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Category: Indian News

India opposes ‘repackaging’ of discarded options for UNSC reforms

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India has opposed introducing new categories for consideration in inter-governmental negotiations on expansion of the UNSC, saying it is “unacceptable” that “discarded” options on increasing...

Want to make Northeast gateway to Southeast Asia: PM Modi

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Stating that the Northeast has not seen “balanced development”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his government has initiated major infrastructure projects to make the region a...

Govt issues orders against beaming of Pak channels

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked all deputy commissioners to ensure that no Pakistani TV channel is aired in the Valley. It has also blocked the airing of most religious channels, including...

PM Narendra Modi congratulates French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on winning polls

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated President-elect of France Emmanuel Macron after he was declared victorious following a tough battle with Marine Le Pen. Modi congratulated his...

Haryana Assembly passes GST Bill, became eighth state to pass the legislation

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The Haryana Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, was passed unanimously by the state Assembly here today in a special one-day session convened for the purpose. With the passage of the Bill, Haryana...

Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit: China said no to foreign ministers’ meet in Delhi

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrives at the Thubchog Gatsel Ling Monastery in Bomdila in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, India April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

UPSET WITH the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, especially Tawang, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi refused to come to Delhi to attend the Russia-India-China foreign ministers’ trilateral...

Presidential polls: Congress may not insist on its own leader as Opposition nominee

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi speaks during the Indira Gandhi Centennial Lecture, organised on the occasion of the birth anniversary of  Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi,  at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist(PTI11_19_2016_000257A)

With many Opposition regional parties said to be keen on a non-Congress common candidate for the Presidential elections, sources in the party on Wednesday indicated that the party has an “open...

Kin of martyred soldiers call for ‘befitting reply’ to Pakistan

Indian army soldiers stand guard inside their army base after it was attacked by suspected separatist militants in Panzgam in Kashmir's Kupwara district, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

The family of soldiers killed in the line of duty in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday called for giving absolute powers to the Army in order to give a “befitting reply to Pakistan”. “Give full...

Panama Papers: 424 names in probe, 49 are by Enforcement Directorate

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Investigations have begun against 49 individuals and entities by the Enforcement Directorate in the Panama Papers case, the Government has told a Parliamentary panel. In a three-page note, the...

PM Narendra Modi arrives at Kedarnath Temple, first to offer prayers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi after inaugurating an exhibition titled “Swachchhagrah – Bapu Ko Karyanjali - Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani” organised to mark the 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s 'Champaran Satyagraha' at the National Archives of India in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan(PTI4_10_2017_000271A)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited Kedarnath to offer prayers at the Himalayan shrine which will reopen after a six month-long winter break. He also addressed a group of supporters...

BSF’s football tournament begins

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The opening ceremony of the BSF’s Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament, Oorja, was held in Jodhpur on Monday. Football tournaments like this are being organised by the Central Armed Police...

Pak army beheads soldier: Jawans of his battalion had released Punjabi song challenging Pakistan

Clashes in Kupwara areas after Fidayeen attack on army camp.Three army soldiers, including a captain, one civilian and two militants were killed in the Fidayeen attack at an army camp in Panzgam. Five soldiers were also wounded in the pre-dawn attack.Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi 27-04-2017

Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, whose body was mutilated Monday by the Pakistan Army in the Krishna Ghati area of Jammu and Kashmir, belongs to the same battalion of...

India draws red line on Kashmir to Erdogan: Bilateral, about terror

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A day after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advocated a “multilateral dialogue” to settle the Jammu and Kashmir question, Prime Minister  Narendra Modi on Monday said that both sides...

Coming soon on Mumbai roads: Buses without conductors

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MUMBAI WILL soon become the first city in the country to operate public buses without conductors. The city is set to launch an intelligent transportation system (ITS) that involves smart card-based...

Jharkhand passes GST Bill, govt says revenue concerns will be resolved within 5 years

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das flashes victory sign as he comes out from the House moments after state Assembly passed the GST bill. PTI Photo 
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The Jharkhand Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Jharkhand Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, becoming the third state after Telangana and Bihar to ratify the Bill, clearing the decks for...

Jet Airways passenger tweets ‘hijack’ to PM Modi after flight diversion, delay

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After a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight was diverted to Jaipur reportedly due to bad weather conditions and air traffic congestion, a passenger on board tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra...

PM Modi Shimla visit: Clean-up drive in full swing as BJP leaders chip in

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the ceremonial welcome of Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari  at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist  (PTI4_18_2017_000077A)

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Shimla visit, senior BJP leaders, led by Union Health Minister J P Nadda and former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Tuesday joined the clean-up drive...

Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremsinghe to meet PM Modi in New Delhi today

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe waves to media as he arrives at the airport in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Wickremesinghe arrived Tuesday on a five-days visit to India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe is expected to meet his counterpart Narendra Modi in the national capital on Wednesday. Wickremsinghe, who arrived in the capital on Tuesday to begin a...

Former Congress MLA Makwana to join BJP

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Kirankumar Makwana, former Congress MLA from Jambusar in Bharuch district, on Monday resigned from the party and decided to join the BJP. Makwana was a Congress member for the last 15 years and had...

PM Modi likely to visit Israel in July first week

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the ceremonial welcome of Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari  at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist  (PTI4_18_2017_000077A)

To mark 25 years of India’s full-fledged diplomatic ties with Israel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Israel on July 5 and 6, top sources have told The Indian Express. They added...

DMK leads bandh in Tamil Nadu today, in support of drought-hit farmers

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu farmers during their protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI4_22_2017_000058B)

After staging protests in the national capital for 41 days, Tamil Nadu farmers reached Chennai on Tuesday to participate in the state-wide bandh in support of drought-hit farmers. Led by the...

PM Modi bats for simultaneous elections, changing fiscal to January-December

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah during a meeting with  BJP chief ministers at party office in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan (PTI4_23_2017_000140A)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for conducting simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies and shifting to a January-December fiscal year. Addressing the Niti Aayog...

Centre trying to turn country into Hindia: DMK leader Stalin

MK Stalin Rally at Vellore on Wednesday. Express Photo by Arun Janardhanan. 11.05.2016. *** Local Caption *** MK Stalin Rally at Vellore on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu Opposition leader M K Stalin has accused the Centre of trying to relegate people who don’t speak Hindi to second-class citizens, and of pushing the country into becoming “Hindia”. In...

J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti likely to meet PM Narendra Modi today

Rajouri: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti addressing a meeting in Rajouri on Friday. PTI Photo (PTI11_4_2016_000214B)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on Monday to discuss the unrest in the Valley. Mehbooba, who arrived in the capital on Saturday to...

Surprise inspection at Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence reveals unpaid electricity bill of Rs 4 lakh

Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav waves to supporters after casting his vote at a polling station in Saifai, in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. Uttar Pradesh and four other Indian states are having state legislature elections in February-March, a key mid-term test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government which has been ruling India since 2014. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A surprise inspection by officials from electricity department at former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s house on Thursday revealed that  Samajwadi Party leader has an unpaid...

Kannada groups threaten to stall Baahubali 2 release over actor Sathyaraj’s remarks on Cauvery issue

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Pro-Kannada organisations working under the banner of ‘Kannada Okkoota’ are firm on their demand for an apology from veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj to allow the screening of Baahubali 2 in...

PM Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka in May

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the ceremonial welcome of Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari  at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist  (PTI4_18_2017_000077A)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka next month to take part in the celebrations marking the UN ‘Vesak Day’, the most important in the Buddhist calendar. During his visit, he will...

Congress forms panel on J&K

New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh speaks at a book release function in New Delhi on Saturday.   PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore (PTI1_14_2017_000213A)

The Congress has set up a high-level committee headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh  to formulate the party’s line and policy regarding Jammu and Kashmir signaling that the worsening...

Kejriwal meets Pinarayi, discusses non-Congress alliance to take on BJP

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KERALA CHIEF Minister Pinarayi Vijayan discussed the possibility of forming a non-Congress alliance to take on the ruling party during a breakfast meet with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on...

India mission in London, May-Modi meeting spurred case

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Over the last few months, the Indian High Commission in London had made it known that the image of Britain was taking a beating in the eyes of the Indian people, and the Indian government was forced...

Modi-Trump meeting in June

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United States National Security Advisor H R McMaster met Prime Minister  Narendra Modi in New Delhi Tuesday, setting the ball rolling for a bilateral visit by the Prime Minister in the next few...

In Assam CM’s constituency, man carries brother’s body on cycle

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Eight months after visuals from Odisha of a tribal carrying his wife’s body on his shoulder triggered widespread anguish, images have emerged from Assam of a man carrying the body of his...

Art of Living to launch river cleaning campaign in Maharashtra

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The Rural Development Programme of The Art of Living has announced the launch of a river cleaning campaign of seven major rivers in Maharashtra.The announcement comes after an expert committee...

US National Security Adviser to hold talks with Ajit Doval, may also meet PM Modi and Sushma Swaraj

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United States National Security Adviser HR McMaster is in New Delhi to meet his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and hold talks with him. McMaster is also expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Panama papers leak: Supreme Court to hear the matter today

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Supreme Court, on Tuesday, will hear the Panama paper leak case over a plea filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma. The Panama paper leak investigation was carried out by International Consortium of...

Sasikala Pushpa holds Tamil Nadu CM accountable for agrarian crisis

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Expelled All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MP Sasikala Pushpa on Monday held Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami -led Tamil Nadu government accountable for the present agrarian...

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari to arrive in Delhi on five-day visit

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Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari will arrive in New Delhi on a five-day visit. In a press briefing yesterday, Joint secretary in the External Affairs Ministry Sudhakar Dalela informed that...

Basmati prices up, but farmers fail to cash in

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Although the  price of basmati has gone up, farmers of Punjab have no reason to smile as they have already sold their produce to private players at a low price at the end of the harvesting season in...

PM Modi likely to join World Yoga Day celebrations

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Prime Minister  Narendra Modi is likely to attend World Yoga Day celebrations here on June 21, an official said on Saturday. At a meeting, Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar said as many as 50,000...

Farmers’ body raises red flag against textile park in Surat

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Stating that setting up of a mega textile park at Pinjarat village in Olpad taluka of Surat district will affect the environment and violate Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), the Gujarat Khedut Samaj...

Two Houses, over 300 hrs, 18 bills passed

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Describing it as “one of the most productive sessions”, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the two Houses passed 18 bills during the budget session that closed Thursday. The...

Two days after wife’s death, 29-year-old kills himself

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Two days after his wife died in a road accident, a 29-year-old man, who worked at a private company in Gurgaon, committed suicide by slitting both his wrists. Police suspect he was “mentally...

CPM activists attack officials during eviction drive

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Revenue officials engaged in an anti-encroachment drive at Devikulam in Kerala’s Idukki district were attacked Wednesday, allegedly by activists of the ruling CPM. Local CPI and CPM leaders have...

BJP ally from Kerala raises beef red flag at NDA meet, says govt should focus on working for the weak

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh, BJP President Amit Shah and senior BJP leader L K Advani during the BJP Parliamentry party meeting at PLB building at Parliament house in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma (PTI3_16_2017_000127A)

An ally of the BJP from Kerala raised concerns over the “beef controversy” at the meeting of the NDA saying that the Central government should try to avoid such issues and, instead, focus on its...

Congress leader Akhilesh Das Gupta passes away after heart attack

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Congress leader and former Union Minister Akhilesh Das Gupta passed away after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday. Akhilesh Das has been Minister of State for Steel in UPA-I, served as a mayor of...

Bird hits Jet Airways flight, passengers stranded

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About 150 passengers of a Jet Airways flight were stranded at the Varanasi airport on Wednesday after a bird hit the flight while taking off. According to the captain, three blades of the right...

Fire on cargo ship off Sri Lankan coast, Indian Navy to the rescue

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Fire broke out on “huge cargo” ship MV Daniela off Colombo in Sri Lanka early on Tuesday night. The Indian Navy later tweeted that two other ships, INS Gharial and INS Darshak, had been...

Dalai Lama unlikely to visit Tawang today due to bad weather

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Due to bad weather, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is unlikely to fly to Tawang on Tuesday as expected. He has started from Guwahati by road for Bomdila, where he will make a public appearance tomorrow....

Crowd-sourcing of terror latest security challenge, says FBI deputy director

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INDIVIDUALS INSPIRED by the Islamic State, who are hard to detect and scattered across the world, are “not only the future but the now of terrorism”, Andrew McCabe, Deputy Director of the FBI,...

India observes Ram Navami with festive fervor

"Ram Navami festival is also  being celebrated at the Sri Bhajana Samaj temple, Matunga on Sunday ,where devotees are performing the Sita Rama Kalyanam (marriage) and also pulling the 'Golden Joola' on which the idols of Rama and his consorts are kept." *** Local Caption *** "Ram Navami festival is also  being celebrated at the Sri Bhajana Samaj temple, Matunga on Sunday ,where devotees are performing the Sita Rama Kalyanam (marriage) and also pulling the 'Golden Joola' on which the idols of Rama and his consorts are kept. The joola is pulled  by the married couples to get the blessings of the Lord Rama  to get children.Earlier , Maha Mruthunja homam and Sri Balaji Homams were also performed in the temple. Express Photos by Pradip Das ,01/04/12, Mumbai."

The Holy festival of Ram Navami is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday.It is a festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Rama and falls on the ninth day of Navratri. President  Pranab...