The bane of Congressism

  By Vijay Phanshikar,                   Dinner is, no doubt, a good occasion to forge friendships, to cobble alliances, and decide upon a common goal. Congress leader Mrs. Sonia Gandhi chose ..

PNB closed all options to recover dues by going public: Nirav Modi

  MUMBAI, THROWING up his hands, beleaguered businessman Nirav Modi, the alleged kingpin of the largest banking scam in the country’s history, has said PNB’s overzealousness shut the doors on his ability to clear the dues.He also said..

AIIMS justifies proposal to reduce charges of diagnostic procedures

  NEW DELHI, AIIMS plans to do away with user charges on diagnostic procedures, like blood tests and X-rays, which cost less than Rs 500 THE AIIMS, which plans to do away with user charges on diagnostic procedures, like blood tests and X-rays, w..

Party Gramam: Stronghold or stranglehold?

Such symbols of CPI-M on the roadside proclaim as to which party dominates a village or an area in a village. By Kartik Lokhande,  Pinarayi/Kannur, July 14, If you are travelling to rural parts of Kerala, especially in Kannur district, and you..

Now, link Aadhaar with PAN through ID scan, OTP

NEW DELHI, Apr 9, (PTI),   “In case the taxpayer is unable to link PAN with Aadhaar because of discrepancy in name, we are advising them to log in to the Aadhaar website, request for a name change and upload a scanned copy of PAN card as ..

Pan, tobacco banned in UP schools, colleges, hospitals

LUCKNOW, Mar 22, (PTI), LIVID at the sight of betel juice stained walls of the building that houses his office, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday banned the use of pan and tobacco products in schools, colleges, hospitals and o..

Centre tells States to identify black spots on National Highways

NEW DELHI, Jan 11, (PTI), Gadkari said that 10 per cent of CRF kept aside for road safety work can be used for identifying accident spots IN a bid to check the alarming number of road accidents, the Government on Tuesday asked the States to identify..

India says ‘no’ to UAE military paratrooper at R-Day parade

NEW DELHI, Jan 10, (PTI), INDIA has nixed the UAE’s proposal to send a military paratrooper team for live display during Republic Day Parade, citing security concerns.The Ministry of Defence has, instead, insisted on sending a marching continge..

When Swami Vivekananda scored 47, 46 and 56% in English exams!

NEW DELHI, Jan 8, (PTI), SWAMI Vivekananda’s English language skills captivated thousands but his marks in the subject in the three university examinations he took were far from impressive, says a new book on the 19th century philosopher-monk.&..

AAP raises Rs 1 crore in fundraiser dinner

NEW DELHI, Jan 7, (PTI), AAM Aadmi Party on Saturday claimed to have achieved a target of raising Rs 1 crore with the support of around 400 traders in and around Delhi who took part in the fundraiser dinner held here. In a event attended by Deputy C..

Modi a smooth talker: Sharad Pawar

NASHIK, Jan 5, (PTI), NCP President Sharad Pawar on Thursday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “smooth talker” while taunting him over the note ban decision and wondered if he would now go after the gold ornaments worn by people..

New calendar puts spotlight on Delhi’s age-old baolis

NEW DELHI, Jan 4, (PTI), SEEKING to bring attention to centuries-old baolis in the city and celebrate their architectural and cultural legacy, Delhi Assembly and heritage activists have joined hands to bring out a thematic calendar. Delhi is home to ..

Jaitley to hold pre-Budget talks with States on 4th

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (PTI), FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley will hold pre-Budget consultation with States on January 4, after the meeting of the GST Council gets over. The all powerful GST Council, chaired by Jaitley, will begin its two-day meeting on Tu..

Army to increase indigenous rocket regiments

By Rohit Srivastava, NEW DELHI, Dec 7, (IANS), Hopes to induct another eight multi-barrel rocket launcher systems by 2022 and is looking at increasing the number to 22 within a decade THE Indian Army, which currently operates two regiments of the i..

Jaya, main pillar of TN politics

CHENNAI, Dec 5, (PTI), JAYALALITHAA, tinsel town heroine who practised politics on her own terms to remain one of the main poles of Tamil Nadu politics for three decades, was a feisty leader with a lot of grit and determination staging remarkable com..

New Rs 2000 notes recovered from ultras gunned down by Army

SRINAGAR, Nov 22, (Agencies), IN A shocking development, two freshly minted notes of Rs. 2000 were recovered from the bodies of the two terrorists, who were gunned down on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir.T..

India’s SCO membership will help protect the region, says PM

India’s SCO membership will help protect the region, says PM..

Modi returns from Tashkent

Modi returns from Tashkent..

Soon, highways to get large rest areas called Rajmarg villages

Soon, highways to get large rest areas called Rajmarg villages..

UGC frames guidelines for transfer of online credits to regular courses

UGC frames guidelines for transfer of online credits to regular courses..

HC tells Mah to seekSC view on pyramidheight in Dahi Handi

HC tells Mah to seek SC view on pyramid height in Dahi Handi..

Patanjali rapped for misleading hair oil, other advertisements

Patanjali rapped for misleading hair oil, other advertisements..

First bullet train to run by 2023 heralding a new era, says Prabhu

First bullet train to run by 2023 heralding a new era, says Prabhu..

NITI Aayog launches 500 Atal Tinkering Labs for schools and 100 Atal Incubation Centres

NITI Aayog launches 500 Atal Tinkering Labs for schools and 100 Atal Incubation Centres..

Air India to ferry train passengers who fail to get Rajdhani confirmation

Air India to ferry train passengers who fail to get Rajdhani confirmation..

JD(U) names Sharad Yadav, RCP Singh as RS polls candidates

JD(U) names Sharad Yadav, RCP Singh as RS polls candidates..

Centre frames new guidelines for online advertisements

Centre frames new guidelines for online advertisements..

Urinating in open, spitting to attract penalty

Urinating in open, spitting to attract penalty..

Now, municipalities to fund projects through bonds

Now, municipalities to fund projects through bonds..

ISRO to complete nation’s own navigation system with final satellite launch today

ISRO to complete nation’s own navigation system with final satellite launch today..

Recall personal appearance exemption given to Mallya: ED urges Delhi court

Recall personal appearance exemption given to Mallya: ED urges Delhi court..

Govt planning N-plants in North

Govt planning N-plants in North..

Greening of highways can be linked to NREGA: Gadkari

Greening of highways can be linked to NREGA: Gadkari..

EPFO aims to make Aadhaar as identifier to settle PF claim

EPFO aims to make Aadhaar as identifier to settle PF claim..

Conduct survey of all dilapidatedbuildings: Govt to civic bodies

MUMBAI, Feb 8 (PTI) MAHARASHTRA Government has directed all Municipal Corporations inthe State to conduct a survey of all old and dilapidated buildings before the onset of monsoon and disconnect water and electricity supply in case residents therein r..

Parrikar rules outwithdrawing troopsfrom Siachen glacier

Ten soldiers, including a Junior Officer, were buried after an avalanche hit their post on Wednesday VISAKHAPATNAM (AP), Feb 7 ( PTI) DISMISSING suggestions for withdrawal of troops from Siachen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that ..

Sensitivity should be a vital element of policing: Modi

RANN OF KUTCH, Dec 20 (PTI) AMIDST mounting concerns over radicalisation of youths by IS and other terror groups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said sensitivity should be a vital element of policing.Modi also made a strong pitch for a “flex..

Kirti Azad demands ED probe into DDCA graft

BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad during a press conference in New Delhi on Sunday.(PTI)   NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (Agencies)FORMER Indian player Kirti Azad on Sunday accused the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) of massive fina..

Illegal remittances racket at BOB minted $100 crore

NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (PTI) THE masterminds of illegal remittances racket operating through Bank of Baroda were allegedly charging Rs 1.35 for every dollar sent abroad from people who wanted to use their services.The CBI investigation into over Rs 6,000 crore..

Cold wave grips most parts of north India

Winter Grips   NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (PTI) MOST parts in north India on Sunday continued to reel under cold wave conditions coupled with fog, with mercury plunging below the freezing point in Rajasthan’s sole hill station Mount Abu.Delhii..

Gold-rich temples show interest in monetisation scheme but fear melting of donated ornaments

Gold Scheme   NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (PTI) AS THE Government seeks to monetise gold worth an estimated USD one trillion lying idle, all eyes are on their biggest repositories -- the temples -- but many of them fear that ‘melting’ of ..

After truce in Parliament, Govt hopefulof passing pending Bills barring GST

NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (PTI) AFTER the truce in Parliament, the Modi Government is hopeful about a substantial portion of pending legislative business being completed in the remaining three days of the Winter Session beginning on Monday.After disruptions in bo..

India, Russia likely to sign pact on Kudankulam plant during PM visit

KNPP   NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (PTI)IN A move to scale up cooperation in the nuclear energy sector, India and Russia are likely to sign an agreement on Kudankulam units 5 and 6 during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Eurasian cou..

15 killed in Hoshangabad accident

The wreckage of a passenger bus after it met with an accident near Sohagpur in Hoshangabad district on Tuesday. (PTI)   Staff ReporterBhopal, Dec 15A bus carrying marriage party overturned in Sohagpur area of Hoshangabad on Tuesday morning...

Setback to Sonia, Rahul in National Herald case

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi   NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (PTI) CONGRESS President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi on Monday suffered a big jolt when the Delhi High Court rejected their pleas for quashing the summons against them in the National Hera..

2 killed, over 1000 hutments gutted in Mumbai slum fire

Firemen dousing a major fire at Damu Nagar in Mumbai on Monday. (PTI)   MUMBAI, Dec 7 (PTI) TWO persons were charred to death and eleven others injured in a major blaze that gutted over 1000 hutments in a huge slum colony located in suburba..

India, Pak NSAs meet in Bangkok

NSA Ajit Doval shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nasser Khan at a meeting in Bangkok on Sunday. (PTI)   NEW DELHI, Dec 6 (PTI)IN A sudden breakthrough in the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue, the National Security Advisors of the two cou..

Modi vows to fulfil Ambedkar’s vision of inclusive India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley and Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot releasing commemorative coins on Dr B R Ambedkar, in Ne..

Parrikar to raise cross-border terror issue with Carter in US

Parrikar   NEW DELHI, Dec 6 (PTI) DEFENCE Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to do some ‘plain talking’ on cross border terrorism by Pakistan and articulate India’s stand on the situation in Afghanistan and the Middle Eas..

Togadia suggests joint Parlt session on Ram Temple

VHP leader Praveen Togadia addressing a programme in Bhopal on Sunday.   Staff Reporter BHOPAL, Dec 6VISHWA Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia has said that a joint parliamentary session of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha should be organ..

Chennai picks up pieces of life

People looking for drinking water after several areas inundated in Chennai due to rainfall on Friday. (PTI)   CHENNAI, Dec 4 (PTI) WITH receding waters, Chennai city and suburbs on Friday battled hard to pick up pieces of life but occasiona..

For clean air, odd, even No. vehicles to ply on alternate days in Delhi

car   NEW DELHI, Dec 4 (PTI) IN A radical step to curb air pollution that has assumed “critical” level, Delhi Government on Friday announced that private vehicles bearing odd and even registration numbers will be allowed to ply ..

PMO hands over 33 Netaji files for declassification to National Archives

Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Nripendra Misra officially handing over the first set of files related to Netaji to the DG, NAI, in New Delhi on Friday. Additional Principal Secretary, P K Mishra is also seen. (PTI)   NEW DELHI, ..

GDP growth accelerates to 7.4 pc in 2nd quarter

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI) INDIA’S economic growth accelerated to 7.4 per cent in the July-September quarter, overtaking China as the world’s fastest growing major economy, on pick-up in manufacturing, mining and services sectors.The signs of rec..

Pak mission staffer under scanner in espionage racket

NEW DELHI, Nov 30 (PTI) A PAKISTAN High Commision employee is under the scanner of Delhi Police probing an espionage racket in which an alleged ISI operative and a serving BSF personnel have been arrested.The serving BSF head constable Abdul Rasheed was o..

‘India first’ is the only religion of my Govt: PM

PM Narendra Modi   Delhi Bureau & AgenciesNEW DELHI, Nov 27PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said ‘India first’ is the only religion and Constitution the only ‘holy book’ for his Government which is committe..

Soldiers have a vital role in war on humanity: CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the convocation ceremony and the passing out parade of 129th course of National Defence Academy in Pune on Friday. (PTI)   Our CorrespondentMUMBAI, Nov 27“TERRORISTS have launched a war ..

Now, UP lab finds Nestle pasta unsafe

Nestle Maggi   MAU (UP), Nov 27 (PTI) AFTER Maggi noodles, Nestle’s pasta has now landed in trouble as its samples, tested at a State-owned food testing laboratory, were found to be carrying lead beyond the permissible limits, a State..

N-capable Agni-I missile test-fired successfully

Representational Picture   BALASORE (Odisha) Nov 27 (PTI) INDIA on Friday successfully test-fired indigenously built nuclear-capable Agni-I missile, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 700 kms, from a test range off the Odisha coas..

With over Rs 240 cr, Gold Bond scheme a hit, says Govt official

Gold   NEW DELHI, Nov 27 (IANS) THE first tranche of the Sovereign Gold Bond scheme has received an excellent response, garnering over Rs 240 crore, an official said on Friday.“Gold Bond Scheme: 63000 applications for 917 kgs. gold am..

Govt ignoring intolerance issue: Oppn

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia speaks in Lok Sabha during the second day of winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)   NEW DELHI, Nov 27 (PTI) OPPOSITION parties on Friday accused the BJP-led Government of doing noth..

SC asks Maran to appear before CBI

Maran   NEW DELHI, Nov 27 (PTI) FORMER Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran will have to appear before CBI investigators for six days, starting from November 30, for questioning in the telephone exchange case, the Supreme Court directed on Frid..

Three heavily-armed militants storm Army camp in J&K, killed

Armymen stand guard near to where an encounter took place in the Tanghdar sector in Kupwara district on Wednesday. (AFP)   SRINAGAR, Nov 25 (PTI) THREE heavily-armed militants of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit on Wednesday struck at..

Aamir Khan adamant on‘intolerance’ but has no intention of leaving India

MUMBAI, Nov 25 (PTI) UNDER fierce criticism from the nation over his remarks on intolerance, Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Wednesday asserted that he stood by what he had stated and that neither he nor his wife Kiran Rao have any intention to leave the cou..

Four militants killed in 2 encounters in Kashmir

Army and Special Operation Group (SOG) of J&K Police personnel gather near the site of an encounter in Manigah area of Kupwara District of North Kashmir on Monday. (PTI)   SRINAGAR, Nov 23 (PTI) FOUR militants, including three of Hizbul..

7 killed in Katra chopper crash

People standing near the site where a helicopter crashed in Katra, Jammu on Monday. (PTI)   KATARA (Jammu), Nov 23 (PTI) SEVEN people including the pilot and a newly-wed couple were killed when a chopper ferrying them back from the over 700..

Banks have all powers to deal with wilful defaulters: Jaitley

Arun Jaitley   NEW DELHI, Nov 23 (PTI) CONCERNED over “unacceptable” Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) levels, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday discussed with PSU bank chiefs the issue of wilful defaulters and said that the le..

Six Naxals killed in fierce C’garh gunbattle

The Hitavada State BureauDANTEWADA/ JAGDALPUR/RAIPUR, Nov 22ATLEAST six Maoists were killed in a fierce gunbattle with the security forces on Dantewada-Sukma Border on Sunday, claimed Bastar Range Police.However, the police recovered the bodies of only fo..

Indigenously developedinterceptormissile test-fired

BALASORE (Odisha), Nov 22 (PTI) AS PART of efforts to develop a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system, India on Sunday test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic m..

FIU can now generate data on black money suspects in 72 hrs

NEW DELHI, Nov 22 (PTI) GOVERNMENT has bolstered the capabilities of the elite Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), which can now dish out volumes of data on suspicious transactions in 72-hours flat and gain access to secret database of offenders maintained..

Now, birth certificate to carry ‘Dalit’ stamp

NEW DELHI, Nov 22 (PTI) A CHILD’S birth certificate may bear the stamp of his or her being a Dalit as per the draft guidelines framed by the Government.Besides, schools in all States and Union Territories will be responsible for issuing caste and do..

Peter’s son gives Sheena’s papers to CBI

MUMBAI, Nov 22 (PTI) CENTRAL Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday questioned Rahul Mukerjea, who has handed over several documents allegedly used by Sheena Bora to “blackmail” her mother Indrani Mukerjea.Rahul has handed over the documents ..

Ex-IAF officer bombards CIC with 3,500 RTI pleas

NEW DELHI, Nov 22 (PTI) A FORMER Indian Air Force officer, who claims to be a whistleblower in the force, has literally carpet bombed the Central Information Commission with over 3,500 RTI petitions and counting.As a result of this, the Commission had to ..

Sebi seeks server vendor for 20 cr Sahara documents

NEW Delhi, Nov 22 (PTI) IN THE high-profile Sahara case, regulator Sebi is looking for a server hosting vendor for the mammoth task of providing electronic data storage and web access services for a database of 20 crore scanned pages.In this long-running ..

Woman can seek ‘stridhan’ back even if marriage not dissolved: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI, Nov 22 (PTI) A WOMAN can always seek her ‘stridhan’ back from her husband and his family members even if the marriage has not been dissolved by a judicial decree of divorce, Supreme Court has ruled.A bench comprising Justices Dipak ..

8 coal blocks togo under hammer from January 18

Delhi BureauNEW DELHI, Nov 19 THE Government on Thursday kick-started the process for the fourth round of e-auctioning of eight coal blocks, which is slated for January 18-22 next year.The last three rounds of auction have generated proceeds of more than ..

Govt ‘no’ to formulate draft MoP for judges’ appointment

NEW DELHI, Nov 19 (PTI) APPARENTLY reflecting the unease over the striking down of the NJAC law, Government on Thursday bluntly told the Supreme Court that it will not formulate the draft Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for the revived collegium system &lsq..

Modi urges IAS officers to work for positive change

NEW DELHI, Nov 19 (PTI) PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked young IAS officers to develop immunity against the “viral” of corruption and act as agents of change to improve the lives of common people as the country needs to seize th..

State Govt to waive off loan of Rs 171.30 crore taken by ryots from money-lenders

Special Correspondent IN A positive step to rescue debt-ridden farmers of Vidarbha and Marathwada from the debt trap, the State Government has amended some clauses of Maharashtra Money -Lending (regularisation) Act, 2014 to waive off loan taken from lice..