Everything you need to know about Parnera (urban): news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Parnera (urban): news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Singapore is ready to help Maharashtra develop its infrastructure in major cities like Mumbai and Pune, an official said Friday.
London, May 23 (ANI): Worldwide popularity of India has fallen sharply over the last year, a new poll has found.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday spoke of the UPA having improved economic performance, rebutted opposition allegations on 2G spectrum and coal blocks allocations, and talked of the country's re-emergence through transformation.
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) The local body elections in Andhra Pradesh will be held in June, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy said Wednesday.
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Local body elections in Andhra Pradesh are likely to be held within a month, state Panchayati Raj Minister K. Jana Reddy said Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Dresses, gowns, kaftans, pants, skirts and lingerie... for all those mothers-to-be who want to look hip and relaxed and keep their fashion quotient high, there's plenty to choose from. But comfort must be key, warn experts.
New York, May 20 (ANI): Tepees are the latest houseware piece that is trending all over America.
Yaounde (Cameroon), May 20 (IANS) There's no official figure to determine its role in the Cameroonian economy but there is evidence that the "call box" business is a booming informal business in the country's mobile telephone sector.
Bangalore, May 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah late Sunday allocated portfolios to his new 28-member ministry, keeping key posts such as finance, energy, industries, IT and Bangalore city with himself.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) While political consensus on the land acquisition bill, hailed as one of the most important reform measures, has been worked out, civil society activists are unhappy with its provisions and say it will lead to "corporatization" of land. They also say it lacks provisions for rehabilitating the displaced.
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) He admits to having been closed to doing anything on TV, but never say no is the mantra for actor Abhay Deol, who carved a niche for himself with 'zara hatke' roles in films like "Dev D". He will now be seen on the small screen, which he says was completely unplanned.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): An experimental, inexpensive iPhone application transmitted diagnostic heart images faster and more reliably than emailing photo images.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The government is considering a proposal to raise the eligibility criteria of income for people availing minority welfare schemes.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held the Congress Party responsible for the non-passage of the Food Security Bill during the budget session of Parliament.
Panaji, May 17 (IANS) Goa has the highest rate of diabetes in the country among people over 40 years of age, a doctor said Friday.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) It was an "exhuberating" moment for actor Vijay Verma when he came to know that his film "Monsoon Shootout" has been selected for the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Fast-moving lifestyles, unearthly hours at work, stress, addiction to alcohol and unhealthy meals are making more and more Indians fall prey to high blood pressure at a very young age.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Breathing motor vehicle emissions triggers a change in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, altering its cardiovascular protective qualities so that it actually contributes to clogged arteries, researchers have found in a study done in mice.
Shimla, May 15 (IANS) Shimla Deputy Mayor Tikender Panwar Wednesday met officials of the urban development ministry in New Delhi and sought liberal assistance to maintain the glory of the Queen of Hills, as Shimla was fondly called by the British.
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Folks living in rural Goa as well as scheduled castes (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) population account for higher sex ratio than the urban population in the state, the primary census data for 2011 released here Tuesday shows.
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) The Chinese government Tuesday released a white paper detailing the progress made in human rights in 2012, stressing its achievements in improving living standards and increasing room for citizens to express their opinions.
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Goa is rapidly going urban and people living in the state's "sucegado rurales (contented rural folk)" are rapidly making a beeline for the cities, according to the 2011 census data.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has unveiled a multi-media initiative that captures the journey of development in the last nine years across various sectors through the programmes and policies of the Government.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Monday came out with a multi-media catalogue of India's development in the last nine years.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) A victorious Congress Monday rained goodies in Karnataka within hours after its state's legislative party leader Siddaramaiah took oath as the 28th Chief Minister in front of massive crowds at a public venue here.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Thirty kg of rice per month will be sold at Re.1 per kg for BPL (below poverty line) families across Karnataka from June 1, newly sworn-in state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced here Monday.
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China's urban fixed asset investment growth slightly accelerated to 20.6 percent year on year to 9.13 trillion yuan ($147.29 billion) in the first four months, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) There are miles to go before comprehensive healthcare becomes a reality for the people of India, agreed people's representatives, bureaucrats and economists at a panel discussion here.
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) The elections have been a "resounding victory for democracy", said a Pakistani daily which noted that for the very first time power will be transferred in the manner laid down by the constitution.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The number of telephone subscribers in India declined to 895.51 million at the end of December 2012 from 937.70 million at the end of September 2012, registering a negative growth of 4.50 percent over the previous quarter, The Telecom regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in a report.
Shimla, May 9 (IANS) To decongest Shimla and Dharamsala, the Himachal Pradesh government is planning to set up personal rapid transit (PRT) as a green alternative transport mode, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said here Thursday.
Bogota, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Bogota's Circulo de la Moda opened with the sensual designs of Pepa Pombo and the exotic colors of Hernan Zajar, with the Colombian capital's annual fashion extravaganza showcasing trends in the national fashion industry and new talent.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other opposition parties of stalling the passage of key bills in Parliament, Congress Party spokesman Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday warned that any further delay could affect the socio-economic welfare of the people of the country.
Kuala Lumpur, May 6 (IANS) Malaysia's ruling coalition won a fiercely contested general election with a comparatively slimmer majority, polling results showed early Monday. The opposition declined to accept the result citing electoral fraud allegations.
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) It was to be their fight against the union government move to impose wealth tax on agricultural land falling near urban areas. But in the process, politicians in Punjab have ended up fighting among themselves for credit for getting the measure abandoned.
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Preschool children are less likely to be obese if they live in a neighborhood that is safe and within walking distance of parks and retail services, according to a new study.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Bangalore-based company Afforestt, that works to revive forests, Saturday took the initiative to grow an "urban jungle" in the campus of an educational institution here.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) An expert committee on leveraging panchayat raj institutions called on President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday and recommended that a National Panchayat Commission be constituted.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): An Expert Committee on leveraging Panchayat Raj institutions for the more efficient delivery of public good and services called on President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Conservator Aparajita Datta has won the Whitley Award, also called "Green Oscar", for her work to save threatened hornbills in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh.
The polling for 223 seats out of 224 elected seats in 225-member assembly is set to be held on Sunday (May 05) after completing Bhartiya Janta Party's five-year term, which had opened its account in South India five years ago in the leadership of B S Yeddyurappa, who later quit the party and at present he will give strong challenge to the incumbent party.
Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) The child sex ratio in Andhra Pradesh has come down alarmingly to 939 as per 2011 census, from 961 in 2001, indicating the continuing preference for boys.
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Food and Public Distribution System Minister Professor K V Thomas moved the National Food Security Bill 2011 in the Lok Sabha today amidst noisy scenes.
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Speakers at a group discussion on International Labour Day Wednesday said that while the earning capacity and lifestyle of the lowest rung of labourers has improved, the middle class was stressed due to shrinking opportunities and the Americanisation of the economy.
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 (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 30 (ANI): Internal Affairs Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, released the Primary Census Abstract-Data Highlights of Census 2011 in a function organized by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, here today.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The government Monday launched special "immunization weeks" to widen its vaccination net and include children in marginalised populations, urban slums and other hard-to-reach places.
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) Southern actress Manochitra is making a come-back after two years in a new avatar and says she gave herself a makeover to convince fillmakers that she can play urban characters too.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) In an effort to check child deaths due to preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, the central government has launched a special immunization week to reach out to 184 high-risk districts, an official said Monday.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Make your dancing and yoga sessions fun and stylish with a special spring-summer apparel range from a leading fitness brand.
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) Rejecting a move by the central government to impose wealth tax on agricultural land near urban centres, the Punjab cabinet Friday asked Governor Shivraj Patil to convene an emergency session of the assembly on May 3.
A grand carnival by Delhi Government marked the culmination of Earth Week 2013. 5000 children from across 400 schools in the city gathered to celebrate this event at the residence of Delhi Chief Minister.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The time limit for abortions has been increased from seven to nine weeks to facilitate family planning, the Drug Controller General of India has said.
Washington, Apr. 26 (ANI): Global attitudes regarding domestic violence have changed dramatically during the first decade of the 2000s, according to a new study.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday decided to seek the approval of the union urban development ministry to carry out development works in 450 unauthorised colonies, which are not eligible for any public work.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday decided to set up a committee of secretaries to decide the modalities of allotting flats to the urban poor under the Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojana.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday decided to seek the approval of the union urban development ministry to carry out development works in 450 unauthorized which are not eligible for any public work.
Lagos (Nigeria), April 24 (IANS) Boko Haram, a Nigerian rebel group which battled the military over the weekend and left 185 people dead, has become a major challenge for the security forces, pushing the army chief to ask soldiers to be alert and confront the guerrillas who use "unconventional weapons and tactics".
Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg has joined a campaign group that is trying to put an end to gun violence in the US.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A parliamentary standing committee Tuesday asked the Ministry of Urban Development to ask the finance ministry and the Planning Commission to grant more funds to the National Capital Regional Planning Board.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): People living in urban areas with more green spaces enjoy greater well-being than those residing in cities lacking gardens and parks, according to new research.
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 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday urged senior civil servants and other government employees to build on the momentum created by record agricultural growth during the 11th Five-year-Plan.
Beijing, Apr 20 (Xinhua-ANI): Seventy-one people were killed in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province, according to the China Earthquake Administration.
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) At least 71 people were killed and more than 1,000 others injured Saturday when a massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck southwest China's Sichuan province, officials said.
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Talks between India and Israel over a free trade agreement are progressing well and two-way trade could triple once it is in place, a senior Israeli diplomat said here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India Tuesday sought German's cooperation in advanced technology in grid integration of renewable energy and rooftop solar panels in urban areas.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi government has written to the central government, seeking allotment of land for public utility projects at cheaper rates or even for free.
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) While observing that there was need for adequate security in the wake of recent vandalism, the Presidency University Mentor Group Monday said "locked gates" would undermine the "principle of academic freedom".
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's consumer price-based inflation remained double-digit for the fourth consecutive month in March, fuelled by a sharp increase in the prices of protein-based products like pulses, egg, fish and meat as well as vegetables and edible oil, government data showed Friday.
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Highway patrols will soon be introduced to keep an eye on those who dump garbage along roads in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Friday.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Consensus eluded an all-party meeting on the land acquisition bill Tuesday, forcing the government to fix another meeting April 18.
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Nearly 360 acres of prime land in Gurgaon has landed in the hands of private colonizers and developers, thanks to "poor planning" of the Haryana government.
New Delhi, Apr. 8 (ANI): Stating that the severe drought in some parts of the country, particularly Maharashtra, is a matter of grave concern, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the increasing occurrence of droughts and floods in India has underlined the need to find solutions to improve the management of water resources.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said efficient water management is crucial to keep pace with population growth and economic development.
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Former National level squash player and athlete Komal Sharma says her sports career helps her cope with long working hours on the movie sets.
Miami, April 8 (IANS/EFE) Miami is entering a new real estate "boom", fed mainly by the investments of Latin Americans which have transformed the face of the city and, with its luxury homes, become one of its greatest draws.
New Delhi, Apr 7 (ANI): Incumbency, crumbling alliance, confusion on leadership and failed governance would highlight the downfall of the ruling Congress Party come 2014 Lok Sabha polls, according to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Pune, April 5 (IANS) Two-and-three wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto Friday said it would commence production of its first four-wheeler - the RE60 - in the current financial year.
New York, Apr 5 (ANI): Car manufacturers Hyundai has put a whole new spin on personal transportation with the egg-shaped E4U vehicle it showed off at the Seoul Motor Show.
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) A committee headed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani will oversee the "formative steps" of the ambitious metro rail project for the state capital, officials said Friday.
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday postponed the Maharashtra state civil services exam after the commission conducting the exam lost data of 350,000 candidates from its server due to a technical snag.
Singapore, April 4 (IANS) Singapore is aiming to enhance economic ties with Myanmar by opening an overseas centre in Yangon to facilitate trade and investment, it was announced Thursday.
New Delhi, Apr. 4 (ANI): Rural areas in India can operate as back offices for the country's urban centres, like Bangalore has emerged as a crucial centre for the US.
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The revision of Delhi Metro fares has been delayed as the government is yet to form a panel to set up a Fare Fixation Committee (FFC), Delhi Metro Chief Mangu Singh said Wednesday.
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday blamed the central government for the recent imposition of property tax in urban centres in Punjab.
Beijing, April 2 (IANS) Tech-savvy youngsters in China have brought a new digital perspective to a tradition of worshipping ancestors. They wave their smartphones over tombstones and using codes affixed to the monuments can access a virtual obituary where photos and video clips of the deceased can be found.
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): Your height is still in your hands even if you avoided veggies and milk as a child, a new study has revealed.
Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) With a new team in place at the national level, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh will discuss strategy for the next Lok Sabha polls at the party's two-day conclave in Chitrakoot beginning Wednesday.
Vasco (Goa), March 30 (IANS) Educational researcher Sugata Mitra said here Saturday that good education in India was limited to only those in cities and that the quality of education is dismal in rural India.
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China will launch its first satellite for a high-resolution system for Earth observation in April, a government agency said Thursday.
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The urban development ministry Thursday advised the states to examine the possibility of providing separate bus services for women in cities with a population of over a million, a senior official said Thursday.
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) When Bipasha Basu walked the ramp Tuesday at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2013, it reminded her of her modelling days and she said it's not an easy career.
Bangalore, March 25 (IANS) Millions of street vendors in cities and towns across India will soon be empowered to run their micro level business by law, union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Ajay Maken said Monday.
Ludhiana, Mar. 25 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has said that the Food Security Bill, which has a provision of providing rice, wheat and other food grains at very cheap rates to the people, will soon become a reality.
London, March 24 (ANI): Prince Harry is all set to party with some of Hollywood's hottest leading ladies on a trip to the US in May.
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): 14 percent of chronic childhood asthma could be due to exposure to traffic pollution, a new study has found.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit presented a Rs.37, 450 crore budget for 2013-14 on Wednesday with a spate of schemes for various sections and infrastructure development and no fresh taxes.