Doordarshan News

Food security programme won't impact economy adversely: Govt

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 04:00
The government on Thursday said that the new food security programme, which is to be implemented over the next 12 months, will not adversely impact the fiscal situation.

RBI's rupee rescue lifts Sensex by over 400 pts

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 04:00
Mirroring the turnaround in rupee, stock markets on Thursday soared with the S&P BSE benchmark Sensex logging its best gain in a week of nearly 405 points to end at 18,401.04 on across-the-board buying after RBI opened a special window to help PSU oil firms meet daily forex needs.

Airtel conducts trials for providing low-cost 3G services

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 04:00
Bharti Airtel on Thursday said it along with SoftBank Mobile has successfully conducted field trial of a technology that provides cost-efficient 3G phone services using a communications satellite as a transmission line.

Yasin Bhatkal arrested from Indo-Nepal border

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
Yasin Bhatkal, Indian Mujahideen co-founder and one of India's most wanted terrorists, was arrested from the Indo-Nepal border in north Bihar after being on the run for over five years, in the second big breakthrough for security agencies in a fortnight.

Govt has run out of ideas to tackle eco crisis: Opposition

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
With the rupee breaching an all time low of Rs 68 against the US dollar and fears of mounting fiscal deficit, BJP on Wednesday said the government has run out of ideas and should quit.

11 dead in Vadodara twin building collapse; Modi orders probe

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
At least 11 people were killed and 40 feared to be trapped under the debris as two multi-storey buildings collapsed in Madhavnagar locality here in the wee hours on Wednesday.

US gets set to punish Syria, world braces for impact

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
US forces are readying to strike Syria, though the West insists its goal is not regime change but to punish President Bashar al-Assad's government for unleashing chemical warfare on civilians.

US Open: Andy Murray advances while Venus Williams crashes out

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
Defending champion Andy Murray put on a US Open late Wednesday night special, taking out his frustrations with the chaos-causing rain and event schedulers but two-time winner Venus Williams slipped to defeat.

Obama leads the nation in commemorating 'March on Washington'

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
US President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi-inspired 'March on Washington' by Martin Luther King, wherein he delivered his famous 'dream' speech.

No decision yet on Syria military strike: Obama

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
President Barack Obama has said he had not yet decided whether to attack Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, but a strike appeared likely as the US stopped seeking a UN mandate.

Rupee sinks to new low of 68.85; Gold hits record high

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
The rupee on Wednesday collapsed to a lifetime low of 68.85 against the dollar and closed at 68.80, registering its biggest single-day loss of 256 paise, as global oil prices jumped, deepening concerns about the current account deficit and capital outflows.

Cameron discusses Syria with Obama before parliamentary vote

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken to US President Barack Obama on the situation in Syria before making a case to parliament for targeted military action to halt the use of chemical weapons.

EU warns Pak against lifting ban on death penalty

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
The European Union has cautioned Pakistan against lifting the moratorium on the death penalty saying the proposed move will be viewed as a major setback by the 28-member bloc and could possibly affect Islamabad's quest for duty-free access to European markets.

Musharraf's formal trial in Bhutto murder case begins

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
The formal trial of former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto began on Tuesday.

Taliban kill 12 Afghan civilians, aid workers

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
Afghan officials say insurgents have shot and killed 12 civilians, including six aid workers working on government projects, in two separate incidents.

Chemical weapons used in Syria: US

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
Asserting that chemical weapons were used in Syria by the embattled Assad regime, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday termed the last week's attack that killed over 300 civilians a "moral obscenity" that should shock the conscience of the world.

Brilliant Sreejesh guides India to Asia Cup semifinal

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
P R Sreejesh produced a brilliant display under the bar as two-time champions India stunned title holders South Korea 2-0 in a Pool B match to breeze into the semifinals of the Asia Cup hockey tournament on Monday.

Trials of Egypt's Mubarak, Muslim Brotherhood chiefs adjourned

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
The trials of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and top leaders of his arch-rival Muslim Brotherhood group for inciting violence and killings in separate instances were adjourned on Sunday.

Govt moves Land Acquisition Bill in Lok Sabha

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
The much-touted Land Acquisition Bill was taken up in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, with UPA ally Samajwadi Party expressing criticism, along with opposition parties, over various provisions of the legislation.

Mumbai gangrape victim discharged from hospital

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 02:00
The 23-year-old photojournalist, who was gangraped at a defunct mill complex here nearly a week ago, has been discharged from hospital after doctors attending on her declared her "medically fit".