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All coal blocks would become operational soon: Power Minister Piyush Goyal

New Delhi(PTI): Union Minister of State for Power and Coal (independent charge) Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said here that all the coal blocks in the country will become operational in the next couple of months. “Soon after the (fresh) auction was over, I called a meeting of all the people who had won coal blocks… […]

Education Minister Vinod Tawde’s degree is non-issue, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

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Mumbai(PTI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday defended the state education minister and BJP leader Vinod Tawde, who is caught up in a row over his educational qualification. “This is a non-issue. Tawde has never hidden any fact,” Fadnavis said, when asked about the controversy. After a news-channel reported that Tawde’s BE electronics degree […]

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Modi government cancels licences of 2,406 NGOs including those running schools, hospitals

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New Delhi(PTI): In a fresh move, the government has cancelled the licences of 2,406 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) across the country, which includes entities that run schools and hospitals. In the wake of the cancellation of their registrations, the NGOs would not be able to receive foreign funds. According to official data, Maharashtra tops the list […]

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Strong inland waterways will be built to transform Andhra’s connectivity: Chandrababu Naidu

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Hyderabad(PTI): Given that Andhra Pradesh has a long coastline, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday stressed on building a strong inland waterway system linking the ports to national highways and develop the state as a logistics hub for Southeast Asia. Following up a meeting on Energy, Investments and Infrastructure on Monday, the Chief Minister […]

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Indian Army to witness changes at senior level following retirement of officers

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New Delhi(PTI): The Indian Army is set to effect several top level changes in the coming weeks with senior officers either retiring or getting promoted. The Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Philip Campose is to superannuate on July 31. Though no official order has been issued on his replacement, the front runner is […]

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Lalit modi row: Congress attacks Arun Jaitley on ‘commercial transaction’ remark #Lalitgate

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New Delhi(PTI): Congress on Monday remained unrelenting in its attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his alleged remark in the US that the deal between Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s son and former IPL chief Lalit Modi was a “commercial transaction”. “His statement of clarification does not wash. He did say what was published […]

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Do not put SIT on black money under any Ministry: Subramanian Swamy to PM Modi

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New Delhi(PTI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in ensuring that the SIT on black money is not put under any ministry and has an independent existence. In a letter to Modi, he said the Special Investigation Team should not be made to function under any ministry as its […]

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‘Titanic’ composer James Horner dies in California plane crash

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California: Hollywood composer James Horner, who scored the Oscar-winning film Titanic and its mega-hit theme song My Heart Will Go On, died in a plane crash in southern California on Monday, US media reported. The aircraft came down in the Los Padres National Forest, north of Los Angeles, triggering a fire that charred more than […]

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China blocks India’s move seeking action against Pakistan over release of Lakhvi

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New York City: China has blocked India’s move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in violation of a resolution of the world body as it contended that India provided insufficient information. As the UN Sanctions Committee met at India’s request, a clarification was […]

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Sister Nirmala, head of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, passes away; PM Modi condoles death

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Kolkata(web team): Sister Nirmala, Mother Teresa’s successor as Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, died on Tuesday morning. She was 81 when she breathed her last. Born in Ranchi in 1934 to a soldier who came from Nepal, Nirmala Joshi joined the order at the age of 17, after converting from Hinduism. Narendra Modi  […]

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