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Campaigning picks up for Haryana, Maharashtra Polls

PM Modi said that Article 370 was a big hurdle in the way for providing equal opportunity to all citizens of the country in Kashmir. He said that Valmiki samaj was also bearing the brunt of this injustice. PM said that abrogation of article 370 has provided equal opportunity to all sections of society. CAMPAIGNING INTENSIFIES IN MAHARASHTRA   Political ... Read More »

Former PM H.D. Deve Gowda praises PM Modi for making of Statue of Unity

He also recalled that Ahmedabad airport was renamed as Sardar Vallabhai Patel International airport and Sardar Vallabhai Patel memorial was built in his home town in Nadiad, Gujarat in the past. These have been brought to a logical end by the construction of world’s tallest statue for the Iron Man of India.  He also added that it had been made ... Read More »

Bali Zoo Celebrated Tumpek Kandang Ritual for all its Resident Faunas

It was also celebrated in order to respect the meaningful bond that grow in a relationship between human and other well-beings, especially animals, which by some means, the celebration also gave hope to wildlife preservation. What have been mentioned above are essentially aligned with the mission of Bali Zoo, which always put animal preservation on top mission. With that alignment, ... Read More »

Google Doodle honours Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau on his 218th birthday

“Inspired by the mesmerising animated discs, the animated Doodle art was made to reflect Plateau’s style, with different imagery and themes in them on different device platforms,” Google said in its description of the Doodle. Born in Brussels on October 14 in 1801, Plateau was the son of an artist who specialised in painting flowers. After studying law, Plateau became ... Read More »

King Willem & Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in India on 5-day visit

Ceremonial Reception was accorded to King Willem-Alexander & Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in New Delhi Monday morning. King of Netherlands, and his wife met President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Later, both Dutch king and his queen also visited Rajghat and paid floral tributes to Mahatama Gandhi. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima ... Read More »

Sports Ministry makes sporting infrastructure ‘free & accessible’

A major decision has been taken that all Sports Authority of India Stadiums and facilities will be made free for federations to hold competitions and leagues. Also, non-SAI coaches can train their athletes in SAI facilities free of cost by booking training slots online. This decision was made to promote Fit India Movement and to make play fields and sporting ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Jaffna international airport to commence operations on Thursday

The airlines will operate three flights to Chennai, Tiruchirapalli and Kochi in South India. Sri Lankan transport minister Arjuna Ranatunga said the airport marks an important development for the region as well as whole of Sri Lanka. Jaffna airport was operational during 60s and 70s but was closed down following eruption of LTTE war. The airport has been developed afresh ... Read More »

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses 3rd India Energy Forum

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday assured investors that India will honor contractual commitments under various energy agreements. While addressing the 3rd India Energy Forum in New Delhi, she said that government’s commitment towards renewable energy can been seen by the fact that under the leadership of Narendra Modi LPG cylinders were provided to 8 Crore families as promised. Sitharaman ... Read More »

SC rejects plea on linking Aadhaar with FB, Twitter

The top court was hearing a petition filed by Facebook to transfer cases being heard in the High Courts of Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh in connection with the linking of social media profiles with Aadhaar. In its transfer petition, Facebook had said that the cases pending in the High Courts involved similar questions of law and should be heard ... Read More »

Bring ATF, Natural Gas under GST: Pradhan

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and GST Council to make a beginning by bringing Aviation Turbine Fuel and Natural Gas under Ambit of GST. Addressing the India Energy Forum, the Cera Week, and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that Government is focusing of making India a low Carbon Economy. Download App to read Latest News ... Read More »

3rd International Think Tank Meeting (ITT) in Delhi

Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan addressed the third meeting of International Think-Tank in New Delhi on Sunday. Addressing the gathering, the minister called upon Oil companies to develop a major strategic mindset by using the latest technologies and working on transforming the oil sector. He said, India’s excessive oil import dependency makes it vulnerable to external developments more ... Read More »

At least 10 killed in cylinder explosion in Mau

In the impact of the explosion, a two storied building collapsed. Sleuths of NDRF and other security personnel have been rushed to the spot as several people were still trapped under the collapsed building. UP DGP OP Singh while confirming 10 deaths, said that the incident occurred in Walidpur village at around 0730 hrs when a two storied building collapsed ... Read More »

Bangladesh second fastest growing economy in South Asia: World Bank

The report points out that its economy is likely to maintain growth above 7 percent, supported by a robust macroeconomic framework, political stability, and strong public investments. Bangladesh has reduced the current account deficit due to rising export and remittances which was above dollar 15.5 billion in 2018. However, the report says financial sector vulnerability, fiscal pressures and loss of ... Read More »

Simone Biles becomes most decorated gymnast in World Championships history

US gymnastics star Simone Biles won her fifth gold medal in the women’s floor final to conclude her best ever world championships and extend her all-time record to 25 medals at the competition in Stuttgart on Sunday. Biles, who won the beam title earlier in the day, claimed an unrivalled 19th world gold following her previous successes in the team, ... Read More »

India wins Pune Test by an innings and 137 runs

India scripted history, as they defeated South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in Pune on Sunday. This was India’s 11th successive Test series win at home as they broke Australia’s record of 10 series wins in the longest format. South Africa were bundled out for 189 in the second innings as Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja picked up ... Read More »

Kurds announces deal with Damascus

The Kurdish administration in northern Syria on Sunday announced a deal with the Damascus government on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey to confront Ankara’s offensive. The Kurdish administration said the deal struck with Damascus “paves the way to liberate the rest of the Syrian cities occupied by the Turkish army such as Afrin”. Turkey’s President Recep ... Read More »

India and Sierra Leone sign six agreements

On the second leg of his visit to two African nations, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is in Sierra Leon. During his visit the Vice President had a productive meet with Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, at the State House in Freetown on Sunday. The Vice President also participated in the delegation level talks. India ... Read More »

PM Modi becomes most followed leader on Instagram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the most-followed elected world leader on photo-sharing app Instagram, ahead of US President Donald Trump, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and former president Barack Obama. With 30 million followers, PM Modi leads the list of world leaders on Instagram, with Joko Widodo coming in a close second with 25.6 million followers on the popular app ... Read More »

Home Minister Amit Shah accuses Congress and NCP of corruption

Campaigning for the upcoming assembly elections in the state of Maharashtra has reached a feverish pitch. BJP national president Amit Shah lashed out at the opposition, enumerating the achievements of the Modi government in front of the people. Comparing the Modi government’s stern stand against terrorism and the opposition’s response to it, the BJP president said Modi government conducted air ... Read More »

Assembly Elections: Campaigning picks momentum

Voting for the Maharashtra and Haryana Legislative Assembly is due next week. As election time draws near, all political parties are increasing the pace of campaigning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an election rally in Faridabad on Monday. BJP president Amit Shah will also address a public meeting in Ellenabad in the state. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is also ... Read More »

Kashmir: Postpaid mobile phone services to resume from today

The move comes barely days after the Centre issued an advisory opening the valley for tourists. Earlier, schools were re-opened followed by colleges and landline phones were made fully operational. The weekly flea market in Sri Nagar, locally known as the “Sunday market”, was open as several dozen vendors put up stalls on the Lal Chowk road. The market on ... Read More »

Pope Francis elevates Indian nun Mariam Thresia to sainthood 

Mariam Thresia, who founded the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Thrissur in May 1914, was raised to the highest position within the centuries-old institution during the ceremony at the St Peter’s Square.  The nun from Kerala was canonised along with English Cardinal John Henry Newman, Swiss laywoman Marguerite Bays, Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes and Italian Sister ... Read More »

14 Civilians killed in Turkish offensive in North Syria

The dead included 5 people who were killed when pro-Turkey rebels opened fire on their car near Ain Issa.  Meanwhile, Turkey’s deadly assault on Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria has forced over one lakh thirty thousand people to flee their homes, the United Nations said adding it was preparing for that figure to more than triple.  The UN had said ... Read More »

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: India Beat South Africa, Clinch Series 

This was India’s 11th successive Test series win at home as they broke Australia’s record of 10 series wins in the longest format.  South Africa were bundled out for 189 in the second innings as Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets apiece.  Ravichandran Ashwin also accounted for a couple of wickets while Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami ... Read More »

PM Modi’s Instagram followers reach 30 million, ahead of Trump, Obama

With 30 million followers, PM Modi leads the list of world leaders on Instagram, with Joko Widodo coming in a close second with 25.6 million followers on the popular app owned by Facebook.  Barack Obama comes in third with 24.8 million followers while his successor, Donald Trump, trails behind with 14.9 million followers.  BJP’s working president JP Nadda congratulated PM ... Read More »

Campaigning intensified in poll bound Haryana

The manifesto, is titled ‘Mhare Sapne Ka Haryana’ or ‘Haryana of My dreams’. Party’s Working President JP Nadda, and other senior functionaries were also present during the manifesto release. The Haryana Assembly polls are scheduled for October 21. Votes will be counted on October 24. Speaking on the occasion, Haryana Chief Minsiter  Manohar Lal said that during the last five ... Read More »

Campaigning gains momentum in poll bound Maharashtra

AMIT SHAH ACCUSES CONGRESS AND NCP OF CORRUPTION Campaigning for the upcoming assembly elections in the state of Maharastra has reached a feverish pitch. BJP national president Amit Shah lashed out at the opposition, enumerating the achievements of the Modi government in front of the people. Comparing the Modi government’s stern stand against terrorism and the opposition’s response to it, ... Read More »

Campaigning picks up for Maharashtra Assembly Elections

Prime Minister Modi said that govt is fulfilling its promise of giving a stable, clean, and empowered Govt to the citizens. He also praised Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for giving good governance to the state. A week before Maharashtra assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Jalgaon to start his election campaign. While addressing the rally Prime Minister challenged the ... Read More »

Baul Festival concludes in Dhaka

More than twenty five Bauls performed during the program. Bauls Swapan Adhikari, Karuna Prasad and Ila Biswas from India performed during the program among others. Renowned Baul singers from Bangladesh like Tuntun Baul, Razzak Fakir, Abu Bakr Siddik and Arefina Iva also performed during the event. Apart from the songs performed by Bauls from Bangladesh and India, a seminar was ... Read More »

Japan: Rescue operation on after powerful typhoon dashed heavy rainfall

According to public broadcaster NHK, the typhoon left four people dead, 17 missing and more than 100 people injured. The numbers are growing, underlining the damage from Hagibis, which means “speed” in the Philippine language of Tagalog. Several rivers overflowed, including Tama River near Tokyo. Authorities warned that the risk of mudslides remained. Some train service in the Tokyo area, ... Read More »

Prez Trump releases 50 million dollars in stabilisation assistance for Syria, says White House

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said, this funding will provide emergency financial assistance to Syrian human rights defenders, civil society organisations and reconciliation efforts directly supporting ethnic and religious minority victims of the conflict. She said, it will also go towards increasing accountability, removal of explosive remnants of war, community security, documenting human rights abuses and international humanitarian law ... Read More »

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu reaches Freetown in Sierra Leone

Later, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ms. Nabeela Fareeda Tunis called on the Vice President. Mr Naidu will have a detailed bilateral meeting with Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Wonie Bio. He will also meet Speaker of Sierra Leone Parliament Abbas Chernor Bundu. The Vice President will also interact with Indian community there. Download App to read Latest ... Read More »

Manju Rani to take on Ekaterina Paltceva in summit clash of World Women’s Boxing Championships

Sixth-seeded Rani entered the final beating Thailand’s Chuthamat Raksat 4-1 in her semifinal bout of 48-kilogram category at Ulan-Ude yesterday. Debutant Rani was the lone Indian to enter the final. Six-time champion MC Mary Kom, Jamuna Boro and Lovlina Borgohain settled for bronze medals. Despite loss, it was a stupendous campaign for 36-year-old Mary Kom. This bronze is her first ... Read More »

Campaigning in full swing for assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra

In a tweet, PM Modi said, the NDA is going to the people based on the stellar work of the Devendra Fadnavis government. Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah is also scheduled to address several rallies in the state, while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will address a public meeting at Dharavi in Mumbai. The assembly elections in the two ... Read More »

2nd Test, Day 3: South Africa continue to crumble in Pune; India Lead By 326 Runs

South Africa Bowled were all out for  275  in their 1st innings in Pune.  Mohammed Shami’s hostile morning spell and an acrobatic catch by Wriddhiman Saha were the highlights of the first session.  Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock then put up South Africa’s first meaningful partnership before Ravichandran Ashwin bowled out the de Kock  for 31.  Du Plessis ... Read More »

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at Kathmandu on 2-day visit to Nepal

It is the first visit by a Chinese President to Himalayan nation in 23 years. He was received by the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and other senior leaders were also present at the airport to welcome President Jinping. He was accorded Ceremonial Reception at the airport. Later ... Read More »

PM Modi mourns passing away of Rev. Domnic Jala, the Archbishop of Shillong 

Prime Minister tweeted he was anguished by the passing of the Archbishop.  The PM said the Rev. Domnic Jala will always be “remembered for his impeccable service to  society and for his passion towards Meghalaya’s Progress. May his soul rest in peace.” Archbishop of Shillong Rev Domnic Jala, passed away in a car crash in California, United States on the ... Read More »

PM Modi collected plastic waste to clean beach in Mamallapuram 

Prime Minister Modi who was taking a morning stroll along the shores of Mamallapuram plogged for over 30 minutes collecting strewn plastic and garbage. He later tweeted, “Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes. Also handed over my ‘collection’ to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff. Let us ensure our ... Read More »

PM Modi & Chinese President hold delegation-level talks on day 2

Recalling the first informal summit between India and China last year in Wuhan, Prime Minister Narednra Modi said that last year’s summit led to fresh stability in our relations and gave a fresh momentum, while today’s talks in ‘Chennai ‘ are a start to a new era in India-China relations. For most part of the last 2000 years, India and ... Read More »

India and China have been major economic powers in the past, says PM Modi

Both the leaders were in a one on one conversation for around an hour in the relaxed setting of the informal summit. Prime Minister Modi and President Xi exchanged views facing the seafront in the luxury hotel Taj Fisherman’s Cove. Wide range of issues including current geopolitical issues is believed to have been discussed. Both the leaders are now participating ... Read More »

Mary Kom signs off with bronze in World Championships

Mary Kom, seeded third, lost 1-4 to second seed Cakiroglu, who is the reigning European Championships and European Games gold-medallist. Both the boxers seemed hesitant to make the first move in the opening round but Mary Kom had the edge in counter-attacks as Cakiroglu struggled to make her height advantage count. The second round followed a similar pattern as far ... Read More »

Turkey vows to keep up Syria assault as US says troops came under fire

Erdogan’s pledge to keep up the offensive, which the UN says has displaced more than 100,000 people since it began on Wednesday, came as the US Treasury warned President Donald Trump was planning to activate “very powerful” sanctions on Ankara. Trump, whose order to pull back US troops from the border this week effectively triggered the intervention, has faced a ... Read More »

Zverev knocks out Federer in Shanghai Masters Quarterfinals

The 22-year-old fifth seed will face Austria”s Dominic Thiem or Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the semi-finals on Saturday. Federer, the champion in Shanghai in 2014 and 2017, was given a point penalty after losing his temper and twice hitting the ball out the court in the decider, when he was down by 3-0 and 30-15 in the fourth game. ... Read More »

Iran tanker hit by suspected missile strikes off Saudi coast 

The National Iranian Tanker Company, which owns the ship, said the hull of the Sabiti was hit by two separate explosions off the Saudi port of Jeddah, saying they were “probably caused by missile strikes”. Oil prices surged more than two percent on the news, which raised fresh supply concerns with tensions still high after last month’s attacks on two ... Read More »

National Open Athletics: Dutee Chand breaks national record again

She won her semifinal with a time of 11.22 seconds. She shaved off 0.04 seconds from her previous personal best – 11.26 seconds, registered at the Asian Athletics Championships in April earlier this year.  The previously standing national record in the women’s 100m event was 11.26 seconds – held jointly by Dutee  and Rachita Mistry. Download App to read Latest ... Read More »

First Ever ‘India International Cooperatives Trade Fair’ inaugurated 

Addressing the gathering during the inauguration, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said cooperation is the key to development of our vilages and this mela will prove to be a milestone in the growth of rural India. Organisations from 35 countries are participating in the Fair and they all expressed their happiness at being part of this mega event.  The Minister ... Read More »

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