THE arrogant statement by Mr. Rahul Gandhi that he was not a ‘Savarkar’ to tender apology in a defamation case in a Surat court is still hurting countless crores of common people. A strong wave of antagonism is rising against..

Terrorism in any form a threat to global peace: Doval

   NEW DELHI, IN A veiled attack on Pakistan and China, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday said terrorism in any form is a threat to international peace and security, and that the SCO members should not seek unilateral m..

Mamata starts two-day dharna to protest Centre’s ‘discrimination’ against WB

   KOLKATA, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday started her two-day sit-in demonstration in Kolkata to protest the BJP-led Union Government’s alleged discriminatory attitude against the State. Banerjee, accomp..

Our responsibility to convince political parties on EVMs, says CEC Kumar

   NEW DELHI, DAYS after a group of opposition parties raised concerns over the efficacy of EVMs, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said it was the poll panel’s responsibility to convince political parties on t..

‘Plea challenging Rahul Gandhi’s conviction ready, to be moved soon’

   NEW DELHI, A PETITION challenging Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s conviction and sentencing by a trial court in Surat in a defamation case is ready and is likely to be filed very soon, sources said on Wednesday. The party’..

BJP MP Girish Bapat no more

   PUNE, BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Pune and former Maharashtra Minister Girish Bapat passed away at a hospital here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, party sources said. The 72-year-old BJP leader, ailing..

Namibian Cheetah Siyaya delivers 4 cubs at Kuno National Park in MP

   By Ankita GargBHOPAL,A Cheetah translocated from Namibia to the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh under Cheetah Project, on Wednesday, gave birth to 4 cubs, who brought some happiness on the faces of authorities and wildlife lovers af..

India’s economic growth proves that democracy can deliver: PM

   NEW DELHI, DESCRIBING India as the mother of democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the country has become the fastest-growing major economy despite many global challenges and this proves that the democracy c..

Massive search on for Amritpal in Hoshiarpur

   HOSHIARPUR, PUNJAB Police has launched a massive search operation in a Hoshiarpur village and many adjoining areas following inputs that radical preacher Amritpal Singh and his aides could hiding there. There was heavy police deploy..

K’taka polls on May 10, counting on 13th: EC

   NEW DELHI,ASSEMBLY elections in Karnataka will be held in a single phase on May 10 and the votes counted on May 13, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday, setting the stage for a key BJP versus Congress electoral fight ahead of ..


    THE Opposition has almost signalled a ‘black’ future for itself as its Members of Parliament (MPs) wore black clothes in Parliament to protest against the Government on the Adani issue as well as the conviction and subs..

BJP MPs protest against Rahul

   NEW DELHI, BJP MPs, mostly from Other Backward Classes, on Tuesday took out a march from Parliament complex to Vijay Chowk here protesting against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s comments on the ‘Modi surname’ and d..

Transgressions triggered escalations along LAC with China: Gen Manoj Pande

   PUNE, CHIEF of Army Staff General Manoj Pande on Monday said transgressions remain the potential trigger for escalations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. He asserted India has adequate reserves and is prepared to d..

More BJP wins elections, more the protests from Opposition: PM Modi

   NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday linked the Oposition’s attack on his Government to the BJP’s emphatic electoral performances and asserted that the more wins the ruling party achieves, the more it will ..

Govt extends PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline till June 30

   NEW DELHI, THE Government on Tuesday extended the deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar by three months to June 30 to enable people comply with the mandatory income tax provisions. The deadline for linking PAN with Aadhaar was endin..

‘Banks need to strike balance for economic progress’

   KOLKATA,PRESIDENT Draupadi Murmu on Tuesday said that banks need to strike the right balance between creation of assets and protecting people’s money to ensure economic progress. Speaking at an event of UCO Bank here, the President..

‘Working to reduce logistics cost to GDP to 7.5%’

   NEW DELHI, THE Government is working to bring down logistics cost to GDP to 7.5 per cent from the current 13 per cent, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Tuesday. Addressing the annual session of Assocham, Shah said, without the dev..

Those involved in graft coming on one platform: PM

   NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday linked Opposition parties coming together against the BJP to his Government’s campaign against corruption, and asserted that the clampdown on graft will continue without being..

Atiq Ahmad, 2 others get life termin 2006 Umesh Pal kidnapping case

   PRAYAGRAJ (UP), AN MP-MLA court here on Tuesday held gangster-politician Atiq Ahmad and two others guilty in the 2006 Umesh Pal kidnapping case, and sentenced them to rigorous life imprisonment. Ahmad’s brother Khalid Azim ali..

Parlt adjourned over Oppn protest

   NEW DELHI, LOK Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Tuesday as the Opposition members continued their protest over the Adani issue. In Lok Sabha several Opposition leaders, dressed in black, raised slogans..

39 killed in Mexico migrant centre fire

   MEXICO CITY, A FIRE in a dormitory at a Mexican immigration detention centre near the US border left more than three dozen migrants dead, a Government agency said Tuesday, in one of the deadliest incidents ever at an immigration loc..


   STRONG rumours are doing the rounds all over the country that Congress leader Mr. Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a defamation case and his subsequent disqualification from the Lok Sabha membership are parts of a deep-rooted conspirac..

SC notice to Centre, Guj on Bilkis Bano’s plea

   NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Centre, Gujarat Government and others on a plea filed by Bilkis Bano, who was gangraped and seven members of her family were killed during the 2002 post-Godhra riots...

Injured Amitabh Bachchan returns for weekend meet-and-greet with fans

   MUMBAI,  MEGASTAR Amitabh Bachchan, currently recovering from an on-set injury, resumed his routine on Sunday meet-and-greet with fans who came out in droves to see the veteran actor at his Juhu residence here. With his right h..

Cong resorting to low-level politics: BJP on Oppn ruckus in Parlt

   NEW DELHI, THE BJP condemned the ruckus created by the Opposition in Parliament on Monday and accused the Congress of resorting to “low-level politics” in its bid to justify party leader Rahul Gandhi’s remarks agai..

One of eight cheetahs ‘Sasha’ dies of kidney failure in MP

   Staff ReporterBHOPAL,  In a major setback to the India’s ambitious project of reintroducing Cheetah, ailing spotted cat ‘Sasha’ was found dead in her cubicle at Kuno National Park on Monday morning. Death of t..

Rahul asked to vacate Govt bungalow by April 22

   NEW DELHI, DISQUALIFIED Lok Sabha member Rahul Gandhi has been asked to vacate the official bungalow allotted to him by April 22, official sources said on Monday. The notice to Gandhi to vacate the 12, Tughlaq Lane bungalow was serv..

‘Getting an ass to run a horse’s race...,’ Puri on Rahul Gandhi

   NEW DELHI,  UNION Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday lashed out at Rahul Gandhi who was disqualified as Lok Sabha MP recently, and said that the Congress leader should fight the “court’s action in the court”..

Eknath Shinde targets Uddhav over Rahul’s Savarkar remarks

   MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday targeted Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray over Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on late Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar. Shinde also said the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya ..

Oppn MPs in ‘black’ stage protest over Rahul issue

   NEW DELHI, WEARING black clothes, several opposition MPs on Monday took out a march from Parliament to Vijay Chowk to protest against the Government over the Adani issue and Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from the Lok Sabha.T..

Cong MPs in black clothes throw papers at LS Chair

   NEW DELHI, OPPOSITION members in Lok Sabha stormed the Well wearing black clothes and two Congress MPs hurled papers towards the Chair, leading to adjournment of proceedings till 4 pm on Monday as ruckus persisted over Rahul Gandhi&..

PM Modi holds key meet with top Ministers in Parlt

   NEW DELHI,PRIME Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with top Ministers of his Government in Parliament ahead of the start of the day’s proceedings on Monday. The Ministers who were present at the meeting include Union Home Minist..


    FOR all the skepticism surrounding the first, separate, individual cricket league for women cricketers, the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has come as a groundbreaking moment. The first season has ended ..

Waiting for policy to offer OneWeb’s satellite broadband services in nation, says Mittal

   CHENNAI, BHARTI Group-backed satellite communications company Network Access Associates Ltd (OneWeb) is awaiting India’s Space Communication policy and the policy on Spectrum Allocation to launch its services in India, Bharti ..

Hindus among healthiest, highly qualified in England, Wales: Census

   LONDON, HINDUS have the lowest prevalence of disability and the highest percentages of good health and highest levels of qualification among all religious groups in England and Wales, new census data revealed.According to figures re..

Imran holds rally at Minar-i-Pakistan despite threats

   By M ZulqernainLAHORE,  PAKISTAN’S ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan held a massive rally here on Sunday and presented his party’s 10-point roadmap for the cash-strapped country’s economic recovery, including s..

Centre notifies revised MGNREGA wage rates

   NEW DELHI, THE Centre has notified a hike in wage rates under the rural job guarantee programme for the 2023-24 financial year with Haryana having the highest daily wage at Rs 357 per day and Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh the lowe..

ICMR comes up with first ethical guidelines for application of AI in healthcare, research

   NEW DELHI,THE Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has come up with the country’s first Ethical Guidelines for the Application of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Research and Healthcare to provide an ethical framework fo..

Govt working towards taking number of airports beyond 200 in 4 yrs: Scindia

   NEW DELHI, CIVIL Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said that the Government is working towards a target of taking the current number of 148 airports in the country to beyond 200 within the next three to four years. &#..

AI, Nepal Airlines aircraft almost collided mid-air; 3 suspended

   By Shirish B PradhanKATHMANDU,A MAJOR tragedy was averted on Friday when an Air India and a Nepal Airlines aircraft came close to collision mid-air but the warning systems alerted the pilots whose timely action prevented the disaster, au..

Cong organises ‘Sankalp Satyagraha’ across India to protest Rahul’s disqualification

   NEW DELHI, CONGRESS workers across the country on Sunday organised “Sankalp Satyagraha” to protest against disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha, with party President Mallikarjun Kharge lashing out at the rulin..

Khalistan supporters try to incite violence, hold protests at Indian Embassy in Washington

   WASHINGTON,  A GROUP of Khalistan supporters held a protest in front of the Indian Embassy here and tried to incite violence and even threatened the country’s envoy, but timely intervention by law enforcement agencies pre..

ISRO successfully places 36 OneWeb satellites into orbits

    SRIHARIKOTA,  THE Indian Space Research Organisation’s heaviest LVM3 rocket on Sunday successfully placed 36 Internet satellites of UK-based OneWeb group company into intended orbits. The 43.5 metre tall rocket blas..

Pak court grants bail to ex-PM Imran in 3 terrorism cases

   By M ZulqernainLAHORE, A PAKISTANI anti-terrorism court on Saturday granted pre-arrest bail to ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan till April 4 in three terrorism cases registered against him by the Lahore police. Khan, 70, appeared be..


    CONGRESS leader Mr. Rahul Gandhi is in a terrible tight spot in his political career. Though he might have thought of using it as a high point from which to start attacking the Narendra Modi Government with renewed energy, he is mo..

Army chief presents ‘President’s Standards’ to four armoured regiments in Rajasthan

   JAIPUR, ARMY Chief General Manoj Pande on Saturday presented the prestigious ‘President’s Standards’ to four Armoured regiments of the Indian Army at an event in Suratgarh military station in Rajasthan’s Srig..

PM makes a strong pitch for return of BJP Govt at rally in poll-bound Karnataka

   DAVANAGERE,  MAKING a powerful pitch for the return of the BJP Government in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the people of the State where Assembly polls are due by May, to give the party a full majori..

Rahul Gandhi must be punished for insulting V D Savarkar: Mah CM

   MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday claimed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the OBC community and Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar and should be “punished”...

Tejashwi grilled for 8 hrs by CBI in land-for-jobs scam

    NEW DELHI, THE CBI questioned Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav at its headquarters for more than eight hours on Saturday in an ongoing investigation concerning the land-for-jobs scam case, officials said. Yadav had m..

‘Differences between Govt and judiciary don’t mean confrontation’

   MADURAI, DENYING any clash between the Government and judiciary as speculated in the media, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday contended that differences were inevitable in a democracy but they should not becons..