Over 38 lakh urban poor given skill training: Govt

Over 38 lakh urban poor have been provided with skill development training with assistance from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Rajya Sabha was told today.

480 public toilets to be installed at 80 locations in Delhi

Under Swachh Bharat Mission, 480 public toilets will be installed at 80 different locations in Delhi in the next three months.

Rajya Sabha condemns Punjab terror attack

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack in Punjab`s Dinanagar town and expressed its condolences to the families of those who died in the attack.

CBI registers PE into Vyapam related death

 CBI on Wednesday started inquiry into the mysterious drowning of a 21-year-old man, believed to be the first death linked to the Vyapam scam.

Ban on Ola cabs to continue: Delhi HC

 The Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed app-based cab service Ola for not complying with the ban imposed on it and asked the city government to "strictly enforce" the injunction.

700 NDRF personnel, 3 choppers deployed in flood-hit Gujarat, Rajasthan

More than 700 NDRF personnel, 3 helicopters and 30 boats have been deployed for rescue and relief operations in Gujarat and Rajasthan where incessant rains have claimed 22 lives.

Stephen's molestation: DU says girl's new demands "highly unreasonable"

 Delhi University on Wednesday said the new demands raised by St Stephen's research scholar who was allegedly molested by college professor including appointment of a female supervisor and getting her compounds and computational data back, are "highly unreasonable".

Myanmar defence chief holds talks with senior Indian defence officials

Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Defence Services Sr Gen U Min Aung Hliang on Wednesday held talks with the top defence officials here, including the three Service Chiefs, seeking to deepen cooperation in critical areas especially in the light of northeast insurgents operating from that country.

Fake job racket busted in Delhi; kingpin held

 Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a recruitment racket that duped unemployed youths of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of giving them Railway jobs, with the arrest of its kingpin from Civic Centre in Kamla Market area here.

Delhi: Overcast conditions prevail, temperatures drop

 Overcast conditions today offered relief to Delhiites and led the maximum and minimum temperatures to settle within comfortable levels.

Pratibha Patil faces Twitter heat over demand for a govt vehicle

At a time when the whole nation is mourning the passing away of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, his immediate successor at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Pratibha Patil, is facing criticism for demanding a government vehicle for her personal use.

Modi to address three rallies in Bihar next month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address three `parivartan` rallies (rallies for change) in Bihar next month to bolster BJP prospects in the coming assembly elections, party sources said here on Wednesday.

HC exempts Irani from personal appearance in defamation case
HC exempts Irani from personal appearance in defamation case

Delhi High Court Wednesday exempted Union HRD minister Smriti Irani from personal appearance in a criminal defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.

PM Modi to attend APJ Abdul Kalam's last rites in Rameswaram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the last rites of former president A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram tomorrow, whose demise he described today as a loss of "Ratna (gem) of Bharat".

Don't hang Memon, says KTS Tulsi

Senior advocate KTS Tulsi on Wednesday said he was not in favour of awarding the death sentence to 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC upholds commutation of death to life sentence for killers
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC upholds commutation of death to life sentence for killers

In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Centre’s curative petition against its verdict commuting the death sentence of three convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case to life imprisonment.

APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral: Why Rameswaram was chosen over New Delhi?
APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral: Why Rameswaram was chosen over New Delhi?

The funeral of former president of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong on Monday night will be held in Rameswaram, his birth place, on July 30 with full military honours.

Probe on into CBSE complaints over AIPMT 'paper leak' emails

 Investigation was underway into the complaint filed by CBSE against three persons for sending emails on the eve of July 25 re-examination of AIPMT, fuelling rumour of a possible paper leak, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.

Cabinet likely to discuss amendments to anti-Hijacking bill

 The Cabinet is likely to discuss on Tuesday amendments to the anti-Hijacking bill that would give more teeth to the government in dealing with hijacking incidents involving Indian aircraft.

Medha Patkar announces padyatra against Sardar Sarovar project

Asserting that the Sardar Sarovar Dam project in Gujarat has led to destruction of local economy and environment, social activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday announced that a week-long 'padyatra' from Narmada valley to Raj Ghat here will be launched on August 6.