Planetary positions seem to have decided the day and the time when the first BJP chief minister in Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, and his cabinet colleagues will take oath on Sunday morning.
Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, hid in a cupboard used to store electrical boxes and ladder while a gunbattle ensued in a nearby hallway of the parliament building in Ottawa this week, it emerged on Friday. Members of parliament and party leaders, including Harper, were meeting in the centre block of Parliament Hill when the attacker, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau,stormed into the building at about 10am on Wednesday morning. I Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
To combat malnutrition in children suffering from cancer, Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), along with NGO Cankids Kidscan, is collaborating with over 50 institutions from across the country, including centres like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, and PGI, Chandigarh, to form a special body.
Political parties in Kashmir slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 745-crore relief package for the flood-hit state on Friday, saying it was a “cruel joke” and fell way short of expectations after the worst flooding in decades.
In a major breakthrough, a team of doctors, including an Indian-origin surgeon, on Friday said they had successfully performed the world’s first heart transplant in Australia using a “dead heart”, a development that could save many lives.
Canada’s capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as the police searched to find out whether the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the Parliament building had got help in plotting his attack.
Hectic lobbying is on within the BJP to grab ministerial berths when a new government headed by chief minister designate, Manohar Lal Khattar takes over on Sunday. A total of 14 persons, including the chief minister can be inducted in the Council of ministers in the state.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Friday expressed concern over the acts of terrorism in Canada, including an attack on parliament. In a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Nobel Peace laureate, who is currently visiting Canada, expressed concern over the senseless acts of violence.
A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs. 132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs 132.29 crore for the month of October.
The Election Commission has become richer by over Rs 1 crore as 1,122 candidates lost their security deposit out of a total of 1,351 who contested the assembly elections. A candidate has to give Rs 10,000 as security deposit, while the amount for a Scheduled Caste candidate it is Rs 5,000.
Even before the leader of the BJP legislature group in Haryana assembly, Manohar Lal Khattar could be sworn in as the new chief minister of the state, in a startling development a 1997-batch IAS officer, Pradeep Kasni, seems to have started functioning as his aide in a rather self-styled manner.
A gurdwara in Belgium would be shut for a month for allegedly harbouring 11 illegal Indian immigrants, including a minor, the authorities said, while ordering their deportation. During a recent police raid, 11 illegal immigrants were found in the cellars of an empty building in the town of Vilvoorde.
They are known as the "five sixers" in local parlance, are considered virtually indispensable by the locals, but are resented too and, what is more, their numbers are growing. Meet the Indian expatriates from Punjab who have spread out across the hinterland in the Philippines, making a living from "microfinance" - a polite term for money lending.
Actor Sharmila Tagore on Monday replied to notices that were issued to her and her son Saif Ali Khan on Saturday for violating the model code of conduct during the Haryana assembly elections.