Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CBSE class 10 exams: students take first compulsory paper

By IANS, New Delhi : Class 10 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made their way anxiously to exam centres around the country Friday to answer their first major and compulsory paper Social Science, though some had taken their first exam March 3 in Music, an optional subject. Doing their last minute studies outside the examination centres, most students said that they were worried about the questions they have to tackle and the lengthy answers required.

Gujarat Christian body for toned down Christmas

By IANS, Ahmedabad : In view of the Mumbai carnage and violence against Christians in various parts of India, the Gujarat United Christians Forum for Human Rights (GUCFHR) Tuesday announced it has been decided that Christmas will be celebrated without ostentation this year. GUCFHR convener Cedric Prakash said the decision was taken by the bishops and elders of various churches at a meeting of GUCFHR held at Bishop's House here Monday, and they have appealed to the community and its institutions to avoid any ostentation while celebrating the festival this year.

Blueline bus kills two

By IANS, New Delhi : A speeding Blueline bus crushed two men to death after they fell from their scooter near the Moolchand Hospital here Wednesday. The driver of the bus plying on route 507 escaped after the accident that also seriously injured a third man. The scooter riders apparently lost their balance on the road, a police officer said. The injured man was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Apex court confirms death sentence to Kerala murderer

By IANS, New Delhi : The Supreme Court has confirmed the death sentence to a Kerala man for "murdering in cold blood" six members of a family and looting them to realise his dream of going to Saudi Arabia. A bench of Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice Lokeshwar Singh Panta confirmed the death sentence on M.A. Antony alias Antappan, who was convicted earlier, dismissing his appeal against the capital punishment. The court confirmed the death sentence in a ruling delivered Wednesday, but released Thursday evening.

Bangladeshis among five arrested in Mizoram

Agartala : Five tribals, including two Bangladeshis, have been arrested in Mizoram and a huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered from them, a...

Rupee fall, foreign fund outflows depress equity markets

Mumbai : Rupee depreciation, foreign fund outflows and lower global crude oil prices depressed the Indian equity markets on Tuesday. The two key indices of...

Why can’t Sino-India war report be made public, court asks government

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the government to place before it the report of Lt Gen Henderson Brooks on the reasons behind the 1962 Sino-India war to decide whether it could be made public. Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the government and asked it to file its response on a petition filed by noted journalist Kuldip Nayar, seeking the court's direction to the centre to disclose the report. Advocate Rajiv Nayar, appearing for the petitioner, contended that the report was more that 45 years old and it could not remain classified.

Paswan asks Bengal to implement Food Security Act in 3 months

Kolkata: Rejecting the West Bengal government's plea to extend by six months the deadline for implementing the Food Security Act, union Food and Public...

Panchayat polls in Noida on May 29

Lucknow : The district panchayat polls in Noida will be held on May 29 and votes counted on May 31, according to the notification...

Tribal policy will be placed before cabinet soon

By IANS, New Delhi : The much-delayed national tribal policy, which aims to give tribals greater control over forest resources, will be placed before the cabinet for approval soon, Tribal Affairs Minister Kantilal Bhuria said Tuesday. "It will be placed before the cabinet soon," Bhuria said at a function of the tribal affairs ministry. "The policy has been finalised, it will give tribals greater control over their land," he said.

SC seeks details on trafficked women, children

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all state governments to furnish to the central government details of all the cases filed under...

Enough food stock buffer to meet needs: FCI

By IANS New Delhi : With inflation in India on the rise and fears growing over possible food shortage, an official agency Monday said enough buffer stocks will be bought to be distributed to the poor and the needy. "I am absolutely sure that we will achieve the target," Food Corporation of India (FCI) chairman Alok Sinha told reporters here, referring to the target of procuring 15 million tonnes of wheat during the ensuing season.

India in World Motor Sport Council

By IANS, Chennai: India won a seat on the elite World Motor Sport Council of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) at the general body meeting and elections in Paris Friday where former Ferrari team boss Jean Todt took over as the president. While Frenchman Todt defeated Finland's former world rally champion Ari Vatanen 135 votes to 49, India was elected as one of the members of the 26-strong council, the inner sanctorum of the FIA. Vijay Mallya, chairman of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), will be the country's representative.

Up in the air – experience aero balloon ride in Noida!

By IANS, New Delhi : Noida-based amusement park Worlds Of Wonder will open its doors to an aero balloon ride for the public on Republic Day Saturday.

Highlights of Zardari visit

By IANS, Highlights of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: