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Nitish hails inauguration of Kosi rail mega bridge by PM

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inaugurating the 'Kosi Rail Mahasetu' that will connect Mithila...

Mayawati asks Union govt to pay heed to wishes of farmers

Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati on Friday opposed the passage of two farmer-related bills in Parliament and asked the central government to pay...

Political heat rises over farm bills, but BJP confident of passage in RS

New Delhi: Political heat may be rising over three farm sector bills amid strident protests by the Opposition and revolt by the BJP's...

Bamboo industry to play crucial role in post-COVID economy: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is planning to promote domestic bamboo industry which is going to play a critical role in...

Parliament passes bill to cut salaries of MPs by 30 per cent

New Delhi: Parliament on Friday passed a bill to reduce for one year the salaries of MPs by 30 per cent "to meet...

Sudharshan TV seeks live telecast of hearing in SC of case against its ‘Bindas Bol’ programme

New Delhi: Sudarshan TV, which is facing legal proceedings in the Supreme Court, has moved an application seeking a live telecast of the...

As Himachal Pradesh Eases Travel Restrictions, OYO Hotels & Homes Opens its Doors with the ‘Sanitised Stays’ Experience

Following the new state guidelines, OYO is open to hosting guests in Himachal Pradesh with the Sanitised Stays experience As the state...

‘New rapid COVID-19 test with improved sensitivity developed’

Boston: Researchers have developed a new rapid test for the detection of the novel coronavirus that can be performed in less than an...

Govt should provide free smartphones to all school children: CRY NGO

Kolkata: To ensure that no children are left behind in education in the COVID pandemic situation, governments should distribute textbooks, free smartphones...

Union minister Harsimrat submits resignation in protest against farm bills

New Delhi: Harsimrat Kaur Badal has submitted her resignation as Union minister to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), principal advisor to Shiromani Akali...

Sudarshan TV defends programme ‘UPSC Jehad’ in SC, says not against Muslims in bureaucracy

New Delhi: Sudarshan TV on Thursday defended in the Supreme Court its programme on alleged infiltration of Muslims in civil services, saying it...

Border standoff: India says China should work with it for complete disengagement in Ladakh

New Delhi: India on Thursday said China should sincerely work with it for complete disengagement of troops at the earliest from all friction...

Lawyer challenges challan for not wearing mask when driving alone; HC seeks govt reply

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday sought response of the Centre and AAP government on a lawyer's plea challenging the Rs 500...

Modi govt should apologise for lathicharge on farmers in Hry: Kisan Congress

Dehradun: The All India Kisan Congress (AIKC) on Thursday condemned the alleged lathicharge on protesting farmers in Haryana recently and demanded an...

Mismatch between what China says and does: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said China attempted to change the status quo along the LAC with its provocative military...

No plan to drop civil services aptitude test from civil services exam: Govt

New Delhi: There is no plan to drop the civil services aptitude test (CSAT) from the civil services examination, the government said on...

India ranks 116 in World Bank’s human capital index

Washington: India has been ranked at the 116th position in the latest edition of the World Bank's annual Human Capital Index that...

Record 97,894 infections pushes India’s COVID-19 tally to over 51 lakh

New Delhi: A record single-day increase of 97,894 infections pushed India's COVID-19 tally to over 51 lakh, while the number of people who...

Rahul Gandhi greets PM Modi on his birthday

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday on Thursday. The prime minister turned...

Nitin Gadkari tests COVID-19 positive

Mumbai: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said he has tested COVID-19 positive. "Yesterday, I was feeling weak and...

Kalyan Singh discharged from Lucknow hospital, flown to Ghaziabad

Lucknow/Ghaziabad: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, who had tested positive for coronavirus, was shifted Wednesday from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute...

Farmers’ interest supreme for SAD, to vote against bills listed for Wednesday in Parl: Sukhbir Badal

New Delhi: In a veiled warning to its ally BJP, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Badal on Wednesday said his party can...

NEP backward looking document, says Kharge in RS

New Delhi: Terming the new National Education Policy as a "backward looking document", senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Wednesday that education...

Manmohan Singh, Chidambaram seek leave of absence from RS on health grounds

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram are among over a dozen Rajya Sabha MPs who have...

Sushant case: NCB probe team member tests COVID-19 positive

Mumbai: A member of the NCB team probing drugs angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday...

First gene-edited livestock created that can serve as ‘super surrogates’

New Delhi: Scientists have created first gene-edited livestock that can serve as viable "surrogate sires" -- males that produce sperm carrying only the...

Over 30 vaccine candidates supported, 3 in advance trials, 4 in advanced pre-clinical stage: Govt

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said more than 30 vaccine candidates for coronavirus have been supported, and three of them are in...

Look forward to jointly take our special strategic partnership to new heights: Modi to new Japan PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Yoshihide Suga on his appointment as Japan's prime minister, and said he is looking...

Govt has info that some individuals, including from South, joined IS: MoS Home

New Delhi: Some instances of individuals from different states, including from southern ones, having joined terror group Islamic State have come to the...

UP govt collecting charges for unloading, cleaning wheat: SP MP

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government is charging Rs 20 per quintal in cash in the name of unloading and cleaning charges for...

In 11 days, COVID-19 cases in India cross 50-lakh mark from 40 lakh

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally of cases galloped past 50 lakh, just 11 days after it crossed 40 lakh, with 90,123 infections...

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 50-lakh mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally of cases galloped past 50 lakh, just 11 days after it crossed 40 lakh with 90,123 infections being...

Serum Institute of India gets DCGI nod to resume clinical trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi: Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr V G Somani has gave permission to Serum Institute of India to resume clinical...

Maha: Archaeology dept takes up restoration of Dharashiv cave

Aurangabad: The Maharashtra archaeology department has taken up restoration of one of the seven Dharashiv caves in Osmanabad district after rains caused...

Chidambaram says India unique parliamentary democracy where no questions allowed

New Delhi: India is a unique parliamentary democracy where no questions are asked and no debate takes place, Congress leader P Chidambaram said...

COVID-19 case tally tops 50 lakh; Govt says recoveries in India among highest in world

New Delhi: The COVID-19 case tally crossed the 50-lakh mark on Tuesday with the government saying that the number of recoveries in...

Delhi Metro develops indigenous signalling technology under ‘Make in India’

New Delhi: The DMRC on Tuesday said it has taken a major step towards the development of an indigenously-built signalling technology for...

DU teachers move HC seeking direction to pay salaries of the past four months

New Delhi: Some teachers of Delhi University Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the colleges which are affiliated to the...

NCB arrests 2 more persons in drug probe in Sushant’s death

Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested two more persons in connection with the probe related to drug angle in actor...

‘How can Mughals be our heroes’ asks Yogi, renames upcoming Agra Mughal Museum after Shivaji

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday decided to name the upcoming Mughal Museum in Agra after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, asking...

Delhi Environment minister calls crucial meeting ahead of stubble burning season

New Delhi: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will hold a crucial meeting with senior officials on Tuesday to discuss ways to deal...

AYUSH practices inducted into management protocol for patients who have recovered from COVID-19

New Delhi: Several AYUSH practices have been inducted into the management protocol for patients who have recovered from COVID-19, an official statement...

‘Fukrey 3’ script ready, team excited to work on the film

Mumbai: Filmmaker Mrigdeep Singh Lamba has announced that he has finished writing the third instalment of the comedy franchise "Fukrey".

Masks, plastic shields, Lok Sabha members attend House amid pandemic

New Delhi: Separated by plastic shields installed in front of their benches, members of Lok Sabha attended the first day of the Monsoon...

Ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid arrested in connection with Delhi riots

New Delhi: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid was arrested late on Sunday night under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act(UAPA) for...

5 Delhi boys score 100 percentile in JEE-Main

New Delhi: Five students from the national capital have scored 100 percentile in the JEE-Main exam, which was conducted earlier this month...

Hateful content: Delhi Assembly panel summons Facebook official

New Delhi: A Delhi Assembly panel has issued a notice to Facebook India vice president and managing director Ajit Mohan asking him...

JEE-Mains result declared; 24 candidates score 100 percentile

New Delhi:  The result for JEE-Mains was announced on Friday with 24 students scoring 100 percentile in the engineering entrance exam which...

4 firms get land near Jewar airport; Rs 178 cr investments, 2,480 jobs expected

Noida: Four private companies were on Friday allotted 50,000 square metres land near the upcoming Jewar airport, in a move expected to bring...

Dilip Ghosh WB BJP chief says “Corona is over”, TMC asks visit a doctor

Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic is over but Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is imposing lockdown...

NEP aims to remove marksheet pressure: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that school students should have a new curriculum, which is in sync with the...

Drugs case: Court denies bail to Rhea, Showik and 4 others

Mumbai: A special court in Mumbai on Friday denied bail to Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, arrested by the NCB in connection...

Rs 6 lakh fraudulently transferred from Ram Temple Trust bank account

Ayodhya: The Uttar Pradesh Police have registered an FIR against unknown persons for fraudulently transferring Rs six lakh from the bank account of...

COVID-19 cases in India cross 45-lakh mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload sprinted past 45 lakh and the death toll climbed to 76,271 with a record 96,551 infections and...

India had estimated 6.4 million COVID-19 infections by early May: National serosurvey

New Delhi: The much-awaited findings of the first national serosurvey conducted by the ICMR, published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, indicate...

Revised SOP issued for conducting exams amid COVID-19

New Delhi: The government has issued a revised SOP for conducting examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, removing the provision that allowed symptomatic candidates...

Bhave, Vivekananda have a lot to teach humanity: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday recalled two important events that mark this day for India -- the birth anniversary of...

India, China agree on 5-point roadmap at Jaishankar-Wang talks to resolve border standoff in eastern Ladakh

New Delhi: Noting that the current situation at their border is not in the interest of either side, India and China have...

Serum Institute halts India trials of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi: Serum Institute of India on Thursday said it is putting on hold clinical trials of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine for which...

Wearing mask mandatory for candidates taking civil services exam on Oct 4: UPSC

New Delhi: Wearing masks or face covers is mandatory for candidates appearing for the civil services (preliminary) examination scheduled for October 4, the...

After Kangana, Manish Malhotra on BMC radar over construction

Mumbai: After Kangana Ranaut, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a notice to Manish Malhotra for 'unauthorised construction' at the leading fashion...

Court may pass order on bail pleas of Rhea, Showik on Friday

Mumbai, Sep 10 (PTI) A special court in Mumbai is likely to pass an order on Friday on the bail pleas of Rhea...

Why should TV news not be regulated by govt, asks Bombay High Court

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday said it was surprised to know that the government had no control over the electronic media...

NEET: TN CM announces solatium, govt job to kin of youth who died by suicide

Chennai: Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami on Thursday announced a solatium of Rs seven lakh to the family of a 19-year old teenager...

China denounces US visas revocations as racial discrimination

Beijing: US move to revoke the visas of about 1,000 Chinese students amounts to outright political persecution and racial discrimination, China's foreign ministry...

HP assembly: LoP seeks expunging of CM’s remarks; CM says intention was not to hurt Opposition

Shimla: Leader of Opposition in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Mukesh Agnihotri on Thursday urged the Speaker to remove a remark made by...

India putting up well-planned fight against COVID-19: Shah

Gandhinagar: Terming coronavirus as an unprecedented challenge, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said India is putting up a well-planned fight against...

CBSE won’t be able to help students taking class XII compartment exams: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said the CBSE would not be able to help much the students taking compartment exams for class...

Ahead of festival season, Kejriwal urges people to take precautions

New Delhi: With the festival season kicking in next month, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged people to take precautions against COVID-19...

Five Rafale jets formally inducted into IAF in boost to India’s air power

Ambala: Five Rafale fighter jets were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force on Thursday at a glittering ceremony in the Ambala air...

Lockdown not an attack on coronavirus, but on poor: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the lockdown was not an attack on coronavirus but on the poor people and...

Kangana moves HC, seeks stay on demolition at her Mumbai home

Mumbai: Actor Kangana Ranaut approached the Bombay High Court on Wednesday challenging the notice issued by the Mumbai civic body for 'illegal construction'...

SC refuses to entertain pleas seeking cancellation of NEET exam

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a batch of pleas seeking deferment or cancellation of the National Eligibility cum...

Omar Abdullah to vacate government accommodation in Srinagar

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said he was voluntarily vacating the government accommodation provided to him 18...

Rhea Chakraborty shifted from NCB office to Byculla jail

Mumbai: A day after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested her, Rhea Chakraborty was on Wednesday shifted from the anti-drug agency's office in...

Kangana to face ‘drug link’ probe; Mumbai home under BMC lens

Mumbai: Already under fire over her remarks on Mumbai, trouble mounted for actress Kangana Ranaut as the Maharashtra government on Tuesday said the...

Rhea being hounded because she loved drug addict with mental issues: lawyer

Mumbai: Actor Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer said after her arrest by the NCB on Tuesday that she was being hounded by three agencies...

CINTAA condemns attack on film industry by ‘ill-informed debates, personal opinions’ in media

Mumbai: In the wake of the ongoing coverage by the Indian media in the investigation of the death of actor Sushant Singh...

Rhea Chakraborty arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau

Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested Rhea Chakraborty after questioning her for three days in connection with drugs-related allegations in...

Campaign to succeed PM Abe as party leader begins in Japan

Tokyo: The official campaigning to lead Japan's ruling party began on Tuesday with the longtime right-hand man of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe now...

BMC posts notice on illegal construction at Kangana’s bungalow

Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials on Tuesday posted a notice at Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's bungalow here, pointing out many alterations undertaken...

UK court rejects plea seeking partial reporting ban in Nirav Modi case

London: A UK judge, presiding over fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's extradition case over the estimated USD 2-billion PNB fraud and money laundering charges...

Not joining any party; I’m a doc, would like to remain so: Kafeel Khan

Lucknow: Putting an end to speculation about him joining the Congress after being released from jail recently, Dr Kafeel Khan said that he...

Fear of contracting COVID-19 prevents parents from taking kids for vaccination

New Delhi: Parents are delaying vaccination for kids by avoiding hospital visits to prevent their exposure to coronavirus, even as pediatricians call it...

Collective responsibility that NEP is implemented in letter and spirt: PM

New Delhi The new National Education Policy (NEP) policy focuses on learning instead of studying and goes beyond curriculum to focus on critical...

HC seeks Centre, Netflix response to Mehul Choksi’s plea on ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ docuseries

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre and online video streaming platform Netflix on PNB scam accused...

Sushant case: Rhea Chakraborty appears before NCB for questioning on 2nd day

Mumbai: Actress Rhea Chakraborty on Monday appeared before the NCB for questioning for the second straight day in the drugs case linked...

India’s COVID-19 infection tally crosses 42 lakh with record single-day spike of 90,802 cases

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally of cases went past 42 lakh with a record 90,802 people being infected in a day, while 32,50,429...

Parivaar ke moh se upar uthe : Expelled UP Congress leaders urge Sonia Gandhi

Lucknow: Nine expelled Congress leaders have written to party president Sonia Gandhi, asking her to "rise above the affinity for the family (parivaar...

Ceasefire violations : Pakistan summons senior Indian diplomat

Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission here to register its protest over the alleged ceasefire violations...

Will think apology if Kangana says sorry to Maha: Sanjay Raut

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said he would consider tendering an apology only if actress Kangana Ranaut does so...

Massive blood donation drive in Rajasthan to mark Pilot’s 43rd birthday

Jaipur: As former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot turns 43 on Monday, his supporters plan to celebrate his birthday in a novel...

Sanjay Raut seeks apology from Kangana over comments on Mumbai

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday demanded that actress Kangana Ranaut apologise for her comments against Mumbai and Maharashtra. Ranaut in...

GST second major attack on India’s unorganised economy: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the NDA's Goods and Services Tax (GST) is not a tax system but an...

COVID-19 tally in India crosses 41-lakh mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally of cases went past 41 lakh with a record 90,632 people being infected in a day, while 31,80,865...

We can give training to councillors of BJP-ruled MCDs on minimising corruption: AAP

New Delhi: Senior AAP leader Durgesh Pathak on Saturday said if the BJP wants, his party can give training to councillors of the...

Sushant case: NCB arrests late actor’s personal staff member

Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested Dipesh Sawant, a member of Sushant Singh Rajput's personal staff, in connection with...

Sushant case: Rhea’s brother Showik remanded in NCB custody

Mumbai: A court here on Saturday remanded Showik Chakraborty and Samuel Miranda, arrestedin connection with the drugs probe linked to actor Sushant Singh...

Mumbai police cooperating with CBI in Sushant case: Minister

Nagpur: Maharashtra Home minister Anil Deshmukh on Saturday said the Mumbai police is extending full cooperation to the CBI in its probe...

Mosque in Ayodhya will be of same size as Babri Masjid

Lucknow: A mosque that will come up in Ayodhya pursuant to the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi case will be of...

Soren writes to PM against centre’s GST compensation proposal

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the centre not giving full GST compensation to the...

Do not make attempts to unilaterally change status quo at LAC, Rajnath tells Chinese counterpart

Rajnath Singh has clearly conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe that China must strictly respect the Line of Actual Control(LAC)...

12 killed, 25 injured as six air conditioners explode in Bangladesh mosque

Dhaka : At least 12 worshippers, including a child, were killed and 25 others injured when a suspected gas leak caused six air...

Bell-free school to global citizenship curriculum: National award winning teachers’ innovative ideas

New Delhi: Introducing 'bell-free school', 'child parliament', gender sensitisation exercises and 'global citizenship curriculum' are among the innovative teaching-learning practices adopted by 47...

Modi dispensation’s thinking — minimum govt, maximum privatisation: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the Centre over the issue of recruitment to government posts, alleging that the...

CBI team visits Sushant’s flat again

Mumbai: A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, visited his flat...

President confers National Teachers’ Awards

New Delhi: For infusing joyful learning to making maths easy and developing innovative methods of teaching---47 teachers from across the country were...

Police checkpoints along Jammu-Pathankot highway alerted after carjacking in Punjab

Jammu: All checkpoints along Jammu-Pathankot highway have been put on alert and security strengthened following an incident of carjacking by unidentified armed...

Only country not reaping lockdown strategy benefit appears to be India: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday attacked the government over the rise in the number of coronavirus cases, claiming...

Sushant case: NCB to question Rajput’s cook

Mumbai : The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will record the statement of Sushant Singh Rajput's cook on Saturday in connection with a drugs...

SC reject pleas seeking review of its order allowing holding of NEET & JEE exams physically

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday dismissed the pleas, including the one filed by ministers of six opposition-ruled states, seeking review of its...

Noida Metro resumes service Monday; only one gate for entry/exit at 15 of 21 stations

Noida (UP) : Only one gate would be functional for entry or exit at 15 of the 21 stations of the Noida-Greater Noida...

Bihar elections, 65 pending bypolls to be held around same time: EC

New Delhi : The Election Commission on Friday said it has decided to hold 65 pending by-elections and the Bihar assembly polls "around...

India’s COVID-19 tally goes past 39 lakh; no. of recoveries crosses 30-lakh mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally went past 39 lakh on Friday with 83,341 fresh cases reported in a span of 24 hours,...

Sushant case probe: HC asks media to exercise restraint

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday said it expects media organisations to exercise restraint while publishing or reporting any details about investigation...

Anti-CAA protests: Sharjeel Usmani granted bail, released from jail

Aligarh: Former AMU student leader Sharjeel Usmani, who was lodged in jail in connection with anti-CAA protests, has been released after a district...

Facebook bans BJP politician Raja Singh

New Delhi: Under pressure for weeks over its handling of hate speech, Facebook on Thursday said it has banned BJP politician T Raja...

India thanks UNSC members for thwarting Pak attempt to get 2 Indians listed as terrorists

United Nations: India has thanked members of the UN Security Council who thwarted Pakistan's bid to get two Indian nationals listed as terrorists...

Government bans 118 more mobile apps, including PUBG

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday blocked 118 more mobile applications, including popular gaming app PUBG, terming them prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity...

‘Victory of justice’: AMU doctors’ body welcomes Dr. Kafeel Khan release

Aligarh (UP): The resident doctors' association at the Aligarh Muslim University on Wednesday welcomed the release of doctor Kafeel Khan from detention.

Sushant case: NCB arrests alleged drug dealer in Mumbai

Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday arrested an alleged contraband dealer who has "links" with the drugs trafficking case pertaining to...

August receives 27 pc more rainfall, fourth highest in 120 years

The country received 27 percent more rainfall than normal in August, the fourth-highest amount in the last 120 years, the India Meteorological...

CSM Technologies launches CoVID-19 vaccine tracker as world eagerly awaits a panacea for the pandemic

As the global quest continues for an effective panacea to forestall the spread of the CoVID-19 pandemic, GovTech pioneer CSM Technologies has...

COVID 19 test: Scientists develop portable, point-of-care

COVID 19 test :  Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a prototype of a rapid COVID-19 test using a simple-to-use portable...

Delhi records ‘good’ air quality

# Delhi air quality : The national capital on Tuesday morning recorded its air quality in the "good" category, with experts...

Strong typhoon sweeping over Japan’s southernmost islands

Tokyo: A strong typhoon was blowing over Japan's southernmost islands early Tuesday on course for Japan's main southern island and later the...

Pranab Mukherjee’s death: Government announces 7-day state mourning

New Delhi: The government on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning following the death of former president Pranab Mukherjee. In...

Jio Platform success gives hope to struggling Indian IT vendors impacted by COVID-19

Jio IT jobs HYDERABAD: Challenges faced by Indian IT vendors are in stark contrast to global counterparts Indian tech companies have traditionally...

Xinjiang government forces unproven medicine on people in lockdown

Beijing: When police arrested the middle-aged Uighur woman at the height of China's coronavirus outbreak, she was crammed into a cell with dozens...

Yamuna water level receding gradually: Officials

New Delhi: The water level of the Yamuna was receding gradually and the river was flowing below the warning mark in Delhi, officials...

Chadwick Boseman (43) Black Panther Star dies of colon cancer

Chadwick Boseman : American actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his titular superhero role in "Black Panther" and as baseball icon Jackie Robinson...

SC notice to Centre on PIL to frame guidelines for identifying minorities at state level

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre's response on a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to frame guidelines for identifying...

Cong launches campaign against holding of NEET, JEE; Rahul asks people to speak up for students’ safety

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday launched a campaign against the government's decision to hold NEET and JEE exams during the coronavirus...

No need for alarm on COVID-19 reinfection, need more data for reliable inference: scientists

New Delhi: The first documented instance of coronavirus reinfection came from Hong Kong this week followed quickly by Belgium and the Netherlands reporting...

Jan Dhan scheme game-changer, foundation of poverty alleviation initiatives: PM

New Delhi: Marking the sixth anniversary of the 'Jan Dhan' scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the initiative has...

COVID-19 tally in India climbs to 33,87,500

New Delhi: A record single-day spike of 77,266 COVID-19 cases pushed India's virus tally to 33,87,500, while the recoveries surged to 25,83,948 on...

SC declines permission to carry out Muharram procession across country

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday declined permission for carrying out Muharram procession across the country and asked Lucknow-based petitioner to move...

Patnaik speaks to PM over phone, seeks postponement of NEET, JEE exams

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the phone and requested him to postpone...

HC dismisses PIL seeking declaration of PM CARES funds

Nagpur: The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL seeking declaration of funds received by the Prime Minister's Citizens...

SC says its 2004 verdict on sub-classification of SC/STs needs to be reconsidered

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday held that its 2004 verdict holding that states do not have the power to further sub-classify...

Vaccine trial: Vital signs of volunteers normal, says doctor

Pune: Vital health parameters of the two volunteers, who have been administered the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate at a medical college here...

Further delay in conducting JEE, NEET will compromise students’ future: Over 150 academicians to PM

New Delhi: Over 150 academicians from various universities in India and abroad have written to PM Narendra Modi, saying that delaying the...

Pithani called for questioning by CBI for 7th day in row

Mumbai: The CBI on Thursday called Sushant Singh Rajput's flat-mate Siddharth Pithani for the seventh consecutive day for questioning in the actor's death...

Record 75,760 COVID-19 cases in single day, India’s virus tally crosses 33-lakh mark

New Delhi: Registering over 75,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time in a span of 24 hours, India's virus tally sprinted past...

COVID-19 vaccine access strategy should have been in place, govt’s ‘unpreparedness’ alarming: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asserted that a fair and inclusive COVID-19 vaccine access strategy should have been in...

TRAI issues showcause notice to Voda Idea on priority plan; says offer misleading

New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has slapped a showcause notice on Vodafone Idea Ltd over its pay-more-for-priority treatment mobile plan, saying the tariff...

NIA files chargesheet in 2019 Pulwama terror attack case

Pulwama: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet on Tuesday in a special court here against 19 people including Masood Azhar, the...

SC grants 30 minutes to Bhushan to reconsider his stand on contemptuous tweets

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday granted 30 minutes to activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, convicted for contempt, to 'think over' his stand of...

Indian Youth should be the driving force to realize the Modi’s dream of Self-Reliant: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"The call given by our Prime Minister to become Self-Reliant India is a visionary thought and Indian Youth should be the driving...

India’s COVID-19 tally rises to 31,67, 323

New Delhi: With 60,975 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's COVID-19 tally rose to 31,67,323, while recoveries surged...

No hard copies of ordinances will be distributed in upcoming Parliament session

New Delhi: Hard copies of ordinances will not be circulated among MPs in the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament to check the spread...

Prashant Bhushan refuses to apologise in SC for his 2 tweets against judiciary

New Delhi: Activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan refused to offer an apology to the Supreme Court on Monday for his two tweets against the...

COVID-19: AICTE allows admission to MBA, PGDM courses based on marks in qualifying UG exams

New Delhi: Institutions offering MBA and PGDM courses have been allowed to admit students based on marks obtained in qualifying undergraduate exams...

Mirzapur Season 2 : Release Date 23rd October 2020

Mirzapur Season 2 : At last the waiting for Mirzapur 2 is completed. The show will premiere on October 23rd, says Amazon...

COVID-19 led to revival of technology, expertise: Nilekani

Ahmedabad: Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani said on Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to the revival of technology and expertise, and...

India can’t progress unless women are given equal opportunities in all spheres: Naidu

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that India cannot make progress unless women are given equal opportunities in...

Govt should consider concerns of students on NEET, JEE: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday urged the government to consider the concerns of students on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test...

COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 30-lakh mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally sprinted past the 30-lakh mark, just 16 days after it crossed 20 lakh, while 22,80,566 people have...

MHA issues SOP for international passengers

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for international travel on non-scheduled commercial flights under the...

Bloomsbury says it won’t publish book on Delhi riots after social media backlash

New Delhi: Bloomsbury India on Saturday said that it will not publish an upcoming book on the February Delhi riots after there...

‘ISIS operative’ Khan left his Balrampur village for Lucknow two days ago: UP Police

Balrampur: Alleged ISIS operative Mustakeem Khan alias Abu Yusuf, arrested in Delhi before he could carry out a lone wolf terror strike...

BSF kills 5 Pak intruders on Punjab border; arms, drugs recovered

Chandigarh/New Delhi: The BSF shot dead five heavily armed Pakistani intruders along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab early Saturday, the force said.

Centre forms National Council for Transgender Persons

New Delhi: The Centre has constituted the National Council for Transgender Persons to formulate policies, programmes, legislation and projects regarding members of the...

Rahul launches fresh attack on govt over Rafale deal; BJP hits back

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday made a fresh attack on the government over the Rafale fighter aircraft deal, prompting Union...

Gym owners protest near Delhi LG office to reopen fitness centres

New Delhi: Delhi police Saturday detained nearly a dozen gym owners protesting near the Lt Governor's office for permission to reopen the...

BSF kills 5 intruders along India-Pak IB in Punjab

Chandigarh/New Delhi: The Border Security Force shot dead five intruders along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab early Saturday, a senior BSF...

Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Baramulla district

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday, police said.

Security checks intensified in Noida after ISIS operative held in Delhi

Noida (UP): Security checks have been intensified along the Delhi border in Uttar Pradesh's Noida in the wake of an alleged ISIS...

UP DGP sounds alert after the arrest of ISIS operative in Delhi

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh DGP Hitesh Chandra Awasthi on Saturday sounded an alert in the state following the arrest of an alleged ISIS...

SP, BSP stage walkout from UP Vidhan Parishad over law and order issue

Lucknow: Opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Friday staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council over...

Discontent in Delhi BJP over Muslim members from Shaheen Bagh joining party

New Delhi: A section of Delhi BJP leaders has expressed "displeasure" over the recent joining of some members of a minority community from...

JEE-Main and NEET to be held as per schedule in September: Officials

New Delhi: The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) will be conducted in September as scheduled,...

Meerut: Pirated NCERT books worth Rs 35 crore seized from godown

Meerut, Aug 21: Pirated NCERT books worth around Rs 35 crore and six printing machines were seized during a raid on...

Babri mosque demolition case: CBI submits written arguments in court

Lucknow: The CBI on Friday submitted its written arguments in connection with the Babri mosque demolition case in a special court here.

Nearly 83 lakh affected in 16 flood-hit districts of Bihar

Patna: The flood situation in Bihar remained grim on Friday with an additional 1.13 lakh people bearing the brunt in 16 districts in...

9 killed in Srisailam hydel power plant fire mishap in Telangana

Hyderabad: Nine people died in a fire mishap in the Srisailam hydroelectric plant on the Telangana-Andhra Pradesh border on Friday, a senior government...

ED questions Sushant’s sister in money laundering case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday questioned and recorded the statement of Priyanka Singh, elder sister of Sushant Singh Rajput,...

Insurance cover extended to private doctors who die of COVID-19

Thane: The Maharashtra government has extended Rs 50 lakh insurance cover to private doctors who die of coronavirus infection during the pandemic, an...

Mayawati appeals to all UP legislators to rise above party politics, raise issues of public interest

Lucknow: With the UP Assembly in session, BSP chief Mayawati Friday urged all legislators to rise above party politics and raise issues...

Asian shares track Wall Street gains amid vaccine hopes

Tokyo, Aug 21: Asian shares were higher Friday on hopes for the development of a coronavirus vaccine, although worries remained about long-term...

Will support govt panel to facilitate Indian firms interested in COVID-19 vaccine candidates: MEA

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said with its inputs and support, the national expert group on vaccine administration...

French embassy: 7 centres opened in India to receive visa applications

New Delhi: The Embassy of France here said seven visa facilitation services (VFS) centres have been opened in India for a select category...

Allow Ramlila performances with social distancing: Delhi BJP to L-G

New Delhi: Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta wrote a letter to Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday seeking permission for Ramlila performances...

Left parties oppose ‘privatisation’ of airports

New Delhi: The Left parties on Thursday hit out at the government over the decision to lease out three airports to the...

Facebook row: BJP MP Dubey requests LS speaker to replace Tharoor as head of parliamentary panel on IT

New Delhi: Stepping up his attack against the parliamentary panel on information technology chairman Shashi Tharoor, BJP MP and a member of the...

Manjhi s HAM quits Grand Alliance in Bihar ahead of polls

Patna: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) on Thursday quit the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) but preferred to remain...

Dhoni illustration of new India where family name doesn’t make destiny: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the embodiment of a new India where family name does not...

Chidambaram accuses BJP govt of shielding PM-CARES Fund from scrutiny

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of shielding the PM CARES...

HC rejects plea for review of order dismissing PIL opposing water, power subsidies by AAP govt

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed a plea seeking review of its verdict rejecting a PIL challenging the Aam Aadmi Party...

DGCA starts special safety audit of all Indian airlines

The DGCA has started a special safety audit of all Indian airlines, around two weeks after the plane crash in Kerala's Kozhikode...

Rahul pays tributes to his father Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

New Delhi:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's memorial, Veer Bhumi, and paid homage on his...

27 percent students do not have access to smartphones, laptops for online classes: NCERT survey

New Delhi: At least 27 percent students do not have access to smartphones or laptops to attend online classes, while 28 percent of...

Indore gets cleanest city tag for 4th time in a row

New Delhi: Indore was adjudged India's cleanest city for the fourth straight year in the central government's cleanliness survey announced on Thursday.

SC rejects submission of Bhushan for hearing on sentence by another bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the submission of activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan that the arguments on quantum of sentence in...

Militant killed in Kupwara encounter identified as Pakistani: Police

Srinagar: A militant who was killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district along with a top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander was...

India’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 28-lakh mark

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload went past 28 lakh with a record single-day spike of 69,652 infections, while the recoveries increased to 20,96,664...

PM pays tributes to Rajiv Gandhi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.

Congress attacks govt over NSCN-IM’s claims on 2015 framework agreement

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday attacked the government over Naga rebel group NSCN-IM's claim that the 2015 Framework Agreement was signed after...

Facebook row: Tharoor, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey seek breach of privilege proceedings against each other

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and BJP MP Nishikant Dubey have sought breach of privilege proceedings against each other after a spat...

India, China expected to hold another round of diplomatic talks

New Delhi: India and China are expected to hold a fresh round of diplomatic talks on Thursday to carry forward the disengagement process...

More pilots move HC against termination by Air India

New Delhi: Several more Air India pilots have moved the Delhi High Court challenging the airline's decision to terminate their services from August...

National Recruitment Agency to conduct online test for govt jobs twice a year: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Terming the setting up of a National Recruitment Agency as "historic", Union minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said it will...

Sushant Singh Rajput case: CBI team to visit Mumbai for probe into actor’s death

New Delhi: After getting a nod from the Supreme Court to probe actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, a CBI team will visit...

Rajput case: SC’s single judge bench invokes power under Article 142 for “complete justice”

New Delhi: A single-judge bench of the Supreme Court Wednesday exercised its extraordinary power under Article 142 of the Constitution to do "complete...

Centre orders immediate withdrawal of 10,000 troops from Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: The Centre has ordered "immediate" withdrawal of about 10,000 paramilitary forces personnel from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir,...

Bihar could see mix of virtual, physical campaigning during assembly polls

New Delhi: The state of Bihar, where assembly elections would be held later this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is likely to witness...

Protect cooperative banks, Pawar writes to PM

Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the "existence" of cooperative banks and their "cooperative...

National Recruitment Agency to be boon for youngsters: PM Modi

New Delhi: The National Recruitment Agency will prove to be a boon for crores of youngsters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday,...

Hemkund Sahib in Uttarakhand to open on September 4

Gopeshwar: The annual pilgrimage to Hemkund Sahib will begin on September 4, late by three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cabinet clears National Recruitment Agency to conduct common test for govt jobs

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the creation of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA) for conducting a common eligibility test for central...

Cabinet approves proposal for leasing out Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal for leasing out airports at Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram through public-private partnership (PPP).

Cong leadership to decide who will work in govt or party organisation: Pilot

Jaipur: Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who was removed as Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief and deputy chief minister last month after a...

Journalist Prashant Kanojia arrested for sharing indecent’ post on Ram temple

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested scribe Prashant Kanojia for allegedly sharing an objectionable social media post on Ram temple, claiming that...

Draft EIA notification “deeply anti-democratic”: Jairam Ramesh

Hyderabad: The draft environment impact assessment (EIA)notification is in a series of moves that the BJP-led central government has taken to dilute...

PM SVANidhi: Puri launches mobile app to process loan applications of street vendors

New Delhi: Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri has launched a mobile app for urban local bodies to source loan applications from street...

SC upholds CBI investigation into “unnatural death” of Sushant Singh

New Delhi: "According approval" to the ongoing CBI probe into the FIR against actress Rhea Chakraborty in connection with the "unnatural death" of...

Justice triumphs: Ravi Shankar Prasad on SC’s verdict in Sushant case

New Delhi: BJP leader and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday hailed a Supreme Court order upholding a CBI probe in...

Truth will remain same whichever agency investigates: Rhea’s lawyer

New Delhi: Truth will remain the same whichever agency investigates the case, actress Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer said in his reaction to the Supreme...

Sushant Singh Rajput case: SC upholds transfer of Patna’s FIR to CBI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the transfer of an FIR, lodged at Patna against actress Rhea Chakraborty and others...

PM CARES fund created in wake of public health emergency, no exception can be taken: SC

New Delhi: PM CARES fund has been constituted with an objective to extend assistance in the wake of public health emergency like COVID-19...

Atal Innovation Ranking: Madras, Bombay and Delhi IITs bag top positions

New Delhi: Madras, Bombay and Delhi IITs have bagged the top three positions among centrally-funded institutes of national importance in the Atal Ranking...

Ashok Lavasa resigns as Election Commissioner; to join ADB as VP

New Delhi: Ashok Lavasa on Tuesday resigned as Election Commissioner and would soon be joining the Asian Development Bank as vice president, sources...

India negotiating with 13 countries to establish bilateral air bubble arrangements: Puri

New Delhi: India is negotiating with 13 countries, including Australia, Japan and Singapore, to establish separate bilateral air bubble arrangements for international flight...

Congress writes to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over alleged “bias”

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, accusing Facebook India of "interfering" with the country's electoral democracy, and...

FIR against Facebook executive, 2 others over posts

Raipur:  An FIR has been filed here against a senior Facebook executive and two users of the social media platform for allegedly...

ED records statement of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father in PMLA case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has recorded the statement of K K Singh, father of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, in connection...

Delhi airport likely to have COVID-19 testing facility for international arrivals

New Delhi: The Delhi airport is likely to have a COVID-19 testing facility for international passengers who if tested negative will get...

LG forms committee for economic revival of J&K

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has announced a committee to work out modalities for the economic revival of the union...

COVID-19: SC refuses to direct transfer of contributions made to PM CARES to NDRF

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct the Centre to transfer the contributions made to the PM CARES Fund...

Home Minister Shah admitted to AIIMS for post COVID care

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been admitted to AIIMS here for post COVID care after complaining of fatigue and...

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 27-lakh mark

New Delhi: A spike of 55,079 cases took India's COVID-19 tally past 27 lakh on Tuesday just a day after it crossed the...

T’gana BJP MLA Raja Singh denies posting communally charged content on social media

Hyderabad: Raja Singh, the lone BJP MLA from Telangana and apparently in the centre of a row over social media giant Facebook's...

Bihar flood situation grim; CWC warns likely flash floods, landslides in some hill districts in north

New Delhi: The flood situation in Bihar remained grim on Monday, while central authorities warned some hill districts in the north of...

‘Huge void’: President, PM, musicians pay tributes to legendary vocalist Pandit Jasraj

New Delhi: Remembering Pandit Jasraj's unparalleled contribution to classical Indian music, President Ram Nath Konvid, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lata Mangeshkar and others...

Congress steps up attack on Facebook; says it prohibits hate speech

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday stepped up attack on Facebook amid an escalating row over Wall Street Journal's report that the social...

Manduadih railway station as Banaras, Home Ministry approves renaming

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has approved the renaming of Manduadih railway station in Uttar Pradesh as 'Banaras', officials said on Monday....

Whole Shaheen Bagh protest scripted by BJP: AAP

New Delhi: The AAP Monday claimed the entire Shaheen Bagh protest was "scripted by the BJP" and its leadership dictated each and every...

BJP candidate J P Nishad elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from UP

Lucknow: BJP candidate Jai Prakash Nishad was declared elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed from Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Nishad was...

Facebook says it prohibits hate speech but there is more to do

New Delhi: Facebook, that is at the centre of a political slugfest over allegations of supporting the ruling dispensation, on Monday said...

Project Dolphin announced by PM Modi to be launched in 15 days

New Delhi: The ambitious project to conserve the Gangetic river dolphin announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launched in 15...

‘Drishyam’ director Nishikant Kamat critical: hospital sources

Mumbai: Director Nishikant Kamat, best known for his films "Drishyam" and "Madaari", is critical, according to hospital sources in Hyderabad.

Priyanka, Rahul slam UP govt, say caste violence, crimes against women rising

New Delhi: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh...

COVID-19 case tally rises to 26.47 lakh, death toll crosses 50,000

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally rose to 26,47,663 on Monday with a single-day spike of 57,981 infections, while the death toll crossed...

Fire incident reported at Parliament Annexe building

New Delhi: Seven fire tenders were rushed to Parliament Annexe building in central Delhi after a fire incident was reported there Monday...

Report on Facebook ignoring hate speech rules triggers slugfest between BJP and Cong

New Delhi: A slugfest erupted between the Congress and the BJP on Sunday following a report in the Wall Street Journal claiming...

Lord Ayyappa temple opens for monthly pooja

Sabarimala (Kerala): The famous Lord Ayyappa temple here opened on Sunday on the eve of the monthly five- day poojas for the...

RJD expels three MLAs for anti-party activities

Patna: RJD, the principal opposition party in Bihar Sunday expelled three of its legislators from the party for six years for their anti-party...

Kafeel Khan detention under NSA extended by 3 months

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has extended by three months the detention of physician Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act for his...

Former India opener Chetan Chauhan succumbs to COVID-19

New Delhi: Former India opener Chetan Chauhan died on Sunday due to COVID-19 related complications after being put on life support for nearly...

Bandish Bandits’ Shreya Chaudhry: Hope to continue feeling like a newcomer

Mumbai: Actor Shreya Chaudhry says she is "overwhelmed and yet at peace" with the response to her digital debut series "Bandish Bandits" and...

Raj Bhavan under surveillance, alleges West Bengal governor

Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Sunday the Raj Bhavan has been placed under surveillance, and the action "undermines the sanctity...

Completely ban corporate funding of elections: S M Krishna

Bengaluru: Veteran politician and former External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has called for a "complete and total" ban on corporate funding...

Consider me retired: Mahendra Singh Dhoni calls it quits

New Delhi: Two-time World Cup-winning former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from international cricket on Saturday, ending over one year of suspense...

PM Modi rues absence of children at Red Fort during I-Day celebrations

Clad in thematic wear, every I-Day they sit on the lawns of Red Fort in a colourful way drawing the attention of...

Independence Day: Israeli president congratulates India in Hebrew

Jerusalem: Israel President Reuven Rivlin has congratulated India on its 74th Independence Day in a video message, saying "may the deep friendship...

Sidelights of I-Day celebrations at Red Fort

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday delivered his seventh consecutive address from the Red Fort on the 74th Independence Day...

India has deepened ties with all countries in ‘extended neighbourhood’: PM

Neighbours are not only those with whom one shares geographical boundaries but also those with whom hearts meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Nepal PM Oli calls up Modi to greet India on Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli held a telephonic conversation on Saturday during which the two...

Will soon launch project to conserve Asiatic Lions: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that his government will soon launch a project to conserve Asiatic Lions and...

Committee set up to deliberate on minimum marriage age of women: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government is deliberating on what should be the minimum age of marriage...

Maha govt made 29.50 lakh farmers debt-free: Thackeray

The Maharashtra government has made around 29.50 lakh farmers in the state debt-free by depositing Rs 18,980 crore into their bank accounts,...

Self-reliant farmers key to ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission: PM

Highlighting key agricultural reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said farm trade has been freed up from all restrictions, enabling farmers...

Efforts on to make Ladakh carbon neutral: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said efforts are on to make the Union Territory of Ladakh a carbon-neutral region.

Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir as precautionary measure

Internet services on mobile devices were snapped across Kashmir on Independence Day Saturday as a precautionary measure but mobile phone services functioned...

Why are people sitting in power scared of naming China, asks Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday asked why those sitting in power are scared of naming China which has entered Indian territory,...

I-Day: Advani unfurls national flag at residence

New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani unfurled the tricolour at his residence here on Saturday to mark the country's Independence...

Make in India but also for world: Modi’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat

Unveiling his vision of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the goal is to make India a global manufacturing...

All villages to be connected with optical fibre in next 1,000 days: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that the task to connect India's over six lakh villages with optical fibre network will...

PM says India to strive for self-reliance, use vast resources to produce for global market as well

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India must become self-reliant and use its vast natural resources to produce for...

We will give befitting reply if enemy attacks us: Rajnath

New Delhi: India will give a befitting reply if an enemy country attacks it, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday, sending a...

MEA: We expect China to sincerely work with us to achieve disengagement

New Delhi: India (MEA) on Friday said it expects China to sincerely work with it towards the objective of achieving "complete disengagement" of...

Include chapters on citizens duties in school books: Govt to NCERT, states

New Delhi: As public participation gains significance in the fight against coronavirus, the Centre on Friday asked the NCERT and state governments to...

Huge cache of arms, explosives seized in Assam ahead I-Day

Guwahati: Huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives were recovered in Assam's Udalgiri district ahead of the Independence Day, police said on...

Indian scientists develop process for making brick-like structures on Moon

Bengaluru: A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed a sustainable...

2 JeM associates arrested in J-K’s Pulwama

Two militant associates belonging to proscribed outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were arrested from Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir and explosive material recovered...

Amit Shah says he has tested negative for COVID-19

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus, on Friday said he has tested negative.

Centre reviews progress of flagship programmes in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

New Delhi: The Centre has reviewed the progress of its flagship programmes, including PMAY (U), AMRUT, Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart Cities Mission and...

UN chief welcomes Israel, UAE agreement

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to establish full diplomatic ties, expressing...

SC holds lawyer Bhushan guilty of contempt for tweets against judiciary

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday held activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for his two derogatory tweets against the judiciary.

Define inclusive vaccine access strategy now: Rahul Gandhi to government

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday demanded that the government clearly define an inclusive and equitable vaccine access policy to ensure...

Mizoram issues new guidelines for social gathering

The Mizoram government has issued additional standard operating procedure (SOP) to be followed in any gathering to ensure that social distancing is...

Indian Navy inks deal with UPEIDA for setting up centre of excellence in UP defence corridor

Lucknow: The Indian Navy on Thursday inked a deal with the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority to set up a "centre...

Draft EIA 2020 anti-democratic, fascist in nature: Jairam Ramesh

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday termed the draft environment impact assessment (EIA) notification, 2020, "anti-democratic" and "fascist in nature".

DU’s SOL cautions students against falling for ‘fraudulent calls’ asking money

New Delhi: Delhi University's School of Open Learning (SOL) on Thursday cautioned students against falling for ''fradulent calls'' demanding money to correct errors...

Mayawati defends BSP’s ‘upkeep’ work at Lucknow Prerna Kendra

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday defended her party's "cleaning and renovation work" at some memorials of party founder Kanshi Ram in Lucknow,...

Editors Guild condemns incidents of assaults on journalists in Delhi, Bengaluru

New Delhi : India on Thursday termed as "reprehensible" the separate incidents of assault on journalists in Delhi and Bengaluru and demanded...

Delhi riots: Court allows accused to appear for DU’s Open Book Examination through jail

A Delhi court Thursday allowed an accused in a murder case related to communal violence in north-east Delhi in February to appear...

President Kovind to address nation on eve of Independence Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind will address the nation on Friday on the eve of 74th Independence Day, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said...

India cannot keep depending on imported defence supplies: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India cannot depend on foreign governments and overseas suppliers to meet its requirement...

Coronavirus curve ‘frightening, not flattening’: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government over rising COVID-19 cases, saying the coronavirus curve is "frightening, not...

Rajiv Gandhi University ranks second among all central universities

Itanagar: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), the lone central varsity in Arunachal Pradesh, has secured the second position among all central varsities in the...

‘PM SVANidhi’ scheme can reduce dependence on high interest- charging money lenders: Hawkers’ body

Kolkata: The newly-launched 'PM SVANidhi' scheme -- which aims to provide street vendors loans of up to Rs 10,000 to restart business post...

Babri demolition case: Proclaimed offender appears in court

Lucknow: Proclaimed offender Om Prakash Pandey surrendered before the special CBI court here on Thursday in the Babri mosque demolition case. The court...

Video shows advocate Dhavan `smoking’ during virtual hearing

Jaipur: Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan got some advice on the perils of smoking from a high court judge on Thursday, as a...

The impressive historical legacy of Patna’s I-Day celebration venue

Patna: Patna's Bankipore Maidan, silent witness to some of the landmark events in the country's history, was renamed in the honour of...

Silver jumps Rs 1,554, Gold rises marginally by Rs 11

New Delhi:  In the previous trade, the yellow metal had closed at Rs 53,121 per 10 gram. Silver prices also jumped Rs...

Rajput case: Maha didn’t lodge FIR due to political pressure, Bihar govt tells SC

New Delhi: Maharashtra Police neither registered an FIR on actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide nor did it extend any support to Patna...

SpiceJet offers automated customer service and check-in facility on WhatsApp

SpiceJet said on Thursday its automated customer service and check-in facility is available on WhatsApp in addition to its website and mobile...

71-year-old man shot at by son, an ex-army man, over monetary dispute

A 71-year-old man was shot at allegedly by his son, a retired army man, and hospitalised with critical injuries, police said Thursday.

Fear of criticising leadership in power has to be abandoned: S M Krishna

Bengaluru: Veteran politician and former External Affairs Minister S M Krishna say all parties in the country lack internal democracy, and fear of...

Varun Gandhi to bring private member bill for registration of all adult citizens as organ donors

New Delhi: BJP MP Varun Gandhi Thursday said he will introduce a private member's bill proposing to make it compulsory for all adults...

Sonia, Rahul seek withdrawal of EIA 2020

Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the government of dismantling India's environment rules and demanded that the draft...

Chief of Ram temple trust Mahant Nritya Gopal Das tests COVID positive

Lucknow/Mathura:  The head of the Ram temple trust, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das (80), tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and was rushed...

SC allows Arun Shourie, N Ram & Prashant Bhushan to withdraw plea on contempt law

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday allowed former Union minister Arun Shourie, veteran journalist N Ram and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan to withdraw...

Physical hearings may begin in some courts in SC from next week

New Delhi: A committee of seven Supreme Court judges is learnt to have recommended holding physical hearings in at least two or three...

Rhea Chakraborty, Bihar govt file written submissions in SC

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and the Bihar government filed their written submissions in the Supreme Court on Thursday on Chakraborty's...

Narendra Modi congratulates Lanka’s Rajapaksa on poll win

Colombo : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and premier Mahinda Rajapaksa on their party's resounding electoral...

Cong leader and spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies after heart attack

New Delhi: Congress leader and spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passed away on Wednesday after a heart attack, the party said. He was 52....

Kamat demands ban on masks with tricolour pattern

Panaji: Congress leader Digambar Kamat on Wednesday demanded a ban on masks with the tricolour and Ashok Chakra printed on it. The former...

Members of AISA, other groups protesting Hany Babu arrest

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has registered a case against members of Left-affiliated AISA and other organisations for flouting prohibitory orders while protesting...

EIA must before construction of commercial complex above Bhikaji Cama Place metro station: NGT

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has said Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and carrying capacity studies must be carried out before construction...

Katra-Delhi road to be completed by 2023, will reduce travel time to 6.5 hours: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: The work has started on the Katra-Delhi Express road corridor and once completed it will reduce the travel time between the...

Ensure continuity of learning for all children, provision of nutritious food: Save the Children

New Delhi: Ensure continuity of learning for all children and uninterrupted provision of safe and nutritious food to them, advised child rights...

Equating Hindi with nationalism is shameful: Kanimozhi

Chennai: More than not knowing Hindi, the issue of equating Hindi with nationalism is "shameful" and it edged out all other languages...

JK Lt Guv Manoj Sinha promises better security arrangement for grassroots level

Srinagar: Newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday promised better security arrangements for grassroots level elected leaders but asked them...

Cong leader and spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies after heart attack

New Delhi : Congress leader and spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passed away on Wednesday after a heart attack, the party said. He was 52.

15 CBI officers awarded prestigious HM’s medal for excellence in investigation

Fifteen CBI officers who successfully solved murder cases of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and BJP leader Yogesh Gowda besides the sensational Muzaffarpur shelter...

Riot-hit areas of Bengaluru’s Pulakeshinagar resemble war zone

Bengaluru: Areas under Pulakeshinagar assembly constituency here resembled a war zone on Wednesday, hours after an unruly mob went on a rampage torching...

Unemployment rate in Bengal reduced by 40 percent: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that the unemployment rate in the state has been reduced by 40 percent...

COVID-19: SC seeks response from Centre on plea to ban disinfection tunnels

The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking an immediate ban on use, installation, production and advertisement...

Cong, AAP target Goa govt over rebate on inflated power bills

Panaji: The opposition Congress and Aam Aadmi Party in Goa have mocked the rebate announced by the state government for power consumers...

Bengaluru violence: 3 killed after police open fire to quell rampaging mob.

Atleast three people were killed after police opened fire to quell a mob that went on a rampage irked over a social...

Violence breaks out against SM post by Congress MLA’s alleged aide

Bengaluru: A mob rampaged through Bengaluru's Pulakeshi Nagar Tuesday night and vandalised a police station and a Congress legislator's residence after an...

Over 10 lakh Indians have returned from abroad under Vande Bharat Mission: MEA

New Delhi: Over 10 lakh Indians have returned from abroad after the government launched the "Vande Bharat" evacuation mission on May 7 in...

Political clout didn’t allow FIR in Rajput case in Mumbai, Bihar tells SC; Maha opposes jurisdiction

New Delhi: The Bihar government told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that political clout has not allowed Mumbai Police to even register an...

Centre’s help in providing COVID test kits to UP must continue: Adityanath to PM

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to continue the arrangement for providing RTPCR test...

Punjab govt employees go on four-day pen-down strike

Chandigarh: Punjab government employees in Chandigarh and Mohali went on a four-day pen-down strike against the state's decision to reduce their mobile phone...

Rajasthan High Court to hear BSP-Cong merger case again on Thursday

Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court will on Thursday resume hearing the petitions filed by a BJP MLA and the Bahujan Samaj Party...

Bihar flood should be declared as ‘national calamity’, says Yashwant Sinha

Patna: The Nitish Kumar government should demand that the Centre declare Bihar's flood as "national calamity", as it is not enough for...

Renowned Urdu poet Rahat Indori dies in Indore hospital

Indore, Aug 11: Famous Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who was being treated for COVID-19, died of a heart attack at the Aurobindo Hospital...

Punjab CM seeks liberal fiscal package from PM Modi

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought from Prime Minister Narendra Modi a liberal financial package to fill the revenue collection...

Pranab Mukherjee remains critical, on ventilator support post-surgery: Hospital

New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to remain critical and is on ventilator support, the Army's Research and Referral (R&R) hospital said...

Ban on flights to Kolkata from six cities extended till August 31.

Suspension of passenger flights to Kolkata from six metros with high prevalence of COVID-19 cases has been extended till August 31, a...

Chennithala appeals to Rahul Gandhi to take over reigns of Congress

Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader from Kerala, Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday appealed to Rahul Gandhi to once again assume the party chief's role to...

Is it safe to ride public transit during the pandemic?

Is it safe to ride public transit during the coronavirus pandemic? It depends on a variety of factors, but...

DGCA suspends two senior executives of AirAsia India over safety violations

New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has suspended two senior executives of AirAsia India for a period of three months over "safety violations",...

Ramesh Taurani spoke to Sushant day before his death, says can’t deduce person’s feelings on call

Mumbai: Producer Ramesh Taurani on Tuesday revealed that he and filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, spoke to actor Sushant Singh Rajput a day before...

BJP functionary shot dead in UP’s Baghpat

Baghpat (UP): A Bharatiya Janata Party functionary was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district on Tuesday morning, police said. Sanjay Khokhar,...

4G services on trial basis in one district each of Jammu and Kashmir division: Centre to SC

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that a special committee looking into the issue of internet restoration in Jammu and...

Sensex jumps over 300 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 11,350.

Benchmark Sensex surged over 300 points in early trade on Tuesday tracking gains in index-heavyweights ICICI Bank, HDFC twins and Infosys amid...

DGCA suspends two senior executives of AirAsia India over safety violations

New Delhi, Aug 11: Aviation regulator DGCA has suspended two senior executives of AirAsia India for a period of three months over...

Cricketer Mohammed Shami’s estranged wife receives threat for congratulatory messages on Ram temple bhoomi pujan

Kolkata, Aug 10: Hasin Jahan, the estranged wife of India cricketer Mohammed Shami, has received death, as well as rape threats from...

Jitin Prasada asks UP govt to declare Parshuram Jayanti state holiday

Lucknow, Aug 11: Congress leader and former Union minister Jitin Prasada on Monday demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government restore Parshuram Jayanti...

AAP, BJP spar over allegations of corruption in MCDs

New Delhi, Aug 10: The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday accused the BJP-run municipal corporations of indulging in corruption in nexus with builders,...

Patanjali considering bidding for IPL title sponsorship

New Delhi, Aug 10: Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved is considering to bid for the title sponsorship of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL),...

‘Severe unemployment’ in UP, govt must clarify: Priyanka

New Delhi, Aug 10: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday alleged that there is "severe unemployment" in Uttar Pradesh and asked...

Some properties seized by ED belong to my trust: Nirav’s son

Mumbai: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modis son Rohin Modi on Monday told the Bombay High Court that a few of the properties seized by...

CBI searches 4 locations over alleged illegal use of land to raise Ambience Mall in Gurgaon

The CBI on Monday conducted searches at four locations after filing a case of illegal conversion of residential land to raise the...

93 percent of rural India believes the problem of unemployment is serious: Gaon connection and Lokniti-CSDS

The first national survey of rural India done by Gaon Connection and Lokniti-CSDS comes up with finding which shows how serious is...

Puri questions Cong MPs’ tweets on plane mishap, says Kozhikode runway safety as per ICAO guidelines

New Delhi, Aug 10: The Kozhikode airport is equipped with runway end safety area as per the guidelines of the International Civil...

Dagdusheth Ganpati: Outbreak changes 127-year-old tradition

Pune, Aug 10: The Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati Trust in Pune has decided to install a Ganesh idol in its temple premises...

Overwhelming majority of rural Indians satisfied with Modi govt’s steps to fight COVID-19: Survey

New Delhi, Aug 10: An overwhelming majority of rural Indians are satisfied with the steps taken by the Narendra Modi government as well...

Sushant’s death: Rhea, family appear for round two of questioning by ED in money laundering case

Mumbai, Aug 10: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday began a fresh round of questioning of actor Rhea Chakraborty and her family...

DU online open book exam begins, students complain about difficulty in uploading answer sheets

New Delhi, Aug 10: Delhi University's online open book examinations for final-year undergraduate courses began on Monday with many students complaining about...

More than 500 people, 100 elephants die every year due to conflict with each other: Officials

New Delhi, Aug 10: More than 500 people and 100 elephants die every year due to conflict with each other, officials of the...

Take steps to reduce noise pollution: DPCC to traffic police, municipal corporations

New Delhi, Aug 10: The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has asked the traffic police, public works department and municipal corporations to take...

Mulayam Singh’s condition improving: Hospital

Lucknow, Aug 10: The condition of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav who was admitted to a hospital in Lucknow last week...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi, Aug 10: Former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. "On a visit to...

Gaon Connection and Lokniti-CSDS Comes Together for, the first national survey of Rural India

The first national survey of rural India: A joint initiative of Gaon Connection and Lokniti-CSDS The National Survey which...

NIA Special Court dismisses Swapna Suresh’s bail plea.

An NIA special court here on Monday dismissed the bail plea of Swapna Suresh, a key accused in the Kerala gold smuggling...

PM Modi inaugurates first ever optical fibre cable project for Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the first ever undersea optical fibre cable project for Andaman and Nicobar Islands which will...

Pakistani troops fire at border posts along LoC.

Pakistani troops opened fire on forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday...

Bosco Martis’ directorial debut titled ‘Rocket Gang’, to be shot in virtual reality amid COVID-19

Mumbai, Aug 10: Choreographer Bosco Leslie Martis' directorial debut, a dance-horror-comedy, has been titled "Rocket Gang" and the makers will use real-time...

EIA draft must be withdrawn to stop ”environmental destruction”: Rahul

New Delhi, Aug 10: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday stepped up his attack on the Centre over the draft environment impact assessment...

Indian hockey player Mandeep Singh tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi, Aug 10: Indian hockey team forward Mandeep Singh has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the sixth national player to contract...

Budgam attack: BJP worker succumbs to injuries

Srinagar, Aug 10: A BJP worker, who was shot at by militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to injuries...

Sonia Gandhi to remain interim chief till ‘proper procedure’ for electing prez is implemented: Cong

New Delhi, Aug 9: The Congress on Sunday said Sonia Gandhi will continue as interim president till such time a "proper procedure" is...

11 members of Pak Hindu migrant family found dead in Jodhpur

Jodhpur, Aug 9: Eleven members of a family of Pakistan Hindu migrants were found dead at a farm in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district on...

BJP ridden with factionalism: Gehlot

Jaipur, Aug 9: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday questioned the shifting of BJP MLAs to Gujarat, saying the opposition party was...

People’s representatives must follow COVID-19 norms: Kiran Bedi

Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran on Sunday said political leaders and people's representatives should follow norms for safety from COVID-19 and set...

Mukhtar Ansari’s ‘aide’ gunned down in encounter in Lucknow

Lucknow, Aug 9: An aide of don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari who was accused in the 2005 killing of BJP leader Krishnanand Rai was gunned...

On Quit India anniversary, Venkaiah Naidu calls for ‘Knit India’ for a stronger, united nation

New Delhi, Aug 9: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called for an intensified campaign for Knit India to enable a strong...

One terrorist killed as Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in JK’s Poonch.

One terrorist was killed and two others were seriously injured as an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch...

J-K: Family of man killed in Pak firing handed over ex-gratia of over Rs 1 lakh

Jammu, Aug 9: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch have handed over an ex-gratia relief of over Rs 1 lakh to the next...

Amit Shah has not undergone any fresh COVID-19 test: official

New Delhi, Aug 9: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has not undergone any fresh COVID-19 test, an official said on Sunday, a...

Govt plans to enact new law to protect land rights of J-K natives.

A new law to protect the land rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir is on the anvil to allay the...

Drive-in concept to combat COVID-19 crisis this Durga puja.

With little more than two months to go for Durga puja, festival committees in the city are brainstorming ways to ensure the...

PM launches financing facility worth Rs 1 lakh crore under Agri-Infra Fund

New Delhi, Aug 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agriculture Infrastructure...

IAF jawan shoots self in J-K’s Udhampur

Jammu, Aug 9: An Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Udhampur district...

Kozhikode crash: Airlines staff gather at Delhi airport to pay respect to deceased co-pilot

New Delhi, Aug 9: Around 200 pilots and ground staff of various airlines gathered at the airport and paid their respects when the...

Rajnath Singh announces progressive restrictions on import of 101 defence items

New Delhi, Aug 9: In a major reform initiative to boost the domestic defence industry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced restrictions...

Record 64,399 new COVID cases, 861 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 9: With a record single-day spike of 64,399 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past 21 lakh on Sunday, while...

PM condoles loss of lives in fire incident at Vijaywada COVID facility

New Delhi, Aug 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish at the death of patients in a fire incident at a...

PM condoles loss of lives in fire incident at Vijaywada COVID facility.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed anguish at the death of patients in a fire incident at a COVID facility in Andhra...

7 patients killed in fire at COVID care facility in AP

Vijayawada, Aug 9: As many as seven patients were killed in a fire accident at a hotel which was converted to...

Kozhikode plane crash: Co-pilot’s family mourns loss, pregnant wife unaware of his death

Mathura (UP), Aug 8: Panic gripped Tulsiram Sharma's family in Govind Nagar here when they learnt about a plane crash at the...

Sushant case: Mumbai police opposes CBI probe in SC, says impartial investigation being done

New Delhi, Aug 8: The Mumbai police on Saturday opposed a CBI probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, telling the...

Rhea’s case transfer plea ‘infructuous’ as CBI has taken over probe: Sushant’s father tells SC

New Delhi, Aug 8: Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father told the Supreme Court on Saturday that actress Rhea Chakraborty's plea for...

14 injured in cylinder blast in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 8: At least 14 people were injured after an LPG cylinder caught fire and exploded in a shanty in south...

Rajasthan: Auto driver assaulted for not chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’, ‘Modi zindabad’

Sikar, Aug 8: Two people were arrested for allegedly assaulting a 52-year-old auto-rickshaw driver after he refused to chant ''Modi zindabad'' and ''Jai...

Sanjay Dutt admitted to hospital, tests COVID-19 negative

Mumbai, Aug 8: Actor Sanjay Dutt has been admitted to a city hospital here for regular check-up after he complained of breathlessness,...

Metro services in Srinagar, Jammu likely by 2024: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Aug 8: The light transit metro train service in Srinagar and Jammu is expected to be ready by 2024, Union...

PM launches week-long campaign to free India of garbage

New Delhi, Aug 8: Prime Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a week-long campaign to free India of garbage and stressed that the Swachh...

Following are the top foreign stories at 1730

Top foreign stories at 1730 Sri Lanka's strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa to take oath of PM for 4th time on...

Explosion in cracker unit in Amritsar

Amritsar, Aug 8: An explosion took place in a cracker unit at Iban-Kala village on the outskirts of the city here on...

India records 61,537 new COVID-19 cases, 933 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 8: With India registering 61,537 more cases, the coronavirus tally reached 20,88,611 on Saturday, while 14,27,005 people have so...

Sushant Rajput case: Will act as per SC orders, says Maha minister

Nagpur, Aug 8: The Maharashtra government will act as per directions of the Supreme Court in actor Sushant Singh Rajput case,...

Union minister Kailash Chaudhary tests COVID-19 positive

Jaipur, Aug 8: Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Chaudhary has tested positive for coronavirus, he said in a tweet on Saturday....

Provide financial assistance to flood-hit farmers: Congress to UP govt

Lucknow, Aug 8: The Congress on Saturday demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government should give financial assistance to farmers of the state...

SC reserves order on plea challenging NGT order quashing EC for Godrej apartments in Bengaluru

New Delhi, Aug 8: The Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on a plea challenging an NGT order quashing the environmental clearance...

Rhea Chakraborty shares late Sushant’s note of ‘gratitude’

Mumbai, Aug 8: A day after she was grilled by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged money laundering in Sushant Singh Rajput case,...

Kerala govt announces Rs 10 lakh compensation to kin of AIE flight crash victims

Kozhikode, Aug 8: The Kerala government on Saturday announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the families of those who died when an...

‘UP CM to be invited to lay foundation stone for public facilities on land for mosque in Ayodhya’

Lucknow, Aug 8: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be invited to lay the foundation stone for various public facilities at a...

Black box of crashed AIE flight recovered, toll rises to 18; Probe underway

Kozhikode, Aug 8: The black box of the ill-fated Air India Express flight that could throw light on how it overshot the...

Mulayam’s condition stable: Hospital

Lucknow, Aug 8: The condition of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav who was admitted to a hospital in Lucknow a day...

Terrible tragedy: Bachchan, Shah Rukh, Akshay on Air India Express plane crash

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar among the film personalities who have expressed grief over the Air India Express aircraft crash...

Rajasthan reports nine more COVID deaths.

The COVID-19 death toll in Rajasthan rose to 776 on Saturday after nine more people succumbed to the disease, while 499 fresh...

Kozhikode flight crash: Deceased passenger tests positive for COVID-19

Kozhikode(Ker), Aug 8: One of the 18 passengers, who died when an Air India Express flight from Dubai crashed landed at the airport...

Noida gets dedicated COVID hospital

Yogi Adityanath on Saturday inaugurated a dedicated 400-bed government hospital for COVID-19 patients in Noida. The facility is located...

Earthquake of 3.8 magnitude hits Odisha’s Ganjam & Gajapati districts

Bhubaneswar, Aug 8: An earthquake of 3.8 magnitude hit Odisha's Gajapati and Ganjam districts on Friday morning, an official said. There was no...

Kozhikode plane crash: AI Express says 3 relief flights arranged to assist passengers, families

New Delhi, Aug 8: Air India Express said on Saturday that three relief flights had been arranged to Kozhikode in Kerala to assist...

61,537 new coronavirus cases in India, 933 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 8: There were 61,537 more novel coronavirus cases in India, taking the tally to 20,88,611 on Saturday, while the death...

Delhi govt sends notices to over 5,500 firms for not filing tax returns

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Delhi government sent notices to over 5,500 companies for not filing tax returns on Friday. The government...

Ram Temple : Need for Mandir culture more than hospital culture – Dilip Ghosh

Kolkata, Aug 7: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh Friday hit out at those opposing the bhoomi pujan for the Ram Temple...

Sixteen killed, many injured as AIE flight overshoots runway and falls into valley

Kozhikode, Aug 7: Sixteen people were killed and several others injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Express flight with 191 passengers and...

ED grills Rhea Chakraborty for 8 hrs in money laundering case linked to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

Mumbai, Aug 7: Actor Rhea Chakraborty, being investigated by the CBI on charges of abetting Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide, was questioned by the...

Pained by plane accident in Kozhikode, says PM

New Delhi, Aug 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish at the Air India Express aircraft accident in Kozhikode on Friday and...

Rahul expresses shock over Kozhikode plane accident

New Delhi, Aug 7 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed shock at the news of an Air India Express flight skidding off a...

Kozhikode: AIE flight skids off runway, falls into valley, many injured

Kozhikode, Aug 7: An Air India Express flight with 191 passengers and crew skidded off the tabletop runway and fell into a 50...

Delhi HC allows online open book exams for final year DU students with fresh directions

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Delhi High Court on Friday passed a slew of directions relating to online Open Book Examination (OBE), which...

SC refuses to hear PIL for probe against Congress party over China pact

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a PIL seeking NIA probe into the alleged 2008 agreement between the...

Be careful who you mess with: Sushant’s sister Shweta shares cryptic post

Mumbai, Aug 7: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti on Friday posted a cryptic quote on her social media platforms...

Delhi Cong leaders march to CM’s residence, demand payment of pending salaries to govt staff

New Delhi, Aug 7: Delhi Congress leaders and workers took out a 'Nyay March' to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in Civil...

Rhea Chakraborty appears before ED in money laundering case

Mumbai, Aug 7: Actor Rhea Chakraborty, accused of abetting suicide of filmstar Sushant Singh Rajput, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here...

Over 60,000 cases in a day for 1st time take India’s COVID-19 tally past 20 lakh

New Delhi, Aug 7: Registering over 60,000 cases in 24 hours for the first time, India's COVID-19 tally galloped past 20 lakh...

New Education Policy focusses on how to think: PM

New Delhi, Aug 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the new National Education Policy focusses on 'how to think', while...

Prof Pradeep Kumar Joshi appointed as UPSC chairman

New Delhi, Aug 7: Educationist Professor Pradeep Kumar Joshi was on Friday appointed as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC),...

Sushant case: Bihar govt seeks dismissal of Rhea’s plea in SC

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Bihar government told the Supreme Court on Friday that Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty's plea seeking transfer of...

HC upholds DU decision to conduct online OBE for final years courses

New Delhi, Aug 7 (PTI) The Delhi High Court on Friday gave its nod to the Delhi University for conducting online Open Book...

Defer statement recording till SC hears plea: Rhea to ED

Mumbai, Aug 7: Actor Rhea Chakraborty, accused of abetting Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajputs suicide, on Friday sought the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to...

G C Murmu appointed next CAG

New Delhi, Aug 6: The government on Thursday appointed former Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu as the new Comptroller...

Himachal minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary tests COVID-19 positive

Shimla, Aug 6: Himachal Pradesh minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary has tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. In a Facebook...

CBI takes over probe from Bihar Police in Sushant Singh Rajput death case

New Delhi, Aug 6: The CBI has taken over investigation into the actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case from the Bihar Police...

Delhi sexual assault case: 12-year-old stable after surgery

New Delhi, Aug 6 (PTI)  Delhi sexual assault case , the 12-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at her...

Tablighi case: Withdrawn look out notices against foreigners.

New Delhi, Aug 6 (PTI) The Centre Thursday told the Supreme Court that the authority has withdrawn look out notices against some foreigners,...

SC extends protection to TV anchor Amish Devgan from coercive action in defamation cases

New Delhi, Aug 6 The Supreme Court Thursday extended the protection from any coercive action till next date of hearing to TV news...

‘Unlock-3’: Allow hotels, gyms, weekly markets to reopen in Delhi, AAP govt’s proposal to LG

New Delhi, Aug 6: The Delhi government has again sent a proposal to Lt Governor Anil Baijal to allow hotels, gyms and...

India rejects Pakistan’s criticism of launch of construction of Ram temple

New Delhi, Aug 6: India on Thursday strongly rejected Pakistan's criticism of the launch of construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, and...

Palghar lynching: SC asks Maharashtra government to file status report.

New Delhi, Aug 6 (PTI) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to apprise it of the inquiry and action taken against...

Meghalaya completes over 1,300 km roads under PMGSY despite COVID crisis

Shillong, Aug 6: The Meghalaya government has completed over 1,300 km of rural roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY),...

Leaders remember Sushma Swaraj on her first death anniversary

New Delhi, Aug 6:  Rich tributes poured in on Thursday for former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on her first death anniversary,...

‘Sadak 2’ to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on August 28

Mumbai, Aug 6 (PTI) Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor's "Sadak 2" will be released on August 28 on Disney+ Hotstar. Alia shared...

India hits out at China for attempting to raise Kashmir issue at UNSC

New Delhi, Aug 6: Hitting out at China for making yet another effort to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council,...

India firmly rejects China’s attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at UNSC

New Delhi, Aug 6: India on Thursday hit out at China for making yet another attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the...

Manoj Sinha appointed as new LG of J-K

New Delhi, Aug 6: Senior BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh Manoj Sinha was on Thursday appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu...

BJP’s Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat gets relief in scam case

Jaipur, Aug 6 In a relief to union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in a cooperative society scam case, the Rajasthan High Court has...

JK Lt Governor G C Murmu resigns, likely to get fresh Central posting: Officials

New Delhi, Aug 5: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor G C Murmu abruptly resigned on Wednesday, officials said. His resignation came on the...

Shashi Tharoor: Lord Ram is not the ‘property’ of BJP.

New Delhi, Aug 5 (PTI) With the Congress under attack from various quarters over what was seen by many as a subtle shift...

Sushant Rajput death case: Centre clears decks for CBI probe.

 Now, in Sushant Rajput death case, the circumstances in which this death took place needs to be inquired into, a bench headed...

HIGHLIGHTS

Following are the top highlights at 09:15 hrs: Nation First bricks laid for Ram temple, Modi...

SC refers to five-judge bench, pleas challenging 10 per cent EWS quota in jobs, education

New Delhi, Aug 5: The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred to a constitution bench of five-judges, a batch of pleas and transfer...

VHP: Ram temple likely to be completed in 3 years

Indore, Aug 5: The construction of the grand Ram temple at Ayodhya, whose 'bhoomi pujan' was performed on Wednesday, is expected to be...

Sushant Rajput case: Use digital platforms for interactions: BMC to Bihar police

Mumbai, Aug 5: The Mumbai civic body BMC has suggested use of digital platforms to avoid physical contact in its repose to Bihar...

Ram Janmabhoomi movement: Udupi missing votary

Mangaluru, Aug 5: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Ram mandir at Ayodhya on Wednesday, the temple town...

SP Balasubrahmanyam, tests positive for COVID-19

Chennai, Aug 5: Veteran singer-actor, SP Balasubrahmanyam on Wednesday said, he has been admitted to a hospital after testing positive for coronavirus....

NGT says: adequate steps haven’t been taken against waste dumping in the Yamuna at Vrindavan

New Delhi, Aug 5: The National Green Tribunal Wednesday said adequate steps were not being taken against unregulated waste dumping Yamuna in the...

Rahul Gandhi: Lord Ram ultimate embodiment of supreme human values

New Delhi, Aug 5: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Lord Ram is the ultimate embodiment of supreme human values and...

Wait of centuries has ended: Modi after Ram temple bhoomi pujan’

Ayodhya, Aug 5: The wait of centuries has ended and India is creating a golden chapter in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...