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Modi terms India-China relations as factor of stability in world

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India and China are handling their differences with “sensitivity and maturity” by not allowing them to become disputes and this was evident from peace in border areas. Mo..

Man seeks passive euthanasia for 9-yr-old son

  CHENNAI, R Thirumeni’s plea is the first-of-its-kind in the country after the Supreme Court in March this year held that the fundamental right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution includes the right to live with dignity..

HRD Ministry not to conduct NEET online, twice a year

  NEW DELHI, THE Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has dropped its ambitious plan to conduct the NEET medical and dental entrance exam twice a year and in online mode only following Health Ministry’s recommendations, a senior ..

Rocket attack in Kabul during President’s speech

  KABUL, AT LEAST one rocket struck Kabul on Tuesday, followed by several explosions, during an address to the nation by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ahead of Eid al-Adha. The rocket struck the Afghan capital at 9 am, without causing any casualt..

NOTA can’t be permitted in RS polls, says SC

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Tuesday said the option of none of the above (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud has set aside the Election Co..

Chandrayaan-I confirms ice on Moon

  WASHINGTON, SCIENTISTS have found frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions using data from the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, that was launched by India 10 years ago, NASA said on Tuesday. With enough..

Defence cooperation a key pillar of India-Japan relations: Modi

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday welcomed the deepening of the special strategic and global partnership between India and Tokyo and said he was looking forward to visiting Japan later this year. He also said defence cooperatio..

Vajpayee never buckled under pressure: Modi

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described Atal Behari Vajpayee as a person who neither buckled under pressure nor lost hope despite the odds. Addressing a prayer meeting in memory of the former Prime..

Rain eases but Kerala faces huge task of rehabilitation

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/KOCHI,   Lt. Gen. D R Soni, the Chief of the Army’s Southern Command said that rescue operations are still continuing and drones are being used to assist in reaching people trapped in areas not easily accessible Govt has..

Northern States join hands to fight against drugs menace

  CHANDIGARH, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Union Territory of Chandigarh decided to set up a common secretariat for data and information sharing for joint action in fight against narcotic drugs The Chief M..

Homage paid to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying homage to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders, incl..

Death toll in Kerala mounts to 210, over 7 lakh displaced

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, THE deadly monsoon rains that savaged Kerala claimed 13 more lives on Sunday, taking the toll to 210 in the last ten days as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said most of the marooned had been rescued and the focus would now ..

TN CM assures aid for crop loss due to floods

  BHAVANI (TN), TAMIL Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Sunday assured compensation for crop loss due to the floods caused by heavy discharge of water from the State’s dams and permanent houses for the affected people. The dams, includi..

No ATM will be reloaded with cash after 9 pm from Feb next year

  By Achinta Borah, NEW DELHI, No cash loading of the ATMs or cash transportation activities shall be done after 9 pm in urban areas, after 6 pm in rural areas and before 9 am or after 4 pm in Left Wing Extremism affected areas, says the notific..

Thousands still waiting to be rescued in rain-battered Kerala

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, THOUSANDS of people in flood-hit areas in Kerala are battling all odds to survive as the death toll has touched 197 in the past 10 days in the second spell of monsoon fury since August 8. Many are still stranded in their hom..

Main shooter in Dabholkar case got training in Mah, K’taka: CBI to court

  PUNE, THE alleged main shooter arrested in the Narendra Dabholkar killing case received ‘shooting training’ at various places in Maharashtra and Karnataka, the CBI told a court here on Sunday. Sachin Prakasrao Andure, who was arres..

Now, avail medical insurance for treatment of mental illness

  NEW DELHI, IN A first, medical insurance for treatment of mental illness will be available as in cases of physical illness, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said on Sunday.“#MentalHealthCareAct2017 For the first time, medical insurance for..

Modi announces Rs 500 cr for flood-affected Kerala

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM,   194 persons have lost their lives since August 8 PRIME Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday an immediate financial assistance of Rs 500 crore to the rain-battered Kerala, after reviewing the flood situation ..

Man puts 300 banners to make-up with girlfriend

  PUNE, A MAN put up over 300 banners and hoardings in a plush locality of Maharashtra’s Pimpri Chinchwad area apparently to make up with his girlfriend after a tiff, but the antic has riled the local police. Residents of Pimple Saudagar a..

UIDAI to start face authentication

  NEW DELHI, UIDAI says, the move is aimed at curbing the possibility of fingerprint spoofing or cloning, and seeks to tighten the audit process and security around issuance and activation of mobile SIMs AADHAAR-issuing body Unique Identificatio..

Growth rate under Modi Govt still higher than UPA’s: NITI Aayog

  Delhi bureau, NEW DELHI,   Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar says, strong foundations have been laid out during the past 4 years of sustained high inclusionary growth in the future COUNTERING the media reports crediting the United..

Maharashtra Govt announces Rs 20 crore aid for flood-hit Kerala

  MUMBAI, THE Maharashtra Government announced on Saturday an immediate financial assistance of Rs 20 crore for the flood-ravaged Kerala. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, through a post on Twitter, said his Government is releasing Rs 20 crore as..

1,500 stranded in flood-hit Kodagu distt in Karnataka

  KODAGU (Karnataka),   CM H D Kumaraswamy visits affected areas KARNATAKA Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday visited the flood-hit Kodagu district in the southern State, where hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to hea..

SC rejects TN’s plea against NGT order

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain Tamil Nadu Government’s plea against the National Green Tribunal’s order allowing mining major Vedanta access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite..

Stranded pregnant woman in Kerala airlifted, gives birth

  KOCHI, (IANS), A PREGNANT woman stranded in one of the worst flood-hit areas of Kerala had developed complications with a ruptured amniotic sac. The two lives remained in danger till help came out of the blue - literally. Sajita Jabil, 25, wa..

Chinese military conducts live fire drills in Tibet

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, (PTI), A digital combat unit of China’s military has conducted live fire drills in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which Chinese experts say displayed the country’s determination to build a strong army capable..

Kerala rains death toll rises to 174 in 10 days

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, (IANS), MORE than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subdued and the death toll tou..

Imran Khan elected as new Pak PM

  By Sajjad Hussain, ISLAMABAD, (PTI), CRICKETER-TURNED politician Imran Khan was elected as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister on Friday after he defeated veteran politician Shahbaz Sharif in a one-sided election in the National Assembly. Th..

Statesman of world repute

  By Anshuman Bhargava, BY losing Atal Behari Vajpayee, India has lost one of her most valiant sons of the soil. From being an astute politician, to a poet par excellence, a statesman of world repute and a humble party worker - perhaps no other l..

Down memory lane - an encounter with Vajpayee

  By Rashmi Saksena, EVEN during the years that I covered former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee as a political and foreign affairs correspondent, I was acutely conscious of the fact that I was covering a legend. When news of his passing away..

Those pauses walk into eternal silence

  By Rahul Dixit, LONG periods of silence played enigmatic interludes as he carefully chose his words of wisdom, full of responsible meanings, commanding respect from even the staunchest of his adversaries. The pregnant pauses, hallmark of Atal B..

Vajpayee’s first exposure to politics

  NEW DELHI,   Atalji’s oratorial skills so impressed Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru that he forecast that Vajpayee would someday lead the nation FORMER Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s first exposure to politics was in A..

Kerala floods, rains claim 30 more lives, toll rises to 97

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/KOCHI/NEW DELHI, TORRENTIAL rain and floods played havoc in Kerala, claiming 30 lives on Thursday, swamping homes, destroying roads, and disrupting air and rail traffic in many places, officials said.Altogether 97 people have..

The 1st Indian leader to address UNGA in Hindi

  UNITED NATIONS, ATAL Behari Vajpayee, the first External Affairs Minister to deliver a speech in Hindi at the UN General Assembly, effectively raised India’s stand on key issues like nuclear disarmament, State-sponsored terrorism and refo..

PM likely to announce launch of Ayushman Bharat-NHPS on I-Day

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce the launch of the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS) on a pilot basis in some States on Wednesday on the occasion of Independence Day, with the full-scale ro..

Himachal rains death toll rises to 19

  SHIMLA, A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy drowned in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Tuesday morning, taking the death toll in rain-related incidents in the State to 19 , an official said. The body of Mohit Pathania, who drowned at Nurpur area, h..

SC to hear plea seeking CBI probe into violence after SC/ST verdict

  NEW DELHI, The incidents of violence during April 2 ‘Bharat bandh’, called by some organisations to protest the alleged dilution of SC/ST Act, would be listed before an ‘appropriate bench’ THE Supreme Court on Monday sa..

‘1,575 minor victims of sexual abuse staying in child care’

  NEW DELHI, THE Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that 1,575 minors, who were victims of sexual abuse, and 189 victims of pornography were living in 9,589 child care institutions across the country. The Centre, while referring to a study ..

Hackers siphon off Rs 94 cr from Cosmos Bank via ATMs

  PUNE, Cosmos Bank was cyber-attacked twice, with ATM withdrawals taking place in at least 28 countries THE banking sector was rattled again when hackers siphoned off a whopping Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd - the second o..

Piano rendition of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ becomes most viewed on YouTube

  NEW DELHI, A PIANO rendition of the Indian national anthem, “Jana Gana Mana”, has broken all records to become the most viewed national anthem with 72 million views on the video sharing website YouTube. Created by Mumbai-based piani..

Those opposing developmental projects have terror links: PM

  CHENNAI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has said there are proof of links between terror outfits and those who oppose developmental projects in States. In an interview to Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi, Modi said in the recent times it has been ob..

Imran, 328 others take oath in Pak Parlt

  By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN’S Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan was among the 329 newly-elected members of the National Assembly who took the oath on Monday, setting the stage for the cricketer-turned-politician to form the ..

Pak releases 29 Indians, India frees 7 Pakistanis

  ATTARI (Amritsar), TWENTY-SIX Indian fishermen and three others were on Monday set free from jails by Pakistani authorities in a goodwill gesture while India also released seven Pakistani prisoners who were handed over to the concerned authorit..

Govt dismisses former PNB MD from service

  NEW DELHI, THE Government on Monday dismissed Usha Ananthasubramanian, former managing director of scam hit Punjab National Bank and Allahabad Bank, from service, according to an official notification. Ananthasubramanian was, three months back..

SBI ranked as India’s most patriotic brand: Survey

  MUMBAI, COUNTRY’S largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) is considered to be the most patriotic brand, according to a survey, followed by Tata Motors, Patanjali, Reliance Jio and BSNL. Around 16 per cent respondents ranked SBI to be the..

Pune top-ranked city on Govt’s Ease of Living Index

  NEW DELHI, PUNE, Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai from Maharashtra were ranked on Monday India’s three most livable places on the Government’s inaugural ‘Ease of Living Index’, where the national capital came at 65th place..

PM may announce benefits for Jan Dhan A/c holders on 15th

  NEW DELHI, There could be a doubling of overdraft facility to Rs 10,000 under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana account holders as part of the Govt’s effort to fund the unfunded PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is expected to announce benef..

Rajnath announces Rs 100 cr relief for flood-hit Kerala

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh conducts an aerial survey of flood affected areas of Kerala on Sunday KOCHI, TERMING the flood situation in Kerala following heavy rains as something never witnessed by the State since Independence, Union Home Ministe..

Centre cautions States against directly dealing with ‘countries of concern’

  NEW DELHI, Govt cautions States against directly dealing with agencies of some countries like China, Iran and Afghanistan on matters of internal security saying any such communication must be routed through it for the sake of national security...

Nirmala inaugurates bridge in Hussainiwala

  FEROZEPUR (PUNJAB), A strategically important bridge in Hussainiwala was blown off during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war to stop advance of enemy force’s armoured units DEFENCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated on Sunday a strateg..

Dwarkanath Tagore’s bust unveiled in London

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, PRINCE Dwarkanath Tagore, best known for his significant role in the Bengal Renaissance of the 19th century, has been honoured with a new bust in London. The grandfather of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was among ..

Any society which does not innovate will stagnate: PM

  MUMBAI, Modi announces Rs 1,000 crore aid to IIT-Bombay on its 56th annual convocation ceremony PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for improving the quality of education in institutions like IITs and invited suggestions from teac..

Sidhu likely to attend Imran’s swearing-in

    CHANDIGARH, Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as the new Prime Minister for which he has received an invitation. Sidhu said he had informed the Union Home Ministry and Punjab Chief Minister Am..

Shah attacks Mamata, Rahul over NRC

  KOLKATA, BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah launched a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday for opposing the NRC in Assam and said that they should clarify wheth..

Water aerodrome proposal gets Aviation Ministry nod

  NEW DELHI, Water aerodrome would be set up near locations of tourist and religious importance for operation of amphibian planes Sites in Odisha, Gujarat, Assam, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh identified for water aerodrome THE Civil Aviation ..

Nirmala asks defence cos to grab overseas market

  ALIGARH (UP), DEFENCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday urged Indian defence equipment manufacturers to look beyond the domestic market and supply their products overseas, assuring them that her Ministry will assist with whatever “h..

‘Nehru wasn’t a Pandit as he ate beef, pork’

  JAIPUR, Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja said that Jawaharlal Nehru was not a ‘pandit’ as he ate beef and pork. The legislator from Ramgarh constituency of Alwar district blamed the Nehru-Gandhi family for all the social evils preva..

Sonia Gandhi-led Opposition MPs hold protests over Rafale deal

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), STEPPING up their attack on the Government over the Rafale issue, Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) led by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday held a protest in Parliament premises, demanding answers from the Centre ..

Committed to Dhangar quota, CM tells community leaders

  MUMBAI, (PTI), THE Maharashtra Government is ‘committed and taking every effort’ to provide reservations to Dhangars in the State, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday told a delegation from the community. A statement from ..

Imran to take oath on Aug 18, ex-Indian cricketers invited

IISLAMABAD, (IANS), PAKISTAN Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan will take over as Prime Minister on August 18 and Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Sidhu have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony, a party spokesperso..

US cuts military training programmes with Pak

  ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON, (Reuters), PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations..

Rahul approves 32-member panel for MP polls

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi on Friday approved a 32-member election committee for the party’s Madhya Pradesh unit, ahead of the State Assembly polls due later this year. The panel has top Congress leaders K..

PM lauds freedom fighters’ for contribution

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with freedom fighters during an ‘At Home’ reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan, saying their valuable contribution to the nation would always be cherished. “Interacted ..

PM to address gathering on World Biofuel Day today

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will address a diverse gathering here consisting of farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, Government officials and legislators to mark the World Biofuel Day 2018, a Government statement said on Th..

Violence, arson mark Maratha quota bandh

    MUMBAI, Pune was one of the worst hit, with a mob vandalising property at the District Collectorate, disruption of road traffic and rallies Protesters targeted the former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan-controlled Satyaprabha newspaper in ..

Harivansh: First JD(U) MP to become RS Dy Chairman

  NEW DELHI, NEWLY-elected Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh preferred the struggle of journalism to a cushy Government job in his early days and did well in his chosen field while also maintaining good ties with politicians The 62-year-old f..

Parlt okays Bill to restore SC/ST atrocity law

  NEW DELHI, PARLIAMENT on Thursday passed a bill to overturn a Supreme Court order concerning certain safeguards against arrest under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law, with the Rajya Sabha unanimously adopting the legislation.The Sche..

Indian telescope discovers most distant radio galaxy ever known

  LONDON/PUNE, ASTRONOMERS have used an Indian telescope to discover the most distant radio galaxy ever known, located at a distance of 12 billion light-years. The galaxy from a time when the universe was only seven per cent of its current age wa..

Modi reviews household electrification scheme

  NEW DELHI, The discussions focused on last mile connectivity and distribution in both urban and rural areas   PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed the progress of household electrification under the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme, f..

DMK wins Marina battle for their beloved leader

  CHENNAI, THE famed sands of the Marina Beach will be the final resting place for DMK doyen M Karunanidhi, with Madras High Court on Wednesday ordering the State’s AIADMK Government to allow his burial there. A division bench of the court..

RBI to transfer Rs 50K cr surplus to Government

  MUMBAI, The Central Bank which follows the July-June year had transferred Rs 30,659 crore to the Government’s coffers for the year ended on June 30, 2017 THE Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it will transfer Rs 50,000 c..

Strong Indian economy continues to lead global growth, says IMF

  WASHINGTON, “India now contributes, in purchasing power parity measures, 15 pc of the growth in the global economy, which is substantial,” Ranil Salgado said INDIA is a source of growth for the global economy for the next few ..

Dalai Lama blames Nehru for Partition

  PANAJI, HAD Jawaharlal Nehru not been self-centred, India and Pakistan would have been one country, the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday, adding that while Nehru was gifted with experience, mistakes do occur. “Mahatma Gandhi wanted to give t..

Just once shall I address you as appa

  CHENNAI, Emotional Stalin pens poem “Just once shall I address you as appa (father)?” asked M K Stalin in a moving poem in memory of his late father and party Chief M Karunanidhi, as he noted that he used to call him as ‘lead..

Karunanidhi - the script writer who wrote Tamil Nadu’s destiny

  CHENNAI, AS a script writer he would have lived a life of obscurity in the shadows of film stars who enjoy cult status in Tamil Nadu. But sharp-tongued, quick-witted M Karunanidhi had other plans. He outshone many a celebrity, as he presided ov..

Major, 3 soldiers killed; 2 terrorists gunned down in Kashmir op

  SRINAGAR, AN ARMY major and three soldiers were killed during an operation in which they foiled an infiltration bid in Gurez area of North Kashmir, gunning down two of the eight infiltrators, officials said. Four infiltrators managed to return..

TN Governor condoles death of ‘Kalaignar’

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit visit the ailing DMK President M Karunanidhi at Kauvery Hospital in Chennai on July 29 Karunanidhi’s son M K Stalinand daughter Kanimozhi are also seen   CHENNAI, T..

Venkaiah chides MPs for thin attendance in House

  NEW DELHI, Venkaiah observed that 156 members were present when the RS passed the Constitution Amendment Bill while its total strength is of 245 members   RAJYA Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday chided members for the thin atten..

AIADMK Govt refuses space for Karunanidhi’s burial at Marina

  CHENNAI, THE Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday declined DMK’s request to allot space for burying the mortal remains of former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi near party founder C N Annadurai’s memorial at the Marina Beach. In a statem..

State Govt work hit as lakhs of staff begin 3-day strike

  MUMBAI, THE functioning of Government offices across Maharashtra was hit on Tuesday as around 17 lakh State employees launched a three-day strike over their pending demands, including implementation of the 7th Pay Commission report. This, desp..

Mah Govt employees on 3-day strike from today

  MUMBAI,   Class III and class IV employees of Zilla Parishads, State hospitals, staff working at Mantralaya (Secretariat) will participate in the strike AROUND 17 lakh employees of the Maharashtra Government would go on a three-day strik..

Osama’s son married 9/11 hijacker’s daughter

  LONDON, HAMZA bin Laden, the son of the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker and one of the ringleaders of the September 2001 terror attacks in the US, according to the family. The ..

24 girls rescued from UP shelter home amid allegations of sexual exploitation

  DEORIA/LUCKNOW,   The details of activities at the shelter home emerged when a 10-year-old girl managed to flee from there. She reached a woman police station and informed them about the plight of the inmates. “Many times white, bla..

Justice K M Joseph to take oath as SC judge today

  NEW DELHI, JUSTICE K M Joseph, the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court, will take oath as a judge of the Supreme Court as scheduled on Tuesday amid a row with the Centre over his seniority being lowered on his elevation.The Centre on it..

Strike in Kashmir over Article 35A continues for second day

  SRINAGAR, The apex court on Monday adjourned hearing on constitutional validity of the Article, saying one of the three judges on the bench was not present LIFE in Kashmir and Chenab valley remained affected on Monday for the second consecutiv..

‘There could be more cases of sexual abuse of girls’

  NEW DELHI,   Maneka suggested a single, large facility in States to check ‘abuse and misuse’ of children by NGOs, who run the shelter homes funded by State Governments UNION Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday warned that there ..

Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill gets President’s nod

  NEW DELHI, The new legislation will prevent big economic offenders like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi from fleeing the country A fugitive economic offender is any individual who is involved in select economic offences of at least Rs 100 crore or..

Rajnath recalls Vajpayee’s role in Lucknow’s growth

  LUCKNOW, UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday hailed Atal Behari Vajpayee’s contribution to the development of the Uttar Pradesh capital, saying the former Prime Minister initiated ‘vikaas ki Ganga’ in the city.Singh, w..

UIDAI takes on rumour mongering against Aadhaar

  NEW DELHI, UIDAI stresses contact number 18003001947 cannot steal data THE UIDAI on Sunday said vested interests misused Google’s “inadvertent” act around it old helpline number to create fear and tarnish the image of Aadhaar..

‘Quota won’t guarantee employment’

  AURANGABAD (Mah), STATING that reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said there is a “school of thought” which wants policy-makers to consider the poorest of poor i..

Shah dares Cong to clear stand on OBC Bill

  CHANDAULI (UP), BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand on the amended OBC Bill when it is taken up in the Rajya Sabha, saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward com..

Women drivers in Allahabad turn e-rickshaw owners

  By Trisha Mukherjee, NEW DELHI, FROM walking 10 km each day to pick up the rickshaw she rented for the day to driving her own, it has been a happy 7-month ride to independence and empowerment for Allahabad girl Maria. The 23-year-old final ye..

States to offer GST cash backs for cashless payments

  NEW DELHI,   Once implemented, customers making payments through Rupay card and BHIM UPI, would get a cash back of 20 per cent of the total GST amount THE Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday cleared a proposal to offer cash ..

India, Kyrgyzstan review bilateral ties

  ISSYK KUL (Kyrgyzstan), INDIA and Kyrgyzstan reviewed the entire gamut of their bilateral ties during a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev here on Saturday. “During ..

Woman chokes to death as husband stuffs her nose, mouth with glue

  VIDISHA (MP), A 35-YEAR-OLD woman died of suffocation after her husband allegedly stuffed a strong adhesive in her mouth, nose and eyes here, police said on Saturday. The incident took place at their residence in Rajput Colony here on Friday, p..

Senior executive of Nirav’s firm gets bail in PNB case

  MUMBAI, A SPECIAL Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Saturday granted bail to Vipul Ambani, senior executive of a firm owned by diamantaire Nirav Modi, in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank scam. Ambani, President (finance) ..

Centre agrees to part with land for B’luru infra projects

  BENGALURU, THE Defence Ministry has agreed to part with some of its land here for the Karnataka Government’s infrastructure projects to deal with traffic congestion and other issues in the State capital.Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman..

Sunita Williams, 8 others to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft: NASA

By Seema Hakhu Kachru HOUSTON, (PTI), INDIAN-Origin US astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. After years of vehicle..

PM reviews progress of infra sectors

  NEW DELHI, (PTI) PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the progress of key infrastructure sectors of roads, rural and urban housing, railways, airports and ports. In course of the presentation made here by the CEO of NITI Aayog, Amit..

Assam NRC process is fair, says Rajnath 

  NEW DELHI, (IANS), UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured the Rajya Sabha that there will be no discrimination or harassment in the updation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and reiterated that the entire proces..