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Citizen journalism an effective tool in war-torn Syria

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:32

Citizen reporters are increasingly getting stories out of remote areas of Syria that are difficult for traditional media to reach during the ongoing conflict, according to data collated for Index on Censorship magazine.

North Korea says danger of `catastrophic` clash at truce village

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:23

North Korea today warned that recent "provocative" activities by US troops at a truce village on the heavily fortified inter-Korean border could lead to a "catastrophic" military clash.

Two villages in UP`s Maharajganj boycott polling

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 21:19

Phooralpur village of Maharajganj constituency, where 13 people were killed at an unmanned crossing two days ago, was among the two villages which did not take part in the ongoing polling.

`iNakba` app finds former Palestinian towns in Israel

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:04

An Israeli NGO is on Monday launching a smartphone app that allows users to find the remains of Palestinian villages that now lie inside modern-day Israel.

Govt plans socio-economic survey in forest villages

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 10:45

The Centre is planning to conduct an exclusive socio-economic survey of the people living in and around forest areas to bring forth the role of forest products and ecosystem in their lifestyle.

Nitish`s dream - from Bihar villages to Patna in 6 hours

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 16:01

After "achieving" the target of cutting down travel time from district headquarters to Patna within six hours, Bihar is now planning to bring connectivity of villages with the state capital to the same level, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday.

15 dead, hundreds flee Nigeria homes after attacks

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 02:16

Villagers and police say that more than 15 people have died in attacks by militants in northeast Nigerian villages and hundreds have fled their homes for safety.

30 killed in sectarian attack in Nigerian village

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 20:56

Survivors and a legislator say 30 villagers were killed, in an attack on a mainly Christian village in ongoing ethnic and religious strife in central Nigeria.

Broadband now connects 91 per cent of China`s villages

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 18:55

Broadband now connects 91 per cent of villages in China as part of the government`s efforts to provide Internet facility to the vast nation`s remote areas.

Flood alert sounded in 8 villages in Tamil Nadu’s Erode

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11:23

A flood alert has been sounded in eight villages near Gunderiapallam dam in the district by PWD and revenue Departments as the dam has nearly touched its full level of 42 feet following heavy rains over the past two days.

Fear grips Jammu villages after night of Pakistan shelling

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 13:37

More than 40,000 people living in villages close to the International Border in the Jammu region are tense with fear after a night of shelling by Pakistan Rangers at 25 locations. They said Saturday they haven`t seen such fierce firing in 10 years.

Over 200 villages inundated by flood waters in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 12:44

Over 200 villages in West Bengal`s West Medinipur district have been inundated by flood waters, following heavy rainfall in the region.