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Army Chief meets family of slain Rifleman Aurangzeb

  JAMMU, (PTI) CHIEF of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday met the parents and other family members of rifleman Aurangzeb, who was abducted and killed by terrorists last week in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. Rawat along with senior Army ..

7.7 pc growth proved naysayers wrong: Jaitley

NEW DELHI, (PTI), HITTING back at naysayers, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that 7.7 per cent growth in the March quarter has “firmly” established India as the fastest growing major economy and the future looks much brighter t..

One in four Indians victim of online financial fraud, reveals report

  MUMBAI, (PTI), WITH Indians becoming more digitally active, the risk of frauds has increased with around one in four customers becoming victims to online financial deceit, says a report. In a report, global financial information company, Experia..

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end unprecedented ceasefire

KABUL, (AFP), DOZENS of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country. Exhausted after thei..

Will have discussions with allies before expansion: BJP

MUMBAI, (PTI), ALLIES will be taken into confidence before the proposed expansion of the Maharashtra Cabinet, a senior BJP Minister on Monday said. “Names of the new ministers will be finalised after holding talks with our allies,” Finan..

More steps needed to meet double digit growth challenge: Modi to CMs

  NEW DELHI, Modi said India has no shortage of capabilities, capacities and resources and in the current financial year, the States would receive over Rs 11 lakh crore from the Centre THE challenge before India is to take the economic growth ra..

4 CMs urge Modi to resolve Delhi LG-AAP Govt tussle

  NEW DELHI, CHIEF Ministers of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala on Sunday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to intervene for solving the tussle between Delhi Lt Governor and the AAP Government, terming it a “c..

Afghanistan suicide bombing toll climbs to 36

  KABUL, Afghan President Ghani announces a nine-day extension of ceasefire THE death toll from a suicide bombing against a gathering of Taliban fighters celebrating a holiday ceasefire in Afghanistan has risen to 36, an official said Sunday.Naj..

Meghana Shanbough, 1st woman fighter pilot from South India

  HYDERABAD, Meghana is one of the 13 women officers who graduated this year from the Air Force Academy in Dundigal   FLYING Officer Meghana Shanbough on Saturday inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as fighter pilot.The 24-year-old Me..

Scientific research products should be people friendly, says Venkaiah

  ITANAGAR, Scientific and Research Institutes should adopt lab to land technology to benefit the humanity, says Naidu VICE-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that scientific research products should be made people-friendly to benefit h..

Cop dragged by car for 800 metres at check-point in Bhopal; 3 arrested

  Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, NISHATPURA police have arrested three persons, who tried to kill a cop, on Saturday night when he along with his subordinate staff was making routine vehicle checking at a checkpoint near Best Price store. The ASI was ..

Modi to chair meeting of NITI Aayog today

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Sunday. The day-long meeting will be attended by several Union Ministers, Chief Ministers and Lieutenant..

Mungantiwar slams Rahul for blaming BJP, RSS for Jalgaon incident

  MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Saturday criticised Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi for blaming the BJP and the RSS over the assault and naked parading of two boys in Jalgaon district in the state.He said the comments made by Gan..

Bhopal IPS officer accepts Modi’s fitness challenge

  By Tara Chettur, BHOPAL, THE nation is gearing up for International Yoga Day to be celebrated on June 21. This year, the ‘Fitness Challenge’ has become a buzzword even before International Yoga Day. Many celebrities, administrative..

RJD leaders booked for forcing minor victim to narrate rape ordeal: Police

  GAYA, MANY RJD leaders, including its national general secretary Alok Kumar Mehta and MLA Surendra Yadav, have been booked for allegedly forcing a minor gang rape victim to get down from a police vehicle and narrate her ordeal, a senior police ..

SIT summons Sri Ram Sene leader for questioning in Gauri Lankesh killing case

  BENGALURU, THE SIT probing the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh has summoned a functionary of fringe right-wing outfit Sri Ram Sene for questioning even as her family on Saturday expressed satisfaction over the progress in the sensa..

Four CMs meet over Kejriwal’s protest

  NEW DELHI, IN A bid to put pressure on the Centre and the BJP, four non-BJP Chief Ministers met here on Saturday and discussed a strategy to provide support to protesting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who wants IAS officers to end their ..

Trump approves tariffs on $50bn of Chinese imports

  WASHINGTON/BEIJING, (PTI), US PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Friday announced stiff tariffs of 25 per cent targeting USD 50 billion in Chinese imports, saying the “very unfair” situation is “no longer sustainable”, raising ..

Union backs RBI Governor for stern action against bad loans

  MUMBAI, (PTI), THE employees union of the Reserve Bank has, in a surprise move, backed Governor Urjit Patel’s for his stern action to stem the bad loan problem and other ills plaguing the public sector banks, and urged him, in a letter,..

Aiming to make Mah a trillion-dollar economy by 2025: Fadnavis

  By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON, (PTI) THE Maharashtra Government is aspiring to make the State the first trillion-dollar economy by 2025, five years early, by investing in infrastructure, agriculture and services and by leveraging foreign investme..

PM to chair NITI Aayog’s fourth meet tomorrow

NEW DELHI, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council on Sunday to discuss various issues, including measures taken to double farmers’ income and progress of flagship schemes. Besid..

Development is the only answer to violence: PM

  Staff Reporter, BHILAI, Dedicating the Modernisation and Expansion Project of the Bhilai Steel Plant, Modi said that Bhilai Steel Plant is an embodiment of economic growth and development PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that his..

SC refuses to stay UPPSC mains examination

  NEW DELHI, Says, judges can’t be experts in all fields and cannot take on the role of experts in academic matters and unless the candidate demonstrates that the key answers were patently wrong JUDGES are not and cannot be experts in all ..

Goa CM back home after medical treatment in US

  PANAJI, GOA Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned home on Thursday, over three months after he went to the United States for medical treatment.Parrikar, 62, has been in the US for treatment of a pancreatic ailment since March this year.The C..

Girish Karnad was on the hit list of Lankesh murder suspects: SIT

  BENGALURU, EMINENT film and theatre personality Girish Karnad and several litterateurs and rationalists were on the hit list of those suspected of killing journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, officials said on Wednesday. Besides Karnad, a recipi..

Modi will be voted back to power in 2019 polls: Fadnavis

  By Yoshita Singh, NEW YORK, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will be voted back to power in the 2019 general elections, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said emphasising that the Indian leader is addressing basic problems of the co..

India could begin extradition process in UK against Nirav

  LONDON, INDIA has been informed by the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that it can initiate extradition proceedings against Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi even though his exact whereabouts remain uncertain, a senior Indian official sa..

47 out of 225 projects for cleaning Ganga completed, says Gadkari

  NEW DELHI, WATER Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that 47 of the 225 projects for cleaning the Ganga and its tributaries have been completed.At an event here, the Minister stressed that the Ganga cannot ..

LS speaker meets Lativian PM

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, LOK Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday met Lativian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis and appreciated the european nation’s support for India’s membership as a permanent member of the United Nations Sec..

Modi releases fitness video after Virat’s challenge

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday posted his fitness video on Twitter which shows him meditating, walking on a track inspired by five elements of nature, and doing yoga exercises. He also passed on the fitness challenge to K..

Sit-in by Kejriwal at L-G office enters third day

  NEW DELHI, AS the sit-in by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three ministers over IAS officers’ “strike” entered its third day, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Wednesday began an indefinite strike and the AAP vowed to continue i..

Rahul’s first press conference in Mumbai lasted for 2.45 minutes

  MUMBAI,   Over 100 representatives from print, electronic and online media turned up and patiently waited for Gandhi, who was an hour late CONGRESS President Rahul Gandhi’s first ever press conference here on Wednesday turned out t..

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls on Belarus President at Minsk

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, Sumitra Mahajan says, India and Belarus will strengthen bilateral relationship LEADING an Indian Parliamentary goodwill delegation to Belarus the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called on the Belarusian President Al..

World Cup: From Russia with love

  MOSCOW, GERMANY will aim to be the third country to successfully defend their crown while other traditional powers Brazil, Argentina, Spain, France will also fancy their chances when the 2018 FIFA World Cup starts here on Thursday.Precisely 1,4..

Vajpayee stable, hopeful of full recovery: AIIMS

  NEW DELHI, FORMER Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has shown significant improvement in the past 48 hours and doctors are hopeful of his full recovery in the next few days, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria said this afternoon. The 93-year-old..

Vajpayee’s condition stable: AIIMS report

NEW DELHI, (IANS), FORMER Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee was on Tuesday responding well to his treatment for urinary tract infection at the AIIMS, which is seeing a beeline of leaders from various political parties wanting to enquire about his hea..

ED questions PC for over 6 hrs in Aircel-Maxis case

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), FORMER Finance Minister P Chidambaram was on Tuesday questioned for over six hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) during his second round of appearance in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case, even as he reiterated th..

Letter with bullets asks Assam MLA to leave BJP within 15 days

  GUWAHATI, AN FIR has been registered against unknown persons after Assam BJP MLA Aminul Haque Laskar received a letter, along with two bullets, directing him to leave the party within 15 days as he was a “Muslim”. The letter to Las..

Spiritual guru Bhaiyyuji Maharaj shoots himself to death in Indore

  Staff Reporter,  BHOPAL, SPIRITUAL leader Bhaiyyuji Maharaj committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence in Indore on Tuesday. He also left a suicide note before taking the extreme step and police are investigating the shocking in..

Modi holds bilateral talks with Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia

  By Manash Pratim Bhuyan QINGDAO,  PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held separate bilateral talks with Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia on the sidelines of the SCO summit here to further strengthen India’s ties ..

Priyanka apologises for ‘Quantico’ episode

  MUMBAI, ACTRESS Priyanka Chopra has apologised for an episode in her American TV series “Quantico” which portrayed Indian nationalists as terrorists who were trying to frame Pakistan in a terror plot. In the episode, Priyanka, who ..

Govt to strengthen supply chain of Jan Aushadhi stores

  NEW DELHI, THE Government is strengthening back-end supply chain of over 3,600 Jan Aushadhi stores to ensure availability of low-cost generic medicines, a senior Government official said. It plans to set up warehouses to serve as regional hubs..

MP CM online transfers Rs 2,245 cr into accounts of over 10 lakh farmers

  Staff Reporter, JABALPUR, “LEADERSHIP of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is like a blessing for the country. He serves poor and needy with his strong and bold decisions. Modi’s vision proved an inspiration for Bharatiya Janata Party (..

Violence cost India’s GDP over $1 tn; per person cost at Rs 40K

  NEW DELHI, VIOLENCE cost the Indian economy a whopping USD 1.19 trillion (over Rs 80 lakh crore) last year in constant Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms, which amounts to roughly USD 595.4 (over Rs 40,000) per person, says a report.The findin..

Govt opens up 10 Joint Secy-level posts to ‘talented and motivated’ Indians

  NEW DELHI, According to an advertisement published in leading newspapers, the Government is looking for 10 “outstanding individuals”, even from the private sector, with expertise in different areas THE Government has opened up seni..

‘India keen to participate in SCO’s activities’

  QINGDAO,  PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India looks forward to enriching the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation with its active participation and working closely with other members of the bloc, as he met the Secretary Genera..

BJP, SP spar over ‘damage’ at bungalow vacated by Akhilesh

  LUCKNOW, Pictures and video clips showed damage to a cycle track, on walls after air-conditioners seemed to have been removed and to the floor of what seemed to be a badminton court at the bungalow THE Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata ..

Probe Maoist threat to PM, avoid petty politics: Cong

  NEW DELHI, THE Congress on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the issue of Maoist threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be investigated and not used for “petty politics”. Briefing the media here, Cong..

CM leaves for week-long tour of USA, Canada

  MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday left on a week-long official visit to the United States of America and Canada. Fadnavis will interact with business leaders and visit institutions in the two countries to give mo..

Kumaraswamy gives higher edn portfolio to ‘class 8 pass’ Minister

  BENGALURU, “WHAT have I studied? I’m working as the Chief Minister” - this was Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy response on Saturday as he dismissed questions on allocating Higher Education portfolio to a Minister who ..

No review of stand on CPEC: Nirmala

CHENNAI, (PTI) INDIA does not view its relations with China through the prism of China-Pakistan ties, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday, but ruled out possibility of New Delhi reviewing its stand on CPEC project, a major irritant in Si..

‘Pranab’s RSS HQ visit is significant event in history’

   NEW DELHI, (PTI), BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) veteran L K Advani on Friday described former President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to the RSS headquarters and his “illuminating exposition of the noble idea and ideals of Indian na..

Google won’t deploy AI to build military weapons, says Pichai

  SAN FRANCISCO, (IANS) AFTER facing backlash over its involvement in an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Pentagon project ‘Maven,’ Google CEO Sundar Pichai has emphasised that the company will not work on technologies that caus..

Modi to attend SCO Summit today

  By Manash Pratim Bhuyan QINGDAO (China), (PTI) TOP leaders of India, Russia, and China and some of their close allies will converge here on Saturday for the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit which will explore concrete wa..

Centre committed to ensuring affordable healthcare for all: PM

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said access to medicines is a ‘big concern’ for the poor as he expressed his Government’s commitment to decrease the financial burden and ensure affordable healthcare for eve..

BJP’s Vishesh Sampark Abhiyaan in UP

  By Arunav Sinha, LUCKNOW, BARELY a week after the stunning by-poll results of Kairana and Noorpur were announced, senior BJP leaders embarked on a mission to reach out to the voters in Uttar Pradesh and inform them about the work done by the N..

Academics to focus on teaching life skills to students, says Javadekar

  NEW DELHI, “There is no dearth of educated illiterates in our country... Where is the teaching of life skills and creative thinking?”said Prakash Javadekar NOT just academics, the emphasis in coming years will be on teaching young ..

Shirdi airport gets CISF cover

  NEW DELHI, A contingent of over 180 armed personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), headed by a Deputy Commandant-rank officer, were inducted at the civil facility after a ceremonial event THE CISF on Thursday took over securi..

Mukesh Ambani keeps salary capped at Rs 15 crore for 10th year in a row

    NEW DELHI, RICHEST Indian Mukesh Ambani has kept his annual salary from company Reliance Industries capped at Rs 15 crore for the tenth year on the trot. Ambani has kept salary, perquisites and allowances and commission together at Rs 1..

‘Idea of Bharat is based on diversity’

  Special Correspondent, NAGPUR, ADVOCATING unity in the country to make it Vishwa Guru (World Leader), Dr. Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghachalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) called upon the society to work selflessly towards nation building by..

Govt promoting start-ups: Modi

  NEW DELHI, Govt created fund of funds to ensure Rs 1 lakh cr funding to start-ups, said Modi adding that start-ups are no longer confined to big cities PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the Government is taking several steps ..

President approves ordinance to treat home buyers as creditors

  NEW DELHI, Being treated as financial creditors would bring home buyers at par with banks and other institutional creditors as they would now have a share in the proceeds earned by sale of assets of bankrupt real estate companies GIVING signif..

Major infiltration bid foiled along LoC, three ultras killed

  SRINAGAR, ALERT troops on Wednesday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing three militants. Defence Ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said that troops guarding the LoC noticed..

Pune cops arrest five for Bhima-Koregaon violence

  PUNE, Lawyer Surendra Gadling, activist Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen were picked up from Nagpur THE Pune police on Wednesday arrested five people allegedly having close Maoist links, including prominent Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, from Mumbai,..

UP on high alert after LeT threats

  LUCKNOW, POLICE in Uttar Pradesh has issued a State-wide alert after the LeT threatened to blow up several stations as well as the Krishna Janmabhoomi and the Kashi Vishwanath temples in a letter by a commander of the group, a senior official s..

Loan waiver in 10 days if voted to power: Rahul to MP farmers

  Staff Reporter, Bhopal, ALL India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi said that if the Congress comes to power in Madhya Pradesh, then farmers’ loan would be waived off in ten days and he takes guarantee in this regard. More..

Modi urges Governors to help make Indian varsities world’s best

  NEW DELHI, URGING Governors to play a proactive role in making universities promote excellence in academics, Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Tuesday said Indian varsities must aspire to be among the world’s best. He also asked the Governo..

‘Govt working to free housing sector of graft, middlemen’

  NEW DELHI, THE Government has been working to free the housing sector of corruption and middlemen to ensure people get their own houses without facing troubles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. He also said that use of latest technology is en..

K’taka HC asks Govt to give security for ‘Kaala’ screening

  BENGALURU, THE Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked the State Government to provide security to theatres who want to screen Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s “Kaala” in Tamil and other versions from Thursday. Justice G. Narendar..

Rs 500 cr cryptocurrency racket busted; one held

  THANE, THE Thane Police has busted an online cryptocurrency racket, which had allegedly collected an estimated Rs 500 crore from people with promise of good returns, and has arrested one person, an official said on Tuesday. Some people had flo..

Army will answer every unprovoked attack from across border: Nirmala

  NEW DELHI, DEFENCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the Army will continue to respect the ongoing Ramzan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir but asserted that no unprovoked attack from across the border will go unanswered as the forces ha..

Monsoon likely to hit Mumbai by June 7: IMD

                          MUMBAI, THE South-West monsoon is likely to arrive in Mumbai, Goa and parts of Maharashtra by June 7, bringing in its wake heavy rains, the weathe..

Help in ensuring people benefit from Central schemes: PM

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged Governors to leverage their experience to help people derive maximum benefits from central schemes and reminded them of their pivotal role in a federal structure. Addressing the opening s..

S-W monsoon sets in K’taka with widespread rainfall

  BENGALURU, THE much-awaited South-West monsoon has finally set in Karnataka, with widespread rains in the State’s coastal region and southern area, said a Met official on Monday. “The South-West monsoon has set in the State on Monda..

K’taka CM meets Kamal Haasan over Cauvery issue

  BENGALURU, KARNATAKA Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday pitched for finding an amicable solution to the Cauvery water sharing dispute with Tamil Nadu after film star-turned politician Kamal Haasan met him here and took up the issue.Speaki..

Intermittent firing by Pak troops

  JAMMU, INTERMITTENT firing and shelling by Pakistani troops was reported in Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours on Monday, a senior BSF officer said.“The limited firing targeting at least four border outposts was report..

Case against Minister for ‘anti-farmer’ jibe

  PATNA, A CASE was lodged against Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Monday for “insulting farmers”, a lawyer said. Social activist Tamanna Hashmi filed the case in the Chief Judicia..

Bihar girl tops NEET; highest number of successful candidates from UP

  NEW DELHI, BIHAR girl Kalpana Kumari on Monday bagged the top rank in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country with the maximum number of candidates clearing the exam belo..

Take joint action against terror-funding: Sushma

  PRETORIA, EXTERNAL Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday underlined that multilateralism, international trade and rules based world order was facing “strong head-winds” as she called for joint action by the BRICS nations against ..

Nuclear capable Agni-5 test-fired successfully

  BALASORE (Odisha), INDIA on Sunday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Long Range Ballistic Missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000 km, from a test range off the Odisha coast.The surface-to-surface missi..

Govt relaxes norms for coastal movement of agriculture, farm products: Gadkari

  NEW DELHI, IN A major policy initiative aimed at benefiting farmers, the Government has done away with the licensing permits for foreign vessels for coastal movement of agriculture, fishery and animal produce, besides allowing Indian citizens t..

Akshay Kumar face of Govt’s road safety campaign

  MUMBAI,  ACTOR Akshay Kumar has joined hands with the Union ministry of Road Transport and Highways to promote road safety through its campaign.The “Padman” actor today uploaded a photo in which he is dressed as a traffic polic..

Menu from Britain’s 1st Indian restaurant gets over USD 11k

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, A MOUTH-WATERING menu from Britain’s first Indian restaurant containing exclusive dishes like ‘Pineapple Pullaoo’ and ‘Chicken Currey’ has been sold here for USD 11,344. Hindoostane Dinner..

Govt to bring Bill to do away with homework for class 1 and 2: Javadekar

  KOLKATA, THE Centre will bring a Bill in Parliament to ensure that schools do not assign homework to students of classes 1 and 2, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has said. His remarks came in the wake of an interim order of the Madras High Court..

Two-day Governors’ conference to begin today

  NEW DELHI, CLEAN India mission and internal security are among the important agendas listed for a two-day conference of Governors and Lt Governors beginning Monday at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.This would be the 49th such conference and the second..

3 ISS astronauts return to Earth safely

  WASHINGTON, The crew completed hundreds of experiments, including materials testing, a study of the effect of microgravity on the bone marrow and research into plant growth in space THREE members of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedi..

Modi unveils Gandhi’s plaque with ex-Singapore PM

  By Gurdip Singh, SINGAPORE, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore’s former premier Goh Chok Tong on Saturday jointly unveiled a plaque to pay tribute at the immersion site of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes at the waterfront Clifford p..

Modi visits Hindu, Buddhist temples and mosque in Singapore

  SINGAPORE, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Hindu and Buddhist temples and a mosque in Chinatown here, demonstrating the age-old people-to-people contact between India and Singapore. Modi, who is here on a three-day tour, visite..

PM visits Singapore’s Changi Naval Base

  SINGAPORE, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day tour to Singapore, on Saturday visited the Changi Naval Base and met officers and sailors of the Indian Navy and Royal Singapore Navy. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Singapo..

No forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every yr: Maneka

  CHANDIGARH, UNION Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that there was no forensic analysis in 13,000 rape cases every year as the country’s laboratories lacked the capacity. “We have found that the weake..

Farmers protesting for media attention: Agriculture Minister

  PATNA, UNION Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday said some farmers have been staging protests just for the sake of media attention. Talking to media persons here, Singh said: “There are crores of farmers in the country but..

Farmers’ agitation enters 2nd day; vegetables prices soar

  NEW DELHI, RETAIL prices of vegetables shot up in some cities and fresh supply of farm produce was hit as the farmers’ agitation entered the second day on Saturday with a Left-affiliated body saying the stir would intensify from June 5. A..

Arbaaz confesses to betting in IPL

  THANE (Mah), BOLLYWOOD actor and filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has told police that he has been betting on cricket matches for the past five to six years, a police official claimed on Saturday.The police also said that interrogation of alleged bookie S..

11 killed in car-truck collision

District Correspondent, YAVATMAL, ELEVEN persons, including six women, were killed when their car collided with a truck at the Kosdani ghat in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district early on Friday, police said.The occupants of the car were on a pilgri..

Farmers begin 10-day agitation for loan waiver

  BHOPAL/MANDSAUR/CHANDIGARH, (PTI), PROTESTING farmers dumped vegetables, milk and other farm produce on roads and blocked supplies to cities in several States on Friday as they launched a 10-day agitation to press their demands, including loa..

Actor Arbaaz Khan summoned by police in IPL betting case

THANE, (PTI), THE police here on Friday issued summons to Bollywood actor and film-maker Arbaaz Khan for recording his statement on Saturday in connection with an alleged IPL betting case, a police official said. In a letter sent to Arbaaz, the police..

Mallya resigns as Force India F1 director, seeks appeal in assets case

By Aditi Khanna LONDON, (PTI) EMBATTLED liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has resigned as director of his Formula One motorsport company Force India as his legal team filed an application to seek an appeal against a 1.145-billion-pound UK High Court ruling..

Kochhar on annual leave, not forced one: ICICI Bank

  NEW DELHI, (PTI) ICICI BANK CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar, who is facing an independent probe for her alleged involvement in a deal which benefited family members, has gone on planned annual leave and not on forced leave as has been reported in a..

India-Singapore relations ‘warmest and closest’: PM

  By Gurdip Singh, SINGAPORE, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the ‘warmest and closest’ relationship between India and Singapore, saying the two lions (countries) shall step into the future together. Modi, who arrive..

‘Farm sector prospered in NDA’s 48 months than Cong’s 48-yr rule’

  NEW DELHI, Programmes such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (crop insurance scheme), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojana  (irrigation), Soil Health Card, neem-coated urea, linking of mandis to a electronic trading platform e-NAM, among ..