not giving any results since the past 60 years. [...]
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Colombia joins Brazil, Chile in upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in India
Paraguay were the first to seal passage after they beat Venezuela 3-1 on the fourth day of the hexagonal final-stage of competition last Thursday. [...]
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‘When condoms are tax free, why not sanitary napkins?’ Congress MP Sushmita asks
New Delhi, March 21: Silchar Congress Member of Parliament Sushmita Dev has urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to make sanitary napkins tax free under the new Goods and Services Tax bill. In a petition on change.org, Dev says taxing sanitary napkins [...]
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Mercedes S-class facelift to get autonomous tech
The new driver assistance systems make use of digital mapping data; character of autonomous functions can be altered in different modes. [...]
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UP CM Yogi Adityanath to meet Modi, Amit Shah
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath will meet PM Narendra Modi in the Parliament, reports said on Tuesday. This will be the first meeting between Adityanath and Modi after the former took over as chief minister on Sunday. [...]
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PM Modi's letter ensures education to Muslim girl in Karnataka
A letter from the Prime Minister's office helped a girl from Mandya continue her higher education. B B Sara, an MBA student from Karnataka had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for financial assistance to continue her studies. A reply from [...]
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Singapore to host Food & Hotel Asia 2012
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In Pics: Indo-Nepal joint military exercise
Pithoragarh: The 11th edition of combined Indo-Nepal Batallion Military Exercise Surya Kiran XI, which began on March 7 under the aegis of Panchshul Brigade of Central Command, concluded on Monday in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. The SURYA KIRAN series of training, which is [...]
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Senior advocate Anil Divan no more
Senior advocate, Anil Divan who represented Karnataka in the Cauvery waters matter passed away on Monday. He was 86. One of the most respected advocates, Divan started his legal practise in the Bombay High Court. Divan ha appeared in [...]
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Sufi clerics recount Pak experience on return
New Delhi, March 20: The two Sufi clerics, Syed Asif Nizami and Nazim Ali Nizami from Delhi who had gone missing in Pakistan and were in the custody of Pakistan's intelligence agencies returned to India on Monday and met External Affairs [...]
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Nine ministers in Goa get portfolios
Panaji, March 20: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday distributed portfolios among nine ministers, keeping crucial ones like Home for himself. The exercise is done ahead of the presentation of state budget on March 24, and four days after Parrikar [...]
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Bharatiya Mahila Bank to merge with SBI
New Delhi, March 20: The government on Monday said it has decided to merge the Bharatiya Mahila Bank with the State Bank of India to ensure greater banking services outreach to more women."The decision has been taken in view of the [...]
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Pakistani intruder handed over by BSF
Chandigarh, March 20: The BSF has handed over to Pakistan a Pakistani who crossed into India by mistake in the Ferozepur sector, BSF officials said on Monday. The Pakistani, aged around 50 years, was apprehended by BSF troopers on Sunday [...]
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Modi-Shah juggernaut forces Sharad Pawar's call for Opposition unity: Not good for country if Congress withers
Pawar is now of the view that the Modi-Shah aim of a 'Congress-mukt Bharat' is dangerous for the country. [...]
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In fake currency hub Malda, there's a real collection of currency from 150 countries
Fifty-year-old Biswajit Gupta has collected coins and currency notes of 150 countries without ever travelling abroad. [...]
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China slams India over invitation to Dalai Lama at Buddhist meet in Nalanda
"China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to it," Hua said. [...]
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Arsene Wenger desires to stay on at Arsenal, club to decide his fate – Reports
But the club have denied a claim in Monday`s edition of German daily Bild that they have approached Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel as a possible Wenger replacement. [...]
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Why Yogi's appointment as UP CM is a preemptive strike on a united opposition
The elevation of Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh took many by surprise. There were a lot of factors that went into Yogi being appointed as the CM. The vote share of the BJP in the recently concluded assembly [...]
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