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Indian Railways makes yoga mandatory at all its training centres

New Delhi(PTI): Railways has made yoga mandatory at all its training centres across the country and plans to cover all its employees by 2020. Steps are being taken for providing mandatory yoga training at all railway training centres to cover all employees by 2019-20, Railway Board Member (Staff) Pradeep Kumar said here today. Railways has […]

Kerala Education Minister calls for doing away with engineering entrance exam

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Thiruvananthapuram(PTI): Kerala Education Minister PK Abdu Rabb today said it was high time the state government thought of doing away with entrance examinations to engineering courses. Talking to reporters after announcing the Kerala extrance rank list for engineering, he said government should examine whether entrance exams for engineering course was needed or not. In the […]

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Election Commission suspends recognition of PA Sangma’s National People’s Party

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New Delhi(PTI): The Election Commission on Tuesday suspended the recognition of PA Sangma’s National People’s Party for failing to file its election expenditure statement. This is for the time that the poll watchdog has taken such a step of suspending recognition of a party using its powers under Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order 1968 […]

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Documents show Vasundhara Raje backed Lalit Modi’s immigration application into UK?

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Jaipur(dna): In a new twist to the Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi controversy, a prominent news channel has revealed that Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje backed the former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi’s UK immigration application on the condition that her support was not made known to Indian authorities. The channel claimed that the letter was part of […]

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Pakistan to participate in SAARC satellite project meeting: ISRO

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Hyderabad(PTI): The SAARC countries, including Pakistan, will participate in the ambitious SAARC satellite project conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top official said on Tuesday. When asked if Pakistan was giving a cold shoulder to the project, the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) AS Kiran Kumar said, “That is not strictly correct. We […]

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MEA, Finance Ministry embroiled in blame game over Lalit Modi’s passport

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New Delhi(PTI): A blame game appears to be brewing between the External Affairs Ministry and Finance Ministry over not challenging the Delhi High Court order restoring the passport to tainted former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi. Sources in the MEA sought to blame the Enforcement Directorate on not challenging the order on the ground that it […]

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Arun Jaitley contradicts himself in ‘Modigate’ controversy: Digvijay Singh

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New Delhi(PTI): Congress on Tuesday sought to puncture Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s defence of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the ‘Modigate’ controversy. “FM confirms Lalit Modi is being investigated by ED and Blue Corner Notice issued to him. Yet justifies Sushma’s action. Contradicts himself,” party General Secretary Digvijay Singh said in a series of […]

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FTII strike: I&B Ministry offers to hold discussions with students over Gajendra Singh row

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New Delhi(PTI): As the strike by FTII students entered the fifth day, the Information and Broadcasting ministry on Tuesday offered to discuss “all relevant issues” after they stuck to their demand for revoking the appointment of TV actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of its governing council. The protests, meanwhile, spread to more […]

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PM Modi calls up Nawaz Sharif, conveys decision to release Pakistani fishermen

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New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called up his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and extended best wishes on the occasion of Ramzan while stressing the need for having “peaceful” and “friendly” bilateral ties amid a war of words between the two countries. In his telephonic conversation, Modi also conveyed to Sharif India’s decision […]

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Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag meets Bangladesh counterpart to boost military ties

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New Delhi(PTI): Indian army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart to boost military cooperation, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the country and sealed crucial deals to strengthen bilateral ties. General Suhag, who wrapped up his two-day Bangladesh tour today, met Bangladeshi army chief General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan on […]

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