New air passenger-friendly norms soon

New Delhi , May 22

Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail of full refunds and additional compensation for flight delays/cancellations as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new 'passenger charter' for eliciting comments/suggestions before notifying them.

Google celebrates social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy

New Delhi , May 22

Google on Tuesday celebrated the 246th birth anniversary of renowned social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy recognised as the "Father of the Indian Renaissance", who paved the way for a modern India.

Inquiry ordered in 'bribe-for-visa' case

New Delhi , May 21

The Union Home Ministry has ordered an inquiry to probe illegalities in granting Indian citizenship or extending Long Term Visa (LTV) to Pakistani immigrants following the arrest of one of its officials and three others on charges of demanding and accepting bribe from applicants, an official said on Monday.

Agra water tragedy: 25 years on, solution a dream

Agra , May 21
A quarter century after 25 people died from drinking contaminated water supplied by the civic body, the Taj city continues to face an acute shortage of safe drinking water for its urban population of two million.

Housemaid's murder: Amnesty asks government to act

New Delhi , May 21

Rights group Amnesty International India on Monday asked the government to investigate and prosecute the accused in the gruesome murder case of the 16-year-old maid by her employer here, while calling for "progressive legislation" to protect rights of workers in the unorganised sector.