GN Bureau | July 10, 2015
At least 23 killed in Bangladesh stampede
At least 23 people (all women and children) were killed in a stampede at Bangaldesh’s Mymensingh district on Friday morning. The incident happened about 120 km north of capital Dhaka, as huge crowd was gathered outside a donor's house to receive clothes, distributed during holy month of Ramzaan.
Jaitley admitted not making 'best of choice' on Chauhan's appointment at FTII: Pookutty
Oscar-winning sound mixer and designer Resul Pookutty claimed on Twitter that the information and broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley in a meeting with them has admitted that the government has not made the ‘best of choice’ on the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chief of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
3 killed, thousands stranded in Jammu; Amarnath yatra halted
At least three people were killed and thousands including Amarnath pilgrims were stranded following the incessant rains and landlines in Jammu which also led to the closure of 300 km-long Jammu-Srinagar highway. The Indian Air Force choppers evacuated nearly 35 BSF jawans from different places along the international border as incessant rains since last night disrupted normal life across Jammu region. Heavy rainfall in the region has forced the administration to halt the Amarnath yatra.
Aakash missile inducted in Air Force
The indigenously-developed supersonic surface-to-air missile "Aakash" was inducted in the Indian Air Force in Gwalior on Friday. The missile, having a speed three times faster than that of sound, can hit eight targets at a time.
Aerobridge hits flight at Mumbai airport
GoAir flight G8-305 from Mumbai, with 168 passengers onboard, was hit by the aerobridge on Friday morning after it landed at the Chennai airport. The aircraft was stationary, waiting for the aerobridge to be connected. The AAI operator was unable to safely align the aerobridge to the aircraft, as he was too fast and thus unable to control its movement.
The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Thursday sought action against those who had assaulted students and teachers of Delhi university at a protest march on Wednesday.` “Our sole motive is to compel the police to take some strict actions against the lawbreakers who brutally manhand
It’s a hung verdict in the elections to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, which is India’s richest civic body. Shiv Sena bagged 84 seats closely followed by BJP that won 81 seats. Congress with only 31 seats performed badly as compared to 52 seats that it
A beautiful poem on modern Indian Muslims has caught the imagination of the social media users. “Hindustani Musalmaan” by Hussain Haidry has gone viral on the net. Not just for being crisp, but also for conveying what it means to be a Muslim in this country. There
The Indian economy has recorded strong growth in recent years, helped by a large terms of trade gain, positive policy actions including implementation of key structural reforms, a return to normal monsoon rainfall, and reduced external vulnerabilities, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The “Forum of Concerned Citizens for Naliya Incident” sent a fact-finding team to Kutch on February 20. The members of the team were Dineshbhai Sanghvi, Meenakshi Joshi, Balendra Vaghela, Dr Jharna Pathak and advocate Shabana Mansuri. Based on their report, the Forum ha
University of Hyderabad, Jawaharlal Nehru University and now University of Delhi…the free space for discourse is steadily being squeezed out of universities in India as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) imposes its will and forcibly blocks out alt