President concerned over crime against women (19:24)
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Expressing concern over rising incidents of crime against women and children, President Pranab Mukherjee Friday called for effective measures to ensure their safety and security.
UIDAI launches online identity authentication services (16:54)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Friday launched three Aadhaar-Enabled services to help citizens authenticate their identity online and announced opening of 300 more permanent enrolment centres.
Delhi's iconic Signature Bridge to be ready in 2014 (With Images) (18:20)
By Gaurav Sharma
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The capital, which has so far basked in the glory of historic monuments and edifices built by the Mughals and Edward Lutyens, will boast of an iconic structure of its own in the form of the Signature Bridge - a cable-supported steel bridge spanning the Yamuna river - which is set to be ready by September 2014.
New mango named Nirbhaya after gang-rape victim (09:00)
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) A new variety of mango, harvested at Uttar Pradesh's famous mango centre Malihabad, has been named Nirbhaya after the 23-year-old Delhi girl who was brutally gang-raped Dec 16 last year and died of her injuries two weeks later.
Afghan women getting jailed for 'moral crimes' (15:02)
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) The Afghan government should take urgent steps to halt an alarming increase in women and girls imprisoned for “moral crimes,” Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Kerala nearly free of child labour: Minister (14:46)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) State Labour Minister Shibu Baby John Tuesday said Kerala is almost free of child labour and that his ministry will launch an awareness campaign to educate people about the ills of child labour.
Now posh residents protest lack of water (19:50)
Gurgaon, May 20 (IANS) Residents of the posh DLF City here Monday staged a noisy protest against the developer, saying the area was getting very little water despite the scorching heat.
In a first, NCC expedition scales Mount Everest (16:20)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The first-ever expedition of the NCC to Mount Everest created history when its two teams scaled the world's highest peak May 19 and 20, an official said Monday.
Rashtrapati Bhavan tours to cost Rs.25 (15:22)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Daily public tours of Rashtrapati Bhavan, which began for the first time from Jan 1 this year at the initiative of President Pranab Mukherjee and have become very popular with tourists, will now cost Rs.25 per person.
For the elderly in US, poetry blunts the pain of isolation (12:16)
By Ashok Easwaran
Chicago, May 20 (IANS) A woman in her seventies takes the microphone to recite a short poem, which, she warned the men present, was on the hazards of flirting. "Cheda na karo ate jatein raston mein, pale pad gayi to mushkil hogi" (Do not flirt with every girl who crosses your path, if she falls for you, you will have a problem).
Woman flees to Britain, refusing to join Swaziland king's harem (17:44)
London, May 19 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman fled to Britain from the southern African nation of Swaziland and is seeking asylum after refusing to join the harem of 13 wives of Swazi king Mswati III.
Disability issues must be addressed on priority: Experts (21:00)
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Practical issues related to disability like rehabilitation, empowerment, main-streaming, education and employment need to be addressed on a priority basis, experts said here Saturday.
Wansuk becomes first Meghalaya woman to scale Everest (18:44)
Shillong, May 18 (IANS) Wansuk Myrthong Saturday became the first woman from Meghalaya to conquer the 8,848 ft Mount Everest.
Man kidnapped 23 years ago finds kin thanks to Google Maps (12:54)
Beijing, May 18 (IANS/EFE) A 28-year-old Chinese man who was kidnapped 23 years ago and sold to a family 1,500 km from his home, has met up with his biological parents again thanks to Google Maps, Hunan TV said Friday.
Syrian refugees now exceed 1.5 million: UNHCR (09:36)
Geneva, May 18 (IANS) The number of Syrian refugees, who are either registered or awaiting registration, has surpassed 1.5 million, while the actual number is much higher, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
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