LUCKNOW - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday launched free wi-fi services at 74 bus stations, spread across 66 district headquarters in the state. He also laid the foundation stone for three new bus stations at Amroha, Meerut and Ghaziabad. Besides, water ATMs to provide clean and cold drinking water to passengers at Agra, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Varanasi, Allahabad, Hardoi, Etawah,
BENGALURU - Indian-origin Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Luis Santos da Costa and Indian-born US diplomat Nisha Desai Biswal are among the 30 awardees of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), it was announced on Monday. "Costa, Nisha and other of the diaspora have been conferred the PBD 2017 awards for their outstanding contribution in diverse fields, including public service, community service, social service, business,
BHUBANESHWAR - Less than a week after the mass molestation incident in Bengaluru, three girls were abused and thrashed for opposing eve-teasing in the state capital on Friday. The Commissionerate Police registered a case after receiving a complaint from the victims and began an investigation to trace the culprits. According to police, around four to five youths passed lewd comments and abused three girls near Magnet Square...
KOLKATA - Researcher Minhajuddin Sirajuddin from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) in Bengaluru has become the first scientist from India to join the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigator Programme network, a statement said on Saturday. "Minhajuddin Sirajuddin from Bengaluru is the first young life scientist to be nominated for the EMBO Young...
MUMBAI - Spiritual Guru Radhanath Swami's new book, "The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti", has topped the July New York Times Best-seller list within two months of its release in the US, an official said here on Sunday. The book by Radhanath Swami, who is head of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) here, topped the list in the Religion, Spirituality and Faith category for this month (July 2016).
KOLKATA - Traversing through towering cliffs and deep-plunging canyons, get a feel of the American wilderness, courtesy "America Wild: National Parks Adventure", a documentary giving a sweeping overview of history of US' national parks. Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Greg MacGillivray, the 45 minute documentary was launched at the Science City here on Thursday.
KOLKATA - The city police on Monday arrested four more people in connection with the city's flyover collapse case that claimed 26 lives, taking the total number of arrests to eight. "We have arrested four more officials of the company (IVCRL) today (Monday). They are senior engineers Shymal Manna and Bidyut Manna, Murti who is the director operations and Ratnam, the director of project monitoring," said Joint Commissioner of...
NEW DELHI - A team of Indian investigators will travel to Pakistan to further probe the terror attack at an air base in Punjab that killed seven security personnel, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Friday. The announcement comes after India, in a rare show of counter-terrorism cooperation, allowed a team of Pakistani security and intelligence officials to examine the scene of the terrorist attack at the...
AGRA - The Uttar Pradesh government rolled out a red carpet welcome to some 250-odd members of the Indian diaspora on Monday in the Taj city as the maiden 'UP Pravasi Diwas' took off to an impressive start. Addressing the NRIs and PIOs, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said the meet was a beginning of a never-ending dialogue between them and the state government and assured them of all help.
MUMBAI - The death toll in the Mumbai hooch tragedy - the worst in 11 years in Maharashtra - shot up to 102 on Monday, police said. "The toll has reached 102 and another 46 people are under treatment in various hospitals," Deputy Commissioner of Police Dhananjay Kulkarni, who is also Mumbai Police spokesperson, told media persons. The victims, mostly residing of Laxmi Nagar slums,