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Govt not contributing enough for research in India: CNR Rao

MUMBAI(PTI): Noting that the industry was yet to contribute a significant amount on research in the country, eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee C N R Rao on Sunday said at least 30-40% of the share of scientific work must be borne by the industry. Addressing the 103rd Indian Science Congress, Rao said with the […]

PM Modi wants Indian weapons to be “best in the world”; pitches for self- reliance

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a strong pitch for India’s self-reliance in defence production, saying it has to be ensured that the weaponry and equipment its soldiers carry should be “the best in the world”. “If India has to be self-reliant in the area of security, we have to make our […]

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Pathankot attack: What happened to 56-inch govt, asks Sitaram Yechury

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NEW DELHI(PTI): CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday slammed the NDA government over the terror attack at Punjab’s Pathankot air base questioning the role of the “56-inch government”. “Till today morning it was announced that all the terrorists were killed and our jawans have lost lives. We were told that the attack was over […]

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s border visit violation of cooperative federalism: Tarun Gogoi

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GUWAHATI(PTI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday termed as “unfortunate” and “a violation to the spirit of cooperative federalism” the visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Indo-Bangla border without taking the state government into confidence. “We welcome Union Home Minister’s border visit. However, not taking Assam Government’s representative along with him in […]

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Indian consulate in Afghan city Mazar-i-Sharif attacked, two attackers killed

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KABUL(REUTERS): Explosions and gunshots were heard near the Indian consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday and an unknown number of gunmen attempted to enter the compound, a spokesman for the local governor said. No details were immediately available on any casualties or damage or on the number of attackers and there […]

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Porous Indo-Bangladesh border in Assam to be sealed by 2016, says Rajnath Singh

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Guwahati(PTI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the porous Indo-Bangladesh border in Assam would be sealed by the year (2016). The Home Minister visited the Karimganj sector of the India-Bangladesh border in Assam, and expressed satisfaction with the ongoing border fencing work there. Talking to mediapersons, the Home Minister said the border issue […]

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Pathankot terror attack: Operation continues for second day; PM Modi chairs high-level meeting

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NEW DELHI: Explosions and firing continued intermittently on Sunday night as security forces killed one of the at least two terrorists holed up at Pathankot air base on the second day of the attack in which military casualties including a Lieutenant Colonel of the NSG mounted to seven. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting […]

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BCCI on tenterhooks as Lodha Panel to submit tomorrow

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Trying to rebuild its tattered image after a spate of controversies, the BCCI is waiting anxiously for the Justice Lodha Committee’s report which is set to recommend a host of reforms for the cricket body on Monday. While the three-member committee comprising Justice (Retd) RM Lodha, Justice (Retd) Ashok Bhan and Justice (Retd) […]

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Centre not to allow any subversive activities by insurgents in Assam: Rajnath Singh

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Guwahati(PTI):The Centre will not allow any subversive activities by insurgents in Assam and will take strong steps to prevent them, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. “The present government will not allow any subversive activities of insurgent groups. “The prevent this, the government will take any type of action,” Singh said. “At the […]

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PM Modi calls for integrating yoga and Indian medicine in health care system

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for integrating Yoga and traditional Indian medicine more closely into the health care system and make wellness a part of life for all in India and rest of the world. Inaugurating an “International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications” at Jigani, about 30 […]

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