India ranks 135 on human development index: UNDP

Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:09
New Delhi: India ranked 135 out of 187 countries on the human development index in UNDP's annual report 2014 released Thursday.Human development index is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income indices to measure the well being of…

SC no to early hearing of PIL in judge extension row

Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:06
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday declined to hold early hearing of a plea seeking a probe to ascertain the role of then prime minister Manmohan Singh and law minister H.R. Bhardwaj in not informing the president of all the…

Modi meets Aga Khan Foundation delegation

Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:03
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met a delegation from the Aga Khan Foundation which briefed him on various activities it was undertaking in the country."The delegation members briefed the prime minister on various development activities being undertaken by…

President condoles deaths in Telangana accident

Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:59
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday condoled the death of 19 students in an accident where a train hit a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana.In his message to Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Mukherjee said: "I am…

India will not take Wales lightly: Walsh

Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:56
Glasgow: India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh Thursday warned the team against taking Wales lightly in their opening match of the men's competition of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday.Though India, who are World No.9, are superior than Wales, who…

Stop buying Israeli military equipment: CPI-M

Thursday, 24 July 2014 19:51
New Delhi: India must stop buying Israeli military equipment in protest against the killing of civilians in Gaza by Israel, the CPI-M said Thursday."Indian people must pressurize this BJP-led NDA government to immediately stop India's purchase of Israeli defence equipment,"…

End-September deadline for announcing new gas price

Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:31
New Delhi: Domestically produced gas would continue to be priced at the rate prevailing on March 31 last pending a comprehensive review of the gas pricing guidelines notified by the previous government, parliament was informed Thursday."The Domestic Natural Gas Pricing…

Railway minister blames bus driver for Telangana accident

Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:31
New Delhi: Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Thursday blamed the driver of the school bus for the accident at an unmanned rail-road crossing in Telangana, which left at least 19 students dead."According to preliminary reports received by me, the incident…

Discovering a vibrant India in Pakistan - via a book

Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:28
New Delhi: Colourful photographs of people celebrating Holi; women wearing vermillion, saris and bindis as they wait for the moon rise so they can break their Karva Chauth fast; firecrackers creating a kaleidoscopic canvas in the sky during Diwali –…

Indian captives in Iraq safe: Sushma Swaraj

Thursday, 24 July 2014 16:27
New Delhi: The 39 Indian workers held captive in Iraq are safe and getting proper food and water, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Thursday."The government has got to know from various sources that they (Indian workers) are safe and…
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