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Draft education policy may be announced by December: Smriti Irani

Draft education policy may be announced by December: Smriti Irani

Agartala(PTI): Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti on Friday said the draft national education policy will be announced ‘hopefully’ by December. “For the first time, a collaborative effort has been taken from the grass root level to formulate the national education policy. We are talking to teachers, students, district magistrates and other sections of […]

Asaduddin Owaisi demands Mahesh Sharma’s dismissal for remark on APJ Abdul Kalam

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Asaduddin Owaisi demands Mahesh Sharma’s dismissal for remark on APJ Abdul Kalam

New Delhi(PTI): Flaying Union minister Mahesh Sharma for his comments that APJ Abdul Kalam was a great nationalist despite being a Muslim, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi today demanded his dismissal for “suspecting” the nationalism of 17 crore Indian Muslims. Owaisi said it was a travesty that even after 69 years of independence, the nationalism of […]

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Niti Aayog’s administrative control over UIDAI shifted to IT Ministry

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Niti Aayog’s administrative control over UIDAI shifted to IT Ministry

New Delhi(PTI): The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar cards, has been shifted to the administrative control of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology from Niti Aayog. The decision to shift UIDAI from Niti Aayog, which has replaced Planning Commission, has been taken keeping in mind the government’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ […]

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PM Modi launches Rs 45,000 crore scheme to strengthen power distribution

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PM Modi launches Rs 45,000 crore scheme to strengthen power distribution

Varanasi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched in Varanasi the Rs 45,000-crore Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) which will strengthen distribution networks and ensure 24X7 power supply to all by 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a function for distribution of e-rickshaws and pedal rickshaws to help impoverished families with sustainable livelihood under […]

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India left far behind: Nepal’s new LGBT non-discrimination laws put even the liberal West to shame

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India left far behind: Nepal’s new LGBT non-discrimination laws put even the liberal West to shame

Kathmandu: In a groundbreaking move, the new Nepal Constitution has explicitly included rights for LGBT individuals, while stopping short of legalising same-sex marriage. According to a report by HRC Global and Pink Pages, Nepal has enshrined equal rights and freedom from discrimination in Articles 12, 18 and 42 of the new constitution. Incredibly, while many […]

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Ahmed Mohamed clock: Texas police to review decisions after global outpouring of support

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Ahmed Mohamed clock: Texas police to review decisions after global outpouring of support

Houston,Reuters: Texas police will review decisions made when a Muslim teenager was taken away in handcuffs after high school staff mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, the Irving police chief said on Friday. “One thing is clear to me, regardless of what we did, no matter what decision was made, there would’ve been people […]

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Less than 10 percent NGOs have filed returns, CBI tells SC

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Less than 10 percent NGOs have filed returns, CBI tells SC

New Delhi, Sep 18 – The CBI on Friday told the Supreme Court that out of 30,81,873 NGOs in India, spread over 26 states and seven union territories, only about 10 percent have filed their income-expenditure statements. The investigating agency sought another two months extension to compile all the information it was expecting from the […]

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IIT-Guwahati student found dead

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IIT-Guwahati student found dead

Guwahati, Sep 18 – A final-year student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IIT-G) was on Friday found dead near his hostel, police said. Security guards at the institute found the body near the IIT-G’s Brahmaputra Hostel. The staff of the institute later informed police. We have sent the body for post-mortem examination. It is […]

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Sivakarthikeyan tells Khushbu which actress he’s closest to off-screen!

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Sivakarthikeyan tells Khushbu which actress he’s closest to off-screen!

Sivakarthikeyan has been busy with films, but this week he will be seen chatting with Khushbu! The Rajini Murugan actor is gearing up for the film’s release soon. In this week’s Simply Khushbu, Sivakarthikeyan takes Khushbu through his life right from the time he was a TV anchor. Today, he’s a big star, but everything […]

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Bihar polls: Sharad Yadav rejects question of rift in Grand Alliance

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Bihar polls: Sharad Yadav rejects question of rift in Grand Alliance

Patna(PTI): JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Friday dismissed the Samajwadi Party-driven formation of a ‘Third Front’ for the Bihar polls and said that there was “only one front” in the state, that of his party with RJD and Congress. The Rajya Sabha MP also said that his party has finalised a list of candidates for […]

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