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#AareyBachao proves to be a foreign funded anti-development guimmick; Vanashakti NGO under scanner

With the decision to start the work of Mumbai Aarey Colony Metro Shed has come into being, there have been many controversial takes on the same. The latest being the Vanashakti NGO which has been in the forefront is under scanner for possibly receiving funds from foreign sources. This is duly to sabotage the development in regards to Mumbai Metro. ..

Jaldoot: Unique way to spread message of water conservation to masses

With an aim to spread awareness about water conservation to masses, Minister for Environment, Prakash Javadekar flagged off a Jaldoot vehicle. After flagging off the ‘Jaldoot’, Minister Javadekar said that Jaldoot will visit 8 districts of Maharashtra in the next 2 months will also tell about the work done by the government in the last 100 days. The exhibition highlights bold initiatives and decisive actions taken by the government...

Denoting a truce, Pakistan Army shows ‘white flag’ signalling to retrieve body of two soldiers near LoC

Rightly said ‘Don’t mess with the best’, Indian Army befittingly replied to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Giving up, the Pakistani Army on Saturday retrieved the bodies of two of its soldiers who were killed by the Indian Army in retaliation to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan on September 11...

Jharkhand: Special session organized in new assembly building

A special session was held in the newly constructed building of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly on Friday. During this, Chief Minister Raghuvar Das said that the new assembly building is a reflection of the state's prosperity and working style dedicated to the service of the people...

Leveraging technology, aiding economy, FinMin slates measures to raise exports but reduce export time

Way ahead to boost the exports and the manufacturing sectors aligned, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced significant measures for housing and international trade borough that are being periodically formulated based on nationwide consultation...

Stepping up towards development, MP CM Kamal Nath performs ground-breaking for Indore metro rail

Amid chanting of mantras, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath on Saturday laid the foundation stone for Rs 7500.80 crore metro rail project in the state's commercial capital...

Each family in deficit rainfall areas of Bihar to get Rs 3000

Standing with its people, Bihar government has decided to provide 3,000 rupees as immediate assistance to all the families living in 896 panchayats of 18 districts affected by deficit rainfall or less crop sowing this year...

Chhattisgarh: Two Maoists killed in Bastar division

In Chhattisgarh, two Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with a joint team of security forces last night in Bastar division. According to the Superintendent of police of Dantewada district Abhishek Pallav, a joint team of District Reserve Guard and police was on a search operation in Kirandul area...

Over 2,700 gifts, shawls received by PM all set to auction online till October 3

Currently on display at the National Gallery of Modern Arts in Delhi, a total of 2,772 gifts including head gears, shawls, portraits, swords gifted by different organisations and chief ministers to the PM are all set to auction from today to October 3..

Spreading fragrance of eternal friendship between India-Poland, memorial to Polish refugees unveils in Kolhapur

Ahead in the eternal friendship between India and Poland that dates back to the World War II, a permanent museum pillar in memory of Polish refugees set up in Kolhapur was unveiled by Marcin Przydacz, Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland today in presence of Yuvraj Sambhaji Bhosale at Valivada school...

Big blow! Pledging to work for better, NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale, descendant of Shivaji Maharaj joins BJP

Flowing with the robust and engaging modules of Maharashtra state Assembly polls, NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of MHA Amit Shah and CM Devendra Fadnavis, with Shah asserting that the BJP-led alliance will come back to power in the state with three-fourths majority...

Swachhta hi Seva! BJP, by launching 'seva saptah' undertakes unique way celebrate PM Modi's birthday

Waking ahead in the birthday celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday kicked off to observe 'seva saptah' meant service week between September 14 to 20. ..

Ration card holders in Uttarakhand will now get pulses at a rate lower than the market rate

23 lakh 32 thousand ration cardholders of the state will now get pulses at a rate lower than the market rate. Under the Mukhyamantri Dal Poshit Yojana, every ration cardholder will be provided two kg of pulses at a reduced price per month. On Thursday, in a program organized at Janata Darshan Hall at CM Housing, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the scheme by distributing pulses packets to selected beneficiaries...

Novel consultations heading up! MH decides to set new commissionerate for Mumbai's Mira, Bhayandar, Vasai, Virar

Issuing a governmnet resolution for novel consultations, the Maharashtra government on Friday decided to set up a commissionerate for Mira, Bhayandar, Vasai and Virar in neighbouring Palghar district...

Citing to a slight rise in foreign currency assets, forex reserves soar USD 1 bn to USD 429.60 bn

Having influenced by a rise in the foreign currency assests, the Reserve Bank of India on Saturday revealed that the country's foreign exchange reserves had increased by USD 1.004 billion to USD 429.608 billion in the week to September 6...

Indian Navy achieves a milestone: LCA Tejas makes successful arrested landing

A milestone event towards the development of an indigenous Deck Based Fighter aircraft was achieved by Indian Navy with the first-ever arrested landing of LCA (Navy) Naval LCA Tejas makes at the shore-based test facility, INS Hansa Goa. It will pave the way for this Indigenous platform ..

India seeks Switzerland’s support to enhance global efforts to defeat and destroy all manifestations of terrorism: Prez Kovind

Strengthening the bilateral ties in all dimensions, President Ram Nath Kovind, on Friday, emphasized the need to strengthen India-Switzerland joint work in defeating and destroying all manifestations of terrorism. ..

Time to pay for your misdeeds; Calcutta HC allows CBI to interrogate Mamta's aide Rajeev Kumar

While he thought he could escape, destiny had something else in store for him. In a setback to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar and majorly to Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta High Court has withdrawn protection from the custodial interrogations and arrest made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The CBI has now reached Rajeev Kumar’s doorstep to serve him a notice to appear on Saturday...

It’s the victory of nationhood! ABVP once again hoists the Kesariya flag in DUSU elections

With a spectacular win on three seats out of four, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) dominated the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections. It’s indeed a celebrating movement not only for the ABVP, but to every patriotic Indian!..

Taking efforts for ‘Green’ future! Indian Railways signs MoU with CII to promote green initiatives

To carry forward this green initiative, an MoU was signed between Ministry of Railways and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for the facilitation of green initiatives in Indian Railways at New Delhi today...

Fortifying force across China border, Indian Army plans to deploy M777 ultra-light howitzers and Chinook in Arunachal Pradesh

Moving up a level ahead, the Indian Armed Forces are planning to deploy their latest American weapons systems including M777 ultra-light howitzers and Chinook heavy-lift helicopters in the war games to be carried out in Arunachal Pradesh, close to borders with China. The exercise is codenamed as ‘HimVijay’ and planned by India in the northeast. This will mainly test the warfighting abilities of the newly-raised 17 Mountain Strike Corps in Arunachal Pradesh...

No one takes Imran Khan seriously in Pakistan: Muktar Abas Naqvi

Union Minority Welfare Minister Muktar Abbas Naqvi said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has become a laughfing stock in his own country as nobody takes him seriously. He is not just isolated but is also exposed globally, Naqvi said in an interview to leading English daily recently...

No way to escape Tihar cage! CBI court rejects Chidambaram's surrender plea in INX Media case

Waking ahead in P Chidambaram's attempt to escape the Tihar thwarts, the Delhi High Court on Friday rejected his request to surrender to the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, ordering him to be in jail following his arrest by CBI...

P Chidambaram’s plea to surrender in INX Media case rejected

A Delhi court has dismissed a petition of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram for surrender in money laundering case related to INX Media being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the FIPB clearance to the IMX Media group...

Pioneering initiative! MHRD introduces AI study at school level

Addressing the Central Board of Secondary Education’s Teachers Awards 2018-19, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishak said, "it is a big leap in our education system that artificial intelligence which was otherwise taught at the college level, is now been introduced from class 8th."..

Odd even scheme back in Delhi? 'Not required as such', Nitin Gadkari avows city to be pollution free soon

Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the odd-even road rationing scheme will be implemented in the national capital from November 4 to 15, Nitin Gadkari said that the move was not as such required. ..

Amid sale tale of Dena Bank HQ, BoB committee decides to meet next week considering to raise funds via bonds

Ahead of its decision to sell the headquarters of Dena Bank in the financial capital at a reserve price of Rs 530 crore, the public sector lender Bank of Baroda on Friday said that its capital raising committee would meet next week to consider raising funds through bonds. ..

Let people’s voice resonate! PM invites insightful ideas for upcoming Mann Ki Baat

Today, the PM has invited insightful ideas from the people of the country for his upcoming Mann Ki Baat on September 29...

One Lord, one faith, thousand idols! Maharashtra's Mumbai alone immerses 38,000 Ganpati idols at 129 spots

Up in the celebrations of Mumbai Ganesh Visarjan this year, the BMC on Friday has affirmed over 38000 Ganesh idols being immersed at 129 designated spots by the day end on Anant Chaturdashi...

Weaker than expected outlook! IMF explains base modules of India's recent lowered economic growth

In the backdrop of corporate and environmental regulatory uncertainty lingering weakness in some non-bank financial companies, the International Monetary Fund on Friday claimed India's economic growth to be much weaker than the earlier estimations...

Connecting to roots by availing visa services, India removes names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals from blacklist

Opening gates of opportunities, India has removed names of almost 312 Sikh foreign nationals from its blacklist. These Sikh foreign nationals are now eligible to avail visa services to visit their families in India and reconnect with their roots. The Home Ministry asserted that the government has removed from its blacklist names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals involved in anti-India activities and only two persons figure in the list now...

Jamiat leader endorses govt view on Kashmir, NRC

General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JuH) Maulana Mehmood Madani has endorsed the view of the Narendra Modi government on abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and also the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam...

Accelerating defence export, India becomes 4th nation to provide int’l standard bulletproof jackets to 100 countries

Aligning itself with top countries like United States, United Kingdom and Germany, India becomes the fourth nation to have its own national standard on bulletproof jacket which provides 360-degree protection. Highlighting its significance, India has begun exporting bulletproof jackets as per its own standards, which conform to international norms, to over 100 countries, including European nations. ..

RBI's next repo cut on it's way! Rising inflation, slow IIP growth prompt RBI of a more round of rate cut

Driven by costlier food items, retail inflation has inched up to 10-month high of 3.21 per cent in August but has maintained to remain within the RBI's comfort level, prompting the central bank for one more round of rate cut. ..

Signifying Nari Shakti in Indian Army, almost 600 turn up for first-ever women recruitment drive in Military Police

Proving ‘Mhari Choriya Choron Se Kam Hai Ke’ right, the Indian Army kick started the first-ever drive for recruitment of women in Military Police. Interestingly, over 595 candidates turned up for physical tests on Thursday as the recruitment process began in Lucknow. The Indian Army is conducting a selection test for the first batch of 100 women soldiers to be inducted into the Corps of Military Police...

Boat overturns in Bhopal during Ganesh Visarjan forcing 11 breath last; SDRF rescue ops underway

In a dreadful and a terrible incident on Ganesh Visarjan in Madhya Pradesh, eleven out of twenty drowned after a boat in which people were using for Lord Ganesha's idol immersion ceremony overturned in a river in Bhopal, rescuing other six...

'Ganpati Bappa moryaa..', Idols of 'manache' Ganpati immersed in Pune amid fanfare

Dancing over the dhol beats amid sprinkling showers, Pune on Thursday waved off prestigious idols of five 'manache' Ganpati that were immersed in artificial tanks in the evening amid traditional fanfare...

India seeks second consular access for Kulbhushan; will Pakistan sincerely respect ICJ this time?

Lambasting Pakistan over its attempt to politicise the Kashmir issue in United Nations Human Rights Council, India gave its neighbouring country a befitting reply. Addressing reporters, Raveesh Kumar, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said, “Pakistan’s attempt to polarise and politicize the Kashmir issue at the UNHRC has been rejected.” Also, he said that India will try every diplomatic channel to get through Kulbhushan Jadhav. ..

Violating ICJ verdict, Pakistan refuses to grant India second consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav

Violating the decision slated by International Court of Justice, Pakistan has yet again stooped down to embarrass itself on international forum. Pakistan on Thursday refused to grant India second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. ..

Medical research to get boost! India joins the Global AMR Research and Development Hub

India has joined the Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub as a new member. This was announced today by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology in New Delhi. ..

Busting attempts of terrorists to sneak in; J&K police arrests three JeM terrorists and recover arms from truck

Decoding every tactic, busting every attempt to snide in arms and ammunition, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have rightly worked in vigilance and complete alertness by putting culprits behind bars. In a latest, Jammu and Kashmir police Thursday recovered a huge load of arms and ammunition from a Kashmir-bound truck. Three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, held in the incident, are currently being questions...

Emancipating information, news channels to have at least one news bulletin in Sign language

As a source of emitting information, television has played a vital role in emancipating ideas to the masses. Moving a step ahead, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to make television programmes accessible to the hearing-impaired audience. In this regard, it has been decided that all news channels will carry a bulletin with sign language interpretation at least once a day...

Attaining farmer's financial edge, PM Modi launches farmer's pension scheme in poll bound state of Jharkhand

Launching 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Mandhan Yojana' from poll bound Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that every farmer will get Rs 3,000 per month after attaining the age of 60...

Stating fundamentals of Indian economy to be strong, R S Prasad claims Low GDP growth be temporary

Terming the low GDP growth as a temporary phenomenon, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that things would improve in future as the fundamentals of Indian economy were strong. Ta: lking about the 5 per cent GDP growth registered in the first quarter of the fiscal, Prasad said here that global as well as local factors were responsible for it. ..

PM Modi praises film fraternity for spreading awareness on single use plastic

In pursuit of the challenge of making India free of single-use plastic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised the efforts taken by film industry to spread awareness on the menace of single-use plastic through spectacular gestures...

Slamming Pakistan, top Muslim body states, ‘Kashmir an integral part of India; All Kashmiris are our compatriots’

Ever since India abrogated the Article 370, a baffled Pakistan tried all efforts to bring Kashmir issue under dark light. Highlighting misleading news on atrocities on Kashmiris, leading Muslim organisation on Thursday came out in full support of Jammu and Kashmir’s full integration with India and abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to the state...

INX media case: Delhi high court seeks CBI status report in 7 days in Chidambaram’s bail plea matter

Seeking a status report from the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea filed by former union minister P Chidambaram, who is currently in Tihar jail, for regular bail in INX Media case, the Delhi High Court on Thursday has asked the investigation agency to file the report within 7 days. ..

Boosting the defence sector, DRDO successfully flight-tests indigenously developed low weight, fire & forget MPATG missile

In a major boost for Indian Army, indigenously developed low weight, fire and forget Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested on Wednesday in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. The missile was launched from a man-portable Tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank. The missile hit the target in top attack mode and destroyed it with precision. All the mission objectives were met...

Descended, disengaged fully; Delegation level talks lead India, China to ease tension by face-off in eastern Ladakh

Taking the edge off the flaring tensions along the Line of Actual Control on Wednesday, Indian and Chinese troops concluded a day lng stand off after delegation-level talks amongst the selegates. ..

Claiming of red tape functioning, Goa's Investment Promotion Board CEO, Vishal Prakash takes a back foot

Claiming increased red tape functioning within, the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board's CEO moved up to resign even as CM Pramod Sawant assured to revamp the investment promotion board to attract more investment into the state. ..

'Ghantanaad' in Madhya Pradesh! BJP holds protest across MP against Kamal Nath government

Waking ahead in the alleged misrule of the Congress -led Kamal Nath government in the state, the BJP party workers in Madhya Pradesh held a 'Ghantanad' protest across the state on Wednesday...

Replicating Gujarat, Karnataka likely to reduce road traffic fines

The Karnataka Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said yesterday that the state is likely to follow the steps taken by Gujarat government in slashing traffic fines. Gujarat recently slashed the hefty fines by nearly 50 per cent after the implementation of the Motor Vehicles Act...

Madhya Pradesh: BJP launches Ghantanaad protest to wake up Kumbhakarni slept Congress govt

The Congressi Madhya Pradesh government is in deep Kumbhkaran sleep, and it is ignoring the welfare of the state. In order to draw the government on right track, the Madhya Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on today held a statewide protest against Chief Minister Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the state. The protest was held to get justice for the public of Madhya Pradesh...

13 year long wait comes to an end: Uttarakhand to open India’s longest motorable single-lane suspension bridge soon

The 13-year wait of the people of Pratapnagar in Tehri district now comes to an end. The much-awaited Dobra-Chanthi Bridge linking New Tehri with Pratapnagar is nearing completion. This 440-metre long bridge will be India’s longest motorable single-lane suspension bridge...

Himachal Pradesh visions clean future: launches program to deploy 28 MW of Solar Projects

With a vision to have clean environment, The Himachal Pradesh agency for renewable energy, Himurja has announced its new program that seeks to deploy 28 MW solar energy projects in the state. The state has invited proposals from local entrepreneurs for setting up of the ground-mounted solar power projects with capacities ranging from 250 kW to 500 kW. The projects can be set up on private land owned by the applicant or on leased land...

One-stop solution for actions on drought: Drought toolbox

Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNCCD, Executive Secretary in his opening remarks at the Drought Preparedness Day said “Drought is a major obstacle to achieving sustainable development goal-15. We need to move faster in our fight against drought. Let us dust this villain, and mitigate climate change”...

Culture Ministry comes up with Second Round of E-auction of gifts to PM Modi

A total of 2,772 gifts received by Prime Minister (PM) Modi as the head of the state are to go under the hammer in the second edition of an e-auction organized by the Ministry of Culture...

Soft spoken, OSD to PMO, PK Sinha takes over as Principal Advisor to PM Modi

Having long served as the Cabinet Secretary and currently functioning as OSD in the Prime Minister's Office, P K Sinha, has been appointed the Principal Advisor to the PM Narendra Modi...

J&K: Security forces kill LeT terrorist involved in attack on fruit growers in Sopore

In Jammu and Kashmir, a Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist involved in a recent attack on a fruit merchant's home in Sopore was gunned down by security forces. The terrorist has been identified as Asif Maqbool Bhat. Police said security forces raided Noor Bagh area of Sopore this morning on the basis of specific input about presence of Asif Maqbool Bhat, who was involved in the Friday attack. He was killed in a brief encounter in Sopore in the valley's Baramulla district. Two police personnel were injured ..

Testimony of trust! PM Modi marks 50 million followers on twitter

The PM has just crossed the 50 million followers mark on the microblogging platform Twitter, thereby retaining his position as the third-most followed person. ..

'This isn't income scheme. It's for people to recognise law, have fear of it ', Nitin Gadkari slates new traffic fines are purely for safety

Responding responsive towards newly implemented traffic fines that probably have boomed up the Indian crowds, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that the execution of the New Motor Vehicle Act 2019 was nothing to do with generating more government revenue and that it was for the safety of people. ..

Happy Birthday Mohanji! A man who lives every breath for motherland…

Today is the 69th birth anniversary of RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Madhukar Bhagwat, the man who lives every breath for our motherland. Mohanji was born on September 11, 1950 in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra...

Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Address: A message to humanity

“Of the Swami’s address before the Parliament of Religions, it may be said that when he began to speak, it was the religious ideas of Hindus; but when he ended Hinduism had been created"...

An economics major, Sasakawa awardee, Pramod Kumar Mishra takes over as new principal secy to PM

Replacing Nripendra Misra, the Prime Minister's long-serving aide who resigned last month after a five-year stint as the top bureaucrat in the central government, Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra on Wednesday has been appointed as the new Principal Secretary to PM Modi, effective September 11...

Bright future for disease-free livestock: PM Modi launches National Animal Disease Control Programme

Taking care of all the dimension for better governance is the role of an ideal Prime Minister. The same is always reflected in PM Modi’s character. Guiding for a bright future for the farmers who want to prevent their livestock from the deadly diseases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Indian Culture has always given importance ..

Remembering a man who not only conceptualized, but lived ‘Sarvodaya’…

Today is the 124th birth anniversary of such a saintly individual, the spiritual successor of Mahatma Gandhi – Acharya Vinoba Bhave...

Building up political, economic union, President Kovind in Iceland sign two MOUs figuring India's core concerns

Expressing gratitude towards the Iceland government for understanding India's core concerns, President Ram Nath Kovind while on a two day visit to Iceland held talks with the country's president on strengthening bilateral political ties and economic partnership. ..

‘Down to earth’ nation-leader! PM extends helping hand to plastic picker women in Mathura

Prime Minister Narendra Modi truly deserves to be called as a ‘down to earth’ person. We observe this extraordinary quality in him through his many small actions. Today, the PM met women who pick plastic from garbage & extended a helping hand to them. ..

'Smriti Sthal', Parrikar memorial foundation stone to be laid on his first birth anniversary by December 13

"The foundation stone for a memorial dedicated to Goa chief minister late Manohar Parrikar would be laid on December 13", said Goa CM Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday informing about the 'Manohar Parrikar Vigyan Mohotsav 2019'. ..

After Mika, here's singer Dosanjh in bad light! FWICE appeals to cancel Dosanjh's visa to perform at Pak organiser's US event

After singer Mika Singh's observed tale of performance in Pakistan, Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh has attracted negative attention for accepting an invite by a Pakistan national to perform...