NEW DELHI: The government today approved the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for 60 selected tribal and backward districts across nine states for development of public infrastructure and services like school building, primary health centers, roads and electric lights.Read More »
NOIDA: Upset with the CBI filing a closure report, the parents of murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar today said they will consult with their lawyers before deciding on their future course of action to take the case forward.Read More »
GHAZIABAD: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday filed a closure report in the Aarushi double murder case before a court on the grounds that there was no available evidence at the crime scene to pursue the probe, meeting a dead-end in the case that shook the country over two years back.Read More »
NEW DELHI: Unfazed by growing opposition to Jaitapur nuclear power plant, the Union Environment Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh today refused to review the conditional environmental clearance given to it and asked “interest groups” not to use environment as a shield to fire at governments.Read More »
KOLKATA: Normal life was thrown out of gear in parts of three Maoist-affected West Bengal districts Wednesday, the second day of the 48-hour shutdown called by the pro-rebel Peoples’ Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA).
The tribal group is protesting the arrest of its leaders.
JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in Ramgarh sector of the international border in Jammu and Kashmir early on Wednesday in yet another violation of the bilateral ceasefire in less than 24 hours, officials said.Read More »
NEW DELHI/NAGPUR: Calling Naxalism the “biggest threat” to the country’s peace and security, the Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said its spread is in part a reflection of “failure” in meeting the expectations of the local people.Read More »
HYDERABAD: Congress MPs from Telangana region on Tuesday called off their fast after the Andhra Pradesh government decided to withdraw all the police cases filed against students during the agitation for a separate state.Read More »
BANGALORE: India is mulling to launch at least 30 earth observation satellites in the next one decade, a senior official at the department of space said on Tuesday.Read More »
MUMBAI: Scientists have shown that hard rocks can have ‘long memories’, preserving evidence of various geological events that occurred millions of years ago, piecing together the evolution of earth’s crust.Read More »