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Bullet trains on track: Railway minister

New Delhi : The project to bring bullet trains to India was on the right track and the government was also trying to increase the speed of express trains, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.

"Bullet train is one big project that we are working on Feasibility studies are being done for Ahmedabad-Mumbai route with the help of Japan and Delhi-Chennai route with the help of China. The project is on the right track," Prabhu said at the 'Manthan' conclave organised by Aaj Tak here.


Golf: Indian girls slip to ninth place

Hong Kong: The Indian golf team of Gaurika Bishnoi, Ridhima Dilawari and Nishtha Madan ended the second day in tied ninth position at the 37th Queen Sirikit Cup Asia-Pacific Invitational ladies team golf championship here on Thursday.

The Indian trio assembled a card of 151 for the two days for a team total of 298 that saw them slip to ninth from overnight fourth position.

Bishnoi, 17, currently third on the IGU's ladies amateur tour, paced the team with a 74, while Dilawari, ranked second, added a 77 for the team total 151 in windy conditions.

BSF observes Rajiv's death anniversary as 'Anti-terrorism Day'

Agartala: Border Security Force (BSF) observed the 24th death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on Thursday as 'Anti-terrorism Day', with its officers taking an oath to continue their fight against terrorism.

"BSF officers and jawans observed 'Anti-terrorism Day' at all its outposts along the Bangladesh and Pakistan borders, besides at battalion headquarters and sector and frontier command centres across the country," BSF spokesman D.S. Bhati told IANS.


Saina regains No.1 spot

New Delhi: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has regained the top spot in the latest women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

The Hyderabadi pipped reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China, who dropped to No.2, to become No.1 again. Saina has won two titles this year -- India Open Superseries and India Grand Prix Gold -- and also reached the final of the prestigious All England Open, which is a Superseries Premier event.

The 25-year-old will next play the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries next week in Sydney.

Women form only a third of India's internet population: Google

New Delhi: Only one-third of the total Indian population with access to the internet are women, says a survey conducted by Google.

The survey revealed that 49 percent of women do not see any reason to access the internet.

"While there is low awareness about the benefits of Internet amongst women in India, there are many who want to get online to succeed in life," said Sandeep Menon, country head marketing for Google India.


SC asks Haryana Police to finish AIPMT paper leak probe

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Haryana Police to quickly complete the probe into the leakage of question papers of the All India Pre-medical Entrance Test (AIPMT), indicating that re-conducting the exam was the last option.


Tharoor attacks media, calls it 'self-appointed liars'

Thiruvananthapuram: Former union minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has again courted controversy, this time by accusing the media of being "self-appointed liars and scum".

However, as his comments Wednesday kicked up a furore, he sought to clarify that he had attacked "only those who put exploitation of tragedy above justice".

"I'll speak to the police, not to self-appointed liars and scum," he remarked while responding to a mediaperson's querry here.


Three students feared drowned in Telangana

Hyderabad: Three students were feared drowned in a lake in Adilabad district of Telangana on Thursday, police said.

The incident occurred at Peddavagu lake near Battupalli in Kagaznagar mandal when a group of four students from Kagaznagar town had gone to the lake for swimming.

Expert divers have joined the search for the missing students.

While Junaid Ali did not step into the water, three others, who did not know swimming, went into the lake.

Junaid Ali alerted the villagers, who then informed the police.


Delhi government denies its officers' morale down

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday denied published reports that the morale of its officers had been hit by a public row between the chief minister and the Lt. Governor.

"Every government official is working with the chief minister and different ministers with full energy," Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said in a tweet.

"The morale has gone down for those who misuse their positions, not for the hardworking officers," he added.


NCC girls' team to scale 6,001-metre peak

New Delhi: An NCC girls expedition to the 6,001-metre-high Mount Deo-Tibba peak was flagged off from here by Director General Lt. Gen. A. Chakravarty on Wednesday.

This is the first of a series of training and preparatory expeditions for the NCC Everest expedition in 2016.

These cadets have been selected after extensive trials conducted at hubs all over the country followed by rigorous training at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling where cadets were trained in ice/rock craft survival skills and rescue.