Delhi Metro gets its first ad-wrapped train

In a first, the Delhi Metro on Saturday inducted into its fleet a train with advertisements wrapped on its exterior, a move aimed at augmenting its non-operational revenues.

Centre to launch 'Jal Gram' scheme next year: Uma Bharati

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Saturday said that the Centre will launch the Jal Gram (Water Village) Scheme in 2015.

Sanskrit vs German: AAP slams govt over language row

The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday slammed the government over the language row and various decisions taken by Union HRD ministry, including the timing of scrapping the FYUP, and termed it as "amateurish tinkering".

Dalai Lama hails good start between Modi govt, China

Hailing the "good start" between the Narendra Modi government and the Chinese leadership, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday said that despite difficult situations, efforts should be made through mutual understand to reach agreeable solutions.

SAARC panel decides to dissolve 3 regional centres

The SAARC committee on Saturday decided to dissolve three regional centres, including one in India, and merge four others to end the duplication of work and reduce its budget.

Maid murder case: Court to hear arguments on charges on Dec 11

A Delhi court on Saturday fixed December 11 for commencement of arguments on framing of charges against former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti Singh, who are accused in a case related to murder of their maid.

Islamic State militants sell girls, force them to convert their religion: 15-year-old teen who escaped IS clutches
Islamic State militants sell girls, force them to convert their religion: 15-year-old teen who escaped IS clutches

Describing the brutal life under Islamic State a 'nightmare', a 15-year-old girl, who escaped the militant group's clutches, on Saturday revealed that she and many girls like her were forced to change their religion and marry the militants.

Pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi

It was a pleasant Saturday morning in the capital with a minimum temperature of 9.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season`s average.

KV row: Govt decision to drop German as 3rd language comes under SC scanner

Government's decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas has come under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court on Friday issuing notice to it and seeking its explanation.

Ansari calls for finding balance between development, citizens' rights

Voicing concern over incidents of violence and discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, ethnicity and economic status, Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Friday said a system of governance is required where there is a fuller accountability and no "culture of impunity".

Ansari voices concern over rights violations by forces

Voicing concern over human rights violations by police and security forces, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said the situation is acute in Jammu and Kashmir, Northeast and Naxal-belt from where complaints are received about misuse of laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

All set for India's first high speed train - Gatiman Express

The decks have been cleared for the launch of India's first high speed train that will link New Delhi and the Taj city of Agra -- in 105 minutes.

Swamy seeks ban on Prabhakaran's birth ann celebration in TN

New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain chief of LTTE V Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Govt appoints private secretaries to Nadda, Javadekar

New Delhi: IAS officer Amandeep Garg has been appointed as Private Secretary to Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda.Garg, a 1999 batch IAS officer, is presently serving in his cadre -- Himachal Pradesh. He has been appointed for a period of five years or on co-terminus basis with the Minister's tenure, said an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Delhi BJP asks LG to improve condition of night shelters

The Delhi unit of BJP on Thursday urged Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to improve the condition of city's night shelters.

We have the right to build dam on Cauvery: Karnataka

Karnataka government on Thursday said it has the right to construct a dam on the Cauvery river without violating the order of Cauvery River Water Tribunal.

No smoke without fire: Former CBI chiefs about SC remarks on Ranjit Sinha

The removal of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha by the Supreme Court from 2G scam case has prompted the agency's former chiefs to term it as a "bad dream" which they would like to forget.

Congress welcomes removal of CBI director, but says SC order confusing

The Congress on Thursday welcomed the removal of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha from the 2G case but found "confusing signals" in the Supreme Court directive, wondering how can the officer be left to look after other cases if he was not performing adequately.

Make gender equality an international mass movement: Maneka

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has called for making gender equality an international mass movement, saying it should go beyond being a mere slogan.

Codified law needed to deal with cyber crime: Justice Misra

Supreme Court judge Justice Dipak Misra on Thursday called for a codified law as well as imparting proper training to law enforcement officers to deal with the issue of cyber crime and match the level of intelligence of the criminals who commit such offences.