Jul 14

Kartarpur corridor work on, but no progress on demand for access to Sharda temple in PoK
Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib

Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. Everyday, 5,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Gurdwara on foot, both as individuals or in groups, Home Ministry’s Joint Secretary (Internal Security) S.C.L. Das told reporters here after the second

Racing against time to launch Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra

Even as the Central government has announced the inauguration of the Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra on October 2 in New Delhi, work on the project is yet to begin at the site.The inauguration date has been fixed to coincide with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at whose samadhi, the Rajghat, the project will be

36 more cows dead in UP

In a shocking incident, 30 cows died at a shelter home in Ayodhya, while six others were dead after being caught in a swamp created by rain water in Pratapgarh.The deaths in Ayodhya and Pratapgarh on Saturday comes after 35 cows died at a shelter home in Prayagraj on Friday due to a lightning strike.

‘Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?’

Following India’s exit from the ongoing World Cup, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer thinks opener Rohit Sharma should lead India in the 2023 edition of the showpiece event which will be held in India. “Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?” tweeted Jaffer on Saturday. He further said: “I

25 injured in Philippines earthquake

At least 25 people were injured and several houses, churches and buildings were damaged when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao del Sur province in Philippines on Saturday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which struck at 4.42 a.m., occurred at a depth of 5 km, about 9 km southeast of

Group of Ministers formed to examine Goa mining revival: CM

A Group of Ministers (GoM) has been formed to examine vexed issue of mining in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters late on Friday.The GoM includes Union Ministers for Finance, Environment, Agriculture, Mining, Commerce & Industries, Petroleum and Law, and is led by Home Minister Amit Shah. Arriving from a two-day visit to the

India to take up with Pakistan pro-Khalistan leader’s presence on Kartarpur panel

India is going “with high expectations” for the Kartarpur corridor meeting on Sunday and is expected to raise with the Pakistani side several issues, including the presence of pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla on a panel associated with the project. The first round of talks was held on March 14 on the Indian side of

Sunday is a day to look forward to and enjoy: Morgan

England’s resurgence in white-ball cricket has been spoken about quite a bit and to finally see their performance on the biggest stage – the World Cup – has impressed skipper Eoin Morgan. In fact, after the resounding win against Australia in the semi-final, Morgan wants the boys to do a repeat against New Zealand on

Swarup moved to Delhi as Indo-Canadian ties remain frosty

Author-diplomat Vikas Swarup, India’s current High Commissioner to Canada, has been appointed as Secretary in the Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs division, with effect from August 1. According to a circular issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Vikas Swarup, (Indian

Woman forced to get off bus with husband’s body in UP

In an act that showed the complete lack of sensitivity, a woman was forced to get off a UP Roadways bus with the body of her husband who had died while travelling.According to reports, the couple was travelling in the bus from Bahraich to Lucknow on Wednesday night when the passenger Raju Misra, 37, suffered

Nearing completion Swachh Bharat sees cut in allocation: Official

Governments much publicised Swachh Bharat Mission aiming to enhance the level of sanitation in India and make the country open defecation free (ODF) seems to be on its way out making way as other important schemes on solid waste management and drinking water is expected to get higher funding. The Finance Ministry has decreased allocation

Extensive repair work on Taj Mahal minar begins

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has begun extensive repair work on one of the four minarets of the iconic 17th century monument of love, the Taj Mahal. The ASI has undertaken the exercise after reports of damage and cracks in the stones and rusting of iron clamps.ASI chief in Agra, Vasant Swarnakar told that

Cameron Boyce’s cause of death revealed

Epilepsy was a factor in Cameron Boyce‘s death, the family of the Disney star has confirmed.The actor, best known for his performance in the Disney Channel’s television shows and series, died at the age of 20 last week.In a statement to People magazine on Tuesday, the kin said Boyce had a seizure which led to

Extradite Sikhs for Justice legal adviser: Punjab Minister

A day after India declared US-based pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) an unlawful association for supporting militancy and secessionism in Punjab, a state Minister on Thursday demanded the extradition of its legal adviser Gurpatwant Singh Pannun from the US.Pannun is wanted in several first information reports (FIRs) registered in the state and he must

Earth’s largest radio telescope to search for ‘new worlds’

As well as hunting for signals from alien life, the largest and most sensitive radio telescope ever built will search for extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, which have magnetic fields like Earth, within 100 light-years from Earth.Astronomers from countries including China and France recently published their ambitious observation plan using the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope

Railways plan to execute 491 projects in northeast

The Railway Ministry will execute 491 projects in seven northeastern states at a cost of Rs 6.48 lakh crore, Lok Sabha member from Tripura Pratima Bhowmik said on Thursday quoting Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. Bhowmik in a statement from New Delhi said that Goyal in his reply to her question in Parliament on Wednesday said

Government treating farmers badly, complains Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the central government of adopting “double standards” and taking decisions as if “farmers are inferior to the rich”.Raising the issue of farmer suicides in the Lok Sabha, Gandhi said that farmers were suffering throughout the country. He expressed unhappiness over the Union Budget 2019-20 for not taking “concrete”

EWS quota in DU mostly vacant due to high cut-offs

Only 27 per cent of seats have been filled in the newly introduced economically weaker section (EWS) quota for students in the prestigious Delhi University due to an unexpected problem: high marks needed for admission into various courses.When the central government announced a 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions in EWS

For ‘monetary consideration,’ top officials granted bulk gun licences in J&K

After a series of raids in Jammu and adjoining districts on Tuesday, the sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation are close to laying their hands on the biggest gun-running racket emerging from India’s terror-stricken state. The racket unravels a deep-rooted nexus between bureaucrats and arms dealers in Jammu and Kashmir, and further connects with the

Budget extends tax on NRIs for receiving gifts from resident Indians

The expensive gift that you kept for your overseas cousin or friend may attract tax from this year with the Budget 2019-20 proposing to impose withholding tax all such transfers, plugging an earlier loophole that allowed its tax- free treatment. The Finance Bill 2019 has imposed tax on any sum of money paid or any