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Why hasn’t Modi visited drought-hit Maharashtra areas, asks Shiv Sena

NEW DELHI: As the Parliament resumed business on Monday, the National Democratic Alliance government’s (NDA) biggest ally Shiv Sena questioned why prime minister Narendra Modi hasn’t visited the drought-hit regions in Maharashtra yet, even as he is campaigning across the country for the ongoing Assembly elections. Image Facebook Page  The party criticism comes just a […]

Revealed: From Kingfisher to Lloyds, here are top 10 wilful defaulters of India

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NEW DELHI: The list of Wilful Defaulters and Defaulting Borrowers has been released by Reserve Bank of India as claimed by Newslaundry. The list places corporate bad debts in the banking system at Rs 5 lakh crore as of December 24, 2015. The list first revealed by Newslaundry, names all the top 10 defaulters. Usha […]

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Forest man of India: An extraordinary Assamese with high vision

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Sivasagar, Prangan Duarah: A significant number of people on this earth is aware of the fact that 16% of Earth’s species at risk of extinction due to climate change and global warming. But hardly there are a few people who really broader about this extinction. The earth has lost more than half of her natural […]

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Poor asset quality of public sector banks main risk to India’s sovereign rating: Moody’s

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NEW DELHI: Moody’s Investors Service has cautioned that a prolonged worsening in asset quality at PSU banks is the main threat to India’s sovereign credit profile and made a case for the government bearing some of the cost of cleaning up bank balance sheets. “The main threat to the sovereign credit profile would be via […]

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Prakash Javadekar orders fire audit of all museums after Natural History inferno in Delhi

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NEW DELHI(PTI): A massive fire destroyed the National Museum of Natural History in FICCI building in central Delhi in the wee hours on Tuesday, with many exhibits like herpetological specimens and taxidermied animals gutted. Six fire officials were rushed to hospital after they inhaled excessive smoke during the four-hour operation to control the blaze that […]

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Indo- Pak talks: All key agendas discussed, Pakistan insists on Kashmir remaining ‘core issue’

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NEW DELHI: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday for bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar and to attend the senior officials meeting of the ‘Heart of Asia’-Istanbul process conference. Foreign Secretary Chaudhary was received by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. He […]

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Goodwill ambassador row: Salman Khan in controversy is nothing new, says Katrina Kaif

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Seems like Katrina Kaif feels Salman Khan and controversy go hand-in-hand. When the 32-year-old actress, during the wrap-up party of Baar baar Dekho on Monday night, was asked about her former boyfriend’s recent Olympic controversy, she said, “What is new with Salman Khan being entangled in a controversy.” Controversy stirred up when the 50-year-old actor […]

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Rio 2016: Salman Khan packs a punch as goodwill ambassador with Mary Kom

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Even as sportspersons or others outrage over Salman Khan’s choice as goodwill ambassador of the Rio Olympics 2016, Salman Khan took to Twitter to post a picture of himself along with Mary Kom. He also wrote: “Mary Kom . Boxer, MP, winner.” Earlier Abhinav Bindra said “Dear @BeingSalmanKhan, am sure you will use your tremendous […]

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‘Hillary will elevate ties with India’

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WASHINGTON: If elected president of the United States, Hillary Clinton will take relations with India to a new level and better economic and strategic ties with India will anchor the U.S in the region, her campaign chief has said. John Podesta, Chairman of Ms.Clinton’s campaign committee said a future Democratic administration under Ms. Clinton will […]

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Amazon surprises with new reef system

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WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered a new reef system at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world. As large rivers empty into the world’s oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves — something that makes finding […]

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