Book on Modi not a biopic: Himachal varsity VC

Shimla, May 2 (IANS) Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri has been caught in a row over his book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 128-page book in Hindi named “Bharat Bodh ka Sangharsh: 2019 ka Mahasamar”, available at a book fair in Dharamsala, reportedly[Read More…]

Criminal shot dead by police in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, May 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police on Thursday shot dead Kathirvel, a rowdy in Salem district, when he attacked the police while resisting his arrest. According to the police, Kathirvel had several criminal cases against him and he was on the run. On a tip-off about Kathirvel’s hideout,[Read More…]

Azhar resolution: MEA plays down omission of Pulwama

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Responding to the deletion of ‘Pulwama’ from United Nations Security Council’s resolution recounting Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar’s role in terror activities, the Ministry of External Affairs, here on Thursday, said the objective was to get JeM chief Masood Azhar classified as a terrorist. “Our[Read More…]

Pulwama, Balakot made China change Azhar stance: BJP (Lead)

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday said the classification of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was “a big victory” for India and its diplomacy under the Narendra Modi government. The Pulwama terror[Read More…]

Gold jewellers expect big sale this Akshaya Tritiya

Ahmedabad, May 2 (IANS) Despite a steep increase in gold prices, jewellers in Gujarat seem ready to welcome buyers in large numbers this Akshya Tritiya as they have purchased 183 per cent more yellow metal in April. Akshya Tritiya, which falls on May 7, is considered auspicious for purchasing gold.[Read More…]

Prannoy stuns Sugiarto, Sai Praneeth crashes out

Auckland, May 2 (IANS) H.S. Prannoy hogged all the limelight after he stunned Tommy Sugiarto in straight games to sail into the men’s singles quarter finals of the New Zealand Open badminton tournament on Thursday. Unseeded Prannoy shocked second seed Sugiarto 21-14, 21-12 in 37 minutes to book his place[Read More…]

EC removes Tripura West seat’s returning officer

Agartala, May 2 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday removed the returning officer of the Tripura West seat, where polling was held on the first phase on the Lok Sabha elections on April 11, an official said. “The Election Commission removed the returning officer of the Tripura West seat Sandeep[Read More…]

BCCI pump in Rs 50 cr to promote Indian Premier League

By Baidurjo Bhose New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) is considered one of the most lucrative tournaments in the world. But even the premier T20 league needs to be promoted and advertised. And the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) kept aside Rs 50[Read More…]

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