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Torrential rain batters Kerala; educational institutions to remain shut tomorrow

Torrential rain batters Kerala; educational institutions to remain shut tomorrow

Torrential rainfall lashed Kerala on Sunday, resulting in widespread damage, landslides and waterlogging in various parts of the state. Very heavy rainfall has been predicted in few places of Kerala and heavy showers in Lakshadweep for two days, according to officials of India Meteorological department. High range Idukki and coastal Alappuzha district also witnessed relentless downpour, […]

Medha Patkar suspends Jal Satyagrah as water level stops rising

Medha Patkar suspends Jal Satyagrah as water level stops rising

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modiinaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat, Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar on Sunday suspended the Jal Satyagrah she had started with women affected by the project here on Friday. The NBA had called for an indefinite Jal Satyagrah, announcing that Patkar and the other women would prefer to […]

The bullet train route, mostly overhead, a stretch undersea

The bullet train route, mostly overhead, a stretch undersea

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe set to lay the foundation stone Thursday for the bullet train project, whose deadline has been advanced by a year to 2022, the High Speed Rail Corporation of India (HSRC) is waiting for the final nod to its detailed project report on the route, which will include […]

Can’t litter our country and say Vande Mataram: Narendra Modi

Can’t litter our country and say Vande Mataram: Narendra Modi

India isn’t the kind of place where people should be told what to eat and what not to, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. Modi was channelling Swami Vivekananda, who once spoke of “religion getting into the kitchen”, only apt since he was addressing a students’ convention on the occasion of Deendayal Upadhyay centenary […]

Situation in violence-hit areas of Jaipur tense but under control

Situation in violence-hit areas of Jaipur tense but under control

The situation today remained tense but under control even as curfew was extended till Monday 4 am in the areas here that were affected by violence on Friday night. No relaxation in curfew was provided considering the law and order situation in Ramganj and its adjoining areas, a police official said. Curfew was clamped in […]

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flags-off all-women crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama from Panaji

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flags-off all-women crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama from Panaji

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday flagged off the all-women team of the ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ in Panaji, Goa, just a week after she stepped into her new role. At the ceremony, she said, “Great honour to flag off an all women Sagar Parikrama crew just 8 days after swearing in.” The crew of […]

PM Modi praises China role, seeks BRICS rating agency

PM Modi praises China role, seeks BRICS rating agency

Underlining the “common objective of improving business and investment cooperation”, Prime Minister Narendra ModiMonday called for finalisation at the earliest of a BRICS rating agency and said “I am happy to note that China has taken forward the people-to-people thrust of our exchanges from last year” because “such inter-mingling will consolidate our links and deepen our […]

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman gets Defence, Piyush Goyal Rail, Dharmendra Pradhan Skills

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman gets Defence, Piyush Goyal Rail, Dharmendra Pradhan Skills

Giving A major fillip to the BJP’s third generation of leaders since the party was founded by A B Vajpayee and L K Advani in 1980, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday rolled out his third Cabinet reshuffle by naming Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister, assigning the politically crucial Railways portfolio to Piyush Goyal and giving additional charge […]

AIADMK merger LIVE updates: OPS takes oath as Deputy CM as both camps unite, ‘Sasikala to be expelled’

AIADMK merger LIVE updates: OPS takes oath as Deputy CM as both camps unite, ‘Sasikala to be expelled’

The two rival factions of AIADMK led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam have announced their merger on Monday in their party headquarters. A decision is likely to be taken on the “formal expulsion” of V K Sasikala and her family members, a key demand by the OPS camp that still remains unmet. In a resolution on August […]

Utkal Express derailment: Four railway officials suspended as death toll rises to 22

Utkal Express derailment: Four railway officials suspended as death toll rises to 22

Four railway officials were on Sunday suspended, including senior divisional engineer, in the aftermath of the Utkal Express derailment at Khatauli, 25 km from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. The latest development comes a day after the tragic mishap left at least 22 passengers dead and over 150 injured when 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga […]

‘A New India By 2022,’ Vows PM Modi On Independence Day: 10 Points

‘A New India By 2022,’ Vows PM Modi On Independence Day: 10 Points

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his vision for a “New India” in his Independence Day speech from Delhi’s iconic Red Fort today, pledging to build it by 2022, when independent India turns 75. Early in his speech, his shortest in four years at 54 minutes, PM Modi mourned the tragic death of children at a […]

Bengaluru Flooded After Night-Long Rain, Heaviest Since 1890

Bengaluru Flooded After Night-Long Rain, Heaviest Since 1890

Dirty, foul-smelling froth was back in Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake and spraying passing motorists on Tuesday after a night of heavy rain, the worst in the city in August since 1890. The clean-up of the city’s largest lake was expected to be completed by May, but the government is yet to finish clearing the weeds. Click […]

Turkish, Saudi aerobatic teams to feature in PAF’s Independence Day air show

Turkish, Saudi aerobatic teams to feature in PAF’s Independence Day air show

Aerobatic teams from Turkey and Saudi Arabia will be part of Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) largest-ever show being held tomorrow to mark Pakistan’s 70th anniversary. “Solo Turk”, the famous Turkish aerobatic team of Turkish Air Force, and the internationally acclaimed “Saudi Hawks” of Royal Saudi Air Force will be featured in the mega event alongside […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Urges All To Celebrate August 15 As ‘Sankalp Parva’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Urges All To Celebrate August 15 As ‘Sankalp Parva’

NEW DELHI:  In the 34th edition of his radio programme, ‘Mann ki Baat’ last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon the citizens of India to observe this Independence Day as ‘Sankalp Parva’ and urged them to dedicate themselves to social causes and share their ideas to creating a new India. As he asked them […]

US ready to help India modernise its military: US top commander

US ready to help India modernise its military: US top commander

The US is ready to help India modernise its military and jointly they can improve India’s military capabilities in “significant and meaningful” ways, a top American commander has said. Over the past decade, the defence trade between the US and India has touched nearly USD 15 billion and is expected to gallop in the next […]

Trump wants Pakistan’s ‘paradoxical’ policies to change: NSA

Trump wants Pakistan’s ‘paradoxical’ policies to change: NSA

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser Gen H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that President Donald Trump wants Pakistan to change its ‘paradoxical’ policy of supporting the militants who are causing the country great losses. In an interview to a conservative radio host, Hugh Hewitt, Mr McMaster also defended President Trump’s strategy on winning the war in […]

Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba behind Amarnath terror attack: J&K police

Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba behind Amarnath terror attack: J&K police

SRINIGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday said Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was responsible for last month’s Amarnath Yatra terror attack. J&K police said an investigation had concluded that LeT and Kashmiri accomplices were behind the 10 July attack that saw militants open fire on a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. Click here to read […]

Venkaiah Naidu elected as Vice President, says now I am a non-party man

Venkaiah Naidu elected as Vice President, says now I am a non-party man

SENIOR BJP leader and former Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu was on Saturday elected the 15th Vice-President of India. His election comes a day after the BJP became the single-largest party in the Rajya Sabha, over which he will now preside as its ex-officio chairperson. “I am very humbled. I am also thankful to the Prime Minister […]

PM Modi announces Rs 2,000-cr package for flood-affected north eastern states

PM Modi announces Rs 2,000-cr package for flood-affected north eastern states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced an assistance package of Rs 2,000 crore for flood-affected north eastern states after holding a series of high-level meetings with the state Chief Minister and senior officials. Modi reached Assam in wee hours of Tuesday and assessed the current situation in the state which is reeling under floods. More than […]

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan

PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan in an oath-taking ceremony held at President House on Tuesday.   President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Abbasi. Abbasi was elected prime minister by lawmakers in the National Assembly earlier today, bagging 221 votes to become the successor to ousted prime minister […]

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