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Indian Navy heads forward with high power pumps to rescue the 15 miners stuck in Meghalaya’s coal mine

As the situation intensifies, the Indian Navy divers have sought help to Meghalaya in the search operation to find the 15 miners trapped in the a water-filled coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills since December 13. After receiving orders to join the rescue mission from the National Disaster Response Force team, the Navy swung into action by first dispatching the advance team to the site. ..

Scenically hatke! Asking people to switch on cell phone flashlights, PM Modi’s unique tribute to Netaji Bose was absolutely delightful

Unique and delightful as it looks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a public meeting at Marina Park in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands asked people to take out their mobile phones and switch on the flashlights as a gesture to pay tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. 75 years ago, on this same day, it was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose addressing his large gathering here and as a gesture of tribute, PM Modi used his ‘hatke’ style to honor Netaji Bose...

Fuel prices stretch the smiles over, tumbling by 22 paise, mark the lowest of 2018

The metro cities in the nation witnessed the fall in the prices of petrol and diesel in the last week of 2018, marking the decline to be lowest of all the falls of 2018 till date. Petrol prices on Sunday were cut by 22 paise per litre, whereas the diesel rates were cut by 23 paise to a nine month low...

Alert Indian troops smacked intruding Pakistani BATs; major attack foiled

BAT attack of Pakistani soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, two attackers killed, said Army sources...

NIA has sifted probe for ISIS module

National Investigative Agency had carried out searches at few places in east Delhi’s Jafarabad area on Sunday...

I am confident that the lions of Gir shall continue to roar forever: President Kovind summing up visit in Gujarat

President Ram Nath Kovind was on the visit of Gujarat, where he visited Runn of Kutch...

Is Pakistan deploying 600 tanks along the border with India?

According to multiple media reports citing intelligence sources, Pakistan is planning to procure 600 battle tanks, including Russian-made T-90s, in order to bolster its capabilities along the border with India...

“Dirty politician” jibe triggers verbal spat between KCR and Chandra Babu Naidu

Irked with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s “dirtiest politician” comment, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu accused KCR of destabilizing TDP government...

Touching New Heights, ISCA will move forward towards ‘FUTURE INDIA’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 106th Indian Science Congress (#ISC)-2019 on 3rd January in Jalandhar, Punjab...

NITI Ayog all set with new year resolution towards pushing economic growth and reforms

The Governmental ‘Think Tank’ NITI Ayog have planned to kingpin over the steps required to push economic growth, promote e-mobility and ensure expeditious implementation of the Modi government's reform measures in the coming new year. In 2018, the NITI Ayog was criticised over the issue of revision of economic growth rates, reflecting the growth during the previous Congress-led UPA's regime was less than the current rule. ..

History turns in favour of India as PM Modi unfurls tricolour in Andaman

As the year 2018 fades into the folds of history, it recast the event happened 75 years ago in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. On December 30, 1943, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose unfurled the national tricolour on the liberated land of Bharat in Andaman Island and renamed them as “Shahid” and “Swaraj” islands...

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani confronts Rahul Gandhi over Vibrant Gujarat remark

Rejecting Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s claims on Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that Congress Chief making deliberate malicious attempts to defame Gujarat...

Improving telecom connectivity, PM Modi attaches submarine cable connectivity in Andaman & Nicobar connecting 8 islands

Combining a series of historic highlights, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Island marks a great significance. Inscribing a historic moment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid foundation stone for submarine optical fibre cable connectivity between Chennai and Andaman & Nicobar connecting 8 islands. This is the first time that a submarine cable has been laid by the government of India. ..

Bolstering bilateral relation between India and Russia, Putin sends New Year wishes to Modi and Kovind

Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has sent New Year messages to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

1984 Anti Sikh riot convict Sajjan Kumar surrenders before Delhi Court serving his retribution in Mandoli jail

The 1984 Anti-Sikh riots convicts Sajjan Kumar, former MLAs Kishan Khokhar and Mahendra Yadav yielded in the Delhi Court’s frontline today. Khokhar and Yadav will be serving a jail for a decade. The duo surrendered before Metropolitan Magistrate after the court accepted their application to surrender. However, the former Congress leader will be given life imprisonment...

People suffering from water crisis but, CM Kumaraswamy busy with new year bash: BS Yeddyurappa

Questioning Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s alleged new year celebrations at Singapore, former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said that Kumaraswamy’s action has exposed the hypocrisy of the ruling party...

UP Minister Satish Mahana calls on Naidu, KTR; invites for Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

Amidst the strained relations between TDP and BJP, Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Satish Mahana today called on Andhra Pradesh chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu and extended an invitation for the much anticipated Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj...

GDP to mark it’s realistic state under Modi’s supremecy leading nation towards economical altitude

India’s annual economic growth surged to a more than two-year high of 8.2 percent in the three months through June, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government a political boost in the final year of his term before elections. PM Modi has however, been under pressure to make good his promise to deliver reforms and provide jobs to millions of youth entering the workforce each year as he faces a clutch of state elections this year followed by his planned re-election uphead in 2019. ..

Metro services start today from Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket 1

Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia and Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu today flagged off the Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket-1 section of the Pink Line of Delhi Metro...

More than 34 Lakh Women involved in formation of SHGS; 2 lakhs of them assisted with revolving fund

Conscious of the issues of slums and poverty, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has channelized its efforts in promoting equitable growth in urban areas through Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). The Mission addresses major social challenges of urbanization & economic growth such as urban poverty, unemployment and social exclusion through five key components constituting Social Mobilization and Institution Development (SM&ID), Employment through Skills ..

Good Governance: No fare hike in Railways; 55% coaches installed with bio-toilets

The Ministry of Railways has said nearly 55 percent of the total passenger rail coaches have been installed with bio-toilets. Also, the Ministry has said there is no proposal to hike railway fares...

Post Kamala Mills nightmare, BMC demolishes 100 restaurants and bars flouting safety regulations across city

Kamala Mills tragedy that took death toll to over 15 has outraged many Mumbaikars as the restaurant 1 Above was illegally functioning for so long. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in a biggest crackdown swung into action by sealing and demolishing restaurants and bars flouting safety regulations across the city...

PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat

PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat..

Mission Social Media 2018: People friendly initiatives to come up in Telangana

Telangana Police set to adopt ‘technology’, as all the police stations will have Facebook account and Twitter handle from next year for communication with people on a daily basis...

World’s 2nd ‘Robocop’ comes up in India: Hyderabad dedicates Made-in-India robot to serve nation

Hyderabad dedicates India’s first ‘Robocop’ to the nation- who is capable of performing police duties, has been launched in Hyderabad. Hyderabad becomes the first city in the country to deploy a police robot for commercial operations. ..

North India under the grip of cold waves

Chilling cold is ready to give its last stroke of the year in North India. MeT has predicted cold wave conditions are very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi. Other than North India, the same condition is predicted to remain in Telangana, North Interior Karnataka...

Enter in 2018 with a spirit of positivity and oath to build New India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking in his weekly Radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', wished countrymen a very Happy New Year 2018 and spoke about spreading positivity in the coming New Year. He said, the dream of New India will be realised through the skill and fortitude of energetic youth...

Corruption washed out this year: In 118 cases, 134 officials and 17 private individuals arrested

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrested 134 officials from different departments and 17 private individuals while accepting bribes, in a total of 118 cases this year...

Nalanda bestowed with new projects over 100 worth Rs 700 crore

As Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has embarked on his Vikas Samiksha Yatra, the state gets great projects as new year gift. On Saturday, he laid foundation stones for more than 100 projects worth Rs 700 crore in Nalanda district...

Make Way for Thalaivar! Tamil Nadu politics welcomes Superstar Rajnikanth

The only Superstar who has followers more than any one – none other than Rajnikanth announced to form his own independent party and join the politics. Announcing to the people Rajnikanth said that “I’ll push for spiritual politics without caste or religious leanings,” Rajinikanth said. “If I come to power and am not able to deliver in three years, I’ll resign. Democracy is in a state of distress in the state.”..

TRAI: Defeating Vodafone-Airtel, Jio leads in 4G network speed

According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data released Yesterday, Reliance Jio has emerged as the fastest mobile broadband service provider having recorded the highest speed of 21.8 Mbps...

Countdown ticks as Assam will publish ‘National Register of Citizens’ to hunt and deport illegal Bangladeshi migrants

Millions of eyes glued over the release of first ‘National Register of Citizens’ for Assam which will be made publicly available tonight. National Register of Citizens NRC aims to identify and weed out illegal migrants from Bangladesh. Welcoming this big move and publishing NRC midnight could definitely help identify and weed out around 20 lakhs of illegal migrants from Bangladesh...

Chhattisgarh enters in new era of digital revolution; connecting 6,000 panchayats through optical fibre network

The dreams of Prime Minister's 'Digital India' are being fulfilled in Chhattisgarh. In a bid to bridge the 'Digital Divide' between the rural and urban regions, about six thousand gram panchayats will be connected with optical fiber network...

Haryana farmers heave a sigh of relief with the launch of ‘Bhavantar Bharpai’ scheme

Haryana farmers heave a sigh of relief as the government has launched ‘Bhavantar Bharpai’, a special scheme to compensate farmers. Initially, this scheme will include four vegetables- potato, tomato, onion and cauliflower. The new scheme will be implemented from 1st January...

Cash withdrawal limit from ATMs increased to Rs. 4,500 from Rs. 2,500 starting from 1 January, 2017

The RBI has decided to increase the cash withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs 4,500 per day from the present Rs 2,500 with effect from January 1. Friday was the last day of the 50-day window to deposit demonetised notes in banks...

Prez Mukherjee approves promulgation of the Specified Bank Notes Ordinance, 2016

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has approved the promulgation of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016 on Friday. Like to tell you that the Ordinance is a follow-up to the decision taken by the Government of India to cancel the legal tender character of the existing series of bank notes, as on November 8, 2016, in the denominations of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 (Specified Bank Notes-SBNs) in circulation...

Praising demonetization move Pradhan says transparency has been assured in the system

Speaking after launching a customer awareness campaign as part of promoting cashless transfer at the BPCL outlet in Bakery Junction on Friday, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said demonetisation measures had a huge impact on the economy and replacing 66 per cent of the withdrawn currency was a big challenge...

With 160 MW of power India will help Nepal to achieve a load-shedding free Kathmandu Valley

India will supply an additional 80 MW of electricity to Nepal from January 1, 2017 to help the Himalayan nation cope with an energy crisis. Nepal’s energy minister Janardan Sharma held discussions with India’s minister of state for power Piyush Goyal in New Delhi on Friday, when the Indian side agreed to provide the additional power, the Indian embassy said...

New Army Chief, New Challenges ahead

For Gen. Rawat to depend only on the inherent resilience and discipline of the army would be simplistic. He has to realise that he will be up for scrutiny much more than any other chief in recent history both within and outside the military establishment...

Five prisoners escaped from Bihar’s central jail; search operation underway

Five prisoners out of which four were serving life imprisonment and one facing death penalty on Friday late night succeeded to escape from Central Jail, Bihar. The escaped prisoners are rajit Singh hailing from Motihari, Girdhari Rai of Chapra, Sonu Pandey and Upendra Sah of Ara and Sonu Singh of Brahampur, Buxar...

Retiring COAS Gen Suhag thanks govt for free hand; Army killed 141 terrorists this year in JK

General Dalbir Singh Suhag has retired as the Army chief on Saturday and General Bipin Rawat has taken the charge in his place. On this occasion talking to media, General Dalbir Suhag has assured the nation that army will protect India’s dignity and is fully prepared to take any challenge, be it external or internal...

Polavaram project underway; Set to complete by 2019 aims to end the drought problem

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu expressed confidence that the project would be dedicated to the nation by the year 2019 and spillway works by the end of 2017 while laying foundation stone for spillway works of multi-purpose Polavaram project on Friday...

India’s 1st transgender school was opened in Kochi; aims to provide decent jobs and dignity

In a bid to help the transgenders, Sahaj International, India's first transgender school was opened in Kochi on Friday. A residential school for transgender people has been opened in the Indian city of Kochi, to help adults who dropped out of school finish their education...

CAG to investigate Sahara and Birla’s diary; contains details of Pay-off

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to investigate against Sahara and Birla’s diaries which contains the details of pay-offs to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. Earlier before Congress Vice President has accused PM Modi of taking bribes when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat...

PM Modi's New Year gift: Foundation stone of Delhi-Meerut Expressway project to be laid today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of ambitious Delhi-Meerut Expressway project today. The project will cost 7566 Crore Rupees and will include construction of 74 Km long Delhi-Dasna-Meerut 14 lane Expressway and upgradation of 22 Km long Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24 in three phases...

Center clears long pending 34 km coastal road from Nariman Point to Kandivili to curb traffic

The Centre came out with a notification for the long pending proposal of constructing a coastal road in Mumbai, aimed at reducing the traffic woes of the city. "The Centre has issued the final notification for constructing a 34 km coastal road from Nariman Point to Kandivili. In June, the Centre had given its approval for the project," a statement from the Maharashtra government said..

People of Delhi should not be 'too worried' regarding the odd-even formula, says Bassi

Taking into consideration the worries of Delhiites, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday said that the public should not worry too much about the new scheme and asserted that handling the implementation of the odd-even formula in the nation capital was not a major challenge...

Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha most lucrative investment destination says ASSOCHAM

Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha have emerged as most lucrative investment destinations for investors in India. Maharashtra has toppled Gujarat as the most sought after destination for global and domestic investors as the latter recorded least growth rate of just over two per cent amid top 21 states across India during the course of past five years, revealed a recently concluded study by apex industry body ASSOCHAM..

Paswan asks CWC to increase its logistic operations for efficient storage of Agri produce

While receiving the dividend check for 2014-15 from the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan said that the Central Warehousing Corporation CWC should become leading third party logistic company to make supply chain efficient, economic and to reduce the wastage specially of Agri produce...

Rupee falls 6 paise vs dollar in early trade

The rupee weakened 6 paise to quote at 66.45 against the dollar in early trade today on increased month-end demand for the American currency from importers and banks. The dollar was firm against major global currencies, which dampened rupee sentiment, but a higher opening of the domestic equity market capped the losses, dealers said..

Sensex gains 42 points in opening trade, above 26,000 level

Stock markets got off to a positive start in the final session of 2015, with the benchmark Sensex recovering over 42 points to trade above the 26,000-mark on selective buying by funds as well as investors..

PM Modi lays foundation stone of Delhi-Meerut Expressway; says it would pave way for pollution-free future

Paving way for a pollution-free future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of ambitious Delhi-Meerut Expressway project. The project will cost Rs. 7566 crores and will include construction of 74 Km long Delhi-Dasna-Meerut 14 lane Expressway and upgradation of 22 Km long Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24 in three phases...

Delhi govt bureaucrats protest over the suspension of two DANICS officers, go on mass leave  

Following the suspension of two DANICS-cadre officers, Delhi government bureaucrats went on mass leave to protest against the suspension...

Separatist leader Masarat Alam released after Court's order, re-arrested on next day

Separatist leader Masarat Alam was released from jail on Tuesday following the Jammu and Kashmir High Court order of quashing his detention under public safety act (PSA). However he was re-arrested on Wednesday due to pending cases against him...

MHA approves more 4227 posts in Delhi Police to improve effectiveness and efficiency in NCR region

Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday approved the 4227 additional posts in Delhi Police for the purpose of the separation of crime investigation and Law & order functions...

Radha Mohan Singh expresses concerns over UP govt slow process of issuing Soil Health Card

Government on Thursday requested Uttar Pradesh government to speed up Soil Health Card Scheme and has urged the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to monitor the programme at highest level so that it can get deserved priority...

Singer Adnan Sami to get Indian Citizenship, centre approves his request

Following Pakistani singer Adnan Sami’s request to the centre to legalize his status in the country on grounds of humanity, he has been granted Indian citizenship from centre which will be in effect from January 1...

Delhi govt conducts coordination trial run of 'Odd-Even' formula a day before its implementation

A day before the implementation of Odd-Even Formula, Delhi Government on Thursday conducted a two-hour coordination trial run ahead of the 'Odd-Even' formula to be implemented from January 1 next year...

Security forces arrest two cadres of NDFB (S) involved in recent Assam violence

In Assam, security forces have arrested two cadres of banned outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland- Sangbijit faction involved in the recent killing of innocent civilians in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts...

Government sets up committee on Natgrid to track terror activities

A high-level committee, headed by the Union Home Secretary, has been set up to allay apprehension of data sharing by various government agencies with Natgrid, the proposed real-time intelligence sharing setup to track terror activities...

J&K's PDP President Mehbooba to meet Governor Vohra on Wednesday

Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti will meet Jammu and & Kashmir Governor N N Vohra over the issue of government formation in the state, even as her father and party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed continued consultations within the party...

Ownership of Indian Railways to remain with the Govt: Prabhu

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu reiterated that Railways will not be privatized. Addressing the conference of General Managers of all Zonal Railways and Production Units in New Delhi, Prabhu said vigorous efforts are being made to mobilize investments in Railways Sector...

Cause of concern is that CBI allowed itself to be misused: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that it is cause of concern that CBI allowed itself to be misused against party Chief Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case...

Kudankulam nuclear reactor begins commercial power generation

In Tamil Nadu, commercial power generation in Kudankulam nuclear power plant was started last midnight after getting approval from Nuclear Power Corporation according to its site director R S Sundar. ..

Make all arrangements on assets filing by January: PM to secretaries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the authorities concerned to take preparatory steps by January next year to ensure timely compliance for filing assets details of Public servants. ..

Agriculture’s contribution in GDP will touch new heights; welfare of farmers will be promoted: Radha Mohan Singh

While addressing the journalist in a Press Conference organized in National Academy of Agriculture Science, Pusa in New Delhi on Tuesday, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh emphasized on Government’s priority on Enhancing Agriculture Production and Productivity...

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu, jawan injured

An Army jawan was on Tuesday injured as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Pallanwala sector of Jammu district, drawing retaliation from Indian forces...

Defence agents to be legalised by mid-February: Parrikar

Changes in the Defence Procurement Policy to legalise representatives from foreign defence firms will be done in another month and a half, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said...

Parrikar orders Army to retaliate with double force on any ceasefire violations by Pakistan

Taking into consideration the massive ceasefire violations with Pakistan continuing to violate the ceasefire, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has directed the security forces not to hold back and retaliate with “double the force”...

Govt sanctions over Rs 568 cr to provide Soil Health Cards to farmers

Government has sanctioned over 568 crore rupees for the next three years to provide Soil Health Cards to 14 crore, 50 lakh farmers. The Ministry has taken several steps during the past seven months to lessen distance between lab to land. Imbalanced use of fertilisers, low addition of organic matter and non-replacement of nutrients in the soil over the years have led to deterioration in soil health...