NASA names new species in tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

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From Pallava Bagla Los Angeles, May 21 (PTI) In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A P J Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism — a form of a bacteria — has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) Read More

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh concludes 3-day visit to Sikkim

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The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today laid the foundation stone of Headquarters of Sashastra Seema Bal’s (SSB) 36th Batallion Gayzing in Western District of Sikkim. Addressing the officers and Jawans in Sainik Sammelen, Rajnath Singh, expressed the hope that the construction of Gayzing Battalion HQs at an estimated cost of Rs.77.88 crore, comprising Read More

“Kashmir is ours,” says Rajnath, promises “permanent” solution

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Pelling (Sikkim), May 21 (PTI) “Kashmir is ours, Kashmiris are ours and Kashmiriyat is also ours,” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a “permanent solution” to the Kashmir problem. The home minister’s assertion came amid continued unrest in the Kashmir valley. Addressing a public reception here Read More

Consumers to pay less for common items under GST: Paswan

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New Delhi, May 18 (PTI) Consumers stand to gain from the GST rates announced for daily consumption items which will also help keeping a check on prices, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today. FMCG firms Dabur and Emami welcomed the rates on commonly used consumer items stating it would be beneficial but Read More

Follow govt guidelines on fee structure: UGC to deemed

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Puducherry, May 18 (PTI) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed the deemed universities here to follow its regulations in the matter of fees for postgraduate medical courses. It has asked them to collect fees from students through the Puducherry government-sponsored Centralised Admission Committee, a statement from the office of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi Read More

India heaves a sigh of relief as ICJ stays Jadhav’s execution

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New Delhi/Mumbai, May 18 (PTI) India today heaved a collective sigh of relief after the International Court of Justice stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, with political leaders hailing the order, and the former navyman’s friends erupting in joy and bursting firecrackers. Harish Salve, India’s attorney at ICJ, the UN’s highest judicial body, came in Read More

2017 Municipal Election Update – Kurseong Municipality

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District Name: DARJEELING Municipality Name: KURSEONG Polling Date: 14TH MAY 2017 Ward Name Total Electors Votes Polled Votes Rejected OSN Candidate Name Party Name Votes Secured Ward No.1 GENERAL 740 573 0 1 BIJU GURUNG AITC 241 2 BIRGA GURUNG @ BRIGEN GURUNG GJMM 311 3 SONEY ROUTH AIJAP 21 Ward No.2 ST 1101 Read More

2017 Municipal Election Update – Kalimpong Municipality

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Municipal General Election Results District Name: DARJEELING Municipality Name: KALIMPONG Polling Date: 14TH MAY 2017 Ward Name Total Electors Votes Polled Votes Rejected OSN Candidate Name Party Name Votes Secured Ward No.1 GENERAL 1214 895 0 1 PAWAN SUNDAS AITC 36 2 KUNAL PRADHAN GJMM 375 3 PUNAM TAMANG AIJAP 240 4 PASANG TSHERING Read More

2017 Municipal Election Update – Mirik Municipality

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District Name: Darjeeling Municipality Name: Mirik Polling Date: 14 – 5 – 2017 Ward Name Total Electors Votes Polled Votes Rejected OSN Candidate Name Party Name Votes Secured Ward No.1 ST WOMAN 806 646 0 1 PALMU GOLAY IND 342 2 SANGDOLMA TAMANG IND 304 Ward No.2 SC WOMAN 958 713 0 1 PUNAM Read More

2017 Municipal Election Update – Darjeeling Municipality

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Municipal General Election Results District Name: DARJEELING Municipality Name: DARJEELING Polling Date: 14TH MAY 2017 Ward Name Total Electors Votes Polled Votes Rejected OSN Candidate Name Party Name Votes Secured Ward No.1 GENERAL 1891 0 0 1 DOJI @ DORJEE DUKPA AITC 574 2 PHUPU TSHERING BHUTIA CPIM 8 3 NIRA SHARMA GJMM 614 Read More

38 central universities to be wi-fi enabled by July: Javadekar

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At least 38 central universities will be wi-fi enabled by July and students will be able to access the service for free. This was announced by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar here today as he listed the achievements of the NDA government in the field of education in its three-year tenure so far. Read More

India hopes for sovereign, independent, united Palestine: Modi

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New Delhi, May 16 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas of India’s “unwavering support” to the Palestinian cause, saying it hopes to see a sovereign, united and an independent Palestine, co- existing peacefully with Israel. Modi, who is scheduled to travel to Israel in July, also hoped for early Read More

Anshu Jamsenpa scales Mount Everest for the 4th time

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Guwahati 16th May 2017: Anshu Jamsenpa, the Indian Mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh conquered Mount Everest world’s highest peak on Tuesday morning at 9am IST again for the fourth time. The mountaineer has earlier scaled Mount Everest thrice. The mother of two teenage children, Anshu scaled Mount Everest twice in May 2011 and again scaled the Everest on May 18, 2013. Anshu’s double ascent expedition was flagged off this year... Read More

Tomato extracts can fight stomach cancer: study

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Tomato extracts can inhibit the growth and malignant cloning of stomach cancer cells, according to a new study that paves the way for novel therapies to treat the deadly disease. Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to tackle gastric cancer cell lines. Read More

India, Pakistan face off at International Court of Justice

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The Hague, May 15 (PTI) India and Pakistan today crossed swords at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Kulbhushan Jadhav's case with New Delhi demanding the immediate suspension of his death sentence and Islamabad accusing it of using the world body as a stage for "political theatre" through a "misconceived" plea. The two neighbours -- who last faced off at the ICJ 18 years ago when Islamabad sought its... Read More

Nepal holds 1st local polls in 20 years; 1 killed in violence

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By Shirish B Pradhan Kathmandu, May 14 (PTI) Millions of Nepalese today voted in the country’s first local-level polls in two decades as the Himalayan nation took a crucial step towards cementing democracy amid political turmoil. Authorities recorded a 71 per cent voter turnout with sporadic election-related violence reported and one person killed in police Read More