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Modi in Iran: PM visits Gurudwara in Tehran, meets Indian diaspora

Tehran: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tehran on a two-day visit to Iran on Sunday. Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister having visited Iran in the last 15 years. He was received at the Mehrabad International Airport by Iran’s Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Ali Tayyebnia. View image on TwitterView image on TwitterView […]

Killers should stop showing concern for Indian Muslims: AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal responds to ISIS

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Guwahati: A recent video released by ISIS which targeted India attacked mainstream Muslim politicians for ‘compromising with a tyrannical system responsible for massacring Muslims’. Images of AIMIM leader Assaduddin Owaisi and AIUDF politician Badruddin Ajmal were shown with dead bodies, while in another picture Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was shown embracing a Hindu priest […]

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Mann ki Baat: ‘We need to protect our water resources and forests’

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NEW DELHI: Highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’ on Sunday. 11:30 a.m.: Please do not forget what I said about water, save it. 11:30 a.m.: On 21st June, International Day of Yoga I will join a programme in Chandigarh 11:29 a.m: Prevention is better than cure. Yoga Day on June […]

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Anurag Thakur elected BCCI president

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MUMBAI: Anurag Thakur was elected the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) during its Special General Meeting (SGM) on Sunday. Mr. Thakur’s elevation from the secretary’s to the president’s post had been virtually sealed earlier in the week. The BCCI chief’s position had to be filled following Shashank Manohar’s resignation […]

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Modi leaves for two-day Iran visit: Chabahar port agreement top priority

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left on a two-day official visit to Iran at the invitation of President Hassan Rouhani. Prime Minister Modi earlier said that he was looking forward to the conclusion of the trilateral Chabahar agreement, a deal which opens up a route to land-locked Afghanistan with which New Delhi […]

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Sarbananda Sonowal resigns as Union Minister; to take oath as Assam CM on May 24

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Assam’s Chief Minister designate Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday resigned from the Union Council of Ministers. The resignation letter of 53-year-old Sonowal was forwarded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the President, who accepted it. “The President, as advised by the Prime Minister, has accepted the resignation of Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State (Independent […]

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They want to bring black men down: Chris Gayle links racism to sexism row backlash

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West Indian swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle has set the stage for another controversy after making tasteless remarks to a female reporter during a recent interview, which touched upon subjects like sex, women and equality. According to an article published by the London-based journalist, the 36-year-old, who calls himself the ‘Universe Boss’, asked her whether she […]

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Unfortunate politics is being played over the NEET issue, says JP Nadda

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Severely condemning the ‘politics’ being played over the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Sunday asserted that anyone purporting that the Centre was against the examination was grossly mistaken. “NEET is an extremely sensitive matter and it is unfortunate that politics is being played over it. In […]

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Dynasty is nasty, but tasty for Congress: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Amid continued speculation about Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress president, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said Sonia Gandhi was the “unifying factor” without whom the party would have “disintegrated”. “Leader(ship) is their internal affair. I can only say this much. It is because of Soniaji that Congress is united. Otherwise it […]

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Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 6 people

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JAKARTA:Rescuers have found more bodies after a volcano erupted in western Indonesia, raising the death toll to six, an official said on Sunday. Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province blasted volcanic ash as high as 3 km into the sky on Saturday, said National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He said ash tumbled […]

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