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BJP high command upset over Devprayag distillery

Dehradun, July 16 (IANS) The BJP high command is miffed over Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat's decision to permit a private distillery in the holy area of Devprayag where the Bhagira...

Tiger kills, eats man in Corbett Reserve

Dehradun, July 16 (IANS) A man was killed by a tiger in Kalagarh area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand's Kumaon region, forest officials said on Tuesday. Sohan Singh, a daily wager, was...

Jailed Saravana Bhavan owner can be sent to private hospital: Madras HC

Chennai, July 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday allowed Saravana Bhavan owner P. Rajagopal, who is undergoing a life term for murder, to be admitted in a private hospital. Hearing a petit...

Zakir, Sonal made Sangeet Natak Akademi fellows, 44 conferred 2018 awards

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and eminent classical dancers Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami (Sattriya) and K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatanatyam) were conferred the Sangeet N...

No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda...

IAF can fight entire spectrum of warfare: Dhanoa

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is prepared to fight the entire spectrum of warfare, be it an all-out war, a skirmish like the Kargil conflict or retaliation to a terrorist attac...

Bihar flood: 25 killed, over 2.5mn affected

Patna, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday confirmed 25 deaths due to flood in Bihar. The situation continues to remain grim with over 2.5 million people affected, officials said. ...

Swatantra Dev Singh is new UP BJP chief

Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh has been appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party's state president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey. Pan...

Rs 1,400 cr tourism projects approved for NE in 5 years

Agartala/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Union Tourism Ministry had sanctioned Rs 1,400 crore projects in the eight northeastern states under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in the past five years, said Pra...

Congress gave 70 flyovers in 15 years, AAP built 23 since 2015: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday inaugurated a 2.7-km signal-free flyover on Rao Tula Ram Marg (RTR), which will ease traffic flow in South Delhi. Speaking...

Developers can now build Hindi skills for Alexa in India

New Delhi, July 16: Amazon on Tuesday announced that developers can now start building Alexa skills for customers in India with the new Hindi voice model available in Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). Devel...

Toll system to continue, says Gadkari in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, July 16: Maintaining that people need to pay if they want good services, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said in the Lok Sabha that toll system would continue...

Indian airlines resume flights operations over Pakistan

New Delhi, July 16: Indian airlines on Tuesday resumed flight operations on normal routes to Europe and other west-bound destinations over the Pakistan airspace, after Islamabad removed access restr...

AAP leaders meet Shah over Delhi's law and order situation

New Delhi, July 16: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Tuesday met Home Minister Amit Shah to raise the issue of the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the the national capital. "We met the ...

Google's 'Internet Saathis' now cover 2.6 lakh Indian villages

New Delhi, July 16: Google Indias ‘Internet Saathi programme aimed to empower rural women how to use the Internet has now added two more states -- Punjab and Odisha -- thus reaching 2.6 lakh village...

Rahul asks Congress workers to help flood victims

New Delhi, July 16: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday raised concern over the flood situations in several states and asked his party workers to help people in those areas. "Flood situations ...

Amitabh mocks ICC's boundary rule after England WC win

New Delhi, July 16: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the latest to join the list of people criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the "boundary rule" which helped England win t...

PM upset with 'truant' ministers

New Delhi, July 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily on his ministers who were absent from Parliament duty on Tuesday and asked the party leaders to prepare a list of absentees by the e...

PM Modi bows in reverence to Gurus on the occasion of Guru Purnima

New Delhi, Jul 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday offered his warm regards to the teachers, Gurus and guides on the occasion of Guru Purnima. "On the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, we bo...

Over 2.5 million affected due to floods in Bihar

Patna, July 16: The flood situation in Bihar continued to remain grim on Tuesday with over 2.5 million people affected by it across the 12 districts of the state, officials said. In the last 24 h...

Pak opens its air space, India says its "Islamabad's decision"

New Delhi, Jul 16: Pakistan has decided to open its airspace for 'all type of civili traffic' with immediate effect making a sort of climbdown from its July 12 stance that it would not do so until In...

Delhi Police arrests JeM terrorist from Srinagar

New Delhi, July 16: The Delhi Police have arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist from Srinagar, it said on Tuesday. The terrorist has been identified as Basir Ahmad Ponnu, carrying a reward o...

Repealing POTA was a mistake, says Amit Shah

New Delhi, July 15: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that will also allow the probe agency to probe terror cases targeting Indians and Indian as...

Sensex opens above 39K, Infosys up 5.85%

Mumbai, July 15: Sensex opened above the 39,000 mark on Monday, advancing on the back of gain made by IT major Infosys over its strong quarterly earnings. Infosys was the top gainer during the ear...

Modi calls Assam CM, takes stock of flood situation

Guwahati, July 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the ongoing flood situation in the state, which have killed nine people and ...

CBI arrests 7 in NPCC bribery case

New Delhi, July 15: The CBI on Monday arrested seven persons, including public servants, for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 25 lakh for processing and passing of bills pertaining to the contracts ...

BL Santosh appointed BJP Gen Secretary Organisation

NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah Sunday elevated party's joint general secretary (organisation) B L Santosh as its general secretary (organisation), a day after incumbent Ramlal was moved back to t...

Solan building collapse: Death toll rises to 12

Solan, Jul 15: Twelve, including 11 Army jawan were killed while one is still missing after a building collapsed amid heavy rain, here in Himachal Pradesh, officials said on Monday. "With the ret...

Kalraj Mishra new Governor of Himachal

New Delhi, Jul 15: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday appointed Kalraj Mishra new Governor of Himachal Pradesh. Besides, incumbent Himachal Governor Acharya Devvrat was transferred and appointed ...

There must be discipline, Sidhu can not refuse portfolio: Amarinder

New Delhi, July 15: Navjot Singh Sidhu cannot pick and choose ministries as generals cannot refuse work given to them, said Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday speaking about the resigna...

Babri Masjid demolition: Special Judge moves SC seeking more time to complete trial

New Delhi, July 15; A special judge hearing the Babri Masjid demolition case, involving BJP veterans L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi and others, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking six months more tim...

Sidhu resigns as Punjab minister, sends it to Congress chief

Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) The rift between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu deepened on Sunday, when the latter resigned as Minister for Power and N...

Odisha registers 31% decline in lightning deaths

Bhubaneswar, July 14 (IANS) The number of human casualties due to lightning strikes in Odisha has declined by over 31 per cent due to use of early warning communication system. Lightning deaths in...

Academy President John Bailey to attend this year's IFFI

New Delhi/Panaji, July 14 (IANS) American cinematographer and film director John Bailey, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, has confirmed his participation for this year's...

Man arrested for cheating ATM users in Delhi

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested a fraudster who allegedly targeted less educated people in the suburbs and cloned their ATM (automated teller machine) cards to withdraw money...

Goa Forward withdraws support to BJP-led government

Panaji, July 14 (IANS) A day after three of their Ministers were sacked from the Pramod Sawant-led Goa cabinet, regional party Goa Forward on Sunday formally withdrew support to the BJP-led coalition...

Chandrababu will go to jail for corruption: BJP

Vijayawada, July 14 (IANS) Sunil Deodhar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Secretary and co-incharge of Andhra Pradesh, here on Sunday said former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu would go to...

President Kovind offers prayers at Tirumala temple

Tirupati, July 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind offered prayers at temple of Lord Venkateswara atop Tirumala on Sunday. Accompanied by wife Savita Kovind and daughter Swati, the President had the ...

Befitting tribute planned for soldiers who took part in Kargil War

Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) As a befitting tribute to the determination, bravery, courage and daring mettle of the Indian Army, grand celebrations have been planned to commemorate the 20th anniversary o...

Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 lift-off progressing smoothly

Chennai, July 14 (IANS) The 20-hour countdown for the July 15 early morning lift-off of India's heavy rocket nicknamed 'Bahubali' carrying the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is progressing smoothly, Indian...

Arms licences of Uttarakhand MLA seen dancing with guns suspended

Dehradun, July 13 (IANS) Three arms licenses of Uttarakhand MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion, seen dancing with two pistols and a carbine in a viral video, have been suspended, officials said on Satu...

Four new ministers inducted in Goa cabinet

Panaji, July 13 (IANS) Three Congress rebels -- Chandrakant Kavlekar, Jennifer Monserrate and Filipe Nery Rodrigues -- along with former Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo were sworn in as ministers during ...

Bihar fears floods as heavy rains swell rivers

Patna, July 13 (IANS) After drought-like situation till last week, Bihar now fears floods as the water levels of several rivers have been rising following heavy rains in the past six days. Accordi...

Sawant eliminating Parrikar's legacy: Sacked Goa Deputy CM

Panaji, July 13 (IANS) Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai on Saturday said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was trying to wipe out former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's legacy, just as Nikita ...

Karnataka drama: 5 more Congress rebels to petition SC on resignations

Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) Five more Karnataka Congress rebel legislators are set to petition the Supreme Court asking it to direct Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations, sou...

Wild tuskers continue to roam in UP, forest staff on alert

Bareilly, July 13 (IANS) Two wild tuskers, who crossed over into Uttar Pradesh from Nepal last month, were continuing to roam there, sending forest and wildlife experts on a wild goose chase. All ...

3 killed in fire in Delhi packaging factory

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Three persons, including two women, were killed in a major fire that engulfed a packaging factory in Delhi on Saturday, an official said. The incident took place around 9 a....

Mayawati supports draft Bill to curb mob lynching

Lucknow, July 13 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission's draft Bill that seeks stringent punishment for those involved in mob lynch...

Karnataka crisis: Congress tries to woo rebel MLAs

Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) The beleaguered ruling Congress in Karnataka is wooing some of its rebel MLAs to withdraw their resignations and help its tottering coalition government with the JD-S surviv...

IPFT to meet Modi, Shah over statehood demand for Tripura

Agartala, July 13 (IANS) Leaders of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of the ruling BJP, will meet the Prime Minister, Home Minister and other central ministers in Delhi next w...

No haircuts for Dalits in this Uttar Pradesh village

Moradabad, July 13: Dalits in Bhojpur in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district have complained to officials, saying the Salmani community among Muslims, earlier known as 'Hajjam', refuses to cut the ha...

Tripura IPFT to meet Modi, Shah over statehood demand

Agartala, July 13: Leaders of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of the ruling BJP, will meet the Prime Minister, Home Minister and other central ministers in Delhi next week t...

Fire engulfs rubber factory in Delhi, 3 injured

New Delhi, July 13: A major fire engulfed a rubber factory in Delhi on Saturday, leaving three people with severe burn injuries. The incident took place in Jhilmil Industrial Area near Dilshad Ga...

Delhi Police Special Cell nabs Namastey Gang's Ikrar Ahmed

New Delhi, Jul 13: Delhi Police Special Cell apprehended Ikrar Ahmed, a dangerous robber who was facing charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), in the early ho...

ABVP delegation meet Amit Shah, other central leaders: Discuss core issues

New Delhi, Jul 13 : Office bearers of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the ruling BJP, met Union Home Minister and party chief Amit Shah and other central leaders and d...

Sahitya Akademi announces awards in Maithili

New Delhi, July 13: Sahitya Akademi, the national academy of letters, on Friday announced the winners of its 2019 Yuva and Bal Puraskar in Maithili language. The Yuva Puraskar has been given to Am...

Modi to visit US in September for UN Climate Summit, community meeting in Houston

New York, July 13: When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the US in September for the Climate Action Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, he is expected to visit Housto...

35 cows found dead in Prayagraj cow shelter

Prayagraj, July 12 (IANS) Thirty-five cows were found dead at a temporary shelter in Kandi village in Bahadurpur in Prayagraj district on Friday, sending shock waves in the area. Continuous rains ...

Deputy Commissioners in Punjab can now clear investment projects up to Rs 10 cr

Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) In a bid to boost ease of doing business in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directives empowering all the Deputy Commissioners to independently clea...

India's marine fish production down by 9% as sardine catch drops

Kochi, July 12 (IANS) Consequent to a drop in the catch of oil sardine from Indian coasts by 54 per cent, India's marine fish production in 2018 was recorded at 3.49 million tonnes, down by 347,000 t...

IAF vice chief flies in Rafale during Indo-French drill

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) IAF Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria on Friday flew in a Rafale aircraft during the India-French joint air exercise Garuda-VI at the French Air Base Mont...

BJP cautions separatists not to hoodwink Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state spokesman on Kashmir affairs on Friday said that Kashmiri Pandits did not need anybody's certificate on their commi...

Lalu Prasad gets bail in fodder scam case

Ranchi, July 12 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court on Friday gave bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal of funds from the Deoghar treasury. However, he wil...

CMs of Himalayan states to meet on July 29

Mussoorie, July 12 (IANS) A conference of Chief Ministers of the Himalayan states has been convened on July 28 here to discuss various issues, it was officially announced on Friday. Making the ann...

Goyal slams Congress over Rae Bareli coach factory

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday hit out at the Congress over the Rae Bareli Modern Coach Factory, saying it had not made a single coach till 2014 when Narendra Modi ...

Court summons 3 Delhi MLAs in defamation suit

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A Special MP-MLA court on Friday summoned BJP MLAs Vijender Gupta, Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Kapil Misra as accused in a defamation complaint filed by Delhi Environment Mini...

IAF vice chief flies in Rafale during Indo-French drill

New Delhi, July 12: IAF Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria on Friday flew in a Rafale aircraft during the India-French joint air exercise Garuda-VI at the French Air Base Mont-de-M...

Ranchi, July 12: The Jharkhand High Court on Friday gave bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal of funds from the Deoghar treasury. However, he will rem...

CMs of Himalayan states to meet on July 29

Mussoorie, July 12: A conference of Chief Ministers of the Himalayan states has been convened on July 28 here to discuss various issues, it was officially announced on Friday. Making the announce...

Code prohibits doctors from taking gifts from Pharma Cos

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday said the code of conduct for medical practitioners prohibits doctors from taking gifts, travel facilities, hospitality or cash from pharmaceutica...

Children beaten for refusing to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

Unnao, July 12: A group of young students at a madrasa in Unnao district were allegedly forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram" and then beaten up when they refused to repeat the slogan. According to repor...

Thank BJP, RSS for letting me wage ideological battle: Rahul

Ahmedabad, July 12: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday arrived here in connection with a defamation case related to the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank, saying he was happy the BJP and RSS ga...

Supreme Court refuses to stay Maratha quota

New Delhi, July 12: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to give a stay on the Maratha quota and sought a response from the Maharashtra government on a plea challenging the reservation given in jobs a...

Special water train reaches Chennai from Vellore

Chennai, July 12: In an effort to meet the water requirements of a parched Chennai, a special 50 wagon train carrying water from Tamil Nadu's Vellore district reached the state capital on Friday, a S...

PM Modi to interect with women BJP Lawmakers

New Delhi, Jul 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday interact with women lawmakers of his party over breakfast at his official residence here. This meeting is in line with the meetings,...

Swarup moved to Delhi as Indo-Canadian ties remain frosty

New Delhi, July 12: Author-diplomat Vikas Swarup, India's current High Commissioner to Canada, has been appointed as Secretary in the Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs division, wi...

Schools can't withhold transfer certificate over non-payment of fees: HC

New Delhi, July 12: The Delhi High Court has ruled that schools cannot withhold Transfer Certificate (TC) of a student in case of non-payment of fees. A bench headed by Justice D.N. Patel passed t...

Nearly 37 wounded as Canadian flight forced to land in Honolulu

Ottawa, Jul 12: At least 37 people were injured when an Air Canada flight, flying from Vancouver to Sydney was forced to land in Honolulu after encountering severe 'clear air turbulence'. Accordi...

Adityanath to celebrate Janmashtami on grand scale

Lucknow, July 12: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath now wants Janamashtami in Vrindavan to be celebrated on a much grander scale, similarly like the ‘Deepotsav in Ayodhya. Addressing a ...

Rs 14,000 cr to be spent to cut road accidents

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the government is ready with a plan to invest Rs 14,000 crore on black spots on National Highways t...

Indian forces can handle Al Qaeda threat: MEA

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India on Thursday dismissed Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri's appeal to the 'mujahideen' in Kashmir to rain "unrelenting" blows on the Indian Army, saying the UN proscribed...

Rahul to appear before Ahmedabad court on Friday

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will travel to Ahmedabad on Friday to appear before a court in a defamation case filed by the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and ...

Rahul attacks Centre over farmers, Rajnath hits back

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday blamed the Centre for the "terrible plight" of farmers and accused it of favouring the rich, forcing Defence Minister Rajnath Singh ...

Karnataka Assembly to convene on Friday amid resignation spree in ruling camp

Bengaluru, July 11 (IANS) The spree of resignations by MLAs of the ruling Congress and JD(S) is set to resonate in the Karnataka Assembly when it convenes on Friday for a 10-day session amidst Opposi...

Mob lynching: Tabrez Ansari died due to brain haemorrhage

Ranchi, July 11 (IANS) Tabrez Ansari, who was brutally thrashed on suspicion of having stolen a bike, died due to brain haemorrhage, according to the post-mortem report. According to police source...

Woman shot at in Delhi

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was shot at by biker-borne assailants in the national capital on Thursday, police said. The incident occurred near Radisson Blu Hotel in Sector 12 of ...

Harsh Vardhan asked to respond on election to LS

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a response from Union Minister Harsh Vardhan over a plea challenging his election to the Lok Sabha. A bench presided by Navin Chaw...

JJP leader gets notice for remark on Sapna Chaudhary

Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) The Haryana State Women Commission has issued a notice to Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Digvijay Chautala for his alleged indecent remarks on dancer-singer Sapna Chaudh...

Railways curb unauthorized drinking water brands

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Cracking down on the sale of unauthorized brands of drinking water at all major railway stations, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested 1,371 persons and seized ov...

Woman shot at in Delhi

New Delhi, July 11: A 30-year-old woman was shot at by biker-borne assailants in the national capital on Thursday, police said. The incident occurred near Radisson Blu Hotel in Sector 12 of Dwarka...

Four Jammu residents killed in Jalandhar road accident

Jammu: Five including 4 Pesons of Jammu were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a SUV near Pachranga village today morning, police said. The accident took place when the car...

Bullet train concept not possible in India: TMC

New Delhi, July 11: The bullet train concept is not possible in India and it is a "hoax" and a false promise of the government, the TMC Thursday said in the Lok Sabha. Participating in the debate ...

NIA to attach properties of more Kashmiri separatists

New Delhi, July 11: In a major clampdown, the NIA is likely to question some more separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir and attach more properties it knows have been bought from funds meant to prom...

Congress walks out of Lok Sabha over Karnataka, Goa

New Delhi, July 11: Congress members on Thursday walked out of the Lok Sabha over the political situation in Karnataka and Goa where many of its MLAs have either quit the House or joined the BJP. ...

Education institutions declare climate emergency

New Delhi, July 11: Networks representing over 7,000 higher education institutions from across the world on Thursday declared a climate emergency and agreed to undertake steps to address the crisis. ...

SC asks Karnataka Speaker to decide on rebel MLAs today

New Delhi, July 11: The Supreme Court asked the rebel Congress MLAs of Karnataka to meet Assembly Speaker at 6 p.m. on Thursday regarding their resignations and said Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar should...

INX Media Case: Indrani in Delhi Court, accepts pardon

New Delhi, July 1: Indrani Mukerjea, now lodged in a Mumbai jail, was on Thursday produced before a CBI Court here in the INX Media case involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son a...

'File Memo. We Will See'

JAMMU/NEW DELHI: Regional politics in Jammu and Kashmir is set to heat up this monsoon as the Supreme Court has said that it would consider a request seeking urgent hearing of a Public Interest Litig...

Art 370 temporary, Modi Govt tells RS

New Delhi: The government Wednesday said Article 370, which provides for special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is a temporary provision in the Constitution and Article 35A, which gives special rights ...

PM among millions disappointed as India exits cricket world cup

As India crashed out of the Cricket World Cup following a gripping contest against New Zealand in the semifinals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the result as “disappointing” but hailed the V...

Cabinet approves bill to merge all labour laws into single code

New Delhi, July 11: Union Cabinet has approved a bill to merge 13 central labour laws into a single code which will apply to all establishments employing 10 or more workers. This consolidation ca...

'WhatsApp messages can be traced without diluting end-to-end encryption'

New Delhi, July 11: With India pressing for traceability of WhatsApp messages to check the spread of fake news, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras on Wednesday stressed that th...

UP Minister advises 'Vajrasana' for sleepy drivers

Lucknow, July 11: UP Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh has advised bus drivers to practice 'Vajrasana' or take a nap after a heavy meal so that they do not feel sleepy while driving. The ...

Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers: Minister

New Delhi, July 11: There is a shortage of around 1,500 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, Parliament was told on Wednesday. Out of the authorised strength of 6,699, 5,205 positions are...

For 'monetary consideration,' top officials granted bulk gun licences in J&K

New Delhi, July 11: After a series of raids in Jammu and adjoining districts on Tuesday, the sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation are close to laying their hands on the biggest gun-running rac...

3 dead in Assam floods, over 2 lakh affected

Guwahati, July 10 (IANS) At least three persons have died in the last 24 hours in floods and landslides in Assam and over two lakh people have been affected, officials said on Wednesday. Two peopl...

India declares fringe group 'Sikhs For Justice' unlawful

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India on Wednesday declared foreign-based, pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) an unlawful association under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. The d...

Odisha gets highest ever allocation in railway sector

Bhubaneswar, July 10 (IANS) Odisha has received its highest ever allocation of Rs 5,993 crore in the railway sector in the Union Budget for 2019-20, an official said on Wednesday. This is an incre...

After heavy footfall, ITBP cleans Badrinath temple area

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) In a first of its kind, women personnel of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) carried out a cleanliness campaign in the Badrinath temple premises in Uttarakhand, official...

Punjab CM reviews power scenario in Sidhu's absence

Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) As his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu is yet to take charge of his new Power portfolio, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday took crucial decisions rela...