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Enabling 115,000 rural children to read through solar lanterns

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Enabling 115,000 rural children to read through solar lanterns

New Delhi, June 20 It's a campaign aimed at improving the educational skills of a staggering 115,000 children from vulnerable communities across 14 states. In its just-launched second phase, NGO ChildFund India is distributing solar lanterns among the 6-14-year-olds to enable them read in the evenings and nights.

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HC orders Hauz Khas Village inspection to curb violations

HC orders Hauz Khas Village inspection to curb violations

New Delhi, May 24 The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city police and the Chief Fire Engineer to inspect Hauz Khas Village to find out whether emergency service vehicles can enter its lanes in case of an ev...

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Complaint filed before NCW against Paresh Rawal

Complaint filed before NCW against Paresh Rawal

New Delhi, May 24 A complaint has been filed before the National Commission For Women (NCW) against Bollywood actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal for his controversial tweet suggesting that instead of a Kashmiri stone-pelte...

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Taiwan's top court rules in favour of gay marriage

Taiwan's top court rules in favour of gay marriage

Taipei, May 24 Taiwan's top judges on Wednesday ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex unions. ...

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'Existing laws on live broadcasts not applicable to internet'

'Existing laws on live broadcasts not applicable to internet'

New Delhi, May 24 On the heels of Facebook defending its "Content Policy" after the leak of its content moderation guidelines, a research analyst has said that existing laws on live broadcasts don't apply to the inter...

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'Only BJP can build Telangana of freedom fighter's dreams'

'Only BJP can build Telangana of freedom fighter's dreams'

Hyderabad, May 24 BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said only his party could build Telangana as dreamt by the freedom fighters who fought against the 'razakars'. ...

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Violence-hit Saharanpur tense but under control: Official

Violence-hit Saharanpur tense but under control: Official

Lucknow, May 24 A day after clashes between Dalits-Rajputs left one dead, the situation in a violence-hit village in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district remained tense but under control on Wednesday, an official said....

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Indian activists lend support to striking Palestinian prisoners

Indian activists lend support to striking Palestinian prisoners

New Delhi, May 23 A group of activists on Tuesday expressed solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israel who are on a hunger strike since April 17. ...

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Not embarrassed by ICJ ruling on Jadhav: Pakistan

Not embarrassed by ICJ ruling on Jadhav: Pakistan

New Delhi, May 23 Pakistan on Tuesday said that it is not embarrassed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military cou...

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Two Moroccans with links to IS held in Madrid

Two Moroccans with links to IS held in Madrid

Madrid, May 23 (IANS/MAP) Two persons suspected of belonging to a jihadist cell with links to Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were arrested here on Tuesday. ...

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Jadhav is alive: Pakistani envoy

Jadhav is alive: Pakistani envoy

New Delhi, May 23 Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday said that Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on alleged espionage charges, is...

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Kashmiris angry over army chief's commendation for 'human shield' Major

Kashmiris angry over army chief's commendation for 'human shield' Major

Srinagar/New Delhi, May 23 The Indian Army chief's commendation for an officer accused of using a local as a human shield belies the hope that justice would be done to victims of human rights abuses in Kashmir, many K...

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Escaping ethnic trouble, 280 Myanmar tribals seek shelter in Mizoram

Escaping ethnic trouble, 280 Myanmar tribals seek shelter in Mizoram

Aizawl, May 23 At least 280 people, mostly women and children, from Myanmar have taken shelter in two villages in Mizoram allegedly fearing ethnic trouble at home, an official said here on Tuesday. ...

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HC notice to Kejriwal on Jaitley's fresh defamation suit

HC notice to Kejriwal on Jaitley's fresh defamation suit

New Delhi, May 23 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his lawyer Ram Jethmalani using the ...

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HC serves notice to Kejriwal on Jaitley's fresh defamation suit

HC serves notice to Kejriwal on Jaitley's fresh defamation suit

New Delhi, May 23 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a fresh defamation suit of Rs 10 crore filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his lawyer Ram Jethmalani using t...

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'Turkish court jails magazine editors for over 22 years'

'Turkish court jails magazine editors for over 22 years'

Istanbul, May 22 (IANS/AKI) An Istanbul court sentenced two magazine chiefs to 22 years and six months in prison on for fomenting an armed rebellion against the government, media reports said on Monday. ...

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