Kerala, London to collaborate in IT sector

Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS): Kerala and London will collaborate to promote small and medium enterprises, and start-ups in the Information Technology (IT) sector, an official said on Monday.   Principal Secretary for Industries and IT P.H. Kurian told IANS that he met officials in London. He led the Kerala IT delegation to London. It was […]

Jaitley urges industry help in honest decision-making

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS): Errors in decision-making and corruption in decision-making need to be looked at differently, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday in a reference to probes against some leading industrialists and retired bureaucrats for graft. “The language of the Prevention of Corruption Act is deterring a large number of civil servants […]

Growth, environment can co-exist; India must lead fight on climate: PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS): “Seeking to scotch “lies” being floated about the land acquisition bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that it synergized India’s growth imperative with the need for environment protection, while calling for the country to demonstrate leadership in tackling the global threat of climate change. Inaugurating the state environment […]

India’s first indigenously-built Scorpene submarine ‘undocked’

India’s first indigenously-built Scorpene submarine ‘undocked’

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS): Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar on Monday launched the first indigenously-built Scorpene submarine at the Mazagaon Dockyard Ltd here. The Scorpene is part of the ambitious Project 75 of Indian Navy’s submarine programme, undertaken with French collaboration, which will include 6 such vessels joining the fleet over the next few years. Parikkar, […]

8,000 handicapped people stage protest

Kolkata, April 6 (IANS): Around 8,000 handicapped people on Monday staged a law violation programme in the city to press for a four-point charter of demands including bringing all such people under the below poverty line list. The other demands included punishment of culprits carrying out atrocities on the disabled and the passing of a […]

PM meets leaders of Muslim community

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met senior leaders of the Muslim community who apprised him of their concerns, including the increasing radicalisation and emerging threat of terrorism. “While expressing apprehensions about the trend of increased radicalisation and emerging threat of terrorism, the leaders underlined the need for greater unity […]

Wonder material graphene can sniff out deadly food toxin

April 7 is World Health Day Kolkata, April 6 (IANS): Could wonder material graphene – the thinnest on earth and 200 times stronger than steel – help solve India’s food safety woes linked to storage and transportation? Scientists may have inched closer to an answer.   Graphene is the new buzzword in the global electronics […]

Evolve mechanism to address deficiencies: PM

Evolve mechanism to address deficiencies: PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon the judiciary to evolve a dynamic inbuilt mechanism to address its deficiencies and problems.   Calling for a “dynamic inbuilt mechanism to address the deficiencies in the judicial system”, Modi said: “If we make a mistake, though we have no right, there […]

Easter celebrated across India in solemn gaiety

Morung News Desk Dimapur | April 5   Christians across India celebrated Easter Sunday with religious fervour and gaiety. Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ following his crucifixion and Christians believe that the resurrection signifies the victory of Jesus Christ over death and the redemption of mankind from sin.   The day was celebrated […]

Yemen: 670 more Indians evacuated

New delhi, April 5 (PTI/HT): India on Sunday evacuated 670 more nationals, including 488 from Sanaa by 3 Air India flights, taking the total number of Indians rescued from war-ravaged Yemen to nearly 2,300 after the “largest” evacuation in a day so far from there. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj thanked Air India for its […]

PM asks better-offs to forgo LPG subsidy

Bengaluru, April 3 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today coined a new slogan – “give it up” – to exhort the better off sections of society to forego their LPG subsidy that can be utilised in providing subsidised LPG connections to the poor.   Urging the well-off to give up their LPG subsidy, he said […]

Yoga is secular, rules US court

Washington, April 4 (IANS): Ruling that yoga taught in elementary schools is not a gateway to Hinduism and does not violate religious freedoms, a California appeals court has allowed it to continue. “We conclude that the programme is secular. (and) does not have the primary effect of advancing or inhibiting religion, and does not excessively […]