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New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's announcement to resign from the post of national convener and his emotional speech were the "turning point" in the crucial party meet which expelled dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, a party source said on Saturday. A party leader who attended the national council meeting told IANS that Kejriwal narrated some incidents of "betrayal" by eminent ...
Lucknow/Rae Bareli: Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday that Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi would be seen "soon". "Both of them are allright and will interact with the media soon," she told Congress supporters while touring her Rae Bareli parliamentary constituency. "It's a duty of our family to be in touch with people of Rae Bareli and Amethi," she said, adding that this would be ...
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) To ensure equitable access to health services to all Delhiites, a new initiative that promises to provide free cab rides to hospitals and medical centres of the patient's choice was launched here on Saturday. Introduced by OXXY, claiming to be India's largest healthcare network and radio cab company, Uber, the service includes free rides to and from all hospitals, diagnostics ...
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte is content after two back-to-back different entertainers -- Sriram Raghavan's "Badlapur" and Harshvardhan Kulkarni's "Hunterrr". Happy with the praise coming her way, she says she will continue trying to pick unique characters. Talking about her performances, she said: "I guess what really worked for me was that the two films and my characters in them ...
Expressing delight over being the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the world number one ranking, Saina Nehwal on Saturday said that she has achieved whatever she had ever dreamt of. "It is special to be world number one. It is a big achievement to play finals. I have never thought would become world number one and I am very happy, but since I have the finals tomorrow so have to prepare for ...
President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday congratulated ace shuttler Saina Nehwal for becoming first Indian woman player in badminton to be world no. 1. "Congrats Saina Nehwal on becoming World no 1 in Badminton; well deserved honour; best wishes for Indian Open Semi Final," the President tweeted. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Nehwal's achievement phenomenal and congratulated ...
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Russia, Australia and the Netherlands on Saturday became the latest three countries to say they plan to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), adding clout to an institution seen as enhancing China's regional and global influence. The AIIB, seen as a challenge to existing institutions the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, has drawn a cool response ...
The Islamic State's (IS) female army, called the 'Al Khansaa Brigade' has reportedly been composed of British jihadi brides and prostitutes. An activist with the 'Raqqa is being slaughtered silently' resistance group said that, the majority in the brigade were British women, while others were being women of ill-repute, the Daily Star reported. These women are being paid 1,000 pounds a month, have ...

Hello Kejri, what about Delhi?

2015-03-28 12:15:09

Question 1: Summer is on us and what concrete steps are the Delhi government taking to ensure that power cuts are down to a minimum?Question 2: What about water shortages? Threats to cut VVIP water is meaningless because that’s not how extra water will come especially considering that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia are now part of that very same VVIP circuit.Question ...
Often described as the moderate face of BJP, charismatic Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an iconic leader whose acceptability across the political spectrum broke barriers pitchforking the saffron party to centrestage of politics in the late 90s. An orator par excellence and known for taking bold initiatives, notable being the attempt to bridge differences in Indo-Pak relations, Vajpayee, who is lauded as ...
(Adds number of arrests) PESHAWAR, Pakistan, March 28 (Reuters) - Pakistan security forces killed 30 militants in gunbattles in the mountainous northwestern Khyber region on Saturday, a senior official said, but a spokesman for the militants denied suffering any losses. The two sides have been making conflicting claims about their success in clashes in Tirah Valley, near the Afghan border, and ...
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, March 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lawmakers from nine countries vowed on Saturday to put aside politics and join forces to help protect children from being forced into manual labour or trafficked into slavery. In an initiative led by Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, 22 parliamentarians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, ...
By Amrutha Penumudi REUTERS - ReWalk Robotics Ltd plans to launch its wearable robotic exoskeleton device in India by the second quarter of 2015, Chief Executive Larry Jasinski said. The device, ReWalk, provides powered hip and knee motion to enable people with lower-limb disabilities, such as paraplegia, to stand upright, walk, and in some cases, climb stairs. "We ship the first few units within ...
* Device aimed at patients with severe lower-limb disabilities * To be priced at about 4.6 mln-4.7 mln Indian rupees * Company estimates India has about 800,000 paraplegics By Amrutha Penumudi March 27 (Reuters) - ReWalk Robotics Ltd plans to launch its wearable robotic exoskeleton device in India by the second quarter of 2015, Chief Executive Larry Jasinski said. The device, ReWalk, provides ...
Amsterdam: A monk's 1,000-year-old mummified body was discovered inside a Chinese Buddha statue after it was taken to hospital for a CT scan in the Netherlands, a media report said Monday. The body belonged to master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and was a member of a Chinese meditation school, British daily Mirror reported. Examining the mummy, a gastroenterologist found "all kinds ...
New York: For men who resent wearing condoms, a new non-intrusive solution is on the anvil - a birth control pill. At least two projects are in the pipeline for choking male fertility. One is H2-gamendazole that makes sperms go half-cooked. Normally, premature sperm cells grow a tail and head in the testis, but H2-gamendazole keeps them from reaching this stage of development. "If there's no sperm, ...
By Nita Bhalla MUMBAI, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality. "Hands up all those girls who have to do housework before or after school?" Salunke asks, as every pig-tailed girl ...
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a circular asking teachers and school staff not to interact with pupils on social media, phone or through e-mails, a move which it said is intended to check "sexual harassment" of students."The circular has been issued to check incidents of sexual harassment of students by teachers and staff. We have asked them not to interact with students on social ...
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