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Ansari inaugurates workshop for first-time MPs

Jul 19, 2014 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Saturday inaugurated a workshop for first time Rajya Sabha MPs, urging them raise the Indian parliament's level of performance to global standards, an official statement said."In a democra...

Amit Sahni ki List review: Vir Das stars in a boring, shallow rom-com

Jul 18, 2014 at 15:19 | Source: FirstPost

My brain has it easy today Amit Sahni Ki List, a fluffy rom-com directed by Ajay Bhuyan, is so eminently forgettable that I had to google the directors name half an hour after seeing the credits roll. Or maybe forgetfulness is my brain's defense mec...

US urges Israel to avoid civilians' deaths

Jul 18, 2014 at 05:49 | Source: FirstPost

Washington, July 18 (IANS) The US Thursday urged Israel to do more to protect civilians in its conflict with Hamas militants. "What we're asking for is a redoubling of efforts moving forward to prevent civilian casualties, given the events of th...

Centre calls for advanced health information system

Jul 18, 2014 at 04:45 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday called for an advanced database health information system that can provide status of every health related issue across India."The database information system will help to imp...

India's infant mortality rate dips

Jul 18, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India has seen a dip in its infant mortality and fertility rates, official figures released here Thursday showed.The infant mortality rate in India has declined from 47 per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 42 in 2012, accordin...

Predators even in school: Six-year-old student raped in Bangalore

Jul 17, 2014 at 17:27 | Source: FirstPost

Editor's note: This is an updated version of an earlier Firstpost article published in 2012.In a shocking case of rape, a class one student in Vibgyor High School, Bangalore was sexually assaulted in the school's gym. However, reports vary over wheth...

Six-year-old student raped in Bangalore: When schools protect predators

Jul 17, 2014 at 14:48 | Source: FirstPost

Editor's note: This is an updated version of an earlier Firstpost article published in 2012.In a shocking case of rape, a class one student in Vibgyor High School, Bangalore was sexually assaulted in the school's gym. However, reports vary over wheth...

Bangalore class 1 student raped: When schools protect predators

Jul 17, 2014 at 13:42 | Source: FirstPost

Editor's note: This is an updated version of an earlier Firstpost article published in 2012.In a shocking case of rape, a class one student in Vibgyor High School, Bangalore was sexually assaulted in the school's gym. However, reports vary over wheth...

First-ever DGP report talks of 'trust deficit' with Muslims: But does it matter?

Jul 17, 2014 at 13:04 | Source: FirstPost

From Dhule in Maharashtra to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh and the post-Godhra riots, allegations of police bias against Muslims have long been an issue across the country. A first-ever report prepared by the directors general of police of Maharasht...

First-ever DGP report admits 'trust deficit' with Muslims: But does it matter?

Jul 17, 2014 at 11:32 | Source: FirstPost

From Dhule in Maharashtra to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh and the post-Godhra riots, allegations of police bias against Muslims have long been an issue across the country. A first-ever report prepared by the directors general of police of Maharasht...

Tatra trucks scam: Antony admitted VK Singh told him about bribe

Jul 17, 2014 at 09:36 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The CBI has said former defence minister AK Antony, a witness in the Tatra truck case, admitted that former army chief General VK Singh informed him of the bribe offer by Lt Gen Tejinder Singh for clearing the trucks' purchase file.The Cen...

Dear unhappy singletons, the Internet is your gateway to coupledom

Jul 17, 2014 at 08:25 | Source: FirstPost

Dear Ms K,How can I get easily laid? I stay at Kottayam. Please help me!Yours,Easy-way-out Dear Easy-way-out,God only helps those who help themselves. Getting laid is a state of mind. Having said that, my cob webs sympathisewith your Sub-Sah...

Exports jump 10% in June

Jul 17, 2014 at 03:47 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, July 16: Exports rose 10.22 per cent in June to $26.4 billion from $24.02 billion in the same month last year on account of a strong growth in demand for engineering goods, readymade garments and petroleum products. In May, exports had gr...

Clinton serves food to school children in Jaipur

Jul 17, 2014 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

Jaipur, July 16 (IANS) Former US president Bill Clinton Wednesday visited a kitchen here run by an NGO to oversee a lunch programme that feeds over one million school children daily across India under the mid-day meal scheme.The kitchen here is north...

Nazi victims group raps part-closure of Austrian Mauthausen memorial

Jul 17, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA (Reuters) - A group representing Nazi concentration camp victims criticised a decision by Austria to close its Mauthausen national memorial site on Mondays for most of the year, calling the move a disgrace for a country that helped perpetrate ...

Health care: How government can make essential drugs more affordable

Jul 16, 2014 at 21:46 | Source: FirstPost

The recent price cut of 108 drugs by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is a bold step in expanding people's access to essential medicines after the UPA government slashed prices of 348 drugs in 2012.The industry, as in 2012, expres...

Healthcare: How govt can make essential drugs affordable

Jul 16, 2014 at 21:46 | Source: FirstPost

The recent price cut of 108 drugs by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is a bold step in expanding people's access to essential medicines after the UPA government slashed prices of 348 drugs in 2012.The industry, as in 2012, expres...

Obama seeks to calm Germany's US spying concerns in talks with Merkel

Jul 16, 2014 at 11:21 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: US President Barack Obama sought to allay German concerns on Tuesday over allegations of espionage, pledging to work to improve cooperation during his first conversation with Germany's leader since two Germans were revealed to have spied ...

Two Japan nuclear reactors pass restart hurdle

Jul 16, 2014 at 10:37 | Source: BBC

Japan's nuclear regulator has given preliminary approval for two reactors at a nuclear plant in the south of the country to restart. The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said the reactors at the Sendai plant had met new standards introduced af...

Farnborough Airshow: The Scorpion in search of a customer

Jul 16, 2014 at 09:17 | Source: BBC

Two US fighter jets were due to make their international debuts this week at the year's most important aerospace event, the Farnborough Airshow. At the moment, only one of them is here. The F-35 may be the world's most expensive, most advan...

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