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NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Supreme Court on May 18 ordered the release of A.G. Perarivalan, sentenced to life, in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Perarivalan is currently on bail. His death sentence was commuted to life sentence

LONDON, (IANS) - Climate change has made the odds of a record-breaking heatwave hitting northwestern India and Pakistan 100 times more likely to happen, scientists said on May 18, as the two countries experience high temperatures that are disrupting daily

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Congress party and Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leaders have lashed out at Hardik Patel, who resigned from the Congress party on May 18. Excluding one or two PAAS and BJP leaders, no one has come out in

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - The stalemate between protesting farmers and the Punjab government led by Bhagwant Mann ended on May 18 with a consensus on most of their demands, comprising beginning paddy sowing from June 10. They later called off their protest

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - With the exit of Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal, the three top contenders for the post are understood to be former Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, and Lakshwadeep Administrator Praful Khoda

TULSA OK, (IANS)- With the baby arriving early, India's top golfer Anirban Lahiri is relieved and excited he can tee up in the PGA Championship starting on May 19 in what will be his first major appearance in nearly three

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Former India cricketer and current National Cricket Academy head VVS Laxman likely to serve as India's head coach on their two-T20I tour of Ireland in late June, in absence of Rahul Dravid, who will instead be in

NEW DELHI, (IANS)- The Board of Directors of InterGlobe Aviation, which operates the airline IndiGo, on May 18 appointed Pieter Elbers as Chief Executive Officer. Elbers will join IndiGo on or before October 1, succeeding Ronojoy Dutta, who has decided to

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India faced an acute talent demand-supply gap of 28 per cent in 2021 for jobs in new-age technologies amid the demand of nearly 1.5 lakh jobs in areas like 5G, Cloud computing, AI/Big Data analytics, IoT,

KARTARPUR, (IANS) - A woman who was separated from her family during the violence at the time of Partition in 1947 met her Sikh brothers at Kartarpur. Mumtaz Bibi was an infant who was found lying on her mother's dead body,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Supreme Court on May 17 directed the Varanasi administration to protect and seal the area where a "Shivling" was found, during a video survey, inside the Gyanvapi mosque complex, while also telling the authorities concerned

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Prasar Bharati on May 17 announced the addition of WNBA and NBA G League programming to its daily basketball offering on Doordarshan Sports. In addition to WNBA and NBA G League, Prasar Bharati will continue to air daily NBA content

BY CHETAN SHARMA NEW DELHI, (IANS) - It is not the first-time wrestling trials have witnessed off-mat controversies in India. Supporters of grapplers have on several previous occasions come to blows out of frustration or after no favorable results -- remember

HONG KONG/SYDNEY, (IANS) - Wheat prices increased after India imposed a ban on exports, stoking pressure on food costs as tight global supplies roiled international markets. Futures traded in Chicago rose as much as 5.9 per cent to $12.47 a bushel,

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Chartered Accountant and Editor of Tamil political magazine 'Thuglak' S. Gurumurthy said he was pressurized to take up the board position in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Gurumurthy told this in an email to the All-India Bank

MUMBAI, (IANS) -When they left Indian shores for the Thomas and Uber Cup finals in Bangkok, none of the Indian men's team players had expected that they would win their maiden title. They had expected to win a medal, probably bronze.

KATHMANDU, (IANS)- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a day-long visit to Nepal, offered prayers at the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini to mark the occasion of Buddha Purnima. He was accompanied to the temple by his Nepalese counterpart

UDAIPUR, (IANS) - The Chintan Shivir of the Congress discussed about ideological clarity, underlining there should be no confusion in the party even as different voices seemed emanating from different regions. The Hindi heartland people were wary of the Congress being

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Pope Francis on May 16 canonized Devasahayam Pillai, or 'Blessed Lazarus', who became the first layman from India to be granted sainthood. Pillai, a Hindu who converted to Christianity in the 18th century - drawing the ire of

New Delhi, (IANS) - Pakistan cricketers aren't allowed to feature in the cash-awash Indian Premier League (IPL) because of the political tensions between the two nations. Not just the IPL, the two nations haven't played any bilateral cricket series since 2012.

PESHAWAR, (IANS) - The Peshawar-Islamabad Road in front of Qila Bala Hissar was blocked by the members of the Sikh community to register their protest against the killing of two Sikhs here. "Amidst the slogans of "Bole-So-Nihal, the members of the

ISLAMABAD, (ANI) -Ever since Beijing started implementing its expansionist policies and crushing the voices of dissidents, the feeling of resistance is fast developing in its neighboring countries and occupied territories like Xinjiang and Tibet. PAKISTAN Although neighboring Pakistan is China's close ally,

UDAIPUR, (IANS) - Congress President Sonia Gandhi on May 13 questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the ongoing violence and other problems in the country as she inaugurated her party's three-day 'Chintan Shivir'. She said that the Chintan Shivir will

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - On the Forbes Global 2000 list, Reliance climbed two spots to No. 53 among all public companies worldwide and ranked first among Indian companies. Earlier this year, Forbes estimated Mukesh Ambani's net worth to be $90.7 billion,

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Reports of Chennai Super Kings un-following their former skipper Ravindra Jadeja on Instagram have sent the rumor mills into overdrive, with people speculating about the all-rounder's relationship with the franchise. A short statement a day before CSK's game against Mumbai

CHENNAI, (IANS) - International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Arkady Dvorkovich has announced former world champion, India's Viswanathan Anand, as the candidate for the deputy president's post. Dvorkovich is again running for the president's post. According to a FIDE official, if Dvorkovich wins

KYIV, (ANI) -The Indian Embassy in Ukraine, which was temporarily operating out of Poland, will resume its operation in Kyiv from May 17. The Embassy was temporarily relocated to Warsaw on March 13 due to the deteriorating security situation in the

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A survey conducted by Ipsos to capture the response to the war in Ukraine found seven in 10 urban Indians support taking in Ukrainian refugees. Eight in 10 want India to avoid getting militarily involved. Six

BY BRIJ KHANDELWAL AGRA, (IANS) - It is not the first time that the 17th century monument of love, the Taj Mahal has been caught in the communal crossfire that shows no signs of early abatement. The current phase was triggered by

NEW DELHI, (IANS) -The Delhi High Court, in its split verdict on the criminalization of marital rape, has observed that rape is rape, and a rapist remains a rapist, while every other woman, including a sex worker, is entitled to

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar has been appointed the new Chief Election Commissioner of India with effect from May 15. The Ministry of Law and Justice said he will take over when incumbent Sushil Chandra's term ends on

VISAKHAPATNAM, (IANS) - A gold-colored chariot-like structure, which washed ashore in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district on May 12, is believed to have come from Myanmar. After a thorough check of the structure, which resembles the shape of a monastery and the

ABU DHABI, (IANS) - The Knight Riders Group on May 12 announced that it has acquired the rights to own and operate the Abu Dhabi franchise and will set up Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (ADKR) as an integral part of

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin once again hogged the headlines with his bizarre batting stance against Delhi Capitals on May 11. Ashwin's promotion to three as a pinch hitter began to work well when he carted a brace

COLOMBO, (IANS) - To end the current political deadlock, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. The oath was taken on May 12before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Vacated after the controversial resignation of

HYDERABAD, (IANS) -There is no stopping EV fires in India and now, an electric two-wheeler belonging to Gurugram-based Benling India has exploded while being charged in Telangana. The incident occurred in a village in Karimnagar and some portions of the e-scooter

BY SUSITHA FERNANDO COLOMBO, (IANS) - A Sri Lankan court on May 12 banned former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and 15 others, including his son, MPs, and senior police officers from leaving the country, for instigating violence that killed nine people

BY HAMZA AMEER LAHORE, (IANS) - A Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court has sentenced at least 22 accused to five years of imprisonment each for allegedly attacking a Hindu temple in Punjab province. In July 2021, miscreants allegedly attacked the Ganesh temple at Bhong

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Head of Singapore Airlines' low-cost carrier Scoot, Campbell Wilson, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Air India. Wilson has 26 years of experience in the aviation industry. Earlier, Turkish Airlines head Ilker

LUCKNOW, (IANS) - After a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, a magnificent Laxman temple will be built in Lucknow. that the temple would be built on a one-acre land and its height would be 81 feet. The temple construction will take

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India has contributed over Rs 6 crore to the UN aimed at promoting and enhancing the public outreach of Hindi in the world body. India's Deputy Permanent Representative R. Ravindra handed over a cheque for the

BY HAMZA AMEER ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - The Pakistan government under Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided to resume trade with India, designating a trade minister for the task. Though the decision is being seen as a major development in terms of the

COLOMBO, (IANS)- Sri Lanka, where a second state of emergency was imposed after the crippling strike over the external debt and the pervading economic crisis, with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa finally forced to step down, has seen China playing a

NEW DELHI, INDIA (ANI) -After a war of words with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri on Twitter about ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie, Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor on May 10 said that he never "mocked" or "disparaged" the sufferings of Kashmiri Pandits

NEW DELHI, INDIA (ANI) - India's head coach Rahul Dravid on May 10 refuted media reports which claimed that he would be participating in the BJP Yuva Morcha's National Working Committee session in Dharamshala. BJP Dharamsala MLA Vishal Nehria had

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Battle of narratives, prolonged and conventional war, realignment and new alliance are some of the lessons which the India military has learnt from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, Indian Army Chief, General Manoj Pande, said on May

NEW DELHI, (IANS)- Right-wing organization Hindu Sena on May 10 urged the Indian government to sever ties with Singapore after the latter banned the screening of Bollywood movie 'The Kashmir Files' in the country. "The film truly depicts the genocide of

COLOMBO, (IANS) - In the wake of the widespread violence in Sri Lanka that left five people dead, former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family on May 10 took refuge at a naval base in Trincomalee after leaving Colombo

BY SUSITHA FERNANDO COLOMBO, (IANS) -Amidst violent clashes and unrest in Colombo, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on May 9 resigned. He handed over his resignation to President and his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Mahinda Rajapaksa's resignation following violent clash between pro-Rajapaska

CHENNAI, (IANS) -Eighty-five-year-old K. Kamalthal of Coimbatore is a sensation on internet, thanks to the Rs. one idli she serves people and is fondly called 'Idli Patti' or 'Idli Grandmother'. No wonder, chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra found it

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Mahatma Gandhi's personal belongings kept in Britain will be auctioned and are likely to fetch Rs 4.74 crore, a media report said. According to the report, there are 70 items belonging to Gandhi including his hand-made khadi

NEW DELHI, (IANS)- Russian friendly countries, including India, could be helping Western manufactured components to make their way into Russian weapons used in Ukraine, British defense and security think tank --Royal United Services Institute --said in a report. The report, titled

LUCKNOW, (IANS)- A petition has been filed in Lucknow seeking directives to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to open 20 rooms inside the Taj Mahal in Agra to ascertain whether the Hindu idols and inscriptions are hidden there. BJP media

BY SHASHI BHUSHAN NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Outspoken, educated in both secular and religious issues, against Islamic fundamentalism, and a career out and out in public life, is best how 71-year-old Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan can be described as. Khan's name

BY SAIYED MOZIZ IMAM ZAIDI NEW DELHI, (IANS) -Two months ahead of the election, the contest to choose the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhavan has yet to pick up pace with both the government and opposition yet to clear the

KOLKATA, (IANS) - A day after Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, dined at the residence of BCCI president and former India captain, Sourav Ganguly, a comment made by the latter's wife, Dona Ganguly, has kindled the possibility of her husband

BANGKOK, (IANS) - The Indian women's badminton team started its campaign in the Uber Cup Finals with a comprehensive 4-1 win against Canada here on May 8. Led by two-time Olympic medal list P.V. Sindhu, the Indian team is placed in

BY B. SHRIKANT MUMBAI, (IANS) - It was a challenge that Priyanka Mohite took up in 2013. It finally got fulfilled in May 2022 -- nine difficult years in which the 30-year-old mountaineer from Maharashtra constantly worked, planned and dreamt of

SRINAGAR, (IANS) - Jammu and Kashmir Police along with the Indian army on May 6 killed three wanted terrorists belonging to proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, including its oldest surviving member Ashraf Molvi, in an operation in Anantnag district. The operation

NEW DELHI, (IANS)- India's Permanent Representative to the UN, T.S. Tirumurti engaged in a Twitter spat with the Dutch Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland, Karel van Oosterom over New Delhi's abstention from voting at the General Assembly against

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - What do you do when you have 9,000 cows generating 1 lakh kgs of cow dung daily? A few enterprising youngsters of the city have found a way to not only generate wealth from it but

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Jet Airways took to the skies again after a gap of three years. The airline had ceased operations in early 2019 due to some financial difficulties. Jet Airways underwent the corporate insolvency resolution process under the Indian Insolvency

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - While welcoming a high-level UN panel's recommendation to exempt the food purchases by the World Food Program (WFP) from export restrictions, India has called for international cooperation to face the looming energy crisis

BY HAMZA AMEER ISLAMABAD- (IANS)- Pakistan has reacted aggressively after the Delimitation Commission for Jammu and Kashmir submitted its much-awaited report to the Indian government on May 6, calling it a "blatant attempt to disenfranchising and disempowering the Muslim majority population

KATHMANDU, (IANS) - An Indian climber died while ascending Mt Kanchenjunga in Nepal. Narayanan Iyer from Maharashtra, died on May 6 at a height of at 8,200m when he was heading for the summit point of the world's third highest peak,

KATHMANDU, (IANS) - The quest for a woman who was seen with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his recent outing at a nightclub in Kathmandu has triggered widespread interest in Nepal, India, as well as other parts of the world. Nepal's

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - As the threat from drones to the Amarnath Yatra poses a major challenge to security forces in India, they are procuring hardware to counter the drones and thwart terrorist designs. Admitting that a possible threat from drones

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Sources in India’s intelligence agencies said that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is pushing pro-Khalistani elements to carry out major terror strikes in India. The sources, quoting intelligence inputs, said that pro-Khalistani entities with the help of ISI

COLOMBO, (IANS) - Predicting a doomsday scenario for crisis-ridden Sri Lanka, the island nation's Finance Minister Ali Sabry said that the total foreign reserves have dropped even below $50 million and warned that the current economic crisis could not be

LONDON, (IANS) - Lady Aruna Paul, the wife of Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone, passed away peacefully at her London house on May 3 night. She was 86. The couple was married for 65 years. Apart from her husband, she is

BY ASHISH RAY LONDON, (IANS) - Whether British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attempt to woo British Gujaratis by visiting Gujarat last month will pay off or not will be evident soon, when results of local elections in the four segments of

DUBAI, (IANS) - India have further cemented their position at the top of the ICC Men's T20I Team Rankings following the annual update released on May 4. The Rohit Sharma-led side's lead over England on the top of the charts

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Indians want to leave an impact on the planet by prioritizing spending on sustainable products and contributing to local businesses, as per a American Express Trendex report. Eighty-seven per cent of Indian respondents always or often purchase

BENGALURU, (IANS) The construction work of 108 feet tall Kempe Gowda statue in the premises of the Bengaluru International airport has been expedited with the arrival of 4,000 kg of sword which is going to be fixed to the statue. The

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Ahead of the Gujarat assembly polls, the BJP central leadership asked the party ruled state government to speed up the completion of development projects for inauguration before the 'Model Code of Conduct' is enforced. The Gujarat assembly

NEW DELHI, (IANS)- The Congress state in-charge of Punjab has written to party president Sonia Gandhi for action against former state party president Navjot Singh Sidhu for speaking against the party line. The letter written by Harish Chaudhary says that

COPENHAGEN, (ANI) - Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen gave a tour of her residence to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 3 and showed the Pattachitra painting gifted by him during her last India visit and now hangs in her

BERLIN, (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the gathering at a theatre at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin sought the support for 'Vocal for Local' and Khadi, which was warmly received by the Indian community. Dr Pravin Patil,

PARIS – The 2022 edition of the World Press Freedom Index compiled by the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has India down by eight slots. Out of 180 countries, India now ranks 150, down from last year’s 142. The status

JAIPUR, (IANS)- The Mian Ka Bada railway station in Rajasthan's Barmer district near the Pakistan border will now be known as Mahesh Nagar railway station after a grand name change ceremony was organized on April 30 in the presence of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Senior diplomat Vinay Kwatra on May 1 took charge as India's new Foreign Secretary. A 1988-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, he succeeded Harsh Vardhan Shringla who retired from service on May 1. Before assuming the office of the

PANAJI, (IANS)- Having elected 40 legislators to the state Assembly in February after a bitter, arduous political campaign, Goa, in the midst of a tropical summer and a heat wave, is now debating which saint should be regarded as the

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - The City Beautiful, as Chandigarh is popularly known as, was almost made slum-free with a demolition of the last oldest and biggest slum of approximately 2,500 structures at Colony number 4 in the Industrial Area, Phase 1,

By YAJURVINDRA SINGH "Cricket is a religion in India and Sachin is God". This was an interesting statement made by millions of Indian cricket fans when Sachin Tendulkar was at his glorious best. One still recalls when he failed to get

MUMBAI, (IANS) - India's hotshot former cricketer Yuvraj Singh has revealed how his then skipper Sourav Ganguly spooked him so much by pulling a prank the night before his debut at the 2000 ICC Knockout tournament that he could not

NEW DELHI, (IANS)- Several Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel performed yoga at a height of 15,000 feet in Uttarakhand's snow-capped Himalaya region ahead of the International Day of Yoga. Sharing a video on its Twitter handle, the ITBP said that the "Himveers"

WEST YORKSHIRE, (IANS) - The East Stand and main pavilion of Headingley Cricket Ground were on May 1 unveiled as Clean Slate Pavilion as part of a principal partnership between the Indian entertainment streaming business Clean Slate Studioz and Yorkshire

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on April 28 posted a satirical poem on Twitter taking potshots at Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's sitting posture and the BJP's reaction to it. Tharoor tweeted: "There

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The Supreme Court on April 29 observed that in the absence of any proof of dedication or user, a dilapidated wall or a platform cannot be conferred a status of a religious place for the purpose

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The absence of India, Russia and China from the 'Declaration for the Future of the Internet' agreement, signed by 60 countries including the US, the European Union and the UK, has raised eyebrows among the stakeholders

NEW DELHI (IANS) – India’s Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, citing the 40 million cases pending in trial courts and several million cases in the high courts, on April 29, said that a "pall of gloom settles" and it is a

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The World Bank has approved a $47 million project to support the Government of India's Mission Karmayogi, a national program to build civil service capacity, the bank said. There are nearly 18 million civil servants employed across

NEW DELHI (ANI) – India’s Ministry of External Affairs and the Railway Ministry are in talks with the Ukraine-based wheel manufacturer and the Embassy of Romania to expedite the delivery process of the Vande Bharat Train wheels for a trial

NEW DELHI (IANS) -"A friend in need is a friend indeed" is the saying. The dictum is in full play as India has offered Sri Lanka an additional $500 million to help it to import fuel while it is in

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The Indian central government on April 27 told the Supreme Court that transfers and postings in Delhi should stay under its control, contending that the entire world views India through Delhi and the city also houses

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Veteran Congress leader Ambika Soni, 79, has once again taken the center stage in Congress after interim party chief Sonia Gandhi became active. Soni is now part of all the meetings deemed important for the party. Even

AHMEDABAD (IANS) - Ahead of any state elections, it is common for political leaders to switch sides. And Gujarat, which is going to the polls later this year, is no different on this count. Gujarat Congress President Hardik Patel, the face

Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik & Tilak Varma MUMBAI (ANI) -The cricketing world has witnessed several brilliant performances from youngsters in this year's IPL 2022. These young talents are still taking small steps in one of the most exciting IPL seasons but

MUMBAI (IANS) - The Indian Premier League 2022 has not been an easy ride so far for five-time champions Mumbai Indians but according to Forbes, the Mumbai-based franchise is the most valuable IPL team of this season. According to Forbes, the

MUMBAI (IANS)- Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Harshal Patel has revealed how he was betrayed by three-four IPL franchises in the early days of his career. The Purple Cap winner from the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League, Harshal said that

NEW DELHI (IANS) - As many as 108 former bureaucrats have written an open letter to Narendra Modi, urging the Prime Minister to end the politics of hate in the country. In the letter, the signatories said the country is witnessing

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The Congress and Prashant Kishor parted ways on April 26 after hectic parleys for two weeks gave rise to speculation that the ace election strategist might join the grand old party. Sources in the Congress say that

HYDERABAD (IANS) - Amid Prashant Kishor's discussions with Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for second consecutive day on Sunday, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Sunday confirmed that it has signed a deal with Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC)

NOIDA (IANS) - You may have seen demolitions of illegal skyscrapers in YouTube videos that look stunning, fascinating too. Little do we realize that when high-rise buildings are razed to the ground in a matter of a few seconds --

NEW DELHI (IANS) – This city has witnessed several fake housing scams and sooner or later the accused scamsters have always landed in the police net. The Unitech scam done by Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra, former promoters of the group,

PATNA (IANS) - The population of peacocks has recently dramatically plummeted in Madhopur Govind village, popularly known as the peacock village, in Bihar's East Champaran district. Two decades ago, there were said to be about 300 peacocks in Madhopur village, but

NEW DELHI (ANI) – ‘Earth Anthem’ written by the Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. is used across the world and has been translated into 150 languages till date. On 52nd Earth Day, Abhay K. said, "The quest for a common anthem for

MUMBAI (IANS) - Even though cricket is a hot property in India and gets a lot of attention, the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League is attracting a lower rating and fewer viewers on television. Industrialist Harsh Goenka has tweeted

MUMBAI (IANS)- After getting out for a duck in the very first over in the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians' Rohit Sharma, who is already going through a lean patch, bagged an unwanted record of scoring most

NEW DELHI (IANS) -The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police is currently interrogating 28-year-old Imam alias Sonu alias Yunus who allegedly fired shots during the communal clashes in north-west Delhi's Jahangirpuri on April 16. So far, according to sources, the accused

VARANASI (ANI) - Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on April 21 offered prayers at Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The Mauritius Prime Minister is on an eight-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Aam Aadmi Party leader and Rajya Sabha Member Raghav Chadha was has been selected as a Young Global Leader for 2022 by the World Economic Forum. The Forum of Young Global Leaders Community is aligned with the

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The Delhi High Court has asked Parle Biscuits to modify two of its advertisements by blurring the image of cookies resembling Britannia's Good Day butter cookies, granting relief to the latter in its suit for permanent

PANAJI (IANS) - Goa BJP wants Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan off their Padma awards for featuring in surrogate advertisements promoting tobacco products. The remarks come in the wake of an ad for gutka

BENGALURU (IANS) - The call for the usage of Hindi by the states by Union Home Minister Amit Shah has triggered a debate among the non-Hindi speaking states. Intellectuals and activists from Karnataka question that if Singapore with a population

COLOMBO (IANS) - India has once again backed Sri Lanka, which is grappling with its worst ever economic crisis, by affirming full support to expedite International Monitory Fund's Extended Fund Facility. India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has affirmed her Sri Lankan

WASHINGTON, DC(ANI) - The International Monetary Fund on April 19 slashed India's growth forecast for the current financial year 2022-23 (FY23) to 8.2 per cent from its earlier estimate of 9 per cent in January. However, as per the projections for

MUMBAI (IANS) - Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) hottest cricketer so far this season, Dinesh Karthik, made his ambition to play for the country again known when he said that his aim is to do "something special for the country". Following a

NEW DELHI (IANS) - As cab-hailing platforms grow in sheer size and number in India, local residents are in for more trouble as of late, the drivers have become more aggressive and demanding, forcing people to cancel their rides when

MUMBAI (ANI) - Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost a closely-fought match against Rajasthan Royals but they have undoubtedly won many hearts of the entire cricket world on April18. The team's co-owner and actor Shah Rukh Khan was also bowled over by

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 19 laid the foundation stone of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Gujarat's Jamnagar in the presence of Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and World Health

KOLKATA (IANS) - RFNS Moskva may have been a potent naval platform till about 10 years ago but was unfit for modern naval warfare when it sank in the Black Sea a few days ago, senior Indian Navy officers, both

CHENNNAI (IANS) - It is becoming increasingly difficult for Indian automakers to control input costs as they are dependent on China and Japan which are facing supply chain woes, resulting in price hikes across vehicle ranges, according to a new

NEW DELHI (ANI) – India on April 18 appointed Indian Army Vice Chief Lieutenant General Manoj Pande as the next chief of the Indian Army; he will assume office on May 1. The 29th Army chief will be the first officer

MUMBAI (ANI) - Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine has completed ten years with the franchise and said that he wants to finish his IPL career at KKR. The 33-year-old was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2012 edition

CHENNAI (IANS) - Actor R. Madhavan's son, Vedaant Madhavan, has done the country proud by winning a gold medal at the Danish Open in Copenhagen. Interestingly, Vedaant had only a couple of days ago won a silver for India at the

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Political strategist Prashant Kishor on April 18 again discussed the roadmap for 2024 general elections with senior Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi. This was the second meeting of the Congress leaders with Kishor in three days. Congress top

Chennai, April 15 (IANS) A senior leader of the Balochistan freedom movement Prof. Naela Quadri Baloch, who is in exile in Canada, has said that a Government of Balochistan in Exile(GBE) has been established on March 21. The Baloch leader, in

AIZWAL (IANS) - The northeastern states of India, especially Mizoram, still bear the brunt after a military coup was declared in neighboring Myanmar on February 1 last year. Mizoram's lone Rajya Sabha member, K. Vanlalvena, said that following the violent clashes

MUMBAI (IANS) - Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pace bowler Akash Deep has revealed how tough it was to hone the rudiments of his art in the city of Sasaram (Bihar), where playing cricket "was a luxury" with no infrastructure and

CHENNAI (ANI) - The history will be scripted as India is all set to host the biggest chess event in the world, the Chess Olympiad, for the first time ever. The 44th edition of the extravaganza will be held later this

KATHMANDU (IANS) - One of the perennial irritants and outstanding issues between Nepal and India is the boundary dispute that has, for some time, caused major misunderstandings between Kathmandu and New Delhi. After the India-China war of 1962, India made some

NEW DELHI (ANI): Russia and India on April 14 celebrated the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. A reception was held at the Russian Center for Science and Culture here. The audience was addressed by Russian Ambassador to

NEW DELHI(ANI) - With India and the US celebrating 75 years of diplomatic relations, the US embassy in New Delhi on April 14 posted a video that featured several renowned members of the Indian diaspora talking about the journey in

MOTIHARI (IANS) - Shakibul Ghani, in his debut match for the Bihar Ranji team, made a record by scoring a triple century against Mizoram, and the young cricketer is looking to get a place in the Indian Premier League to

BENGALURU (IANS) - Infosys CEO and MD Salil Parekh said on April 13 that the company won't work with any Russian clients. "We work with no Russian clients and the work we do is with a small number of global clients

REYKJAVIK (ANI) - Sixteen-year-old Indian Grandmaster R Pragganandhaa has won the prestigious Reykjavik Open chess tournament here. Praggnanandhaa defeated compatriot GM D Gukesh in the final round of the tournament held in Iceland's capital. He scored 7.5/9 and finished a half-point

SRINAGAR (IANS) India on April 12 placed former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti under house arrest in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city preventing her from going to Anantnag district. Mufti alleged that she intended to visit the family of the Kashmiri Pandit

HYDERABAD (IANS) - For a second consecutive year, Hyderabad has been recognized as a 'Tree City of the World' by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. As per the organisation, 3,50,56,635 trees

NEW DELHI (IANS) - After reviewing social media activities of party MPs on different topics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised them to increase their presence on these platforms. Interacting with the BJP MPs from different states during the recently concluded

MUMBAI (IANS) - Royal Challengers Bangalore players wore black armbands in the match against Chennai Super Kings at the D.Y Patil Stadium here on April 12 to show solidarity with their teammate Harshal Patel and his family. The Faf du Plessis-led

LONDON (IANS) - Financial penalties have been imposed on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak by London’s Metropolitan Police for breaking Covid-19 lockdown rules. Johnsons wife Carrie has also been fined. Johnson and Sunak are

LAHORE (IANS) -The life-size sculpture of Maharaja Ranjit Singh - the ruler of the Sikh empire during the 19th century - has been restored to its golden shine and is expected to be reinstalled at a safer place at Lahore

MUMBAI (IANS) -The fall in viewership during the first eight matches of the IPL 2022 could be a concern for the BCCI ahead of the e-auction of the cash-rich league's media rights for the 2023-27 cycle. The TV ratings has seen

MUMBAI (IANS) - R Ashwin is always ready to explore the rules of the game to their full extent. The India spinner on Sunday used a new mode of legal dismissal, getting 'retired out' in Rajasthan Royals' IPL 2022 match

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on April 11 led the State Cabinet on a protest in the national capital, demanding the Centre to procure entire paddy from the state during ongoing Rabi season. The chief minister

BEIJING (IANS) - Chinese state media has said that the Sharif family of Pakistan has been promoting bilateral ties for a long time, and cooperation between the two nation could be even better than under former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Global

LONDON (IANS) - British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak's wife Akshata Murty has said she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income, following a row over her non-domicile status. She owns 700 million pounds in shares of the Indian

GLASGOW (IANS) - Dipika Pallikal, back in the international circuit after a three-year break, played a stellar role, helping India to historic titles in women's doubles and mixed doubles partnering Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal, respectively, in the World Doubles

PATNA (IANS) - A gang of thieves managed to steal a 60-feet defunct iron bridge in Bihar's Rohtas district in broad daylight - and with the help of unwitting local officials and villagers, an official said. The thieves, posing as officers

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Apr.8 observed that a new trend of the government maligning the judges has started and termed it "unfortunate". A bench headed by the Chief Justice was hearing two special petitions, which included

LONDON (IANS) - An embattled British Conservative party Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, on Apr.8 defended his wife Akshata Murthy, daughter of Narayana Murthy, one of the founders of software giant Infosys, against charges of avoiding paying taxes in

MUMBAI (IANS) - Rajasthan Royals (RR) spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has revealed a terrifying incident during IPL 2013 in Bengaluru when he was hung from the 15th-floor balcony of a hotel by an inebriated bully cricketer, which left him "kind of

NEW DELHI (IANS) - International Holding Company PJSC, the Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate, will invest $2 billion as primary capital in three Adani portfolio companies -- Adani Green Energy, Adani Transmission and Adani Enterprises. IHC was founded in 1998, as part of

HYDERABAD (IANS) - The discord between Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and the state's Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government appears to have a reached a point of no-return. The Governor publicly complaining about the "insult" meted out to her by the state

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued over 2,200 visas to Sikh pilgrims from India to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations. The issuance of visas is covered under the framework of the Pakistan-India Protocol

NEW DELHI (IANS) - As Sri Lanka faces the crisis of an economic meltdown, India has emerged as its true friend. Assistance in different forms extended to the people of the island country under New Delhi's 'Neighborhood First' policy has

NEW DELHI (IANS) - With unending public protests against the government targeting Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and with the opposition in no mood to support the government, the crisis in the island nation has only aggravated. Leader of the Opposition,

BENGALURU - Journalist and Human Rights Activist Aakar Patel tweeted on Apr.7 that he had been stopped again from leaving India from Bengaluru airport, for the US on a lecture circuit of University of California, Berkeley and New York

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The Delhi High Court has dismissed Red Bull's injunction application against Pepsico from using the tagline "Stimulates Mind, Energizes Body" for its energy drink "Sting". Red Bull had knocked the doors of the court alleging that the

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah on Apr.7 emphasized on the need to accept Hindi as an alternative to English and not to local languages. Shah added, "unless we make Hindi flexible by accepting

VARANASI (IANS) - Ever thought of having a green chili powder on your dining table? This is all set to become a reality because the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research here, has now developed a technology of powdering green chili. Till now

MUMBAI (IANS) - Former India captain Nari Contractor will be released from the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove the titanium plate that was inserted in his skull 60 years ago following an injury during the 1961-62 tour

LONDON (IANS) - UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is scrambling to quell a row over his billionaire heiress wife's 'non-dom' status amid claims she could have avoided millions of pounds in UK tax. Akshata Murthy, whose father is one

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Apr.6 lauded the "rich level of debate" in Lok Sabha on the Ukraine situation and evacuation of Indian citizens through Operation Ganga and said there is bipartisanship on matters of foreign

HYDERABAD (IANS) - Wipro will continue to invest in Telangana as the state government here is progressive, Founder-Chairman of Wipro Group, Azim Premji, said at the inauguration of a manufacturing facility of Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, here. Stating that Wipro

MANDYA (IANS) - Terror outfit Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri's praise for Karnataka student B.V. Muskan Khan -- who had received widespread attention for her "Allahu Akbar" slogans while confronting a mob chanting "Jai Shri Ram", has received a cold shoulder

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The Union Health Ministry on Apr.6 denied reports, which claimed that the first case of XE Covid variant in India has been detected in Mumbai. The clarification came shortly after reports, citing the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation,

NEW DELHI (IANS) - As digital transformation gets in top gear, IT companies lead the pack and the top 3 firms are Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture and Cognizant, respectively, ramping up IT investments and hiring, a Microsoft-owned LinkedIn report

CHANDIGARH (IANS) - In a bid to wipe out gangster's network operating across the state so as to create a sense of security amongst the residents, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Apr.5 announced the establishment of a full-fledged Anti-Gangster

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – In what is likely its strongest statement on the Ukraine situation so far, India on Apr.5 "unequivocally condemned" the killings of civilians in Bucha after hearing Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN officials giving heart-rending

KANPUR (IANS) - Rakesh Gangwal, co-founder of budget carrier IndiGo and an IIT Kanpur alumnus, has made a personal donation of Rs 100 crore to support the School of Medical Sciences and Technology at his alma mater. IIT Kanpur Director Abhay

NEW DELHI (ANI) – India has appointed senior Indian Foreign Service officer Vinay Mohan Kwatra as the new foreign secretary. Kwatra has served as Minister (Commerce) at the Embassy of India in Washington D.C. from May 2010 to Jul. 2013. Between

COLOMBO (IANS) - As Sri Lanka undergoes one of the worst crisis since its Independence, a number of former and current cricketers including those playing for the IPL expressed their worries about the current situation in their homeland. Former skipper and

NEW DELHI (IANS) - In a nation that worships cricket and entertainment, what can be a bigger win-win opportunity for a streaming platform if its slate has a fair share of both? Disney+ Hotstar has realising it with the Indian Premier

MUMBAI (ANI) - Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the second Indian cricketer after Rohit Sharma to play 350 T20 matches in the Chennai Super Kings versus Punjab Kings match played at the Brabourne Stadium here on Apr.3. Rohit Sharma leads the

NEW DELHI (IANS) - A Chinese hacker group known as 'Deep Panda' that went into hibernation after attacking global entities some years ago, including in India, is back in action. Deep Panda has launched new attacks against finance, travel and cosmetic

COLOMBO (IANS) - Reliving thousands of those waiting in queues at fuel stations around the country and those hit by 13-hour-long power cuts, 40,000 MT of diesel under the Indian Line of Credit of $500 million arrived at the Colombo

HYDERABAD (IANS) - After the World Health Organisation (WHO) suspended the supply of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine under the United Nations procurement after an inspection last month, the company has said it is working on upgrades to ensure that the

SRINAGAR (IANS) - For the first time after 32 years since they left the Kashmir Valley, as assertion of their roots, Kashmiri Pandits celebrated the 'Navreh' (New Year) festival on Apr.1 along the banks of the Dal Lake here. According to

NEW DELHI (IANS) India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held bilateral talks here on Apr.1, which comes amid Moscow's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Lavrov arrived in New Delhi on Mar.31, marking the first visit

SRINAGAR (IANS) - Humaira Jan, 13, is the first Kashmiri rapper who is setting up a trend for women empowerment in the local society. Humaira, a 9th grade student, says she owes her vision and outlook on women empowerment and emancipation

NEW DELHI (IANS) - A total of 1,33,135 Indian students went abroad for higher studies this year, as of Mar. 20, the Indian Parliament was informed on Apr.1. The number of Indian students, who departed India for higher education in the

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Mar.31 urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to permit his government to send essential commodities and life-saving medicines to Sri Lanka. Stalin, in a memorandum submitted to Modi during their meeting

SHAHJAHANPUR (IANS) - Uttar Pradesh Minister for Dairy Development, Dharampal Singh has come up with a solution to the problem of stray cattle. “The problem which is in front of the farmers, the same problem is also in front of the

HYDERABAD (IANS) - Eminent breast cancer surgeon P. Raghu Ram was on Mar.30 conferred the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of British Empire (OBE). The award was bestowed by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, who represented Queen Elizabeth II

NEW DELHI (IANS) - With gradual expansion of the capacity of its local sourcing and distribution networks accompanied by provision of key incentives and regulatory relaxations to foreign investors, India is on its way to reshape the global supply chain

NEW DELHI (IANS) - If Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires, then the Indian Premier League qualifies as the one that has seen many a corporate reputation being buried in ignominy. Several high-profile IPL team owners, who were formidable tycoons, have

NEW DELHI (IANS) - A delegation of devotees from the Bhakti tradition of Maharashtra, including descendants of the 17th century saint, Sant Tukaram, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mar.30 to thank him for identifying a designated road for the

MUMBAI (IANS) - Former Mumbai batter Rahul Mankad, son of the legendary cricketer Vinoo Mankad passed away in London on Mar.30 after a brief ailment. He was 66. The news of Rahul's demise was confirmed by the Mumbai Cricket Association on

NEW DELHI (IANS) - India has earned foreign exchange revenue of about US $35 million and 10 million euros by launching 45 international customer satellites on board ISRO's PSLV rockets during the last three years. New Space India Ltd (NSIL), a

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (IANS) - The Vishwa Hindu Parishad will be inviting Bharatnatyam dancer Mansiya V.P. to Pavakkulam temple in Kochi, controlled by it. The temple is one of the oldest the area. VHP office-bearers said organization would extend full protection to

MUMBAI (IANS) - Journalist Rana Ayyub was on Mar.29 stopped at Mumbai Airport when she was about to board a flight to the UK to deliver a speech at the International Centre for Journalists, and accused the Enforcement Directorate for

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The current India vice-captain K.L Rahul has an interesting story about how his mother named him 'Rahul' as the name was derived from on-screen characters played by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan. Rahul, captain of IPL's new

MUMBAI (IANS) - Ever since its inception in 2008, IPL has changed the lives of many cricketers by making them household names and more importantly financially strong. Old world cricket puritans may criticize players preferring club over country, the promotional hype

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - While announcing that a UN official will spearhead a diplomatic effort for a ceasefire in Ukraine, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he has been in "very close contact" with India on mediation efforts. The UN chief

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Super-luxury automaker Lamborghini India said on Mar.28 that it has achieved the milestone of delivering 400 Lamborghini across the country since its full business operation commenced in 2007. Notably, the company reported a 86 per cent growth

BENGALURU (IANS) - India's star cueist Pankaj Advani seldom follows cricket, but never misses a match when Robin Uthappa is playing. Advani, a 24-time world champion in different categories, said that he watches Uthappa's matches as the swashbuckling batter is his

BASEL (IANS) - Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu clinched the women's singles title in the 2022 Swiss Open, beating Thailand's Busanan Ongramrungphan in the final while compatriot HS Prannoy finished the tournament as runner-up at the St Jakobshalle arena, here

MUMBAI (IANS) -Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) may have started the 2022 edition of the IPL with a defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but many former cricketers believe that the two teams involved in the opener along with