First India-made Scorpene submarine to start trial this year

New Delhi, March 11 : The first of the Scorpene class submarine Kalvari will start its trial this year, Vice Chief of Naval Staff P. Murugesan said here on Friday. “Some time his year, the trial will start. Being the first of her class, trials will go on for long; it can be close to […]

Goa records seventh ‘monkey disease’ death

Panaji, March 11 : The Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) also known as “monkey disease” has claimed its seventh victim in the remote sub-district of Sattari. Speaking to reporters, state epidemiologist Utkarsh Betodkar said 66-year-old Jayashri Gaonkar was the seventh person to succumb to the KFD disease, which is caused due to proximity of human beings […]

South Gujarat n-plant shut down after leak

Ahmedabad, March 11 : The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited’s (NPCIL) atomic power plant at Kakrapar in South Gujarat was shut down on Friday morning following a leak in its Primary Heat Transport System (PHTS), official sources said. NPCIL’s site director Lalit Kumar Jain said Unit One of the nuclear plant was closed at […]

Ishrat case: SC rejects PIL for relief to police officers

New Delhi, March 11 : The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking to quash a criminal case against Gujarat Police personnel involved in the Ishrat Jahan shoot-out case in view of Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Headley’s statement regarding the matter. A bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy told petitioner M.L. […]

World Culture Festival begins in Delhi

New Delhi, March 11 : The three-day World Culture Festival being organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar-led Art Of Living Foundation commenced here on Friday evening after initial disruptions caused by rain and traffic snarls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the venue shortly after 5.30 p.m. Thousands of people were already gathered at the […]

BJP attacks Akhilesh on CAG report on unspent budget money

Lucknow, March 11 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday attacked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for misleading people, and cited the CAG report for the financial year 2014-15, where the auditor pointed out the state government spent nothing it had earmarked for in the budget. State spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak told IANS […]