Kargil Vijay Diwas brings back memories of India’s bravehearts

Drass (Jammu and Kashmir), July 26 (IANS) The 16th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed here on Sunday with a solemn ceremony that brought back memories of the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives to lead India to victory in the 1999 conflict against Pakistan. [google_ad_728_90_text] The proceedings here in Ladakh region of Jammu and […]

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India Army

An Indian student poses with a gun during a “Display and Demonstration by Medium Calibre Guns and T-72 Tanks” at 10 Medium Regiment in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The 10 Medium Regiment is one of the elite and oldest regiments raised on Sept. 25, 1954 that showcases a rich heritage in the annals […]

Funding crisis puts India’s AIDS programme, and lives, at risk

Funding crisis puts India’s AIDS  programme, and lives, at risk

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, July 25 (Reuters): India’s fight against AIDS is being jeopardised by a cut in social spending by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with health workers being laid off and programmes to prevent the spread of the deadly disease curtailed. [google_ad_728_90_text] With about 2.1 million people infected with HIV in 2013, India has the […]

It is states’ duty to set up human rights commissions, says SC

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that it was the statutory duty of the state governments to set up state human rights commissions as their absence makes access to justice by the victims of the human rights violation an “illusion”. [google_ad_728_90_text] “The power of the state governments under Section 21 to […]

Won’t allow another Kargil: Army chief

Drass (Jammu and Kashmir), July 25 (IANS) The Indian Army will never allow a repeat of the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan, army chief General Dalbir Singh said on Saturday.   On the eve of the 16th anniversary of Vijay Divas, he laid a wreath at the Kargil war memorial here and said: “We won’t […]

‘India difficult place to do business’

Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Terming India a complicated and difficult place to do business in, a top central government official on Saturday called for dismantling archaic laws and procedural bottlenecks. [google_ad_728_90_text] Speaking on ‘Make in India’ campaign at an event here, Amitabh Kant, secretary, department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), also said his department […]

Modi praises Nitish, targets Lalu and Congress

Modi praises Nitish, targets Lalu and Congress

Patna, July 25 (IANS) In a clear bid to divide the anti-BJP opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but targeted his allies RJD leader Lalu Prasad and the Congress on the issue of Bihar’s development. [google_ad_728_90_text] Modi, who arrived here earlier in the day, referred to Nitish Kumar seven […]

‘India’s medical device sector can grow to $7.7 bn by 2016’

New York, July 25 (IANS) The US-India Business Council (USIBC) Medical Device Trade Mission is “excited about the opportunities in India” from Prime Minister Modi’s “Make in India, Innovate in India” initiatives and expects the sector to grow to $7.7 billion by next year. [google_ad_728_90_text] “We have identified opportunities to continue collaborating with the government […]

Ex-UN climate panel head accused of stalking loses India job

Ex-UN climate panel head accused of stalking loses India job

NEW DELHI, July 24 (AP) — The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment. [google_ad_728_90_text] The governing council of The Energy and Resources Institute announced late Thursday that Rajendra Pachauri would be replaced as director-general […]

India’s ‘Medicine Baba’ gets drugs from rich, gives to poor

India’s ‘Medicine Baba’ gets drugs from rich, gives to poor

NEW DELHI, July 24 (AP) — Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. A call to the phone number printed boldly on his saffron-colored tunic reveals his alternate identity: “Hello, I am Medicine Baba.” [google_ad_728_90_text] The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting unused prescription drugs from the affluent for the past […]

Jung returns fire, calls Kejriwal’s remarks unbecoming of CM

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for ridiculing and calling him Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s man, saying such remarks were unbecoming of the head of a government. [google_ad_728_90_text] The four-page missive from Jung comes a day after Kejriwal had shot off an […]