After women, Delhi is the most unsafe for children (IANS Special)

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) — Delhi has earned the dubious distinction being a city unsafe for women.... (more...)

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Sikkim’s NH31-A lifeline closed for repairs

Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) — With a landslide badly disrupting traffic, National Highway 31-A connecting Gangtok with... (more...)

Tripura malaria deaths rise to 67 in month

Agartala, July 13 (IANS) — Malaria toll continues to rise in Tripura with at least 67 people having died from the disease... (more...)

NCC cadets to motivate a lakh people to donate eyes

Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) — Having persuaded 2,000 citizens to donate their eyes in recent weeks, National Cadets Corps... (more...)

Judiciary only gets Rs.74 crore hike in budget

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) — Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday hiked the budget for the administration of justice... (more...)

Organic farming, connectivity among budget steps for northeast (Roundup)

New Delhi/Agartala/Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) — Organic farming, agricultural research, surface connectivity, sports... (more...)

Congress reconstitutes Sikkim unit

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) — Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday reconstituted the Sikkim unit by appointing 10... (more...)

Security forces, copter in service to curb malaria in Tripura

Agartala, July 5 (IANS) — Central paramilitary and state forces, along with health workers, have fanned out in Tripura... (more...)

International doctors to check malaria outbreak in Tripura

Agartala, July 3 (IANS) — Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), an independent international medical humanitarian organisation,... (more...)

Northeast to have air ambulances soon

Guwahati, July 1 (IANS) — Patients from difficult-to-access locations in the landlocked northeastern states can heave... (more...)

Delhi, Mumbai top Indian cities in drug trade

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) — Of the over 50 Indian cities which reported the maximum cases of drug... (more...)

Puducherry ranks first in providing basic facilities in schools

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) — Puducherry ranked first while Uttar Pradesh took the last position in providing infrastructure,... (more...)

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