pressure groups

Sonia, Shinde visit violence-hit Assam areas


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday visited Assam where sectarian clashes have left 77 people dead.Shinde and Gandhi met some of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nine killed in communal clashes in Assam’s Kokrajhar


July 21st, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) Nine people were killed in communal clashes in Assam's Kokrajhar district since Thursday, the state government said Saturday, adding a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Anti-dam activists slam Assam government


May 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), a powerful farmers' body in Assam, Tuesday accused the Congress government in the state of taking away "space" for democratic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Locals detain 75 suspected Bangladeshis in Assam


March 17th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) The people of Jakhalabandha town in Nagaon district Saturday rounded up 75 suspected Bangladeshi nationals for illegally entering the Indian territory. The group included one female, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bangladeshi influx: Assam NGO seeks Supreme Court intervention


February 25th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Alleging presence of names of illegal migrants in the Assam voters' list, Assam Public Works (APW), an NGO, has sought the Supreme Court's intervention in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Maya stokes Jat fire in west UP


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday blamed the Congress-led central government for dilly-dallying on the issue of reservation for Jats.Addressing a massive rally in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Parliament alone should draft laws, say government, opposition (Lead)


August 27th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Though the opposition was unsparing in its attack on the government on the issue of corruption, both the government and the opposition were unanimous ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nepal government bans protests near parliament


May 24th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) With just four days left before a potential constitutional meltdown, Nepal's communist-Maoist government Tuesday clamped prohibitions near the parliament building, banning all protests and rallies within ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

The Hazare movement: Making India a true beacon of democracy (Comment)


April 8th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
As Indians rise in protest and rally around Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption, the corrupt and the opportunist are looking for cover. The swelling resolve to birth a movement that would ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ex-aide attacks Sarah Palin in new book


February 20th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) Frank Bailey, formerly the right hand man of Sarah Palin, ex-governor of Alaska and Republican candidate for vice president of the US in 2008, has attacked his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Agra’s war on plastic: Nothing succeeds like success


January 26th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Jan 26 (IANS) The Taj city's success in its two-month-old war against plastic has been so impressive that the Uttar Pradesh government has been encouraged to take the campaign ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Britain will need 2 mn new homes for immigrants


November 27th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) Britain will need more than two million new homes over the next 25 years to cope with immigration, a media report said Saturday.Official figures released Friday showed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Display radiation risks, phone firms urged


October 10th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists and pressure groups have urged mobile phone companies to display the possible radiation risks more prominently. Manuals for mobile phones tell users not to place devices ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Karnataka Congress leaves it to Sonia to name president


September 15th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) The Karnataka state unit of the Congress Wednesday left it to party president Sonia Gandhi to name its new head after a meeting marred by protests over ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Men’s beauty pageant with exclusive women audience


August 15th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Aug 15 (IANS) Hong Kong has probably become the first in the world to put up a men's "beauty pageant" with a live audience exclusively made up of women and ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Election commissioner rules out early poll in Assam


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 2 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday ruled out early polls in Assam, but said the issue of illegal Bangladeshi nationals getting themselves enrolled on the voters' lists was a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Fluctuating BP linked to cerebrovascular disease risk


May 11th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Individuals who have fluctuating blood pressure in addition to high blood pressure are at a higher risk for cerebrovascular diseases, according to a new study.The study appears in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meghalaya assembly passes bill declaring shutdowns illegal


March 26th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 26 (IANS) The Meghalaya assembly Friday passed a controversial bill declaring shutdowns "illegal" and "unconstitutional" amid vociferous protests and a walkout from the opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The Meghalaya ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Google Executives Convicted For Negligence


February 24th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri DeyMilan, Feb 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Four executives of Google were accused after a video was posted in a major website a few years back. Almost two years later, three of ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

What makes Yeddyurappa blow his top (Letter from Bangalore)


February 5th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnik Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa is known for his short temper. And he is showing it much too often these days - apparently weighed down ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

You call this a river! US green activist on Yamuna


January 16th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Jan 16 (IANS) A group of US green activists was shocked to see the state of river Yamuna behind the Taj Mahal. "My god, you call this a river!" ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Oil blockade hits crude oil, natural gas production in Assam


December 24th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 24 (IANS) Crude oil and natural gas production by India's premier oil exploration firm Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has been hit in Assam following a 96-hour oil blockade ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

96-hour oil blockade begins in Assam


December 21st, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 21 (IANS) The influential All Assam Students' Union (AASU) launched a 96-hour oil blockade at 6 a.m. Monday to protest an alleged move by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US, China among worst climate performers: Study


December 14th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 14 (DPA) China and the US were placed at the bottom end of a worldwide national ranking of performance on climate protection published Monday. Compiled by Germanwatch, a think tank, and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Biggest climate show on earth to open in Copenhagen


December 7th, 2009 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 6 (DPA) The Organisers of the Copenhagen summit have urged world leaders to get serious about climate change Sunday as thousands of officials from more than 190 nations headed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Venezuela bans toy guns, violent video games


October 30th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 30 (RIA Novosti) The Venezuelan parliament has passed a law holding as illegal the production, import and sale of toy weapons and violent video games, a media report Friday ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian ecologist plans to float country’s first environmental party


September 21st, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 21 (ANI): Subhas Dutta, a prominent Indian environmentalist, is going to meet leaders of the UK Green party in his attempt to set up India's first dedicated environmental party.Subhas Dutta ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Banker’s strike enters second day, operations affected


August 7th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): Normal-banking operations continued to be affected by a public sector banks employee's strike on Friday.Cheque clearings were hit badly on Thursday and ATM may go dry ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Supreme Court asks Centre to file its opinion on homosexual offence, in eight weeks


July 20th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July20 (ANI): The Supreme Court has asked the central Government to file its response within eight weeks on the verdict of the Delhi High Court to decriminalise the homosexual behaviour ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Government scheme aims to boost women self-help groups


July 10th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Aiming to encourage self-reliance among women across the country, the government Friday said it would allocate Rs.20 crore for extending women self help groups (SHGs) to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pro-talk ULFA faction threatens to go underground a year after ceasefire


June 22nd, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Tinsukia (Assam), June 22 (IANS) A year after the most potent strike unit of the separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) announced a unilateral ceasefire, the group ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

7 million Britons ‘living in fear’


April 14th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) With bosses warning of job losses and ministers pointing to the threat of terror, Britons are increasingly "living in fear" - and the climate is getting worse because ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

ManU will have to pay 1.1 billion pounds of debt in next nine years


April 12th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Manchester United has to pay back a staggering 1.1 billion pounds of debt in the next nine years.Malcolm Glazer and his family can refinance their borrowing or ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Teenager who robbed prostitutes jailed for six years


March 19th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 19 (DPA) A Hong Kong teenager who robbed seven prostitutes at knifepoint, in some cases after having had sex with them, was jailed for six years Thursday. Li Ka-chun, 18, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Do not confuse environment rulings with judicial activism’


March 9th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 9 (IANS) Judgments and rulings by courts on environmental issues should not be misconstrued with judicial activism, Bombay High Court Chiief Justice Swatanter Kumar said here Monday. Speaking at a conference ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe