Jun 21

Our governments must work together, Kejriwal tells Modi

In a dramatic role reversal of his earlier confrontationist attitude, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said both the city and central governments must work together.”Assured full cooperation of Delhi government to develop Delhi, (the) capital city of India. It is important that Delhi government and Centre work

Celebs, commoners mark International Yoga Day in Maharashtra

Lakhs of people in Maharashtra, including celebrities, students and commoners, joined the fifth International Yoga Day celebrations held across the state here on Friday. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took part in an event guided by yoga Guru Baba Ramdev in Nanded with over 100,000 people joining in simple and rigorous yogic exercises for achieving good

Modi performs yoga with 30,000 people in Ranchi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga along with around 30,000 people in Ranchi on Friday on the occasion of the fifth International Yoga Day.The session continued for around 45 minutes at the Prabhat Tara ground here. The Prime Minister first addressed the participants before the session began. “Yoga has always been associated with peace and

Government takes steps to ensure power supply in Srinagar and Jammu

The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the award of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distribution Management System (DMS) under R-APDRP Scheme for Jammu and Srinagar cities to M/S G.E T&D India Limited at a cost of Rs.173 crore. An official statement said today,

Delhi HC seeks report on brawl between tempo drivers, police

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry and the city police to file a report, within a week, on Sunday’s incident in the capital’s Mukherjee Nagar area where a road accident led to a clash between two tempo drivers and police personnel. A division bench of Justice Jayant Nath and Justice

Noida TV channel scribes granted bail in defamation case

Three journalists of a Noida-based TV news channel, who were arrested for allegedly airing defamatory content against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, were Wednesday granted bail in the defamation case by a local court, their lawyer said. However, Nation Live scribes Ishika Singh, Anuj Shukla and Anshul Kaushik had not been released from the

Uneven distribution of pre-monsoon showers in Punjab

Parts of Punjab and Haryana saw uneven distribution of rains during pre-monsoon season between June 1-18, according to data released by the Chandigarh Meteorological Centre. Some districts in the two states received excess pre-monsoon rains, while many others received scanty showers, the data showed.The total rainfall recorded in the two states, however, was below normal

Security forces have crippled Kashmir militancy: J&K Governor

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Wednesday that the security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in Kashmir and whatever is still left of it would be wiped out soon.Speaking to media on the sidelines of an event in here, Malik said: “Security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in

Bahwan CyberTek to rejig fintech business

Information technology (IT) company Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) is planning to restructure its financial technology (fintech) vertical, including carving it out as a separate company to seek private equity investment, said a official on Wednesday. She also said the company is mulling multiple options including selling the fintech business if the price is right.”We are open

Bypoll to 2 RS seats: SC notice to EC on Gujarat Congress plea

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Election Commission (EC) on Gujarat Congress’ plea seeking simultaneous poll to the two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat.A vacation bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant asked the poll body to file its reply by Monday and listed the matter for a hearing on

SC to hear PIL on AES outbreak on Monday

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction to the Centre to send a team of medical professionals to review and assist in preventing the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. AES has already claimed lives of nearly 128 children in the district. Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh

Yogi tightens hold on private universities in UP

All private universities in Uttar Pradesh will now have to give an undertaking to the government, saying that their campuses will not be allowed to be used for “any anti-national activity”, a new ordinance says.The draft of a new ordinance, which will pave the way for an umbrella act, was approved by Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet

Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wishes good health and a long life to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his birthday.Modi took to Twitter to convey his wishes to Rahul Gandhi, who turned 49 on Wednesday. “Best wishes to Shri Rahul Gandhi on his birthday. May he be blessed with good health and a long

Punjab seeks Centre’s help in foodgrain storage

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for permission to construct covered godowns for scientific storage of foodgrains to address the acute shortage of covered storage space in the state. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Amarinder Singh has urged him to direct the Union Food Ministry to “allow

Mamata to skip all-party meet, demands ‘One Country, One Election’

Indicating that she would skip the meeting of presidents of all political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to the Centre saying it should not go about “hurriedly” on a “sensitive and serious subject” like ‘One Country, One Election’. In

Apple will release two iPhones with 5G: Report

One of the most trusted source of Apple rumors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the company would unveil 5G iPhones in 2020, while Qualcomm is still expected to be its primary supplier of 5G modems. According to media reports, Cupertino-based company is expected to launch three iPhones next year. Apple’s 6.7-inch and 5.4-inch iPhones will be

Sad, 20 yrs to Pak cricket and still clarify personal life: Shoaib

Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik, who is drawing flak after Pakistan’s embarrassing defeat to India, has lashed out at the country’s media for claiming that he and other players were out partying and smoking sheesha hours before the crucial encounter in Manchester. India hammered Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method) in a one-sided, rain interrupted tie

PM must preach his MPs before guiding Opposition: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to the Opposition, saying his words were most of the time not implemented by his own party leaders.Stressing on the importance of an active opposition in democracy, Modi on Monday told them not to bother about their numbers and instead actively take part in

SC declines urgent hearing of PIL on doctors’ safety, security

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an urgent hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought safety and security of doctors, observing that the medicos have already called off their strike in West Bengal and other states. A vacation bench, comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant, said there was no urgency now in

4 soldiers lost in one day, as key Pulwama attack man killed

The Indian Army on Tuesday killed yet another militant linked to the Pulwama attack that took away the lives of 40 CRPF troopers earlier this year. Despite losing 4 soldiers in past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army was successful in killing the Jaish man whose car was used in the February 14