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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Rajnath Singh after submarine sortie: Navy drills not meant to provoke but to ensure security

May 27, 2022 7:19:41 pm

During his visit to the Karwar naval base in Karnataka, Singh went on a sea sortie on the INS Khanderi and got a “first-hand insight into the combat capabilities and offensive strength of the state-of-the-art Kalvari-class submarine”.

As Aryan Khan case falls, MVA leaders rally behind Nawab Malik: ‘Truth wins’

May 28, 2022 8:35:14 am

In the days following the arrest of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh's son, Nawab Malik had waged literally a one-man campaign against NCB Mumbai Zone in-charge Sameer Wankhede.

Bihar parties agree on extending caste census to Muslims: ‘Why exclude anyone?’

May 27, 2022 6:46:43 pm

Janata Dal (United) national spokesperson K C Tyagi pointed out that the Mandal Commission had “duly identified OBCs among Muslims”. He said, “Let the caste census or survey count all castes and clear claims and counter-claims regarding numbers of each caste group for once and all.”

DMK, YSRCP reported highest income among regional parties: ADR report

May 28, 2022 1:09:01 pm

The total income of the top five parties amounted to Rs 434.255 crore, which comprised 82.03% of the total income of the political parties analysed, collectively, the report revealed.

Newsmaker | Vinai Kumar Saxena, a dyed in the wool L-G

May 27, 2022 6:37:55 pm

Khadi champion, Modi supporter, familiar Gujarat face Vinai Kumar Saxena is the new man in Delhi's hot seat.

Newsmaker | From democracy icon to terror accused, how PDP’s Waheed Para fell out with Centre

May 27, 2022 6:22:02 pm

Para, now 34, has spent the better part of the last few years in various forms of incarceration. On May 25, after 17 months in custody, the J&K High Court granted bail to the PDP leader in a terror-related case.

SC stays Allahabad HC’s bail condition of SP MLA Azam Khan related to land of Jauhar University

May 27, 2022 6:06:11 pm

A vacation bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Bela M Trivedi said that prima facie the Allahabad High Court's bail condition imposed on Azam Khan is disproportionate and sounds like a decree of a civil court.

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‘Shoddy probe’: Centre orders action against ex-NCB officer Sameer Wankhede

May 27, 2022 9:33:46 pm

Sameer Wankhede is an Indian Revenue Service officer and the finance ministry is the nodal authority to take the action against him.

Seven soldiers killed, 19 injured as vehicle falls into Ladakh river

May 28, 2022 7:37:07 am

The Indian Army said that a party of 26 soldiers was moving from the Transit Camp in Partapur to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif at around 9 am on Friday.

AAP’s offer to give free electricity to people troubling Gujarat BJP chief: Arvind Kejriwal

May 27, 2022 4:33:12 pm

Without naming the AAP or Kejriwal, the Gujarat BJP chief had on Thursday reportedly cautioned the people against getting influenced by the freebies offered by "some political leaders", warning they were not good for the economy and that freebies could ruin the state.

India has potential to become world’s drone hub, says PM Modi

May 27, 2022 4:02:14 pm

Speaking at the Bharat Drone Mahotsav on Friday, Modi expressed optimism about the growing use of drones in the country in a number of sectors including agriculture and sports.

Now, statue to commemorate martyrs of 1971 war moved from India Gate to National War Memorial

May 27, 2022 4:04:00 pm

The inverted rifle and helmet, “which was the symbol of Fallen Soldiers of 1971 War, to Param Yodha Sthal at National War Memorial and installed the same in the midst of Busts of Param Vir Chakra Awardees,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement Friday.

Uttarakhand: Abetment charge on daughter-in-law after POCSO-accused ex-minister kills self

May 27, 2022 3:32:11 pm

The woman had accused Rajendra Bahuguna, who shot himself dead on Wednesday, of molesting her daughter. She was booked on a complaint lodged by the former Congress minister's son.

Communal politics bigger threat to India than dynastic politics, Kumaraswamy hits back at PM Modi

May 27, 2022 3:21:14 pm

PM’s remark was an effort to undermine regional parties in the country, says JD(S) leader

Miffed with Sena, Sambhajiraje drops plan to contest Rajya Sabha polls

May 27, 2022 1:45:32 pm

With Sambhajiraje backing out, BJP is now trying to push a third candidate in the fray

ED summons Farooq Abdullah in JKCA money laundering case

May 27, 2022 1:44:00 pm

The case is related to alleged irregularities in grants given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA).

Govt plans to repurpose CoWIN for its Universal Immunisation Programme

May 27, 2022 11:45:02 am

The Universal Immunisation Programme is one of the largest vaccination projects in the world aimed at protecting children and pregnant mothers from preventable diseases.

Priyanka missing from UP scene as Congress returns to the wilderness

May 27, 2022 10:33:45 am

A section of Congress leaders remains hopeful of the party's revival in Uttar Pradesh with Priyanka Gandhi's scheduled visit to Lucknow in June for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and the pending appointment of the UP Congress chief.

Karti Chidambaram writes to Lok Sabha Speaker over CBI raids: ‘Brazen breach of Parliamentary privilege’

May 27, 2022 10:02:50 am

Karti Chidambaram stated, "Certain officers of the CBI seized my highly confidential and sensitive personal notes and papers pertaining to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Information and Technology, of which I am a Member."

Threats to idea, structure of India, erosion of institutions: 2015-22, Rahul Gandhi @campus

May 27, 2022 10:18:15 am

At the Cambridge event, Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi was creating a vision of India that was not “inclusive”, adding: “I have studied Hinduism in enough detail to tell you that there's absolutely nothing Hindu about wanting to murder people and beat people up.”

Centre to discuss fake reviews on e-commerce platforms today

May 27, 2022 9:58:25 am

The meeting, called by the Department of Consumers Affairs, will be held in virtual mode on Friday. The meeting will be held in association with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).

Drone sector can generate employment opportunities in India, says PM Modi

May 27, 2022 11:49:00 am

PM Modi is set to interact with kisan drone pilots, witness open-air drone demonstrations and interact with startups in the drone exhibition centre.

P V Narasimha Rao, 10th Prime Minister who ushered in economic reforms

May 27, 2022 8:37:38 am

In 1991, when Narasimha Rao assumed the office of the Prime Minister, the country was facing challenges on various fronts but the biggest problem was the economic crisis

Pilgrim’s progress: In UP Budget, Yogi govt’s focus religion & culture

May 27, 2022 1:56:47 pm

The religious, cultural and regional focus of the Rs 6 lakh crore budget was evident as the CM spoke as how the government aimed at presenting to the world the upcoming Maha Kumbh as a “unique event”, referring to it as the biggest “spiritual and cultural gathering”.

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Except in 2 states, school scores dip below levels from 5 yrs ago: Survey

May 27, 2022 9:27:22 am

For instance, students in Class III were asked to read small texts with comprehension, and solve simple daily life numerical problems using addition and subtraction of three-digit numbers.