Three people, including two BSF troopers and a militant, were killed while six BSF troopers were injured: Police
Around 200 protesters holding the placards with slogans like “Modi ki Kataputli” written on them assembled to protest against Mahajan.
With the issue of the NBW, Modi faces arrest upon return to India and also the possibility of a Red Corner Notice if he fails to turn up.
'We are committed to seeking justice on behalf of all of those victims. It is an issue that we continue to press in our discussions.'
Australian experts have travelled to France to help examine the recently found aircraft wreckage of MH370.
US Vice President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke over the phone after the Wikileaks website revealed alleged US spying on Japanese officials and companies.
'T20 went pretty well, but unfortunately I couldn't capitalise in ODIs. But I am working hard and I will keep doing my best.'
'The IAAF takes the allegations published by The Sunday Times and ARD very seriously and has investigated them thoroughly.'
'I have no special worries because I'm very confident that the organising committee and all levels of government will continue this dynamic way to work.'
Retail inflation stood at an 8-month low of 5.4 per cent year-on-year in June compared with 5.01 per cent in May.
Last week, PM Narendra Modi called a meeting to discuss the crisis in sugar sector which has resulted in cane arrears of over Rs.14,000 crore to farmers.
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Rather than effect a lowering of tensions, strident posturing by both ahead of the abortive all-party meeting - from which the Leader of the Lok Sabha stayed away, only ensured the deadlock persisted.
Whether or not the plan attains fruition within his own country, the US President has unveiled an initiative with a robust blueprint to slash emissions of carbon dioxide from power stations by almost a third within 15 years.
Sonia Gandhi was in top form after her MPs were suspended. She sought and got the support of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress right there inside the Lok Sabha.
She demanded a special session of Parliament.
'We are following path of truth and honesty.'
It would run in Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Old Delhi.
The DMs have been asked to submit the list of affected persons.
No. of companies visited went up by 33 per cent.
She asked for a relief package for the massive damage.
He has won several national and international awards.
OSPCB has issued notice to 43 producers.
We will seek Centre's help on the Posco issue: PM
The writer explains the complexities of biogenetics.
'The Aparthotel provides all the facilities, comfort and security that one would expect from a hotel.'
Universities in the UK are all set to charge £10,000 a year for student fees by the end of the decade, according to a newly-published report.
The virus automatically incorporates at the birth of the cell.
French food has a perfect balance of flavours.
You can style it with a cape or jacket.
The wings of a particular species of butterfly are showing the way to improve solar cell performance.
Philae lander data show comets could have brought ‘building blocks of life’ to earth.
Marilyn had always been living in a cloud of mystery since childhood.
'I'm doing 'Cabaret', which is a commercial film.'
The film will release this Friday in India.
Shiba Nanda Basu
Gangtok, 2 September
A giant screen at MG Marg, the heart of Gangtok, flashes the state government's determination to make the state a “Clean Sikkim-Green Sikkim”. But an aerial view of Gangtok would hardly appear green, what with concrete structures coming up all over
The Sikkim government can boast of organic agriculture and ecotourism, but reality can be a nightmare. A combination of gigantic mountains and 259 high-altitude lakes can prove deadly if the government fails to check the constant scratches on the susceptible ecosystem of the region, with even villages now affected. It seems that Sikkim’s visual treat is not possible without heavy earth-digging vehicles and other construction machines.
The state government is fully aware of the unique eco-system and cashing in on it to fetch as many tourists as possible in the name of ecotourism. But in the sick hurry of development, it is somehow compromising nature, feel experts across the country. Among the four districts of Sikkim, three are rich in terms of wetlands. North Sikkim has the highest concentration, with around 63.72 per cent of the state’s total wetland area.
Already, experts such as Binay Kumar and T S Murugesh Prabhu of the Pune-based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) say that monitoring and tracking of the lakes in west and north Sikkim has revealed that quite a few of these are expanding due to accelerated glacial retreat and melting due to climate change.
Another threat for the region’s eco-system is the continuation of hydro construction, despite its side effects. After the completion of the 510-megawatt Teesta Stage V in 2008, two houses collapsed reportedly due to the erosion the project caused.
Earlier, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests suspended six projects in the northern part, citing geological stability as the reason. But the state government is not going to compromise on development, the main agenda they are pursuing.
“We can say that there must be some negative impact, but currently we are not sure how much devastation it can inflict. And the government would not stop its development projects just on the assumption of devastation,” said a state government scientist on the condition of anonymity.
Mr Naresh Sharma, assistant scientific officer of the department of science and technology, government of Sikkim, said: “We have already started our research and installed a warning system at Shako Lake above Thangu. But we are yet to receive any data.”
The story is written under the aegis of a CSE Media Fellowship
The party was formed in May by Manjhi.
The chopper has been missing since Tuesday.
'Feel unhappy about the developments.'
Militants had attacked BSF convoy.
'AI has also floated a tender for leasing of 14 A320 neo aircraft.'
Raids were carried out at 14 places.