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No pleasantries exchanged as PM, Rahul attend Parlt attack anniversary event

  NEW DELHI, TWO days after the Congress wrested three Hindi heartland States from the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul  Gandhi were a short distance from each other at a function in Parliament on Thursday but d..

Shah meets BJP office bearers to discuss 2019 Lok Sabha polls

  NEW DELHI, DAYS after being defeated in Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday held a meeting with party office bearers, State BJP chiefs and other officials to galvanize the party’s frontal organ..

NOTA got more votes than victory margin in MP

  JAIPUR, VOTES cast in favour of NOTA (none of the above) option were more than the margin of victory in 22 Assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commission data shows. NOTA even ‘outperformed’ some of the parties s..

Delhi Police enter Limca Book of Records for training 2 lakh women in self-defence

  NEW DELHI, DELHI Police have entered the Limca Book of Records by training over two lakh women and girls under their self-defence programme in 2017, police said on Wednesday. Started in 2002, the Delhi Police’s self-defence programme is ..

Govt to levy fee on ground water use

  NEW DELHI, THE Government will levy a fee on ground water extraction from June next year to discourage misuse of water by industries and ensure a “more robust ground water regulatory mechanism” in the country, an official release sa..

KCR takes oath as T’gana CM for second term

  HYDERABAD, K Chandrashekhar Rao, who led the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to a landslide victory in Assembly elections, on Thursday took oath as the Chief Minister of Telangana for a second term in a row. Governor E SL Narasimhan administere..

India to increase public health spending to 2.5% of GDP: PM

  NEW DELHI, The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana provides cashless health insurance cover up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year, covering 500 million poor citizens INDIA is set to increase its public health spending to 2.5 per cent of its GDP by ..

Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal wedding dazzles Mumbai

  MUMBAI, TOP Indian and international personalities, film and sports icons, business tycoons, political heavyweights, celebrities and a host of others attended what was described as “a royal wedding” for the scions of two top busines..

InSight lander takes its 1st selfie on Mars

  WASHINGTON, NASA’s InSight spacecraft has used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images, the US space agency said.  This is the same imaging process used by Curiosity rover mission, in whi..

KCR to take oath as T’gana CM today

  HYDERABAD, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, who led his party to a resounding victory in the assembly elections, would be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Telangana for a second straight term on Thursday. The swearing-in ceremony would be he..

Cong President to decide on C’garh CM

  RAIPUR, LIKE in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will decide on the Chief Minister’s name in Chhattisgarh after a meeting of the newly-elected Congress MLAs.Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who is th..

Navy inducts first deep submergence rescue vehicle, to get another soon

  MUMBAI, Indian Navy joins the select league of world navies that have an integral submarine rescue capability THE Indian Navy on Wednesday inducted its first ‘Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle’ into service here and was in the proces..

RBI is accountable, Government runs country: Shaktikanta Das

  MUMBAI, DECLARING that he will uphold the “autonomy, integrity and credibility” of the RBI, newly-appointed Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Wednesday that the Government is responsible for running the country and the Central Bank i..

People are unhappy and it is time for change, says Rahul

  NEW DELHI, BUOYED by Congress’ resurgence, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the assembly poll outcome is a “clear message” to the Modi Government that people are not happy with it and time has come for a change ..

Ambani’s Antilla all decked up for Isha-Anand wedding today

  MUMBAI, THE 27-storey Antilla, one of the world’s most expensive private residences, is all decked up to host the wedding of the year, as its owner Mukesh Ambani’s only daughter Isha marries Anand Piramal on Wednesday. The wedding f..

Utilise Winter Session for public interest: PM to political parties

  NEW DELHI, Winter Session of Parliament is important and everyone should participate in discussion, says Prime Minister PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that all political parties who have to face the electorate in May next year wi..

Modi congratulates Congress; says BJP accepts mandate

  NEW DELHI, “Victory and defeat are an integral part of life. Today’s results will further our resolve to serve people and work even harder for the development of India,” Modi said in a tweet PRIME Minister Narendra Modi congr..

MNF recaptures Mizoram

  AIZAWL, THE Mizo National Front (MNF) on Tuesday scripted a spectacular victory in Mizoram, uprooting the Congress in its last bastion in the North-East to return to power after 10 years. The MNF won 26 seats in the 40-member Assembly, a gain o..

Congress, BJP neck and neck in Madhya Pradesh

  The Hitavada Team, BHOPAL, AS Madhya Pradesh appeared headed for a cliffhanger with the ruling BJP and Congress locked in a close fight, small parties and Independents may play a crucial role in deciding who forms the next Government in the St..

Govt ready to discuss national issues: PM at all-party meet

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told an all-party meet that the Government was ready to discuss all issues of national importance in the Winter session of Parliament as the Congress asserted that the Opposition will press for ..

Beyonce rocks Isha Ambani’s pre-wedding celebrations

  UDAIPUR, GRAMMY Award-winning singer Beyonce gave a power-packed performance at the pre-wedding celebrations of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal here. The pop star performed on Sunday night for a star-studded audience, which included former US Fir..

Court extends Michel’s CBI remand by 5 days

  NEW DELHI, A DELHI Court on Monday granted further 5-day remand of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman who has been chargesheeted in the graft-tainted AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, for his custodial interrogation by the Central Bureau o..

CBI welcomes Vijay Mallya’s extradition order

  NEW DELHI, “We hope to bring him soon and conclude the case,” said CBI Spokesperson Abhishek Dayal THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday welcomed a London court’s order for extradition of Vijay Mallya to India s..

Govt stops foreign funding to 156 NGOs for defying order

  NEW DELHI, About a year ago, MHA had directed all NGOs, business entities and individuals to open accounts in any of 32 designated banks for transparency CRACKING the whip, the Government has barred 156 NGOs from receiving foreign funds for si..

Sensex crashes 714 pts as exit polls spook investors

  MUMBAI, INDIAN equity benchmark Sensex saw its worst session in two months on Monday, tumbling 714 points after “unfavourable” State exit poll results for the ruling BJP unnerved investors who were already cautious in view of fallin..

Modi to visit Varanasi, Ghazipur on December 29

  VARANASI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting his parliamentary constituency, to inaugurate and lay foundation of several developmental projects. The PM is slated to visit Varanasi on December 29, when he will also pay a brief visit ..

Over 1,700 arrested during latest ‘yellow vest’ protests in France

  PARIS, Interior Ministry said that some 136K people took part in latest round of ‘yellow vest’ protests against rising living cost in France   MORE than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest round of &lsq..

‘Large number of cases pending against politicians matter of grave concern’

  NEW DELHI, VICE-PRESIDENT M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday expressed grave concern over a large number of criminal cases pending against politicians and said these should be fast-tracked. At the launch of two volumes of select speeches of President..

Construction of world’s tallest rly bridge picks pace in Manipur

GUWAHATI, NORTH-EAST Frontier Railway said on Saturday it is constructing the tallest railway bridge of the world in Manipur at 141 metres surpassing the existing record of 139 metre Mala-Rijeka viaduct, at Montenegro in Europe. The bridge is part of a..

Health Ministry notifies 4 more devices as drugs under Act

  NEW DELHI, Devices like nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers have been notified as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, a step which will enable the Government to ensure their quality and performance CO..

Kerala is 1st State to have 4 international airports

  KANNUR, KERALA has become the first State in the country to have four international airports with the inauguration of the Kannur airport on Sunday. Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan jointly flagged off th..

Hillary Clinton, Bollywood stars in Udaipur for Isha Ambani’s pre-wedding celebrations

  UDAIPUR, US former First Lady Hillary Clinton and a slew of Bollywood celebrities including newlywed Priyanka Chopra and her American singer husband Nick Jonas arrived here on Saturday for the pre-wedding celebrations of Isha Ambani and Anand P..

ED raids against Vadra’s associates based on 2 money laundering FIRs: Official sources

  NEW DELHI, THE searches by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against three persons linked to Robert Vadra continued on Saturday with official sources saying the action is being undertaken by the agency on the basis of two criminal FIRs filed by it. ..

J&K records 79.9 pc voting in 8th phase of Panchayat polls

  JAMMU, JAMMU and Kashmir recorded 79.9 per cent voting on Saturday in the penultimate phase of the nine-phased Panchayat polls, State electoral officer Shaleen Kabra said.A massive 85.1 per cent polling was witnessed in five districts of Jammu ..

Mexico’s Vanessa crowned Miss World 2018

  BEIJING, Thailand’s Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan was declared the 1st runner-up MEXICO’S Vanessa Ponce de Leon on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2018 crown at a grand event held in the Chinese city Sanya.  India’s Anu..

India, US global partners in defence: US Commander

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Sitharaman described her US visit as part of her endeavour to “take forward the bilateral defence cooperation INDIA and the US are global partners in defence and regional security, a top US Commander has said..

India’s first artificial heart valve technology launched

  NEW DELHI, IN LINE with the Make in India initiative, global medical device maker Meril Life Sciences on Saturday launched its first indigenously designed and manufactured artificial aortic valve for patients who are at a high risk or unwilling..

‘Sabka saath’ mantra inspired by Dr Ambedkar, says Modi

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday credited B R Ambedkar with his Government’s slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ and said the entire country was indebted to the leader for his efforts in Nation-building. I..

Around 15,000 deaths in road accidents due to potholes ‘unacceptable’, says SC

  NEW DELHI,   14,926 persons had died in road accidents due to potholes from 2013 to 2017 across the country. “It is almost 15,000 deaths in five years, probably more that those killed on border or by terrorists,” the bench not..

Rajnath Singh proposes revamp of Civil Defence

  NEW DELHI, UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday called for revamping of the Civil Defence organisation to make it more effective as per the recommendations of the GoM on Kargil war. Addressing the raising day function of the Civil Def..

Centre, Google, FB agree to stamp out porn videos: SC

  NEW DELHI, Internet giants, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other social networking sites agreed to Supreme Court’s decision THE Supreme Court on Thursday said the Centre and Internet giants, including Google, Microsoft and Fac..

New test can detect all types of cancer within minutes

  MELBOURNE, Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a quick test that can detect all types of cancer from blood or biopsy tissues within minutes. The test, developed by researchers from the University of Queensland in Australi..

Cabinet approves agri export policy

  NEW DELHI, THE Union Cabinet on Thursday approved an agriculture export policy with an aim to double the shipments to USD 60 billion by 2022. It is aimed at boosting exports of agriculture commodities such as tea, coffee and rice and increase t..

PM to open longest rail-road bridge in N-E on Dec 25

  NEW DELHI, The 4.94-km Bogibeel Bridge, connecting the south bank of the Brahmaputra river in Dibrugarh district of Assam with Silapathar in Dhemaji district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bogibee..

Salman is richest Indian celebrity: Forbes

        Salman KhanRank 1 - Rs 253.25 cr, Virat KohliRank 2 - 228.09 cr, Akshay KumarRank 3 - 185 cr, Deepika PadukoneRank 4 - 112.8 cr              MUMBAI, BOLLYWOOD actor Salman..

Patel refuses comments on RBI-Govt spat

  MUMBAI, RESERVE Bank Governor Urjit Patel on Wednesday refused comments on the friction with the Government, including the invocation of the never-before-used Section 7 or the proposed economic capital framework for the central bank. Speaking a..

World’s first baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor

  WASHINGTON, According to a case report published in ‘The Lancet journal’, uterus transplants from deceased donors are feasible and may open access for all women with uterine infertility, without the need for live donors The surgery..

Ex-coal Secy H C Gupta, two officials sentenced to 3-yr jail

  NEW DELHI, They were fined Rs 50K each and were later granted statutory bail as the jail term was below four years A DELHI court on Wednesday sentenced former Coal Secretary H C Gupta to 3-year imprisonment in a coal block allocation scam case..

Mallya offers to repay 100 pc of the principal loan to banks

  LONDON, FUGITIVE liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Wednesday appealed to various Indian banks to accept his offer to pay back 100 per cent of the principal loan amount he owes to them, days ahead of a UK court’s decision on his plea not to ext..

Modi retains his India’s top newsmaker tag in Yahoo list

  NEW DELHI,   Modi is followed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on 2nd position, Dipak Misra bags third place, M J Akbar is also list at number 6 behind Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi PRIME Minister Narendra Modi was once again the top new..

SC modifies order; 2-member SIT to probe anti-Sikh riot cases

  NEW DELHI, One of the three appointed members had declined to be a part of the SIT MODIFYING its earlier order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the three-member SIT set up to supervise further probe into 186 cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh ..

Modi attends Priyanka-Nick’s Delhi reception

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi led a high-profile crowd in congratulating newly-married couple actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas at their reception here on Tuesday. Modi arrived here amid tight security to be a par..

Scientists develop oral cancer detection device

  INDORE (MP), SCIENTISTS at Indore-based Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) have developed a diagnostic device which they claim would give out accurate information about the possibility of a person developing oral cancer within ..

7-yr-old is this year’s highest-paid YouTube star with earnings of USD22 mn: Forbes

  By Yoshita Singh, NEW YORK, WITH impressive earnings of USD 22 million, a seven-year-old American boy has become this year’s highest-paid YouTube star, beating out established adults in the business like Daniel Middleton and Jake Paul, a..

ITR filing up by 50% so far this year: CBDT Chairman

  NEW DELHI,   Sushil Chandra exuded confidence that the Revenue Department would achieve direct tax collection target of Rs 11.5 lakh crore for the current financial year THE number of people filing Income Tax returns have increased 50 pe..

Loan defaulters used to carry Cong ‘taveej’ as shield against law: Modi

  JODHPUR, BLAMING the previous Congress rules for bank defaults, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday alleged the defaulters used to carry the party’s name as “taveej” (amulet) as a shield but his Government has acted strongl..

Statue of Unity getting 30K visitors daily

  VADODARA, THE 182-metre tall Statue of Unity dedicated to Sardar Patel in Gujarat’s Narmada district is becoming one of the country’s top tourist spots and is now attracting about 30,000 people every day, senior State officials said..

Priyanka-Nick Jonas get married in traditional Hindu ceremony

  JODHPUR, PRIYANKA Chopra and Nick Jonas got married in a lavish, Hindu ceremony that ended in the early hours of Monday here, tying the knot twice over after a Christian “I do” wedding the night before. Doffing their hats to their I..

Govt eyes Rs 9K cr from sale of AI’s properties

  NEW DELHI, Funds raised through sale of land, building and other realty assets would be used to reduce the Rs 29,000 crore debt THE Government expects to mop up about Rs 9,000 crore by selling off land and real estate properties of debt-laden ..

Assembly polls for 4 States with LS likely: EC sources

  NEW DELHI, Terms of the four Assemblies in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will end in May and June, 2019   THE Election Commission is likely to hold Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pra..

Oppn to meet in Delhi on 10th

  NEW DELHI, The meeting will focus on the form and structure of the proposed Opposition alliance and a course of action to take forward the initiative. A plan of action is likely to be drafted to fight the Modi Government PREPARING the pitch fo..

India to host G20 summit in 2022

  BUENOS AIRES, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Italy for allowing India to play the host FOR the first time, India will host the annual G20 summit in 2022, coinciding with the country’s 75th anniversary of Independence. Prime Ministe..

Sushma to co-chair India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting in Abu Dhabi

  DUBAI, EXTERNAL Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will co-chair the 12th session of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting for Economic and Technical Cooperation with her counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi during her offi..

Odisha shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations

  DHENKANAL/BHUBANESWAR, AN NGO-run shelter home was on Sunday sealed in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse by its minor inmates, an official said. The action came two days after District Child Protectio..

Elections should be totally free, fair and ethical, says new CEC

  NEW DELHI, SUNIL Arora, who took over as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner on Sunday, sought cooperation of political parties and people to make elections “totally free, fair and ethical”. He succeeded O P Rawat who demitted offi..

Pak terror groups using women to ‘honey trap’ youths, say officials

  By Sumir Kaul, SRINAGAR, An Intelligence-based operation had led to the arrest of Syed Shazia, who used to converse with youths and would promise to meet them only if a certain “consignment” was delivered from one place to another ..

Pak can seek India’s help if it cannot fight against terrorism alone: Rajnath

  JAIPUR, HOME Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that Pakistan can seek India’s help if it cannot handle the fight against terrorism alone. He asserted there have not been any major terrorist related incident in the country in over four..

76.9 pc voting in 6th phase of J&K Panchayat polls

  JAMMU, (PTI), THE sixth phase of Panchayat polls concluded peacefully across Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday with an estimated 76.9 per cent electorate-- highest so far-- exercising their franchise amid tight security arrangements, State’s..

Parrikar holds meeting of Goa Govt officers at his residence

  PANAJI, (PTI), AILING Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday held a meeting with Government officers at his private residence near here and directed them to expedite completion of pending works. The meeting was to take stock of variou..

Chargesheet filed against Hooda in land allotment case

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Congress leader Motilal Vora on Saturday in connection with the alleged irregularities in the re-a..

Defence Ministry approves procurement worth Rs 3,000 cr 

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Defence Ministry on Saturday approved military procurement worth Rs 3,000 crore, including BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles for Navy’s two stealth frigates and armoured recovery vehicles for the Army’s Arjun..

Terrorism, radicalisation biggest challenges: Modi

  BUENOS AIRES, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that terrorism and radicalisation was the biggest challenges the world was facing and underlined the need for the BRICS and G20 countries to work together to strengthen the UN counter te..

Yoga is India’s gift to the world: Modi

  BUENOS AIRES, YOGA is India’s gift to the world for health and peace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday as he highlighted the benefits of the ancient Indian practice for overall wellbeing. Addressing participants at a yoga eve..

Tyeb Mehta’s painting sold for Rs 20 cr at Sotheby’s auction

  MUMBAI, TYEB Mehta’s painting “Durga Mahisasura Mardini” was sold for USD 2.9 million (Rs 20.49 crore) at Boundless India, Sotheby’s inaugural auction in Mumbai, on Thursday evening. Art works worth USD 7.9 million (Rs 5..

Ozone hole is healing: IIT Kharagpur study

  KOLKATA, Researchers of IIT Kharagpur have collected data from 1979 to 2017, which shows though there was a loss in saturation of Ozone since 1987 over the Antarctic, the saturation of loss at 12-21 km stretch has significantly reduced over the..

4 Indian-origin women in Forbes top female US tech moguls’ list

  NEW YORK, FOUR Indian-origin women have been named by Forbes among America’s top 50 female technology moguls, a list that includes tech heavyweights IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Netflix executive Anne Aaron. Padmasree Warrior, former chief ..

Govt mulls refund of edn fees in drought-hit areas

  MUMBAI, Drought-like situation has been declared in 151 tehsils and 268 circles in Mah Even if a student hailing from a drought-hit area is studying in a city, we will consider him (for refund) THE Maharashtra Government said on Friday that i..

Modi in Argentina for G20 summit

  BUENOS AIRES, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires to attend the 13th G20 summit where he will discuss ways to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade with other world l..

Ready to hold talks with Modi: Imran Khan

  By Manash Pratim Bhuyan, ISLAMABAD, On punishing Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Khan said, “There are UN sanctions against Hafiz Saeed. There is already a clampdown on him” PAKISTAN Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday sai..

China, India maintaining perceived LAC in Arunachal: IAF Chief Dhanoa

  GUWAHATI, AIR Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa said on Thursday broadly, there has been no violation of Indian airspace by China, barring one to two incidents due to navigational problems, in Arunachal Pradesh with both sides maintaining the..

EC likely to club LS, J&K Assembly polls next year

  NEW DELHI, THE Election Commission, which has to hold fresh Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir before May 21 next, is likely to club it with the Lok Sabha elections due next year, highly-placed sources in the poll panel said on Thursday.The St..

Now, Rly Minister can monitor entire network from office through ‘eDrishti’ software

  NEW DELHI,   The system will also become available for general public soon. The software would give the Minister a bird’s eye view of freight and passenger earnings, freight loading and unloading, punctuality, major projects, g..

Purohit announces 1 month’s salary to cyclone relief fund

  CHENNAI, TAMIL Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday announced contribution of his November salary towards relief and rehabilitation activities in areas affected by cyclone ‘Gaja’. A Raj Bhavan release said the cyclone has br..

Cong losing touch with ground reality: PM

  BHARATPUR/NAGAUR, Farmers would have not been debt-ridden had the previous Congress Governments implemented the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission, says Modi ACCUSING the Congress leadership of losing touch with the ground real..

Wedding ceremony of Priyanka, Nick starts with traditional puja

  MUMBAI, THE wedding ceremony of actress Priyanka Chopra and her American singer beau Nick Jonas has officially started with a puja ceremony, here. Priyanka and Nick stepped outside to meet and greet the fans and media. The couple was seen wavi..

Pak wants strong, civilised ties with India: Imran Khan

  By Manash Pratim Bhuyan, KARTARPUR, “There had been enough violence and the corridor would be a major opportunity to bring peace to the region,” said Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who also attended the ceremony Imran..

3 lakh poor people benefited from Ayushman Bharat scheme in last 45 days, says Jaitley

  NEW DELHI,   PM Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana in September, which aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10.74 crore poor families for secon..

LeT ultra wanted in Bukhari’s killing gunned down in J&K

LeT ultra wanted in Bukhari’s killing gunned down in J&K..

Basavaraju confirmed as top Maoist leader

 Ganapathy ,Basavaraju    Staff Reporter, NAGPUR, Ganapathy ‘voluntarily withdraws’ from his responsibilities as General Secretary owing to ill-health and advancing age Communist Party of India (Maoist), the banned Red te..

Family-ruled TRS, Cong playing friendly match in T’gana: Modi

  NIZAMABAD, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the TRS and Congress of perpetuating family rule and said the two parties were playing a “friendly match” in Telangana elections. Reaffirming BJP’s commitment to inclu..

Chinese hospital denies approving gene-edited babies experiment

  BEIJING, THE Chinese hospital linked to a controversial experiment purporting to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies denied its involvement on Tuesday. Shenzhen Harmonicare Women and Children’s Hospital said in ..

Pak PM to lay foundation stone for Kartarpur Corridor today

  KARTARPUR (Pakistan), PRIME Minister Imran Khan will on Wednesday lay the foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur - the final resting place of Sikh faith’s founder Guru Na..

Authorities connect all polling booths with wireless communication in Mizoram polls

  By Trideep Lahkar, AIZAWL, GEARING up its entire machinery for Assembly polls in Mizoram, the authorities have decided to connect all polling booths through wireless communication for the first time leaving no “shadow areas” at all..

RBI to inject Rs 40,000 cr liquidity in December

  MUMBAI, YIELDING to the liquidity concerns raised by the Government, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said it will ‘inject durable liquidity’ of Rs 40,000 crore through open market operations (OMOs) in December. “Bas..

3 militants, 1 soldier killed in two encounters in J&K

  SRINAGAR, Two militants killed in the Kulgam encounter belonged to LeT, while the one killed in Pulwama belonged to the Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, an IS offshoot THREE militants, including one from an Islamic State (IS) offshoot, and a soldier were..

India will never forget 26/11 terror attack, says Modi

  BHILWARA (Rajasthan), Modi said, ‘Congress was in power during 26/11, but it now questions BJP Govt’s surgical strikes’ PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India will never forget the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks ..

V-P, Punjab CM lay foundation stone for Kartarpur Sahib corridor

  GURDASPUR (Pb), VICE-PRESIDENT M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Sahib corridor, which will facilitate easy passage to Sikh pilgrims to historic Gurudwara Darbar Sah..

Chinese scientist claims first genetically-edited babies

  HONG KONG, A CHINESE researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of lif..

RBI can transfer Rs 1 trillion of excess reserves to Govt: Report

  MUMBAI, THE Reserve Bank has “more than adequate” reserves and that it can transfer over Rs 1 trillion to the Government after a specially constituted panel identifies the “excess capital”, says a report. An RBI board me..

Not heeding advice of Constitution will result in ‘descent into chaos’: CJI

  NEW DELHI, IT IS in “our best interest” to heed the advice of the Constitution, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said on Monday and asserted that not doing so would result in “sharp descent into chaos”. The Constitut..