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PM Modi’s two-nation visit to Maldives & Sri Lanka begins from Saturday

For his maiden state visit after assuming office for the second time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Maldives from June 8 to June 9. He will arrive at Malé on the first day of his tour. On the invitation of the Government of Maldives, PM Modi will address the Maldivian parliament, People’s Majlis. The proposal was passed  by ... Read More »

International Federation of Hockey men’s series finals begins today

Poland, Russia, Uzbekistan South Africa, Japan, USA, Mexico including host country India will battle it out for two places in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers scheduled to be held in October-November later this year.   First match will be played between South Africa and USA 08.45 in the morning.  The second match will be held between Poland and Uzbekistan at 5.00 ... Read More »

PM Modi begins 2nd term with 57 member team

He became the first non-Congress Prime Minister to have won a second consecutive term in office after the BJP won a massive mandate. During the nearly two-hour long ceremony, 58 ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind.  Those included in the Council of Ministers are Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, D V Sadanand ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins today

Australia will launch their title defence on June 1 against the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan in a day/night match in Bristol. India, the 1983 and 2011 world champions, will play their first match on June 5 against South Africa at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.  Their feature match against arch-rivals Pakistan will be on June 16 at Old ... Read More »

3rd ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol begins in Munich today 

Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela, Anjum Moudgil and Elavenil Valarivan will be vying for top honours at the year’s third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Munich, Germany, starting today. The opening day of the competition will see women’s 10m Air Rifle final. A total of 919 athletes from 98 countries will be competing for the 17 Tokyo ... Read More »

BJP led NDA begins process of formation of Govt

Following a landslide victory, the National Democratic Alliance, NDA has initiated the process to form government at Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a meeting of the Union Cabinet. With the Union Cabinet meeting, the process of dissolving the current Lok Sabha and outgoing government has also begun. The Union Cabinet forwarded to the President, a recommendation to ... Read More »

Counting of votes for 542 LS seats, 4 state assemblies begins

Latest Trends available for Lok Sabha elections show NDA is leading in 140  UPA  46 and others 31.Prominent candidates who are leading include Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Party Chief Amit Shah, Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Rajnath Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. In the Assembly elections, trends received from two seats in Andhra Pradesh show ... Read More »

2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament begins in Guwahati

The Second India Open International Boxing tournament will be held in Guwahati from Monday to 24th of this month. 200 players from 16 countries will take place in the event.    India will field a strong contingent of 38 men and 37 women in the tournament including Mary Kom in 51-kilogram category.  The competition will be held in a total of ... Read More »

Polling begins for last phase of Lok Sabha elections

Voting is taking place for 13 seats each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, nine in West Bengal, eight seats each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, all four constituencies of Himachal Pradesh; three in Jharkhand and the lone seat of Chandigarh. In West Bengal voting for 9 Lok Sabha seats have begun amidst tight security this morning. In Bihar amidst tight security ... Read More »

Voting begins for Panaji Assembly bye-election

Polling began at 7 am, officials said. As many as 22,482 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the constituency which covers areas including the state capital and has 30 polling stations. Parrikar, who passed away on March 17 battling pancreatic ailment, had represented the constituency for nearly two-and-a-half decades since 1994. Six candidates, including two Independents, are in ... Read More »

WTO ministerial meet of developing countries begins in Delhi

India has convened a WTO (World Trade Organization) ministerial meeting of 16 developing and six least developed countries starting Monday. Issues such as impasse on the appointment of WTO’s appellate body members and way forward on reforms at the global trade body would be discussed in the meeting of developing countries in New Delhi on May 13-14. The meeting is ... Read More »

Inaugural Session of WTO Ministerial Meeting begins in New Delhi

The two-day meeting is being held at a time when the multilateral rule-based-trading system is facing serious and grave challenges. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the Ministers to discuss various issues and the way forward. On the first day today, a meeting of senior officers of the participating countries is being held. The Ministerial Meeting will be held ... Read More »

Land Rover begins sale of locally manufactured Range Rover Velar

Udaipur : Jaguar Land Rover India announced the start of sale of the locally manufactured Range Rover Velar with prices starting from INR 72.47 Lakh in India. Available in two powertrains, 2.0 l Petrol (184 kW) and 2.0 l Diesel (132 kW), the locally manufactured Velar offers a seamless blend of reductionism and elegance The Velar’s local manufacturing will now ... Read More »

Char Dham Yatra begins in Uttarakhand

While the gates of Gangotri shrine were opened amid chanting of vedic hymns, those of Yamunotri were opened amid similar ceremonies in the presence of administrative and temple committee officials besides thousands of devotees. Before the door opening ceremony began, the idols of goddesses Ganga and Yamuna, the presiding deities of the two temples, were brought from their winter abodes ... Read More »

Holy month of Ramzan begins today

The fast commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. The day’s fast is completed at sunset, followed by prayers. Pre-fast meals before dawn are referred to as Suhoor, while the post-fast meals, after sunset are called Iftar. It is believed that Spiritual rewards are multiplied during the month of Ramzan. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Holy month of Ramzan ... Read More »

Naruhito becomes emperor of Japan; new Reiwa era begins

The 59-year-old Naruhito will formally take possession of the sacred imperial regalia at a solemn ceremony later Wednesday but he became the 126th emperor at the stroke of midnight, ushering in the “Reiwa” imperial era. His father, the popular 85-year-old Akihito used his final royal speech to offer his “heartfelt gratitude to the people of Japan” and pray for global ... Read More »

Badminton Asia Championships begins at Wuhan in China

The Indian contingent comprises PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in Women’s Singles, and Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma in Men’s Singles. Indian shuttlers will also be seen in action in the Doubles categories. India will be looking to end its 54-year-old title jinx at the Championships. It was Dinesh Khanna who had become the Men’s Singles champion in 1965. Last ... Read More »

UP: SP-BSP-RLD alliance begins its joint campaign in Deoband

All three chiefs of the Mahagathbandhan parties in Uttar Pradesh, addressed their first joint rally in Saharanpur’s Deoband. BSP chief Mayawati attacked the central government as well as the Congress party. Slamming Congress, Mayawati said that the Congress party is trying to split the votes in the state of Uttar Pradesh. She also appealed to people to vote for the ... Read More »

Indian New Year Gudi Padva begins

Chaitra Navratri begins from Saturday. Devotees thronging at temples to worship Maa Shailputri on the auspicious day of navratri. Navratri is a Hindu festivals that is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga and her nine divine avatars for a period of nine days. The Hindu New Year ‘Vikram Samvat-2076’ is also beginning on Saturday with celebrations across the country. Read More »

Countdown begins for defence satellite Emisat launch

According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the countdown began at 6.27 a.m. at the rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Along with the Emisat, the rocket will carry 28 third-party satellites and also demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits. The ISRO said the rocket will first put the 436 kg Emisat into a 749 km ... Read More »

DRI Nepal officers training begins at NACIN Faridabad

The customized training on “Investigation and Control of Revenue Leakage” is organised as per the request of the Nepal Government. The training is fully supported by the Government of India under Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme. A total 50 officers from DRI Nepal are being trained under this initiative. The first batch of 25 officers had their training at NACIN from 11-15 March 2019. The training is likely to strengthen investigative capabilities of ... Read More »

Parrikar’s funeral procession begins, thousands join cortege

Panaji : The funeral procession of Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar began in Panaji on Monday, with thousands joining the cortege to bid him a fond farewell. The mortal remains of the 63-year-old senior BJP leader were kept in a flower-decked hearse which left the Kala Academy here for the Miramar beach, where the last rites will be performed. The ... Read More »

‘Vande Bharat’ Express begins 1st commercial run

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in a tweet said .. Vande Bharat Express left Delhi for Varanasi today morning on its first commercial run. Tickets sold out for the next two weeks already. Get yours today!” The train, which has been designed and built in India, is running between New Delhi and Varanasi via Kanpur and Allahabad. It will cover the ... Read More »

Air Chief Marshal begins four day official visit to Bangladesh

This is a bilateral goodwill visit to a SAARC nation wherein the Chief of the Air Staff is scheduled to visit operational and training units of Bangladesh Air Force. He will also meet the Chiefs of the three Defence Services and the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The visit would provide further impetus towards increasing defence cooperation ... Read More »

National Road Safety Week begins; Motor car rally flagged off

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways   today launched the 30th National Road Safety Week, with a host of initiatives planned for generating awareness and sensitizing people about safe road usage. In an event in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari ... Read More »

Second Shahi Snan begins at Kumbh in Prayagraj

The second Shahi Snan has begun at Kumbh in Prayagraj on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya. More than three crore devotees are expected to take holy dip at Sangam on Monday. According to Mela administration, 1.5 crore devotees have already reached the Kumbh for the Snan.  The 49-day Kumbh Mela will conclude on 4th March. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ... Read More »

Beating the Retreat ceremony begins at historic Vijay Chowk

As many as 27 performances on the historic Vijay Chowk will enthrall the spectators with captivating and foot-tapping music of the bands from the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and the State Police and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). Out of the 27 performances, 19 tunes have been composed by Indian musicians, which include Indian Star, Paharon ki Rani, ... Read More »

Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas begins; Sushma Swaraj says success of each Pravasi brings laurels to India

Addressing NRIs, especially youth who have arrived from different parts of the globe, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj invited them for investment in the field of education. She said, nowadays India offers limitless opportunity for those who want to work here. The External Affairs Minister said, the forefathers of the Pravasis came from this land and shared common identity is our ... Read More »

BES EXPO 2019 begins in New Delhi

Nearly 300 companies from 25 countries are displaying their products in the Expo. On the occasion, an exhibitor’s directory was released by the dignitaries and BES awards were presented to the winners. Addressing the gathering, the I&B Secretary said that the Information and Broadcasting ministry is considering bringing a new Integrated Broadcast Policy for the growing broadcasting sector in India. 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 »

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 »

World Book Fair begins in Delhi

Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the 9-day annual event. The theme of this year is ‘Readers with Special Needs’. All India Radio is the radio partner for the fair. To mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, there will be special book exhibition of books on and by Mahatma Gandhi. More than 600 publishers will display books at more than ... Read More »

World Book Fair begins in Delhi today

Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the 9-day annual event. The theme of this year is ‘Readers with Special Needs’. All India Radio is the radio partner for the fair. To mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, there will be special book exhibition of books on and by Mahatma Gandhi. More than 600 publishers will display books at ... Read More »