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Updated:May 05, 2016 11:26 AM

By Bikash C Paul Trashing all norms to dustbin, ICCR, India’s premier body of cultural diplomacy is promoting people, not possessing even basic qualifications, to its cultural missions abroad, Cobrapost  finds New Delhi: An investigation by Cobrapost has uncovered widespread malpractices in recruitments including much-coveted foreign postingsat the Indian Council of Cultural...

Updated:May 05, 2016 11:19 AM

The sixth and the final phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls begins in 25 seats of Purba Medinipur and Cooch Behar districts under heavy security deployment. As many as 58.04 lakh voters will decide the fate of 170 candidates. Of the total voters, 27.8 lakh are women while voters...

Updated:May 05, 2016 11:18 AM

Delhi Police's special cell claimed to have foiled a major terror strike in the NCR with the arrest of three alleged members of Jaish-e-Muhammed, who were, according to the cops, on the verge of staging a Pathankot-like strike at the Hindon airbase and a mall on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border.

Updated:May 02, 2016 12:59 PM

By Cobrapost Correspondent India fares abysmally low in freedom of press. A recent global study places democratic India at 133 out of 180 countries surveyed. India which boasts of a ‘vibrant media’ is just little ahead of its neighbours Pakistan (147), Bangladesh (144), Burma (143), Sri Lanka (141). India along with...

Updated:May 02, 2016 11:37 AM

The allegation against the former Air Chief was that he had reduced flying ceiling of the helicopter from 6,000m to 4,500m (15,000ft) so that AgustaWestland was included in the bids.

Updated:May 02, 2016 11:35 AM

‘Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen’, reads a bookmark in a stack of pictures Valerian Santos (56) has carefully kept in a cupboard at his house at the Gaothan in Amboli. The pictures are of...

Updated:May 01, 2016 02:16 PM

An 11-member Air Force team that pitched in with the ongoing fire-fighting operations in Uttarakhand's Bhimtal and Pauri, were foiled by thick smoke this morning. The MI-17 helicopters that were meant to spray water over the burning jungles had to return due to zero visibility.

Updated:May 01, 2016 02:15 PM

Elaborate security arrangements are in place here for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tour of his Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday, his seventh visit to the ancient temple town after assuming office about two years ago.

Updated:May 01, 2016 02:10 PM

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday he will place all facts along with the detailed chronology about the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal before Parliament on May 4.

Updated:Apr 30, 2016 02:38 PM

Raging forest fires in Uttarakhand prompted the Centre to send in three companies of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF to put out the flames and conduct rescue operations. In all, 135 personnel have been pushed into service in the hill state, sources said.

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