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WHAT NONSENSE!

    WHAT was on offer was a huge nonsense by the Israeli jury, Mr. Nadav Lapid, at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa when he crossed all limits of the mandate as a jury as well as protocol by criticising the iconic..

President inaugurates Gita Festival in Kurukshetra

    KURUKSHETRA, PRESIDENT Draupadi Murmu on Tuesday stressed imbibing the teachings of ‘Bhagavad Gita’, saying it is a book whose messages spread hope in despair and also give solutions to all doubts of practical life..

Hyderabad cops tow away car with Sharmila sitting inside

    HYDERABAD, A CAR with YSRTP leader Y S Sharmila in it was towed away by police here on Tuesday when she was heading towards Chief Minister’s official residence to protest the alleged attack by TRS supporters on her padya..

Campaigning ends for 1st phase of Guj polls

    AHMEDABAD, CAMPAIGNING for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections to be held on December 1 ended at 5 pm on Tuesday. As many as 788 candidates are in the fray for 89 seats across 19 districts of south Gujarat and Ku..

Court gives permission for narco test of Aftab

    NEW DELHI,  A COURT here on Tuesday allowed Delhi Police to conduct a narco test on Aftab Poonawala, his counsel said.Abinash Kumar, Poonawala’s counsel, said that the police had filed an application for taking Poon..

RTI activist beaten to death for making queries

   ALIGARH, AN RTI activist was beaten to death allegedly by eight men, including the village head and his son, in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district for questioning the quality of public projects underway in the area.The victim..

India’s SARAS telescope gives clues to first stars, galaxies of universe

    NEW DELHI, INDIA’S SARAS radio telescope has helped scientists determine the properties of the earliest radio luminous galaxies formed 200 million years after the Big Bang, a period known as the Cosmic Dawn.The findings,..

Indian Army troops train kites to destroy enemy drones

   AULI,  INDIAN Army troops are using trained kites to prey on enemy drones in a first-of-its-kind usage of these birds.Indian Army is using trained kites along with dogs for military operations, Army officials said. Such a capab..

Rajnath urges pvt sector to provide jobs to 60,000 soldiers who retire every year

   Delhi Bureau and agenciesNEW DELHI,  DEFENCE Minister Rajnath Singh has appealed to the people to contribute generously to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, and urged the private sector to provide employment opportunities to abou..

China protests halt as cops flood streets in Beijing

   HONG KONG, WITH police out in force, there was no word of additional protests against strict Government anti-pandemic measures on Tuesday in Beijing, as temperatures fell well below freezing. Shanghai, Nanjing and other cities where..

IFFI: Israeli jury crosses limits, goes political

    NEW DELHI, ISRAELI director and IFFI international jury Chairperson Nadav Lapid was at the centre of furious debate on Tuesday for his comments on “The Kashmir Files” with Israel’s ambassador saying he abused..

CHINESE FAILURE

    THE nationwide protests in China against COVID restrictions in the past few days have assumed an anti-Xi-Jinping hue. Protesters have now begun asking President Mr. Xi Jinping to step down since he has not been able to handle the C..

Protests against port project in Kerala turn violent

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, OVER 3,000 persons have been booked under unlawful assembly, rioting and criminal conspiracy charges on Monday in connection with the violent attack on the Vizhinjam police station on Sunday night as part o..

Globally one in every 8 people is migrant: WHO

   DHAKA, GLOBALLY one in eight or over one billion people today are migrants with 281 million international migrants and many million individuals who are stateless, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).Climate change, rising i..

T’gana BJP chief placed under house arrest

    HYDERABAD, TELANGANA BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar was placed under house arrest in Karimnagar to prevent him from leaving for Bhainsa town to launch the fifth phase of Praja Sangrama Yatra from Monday. The police stopped S..

Govt allows ED to share info with 15 more agencies

   NEW DELHI, THE Government has allowed the Enforcement Directorate to share information about economic offenders with 15 more agencies, including SFIO, CCI and NIA, a move that will expedite nailing of law-breakers.The Finance Minist..

Book-shaped bench in Amitabh’s home Jalsa commemorates ‘Madhushala’

    MUMBAI,  MEGASTAR Amitabh Bachchan on Monday said a stone bench in the shape of the popular book of poetry “Madhushala”, penned by his late father and celebrated poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was installed here..

Police recover weapon used by Aftab in Shraddha murder case

   NEW DELHI, THE Delhi Police has recovered the weapon allegedly used by Aftab Amin Poonawala to cut the body of his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar, sources said on Monday. Police have also recovered a ring that belonged to 27-year-o..

India-France discuss ways to boost ties

    NEW DELHI, DEFENCE Minister Rajnath Singh held the 4th India-France Annual Defence Dialogue with his French counterpart, Sebastien Lecornu in New Delhi on Monday. The ministers reviewed the ongoing military-to-military coopera..

Woman, son held for killing husband,chopping body into 10 parts in Delhi

   NEW DELHI,  IN A chilling recall of the Shraddha Walkar murder case, a woman and her son allegedly killed her husband, chopped his body into 10 pieces, and kept them in a fridge before dumping them across east Delhi, police sai..

Protests grip China,Xi Jinping faces unprecedented dissent

    BEIJING,  CHINESE President Xi Jinping on Monday faced unprecedented dissent after thousands of demonstrators protested in cities across the country over the weekend against his zeroCOVID strategy, with some daring to ope..

Right to convert others is not a fundamental right: Govt to SC

    NEW DELHI, THE Centre told the Supreme Court that the right to freedom of religion does not include a fundamental right to convert people to a particular religion. The Centre’s response came on a plea by advocate Ashwini..

WE & US

    FORMER Army chief General Bikram Singh’s advice to the Government to exercise caution while dealing with the United States on strategic matters holds some merit given the abrupt handling of relations and campaigns by successi..

Cong, like-minded parties view terrorism as shortcut to achieve success: PM Modi

   KHEDA,  REMEMBERING the 26/11 Mumbai terror strike, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Gujarat and the country need to be “alert” about Congress and like-minded parties which keep mum on “big terroris..

Railways sees dip in senior citizen travellers in 2021-22, pandemic key reason: Officials

   NEW DELHI, THE Railways has seen an almost 24 per cent dip in the number of senior citizens travelling by trains in 2021-22 as compared to 2019-2020, according to an RTI query.Officials said this dip can be attributed to the second ..

Videos about jailed AAP minister being leaked by people close to Kejriwal: BJP

    NEW DELHI, VIDEOS and information about jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain are being leaked by people of the party who are close to its national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP alleged on Sunday. No ..

Assam Bhawan to come up in Mah: CM Shinde

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday said he has approved of his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma’s request for the construction of an Assam Bhawan in Navi Mumbai. Similarly, a Maharashtra Bhaw..

Results of post-2019 investments in J&K to be visible by next year: Official

   SRINAGAR,  THE fruits of business investments and industries brought into Jammu and Kashmir after 2019 will be visible by the next year, even as the administration is working to achieve a target of securing investments worth Rs..

Not upset or angry with anyone in party: Tharoor

    KOCHI, CONGRESS MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said he was not upset or angry with anyone in the Kerala unit of the party and has no reservations in speaking to anyone as “we are not in kindergarten to refrain from talking ..

Bihar school students manage bank to imbibe saving habit

    GAYA (Bihar), A UNIQUE, and rather unconventional bank -- “Children Bank of Nawadih” -- wholly managed by students, functions at a school in Gaya district of Bihar with an aim of inculcating the habit of saving amo..

Assam lifts travel restrictions to Meghalaya 6 days after violence

    GUWAHATI, ASSAM on Sunday lifted travel restrictions to Meghalaya, six days after being imposed in the aftermath of violence in a disputed area along the inter-state border, police said. Vehicles from Assam are now allowed to ..

Musk reveals Twitter 2.0, says, new user sign ups at all-time high

    NEW DELHI, ELON Musk on Sunday revealed his Twitter 2.0 -- The Everything App, saying that the new user signups are at an all-time high and the company is now actively recruiting.Musk, who sacked more than half of Twitter̵..

COVID protests widen in China with calls for Xi Jinping to step down

    BEIJING, PROTESTS against COVID restrictions in China appear to have intensified in the wake of a fire which killed 10 people in an apartment block in Urumqi, local media reported.Thousands of people took to the streets of Sha..

Avoid antibiotics for low-grade fever: ICMR guidelines

    NEW DELHI, THE Indian Council of Medical Research has issued guidelines warning against the use of antibiotics for conditions such as low-grade fever and viral bronchitis while advising doctors to follow a timeline while presc..

Vikram Gokhale created benchmark with his acting skills: Mah Governor

MAHARASHTRA Governor B S Koshyari on Saturday remembered veteran actor Vikram Gokhale as the extraordinary actor who set standards for good acting with his skills. “Vikram Gokhale was an extraordinary actor known for his remarkable acting skills. Gokhale set standards for good acting with his trademark style and dialogue delivery. He played stellar roles in many films and dramas. Some films and dramas are remembered mainly because of his acting,” the Governor said in a condolence message. He said ..

Mah CM, ministers pay obeisance to Goddess Kamakhya

MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and several other ministers and MLAs along with their families on Saturday visited Guwahati to pay obeisance to Goddess Kamakhya. Their short trip to the North-Eastern State comes five months after Shinde along with a group of Shiv Sena MLAs and Independent legislators stayed at a hotel in Guwahati for a week from June 22-29 before toppling the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) Government in the western State. Shinde arrived with an entourage of over 170 people, including ..

Court dismisses Jain’s plea seeking special food items according to religious belief

A DELHI court on Saturday dismissed a plea by jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain seeking direction to Tihar officials to provide him special food items according to his religious beliefs. Special judge Vikas Dhull dismissed the application noting the jail administration’s submission that no special facility is provided to any prisoner and Jain was allowed to avail all facilities under law, like other inmates. The application had also sought a direction to the prison officials to immediately conduct ..

Kejriwal suffering from ‘political cataract’, giving himself certificate of honesty despite scams: BJP

THE BJP on Saturday claimed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was suffering from “political cataract” and giving himself a certificate of honesty despite the alleged excise and classroom construction scams in his Government. The entire country now knows that Kejriwal is a “kattar beiman” (hardcore dishonest), BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia told a press conference here. With his deputy Manish Sisodia’s name not finding a mention in the CBI chargesheet in the excise policy case, Kejriwal ..

BSF shoots down drone along IB in Amritsar

THE Border Security Force (BSF) has shot down a drone that entered from Pakistan in Punjab’s Amritsar district, officials said on Saturday. The troops fired at the drone after they noticed it sneaking into the Indian territory near Daoke village, 34 km South-West of Amritsar city, on Friday evening, the BSF said. ..

Legendary thespian Vikram Gokhale passes away at 77

VETERAN film, television and stage actor Vikram Gokhale died on Saturday due to multi-organ failure at a city-based hospital where he was undergoing treatment. Gokhale, 77, was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital here two weeks ago. “We are saddened to announce that noted actor Vikram Gokhale passed away today at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital due to multi-organ failure,” the hospital said in a statement. “He was admitted to the hospital 15 days ago following health complications and was ..

ISRO places Oceansat, 8 co-passenger satellites into orbit successfully

THE India Space Research Organisation’s trusted workhorse PSLV on Saturday successfully injected an Earth Observation Satellite and eight other co-passenger satellites in multiple orbits, calling the mission ‘unique’. PSLV-C54 successfully placed the Earth Observation Satellite (Oceansat) and eight other customer satellites into sun-synchronous orbits, ISRO said. “PSLV-C54/EOS-06 Mission is accomplished. The remaining satellites have all been injected into their intended orbits,” it said in a tweet. ..

4 Naxals gunned down in Chhattisgarh encounter

FOUR Naxals were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Pomra forest patches under Mirtur police station limits on Saturday morning. However, the deceased Naxals are yet to be identified. Based on inputs about the presence of Divisional Commanders (DVCM) Mohan Kadti and Sumitra, Matwada LOS Commander Ramesh and 30 to 40 Naxals in Pomra forests, a joint team of District Reserve Guard, Special Task Force and Central Reserve Police Force had left for search operation. During searching, security ..

Aftab Poonawala sent to 13-day judicial custody

A DELHI Court on Saturday sent Aftab Amin Poonawala, accused of killing his live-in partner and chopping her body into 35 pieces in south Delhi’s Mehrauli, to judicial custody for 13 days, police said. Police have initiated the legal process for production of the accused for further proceedings in the polygraph test, Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order, Zone II) Sagar Preet Hooda said. Poonawala allegedly strangled his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar, 27, and sawed her body into 35 pieces, ..

CLEAR MESSAGE

    THE message from Northern Army officer Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi is clear that the Indian Army is ready to take back Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) if the Government ordered to do so. This is not the first time that such a messa..

India to get first tilting trains by 2025-26: Railways

    NEW DELHI, INDIA will get its first tilting trains by 2025-26 with 100 Vande Bharat trains being manufactured using this technology which enables trains to maneuver curves at higher speeds, just as a motorbike on a winding roa..

Govt convenes all-party meeting on Dec 6 ahead of Parlt’s winter session

   NEW DELHI, THE Government has convened an all-party meeting on December 6 to discuss the legislative business and important issues likely to be taken up during the winter session of Parliament. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad..

Tunnels across major passes in Ladakh in offing; to cost Rs 5,000 cr

    LEH,  THE Ladakh administration is planning to build tunnels at cost of Rs 5,000 crores across major passes in the union territory to improve internal connectivity, and has hired consultants for the mega task, a senior of..

Azim Premji chosen for Yashwantrao Chavan national award

    MUMBAI, WIPRO Founder Chairman Azim Premji has been chosen for the prestigious Yashwantrao Chavan National Award for his contribution to business as well as his philanthropic activities.His name was announced on Friday by note..

Guj 1st to get Jio True 5G in all distts

    MUMBAI, RELIANCE Jio on Friday said Gujarat has become the first State to get ‘True 5G’ in each of the 33 district headquarters. With this, Jio ‘True 5G’ is now present in 46 cities/towns in India.As a ..

Air India issues grooming guidelines for cabin crew

    NEW DELHI, REGULAR colouring of grey hair, and no black or religious thread on wrist or ankle are parts of Air India’s new grooming guidelines for its cabin crew. The new guidelines said that male crew with a deep recedi..

M’luru blast: Zakir Naik’s videos in accused’s mobile

   DAKSHINA KANNADA,KARNATAKA police have recovered a series of videos of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik from the mobile of Mohammad Shariq, the accused in the Mangaluru auto blast case, sources said on Friday.Mohammad Shariq, suspected terror..

Our actions are guided by essence of equality, dignity, says Rajnath

    Delhi Bureau & AgenciesNEW DELHI,DEFENCE Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said, India doesn’t believe in a world order where a few are considered superior to others and asserted the country’s actions are guided by t..

India celebrating unsung heroes: PM

    Delhi Bureau & AgenciesNEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said, India was correcting its past mistakes by celebrating its heritage and remembering its unsung bravehearts who were lost in the pages of history..

Since 26/11: Pak targeting India with multi-pronged strategy

    By Kartik Lokhande NAGPUR, AS THE dastardly Pakistan-backed terrorist attack of 26/11 on Mumbai completes 14 years, the Indian establishment’s response to the challenge to national security posed by terrorists operating ..

RESPONSIBILITY?

    THE brutal murder of ShraddhaWalker by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawala has shaken the conscience of the nation. Some are looking at the murder from the angle of ‘Love Jihad’, some from the feminist dimension, and so..

Gehlot’s differences with Pilot to be resolvedin manner that strengthens party: Congress

   NEW DELHI,  ASRAJASTHAN Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot stepped up his attackonhisbetenoire Sachin Pilot,theCongressonThursday saidtheirdifferenceswouldbe resolved in a manner that strengthens the party and asserted that the focus ..

ISRO conducts 200th launchof RH200 sounding rocket

    BENGALURU,  RH200, THE versatile sounding rocket of ISRO, on Wednesdayregisteredits200th consecutive successfullaunch from the shores of Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) termed it ..

Shahi Imam withdraws order ongirls’ entry ban in Jama Masjidafter request from Delhi LG

   NEW DELHI,   THEJamaMasjidadministration’sdecision restricting entry of “girls” into the famed mosque led to an outrage on Thursdayandtheorderwasfinallywithdrawn following Delhi LG VKSaxena’s request to ..

Verify Aadhaar before accepting itas proof of identity: UIDAI to States

    Delhi Bureau & Agencies NEW DELHI, UNIQUEIdentificationAuthority of India (UIDAI) has asked State Governments and entities to verify Aadhaar before accepting it eitherinthephysicalorelectronic form to check its misuse, an ..

Lt Gen Asim Munir who monitored Pulwama attack, is Pak Army chief

   ISLAMABAD,  PAKISTAN’S former spy master and senior-most Lt General Asim Munir was on Thursday appointed as the new Army chief by President Arif Alvi, ending intense speculation over the most powerful position in the coup..

Rs 5 lakh cash, IEDsdropped by ‘enemy’drone in J&K’s Samba

    JAMMU,   POLICE on Thursday recovered a consignment of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), pistols and cash dropped by a drone from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, officials said. Seni..

Second guided missile destroyerdelivered 3 months early to Navy

   NEW DELHI,  THE second ship of Project 15B stealth guided missile destroyers ( Y 12705 (Mormugao) being built at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL), was delivered to the Indian Navy on Thursday, defence officials said. The shi..

PURE FILTH

     ONE more evidence has come to fore to prove that anti-India elements are conspiratorially active in different parts of the world attempting to establish a false narrative that religious freedom is on the wane in India. All th..

HC adjourns hearing on mosque committee’s plea in Gyanvapi row

    PRAYAGRAJ (UP),  THE Allahabad High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on the Gyanvapi masjid management’s revision petition challenging a Varanasi court order on the maintainability of a plea seeking permissi..

Mangalore blast: Searches on in TN

   CHENNAI,  TAMIL Nadu Police is conducting searches at various locations in the State, including Coimbatore, following reports of the Mangalore blast accused having Tamil Nadu connections.Coimbatore blast accused Jameesha Mubin,..

Meghalaya delegation to meet Shah over Assam border violence today

    SHILLONG,  A DELEGATION of Meghalaya ministers led by CM Conrad K Sangma will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on November 24 to demand a CBI or NIA probe into the violence that left six people dead on the State’s..

‘Appointment of new Pak Army chief before Friday’

  By Sajjad HussainISLAMABAD,  PAKISTAN’S Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said that he expected the new Army chief to be appointed before Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to Turkey on Friday, hours after the..

‘Bizarre’ creatures found in Indian Ocean

    NEW DELHI,  PANCAKE sea urchins, eels with no eyes, and bat-like fish are among some “stunning” creatures found living in the depths of the Indian Ocean, scientists say.The expedition led by a team at Museums ..

Drug-addict man kills parents, granny, sister

    NEW DELHI, DAYS after returning from a rehabilitation centre, a 25-year-old drug-addict allegedly stabbed his parents, sister and grandmother to death in south-west Delhi’s Palam, police said on Wednesday.Keshav killed h..

SC for inclusion of CJI in appointment process of CEC

    NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the inclusion of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in the consultative process for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) would ensure independence of the poll p..

C V Ananda Bose takes oath as WB Governor

    KOLKATA,  C V ANANDA Bose on Wednesday took oath as the new Governor of West Bengal.He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Prakash Shrivastava in the presence of Chief Minister Mama..

Peaceful Indo-Pacific vital for world security: Rajnath

    NEW DELHI, ASSERTING that world is seeing increasing strife amplified by disruptive politics, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that a peaceful Indo-Pacific, with ASEAN at its centre, is vital more than ever for..

Aftab will kill me, cut me into pieces: Shraddha’s plaint in ’20

    MUMBAI, IN THE latest twist in the tale of the Shraddha Walkar murder case, a letter has surfaced that Shraddha allegedly wrote in 2020 at the Tulinj Police Station in Maharashtra’s Palghar, in which she complained that ..

INTRIGUING

   THOUGH the fact that the Congress party is planning to seek a review of the premature release of the accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case is genuinely intriguing, it nonetheless matches the persona of the party that has lost it..

‘I don’t fear anyone, no one needs to fear me’

   MALAPPURAM,  UNFAZED over the internal rumblings in the Congress’ Kerala unit on his Malabar tour and swelling support for him, Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said neither was he afraid of anyone nor should anyone fear him, as..

Sabarimala Darshan timings change due to increase in footfall

   PATHANAMTHITTA (Ker), WITH an increase in footfall at the famed Lord Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala here during this year’s Mandalam Makaravilakku pilgrimage, in the absence of the COVID-19 restrictions, the temple authorities d..

Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties, global issues with UAE Foreign Minister

    NEW DELHI,  INDIA and UAE will take forward their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, said External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday as he met UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the natio..

Indonesia quake toll rises to 268; 151 still missing

    CIANJUR (Indonesia), THE death toll from the earthquake that shook the Indonesian island of Java leapt to 268 on Tuesday as more bodies were found beneath collapsed buildings, and 151 people are still missing, the National Dis..

Indian biologist gets UN’s highest honour for saving world’s rarest storks

    NEW DELHI, PURNIMA Devi Barman, conservation biologist known for initiating all-female grassroots conservation movement from Assam for saving the greater adjutant, one of the world’s rarest storks, is among the UN Enviro..

CRPF establishes 3 new bases in LWE-hit areas of Chhattisgarh, J’khand

    NEW DELHI, THE Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has established three new forward bases in the remote Naxal violence affected areas of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand as part of its strategy to strike deep into the Maoist strong..

‘India, ASEAN must work together for maritime security in the region’

    NEW DELHI, THE maiden India-ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting was held in Cambodia on Tuesday during which Defence Minister Rajnath Singh proposed two major initiatives for further expanding the scope and the depth of def..

‘Rozgar Melas’ in NDA-ruled States benefit of double engine Governments: PM Modi

    Delhi Bureau and AgenciesNEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday handed out job appointment letters to more than 71,000 youngsters, saying similar campaigns have been held in NDA-ruled States and Union Territories i..

Asia propels intellectual property filings to record level

    GENEVA (Switzerland),  GLOBAL intellectual property filings- of patents, trademarks, and designs-reached record levels in 2021 driven largely by increases from Asian countries of India, China, and South Korea according to..

CLIMATE THREAT

    RESEARCHERS at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, have reiterated the climate threats looming over India in their latest study which confirms gradual rise in extreme weather events including floods and heatwaves due t..

Cong mocked me for wearing tribal attire: Modi

    JAMBUSAR (Guj), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a swipe at Congress saying its leaders remained oblivious to tribals for a very long time even though tribals have been living in the country since the days of Lord R..

Felt pain of farmers, youths during ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’: Rahul

  MAHUVA,CONGRESS leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that he felt the pain of farmers, youth and tribals after meeting them during his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ as he hit the campaign trail in Gujarat 10 days ahead of the first phase of As..

SC terms Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat an ‘enormous tragedy’

   NEW DELHI,  TERMING as an “enormous tragedy” the Morbi bridge collapse that claimed 141 lives, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Gujarat High Court to periodically monitor the probe and other aspects including r..

V-P lauds diaspora’s role in deepening India-Qatar ties

   DOHA,  VICE-PRESIDENT Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday interacted with the Indian community members here in Doha and lauded their role in deepening the links between India and Qatar. Dhankhar, who is in Doha for a two-day visit at th..

‘Narco test on Aftab within 10 days’

    NEW DELHI,  THE narco analysis test on Aftab Amin Poonawala who has been accused of killing his live-in-partner will not be conducted on Monday, the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) said. A polygraphic test is to be cond..

Budget should focus on job creation: India Inc to Finance Minister

    NEW DELHI, THE Budget should focus on measures to accelerate job creation and broaden the tax base by rationalising GST and personal income tax slabs to boost consumption, industry bodies said in their pre-Budget meeting with ..

Cong too seeks SC review of Rajiv killers release

    NEW DELHI, THE Congress party has decided to seek a review of the Supreme Court decision to release six convicts of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, senior party leader and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Monday. R..

Bomb-making materials seized from M’luru blast accused house

    MANGALURU (KTK), POLICE found materials that go into making bomb from the rented house in Mysuru of Mangaluru autorickshaw blast accused Mohammed Shariq, who was “influenced and inspired” by a global terrorist orga..

NASA’s Orion capsule buzzes Moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL (US), NASA’s Orion capsule reached the Moon on Monday, whipping around the back side and passing within 80 miles (128 km) on its way to a record-breaking lunar orbit.The close approach occurred as the crew..

162 killed as strong quake topples houses in Indonesia

    CIANJUR (Indonesia), A STRONG, shallow earthquake toppled buildings and walls on Indonesia’s densely populated main island on Monday, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds of others as residents fled into the..

REJIG BEGINS

    STILL smarting from the embarrassing exit from the World Twenty20 Championships, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has switched to the action mode. The first casualty, on expected lines, is the selection committee wh..

Want to establish India as global content hub: Anurag Thakur ahead of IFFI 2022 opening ceremony

    PANAJI, UNION Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Sunday said the Government aims to establish the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) as the one-stop destination for content creation, filmmaking..

Army to buy 62,500 bullet-proof jackets

    NEW DELHI, AMID the threat of the use of steel core bullets by terrorists, the Indian Army has issued tenders for acquiring 62,500 bullet-proof jackets (BPJs) for its frontline troops which would be able to protect them from s..

Raj Kundra, others made porn films for OTT media: Mah Cyber Police

    MUMBAI, BUSINESSMAN Raj Kundra - husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty - and others have been charged with making pornographic content in a couple of deluxe hotels which was distributed by OTT platforms for monetary gains..

SC to hear plea seeking probe into Morbi bridge collapse incident in Gujarat today

   NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday a plea seeking the constitution of a judicial commission to probe the Morbi bridge collapse incident in Gujarat which claimed over 130 lives.A bench of Chief Justice D Y Cha..

Explosion in Mangaluru auto an ‘act of terror’: Ktaka DGP

    BENGALURU, THE explosion in a moving autorickshaw in Mangaluru was an ‘act of terror,’ Karnataka Director General of Police, Praveen Sood said on Sunday.In a tweet, the DGP said, “It’s confirmed now. Th..