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Indonesia bus crash death toll climbs to 28

The bus, which was allegedly overloaded with about 50 passengers, plunged over a hill and tumbled 150 metres into a ravine in Sumatra island late on Monday. Investigation into the crash to conclude within one or two days. Traffic accidents are common in Indonesia, with roads often cutting through rough ... Read More »

Burkina Faso in mourning after double jihadist attacks

Seven soldiers and 80 jihadists also died in Tuesday’s simultaneous attacks on the town of Arbinda and its military base in Soum province. The president has declared 48 hours of national mourning. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but jihadist violence in Burkina Faso has been blamed on ... Read More »

16 killed as typhoon Phanfone sweeps across Philippines

Typhoon Phanfone, with winds of 195 kilometres an hour, tore roofs off houses and toppled electric posts as it cut across the Philippines on Wednesday. With the internet and mobile phone networks still cut off in some badly damaged areas, a full assessment of Phanfone’s damage was not immediately possible ... Read More »

Iran-backed bloc names Basra governor for post of Iraqi PM

The nomination was promptly rejected by Iraqi protesters , who want an independent candidate to take over the government. Earlier on Wednesday, outgoing higher education minister, Qusay al-Suhail, who had also been rejected by protesters on the streets, withdrew his nomination for prime minister. Pressure from the demonstrations led Prime ... Read More »

North India reel under intense cold wave

Leh town in the Union Territory of Ladakh recorded a low of minus 17.8 degrees Celsius. Weathermen say, Ladakh will remain dry and cold for the next week. Kashmir is currently under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ – the 40-day harshest period of the winter when the chances of snowfall are ... Read More »

PM Modi witnesses solar eclipse through live stream

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that though he could not witness the solar eclipse due to cloud cover in the national capital, he managed to have a glimpse of it in Kozhikode through live stream. The Prime Minister also posted his pictures trying to see the Sun. The Prime ... Read More »

Mega flower show enthrals Udaipur

Udaipur : Flower show is one of the major attractions for residents and tourists in winter in Udaipur and the fifth edition of the event was inaugurated by the divisional commissioner Vikas Bhale on Wednesday here at the famous Fatehsagar lakeside. Even before the official inauguration, the show drew large crowd ... Read More »

Cold wave continues to sweep most parts of north India

Pilani, Churu, Jaisalmer and Ganganagar recorded minimum temperature of 4.3, 4.5, 5.4  and 5.8 degrees Celsius respectively.  Many districts of the state are in the grip of cold wave, due to which normal life has been affected. Sikar recorded the lowest 2.5 degrees Celsius temperature. The minimum temperature was recorded ... Read More »

Good Governance Index launched

The Good Governance Day is observed on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said that Good Governance Index has been scientifically designed on various parameters of governance. He said, it has been designed keeping in mind the citizen-centricity, which is ... Read More »

PM Modi launches Atal Bhujal Yojana

He launched the Atal Bhujal Yojana. The scheme with a total outlay of Rs.6000 crore will be implemented over a period of 5 years. It aims to improve ground water management through community participation in identified priority areas in seven States. The states identified are Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, ... Read More »

PM Modi renames Rohtang Tunnel as Atal Tunnel

The historic decision to construct a strategic tunnel below the Rohtang Pass was taken on June 03, 2000, when late Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. The foundation stone for the Access Road to the South Portal of the tunnel was laid on May 26, 2002. The 8.8-kilometre long ... Read More »

CBI takes over probe into Yamuna Expressway scam

According to officials, the agency has acted on the recommendation of the Uttar Pradesh government to probe alleged irregularities worth Rs 126 crore in the purchase of large areas of land in Mathura for the Yamuna Expressway project. The state government alleged that the land for Yamuna Expressway was purchased ... Read More »