German Chancellor Merkel nominated for Indira Gandhi Prize

German Chancellor Merkel nominated for Indira Gandhi Prize

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel has been nominated for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2013. The International Jury for the Prize was chaired by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, which made this announcement today. Dr. Merkel has been nominated for her exemplary leadership in Europe and the world […]

Nation pays homage to Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniv

Nation pays homage to Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniv

A grateful nation is paying homage to the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 96th birth anniversary today. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other dignitaries today reached the Samadhi of Indira Gandhi – Shakti Sthal in the national capital and paid floral tributes to her. […]

PM & Sonia inaugurate India’s 1st all-women bank

PM & Sonia inaugurate India’s 1st all-women bank

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi today inaugurated India’s first all-women bank, Bharatiya Mahila Bank in Mumbai. The bank will commence operations with an initial capital of one thousand crore rupees. The main objectives of the bank will be to focus on the banking needs of women and to promote […]

President presents Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Best University Award 2012-13 to Mangalore University

President presents Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Best University Award 2012-13 to Mangalore University

President Pranab Mukherjee today presented the prestigious Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Best University Award, 2012-13 to Mangalore University of Karnataka. The award has been conferred at a function in Rashtrapati Bhawan. On this occasion, Mr. Mukherjee also gave NSS Best Plus 2 Council Award for 2012-13 to Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, Thiruvananthpuram while […]

Over 70% polling in final phase of C’garh Assembly Elections

Over 70% polling in final phase of C’garh Assembly Elections

In Chhattisgarh, more than 70 per cent of voting has been recorded in seventy two constituencies that went to the polls in the second and final phase today. Brisk balloting has been reported from semi urban and rural areas. No major untoward incident has been reported from anywhere. In this phase, as many as 842 […]

50 killed in Russian air crash

50 killed in Russian air crash

In Russia, all 50 people onboard a Boeing 737 were killed, when the passenger plane crashed while attempting to land at the Kazan airport in western Tatarstan yesterday. Officials told local media that the plane, which took off from Moscow, crashed at the airport at 7:25 pm local time (2055 IST), and 50 people, including […]

Muzaffarnagar clash: SC notice to Centre & UP Govt

Muzaffarnagar clash: SC notice to Centre & UP Govt

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre and Uttar Pradesh Government on a plea seeking transfer of probe into Muzaffarnagar clashes from state police to any independent agency. A Bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam asked the government to file its response and posted the case for hearing on the 21st of […]

GoM meets Union Ministers from Telangana, Seemandhra on state bifurcation issue

GoM meets Union Ministers from Telangana, Seemandhra on state bifurcation issue

The Group of Ministers, GoM, on Telangana on Monday held discussions separately with Union ministers from Telangana, Seemandhra and Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy. The GoM chaired by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde held three meetings on the issue. The first meeting was with Union ministers hailing from Telangana region. S Jaipal Reddy, Porika Balram […]

Elaborate arrangements in place for 2nd phase of Assembly polls in C’garh tomorrow

Elaborate arrangements in place for 2nd phase of Assembly polls in C’garh tomorrow

In Chhattisgarh, elaborate arrangements are in place for the second phase of elections in 72 Assembly constituencies going to polls tomorrow. The electoral fate of 842 candidates, including 75 women, will be decided tomorrow. Polling parties are being sent to their respective polling stations while polling teams deputed to the Maoist affected areas, have already […]