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New Delhi: After expulsion of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its National Executive, AAP today sent out a warning to its other dissidents when its National Council gave full powers to the Political Affairs Committee to take disciplinary action against any member who issues statements to the media to tarnish the party's image. "The National Council has authorised the PAC to take disciplinary ...

AAP rift divides supporters

2015-03-28 22:00:00

New Delhi: The mood among the supporters of the two warring factions of AAP outside the venue today of its National Council meet and a barrage of social media posts through the day reflected the deep divisions in the party as its internal crisis reached a flashpoint today. The vociferous supporters of Kejriwal, who dominated in terms of numbers, demanded that the "traitors" Yogendra Yadav and Prashant ...
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 ...
Hyderabad: A case of cheating was registered against actress Shruti Haasan for allegedly reneging on the contractual obligations and pulling out of an upcoming bilingual film, police said today. The case seeking criminal investigations against the actress was filed by the Picture House Media Ltd which alleged in its petition that the actress missed her shooting schedules for the untitled multi-starrer ...
New Delhi: After expulsion of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its National Executive, AAP today sent out a warning to its other dissidents when its National Council gave full powers to the Political Affairs Committee to take disciplinary action against any member who issues statements to the media to tarnish the party's image. "The National Council has authorised the PAC to take disciplinary ...

AAP rift divides supporters

2015-03-28 22:00:00

New Delhi: The mood among the supporters of the two warring factions of AAP outside the venue today of its National Council meet and a barrage of social media posts through the day reflected the deep divisions in the party as its internal crisis reached a flashpoint today. The vociferous supporters of Kejriwal, who dominated in terms of numbers, demanded that the "traitors" Yogendra Yadav and Prashant ...
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 ...
Craig Magaw, the Deputy Director of the Secret Service, recently issued a new memo that has new guidelines on the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The memo stated that employees might not operate government owned, leased, or rented vehicle (GOV) within ten (10) hours of consuming an alcoholic beverage, adding that all previous policies regarding the consumption of alcohol and the operation of ...

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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