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‘MADE IN INDIA’!

    THE Indian Army has given the nation a major symbolism in the Republic Day Parade by showcasing only ‘Made In India’ weapons or systems as a mark of pride in Indian things. This very idea will fill every Indian’s ..

Largest payload on board mission to study Sun to be handedover to ISRO today

   BENGALURU,  IN A milestone in the development of space astronomy in India, the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) has built the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC), the largest payload that would fly on Aditya L1, the ..

Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st PM

    WELLINGTON,  CHRIS Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand’s 41st Prime Minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised a back-to-basics approach focusing ..

CJI announces access to verdicts in some scheduled languages from Republic Day

   NEW DELHI,  CHIEF Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday launched a Supreme Court service, which will start providing top court’s judgments in various Indian scheduled languages from Republic Day. The Chief Justice..

Comprehensive consultations with stakeholders must for electoral reforms, says Rijiju

   NEW DELHI,  LAW Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said comprehensive consultations with stakeholders, including political parties, are essential for implementing electoral reforms. His remarks came against the backdrop of a fr..

President urges people to consider voting as their contribution to nation building

   NEW DELHI, AS THE Election Commission aims to ensure 75 per cent voter turnout in future elections, President Draupadi Murmu on Wednesday urged people to consider voting as their contribution to nation building. She said people must..

President’s Medals for fire service, home guards and civil defence announced

    NEW DELHI, ON THE occasion of Republic Day 2023, as many as 47 personnel have been awarded the President’s Fire Service Medals for distinguished service, according to an official release.Out of these, Fire Service Medal ..

Capt Rakesh awarded Shaurya Chakra for preventing attack during PM Modi’s rally

    NEW DELHI,CAPTAIN Rakesh TR of the Indian Army’s Para Special Forces , who prevented a fidayeen attack by risking his life during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally in Jammu last year, has been awarded Shaurya ..

Youth will be biggest beneficiaries of a developed India: PM Modi

    NEW DELHI,  PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday the youth will be the biggest beneficiaries of a developed India and the biggest responsibility to build it also rests on their shoulders.Addressing National Cade..

Mulayam, S M Krishna, Zakir Hussain, Kumara Mangalam Birla get Padma awards

    NEW DELHI, FORMER Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, former External Affairs Minister in the UPA Government S M Krishna and tabla maestro Zakir Hussain were among six luminaries selected for the country’s ..

India’s journey has inspired many nations: President

    NEW DELHI,  EXTENDING greetings to people on the eve of 74th Republic Day, President Draupadi Murmu has said that India’s journey has inspired many other nations and every citizen has reason to be proud of the India..

PROUD MOMENT

     BEYOND any doubt, India witnessed a proud moment when Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi named 21 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar group of isles after winners of Param Vir Chakra -- thus marking the 126th birth anniversary o..

5.9 earthquake jolts Western Nepal; one killed, several houses damaged

    By Shirish B PradhanKATHMANDU, A 5.9-MAGNITUDE earthquake jolted Western Nepal on Tuesday, killing one person and damaging a number of houses in the region, officials said. The earthquake, with epicentre in the Mela area of Ba..

BJP leader shot dead in Manipur

    IMPHAL,  A BJP leader was shot dead in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Tuesday, following which the prime accused surrendered before the police while another person was arrested, a senior officer said.Laishram Rameshw..

Pandey was given ‘target’ to arrest me: Fadnavis

   MUMBAI,  MAHARASHTRA Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said that former Mumbai police chief Sanjay Pandey had been given a “target” to arrest him but the police officer could not succeed as he had d..

7 killed in two shootings in California community

    HALF MOON BAY,SEVEN people were killed in two related shootings on Monday at a mushroom farm and a trucking firm in a coastal community south of San Francisco, and a suspect was in custody, officials said. San Mateo County Board of..

Terror recruitment modules busted in J&K’s Baramulla

   SRINAGAR,  SECURITY forces have busted a terrorist recruitment module in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir being run by Pakistani handlers through social media, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.“Five yout..

Jeff Bezos to sell ‘Washington Post’ to buy NFL team

   NEW YORK,  AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos is likely to sell the American newspaper ‘Washington Post’ to buy the football team Washington Commanders, according to the ‘New York Post’.The ‘Washington Post..

Pradhan tests indigenously-developed ‘BharOS’

    NEW DELHI, UNION Minister for Communications, Electronics and Information Technology and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday tested ‘BharOS’ an indigenous operating system developed by the Indian..

Making IB, RAW reports public a matter of grave concern: Rijiju on SC Collegium resolutions

   NEW DELHI, LAW Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said it was a “matter of grave concern” that certain portions of sensitive reports of the Intelligence Bureau and Research and Analysis Wing were put in public domain by th..

Rajnath reviews preparations for Aero India

    NEW DELHI, THE upcoming Aero India exhibition in Bengaluru will not only display the country’s growing prowess in the aerospace sector but will also demonstrate the rise of a strong and self-reliant “New India̶..

Army to showcase only Made in India weapons at R-Day Parade

    NEW DELHI, At this year’s Republic Day Parade, Indian Army would showcase only Made in India Weapons systems, Army officials said. “The weapons to be displayed include the K9 Vajra howitzers, MBT Arjun, Nag anti-ta..

CORE THOUGHT

    PRIME Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has done well to suggest a renewed emphasis on basic policing, while addressing the 57th conference of the Directors/Inspectors General of Police across the country. Even as he talked about adopting..

RSS and Netaji have same goal of making India great: Bhagwat

   KOLKATA, RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said that the goals of his organisation and that of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose are similar - making India a great nation.His comment comes amid the criticism t..

Govt launches U-WIN to digitise immunisation

   By Payal BanerjeeNEW DELHI, CARRYING vaccination cards of children and pregnant women, struggling to keep a tab on the next jab and other such hassles may soon become a thing of the past. After the success of the Co-WIN platform, th..

CEC flags threat of ‘deep fake narratives’ to polls

    NEW DELHI, CHIEF Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Monday flagged the disturbing trend of “deep fake narratives” to elections in India and abroad where “disruptive elements” attempt to alter public p..

Sena founder Balasaheb’s portrait unveiled in Vidhan Bhavan, Uddhav skips event

   MUMBAI, AN OIL portrait of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray was unveiled in Maharashtra legislative building here on Monday in an event boycotted by his son and former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray as the BJP and the ruling E..

Murmu bestows Bal Puraskar on 11 kids

    NEW DELHI, CHILDREN should think about the interest of the country and work for nation-building wherever they get  opportunities, President Draupadi Murmu said on Monday.Murmu conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Pu..

Indigenous 5G, 4G this year, will offer to world next year: Vaishnaw

    GANDHINAGAR, INDIGENOUSLY-developed 5G and 4G telecom technology stack will be rolled out in the country this year and the platform will be offered to the world from next year, Union Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on M..

Mah Governor tells PM Modi, he wants to step down, retire

   MUMBAI,MAHARASHTRA Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who has been in the line of Opposition fire over his remarks on Chhatrapati Shivaji, on Monday said he has expressed desire before Prime Minister Narendra Modi to quit the post. The form..

Submarine INS Vagir commissioned

    MUMBAI,  INS Vagir, the fifth submarine of the Kalvari Class submarines, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Monday, giving a boost to the force’s prowess.INS Vagir, which has been built by Mazagon Dock Shipbui..

Netaji will be remembered for fierce resistance to colonial rule: PM

    NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary and said he will be remembered for his fierce resistance to the colonial rule. Modi Government had christen..

21 Andaman isles named after Param Vir Chakra heroes

   PORT BLAIR,PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday virtually unveiled the model of a proposed memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, to be set up in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and said it will infuse feelings of patriotism am..

PROTECT ‘HER’

    THE Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has acted in the most prudent and prompt manner to form a seven-member committee to probe into the serious allegations of sexual harassment made by top wrestlers against Wrestling Federation of ..

PM Modi lauds CJI for promoting SC judgements in regional languages

    NEW DELHI, HIGHLIGHTING India’s linguistic diversity, Prime Minister Modi on Sunday lauded Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud for his remark to make Supreme Court judgements available in regional languages. PM Modi sh..

Drone carrying heroin consignment shot down near India-Pak border

    CHANDIGARH,  A DRONE that was being used to smuggle drugs into the country was shot down near the India-Pakistan international border in Amritsar on Sunday in a joint operation by Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Po..

PM Modi mantra now resonates world over, says Yogi

    LUCKNOW, UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’ is not limited to India anymore but has spread globally, a proof of that is India’s presidency of G20 group, as he..

Guruvayur temple has over 260 kg of gold: RTI

   THRISSUR, THE famed Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple in this Central Kerala district, which recently revealed details of bank deposits to the tune of over Rs 1,700 crore, has declared that it also has over 260 kg of gold in stock.In an..

Rly Ministry expects Rs 2 tn budgetary push

    NEW DELHI,  THE people have high expectations from the Rail Budget as the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her fifth Budget on February 1. In its first term, the Modi Government at the Centre had lin..

Rijiju shares interview of retd judge Sodhi, who said SC hijacked the Constitution

   ANEW DELHI, LAW Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday sought to support the views of a retired High Court judge, who said the Supreme Court “hijacked” the Constitution by deciding to appoint judges itself. The Government and t..

Gunman kills 10 people in Los Angeles

   MONTEREY PARK, A GUNMAN killed 10 people and wounded 10 others at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club following a Lunar New Year celebration, setting off a manhunt for the suspect in the latest mass shooting tragedy in an America..

Adopt technologies, strengthen foot patrol policing: PM at DGPs’ meet

    NEW DELHI,  PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said police forces should be made more sensitive and trained in emerging technologies while further strengthening traditional policing mechanisms like foot patrols.Addres..

NIA team visits Narwal twin-blast site in J&K

   JAMMU, A SPECIAL team of the National Investigation Agency on Sunday inspected the scene of the twin blasts here, officials said. Back-to-back blasts in Narwal on the outskirts of Jammu City had left nine people injured on Saturday...

Three-day B20 meet begins in Gujarat to deliberate on climate change, innovation

   AHMEDABAD,  THE Business 20 (B20) inception meeting being organised in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar city from Sunday as part of India’s G20 presidency will deliberate on issues ranging from climate change, innovation, glob..

SHEER SHAME!

   SHAME on the BBC -- British Broadcasting Corporation -- for carrying a totally negative and purposefully antagonistic narrative through a documentary on Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. Shame also on a British Member of Parliament of Pa..

Reliance tycoons Mukesh-Nita shake a leg at son’s betrothal

   MUMBAI,IN A lovely and rare gesture, billionaire tycoon Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani, along with his wife Nita, let their hair down briefly to shake a leg at the engagement ceremony of his third son Anant with Radhika M..

Navy to commission Kalvari class submarine Vagir on 23rd

    NEW DELHI, THE Indian Navy will commission the fifth scorpene-class submarine Vagir on January 23, officials said on Thursday.The commissioning of the submarine, built under the Project-75, is set to bolster the Navy’s c..

PM Modi is one of the most powerful persons on planet: UK lawmaker

    LONDON,BRITISH Parliamentarian Lord Karan Bilimoria on January 19 referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “one of the most powerful persons on the planet”, while underscoring the importance of the UK’s ties wi..

Woman driver drags man on bonnet of car for 1 km in road rage in Bengaluru

   BENGALURU,A MAN involved in an incident of road rage was dragged by a car driven by a woman with him clinging on to the bonnet of the vehicle for a distance of one km in the city on Friday, police said. CCTV footage of the incident went ..

IAF air show captivates audience in Kalaikunda

    By Amitava RoyKALAIKUNDA, CHILDREN as well as grown-ups erupted in rapturous applause as nine Surya Kiran aircraft in colours of day-glow orange and white flew past in low altitude in a marvellous display of aerobatics at the ..