14 Bird Species are Critically Endangered: Ministry of Environments and Forests

It is a tragic reality that there are as many as 14 species of Indian birds that are critically endangered; these include the Indian Vulture, the Bengal Florican (or the Bengal Bustard) and the Red-Headed Vulture. The information was released via a press release by the Indian Ministry of Environments and Forests. Dec 14, 2011

NCP Wasn't Invited to Lokpal Debate: Sharad Pawar

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said that he did not participate in the Lokpal debate as his Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was not invited to the debate over the Lokpal Bill organized by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare in Delhi Sunday. Dec 12, 2011

Anna Hazare to Fast for Strong Lokpal Bill

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare reached New Delhi Saturday afternoon and will commence his daylong hunger strike to demand for a strong Lokpal Bill Sunday. Dec 10, 2011

Kolkata Fire: 40 Feared Dead

At least 40 people have died in a major fire at a private hospital at Dhakuria in Kolkata that broke out around 4 a.m. Friday. Dec 9, 2011

Sharad Pawar Hits Back at Anna Hazare

The Union Minister for Agriculture, Sharad Pawar, seems to have finally lost his temper, after anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's comments on an incident which saw the Minister slapped by a young man, in public. Dec 7, 2011

Indian PM Breathes Hope to Telecom Sector

The Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, seems to have breathed new hope into the country's struggling telecommunications sector, while speaking at the inauguration of India Telecom 2011 in New Delhi, on Wednesday. Dec 7, 2011

Sarpanch Who Slapped Woman Gets Bail

A sarpanch (village chief) from the Muktsar district of Punjab, who was arrested on Tuesday for slapping a woman, has been released on bail. Dec 7, 2011

FDI in Retail: All-Party Meeting to End Impasse

The Indian Parliament's winter session is likely to resume soon and the government will try to end an impasse caused by its decision to allow 51 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector. Dec 6, 2011

Facebook Recognizes Govt's Interest in Reducing Abusive Content

Even as Indian internet users are fuming over the government's proposal to screen the content on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo, Facebook has said that it recognizes the government's interest to minimize the abusive content online. Dec 6, 2011