Himachal, UK to join hands to preserve British-era buildings

Himachal Pradesh is set to join hands with United Kingdom to preserve the British-era structures and boost high-end tourism in the state.

MCD to post list of legal parking lots, charges on internet

Delhi's three municipal corporations have decided to post a list of legal parking sites on their web portals along with the rates they charge.

CAG report picks holes in Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan

Delays in work execution, lack of planning and improper fund management have plagued Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (total sanitation campaign) in Jharkhand, observed the comptroller and auditor general (CAG).

Coming soon: An Indian model to predict rainfall

India is finally ready with its own indigenous model to predict long range and seasonal rainfall. In the next six months, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, is all set to operationalise a dynamic numerical climate model it has developed to forecast extended-range rainfall for 15-20 days, after results from the experimental stage were found to be reliable.

No dahi handi contests in Thane this year

Human pyramids will not dot Thane’s streets on Gokulashtami (September 5), as the 250-odd mandals in Thane have decided won't participate in contests this year. Mumbai may follow suit.

AIIMS 1st-year student found hanging in her hostel room

A first-year MBBS student was found hanging in her room in the girls hostel in AIIMS campus in the wee hours on Sunday.

Ferozepur BJP leader held with opium in Rajasthan with three aides

 In a development that could further embarrass the beleaguered Punjab BJP which is under fire after the arrest of state unit chief Kamal Sharma's 'aides' in drug cases, party's Ferozepur minority cell chief (rural) and his three accomplices were arrested by Rajasthan Police with three kg opium and 190 kg poppy husk.

Chakkjam staged to protest suspected honour killing in Indore; 4 held, main accused on the run

More than 200 people staged chakkajam at MR-9 square in Indore on Sunday afternoon protesting against the killing of a youth and demanded arrest of the main accused in suspected honour killing case. The main accused Parasnath Aroliya is a zonal officer with Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC).

Big B to bat for Hindi, arrangements on for live telecast of speech in Bhopal

Organisers of the 10th World Hindi Conference in Bhopal are leaving no stones unturned to cash in on actor Amitabh Bachchan's address on ways to popularise 'rajbhasha' (official language) among youths on the concluding day of the conference.

PGI may ban doctor from research for committing fraud

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has found a prominent endocrinologist guilty of a scientific research fraud and the institute authorities have urged the director to debar him from doing any kind of research activity at least for the next two years.

Bodies in suitcases: Bank manager 'confesses' to twin murders

During interrogation, Samaresh Sarkar confessed that he murdered the woman Sucheta Chakraborty (34), with whom he had an illicit relationship, because she was pressurising him for marriage.

Vyapam scam whistleblowers urge PM, Bachchan not to participate in World Hindi Conference

Whistleblowers in the Vyapam scam, Paras Sakhlecha and Ajay Dubey, on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actor Amitabh Bachchan not to participate in the World Hindi Conference in Bhopal in wake of the 'dubious' role of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government in the admission and recruitment scandal, which has ruined the careers of  thousands of youths.

Kavita Raina murder: Indore police claim to be on the verge of solving mystery

The police in Indore on Sunday claimed to be on the verge of solving the murder mystery of Kavita Raina.

8 killed, 25 injured after Rajasthan bus-truck collision

Eight people were killed and 25 injured on Sunday after a bus collided head-on with a truck, according to a police report.

Three arrested for raping a girl and circulating video clip

Three persons were arrested for allegedly raping and filming a girl in Greater Noida. The incident came to light four days back when the family members of the girl came to know about a video footage of her rape.

Teachers up in arms against new timings, staffing pattern

Thousands of teachers took to the streets in the state capital on Friday demanding the withdrawal of extended school timings, removal of alleged anomalies in the staffing pattern, among others

Noida eco-zone faces objections, fresh trouble for home buyers

A petitioner through a fresh plea on Friday objected to 100 meters of eco-zone around Noida’s Okhla bird sanctuary. The National Green Tribul admitted the plea and issued notices to the MoEF, the Noida authority and other concerned authorities.

Chandigarh girl clears IES exam in first go, bags second rank

Meet, Chandigarh-born Arshee Khosla whose happiness knows no bounds as she has secured the second spot in the Indian Economic Service Examination, the results of which were declared on Wednesday evening.

Gurgaon newspaper vendors strike over entry of e-tailer

Newspaper distributors in Gurgaon went on a strike on Friday over an offer made by an e-commerce website that it will distribute them at a much cheaper rate than what is currently being charged.

'Why is his name being dragged?': Rahul Mukerjea's grandmother

“Why is Rahul’s name being dragged (into the controversy)? He is a reserved boy,” Seema lamented. She, however, refused to say anything on her grandson’s relationship with Sheena.