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  • ‘How do you know where Ram was born?’ asks Aiyar

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has stirred another controversy with his comment on Babri demolition by questioning people’s rationale of insisting on making the Ram temple at a specific location and asking them how they knew where exactly Lord Ram was born. Speaking at a[Read More…]

  • Government ups print media ad rates by 25 per cent

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The government on Tuesday increased the advertisement rates for print media by 25 per cent over the existing rates, which is expected to especially benefit small and medium newspapers. An Information and Broadcasting Ministry release said that the decision has come into force immediately and[Read More…]

  • Bill soon to give tribal status to six Assam communities: Rajnath

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that a bill will be introduced in Parliament soon to give Scheduled Tribe status to six communities in Assam. Speaking on the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha, the minister said the proposal has been accepted by[Read More…]

  • Modi to inaugurate Solapur-Osmanabad section of NH-211 on Wednesday

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday inaugurate the 58 km, four-lane Solapur-Tuljapur-Osmanabad section of the National Highway-211 (new NH-52) in Solapur in Maharashtra. The project is part of a larger project for four-laning of 98.717 km Solapur-Yedashi section of NH-211 at a cost of[Read More…]

  • Flawed telecom spectrum management caused losses: CAG

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found several shortcomings in the Department of Telecommunication’s (DoT) spectrum management policy which has resulted in losses to the Union government’s exchequer. According to the report submitted to the Parliament on Tuesday noted that allocation of a set[Read More…]

  • India to fully operationalise Iran’s Chabahar Port soon: Gadkari

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India hopes to fully operationalise the Chabahar Port in Iran soon, Shipping and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. Following a meeting here with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Gadkari also told reporters that the Indian government has allowed an Iranian[Read More…]

  • SC constitutes 5-judge Constitution bench for Ayodhya (Second lead)

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) A five-Judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been constituted to hear the title suit in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Ayodhya case, which will begin hearing on January 10. The others in the bench will be Justice S.A.[Read More…]

  • Stellar wind disrupting star formation in Orion Nebula: NASA

    Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) The stellar wind from a newborn star in the Orion Nebula is preventing more new stars from forming nearby, according to a new research. This is surprising because until now, scientists thought that other processes, such as exploding stars called supernovae, were largely responsible for regulating[Read More…]

  • Around Rs 3 crore cash recovered from couple in Punjab

    Chandigarh, Jan 8 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Tuesday recovered around Rs 3 crore in cash from an SUV in the state’s Mansa district. The money was being carried by a couple, Nirmal Singh and Sukhchain Kaur, who hail from Sirsa district in neighbouring Haryana, police said. Mansa district police[Read More…]

  • Aruna Irani feels no pressure replacing Surekha in show

    Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Veteran actress Aruna Irani says that ‘Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji’ is yet to go on air so, she feels no pressure replacing ‘Badhaai Ho’ actress Surekha Sikri in the show. “There was no pressure (replacing Surekha). Had it been on air already, then I would[Read More…]

  • Government rolls out broad guidelines for hospitals in Tier 2,3 cities under PMJAY

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The government on Tuesday rolled out broad guidelines to improve the supply of healthcare services in the underserved areas to ensure maximum utilisation of benefits under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) and to improve demand for quality healthcare services at affordable prices to general[Read More…]

  • Changes in law proposed to penalise film piracy

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Seeking to check film piracy, particularly release of pirated version of films on the internet, the Centre has proposed amending the Cinematograph Act, 1952 to insert penal provisions providing more severe punishment. According to the proposed amendment, a person found guilty under the Act shall[Read More…]

  • Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday adjourned the House sine die at the conclusion of its Winter Session. Mahajan said the Lower House passed a total of 16 bills including Citizenship Amendment Bill, the Muslim Women Protection Bill, Constitution Amendment Bill that seeks to[Read More…]

  • Strike by central trade unions hits normal life across India (Roundup)

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The two-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions in protest against what they have described as the alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labour reforms evoked a mixed response on Tuesday with claims of near-total success in some states and of partial impact in some[Read More…]

  • India of 21st century being built on its highways: Gadkari

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said the India of 21st century, as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is being built on the national highways which has taken the country to a faster lane of development. He said while achieving 100[Read More…]

  • Lok Sabha passes bill to give quota to upper castes

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the constitutional amendment Bill to give 10 per cent reservation for economically backward among the upper castes in jobs and higher education. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed after a division with 323 members[Read More…]

  • India, Norway to boost cooperation on SDGs, ocean economy (Roundup)

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) India and Norway agreed to work in close cooperation on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the ocean economy following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg here on Tuesday. “The Sustainable Development Goals match India’s growth[Read More…]

  • Submit revised Rath Yatra plan to Bengal government, SC tells BJP

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to submit to the West Bengal government a revised schedule of its Ganatantra Bachao Yatra and asked the state government to consider it. The bench of Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul[Read More…]

  • Yuva Halla Bol calls a youth summit against depleting job opportunities

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Over 50 youth organizations from various states joined ‘Yuva Halla bol’ movement under one umbrella on Tuesday and called for holding a historical youth summit in national capital on January 27, protesting against all selection commissions, depleting job opportunities in the country and expose corruption[Read More…]

  • SC rules in favour of Monsanto’s patent of GM Cotton seeds

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favour of Bayer AG as Monsanto holding patents on genetically modified cotton seeds as it set aside a Delhi High Court order saying that the American giant can’t claim patent on its GM cotton seeds. Setting aside the[Read More…]

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