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NEW DELHI

The railways today admitted that derailment cases have shown a "slight increase" since April this year as compared to the corresponding period in 2015 while noting that steps are being taken to strengthen rail infrastructure to achieve zero accident target.

NEW DELHI

Hitting back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his criticism of demonetisation, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said he opposition party should "introspect" its contribution towards ills like corruption and black money.

NEW DELHI

Outgoing IAF chief Arup Raha today made it clear that just 36 Rafale fighter jets would not suffice as India needs about 200-250 more fighters to maintain its combat edge over adversaries.

NEW DELHI

Brushing aside Chinese reaction on the test firing of long-range nuclear capable missile Agni-V, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today said India should carry on with its task of building deterrence capability.

To curb alcoholism menace, LG announces revised excise policy
Report by: 
EOI CORRESPONDENT
“The message of Mahatma Gandhi, your wishes and the directive principle in the Constitution of India - all shores up complete prohibition of liquor.
Report by: 
S XAVIER
Gross negligence in maintenance of buses donated under the MPLAD scheme to various panchayats of these islands has generated criticism from the islanders.
Port Blair
A Mudra loan distribution and solar charkha demonstration function was held in the Dr. BR Ambedkar auditorium here on Wednesday.
Port Blair
A newly constructed Range Office building for better management of Cuthbert Bay Sanctuary was inaugurated by Mr Manmohan Singh Negi, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife)-cum-Chief Wildlife Warden, Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Tuesday.
Port Blair
An awareness programme/training for police personnel to promote cashless transactions was conducted in the conference hall of PS Aberdeen on December 22..
Port Blair

The A&N Administration is going to celebrate First Flag Hoisting Day by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 30th December in a befitting manner. As part of the celebration, free entry will be allowed to all in cellular Jail up to 4 pm on 30th December.

Port Blair
A Craft Awareness Workshop, organised by Govt of India, Ministry of Textiles, Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), was inaugurated by Mr H. Nathanial, Deputy Education Officer  in the premises of Govt Sr.
Port Blair

The schedule of the semi-final and final matches of the Cooperative Bank Golden Jubilee Cup has been revised due to administrative reasons. The first semi-final will be played on January 5, 2017 at 2 pm and the second will be played on January 6 at 2 pm.

Port Blair

Acting on a request from the Deputy Director, Directorate of Health Services for medical evacuation of Ram Karmakar, 31, resident of Diglipur who met with a road accident and sustained serious injuries, the Andaman and Nicobar Command deployed   MI-17 V5 helicopter of

Port Blair

To create awareness on the importance of feed-based aquaculture among the farmers of the Islands, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI) conducted field-day at various places of North and Middle Andaman viz.

Port Blair
This is for the information of all the Above Poverty Line (APL) card holders and Fair Price Shop licensees of the entire UT that consequent upon temporary discontinuation of tide-over allocation of wheat for the remaining Financial Year 2016-17 i.e.
Port Blair
The Chairman, National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD), Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala will be arriving here on a five-day visit to the Islands on December 30. During his stay in the Islands, Dr.

However, as historical studies have shown clearly, not all underwater earthquakes generate tsunami. There is a need to measure changes in water level in the open ocean with a high level of accuracy in real time to confirm whether a tsunami has actually been triggered. For this, there is need for what are called tsunami buoys.

Author: 
Harihar Swarup

The choice of Lt. General Bipin Rawat as the next army chief has created a flutter in the military establishment. The bypassing of two senior army commanders is a rare occurrence. As several commanders have pointed out, the last time it happened was in 1983 when Indira Gandhi elevated Gen Arun Vaidya over Lt Gen S K Sinha (who promptly resigned). But this was not the only instance. In 1957 Jawaharlal Nehru chose Gen. K S Thimmaya superseding two senior Lt Generals Sant Singh and Kulwant Singh (the later stayed on, while the former resigned)

The fourth test-firing of the nuclear capable Agni V missile is a major stride in India’s defence capability. Though officially the range of the missile is stated to be 5000 kms, some defence experts say it has an effective range of up to 8000 kms. Two more tests may be required before the missile’s induction into our armoury. India has already made it known that it is working on another longer range missile which will have a range of 8000 to 10,000 kms.
United Nations

India played a seminal role in the Paris Climate Change deal coming into force in 2016, a landmark pact that will help define the legacy of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who handed over the baton to his successor Antonio Guterres as the raging conflicts in the Arab

Tokyo

A Japanese Cabinet minister offered prayers at a controversial Tokyo war shrine today shortly after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid a highly symbolic visit of reconciliation to Pearl Harbor.

SEOUL
South Korea's opposition politicians today called for nullifying a settlement reached between Seoul and Tokyo on compensation for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II.
Baghdad

Residents of Iraq's Islamic State-held city of Mosul say an airstrike has disabled the city's last functioning bridge.

New York

The lobby of the Trump Tower, which houses US-President elect Donald Trump's penthouse, was briefly evacuated today after a suspicious bag was found near one of the luxury stores in the building that later turned out to be a packet with toys.

New York

A Sikh doctor in the US has filed a lawsuit against an American medical organisation alleging he was denied a neurology job for his religious appearance.

Bucharest

Romania's president sparked fresh political turmoil today after blocking a proposal by the leftist party that won elections this month to appoint the EU country's first female and first Muslim prime minister.

Beijing

China started operations of one of the world's longest high-speed railways that links the prosperous eastern coast to the less-developed southwestern part of the vast country.

Islamabad

Pakistan, China and Russia have discussed Afghanistan's "deteriorating" security situation and the increased activities of extremist groups like the ISIS in the war-torn country at a high-level meeting in Moscow that did not include any Afghan representatives.

Lahore

Two more people today died after consuming illegally-brewed toxic liquor in a town in Pakistan's Punjab province, taking the overall death toll to 34.

Lahore

Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief and the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has asked the Pakistan government to refrain from forging friendship with India claiming that its forces are committing atrocities in Kashmir.

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