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Fire raging in your bosoms is in my heart too: PM

  BARAUNI (Bihar), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that he was filled with grief and outrage, just like the people of the country, in the wake of the terrorist attack in Pulwama which claimed the lives of 45 CRPF personnel. In thi..

A Dead Soldier’s Letter

  By Nikita Sawarkar, Today, on Valentine’s Day, I planned a surprise visit for my wife. I didn’t inform her about my vacation; I wanted to capture the moment on her face. I have missed her, a lot. But I’ll see her soon; very so..

PM inaugurates, lays foundation of projects worth Rs 3,306 cr in J’khand

  HAZARIBAGH (Jharkhand), Modi inaugurated four rural water supply schemes in Ramgarh and Hazaribagh and laid the foundation stone of six more rural water supply schemes in these two districts, and an urban water supply scheme in Hazaribagh at a ..

Google shows Pak flag when searched for ‘toilet paper’

  NEW DELHI, GOOGLE has been showing Pakistani flag when searched for the ‘best toilet paper in the world’, the ‘best China-made toilet paper’ or just ‘toilet paper’. The glitch on Google Search results was not..

Sedition charges against four female J&K students for ‘celebrating’ Pulwama attack

  JAIPUR, FOUR female paramedical students of Kashmiri-origin have been slapped with sedition charges after being suspended from a private institute here for allegedly celebrating the Pulwama terror attack by posting “anti-national” m..

Rajinikanth not to contest Lok Sabha polls

  CHENNAI, ENDING months of speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who floated his outfit Rajini Makkal Mandram as a precursor to launching a political party, on Sunday made it clear he would neither contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls nor..

‘New India’ won’t spare those who target its soldiers: Modi

  DHULE (Maharashtra), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Saturday that each drop of tear shed in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack would be avenged. Continuing his tough talk in the wake of the ghastly strike that claimed the live..

Ever prepared to deliver ‘appropriate response’: IAF Chief

  POKHRAN, AS India’s military establishment mulls options to avenge the Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Saturday said the IAF was ever prepared to deliver “appropriate r..

Hina Jaiswal is IAF’s 1st woman flight engineer

  BENGALURU, BREAKING the glass ceiling, Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal has scripted history by becoming the first woman flight engineer to be inducted into the Indian Air Force.Till last year, the Flight Engineer branch was exclusively the men&r..

India hikes import duty on Pakistani goods to 200 pc

  NEW DELHI, TAKING strong economic action against Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack, India on Saturday raised the customs duty to 200 per cent on all goods imported from the neighbouring country, including fresh fruits, cement, petrol..

Big B to give Rs 5 lakh to each slain CRPF troopers’ family

  MUMBAI, MEGASTAR Amitabh Bachchan will be donating Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 45 CRPF troopers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. In the worst ever terror  attack in Jammu and Kashmir since ..

Pakistan’s links with Pulwama attack clear for all to see: India

  NEW DELHI, India steps up diplomatic offensive against Pakistan.Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale briefs envoys of 25 countries INDIA has rejected Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua’s claims denying her country’s links to the ..

Forces can choose time, place, nature of response: PM

  JHANSI (UP), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on on Friday asserted the security forces have been given permission to choose the timing, place and nature of their response to the Pulwama terror attack, which left 45 CRPF personnel dead on Thursday...

Putin strongly condemns Pak-backed terror attack

  NEW DELHI, RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin on Friday strongly condemned Thursday’s terror attack by the Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammed in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of at least 45 CRPF personnel and said that the perpetra..

Entire Opposition stands with security forces, Govt: Rahul

  NEW DELHI, CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi on Friday described the Pulwama terror assault as an attack on India’s soul and said his party as well as the entire Opposition was fully supportive of the Government and the security forces.No a..

Aadhaar cards, force IDs helped identify slain CRPF personnel

  NEW DELHI, AADHAAR cards, ID cards, leave applications and certain other articles were the only things left of most of the 45 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack that helped their colleagues identify them, officials said on Frida..

Govt calls all-party meet over Pulwama attack today

  NEW DELHI, AN all-party meeting will be held on Saturday to brief political parties on the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which 45 CRPF jawans were killed, officials said.  The meeting has been convened by Home Minister Rajnath Sing..

US experts suspect ISI role in Pulwama terrorist attack

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, The terror strike shows the United States has failed to persuade Pakistan to act against Jaish-e-Mohammad and other terrorist groups, say experts AMERICAN experts suspect the role of Pakistani intelligence agency I..

Modi to flag off Vande Bharat Express in Delhi today

  NEW DELHI, Bookings to start on February 17 INDIA’S first semi-high speed train the Vande Bharat Express will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday from the New Delhi railway station, a statement from the Prime Ministe..

Response expected from Govt: Bhagwat

  NAGPUR/MUMBAI, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said a response is expected from the Modi Government to the attack on CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in which 30 CRPF personnel were killed.Sp..

Priyanka calls off her first press conference over J&K attack

  LUCKNOW, PRIYANKA Gandhi Vadra on Thursday called off her first press conference after being inducted in the Congress as a Congress General Secretary, expressing grief over the deaths of 43 CRPF personnel in a terror attack in Kashmir. The pre..

ED attaches properties worth Rs 904 cr

  MUMBAI, THE Directorate of Enforcement (ED) Thursday said it has attached properties worth Rs 904 crore in connection with DSK Group money laundering case. Deepak Kulkarni, the chairman and managing director of the group, his wife Hemanti and s..

Vehicle-ramming a tactical shift in terrorism in Kashmir

  NEW DELHI, THE ghastly attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday killing 43 personnel indicates a significant tactical shift in the strategy of terrorists as security agencies fear that vehicle-ramm..

NSG, NIA teams to join investigation in terror attack

  NEW DELHI, EXPERTS of the anti-terror commando force National Security Guard (NSG) and investigators of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) are being sent to Jammu and Kashmir to join the probe into the terror attack in Pulwama in which at ..

Modi pitches for a majority Govt

  NEW DELHI, “India has become a centre of economic growth and has rose in stature in international affairs. The reason behind this is not Modi or Sushma ji, but the real reason is the majority Government,” said Modi PRIME Minister N..

Vivekananda statue unveiled in Tamil Nadu Raj Bhawan

    CHENNAI, TAMIL Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit presided over the ceremony of unveiling of the statue of Swami Vivekananda at Raj Bhawan in Chennai on Wednesday. The statue was unveiled by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami to co..

PM to give 1st instalment of Rs 2,000 to farmers on Feb 24

  GORAKHPUR (UP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on February 24 the Government scheme of giving Rs 6,000 annual financial assistance to farmers which was announced in the interim Budget, a senior BJP leader said on Wednesday.  ..

Mamata, other Oppn leaders join AAP’s mega rally in Delhi

  NEW DELHI, OPPOSITION leaders, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, gathered in Delhi on Wednesday for a mega rally organised by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), where they slammed the BJP as a ‘threat to democracy’ which mus..

ED questions Vadra for nine hours on 2nd day

  JAIPUR, ROBERT Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, was quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate officials here for nine hours on Wednesday after he appeared before the agency for the second consecutive day in connection..

LS performed better under NDA than UPA II

  NEW DELHI, According to data, the productivity of current Lok Sabha stands at 83 per cent (till February 6), way above the 63 per cent in UPA II THE term of the 16th Lok Sabha is coming to an end. Contrary to popular perception due to constant..

PM dedicates ESIC medical college, 510-bed hospital to the nation

  NEW DELHI, THE Central Government is working to provide good quality medical care to every citizen of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said while dedicating an ESIC medical college and 510-bedded hospital in Faridabad to the..

Sabarimala temple reopens

  SABARIMALA, The temple reopened for 5-day monthly pujas under heavy security THE Lord Ayyappa temple here reopened on Tuesday for five-day monthly pujas under a heavy security blanket as hundreds of police personnel were deployed in and around..

India, China leading global greening effort: NASA

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, World is a greener place than it was 20 years ago, says the NASA study INDIA and China are leading the global greening effort, which is quite contrary to the general perception worldwide, a latest NASA study said o..

LS passes Finance Bill

  NEW DELHI, Now individuals earning up to Rs 9.5 lakh can escape liability by taking advantage of saving schemes, says Goyal THE Finance Bill, which contains tax proposals, was passed by the Lok Sabha with voice vote, completing the budgetary p..

Mah Govt to draw Rs 2,000 cr from contingency fund to tackle drought

  MUMBAI,   Contingency fund has a limit of Rs 150 crore. Mah Cabinet approved temporary revision by Rs 2,000 crore, which will be used to cater to the demands of 151 drought-hit tehsils Cabinet also cleared proposals to increase the fundi..

2 jawans, ultra killed in gunfight

  SRINAGAR, TWO Indian Army soldiers and a militant were killed on Tuesday during a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district during a cordon and search operation, police said. The encounter began earlier when the holed up militant..

Modi serves Akshaya Patra’s 3 billionth meal

  VRINDAVAN (UP), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday served meal to a group of underprivileged school children in Vrindavan and praised the efforts of an NGO towards eradicating hunger from the country. The event was organised to mark the ser..

PM pitches for responsible oil pricing

  GREATER NOIDA (UP), India is fastest-growing sixth-largest economy in the world and it could be the second largest world economy by 2030, says Modi   WITH volatile oil prices in the past playing havoc on economies of importing nations li..

Gujjar quota stir enters fourth day; highways, railway tracks blocked

  JAIPUR/DHOLPUR, THE stalemate between the protesting Gujjar community and the Rajasthan Government over quota in jobs and education continued on the fourth consecutive day on Monday, as agitators blocked roads and railway tracks. Protesters, le..

Man prints wedding card with ‘Vote for Modi’ appeal

  HYDERABAD,   Mukesh Rao Yande, a staunch Modi supporter, asked guests to avoid extravagant presents and instead promise to vote for Modi in the ensuing general elections as a gift to the couple WEDDING invitations usually come with a req..

Oppn unity at Naidu’s day-long fast in Delhi

  NEW DELHI, ANDHRA Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s day-long fast demanding special status for his State on Monday became a rallying point for the Opposition, which got together for the second time in less than a month to prese..

Combing ops under way in Uri after suspicious activity near Army camp

  SRINAGAR, An Army camp sentry on noting suspicious movement opened fire A MASSIVE combing operation was launched by security forces in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir after an Army camp sentry noted suspicious movement and opened fire, police ..

Train 18’s Delhi-Varanasi AC chair car ticket to cost Rs 1,850, executive class Rs 3,520

  NEW DELHI, TRAVELLING between Delhi and Varanasi on board India’s fastest train, the Vande Bharat Express or Train 18, will cost passengers Rs 1,850 in the chair car class while it will be Rs 3,520 in the executive class, including the ca..

For Oppn, defence sector was only about brokering deals, says Modi

  TIRUPPUR (TN), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Congress, saying for the Opposition party the defence sector was only about brokering deals. Modi’s comments came after party President Rahul Gandhi recently upped the ant..

One killed as police intercept suspected robbers in Solapur

  MUMBAI, AN unidentified man was killed when the police fired in retaliation on a suspected gang of robbers travelling in a car in Maharashtra’s Solapur district in the wee hours of Sunday, a local official said. Three policemen were inju..

Quit Cong, UPA due to Rahul’s interference: Ex-Union Minister

  MADDUR (K’taka), Rahul Gandhi issued diktat that those who turned 80 can’t be a Minister. When I heard that, I submitted my resignation and came to Bangalore, said former External Affairs Minister S M Krishna FORMER External Affair..

Judging is ‘under stress’ in digital era: Justice A K Sikri

  NEW DELHI, JUDGING is ‘under stress’ in the digital era, a Supreme Court judge said on Sunday, lamenting that even before a case is taken up by the court, people start discussing on social media what the outcome ‘should be&rsq..

Govt claims over 3.79 lakh new jobs in Central Govt Deptts in ’17-’19

  NEW DELHI, AS DEBATE intensifies over rising unemployment in the country, the Modi Government claims to have generated over 3.79 lakh jobs between 2017 and 2019 in its various establishments, according to the interim budget for 2019-20. The Gov..

Passengers cannot ‘opt out’ meals on board Vande Bharat Express

  NEW DELHI, MEALS on board the soon-to-be-launched Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 will not be optional for passengers unlike in premium trains such as Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto express, where travellers can choose not to take catering ser..

Boeing delivers first 4 Chinook helicopters

  NEW DELHI, AMERICAN aerospace major Boeing on Sunday announced the arrival of first batch of four Chinook military helicopters for the Indian Air Force at the Mundra port in Gujarat. A statement from the company said the CH47F (I) Chinooks will..

Citizenship Bill will cause no harm to Assam, N-E’s interests: Modi

  CHANGSARI (ASSAM), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of Assam and the North-East that the Citizenship Bill will in no way cause harm to their interests. Addressing a public rally in this Assembly constituency of Assam Health Minis..

PM inaugurates Rs 4K cr projects in Arunachal

  ITANAGAR, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated and laid foundation stone of projects in Arunachal Pradesh worth over Rs 4,000 crore and said his Government was giving a lot of importance to improve connectivity in the sensitive ..

Informal sector workers can join PM’s pension scheme from Feb 15

  NEW DELHI, Scheme would provide workers an assured pension of Rs 3,000 from the age of 60 years on a monthly contribution of a small amount during their working life ALL unorganised sector workers up to 40 years of age can subscribe to the Pra..

20 C’garh villagers rescued from brick kiln in Pune

  Our Correspondent, BALODA BAZAR, The victims, including 6 women, 5 men and 9 children who were employed in brick kiln in Pune were lured by the owner by offering them good income TWENTY villagers of Amethi and Chichirda villages who were forc..

Noted Bollywood villain Mahesh Anand found dead in Mumbai home

  MUMBAI, THE body of noted Bollywood actor of yesteryear, Mahesh Anand, 57, was found in his Andheri flat here on Saturday morning, police said.Living alone for many years and virtually jobless, he is suspected to have died at least two days ago..

Complaint lodged against Rahul Gandhi for calling Swatantryaveer Savarkar ‘coward’

  NEW DELHI,   “Lodging a police complaint”, Savarkar’s grandnephew, Ranjeet, said Rahul made false statement as the freedom struggle icon had served 27 years in jail CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi found himself in the m..

Illegal migrants are vote bank of SP, BSP: Shah

  MAHARAJGANJ (UP), (PTI), BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday called illegal migrants a vote bank of the SP and the BSP and also targeted the Opposition over the issues of Triple Talaq and the Ayodhya dispute. He said &l..

SC orders Tejashwi  to vacate bungalow meant for Deputy CM

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav’s plea, challenging the Patna High Court order asking him to vacate the Government bungalow meant for the Deputy Chief Minister, a..

Mayawati should deposit money  used for erecting statues: SC

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), IN A strong oral observation, the Supreme Court Friday said BSP chief Mayawati should deposit public money used for erecting statues of herself and elephants, the party’s symbol, at public places in Uttar Pradesh to th..

PM to serve Akshaya Patra’s 3 billionth meal in Vrindavan on 11th

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will serve food to schoolchildren from underprivileged background in Vrindavan on Monday, marking the “three billionth meal” offered by an NGO that works with the Government on mid-da..

SBI cuts interest rate by 5 bps on home loans

  MUMBAI, (PTI), WITHIN a day of RBI reducing repo rate by 25 basis points, the country’s largest lender State Bank of India on Friday announced a cut in interest rates by 5 basis points on its home loans up to Rs 30 lakh. In it sixth bi..

‘Corrupt’ accusing me of destroying institutions: Modi

  NEW DELHI, IN A frontal attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday alleged that those who imposed Emergency, “bullied” the judiciary and insulted the Army were accusing him of destroying institutions. In a 100-..

5 top WB cops likely to face punitive action for joining Mamata’s dharna

  NEW DELHI, Their meritorious awards may be stripped off and they may be removed from the list of seniority THE Centre is likely to take punitive action against five senior police officers of West Bengal, including DGP Virendra Kumar, for takin..

‘Opposition alliance like wedding preparations without a groom’

  KOLKATA, CALLING the Opposition parties’ efforts to forge an alliance to take on the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls a futile exercise without a Prime Ministerial candidate, senior leader of the BJP Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday s..

US agrees to sell 2 missile defence systems to India

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, THE US has agreed to sell two advanced missile defence systems to India for two Boeing-777 Head-of-State aircraft for an estimated cost of USD 190 million, a decision that will enhance the security of the planes fly..

PM to lay foundation stone of Rs 1,938 cr highway project in West Bengal today

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Rs 1,938 crore highway project in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal on Friday, the Government said. The project on completion will reduce the distance from Salsalabari and Alipurdua..

ED questions Vadra for over 9 hours for second day

  NEW DELHI, ROBERT Vadra, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for nine hours on Thursday, the second day of his deposition in connection with a probe into allegations of money la..

4-year B.Ed course from next year: Javadekar

  NEW DELHI, The B.Ed course will be conducted in three streams -- BA, B.Com and B.Sc. The course will save one year of aspirants’ since they can join it right after their Class 12, against the current system of first doing graduation and t..

PAN-Aadhaar linkage must for filing I-T returns: SC

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court has said that linkage of PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory for filing of Income-Tax returns. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer said the top court has already decided the matter and upheld the sect..

Priyanka assumes charge as AICC General Secretary

  NEW DELHI, PRIYANKA Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday took charge as AICC General Secretary and  will helm the party’s affairs in Uttar Pradesh East.She assumed charge after dropping her husband Robert Vadra at the ED office. She then met pa..

We may cease to exist in India if new regulations kick in: WhatsApp

  By Gokul Bhagabati, NEW DELHI, With over 200 million monthly active users, India is WhatsApp’s biggest market in the world. Globally, the platform has over 1.5 billion users SOME of the proposed Government regulations for social media c..

President presents 2017 Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards to 42 artists

  NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday presented the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2017 to 42 artists from the fields of music, dance, theatre, traditional/ folk/ tribal music/ dance/ theatre and puppetry. The awards w..

Pak SC clips wings of Armed Forces, ISI

  By Sajjad Hussain, ISLAMABAD,   PAKISTAN’S Supreme Court on Wednesday prohibited members of the Armed Forces from engaging in political activities and directed state agencies like the ISI to operate within the law as it ordered the..

Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen declared banned ultra organisation: MHA

  NEW DELHI, THE Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, which has been fighting for “liberation of Kashmir” and involved in a series of terror acts, has been banned by the Government, the Home Ministry said on Wednesday. In a notification, the Minist..

India, Monaco to boost trade, investment

  NEW DELHI, INDIA and Monaco on Tuesday vowed to deepen ties in trade and investment, as well as collaborate on combating climate change, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with Monaco’s reigning monarch Prince Albe..

Saradha story: A decade of huge fund

  KOLKATA, THOUSANDS of crores of rupees were raised for over a decade from lakhs of investors, but then defaults began on payments to investors who were promised huge returns and political fallouts appeared inevitable. The ongoing stand-off betw..

Govt suspends FCRA registration of 156 NGOs for six months

    NEW DELHI, Govt revokes the restriction order imposed on 36 other organisations that complied with the guidelines The 156 NGOs have failed to comply with the order to open their accounts with 32 designated banks THE Centre has suspend..

India obtains consular access to 117 students detained in US

  NEW DELHI, THE Government said on Tuesday that it is in touch with the US authorities to ensure humane and dignified treatment of Indian students detained in that country for enrolling at a sham university, saying the Indian embassy and consula..

In 2 yrs, I-T payers to get refunds within 24 hours!

  NEW DELHI, THE Revenue Department will put in place within two years a mechanism to ensure that all returns are processed within 24 hours and refunds issued simultaneously, an official said. The Government has already sanctioned Rs 4,200 crore ..

Pilot hurt as civilian trainer aircraft crashes in Pune

  PUNE, AN AIRCRAFT being used for civil aviation training crashed on Tuesday in Pune district, injuring the pilot, police said.The pilot, Sidharth Titus, has sustained a fracture on his right hand, they said. The crash happened near Rui village ..

PM to visit Assam, Arunachal and Tripura on Feb 9

    GUWAHATI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is set for a whirlwind tour of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura on February 9 to inaugurate several projects and address a public rally, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday..

Plea in SC challenges validity of land acquisition law in Ayodhya

  NEW DELHI, The plea filed by seven individuals submitted that State Legislature has the exclusive power to make provisions relating to management of affairs of religious institutions inside its territory A FRESH plea was filed in the Supreme C..

TMC Govt not allowing political programmes in WB: BJP to EC

  NEW DELHI, THE BJP on Monday accused the Trinamool Congress Government in West Bengal of not allowing its political programmes in the state and sought the Election Commission’s intervention so that the Lok Sabha polls can be held in a &ld..

Unusual cold in North India indirectly caused by Polar Vortex, say experts

  NEW DELHI, The Arctic winds are pushing various weather systems, including the western disturbance, downwards. It has indirectly resulted in severe and extended winters, said Mahesh Palawat, vice president of Meteorology of Skymet THE unusuall..

Govt to give 10 pc quota to EWS in jobs, education

  MUMBAI, The CM tweeted that families, whose annual income is less than Rs 8 lakh -- through sources such as farming, salaries, business-industry -- would be treated as economically backward in this case AHEAD of the Lok Sabha polls, the M..

Veteran Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar no more

  MUMBAI, VETERAN Marathi actor Ramesh Bhatkar passed away, Monday, after a battle with cancer. He was 70. The actor, who was suffering from cancer for more than one and a half years, breathed his last at a hospital here.  “He fought b..

PM lays foundation stones for AIIMS, other projects in Jammu

  JAMMU, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid foundation stones for several development projects, including an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and an Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), in Jammu. Modi also launch..

Govt’s move to return excess land in Ayodhya to owners ‘historic’: Shah

  NEW DELHI, BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Sunday described as ‘historic’ the Modi Government’s move to return the excess land around the disputed site in Ayodhya to their owners, including the Ram Janmabhoomi ..

Jaitley hints at raising Rs 500 a month cash support to small farmers in future

  By Yoshita Singh, NEW YORK, UNION Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday hinted that the Rs 500 a month cash dole to small farmers may be increased in the future as the Government’s resources grow and said States can top up this amount with the..

Oppn backs Mamata in Kolkata Police-CBI face-off

  NEW DELHI/PATNA, OPPOSITION parties on Sunday extended support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who began a sit-in protest over the CBI’s attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief in connection with chit fund scams, calli..

Hubble discovers dwarf galaxy in cosmic backyard

  LONDON,   The dwarf galaxy is located just 30 million light-years away Researchers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study white dwarf stars within the globular cluster NGC 6752 THE Hubble Space Telescope has made an unexpecte..

Goyal to address RBI board on February 9

  NEW DELHI, FINANCE Minister Piyush Goyal is scheduled to address the customary post budget meeting of the central board of Reserve Bank of India on February 9 and highlight the key points of the interim Budget.The meeting will take place two da..

Modi pitches for Citizenship Bill

  THAKURNAGAR (WB), AS A raucous debate rages on over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for the contentious piece of legislation on Saturday, insisting it would bring “justice and respectabil..

Centre will use tech to seal B’desh borders in Bengal, Assam: Rajnath

  FALAKATA/MATHABHANGA (WB), UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the Centre will use technology to seal the international borders with Bangladesh in West Bengal and Assam through an integrated border management system. Alleging th..

Realtors heave sigh of relief over 2-yr tax exemption on unsold homes

  NEW DELHI, SITTING on 6-7 lakh of unsold units due to poor demand, cash-starved real estate developers heaved a sigh of relief after Government extended tax waiver on notional rent on such flats for 2 years from 1 year earlier. Developers and c..

J&K Police bust JeM terror module, 3 held

  SRINAGAR, THE Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police on Saturday busted a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror module with the arrest of three people, an official said. The breakthrough came while the police were investigating the grenade attack on a Cent..

Jan 2019 was a month of extremes: UN

  UNITED NATIONS, It’s an influence of Polar Vortex, says UN weather agency WMO’s report January witnessed extreme cold in North America, record high heat and wildfires in Australia, heavy rains in parts of South America, and heavy s..

Vadra gets interim bail

  NEW DELHI, A DELHI court on Saturday granted interim bail till February 16 to Robert Vadra in a money-laundering case and asked him to appear before the Enforcement Directorate and cooperate in the investigation. Vadra, who is currently abroad,..

ED files case against Kochhar, her husband, Dhoot, others

  NEW DELHI, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a criminal case of money laundering against former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar, Videocon Group promoter Venugopal Dhoot and others to probe alleged irregul..

Budget empowers all sections of society: Modi

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the interim Budget touches all sections of the society and includes everyone, asserting that it is a merely a “trailer” of what will guide India towards prosperity after..