Date wise Archive

Mumbai

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has thanked all the Bollywood celebrities, who attended the prayer meet of Vinod Khanna yesterday. Khanna passed away at the age of 70 on April 27 after battling cancer.

NEW DELHI

As many as 37 IAS officers were today empanelled to hold Secretary-level posts in the central government. Of these officers, 17 are from the 1984-batch and 20 belong to the 1985-batch.

Ahmedabad

The family members of Gujarat native Altaf Qureshi, arrested in Mumbai for allegedly working for Pakistan's spy agency ISI, today claimed that he is innocent and has been framed as per a government's conspiracy.

NEW DELHI

Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal is the only state which did not participate in the Centre's cleanliness survey, the results of which were released today. "There are 60 cities in West Bengal which could have participated in the survey.

Lucknow

If Muslims do not want a compromise on the Ram Temple issue, the court is there to resolve the land dispute in Ayodhya, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today said, drawing sharp retort from the Babri Masjid Action Committee.

Kolkata

Union minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan today said the government was working towards bridging the divide between "digital India and Bharat" so that the poorest of the poor could also have access to all the facilities.

NEW DELHI

A national military strategy and a security framework will be finalised very soon to effectively deal with security challenges facing the nation, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said today.

Typically infrastructure projects have long gestation period and slow rate of return, and hence it needs long term funds with lower interests. This is generally provided by pension and insurance funds, corporate bonds and infra funds. Since these were not there in the country, commercial banks were forced to lend resulting in asset-liability mismatch, laying the foundation for unmanageable Non-performing assets.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

With the agitation against government effort to grab adivasi land and handing over the same to the private and corporate sectors for setting up industries, the Union government is also steadily moving ahead with the plan to implicate the activists on the plea of being Maoists. But undeterred of the NDA government’s machinations, stir against Adani project spreads across Godda. The activists have resorted to a sort of direct action.

Leaders of some like-minded non-BJP – in fact anti-BJP – parties got together on May Day to search for a common ground to stand together and gird up their loins against the saffron tempest.

London

Indian-origin candidates of the UK's Liberal Democrat party are hoping to grab anti-Brexit votes in the June 8 general election.

Washington

US President Donald Trump will sign a much-anticipated executive order on religious liberties that will make it easier for churches and religious groups to take part in politics without risk of losing their tax-exempt status.

Washington

Michelle was not the only women in Barack Obama's life and he had been in a serious relationship before he met his future wife, according to an upcoming biography of the former US president.

Washington

President Donald Trump has been asked by 11 American governors not to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate deal, warning that China and India will reap the benefits of low-carbon leadership if America does not make the transition to clean energy.

London

Prince Philip, the 95-year-old cricket-loving husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, will step down from carrying out royal engagements from September, the Buckingham Palace announced today.

Mosul

Iraqi forces thrust into west Mosul from the north today, opening a new front in the more than six-month-old offensive to dislodge the Islamic State group from the country's second city.

Colombo

Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused the Maithripala Sirisena government of withdrawing his security cover, prompting the joint opposition to raise the issue in the Parliament.

Beijing

A choking sandstorm today swept through the alleys and streets of Beijing and much of the northern China, making residents uncomfortable as dark and gray clouds hung over the high-rises in the Chinese capital.

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has forwarded a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asking him to look into the alleged misuse and grabbing of Waqf properties by former minister Azam Khan.

NEW DELHI

Gujarat government today told the Supreme Court that due to assembly elections in the state later this year, it needed time till August 2018 to fill up over 11,000 vacancies in its police force.

NEW DELHI

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has moved the Delhi High Court against an order by the Lieutenant Governor (LG) to recover Rs 97 crore from the party for money allegedly spent by the Delhi government on advertisements.

JAIPUR

Meo Muslims, a community of mainly the dairy farmers, want cow to be declared as the national animal or a countrywide ban on its slaughtering in the wake of lynching of a man by cow vigilantes on suspicion of cow smuggling.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today sought response from Kerala on a plea of Tamil Nadu alleging that the neighbouring state is not allowing it to maintain the historic Mullaperiyar Dam.

Mumbai

The Bombay High Court today upheld the conviction and life imprisonment of 12 people in the Bilkis Bano gang rape case of the 2002 Gujarat riots while setting aside the acquittal of seven persons including policemen and doctors.

NEW DELHI

Only the rule of law can usher in 'Ram rajya', Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma today said, underlining law and order as priority issue for the state government.

NEW DELHI

A Delhi court has directed two persons, convicted in an assault case, to do community service at the Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib here for 15 days, noting that the incident was not pre-mediated.

Chandigarh

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal today dissolved the party's current organisational structure, a move aimed to strengthen the leadership after facing defeat in the Punjab Assembly polls.

Bhubaneswar

BJD president and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today said his party was strong enough to counter the BJP in the state and hinted at an early reshuffle in the three-year-old ministry.

Agartala

BJP president Amit Shah will be visiting Tripura from May 6 next during which he will prepare a roadmap on how to win the next Assembly elections, due in the first half of 2018.

Aizawl

The fifth round of peace talks between the Mizoram government and the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) militants is scheduled to be held in July, state additional secretary for home, Lalbiakzama said today.

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