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Centre bans new terror offshoots of Al-Qaeda, IS

  NEW DELHI, THE Centre has banned new offshoots of terror organisations Al-Qaeda and IS under the stringent anti-terror law -- Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, according to an official order. Both Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and..

NSG to be deployed for anti-terror ops in J&K

  SRINAGAR, THE elite National Security Guards (NSG), popularly known as ‘Black Cats’, are likely to be deployed soon in counter-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir which was placed under Governor’s Rule on Wednesday, offi..

Yoga unifying force in strife-torn world: PM

  DEHRADUN, Yoga has become the biggest mass movement across the globe in the quest for good health and wellbeing, which is crucial for the creation of a peaceful world, says Modi   PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday performed yoga w..

India rolls out mats for 4th International Yoga Day today

  NEW DELHI/DEHRADUN, THE country is all geared up to roll out yoga mats on Thursday to mark the fourth International Day of Yoga (IDY), with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to lead 55,000 enthusiasts in performing asanas in Dehradun. Yog..

Nirmala meets martyred jawan’s family

  JAMMU, DEFENCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of the soldier who was abducted and killed by terrorists two days ahead of Eid last week and described him as an inspiration to the nation, as she reviewed security situ..

Governor’s Rule in Jammu & Kashmir

  NEW DELHI/ SRINAGAR, President gave his assent for Governor’s Rule in J&K from Suriname, where he will join his Suriname counterpart Desi Bouterse to perform Yoga in Paramaribo   JAMMU and Kashmir was on Wednesday placed under ..

BJP exits alliance with PDP

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, A few hours later, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti submits her resignation to Governor N N Vohra THE three-year Jammu and Kashmir Government, wracked by bitter political feuds and worsening securit..

Governor’s call ends Mehbooba’s tenure

  SRINAGAR, MEHBOOBA Mufti’s tenure as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister came to an abrupt end on Tuesday with a call from Governor N N Vohra, who informed her that the BJP had pulled out of its alliance with the PDP, officials said. It was ..

Rajnath holds high-level meet; BJP calls move as in ‘national interest’

  JAMMU, FOLLOWING the BJP’s decision to pull out from the PDP-led Government in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a high-level meeting at his residence with Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, and senior officials of the In..

Kochhar to remain on leave, Bakhshi appointed COO: ICICI

NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE ICICI Bank on Monday announced that its CEO Chanda Kochhar would be on leave till completion of the external enquiry against her in the Videocon loan matter and named Sandeep Bakhshi as chief operating officer, who would be hand..

Govt to meet fiscal deficit target of 3.3% despite being election year, assures Goyal

Govt to meet fiscal deficit target of 3.3% despite being election year, assures Goyal..

Delhi Govt, IAS officers ready for talks; HC disapproves sit-in

  NEW DELHI, (PTI) AS Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s sit-in at the Lieutenant Governor’s office entered the 8th day, the Delhi Government and its IAS officers on Monday showed signs of a thaw with both sides expressing their..

Nirav managed to travel despite cancelled passport alert: CBI

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), ABSCONDING diamantaire Nirav Modi managed to travel across several countries even after information about his passport being revoked by the Indian Government was flashed in the Interpol central database on February 24, the C..

Kochhar to remain on leave, Bakhshi appointed COO: ICICI

NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE ICICI Bank on Monday announced that its CEO Chanda Kochhar would be on leave till completion of the external enquiry against her in the Videocon loan matter and named Sandeep Bakhshi as chief operating officer, who would be hand..

‘India aiming at $5 tn economy by 2025’

ATHENS, June 18 (PTI) THERE is a huge potential for India and Greece to collaborate in areas like infrastructure, supply chain, energy and services, President Ram Nath Kovind has said as he highlighted investment opportunities in India which is str..

Nirav Modi faces fresh FIR for using multiple Indian passports

  NEW DELHI, AGENCIES probing the alleged USD 2-billion PNB fraud have detected that absconding diamond merchant Nirav Modi possessed at least half-a-dozen Indian passports and a fresh FIR is being mulled against him for this offence, officials s..

No ceasefire extension in J&K: Rajnath

  NEW DELHI, “It is important that all sections of peace loving people come together to isolate the terrorists and motivate those who have been misguided to return to the path of peace,” Rajnath Singh said   THE Centre on Sunda..

Delhi-Centre deadlock continues; IAS officers rebut claim of strike

  NEW DELHI, AAP’s march to the Prime Minister’s residence was stopped midway by the police As the deadlock continues, Chief Ministers of four-non-BJP ruled States urged PM to intervene and solve the crisis AS the sit-in by Delhi Ch..

17 killed in N-E flood; situation grim in Assam

  GUWAHATI/AGARTALA, THE flood situation in Assam worsened on Saturday as four more people lost their lives, taking the death toll in the region to 17, officials said.Although the situation improved marginally in Tripura and Mizoram in the past 2..

Ceasefire violation, violence mar Eid festivities in Valley

  SRINAGAR, An Army jawan, Bikas Gurung, was killed when Pakistani troopers targeted a patrol party along the LoC in Rajouri district A protester killed in grenade blast. Preliminary investigation reveals that a hand grenade exploded resulting i..

In a tit-for-tat action, China slaps additional tariffs on US goods

  BEIJING,   The Chinese Govt has decided to impose additional duties of 25 per cent on 659 items of US products worth about USD 50 billion IN a tit-for-tat action, China on Saturday imposed additional duties on USD 50 billion worth of Ame..

Digital India is fight against touts, middlemen, says Modi

    NEW DELHI, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his pet Digital India initiative is a war against touts and middlemen, helping check blackmoney and black marketing while creating immense job opportunities in small towns an..

Keep Dam Safety Bill in abeyance: TN Govt to PM

  CHENNAI, (PTI) THE Tamil Nadu Government on Thursday urged the Centre to keep in abeyance its decision to enact a Dam Safety Bill, recalling it had earlier raised some objections and that it had not received any revised draft on the matter th..

Day after return from US, Goa CM visits temples, chairs meet

PANAJI, (PTI) GOA Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday resumed work at his office in the State Secretariat, a day after returning from the US, where he underwent treatment for a pancreatic ailment for three months. The CM started his day with a ..

SIT to probe Bukhari’s murder, suspect arrested

  SRINAGAR, (PTI) A DAY after veteran journalist and ‘Rising Kashmir’ Editor Shujaat Bukhari was killed, the Jammu and Kashmir police formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the murder.  The Jammu and Kashmir police ..

Implement quota in promotion to SC, ST: Centre to Deptts, States

NEW DELHI, (PTI) THE tug of war between the Lieutenant Governor and the AAP Government showed no signs of easing as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleagues continued their sit-in at the L-G office for the fifth day, amid intensified..

15 killed in UP as dust storms hit north India

  NEW DELHI, A CLOUD of dust hung over vast swathes of north Indian plains for the third day on Thursday, prompting authorities to suspend civil construction works in Delhi and Haryana as part of emergency measures to improve air quality, besides..

India blames UN report on rights status in Kashmir, PoK as ‘fallacious and motivated’

  GENEVA/NEW DELHI, “The incorrect description of Indian territory in the report is mischievous, misleading and unacceptable. There are no entities such as ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir’ and ‘Gilgit-Baltistan,” said the ME..

‘Rising Kashmir’ Editor shot dead

  SRINAGAR, Two security guards killed; civilian injured VETERAN journalist and ‘Rising Kashmir’ Editor Shujaat Bukhari and his two Personal Security Officers (PSOs) were shot dead by terrorists outside the newspaper’s office i..

US ayes sale of Apache choppers, missiles to India

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Along with AH-64 Apache - multi-role combat helicopters -the contract also includes fire control radars; Hellfire Longbow missiles; Stinger Block I-92H missiles; night vision sensors and inertial navigation systems ..

4 BSF personnel killed in Pak firing

  JAMMU, Assistant Commandant-rank officer among four killed in firing while three others injured FOUR Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an Assistant Commandant-rank officer, were killed and three others injured in firing by Pakis..

Bhaiyyuji Maharaj’s last rites performed in Indore

  Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, THE last rites of spiritual leader Bhaiyyuji Maharaj were performed in Indore on Wednesday. Hundreds of people and some renowned politicians, including RPI leader and Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, Maharashtra minister..

No rise in ultras’ recruitment after announcement of ceasefire: Army

SRINAGAR, (PTI), THERE are no indications of an increase in militant recruitment during the unilateral ceasefire by the Centre in Kashmir, but Pakistan is still trying to push ultras from across the LoC into the Valley, a top Army official said here o..

New telecom policy to be in place by July end: Minister

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE new telecom policy is expected to be cleared by the Union Cabinet by the end of next month, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said on Tuesday. “I am hopeful of getting Cabinet approval on NDCP (6x increase in pub..

2 cops killed, 12 security personnel injured in three attacks in Kashmir

  SRINAGAR, (UNI), TWO Selection Grade Constables (SgCts) were killed and 12 security personnel, including ten Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), injured as militants struck at three places during the holy night of Shab-i-Qadr in south Kashmi..

Want more powers to regulate PSBs effectively: RBI Governor tells panel

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), RBI Governor Urjit Patel on Tuesday made a strong case for more powers to effectively regulate Public Sector Banks (PSBs) as lawmakers asked him tough questions over increasing bad loans and frauds. As per sources, Patel als..

Kim agrees on ‘denuclearisation’; Trump on security guarantees

  By Gurdip Singh, SINGAPORE, (PTI), NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday agreed to work toward ‘complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula’ in return for security guarantees from the US as Donald Trump wrapped up his h..

Crucial US-North Korea talks today

  SINGAPORE, US offers ‘unique’ security guarantees to North Korea if it accepts a ‘complete, verifiable and irreversible’ denuclearisation THE US on Monday offered “unique” security guarantees to North Korea i..

Vajpayee hospitalised, condition stable

  AIIMS NEW DELHI, FORMER Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who has been ailing for long, was admitted to AIIMS on Monday following complaints of lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues and was undergoing dialysis, hospital sources..

India rules out joining BRI at SCO summit

  By Manash Pratim Bhuyan, QINGDAO (China), PM says united approach needed to secure region at the annual summit of SCO IN A clear message of India’s continued opposition to China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, Prime Minister..

6 militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid along LoC

  SRINAGAR, THE Army on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing six militants.Troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Keran sector in Kupwara district of north Ka..

Public Sector Banks suffer Rs 87,000 cr loss in FY18

  NEW DELHI,  Of the twenty one State-owned banks, only two banks, Indian Bank and Vijaya Bank, posted profits during 2017-18. Indian Bank posted the highest profit of Rs 1,258.99 crore and Vijaya Bank’s profit was Rs 727.02 crore in t..

Meeting with Xi to add further vigour to India-China ties: PM

  QINGDAO, Chinese President Xi accepts Modi’s invitation for an informal summit in India in 2019 PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he had detailed discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping on bilateral and global issues wh..

Heavy rains kill 2 in Thane

  NEW DELHI, TWO persons were on Saturday killed in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra’s Thane district, while a dust storm hit the national capital and its surrounding areas that had been reeling under the scorching heat for a few days...

Several disgruntled Cong, JDS MLAs willing to join BJP, says Yeddyurappa

  BENGALURU, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday claimed that several disgruntled leaders from the ruling Congress and JD(S) are eager to join his party.Yeddyurappa’s comments come as dissident activities of the ..

West coast to receive extremely heavy rainfall during next 2-3 days: IMD

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), AS THE monsoon continued to advance from Kerala to Maharashtra, the India Meteorological Department on Friday again alerted residents on India’s west coast about the possibility of “extremely heavy rainfall&rdquo..

5 die in Kanpur hospital ICU; relatives allege AC failure

  KANPUR (UP), (PTI) FIVE elderly patients died in the ICU of a State-run hospital here during the last two days, with their attendants alleging that AC plant failure was the reason for their deaths, a charge denied by hospital authorities. The..

Xi awards China’s first friendship medal to Putin

By K J M Varma BEIJING, (PTI) PRESIDENT Xi Jinping on Friday awarded China’s first friendship medal to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as the two leaders firmed up their alliance amid mounting US diplomatic and economic pressure on them..

J&K border residents to get 60 pc quota in 5 new IRP battalions: Rajnath

SRINAGAR, (PTI), UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the Centre had decided to raise five Indian Reserve Police (IRP) battalions in which people from border areas of Jammu and Kashmir would be given 60 per cent reservation.The Minister was..

Maoists’ plot to assassinate Modi, Fadnavis, say police

MUMBAI, (PTI) MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said his office had received two letters allegedly from Maoists threatening him and his family. The Chief Minister added that Maoists are also planning to assassinate Prime Minister..

Two ideologies, one idea -- ‘Bharat’

  Staff Reporter, NAGPUR, Pranab-da, Mohan-ji strike common ground on nationalism They represent two ideologies. Often, they are projected as different sides of the ‘divide’. However, on Thursday, they exhibited that they shared not..

‘Nationalism is Constitutional patriotism’

  Special Correspondent, NAGPUR, Former President of India Dr Pranab Mukherjee, while addressing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Swayamsevaks at the valedictory function of ‘Sangh Shiksha Varg — Trutiya Varsha’ here on Thursd..

Govt concerned about future of J&K youth, says Rajnath

  SRINAGAR, HOME Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government will make every effort to change the “face and destiny” of the State by empowering the youth with education and helping them exce..

Home, auto loans to be costlier as RBI hikes key rate by 25 bps

  MUMBAI, RESERVE Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday hiked the key rate for the first time in over four years -- by 0.25 per cent (25 bps)-- to curb inflationary pressure from high oil prices, a move which will translate into higher EMIs for home, ..

India to be fastest growing economy again: World Bank

  By Arul Louis, UNITED NATIONS, WB’s Global Economics Prospects report SAYS Factors holding back growth in India fade Per capita growth rates are strong and are expected to help bring down poverty India has overcome temporary disruptio..

25 new ministers inducted into Kumaraswamy Ministry

  BENGALURU, THE 15-days-old H D Kumaraswamy Ministry in Karnataka was expanded on Wednesday with the induction of 25 Ministers. 14 Ministers are from the Congress, 9 from its ruling coalition partner JDS and 1 each from the BSP and the KPJP. Go..

Delhi court summons Tharoor as accused in Sunanda death case

  NEW DELHI, Tharoor charged for abetment of suicide and committing cruelty towards Pushkar A DELHI court on Tuesday summoned Congress leader Shashi Tharoor as an accused in the case related to his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death and asked hi..

Govt not debarred from quota in promotion to SC/ST employees: SC

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted the Centre to go ahead with reservation in promotions to certain categories of staff in accordance with law but did not stay a Delhi High Court judgment that quashed an office memorandum on such..

IAF officer killed in Jaguar crash

  KUTCH (Gujarat), AN Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Gujarat’s Kutch district soon after it took off from the Jamnagar air base on Tuesday, killing a senior officer who was piloting the aircraft, a defence spokesperson said...

M K Jain is new RBI Dy Governor

  NEW DELHI, THE Government on Monday appointed IDBI Bank managing director M K Jain as Deputy Governor of RBI in place of S S Mundra, who had completed his three-year term in July last year. “Government appoints experienced banker Mahesh ..

15 civilians, 8 security men hurt in J&K grenade attacks

  SRINAGAR, AT LEAST 23 people, including eight security personnel, were injured on Monday in two grenade attacks by militants in Pulwama and Shopian districts of Kashmir, which has been witnessing a spurt in such incidents. The first attack too..

Act as change makers: Kovind tells Governors

  Delhi bureau and agencies, NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Monday asked the Governors of States to act as change makers by improving the lives of marginalised people and enhancing higher education standards. In his opening address at ..

Two BSF men killed, 14 hurt as Pak targets Indian posts

  JAMMU, The violation comes nearly a week after DGMOs of both countries agreed to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in “letter and spirit” NEARLY a week after the DGMOs of India and Pakistan agreed to implement the ceasefire pact..

More militancy will increase military footprints: J&K CM

  SRINAGAR, JAMMU and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said the trend of more youths joining militancy will achieve nothing except increased footprints of the security forces in the state. Addressing a convention of the Peoples De..

Vegetable prices soar on Day 3 of farmers’ protest

  BHOPAL/CHANDIGARH, The protest was called ahead of the first anniversary of the death of several farmers in police firing in Mandsaur on June 6, 2017 A 10-day nation-wide protest called by farmer outfits entered its third day on Sunday in Madh..

Clashes at funeral march of youth hit by CRPF vehicle

  SRINAGAR, The clash in which Kaiser Bhat was fatally injured took place on Friday after prayers ended at the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area. A group of youths had started pelting stones at the security forces, with some of them..

17 killed in UP dust storm

    LUCKNOW, UTTAR Pradesh was hit by another deadly dust storm that claimed 17 lives and left 11 persons injured on Friday evening. A UP Government spokesperson on Saturday said that most of the deaths were caused due to falling of trees ..

Modi, Mattis discuss security issues

  By Gurdip Singh, SINGAPORE, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Singapore and discussed security related issues, days after the Pentagon renamed its Pacific Command as Indo-Pacific Command in a large..

India, China must work together, says Modi

  By Gurdip Singh, SINGAPORE, (PTI), ASIA and the world will have a better future when India and China will work together with trust and confidence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, over a month after his first informal summit with..

Even Mahatma Gandhi acknowledged RSS’ positive values, says Venkaiah

NEW DELHI, (PTI), EVEN Mahatma Gandhi had acknowledged the “positive values” propagated by the RSS, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday against the backdrop of a controversy over former President Pranab Mukherjee accepting an i..

India, Singapore agree to deepen economic, defence ties; ink 8 pacts

SINGAPORE, (PTI) INDIA and Singapore on Friday agreed to deepen their economic and defence ties as they signed eight agreements including one on logistics cooperation between their navies after wide-ranging talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi ..

NIA court awards lifer to 5 in Bodh Gaya blasts case

PATNA, (PTI), FIVE Indian Mujahideen militants, convicted by a special NIA court here in the 2013 Bodh Gaya blasts case, were sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday. Special NIA judge Manoj Kumar Sinha also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on the f..

BJP retains Palghar, NCP wins Bhandara-Gondia

  NEW DELHI /LUCKNOW /MUMBAI/ PATNA, Congress wins one Assembly seat in Maharashtra while Oppn RLD snatches Kairana from BJP to score 11/14; limits BJP and allies at just 3 in Uttar Pradesh In Maharashtra, the BJP retained Palghar but was starin..

Mah Minister Pandurang Fundkar passes away

  MUMBAI,  MAHARASHTRA Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar died at a hospital here early on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest, a BJP office-bearer said. The 67-year old Fundkar is survived by his wife Suneeta, two sons and a daugh..

GDP grows 7.7% in Q4, retains fastest growing economy tag

  NEW DELHI, ROBUST performance by manufacturing, construction and service sectors and good farm output pushed the India’s January-March 2018 GDP growth to a seven-quarter high of 7.7 per cent, helping it retain the fastest growing major ec..

Modi invites Indonesians for Kumbh; offers 30-day free visa for all time

  JAKARTA, PM invites the diaspora to their country of origin during Kumbh and experience the ‘New India’India and Indonesia sign 15 pacts PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens..

Bank strike likely to impact salary withdrawal, ATMs

  NEW DELHI, Bank employees are on a two-day nationwide strike against the meagre 2 per cent salary hike offered by the management - Indian Banks Association BANKING activities in public sector banks across the country have been interrupted as e..

Kumaraswamy promises farm loan-waiver within 15 days

  BENGALURU, SAVING farmers is the priority of his Government, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Wednesday, as he promised to honour his commitment to waive farm loans within 15 days and insisted there was “no going back&rdqu..

Storms kill 41 in Bihar, UP, J’khand

  PATNA/LUCKNOW, THUNDERSTORMS struck at several places in Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 41 people as hutments collapsed and trees fell, officials said on Tuesday. Thunderstorm and lightning claimed seven lives and injured ..

4 students top CBSE class 10 exam

4 students top CBSE class 10 exam Prakhar Mittal, Rimzhim Agarwal, Nandini Garg, Sreelakshmi G NEW DELHI, FOUR students topped the Class 10 CBSE examinations this year even as girls once again stole a march over boys.The Central Board of Secondary E..

Over 10 lakh bankers to go on two-day strike on May 30-31

  CHENNAI, OVER 10 lakh bankers in the Government and private sectors are gearing up for a two-day strike starting on May 30, as the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) did not make any improved offer over the two per cent wage hike made earlie..

Militants attack Army camp in J&K; soldier, civilian killed

  SRINAGAR, Search launched but militants manage to escape under the cover of darkness A SOLDIER and a civilian were killed when militants attacked an Army camp in the wee hours on Monday in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where life came to ..

No dialogue with Pak till it shuns terrorism: Sushma

NEW DELHI, External Affairs Minister also hit out at Pakistan over its “Gilgit Baltistan Order 2018”, saying Pakistan always “distorts history” THERE cannot be any comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan as talks and terror cannot..

Petrol prices rise for 15th day, Rs 86/litre in Mumbai

  NEW DELHI, THE petrol price in the country’s financial capital breached the Rs 86-a-litre mark on Monday as fuel prices across the country increased for the 15th day in a row after the resumption of the dynamic pricing system on May 14. ..

Political parties out of purview of RTI: EC

  NEW DELHI, EC’s order may prove controversial to the CIC’s directive bringing 6 national parties under purview of RTI Act POLITICAL parties are out of the purview of the RTI Act, the Election Commission has said in an order which i..

Watson slams ton as CSK lift IPL title

  Mumbai, After serving two-year ban, Chennai Super Kings return in style Lift third Indian Premier League crown beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets Shane Watson notched up a brilliant unbeaten century as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat..

Infra is key priority of Govt: PM

  By Namita Tewari, BAGHPAT, Modi dedicates 135 km Eastern Peripheral Expressway to the nation which is built at a cost of Rs 11,000 crore in just 500 days ASSERTING that infrastructure is a key priority of his Government, Prime Minister Narend..

‘India First’ is our motto: Modi on Govt’s fourth anniversary

  Special Correspondent, New Delhi, Cuttack, “Over the last four years, development had become a vibrant mass movement, with every citizen feeling involved in India’s growth trajectory. 125 crore Indians are taking India to great he..

Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class 12 results

  NEW DELHI, GIRLS outshone boys in the CBSE Class 12 results announced on Saturday with Noida girl Meghna Srivastava, topping the examination this year.The overall pass percentage was 83.01 per cent as against last year’s 82.02 per cent.Gi..

Kim, Moon meet inside DMZ

  SEOUL, SOUTH Korea said President Moon Jae-in met with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday inside the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two nations, a day after US President Donald Trump said his summit with Pyongyang could still g..

Kumaraswamy wins trust vote

BENGALURU, (PTI), THE 3-day-old Kumaraswamy Government in Karnataka on Friday won a vote of confidence without a contest, with the Bhartiya Janta Party MLAs walking out of the Assembly before the floor test, in an unexciting end to the 10-day high-vo..

TN Opposition observes bandh against killings in Tuticorin

    CHENNAI, (PTI), THE bandh called by DMK-led Opposition parties to condemn police firing at Tuticorin in which 13 people lost their lives and press for Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s resignation passed off peacefully on Friday. De..

India, B’desh bonded by cooperation: Modi

  SANTINIKETAN, (PTI), INDIA and Bangladesh are two separate countries bonded by cooperation and understanding, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday assering that the last few years have been a golden chapter in India-Bangladesh rela..

Stop sending ultras into J&K if you want peace: Gen Rawat to Pakistan

  PAHALGAM (J&K), (PTI) THE suspension of combat operations in Jammu and Kashmir can be extended further if the atmosphere of peace continues in the State, but any action by terrorists would trigger a rethink immediately, Army Chief General..

Modi Govt completes four successful years in office

  NEW DELHI, (Agencies), AS Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance Government completes four years on Saturday, the party is set to make a big competition between its 48 months performance and six decades of Congress rule. The ..

Dutch PM hails Modi for Clean Ganga goals, stresses need to value water

  NEW DELHI, LAUDING the goals set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cleaning the Ganga, Dutch Premier Mark Rutte on Thursday said worldwide there was a need to value water, not only as an economic asset, but also for its social, cultural and e..

Trump cancels June 12 meeting with Kim

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Trump cites Pyongyang’s “tremendous anger” and “open hostility” as reasons for his decision to cancel the meeting US wants to see the “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuc..

India seeks Aus’s help to combat Nipah virus

  NEW DELHI, IN THE wake of Nipah virus cases in Kerala, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has written to the Queensland Government in Australia asking it to provide an antibody developed there to test if it can “neutralise&rdq..

K’taka BJP observes ‘black day’

  BENGALURU, THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday observed a ‘black day’ against the Congress-JDS Government headed by H D Kumaraswamy ahead of its swearing-in, and gave a call to the “sidelined” Congress leaders ..

Kumaraswamy takes oath as K’taka CM

  BENGALURU, Cong’s Parameshwara takes oath as Deputy Chief Minister JANATA Dal-Secular JD(S) legislative party leader H D Kumaraswamy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of a Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition Government in..