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Pathankot airbase security was not robust: Parliamentary panel

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has said security at the Pathankot airbase in Punjab was not robust and pointed out shortcomings there ahead of the January 2 terror attack. The security cover at the airbase was not ...

Rahul aide involved in AgustaWestland, CWG scams, alleged BJP

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday accused Kanishka Singh, an aide to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, of being involved in the AgustaWestland and 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) scams. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirit Somaiya accused ...

Delhi government seeks relaxation in diesel cab ban

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The city government on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to relax its order banning cabs operating on diesel and petrol, as protesting taxi drivers created a gridlock in large parts of the national capital region ...

Saarc ministerial in Nepal to forge cooperation on migrants’ rights

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
By Anil Giri Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) The eight-member Saarc grouping has for the first time started exploring possible areas of cooperation to ensure the rights of their migrant workers who go to the Gulf and Malaysia. The migration issue ...

Wearing ‘Punjabiat’ through tradition and catchy slogans

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
By Aastha Ahuja Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) This is one thing that Punjabis don’t mind wearing on their sleeves – ‘Punjabiat’. Even the younger generation of Punjabis, be it in India or abroad, are quite inclined to do so. With ...

India dismisses US watchdog report on growing religious intolerance

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
Washington/New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Religious freedom has been on a “negative trajectory” in India where faith-based minority groups were being subjected to growing violent threats, according to a US Congress-mandated watchdog report. The annual report by the United States ...

Cessation of hostilities in Syria to be announced shortly

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
Moscow, May 3 (IANS) Cessation of hostilities in the Syrian city of Aleppo will be announced in the coming hours, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday after talks with UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Lavrov said ...

Indian-origin scientist hacks into popular ‘smart home’ security

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
New York, May 3 (IANS) An Indian-origin cybersecurity researcher from University of Michigan and his team have successfully hacked into a leading “smart home” automation system and got the PIN code to a home’s front door. The “lock-pick malware app” ...

Our rules, not China’s, TPP would let America lead the way: Obama

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The rules of trade in the Asia-Pacific must be written by America, not China, US President Barack Obama has argued on Tuesday in an opinion article that calls for swift ratification of the controversial TPP free ...

Jacqueline Fernandez keeps mystery alive on her relationship status

May 3rd, 2016 (0)
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) There have been reports that actress Jacqueline Fernandez has reunited with her ex-boyfriend Sheikh Hassan bin Rashid al Khalifa and the actress avoided clearing the rumour at an event here. At the launch of a smartphone ...