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Sikka quits as Infosys CEO

  NEW DELHI, Infosys Board blames Murthy’s continuous assault for Sikka’s exit Pravin Rao, currently Chief Operating Officer, has been named interim CEO “Over the last many months and quarters, we have all been besieged by fal..

Assam Governor apprises Modi of flood situation

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, ASSAM Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him of the prevailing situation in the State following the third wave of flood. The Governor submitted a detailed report of..

New fluorescent blue Rs 50 notes soon

  MUMBAI, THE Reserve Bank will soon introduce new fluorescent blue Rs 50 banknotes bearing the motif of ‘Hampi with Chariot’ that depicts India’s cultural heritage.RBI said it will shortly issue these Rs 50 denomination banknot..

Army to get 6 Apache attack helicopters

  NEW DELHI, This is the first time the Army will get attack helicopters The choppers will cost around Rs 4,168 crore Defence Ministry also clears proposal for buying gas turbines from Ukraine for two Admiral Grigorovich class ships THE Indian..

Palaniswami orders judicial probe into Jayalalithaa’s death

  CHENNAI, The TN CM also announced that Jaya’s Poes Garden residence will be turned into a Government-run memorial These announcements have cleared the decks for the merger of AIADMK factions IN A major step closer to a merger of AIADMK ..

Every Indian needs to own dream of New India for its success: Modi

  NEW DELHI, Government cannot afford to live under the false impression that it can run a big country like India without active contribution of its people EVERY one of the 1.25 billion Indians will have to own the dream of New India so that it ..

China’s incursion bid in Ladakh foiled on I-Day

  NEW DELHI, Chinese soldiers tried to enter Indian side twice between 6 am and 9 am on Tuesday Their attempts were thwarted by Indian troops leading to a scuffle in which personnel from both sides received minor injuries Top Army officers ho..

US slaps sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Delivers a severe blow to Pakistan which is projecting the militant group as a voice of Kashmiri people Formed in 1989, Hizbul Mujahideen is one of the largest and oldest militant groups operating in Kashmir THE U..

NIA searches 12 locations in Valley in terror funding

  SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Houses of a prominent Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali and a lawyer Mohammad Shafi Reshi- both said to be close to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani searched THE NIA on Wednesday widened its net in the Kash..

Join hands to create New India by 2022: President

  NEW DELHI, In his maiden address to the nation on the eve of 71st Independence Day, Kovind calls for partnership between citizens and Government to achieve the goal   PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Monday pitched for a partnership between ..

Five jawans get Kirti Chakra,three of them posthumously

  NEW DELHI, TWO Armymen, who sacrificed their lives during anti-terror operations, were among five security force personnel selected for the prestigious Kirti Chakra, the second highest gallantry award. On the eve of the 71st Independence Day, ..

Floods play havoc in Bihar,Assam, Bengal, N-E States

  NEW DELHI,  HEAVY rains in the last three days triggered flash floods in parts of Bihar, where 41 people have died so far and 65.37lakhaffected,andinundatedlarge areas in Assam and north Bengal, paralysingnormallifeandsnappingrail link to ..

46 killed as landslide buries 2 buses in HP

  SHIMLA, A MASSIVE landslide buried two Himachal Pradesh roadways buses, killing at least 46 people and injuring several others at Kotpuri near Padhar on the Mandi–Pathankot National Highway, officials said on Sunday.The toll could rise fu..

UP CM visits hospital, says, guilty will not be spared

  GORAKHPUR, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said that the Centre has approved Rs 85 crore for setting up a central Viral Research Centre in Gorakhpur UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday that exemplary action would be tak..

For I-Day address, PM receives suggestions on education, cleanliness, environment

  NEW DELHI, EDUCATION, cleanliness, environment, digitisation and girls’ literacy are the themes regarding which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received most of the suggestions from the public for inclusion in his upcoming Independence D..

Hospital head axed; Yogi blames kids’ deaths on filth

GORAKHPUR, Aug 12, (IANS), UNDER all-round attack, the Uttar Pradesh Government on Saturday suspended the head of the hospital over the deaths of 63 children in five days, even as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Health Minister blamed it on ..

JD(U) all set to join NDA on Aug 19

NEW DELHI, Aug 12, (PTI), THE Janata Dal (United) will make a formal announcement on joining the NDA in its national executive meeting on August 19 after BJP President Amit Shah invited Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to join the ruling alliance...

Sharad Yadav removed as leader of JD(U) in RS

NEW DELHI, Aug 12, (PTI), JANATA Dal(U) Rajya Sabha members on Saturday removed Sharad Yadav, who opposed the party’s decision to ally with the BJP in Bihar, as their leader in the House and replaced him with R C P Singh, a senior party leade..

Fadnavis turns down resignation offer of ministers Desai, Mehta

Our Correspondent and Agencies, MUMBAI, Aug 12, INDUSTRIES Minister Subhash Desai and Housing Minister Prakash Mehta, accused of graft by the Opposition, on Saturday offered to resign, but Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis turned down the..

Pak ‘interfering’ in J&K on the issue of Article 35A: NC

JAMMU, Aug 12, (PTI), THE Opposition National Conference (NC) on Saturday hit out at Pakistan for “interfering” in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that Article 35A, which provides special rights and privileges to permanent residents, was a sh..

Venkaiah sworn in as Vice-President

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies NEW DELHI, Naidu took oath in Hindi in the name of God Prime Minister said Naidu is sensitive to the requirements of the rural areas M Venkaiah Naidu was on Friday sworn in as the 15th Vice President of India. Presi..

More troops deployed in Sikkim, Arunachal

  NEW DELHI, The officials declined to give any figure or percentage of increased deployment However, there is no enhancement of troops in Doka La where around 350 Armymen are deployed IN a strategically key move, India has poured in more troop..

30 kids among 60 patients die in Gorakhpur hospital

  GORAKHPUR, IN a shocking incident, around 60 people, mostly children, are reported to have died in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College here during the last five days, raising a question over the prevailing infrastructure in the state-..

Ansari given warm farewell as Rajya Sabha Chairman

    NEW DELHI, Ansari served two terms as the Vice President by virtue of which he was the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha as well M Venkaiah Naidu will take over as the next Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament on Friday ON HIS last day..

Shah brought back Jan Sangh work culture: Modi

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised Amit Shah on completing three years as the BJP President and on being elected to the Rajya Sabha, saying he had brought back the culture of hard work known in the Jan Sangh days.Addres..

Daughter ends life to save debt-ridden farmer from burden of her marriage

  By Quaid Najmi, PARBHANI, ANGUISHED by her debt-ridden farmer-father’s precarious financial condition, a minor college girl in Maharashtra hanged herself at her home here, sending shock waves across the region, police and relatives said...

OBC-like concessions to Marathas: CM

  MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Wednesday that the concessions and facilities that Other Backward Classes are getting will be extended to the Maratha community. He was making a statement on Maratha Mukh Kranti ..

PM for special initiative to end poverty, illiteracy, graft

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, TERMING corruption, poverty and illiteracy as the greatest challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for special initiatives to end all such ills in the next five years with the pledge o..

After RS win, Shah bids adieu to Guj Assembly

  GANDHINAGAR, BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, a five-time MLA, on Wednesday bid adieu to the Gujarat Legislative Assembly after being elected to the Rajya Sabha, asserting his party is “unassailable” in the poll-bound S..

Shah, Smriti win; Patel pants to victory

  Our Correspondent & Agencies, NEW DELHI, Amit Shah polled 46 votes, Smriti Irani 45 and Ahmed Patel 44 in Gujarat RS election  Bholabhai Gohil and Raghavjibhai Patel allegedly showed their ballots to BJP chief Amit Shah before castin..

Build mosque away from disputed site in Ayodhya: Shia Waqf Board to SC

  NEW DELHI, Shia Board becomes the first Muslim body to come out in support of the demand of Hindu organisations on the Ayodhya issue OFFERING a solution to the Ram temple-Babri Masjid dispute, the Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh on Tu..

Rahul violated security protocol: Rajnath

  NEW DELHI, Rahul refused to use a bullet-proof vehicle in Gujarat, where his car was attacked recently, says Rajnath Singh Rahul has been out on six foreign visits for 72 days in the last two years. He did not take along his SPG cover. “..

High-stake Gujarat RS elections today

  AHMEDABAD, BJP President Amit Shah, Union Minister Smriti Irani, Balwantsinh Rajput, who recently quit Congress and joined BJP and Ahmed Patel, Political Secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi are in fray for three vacancies THE Rajya Sa..

Congress facing existential crisis, says Jairam Ramesh

  By T G Biju, KOCHI, “We have to understand we are up against Mr Modi, Mr Shah. And they think differently, they act differently, and if we are not flexible in our approach, we will become irrelevant,” Jairam Ramesh said THE Congre..

14-year age limit on ‘Govindas’

  MUMBAI, High Court accepts Mah Govt’s decision on age limit of Dahi Handi participants but refuses to impose any restriction on the height of human pyramid formations CHILDREN below the age of 14 years cannot participate in the Dahi Hand..

CPI(M) cadres eliminating BJP, RSS workers in Kerala: Jaitley

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, RSS and BJP can’t be suppressed through violence, says Jaitley Jaitley meets family members of slain RSS worker Rajesh Edavakode AMID macabre political killings in Kerala, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunda..

‘Blue Whale’ can’t be barred: Expert

    NEW DELHI, Blue Whale challenge is a game that cannot be downloaded on a phone or a computer It can only be undertaken when its creators get in touch with would- be users DESPITE demands for a ban on a game that is believed to have pu..

ASEAN plays vital role in region’s security architecture, says India

  MANILA, INDIA on Sunday said the ASEAN occupies a central place in the “security architecture” of the Asia-Pacific region and has the “unique ability” to reflect the larger interests of the world.Speaking at 15th ASEAN-I..

One arrested for attack on Rahul

AHMEDABAD, Aug 5, (PTI), POLICE on Saturday arrested a person for allegedly throwing a stone on the car of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Banaskantha district when he was on a visit to the flood-hit areas of Gujarat. Banaskantha Superinten..

Dialogue is the only way to resolve conflicts: PM

Delhi Bureau & Agencies NEW DELHI, Aug 5, DIALOGUE is the only way to cut through deep-rooted religious stereotypes and prejudices that divide communities across the world and sow seeds of conflict between nations and societies, Prime Minister N..

Rajiv Kumar is NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

NEW DELHI, Aug 5, (IANS), ECONOMIST Rajiv Kumar has been appointed the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog in place of Arvind Panagariya, said informed sources.Panagariya, an academician on leave from Columbia University, resigned as the NITI Aayog Vice Ch..

Venkaiah will be a dedicated V-P: Modi

NEW DELHI, Aug 5, (Agencies), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Vice President-elect M Venkaiah Naidu’s residence to congratulate him on his victory and said he was confident that Naidu will serve the nation as a diligent and d..

Venkaiah is new Vice-President

NEW DELHI, Aug 5, (Agencies), THE ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee M Venkaiah Naidu was elected as India’s next Vice-President on Saturday, receiving an overwhelming two-third votes against Opposition candidate Gopalk..

V-P poll today; Venkaiah set to win

    NEW DELHI, NDA candidate M Venkaiah Naidu seems to be in a comfortable position as the NDA has a clear majority in the LS and has support of some political parties from the south Naidu is pitted against Opposition candidate Gopalkr..

Pak’s attempts to push in ultras on rise: Govt

  NEW DELHI, “There is record high in the casualties on the other side,” said Jaitley PAKISTAN has increased attempts to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir through the border but there is a high number of casualties on their side..

Aadhaar must for death certificate from October 1

  NEW DELHI, THE Government has made Aadhaar number mandatory for registration of death from October 1, to prevent identity fraud.The Home Ministry said on Friday that it would be applicable for the residents of all States except Jammu and Kashmi..

Govt sacks Mopalwar as MSRDC MD

  MUMBAI, Though there was no evidence, Mopalwar has been removed as per demand of Opposition, says Chief Minister In audio clips the IAS officer was heard fixing a deal for a plot in Mumbai FACING the Opposition heat, Maharashtra Chief Ministe..

I-T searches on K’taka minister still on, Rs 15 crore seized so far

  BENGALURU/NEW DELHI, About Rs 8.33 crore cash has been seized from Delhi, Rs 2.5 crore from Bengaluru and Rs 60 lakh from Mysuru I-T sleuths also seize a number of documents, account books and financial papers. Documents related to investments..

War no solution: Sushma in RS on China stand-off

  NEW DELHI, Even after war, there has to be a dialogue. So, have dialogue, says Minister in RS. Slams Rahul Gandhi for rushing to get Chinese perspective instead of first seeking details from the own Government THE border stand-off with China ..

I-T searches K’taka minister’s premises; recovers Rs 10 cr

  BENGALURU, 64 premises of Shivakumar and his family in Delhi and K’taka raided by a team of about 120 I-T men The minister was in-charge of the 44 Congress MLAs who were lodged at his resort to prevent them from ‘BJP poaching&rsquo..

Home, auto loans to be cheaper as RBI cuts key rates by 0.25 pc

  MUMBAI, AFTER a 10-month pause, the Reserve Bank on Wednesday cut benchmark lending rate by 0.25 per cent to over 6-year low citing reduction in inflation risk, a move that will lower interest on home, auto and corporate loans. The repo rate, ..

No troops pullout from Doka La: Govt

  NEW DELHI, Chinese Foreign Ministry claimed that India had around 400 troops in the area when the standoff began on June 16, and by end of July there were only 40 troops INDIA has not pulled out its troops in Doka La where they are locked in a..

Top LeT ultra aide killed in encounter

  SRINAGAR,  TOP Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Abu Dujana, a Pakistani national wanted in connection with several terror attacks, and his aide were gunned down on Tuesday by the security forces in an encounter in the Pulwama district of Jam..

PM’s Rs 2,350 cr aid for flood-hit NE

  GUWAHATI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a total package of Rs 2,350 crore for all North-Eastern States for mitigating the impact of floods in short and long term basis. Modi is on a day-long visit to Guwahati where he will m..

Won’t be cowed down byChina’s threats: Rawat

  Staff Reporter NAGPUR,  Uttarakhand Chief Minister plays down transgression by PLA into Indian territory “INDIAN Army is fully prepared to give a befitting reply to China. We will not be cowed down by threats dished out by Chinese ..

LPG prices to be hiked by Rs 4 every month

  NEW DELHI, Govt decides to end all subsidies by March next year THE Government has ordered state-run oil companies to raise subsidised cooking gas (LPG) prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month to eliminate all the subsidies by March next year,..

Chinese troops transgress into Uttarakhand

  NEW DELHI/DEHRADUN, The first transgression took place on July 15 and the other on July 25. In both instances Chinese soldiers numbering about 15-20 came into Indian territory, stayed there for a while and left CHINESE soldiers transgressed in..

No one can take on Modi in 2019 in Lok Sabha elections: Nitish

  PATNA, Secularism cannot be used as a cover up for corruption, says Bihar Chief Minister VIRTUALLY giving up his national ambitions, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said, no one can take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 ..

1,500 kg heroin seized off Guj coast

  Ahmedabad, The Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Samudra Pavak’ intercepted and apprehended a merchant vessel carrying approximately 1,500 kg of heroin valued at about Rs 3,500 crore off the coast In one of the largest single haul of narcot..

Take a pledge to contribute to create ‘New India’, Modi appeals to citizens

  NEW DELHI, PM invokes the Quit India Movement and exhorts the countrymen to use the same spirit to expel problems of communalism, casteism, corruption, terrorism, poverty and dirt from the country by 2022 AHEAD of the 70th Independence Day, Pr..

NIA searches office, home of lawyer linked to Geelani

  JAMMU/NEW DELHI, The NIA is investigating Devinder Singh Behal’s role as a courier as he is suspected to be involved in routing funds to separatist leaders from Pakistan-based handlers Several incriminating documents, four mobile pho..

Abbasi to be interim Pak PM till Shahbaz gets elected as MP

  By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD, Abbasi, the old loyalist of Sharif’s, is expected to serve for 45 days and will resign to let Shahbaz succeed as permanent premier, party sources said PAKISTAN’S ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sa..

Nitish inducts 14 ministers from JD(U), 13 from NDA

  PATNA,  Nitish Kumar refused to induct ministers from two allies of the NDA in his Cabinet -- Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) of Union Minister Upender Kushwaha and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) of former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi A..

Human remains found on Mont Blanc may belong to AI plane crash victims

  GRENOBLE (France), BODY parts that could belong to passengers killed in one or other of two Air India plane crashes more than 50 years ago have been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, sources said. Daniel Roche, who is fascinated by air pl..

Uproar in Mah Assembly over refusal of Azmi, Pathan to sing ‘Vande Mataram’

MUMBAI, July 28, (PTI), SPARKS flew in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Friday as Samajwadi Party member Abu Asim Azmi and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA Waris Pathan opposed senior BJP MLA Raj Purohit’s demand for ..

Missile systems deployment along China border pending since ’13: CAG

NEW DELHI, July 28, (IANS), MISSILE systems that were to be installed at six locations, apparently along the India-China border between 2013-15, have not yet been installed, a CAG report said on Friday. This revelation comes at a time when a stand-..

Doval meets Chinese President Xi along with other BRICS NSAs

By K J M Varma, BEIJING, July 28, (PTI), NATIONAL Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other top security czars of the BRICS nations on Friday called on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who praised their efforts in enhancing mutual trust and cooperation d..

Nitish wins confidence vote

PATNA, July 28, (PTI) BIHAR Chief Minister Nitish Kumar comfortably won the crucial trust vote on Friday, after a vitriol-filled debate where he defended his decision to return to the NDA fold, saying the Opposition should not teach him a lesson in..

Pak SC ousts ‘corrupt’ Sharif

ISLAMABAD, July 28, (IANS), BELEAGUERED Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned on Friday after the Supreme Court, accusing him of dishonesty, disqualified him from holding the post following a probe that exposed illegal family wealth stashed..

Nitish’s floor test today

  PATNA,   Takes oath as CM n Sushil Modi becomes Deputy CM Nitish’s move leaves Opposition unity in tatters     People can do anything for power, says Rahul GandhiIt’s vendetta against me, says Tejashwi NITISH K..

Doval-Yang discuss ‘major problems’ amid standoff

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, NATIONAL Security Adviser Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Thursday discussed “major problems” in bilateral ties, the Foreign Ministry here said after the first high-level meeting betwe..

Modi inaugurates Kalam memorial in TN

  RAMESWARAM (TN), With ‘unity in diversity’ as its theme, the memorial features quotes of Kalam and pictures of him as a scientist and the President of India A MULTI-CRORE memorial of former President A P J Abdul Kalam was on Thursd..

Nitish dumps Lalu, goes with BJP

  PATNA/NEW DELHI, All in 3 hours! PRIME Minister Narendra Modi hailed Nitish’s resignation, BJP announced its support to the JD-U leader, BJP leaders had dinner with Nitish and then gave a letter of support to the Governor -- all in a mat..

Doval lands in China amid standoff

  BEIJING, AMID the Sikkim standoff, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval arrived here on Wednesday to attend BRICS top security officials meeting during which he is expected to hold talks with China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi to resolve..

CM orders high-level probe into Ghatkopar building crash

  Our Correspondent, MUMBAI, Death toll rises to 17; rescue work still underwaySena worker Sunil Shitap, who is responsible for the crash, arrested Structural audit of old buildings mandatory CHIEF Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday announ..

Kovind takes charge as President

  Delhi Bureau & Agencies, NEW DELHI, Enhanced opportunities for the underprivileged would pave the way for an egalitarian society, Kovind said RAM Nath Kovind, lawyer-turned-politician, on Tuesday took over as India’s 14th President ..

PM gives Rs 500 cr aid to flood-hit Gujarat

  AHMEDABAD, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced an interim assistance of Rs 500 crore for Gujarat where thousands of people are marooned due to incessant rains. Modi, who undertook an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas with Chief..

ED arrests Shabir Shah in money laundering caseED arrests Shabir Shah in money laundering case

  NEW DELHI, KASHMIRI separatist leader Shabir Shah was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday night in connection with over a decade-old money laundering case against him for alleged terror financing.Officials said that Shah was..

Soul of India resides in pluralism: Pranab in goodbye call to nation

  NEW DELHI, Advocates freeing public discourse from violence -- “physical as well as verbal” Says, the power of non-violence has to be resurrected to build a compassionate and caring society PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee on Monday adv..

6 unruly Cong MPs suspended from LS for 5 days

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, The Opposition was protesting the incidents of lynching by cow vigilantes. The angry Opposition stormed into the Well, tore papers and shouted anti-Government slogans SIX Congress members were suspended f..

NIA arrests 7 separatists for funding terror

  SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Son-in-law of hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was arrested Hafeez Saeed has been named in the FIR The NIA had recovered account books, Rs 2 crore in cash and letterheads of banned terror groups, including ..

Pranab goes down memory lane in farewell speech

  NEW DELHI, Praises Narendra Modi for his passion and energy in driving transformational changes in the country TWO days before he demits office, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday went down memory lane as he delivered his farewell speech her..

Don’t forget 1971 war, Venkaiah warns Pak

  NEW DELHI, “Our neighbour should understand that aiding and abetting terror will not help them, they should recall what happened in 1971... Terrorism is the enemy of humanity, it has no religion,” NDA’s Vice Presidential candi..

Undisclosed income of Rs 71,941 cr found in 3 years: Govt tells SC

  By Abhishek Anshu & Manohar Lal, NEW DELHI, During the period of demonetisation from November 9 last year to January 10 this year, “The total undisclosed income admitted was more than Rs 5,400 crore” and the total quantity of g..

China, US should mind their own business: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR, While dismissing US, China or any other country’s mediation in Kashmir issue, she said, India and Pakistan have to resolve the matter bilaterally JAMMU and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday dismissed suggestions that th..

NSA Doval to visit China amid Sikkim standoff

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, INDIAN National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s visit to Beijing for a meeting of NSAs from BRICS countries may be key to ease tensions between India and China over the military standoff in Doka La, a Chinese analy..

Actively working towards clean political funding, says Jaitley

  NEW DELHI, FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Government was actively working towards providing a system of clean political funding. “When we deal with the subject of how the political system will be funded, we hope throu..

China can’t ‘lose an inch’ of its territory, says Chinese daily

BEIJING, July 21, (PTI) CHINA cannot afford to “lose an inch” of its territory, Chinese official media asserted on Friday and ruled out withdrawal of the PLA troops from the Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector to end a military standoff. ..

Rs 19,000 cr black money detected in foreign accounts

                NEW DELHI, July 21, (PTI), THE Income Tax department has detected over Rs 19,000 crore in black money following investigations into global leaks including HSBC account holders in Switz..

US blocks $350 mn aid to Pak

By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, July 21, (PTI), THE Trump administration will not give USD 350 million in coalition support fund to Pakistan after the US Defence Secretary said that he cannot certify that Islamabad has taken “sufficient actions&..

Jaitley launches pension scheme for sr citizens

NEW DELHI, July 21, (IANS), FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday launched a pension scheme for senior citizens with an assured return rate of eight per cent, favouring efficiency with social security.“Banks have to lend at feasible rates, ..

Setback to Cong in Gujarat as Vaghela quits party

Our Correspondent and Agencies, GANDHINAGAR/NEW DELHI, July 21, IN a body blow to the Congress in Gujarat, one of its tallest leaders Shankarsinh Vaghela, on Friday announced he was quitting the party. The dramatic announcement by Vaghela, a former ..

Modi, Shah, Advani congratulate Kovind

NEW DELHI, July 20, (PTI) PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on being elected as the President and expressed happiness over the “extensive” support that he got from the electoral college. Modi also co..

Journey from quiet past to limelight

NEW DELHI, July 20, (PTI), HIS wasn’t the name that newspaper readers were familiar with or the face that television viewers knew. Today, Ram Nath Kovind walked away from that quiet past - and into the record books as India’s president-..

China trying to change status quo on border: Sushma

NEW DELHI, July 20, (IANS), INDIA on Thursday accused China of unilaterally trying to change the status quo on the border with Bhutan and said this is what has sparked off the stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies. External Affairs Minis..

Oppn cross-voting benefits Kovind

NEW DELHI, July 20, (Agencies), RAM Nath Kovind’s presidential bid got a push with lawmakers from rival parties cross-voting for him in several States including poll-bound Gujarat and Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal. Kovind led in 21 Stat..

Ram Nath Kovind is President

NEW DELHI, July 20, (PTI) RAM Nath Kovind, the ruling NDA coalition’s candidate, was on Thursday elected as India’s 14th President with an overwhelming majority of votes from the country’s lawmakers. Kovind defeated the joint oppo..

First BJP leader to be President

NEW DELHI, July 20, (PTI), RAM Nath Kovind will be the first BJP leader to occupy the hallowed precincts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, underscoring the saffron party’s preeminent political position under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its chie..

Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble detect massive cosmic blast

  By Quaid Najmi MUMBAI, The exercise to probe the fate of this Earth-like planet orbiting the ‘Proxima Centauri’, around 4.25 light years away from the Sun, involved a team of scientists from India, the US, Chile, France and Germany..

Presidential poll result today

  NEW DELHI, Name of next occupant of Rashtrapati Bhawan likely to be out by 5.00 pm THE counting for the presidential election held on Monday would be done on Thursday and the name of the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhawan would be known b..