UP to launch all-women 'Pink' buses (Just in)
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will soon launch 'Pink' air-conditioned buses exclusively for women, an official said on Monday.

673 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra (24 minutes ago)
Jammu, July 24 (IANS) A batch of 673 pilgrims on Monday left winter capital Jammu to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

Hit by car, pierced by grille, man dies on spot (23:58)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A 25-year-old man who worked in a roadside kiosk near the Delhi Police headquarters was killed when he was hit by a speeding car and pierced by a divider grille he was thrown on to, police said on Sunday.

Bonhomie marks farewell function for outgoing president (23:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The farewell function by parliamentarians for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee in the Central Hall of parliament was marked by bonhomie among leaders of various parties as they greeted each other and chatted before his arrival.

Use ordinances sparingly, rethink disruptions, says Mukherjee in farewell speech (Intro Roundup) (23:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave a message to both government and opposition telling them ordinance route should be used only in compelling circumstances, disruption harms the opposition too and passing bills without discussion was a breach of the people's trust.

Navy chief begins visit to Mozambique, Tanzania (22:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Sunday embarked on an eight-day visit of Mozambique and Tanzania that is aimed at consolidating bilateral relations and exploring new avenues for defence cooperation.

Use ordinances sparingly, discuss laws, says Mukherjee in farewell speech (Roundup) (22:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday gave a message to both government and opposition telling them ordinance route should be used only in compelling circumstances, disruption harms the opposition too and passing bills without discussion was a breach of the people's trust.

Heavy incessant rains trigger flood-like situation in Bengal (22:22) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Several rivers in some West Bengal districts were flowing above the danger level creating a flood-like situation, while a number of city roads saw waterlogging following incessant rains due to a cyclonic circulation on Sunday, officials said.

President not in favour of two executives: Ansari (Lead) (22:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee had told Governors and Lt. Governors that their role was "mainly confined to giving advice to the Chief Minister as there cannot be two functional executive authorities in a state".

Mukherjee to make farewell address to nation on Monday (21:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation on Monday, his last day as the President, a communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Mukherjee remembers 'mentor' Indira in farewell speech (Lead) (21:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday remembered his "mentor", former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as a "towering personality" in his farewell speech to parliamentarians.

Maharashtra opposition fails to project united front (21:12)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra opposition on Sunday failed to project a united front a day before the start of the assembly's monsoon session, with the Nationalist Congress Party skipping the customary combined opposition meeting convened by the Congress.

Odisha puts six districts on flood alert (20:50)
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday issued a flood alert in six districts after the IMD forecast heavy rainfall in the next two days.

President not in favour of two executive authorities in state: Hamid Ansari (20:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee had last week told Governors and Lt Governors that their role is "mainly confined to giving advice to Chief Minister" as "there cannot be two functional executive authorities in a state".

Mukherjee praises Modi for his transformational changes (20:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what he said were his transformational changes in the country, adding that he (Mukherjee) "greatly benefitted from his advice and co-operation".

Kidnapped boy rescued, couple held (20:14)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A five-year-old boy kidnapped from east Delhi has been rescued and a couple living in the neighbourhood arrested for the crime, police said on Sunday.

Disruptions hurt opposition more, Mukherjee tells MPs (20:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said he realised as a parliamentarian that disruptions of proceedings "hurts the opposition more than the government".

Pakistani held in TN for peddling drugs (20:08)
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) A Pakistani national, who had entered India illegally and was peddling drugs, has been arrested in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district, police said on Sunday.

Emotional, President goes down memory lane in farewell speech (20:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Two days before he demits office, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday went down memory lane as he delivered his farewell speech here, recalling his first day as member of Parliament as well as his past associations.

Law must be preceded by scrutiny, discussion: Mukherjee (19:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday stressed that a legislation must be preceded by "scrutiny and adequate discussion".

Mukherjee, a 'guru' who taught generations of MPs: Speaker (19:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday called outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee a "guru from whom generations of parliamentarians have received lessons".

Avoid ordinance, use it in compelling circumstances: President (19:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the governments should avoid taking the Ordinance route to promulgate a law it wants, and stressed that this option should be used only in "compelling circumstances".

Kashmiri politician Tarigami suffers heart block (18:56)
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Senior Jammu and Kahsmir politician and top communist leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami suffered a heart block on Sunday and was immediately rushed to the Srinagar medical institute.

Bengal schoolboy killed over land dispute, four held (18:54)
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) A partially decapitated body of a Class 8 student, who has been missing since Thursday, was recovered from a pond in West Bengal on Sunday, the police said, adding that four persons have been arrested in the case.

700 power connections given in single day in Ghaziabad (18:52)
Ghaziabad, July 23 (IANS) A total of 700 power connections, under the UP government's new "Power to All" scheme, were sanctioned in a single day at a mega camp here on Sunday, an official said.

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