New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A global airlines' association on Thursday reported that India's domestic passenger traffic grew by 27.4 percent in March. "The domestic India market remains the fastest expanding market, with growth edging up to 27.4 percent year-on-year in March," said International
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Kurkure, the Indian snack brand from PepsiCo, on Thursday announced the launch of 15 new offerings aimed at catering to the diverse Indian palate. The company said the new snacks -- which include flavours like South Tangy Twist, Chiwda Mix, Punjabi Chatka, Shahi Mix and Navratan
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday rejected, as "unsubstantial", the Bharatiya Janata Party's complaints against a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member and West Bengal assembly poll candidate of trying to influence the final phase using police. In separate deputations
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Trinamool Congress candidate Rabindra Nath Ghosh was on Thursday allegedly caught on camera while threatening a polling officer inside a booth during the sixth and final phase of the West Bengal assembly elections. Taking cognizance of the media report, the Election Commission
Colombo, May 5 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to visit to India and Britain next week, foreign ministry officials said here on Thursday. The officials said that Sirisena is expected to leave for Britain on May 11 to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit organised by the British
From 29 percent today, 33 percent members of the Lok Sabha will come from three states Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal within a decade, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data in a Kotak Securities report on the demographic dividend of India's Gangetic belt. Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Jodie Foster, who is currently prepping for the release of her next directorial venture "Money Monster" starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, thought Roberts would turn down the film. Once Clooney was in, Foster was apprehensive of even approaching Roberts, reports
Agartala, May 5 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar will address 17 election rallies in Tamil Nadu and Kerala to canvass votes for the CPI-M, party sources said here on Thursday.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India is in discussions with Russia on the costing for construction of Units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) to be built by Russia's atomic power corporation Rosatom, parliament was told on Thursday. "Regarding the cost of Units 5 and 6, discussions
IRCTC, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited, has denied news reports that its data had been hacked. IRCTC PRO Sandip Dutta said: "There has been no hacking attempt on the site. Earlier, there were reports that the Maharashtra cyber cell has informed IRCTC, India's largest
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The steel industry accounts for the largest proportion of the banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha on Thursday. "The biggest contributor in the NPAs is steel sector. Because if our companies will not be able to sell their
Dinhata (West Bengal), May 5 (IANS) Doddering and frail but nevertheless beaming with pride, 103-year-old former enclave dweller Mohammed Ajgar Ali led three generations of his family in casting their maiden votes in the sixth and final phase of the West Bengal assembly elections on Thursday. Perhaps
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Following the successful hosting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) fan parks in various cities across the country every weekend, Lucknow, Gurgaon, Solapur and Warangal will host the fan parks for the double headers this weekend.
Suhl (Germany), May 5 (IANS) Indian shooters took bronze in the women's 25m Pistol event on the fourth day of the ISSF Junior World Cup here. The Indian women's team of Sanjana Sehrawat, Chinki Yadav and Gauri Sheoran shot a total of 1695 to walk away with the bronze medal on Wednesday evening
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) BJP's Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy on Thursday demanded a decision on the vexed issue of the Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and urged the government to make a statement on the day-to-day hearing of the case in the Supreme Court. "I want to say that it
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) The United States-based Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) on Thursday claimed it had served notice of a "defamation lawsuit" against Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh for allegedly linking it to Pakistan's ISI, which was, however, denied by the politician's spokesman
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India, as the largest member of the South Asian comity of nations, needs to display some degree of responsibility towards the region so that it develops to its fullest potential, Nepal's sole dollar billionaire Binod Chaudhary has said. In a free-wheeling interview here with
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The public cloud services market in India is projected to grow 30.4 percent this year to reach $1.26 billion, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. The highest growth will come from the cloud system infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) which is projected to grow 32.5 percent
Lalgadh/Sarpallo (Nepal), May 5 (IANS) Mahender Bahadur Karki and Raj Kumar Mahto enjoy immense respect among the villagers here for being the caretakers of a community-based flood warning system that can be successfully replicated along the banks of Bihar's 'river of sorrow', the Kosi.
The balloting began at 7 a.m. in nine constituencies of Cooch Behar and 16 in East Midnapore. The overall turnout at 1 p.m. was 61.88 percent, with East Midnapore recording 63.61 percent votes and Cooch Behar 58.81 percent, an Election Commission official said.
New York, May 5 (IANS) Nepal should ensure that investigations into all deaths and injuries during the protests in the southern Terai region are fast and transparent, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. "Despite endless promises of reform, impunity remains the norm in Nepal," Brad Adams,
London, May 5 (IANS) With Pakistani-origin Sadiq Khan likely to become London's new mayor, his Conservative foe Zac Goldsmith is using Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name to woo Hindu and Sikh votes. The battle for London's mayorship has become the most high-profile contest. All
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) While many Indian designers are looking at the west to expand their brand, designer Abhishek Gupta says that he is currently focusing on the Indian market as there is so much to explore. "Expanding in the west may be something that I might consider in the future, but as
Anpum (Arunachal Pradesh), May 5 (IANS) Washed out bridges, absence of roads and uncertainty of reaching destinations deep in the forest, do not come in the way of ASHA workers in their effort to provide precious health services to ethnic tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. Till a decade ago, un-staffed Public