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A Man of Simplicity, a Man of Inspiration……Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
India has lost his pearl. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘Missile Man’ who became popular as ‘People’s President’ died after a massive cardiac arrest and collapsed during a lecture at the IIM Shillong. Born in humble circumstances in a Muslim family in rural Tamil Nadu, a young boy who sold newspapers as a boy to help his family make ends meet rose to the highest office in the land.
Still waiting for justice after two years: Dec 16 gang-rape victim’s mother
On the second death anniversary of the December 16 gang-rape, 'Nirbhaya's' mother on Tuesday said that her daughter is yet to get justice. “It has been two years since the incident took place. However, our daughter has still not got justice,” she said.
Black money: SIT may submit second report before SC today
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), appointed by the Supreme Court to probe black money cases, may submit its second preliminary report before the apex court on Monday.
Tributes paid to 26/11 attack martyrs
Floral tributes were paid to the martyrs who laid down their lives while fighting terrorists on the sixth anniversary of the 26/11 attack. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, Minister of Industries, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Mehta, Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria and DGP Sanjeev Dayal were among dignitaries who paid homage at the 26/11 police memorial site at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana in south Mumbai.
India-U.S. deal paves the way for global trade pact
Decks have been cleared for a possible global trade deal after India and the U.S agreed on the way forward to break the logjam in global trade negotiations. With the agreement in place, India is all set to move its proposal on food security before the WTO’s General Council at its next meeting scheduled for early December.
Irom Sharmila’s fast demanding repeal of AFSPA enters 15th year
Sit-in-protests, hunger strike and demonstrations joined by students, civil society organisations and human rights activists were held in Manipur to express solidarity with social activist Irom Chanu Sharmila whose fast demanding repeal of the AFSPA, 1958 from the state entered its 15th year.
Iron ore mined in Goa before 2007 belongs to state : SC
Reaffirming its earlier order, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday said that iron ore mined in Goa before 2007 belongs to the state, but only relates to inventory.
Focus on Pakistan not Maharashtra politics : Shiv Sena tells PM Modi
Shiv Sena today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistan, saying he should focus on stopping the "atrocities" by the neighbouring country and not Maharashtra politics.
President’s rule imposed in Maharashtra
President's rule was imposed on Sunday in poll-bound Maharashtra after chief minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned following the break-up of 15-year-old Congress-NCP alliance in the state.
Tourism in Himachal getting a veritable facelift
Nestled in the western Himalayan region, the State of Himachal Pradesh is proud to be part of the Himalayas. Himachal has abundant natural beauty in the form of snow clad peaks, low rolling hills, valleys, rivers & lakes and has tremendous potential for various kinds of tourism activities.
Chinese troops begin withdrawing from Indian territory hours after Xi-Modi meet
After heightened tension in Chumar area in northeast Ladakh for four days, Chinese troops on Thursday night began withdrawing from Indian territory, official sources said. Chinese troops started retreating into their territory from 9:45pm, the sources said, adding that Indian Army.
Nehru responsible for Kashmir imbroglio, says Amit Shah
Taking a dig at Jawharlal Nehru ,BJP national president Amit Shah said had Sardar Vallabhai Patel handled the Kashmir issue, part of that state would not have been held by Pakistan and Article 370 would not have existed.
Coal scam : SC to decide fate of 218 blocks today
The Supreme Court will on Tuesday decide the fate of 218 coal blocks, whose allocation it had declared "illegal and arbitrary in a previous judgement. Earlier the government on Monday left it to the Supreme Court to decide the fate of 218 coal blocks allocation held as illegal by it while stating that about 40 blocks are operational and another six are ready to produce 50 million tonnes coal in the current year.
‘Mary Kom’ buzz bypasses Manipur
While boxing champion M C Mary Kom's biopic is gearing up for its global theatrical release on Friday, her native state Manipur will miss the movie owing to the ban on Hindi movies by militant groups.
Child marriage on rise in Kerala : UNICEF
Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage.
Japan, China in race to sell India their high-speed trains
China and Japan are once again in competition, this time for the lucrative high speed rail network market in India.The Japanese are already working on a feasibility study for the Shinkansen network on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor, the results of which will be shared with the Indian side in the run-up to the PM's visit to Japan this weekend.
Odisha floods : Death toll reaches 40, over 35 lakh affected
The death toll due to heavy floods in parts of Odisha has reached 40 and about 35 lakh people have been severely hit with the incessant rains across 23 districts in the state. With rain refusing to relent and government response failing to match up to the plight of those affected, Odisha faces a major crisis.
President rejects mercy petitions of Surinder Koli and 5 others
Mercy petitions of six death row convicts including Surinder Koli, found guilty in the sensational Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee. Besides Koli, mercy pleas of Renukabai and Seema (Maharashtra), Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik (Maharashtra), Jagdish (Madhya Pradesh) and Holiram Bordoloi (Assam) have been rejected following recommendations of the Home Ministry, official sources said.
No change of guard in Assam under pressure : Congress
Unfazed by the dissidence in Assam against Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Congress high command on Thursday signalled that there was unlikely to be any change under pressure and no deadlines could be given to the leadership.
Poaching of Wild Animals a Serious Issue, Says Government
Terming poaching of wild animals as a serious issue, government today said wildlife in the country is "under stress" with illegal trade in South East Asia alone to the tune of USD 60 billion. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said killing of wild animals for illegal trade is a "serious issue" and government was taking a number of steps to prevent poaching and illegal trade.
All parties should unite to thwart Modi from becoming PM : Beni Prasad Verma
Union minister Beni Prasad Verma on Friday said no political party would get a majority in ongoing Lok Sabha elections and need of the hour was that all parties should unite to thwart Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Minister.
In a first, Rahul Gandhi in Amethi on polling day
In a first in the last one decade, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday reached his parliamentary constituency Amethi during voting.
Parliament min Mukesh fails to manage floor of house
The opposition BJP staged a walkout for five consecutive days from the state assembly over humiliating remarks of the Chief Minister for the opposition and failure of the government to resolve the issue with the rivals.
Indira Gandhi : The Iron Lady of India
ndira Gandhi, in full Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was the third Prime Minister of India and a central figure of the Indian National Congress party.
PM to discuss ordinance mess with Rahul today
A day after returning from the United States of America, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is back to the business.The PM had said that he would try to "find out the reasons" why Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had chosen to rubbish a government's Ordinance that shields convicted lawmakers "that way".
Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again,fire over 7000 rounds of ammunition in 7 hours
Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by firing on Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, four days after five Indian soldiers were killed by specialist troops of the Pakistan Army.
Telangana effect : Darjeeling braces for indefinite bandh, Gorkhaland movement set to intensify
Close on the heels of the Centre agreeing to the statehood demand for Telangana, the demand for other states has intensified.
Countdown begins for Indias first midnight satellite launch
The countdown for the first midnight launch of an Indian navigation satellite on July 1 began on Saturday at Sriharikota rocket launch centre in Andhra Pradesh and is progressing smoothly, a senior official said. "The 64.5 hour countdown for India's first navigational satellite IRNSS-1A began at 7.11 a.m today (Saturday).
Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi to launch rail link to Kashmir Valley today
Kashmir's dream of an all-weather surface link will turn into a reality on Wednesday when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi inaugurate the rail link between Banihal to Qazigund in the Valley. Singh and Gandhi will jointly flag off the first train at around 11.50 AM on the 18-km-long section between Banihal in Jammu and Qazigund in Kashmir, marking the start of the rail service to the Valley.
Centre and states must work together to deal with Maoist menace : PM
With the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting states to join hands to end Maoist violence, the chief ministers on Wednesday passed a 'resolution' during the Conference on internal security here and vowed to resist the Red Ultras' design with all their might.