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Nehru Place tops US list of six ‘notorious markets’ in India

Nehru Place tops US list of six ‘notorious markets’ in India

Washington, Feb 13  The US has listed six markets in India, including Nehru Place and Gaffar Market in New Delhi, as “notorious markets” in global piracy and counterfeiting of American products in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR). Manish Market and Lamington Road in Mumbai, and Chenoy Trade Centre and the Hong Kong Bazar in […]

Violence against women a global phenomenon: Indo-Canadian author

Violence against women a global phenomenon: Indo-Canadian author

Toronto, Feb 4  Violence against women is not an India-specific phenomenon but a global one, according to an Indo-Canadian journalist who has come out with a hard-hitting book on the issue. Brought out by Toronto-based Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women, “Violence against Women – All Pervading” by Ajit Jain, features views of top academicians, social […]

Simple blood test may determine peanut allergy

Simple blood test may determine peanut allergy

New York, Feb 3  Soon, a simple blood test may be able to tell whether a person’s allergy for peanuts has totally been shut off. Until now, doctors could not test whether patients who had completed immunotherapy for peanut allergy could safely stop eating daily doses of peanuts. Peanut allergy, like other food allergies, currently […]

Parrikar vs Kejriwal: IIT alumni cross swords

Parrikar vs Kejriwal: IIT alumni cross swords

Panaji, Feb 1  Even as a bitter war between the BJP and the AAP takes national centrestage, an unexpected battle appears to be brewing on the sidelines between two illustrious alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal . Both Parrikar and Kejriwal […]

Rajiv Gandhi’s killers seek commutation of death sentence

Rajiv Gandhi’s killers seek commutation of death sentence

New Delhi, Jan 30 The assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi Thursday urged the Supreme Court to commute their death sentence to life imprisonment due to the inordinate delay in the president deciding their mercy petition. Taking a bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh through the […]

Rahul visiting Amethi, Vishwas calls it ‘picnic’

Rahul visiting Amethi, Vishwas calls it ‘picnic’

Lucknow, Jan 22 Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday met party workers in his parliamentary constituency Amethi of Uttar Pradesh. However, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas termed the trip a “picnic”. On day one of his two-day tour, the Gandhi scion received feedback on “local problems and other political issues”, a close aide said. This is […]

Delhi protests proved a boon for trainee police officers

Delhi protests proved a boon for trainee police officers

New Delhi, Jan 22 The Delhi Police may have cursed Arvind Kejriwal for giving them a tough time, but the bizarre protest drama played out by the chief minister in the past couple of days proved to be a good training ground for freshly-minted young police officers. Twenty-seven trainee officers of the Indian Police Service […]

Currency notes issued before 2005 to be withdrawn: RBI

Currency notes issued before 2005 to be withdrawn: RBI

Mumbai, Jan 22  Currency notes issued before 2005 will be completely withdrawn from circulation by the end of the current financial year ending March 31, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said Wednesday. The central bank said from April 1, 2014, public would be required to approach banks for exchanging these notes. “Banks will provide […]

Delhi CM spends night sleeping on road, remains resolute

Delhi CM spends night sleeping on road, remains resolute

New Delhi, Jan 21  It was 11.30 p.m. Monday, when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal went to sleep as usual. But last night he chose to do not in his bedroom at home but on the roads, under an open sky in bone-chilling temperatures. Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues, who are demanding control over the […]

Indian diplomats in US face lifestyle choices

Indian diplomats in US face lifestyle choices

Washington, Jan 21  Indian diplomats in the United States are in a fix. Either they begin paying their domestic helps as per US laws or adapt to a new lifestyle – taking care of their homes on their own or hiring part time help like other working couples in this country do. Indian diplomats will […]

Indians in New Zealand viewed positively: India-born MP

Indians in New Zealand viewed positively: India-born MP

New Delhi, Jan 11  Indian immigrants in New Zealand are viewed very positively and they seldom face race-related issues, according to Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, the first Indian member of parliament (MP) in that South Pacific island nation. Bakshi’s comments come after media in New Zealand reported the case of an Indian IT professional who alleged […]

WATER FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

WATER FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

1/7/2014 Two water projects to improve water accessibility will bring a sigh of relief for the Waya/Nacula communities in the Yasawas as well as the Ra Tikina community. Divisional Commissioner Western, Commander Joeli Cawaki said the projects were identified to assist rural communities have a proper and consistent fresh water supply. The projects were identified […]

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