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Partnership between producers, consumers vital in oil market: PM

  NEW DELHI, Consuming countries are facing economic challenges like serious resource crunch due to rising crude oil prices, says Modi PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday warned oil producers like Saudi Arabia that high crude prices are ..

Flash floods in France claims 13

    PARIS, FLASH floods tore through towns in South-West France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said on Monday. People had to be helicoptered to safety from..

Alok Nath files Re 1 defamation suit against Vinta Nanda

  MUMBAI, Bollywood actor Alok Nath on Monday filed a civil suit in a court here against writer-director Vinta Nanda in connection with her rape accusations against him, and sought Re 1 as damages for allegedly defaming him. Alok Nath’s wi..

36 wards to go for polls in final phase in J&K

  SRINAGAR, WITH many candidates elected unopposed and a number segments not receiving a single nomination, there will be voting in only 36 of the 132 wards which were scheduled to go for polls on Tuesday in the fourth and final phase of urban lo..

Diesel price hiked again; wipes out Rs 2.5/ltr cut

  NEW DELHI, DIESEL price rose for the 10th consecutive day Monday to wipe out all of the Rs 2.50 per litre cut in rates announced earlier this month through excise duty cut and oil company subsidy. The Government had, with effect from October 5,..

Akbar moves court against journalist

  NEW DELHI, UNION Minister M J Akbar on Monday filed a private criminal defamation complaint in a court here against journalist Priya Ramani, who has accused him of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago, alleging she “wilfully” and &..

PM to review oil scenario today

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday brainstorm with Chief Executives of top global and Indian oil and gas companies on emerging energy scenario, with ripples from US sanctions on Iran and volatile oil prices threatening growt..

Modi to inaugurate first national police museum

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s first national police museum in Delhi on the occasion of police commemoration day on October 21, a senior official said on Sunday. The museum - depicting the history, artefa..

Shot by guard, judge’s wife succumbs, son ‘brain dead’

  GURUGRAM, THE wife of Additional District and Sessions Judge Krishan Kant, who was shot at by her husband’s security guard on Saturday, has died while their teenager son is “brain dead”, doctors said on Sunday. But police said..

Congress always played with national security, says Shah

  Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, COMING down heavily on Congress, Bharatiya Janat Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah said that the Congress has always played with national security. Even today, for Congress, political gains and votes matter more ..

Flood situation improves in Odisha; death toll climbs to 24

  BHUBANESWAR, THE flood situation in Odisha improved marginally on Sunday, paving way for the administration to expedite the relief and restoration work, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said. Heavy rain pounded Odisha over the last t..

Murdered archbishop, Pope Paul VI raised to sainthood

   Archbishop Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI      VATICAN CITY, POPE Francis raised slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI to sainthood on Sunday in a ceremony at the Vatican attended by tens of thousands of pi..

India keen on strengthening ties with Liechtenstein: Kovind

  NEW DELHI, INDIA is keen on strengthening its economic relations with Liechtenstein, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday.He said this during a meeting with Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, who had called on the President at the Rashtrapati B..

‘Statue of Unity’ getting finishing touches

  KEVADIYA (GUJ), THE ‘Statue of Unity’ dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, which is touted to be the tallest statue in the world, is being given final touches as it is set to be unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October ..

Mass rally against Sabarimala SC verdict

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Trupti Desai to visit soon THOUSANDS of Lord Ayyappa devotees on Saturday took to the streets in Kochi against the implementation of the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all age groups into Sabarimala temple, even as..

Work for another green revolution: Purohit

      Tamil Naidu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis presenting Dr Mohan Dharia Rashtranirman Puraskar award to the Father of Green Revolution in India Dr M S Swaminathan at Durbar Hall, Rajbhawan, i..

Hizbul militant killed in encounter in J&K

  SRINAGAR, A HIZBUL Mujahideen militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Babgund area of south Ka..

Classical music doyenne Annapurna Devi no more

  MUMBAI, ANNAPURNA Devi, doyenne of classical Hindustani music, died at at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai early on Saturday.She was 92. She was suffering from age related issues for the past few years, a spokesperson of Annapurna Devi Foundatio..

Narrow escape for 136 passengers as AI plane hits wall during take-off

  TRICHY/MUMBAI, (IANS), An Air India Express flight to Dubai from Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli airport, carrying 136 passengers, had a miraculous escape during take-off early Friday morning. The flight’s take-off wheel allegedly hit..

BrahMos Aerospace techie gets 7-day  PCR in espionage case

  LUCKNOW, (PTI), A COURT here on Thursday sent BrahMos Aerospace engineer Nishant Aggarwal, who is accused of passing off sensitive information to the ISI, to police remand for seven days. Special Chief Judicial Magistrate Himanshu Dayal Srivas..

Sensex soars over 700 pts, Nifty rises to 10,472.50 pts

MUMBAI, (PTI), DRIVEN by fall in crude prices and the recovery in rupee, the BSE Sensex on Friday posted its biggest single-day gain in 19 months, soaring over 700 points, as global markets rebounded after two straight sessions of losses. After openin..

SC collegium recommends N H Patil as CJ of Bombay HC

    NEW DELHI,  (PTI), THE Supreme Court collegium has recommended to the Centre to appoint justices N H Patil and D K Gupta as the Chief Justices of the Bombay and Calcutta High Court. Headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the colle..

‘US reviewing India’s decisions over import of Iran oil, S-400 deal’

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, (PTI), THE US is reviewing “very carefully” India’s decision to continue importing oil from Iran after November 4 and purchase of the S-400 air defence system from Russia, the State Department has..

Terrorism remains most overwhelming threat to devpt, prosperity: Sushma

  DUSHANBE, (PTI), EXTERNAL Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) members including Pakistan to assume their national responsibility and cooperate with each other, saying terrorism remains th..

4th Industrial Revolution to change nature of jobs: PM

  NEW DELHI,   Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, blockchain and big data hold potential to take India to new heights, the Prime Minister said PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday allayed fears of job loss d..

CJI asks lawyers not to mention unimportant cases for urgent hearing

  NEW DELHI, CHIEF Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked lawyers again on Thursday not to seek urgent hearing of cases which are not ‘so urgent’, and said that otherwise Bar’s privilege to mention such cases would lose relevance.Justice Go..

Cyclone Titli claims eight lives in Andhra, no casualty in Odisha

  AMARAVATI(AP)/BHUBANESWAR, A VERY severe cyclonic storm packing winds of up to 150 kmph and widespread rains hit eastern India on Thursday killing eight people in Andhra Pradesh and damaging homes, uprooting trees and power lines in the State a..

ED attaches Karti’s Rs 54 cr assets in India, abroad

  NEW DELHI, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has attached assets worth Rs 54 crore of Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, in India, UK and Spain in connection with the INX Media money laundering c..

SC puts Amrapali directors under police surveillance, initiates contempt action

  NEW DELHI, IN yet another big setback to three directors including CMD of beleaguered Amrapali Group, the Supreme Court on Thursday initiated contempt proceedings against them and directed that they be placed under police surveillance for the n..

Pakistan seeks largest loan package from IMF: Report

  By Sajjad Hussain, ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN is seeking its largest loan package of up to USD 8 billion from the IMF to bail itself out from a severe balance-of-payments crisis that threatens to cripple the country’s economy, a media report sa..

Rupee hits new low, falls 24 paise against US dollar

  MUMBAI, THE rupee on Thursday weakened by 24 paise to hit another low of 74.45 against the US dollar on strong demand for the American currency from importers amid unabated foreign fund outflows and a sharp losses in the domestic equity market...

BJP unites, Cong divides society: PM

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of dividing the society for the benefit of one family and asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) believed in spreading happiness and uniting people.His remarks ca..

Fix trade, don’t destroy it: IMF chief

  BALI, Finance Ministers and central bankers from many of the IMF’s 189 member nations to meet in Bali this week INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has called on world leaders to fix global trade systems instead of trying..

Cops can’t enter Jagannath temple with guns, shoes, says SC

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court said on Wednesday that no policeman should enter the Jagannath temple at Puri “with weapons and shoes” after the issue was brought to its notice following the October 3 violence at the famous shrine.A be..

80 pc voter-turnout in Jammu, 3.4% in Kashmir

  SRINAGAR, NEARLY 80 per cent of over 1.26 lakh voters exercised their franchise in Jammu while there was a low voter turnout yet again in Kashmir with 3.4 per cent of 2.20 lakh electorate casting their votes on Wednesday in the second phase of ..

Cyclone Titli intensifies into severe cyclonic storm

  BHUBANESWAR, The Odisha Government began evacuation of people in five coastal districts The storm is likely to move northwestwards and cross Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coast   THE Odisha Government on Wednesday began evac..

SC orders sealing of 9 properties of Amrapali Group

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the sealing of nine properties of embattled real estate company Amrapali after its three directors, who are in police custody, said that the documents related to the group’s 46 firms were ..

Centre working for welfare of farmers: Modi

  SAMPLA (Haryana), Modi unveils statue of peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday unveiled a statue of peasant leader Sir Chhotu Ram here, using the occasion to highlight the NDA Government’s initiatives in t..

India to grow at 7.3 per cent in 2018, 7.4 per cent next yr: IMF

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, INDIA is projected to grow at 7.3 per cent in 2018 and 7.4 per cent next year, the IMF said Tuesday, predicting that the country will regain the tag of the world’s fastest growing major economy this year, surp..

BSP will rather fight alone than beg for seats in alliance, says Mayawati

  NEW DELHI, BAHUJAN Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati asserted on Tuesday that her party will rather fight elections on its own than “beg” for seats in any alliance. Her comments assume significance as she had last week called off ..

Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle biggest ocean polluters, says report

  MANILA, COCA-COLA, Pepsi and Nestle are among the companies that contribute most to ocean pollution with single-use plastics, according to a study presented on Tuesday by the “Break Free from Plastic” initiative. The environmental ..

Shah takes pot-shots at Rahul, top Cong leadership in MP

  Our Correspondent, GWALIOR, “Congress President Rahul Gandhi is building castles in the air and dreaming of coming to power in Madhya Pradesh. BJP’s Shivraj Singh Government is a stable one and no one can shake it. BJP will retain ..

Take efforts to deal with sex abuse cases: SC to Centre

  NEW DELHI,   The Joint Secretary informed the bench that deliberations were on for having a child protection policy, and said the Ministry would discuss this issue with bodies like TISS and others “THINGS are not all that good&rdqu..

‘Sabarimala protest politically motivated’

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM,   Plea filed in SC seeking review of the Sabarimala temple verdict BJP to organise a five-day long ‘Save Sabarimala yatra’ from Pandalam to Thiruvananthapuram KERALA Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Mon..

SC seeks Govt’s reply on plea against WhatsApp, its payment service

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to file its reply on a plea alleging that WhatsApp does not comply with the Indian laws, including the provision for appointing a grievance officer. A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Na..

World will witness worst weather: CSE

  NEW DELHI, World would witness greater sea level rise, increased precipitation and higher frequency of droughts and floods, hotter days and heatwaves, more intense tropical cyclones, and increased ocean acidification and salinity, says IPCC rep..

Rafale jets, S-400 missiles will boost IAF capabilities: Dhanoa

  HINDON (UP), ASSERTING that the Indian Air Force is “ever-prepared” to meet any contingency, its Chief B S Dhanoa said on Monday that the induction of 36 Rafale jets and S-400 missile systems would enhance the capabilities of IAF. ..

‘Pahuna’ wins 2 awards at Germany’s International Children’s Film Festival

  MUMBAI, “Pahuna” (“The Little Visitors”) revolves around three Nepali children who get separated from their parents, escape the Maoists agitation in Nepal and flee to Sikkim PRIYANKA Chopra’s maiden Sikkimese prod..

India, Tajikistan to cooperate on connectivity, counter terror

  DUSHANBE (Tajikistan), INDIA and Tajikistan agreed to work together to boost connectivity and join hands in the fight against terror as they signed eight pacts in various sectors after a meeting between Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his ..

India going through big transformation: PM

  DEHRADUN, “India is the ideal investment destination in the world today with major social and economic changes sweeping the country,” Modi said after inaugurating U’khand’s first investors summit PRIME Minister Narendra..

Tanushree Dutta files plaint against Nana Patekar

  MUMBAI, TANUSHREE Dutta on Saturday filed a police complaint against veteran actor Nana Patekar for allegedly sexually harassing her on the sets of a film in 2008, police said.Dutta, in a recent interview alleged that Patekar had misbehaved wit..

Aadhaar must for treatment under AB-PMJAY for 2nd time

  NEW DELHI, In case the Aadhaar number is not available, beneficiaries have to at least provide documents to prove that they have enrolled for the 12-digit unique identity number   AADHAAR is not mandatory to avail benefits for the first ..

US, China to hold key talks to reduce trade tensions today

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, CHINA and the United States are set to hold high-level talks here on Monday to reduce the spiralling trade and military tensions between the world’s two largest economies. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is sc..

Collapse of seat-sharing talks in States to have no bearing on LS polls: Cong

  NEW DELHI, THE Congress said on Sunday the collapse of its seat-sharing talks with the BSP for the upcoming State polls will not affect attempts to forge a “mahagathbandhan” (Grand alliance) of Opposition parties against the BJP for..

Cong likely to win Raj, has edge in MP, Chhattisgarh: Opinion poll

  NEW DELHI, THE Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) may lose power in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, an opinion poll has predicted, saying the Congress is best placed in Rajasthan, where its State President Sachin Pilot is the first choice ..

2nd US-N Korea summit soon

  SEOUL, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump agree to 2nd US-N Korea summit ‘at earliest date’, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said KIM Jong Un has agreed to hold a second summit with US President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul sai..

Cong practices vote bank politics, divides to rule: PM

  AJMER, IN A scathing attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused it of practising vote bank politics, telling lies and creating doubt and fear in the minds of people. Modi made the charge here at a rally, where Raja..

FB establishing task force for 2019 India elections

  NEW DELHI, FACING the uphill task of tackling election-related interference on its platform as India gets ready for polls next year, Facebook on Saturday said it is establishing a task force comprising “hundreds of people” in the co..

Give account of work done by your four generations: Shah to Rahul

  INDORE/JHABUA/Ratlam (MP), SOUNDING the poll bugle in Madhya Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Saturday asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to give account of work done by “four generations” of his family in..

SP rules out alliance with Congress in poll-bound MP

  LUCKNOW, THE Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday ruled out any alliance with the Congress for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls. SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav said they waited long to come to an understanding but the Congress showed no willingn..

Rahul promises Tribal Bill in MP, Chhattisgarh, Raj if voted to power

  Our Correspondent, GWALIOR, CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi said if the party is voted to power in Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan then ‘Tribal Bill’ will be brought in these states to protect triba..

Over 4.42 lakh voters to cast votes in Jammu local polls

  JAMMU, 46 polling stations declared hypersensitive during the elections scheduled to begin from October 8   OVER 4.42 lakh voters will be exercising their franchise across Jammu district in first phase of Urban Local Bodies elections sch..

Four killed as hoarding on Rly land falls on road in Pune

  PUNE, (PTI), A 40-YEAR-OLD man, who was returning home after immersing his wife’s ashes, was among four people killed when a hoarding in railway station premises fell on vehicles on the adjoining road here Friday, police said. The 40-fe..

Sensex sinks 792 pts as RBI keeps policy rate unchanged

  MUMBAI, (PTI), THE BSE Sensex plunged 792 points on Friday to end at a near six-month low of 34,376.99 after the RBI unexpectedly maintained status quo on the policy rate but changed its stance to “calibrated tightening” amid the ..

India to continue Iranian oil imports

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), IN THE first clear indication of India’s willingness to continue trade with Iran despite US sanctions, state refiners have contracted import of 1.25 million tonnes of crude oil from the Persian Gulf nation and is prepa..

Nobel Peace Prize 2018 goes to anti-sexual violence campaigners

  OSLO, (AFP), CONGOLESE doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world. The pair won the award “for their efforts t..

Putin, Modi may sign S-400 deal

  NEW DELHI,   Modi hosts a private dinner for Putin The spotlight of the summit will be on the S-400 missile defence system deal as, if signed, it could violate US sanctions India wants to procure the long-range missile systems to tighten..

‘Mowgli School’ inspires students to learn

  BAHRAICH (UP), LOCATED in the Dudhwa-Katarniya forest area here, ‘Mowgli School’ is busy giving wings to the dreams of village children, thanks to an initiative by the Special Tiger Protection Force. The Special Tiger Protection For..

ED attaches assets worth Rs 130 cr in Rose Valley Ponzi scam

  NEW DELHI, THE Enforcement Directorate on Thursday attached assets worth Rs 130 crore in connection with its money laundering probe in the Rose Valley ponzi scam case, officials said.The agency said it has issued a provisional order under the P..

Mukesh Ambani remains richest Indian for 11th yr

  NEW DELHI, RELIANCE Industries’ Chairman Mukesh Ambani has emerged as the richest Indian for the 11th consecutive year with a net worth of USD 47.3 billion, according to ‘Forbes magazine’. As per the ‘Forbes India Rich L..

Economic crisis due to crude oil imports, says Gadkari

  MUMBAI, UNION Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that the country is facing lot of ‘economic crisis’ due to crude oil imports and need to reduce imports and increase exports.India is the 3rd largest importer of crude oil and ri..

Mata Vaishnodevi declared ‘cleanest religious place’

  JAMMU, THE cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district has been declared the ‘cleanest religious place’ in the country, officials said on Thursday.Over 81.78 pilgrims visited the shrine in Trikuta hil..

Climate, calamity linked to culture: Modi

  NEW DELHI, PM receives UN’s Champions of the Earth Award “It will be difficult to avoid calamity as long as concerns for the climate do not become a part of culture,” said Modi “In PM Modi we have a leader who realise..

Trio wins Chemistry Nobel for works on proteins

  STOCKHOLM, US SCIENTISTS Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make everything from biofuels to medic..

Ranjan Gogoi, first CJI from N-E

  NEW DELHI, JUSTICE Ranjan Gogoi, who on Wednesday was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India (CJI), is the first person from the North-East to reach the top position of judiciary and will have a tenure of a little over 13 months. He succe..

MahaBank closes 51 branches to cut costs

  PUNE, THE Bank Of Maharashtra (BoM) has closed 51 branches across the country as part of cost-cutting measures in the banking industry, an official said on Wednesday. All the closed branches were in urban centres and were declared unviable and ..

Cabinet hikes wheat MSP by Rs 105/quintal

  NEW DELHI, THE Government on Wednesday announced 6 per cent hike in support price of wheat at Rs 1,840 per quintal, a move that will give farmers an additional income of Rs 62,635 crore and help contain their simmering discontent over high inpu..

Vladimir Putin to arrive today

  NEW DELHI, RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin will arrive here on Thursday on a two-day visit during which India and Russia are likely to sign a deal to procure S-400 air defence systems and deliberate on key regional and global issues, including..

Modi highlights 4Ps for cleaner world, UN Chief hails India’s ODF movement

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Swachh Bharat Mission has turned into the world’s biggest mass movement on sanitation and has given a mantra for making the world cleaner. “Political leadership, public f..

‘Ahimsa has power to unite humanity when terrorism, hate dividing nations’

  NEW DELHI, MAHATMA Gandhi’s principle of ‘ahimsa’ has the power to unite humanity when terrorism, radicalisation, extremism and mindless hate are dividing nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said. In the 21st century, th..

Nation remembers Gandhi as champion of non-violence

  NEW DELHI, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Pawar, and Governor Vidyasagar Rao also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary. Twitter unveiled a &lsquo..

Now, file FIR online

    NEW DELHI, Centre looks at launching “citizen-centric portals” for all States, which will allow the citizens to seek antecedent verification of prospective employees like domestic helps, drivers, tenants or for any other pur..

Trio shares Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

  STOCKHOLM, THREE researchers on Tuesday shared the 2018 Nobel Physics Prize for inventions in the field of laser physics which have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery and industry, the jury said.Arth..

Modi helping only crony capitalists: Rahul

  Special Correspondent, SEVAGRAM, CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi launched a frontal attack against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday at Wardha while accusing the Prime Minister of ..

India, Uzbekistan set $1 bn annual bilateral trade target

  NEW DELHI, INDIA and Uzbekistan set an annual bilateral trade target of $1 billion to be achieved within two years and agreed to boost connectivity as the two sides signed 17 agreements across a range of sectors following delegation-level talks..

Modi, Macron to receive UN Award tomorrow

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron would receive the United Nation’s highest environment honour Champions of The Earth Award on October 3 here for their exemplary leadership and advocate action on..

UN Chief arrives; climate change, terror top agenda

  NEW DELHI, During his visit, Guterres will participate in the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention and call on Modi today He will also deliver a lecture at the India Habitat Centre on ‘Global challenges, global solutions&rs..

Yogi promises all help to Apple executive’s widow

  LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday promised all help to Kalpana Tiwari, the widow of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari who was shot dead by a police constable for allegedly not stopping when asked to do so on Saturday. ..

When ‘unlawful’ keeping of Rs 4 by wife irked Bapu

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, THE act of Kasturba Gandhi of keeping Rs four with her ‘unlawfully’ had irked the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi and prompted him to write an article about her lapse, records show. At a time when the world..

ED attaches Nirav’s NY apartments, London flat

  NEW DELHI, The ED also attached assets worth Rs 637 crore of absconding jeweller Nirav Modi   THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached assets worth Rs 637 crore of absconding jeweller Nirav Modi and his family, inc..

Modi vows befitting reply to India’s ‘enemies’

    NEW DELHI, “We staunchly believe in peace; we are committed to taking it forward… but not at the cost of compromising our self-respect and sovereignty,” PM said in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ IN A veiled warning to Pa..

Country’s first housing society set up due to Sardar Patel: PM

  ANAND (Guj), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday the country’s first housing society was set up in 1927 under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat.Addressing a gathering after inaugurating various projects here, P..

Centre to stop all aid to Bru refugees from today

  AGARTALA, The MHA has directed to stop all kinds of allowances, including cash dole and ration supplies, from Oct 1   THE Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) would discontinue all kinds of subsistence allowances, including ration supplies and..

C’garh Police set up theatre for tribals in Naxal hotbed

  By Tikeshwar Patel, RAIPUR, TRIBALS of Chhattisgarh’s Abhujmad region, a Naxal hotbed having scant mass media presence, can now watch films in a mini-theatre set up in the area, an initiative to connect them to the outside world. The fi..

Now, hear recreated ‘heart beats’ of Mahatma Gandhi

  NEW DELHI, PEOPLE can now listen to the “recreated heart beats” of Mahatma Gandhi at Delhi’s National Gandhi Museum, which will launch a series of programmes on Monday to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father o..

FB, Twitter to help EC check fake news during elections

  NEW DELHI, Social media giants Twitter and Facebook have assured the EC that they will not allow their platforms to be used for anything which effects the purity of polls during campaign period INTERNET major Google and social media giants Twi..

Life would become a burden without innovations: Modi

  NEW DELHI, “Knowledge and education are not restricted to books. The purpose of education is to enable balanced growth of every dimension of a human being which is not possible without innovation,” says Modi INDIAN universitie..

5-day-long IAF rescue operation ends, 252 airlifted from Himachal

  SHIMLA/MANALI, The rescued include foreigners from Germany, Norway, Denmark and Nepal, and a large number of Indian children and women THE five-day long air rescue operation in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul Valley came to an end on Saturday ..

Renowned harmonium exponent Pt. Tulsidas Borkar passes away

    MUMBAI, LEGENDARY harmonium exponent Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passed away in a private hospital on Saturday after a brief illness, an official said.  He was 83. Borkar had been admitted to Nanavati Super-speciality Hospital where he ..

Congress spreading lies to mislead people, says Modi

  NEW DELHI, REACHING out to his party cadre in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of speaking “lies” to mislead “innocent and naive” people..