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Pak attempts to unite Muslim countries on Kashmir, fails

Pakistan's dream of uniting with Muslim countries against India over Kashmir issue fell flat with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) refusing to interfere into the matter. Dawn reported that Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi "respectfully" told the OIC....Read More

PM should have called President Kovind for ‘bhoomi-pujan’ ceremony: Mayawati

Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have taken President Ram Nath Kovind along with him for 'bhoomi pujan' of Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5, said former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Sunday. "Prime Minister Modi should have gone....Read More

PM Modi launches financial facility of Rs. 1 lakh crore for farmers amid Covid-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund and releases the sixth installment of funds under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna (PM-KISAN) scheme via video conferencing. Earlier....Read More

Fire rocks Vijayawada Covid facility killing 11, will govt take action against pvt hospital?

A major fire which according to initial reports broke out during the early hours of Sunday has killed 11 inmates at a Covid Care Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada. Swarna Palace, a well known hotel which was converted into a....Read More

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 21 lakh mark with 64k new cases; recovery rate now at 68.32%

India on Sunday achieved a grim milestone after recording the highest single-day spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases taking the national Covid-19 tally to 21,53,011, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As many as 861 deaths were....Read More

11 dead and 30 injured as fire breaks out at Covid-19 facility in Vijayawada

Eleven people lost their lives and 30 were rescued after a fire broke out at a hotel in Vijaywada on Sunday, as per NewsX sources. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot after the incident occurred. The reason of fire....Read More

PM Modi to virtually launch Rs. 1 lakh crore financing facility for farmers today

Wishing citizens on the occasion of Balaram Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday informed that he will virtually launch the financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund. He will also release the sixth installment....Read More

China’s entry into Iran will destabilise Middle East: Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Saturday (local time) said that China's entry into Iran will destabilise the Middle East. "China's entry into Iran will destabilise the Middle East. Iran remains the world's largest state sponsor of terror, and....Read More

After getting landing clearance, plane missed approach runway: Kozhikode crash prelim report

The Air India Express flight IX-1344, which was part of the Vande Bharat Mission, had crash-landed at the Kozhikode airport on Friday leading to the death of 18 people including the two pilots, carried out missed approach runway 28 at....Read More

India-China standoff: Major General-level talks conclude at Daulat Beg Oldi

The Major General-level talks between India and China, being held at Daulat Beg Oldi area to discuss disengagement by the Chinese side along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector, concluded at around 7:30 pm on Saturday, said....Read More

SSR death probe: Mumbai Police files response in SC, says Bihar’s involvement would’ve led to ‘chaotic situation’

An investigation by Mumbai and Bihar Police into Sushant Singh Rajput's death case would have lead to a "chaotic situation", said the Maharashtra Police in its reply filed in the Supreme Court on Saturday. A copy of affidavit accessed by....Read More

Beirut explosion: Protestors storm govt ministries, demand regime change

Protestors on Saturday stormed government ministries in Beirut over the blast on Tuesday that killed at least 158 people and injured over 5,000 people. As per CNN, the foreign, environment and economy ministries were occupied along with the Banking Association.....Read More

PM Modi to launch Rs. 1 lakh crore financing facility under PM-KISAN scheme tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund through a video conference on Sunday. He will also release the sixth instalment of funds under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman....Read More

Kozhikode plane crash: Centre announces interim relief of Rs. 10 lakh to families of deceased

As an interim relief, the central government will make a payment of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of each deceased who lost their lives in the aircraft crash in Kozhikode, while Rs 2 lakh will be given to the....Read More

SSR death probe: Rajput’s father calls Rhea Chakraborty’s petition before SC ‘infructuous’

The petition filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty seeking the transfer of the investigation in the death of Sushant Singh Rajput from Patna to Mumbai has become 'infructuous' since the case was transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the....Read More

Kozhikode plane crash probe: DGCA, AAI, other officials to meet today

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DG), Civil Aviation Ministry senior officials, Airports Authority of India, and Air Navigation Service members will meet in Delhi today over the crash-landing of an Air India Express flight in Kozhikode on Friday. The....Read More

India’s Covid-19 tally surges to 20.8 lakh with over 61K cases in 24 hours

With a single-day spike of 61,537 new COVID-19 cases and 933 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally surged to 20,88,612 on Saturday. The death toll due to the disease now stands at 42,518 in the country, according....Read More

Centre planning to resume physical parliamentary session amid Covid-19 threat

The government is considering the proposal for a physical Parliament Monsoon session despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariates have given some suggestions to the government for the physical session following which the Centre will soon take....Read More

As death toll rises to 19, condolences pour in. PM, President mourn loss of lives

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed grief over the Air India flight accident in Kerala's Kozhikode. PM Modi spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan regarding the situation. "Pained by the plane accident in....Read More

Kozhikode plane crash: Helpline numbers issued, relief operations underway

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has issued four helpline numbers for the families of those who travelled in Air India Express flight number IX-1344 which met with an accident at Kozhikode in Kerala on Friday. The MEA expressed grief....Read More

AI Express plane tried to land twice before crashing, says official

Air India (AI) Express pilots, who have died in Kerala plane crash tragedy, attempted two landings before the final landing at the tabletop runway at Kozhikode on Friday evening. Two landings were aborted by pilots due to tailwind. "According to....Read More

Air India plane crash probe: Two investigation teams leave for Kozhikode

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri has informed that two investigation teams from Air India, Airport Authority of India (AAI) and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will leave for Kozhikode on Saturday to probe the plane crash in....Read More

19 people including both pilots dead in Kozhikode plane crash

The death toll in the flight crash landing incident at Kozhikode in Kerala rose to 19, the Air India Express informed on Saturday. While the two pilots are among the deceased, the four-cabin crew members on board the aircraft are....Read More

15, including pilot dead as Air India plane overshoots runway, breaks in two

Fourteen passengers died and 123 were injured, including 15 seriously, when a plane coming from Dubai met with an accident at Karipur airport in Kozhikode, Malappuram Superintendent of Police (SP) said on Friday. Air India Express Dubai- Kozhikode IX-1344 flight,....Read More

Manoj Sinha takes oath as new J&K LG

Former Union Minister Manoj Sinha on Friday took oath as the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. "Kashmir is the heaven of India. I have been given an opportunity to play a role here. August 5 is an important....Read More

US issues revised Covid advisory on travel to India, China

The United States has issued a fresh travel advisory for its citizens visiting foreign countries, including India and China, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. India has been placed under Level-4 category (Do not travel) -- the highest in the advisory --....Read More

SSR death probe: ED currently questioning Rhea Chakraborty, uncertainty on arrest

Actress Rhea Chakraborty on Friday arrived at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Mumbai in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. Earlier the ED had rejected her request to postpone recording her statement till Supreme Court hearing. Meanwhile,....Read More

Delhi HC gives DU green signal to hold OBEs for final year students

Giving green signal to the Delhi University, the Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the varsity to hold online open book examinations for final term students with certain directions. A single-judge bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh allowed the varsity....Read More

Debate on NEP healthy, raises no concern of bias: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that it is a matter of happiness that no section of the country has stated that the National Education Policy (NEP) has any bias. The Prime Minister said that the goal of the....Read More

India’s Covid-19 toll crosses 2 million mark, spike of 62k+ cases in 24 hours

India's COVID-19 cases tally crossed 20 lakh mark with the highest single-day spike of 62,538 cases on Friday, said Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The COVID-19 tally rises to 20,27,075 including 6,07,384 active cases, 13,78,106 cured/discharged/migrated and 41,585....Read More

PM Modi dials Mahinda Rajapaksa, congratulates him on election victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa and congratulated him as early results of recently held parliamentary elections indicate an impressive electoral performance by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party. The leaders agreed....Read More

Trump cracks down on Chinese apps, signs order to ban Tiktok, WeChat in 45 days

United States President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Thursday halting all transactions with Chinese company ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok as well as messaging app WeChat within 45 days citing national security concerns. Trump said that the....Read More

Chennai customs allays fears after Beirut, says Ammonium Nitrate safely stored to be auctioned soon

A total of 740 MTS of seized imported ammonium nitrate is in safe custody at a container freight station here and will be disposed off shortly in an e-auction following all safety measures, Chennai Customs said. This announcement comes in....Read More

SSR death probe: Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer calls CBI intervention illegal

Unless Maharashtra Government consents to CBI investigation in the Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, it would be illegal, affecting the federal structure of the country, said actor Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered and continued....Read More

Day after resigning as J&K L-G, GC Murmu appointed as new CAG

A day after he stepped down as Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu was on Thursday appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) of India. A Finance Ministry notification on Thursday said that Murmu has....Read More

Ram’s spirit of humanity resides in depth of our hearts: Rahul Gandhi

On the day when the grand foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya is being held, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi put out a tweet enlisting the many great qualities of Lord Ram. The Wayanad MP, through....Read More

Temple complex to be symbol of modern India based on ideals of Ram Rajya: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday congratulated everyone on the inauguration of the Ram Temple construction work, saying that the temple complex will become a symbol of modern India based on the ideas of Ramrajya. Taking to Twitter, Kovind wrote....Read More

‘Beginning of a new India’, asserts RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as PM Modi lays Ram Mandir’s foundation stone

Soon after the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that today is the beginning of a new India. Speaking on the occasion, Bhagwat said, "Our country believes in....Read More

500-year-long wait comes to end because of PM Modi: Yogi Adityanath on Ayodhya Ram Mandir ceremony

The 500-year-long wait for the construction of Ram temple has been realised in a peaceful way due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said regarding the 'bhoomi pujan' for Ram temple here on Wednesday. "A....Read More

PM Modi unveils plaque, postage stamp commemorating ‘bhoomi-pujan’ ceremony

To mark the foundation stone-laying occasion of Ram Temple at Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled the plaque of the temple and a commemorative postage stamp on 'Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'. President of Ram Mandir Trust Mahant Nitya....Read More

Patanjali to make grand ‘gurukul’ in Ayodhya, announces Baba Ramdev

It is India's biggest fortune that the people of this country are witnessing the grand Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan' event on Wednesday, said Yoga guru Ramdev. "India's biggest fortune that we are witnessing Ram Mandir event...To establish 'Ram Rajya' in....Read More

SSR death probe: Centre accepts Bihar govt’s demand for CBI intervention, informs SC

The Centre on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that it has accepted Bihar government's recommendation for CBI intervention in the looming case of Sushant Singh Rajput's apparent suicide. Solicitor General, Tushar Mehta, representing the Union of India informed the apex....Read More

PM Modi’s resolve makes him India’s tallest leader in 500 years: Shivraj Singh Chouhan ahead of bhoomi-pujan

On the occasion of 'bhoomi pujan' for the Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that the "willpower and resolve" shown by him has today made....Read More

Covid-19 tally crosses 19 lakh mark, spike of 52,509 cases in 24 hours

With the single-day spike of 52,509 cases India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 19 lakh mark on Wednesday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). According to the Union Health Ministry, this includes 5,86,244 active cases, 12,82,216....Read More

Google to discontinue Play Music in October

Tech giant Google is winding up Google Play Music in favour of YouTube Music. The music streaming service will no longer be available for users from September 2020 in New Zealand and South Africa, and from October 2020 in all....Read More

SSR death probe: SC to hear Rhea Chakraborty’s petition today

The Supreme Court will hear actor Rhea Chakraborty's petition seeking direction for the transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that the....Read More

PM Modi to be gifted headgear, silver crown, stole upon arrival at Hanumangarhi temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be gifted a headgear, a silver crown and a stole with the name of Lord Ram printed on it, said Sri Gaddinsheen Premdas Ji Maharaj, head priest of Hanumangarhi temple said on Wednesday. "We also....Read More

Punjab hooch case: Police arrests alleged kingpin Ludhiana paint-store owner

The Punjab government said that the state police have arrested a Ludhiana-based paint store owner, allegedly responsible for triggering the chain of events that ultimately resulted in the hooch tragedy. "In a major breakthrough in the hooch tragedy case, Punjab....Read More

Stand on the side of freedom: Mike Pompeo slams China on prosecuting HK activists residing abroad

US condemns the Chinese Communist Party's attempt to prosecute pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday (local time) amid concerns over the imposition of controversial national security law in Hong Kong. "The United....Read More

Beirut explosion: 78 dead and 4000+ injured, world leaders express shock

A massive blast took place in Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday damaging several buildings. Al Jazeera reported that the force of the blast was massive and it caused panic in the streets and pieces of glass were seen everywhere. Though....Read More

Three fall in open drain after their rooms collapse as heavy rains batter Mumbai

Three women went missing in Trimurti Chawl in Mumbai's Santa Cruz on Tuesday after the floors of their rooms collapsed and they fell into the sewage channel at the back of the building, Prabhat S Rahangdale, Chief Fire Officer (CFO)....Read More

Bigger, taller, grander: All the details on what the Ram Temple will look like

The Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be grander and bigger compared to the earlier plan with three new domes added to the design and the structure's height increased by 20 feet. The changes in design, which have the approval of....Read More

Countdown for bhoomi pujan begins: Four phased Ramarchan Puja underway

A day prior to foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple, the four-phased Ramarchan puja has begun to invoke the major gods and goddesses who consider Lord Ram as their 'Ishth' (the god of worship) at Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi on Tuesday.....Read More

Covid-19 won’t deter Amit Shah from posing a threat to Gehlot’s govt in Rajasthan: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday took a dig at Union Home Minister Amit Shah stating that despite being infected with COVID-19 and staying in isolation he will continue posing a threat to the Rajasthan state government. "Corona has attacked Home....Read More

SSR death probe: Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer objects Bihar govt’s involvement

Bihar government cannot transfer the case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as it does not have jurisdiction in the matter, Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer said on Tuesday. "There cannot be....Read More

Bid to woo Hindu vote bank? Priyanka breaks silence on Bhumipoojan, says event ‘promotes harmony’

The 'bhoomi-pujan' for the Ram temple, Ayodhya on August 5 should be an occasion for boosting "national unity, brotherhood and cultural harmony", said Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday. The Congress general secretary released a statement, in Hindi, a....Read More

SSR probe: Bombay HC defers PIL seeking CBI inquiry due to heavy rains

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday postponed the hearing on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL), seeking transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput's death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) due to heavy rains in Mumbai. The matter was scheduled....Read More

President Trump signs order restricting H1B visas to ‘top talent’

US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new Executive Order on aligning federal contracting and hiring practices with the "interest of American workers". It called for prohibiting American employers from using H-1B workers to displace Americans in outsourcing contracts.....Read More

SSR death probe: IGP Patna writes to BMC, seeks release of SP Vinay Tiwari from ‘home quarantine’

Relieve Superintendent of Police (SP) Vinay Tiwari from home quarantine as it is "creating obstructions" in the probe of case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, read a letter written by Inspector General of Police (IGP), Patna (Central) Sanjay....Read More

Heavy rains lash Mumbai; BMC halts transport services

Bus and train services have been halted and altered in Mumbai owing to incessant rain on Tuesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed, while also appealing to offices in the city to remain shut. "The Western and harbour line between....Read More

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 18.5 lakh, record testing of 6.6 lakh in 24 hours

India witnessed a single-day spike of 52,050 COVID-19 cases as the total cases in the country reached 18,55,746, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday. 803 COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.....Read More

After BSY, former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for Covid-19

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted himself to a hospital. "I have been tested positive for COVID-19 and also been admitted....Read More

India slams Pak in UN, calls it ‘nerve centre of terrorism’

Calling Pakistan a nerve centre of terrorism, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador TS Tirumurti, has lashed out at Islamabad for harbouring terror groups, saying it is home to the largest number of listed terrorists internationally and designated....Read More

Ayodhya decked up for mega event: Holy city immersed in festivities ahead of ‘bhoomi-pujan’ ceremony

Ahead of foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple on August 5, festivities have begun in Ayodhya which will host several national leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A bridge over Saryu river was illuminated and priests performed 'aarti' at the....Read More

‘I pray for your health and long life’: Lata Mangeshkar’s special Rakhi message to PM Modi

Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi and veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar extended greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, who thanked them for their wishes and said blessings from India's "Nari Shakti" gives him great....Read More

‘Maska Bandhan’: Amul celebrates Rakhi with new doodle

Dairy brand Amul marked the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Monday by dedicating its new doodle to the festival of siblings. Amul shared the new cartoon titled 'Maska Bandhan' on Twitter on Monday morning. The doodle features the Amul....Read More

BCCI tightens measures to curb age fraud

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced certain measures to counter the menace of age and domicile fraud in cricket. Under the new measures adopted from the 2020-21 season, the players who "voluntarily declare that they....Read More

Digvijay Singh urges PM to defer ‘bhoomi-pujan’ ceremony on Aug 5, calls the day ‘inauspicious’

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should defer the foundation stone laying ceremony for Ram temple from August 5 as it will be an "inauspicious hour" for the event. "I....Read More

Covid cases rise unabated in India: 52,000+ cases recorded within 24-hrs

India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 18 lakh mark with 52,972 positive cases and 771 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total COVID-19 cases stand at 18,03,696 including 5,79,357 active cases, 11,86,203 cured/discharged/migrated and 38,135 deaths," said the Union....Read More

SSR death probe: Patna cop Vinay Tiwari ‘forcibly quarantined’ in Mumbai

IPS officer Vinay Tiwari heading a police team from Patna probing case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death has been "forcibly quarantined" by the municipal authorities in Mumbai, Bihar Director-General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey said. DGP Pandey alleged....Read More

IPL final to be played on Nov 10, evening matches to start at 7:30 pm

The finals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played on November 10, the sources within the BCCI confirmed on Sunday. The IPL's governing council met earlier today, and it has also been decided that the evening matches....Read More

Mandir Bhumipoojan Anticipation: Yogi takes stock of preparedness at Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday took stock of the preparations ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram temple on August 5. Chief Minister Adityanath surveyed the area and discussed the arrangements for the August 5....Read More

Rajnath, JP Nadda others wish HM shah a speedy recovery after he tests positive for Coronavirus

Union Ministers, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and BJP president JP Nadda on Sunday wished for the speedy recovery of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who has tested positive for coronavirus and is getting admitted to a hospital following the....Read More

Over 56 lakh people affected by Assam floods: SDMA

More than 56 lakh people have been affected by the floods, which have wreaked havoc across 30 districts of Assam, according to a daily status report on Sunday. According to the report, the total number of 56,89,584 people have been....Read More

Kerala gold smuggling: BJP demands CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s resignation

Union Minister V Muraleedharan launched a protest demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan on the issue of alleged smuggling of gold by misusing diplomatic channels. Speaking to ANI, Muraleedharan said, "It is an unheard-of incident....Read More

Ayodhya Ram temple’s stonework reaches final stage, caretaker spills details

With the foundation laying ceremony of the grand Ram temple around the corner, the work at the stone-carving workshop of Ram Janambhoomi in Ayodhya has reached its final stage. Speaking to ANI, caretaker of Ram temple stone workshop Hanuman Yadav....Read More

PM Modi to offer prayers at Hanumangarhi prior to ‘bhoomi pujan’ ceremony on Aug 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer prayers at the Hanumangarhi temple while en-route to the mega foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5. Hanumangarhi is the first stop he would be visiting. The ceremony is expected....Read More

UP Minister Kamal Rani Varun dies of Covid-19

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani Varun passed away due to coronavirus in Lucknow on Sunday morning. She was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in the state capital. She served as Minister of....Read More

Kuwait bans flights from 30 countries including India

Kuwait has barred entry of foreign passengers from over 30 countries including India and China. A circular from the Director General Civil Aviation, State of Kuwait directed all airlines operating at Kuwait International Airport to adhere to the instructions in....Read More

China calls for forced Uyghur marriages in new surveillance efforts

China has started the forced marriage game by advertising marriages to Uyghur women and girls to attract men into the Xinjiang or East Turkistan region of China, according to a report published in the Daily Citizen - Focus on the....Read More

Anti-Netanyahu protests rock Jerusalem over corruption charges

Thousands of protesters took part in anti-government protests outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening (local time). According to The Times of Israel, it is the biggest rally to be held in the capital since....Read More

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 17 lakh mark, over 54K cases in 24 hours

India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 17 lakh mark with 54,736 positive cases and 853 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. "The total COVID-19 cases stand at 17,50,724 including 5,67,730 active cases, 11,45,630 cured/discharged/migrated and 37,364 deaths," said the Union....Read More

Vizag crane mishap: Rajnath Singh institutes inquiry committee

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said a departmental enquiry committee has been instituted to establish the cause leading to the accident in which 11 people were killed when a giant crane collapsed at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam....Read More

Generational rift amid Congress: Rajiv Satav issues clarification

After two days of sparring on social media between seniors and younger leaders of the Congress party, Rajya Sabha MP and AICC in-charge for Gujarat, Rajiv Satav took to Twitter to clarify his remarks at Thursday's meeting of the party's....Read More

Punjab liquor deaths: CM announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia for affected families, suspends officials

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced Rs 2-lakh compensation each to the families of the deceased in the hooch tragedy that claimed at least 86 lives. During the 13th edition of the Facebook Live of #AskCaptain interaction, the Chief....Read More

India China standoff: 5th round of Corps-Commander level talks to be held today at Moldo

Armies of India and China will hold Corps Commander-level talks at Moldo on the Chinese side of Line of Actual Control today, said Indian Army sources. "Armies of India and China to hold Corps Commander-level talks at Moldo on the....Read More

Nepal to send revised map to India, Google and international community by mid-August

Nepal government intends to send its recently revised map to India, Google and international community by the middle of August, a minister has said. The revised map includes Indian territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani. "We will be sending the....Read More

China baffled over Germany’s suspension of HK extradition treaty, calls it ‘breach of international law’

China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend extradition agreement with Hong Kong after the territorial government delayed the local polls. "The Chinese Embassy in Germany expresses its strong indignation and firm opposition to the wrong remarks of German Foreign Minister....Read More

Ram temple bhoomi pujan: Yogi Adityanath’s visit to Ayodhya cancelled

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to Ayodhya today to review the preparations for Ram Temple foundation laying ceremony, stands cancelled. The visit has been cancelled due to the demise of the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun....Read More

Assam plans to reopen educational institutions from September 1

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday announced plans to reopen schools, colleges and educational institutions from September 1. However, the final decision would be taken by the Centre. "The state government is considering a proposal to open the....Read More

11 dead as massive crane collapses at shipyard in Visakhapatnam

At least eleven people died and one other sustained injuries after a crane collapsed here in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. The incident was reported from Hindustan Shipyard Limited, DCP Suresh Babu confirmed. "A crane collapsed at Hindustan Shipyard Limited in Visakhapatnam,....Read More

Andhra’s three capital bill gets governor’s nod, ‘Committed to Amaravati’, says state BJP

Andhra Pradesh BJP president Somu Veerraju reacted after Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan gave his assent to the Decentralisation and Inclusive Development of all Regions Bill and APCRDA Repeal Bill, saying that BJP is supporting Amaravati farmer's agitation even now and....Read More

US house committee expresses ‘deep concerns’ on arrest of HK activists

Expressing 'deep concern' over arrest warrants under Hong Kong's draconian national security law for several democracy activists, US House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Friday (local time) said this action further undermines China's credibility as a rule-abiding member of the....Read More

US cracks the whip on Chinese Companies, imposes sanctions on companies in Xinjiang for rights violations

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Friday said that sanctions have been imposed on Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and two of its officials for their connection to serious human rights abuse on the Uyghur community in Xinjiang. After....Read More

After UK, Canada and others, Germany suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong

Germany has decided to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Foreign Minister, Heiko Mass, said on Friday (local time) after the erstwhile British colony decided to postpone legislative council elections. "The decision by the Hong Kong Government to disqualify....Read More

Ram Mandir Bhoomipujan preparedness: Yogi to visit Ayodhya on August 2nd

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Ayodhya on August 2 to take stock of preparations for the Ram temple foundation stone laying ceremony. The Prime Minister is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in....Read More

Amid LAC tensions, Nepal FM calls 1947 pact on Gurkha soldiers ‘redundant’, says it needs ‘discussions’

Nepal has called for a revision of the 1947 tripartite agreement on Gurkha soldiers claiming it has become redundant and urged the United Kingdom and India to discuss the issue. In a virtual discussion 'Foreign Policy of Nepal in changing....Read More

US set to ban Chinese app Tiktok, Trump says ‘will ban app’

The United States will be banning Chinese-video sharing app Tik Tok, said President Donald Trump on Friday (local time), amidst rising tensions between Beijing and Washington on a range of issues. "As far as Tik Tok is concerned we are....Read More

Biggest one day spike in Covid cases, 57,000 cases reported for the first time in 24-hrs

India on Saturday reported 57,117 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus tally to 16,95,988, said the Union Health Ministry. As per the health ministry's website, there are 5,65,103 active cases while 10,94,374 patients have....Read More

Pilot camp likely to skip CLP meet as Gehlot moves MLAs to Jaisalmer

Congress MLAs, supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, reached Suryagarh hotel in Jaisalmer on Friday. They were earlier lodged at Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur. Gehlot said that MLAs were shifted to keep them away from external pressure. "Our MLAs who were....Read More