Rail Budget spares fare hike, promises modern, global network

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Railway Budget

New Delhi: Keeping passenger fares unchanged, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways Thursday, promising to balance passenger needs and long-term interests of the organisation to benchmark it globally on quality, safety and reach. Nine more high-speed trains, faster speed of existing trains, Wi-Fi in 400 stations, user-friendly ladders to mount upper […]

People throng Palace to watch royal procession

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Mysuru : Slogans were rented in the air soon after Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the adopted son of Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, began his procession in the historical silver chariot from the Aane Bagilu of the Amba Vilas Palace, on Monday evening. Though the procession was delayed by over an hour, people waited to catch a glimpse of […]

Gujarat: Eight rebel BJP leaders want to join AAP

Monday, February 16th, 2015
Arvind Kejriwal

Vadodara: Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP may gain control of a taluka (tehsil) panchayat in Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as eight rebel BJP members on Monday said they wanted to join it. Savli taluka panchayat, with a total of 17 members, was controlled by BJP, which had 10 members. Congress has six […]

Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as the eighth Chief Minister of Delhi

Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi : AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal today took oath as the eighth Chief Minister of Delhi at the historic Ramlila Ground here, exactly a year after he quit from the post on the Lokpal issue. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath of office and secrecy to Kejriwal and six other ministers as a […]

12 dead as Bengaluru-Ernakulam train derails

Friday, February 13th, 2015
Hosuru Train accident

Bengaluru : In an early morning train accident near Bengaluru, 11 passengers have died and many injured after coaches of Ernakulam-bound Bengaluru City-Ernakulam Intercity express (Train no. 12677) derailed on the city’s outskirts. The accident has been reported at Belagondapalli near Anekal town on the city’s outskirts around 7.35 a.m. Railway sources said that nine […]

24 fresh H1N1 cases reported in State

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

The death was reported on Monday and following investigations the Palike confirmed that it was a case of swine flu. The deceased was identified as Prema, a 51-year-old resident of Subbanna Gardens near Vijayanagar. She succumbed to the flu on February 9 at Apollo Hospitals where she was admitted for treatment, said a BBMP Official. […]

Karnataka High Court upholds ban on Praveen Togadia

Friday, February 6th, 2015
Praveen Togadia

Bengaluru : The Karnataka High Court on Friday upheld the state government’s decision to ban Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia’s entry in Bengaluru. “The Commissioner of Police has said that Praveen Togadia will not enter the city. We have challenged this order in the High Court. This is maintainable with petition. After listening […]

Modi honours Obama as VIP guest, opens arms to US business

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

New Delhi : Narendra Modi honoured Barack Obama as his chief guest Monday at India’s Republic Day parade and then rolled out the welcome mat to US businesses in a further warming of ties between the world’s largest democracies. The rain which fell for much of the two-hour showcase of military might and cultural diversity […]

Saudi Arabia’s ‘reformer’ King Abdullah dies

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
King Abdulla

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world’s top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. “His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz […]

12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper, including the editor

Thursday, January 8th, 2015
Paris newspaper

Paris: Masked gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people including the editor and a cartoonist before escaping. It was France’s deadliest terror attack in at least two decades. With a manhunt on, French President Francois Hollande called the attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly, whose caricatures […]

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