GANDHINAGAR - Hundred of the over 600 Indian fishermen held in Pakistani jails will be released soon, a fishermen’s forum official said here Tuesday.
NEW DELHI - Union Agriculture and Food Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday appealed to the sugar mills to ensure continuous and adequate supplies of ethanol to the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) not only to make ethanol blending programme a success in India, but also to ensure adequate price for ethanol as well as sugar in all the years.
SHADIPORA - After a gap of 11 years, Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district are celebrating Pushkar festival with fervour and gaiety in the Shadipora area.
NEW DELHI - Union Railways Ministry on Tuesday said that it will soon introduce the first ever ‘Yuva Trains’ which are targeted mainly for the unemployed youths of the country.
GERUKAMUKH - Hundreds of people assembled in Gerukamukh region located in Assam’s Dhemaji district to demand an immediate halt in the construction of 2,000-MW hydel power plant, fearing catastrophic impact of the big dam.
NEW DELHI - Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday called on U.K. Business Secretary Lord Mandelson in the national capital and underlined India’s intent to expand education sector without compromising the quality.
BANGALORE - Sixteen enthusiastic bikers, all cadets of the National Cadet Corps, embarked on a bike rally in Bangalore on Tuesday to spread awareness about historical monuments and the need to protect heritage.
PULWAMA - At least one Special Police Officer and three other policemen were injured, two of them critically, when a police team came under a terrorist attack here on Tuesday evening.
SRINAGAR - Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen from Srinagar.
NEW DELHI - British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Tuesday invited External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna to attend the Conference on Afghanistan to be held in London on January 28, 2010.
AGARTALA - The Meitei Manipuri people in Tripura, who have settled and made this State their homeland, celebrated Lai Haraoba recently with pomp and show after a gap 30 years since peace has started returning to Tripura.
SAMBA - Alert Border Security Force (BSF) personnel successfully foiled an infiltration bid by militants at the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
NEW DELHI - Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said that the climate change accord presented in Copenhagen was not legally binding.
NEW DELHI - Describing China as hegemonistic and very aggressive, former National Security Advisor Brajesh Mishra today called on the Indian Government to adopt the right combination of strategic and diplomatic policies to counter Beijing’s dangerous designs.
Kolkata, Dec.22 (ANI): A large number of children of sex workers drop out from school at the secondary level out of embarrassment over their family background or lack of financial support and remedial tuition.
MUMBAI - India’s only aircraft carrier-the INS Viraat-will have a special guest on Wednesday-President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.
HYDERABAD - Pro-Telangana activists protested outside a medical institute against a Congress Member of Parliament who has opposed the creation of Telangana.
DHARAMSALA - Himachal Pradesh Government has launched a mass week-long campaign to make the State free of plastic by removing all polythene bags from residential areas and hillsides.
MUMBAI - Various artists and technicians from the Indian film industry were felicitated with the prestigious V. Shantaram award here on Monday.
Jaipur, Dec 22 (ANI): A photo exhibition drew fans from all over the country to see many unexplored facets of Late Gayatri Devi the princess of Jaipur.
Amroha (UP), Dec 22 (ANI): Seasons are no bar now for mango-aficionados as it is making an early appearance in Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh.
INDORE - Indore police claims to have solved the murder of Amrita Pancholi, a lady professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, with the arrest of her driver.
SAMBA - The Border Security Force (BSF) hindered major infiltration bids by militants to enter Indian territory on Tuesday as Pakistani troops fired at two forward posts in the Samba sector.
SHILLONG - Shillong recently played host to the Family Music Concert to hail the arrival of Christmas.
POONCH - Two bombs dropped during India’s war with Pakistan in the 1960s and 1970s were recovered in Jammu and Kasmir’s Poonch district on Monday.
NEW DELHI - Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin has asked the Indian government to investigate and punish the rapists of his country’s national in Goa. n this context, the Russian envoy visited Ministry of External Affair and met the concerned officials.
PALASIA - Hundreds of villagers owing allegiance to People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA), a pro-Maoist organisation, stormed the premises of the Range Forest office near Palasia in west Midnapore district of West Bengal and set it on fire on Monday.
NEW DELHI -The month of December was marked by agitations in different parts of the country for the carving out of separate states like Telangana in Andhra Pradesh, Gorkhaland in West Bengal, Bodoland in Assam, Vidharbha in Maharashtra and Harit Pradesh in Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Reacting to the comments made by Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India, Shahid Malik, that India is not fulfilling its commitments to de-link the composite talks from action on terrorism, Minster of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said the onus is on Pakistan to make the ground for a suitable dialogue.
CHANDIGARH - The Rajya Sabha discussed the Ruchika molestation case on Tuesday, as accused former Director General of Police (DGP) of Haryana, SPS Rathore got a six month jail term for the heinous act committed 19 years ago.