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Indian Navy rescues 20 members of a vessel in distress

Mumbai: The Indian Navy rescued 20 people from a drifting vessel off the Mumbai coast early Monday after receiving a distress signal, an official said. The vessel, Jindal Kamakshi, with....

India, Pakistan using fishermen as bargaining chips: Daily

Islamabad: India and Pakistan are using arrested fishermen "as bargaining chips", a leading Pakistani daily said, adding that the fishermen want to make a decent living and are not a....

Two Guinness records set on first yoga day

New Delhi: The first International Yoga Day at Rajpath saw two Guinness World Records being set - for the largest number of participants in a yoga lesson at a single....

Pakistan fires at Indian positions on international border

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Monday resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district. "Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at....

Yoga can combat greed, violence, says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked people to embrace yoga for "highest divine perfection" and to combat greed and violence. Addressing the International Conference on Yoga for....

From Siachen to South China Sea, armed forces mark Yoga Day

New Delhi: India's armed forces on Sunday demonstrated the country's 'soft-power', participating in the first International Yoga Day at the highest battlefield of Siachen to the South China Sea and....

Army celebrates Yoga Day at Siachen

Jammu: The Indian Army on Sunday celebrated the inaugural International Yoga Day at Siachen Glacier, the world's highest military base. The day was also celebrated by military personnel in Jammu....

Pakistan should embrace yoga for peace: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Kolkata: Asserting that yoga as religion neutral, union Minister for IT and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday urged Pakistan to embrace yoga to bring peace in the country. "Yoga....

Politicians take to twitter on Yoga day

New Delhi: While the record-setting International Day of Yoga on Sunday drew masses to the avenues and venues for the grand event across the country, some leaders were excited to....

Yoga Day: Muslims join in, say they feel rejuvenated

New Delhi: Like any devout Muslim during the holy month of Ramzan, Irfan Salmani Dehalvi, 42, woke up shortly before dawn, had 'sehari', the early morning meal before beginning the....

PM Narendra Modi leads over 37,000 to mark International Yoga Day

New Delhi: It was an unprecedented demonstration of India's soft power as a record-breaking 37,000 people, including senior officials and diplomats, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga, as....

PM joins thousands in performing yoga, says start of new era

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday joined thousands in a mass yoga demonstration at the Rajpath here and said the first International Yoga Day was the start of....

Jaitley assures US investors of a stable policy regime

Washington: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is wooing American investors with twin assurances -- more economic reforms and a stable policy regime with no intention to legislate or apply laws....

Yoga has amazing powers for well-being of people: President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi: Yoga is both an art as well as a science and has amazing curative and preventive powers for the well-being of humanity, President Pranab Mukherjee said on International....

PM Narendra Modi joins thousands in record-breaking yoga event at Rajpath

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday joined an estimated 37,000 people on the Rajpath in performing yoga in record-breaking attempt to mark the International Yoga Day. Rajpath -....

Yoga day marks start of new era: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday joined thousands practising yoga at the Rajpath here and said the International Yoga Day on June 21 was the start of a....

Record-breaking yoga event at Rajpath

New Delhi: In a record-breaking attempt, an estimated 37,000 people took part in a yoga session at Rajpath here on Sunday to mark the International Yoga Day, officials said. Ayush ministry....

Smriti Irani waives fees of UP brothers who cleared IIT entrance exam

NEW DELHI:  Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday waived the registration fees for two brothers from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh who cleared the IIT entrance exams but did....

Make yoga a part of daily life: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked people to make yoga an integral part of their lives. "Greetings to people around the world on 1st International Day of....

Mumbai top cop Maria had met Lalit Modi in UK

Mumbai: In a fresh twist to the ongoing controversy over Lalit Modi, Mumbai Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria on Saturday confirmed that he had met the former IPL chief in....

Adidas gifts ‘Made in India’ training gear to Modi

New Delhi: German sportswear major adidas has designed personalised training gear for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of International Yoga Day. And it even has his initials printed on one....

Advani, Irani to attend Yoga Day celebrations in Himachal

Shimla: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani and veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani will be in Himachal Pradesh to celebrate the International Yoga Day on Sunday. Irani will be in....

Yoga mats from China? Organiser says he doesn’t know

New Delhi: Amid reports that many of the mats to be used for Sunday's mega International Yoga Day event at Rajpath were sourced from China, the private company tasked by....

Case against Modi, Shah, RSS chief over ‘religious colour’ to yoga

Patna: A case was filed on Saturday against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in a court in the Bihar capital for giving....

Will not speak to media for six months: Parrikar

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has faced criticism in the media for his comments on a wide range of issues, on Saturday said he would not speak to the....

Parrikar blames UPA for delayed defence infra projects

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said several key defence ministry projects linked to infrastructure creation like building family housing for soldiers away on posting and constructing border roads....

Sushma leaves for New York for yoga day event

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left for New York to participate in the inaugural International Yoga Day event at the UN. "Leaving for New York," Swaraj tweeted.....

Case filed against Ashwani Chaubey for making controversial remark against Sonia-Rahul Gandhi

Patna: A case was filed on Saturday against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ashwani Kumar Choubey for making offensive remarks about Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi,....

Court rejects Asaram Bapu’s bail plea

JODHPUR: Controversial guru Asaram Bapu is to remain in jail for now as the court here on Saturday rejected his bail plea. The temporary relief has been denied to the....

AAP protests near Sushma Swaraj’s house

New Delhi: Around 150 members of the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Youth Wing protested near External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's residence here demanding her resignation for helping former IPL chief....