Murmu says, investment opportunities created in UP in last 6-7 years

    NOIDA, PRESIDENT Droupadi Murmu on Thursday said that investment opportunities have been created and infrastructure has improved in Uttar Pradesh in the last six to seven years. She was speaking after inaugurating the first ed..

Passage of Nari Shakti Bill golden moment: PM

    NEW DELHI, A DAY after the Lok Sabha passed the Women’s Reservation Bill with near unanimity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described its passage as a “golden moment” in India’s parliamentary..

Women’s Bill a gift from grateful nation to women scientists of ISRO: Rajnath

    NEW DELHI, DEFENCE Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’, which will provide 33 per cent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and State Assemblies, is a gift by a grateful nation ..

MP CM unveils 108-ft ‘Statue of Oneness’ of Adi Shankaracharya

    Staff ReporterBHOPAL, It was a proud moment for Madhya Pradesh as well as the entire country as Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan unveiled the Ashtadhatu 108-foot, tall ‘Ekatmata ki Pratima’ ‘Statue of One..

Defining moment: PM after Nari Shakti Bill gets nod

    NEW DELHI,PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded the parliamentary’s approval to the Women’s Reservation Bill as a defining moment in the nation’s democratic journey. Parliament approved the bill for rese..

Govt unveils new Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar, scraps nearly 300 old awards

    NEW DELHI, THE Centre on Thursday unveiled a new set of national awards in science, technology and innovation, called the ‘Rashtriya Vigyan Puraskar’, and scrapped nearly 300 awards by various science departments. ..


      THE Indian Navy moving a proposal to the Government for building the second aircraft carrier at Cochin is a big push to not only indigenisation of the country’s naval prowess but also to pursue the long-cherished ..

India temporarily suspends issuance of visas to Canadian citizens

INDIA on Thursday announced temporarily suspending issuance of visas to Canadian citizens in view of “security threats” faced by its high commission and consulates in Canada, amid an escalating diplomatic row over Ottawa’s allegations relating to the killing of a Khalistani separatist on Canadian soil. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the decision will include Canadian visa applicants in third countries even as he asserted Canada must act against the pro-Khalistani elements ..

Parliament passes Nari Shakti Bill

THE Parliament on Thursday passed a historic legislation to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in Lok Sabha and State Assemblies. The Rajya Sabha passed the Women’s Reservation Bill unanimously on Thursday with 214 members voting in support and none against. The members welcomed the passing of the Bill with thumping of desks. BJP members raised slogans hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and greeted him. Lok Sabha passed the Bill on Wednesday with 454 members voting in favour of the legislation ..

DGCA suspends AI’s Flight Safety Chief for a month

AVIATION watchdog DGCA on Thursday said it has suspended Tata Group-owned Air India’s Flight Safety Chief Rajeev Gupta for one month for certain lapses. On July 25 and 26, the regulator’s team carried out the surveillance of Air India in the areas of internal audit, accident prevention work and availability of required technical manpower...

31,000 women chant ‘Atharvashirsha’ at Dagdusheth Ganapati pandal

    PUNE, AS MANY as 31,000 women chanted ‘Atharvashirsha’ at the famous Dagdusheth Ganapati pandal in Maharashtra’s Pune on Wednesday morning, on the second day of the 10-day Ganeshotsav. ‘Atharvashirsha,&..

Allies divided over support for Canada’s Nijjar killing allegations

    TORONTO, A DAY after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged India’s involvement in the killing of a prominent Sikh separatist leader, the Canadian media reported that Ottawa’s Five Eye allies were not keen ..

First C-295 transport aircraft lands at Air Force Station in Vadodara

    VADODARA (Gujarat),   THE first C-295 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force landed at Air Force Station Gujarat’s Vadodara on Wednesday, officials said. The aircraft was flown by Group Captain PS Negi and lande..

Smriti slams Oppn over demand for ‘immediate’ implementation of quota

   NEW DELHI, UNION Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday slammed the Opposition over its demand for an immediate implementation of quota under Women’s Reservation Bill, asking it whether it wished to follow the constitutional proce..

India’s Rhino population on rise: Report

    By Animesh DebNEW DELHI, THE Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros population is growing in India, in what could be termed as a bright spot in conservation efforts of the vulnerable species.In neighbouring Nepal too, their population ..

Exercise ‘utmost caution’: India to its citizens in Canada

    NEW DELHI, INDIA on Wednesday advised all its nationals living in Canada and those contemplating travelling there to exercise “utmost caution” in view of growing anti-India activities and “politically-condone..


     THE passage of the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’ -- Women’s Empowerment Bill -- by an overwhelming majority -- 454 against 2 -- is a historic achievement for the country. The legislation that was lingering ..

Nari gets ‘Shakti’ in Parlt, Legislatures

THE Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill granting reservation to women on one-third seats in Lok Sabha and State Assemblies with near unanimity amid demands from the Opposition to extend similar benefits to Other Backward Classes and immediate implementation of the measure before the elections next year. After a spirited eight-hour debate in which 60 members participated, the Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (128th Amendment) Bill, with 454 members voting in favour and two against it. Prime Minister ..

PM Modi’s WhatsApp channel crosses 1 million followers in one day

BESIDES making record-setting followers on social media platforms-- X, Facebook and Instagram-- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday achieved yet another milestone when his WhatsApp channel crossed a million subscribers only in one day. Prime Minister Modi is the most followed Indian on X with over 91 million followers. Meanwhile, on Facebook, PM Modi has 48 million followers while on Instagram, he has over 78 million. Days after WhatsApp introduced the Channels feature, Prime Minister Narendra ..

‘Indian economy doing well even in unsupportive global environment’

THE Indian economy has started doing well even in an unsupportive global environment, as the Modi-led Government implemented various reforms in the last nine years, resulting in improvements in key macroeconomic indicators, according to RBI Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member Ashima Goyal. But, there is still a long way to go to realise India’s full potential, Goyal added. “The UPA Government inherited a strong economy and benefitted from a high growth period. “But over-reaction to the global financial ..

EC’s unique initiative

IN A unique initiative, the Election Commission (EC) of India on Wednesday released two comic books to spread awareness among children about voting and the electoral process with the help of comic characters including Chacha Chaudhary, Sabu, Raaka, Dhamaka Singh, and Billoo. “Chacha Chaudhary, Sabu, Raaka, Dhamaka Singh, Billoo and other comic characters will now create awareness amongst children about elections. In a unique initiative, the comic book, “Chacha Chaudhary aur Chunavi Dangal”, published ..

9 separatist outfits supporting terror groups have bases in Canada: Officials

     NEW DELHI,   AT LEAST nine separatist organisations supporting terror groups have their bases in Canada and despite multiple deportation requests Ottawa has taken no action against those involved in heinous crimes ..

World leaders express deep concerns over Canada’s allegations on Nijjar’s killing

    NEW DELHI, WORLD leaders have expressed ‘deep concerns’ after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made allegations regarding the Indian Government’s involvement in the fatal shooting of Khalistan Tiger For..

Ganesh festival begins in Maharashtra amid fanfare

     MUMBAI,   THE 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival started in Maharashtra on Tuesday, with idols of Lord Ganesh, the god of prosperity and wisdom, being installed in homes and at pandals across the State with pomp and g..

Mah CM visits Dras War Memorial in Kargil, pays tributes to martyrs

    MUMBAI,AFTER visiting the war memorial in Dras and learning about the valour of our brave soldiers, I felt immense pride. The visit to the Dras War Memorial is inspiring and energizing, intensifying the feelings of patriotism, Maha..

Need to expand canvas to build stronger India, says PM Modi

    NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for expanding the canvas to build a stronger India, and said all reforms and new laws going forward must have rising aspirations of the country as their priority. Addre..

Time to bury strategy of weaponising disruptions: RS Chairman Dhankhar

    NEW DELHI,  AS PROCEEDINGS of Parliament moved to its new building, Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday called for burying the strategy of “weaponising” disturbances and disruptions in parliamenta..


     THE Parliament of India has moved to a new building. The old building was good, but not good enough for new needs. Hence the change -- at a huge expense. Yet, the difference between the old and new buildings is that of only t..

Democracy in the new Temple

LOK SABHA and Rajya Sabha proceedings on Tuesday began in the new Parliament building, located adjacent to the old one, starting a new chapter in parliamentary history of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked down from the old building along with Union Ministers including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and other leaders. Initiating the first day of the proceedings, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla urged on members to set a new standard of parliamentary debate by raising people’s issues, as ..

Tit-for-tat: India expels Canadian diplomat

INDIA on Tuesday rejected as “absurd” and “motivated” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations of “potential” Indian links to the killing of a Khalistani separatist leader and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in retaliation to Ottawa’s expulsion of an Indian official over the case, in fresh strains to the bilateral ties. Canadian High Commissioner to India Cameron MacKay was summoned and informed about the decision to expel the senior official, with the Ministry of External Affairs ..

Aditya-L1 gets send off from Earth

ADITYA L1 spacecraft, India’s first space-based mission to study the Sun, got a “send-off” from the Earth after orbiting it since its September 2 launch as it underwent a key manoeuvre in the early hours of Tuesday, ISRO said. The Trans-Lagrangian Point 1 Insertion manoeuvre marks the beginning of the spacecraft’s about 110-day trajectory to the destination around the L1 Lagrange point, a balanced gravitational location between the Earth and the Sun. “Off to Sun-Earth L1 point! The Trans-Lagrangian ..

Govt introduces Women’s Reservation Bill in LS

MEETING a long-pending demand, the Government on Tuesday introduced a bill to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in Lok Sabha and State Assemblies. However, its implementation may still take some time and is unlikely to be in force for the next Lok Sabha elections in 2024 as the reservation will come into effect only after a delimitation exercise is completed. The bill has proposed that the reservation will continue for a period of 15 years and there will be quota for SC/STs within the reserved ..

Cong urges Govt tobring Women QuotaBill in special session

    NEW DELHI, THE Congress on Monday urged the Government to bring Women Reservation Bill in the Parliament and highlighted the issue of unemployment saying rising joblessness will finish democracy in the country. During a discus..

J&K LG visits family of slain Dy SP Humayun Bhat, assures all help

    SRINAGAR, JAMMU and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday visited the residence of Deputy Superintendent of Police Humayun Bhat who was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Anantnag district last week and assu..

Spl session is of historic decisions: PM to media

    NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that this Parliament session may be short in duration but is big on occasion, and is of “historic decisions”. In his remarks to the media ahead of the five-day..

SC moots more strict self-regulatory mechanism for TV news channels

    NEW DELHI,THE Supreme Court on Monday said it wanted to “tighten up” the self-regulatory mechanism of monitoring TV news channels and granted four more weeks to News Broadcasters and Digital Association (NBDA) to come u..

Sheep, goats cannot fight lion: CM Shinde on Oppn targetting PM Modi

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday said opposition parties only think about defeating Prime Minister Narendra Modi but “sheep and goats” cannot put up a fight against a lion in a jungle. Spe..

Narmada bridge closed, NDRF rescues 105 in Gujarat’s Bharuch

    BHARUCH,AS HEAVY rainfall continued to batter Gujarat, the situation in Bharuch district has become challenging, leading to several road closures, including the Narmada bridge, and rescue operations that have helped save 105 people..


    ABIT away from the statistics, records, milestones and achievements in the Asia Cup, the most telling gesture that deserves a grand salute came from hero of the day, Mohammad Siraj. The Indian pacer rattled the clueless Sri Lankans..

Emotional adieu to Old ParliamentNew era in New Parliament to begin today

AS THE old Parliament building hosted a session one last time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday bid a poignant farewell recalling the country’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s iconic “tryst with destiny” speech for continuing to inspire everyone and another predecessor Atal Behari Vajpayee’s “Governments may come and go” remark. Reminiscing the country’s Parliamentary journey of 75 years, Modi at the same time reminded the Lok Sabha about Emergency ..

MoS Prahlad Patel says, Cabinet clearswomen’s quota bill, deletes post later

MINISTER of State Prahlad Singh Patel on Monday posted on social media platform X that the Cabinet has approved the women’s reservation bill, but deleted the post within an hour. While there was no official word on what transpired in the Cabinet meeting, which lasted for more than 90 minutes on Monday evening, speculations were rife that it approved the women’s reservation bill. “Only the Modi Government had the moral courage to fulfill the demand for women’s reservation which was proved by the approval ..

Set timeline for deciding disqualification pleasagainst CM Shinde, others: SC to Mah Speaker

 NEW DELHI :  THE Supreme Court on Monday directed the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker to spell out the timeline within a week for adjudication of the disqualification petitions filed against Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Shiv Sena MLAs loyal to..

Aditya-L1 solar spacecraft starts collecting data

INDIA’S Aditya-L1 solar mission spacecraft has commenced collecting data that will help scientists analyse the behaviour of particles surrounding Earth, ISRO said on Monday. The sensors of an instrument on board India’s first solar observatory have begun measuring supra-thermal and energetic ions and electrons at distances greater than 50,000 km from Earth, it said...

India’s Santiniketan inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

    NEW DELHI,SANTINIKETAN, the famed place in West Bengal where poet Rabindranath Tagore built Visva-Bharati over a century ago, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The world body made the announcement in a post on &..

‘BrahMos manufacturing in Lucknow likely to begin from March’

    LUCKNOW, DEFENCE Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the work on the BrahMos missile manufacturing site in Lucknow is likely to be completed by March next year. Singh was speaking in Gomti Nagar here on the second day of t..

Terrorism in J&K at lowest level, says DGP

   SRINAGAR, TERRORISM in Jammu and Kashmir is at its lowest level and the Union Territory is slowly moving towards the policy of zero terrorism, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said on Saturday. The Jammu and Kashmir Police ch..

Cheetah Project on right path to becoming successful: Govt report

    NEW DELHI, FOUR of the six criteria established for assessing the short-term success of India’s cheetah reintroduction programme have already been met, a Government report said on Sunday. Released upon the completion of ..

Anantnag op to flush out terrorists enters fifth day

  SRINAGAR,THE operation to flush out terrorists hiding in Gadole forest area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district entered the fifth day on Sunday as security forces widened the area of operation to neighbouring villages and fired seve..

Ready for polls; confident about decisive mandate: CWC

    HYDERABAD,ASSERTING that it is ready for elections, the Congress on Sunday expressed confidence about receiving a decisive mandate in the upcoming Assembly polls in five States. Reaffirmed the preparedness of the party organisation..


   AFTER the spectacular success of Indian athletes in the Tokyo Olympics, Commonwealth Games and later in the World Athletics Championships, there is a higher level of expectations from the Indian contingent from the upcoming Asian Games i..