Vajpayee ashes to be immersed in rivers of Jharkhand

  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

Mamata expresses solidarity with Kerala flood victims

  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.

Nation mourns over demise of a great leader

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

Vajpayee’s death very big loss: Mamata

  Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s passing away a “very big loss” to the nation. “Very very saddened

Goa CM condoles Vajpayee’s death

  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

Himachal people will miss Vajpayee: Thakur

  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. In a

Tibetans ready to be part of China: Dalai Lama

  Bengaluru: Tibetans are ready to be a part of China if guaranteed full rights to preserve their culture, the Dalai Lama said on Friday. “Tibetans are not asking for independence. We are okay with rema

Economic offenders Bill a face-saving exercise: Congress

  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

Haryana Governor gets additional charge of Himachal

    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

PM to visit Uttar Pradesh to unveil various projects

  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

Ram temple construction at Ayodhya will begin before polls: ...

  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

Officers refusing to pay lawyers: Sisodia

  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. “Now,

Five PDP dissidents disagree with Mehbooba Mufti

  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

India can become 5th largest economy next year: Jaitley

  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.

2nd Kerala priest taken into custody in rape case

  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. This is the

BJP stages protest outside Kejriwal’s residence

  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.

SC disposes of Swamy plea for SIT probe in Sunanda’s death

  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

Indian dies in New Zealand road accident

  Wellington: A 27-year-old Indian man died in a road accident in New Zealand’s Tauranga city on Wednesday, police said. Parminder Jabbal of Ohauiti died in the early morning fatal accident on Pyes

Aadhaar helped save Rs 90,000 cr, says UIDAI chairman

  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

New Apple AI chief to oversee Siri, Machine Learning

  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. Reporting t

Paonta Sahib gets Himachal’s heaviest rainfall

  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 seer banished for 6 months

  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

9 killed in Manipur landslide

  Imphal: At least nine persons, including five children, died after a landslide hit Manipur’s Tamenglong district early on Wednesday. Among the victims were three girls and two boys, while two more chi

Modi 2nd most influential world leader on Twitter after Trum...

  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

Rahul backs petition for recalling Jayant Sinha’s Harvard ...

  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

Raje launches Jaipur-Sri Ganganagar flight

  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.

Netanyahu quizzed for 10th time over graft allegations

  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

10,000th wildlife conflict claim in Karnataka

  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

India, South Korea to further upgrade economic partnership

  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

BSF seizes 15 kg silver ornaments in Bengal

  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

Rs 7.25 lakh looted from ATM

  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

Suspending fake accounts won’t harm user metrics: Twitter

  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

Malala urges Brazilians to vote, defends girls’ education

  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

YouTube to invest $25mn in countering fake news

  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

British PM carries out cabinet mini-reshuffle

  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

Flight evacuated over bomb threat at Netherlands Airport

  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

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

  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.

Two BSF troopers killed in Chhattisgarh IED blast

  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

Madhya Pradesh shocked by four rape cases

  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

US Mideast peace plan will not pass: Palestine president

  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”.

UP CM has sanctioned Rs 223.21 cr for treatment of serious-i...

  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.

Japanese university to accept transgender students

  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

AAP urges LG, Centre to cooperate

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

Delhi being UT, its powers subservient to Centre: Jaitley

  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

Congress IT cell member booked for sexual harassment

  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

Man arrested for killing son who molested cousin

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

Former MP Krishna Kumari dead

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

Rahul rejigs party’s northeast committee, Manmohan made pa...

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

Amarinder orders probe in drugs-related deaths in Punjab

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. Ne

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested on graft charges

  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

Three Amarnath Yatra pilgrims die

  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