Date wise Archive

Kolkata

Close on the heels of a major incident of sexual abuse of a child at G. D.

NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked BJP MPs to take welfare schemes announced in the budget to the masses, saying that popularising them would lead to the party winning in the polls, according to leaders present at the meeting.

NEW DELHI

Stepping up its offensive on the Rafale deal, the Congress today posed a set of questions to the government, asking it to disclose the "purchase price" of each fighter aircraft and details of how the agreement was reached.

Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have expressed concern over the political crisis in the Maldives during a phone call in which they also reviewed the security situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region, the White House said today.

NEW DELHI

Indian Air Force Group Captain Arun Marwah facing espionage charges has been arrested and is undergoing questioning by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police, sources today said.

NEW DELHI

China has confirmed "resumption" of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La route, minister of state for external affairs V K Singh has said.

NEW DELHI

The Lok Sabha adjourned today for nearly a month-long recess amid unrelenting protests by Andhra Pradesh members demanding more Central assistance for the state. Members from the ruling NDA ally TDP and YSR Congress went on with their protests during Zero Hour.

Kathmandu

Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat will embark on a three-day visit to Nepal next week to attend the Himalayan nation's Army Day and Maha Shivaratri celebrations, according to Army sources here.

Amman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Jordan on the first leg of his tour of three West Asian countries, including Palestine, during which he would hold talks on deepening cooperation in strategic areas such as security and trade. "We arrived in Amman.

NEW DELHI

The NIA has filed a charge sheet before a special court against three members of Manipur's proscribed terrorist organisation Kangeleipak Communist Party (KCP) for alleged conspiracy and raising funds from locals for terror activities.

NEW DELHI

Kerala has topped among large states on overall health performance in NITI Aayog's Health Index, while Uttar Pradesh appears at the bottom though it has shown big improvement in the recent past.

NEW DELHI

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today called upon all political parties to unite on the issue of grant of special status for Andhra Pradesh and other demands, including the speedy completion of the Polavaram project.

NEW DELHI

The NHRC has taken cognisance of a complaint filed by three children of Army officers alleging violation of human rights of the force's personnel in recent incidents of stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir.

NEW DELHI

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien today accused the Centre of "politicising" the budgetary allocation for the Railways and favouring BJP-ruled states.

NEW DELHI

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba visited Saudi Arabia from February 4-8 and held extensive talks with its top defence brass to further consolidate cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries, officials said today.

Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said the government is mulling the creation of district cadres for teachers to ensure that they remain posted in the same area, thus leading to social pressures on them to perform.

Chandigarh

The Punjab Police today claimed to have got some vital clues in connection with a car explosion in which seven people were killed last year in Bathinda's Maur Mandi.

Washington

US President Donald Trump's immigration framework will end the diversity lottery visa to help reduce green card backlog of high-skilled workers, the White House said today amid growing demands by Indian H-1B visa holders to remove the per country-limit on its allotmen

Washington

An Indian-American was killed and another critically injured when a man opened fire in two convenience stores in the US state of Georgia.

Washington

The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to move forward on legislation to end a government shutdown, after a single Republican lawmaker delayed the funding bill for hours to protest an expected increase in the U.S. deficit.

Cairo

Egypt on Friday launched a major security operation involving the army and police against "terrorist and criminal elements and organisations" across the country, the army spokesman said.

London

Scotland police had a bizarre encounter with... wait for it... a stuffed toy. Yep, you heard it right.

Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he still does not have a smartphone, after revealing last year that he has no interest in joining any social media networks.

SEOUL

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam met and shook hands on Friday ahead of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

Dhaka

Bangladeshs main opposition party, the BNP, has named the fugitive and convicted eldest son of Khaleda Zia as its acting chief, a day after the former prime minister was sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment in a graft case.

Beijing

A U.S. bill that encourages reciprocal visits by U.S. and Taiwanese government officials threatens stability in the Taiwan Strait and the United States must withdraw it, China`s Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The bill passed the U.S.

Srinagar

Normal life in Kashmir was affected due to a strike called by separatists to press for the return of mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru on his fifth death anniversary today even as authorities imposed restructions in parts of the city and

Ballia

An eight-year-old Dalit girl was killed in Vishnupur village here allegedly over a land dispute, police said today. The incident took place on Thursday around 8 pm when the girl had gone for grazing the goats, superintendent of police Anil Kumar said.

Jammu

Three Army jawans were injured in intermittent firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, officials said today. The Army officials said intermittent firing was underway when reports last came in.

Tiruchirappalli

A 15-year-old student of a private school here allegedly committed suicide unable to bear the constant bullying by four of his classmates, police said.

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