Everything you need to know about Mission Compound Edbo: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Mission Compound Edbo: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
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New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission with the objective of conserving and restoring the heritage sites associated with 'Father of the Nation'.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Even as India is less than a year away from being declared polio free, experts Thursday asked for cautious administration of vaccine to keep the virus in check.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved the establishment of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission to conserve and restore the sites associated with the Father of the Nation.
Baghdad, May 16 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 65 others wounded as six car bombings struck the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said.
Guwahati, May 13 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday our higher education system rests on the pillars of accessibility, affordability and quality.
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Two US astronauts conducted an emergency spacewalk Saturday to inspect and replace a device believed to be the source of an ammonia leak in the orbiting laboratory's power system, US space agency NASA said.
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) The overall environment in Saturday's general elections in Pakistan was "very encouraging" and people were "much enthusiastic" about choosing the next leadership of the country, the European Union Observers Mission said.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has decided to declare 2013 as 'Water Conservation Year' under which awareness programmes will be launched for conservation of the scarce natural resource.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The union Cabinet Thursday gave its approval for declaring 2013 as Water Conservation Year.
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) A Pakistani UN peacekeeper was killed while performing his duties in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Thursday.
Melbourne, May 9 (ANI): Buzz Aldrin, the US astronaut who became the second man to walk on the moon, has said that the US must lead the way towards building a permanent settlement on Mars.
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise will reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible 5".
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Tom Cruise has signed on to reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the fifth part of 'Mission: Impossible' movie.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja met his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
Port of Spain, May 6 (IANS) Guyana marked the 175th anniversary of Indian Arrival Day Sunday by unveiling a monument at the very location where the first batch of indentured Indian labourers alighted from a ship in 1838.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Women's self help groups in the country would be provided bank loans at an interest rate of seven percent from now on, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday.
London, May 06 (ANI): A California based single mother made a very fortunate error at the intersection of 'Fate and Lottery.'
Brussels, May 6 (IANS/WAM) The EU Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories has trained over 2,000 Palestinian police personnel and 125 judges, an official said.
Shimla, May 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh would soon have three new industrial estates to promote industrialisation, an official said here Sunday
New York, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to establish the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (or UNSOM), the world body said.
United Nations, May 3 (IANS) A total of 712 people were killed in violence across Iraq in April, bringing the country's death toll from violence to its highest level since June 2008, said a UN statement.
London, May 02(ANI): Filmmaker JJ Abrams has revealed that the offer to direct the upcoming new 'Star Wars movie' was a "once in a lifetime opportunity" and he could not resist it.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The government Wednesday introduced a scheme to provide healthcare to the urban poor on the lines of its flagship National Rural Health Mission, which is seen as successful in reaching the rural populace.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the launch of National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) to reduce rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality and for universal access to reproductive health care.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Empowered Group of Minister's (EGoM)'s decision to conduct the auction of 839 channels of FM radio stations in 294 cities through e-auction.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The cabinet Wednesday approved a scheme to provide healthcare to the urban poor under the over-arching National Health Mission (NHM), official sources said.
New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): India and Saudi Arabia will set up a Joint Working Group to address concerns over the kingdom's Nitaqat program.
Lahore/New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh was admitted to the ICU of Lahore's Jinnah Hospital after a murderous attack on him by fellow prisoners in the city's Kot Lakhpat jail Friday afternoon, his family in Indian Punjab said. Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad are to visit Singh in hospital where doctors are battling to save his life, said an official.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The government would soon launch a National Urban Health Mission to address healthcare needs of the urban population, officials said Monday.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In an effort to bridge the gap between the need and availability of doctors, the health ministry is promoting courses in family medicine for medical practitioners, an official said.
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two Earth-like planets in the habitable orbit of a Sun-like star.
Kabul, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI):The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has called on the warring sides in Afghanistan to protect civilians and respect their rights during conflicts.
Thane (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) Over a dozen vehicles, including six government buses, were damaged Thursday during a shutdown here to protest the ongoing drive against illegal constructions in the city and surroundings, officials said.
Rabat, April 17 (IANS) Morocco has turned down a proposal to expand the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Foreign Minister Saad Dine El Otmani said.
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said market forces alone will not provide sufficient financing for green energy unless the risks of policy change are appropriately addressed.
Shillong, April 12 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Friday said all 39 blocks across the state would become "banked blocks" with the setting up of bank branches there.
Zaragoza (Spain), April 10 (IANS/EFE) An April 4-7 simulation of a manned mission to Mars provided the opportunity for successful tests of some of the technology needed for such an ambitious undertaking, Spanish scientists said.
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Condemning in the "strongest terms" the killing of five Indian UN peacekeepers in a rebel attack on a UN convoy in South Sudan, the US has asked it to ensure the perpetrators are brought swiftly to justice.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday expressed condolences over the killing of five Indian peacekeepers, including an officer, in South Sudan in an ambush by a rebel group and lauded the bravery of the martyred soldiers.
United Nations, April 9 (IANS) Over 450 people, including 229 civilians, were killed and more than 1,100 injured in the terror attacks and violence in Iraq during March, according to the UN, Xinhua reported.
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Swooping down on those responsible for the Thane building collapse which claimed 74 lives, the police have arrested six people who include officials whose acts resulted in the tragedy, Home Minister R.R. Patil said Sunday.
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Corruption is a threat to the democratic fabric of the country and frustrates efforts to bring equity, President Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday, ans while referring to the Delhi gang-rape, called for resetting "our moral compass".
Thane (Maharashtra), April 6 (IANS) Maharashtra Police Saturday arrested two builders in connection with the collapse of a seven-floor building here that killed 72 people, even as rescuers ended their 42-hour operations, police said.
Thane (Maharashtra), April 6 (IANS) After 42 gruelling hours, 72 dead and 62 injured people were pulled out of the debris of the seven-floor building that collapsed Thursday evening, an official said, signalling the end of rescue operations.
Thane (Maharashtra), April 6 (IANS) The toll in the collapse of a building at Thane rose to 72 Saturday, an official said.
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A new study led by a NASA researcher has found that Hydrogen peroxide is abundant across much of the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa,.
Brussels, April 4 (IANS) The European Union is sending a huge 100-member mission to observe the general elections in Pakistan to be held May 11, EuAsiaNews reported.
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Pioneering astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who made history as the second man to walk on the moon in 1969, just after Neil Armstrong during the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, wants NASA to set its sights on more ambitious destinations, far beyond the moon - Mars.
New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): The 61st Meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), the highest decision making body in the field of education, will be held tomorrow.
Imphal, Mar 29 (ANI): The Central Government-run National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scheme is helping to provide better healthcare for people living in far flung areas of Manipur.
Durban, Mar 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that India remained committed to support Africa with the entire spectrum of its expertise and capacity.
Islamabad, Mar. 26 (ANI): The European Union has decided to send a strong Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Pakistan to monitor the general elections on May 11.
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan has been in the film industry for over a decade now and feels there are no negative aspects to being a star.
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) UNDP and the Norwegian government have signed an agreement to continue an initiative to reduce maternal and infant mortality in 13 districts in four Indian states.
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The US wants to increase commercial space cooperation with India to create opportunities for US and Indian companies as their "very capable space science communities" have much to offer each other.
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Thursday expressed concern about the entrenched patriarchal and societal constructs, which she stated places a woman's status several notches below that of men.
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): NASA scientists have confirmed the present location of the Voyager 1, saying that the spacecraft has not yet left the solar system or reached interstellar space.
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, who doesn't mind facing the camera once in a while, says he is essaying the role of a pimp in his directorial "Laxmi", which is a story around child prostitution.
United Nations, March 20 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another year.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National Geographic channel launches its new show titled "Mission Covershot." The show will capture the journey of eight amateur photographers as they battle with their Single Lens Reflex cameras to get that perfect shot.
Warsaw, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Czech Republic has sent a group of 34 servicemen to Mali to join a military operation against Islamist militants.
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Sleep well, early breakfast, exercise and much more came from actress Preity Zinta, who decided to utilise her Sunday by sharing some fitness tips with Twitteratis who are following her.
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's health ministry has launched special screening and early intervention services for early detection of birth defects in children, an official said Saturday.
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Using images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists have found new evidence that dark features in Jupiter's atmosphere called "hot spots" are created by a Rossby wave, a pattern also seen in Earth's atmosphere and oceans.
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Nepal and Bangladesh are ahead of India as far as number of women in parliament are concerned. While 33.2 percent of Nepalese lawmakers are women, the figure for India was 10.7 percent, a minister said here Wednesday.
Haikou (China), March 10 (IANS) World No.8 Suzann Pettersen of Norway came from two shots behind South Korea's Inbee Park to claim a one-stroke victory at the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship here Sunday.
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry is estimated to touch Rs.917 billion ($17 billion) - a growth of 11.8 percent - in 2013, according to findings of the FICCI-KPMG Media and Entertainment 2013.
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) The Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry is estimated to touch Rs.917 billion ($17 billion) - a growth of 11.8 percent - in 2013, according to findings of the FICCI-KPMG Media and Entertainment 2013 report released here Friday.
Male, March 6 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was released from police custody Wednesday after his court hearing was concluded, officials said.
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir), Mar.5 (ANI): The infant mortality rate has come down in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir after the state government took steps to upgrade healthcare facilities under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and infrastructure in rural areas.
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): ESA's Herschel space observatory, which has spent more than three years studying the Universe, is expected to run out its supply of liquid helium coolant in the coming weeks.
Male, March 5 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohammed Nasheed was arrested Tuesday, causing a fresh uproar and protests in this capital city, Xinhua reported.
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted monsoon accurately for 12 of the last 25 years, Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences S. Jaipal Reddy said Monday.
Moscow, Mar 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Friday assumes rotating presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of March, giving priority during its term to the development of the situation in Afghanistan, the Russian foreign ministry said.
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Agriculture and livestock experts Thursday said more could have been done for the sector in the union budget for 2103-14
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The union budget 2013-14 Thursday earmarked Rs.1,815.47 crore for computerisation, augmentation of the judicial infrastructure, reforms and erasing the backlog of over three crore cases.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's space budget saw a minuscule increase of over one percent for 2013-14 with a decrease in allocations in the country's manned mission initiative and lunar mission.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's health allocation has been hiked by over 28 percent in the budget for 2013-14 to Rs.37,330 crore (Rs. $6962 million), with a special focus on medical education, training and research.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In order to boost food production, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday proposed an outlay of Rs.27,049 crore for the agriculture ministry, up 22 percent over the revised estimates of 2012-13.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Union Budget for 2013-14 aims at 'higher growth leading to inclusive and sustainable development.'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday presented the Union Budget for fiscal 2013-14 in Parliament today.
Foodgrain production during 2013-13 estimated at 250 million tonnes
New York, Feb 26 (ANI): Just six years old and never having starred in a movie, Suri Cruise already has the kind of accessory reserved for the biggest stars - a body double.
Pokhran, Feb. 22 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, on Friday assured the nation that the Indian Air Force is in fine fettle and is combat ready to give a befitting response to any future national security contingency.
Washington, February 22 (ANI): A nonprofit organisation led by Dennis Tito, the first ever space tourist, has announced its intention to launch a mission to Mars in 2018.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The attack on an Israeli diplomat's car here a year ago figured in talks between Indian and Israeli counter-terrorism experts here with Tel Aviv asserting that the attack was linked to Iran and urging that the perpetrators be brought to justice.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India's health infrastructure has improved due to government's efforts, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday, highlighting that no new polio case has been detected in the country in the last two years.
The Budget Session of Parliament Thursday began at 11:00 a.m. with President Pranab Mukherjee's address to both Houses at Central Hall. President Mukherjee in his speech hoped that the Budget Session of Parliament would be productive. "I hope this session will be productive and peaceful," he said......................
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the government, deeply concerned about incidents of sexual offences against women, promulgated an ordinance amending criminal law to provide stringent punishment for sexual offences.
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has roped in badminton star Saina Nehwal and coach Pullela Gopichand to support its energy conservation mission, an official said Wednesday.
London, Feb 17 (ANI): A celebrity magazine against which Tom Cruise has filed a 50-million-dollar defamation suit, has asked for an evaluation of his daughter Suri's mental and emotional state following his split from Katie Holmes.
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol says it is important for schools and colleges to create awareness about protection of women and child sexual abuse.
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has been named Britain's highest paid Hollywood star. He banked over 20 million pounds in 2012 thanks to box office success with "The Dictator" and "Les Miserables" -- however, he missed a place in the Forbes Celebrity 100.
Moscow, Feb 12 (IANS) Russia's Progress M-18M cargo spacecraft, launched Monday, performed an automated docking with the International Space Station (ISS) early Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported.
Moscow, Feb 12 (IANS) Russian cargo spaceship Progress M-18M has blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan, federal space agency Roscosmos said.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) In an attempt to win the hearts of women in the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday announced financial assistance for one lakh women's self help groups in the state.
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NASA's Curiosity rover has become the first spacecraft ever to drill into a Martian rock and collect stone powder samples for further study, NASA said.
New Delhi, Feb. 9 (ANI): Stating it is estimated that over 50,000 children in India are born with clubfoot every year making it an important factor of disability, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Saturday said a large number of children suffering from the disease remain permanently disabled for want of access to timely cure and treatment.
London, Feb 9 (ANI): NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered a mysterious metal object emerging from rock on the surface of Mars.