High profile fighter jets in place in south India to guard Indian Ocean Region

Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu): The Indian Air Force commissioned a squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI at the Air Force Station here, the first such base in south India for the fighter jets, which are seen as a gamechanger in guarding the strategically important Indian Ocean Region.

SC dismisses Nirbhaya convict’s ‘juvenile claim’ plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday (January 20) dismissed a petition filed by one of the death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape claiming that he was a juvenile during the time of the crime.

BJP earned ₹27.5L per hour in FY 2018-19 through Electoral Bonds: Report

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JP Nadda elected BJP president, takes over from Amit Shah

New Delhi: JP Nadda was elected unopposed as the BJP national president on Monday after he emerged as the only leader in the fray, following the nomination process in which his candidature was endorsed by top party leaders.

NGO owner Thakur, 18 others convicted in Bihar shelter home case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday (January 20) convicted Brajesh Thakur and 18 others for sexual and physical assault on several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home. Brajesh Thakur, who ran the shelter was a former MLA of Bihar Peoples Party (BPP).

We’re too small to retaliate: Malaysian PM on India’s boycott of palm oil...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday (January 20) said the country will not take any retaliatory action against India for its boycott of palm oil purchases this month. “We are too small to take retaliatory action. We have to find ways and means to overcome that,” Reuters quoted Mahathir as saying. The report said, benchmark Mal...

Speak to me ‘hashtag without filter’: PM at ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha...

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (January 20) addressed 200 students in their own language during a "Pariksha Pe Charcha" and said his conversations with them will be "hashtag without filter". Assuring students of his complete focus, Modi said they could speak to him openly at the interaction held at the Talkatora Stadium here. Reaching...

ED arrests NRI businessman Thampi in PMLA case linked to property deals

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested NRI businessman CC Thampi, being probed for alleged forex violations of over ₹1,000 crore and other charges, under the anti-money laundering law, officials said on Monday (January 20). The central agency has been probing Thampi in a case of purchase of property in Kerala in alleged contravention of t...

Andhra Cabinet tables bill proposing three capitals for state

The Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Monday (January 20) introduced a Bill in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly proposing three capitals for the state. The bill proposes Visakhapatnam to be the executive capital, Amaravati to be the legislative capital and Kurnool to be the judicial capital of the state.

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High profile fighter jets in place in south India to guard Indian Ocean Region

Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu): The Indian Air Force commissioned a squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI at the Air Force Station here, the first such base in south India for the fighter jets, which are seen as a gamechanger in guarding the strategically important Indian Ocean Region.

SC dismisses Nirbhaya convict’s ‘juvenile claim’ plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday (January 20) dismissed a petition filed by one of the death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape claiming that he was a juvenile during the time of the crime.

BJP earned ₹27.5L per hour in FY 2018-19 through Electoral Bonds: Report

Electoral bonds have play...

JP Nadda elected BJP president, takes over from Amit Shah

New Delhi: JP Nadda was elected unopposed as the BJP national president on Monday after he emerged as the only leader in the fray, following the nomination process in which his candidature was endorsed by top party leaders.

Australian Open: Rain postpones Prajnesh’s first round match

Melbourne: India's top-ranked tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran's Australian Open first-round match against Japanese Tatsuma Ito has been rescheduled for Tuesday because of rain.

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Nadda to take charge of BJP today, set to take Modi-Shah legacy forward

On Sunday, Prime Minister Modi and Shah met several senior leaders of the party, in a series of meetings, to apprise them of the decision to get Nadda elected.

Women, children take out anti-CAA candle light march from Jamia to Shaheen Bagh

New Delhi: In a sign of no let-up in the agitation against the controversial Citizenship law, scores of people, including women and children, on Sunday (January 19) evening took out a huge anti-CAA rally from Jamia university gate to Shaheen Bagh here.

Total wealth of all Indian billionaires more than budget of 2018-19

Davos: India's richest 1% hold more than four-times the wealth held by 953 million people who make up for the bottom 70% of the country's population, while the total wealth of all Indian billionaires is more than the full-year budget, a new study said on Monday (January 20).

Indian-Americans to hold events in US to mark Kashmiri Pandits exodus

Washington: Indian-Americans will hold events in over three dozen cities and towns across the US to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Kashmiri Pandit exodus to recognise the resilience of the community.

CPI(M) to launch house-to-house campaign to explain CAA-NPR-NRC ‘link’

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said the party will soon launch a nationwide house-to-house campaign and explain to the people the “link” between the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

In Uttarakhand, Sanskrit to replace Urdu on railway signboards

Dehradun: Uttarakhand has decided to replace the names of its railway stations in Urdu with Sanskrit, the second official language of the hill state. An official said the move is in line with the Railway Manual which says the name of a railway station on platform signboards should be written in the second official language of the state concerned after Hindi and English.

WhatsApp resumes services three hours after global outage

New Delhi: WhatsApp witnessed a big spike in reports of an outage around 4:15 pm on Sunday, according to tracking website Downdetector, as users complained of being unable to share multimedia on the instant messaging platform.

If CAA is against Muslims, how did Adnan Sami get citizenship: FM

At a time when the central government is encountering mass resistance against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which seeks to provide citizenship on the basis of religion, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday (January 19) said that as many as 2,838 Pakistani, 914 Afghan and 172 Bangladeshi refugees including Muslims have been given Indian ...

CAA not necessary, don’t understand why India did it, says Bangladesh PM

Dubai: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called the Citizenship Amendment Act unnecessary while terming it and the National Register of Citizens as “internal matters” of India. She also said the relationship between India and Bangladesh is currently at its best with cooperation in a “wide spectrum of areas”.

Rajasthan Assembly may bring in resolution against citizenship law

The Congress-ruled Rajasthan government has decided to bring in an Assembly resolution against the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the state in the budget session beginning on January 24.

In J&K, internet used only for watching ‘dirty films’: NITI Aayog member

Ahmedabad/Srinagar: NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat on Saturday said suspension of internet services in Jammu and Kashmir did not significantly affect the economy in the Valley. He said internet is used there only for watching “dirty films”, triggering an angry response from the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which demanded his immediate removal.

Video shows police confiscating blankets of protesters in Lucknow

Congress activist Sadaf Jafar, who had also joined the protesters on Saturday night, posted a video on social media that showed the protesting women arguing with the police. “Yogi’s police are robbing things belonging to mothers and sisters. See how they are robbing at the Clock Tower,” she said in a Facebook post in Hindi.

Kejriwal releases guarantee card; promises free bus rides for students

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (January 19) released a guarantee card listing 10 promises, including free bus rides for students and deployment of 'mohalla marshals' for women's safety, that his AAP will fulfil if it is re-elected in Delhi.

RSS goes only by the Constitution and nothing else: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said the organization believed and abided only by the Constitution and nothing else. He said the Sangh considered 130 crore people of the country as ‘Hindus.’

Deepika asks make-up artist to recreate Chhapaak look for TikTok, gets trolled

Mumbai: Actor Deepika Padukone is at the centre of a social media storm after she was slammed for a TikTok video, where she challenges an influencer to recreate her acid attack survivor look from her latest film "Chhapaak".

When Parliament makes bad laws, judges become lawmakers: Ansari

New Delhi: Former vice president Hamid Ansari said when Parliament makes bad laws, they end up in courts where judges do what the lawmakers should be doing.

Job crunch to blame, not Muslims: Owaisi on RSS’ ‘two-child’ pitch

Retorting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s recent pitch for a 'two-child policy,' AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday (January 18) said the real problem in the country was unemployment, not population.

No in-party debates, discussions in Modi era, says Jairam Ramesh

Internal debates within political parties have completely vanished, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh said during the Idea Exchange event in Noida on Saturday (January 19).

2,200 personnel died in accidents, killed selves in 2014-18: NCRB

As many as 2,200 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel died in accidents and suicides in a span of five years from 2014 to 2018, with the annual figures of such casualties coming down in recent years, according to an official data. In 2018, 104 CAPF personnel died in accidents while 28 committed suicide, totalling 132 deaths during the yea...

Air India reinstates senior pilot found guilty of sexual harassment

New Delhi: A senior Air India (AI) pilot, found guilty of sexual harassment by an internal committee of the airline, has been reinstated recently, senior officials said. The committee imposed a major penalty on Captain Sachin Gupta who has now appealed to the next authority against the punishment, they said. In response to specific queries on t...