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Congress Vice-Prez Rahul Gandhi visits JNU, ABVP members show black flags in protest

Black flags were shown by ABVP members to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi when he arrived at Jawaharlal Nehru University on Saturday to showcase his support against the arrest of student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of sedition. Slogans of ‘Rahul, go back’ discouraging the arrival of the congress leader were also heard at the venue. Speaking amid protests, Rahul targetted the government by saying, "What is anti-national? Most anti-national people are those suppressing the voice of students in ..

Famous Malayalam poet O N V Kurup passes away at the age of 84 due to cardiac arrest

O N V Kurup, famous Malayalam poet and Jnanpith award winner passed away on Saturday at a private hospital in Kerala due to cardiac arrest. Kurup was ailing for some time and was admitted to a private hospital two days ago. He was on ventilator support and took his last breath on Saturday at 4:49 pm, at the age of 84. Kurup, also a prominent lyricist and environmentalist, is survived by wife, a son and daughter. In addition to his valuable contributions to Malayalam literature, he is one of the leading ..

Delta Force busts militant hideout in Banihal tehsil of Jammu, recovers arms and ammunition

A militant hideout was busted by a joint operation of Rashtriya Rifles troops and Jammu Kashmir Police under Delta Force in the dense forest of Bajpathri area of Banihal tehsil in Jammu and huge quantity of arms, ammunition and other war like stores were recovered. The Joint operation was launched on Thursday morning and continued till late afternoon of Saturday. The arms and ammunition recovered from the hideout included three Pistols with magazines, 2042 rounds of AK 47, 25 rounds of Sniper rifle, five ..

One arrested, five booked in connection with murder of ‘Bihar BJP Vice-Prez' Visheshwar Ojha

In the latest proceedings of the Bihar BJP vice president’s murder, police have arrested one person and detained five others."Harendra Singh alias Bhua Singh, named accused in Visheshwar Ojha murder case, has been arrested by the police," a statement from state police headquarters said. Including Harendra Singh, Seven persons have been accused in the murder of Visheshwar Ojha, who was shot dead on Friday at Bhojpur between Sonvarsha and Parsaura villages. “Singh was arrested, while five others were detained..

PM Modi inaugurates ‘Make in India’ Centre in Mumbai to globally promote India as a preferred manufacturing destination

The ‘Make in India’ Centre, where number of international and national pavilions are holding exhibitions was inaugurated today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mumbai’s MMRDA Grounds in Bandra. During the function, Finland Prime Minister Juha Petri Sipilä and Sweden Prime Minister Kjell Löfven along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other high profile dignitaries were also present...

India wins over Sri Lanka convincingly by 69 runs in second T20

India beat Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second T20 Cricket match in Ranchi to level the three-match series Friday night. Chasing a target of 197, Sri Lanka could made 127 for the loss of nine wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Chamara Kapugedera made 32 while Dinesh Chandimal scored 31 runs. For India, Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets while Ravindra Jadeja and Ashish Nehra claimed two wickets each...

#SAG2016: Indian men’s hockey team lose final by 1-0, Pakistan claims title for 3rd consecutive time

In a disappointing result for the Indians at the12th South Asian Games, Pakistan team defeated the host in the men’s hockey final by 0-1. Awaisur Rehman of Pakistan scored the only goal of the match in added time of the first half as Pakistan clinched the gold medal and notched up a hat-trick of titles in the South Asian Games. The Indians, who could create very few goal-scoring chances and were left to defend the citadel for most part of the match, thus continued their gold medal drought in the tournament..

Art is boundless asserts PM Modi; urges to promote local artists in Mumbai

Art is bondless and transcends time, race and religious barriers asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bombay Art Society in suburban Bandra, pitching his thoughts to bring light on new emerging artists from every region. Talking about the recklessly busy Mumbai locals PM Modi said that the respective area’s artist should be given space between the two stations so that they can make colourful painting and help both the government and their talent to come up front...

Madhya Pradesh gets its first Mega Food Park, to benefit about 30,000 farmers across the state

In order to give an impetus to the growth of the Food Processing Sector in Madhya Pradesh, the first Mega Food Park in the state promoted by Indus mega Food Part Pvt. Ltd was inaugurated today by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries at Village Panwa, Tehsil Kasarwad, District Khargone. A 2nd Mega Food Park has been sanctioned by the Ministry in Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh, which will be ready in the next 24 to 30 months...

PM Modi to launch ‘Make in India’ week in Mumbai today, to hold meetings with foreign leaders

In wake of making India a manufacturing hub and nail itself in the global market, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 'Make in India' Centre at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai today. The Prime Minister will walk through the Centre, accompanied by the Prime Minister of Sweden Kjell Lofven, the Prime Minister of Finland Juha Petri Sipila and the Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius, who will be Guest of Honour on this occasion. PM Modi is also scheduled to hold bilateral ..

SC asks all states to inform Centre about money spent by them in implementing MGNREGA scheme

In a major move, the Supreme Court has asked all states to inform the Centre about the money spent by them in the current financial year so far in implementing the national rural employment guarantee scheme MGNREGA. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and R K Agrawal Friday also asked the states to apprise the Centre about their further financial needs to continue with the social welfare scheme...

Australia to contribute in Make in India week of Mumbai

Australia will take part in the Modi Government’s Make in India Week with a delegation of 30 government and business leaders representing a range of Australian expertise in multiple sectors. Acting Australian High Commissioner Chris Elstoft said Australia’s engagement in Make in India Week would be an important step in helping convert business opportunities into outcomes for the two nations...

Biggest single day rise in 2016 as gold inches towards Rs 30,000

Gold prices today zoomed by up to Rs 1,230, the biggest rise in a day this year, to multi-month high in major bullion markets of the country on continued buying by jewellers and retailers for ongoing wedding season amid overnight gains in global market. At Chennai, gold prices climbed the most by Rs 1,230 to Rs 29,605 per 10 grams. Bullion markets were closed yesterday following strike by Gem and Jewellery Trade Federation against the government's decision to make PAN card mandatory for transactions of ..