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PM Modi pays tribute to DD News journalist Achyutanand Sahu

Addressing a public gathering in Odisha, Prime Minister Modi said Sahu, who was targetted by “cowardly” Naxals, was performing his duty of presenting to the world the democratic picture of the country through Doordarshan. He also said that sacrifices such as his have only strengthened India’s resolve to end this cycle of violence. Sahu, along with three police personnel, was killed in an ambush ... Read More »

PM Modi dedicates Kollam bypass in Kerala to the Nation

He said 90 percent of the rural habitations are now connected by road. He was addressing a gathering at Kollam in Kerala after dedicating the Kollam Bypass to the Nation. Prime Minister said that the last man in the queue is his Government’s concern. Prime Minister urged the Kerala Government to expedite implementation of various centrally-sponsored projects in the State. ... Read More »

India beat Australia by 6 wickets in 2nd ODI at Adelaide

Skipper Virat Kohli scored 104.  Earlier, Australia scored 298 for 9.  Shaun Marsh smashed his 7th hundred before Bhuvaneshwar Kumar produced a brilliant spell in the death overs to limit Australia to under 300. Bhuvaneshwar claimed 4 wickets while Mohammed Shami took  3 wickets. With today’s win, India have levelled the 3 match ODI series 1-1. India have already won ... Read More »

PM Modi lays foundation stone of several development projects in Odisha

Prime Minister Modi dedicated to the nation electrification of Jharsuguda-Vizianagaram and Sambalpur-Angul lines spanning 813 kilometres completed at a cost of around 1,000 crores. He also inaugurated the doubling of Barpali-Dungaripali and Balangir-Deogaon railway lines. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the 15 km-long Balangir-Bichhupali railway line laid at a cost of 115 crores. It is part of the new 289 kilometre ... Read More »

Kumbh Mela begins with Shahi Snan in Prayagraj

The first bathing was taken by saints and seers of different Akharas. According to Kumbh Mela administration around one crore 25 lakh devotees area expected on this Royal bathing Makar Sankranti. Twenty-one Snan Ghats have been set up for bathing. Special arrangements have been made for women devotees and for the first time three women police units have been pressed ... Read More »

Cold wave sweeps north India

A cover of moderate fog enveloped the city with visibility reduced to 200 to 400 metres at several places in early morning. A senior Railways officer said 14 trains have been delayed by an average of two hours due to fog. An unrelenting cold wave continued in the Kashmir Valley on Tiesday as the met office said the weather condition ... Read More »

Gujarat becomes 1st State to implement 10% EWS Quota

Gujarat has become the first state to provide 10 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker sections in the general category, starting today. It will be implemented in all ongoing recruitment processes including where only an Advertisement has been published and a first stage of examination is yet to be held. 124th Constitutional Amendment passed in ... Read More »

First-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award presented to PM Modi

The Award Citation says: “Shri Narendra Modi is selected for his outstanding leadership for the nation. His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country.” The Citation adds: “Under his leadership, India is now identified as the Centre for Innovation and Value Added Manufacturing (Make in India), ... Read More »

Ahmedabad hosts International Kite Festival

The festival marks the days in the Hindu calendar when winter begins turning to summer, known as Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan. Since 1989, the city has hosted the Festival as part of the official celebration of Uttarayan. Master kite makers and flyers from all over the world gather to demonstrate their unique creations and wow the crowds with highly unusual ... Read More »

The SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon cargo craft departed from the International Space Station

A SpaceX cargo craft departed after a successful mission to deliver scientific equipment and other supplies. The SpaceX-CRS-16 Dragon transported more than 2,500 kilograms (5,600 pounds) of cargo to the space station and orbited Earth for five weeks. Dragon is expected to splash down just west of Baja, California. International Space Station crew member said :”As we all know nothing in space ... Read More »

Coal mine collapse in China’s Shaanxi kills 21

The accident is the deadliest reported so far this year in China’s coal industry, known for its poor safety record. State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of rescuers and ambulances gathered outside the coal mine. It occurred at Baiji Mining Co Ltd’s Lijiagou mine in the city of Shenmu on Saturday, when 87 people were underground. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident, which was the deadliest reported ... Read More »

All arrangements in place for Kumbh Mela beginning in Prayagraj

Massive security and functional arrangements have been made for peaceful bathing. The administration has already banned entry of vehicles into the Mela area since last night. The event will be broadcast and telecast live by Doordarshan and All India Radio.  AIR has set up a separate one kilowatt FM transmitter – Kumbhvani. The broadcast from Kumbhvani can be heard between 5:55 AM ... Read More »

‘Yellow vests’ protests stretch into ninth week in France

In France, thousands of demonstrators turned out across the country for new “yellow vests” protests, with dozens of arrests and clashes in Paris and other cities. Police in the capital used water cannon and tear gas as scuffles broke out at the Arc de Triomphe, on the ninth consecutive weekend of protests. Some 84 thousand demonstrators took part in the ... Read More »

PM Modi releases commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh Ji in New Delhi

Addressing a select gathering on the occasion, Mr Modi recalled Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s fight for the weaker sections. The Prime Minister also took to Twitter to pay tributes to the Sikh Guru. In an audio message, Modi said, Guru Gobind Singh Ji was a divine figure full of heroism, valor, courage, sacrifice and devotion. He said, whenever, an attempt ... Read More »

Trump invites Democrats for talks to end shutdown over Mexico wall

US President Donald Trump urged the opposition Democrats to visit the White House for talks to end the government shutdown, which is now in its record 22nd day. In a tweet, he said he is waiting for Democrats leaders and they should come back to Washington to end the shutdown. This statement comes days after he walked out of a ... Read More »

21 dead in northwest China coal mine accident

All 21 miners trapped underground were killed after a roof collapse occurred at a coal mine in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, according to local authorities on Sunday morning. The accident took place at around 16:30 on Saturday at the Lijiagou coal mine of the Baiji Mining Co, Ltd, a privately-owned company founded in 2003, in the city of Shenmu. At that time, 87 people were working underground. Sixty-six of them were brought ... Read More »

Maharashtra tops medal tally with 37 golds at Khelo India

Maharashtra tops the medal tally with 37 golds at the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune. It has 111 medals in its kitty with 37 gold, 31 silver and 43 bronze. Delhi continues to follow second with 35 gold and Haryana too maintains its third position with 29 gold. Delhi and Haryana are close on the heels of Maharashtra in ... Read More »

EAM and Uzbek Foreign Minister Kamilov hold talks

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Uzbekistan counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov and discussed measures for stepping up bilateral cooperation in a number of areas, including trade, economy, defence and IT. Sushma Swaraj arrived in the ancient city of Samarkand on Saturday on a two-day visit to Uzbekistan to attend the first ever India-Central Asia Dialogue. The meet is expected ... Read More »

President gives nod to 10% quota for EWS in general category

After the approval of Parliament during the Winter Session this week, the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 was sent to the President for his assent.  A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice yesterday said that the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 has received the assent of the President. The notification said the Act will come into force ... Read More »

1st ODI: Australia beat India by 34 runs

With this win Australia have taken 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Chasing a tough total of 289, India could only muster 253/9 in the stipulated 50 overs as Rohit Sharma’s masterful knock of 133 went in vain. Rohit and MS Dhoni’s  century stand after India’s top-order was rattled by the Aussie pacers. Read More »

J&K: 2 unidentified militants killed in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district

Security sources said that a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in Katapora village of Yaripora area of Kulgam district on the basis of specific information about presence of militants in the area.  They said as the forces zeroed in on the suspected place, the hiding militants fired indiscriminately triggering encounter.  The counter militant operation is going on. Read More »

BJP passes political resolution for 2019 LS Polls

The two-day national convention of BJP held in New Delhi deliberated on the party’s strategy for upcoming Lok Sabha polls, discussed measures to counter opposition party’s propaganda. Besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, Cabinet Ministers, BJP Chief Ministers, MPs and senior party leaders were also among those who attended the convention. Slamming opposition, BJP President Amit ... Read More »

PM Modi delivers valedictory addresses at BJP national convention

In his valedictory address at the BJP national convention..Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his govt’s credo is sabka saath, sabka vikas. He referred to his govt enacting the law in Parliament to give 10% quota to economical weaker sections in the general category. He also made it as clear as day that this quota has been given without taking ... Read More »

PM Modi addresses concluding session of national convention

Intensifying his attack on top leadership of Congress over their alleged involvement in the National Herald case, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that those who are out on bail do not believe in the law of institution. Addressing BJP workers on the concluding day of party’s two-day national council meeting in Delhi ON Saturday, Prime Minister said that Congress wants ... Read More »

Chandrayaan -2 in mid April, Gaganyaan in 2021

The Indian Space Research Organisation is readying to take a long leap in space. In his first media interaction of the new year, ISRO Chief K Sivan shared the space agency’s plans for big missions in the coming days. He informed that India’s second mission to the moon Chandrayaan-2 will be launched mid-April this year. — Chandrayaan-2 is an advanced ... Read More »

Khelo India Youth Games 2019: Maharashtra shows the way

Khelo India Youth Games saw athletics championship in its full granduer. In the under-21 boys category, Alden Noronha stamped his authority in the 110m hurdles event, winning the gold.  In the Women’s under-21, 100 meter hurdle Kerala’s Aparna Roy took the gold with a time of 14.25 seconds. Tamil Nadu’s Nandhini S settled for a silver while West Bengal’s Moumita ... Read More »

MEA: Pakistan not serious about peace

Pakistan has been backing forces of terrorism in India while making peace talk offers. India has reacted sharply to the latest statement of talks given by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. India’s Ministry of External Affairs has said that there is no seriousness in Pakistan’s statement on peace talks, it needs to go beyond words and take concrete action to be ... Read More »

Alok Verma quits, No relief for Rakesh Asthana

Delhi High Court has refused to quash the FIR lodged against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana on bribery allegations and vacated its interim order granting him protection against criminal proceedings. Justice Najmi Waziri also refused to quash the FIR lodged against CBI Deputy Superintendent Devender Kumar and alleged middleman Manoj Prasad. The High Court directed the CBI to complete investigation ... Read More »

BJP National Council sets tone for 2019 Poll campaign

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in sight, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party formally kicked off its mission 2019 at the party’s national convention at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.  Party workers from across the country are participating in the two-day convention. In his inaugural address, BJP’s national president Amit Shah listed the Modi government’s achievements and tasked the workers with taking ... Read More »

Two-day BJP National Convention begins in New Delhi

BJP workers from every Lok Sabha constituency are attending the meeting. MPs, MLAs, Parishad members, District In Charge, District Mahamantris and vistaraks will participate in the 2-day event. The emphasis will be on strengthening the presence of the party right from the grassroots level, and on taking the achievements of the Modi government to the people. BJP President Amit Shah ... Read More »

BJP National Council meet begins in New Delhi

BJP President Amit Shah will inaugurate the convention. Briefing media in New Delhi, party’s youth wing president Poonam Mahajan said, around 12 thousand delegates from all parts of the country will attend the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session.  The national council assumes significance in view of the upcoming general elections this year and the meeting will ... Read More »

BJP National Councill meet begins in New Delhi

BJP President Amit Shah will inaugurate the convention. Briefing media in New Delhi, party’s youth wing president Poonam Mahajan said, around 12 thousand delegates from all parts of the country will attend the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session.  The national council assumes significance in view of the upcoming general elections this year and the meeting will ... Read More »

National Commission for Women issues notice to Rahul Gandhi

National Commission for Women took strong notice of alleged derogatory comments by Congress President Rahul Gandhi against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The NCW has issued a notice to the Congress President over his remarks. NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma has said that the commission has asked for an explanation from Rahul Gandhi on why he said what he said in tweets. ... Read More »

Central Bureau of Investigation Director Alok Verma transferred

CBI Director Alok Verma, who was reinstated to the post by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, has been transferred. He was on Thursday appointed Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards. The Selection Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which appoints the CBI chief took the decision. The three-member committee also comprises Leader of the single largest ... Read More »

Cabinet approves setting up of three new AIIMS

The Cabinet approved the creation of the post of Vice Chancellor for National Rail & Transport Institute (Deemed to be University) set up in Vadodara, Gujarat. The Cabinet also approved a proposal for a 75-billion US dollar bilateral swap arrangement between India and Japan, a move aimed at enhancing the RBI’s ability to manage exchange rate volatility. The Cabinet approved ... Read More »

CBI Director Alok Verma transferred

CBI Director Alok Verma, who was reinstated to the post by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, has been transferred. He was on Thursday appointed Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards. The Selection Committee, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which appoints the CBI chief took the decision. The three-member committee also comprises Leader of the single largest ... Read More »

Hubble’s most advanced camera shut down: NASA

However, the telescope will continue to perform science observations with its other three active instruments, while the Wide Field Camera 3 anomaly is investigated. According to NASA’s statement, The Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 was installed by spacewalking astronauts during Servicing Mission 4 in 2009. Read More »

Quota for EWS biggest achievement of Winter session: Parliamentary Affairs Minister

Addressing a Press conference, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar said that passing of 124th Constitution Amendment Bill 2019 providing 10 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically weaker sections is a big achievement of the winter session. Tomar appealed to the opposition not to politicise the Bill related to Triple Talaq as it is against the interest ... Read More »

Ayodhya Case: Hearing adjourned till January 29

Supreme Court has deferred hearing in the Ayodhya case to January 29. The matter was postponed after Justice UU Lalit recused himself from the case. Justice Lalit, one of the five judges of the Supreme Court bench that was scheduled to hear the case, has opted out over conflict of interest. The move comes after Senior advocate Rajeev Dhawan pointed ... Read More »

National Commission for Women notice to Rahul Gandhi

National Commission for Women took strong notice of alleged derogatory comments by Congress President Rahul Gandhi against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The NCW has issued a notice to the Congress President over his remarks. NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma has said that the commission has asked for an explanation from Rahul Gandhi on why he said what he said in tweets. ... Read More »

GST registration threshold limit increased to Rs 40 lakh

The 32nd Goods and Services Tax Council meeting concluded in New Delhi on Thursday. Briefing media, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that GST Council has hiked annual turnover for availing composition scheme to Rs 1.5 cr from Rs 1 cr with effective April 1, 2019. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also said Tax payers who are giving Services of up to ... Read More »

PM Modi lashes out at Congress for middleman culture

PM Narendra Modi on Thursday held interaction with booth workers from Arakkonam, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Erode & Krishnagiri of Tamil Nadu via video conferencing. PM conveyed Pongal greetings and wished happiness and good health in the lives of everyone.  While lashing out at the Congress, he said the people of the country deserve to know what role did middleman Michel play ... Read More »

Smt. Maneka Gandhi confers National Awards to Anganwadi Workers for Exceptional Achievements under ICDS Scheme

We are pleased to inform that Hon’ble Union Minister for Women & Child Development – Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has conferred two anganwadi workers – Ms. Rukmani Bhoi from Tilakheda Nand Ghar, Udaipur and Ms. Vimla Kunwar from Nayakheda Khushi Anganwadi Centre with ‘National Awards for Exceptional Achievements for the year 2017-18’ on 7th January, 2019 in New Delhi. This ... Read More »

Parliament clears historic Quota Bill

The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, a day after it was passed by the Lok Sabha. The Rajya Sabha passed it after a division with 165 members voting in its favour and seven against. The House saw a lively debate which lasted over eight hours. PM Narendra Modi tweeted: Delighted the Rajya Sabha ... Read More »

PM Modi: Opposition politicising Quota Issue

A promise made as a Chief Minister being fulfilled by PM Narendra Modi. Addressing a rally in Agra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi silenced critics who questioned the timing of the 124th Constitutional Amendment bill batting for conducting simultaneous elections. Without naming SP and BSP, he hit out at emerging alliances. He said their only motive is to remove the Chowkidar ... Read More »

Khelo India Youth Games 2019 officially kicks off

Khelo India is now bigger and better in its second edition, after being re-christened Khelo India Youth Games and now covering 18 different disciplines in different age-groups.  The prestigious event brings many arms of Indian sport like Indian Olympic Association, Sports Authority of India, National Sports Federations, Association of Indian Universities and School Games Federation of India together under one ... Read More »

PM Modi launches development projects in Solapur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, it is his government’s endeavour to ensure that every poor person, irrespective of caste or creed gets to lead a life of dignity, and gets access to all possible opportunities. Addressing a gathering at Solapur in Maharashtra today, he said, the Centre is committed to the principle of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.’  Referring to ... Read More »

PM to visit Solapur & Agra today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Solapur in Maharashtra on Wednesday … during his visit PM will launch a slew of mega-development projects. PM will dedicate to the nation the 58  kms, four laned,  Solapur – Tuljapur – Osmanabad section of  NH-211 (New NH-52) … The project is part of a larger project for four laning of 98.717 kms. Solapur ... Read More »