As India launches an $18 billion or Rs 1.12 lakh crore plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces, some of the problems it faces are a holdover from the past - electricity shortages, badly planned, jam-packed cities, and monkeys.
Amid the ongoing agitation and dumping of garbage by sanitation workers of cash-strapped East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and employees of the body to ensure that no waste is thrown on city roads.
As fresh rainfall intensified in Kashmir, the residents today organised special prayers at many places in Srinagar to invoke the mercy of the Almighty for improvement in the weather conditions to avoid floods in the Valley again.
The Bombay High Court is expected to deliver its order today on a petition challenging the ban on women's entry in the inner sanctum of Mumbai's Haji Ali Dargah. The Dargah Trust has justified its decision arguing that in Islam it is considered a sin for women to come close to the tomb.
A major fire broke out at a dyeing mill in Pandesara Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) area of the city today, after which a 'brigade call' was given by the Surat fire brigade, a control room officer said.
The National Trust, an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, today organised an awareness programme on Down syndrome and Autism at 100 traffic signals in Delhi and NCR.
Raped brutally, a five-year-old child had to move from one hospital to another, till she reached one that conducted the five-hour surgery she needed to survive. The family says both hospitals did not have the facilities.