WiFi free at Varanasi’s Dashashwamedha, Sheetala Ganga Ghats

In Uttar Pradesh, Dashashwamedha and Sheetala, two main Ghats of Ganga in Varanasi have been equipped with WiFi facility today. Visitors at these Ghats will get free WiFi connectivity in the vicinity of around seven hundred metres. Inaugurating the service in Varanasi, Union IT an Telecommunication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that eight more Ghats … Read more

IRNSS 1C navigation satellite launched by India

India successfully launched its third navigational satellite IRNSS 1C on board ISRO’s PSLV C26 rocket from Sriharikota. The XL version of PSLV took off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 1.32 AM early this morning after a 67-hour countdown that commenced on Monday morning. 20 minutes after the launch, … Read more

Facebook cracking down fraudulent accounts

Facebook has started cracking down on fraudulent accounts showing suspicious high number of ‘likes’. A Facebook spokesperson said in an emailed response in Kolkata that close to 52,000 pages exist for politicians and political parties in India. He said the step is being taken in view of the politicians allegedly boosting their social media presence … Read more

National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV launched in India

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad launched the National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV (NACP IV). NACP-IV aims to accelerate the process of epidemic reversal and further strengthen the epidemic response in India through a cautious and well defined integration process over the five-year period, 2012- 2017. It consolidates the … Read more

Netherlands & India sign MoU in the field of Health and Medicine

India signed a MoU with The Netherlands in the field of health and medicine to strengthen bilateral cooperations. The MoU was signed by the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ms. Edith I Schippers, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Kingdom of the Netherlands. Speaking at the occasion Sh Azad … Read more

Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) is currently a powerful tropical cyclone crossing the central Philippines. Haiyan, which means petrel in Chinese is one of the most intense tropical cyclones on record. On November 2, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) began monitoring a broad area of low pressure located about 425 … Read more

Full speech of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh – India

My dear fellow-citizens, Brothers, sisters and dear children, I greet you all on this Independence Day. Today is certainly a day of joy for us. But on this celebration of independence we also feel pain in our hearts that our brothers and sisters in Uttarakhand had to face devastation about two months back. Our deepest … Read more

INS Vikrant – India launches its first indigenous aircraft carrier

India on Monday launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, joining the elite club of nations with the capability of designing and building a warship of this size and capability. Defence Minister A K Antony’s wife Elizabeth launched the 37,500-tonne carrier at Kochi shipyard almost four-and-a-half years after its keel was laid by the … Read more

Surveillance overhaul in US, announces Obama

Shaken following the leak of secretive data by former CIA analyst Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama has announced a series of reviews of US surveillance programmes so as to bring transparency and win public confidence. “What I’m going to be pushing the intelligence community to do is rather than have a trunk come out here … Read more

US withdraws staff from Lahore consulate in Pakistan

The US on Friday evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore, citing specific terrorist threat against the facility. It also issued a travel warning advising all citizens to defer unnecessary travel to Pakistan amid a worldwide alert over Al-Qaeda intercepts. “Today, the Department of State ordered the departure of … Read more

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