- Aug 02, 2015 17:25 IST
Tripura-born Roona Begum, who made headlines around the world after her head swelled up to 94 centimetres (circumference) due to hydrocephalus (water on the brain), will turn four-year-old this November. After seven surgeries at Gurgaon-based Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in 2013, the child can now communicate in mono syllables with her parents.
- Aug 02, 2015 16:59 IST
Accusing the Congress of adopting an 'obstructionist attitude' in blocking GST, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the points of dissent now being raised on this legislation did not find favour with either of the two UPA finance ministers -- P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee.
- Aug 02, 2015 15:31 IST
Pakistan has received a proposal from India for a meeting between the National Security Advisors of the two countries on August 23-24, Sartaj Aziz, the Prime Minister’s adviser on foreign affairs and national security, said on Sunday.
- Aug 02, 2015 16:29 IST
Ten years after South Korean steel major Posco signed an agreement with the Odisha government under a blaze of publicity to set up a 12-million tonne steel plant in the state’s coastal Jagatsinghpur district some 150 kilometers from capital Bhubaneswar, the project has made no headway and local residents have begun to reclaim inch-by-inch the land that had been acquired for the plant.
- Aug 02, 2015 14:20 IST
Self-styled godman Asaram, an accused in a rape case, has been listed among 'greatest saints of India' in a class III NCERT book in Jodhpur.
- Aug 02, 2015 16:03 IST
Most government offices remained open in Kerala on Sunday as a mark of respect to the former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who died last week.
- Aug 02, 2015 13:27 IST
In reply to an RTI query, the information and broadcasting ministry has said that Gajendra Chauhan, who was appointed as the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), was selected on the basis of a one-para CV.
- Aug 02, 2015 12:36 IST
Indian Catholics have kept caste and untouchability alive for 300 years. A ground report from Harobele, Karnataka, where Dalit Catholics are at the receiving of upper caste aggression.
- Aug 02, 2015 11:45 IST
The depression left over from cyclone Komen, which has been hovering over Bangladesh, has triggered heavy rain in India’s northeastern and eastern states, flooding large swathes of West Bengal and killing 20 people in Manipur.
- Aug 02, 2015 12:02 IST
Many Indian porn lovers woke up to a rude shock on Sunday morning: On most internet service providers (ISPs) – including Vodafone, MTNL, ACT, Hathway and BSNL – porn sites were inaccessible.
- Aug 02, 2015 12:20 IST
Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing on border out posts along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district, violating ceasefire yet again.
- Aug 02, 2015 10:01 IST
With the long-awaited swapping of enclaves between India and Bangladesh now complete, ensuring security so that these areas do not become a hub of anti-national activities seems to be the prime concern for security agencies.
- Aug 02, 2015 12:01 IST
Halfway around the world, in Chile, a Sindhi community thrives, its culture and cuisine intact, with moving services conducted at Hindu temples in both Sindhi and Spanish.
- Aug 02, 2015 12:03 IST
Incidents of communal violence in the country have increased in the first six months of 2015 according to data released by the Home Ministry, with 330 total riots and a death toll of 51.
- Aug 02, 2015 13:25 IST
I did not think of Dr Kalam as a hero and neither, I may safely generalise, did many other Hindus. I intensely disliked the pictures of him bowing to the statues of RSS ideologues.