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Friday, August 17, 2018Mortal remains of Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee consigned to flames with full state honour

The mortal remains of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were consigned to flames with full state honour at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi this evening.

The funeral pyre was lit by his daughter Namita Kaul Bhattacharya amidst chanting of mantras.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid their last respects to Atal Bihari Vajpaye


Friday, August 17, 2018Vajpayee cremated with full military honours

New Delhi, Aug 17: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here at AIIMS on Thursday at age 93, was on Friday cremated with full military honours at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, where people turned out in tens of thousands to pay their final tributes.

Vajpayee's foster-daughter Namita lit the funeral pyre amidst the chanting of vedic hymns and firing of a 21-gun salute by soldie


Friday, August 17, 2018Sidhu arrives in Pak to attend Khan's oath taking ceremony

Lahore, Aug 17: Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today arrived here to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his friend Imran Khan as Pakistan's prime minister.

Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu arrived Lahore via the Wagah border from where he will travel to Islamabad to attend Khan's oath-taking ceremony scheduled for tomorrow.

Sidhu used his usual poetic expr


Friday, August 17, 2018Last rites of former PM Vajpayee begin

New Delhi, Aug. 17: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday led the nation in paying tearful farewell to Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The galaxy of top political leaders were present at the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal where cremation of the departed leader is being held.

The buglers sounded last post


Friday, August 17, 2018Many Indians still languishing in Pakistan jails: Jaipur man

Jaipur, Aug 17: Gajanand Sharma, a Jaipur man who was released from a Pakistani jail earlier this week after over 36 years, said that many more prisoners like him were still languishing in prisons in Pakistan.

His grand-daughter Nikita told the media on Thursday that Sharma still needs to come out of the haunting pains he suffered during his long stay in the Pakistani jail.

Sharma disappear


Friday, August 17, 2018Sea of mourners bid adieu to Vajpayee

New Delhi, Aug 17: The final journey of the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee began here on Friday from BJP Headquarters where the mortal remains were lying for people to pay homage.

Vajpayee, who passed away at AIIMS on Thursday evening, will be given a state funeral around 4 p.m. at the Rashtriya Smriti Sthal on the banks of the Yamuna.

His last journey from the party head


Friday, August 17, 2018Modi, Shah receive Vajpayee's body at BJP HQ, leaders pay tributes

New Delhi, Aug 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other senior leaders including L.K. Advani and Sitaram Yechury, and thousands of people paid their tributes as the mortal remains of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee reached the party's central office here on Friday.

The body, draped in the national flag reached the 6-A Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg headquarters


Friday, August 17, 2018J&K mourns Vajpayee, Vohra to attend funeral in Delhi

Srinagar, Aug 17: Governor N N Vohra, his Advisors-- B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai-- and Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam have expressed deep sorrow over the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Vajpayee passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

An official spokesperson said that Mr Vohra has left for


Friday, August 17, 2018Kerala death toll rises to 154, massive rescue underway

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17: More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subdued and the death toll touched 154 in 10 days.

There were six new deaths reported on Friday. Although the intensity of rains decreased in several districts since Friday morning, wa


Friday, August 17, 2018Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC

Jammu, Aug 17: The Pakistan Army on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.

"Adequate retaliatory action was taken by our troops. No casualty has been reported from our side," the sources said.


Friday, August 17, 2018Rahul, Doval, armed forces chiefs pay homage to Vajpayee

New Delhi, Aug 17: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and all the three armed forces chiefs on Friday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state at his residence.

Officers from the three armed forces draped the body in the Tricolour on Thursday before enabling leaders and people to pay t


Friday, August 17, 2018DGMO talks: Pakistan Army assures to facilitate anti-terror operations

New Delhi, Aug 17: The Indian Army on Thursday said Pakistan has assured India that it would take prompt action against movement of elements inimical to India along the Line of Control and respond to information shared by the Indian side to facilitate anti-terrorist operations.

According to an Army release, this assurance was given by Pakistan DGMO Major-General Sahir Jamshed Mirza to his Indi


Thursday, August 16, 2018Body of former PM Vajpayee to be kept at BJP HQ for people to pay last respects; last rites to be performed at Smriti Sthal

Addressing media, BJP Chief Amit Shah said, his mortal remains will be kept at BJP headquarters at 9 AM tomorrow to enable the people to pay their last respects. Mr Shah said,his last journey will begin from BJP office to Smriti Sthal at 1 PM.

Meanwhile, the mortal remains of Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee have been brought at his residence in New Delhi.

State funeral will take place at Smrit


Thursday, August 16, 2018Vajpayee continues to be critical: Nadda

New Delhi, Aug 16: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to remain critical but doctors at AIIMS are putting their best efforts to restore him to health, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Thursday.

"Doctors are treating him. He is critical. And doctors are doing their best to restore his health," Nadda told reporters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M. Ven


Thursday, August 16, 2018Landslide disrupts traffic on Shimla-Kangra National Highway No 88

Shimla, Aug 16: Landslide in between Galog and Bathalang, had forced brief closure of Shimla-Kangra National Highway No-88.

However, the traffic was restored after some time. While few vehicles got stranded on both the sides, some were diverted via Kunihar to Shimla.

A fresh report said that road was cleared after a couple of hours and the traffic opened.

Vehicular traffic was partly


Thursday, August 16, 2018Mehbooba prays for early recovery of Vajpayee

Srinagar, Aug 16: Praying for ailing former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said on Thursday that she can never forget the love an affection he has showered upon her.

"He and his family are in my thoughts and prayers", the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba said.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, she posted " Wo


Thursday, August 16, 2018UP resident dies in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 16: A Uttar Pradesh resident, working in a brick kiln in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, died due to chest pain, official sources said on Thursday.

The sources said 42-year-old Anant Ram, resident Bhim Nagar UP, working in a brick kiln at Nassarullah Pora, in Badgam complained of chest pain late on Wednesday night.

However, he was immediately rushed to District Hospit


Thursday, August 16, 2018Rahul talks to PM, seeks more Army, Navy personnel, funds in flood-hit Kerala

New Delhi, Aug 16: Congress president Rahul Gandhi spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and requested him to increase the deployment of Army and Navy in flood-hit Kerala and give special financial assistance to the state.

Gandhi spoke to the prime minister over phone and announced it on Twitter. He noted that the tragedy is unparalleled in Kerala's history and the state is in "great pai


Thursday, August 16, 201816 students fall ill after having food in school in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 16: At least 16 students and a staff member of a private school here were hospitalised today due to suspected food poisoning, a civic official said.

The Class 7 students and the staff member ate food (dal khichdi) served to them at the Sahyadri Vidya Mandir in suburban Bhandup following which they complained of stomachache.

They were admitted to a hospital in Mulund, the offici


Thursday, August 16, 2018Solo women travellers on the rise in the country

Kolkata, Aug 16: The number of solo women travellers has been rising in the country with 75 per cent growth in bookings for such journey to some tour operators.

Most of these women are from tier-1 cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai, online tour operators said.

With rising income levels of women professionals, there has also been a growth in the number of women t


Thursday, August 16, 2018Special prayers for Vajpayee across UP

Lucknow, Aug 16: As the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to be critical at the AIIMS in New Delhi, special prayers for his recovery were held on Thursday by different communities in various parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Several people in Allahabad and Varanasi held recitations of the 'Mahamritynujaya Mantra' (a Hindu religious practice believed to ward off death) while


Thursday, August 16, 2018Four soldiers wounded in Kashmir border gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 16: Four soldiers were injured on Thursday in a gun battle with militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The injured soldiers have been shifted to an army hospital.

The fighting erupted after troops challenged a group of militants trying to infiltrate from Pakistan towards the Indian side of the de-facto border in Nowgam sector of north Kash


Thursday, August 16, 2018PM visits AIIMS to enquire about Vajpayee's health

New Delhi, Aug 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited the All India Institute of Medial Sciences (AIIMS) to enquire about the health condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

AIIMS authorities said that the Prime Minister visited the hospital around 7.18 p.m and was with Vajpayee for about 15 minutes.

They said that Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also vis


Thursday, August 16, 2018MP waterfall accident: 45 rescued, 6 missing

Bhopal, Aug 16: After around 50 people were stranded at the Sultangarh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, police on Thursday said around 45 people have been rescued while six are still missing.

The picnickers were stuck after the waterfall swelled suddenly on Wednesday. Thirty four people, who were standing on the river rocks got stuck, while 15 were washed away.

"The overnigh


Thursday, August 16, 2018Depreciating rupee will kill small businesses: Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 16: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the devalued rupee will lead to increase of oil import bills and small businesses will be killed further post the demonetisation.

She also said farmers' distress will be compounded as the rupee fell further on Thursday to a new record low beyond Rs 70.20 against the dollar but recovered soemwhat later.

"Rupee cras


Thursday, August 16, 2018India and Pakistan Troopers exchange sweets on India’s Independence Day

New Delhi: On the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day, a sweets exchange was conducted at PRCP by Sarla Battalion as part of CBM.

The gates were opened at around 11:30 in the morning after which the troopers exchange sweets t. Participants Indian Army’s Maj S Suresh, Nb Sub Ravi Jadhav & 05 Other Ranks and Pak Army’s Capt Akbar, Nb Sub Miyan & 05 Other Ranks.

Compliments were exchange


Thursday, August 16, 2018Pakistan violates ceasefire in Karnah sector in Kupwara

Srinagar, Aug 16: Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Karnah sector in Kupwara district on Wednesday when the nation was celebrating 72nd Independence Day.

Official sources said Pakistani troops violated 2003 ceasefire and resorted to firing with automatic weapons, targeting forward posts and villages on this side of the LoC at Syed Pora in K


Thursday, August 16, 2018Tricolour unfurled at JK House Delhi

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 16: Additional Resident Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir, Yasha Mudgal, unfurled the National Flag on Wednesday at Jammu and Kashmir House here on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day celebrations.

A contingent of Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police presented the Guard of Honor on the occasion. The ceremonial function was attended by all the officers and officials of Jammu and K


Thursday, August 16, 2018Modi's Kashmir remarks on I-Day well-scripted, stage-managed drama: Geelani

Srinagar, Aug 15: Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kashmir remarks in his Independence Day speech were a "well-scripted and stage-managed drama".

"Modi's remarks that no bullet, no abuse, only a warm and affectionate hug to Kashmiris can resolve the Kashmir issue, is nothing but a well-scripted and stage-managed drama," he said.


Thursday, August 16, 2018Governor condoles demise of Governor Chhattisgarh

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the sad demise of Sh. Balramji Dass Tandon, Governor of Chhattisgarh, whom he had known since the 1960s when he was serving in the Punjab.

In a condolence message Governor has prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family in their hour of grief.


Thursday, August 16, 2018Vajpayee continues to be 'critical'

New Delhi, Aug 16: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition continues to be critical on Thursday as a bulletin is expected shortly from the AIIMS where he has been admitted for the last nine weeks.

"Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition has worsened over the last 24 hours. His condition is critical and he is on life support system," said the last statement issued by AIIMS late on Wed


Wednesday, August 15, 2018Swachh Bharat Mission saved lives of 3 lakh children: PM

New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said lives of three lakh children were saved due to Swachh Bharat Mission.

Addressing the nation on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red fort, Mr Modi said ,'the WHO has praised the Swachh Bharat Mission and the Organisation in its report has said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has saved lives of three l


Wednesday, August 15, 2018Ceremonial BPM between India, China held in Ladakh, vow to maintain peace at LAC

Leh, Aug 15: Troops of India and China reiterated to main peace at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) during a ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between the Armies of the two neighbouring countries.

“A ceremonial BPM on the occasion of Indian Independence Day was conducted on Wednesday at Indian BPM huts at Chushul-Moldo and DBO-TWD Meeting Points of Eastern Ladakh,” Defence Ministry spo


Wednesday, August 15, 2018Soldier injured in infiltration bid on LoC

Jammu, Aug 15: An Indian Army soldier was injured on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district where an infiltration bid was foiled.

Defence Ministry sources said alert troopers noticed suspicious movement on the LoC in the Nowshera sector around 5.15 a.m.

"A group of heavily armed intruders was challenged after which firing exchanges started between the


Wednesday, August 15, 2018Country on faster development track: PM

New Delhi, Aug 15: Noting that the country has moved from a position of being in the 'fragile five' to becoming a destination for multi-trillion dollars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India has been put on a faster development track, during the last four years.

Addressing the Nation on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, the PM said, 'In 2014, esteemed economists and a


Wednesday, August 15, 2018Big ticket announcement: India to send manned mission to space by 2022, says Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15: In an announcement that will be seen as coming of age by Indian science,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India will send a manned mission to space by 2022.

"This will be achieved by 75th Independence Day in 2022. India is proud of our scientists who are excelling in their research and are at the forefront of innovation," Prime Minister said in his Independ


Wednesday, August 15, 2018Kashmir problem can't be resolved with bullets: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15: Repeating the words used last year on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Kashmirs problems can be resolved only by embracing its people, not with bullets or abuses.

In his speech on the 72nd Independence Day at the Red Fort here, he said his government was following the teachings of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

"Atalji called


Wednesday, August 15, 2018Pak Prez for probing vote rigging charges

ISLAMABAD: In an unusual move, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain in his Independence Day address, raised the issue of alleged rigging in the July 25 elections and asked the election commission to look into the complaints of political parties to make the poll process "fully transparent".

Addressing an official function held at the Jinnah Convention centre here to commemorate the country's 72nd


Tuesday, August 14, 2018I-day: CRPF gets max bravery honours; 942 policemen decorated

New Delhi, Aug 14: Two CRPF jawans from Kashmir who laid down their lives in the line of duty have been bestowed with country's top police gallantry medal --PPMG-- as the government today announced service decorations for a total of 942 state police and paramilitary personnel on the eve of the 72nd Independence Day.

Constable Sharief-ud-din Ganaie and Head Constable Mohd Tafail of the CRPF h


Tuesday, August 14, 2018I am married to Congress, says Rahul

Hyderabad, Aug 14: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday remarked that he is married to the party.

He made the comment during an interaction with editors when he was asked about his marriage plans.

Gandhi, on a two-day visit to Hyderabad, said Narendra Modi will not become Prime Minister in 2019.

He predicted that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not even get 230 Lok Sabha seats


Tuesday, August 14, 2018BSF, Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 14: The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets on Tuesday on the international border in Punjab on the occasion of Pakistan's 72th Independence Day.

The sweets were exchanged at a ceremony and both sides wished each other well at the Attari checkpost, 30 km from Amritsar city.

Indian and Pakistani border guards had skipped exchanging sweets in rec


Tuesday, August 14, 2018Peace talks with Pakistan will be futile: Former RAW chief

New Delhi, Aug 14: The Kashmir issue is now merely an "excuse" propped by the Pakistan Army to remain in control, said former RAW chief Vikram Sood, who described the neighbouring country's army as the "largest corporate" entity running a range of enterprises from "fertiliser to bread factories".

Speaking at the launch of his new book, "The Unending Game: A Former R&AW Chief's Insights into Es


Tuesday, August 14, 2018Guarantee no attack on critics of government: Umar Khalid to Modi

New Delhi, Aug 14: A day after he survived an attack on his life in the heart of the capital, JNU scholar Umar Khalid on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure in his Independence Day speech that critics of the government won't be targeted.

"Modiji, you had asked for suggestions for your IDay speech. I have a suggestion to make - can you please state that you guarantee that there


Tuesday, August 14, 2018Nation geared up to celebrate Independence day with great zeal to pay tribute to freedom fighters

Kolkata, Aug 14: On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, the nation is all geared up to celebrate the day on August 15 with great zeal to pay tribute to the freedom fighters, who sacrificed their lives to liberate the country from the yoke of British servitude, and to take a pledge to work for the country's prosperity.

On this glorious day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoists tri-color national f


Tuesday, August 14, 2018Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour

Islamabad, Aug 14: People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour.

As the clock struck midnight, fireworks began across the county while buildings were lit up to celebrate Independence Day.

The day-long festivities began with thanksgiving prayers and the hoisting of the national flag at all important public buildings in


Monday, August 13, 2018JNU Student leader Umar Khalid shot at by unidentified person, escapes unhurt

New Delhi, Aug 13: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid was shot at by an unidentified person outside the Constitution Club in central Delhi area on Monday afternoon, police sources said .

However, the student leader escaped unhurt in the attack, the sources said.

'The JNU student was shot at by an unidentified man outside the Constitution Club,' the sources said.

The st


Monday, August 13, 2018Illegal arms factory busted in Gujarat; four held

Rajkot, Aug 13: Four people were arrested for allegedly manufacturing firearms illegally at a factory in Gujarat's Rajkot district, a police official said today.

Acting on a tip-off, a Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Rajkot Police raided the factory, located in Kothariya Road area, last night and seized some pistols and raw material used for making the firearms, he said.

The factory ow


Monday, August 13, 2018Delhi govt asks schools to discourage students from flying kites

New Delhi, Aug 13: The Delhi government has directed all schools in the national capital to discourage students from flying kites and sensitise them about the danger it can pose for humans and birds.

"Flying of kites is a common feature in Delhi as a hobby of youth and generally increases before festivals and national holidays. Flying of kites sometimes leads to accidents causing harm and inju


Monday, August 13, 2018Nation grieves for Somnath Chatterjee

Kolkata, Aug 13: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, one of the country's most respected parliamentarians who died here in the morning.

Calling him "a veteran parliamentarian who had a forceful presence in the House", the President tweeted: "A loss for public life in Benga


Monday, August 13, 2018Microsoft builds digital solution for CBSE to prevent paper leaks

New Delhi, Aug 13: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which came under heavy criticism this year following the leak of class 10 mathematics paper and class 12 economics paper, has forged a partnership with tech giant Microsoft to prevent such leaks in the future.

The paper leaks triggered nation-wide outrage among students and parents. This set the CBSE, which has 20,299 schools


Monday, August 13, 2018Rain claims 5 lives in Himachal; hundreds stranded as highways shut

Shimla, Aug 13: Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh claimed five lives and hundreds remained stranded across the state after incessant rainfall triggered landslides and snapped road links, an official said on Monday.

Three persons were killed in Mandi district in landslide incidents, while a boy was washed away in the swollen Kaushalya river near Parwanoo in Solan district.

Reports said five pe


Monday, August 13, 2018Karvan-e-Aman' bus service resumes

Srinagar, Aug 13: The Karvan-e-Aman bus service, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), resumed on Monday after remaining suspended last week for security reasons, official sources said here.

The cross-Line of Control (LoC) could not operate last Monday as separatists had called for a general strike against alleged 'attempts being made to weake


Monday, August 13, 2018Prez, PM condole death of Somnath Chatterjee

New Delhi, Aug 13: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee.

In his condolence message, the President said, 'Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Somnath Chatterjee, former Speaker of the Lok Sabha and a veteran parliamentarian who had a forceful presence in the House. A loss for public life in Bengal


Monday, August 13, 2018Jammu to get North India's first Space Research Centre

JAMMU: In a significant development, Jammu is all set to be the first city in North India to get a full-fledged Space Technology Research Centre, devoted to research, academics and post-graduation degree course.

The Centre-one of the two to come up in the country, other being in Agartala-- will function under the aegis of the Central University Jammu and will be exclusive in nature.

This wa


Monday, August 13, 2018President nod to death penalty for raping child

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018, that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years.

The amendment replaces the criminal law amendment ordinance promulgated on April 21 after the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua and another woman in Unnao.



Monday, August 13, 2018Nobel laureate VS Naipaul dies

LONDON: Nobel prize-winning author V S Naipaul, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, idealism, religion and politics, has died at the age of 85, his family said early today.

"He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour," his wife Lady Nadira Naipaul said in a statement. Nai


Monday, August 13, 2018Rajnath visits flood-affected areas in Kerala, assures all possible assistance

New Delhi, Aug13: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons, Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Sanjay Kumar and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs, visited the flood and landslide-affected areas of Kerala on Sunday and assured the state government of all possible assistance.

He announced that the Central


Monday, August 13, 2018Militants abduct, kill civilian in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 13: Militants abducted and killed a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Monday.

"Terrorists on Sunday night barged into the house of Gulzar Ahmad, a resident of Murran village and abducted him," a police officer said.

Later, his body riddled with bullets was recovered from nearby fields, he added.

"Initial investigation suggest that the Zahoor


Sunday, August 12, 2018I share Trump's vision of prosperity for India, US: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 12: Amid uncertainties regarding US President Donald Trump's trade and visa policies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he shares Trump's vision of prosperity for India and the US.

"I share with him the vision of prosperity of our peoples through a strong India-US partnership, based on important convergences, inter alia, in combating terrorism and promoting stability an


Sunday, August 12, 2018Naipaul's death major loss to world of literature: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 12: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul, who shared ancestral roots with India.

"Sir V.S. Naipaul will be remembered for his extensive works, which covered diverse subjects ranging from history, culture, colonialism, politics and more.

"His passing away is a major loss to the world of literature. Condole


Sunday, August 12, 2018Salman shares fitness video in response to challenge by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, Aug 12: Responding to a fitness challenge by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, Superstar Salman Khan shared a fitness video of him cycling and working out in the gym on the social media.

“Fabulous campaign by sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on ‘Hum fit toh India fit. I accept fitness challenge of Kiren Rijiju. Here is my video,' Salman posted on his twitter handle.