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Defence Ministry denies reports of PM Modi to fly in Rafale

NEW DELHI(PTI): With reference to a news item in a section of the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may fly in a Rafale at Aero India, the Defence Ministry on Saturday clarified that there is no plan for the former to fly in any fighter jet. “The news item is incorrect, misconceived and is […]

Nitish Kumar elected new JD(U) Legislature party leader in Bihar

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Patna(PTI): The election of Kumar as the new leader of the party in the House comes nearly eight months after he resigned as CM in May, 2014 in the wake of party poor performance in general election. Nitish Kumar File Photo Nitish Kumar was on Saturday elected as Leader of the JD(U) Legislature Party at […]

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Untouchability due to oppression by Islamic invaders: VHP leader Ashok Singhal

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Allahabad(PTI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday claimed that the practice of untouchability was to be blamed on “oppression by Islamic invaders” and underlined the need to treat Dalits with respect. “There were no untouchables among the Hindus until the Islamic invasions began. The Hindu society comprised four varnas, based on occupations, and this division of […]

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Narendra Modi asks Indian diplomats to ‘shed old mindsets’

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New Delhi(PTI): The Prime Minister said diplomats should be quick to adapt to changing global situations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked Indian diplomats to “shed old mindsets” and help the country position itself in a leading role, rather than just a balancing force globally. Noting that there were new “actors” and new “threats” […]

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Jitan Manjhi is expelled from JD(U): Nitish Kumar Likely to Return as Bihar Chief Minister

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PATNA(WEB TEAM): In a dramatic turn of events in Patna on Saturday, the Janata Dal (United) expelled rebel Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi from the party and appointed Nitish Kumar as the chief of Bihar legislative party. Earlier in the day, Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi appealed to governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to […]

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We don’t have the depth in batting, concedes MS Dhoni

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New Delhi(PTI): The Indian cricket team has been bogged down by the bowlers’ poor form in recent times but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that the batting line-up also lacked depth as compared to other sides taking part in the World Cup beginning next week. Dhoni said that his side will have to preserve […]

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Queen Elizabeth II marks 63 years on British throne

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London(AFP): Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday celebrated 63 years on the British throne as she neared the record set by Queen Victoria for the longest-reigning monarch. She was to mark the occasion privately at her estate in Sandringham, southeast England, where she spends her annual winter break. There will be a 41-gun salute by the […]

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Microsoft corporation set to bring Cortana to Office

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NYC: Microsoft is set to bring its digital assistance Cortana to Office. According to the Verge, the software giant is currently testing a “Work Assistant” app that’s designed to use Cortana to open, edit, and share documents using voice commands and Cortana. The report said that the software giant’s initial app is a prototype, but […]

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Delhi assembly polls: Who is going to win? What the 5 surveys say

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Delhi, Shubhashish(dna): Delhi, with a total of 13 million registered voters has gone to polls on Saturday to select a new government. 7% votes have already been cast. In 2013, Delhi saw a record 66.5% votes being cast. As the political parties across the spectrum and analysts expect Delhi to come out in full force […]

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No fresh proposal to hike rail fares: MoS Manoj Sinha

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New Delhi(PTI): Ahead of the presentation of the Rail Budget in Parliament, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha today said there was no proposal at present to increase rail fares. Speaking on the sidelines of a function to flag off the tri-weekly Lucknow-Kathgodam Express, he said it was not right to discuss the rail […]

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