Date wise Archive


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to double the launch frequency of satellites built by it by scaling up outsourcing to industry to meet growing demand, officials say.


Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba has begun a six-day visit to France to explore new avenues of cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries.


Disclosure of the present status of India's complaint to the United Nations Security Council 69 years ago on the issue of invasion of Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani tribesmen will "impinge upon national security", the Central Information Commission (CIC) has held.


Security forces today busted two hideouts of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district but no arrests were made.


The dialogue process initiated by the Centre in Jammu and Kashmir is "different" from previous such initiatives as it is "institutionalised, structured and sustained", spokesman of the PDP-BJP government and minister Naeem Akhtar said here today.


The cross-LoC bus service from Rawalakot to Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir resumed after 17 weeks today with 20 passengers from Pakistan occupied Kashmir crossing over, an official said.


The prestige of chief minister Virbhadra Singh is at stake in Shimla (Rural) constituency where his son Vikramaditya is facing a stiff challenge from the chief minister's protege Pramod Sharma, who is contesting as a BJP candidate.


The Congress today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "betraying" people with "zero action" against black money stashed abroad and demanded resignation of Union minister Jayant Sinha and BJP MP R K Sinha after their names figured in the 'Paradise Papers'.


A former US Air Force airman wearing a tactical gear and using an assault rifle opened fire on worshippers at a Sunday service at a church in Texas, killing at least 26 people and injuring 20 others in the latest gun- related massacre to shock the country.


President Donald Trump's visit to Japan briefly took a turn from formal to fishy.


President Donald Trump appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone on North Korea as he got down to business today on an Asian tour that will be dominated by the nuclear crisis with Pyongyang.


South Korea announced new unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang -- the first under President Moon Jae-In -- today, a day before US President Donald Trump arrives in Seoul on an Asian tour dominated by the North's nuclear programme.


Saad Hariri's resignation from Lebanon's premiership has raised fears that regional tensions were about to escalate and that the small country would once again pay a heavy price.

Sanaa (Yemen)

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world's poorest country early today after a rebel- fired ballistic missile targeted Riyadh, blaming the launch on Iran and warning it could be "considered as an act of war."


The Chinese military, the world's largest, has pledged absolute loyalty to President Xi Jinping, further consolidating his hold on power after the recent key Congress of the ruling Communist Party conferred on him a leadership status akin to the party founder, Mao Zed


The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today rapped the AAP government and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) for not filing their replies to the show cause notices on why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them for delaying compliance of orders on the Yamuna clea


Armed men snatched a motorcycle from a trader in the Dadri area, police said today. Dadri, SHO, Ram Sen Singh said that Subhash, a trader, had lodged an FIR claiming that last night he was going home from his shop.


A 26-year-old journalist with a Malayalam news channel allegedly committed suicide in an apartment here, police said today. Nithin Das, a native of Thopumbady in Kochi district was found hanging in his room at the apartment on Sunday by neighbours, they said.


A German national, who was involved in an altercation with a railway employee at Robertsganj Railway Station in Sonbhadra district, has been arrested for allegedly travelling on a forged visa, the police said today.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the situation arising out of heavy rains and floods in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu and assured the state government of all possible assistance from the Centre in tackling the problem.


The Uttar Pradesh urban local body polls is likely to see the BJP coming out with its election manifesto, which may be similar in nature to its Lok Sankalp Patra, which the saffron party had brought out before assembly polls.


BSP supremo Mayawati today accused the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh of "criminal negligence" and blamed them for the NTPC tragedy in Rae Bareli in which 37 persons died.


The BJP will begin its mass contact drive -- 'Gujarat Gaurav Maha-Sampark Abhiyan' -- from Tuesday to maximise its reach to voters across the state where Assembly elections are due next month.


A general strike today marked the reopening of the Civil Secretariat - the seat of the Jammu and Kashmir government here as many Opposition leaders including state Congress chief G A Mir courted arrest during protests against the alleged "failures" of the PDP-BJP disp


The Jammu and Kashmir state unit of the Congress asked the central government today to make its road map for talks with various stakeholders public, alleging that it had made a U-turn on its Kashmir policy by appointing a special representative.


Political temperatures are soaring in the cool climes of Sujanpur where BJP's chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal is pitted against his protege Rajender Rana of the Congress, who is banking on the works undertaken by him.


The Congress and the BJP are banking on the clout their old guards wield over voters to reap gains in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.


Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today advised members of the JD(U) to avoid responding in kind to inappropriate remarks of adversaries. "In my 43-year-long political journey, I have never made a remark that might have sounded petty...


Several shops are selling tobacco products within 100 yards of some reputed schools and colleges here in violation of the Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), according to a study.


Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today defended his government's decision to introduce reservation in outsourced services and said those criticising it have very little understanding  of the issue.