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Posts for January, 2015
According to a reported astronomical discovery has found that oldest known to the astronomers is encircled by five Earth-sized planets. The discovery suggests that planets formed were throughout the history of the universe.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 29 Jan 2015
The refusal of the Narendra Modi government to grant `special category' status to Andhra Pradesh, though this promise was made by the previous government in the parliament responding to the demand from BJP, making the BJP leadership in the state uneasy.
The Regional Passport Office (RPO) Hyderabad has topped the list in issuance of 6.95 lakh passports among the 37 passport offices in the country during 2014. RPO Hyderabad is the top and the largest RPO out of 37 Passport Offices with 7.17 lakh passport applications accepted and 6.95 lakh passports issued during 2014.
Growing attacks on every democratic space and increasing communal divide through majoritarian political and neo-liberal economic agenda of the ruling forces today are shrill reminders of our failure to live up to the Gandhian ideals as pronounced in the 'Hind Swaraj'. Gandhi is being appropriated and used for narrow political gains and by paying lip services to ideals of truth, non-violence and swaraj.
Reliance Industries along with its UK partner BP plc have planned to invest around Rs. 6,000 crores towards gas recovery by 2016.
sacchitjogi07 | 29 Jan 2015
Both Congress and BJP have strongly opposed Telangana government's move to shift Chest Hospital from Erragadda in Hyderabad to VIkarabad of Ranga Reddy district, 80 km away. Lamenting this decision as inhuman and thoughtless act, they demanded to continue the hospital in the present venue.
The new capital for Andhra Pradesh would have three layers and four sectors, if the initial plans of the government are to be taken into consideration. The three layers include the capital region spread over 7,000 square kilometers with 58 revenue mandals of both Krishna and Guntur districts followed by the 200 sq km of the capital city spread over 29 villages.
Gandhiji who needs no introduction, was murdered on 30th of January, 1948 by Pandit Nathuram Godse. Just as Gandhiji was intensely loved and worshipped for his love of the suffering humanity and fiercely hated for his appeasement of Muslims, his assassin Godse was equally intensely loved for his love for his nation and fiercely hated for killing a Saint like figure.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 29 Jan 2015
Canadian menswear label and retailer Kanati Clothing Company announced its sudden exit from Pakistan citing profit loss, energy shortages leading to prolonged down times and corruption as reasons for the decision.
Khan | 29 Jan 2015
The abrupt sacking of deputy chief minister T Ramaiah from the cabinet by Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is said to be not an emotional step but only to crash any possible revolt within the party during his visit to US next month for treatment.
Narendra Ch | 28 Jan 2015
If the ulema really want to save Islam from being considered synonymous with terrorism, they should at least make the following commonsensical declarations, which are also consistent with the faith:
A girl called "Vipi" lived in my neighbourhood. After doing her graduation, she was happily married to a transporter and bore him a girl and a boy. Then in her early forties, she developed cancer and within a period of two years, she died.
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) raised $1 billion through a dollar bond issue. It will be using the amount to meet capital expenditure.
The probability of an American lifting himself up from poverty is the same as that of an Indian in similar circumstances. In other words, Indians have the same chances of becoming rich as the Americans have.
A survey, Yuva Nagarik Meter, was conducted by Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), a Bengaluru-based NGO, covering about 10,000 high-school and college students from 11 cities across the country.
Tourism as an industry has been travelling with the wild pace of technological advancements and aboard are people from different places and cultures interacting with increasing ease .since, the globe had been shrunk into a village.
Travels | 28 Jan 2015
Hindus have commended Church of England for consecrating its first female bishop (Right Reverent Libby Lane) at York Minster on January 26 in a historic move, overturning centuries of tradition.
Correspondent | 28 Jan 2015
To form a base for Reliance Jio Infocomm's fourth-generation (4G) services launch, the Mukesh Ambani-led company has opened small consumer electronic stores. During the last quarter of 2014, Reliance Retail, an arm of Reliance Industries, started 279 stores across the country. Out of these, 231 stores are digital stores. 90% of these are small stores, known as Digital Xpress Mini, while their larger counterparts are christened Digital Xpress.
Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, is the Chief Guest of the 66th Republic Day Parade of India, that is Bharat. He is a popular person on both sides of the Suez canal. He has endeared himself to man in the street and gels well with both the common man and the high and mighty. He has a quality of making himself likeable to the person he meets notwithstanding prior reservations that either may have had.
Brigadier CHITRANJAN SAWANT,VSM | 28 Jan 2015
The Election Commission of India (ECI) is awarded the prestigious 'National CSO Award 2015'for "Best Voter Education and Awareness for General Election to Lok Sabha 2014" to National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been ranked 17th among a global listing of top environmental think tanks. CSE also features on the top of the chart among environmental think tanks in the developing world, after the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The Punjab and Haryana High court passed a judgement on 15 January 2015, quashing the blanket school closure order issued by Haryana Authorities in 2013 against private schools that did not meet recognition norms, or had not applied for recognition under Sections 18 and 19 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
Our girls are our precious resources and national builders of tomorrow. We celebrate 24th of January every year as National Girl Child Day. Though every day should be celebrated as Girl Child Day, on this occasion, we reaffirm our commitment to provide her an enabling environment for an all round development. Our girls have done us proud in class rooms, in sports and in other diverse fields. They have broken barriers and proved their worth in various spheres, even in voyage to Mars as part of Mangalyaaan initiative.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 27 Jan 2015
The taste of home buyers is evolving gradually; no wonder developers all over India are finding it difficult to meet the rising expectations of the ambitious home buyers. However, many developers have found an answer to these growing demands and woes of buyers by offering them theme based homes. Typically, theme based homes are a value addition as well as a style statement and hence, are considered by the uber-wealthy in the urban settings.
PR Professionals | 27 Jan 2015
As many as 212 children between 4-12 years of age working in various factories have been rescued in Hyderabad on Saturday early morning by the local police. All of them have been identified to have come from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Telangana Pradesh Congress president Ponnala Laxmaiah said the party would expose the TRS government in the State and the BJP government at the Centre through media for failing on their promises made during the general elections.
Narendra Ch | 23 Jan 2015
At a recent meeting of the Election Commission of India (ECI) officials a proposal for seeding of Aadhaar card with the Voter Identity Card to prevent duplication and falsification was discussed.
Ajit Chak, the author, claims to be a senior journalist with a vast experience in the print media. He has worked in some of the reputed English dailies of this nation like The Indian Express, The Pioneer and The Times of India, but will not make the grade of Raj Kamal Jha as a writer.
RATAN SHARGA | 23 Jan 2015
I had written about dilapidated house of Lord Harris under caption - Cricketers, BCCI should help in preserving the heritage status of dilapidated residence of Lord Harris, which was published in these columns in the month of September, 2014.
With the joined efforts of Reliance Industries and Algenol, India got its first ever successful Algenol algae production platform.
sacchitjogi07 | 23 Jan 2015
Mom's two-year tooth-and-nail battle with cancer has ended. No matter how tightly I shut my eyes and remember her loving hugs, bright smile, or warm lap, they will not manifest. But if I can learn from this loss, perhaps I can turn grief into something positive, and thereby honour mom's memory.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 23 Jan 2015
Pregnancy is the time when you should take care of yourself physically and mentally. When you find you are expecting it is an exciting time for you and your loved ones. At the same time you will be filled with many questions like when to make first appointment with doctor, when to take pregnancy test, what diet to eat and what to avoid, what about exercise and rest and many more. It is always advisable to clear your thoughts with the doctor or the OB-GYN at the earliest.
Rupal Hospital | 22 Jan 2015
Asserting that the TDP Government is playing foul with farmers on the loan waiver issue, YSR Congress has demanded the State to ensure that bankers will refrain from adjusting the loan amount to the payments made to the farmers for their produce.
The Loksatta Party welcomes the latest entry of India's first woman IPS Officer, Kiran Bedi into active politics
Satbir Singh Bedi | 22 Jan 2015
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), in coordination with the Terai Human Rights Defenders (THRD) Alliance, has been monitoring the human rights situationin Nepal in the lead up to 22 January, the deadline for the Constituent Assembly (CA) to draft a constitution. The Maoists, along with the alliance of 30 opposition parties, have resorted to unruly protests inside Parliament and out on the streets, bringing the nation to a standstill. This has upturned the life of citizens, who are tired of having to bear the brunt of yet more "bandhs".
The phone lines of Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad were tampered with.The culprits hacked the telephone lines and made calls to Oman and Sri Lanka. This rose a bit of stir in the police department. Governor ESL Narasimhan who met with the police commissioner discussed the issue personally.
Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said that only BJP had the ability to transform Hyderabad into a world-class and clean city. Speaking in the BJP's Greater Hyderabad unit's working committee meeting, he said that he would try his best by talking to his colleagues about the development of the city.
The Telangana government would set up a center, T Hub, in the city to encourage startups by zealous IT professionals. This would be set rolling by the Information Technology minister KT Rama Rao on January 23. According to IT department officials, the center would come up in 85,000 sq ft of area in the IIIT campus in the first phase. In the second phase, three lakh sq ft more area would be added.
National Alliance of People's Movements, All India Union of Forest Working People, Jan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti, Chattisgarh Bachao Andolan, India Social Action Forum, Delhi Solidarity Group, Right to the City Campaign and many others organising a "National Consultation on Ordinance Raj, Corporate Loot and People's Movements" in New Delhi on Jan 23 and 24.
Shri Ram Sena (SRS) Jammu and Kashmir state president Rajiv Mahajan has appealed the State Governor NN Vohra to make available a building for accommodating Institute of Music & Fine Arts (IMFA) Jammu in the interest of students and the staff of the institute who have been suffering on this account for the last 4 years due to the apathy of the previous government.
Rajiv | 21 Jan 2015
The Andhra Pradesh police is now moving towards mobile application `iClick' and Abhayam mobile application to help the people during distress and also considering to replace the present age-old Police Control Room landline no 100 with these applications in near future.
After row over ascertaining authority over conduct of EAMCET and sharing of river waters, now Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state governments now locking in one more episode of confrontation on administrative matters.
In his press conference on January 19 during the flight after completing his Philippine tour, Pope Francis while supporting Blessed Paul VI's teaching said that the responsible parenthood by good Catholics did not require them to breed like rabbits.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 21 Jan 2015
"Artists are children of Goddess Saraswati,but not of the Goddess Durga.They are very sensitive and laborious people.They can paint beautiful paintings or make sculptures.But they can not indulge in anti social activies like pick pocketing,stealing or other types of crimes.
Ranjan Kumar Amritnidhi | 21 Jan 2015
Hindus have welcomed dropping pictures of topless women by "The Sun" newspaper of United Kingdom (UK) from its Page-Three, which were reportedly running since 1970.
Correspondent | 21 Jan 2015
The dairy farmers in newly formed Telangana state feel threatening their livelihood with the aggressive marketing tactics being adopted by the Amul Dairy Milk. It has been inviting sharp criticism by denying opportunity to the local milk vendors by directly importing from Gujarat without using the services of local venders.
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), welcomed the successful conclusion of the 8th Presidential elections in Sri Lanka. The country has seen turmoil for many decades, the last decade in particular being one of the most trying of times. It is hoped that the recent election of President Maithripala Sirisena will lead to change and reform in this unfortunate cycle.
Faced with electoral setbacks and the rise of BJP, CPI an eventual merger of the communist parties in the country while the CPI(M) said the matter was not on its agenda now but overall unity of the left parties was necessary. CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy advocated "reunification" and a possible eventual merger.
The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 (LARR Act 2013) was enacted in the parliament after incorporating suggestions from the BJP and with its due support. Sumitra Mahajan, presently the speaker of the Lok Sabha, then had headed the Parliamentary Committee, which okayed the law.
Dr. Prem Singh | 21 Jan 2015
Dhenkanal Vigilance department in course of its anti-corruption activities continues its efforts to get rid of corruption and to safeguard against drain off of public money, with the help of its honest and dedicated officers.
Shivali | 20 Jan 2015
The National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM) said people's movements in the country will remember Prof. Rajni Kothari as one of most influential public thinkers of our times who theorized the role of people's movements in India and the third world and whose work continues to provide intellectual sustenance to the movements and the civil society at large. It is indeed a great loss to the people's movements of India that Prof. Rajni Kothari is no more with us.
US poultry imports were banned by India on account of avian influenza. World Trade Organization (WTO) has called the decision 'unscientific' in its October 2014 judgment. The government is set to challenge the order asking it to lift a ban on poultry imports from the US.
Sankara Narayanan | 20 Jan 2015
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who reached Davos to attend the World Economic Forum's annual summit, is expected to unveil 'his vision' for the newly bifurcated state so that to attract investments in a big way.
The first Crime Writers Festival (CWF) in India was attended by the crime and thriller writers from across the world on 17th and 18th January 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. , The festival was marked by talks, panel discussions, workshops on crime writing, informed fecebook friend with his picture at the festival.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 20 Jan 2015
Unemployment will continue to rise in the coming years, as the global economy has entered a new period combining slower growth, widening inequalities and turbulence, warns a new ILO report. By 2019, more than 212 million people will be out of work, up from the current 201 million, according to the World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2015 (WESO).
Rashtriya Antyodhya Congress, a newly formed political party with recognition from Election Commission of India about six months back have started expanding its hands in various states.
HARISH DIDO | 20 Jan 2015
"Land Ordinance has provided the right ammunition for the people and parties to come together against this government with authoritarian tendencies, said Sharad Yadav, senior JD(U) leader. He was speaking at the day long consultation organized at the Constitution Club, New Delhi by NAPM on the issue 'Land ordinance, Corporate Land Grab and Green Field Capital for Andhra Pradesh'.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that drinking water in 14132 habitations in 19 States contain fluoride above permissible levels. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reportedly apprehended that a huge population was at risk of a very serious health condition such as skeletal fluorosis.
Though the fatal fever swine flu was playing havoc with people's life in Telangana, the state government seems to be unconcerned in containing the spread of human influenza A (H1N1) which claimed more than 20 lives and over 100 infected in the last two months.
The Telangana government's prestigious initiative Rs 23,000-crore `Mission Kakatiya' is all set to be officially launched on Jan 25. Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is keen on inviting Union Minister for Water Resoruces Uma Bharathi for its launch at Warangal. This ambitious Mission is intended to clean up almost all tanks in the state, so that to improve water resources dramatically during next four years.
Punjab power sector faced a turbulent year as Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was haunted by coal crisis, forced outage of its units to pave for the pumping of private sector generation in state grid, APTEL's rejection of return on equity on inflated equity.
V K Gupta | 19 Jan 2015
Senior Congress leader and former minister Paladugu Venkat Rao passed away today early morning. He was undergoing treatment for ill health due to age at Apollo Hospitals. Paladugu, who was ailing for some time and was admitted into hospital recently.
Interfaith Community Memorial Service for civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Reno (Nevada, USA) on January 18 included Sanskrit mantras and sprinkling of drops of water from river Ganga of India, sacred to Hindus.
In a remarkable interfaith gesture, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of Greek Orthodox Christian Metropolis of San Francisco and distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed met in Nevada (USA) today and had dialogue.
The YSR Congress has accused today that the TDP government has miserably failed in persuading the Centre to expedite the special status promise to the State as mentioned in the State Reorganization Bill and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is back to his old ways of closing down small sugar factories and there is no mention of the yawning deficit budget.
Taking clue from prime minister Narendra Modi's `Smart Cities' programme, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu launched 'Smart Village -Smart Ward' programme at Velivennu village in West Godavari district on Sunday, by commensing his 18-km-long 'padyatra' covering seven villages. 'This programme aims at people's participation in every village for its comprehensive development.
Narendra Ch | 18 Jan 2015
The NAPM organizing a day-long workshop on Land Ordinance, Corporate Land Grab and Green Field Capital for Andhra Pradesh at Constitution Club, New Delhi on Jan 19.
Fresh from victory in Secunderabad Cantonment Board elections, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has now decided to focus on Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). He told his party coleagues that he is dertermined to get the city Mayor post for his party at any cost.
After two days hectic lobbying in New Delhi, meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 11 other senior ministers, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu returned last night in a disappointed note as he failed to get any soaps he has been expecting from the center since assuming office.
The Jammu and Kashmir state president of Shri Ram Sena, Rajiv Mahajan has urged the state Governor NN Vohra to decrease the fares of transport across Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of an unprecedented fall in the price of diesel by more than Rs. 8 per litre till date.
Rajiv | 17 Jan 2015
In 2012, Anna Hazare, the India social activist led a India-anti corruption movement to bring transparency in governmental system and sweep corruption out of the nation. He conducted hunger strike and joined by known people like Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal etc. The group not only forced UPA government to focus on formation of Jan Lok Pal bill but also make people aware about their economical rights. They were leading a war against Congress government and also highlighted how a decade before government (NDA) also failed in the same.
Rajni Verma | 16 Jan 2015
Maharashtra is suffering under severe drought and state government announced relief aid to more than 8 million people of around 30, 000 thousand villages amounting Rs. 7000 crore expecting more than Rs. 5000 crore from central government and from National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) as per the guidelines of NDRF.
VJAS | 16 Jan 2015
The Center for Civil Society is launching IndianLiberals.in, an online archive of Indian liberal writings on 17 January at the 1st Annual Asia Students for Liberty Conference- a youth movement aimed at increasing student engagement with liberal governance and social change, in New Delhi. Mr. Arun Shourie, prominent journalist, author and politician, has very kindly agreed to do the formal launch.
Narendra Ch | 16 Jan 2015
Shri Ram Sena, Jammu and Kashmir, on the occasion of Army Day, today paid floral tributes to martyrs in a function organized at Dogra Shourya Park, Amphalla.
Rajiv | 15 Jan 2015
Well, former coach of Team India John Wright knows the strength and weakness of team inside out. It was only under the regime of Wright that India reached the final of the 2003 World Cup.
Raj Bhandari | 15 Jan 2015
India is stepping forward to adopt green fuel. Recently, Indian railway launched first dual fuel system train. The train run on diesel and CNG both. The train flagged off by Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on the Rewari-Rohtak route. This train will consume over 20% of CNG, covering 81km distance in about two hours.
Ruchi Verma | 15 Jan 2015
Right-wing fire brand leader, Pravin Togadia has demanded a common law to ensure that every couple produce only two children. He said that this law should be applicable to all irrespective of their religions.
AK Rajput | 14 Jan 2015
In a case of Mid-Day Meal poisoning of 44 girl students in the National Capital, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) found the negligence on the part of the concerned public servants and recommended Rs.5000 each as monetary relief to the victims, which the Government of NCT of Delhi has paid to all except three, who could not be located since they had left the school.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, whose Telugu Desam party is sharing power with BJP both at the center and also in the state, is worrying over the realization of promised Special Category' status to the state as the Center seems to be non-committal even after seven months of the government formation,.
Reliance Industries is gearing up to launch its pan-India 4G datacom services under 'Jio' brand soon. The company has given its retail arm the mandate to develop the market for compatible devices and drive its growth.
sacchitjogi07 | 14 Jan 2015
The three-day Sankranti festival kicked off with fervour and gaiety across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday with the celebration of Bhogi on the first day.
Terrorism is flourishing because of the hard stance adopted by the terrorists that Quran is divine and so are Hadees and Shariah and that they cannot be changed or reformed.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 14 Jan 2015
The Social Justice bench of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Madan Lokur and Jusice U.R. Lalit began hearing on the case related to further raise in the height of Sardar Sarovar dam, on 9th of January, 2015.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party's president N Chandrababu Naidu for the first time is launching two government schemes from Sankratni festival, the most auspicious festival for Telugu people that associated with rural wealth, with his name.
Formerly known as Neela Systems Limited, Praj Hipurity isknown for it's pioneering efforts in the domain of providing integrated solutions Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Cosmetics, Food and Beverage industries for over two decades.
mohan | 13 Jan 2015
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu very confidently said that the Andhra Pradesh will be seen as pioneering state in development in all sectors by 2029.
Popular producer and film director V B Rajendra Prasad, 82, died here on Monday night at Isha Hospital in Somajiguda. According to doctors attending on him, it is a natural death. He has been suffering from age related ailments. Veeramachaneni Babu Rajendra Prasad is known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, a few Bollywood and Tamil films.
Sparks City Council in Nevada (USA), incorporated in 1905, started its new year with ancient Gayatri Mantra, considered the most sacred mantra of Hinduism, and sprinkling of water drops from river Ganga, considered holy by Hindus.
Correspondent | 13 Jan 2015
Greenwood High International School will be hosting the regional championship of the FIRST LEGO League(FLL) and Jr.FLL India at its campus on January 17th & 18th, 2015.
AK Rajput | 12 Jan 2015
Bawarchi, a renowned and award winning chain of Indian restaurant in Thailand's capital city, Bangkok has announced a grandeur opening of its new outlet at Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
RUCHIKA WADHWA | 12 Jan 2015
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has warmly congratulated Croatian President-elect Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, 46, on her election, thus creating history of becoming Croatia's first woman President.
Correspondent | 12 Jan 2015
Shri Ram Sena Jammu and Kashmir has severely criticized the decision of state Education department for not extending winter vacations in summer zone schools of Jammu despite severe cold conditions prevailing in the region.
Rajiv | 12 Jan 2015
A massive rally for unity was held In Paris on January 10, three days after the horrific terror attacks that shocked the humanity, was attended by around 3.3M people, reported Rajasthan Patrika this morning. The security in Paris and other cities all over France was beefed up and security men are guarding the religious places and school buildings.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 12 Jan 2015
A politically active civil society is critical to the sustainability of any democracy. Democracy underpins global stability, human rights and international security. An informed and active citizenry is the driving force behind a genuine and competitive political process.
The GO issued by the Government of Andhra Pradesh on Friday mentioning the global consultancy firm McKinsey & Company will play a vital role in guiding the high level committee on capital formation and will also help in the final drafting of the CREDA Bill, including the socio-economic planning is leading to many suspecions on the governance of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
The Central Information Commission (CIC) in its hearing on 7th January 2015, reserved its verdict on non-compliance by political parties with its earlier order (June 3rd, 2013) declaring the six National Parties as Public Authorities and bringing them under the purview of the Right to Information Act 2005. This was the second hearing of the Commission since the June 3rd order and yet again no party representative was present.
YSR Congress Party president and Leader of Opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy today gave a clarion call to the cadre to highlight the failures of the TDP Government. Speaking at the inauguration of two-day district level party review meeting in Kurnool, he said YSR Congress will voice the concerns of the people who are being cheated by Chandrababu Naidu by constantly dodging the implementation of welfare schemes on one pretext or the other.
The Andhra Pradesh government, which has decided to make Sankranti the State festival, kick-started the celebrations at all its offices from State to the village level ' perhaps, taking the cue from its Telangana counterpart which brought a distinctly local flavour to the Dasara festival by making it the State festival last year.
President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan on Wednesday signed the 21st Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2015 as well as the Pakistan Army Act 1952 Amendment into law at the Presidency.
Satbir Singh Bedi | 10 Jan 2015
A bottling unit set up by Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Private Limited (HCBPL) in Plachimada locality in the drought-prone Palakkad district of Kerala State in 2000 had caused massive depletion of ground water and extensive pollution from its sludge.
Sankara Narayanan | 08 Jan 2015
The Andhra Pradesh Government today held Pre-Budget State Level Conference in Vijayawada, the first of its kind aiming at to introduce zero-based Budget for financial year 2015-16. The Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, ministers, principal secretaries, heads of departments, commissioners and other officials observed participated.
One landmark end point that marked the end of the year 2014 for me was Pink Floyd's final album The Endless River. But the fact is that being final or first album does not make much difference to me when it comes to mulling over any Pink Floyd soundwhich is timeless.
Jyaneswar Laishram | 08 Jan 2015
The High Court of Madhya Pradesh passed a significant order yesterday, upholding the power of scrutiny of Justice Jha Commission of Inquiry, granted to it by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in May, 2009 and further elaborated by the High Court in its order dated 18-07-2013. In their detailed order,
Taking strong objection to Chandrababu Naidu holding pre-budget meeting at Vijayawada with a 250-strong contingent, including police officers while leaving behind the top bureaucrats in the city, YSR Congress has said that the extravaganza is uncalled for and the inclusion of police force is only to scare the farmers who are not willing to part with their land in the capital region.
I recently went and stayed at Siliserh, which is about 15 kms from Alwar city in Rajasthan and about three and a half hours drive from Delhi. Also the Sariska Tiger Reserve is just 20 kms or so away from here.
Pooja Kashyap | 07 Jan 2015
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided develop three free road corridors to ensure seamless and hassle-free travel along the dense traffic stretches of the twin cities.
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, has given many statements in the recent past about ensuring adequate coal supply on a regular basis to the state to solve the electricity power crisis.
President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee has called for research endeavours to progress the realms of knowledge and improve the life of the common man.
As a part of their constant endeavor to engage and empower autistic and mentally challenged individuals, Shraddha Charitable Trust and SPJ Sadhana School will launch a unique documentary, Behind The Glass Wall, directed by award-winning filmmaker Arunaraje Patil on January 9 at Nehru Science Centre.
AK Rajput | 07 Jan 2015
The Hyderabad Traffic Police have come out with an innovative idea of doing away with cash collection from traffic violators so that to prevent corruption at thefield level that nakedly exposing them, has decided to make remittences online or at the designated toll booths. According to Additional Commissioner (Traffic) Jitender, the new system was being introduced in order to make the traffic challan payments easy and increase citizen friendly policing.
Ersoy, who was born in Istanbul in 1952, started her career as a male actor and singer of Turkish classical music. At the end of the '70s her gender lines began to blur. Then Ersoy had a sex-change operation in London in 1980, but the military government that took over in a coup that year wasn't too fond of minorities, especially gender minorities. She was forced to stop performing.
Taking clue from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has directed MPs to adopt each one village for integrated development, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chadnrababu Naidu has been formulating 'Smart Andhra Pradesh', a flagship program, asking Corporates and NGOs, besides politicians and people's representatives each to adopt one village in the state.
Whether you talk about materialistic or unmaterialistic thing readily available or unavailable thing you have paid for everything in your own way. They say "you have earned respect". Yes, you totally have earned it, slogged yourself for years laboured unconditionally compromised enough to have it nestle in the place where it is now.
Prativa Rathi | 06 Jan 2015
If somebody says that he/she is practising Jihad Every day and is not a terrorist, Would you believe him. I doubt it very much but Amal-al-Sibai Practices Jihad Every Day and insists that she is not a Terrorist.
Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, MLA, Guruharsahai castigated and ridiculed the Akali Leaders Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Prem Singh Chandumajra for staging Dharna at Indo-Pak international border near Ferozepur from today against the Drug menace in Punjab. These two champions of dharnas have never had the courage to raise this issue in the Parliament. Why they had shied away on this issue is a mystery which they ought to reveal to the people?
HARISH DIDO | 06 Jan 2015
Well, owing to a poor game play of team India, Australians have already registered a victory in the ongoing 4 matches test series. Even the symptoms of last test being played in Sydney under the leadership of newly appointed young and aggressive captain Virat Kohli are really not healthy.
Raj Bhandari | 06 Jan 2015
Demanding an inquiry by a sitting High Court judge into the state repression on farmers in the capital region, YSR Congress has said that the Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy would sit on a two day fast demanding justice to farmers on various counts.
Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M.Venkaiah Naidu today stressed on the need for effective recovery of costs of utilities like water and power in urban areas.
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has warned against celebrating the birthday of the Prophet (peace be upon him), saying that it is a superstitious practice that was illegally added to the religion.
Mumbai based builder has an ambitious plan to construct world's tallest building in Surat city, Gujarat.
Vishnu Mohan | 05 Jan 2015
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" All my life I have heard the uber-famous line "Iss desh ka kuch nahi ho sakta." And after all I have seen one man just like you and me, in the way that he realizes the turmoil this country is in and knows what needs to be done no talking, no debates, only action.
Himadrish Suwan | 05 Jan 2015
To felicitate newly elected MLA from Jammu East assembly segment, a public gathering was organized by All India Vaish Federation (AIVF) at Press Club Jammu.
Rajiv | 05 Jan 2015
The sexual offences against women are on the rise, why? Because our legislators and administrators are busy amending the existing laws on the subject and making them punishable so that sentences to be handed down by courts of law mean a longer period of incarceration.
Brigadier CHITRANJAN SAWANT,VSM | 05 Jan 2015
The Government has replaced Planning Commission with a new institution named NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). The institution will serve as 'Think Tank' of the Government-a directional and policy dynamo.
It happened to me a few years back, I was terrified knowing it. My tenderness raised of being in shame. All I could make it was having half a glass of water and off to bed. People around me were whiny due to the act escalating with each passing day. This made me more alert and accepting the fact I was more conscious then being alert.
Prativa Rathi | 05 Jan 2015
Every year January 4 is celebrated as birthday anniversary of Louis Braille (4.1.1809 6.1.1852) who opened flood gates of knowledge for persons with visual disability and invented a complete system of raise dots a way for the blinds to read.
Correspondent | 05 Jan 2015
On the occasion of World Braille Day (January 4), the World Blind Union (WBU) in their message said, "We encourage everyone to contact their government to let them know the Right to Read is an important human right for all people and ask them to sign and ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled."
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 05 Jan 2015
The `Telangana Mahila Sabha' at its formation meeting held today on the birth anniversary of prominent women reformer of the country Savithri Phule strongly condemned the `all-male' cabinet of Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and demanded him to induct women at an earliest.
To show its alertness at the international border, just before the proposed dharna against drugs at Hussainiwala on 5th November by Shiromani Akali Dal, BSF cops thwarted an attempt of Pakistani smugglers with the recovery of five packets of contraband suspected to be Heroin worth 25 crore in the International Market in the area of responsibility of Border Out Post Rattoke, Ex-191 Bn BSF, Ferozepur Sector.
"MGNREGA project is alive in Bihar only due to the active participation of gram panchayat representatives under the banner of THP,Bihar and Aprajeeta organization.Deny of job cards and real wages to laborers is a criminal negligence.Victims of MGNREGA corruption should fight for justice and protection of their rights." said senior advocate Ramchandra Lal Das in the inaugural program.
Ranjan Kumar Amritnidhi | 03 Jan 2015
"Yoga is the art of living.The God is one and He is everywhere. Human body is the temple of God.It's a natural temple.We should keep it clean by protecting us from five great sins like adultery,theft,drug addiction,violence and lie as told by the great Indian saint Maharishi Menhin Paramhansjee Maharaj the founder acharya of All India Santmat Satsang ,Kuppaghat, Bhagalpur (Bihar).The cycle of birth and death is the greatest human grief in the world. Practice meditation daily under the guidance of real and true spiritual teacher is essential for the freedom from the cycle of birth and death."said present acharya of All India Santmat Satsang,Maharishi Menhin Ashram,Kuppa Ghat Bhagalpur (Bihar) on the occasion of the 29 Patna District Santmat Satsang from 27 to 28 December at North TV Tow
Ranjan Kumar Amritnidhi | 02 Jan 2015