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Crop insurance scheme remains “unsucessful” as farmers pay high premium

NEW DELHI: The existing crop insurance scheme remains unsuccessful as it is being implemented in only six states because farmers are forced to pay a higher premium and get a very small amount of claim due to capping of the sum insured, a senior Agriculture Ministry official said. The Modified National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) […]

Pathankot attack probe: India to seek Interpol help to identify killed terrorists

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NEW DELHI(ANI): he Union Home Ministry said on Monday that India will move Interpol to secure a Black Corner Notice to identify the four terrorists killed during the Pathankot operations. A 10-member National Intelligence Agency (NIA) team, led by a DIG, has continued the search operation in the area where the encounter of terrorists took […]

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Congress demands Nitin Gadkari’s immediate sacking after allegations of Rs 10,050 crore corruption

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Congress on Monday demanded the immediate sacking of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari alleging that the awarding of the Rs 10,050 crore Zozila pass tunnel contract to IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd was a “clear case of corruption at the highest level”. Party General Secretary Digvijay Singh told reporters at party headquarters that Gadkari, heading […]

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Shah Rukh Khan says he won’t comment on political or religious matters anymore

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Following controversies over his comment on intolerance, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan on Monday said he won’t answer any question on political and religious matters. “Unfortunately because of the reactions I get when I answer something political or religious, I don’t think I will answer this question,” Khan said on Monday when asked to comment on […]

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After bomb blast, gunmen enter Baghdad mall, seven killed

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Baghdad: Four gunmen charged into a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad on Monday after a car bomb exploded outside, killing at least seven people, two police sources said. The sources said it was not clear if the assailants, who may have been wearing suicide vests, had killed anyone or taken hostages at the Jawaher mall […]

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Arvind Kejriwal urges youth to take patriotic path

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DELHI(PTI): Youth must choose between the “right and wrong”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said, describing them as future leaders and major contributors to the growth of the country. Addressing over 2,000 cadets at the NCC (National Cadet Corps) Republic Day Camp here, Kejriwal underlined the necessity of “giving back” to the country […]

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Sushma meets Rajnath, Pathankot among issues discussed: Sources

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NEW DELHI(PTI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, amid the uncertainty over the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks scheduled in Islamabad on January 15 after the Pathankot terror attack. According to official sources, the 20-minute one-on-one meeting was held on a request of Swaraj. However, offices of both Singh and […]

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Govt to invest Rs 11,000 crore, take several measures to improve road safety

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Concerned over alarmingly high number of road accidents in the country, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government will spend Rs 11,000 crore over the next five years to improve the road infrastructure. Stating that road accidents cause an annual loss of around Rs 60,000 crore, or 3% of the GDP, to the […]

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Those who harm the country should be inflicted with pain’, says Manohar Parrikar

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday reiterated that incidents such as the Pathankot terror attack would continue to take place till the time the terror groups and attackers are not made to feel the pain which they inflict on others. “What I am saying is that history tells you that those who damage […]

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Pathankot terror attack: Pakistan carries out raids, arrests some suspects

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ISLAMABAD(PTI): Pakistani authorities carried out raids at different places following attack on the Pathankot air base in India, leading to some arrests, intelligence officials said on Monday. They said that raids were carried out in Gujranwala, Jhelum and Bahawalpur districts and an unspecified number of people were arrested. “Probe has been going to ascertain if […]

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