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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime: Secured with longer battery life

New Delhi:  The South Korean giant Samsung, which is recuperating from the aftermath of the premium Galaxy Note 7 failure, recently launched a mid-range device that offers better security and longer battery life to woo new customers in India. The Rs 18,790 Galaxy J7 Prime comes with indigenously developed “S-Secure” and “S-Power Planning” features. We

Shimon Peres, former prime minister of Israel, dead at 93

Jerusalem: Shimon Peres, former Israeli president and the nation’s eldest statesman, passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 93. Peres, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of Israel’s founding fathers, died at a hospital outside Tel Aviv. He was hospitalised two weeks ago after suffering a major stroke, CBC News reported. The elder statesman was

Breaking: Prime accused in the Bulandshahr gang rape arrested

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh (UP) police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the prime accused along with two other accomplices in last month’s Bulandshahr gang rape of a woman and her teenage daughter. Late Monday night, the director general of police (DGP) tweeted about the arrest of Salim Bawariya head of a gang from Rajasthan. Officials also

Must Read (Editorial Column): Castes that still stick

Despite hype about growth, castes remain a key determinant to India’s political course Prime Minister Narendra Modi was never seen as a politician who believes in doing the politics of caste, colour or creed, but his detractors paint him with all communal colours at their disposal and forget his humble OBC background, a matter of

Panel should also summon PM: Bhagwant Mann

New Delhi: AAP MP Bhagwant Mann today said the panel, set up by the Lok Sabha Speaker to examine whether his act of filming Parliament House complex and posting it online compromised its security, should also summon Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “inviting ISI” to Pathankot airbase. In a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra

Amazon launches membership service Prime in India

Mumbai: Amazon.in today announced the launch of its globally popular Amazon Prime membership programme in the country in over a 100 cities to enable free one-day and two-day deliveries to its customers. Prime products will be delivered through the Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) channel, which helps sellers by giving them access to Amazon’s fulfilment resources,

Shiv Sena burns effigy of Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif

Khanna: Agitated members of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) burnt an effigy of Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif and raised slogan against Pakistan, on Sunday. Anuj Gupta, State Secretary, strongly spoke against the Jammu and Kashmir government for not dealing strictly with the “anti-national elements who even harassed the Amaranth pilgrims. Anuj, further alleged that the

Nepal PM Oli steps down

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Sunday resigned in the wake of a no-trust motion against him in Parliament plunging the Himalayan nation in a fresh bout of political uncertainty. He submitted his resignation to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at the President’s Office here, officials here said. Oil was expected to announce his

Sukhbir lauds Modi for policies favouring federalism

Chandigarh: A day after accusing the Centre of “usurping” states’ powers, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the country is “poised for a genuine federal structure”. “The Prime Minister has set the ball rolling for fiscal autonomy and it is for states and political parties

India rejects Pakistan cabinet’s decisions on Kashmir

New Delhi: India on Friday “completely and unequivocally” rejected the decisions adopted by the Pakistani cabinet earlier in the day on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “India completely and unequivocally rejects in entirety the decisions adopted by the cabinet of Pakistan on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup


Pak declares Wani as ‘martyr’; to observe July 19 as black day

Islamabad: Further needling India on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday declared slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani as a “martyr” and said July 19 will be observed as black day to express solidarity with people of Kashmir. Addressing a special cabinet meeting in Lahore to discuss the situation in Kashmir, Sharif

PM Modi reviews Kashmir situation, appeals for peace

New Delhi/Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a high-level meeting over the violence in Jammu and Kashmir that has claimed over 30 lives, and appealed for calm even as curfew continued for the fourth consecutive day in the Valley. Modi, who returned to the capital early in the morning after his four-nation tour


Modi chairs high-level meet on Kashmir, appeals for peace

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed for peace in Jammu and Kashmir and assured every possible assistance to the state government in maintaining law and order in the wake of the violent clashes. Modi took stock of the situation in the state at a high-level meeting in Delhi and also voiced concern

Modi arrives in Tanzania, to hold bilateral talks

Dar es Salaam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Sunday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the State House here marking the start of his engagements with the Tanzanian leadership. “A ceremonial welcome, the East African way. PM’s Tanzania engagements begin at the State House in Dar es Salaam,” tweeted Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the Ministry

Prime properties fail to find buyers

Ludhiana: In the absence of planning, management and marketing skills with Greater Area Development Authority (GLADA) and the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), the state government failed to earn the handsome amount from the sale of properties which could help in development and end the financial crisis of the state. Several properties meant for auction in

Shorten demands Turnbull’s resignation

Melbourne: Australia’s opposition Laborleader Bill Shorten today demanded Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s resignation, describing him as “the David Cameron of the southern hemisphere” who has made a “bad situation worse”. With the prospect of a hung parliament still looming, Shorten said that Turnbull should resign because he cannot command his own party and the voters have

Modi to recast ministerial council on Tuesday, 9 new faces likely

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to reshuffle his council of ministers on Tuesday and induct nine new faces in what will be the first such major exercise since he took over the reins in May 2014, party sources said. “Cabinet expansion tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 a.m.,” Principal spokesperson and Director General

Banda Singh Bahadur was a great warrior: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described early 18th century Sikh military commander Banda Singh Bahadur as a “great warrior” and said farmers for the first time got their rights and the common man felt empowered due to his efforts. “Baba Banda Singh Bahadur-ji was not just a great warrior but was also

Modi to attend martyrdom anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a commemorative event to mark the 300th martyrdom anniversary of Sikh military commander Baba Banda Singh Bahadur here on Sunday. “The Prime Minister will release a book and souvenir on Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji on the occasion,” an official statement said on Saturday. The event will be


President, PM, Union Ministers greet ISRO on historical launch

Sriharikota (AP): President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of Union Ministers on Wednesday congratulated ISRO for the successful launch of a record 20 satellites here. “Heartiest congratulations to ISRO Team on successful launch of PSLV-C34 carrying a record 20 satellites #PresidentMukherjee”, the President said in a tweet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,