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Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to visit US, discuss concerns over H-1B visas, safety of Indians

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to visit US, discuss concerns over H-1B visas, safety of Indians

NEW DELHI(PTI): Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will visit the US from Tuesday during which key bilateral issues including India’s concerns over a possible clamp down on H1B visas and safety of Indians are expected to be discussed. According to officials here, Jaishankar will also be holding talks on regional and international issues of mutual interest […]

Mann ki Baat: PM Modi hails ISRO’s historic achievement, calls Digi Dhan a success

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on a number of issues in the 29th edition of his radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ on Sunday. The programme aired at 11 am and was broadcast on the All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan. In the last edition, the Prime Minister addressed young students about appearing for […]

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Jaitley calls demonetization process ‘smoothest possible replacement’, says process almost complete

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Jaitley calls demonetization process ‘smoothest possible replacement’, says process almost complete

NEW DELHI(PTI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the demonetization process is almost complete, hailing it as the “smoothest possible replacement” of high denomination currency anywhere in the world. Describing the government’s decision to take Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes out of circulation as a move towards creating a “new normal” in India, the minister […]

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Chidambaram’s ‘anti national’ remark on Kashmir will embolden Pakistan: Venkaiah Naidu

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Chidambaram’s ‘anti national’ remark on Kashmir will embolden Pakistan: Venkaiah Naidu

NEW DELHI(ANI): Lashing out at former finance minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram for saying that Kashmir was ‘nearly lost’ thanks to the government’s policies, the Centre on Friday branded his remark as ‘anti-national’, adding that his statement was tantamount to promoting separatism and encouraging terrorism. “The utterances of former home minister P. Chidambaram that […]

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Kanpur train accident: Congress slams PM Modi over his remark

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Kanpur train accident: Congress slams PM Modi over his remark

NEW DELHI(PTI): The Congress on Saturday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his Kanpur train accident remark, questioning if ISI had been guilty, why was allowed to investigate the Pathankot attack. Congress leader Tom Vadakkan expressed shock over discussing an intelligence report in a public rally, adding that why was nothing been […]

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BJP has fared well in all elections post-demonetization: Modi at Gonda rally

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BJP has fared well in all elections post-demonetization: Modi at Gonda rally

Gonda: PM Narendra Modi slammed the Congress and Samajwadi Party for misgovernance during a rally in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. Invoking Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, Modi said, “People, with their third eye, can see what is good for them and what is bad. The poorest of the poor can detect truth.” “Since […]

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Indian killed in Kansas: Sushma Swaraj assures family of all help in bringing back victim’s body

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Indian killed in Kansas: Sushma Swaraj assures family of all help in bringing back victim’s body

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed shock at the murder of an Indian engineer, who was shot dead in US by a gunman in an alleged racial attack, and offered her condolences to the bereaved family, adding that India would provide all assistance and help to the victim’s family. I am […]

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Hate crime in Kansas: Indian engineer shot dead by American saying ‘get out of my country’

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Hate crime in Kansas: Indian engineer shot dead by American saying ‘get out of my country’

NEW DELHI(PTI): An Indian engineer was killed and two others injured when an American man opened fire on them after allegedly yelling “get out of my country”, with the local police calling it as a “possible hate crime”. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, working at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, was killed in the shooting on Wednesday […]

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Modi Government invokes special powers to ensure steady stent supply

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Modi Government invokes special powers to ensure steady stent supply

NEW DELHI: To ensure availability of coronary stents post slashing of prices, the Centre on Tuesday invoked the special provision under the Drug Price Control Orders (DPCO), 2013, directing manufacturers to increase production of the medical device. According to the Section 3 (i) of DPCO, “The government may, with a view to achieve adequate availability […]

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Sonia stayed away from UP campaign fearing defeat: Venkaiah Naidu

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Sonia stayed away from UP campaign fearing defeat: Venkaiah Naidu

NEW DELHI(PTI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi stayed away from electioneering in Uttar Pradesh as she feared electoral reverses, Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said today. Addressing an election meeting here, he said Gandhi is “aware that her party is not in a position to win”. “Sonia Gandhi is not coming for electioneering as she is afraid […]

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