Kerala floods: NDRF chief assures help, calls for calm
Kerala floods NDRF chief

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General Sanjay Kumar on Sunday said that the people stranded due to the floods in Kerala should keep their calm, and assured them that help will arrive from the rescue teams deployed in the state. Speaking to ANI, Kumar said, “They (stranded people) should keep their calm and seek shelter

Punjab CM Sidhu Pak Army Chief Punjab CM not in favour of Sidhu embracing Pak Army Chief

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticised his cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for embracing Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during Imran Khan’s swearing-in as Pakistan Prime Minister. “As far as hugging the Pakistan Army Chief is concerned I am not in its favour. It was wrong for him to have shown the affection

Vajpayee's ashes Ganga Haridwar Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Ganga at Haridwar

 The ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee immersed in Ganga river at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar on Sunday. Vajpayee’s daughter Namita Bhattacharya and granddaughter Niharika had earlier collected three urns of the ashes from Smriti Sthal in New Delhi. The ashes were taken by road to Prem Ashram before it arrived in Har-ki-Pauri for immersion. Earlier

Karnataka Floods: Rescue op will be over by evening

Rescue operations in the rain-battered Kodagu district will be over by evening, informed district in-charge minister Sa Ra Mahesh on Saturday. He also informed that Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will visit Kodagu today to review the flood situation in the district. “Rescue operations will be over by evening. Chief Minister will visit Kodagu today to review

Kerala Floods: PM Modi conducts aerial survey, announces financial aid

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected Kerala. He announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those seriously injured, from PM’s National Relief Funds (PMNRF). Earlier in the day, in a review meeting with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan,

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Former Cricketer Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan PM, Sidhu attends ceremony

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House here. Khan was administered the oath by Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. The ceremony was attended by former cricketer and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who arrived in Pakistan yesterday. On Friday, Khan was elected

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‘Bharat Ratna’ Atal Bihari Vajpayee cremated with state honour, Union Jack flies at half-mast at British High Commission

Thousands of people flocked the roads in the national capital on Friday to pay last respects to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was cremated with full state honour at Smriti Sthal here.India’s 10th Prime Minister breathed his last at 5:05 pm on Thursday after spending nine weeks at the All India Institute of

Ajit Wadekar tribute Indian team
Indian team pay tribute to former Indian Test skipper Ajit Wadekar

Former Indian Test skipper Ajit Wadekar, who led the national team to their first-ever series victories in England and the West Indies, breathed his last at the age of 77 after a prolonged illness at the Jaslok Hospital here on Wednesday. In a statement, the hospital said, “Ajit Wadekar was declared dead on arrival at Jaslok

Railway Recruitment Board 
Vajpayee’s death: Railway exams to be held as scheduled

The Indian Railways has announced that the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exams scheduled for Friday for the post of assistant loco pilots and technicians will go ahead as per schedule across India except for flood-hit Kerala.  The announcement came after a half-day holiday was declared for all central government departments on Friday in the wake of former prime minister Atal

Vajpayee passes away
Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) following a prolonged illness. He was 93. “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 05:05pm on 16.08.2018. Shri Vajpayee was admitted in

Army tribute soldiers Srinagar
Army pays tribute to soldiers in Srinagar today

The Army on Wednesday paid tribute to four of the personnel who died during a counter infiltration operation in the Gurez sector in Bandipora district on August 7. Among those who laid down their lives included a Major. At the ceremony, all officers including Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen AK Bhatt paid their last respect to

Sikh man attack US Harsimrat Badal Sushma Swaraj
Sikh man attacked in US, Harsimrat thanks Swaraj for intervention

Sikh man attacked in US, Harsimrat thanks Swaraj for intervention. In a tweet Harsimrat informed that the Swaraj has asked the Indian Embassy in the USA to take up the issue with the American authorities. “I just received a call from @SushmaSwaraj Ji. She has taken a note of the racial attack and has asked @Sikh man attacked

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RK Dhawan’s demise leaves deep void in Congress family: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the demise of senior leader R. K. Dhawan has left a deep void in the party. Gandhi took to Twitter to express his grief over the incident. Senior Congress leader RK Dhawan took his last breath yesterday, at the age of 81. “The passing away of Shri RK Dhawan

Congress may follow ‘Dope test for candidate ‘within the party

Congress may follow ‘Dope test for candidate ‘within the party.  The Congress high Command in view to implement the dope test for all of its contesting candidates within the party. Congress led Punjab Government has sent the proposal of dope test for rural and urban bodies’ election for consideration to the party high command. The

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Imran Khan to be formally announced as Pak PM nominee tomorrow

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan would be formally announced as the nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan on Monday, party spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said. He was quoted by Geo News as saying that the PTI party’s parliamentary meeting would take place at a private hostel in Islamabad. Chaudhry informed on Sunday, “Imran Khan will

Odisha MLA last rites woman
Odisha MLA performs last rites of destitute woman

Bringing in a glimmer of hope in the day and age of caste and religious divide, a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Rengali performed the last rites of an old woman, who was ostracised by her community, in Amnapali village of Jharsuguda district. The deceased woman, who earned a living

Punjab CM denies demand of ministers to mark name on foundation stones

Narinder Jagga Punjab CM denies demand of ministers to mark name on foundation stones. The Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh has denied the demand of some Ministers to mark the name of Ministers or MLAs on foundation and inauguration stones of development works. In the cabinet meeting, which was held on Monday, some Ministers raised

Agitation during teaching times; Punjab Govt. suspend six leaders

Agitation during teaching times, Punjab Govt. suspend six leaders . The Punjab Govt. has decided to tackle with suspension to the leaders of teachers ‘Union, who prefer to lead protest rather than teaching in the Schools. The Government has started its beginning from the home town of Education Minister, Amritsar. Six Union leaders have been

Sanitary napkin GST women
Sanitary napkin exempted from GST

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said sanitary napkin has been exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST).Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing 28th GST Council meeting in the capital, Sisodia who also handles the Finance portfolio, said many items under the 28 percent slab have been brought down. “I

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Assam cash-for-jobs scam: Congress slams BJP

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the daughter of one of the BJP MPs was put behind bars for her alleged involvement in cash-for-job scam of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC). “This is very unfortunate that the ruling party’s leaders are getting involved in such a shameful act,”