Congress party protests fuel price hike by Modi government

Bengaluru, March 02 (ANI): The youth wing of Congress party staged a protest in Bengaluru against the fuel price hike by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government. State run Indian Oil Corp raise the retail price of petrol by 5.5 percent and that of diesel by 6.6 percent from Sunday, as global prices of the two fuels have risen since the last revision. Retail prices of petrol will be raised by 3.18 rupees a litre and that of diesel by 3.09 rupees a litre. A leader of the youth wing, Pramod Shanker, criticised the government over hike. Mar 2, 2015

Family of four electrocuted in Maharashtra

Nanded, March 02 (ANI): Four members of a family died of an electric shock in a slum in Nanded district of Maharashtra. Among the dead were a man, a woman and two toddlers. The unfortunate incident occurred when the family was sleeping on an iron bed in the night when due to rain water current circulated in the entire house. A relative of the deceased family members, Zahed said the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) officials demand bribe whenever residents approach them for installing meters. Meanwhile, a neighbour of the deceased, Mohammed Ansari, said this was not the first time that someone had been electrocuted in the area. Mar 2, 2015

Jagmohan Dalmiya set to return as BCCI president

Chennai/ New Delhi/ Kolkata, March 02 (ANI): Veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya is set to be the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as he was the lone nominee for the elections scheduled for Monday. The Supreme Court had barred incumbent Narayanswami Srinivasan, who is also the president of International Cricket Council (ICC), from participating in BCCI affairs till charges of conflict of interest or commercial interest in cricket were clear against him. Dalmiya garnered the maximum support of the six East Zone units, whose turn it is to propose a new President, and his rival Sharad Pawar failed to get requisite backing. Dalmiya, 74, is the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), who also held the top post in the BCCI many times and also headed ICC once. Meanwhile, Indian lawmaker and former cricketer Kirti Azad took a dig at the present system in the cricket body and demanded more transparent laws. Mar 2, 2015

IT industry should focus on cyber security, says Modi

New Delhi, March 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the IT industry to focus on meeting the global challenge of cyber-security. Stating that the entire world is concerned about this issue, the Prime Minister said country's IT professionals could do a lot for cyber-safety of digital assets across the world. Modi was addressing a gathering on the 25th anniversary celebrations of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in New Delhi. He said there is immense potential for India's information technology sector to innovate and provide mobile applications to deliver citizen centric services and mobile governance. Speaking of the Digital India initiative, Modi said e-governance also implies easy governance, and economical governance. Mar 2, 2015

Afghan avalanche victims receive government aid

On a hilltop in Afghanistan's Panjshir province, residents scramble to a helicopter with the promise of rice and oil and other relief aid. This mountainous region north of Kabul was hit last week Mar 2, 2015

Berlin restaurant welcomes canine customers

As Berlin gets set to ban off-leash dogs from several popular sites, One restaurant is bucking the trend and opening its doors to its furry friends. Located in a popular dog-walking spot in the Mar 2, 2015