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Survey reveals truth of Gujarat’s ‘Modi model’: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday alleged that the Modi government has deliberately suppressed the the results of a survey which revealed that child immunisation levels in Gujarat are shockingly....

Amit Shah launches ‘Parivartan Rath’ campaign in Bihar

Patna : BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday launched the party's high-tech 'Parivartan Rath' campaign for the upcoming Bihar assembly polls by flagging off 160 GPS-fitted 'chariots' here. The Bharatiya....

Anil Ambani announces Rs.5,000 crore new defence investment

New Delhi:  With the recent acquisition of Pipavav Defence, Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani announced on Thursday that an additional investment of Rs.5,000 crore will be made as part of....

Cabinet nod for merging FDI, FII limits

New Delhi : The cabinet committee on economic affairs on Thursday cleared a policy for determining composite foreign investment limits by including funds flowing through foreign direct investment (FDI), foreign....

Rains force Modi to cancel Varanasi trip again

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's one-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi was cancelled on Thursday following heavy rains -- and the death of a labourer setting up the stage....

Panel favours end to free call regime over Internet

New Delhi: In a move that can end the free regime for domestic calls made through Internet messenger services such as WhatsApp, Viber and Skype, an official panel has suggested....

Dutch Odournet Group sets up odour lab in Goa

Panaji:Holland-based The Odournet Group has launched India's first odour laboratory in Goa, which the company claims can qualitatively assess odour of a wide range of products. The products include those....

Telugu playback singer V. Ramakrishna is dead

Hyderabad : Veteran Telugu playback singer V. Ramakrishna, who was reportedly undergoing treatment for cancer for quite some time, breathed his last on Wednesday at his residence here. He was....

Sensex surges 120 points in early trade

Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Thursday was trading at 120.39 points or 0.43 percent up during the morning session. The....

India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on International Border

Jammu : India and Pakistan traded heavy firing exchanges on the International Border in Jammu district on Thursday on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to the....

Petrol, diesel rates cut by Rs.2 a litre

New Delhi : Oil marketer Indian Oil Corp on Wednesday cut petrol and diesel prices each by Rs 2.per litre effective midnight, following a fall in international crude oil prices....

BJP chief ministers meet Amit Shah

New Delhi :Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Wednesday met chief ministers of all party-ruled states. There was no official word from BJP about the meeting but sources said....

Petrol, diesel prices to up in Delhi

New Delhi : Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi will go up by Rs.2.78 and Rs.1.83 per litre respectively from Thursday as the AAP government decided to increase the VAT....

India, Myanmar joint panel meeting on Friday

New Delhi : Against the backdrop of the June 9 Indian army surgical strike on northeast militants along their border, India and Myanmar will hold their first Joint Consultative Commission....

Rs.26 lakh pours into AAP coffers

New Delhi : A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought donations for the AAP, the party got more than Rs.13 lakh on Wednesday, with a leader saying it....

Pakistan says Indian ‘spy drone’ shot down, India denies

New Delhi/Islamabad : Pakistan on Wednesday said an "Indian spy drone" was shot down by the army along the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. India denied the claim, saying....

Skill India to fulfil people’s dreams: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday launched the Skill India mission, saying "we want to fulfil dreams of people and we want to do it in....

CBI files two FIRs in Vyapam scam

New Delhi : A day after holding a meet with Special Investigation Team and its Special Task Force officials, the CBI on Wednesday registered two cases in its ongoing probe....

Indian among 20 arrested in China for ‘terror links’

Beijing/New Delhi/London : An Indian is among the 20 members of a tourist group whose excursion in China "went horribly wrong" when they were detained allegedly for having terror links....

Exhibition to sensitise people on plastic surgery

New Delhi: A two-day exhibition on sensitising the public regarding various sub-specialties of plastic surgery was inaugurated at a hospital here on Wednesday. The exhibition which was launched by Miss India....

In crackdown on autorickshaws, Delhi impounds 366

New Delhi: The Delhi government authorities have impounded 366 auto-rickshaws and fined 372 others for violating norms and harassing passengers, an official statement said on Wednesday. A total of 22 teams....

PM Modi launches Skill India campaign: Highlights

On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the Skill India campaign. Here are the highlights of PM Modi’s speech:  • If China....

Two security guards killed inside Delhi school

New Delhi: Two security guards were on Wednesday morning found murdered at a senior secondary school in the capital and Rs.24,000 in cash reportedly stolen from the principal's office, police said.....

Snapdeal launches mobile marketplace, Shopo

New Delhi: Aiming to help small businesses find their customers, e-commerce portal Snapdeal on Wednesday launched 'Shopo', a mobile-based marketplace. "It is an app platform. It is targeted at small sellers,....

CBI team probing Vyapam to soon get special office

Bhopal: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team probing the Vyapam scam would soon get a special office here, sources said on Wednesday. At the moment a 40-member CBI team is....

Honour killed policemen, troopers with ‘martyr’, HC urged

New Delhi: A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking it direct the government to issue the honourific of "martyr" or "shaheed" to paramilitary or police personnel....

BSE cracks down on 530 companies without a woman director

Chennai: Stock exchange BSE has cracked the whip on 530 companies that have not appointed a woman director, asking them to pay up the fine for non-compliance, said an official. "We....

Iran n-deal cheers Indian industry, stock markets

New Delhi: The prospects of importing cheaper oil from Iran after it signed a nuclear deal with six world powers led by the US cheered Indian industry and the equity markets....

Major upgrade for tourism facilities in Agra-Mathura

Agra/Mathura:The Uttar Pradesh tourism department has approved a major plan to streamline infrastructural projects in the Braj region in the light of the World Bank earmarking Rs.700 crore for promoting....

Two die in Bihar after drinking toddy

 At least two people died and five were hospitalised on Wednesday after drinking poisonous toddy in a village in Bihar's Saran district, police said. The incident took place at Sikti....