‘India’ News

One in three Indians corrupt, says the CVC

Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:00

The outgoing Central Vigilance Commissioner has said that almost one out of three Indians are totally corrupt and one in two is ‘borderline’. The Commissioner Pratyush Sinha, who retired this week, has attributed the increase in wealth in the country for this rise in corruption.

National UID numbers in a few weeks

Sunday, September 26, 2010 9:54

Nandan Nilekani , the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), has announced that the process of UID numbers being issued for citizens will be launched in a few weeks.

Paes and co clear the air, say Indian tennis players won’t pull out of CWG

Sunday, August 22, 2010 19:53

India’s top tennis players have clarified that they will be participating in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games. The players have jointly issued a press statement clearing the air. The confirmation came just hours after they had send a letter to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) saying that they wouldn't ...

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Tardiness in CWG preparations could affect India’s Olympics chances

Thursday, August 12, 2010 20:02

Fears are being expressed from several quarters that the organization or lack of it surrounding the Commonwealth games could be detrimental to India’s standing and may jeopardize the country’s chances of hosting the Olympics any time soon.

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Nuclear capable Agni-II missile successfully test-fired

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 13:48

India’s intermediate range ballistic missile Angi-II was successfully test-fired by a team belonging to the Indian Army’s Strategic Forces Command.

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Microchip containing Nithyananda’s sleaze acts to be tested

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:05

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has revealed that the original microchip on which the self-styled godman Paramahansa Nithyananda’s alleged acts of sleaze were recorded, would be sent for testing at a national laboratory.

Leadership failure caused Dantewada massacre: Rammohan panel

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:16

The EN Rammohan Committee, set up to ascertain the causes of the recent Naxalite massacre that left 76 security personnel dead in Dantewada on April 6, has blamed ‘leadership failure’  for the heavy casualties in the attack.

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Aadhar cards: UID project’s ID cards get a new name

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 10:18

The Unique Identification Number (UID) to be assigned to Indian citizens has received a new brand name – Aadhar, along with a new logo.

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INS Shivalik, India’s first indigenous stealth warship, to be commissioned on April 29

Friday, April 23, 2010 17:57

India’s first indigenous stealth warship, INS Shivalik, will be commissioned on April 29. The Indian Navy is expected to add strength with the INS Shivalik, an advanced vessel in terms of design, construction and weaponry, arriving in its ranks.

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32.7 % Indians poor according to Suresh Tendulkar committee method

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:29

The new method of estimating poverty put forward by the Tendulkar Committee and adopted by the Planning Commission, puts the number of poor in India at 32.7 percent of the population.