Ranchi: The ashes of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be immersed in the rivers of Jharkhand, a state BJP official said here on Saturday.
The announcement came after Chief Minister Raghubar Das
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed solidarity with the flood victims in Kerala and condoled the families of those who lost their lives in the destruction triggered by the torrential rains in the state.
As soon as news of the demise of a great leader and politician, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrived, the whole country is in the state of shock and sorrow. Though Vajpayee was a prominent leader of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), he was followed and admired by several other leaders of various political parties.
Many leaders mourn over th
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday mourned the death of former Prime Minister and senior BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“Deeply pained by the passing away of our beloved Atal ji. India has lost a great leader, a leader of masses and a
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the state’s people will miss former Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee who had a special bond with the hill state.
Vajpayee, 93, breathed his last in New Delhi at the age of 93.
New Delhi: BJP veteran L.K. Advani, who had a long association with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and had jointly built the party from scratch, on Thursday expressed grief over his death, observing that the former Prime Minister will be remembered as t
New Delhi : Senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee stood among the “tallest leaders” of the modern India and spent his whole life serving the country.
“I have learnt
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday admitted a CBI plea against the acquittal of doctor-couple Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, and issued a notice to them.
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that India will raise the issue of changing H1B visa norms with the US at the 2+2 dialogue scheduled to be held on September 6 in New Delhi.
New Delhi: After fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi was reportely located in the small Carribean island nation of Antigua, the Congress on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of “hurriedly” bringing the Economic Off
Shahjahanpur: Flush with a decisive victory in the no-confidence vote in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday tore into the opposition parties, alleging that their leaders were “blinded by lust for power”.
Lahore: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by anti-corruption officials late on Friday after they arrived in Lahore from Abu Dhabi. The two were taken to Islamabad in a private plane.
New Delhi, July 13 : Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Friday was given the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Solanki would discharge “the functions of the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, i
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Varanasi, Azamgarh and Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday and Sunday where he will unveil and lay the foundation stone of various projects.
In Varanasi on Saturday, the Prime Ministe
Hyderabad : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday said that construction of a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya will begin before the 2019 elections.
Shah told a meeting of party leaders here that steps will be taken to clear the decks for launching construction of
New Delhi: A day after the Delhi government restored its panel of advocates in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that IAS officers were refusing to pay the bills of the advocates on BJP’s orders.
New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday called upon all Chief Ministers to appoint an adequate number of Protection Officers (POs) with the independent charge to ensure effective implementation of the Protectio
Srinagar: Whispers of discontent within Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are getting louder. On Friday, five dissident leaders — three MLAs and two from the legislative council — express
New Delhi: As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi lost over 17,000 followers.
New Delhi: Buoyed by recent World Bank figures, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said India is likely to become the fifth largest economy next year, surpassing Great Britain, if the country continues its projected growth trajectory.
Bhubaneswar: Cancer-causing chemical formalin was found in fish stocks available in the markets here, an official said on Friday.
Traces of cancer-causing formalin were found in Pomfret fish samples, collec
Thiruvalla (Kerala): One of the four accused Kerala priests, Father Johnson V. Mathew, named in a sexual abuse case of a parishioner, was arrested from a place near here, said police on Friday.
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New Delhi: Delhi BJP workers on Friday staged a protest outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence over his failure to provide adequate drinking water and power to the people in the last three and a half years.
Coimbatore: A man posing as a disaster drill instructor forced a 19-year-old student to jump from the second-floor ledge of her college building leading to her death. In a video taken moments before her death, the student can be see
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday disposed of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the death of Sunanda Pushkar, observing that a charge-sheet has already been filed and the tribal has commenc
Islamabad: The Pakistan Interior Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that the names of former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur had been placed in the Exit Control List (ECL) on the Supreme Court’s orde
Mumbai: In its aggressive drive to curb power thefts, Reliance Energy has registered 200 FIRs against 583 customers in 2017-2018, a company official said here on Wednesday.
This marks a steep increase of 66
New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for the alleged detention of half-a-dozen minor girls by authorities of a school here.
Hyderabad: India has so far saved over Rs.90,000 crore with the use of Aadhaar, UIDAI Chairman J. Satyanarayana said on Wednesday.
On an average, around three crore people are using Aadhaar every day and it is primarily used for ration, pension, rural employment, and scholarships, he sa
Malout (Punjab): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the Congress and its allies were losing sleep as his government was taking many initiatives to improve the status of farmers across the country.
San Francisco: Revealing its future plans, Apple has formally announced to make ex-Google executive John Giannandrea its Chief of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy.
San Francisco: Facebook is testing a feature that will identify malicious accounts sending unwanted direct messages to you on its Messenger platform.
According to a report in Motherboard on Wednesday, the f
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a petition by former ISRO senior scientist, S. Nambi Narayanan, seeking probe for being allegedly falsely implicated in an espionage case by the Kerala Police and other agencies.
Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday came out in defence of Shah Faesal, the IAS officer who faces disciplinary action for his posts on social media.
The state admini
Shimla, July 11 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday experienced moderate to heavy rainfall, causing landslides and roadblocks in some areas, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were once again in spate, officials said.
Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Wednesday banished a Hindu religious leader from the city for six months for allegedly making provocative statements against other communities.
Sri Peetham Swami Paripoornananda, w
Geneva, July 10 : With over 42 million followers on his personal Twitter account, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is behind US President Donald Trump (52 million) and Pope Francis (47 million) but in terms of influence on the microblogging site, Modi
New Delhi, July 10 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed as disgusting Union Minister Jayant Sinhas action of felicitating seven convicted cow vigilantes after they were released on bail and sought support for a petition that seeks withdrawa
New Delhi, July 10 : India spends just a little over one per cent of its GDP on healthcare and this is leading the country into “a comprehensive healthcare crisis”, according to Nobel laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen, who has called fo
Jaipur, July 10 : With Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and now Sri Ganganagar being connected by air with Jaipur, a few more cities of Rajasthan will be air-connected with the state capital, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia said on Tuesday.
Jerusalem, July 10 : Israeli police investigators on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his official residence here for the 10th time over corruption allegations.
A police spokesman said the questioning
New Delhi, July 10 : US-based Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Wild Seve programme, which helps farmers living around Karnataka’s two national parks recoup crops or livestock losses caused by wildlife, this week filed its 10,000th claim since
New Delhi: In a bid to further upgrade bilateral trade and economic ties, India and South Korea have agreed to further strengthen their Comprehensive Economic Partnership (CEPA) following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendr
New Delhi: A special court here on Tuesday extended till August 7 the interim protection from arrest granted to senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.
Special Judge O.P. Saini
Kolkata, July 10 : The Border Security Force has seized over 15 kg of silver ornaments worth Rs 6.38 lakh from West Bengal’s Nadia district, a BSF officer said on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip-off, BSF troopers from Haldar
Ghaziabad, July 10 : Unidentified criminals took away Rs 7.25 lakh from an ATM of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) here in May but the crime was detected only three days back, police said on Tuesday.
The ATM was installed at Akash Plaza in
New Delhi: The Indian Industrial Hemp Association (IIHA) and the Uttarakhand government on Tuesday launched a pilot project to promote industrial hemp, a statement said.
It is the first licensed project to
Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Tuesday said the zero budget natural farming technique has been successful even on a large-scale too and is a perfect example for increasing farm income.
New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday slammed Lt. Governor Anil Baijal for “violating” SC’s orders by appointing the Director, Education without informing the elected government.
San Francisco: While confirming a The Washington Post report that Twitter has been suspending as much as one million questionable accounts per day in recent months, the microblogging site refuted the claim that the move will lead to a decline
San Francisco: Facebook discontinued last year a small helicopter drone project that could temporarily replace cellular services in emergency situations, The Verge reported.
The project was discontinued a f
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear next week a plea on the stalemate between Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and the Delhi government over services involving posting and transfer of officials.
New Delhi, July 10 : As the competition gets fierce in the Indian smartphone market, Chinese player Vivo is geared up to launch devices across price points in the next six months, a top company executive said on Tuesday.
United Nations: The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution aimed at a framework for mainstreaming protection, rights, well-being and empowerment of children throughout the conflict cycle.
Washington: US President Donald Trump has defended US efforts to reportedly undermine a World Health Organization (WHO) measure in support of breastfeeding.
A New York Times report claimed US officials foug
Brasilia, July 10 : Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said here that voting is the most powerful weapon for change and improve the country and suggested that girls’ education should be a priority for every presidential candidate in Brazil&rsquo
United Nations: India has accused UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of exhibiting “clear bias” in his report on Kashmir and criticised Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of overstepping his mandate in his rep
Washington: A 91-year-old Mexican man was beaten up by a group of people in California and was asked to go back to his country, a media report said.
Rodolfo Rodriguez said he was walking to a nearby park in
San Francisco, July 10 : Video sharing platform YouTube has announced that it will invest $25 million to fight against fake news, especially for the urgent coverage of breaking news.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, said
Rome, July 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy is giving 12 more boats to Libya’s Coastguard in order to save the lives of migrants in the Mediterranean, not to stop them reaching Europe, Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said here on Monday.
London, July 10 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has carried out a mini-reshuffle of cabinet as she appointed four secretaries following the resignation of former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
Health Secretary Jeremy
The Hague, July 10 : An airplane at Netherlands’ Eindhoven Airport has been evacuated due to a bomb threat, Dutch television NOS reported.
However, the Dutch military police Marechaussee searched the aircraft with sniffer dogs and
Washington: US President Donald Trump has picked Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge with extensive legal credentials and a lengthy political record, to succeed Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Beijing: China on Tuesday sent a new Beidou navigation satellite into the orbit on a Long March-3A rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan Province.
The satellite is the 32nd of the Beido
Raipur/Kanker: Two BSF troopers were killed in an IED blast triggered by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district on Monday evening, police said.
The blast occurred in the Tarhwali jungle area of the district when a search party of the Border Secur
Bhopal, July 10 : Four incidents of rape including two gang rapes have shocked Madhya Pradesh since Sunday, officials said on Monday.
A young woman has been allegedly gang-raped by four men in Chhatarpur district in Madhya
Ramallah, July 9 : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said in a meeting of his Fatah Party’s Central committee that US President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace deal, also known as the deal of the century, “will not pass”.
Lucknow, July 5 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sanctioned a whopping sum of Rs 223.31 crore in a little more than a year of his tenure for treatment of over 15,000 seriously-ill persons in Uttar Pradesh, an RTI response has revealed.
Tokyo, July 5 : For the first time in Japan’s history, a university in Tokyo is set to accept transgender students from 2020, a varsity official said on Thursday.
The Ochanomizu University is the first Japanese educat
New Delhi, July 5 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday requested Delhi’s Lt Governor and Centre to comply with the apex court ruling and work in cooperation with the Delhi government to avoid any obstruction to work.
“It is our request to the Lt Governor and
New Delhi, July 5 : Rejecting claims by AAP and other opposition parties on the powers of the Delhi government vis a vis the Lt Governor, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the Supreme Court judgement emphasises the importance of the elected sta
New Delhi: A sexual harassment row has hit Congress IT Cell. A lady who was formerly with the IT cell has lodged a complaint against one of party’s current member, belonging to the social media unit.
Based on the complaint, Delhi Police
Jaipur, July 3 : A man was arrested in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur on Monday for killing his 16-year-old son who sexually abused a cousin for months and tried to rape her, police said.
Indrajit Jatav told police that his son Rajveer had been molesting the cousin for months
Jaipur, July 3 : Former Jodhpur MP Krishna Kumari, of Congress, has died following a heart attack. She was 92.
According to informed sources, she was admitted to a hospital on Sunday after she suffered a heart attack. However, on Monday night, she again had second heart att
New Delhi,July3 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reconstituted thepartys North East Coordination Congress Committee (NECCC) with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as its patron.
Manmohan Singh is Rajya Sabha MP from Assam.
Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul
Chandigarh, July 3 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered investigation into the recent spate of drug-related deaths in the state and directed that stringent action be taken against those found guilty, without considering their political affiliations.
Kuala Lumpur, July 3 : Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Tuesday by anti-corruption authorities in relation to state development fund 1MDB graft scandal.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (M
Srinagar, July 3 : Three Amarnath Yatra pilgrims died of different causes on Tuesday.
A 75-year-old woman, Thota Radhnam, belonging to Andhra Pradesh, died of cardiac arrest in the north Kashmir Baltal base camp, police sai