Mamata launches wildlife safari in north Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday launched a ‘Bengal Safari’ in the northern region of the state which she said will offer visitors a safari experience similar to that in Africa. “African Safari experience now comes to Bengal! Today I inaugurated ‘Bengal Safari’ near Siliguri, which will offer visitors […]

Mother kills children in Kashmir to ‘teach husband a lesson’

Srinagar, Jan 21 : In a horrific act, a woman in Anantnag district of south Kashmir killed her two children before grievously injuring herself “to teach her husband a lesson”, police claimed on Thursday. According to a police statement, Ruqiya Begam took the extreme step on January 13 in Khatti Larnoo village of Kokernag. The […]

Modi to visit Varanasi, Lucknow on January 22

New Delhi, Jan 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh on Friday to distribute aids and devices to the differently-abled people, a PMO release said on Thursday. He will visit Lucknow to address the sixth convocation of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University. The prime minister will also pay […]

‘International body’s HQ a new beginning for solar power development’

New Delhi, Jan 21 : The International Solar Alliance (ISA) headquarters in Gurgaon will be a new beginning for solar power development in the country, the government said on Thursday. Prime Ministe Narendra Modi and visiting French President Francois Hollande will jointly lay the foundation stone of the ISA headquarters next week. Both the leaders […]

Advani, Manmohan against bull-fights, says animal rights NGO

Panaji, Jan 21 : While a legislative committee in BJP-ruled Goa looks at ways to legalise bull-fighting, the party’s senior leader L.K. Advani seems to have favoured continuation of the ban on the blood sport. A statement issued on Thursday by the India chapter of the Humane Society International (HSI) claimed that its fight against […]

Government to launch action plan for consumer protection

New Delhi, Jan 21 : The government will launch a six-point action plan for consumer awareness and protection on World Consumer Rights Day on March 15, union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday. The plan includes jointly developing with the industry, and implementing, standards for grievance redress. Under the plan, all industry associations and […]