Front-runners for Raj CM post Names of Raje, Diya, Shekhawat, Baba Balaknath trending

      JAIPUR,  FORMER Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari, Union Minister and Jodhpur MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat are among the frontrunners for the coveted Chief Minister’s post in Rajast..

BJP candidate defeats KCR, Revanth Reddy in Kamareddy

     HYDERABAD, TELANGANA Chief Minister K Chandasekhar Rao and State Congress chief A Revanth Reddy, who is likely to be the next Chief Minister, were both defeated by the BJP candidate in Kamareddy constituency. Venkat Ramn..

Hat-trick in States Is guarantee of hat-trick in 2024

      NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed BJP’s big win in the Assembly polls as a victory for his Government’s agenda of self-reliant India, asserting that its hat-trick in the States is..

People have rejected caste-based politics of Congress: Anurag Thakur

      NEW DELHI, UNION Minister Anurag Thakur lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP crossed the majority mark in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and said that people have rejected the Congress for pla..

Chinese national arrested in UP for attempt to cross Indo-Nepal border illegally

     BAHRAICH (UP),A CHINESE national woman was arrested at Rupaideha here after she was caught crossing the enter Indo-Nepal border illegally, officials said. The woman, who was allegedly trying to illegally cross the border to e..

Nadda calls meeting in Delhi to discuss new Rajasthan CM

     JAIPUR, BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) national President JP Nadda has called a meeting in Delhi to take a decision on the next chief Minister of Rajasthan -- the State where the BJP wrested power back from the Congress. A..


       BEYOND any shade of doubt, the outcome of the legislative elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana needs to be considered to be sort of a dress rehearsal or semi-final match for the Lok S..

Semifinal for 2024 BJP Regains Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh Retains Madhya Pradesh

THE BJP swept Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh on Sunday inflicting a resounding defeat on the Congress to tighten its stranglehold in the Hindi heartland, in a big boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and setting the tone for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. In some consolation for the Congress in the face of the BJP wave after it lost Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, the party ousted the Bharat Rashtra Samiti(BRS) in Telangana to make it 3-1 for the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) in the latest ..

Humbly accept people’s mandate: Rahul Gandhi

CONGRESS leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said his party humbly accepts the mandate of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, and asserted that the battle of ideology would continue. In a post in Hindi on X, Gandhi said, “We humbly accept the mandate of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan -- the battle of ideology will continue.” “I am very thankful to the people of Telangana - we will definitely fulfill the promise of making ‘Prajalu Telangana’. Heartfelt thanks to all the workers for their ..

EC suspends Telangana DGP for violating Model Code of Conduct

THE Election Commission of India has suspended Telangana Director General of Police Anjani Kumar for violating the Model Code of Conduct, sources said on Sunday. The Election Commission ordered the suspension of Telangana DGP after the top cop met Telangana Congress president Revanth Reddy at his residence earlier this morning. The Director General of Police Telangana along with Sanjay Jain, State Police Nodal Officer, Telangana, Mahesh Bhagwat, Nodal (Expenditure) had met Revanth Reddy. The DGP ..

Less than 1% voters opted for NOTA in MP, Raj, T’gana; 1.29 pc in Chhattisgarh

THE counting of votes in three out of four States on Sunday showed that less than one per cent of the voters exercised the ‘none of the above’ (NOTA) option in the just-concluded assembly polls, according to the election commission. Assembly polls were conducted in five States and while the counting of votes in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana was held on Sunday, votes will be counted in Mizoram on Monday. In Madhya Pradesh, 0.99 per cent of the voters went for the NOTA option ..


ONE: RANBIR Kapoor has registered his career best opening with “Animal” raising Rs 116 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the day of its release. Production house T-Series on Saturday shared the day one collection of the family crime drama, which was given A certificate by the CBFC. “He has come to conquerall the records#Animal HuntBegins ... The biggest opening in Hindi cinema ever world wide grossRs116 crore,”T-Series postedonX..

ED OFFICIAL in Tamil Naduarrested in bribery case

OFFICIALS of Tamil Nadu Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption searched the office of Enforcement Directorate(ED) in Madurai after arresting an officer of the central agency for allegedly extorting Rs 20 lakh from a State Government employee, sources said on Saturday. In an unprecedented action,the DVACofficials arrested Ankit Tiwari on charges of demanding and accepting bribes from a Government doctor, who is an accused in a disproportionate assets case. Thesleuths seized Rs 20 lakh cash ..

NGT imposes Rs 10,000 cost on Haryana for not following directions

THE National Green Tribunal has imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Haryana for not filing a report on illegal mining in the Rithoj village of Gurugram district despite earlier directions. The green body was hearing a petition that claimed unscientific illegal mining in the village had resulted in the depletion of water table, green cover and damage to water bodies. A bench of National Green Tribunal Chairperson Justice Prakash Shrivasta va noted that the tribunalhadearlierformeda panel that in its report ..

Court grants bail to Raut indefamation case filed by Bhuse

A COURT in Maharashtra’s Malegaon on Saturday granted bail to Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut ina defamation case registered on the complaint of State PWD and Nashik Guardian Minister Dada Bhuse. TheSena(UBT)RajyaSabha member was present in the court. Granting Raut bail, the court said it will hear the case next on February 3, 2024...

ED raids 6 places in AP, T’gana in KCC loan fraud case

THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) said onSaturday thatit carried out searches at six locations in Andhra PradeshandTelangana in connection with its ongoing probe into the fraud in sanction of loans under Kisan CreditCard (KCC)tofarmersforconstruction of fish tanks. The ED said thatit carried out the searches on Wednesday under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) attheresidences and office premises of loan aggregators, whichresultedintherecovery andseizure of digital devices ..

Phase-I construction of Ayodhya airportto be completed by 15th: CM Adityanath

THE construction work of the first phase of the Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport being built in Ayodhya will be completed by December 15, said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday. Adityanath said this after inspecting the construction work at the international airport being built here. UnionCivilAviationMinister JyotiradityaScindiaandUnion Minister of State for Civil Aviation General (Retd) V K Singh were also present with him, the Uttar Pradesh Government ..

Ready to discuss all issues:Govt to Oppn ahead of Winter Session

AHEAD of the Winter Session of Parliament, the Government on Saturday asserted that it was ready for a discussion on all issues provided the Opposition ensures an enabling environment in the House. The impending expulsion of Trinamool Congress (TMC) member Mahua Moitra from the Lok Sabha, three bills to replace criminal laws and a proposed law for the appointment of Election Commissioners are issues set to dominate the Winter Session. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presided over a meeting of floor ..

In Raj, C’garh, MP, T’gana today

COUNTING of votes will be held on Sunday in Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana in what is seen as a semi-final contest ahead of the general elections in less than six months. The Congress, which is in power in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and the BJP, which is ruling Madhya Pradesh, are locked in a straight fight in these three States, while K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) is hoping for a hat-trick in Telangana. Pollsters have been divided ..

PM meets Guterres, Sunak, Lula, other world leaders on COP28 sidelines

     DUBAI,PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the UN climate summit here and highlighted India’s initiatives and progress in achieving climate goa..

India fulfilling commitments made in Paris, says Sadhguru

     DUBAI, AHEAD of the COP28 Summit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev said that India’s leadership is very important in the direction of climate action. He further said ..

PM Modi meets Israeli President, bats for early resolution to Palestine issue

      By Uzmi AtharDUBAI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Israeli President Isaac Herzog and underscored India’s support for an early and durable resolution of the Israel-Palestine issue through dialogue..

India seeks enhanced Interpol cooperation

     NEW DELHI,  INDIA has sought “concerted action” through Interpol channels to combat and prevent on “real-time basis” transnational crimes such as terrorism, online radicalisation and cyber-en..

Disputes in Indo-Pacific could get out of control: Navy Chief Hari Kumar

      NEW DELHI, THE disputes in the Indo-Pacific do have the possibility of getting out of control and turning into conflict, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar said on Friday against the backdrop of growing glob..

Shah vows to secure Pak, B’desh borders completely

      By Neelabh SrivastavaHAZARIBAG, UNION Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said India’s two major borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh will be completely secured in the next two years, with work underway to plug..


      THE demise of Dr. Henry Kissinger at 100 is not just the passing away of a diplomat of yeasteryears. Age did finally catch up with him, all right, but Dr. Kissinger never actually retired from diplomacy and kept servin..

Kapurthala gurudwara clash: SAD delegation meets Punjab Governor

     CHANDIGARH,  A SHIROMANI Akali Dal delegation met Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit here on Friday and demanded a CBI probe into the recent clash at a gurudwara in Kapurthala’s Sultanpur Lodhi in which a home..

Hoax bomb threat Students evacuated from 68 Bengaluru schools

       BENGALURU,  SIXTY-EIGHT private schools in and around the city on Friday received emails warning of bomb threat on their premises, triggering panic among the staff and parents, police said. The school au..

Ceasefire expires 32 killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza: Hamas

      DEIR AL-BALAH,  MEDIATOR Qatar said on Friday that efforts are continuing to renew an Israel-Hamas truce and expressed “deep regret” over the resumption of Israeli bombardments after a week-long ce..

PM Modi launches at UN Climate Conference Green Credit Initiative

      DUBAI, ASSERTING that the world does not have much time to correct the mistakes of the last century, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced a ‘Green Credit Initiative’ focused on creating carb..

Dawn of a NewMultilateralism

NOVEMBER 30 marked 365 days since India assumed the G20 Presidency. It is a moment to reflect, recommit, and rejuvenate the spirit of ‘ Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’ As we undertook this responsibility last year, the global landscape grappled with multifaceted challenges: recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, looming climate threats, financial instability, and debt distress in developing nations, all amid declining multilateralism.Inthe midst of conflicts and competition, ..

President reviews NDA passing out parade lauds 1st batch of NDA women cadets

     PUNE, PRESIDENT Droupadi Murmu on Thursday reviewed the passing out parade of 145th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla in Pune and expressed happiness over the participation of the first batch of..

BSF DG slams Pak on ceasefire violation

     By Neelabh SrivastavaHAZARIBAG (Jharkhand),  THE jury is still out as to why Pakistan recently broke the long agreed-upon ceasefire along the International Border with no “convincing” explanation offered..

India has walked the talk

      NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for supporting developing countries with adequate climate financing and technology transfer to enable them to deal with climate change. As he heads to Duba..

Govt policies, decisions have taken economy to new height: PM Modi

      NEW DELHI,   PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government’s policies and decisions have taken the economy to a new height, creating immense possibility for employment and self-employment..

EC seizes over Rs 2,000 crore from poll-bound States

      NEW DELHI,THE Election Commission cracked its whip on several occasions to ensure a level playing field for all parties in the five States where Assembly polls were held even as authorities seized freebies, drugs, cash ..

Kissinger advocated strong ties with India under PM Modi

     WASHINGTON, HENRY Kissinger, known for his disdain for India’s leadership in the 1970s, has died at the age of 100, but the well-known American statesman and former Secretary of State has been advocating stronger U..


      THE US Department of Justice announcing charges in connection with foiled alleged plot to assassinate Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a US citizen in New York City, has stirred the hornet’s nest. Can..

Exit polls predict BJP in MP, Raj

MOST exit polls on Thursday predicted an edge to the Congress in Chhattisgarh and Telangana while forecasting that it was advantage for BJP in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Pollsters also indicated that in Mizoram, Zoram People’s Movement (ZPM) was locked in a close race with the Mizo National Front (MNF) with the Congress and the BJP lagging behind. While the BJP is in power in the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly, the Congress is ruling Rajasthan (200) and Chhattisgarh (90). In Telangana, the ..

Govt policies, decisions have taken economy to new height: PM Modi

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government’s policies and decisions have taken the economy to a new height, creating immense possibility for employment and self-employment generations. Speaking to newly-inducted employees in different government departments at the Centre and in some States after distributing nearly 51,000 appointment letters as part of ‘Rozgar Mela’, he asked them to ensure that welfare initiatives reach the most deprived people wherever they are and said this will ..

Centre’s nod must MPs on private visits abroad

MEMBERS of Parliament should observe strict guidelines while accepting foreign hospitality during private visits abroad and obtain prior permission of the Central Government, according to fresh orders issued on Thursday. The series of notifications were issued by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat. One of them requires MPs to follow the norms including the Code of Ethics, which mandates them not to take gifts that may interfere with honest and impartial discharge of their official duties. These guidelines ..

We fulfilled our commitment: Specialist Rat Miner team

      UTTARKASHI,  WHEN heavy machinery broke down in an effort to drill through the debris that had trapped 41 workers in the Silkyara tunnel, the rescuers resorted to rat-hole mining, a banned practice in the co..

Manipur’s oldest rebel group signs peace pact with Govt

     NEW DELHI,  THE Government on Wednesday signed a peace agreement with United National Liberation Front (UNLF), Manipur’s oldest militant organisation dominated by the majority Meitei community, under which the..

Mah Govt to give aid up to 3 hectares for crop losses due to rains: Shinde

     MUMBAI,THE Maharashtra Government will give financial assistance up to three hectares of land to farmers who have suffered crop losses due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the last few days, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde ..

‘Train protection system ‘Kavach’ fully functional’

      NEW DELHI, THE indigenously-developed automatic train protection system ‘Kavach’ has been fully installed on 1,500 km of train route, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Wednesday, adding a signif..

Telangana polls today

      HYDERABAD, AFTER a high decibel campaign that saw the likes of top national leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and ruling BRS supremo K Chandrasekar Rao addressing a series of meetings cri..

Chinook airlifts rescued workers to AIIMS-Rishikesh

     UTTARKASHI, WORKERS rescued from the Silkyara tunnel were airlifted to AIIMS-Rishikesh for a health check-up on Wednesday, officials said. Forty-one workers were rescued from the collapsed tunnel in Uttarkashi after a gr..


     AS THE trapped workers emerged with relief-triggered smile on their faces, from the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, the entire nation smiled with them. The 17-day roller-coaster ride of hope and despair..

Rescued workers interact with PM

THE 41 workers, who were rescued from Uttarakhand’s Silkyara tunnel in a multi-agency operation, kept their spirits up while trapped inside by taking morning walks and practising yoga, a rescued worker told Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The workers hailed Prime Minister Modi, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and rescue teams for their efforts, with one of them saying they had nothing to worry as when the Government could saved Indians abroad, they were within the country. In his telephonic conversatio..

Shah dares Mamata No one can stop Centre fromCAA implementation

HOME Minister Amit Shah asserted on Wednesday that the Central Government will implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and no one can stop it. The Union Minister was addressing the rally at the historic Esplanade, with an eye on setting the tone for the party’s Lok Sabha campaign in the State. Shah launched a blistering attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issues of appeasement, infiltration, corruption and political violence, alleging she has “destroyed” the State. Banerjee has been ..