New Delhi,Dec 7 : Indian dailies on Saturday highlighted the sense of public grief over the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Mandela, who emerged from 27 years of imprisonment to help guide South Africa to democracy, died on Thursday from a lung related illness.
Indian newspapers ran banner headlines mourning the death of South African anti-apartheid hero as people held special prayers and candle light vigils in his memory.
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Keep your nails healthy by focussing on cleanliness. Try olive oil, milk cream and acetone-free nail polish removers for clean and healthy nails.
Preethi. S, training head, Naturals Salon Training Academy, doles out tips for perfect nails:
- Take a bowl of olive oil and soak your nails in it. Leave them in it for 10 minutes then wipe off excess oil with cotton wool.
- After washing hands, apply a hand cream to prevent them from drying up. Dry nails have more chances of breaking.
- To further avoid dryness, use nail polish removers that are acetone-free.
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Elderly citizens, including social activist Aruna Roy, were detained Friday for protesting outside Prime Minister (PM) Manmohan Singh's official residence here while demanding restructuring of the pension scheme.
All were taken to the Parliament Street police station, a senior police official said.
The elderly citizens under the Pension Parishad gathered outside the PM's House at 7 Race Course Road, demanding the government restructure the existing pension scheme so they can live a life without extreme poverty.
New Delhi, Dec 6 : India will observe five-day state mourning from Dec 6 to 10 as a mark of respect to Nelson Mandela, the government announced Friday.
"During the state mourning, the national flag will be flown at half-mast from Dec 6 to 10 throughout the country and there will be no official entertainment," said an official statement.
The decision was taken by the cabinet here.
Nobel Laureate and anti-apartheid icon Mandela, who served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, died Thursday at the age of 95. India honoured him with Bharat Ratna as well.(IANS)
New Delhi, Dec. 6 : A 19 member parliamentary delegation led by Hovik Abrahamyan, President (Speaker) of the National Assembly of Armenia called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Thursday.
Welcoming the delegation, Mukherjee said since ancient times, India and Armenia have enjoyed historical and civilizational ties.
New Delhi, Dec 6 : Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till Monday as a mark of respect to the memory of South Africa's first elected president Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night.
As soon as the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha met for the day, members observed silence in honour of the departed leader.
Making an obituary reference, Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari described Mandela as one of the greatest personalities representing the best of human spirit and values.
He said, in the passing away of Mandela, the South African people have lost the father of their nation.
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Shah Rukh Khan, who is considered Bollywood's undisputed king of romance, had some valuable tips on romance to share on his recent visit to the capital.
Shah Rukh has featured in a string of romantic films like "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", "Dil To Pagal Hai", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "Kal Ho Naa Ho" in his over two-decade career in Hindi filmdom.
Here's what he had to say:
- Never disrespect a woman in words, action or spirit.
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Priyanka Chopra rarely comments on her love life. She says it has nothing to do with being "politically correct".
At the Agenda Aaj Tak Conclave here Thursday, Bollywood's eligible bachelorette was asked why she has never stood up and spoken out against dating rumours.
"It's not because I am being politically correct. It's just that I'm a private person," said the 31-year-old.
"I believe that I am putting 90 percent of myself and my family life out in front of the public, I have every right to keep 10 percent of it for myself," she added.
New Delhi, Dec 5 : The notice inviting applications (NIA) for the spectrum auctions in January 2014 is expected to come in another 15-20 days, M. F. Farooqui, secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said Thursday.
“The NIA will come in about 15-20 days' time from now,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the India Telecom 2013 organised here by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and DoT.
NIA is a legal document that lays down rules and regulations of the auction.
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan Thursday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of trying to protect the perpetrators of the violence during the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat by opposing the Communal Violence Bill.
"The people who Narendra Modi represents, they are the people who will probably be affected because they are the perpetrators of communal violence and will be punished," the minister said in an interview to Times Now news channel here.
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Miss India Sobhita Dhulipala, who is representing the country at the Miss Earth Pageant, has won the Miss Eco Beauty Title sub-contest.
This is the second title won by the Indian beauty at the international pageant.
Judged online, she has garnered over 5,000 votes.
The 20-year-old, who earlier won the Miss Photogenic sub-contest, has received a gold medal for being victorious.
She is followed by Miss Macau Ashley Qian, who received a silver medal, and Ezgi Avci from Turkey, who received a bronze medal, a statement said.
New Delhi, Dec. 4 - Voting for 70-member assembly that will also decide Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's electoral fate is presently underway in Delhi.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Sheila Dikshit have cast their votes at the Nirman Bhavan polling booth.
"Happy that people in large number are coming out to vote," Dikshit told media here.
Dikshit, who is seeking a fourth consecutive term, is contesting from New Delhi constituency.
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Automobile major Hero MotoCorp Tuesday said it has entered a joint venture (JV) agreement with Magneti Marelli of Milan, Italy, to produce engine systems for the two-wheeler market.
"This is our first JV since charting our solo journey and as an immediate opportunity and focus area, the new firm shall be taking up development and manufacturing of next-generation fuelling systems," said Pawan Munjal, managing director and chief executive officer, Hero MotoCorp.
New Delhi, Dec 3 : The Telecom regulator Tuesday said it was halving registration fees and security deposit of telemarketers with the service provider in order to encourage telemarketers register with it.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (Fourteenth Amendment) Regulations, 2013 to this effect which will come into force after 30 days.
New Delhi, Dec 3 : As its foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy, arrives in India this week, the Egyptian government is keen on India stepping up trade and economic ties with the north African country, especially in its ambitious Suez Canal Corridor Project that is aimed at becoming a bridge between Africa with Asia and earning billions of dollars for the politically-transforming country in the process.
New Delhi, Dec 3 : India's third largest telecom operator Idea Cellular has received a grant of over $1 million from the US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) to fund a pilot project involving deployment of Solar Hybrid Methanol-Based Fuel Cell (SHMBFC) at telecom sites in India, the company said Tuesday.
An agreement to this effect was signed between US Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell and Idea managing director Himanshu Kapania at the US Consulate in Mumbai, Monday evening.
New Delhi, Dec 3 : There was a consensus among various political parties on tabling a bill for the creation of Telangana state in the winter session and it will be the government's endeavour to bring it "as soon as possible", Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said Tuesday.
Talking to reporters after an all-party meeting ahead of the winter session commencing Dec 5, Kamal Nath said all political parties had agreed upon bringing the Telangana bill in the winter session.
"It will be the government's endeavour to bring the bill as soon as possible," he said.
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday inaugurated a Rs. 4,500 crore ($722 million) 1,000 km-long gas pipeline that connects Dabhol in Maharashtra to Bangalore in Karnataka.
The project has been developed by the state-run Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL).
The prime minister dedicated the project to the nation at the inaugural ceremony of the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit organised jointly by GAIL and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Sonakshi Sinha has posed for the cover of L'Officiel India magazine.
Photographer Suresh Natarajan was the one who captured the Bollywood beauty in five avatars.
Showing off a sculpted body, Sinha, who sets the cover on fire in a sheer Jatin Varma gown, seems to have been working at her body, too, L'Officiel India magazine reported.
She also embraces her curves in ensembles by designers ranging from the likes of Amit Agarwal and Pankaj and Nidhi to Falguni and Shane Peacock. (ANI)
New Delhi, Dec 2 : The number of dengue cases in the capital has reached 5,387, a health official said Monday. No further deaths have been reported.
An additional 68 cases have been reported from the NationalCapital Region, including parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, said a municipal health officer.
In Delhi, most cases have been reported from the north zone (2,152), followed by south (1,613) and east (1,483) zones.
There have been six deaths in the city due to the vector-borne disease. (IANS)