Leprosy is a leading cause of disability, says expert

Nikita Sarah, Head, Advocacy and Communication, Diana Princess of Wales Health Education and Media Centre, The Leprosy Mission Trust India, stated that leprosy was one of the leading causes of disability with India accounting for 58 per cent of the global leprosy burden.

No city can be smart without being green: Meenakshi Lekhi
No city can be smart without being green: Meenakshi Lekhi

Leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that urban areas need to learn the art and science of converting waste into a valuable resource. Excerpts from the interview.

Panel on Terry Walsh issue to meet again on Nov 17
Panel on Terry Walsh issue to meet again on Nov 17

 The three-member panel formed to look into the demands of Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national hockey team could not arrive at a decision on the issue on Friday and fixed another meeting on Monday.

Ministry appoints Ajit Pal, Iqbal to look into Terry Walsh's demands
Ministry appoints Ajit Pal, Iqbal to look into Terry Walsh's demands

 The Sports Ministry appointed a three-member panel comprising former India hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal to assess the demands made by Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national team.

Soumya Vishwanathan murder case: Accused gets 3-yr jail for throwing chilli on cops

The main accused in the murder of television journalist Soumya Vishwanathan has been sent to three years in jail by a Delhi court in a separate case of trying to escape from custody by throwing chilli powder on police officials in 2009.

India’s livestock population decreases by 3.33 percent: Census
India’s livestock population decreases by 3.33 percent: Census

The population of indigenous cattle has decreased by 8.94 per cent even as the number of female animals has increased.

Indian Navy to set up a full-fledged naval base at Porbandar

 The Navy has decided to set up a naval base at the coastal town of Porbandar, said Indian Navy's Flag Commanding Officer (FCO) for Gujarat and Maharashtra, Rear Admiral Ashok Kumar today.

Cinematographer Ashok Kumar critically ill, hospitalized

Ace southern cinematographer Ashok Kumar Agarwal is battling for life in the intensive care unit of a private hospital here for over a month with health-related issues, his son Akash Ashok Kumar said.

China ready to work with new Indian government

China today said it attaches high importance to relations with India and is ready to work with the new Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen cooperation and contribute to the peace and progress of Asia and the world.

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have beaten India in healthcare: Harpal Singh

MDGs have not only pulled large number of people out of poverty but many of the health issues like child mortality and infant mortality have also been addressed.

Ex-players march to PMO, demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

Demanding that late hockey legend Dhyan Chand be conferred with the Bharat Ratna, former players and several fans of the game today marched upto the Prime Minister`s Office to submit a memorandum requesting that the process be expedited.

Vandalism of Indian origin MP`s memorial bench being probed

British police are investigating an incident in which a bench installed in the town of Middlesbrough in northeast England in memory of Ashok Kumar, an Indian-origin Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) who died in 2010, was set alight.

Prosenjit to play Ashok Kumar`s role in `Khubsoorat` remake

Popular Bengali star is stepping into the shoes of legendary actor Ashok Kumar.

Olympian Ashok Kumar, MP goalie Rathore injured in accident

Olympian Ashok Kumar and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy goalkeeper Amit Rathore were injured when the motorcycle on which they were travelling was hit by a Maruti car here on Saturday.

`Do not allow even Pak cricketers and artists in India`

Former Indian players on Wednesday not only backed Hockey India`s decision to send back Pakistanis but also advocated more stringent action even as players from across the border urged that the upcoming bilateral series should not be derailed due to the ongoing conflict.

Elderly woman rape case: Accused in police remand till Dec 14

A man who was arrested for allegedly raping a sixty-one year old woman, was on Monday remanded to police custody till December 14 by a local court.

MCD polls: 3 candidates get less than 10 votes

Ashok Kumar has earned the dubious distinction of securing the lowest number of votes in the recently concluded Delhi municipal polls.

Ashok takes one-shot lead; Bhullar, Shankar in hot pursuit

Considered one of India`s most gifted golfers, Ashok Kumar on Saturday took a big step towards his breakthrough win as he took the sole lead at the end of the third round of the Panasonic Open India here.

'Sachin should seek Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand'

Dhyan Chand`s son Ashok Kumar says that Sachin Tendulkar should set an example of magnanimity by seeking Bharat Ratna for his late father.

The undervalued legacy of Dada moni

Hindi cinema has perhaps rarely seen another actor with the refined, understated craftsmanship of Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly, better known by his screen name, Ashok Kumar.