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Modi-Trump bonhomie begins with dinner

  By Lalit K Jha and Yoshita Singh, WASHINGTON, The two leaders developed an instant chemistry so much so that Trump gave Modi a tour of his residence. A GUIDED White House tour by President Donald Trump, a few laughs and a working dinner -- th..

For BJP, Kovind is the right man at right time

    By Rashmi Saksena, WHEN Ram Nath Kovind made his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha, he received a note from Dr Najma Heptulla then the Deputy Speaker of the Upper House. The scribbled congratulatory message from the Chair read “&he..

Big achievements for Yogi in 100 days

  LUCKNOW, UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday launched his Government’s 100 day in office, with committing to work for the people of the State, without any disparity on the name of caste and religion. “Our Govern..

Venugopal front-runner for AG’s post

  NEW DELHI, SENIOR advocate K K Venugopal has emerged as the front-runner for the post of Attorney General following the decision of Mukul Rohatgi to step down as the top law officer in the Government. The Attorney General’s (rpt Attorney..

Surgical strikes proved our strength: Modi

  By Yoshita Singh and Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, None questioned India’s major decision to strike against terrorist launchpads on Pakistani soil PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that India has succeeded in convincing the world a..

‘Logic of Indo-US ties incontrovertible’

  WASHINGTON, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the logic of the Indo-US strategic ties is “incontrovertible” and the two countries have an overriding interest in securing the world from terrorism, radical ideologies and non..

US designates Hizbul chief as global terrorist

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Salahuddin, also known as Syed Mohammed Yusuf Shah, had vowed to block any peaceful resolution to Kashmir conflict, threatened to train more Kashmiri suicide bombers and also vowed to turn the Kashmir valley “..

Stone pelting, clashes in Kashmir on Eid

  SRINAGAR, EID-UL-FITR was on Monday celebrated across Kashmir as people thronged mosques, shrines and Eidgahs for special prayers but a few incident of stone pelting and clashes between protesters and security forces were reported in the Valley..

PM invites US CEOs to invest in India

  By Lalit K Jha and Yoshita Singh, WASHINGTON, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India has now emerged as a business-friendly destination, more so with the upcoming implementation of landmark GST beginning next month, while asking CEO..

Race for Raisina Hill: Odds favour Kovind

  By Sanjeev Chopra, NEW DELHI, SET for a comfortable victory, NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind may bag over 62 per cent votes but fall short of the 69 per cent votes polled by incumbent Pranab Mukherjee in 2012. With the battle lines d..

Farm loan waiver inadequate: Pawar

  PUNE, STATING the farm loan waiver announced by the Maharashtra Government on Saturday is ‘inadequate’, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said his party will push for expansion of the ambit of the measure to ensure inclusion of those..

Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra begins in Puri

  PURI, THE world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath was held in the pilgrim town of Odisha on Sunday with religious fervour and enthusiasm amid tight security. Undeterred by rains, lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended..

Trump realises India’s importance: US

    By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, “I think that the US really appreciates India, and I think that President Trump realises that India has been a force for good in the world,” said a senior US official ON THE eve of Prime Ministe..

Modi 1st world leader to have dinner with Trump

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, SEEKING to “roll out a red- carpet welcome” to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump would host him for a working dinner at the White House on Monday, the first of its kind under the ad..

Mah gets Rs 47 cr incentive

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, MAHARASHTRA has received an incentive amount worth Rs 47 crore from the Centre under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme of Urban Development Ministry. Principal Secretary of Maharash..

Vardhan lauds India’s work on biggest telescope

  NEW DELHI, UNION Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday lauded Indian scientists’ contribution to the world’s biggest telescope which would enable astronomers to observe the intricacies of the universe from the comfort of the earth.Vard..

Modi thanks Swedish PM for supporting ‘Make-in-India’

  New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday had a telephonic conversation with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven during which he conveyed his appreciation for Sweden’s support to the ‘Make-in-India’ programme. Swe..

Power tariffs will not rise after GST is implemented, says Goyal

  NEW DELHI, POWER tariffs will not rise after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime gets implemented from July 1, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.“We don’t foresee any upward impact on power tariffs from the GST,..

Countdown for PSLV-C38 launch begins

  CHENNAI, THE 28-hour countdown for the launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh began at 5.29 am on Thursday. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), ..

US to supply 22 Guardian drones to India

  WASHINGTON, THE US has cleared the sale of 22 unmanned Guardian drones to India, Governmental sources said on Thursday, a deal being termed as a ‘game changer’ ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here for his maiden ..

K’taka waives crop loan up to Rs 50,000 per farmer

  BENGALURU,   This will help about 22,27,506 farmers and will cost Rs 8,165 crore to the State exchequer   THE Karnataka Government on Wednesday announced crop loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 per farmer that will cost Rs 8,165 crore ..

CBI books IIT-Goa Director in DA case

  NEW DELHI, THE CBI has booked the Director of Indian Institute of Technology-Goa, B K Mishra, for allegedly amassing Rs 1.14 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income. The agency has alleged that Mishra, who was Director at Institu..

India gets back 62 volumes of papers on Portugese rule from Lisbon

  NEW DELHI, These volumes, covering the period from 1568 to 1914, will help join the missing dots of documented history of the period MORE than 200 years after they were taken away, India got back 62 volumes of documents from Lisbon chronicling..

Over 10,000 NGOs may lose license to get foreign grant, says Govt

    NEW DELHI,   A total of 18,523 NGOs weregiven one-time opportunity to give details of their income and expenses by June 14 but they failed to do so OVER 10,000 NGOs may lose their license to receive foreign grant as they have fai..

UP poised for progress under Adityanath: Modi

  LUCKNOW, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying that under his leadership, the State has set its feet on the road to progress, development and prosperity. “The entire country ..

Yoga, India’s greatest gift to world: Purohit

  GUWAHATI, ASSAM Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Tuesday said that among the many notable contributions by India, Yoga was the most important as it shows the people the path towards divine unity of mind and body. “Yoga is an offshoot of In..

Rabri owns 18 flats worth Rs 20 crore in Patna: Sushil Modi

  PATNA, SENIOR BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday made fresh allegations against Lalu Prasad’s family saying his wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi “owns” 18 flats here worth around Rs 20 crore, which the RJD ..

China may again block UN move to ban Azhar

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, Disagreements continue to prevail in UN Committee in this case, says China CHINA on Tuesday hinted at blocking a UN ban on Pakistan-based JeM leader Masood Azhar once again, saying that disagreements continue to preva..

20 lakh houses approved under PM Awas Yojna, says Venkaiah

  NEW DELHI, THE construction of over 20 lakh affordable houses for urban poor in 4,720 cities and towns has been approved under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban) launched two years ago, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said ..

Minor gangraped, thrown out of train in Bihar

  PATNA, Bihar Government set up a Special Investigation Team to probe into the shocking incident. She suffered fractured in some parts of body and also heavy loss of blood A MINOR girl is battling for her life here after she was gangraped and ..

SC gives Sahara chief 10 days more to deposit Rs 709.82 crore

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Monday granted Sahara chief Subrata Roy 10 more working days to deposit Rs 709.82 crore out of the promised Rs 1,500 crore and extended its interim order granting him bail till July 5. A bench comprising Justice..

India, Afghanistan establish direct air freight corridor

  NEW DELHI, THE first flight from Kabul to Delhi, establishing air freight corridor between the two countries, landed here on Monday with the dedicated air cargo link aimed to help boost bilateral trade, hampered by Pakistan that disallows India..

President pitches for more investment in health sector

  By Abhishek Kumar, UDUPI (K’taka), PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday lamented the lack of health care infrastructure and staff in the country, particularly in rural areas, and expressed hope that more investments would help bridge the..

India, China hold talks for strengthening strategic partnership

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, INDIA on Sunday said it looks forward to strengthen its strategic partnership and mutual dialogue with China as the two sides held talks here amid differences over a host of issues including the USD 50 billion CPEC and..

HRD Ministry ‘no’ to include Tur dal in mid-day-meal

  By Gunjan Sharma, NEW DELHI, Suspecting that the prices skyrocketed due to hoarding, the Government asked the procurement agencies to stock up on pulses. However, with abundant stock, prices crashed. So, the Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry ..

Govt reviews service books of 67000 staff

  NEW DELHI, The service records of nearly 67,000 Central Government employees under review to check non-performance The review exercise is a part of the Government’s efforts to further improve the service delivery and governance system T..

Sabarmati Ashram completes 100 years

AHMEDABAD, June 17, (PTI), A GRAND celebration was held on Saturday on the centenary of Sabarmati Ashram founded by Mahatma Gandhi here. Mahatma’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who attended the celebration, said at a time when the country is ..

Gift book instead of bouquet: PM’s plea to people

KOCHI, June 17, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said knowledge should not be limited to literacy and that the real goal was to bring in social and economic changes. He also appealed to people to give a book instead of bouquet while ..

Farm loan waiver criteria panel to meet tomorrow

Farm loan waiver criteria panel to meet tomorrow..

Not in Presidential race: Sushma

NEW DELHI, June 17, (PTI) EXTERNAL Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday dismissed reports that she was a contender in the presidential poll as “rumours”. Though neither the Government nor the Opposition has declared their candidate..

PM on Portugal, Netherlands, US visit from 24th

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will visit Portugal and the Netherlands later this month, besides his scheduled tour of the United States where he will meet President Donald Trump, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday. The P..

Ultras kill 6 J&K cops; disfigure faces

  SRINAGAR, The militants ambushed a police party at Achabal in Anantnag district of Kashmir on Thursday and disfigured faces of six cops slain in the attack before walking away with their weapons, police said. The terrorists shot at the policeme..

Indian cyclist on peace mission to spread Gandhi’s message

  By Gurdip Singh SINGAPORE, A 26-year-old Indian social worker has embarked on a three-year cycling expedition across the world to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings among school children. Dnyaneshwar Yewatkar, who hails from Sewagram Ashr..

1,00,000 civilians held by IS in Mosul as ‘human shields’: UN

  GENEVA, THE UN said on Friday that Islamic State group jihadists may be holding more than 1,00,000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the Old City of Mosul. Iraqi forces are fighting to retake Mosul from IS, after the jihadist group overran t..

Modi greets Xi on his 64th birthday

  BEIJING, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping on his 64th birthday through his Chinese microblog account, wishing him “long life and good health.”“On the occasion of President Xi Jinpin..

SC seeks Centre’s response on cattle slaughter ban order

NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Thursday did not put on hold an order banning the sale of cattle for slaughter but sought an explanation from the Government if the controversial notification, which has invited widespread opposition — even from wi..

Neeru Chadha elected judge of international sea law tribunal

  By Arul Louis, UNITED NATIONS, LAW expert Neeru Chadha has been elected a judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and will be the first Indian woman to serve on the 21-member court.On Wednesday, she won a nine-year t..

Rs 91.28 lakh scrapped currency seized; 6 held

  AHMEDABAD, SIX persons were on Thursday detained with demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 having a cumulative face value of Rs 91.28 lakh, police said. These six men were detained by Special Operations Group (SOG) of Ahmedabad Rural police..

MP CM meets kin of deceased farmers in Mandsaur, gives Rs 1 cr aid to each

  Our Correspondent and Agencies MANDSAUR (MP), MADHYA Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday visited Mandsaur, where five farmers were allegedly killed in police firing during a protest, and handed over Rs 1 crore each as aid..

Sreenath Agrawal from Nagpur among 18 felicitated for National Science Talents’ 17

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, UNION Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar felicitated National Science Talents of the Year 2016-17 in New Delhi as the 14 out of total 18 winners from across the country, present for the function were..

Kapil Mishra submits documents related to CNG kit scam to ACB

  NEW DELHI, SACKED Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra on Tuesday met Anti-Corruption Branch officials and submitted documents related to the alleged CNG kit scam.Mishra had earlier alleged that the AAP Government allowed an Indian firm to sell China-ma..

Petrol pump owners withdraw strike call over daily price revision

  NEW DELHI, PETROL pump owners on Wednesday called off their proposed strike over daily revision of petrol and diesel prices from Friday after the Government agreed to change the timing to 6 am everyday instead of midnight. Until now price revi..

Over 130 killed in B’desh landslides

  DHAKA, LANDSLIDES triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Bangladesh killed more than 130 people, including several Armymen, with the majority of the deaths reported in a remote hill district close to the Indian border, officials said on Tuesday. ..

‘Sairat’ star Rinku scores 66.4 pc in class 10th exam

  MUMBAI, THE lead actress of Marathi blockbuster “Sairat”, Rinku Rajguru, who became a household name in Maharashtra after the grand success of the movie, has cleared the class 10th examination of the State board. Rinku scored 66.4 ..

Janaushadhi outlets on rly stations, hospitals soon

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, THE railways will allow its premises to be used for opening Janaushadhi outlets across the country, including stations and hospitals, to make medicines available to the common man at affordable prices.The ..

Congress’ 72-hour Satyagrah to commence from today

  Staff Reporter, Bhopal, The 72-hour long ‘Satyagrah’ of Congress is going to start at Dusshara Maidan of TT Nagar on Wednesday. It will end in the form of mega farmers’ convention in Khalghat of Khargone district on June 17. ..

Modi to visit US; talks with Trump on 26th

  NEW DELHI, IN HIS first visit to the US after the new administration took over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with President Donald Trump on June 26 on a range of issues, including India’s concerns over possible changes in ..

India, Israel sign ‘white shipping’ agreement

  By Harinder Mishra JERUSALEM/NEW DELHI, The pact will help improve data sharing on non-classified merchant Navy ships or cargo ships INDIA and Israel on Monday signed a “white shipping” agreement to improve data sharing on non-clas..

No extension for RERA registration: Fadnavis

  MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday reiterated that there will be no extension for registration of ongoing projects beyond July 31 under Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). “As far as the appointed date fo..

ED attaches Rs 207 cr assets in livestock ponzi scam

  MUMBAI, ASSETS worth Rs 207 crore, including a helicopter, two luxury hotels and a number of flats in upscale localities in Pune and other places were attached on Monday by the ED in connection with its probe in a livestock ponzi racket. The c..

Govt to roll out Rs 60,000 crore submarine programme

  NEW DELHI, Engineering conglomerate Larsen and Toubro and Reliance Defence are the only two Defence firms eligible to participate in the P-75 I programme THE Government is all set to roll out the process for the Rs 60,000 crore submarine progr..

‘Rape accused, victims known to each other in over 95% cases’

  NEW DELHI, ‘The issue of women safety cannot be addressed by the Delhi Police alone, but requires larger participation from various Government departments’, said Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik IN OVER 95 per cent of rape ..

Former presenter of Top Gear injured in ‘serious’ crash

  LONDON, BRITISH TV presenter Richard Hammond was hurt on Sunday in a “serious crash” in Switzerland but escaped with “no serious injury”, a spokesman for his car show said.The former presenter of “Top Gear” -..

‘MPs, MLAs were inaccessible to people during Cong rule, BJP brought change’

  NEW DELHI, Today, people do not go to their representatives. The elected representatives hold ‘janata darbar’, take rounds in hospitals and public places BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Sunday alleged that MPs ..

What happened in MP is unfortunate: Fadnavis

KOCHI, June 10, (PTI), MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday termed as “unfortunate” the killing of five people in police firing during a farmers’ agitation in Madhya Pradesh, but said “very grave” s..

Resolve Qatar crisis through constructive dialogue: India

NEW DELHI, June 10, (PTI), ASSERTING that it has “vital stakes” in peace and stability in the Gulf, India on Saturday asked countries in the region to resolve the Qatar crisis through constructive dialogue and well-established internati..

Rajasthan students urge PM to exempt GST on coaching fees

KOTA (Rajasthan), June 10, (PTI), STUDENTS enrolled and those planning to enrol in various coaching institutes here have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exempt GST on the coaching fees. With the roll out of GST from July 1, the students..

No corruption in BJP’s 3-year rule: Venkaiah

CHENNAI, June 10, (PTI), THE biggest achievement of the BJP’s three-year rule was that there were no scams or corruption, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Saturday. “Earlier, there was scam on land -- which is Commonwealth G..

Farmers’ stir reaches Bhopal’s doorsteps

  Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, Farmers resorted to stone pelting. To control the situation, police cane charged the protesters and also lobbed tear gas shells Protesting farmers set some vehicles on fire A farmer died in Badavan village of Mandsaur..

Pranab launches mobile app to curb female foeticide

  NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee on Friday launched the ‘Selfie with Daughter’ mobile application, aimed at raising awareness about female foeticide and sex selection. President Pranab Mukherjee urged people to take photograph..

Lalu, Mishra appear in court in fodder scam cases

  RANCHI, BIHAR former Chief Ministers Lalu Yadav and Jagannath Mishra on Friday appeared in the special CBI court of Ranchi in the fodder scam case.“I have full faith in judiciary. I will appear in court whenever asked,” Lalu Prasad ..

Petrol, diesel prices to change daily from June 15

  MUMBAI, PETROL and diesel prices will be revised daily from June 15 onwards by the three Indian oil marketing companies in sync with global crude oil prices, officials said here on Thursday.Daily revision of Retail Selling Prices (RSP) has alre..

70 killed in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base

  MOGADISHU, Residents in the area reported chaotic scenes, with fighters beheading civilians they encountered. One witness said women were among those beheaded Al-Shabab claimed killing at least 61 soldiers in the attack 100 fighters were involv..

Prabhu for system of reward and punishment for railwaymen

  NEW DELHI, RAILWAY Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday advocated for a system of reward and punishment for railwaymen depending on the performance.He also suggested incorporating changes at the top-level to begin with which can be percolated dow..

Railways act upon 3,000 tweet complaints daily

  MUMBAI, Soon after Prabhu took over as the Railway Minister in the Narendra Modi Government, he initiated to set up a department to work exclusively on social media interaction in July 2015 THE Railway Ministry’s Twitter handle @RailMinI..

Congress trying to politicise farmers’ problems: Venkaiah

  NEW DELHI, UNION Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday blamed the Congress for instigating farmers in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh where five people were killed in police firing. The protests were being hijacked by the Congress, Naidu said a da..

Govt may rework on MSP mechanism

  NEW DELHI, THE Narendra Modi Government could work for evolving a new mechanism vis-a-vis the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system existing today as enhanced MSPs for wheat, rice and sugarcane have led to “depletion of water resources&rdquo..

UP Governor, CM, Ramdev join Yoga Day rehearsal

    Lucknow, Modi and Adityanath are expected to participate in the International Yoga Day event, to be held at Ramabai Ambedkar ground in Lucknow on June 21, along with 50,000 practitioners UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and..

3 gangrape woman, throw infant off autorickshaw in Gurgaon

  GURGAON, Police arrest one accused in rape and murder case Lady Sub-Inspector suspended over irregularities in handling the case THREE persons allegedly raped a woman after throwing her nine-month-old daughter off an autorickshaw leading to th..

Over 1 lakh people affected by floods in 2 Assam distts

  NEW DELHI, 4 children killed due to lightning in Jharkhand OVER one lakh people have been affected by floods in Assam where 140 villages are under water while four children were killed in a lightning strike in Jharkhand even as heat wave condi..

Advisory issued for Amarnath yatra

  NEW DELHI, Persons below 13 years or above 75 years, woman more than six weeks pregnant not to be permitted, medical certificate mandatory for all the pilgrims One permit will be valid for registering only one pilgrim PILGRIMS intending to vis..

Better environment today than yesterday?

  By Anshuman Bhargava, EVEN as World Environment Day passed this year on June 5 and programmes all over the world deliberated upon, raised awareness and celebrated the day in varied fashions, we forget to ask the question, are we better off than..

Mah Govt to open bank a/cs of tribal school kids for DBT

  MUMBAI, THE Maharashtra Government has decided to open Aadhaar-linked bank accounts of tribal school children and their parents for the transfer of funds for the purchase of 17 different items under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme.Mini..

GST roll-out will be turning point for economy: Modi

NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the preparations for the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1 and said it will be “a turning point” in the country’s economy. Describing it as an &..

Bridge built in record 165 days on Savitri river in Mahad inaugurated

MUMBAI, Nearly 26 people had died after two buses and some other vehicles fell in the swollen river after the old British-era bridge had collapsed on August 2 last year A NEW bridge on Savitri river in adjoining Raigad district on Monday opened for ve..

Yogi asks farmers to plant 10 trees against loan waiver

LUCKNOW, THE 86 lakh farmers of Uttar Pradesh, whose loans are being waived, should be asked to plant ten saplings each so that there are more trees, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath suggested on Monday. Even those who seek permission to cut a tree shou..

Civil services topper got 55.3 per cent marks

NEW DELHI, Second rank achiever Anmol Sher Singh Bedi got 1,105 marks (54.56 per cent) and third rank holder Gopalakrishna Ronanki secured 1,101 marks (54.37 per cent) L services exam topper Nandini K R got 55.3 per cent marks, reflecting the tough st..

Banks not yet ready for GST rollout: IBA

NEW DELHI, Indian Banks’ Association informed Parliamentary panel on finance that banks have to make a lot of changes in their systems and other procedures and so the preparedness of all banks for GST implementation on July 1 is a question mark ..

BJP’s growth in Kerala can’t be stopped by attacking party workers: Amit Shah

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the saffron party’s growth in Kerala cannot be stopped with violence as he slammed the ruling CPI-M for the attacks against BJP and RSS workers in the State...

Pawar criticises Fadnavis on farmers’ stir

MUMBAI, THE farmers’ stir took place as the Fadnavis Government had “fallen asleep”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said, dubbing as childish the Chief Minister’s allegation that some people wanted to create a situation of anarchy i..

I am reading Upanishads, Gita to take on RSS, BJP: Rahul

CHENNAI, CONGRESS Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said he was reading Upanishads and the Bhagwad Gita to take on the RSS and BJP. “Nowadays I study the Upanishads and the Gita since I am fighting the RSS and BJP,” he said addressing p..

3 pc GST on gold, 18 pc on biscuits

NEW DELHI, June 3, (PTI), THE GST Council on Saturday decided to tax gold at 3 per cent, footwear below Rs 500 at 5 per cent and biscuits at 18 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax, which will be rolled out from July 1. The Council, chaired by ..

Boys outshine girls in CBSE Class X results, pass percentage dips by 5 pc

NEW DELHI, Jun 3, (PTI), THE CBSE Class X results on Saturday threw up more than one surprise with the pass percentage dropping by over 5 per cent since last year and boys outperforming girls, a marked shift from previous batches. The number of boys ..

US-led airstrikes kill 43 civilians in Syria

DAMASCUS, June 3, (IANS), AT least forty-three civilians were killed in US-led airstrikes that targeted a residential building in Syria’s Raqqa city, officials said on Saturday. The airstrikes on Friday targeted the al-Jamili building in Raqq..

6 people killed as blasts rock protester’s funeral in Kabul

KABUL, Jun 3, (AFP), AT least six people were killed and dozens wounded as explosions rocked the funeral of an Afghan politician’s son who died during an anti-government protest over spiralling insecurity in Kabul, raising tensions in a city al..

Are you on Twitter? US  journalist Kelly asks Modi

ST PETERSBURG, June 2, (PTI), AMERICAN TV anchor Megyn Kelly was on Friday trolled on social media for asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he was on Twitter. Kelly, a journalist and news  anchor at National Broadcasting Company, asked the q..

Continue strike but don’t waste produce: Pawar tells farmers

Continue strike but don’t waste produce: Pawar tells farmers..

EC’s EVM challenge to start at 10 am today

NEW DELHI, June 2, (IANS), THE EVM challenge to be conducted by the Election Commission will be held as scheduled on Saturday, the poll panel said on Friday. The announcement came after the Uttarakhand High Court rejected a petition for staying the..

CBSE seeks data from private schools on unreasonable fees, hidden costs

NEW DELHI, June 2, (PTI), IN A bid to tighten the noose on schools charging “unreasonable” fees and levying “hidden” charges, the CBSE has sought data from private schools about their fee structure and increase in fees in re..

EC provides details of 14 EVMs to NCP for hacking challenge

NEW DELHI, 14 randomly selected EVMs used during the State Assemblies of Punjab, UP and U’khand have been brought for Saturday’s EVM hacking challenge THE Election Commission on Thursday wrote to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) giving..