French parliament votes to recognise Palestine as state

French National Assembly Tuesday voted for the recognition of a Palestinian state, a symbolic move aimed at rising diplomatic pressure to resolve decade-long peace process in the Middle East.

Tutu and Jolie back UN drive to end statelessness in a decade

Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie backed an ambitious global campaign on Tuesday to end the plight of at least 10 million stateless people with no country to call home.

Goa wants DFF office to be shifted to the state


Panaji: Goa government is trying to get the office of Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry's Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) shifted permanently to the state, which will smoothen preparations for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), a senior official has said.

South African prosecutors file final arguments in Oscar Pistorius case

Prosecutors have filed their final arguments before the high court in the case of murder accused Oscar Pistorius.

HC allows 19 yr girl to go with husband

Madras High Court today allowed a 19-year-old girl of Rajasthan origin from Coimbatore, who apprehended honour killing by her family, to go with her husband in the light of her categorical statement in court that she wanted to live with him.

Demand for new states not to be considered now: Shinde

Demands for creation of new states cannot be "considered immediately", Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said in response to a question on the status of such proposals in the wake of the Telangana decision.

SC seeks explanation from govts on ads glorifying political leaders

Supreme Court issued notice to Centre and State governments on plea seeking to restrain them for spending public money on glorifying political leaders through ads on birth and death anniversaries.

China wants Bollywood for New Year`s eve

A Bollywood extravaganza is set to hit drawing rooms of the Chinese audience on the New Year eve as the state run China Television has commissioned for the first time an Indian dance troupe to regale its viewers.

Centre seeks states` views on intervening in riot

The Centre has sought views of the state govt on various issues including enacting a law to empower it to directly intervene in cases of riots.

Work together for state`s development: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy
on Saturday called upon the public to work together for the
development of the state.

Guj HC issues notices to Centre, state over PIL

The project has been opposed on the grounds that it would
destroy the occupation of about 8,000 fishermen families from
14 surrounding villages.

GJM now wants either separate state or UT

Facing resentment in Darjeeling hills over its agreement with West Bengal government on setting up an autonomous hill council, GJM said the new council will be a step towards getting a separate state or a Union Territory status.

State govt to empower panchayats soon: J&K minister

Jammu and Kashmir government will
soon empower panchayats at par with other parts of the country
to ensure effective decentralisation of powers at the grass
root level, a J&K minister said on Saturday.

J&K: Special squad for removing encroachment from state land

Asking habitual encroachers to vacate
state land, Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla on Tuesday said the
government has constituted a special squad for driving away
illegal occupants from such land.

State Police Reforms will be our top priority: Manpreet Badal

Breaking away from Akali Dal Badal and launching his own party is seen by many, an avaricious move by the former Finance Minister of Punjab, to usurp higher political standing in the state.

Adarsh inquiry: Commission seeks documents from centre, state

The two-member commission of inquiry
set up by Maharashtra government to probe the Adarsh scam on Wednesday issued summons to the CBI, various Union
Ministries and the state, seeking all the relevant documents
by April 27.

Congress constitutes Karnataka state committee

Congress on Wednesday night constituted
the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee with 10 Vice
Presidents, 20 general secretaries, 36 secretaries and a
40-member PCC executive.

SC slams Centre for limiting BPL people per state

The Centre was pulled up for limiting the BPL people in a state to 36% of its population.

Hawaii becomes first state with $4 gas average

Americans are feeling the pain at the pump. In Hawaii, the sting just got a little worse.

Bihar first state to make officials` assets public

Bihar has become the first in the country to make assets of government employees public by uploading the details of 80,000 officials on the government website, a step in line with CM Nitish Kumar`s anti-corruption initiatives.