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PATNA, (IANS) - After a long gap, the family of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has come back into the corridors of power in Bihar, and party leaders and workers are jubilant. While the Lalu Prasad family has been out of

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - In an apparent reference to China, India on Aug 9 said that the practice of placing holds and blocks on listing requests of terrorists without giving any justification must end. India's Permanent Representative to the United

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - As India marks 75 years of independence, Robin Hood Army, a zero-funds volunteer organization, is celebrating the occasion by serving 75 lakh meals across India and transforming 75 lives in each city. In 2014, Neel Ghose, RHA

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Right from schools to higher education, the Indian government is trying to sync the traditional and modern education systems. The Union Education Ministry has now said it will make 'kho kho', 'gilli danda', 'langdi', 'patang udaan', 'santhal

COLOMBO, (IANS) - Demonstrations planned by Sri Lankan opposition parties and trade unions have fizzled out, with smaller crowds turning up to mark the fourth month of an anti-government protest campaign launched in the wake of the ongoing economic crisis. In

NEW DELHI (IANS) - President Droupadi Murmu on August 10 appointed Justice U.U. Lalit as the next Chief Justice of India with effect from August 27. Current Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana will demit office on August 26 on superannuation. Justice Lalit

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Delhi witnessed a heart-wrenching incident on May 18 when it was learned that a 13-year-old girl was gang raped by eight people, including one juvenile, raising questions over the safety of women in the national capital. The

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - For Jagdeep Dhankhar, the win in the Vice-Presidential poll was easy, but his biggest challenge will be to manage the friction in the Rajya Sabha. As the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha -- the Upper House of

MAMALLAPURAM, (IANS) - The 14th-seeded Uzbekistan team won the gold medal while Armenia and India-2 team won the silver and bronze in the Open section of the 44th Chess Olympiad held here, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) said. In the women's

BIRMINGHAM, (IANS) - As the day started at its usual time on a busy August 9, the city of Birmingham woke up with a huge hangover caused by competition, celebrations, disappointments, heartbreaks, and emotional outbursts caused by an overdose of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Nitish Kumar was meticulously planning to break away from the BJP in Bihar for the past three months. At the same time, he did not antagonize the saffron camp and even extended support to its Presidential

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - People in Surana village of Ghaziabad's Muradnagar do not celebrate Raksha Bandhan since the 12th century as on the day of the festival Muhammad Ghori attacked the village and killed everyone who was present there. Even the

CHENNAI, (IANS) - The International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Arkady Dvorkovich was on July 8 reelected for a second and last time with a huge margin of 141 votes. Former World Champion and Indian chess Grandmaster V. Anand too got

India-West News Desk LONDON - Britain's prime ministerial candidate, Rishi Sunak, has shared that there was "clearly something" when he met his now wife, Akshata Murty the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy. In an interview with 'The Times', the former Chancellor

BIRMINGHAM, (IANS) - Achanta Sharath Kamal enhanced his reputation as the greatest table tennis player the country has ever produced by turning the clock back to regain the Men's Singles title in the Commonwealth Games after a gap of 16

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A Hindu family from Sanghar in Sindh province of Pakistan was attacked on August 7 evening by almost a dozen men over a petty squabble, prompting uproar on social media with netizens demanding justice for the

COLOMBO, (IANS) - Amid pressure from its immediate neighbor India, Sri Lanka has urged China to delay the entry of controversial Chinese ship 'Yuan Wang 5' into the Chinese controlled port in Southern Hambantota. In a letter to the Chinese Embassy

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on August 6 was elected as the 16th Vice-President of India. The Election Commission announced that Dhankhar -- the NDA nominee, emerged victorious in the Vice-Presidential election in which he was

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Former India fast bowler Rudra Pratap Singh’s son Harry Singh has been selected for the England Under-19 team for their upcoming home series against Sri Lanka Under-19. RP senior, who hailed from Lucknow and played two ODIs

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India leads Asia-Pacific in its intent to travel in the second half of 2022 with 50 percent of Indians expressing the desire to spend more money on booking a vacation, reveals the world's largest survey of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Outgoing Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Thursday recommended the name Justice U.U. Lalit as his successor, paving the way for a direct appointee from the Bar to become the Chief Justice after a gap

NEW DELHI. (ANI) - In an emotional testimony, a 62-year-old woman who is a victim of religious persecution in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan narrated the ordeal of being called 'Kafir' after living in Afghanistan for three generations. On August 3, a total

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - The Congress Party on August 3 changed the profile photo of its Twitter handle to mark the 75th year of India's Independence. The Congress put a picture of former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Congress tweeted, "The tricolor

NEW YORK, NY(ANI) - India's new permanent representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj presented her credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and said it was a "privilege to be the first Indian woman to be given the honor". "Today, have

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra was on August 1 reportedly seen hiding her Louis Vuitton bag during a discussion on price rise and inflation in the Lok Sabha. When Trinamool's Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar was speaking on price

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad Modi, who is also the vice president of All India Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Federation, on August 2 staged a dharna here with various demands. He was seen along with several other

TRINIDAD, (IANS) - India's middle-order batter Dinesh Karthik feels a lot has changed in the India dressing room from the time he started his cricketing journey, and that he is really liking the setting with Rohit Sharma at the helm

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao's daughter Kanthamaneni Uma Maheswari reportedly committed suicide here on Aug 1. Maheswari, 52, hanged herself at her residence in upmarket Jubilee Hills. Jubilee Hills police received the information about the suicide

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Pakistan is heading towards an unavoidable political crisis after the thumping victory of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the recently held by-election in Punjab province. Out of the total 20 provincial seats, PTI won 15 seats

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Textile traders in Surat, the country's largest textile market have received orders for more than 5 crore national flags. The government's Har Ghar Tiranga campaign to celebrate the 75th year of independence has led to an unprecedented

By YAJURVINDRA SINGH MUMBAI - The appointment of Paddy Upton as the mental-conditioning expert of the Indian cricket team is an interesting development. This truly reflects how important a role the mind plays in modern-day cricket. Is Indian cricket facing such

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - As Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is finally not going to attend the World Cities Summit at Singapore, a new war of words has erupted between the Centre and state. The Delhi government has also issued a

ATTARI, (IANS) - Protesting over the Chess Olympiad Torch passing through Kashmir, the 13-member Pakistan team, including two officials, crossed the international border via the Integrated Check Post here and returned home on July 29. The Pak chess team had arrived

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Car maker Nissan Motor India has achieved a milestone of shipping out one million cars to different overseas markets, said the company. The Nissan cars are made at Renault-Nissan Automotive India Private Ltd's plant near here. The company

CHENNAI, (IANS) - With a good mix of experienced elite players, debutants, and promising prodigies, six Indian teams, comprising 30 players, are all set to begin their challenge at the 44th edition of the Chess Olympiad, which kick-started in Mamallapuram

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Three Indians -- former head of National Security Advisory Board P.S. Raghavan, journalist Saeed Naqvi and telecom champion Sam Pitroda were placed in the list for allegedly promoting pro-Russian narratives by a Ukrainian government body set

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India's leading advanced digital maps provider MapmyIndia on July 27 released the country's first and fully indigenous 360-degree panoramic street view and 3D Metaverse Maps Service, as Google Maps returned to India with its 'Street View'

KANPUR, (IANS) - Fifty-two years after he was charged with the alleged kidnapping of dacoit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi in 1980 and the murder of her paramour, Chheda Singh passed away in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district at the age of 69. He was

BIRMINGHAM, (IANS) - The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on July 27 announced that shuttler PV Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist, will be the flag-bearer of Team India at the opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Alongside Sindhu, who medaled

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Two Indian police personnel in the UN peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were killed on July 26 during attacks on peacekeepers by local people. The two were from the Border Security Force

By ASHIS RAY LONDON - Liz Truss, the incumbent caretaker Foreign Secretary in deposed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, beat her rival Rishi Sunak, the Indian-origin former Chancellor, according to a survey of ruling Conservative party members, the electoral college

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The International Monetary Fund on July 26 slashed its annual growth projection for India by 0.8 percentage points to 7.4 percent for 2022 and forecast "increasingly gloomy developments" for the global economy such as high inflation,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - There are 25 airports across India which don't have night landing facilities. Kushinagar airport, Shimla airport and the recently inaugurated Deoghar airport in Jharkhand are among the list of 25 airports. The ministry of civil aviation said

BHOPAL, (IANS) - The Madhya Pradesh Congress won five mayoral seats against the ruling BJP's nine in the recently concluded urban body elections, but the win that elated the Opposition the most was undoubtedly the Gwalior mayoral post. The reason was

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Soon after being detained by the Delhi Police on July 26, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in an apparent reference to the BJP government in the Centre, said only truth will end this dictatorship. "Look at the dictatorship,

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Virtually written off following massive financial problems, Jet Airways is now ready for its reincarnation -- this time under a new management -- come September. The new owner is Murari Lal Jalan, lead member of the Jalan Kalrock

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - President Droupadi Murmu on July 25 said that it is a matter of great satisfaction that those who have been deprived for centuries and those who have been denied the benefits of development, poor, downtrodden, backward

NEW DELHI - Demand for Indian rice is expected to increase amid heavy flooding in countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, which have been dominant players for this staple grain in the global export market. The heavy floods along the

LONDON, (IANS) - Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, the two final candidates in the UK's Prime Ministerial race, have vowed to toughen measures against migration, the media reported on July 24. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Truss, the incumbent Foreign

COLOMBO (ANI) - US Ambassador to Colombo Julie Chun on July 22 expressed deep concerns about the actions taken by Sri Lankan authorities against protestors at Galle Face in the middle of the night. Chun asked for restraint by authorities and

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The 2022 edition of the Asia Cup, which was scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, has been shifted to the UAE, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed, here on July 21. "Asia Cup will be in UAE, as

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - After Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena denied permission for Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Singapore visit to attend the World Cities Summit, the Aam Aadmi Party convener said he differs with the former's advice and will go

COLOMBO (IANS) - Eighteen ministers, including Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena were sworn into Sri Lanka's new cabinet on July 22 here. Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn in as the Prime Minister earlier in the day, and he will also hold the position of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Indian space agency is pursuing its human space mission - Gaganyaan - with an eye on space tourism, the Parliament was told on July 21. The Indian Space Research Organization is in the process of developing

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi is an asthmatic and due to post Covid complications, she was using Nebulizer to stabilize her breath while being questioned in the Enforcement Directorate on July 21. Sources said that Sonia Gandhi

COLOMBO (IANS) - Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was sworn in as Sri Lanka's eighth President on July 21, vowed to crackdown on protesters who took over President's House and Prime Minister's Office.Wickremesinghe, who was elected with 134 votes in the parliament said

India-West News Desk NEW DELHI – The votes are in and tallied and Droupadi Murmu has been declared the 15th President of India. After a day of counting, Murmu, the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate, emerged the winner against the opposition’s pick of Yashwant

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The first of its kind NRI Festival had a gala launch here. NRI committees from the US, the UK and the Middle East were enthusiastic about the festival being dedicated to the diaspora community and expressed confidence

BHUBANESWAR, (IANS) - With NDA's Presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu securing the majority mark to be elected as the 15th President of India, people at her hometown Rairangpur in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district burst into celebrations on July 21. Scores of people gathered

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - A man, who allegedly married as many as 13 women in the two Telugu states in the last four years, has been arrested by Cyberabad police. Adapa Shivshankar Babu allegedly cheated the divorcees by absconding with money and

By ASHIS RAY LONDON - Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, who resigned from this position because of differences with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on July 20 won the first stage of the contest to succeed Johnson as head

COLOMBO, (ANI) - Ranil Wickremesinghe will take oath as the President of Sri Lanka at the parliament complex on July 21 after his victory in a parliament vote to choose a new president for the South Asian country. Wickremesinghe will be

LONDON, (IANS) - Describing the scenes at the London airport as a 'disgrace and inhumane', actor Hugh Grant has said that he believes the UK "has the worst Home Secretary in British history." Passengers traveling through Heathrow Airport have complained of

JOHANNESBURG, (IANS) - IPL franchise owners of teams Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, and co-owners of Delhi Capitals on July 20 were announced as winners of purchasing all six teams in South Africa's

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Supreme Court on July 20 granted interim bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in the six FIRs registered against him by the Uttar Pradesh Police. A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said: "There is

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind will now be the new neighbor of Congress' interim chief Sonia Gandhi once he shifts to 12 Janpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kovind's term will end on July 24, after which the

RANCHI, (IANS) - After being out of power in Jharkhand following its defeat in the 2019 Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to alter the political equations of the state. BJP's sharp political moves in recent months have

LONDON (IANS) - UK's former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on July 19  hung on to his lead in the race to select the next leader of the Conservative Party - and the Prime Minister, extending his lead in the

LONDON, (IANS) - India cricketer Virat Kohli will take a break in London after the series-deciding third One-day International against England at Old Trafford later in July 17 and spend time with his family before returning to prepare for the

SRINAGAR, (IANS) - Keeping the centuries-old tradition of brotherhood and coexistence alive, dozens of Kashmiri Pandits welcomed the first batch of Haj pilgrims with 'aarti' at the Srinagar airport on their return from Saudi Arabia. A total of 145 Haj pilgrims

SINGAPORE, (IANS) - Star India shuttler P.V Sindhu clinched the women's singles title at the Singapore Open 2022 BWF Super 500 tournament after beating China's Wang Zhi Yi in the final, here on July 17. Sindhu, a former world champion and

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Actor Madhavan's son Vedaant Madhavan has broken the 1500 meters National Junior Record in swimming, much to the delight of his father. Taking to social media to make the announcement, Madhavan said: "With the Grace of God

KOLKATA, (IANS) - When West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was announced as the surprise choice of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the office of the Vice President, political observers in Kolkata, where he has spent the last three years

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Margaret Alva on July 17 expressed gratitude to the Opposition parties for nominating her as the Vice-Presidential candidate. "It is a privilege and an honor to be nominated as the

By YAJURVINDRA SINGH Indian cricket, with its millions of followers and fans, has become the golden goose of world cricket. The eyeballs that it captures have made the gurus of advertising and marketing experts sit up in amazement. Cricket has always been

COLOMBO, (ANI) - The Sri Lankan Supreme Court has issued an interim order that prevented former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa from leaving the country without the court's permission until July 28. Meanwhile Sri Lankan Prime

LONDON, (IANS) - In the last one week, the lean patch of talismanic India batter Virat Kohli has been the subject of a burning debate in the cricketing world. With every low score coming off Kohli's bat, the decibel levels

LONDON, (IANS) - The second ODI between England and India at the Lords on July 14 saw many former Indian cricketers, apart from some ex-cricketers of West Indies and England, in attendance at the home of cricket. Former India all-rounder Suresh

LUCKNOW, (IANS) - The Samajwadi Party (SP) and its allies are now sparring over cars. The Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) has vehemently denied reports that a Fortuner was gifted to SBSP president Om Prakash Rajbhar by SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. A

LONDON, (IANS) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pushing for failed Tory leadership candidates to back "anyone but Rishi" Sunak, it was claimed on July 15, amid reports that the whole team at 10 Downing Street "hates" the former Chancellor

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Cigar Smoking World Championship arose from a passion for cigars combined with wanting to share that passion with people from all over the world. Raahuul Kapoor, Co-founder of The India Cigar Club, Philipp Kugler, Chairman of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Chennai Super Kings' batting ace Robin Uthappa announced on social media that he had been blessed with a daughter on July 14. The middle-order batsman shared pictures of his newborn daughter on Instagram, while he also penned

By ASHISH RAY LONDON - UK's former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak remained on top in the race to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the second round of voting among Conservative Party MPs on July 14, but Indian-origin Attorney

SINGAPORE, (ANI) - Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been allowed entry into Singapore on a private visit and he has not asked for asylum and nor has he been granted asylum. Rajapaksa who

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - A court in Patiala on July 14 dismissed the plea of leading bhangra-pop singer Daler Mehndi against his two-year jail in a 19-year-old human trafficking case. He was subsequently arrested and sent to a local jail. He was

By ASHIS RAY LONDON, (IANS) - It may only be limited overs cricket. But the cost of Rohit Sharma's absence in the Test series in South Africa last winter (due to injury) and in the Edgbaston Test against England (because of

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Former Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on July 13 "confidential and sensitive" information about India with Pakistani journalist Nusrat Mirza. In a statement, Ansari said, "Yesterday and today a litany of falsehood has been unleashed on me

By ASHIS RAY LONDON - Two candidates out of the eight who have made the cut for Wednesday's first round ballot in the ruling Conservative party's leadership contest, are of Indian origin - Rishi Sunak and Suella Fernandes Braverman. The outcome

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India on July 13 "categorically denied baseless and speculative media reports" that it had facilitated Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's travel to escape out of Sri Lanka. The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka took to Twitter

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - UN Population Division Director John Wilmoth has speculated that India becoming the world's most populous country could strengthen its claim to a permanent seat on the Security Council. He said on July 11 that India's

(Photo twitter: @manickamtagore) NEW DELHI, (IANS) - As the politics over the newly unveiled cast of the 'National Emblem' on the roof of the new parliament building escalate, the government said that it is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Emperor

By ASHIS RAY LONDON - Rishi Sunak, of East African Indian origin, was on July 12 being touted as the bookmakers' favorite in the British Conservative party's leadership contest. The winner will automatically become the UK's Prime Minister. Previously, the favorite in

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the recruitment of children by armed groups in India while saying that the UN has verified "54 grave violations against 49 children" in conflict situations

BENGALURU, (IANS) - Madhura Ashok Kumar (59) from Bengaluru has created a Guinness World Record by donating blood an unbelievable 117 times. Her motto in life is to create awareness among women to donate blood. Madhura said that women, in general,

COLOMBO (IANS) - As Sri Lanka awaits the replacement for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, court orders have been sought to prevent him from leaving the country together with his two brothers -- former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and ex-Finance Minister Basil

BENGALURU, (IANS) - The raids by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) followed by imprisonment in Tihar Jail, submission of charge sheet against Karnataka Congress President D.K. Shivakumar, have failed to "tame" the leader. Congress leaders say that it is an open secret

LUCKNOW, (IANS) - The Uttar Pradesh government is all set to develop Naimish Dham as a Vedic city and the global center for spiritual and religious tourism. An action plan has already been prepared in this regard on the instructions of

COLOMBO, (IANS) - Sri Lanka, which is completely bankrupt and embroiled in a political crisis virtually with no leader, decided to elect a new President from the Parliament on July 20. Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena made the announcement after President

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued show-cause notice to Amnesty India International and its CEO Aakar Patel for contravention of the provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act and imposed penalties to the tune of Rs 51.72

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Supreme Court on July 11 sentenced fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to four months' imprisonment for contempt of court in 2017, as he had suppressed information from the court. It also ordered Mallya to deposit $40 million

By VISHAL GULATI NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The people of Sri Lanka have bravely taken the first important step -- to dismiss the incompetent and corrupt Rajapaksa family dynasty that brought the crisis upon the land. Now it is time to

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on November 15, with India projected to surpass China as the most populous country in 2023, the UN said on July 11 on World Population

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India has voted for a UN Security Council resolution sponsored by Western countries on continuing a passage for aid to reach parts of war-torn Syria and abstained on a countermotion proposed by Russia, both of

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The flavor of the season in Poland are two former Indian Maharajas whose forefathers had sheltered thousands of Poles escaping from the horrors of World War II. The Polish government has been having a series of commemorative

SRINAGAR, (IANS) - At least 13 yatris were killed, five others injured and around three dozen missing after a cloudburst near the Amarnath cave shrine on July 8 evening caused flash floods, officials said. At least three community kitchens and 25

By ASHISH RAY LONDON - Former Chancellor of the Exchequer in the British government Rishi Sunak on July 8 formally launched his bid to become the leader of the Conservative Party. If he succeeds, he will automatically become Prime Minister of

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to his "dear friend" the late ex-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was shot on July 8 during an election campaign in the Japanese city of Nara. Modi in a blog

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Lt Gen. Mohan Subramanian as the commander of UN peacekeeping in South Sudan, the largest troop deployment in UN missions, Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric announced July 5. Subramanian succeeds Lt

BHOPAL, (IANS) - In an effort to draw the attention of the authorities towards the poor condition of roads ridden with potholes, the residents in Anuppur district in Madhya Pradesh have found a unique way of protest. In a viral video

LUCKNOW, (IANS) - An court in Lucknow has awarded a two-year jail sentence to former MP Raj Babbar in a case related to 1996. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 8,500 on the actor turned politician. The former MP

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on July 7 tied the knot with Gurpreet Kaur, a doctor from Haryana, in a low-key small private ceremony as per Sikh rituals at his official residence here amidst the presence of

BHUBANESWAR, (IANS) - Odisha MLA Angada Kanhar on July 6 cleared the Class 10 board exam at the age of 58. Kanhar, a BJD MLA from Phulbani constituency, passed with B1 grade, securing 364 out of 500 marks. He had appeared

BY ASHIS RAY LONDON - The governments of India and Pakistan may be at daggers drawn. But Indian and Pakistani origin senior cabinet ministers in the British government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson have combined to almost oust him from the

VADODARA, (IANS) - Tribal woman leader Sarla Vasava has alleged that inferior liquor in large quantities is available in Gujarat. She demanded that either the state implement prohibition strictly or lift it. Bharatiya Tribal Party leader Chhotu Vasava's wife Sarla alleged

DHARAMSALA, (IANS) - Globetrotting Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama -- an icon of ahimsa (non-violence) and karuna (compassion) -- turned 87 on July 6. As the world celebrates his birthday, IANS looks at the commitments of the globe-trotting Tibetan spiritual

BEIJING, (IANS) - Moscow supports expanding the UN Security Council (UNSC), but not by admitting Germany and Japan, Russian Ambassador to China, Andrey Denisov, said on July 4. In his address at the plenary session of the UN World Peace Forum

LONDON, (IANS) - British-Pakistani businessman and property developer Aneel Mussarat has won a defamation case against Indian broadcaster Republic Bharat at the London High Court over allegations made by the channel's lead anchor Arnab Goswami. Mussarat had taken legal action after

By ASHIS RAY EDGBASTON - Addressing the media after England's emphatic win over India in the fifth and final Test of the 2021-22 series -- by virtue of which the hosts drew at 2-2 -- Joe Root, the deposed captain but

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - "Drop dead gorgeous!" Even as the beauty of the iconic Signature Bridge in India’s capital mesmerizes people, a sad reality accompanies it. Not only does it attract tourists and visitors, but also people suffering from depression. They

SRINAGAR, (IANS) - The massive security arrangements notwithstanding, this year's Amarnath Yatris are being welcomed with open arms by J&K's Muslims who are facilitating the smooth conduct of the pilgrimage at every step. One such example is these two friends who

RANCHI, (IANS) - Cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni is troubled by knee pain these days and has turned to a doctor in his native place for treatment. This doctor attends his patients under a tree in a remote village in

BENGALURU, (IANS) - Saalumarada Thimmakka would be conferred with the title of 'Eco Ambassador' with the status of minister of state with a vehicle and all the facilities to work for the cause of environment protection, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai

AGRA, (IANS) - Gangs of marauding monkeys have begun scaring tourists in the 17th-century Mughal marvel, Taj Mahal. A scare has been sounded after a series of simian attacks on unsuspecting tourists visiting the iconic Taj Mahal that draws close to

SRIHARIKOTA, (IANS) - India on June 30 evening successfully placed into orbit three Singaporean satellites. This is the second successful rocket and satellite launch mission from here in 2022. At 6.02 p.m., Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C53 (PSLV-C52) blasted off from

KOLKATA, (IANS) - Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, on June 30 issued a strong note of objection against a recent comment by a Trinamool Congress MLA describing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the incarnation of

JOHANNESBURG - The United States had raised concerns with South African authorities that the controversial Gupta family were getting funds from Iran to buy the Shiva Uranium Mine in this country, according to the final report on an extensive judicial

BIRMINGHAM, (IANS) - Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the rescheduled fifth Test against England to be played from July 1. Rohit underwent a RAT Test on June 30 morning and returned a positive result for Covid-19. The

JAIPUR, (IANS) - Thousands of residents of Udaipur, agitated by the gruesome broad daylight beheading of Kanhaiya Lal inside his tailoring shop by two assailants on Tuesday, took out a silent march during curfew on June 30, demanding death penalty

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on June 30, in coordination with the Indian World Forum and the Government of India commenced the transfer of distressed Afghan minorities - Hindus and Sikhs. A special flight comprising of 11

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Decades ago, when Eknath Sambhaji Shinde was driving an auto-rickshaw, he may have never dreamt that one day he would change the course of state politics and zoom straight to the top driving seat of Maharashtra as

MUMBAI, (IANS) -The Maharashtra cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray approved the contentious proposals of renaming Aurangabad and Osmanabad as well as the new upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport, here on June 29. Accordingly, Aurangabad and Osmanabad shall be

MUMBAI (IANS) - On expected lines, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on June 29 quit his post and also as Member of Legislative Council -  nine days after the Maha Vikas Aghadi government was reduced to a minority with an unprecedented

LONDON, (IANS) - With a question mark hanging over skipper Rohit Sharma's availability for the rescheduled fifth Test against England starting at Edgartown on July 1 as the charismatic batter continues his recovery from Covid-19, India has a captaincy puzzle

JAIPUR, (IANS) - Kanhaiya Lal, whose brutal and horrific murder shocked the nation, was cremated on June 29 in Rajasthan's Udaipur in the presence of many people who raised slogans demanding capital punishment for the accused. The entire city remained shut

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - In the aftermath of Russia's missile attack on a crowded Ukrainian shopping mall, India has called the deaths of civilians "deeply disturbing". India's Deputy Permanent Representative R. Ravindra said on June 28: "Reports of deaths of

SRINAGAR, (IANS) - As unprecedented security arrangements are being put in place to secure this year's annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, the goodwill and participation of the local Muslims in the successful and secured completion of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - BrijRama Palace in Varanasi has been recommended by the Michelin Guide's Tablet Hotels. Tablet Hotels recently compiled a list of some of the most magnificent accommodations from around the world that were once forts or watch

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Aam Aadmi Party Gujarat state president Gopal Italia said on June 28 that "I congratulate the BJP leaders from Gujarat who are going to visit government schools and government hospitals in Delhi and I want to say

CHENNAI (IANS) - Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, the billionaire realtor and industrialist, and Chairman Emeritus of the venerable Shapoorji Pallonji Group, passed away at his home here on June 28. He was 93 and is survived by his sons Shapoorji and Cyrus

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Mukesh Ambani has resigned as a Director in Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited with the company's Board on June 28 approving his elder son Akash Ambani's appointment as the Chairman. In a regulatory filing, Reliance Jio, the telecom arm

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on June 28 said that his government wants Telangana to be known as the startup state of India and Hyderabad as the startup capital of India. He was speaking after inaugurating the

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - India has banned the official Twitter accounts of several Pakistani diplomatic missions, journalists, and some prominent personalities. The banned accounts include accounts of the Pakistani Embassy in UN, Turkey, Iran, and Egypt. Pakistan called out Twitter, saying that social

CHANDIGARH, (ANI) - After learning about the demise of Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur, actor Randeep Hooda immediately rushed to Punjab from Mumbai to perform her last rites. Randeep and Dalbir Kaur formed a relationship during the shooting of ‘Sarabjit.’ In

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) – Pakistan has decided to reach out to G20 countries to stop India from holding an event or meeting of the grouping in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Pakistan foreign office has categorically rejected any such attempt by India claiming

BHIKHIWIND, (ANI) - Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh who was sentenced to death for spying by a Pakistan court in 1991 and passed away in 2013 in Lahore, died on June 25. Her last rites were conducted at Bhikhiwind in

BY DEEPIKA BHAN The happenings in Maharashtra have thrown up several questions. Is it really a rebellion against a dynasty or a political tussle to get power? Eknath Shinde has made it a fight for "setting the party on the right path",

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - In a setback to AAP, which came to power in Punjab three months ago, the two-time MP and former IPS officer, Simranjit Singh Mann, who has been demanding Khalistan on June 26 won the by poll in

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - NDA Presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu has suffered several personal losses during her journey from Mayurbhanj, a tribal dominated district in Odisha, to the country's top constitutional post. Murmu has been through many struggles in her life. In

BENGALURU, (IANS) - Being the captain of a Madhya Pradesh team winning the 2021/22 Ranji Trophy is a moment of a lifetime, said a jubilant skipper Aditya Shrivastava. In his first year as a skipper of the side, Shrivastava has now

LONDON, (IANS) - Concerns are growing that India is being used as a potential back door into Europe for Russian oil supplies, given the surge in imports, media reports said. The huge blue and red hull of the SCF Primorye came

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Fact-checking website, Alt news' co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested here on June 27 for allegedly hurting sentiments of a particular religious community, the police said.The police had registered a case after getting a complaint from a Twitter handle,

DUBLIN, (IANS) - Indian junior women's hockey team on June 23 recorded a comprehensive 4-1 victory against the United States in the Uniphar U-23 five-nation tournament, here. Annu (49', 52') netted a brace, while Nikita Toppo (48') and Vaishnavi Phalke (58')

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India has warned of Afghanistan becoming a haven for terrorist organizations that threaten the region and called for unified action against the Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba getting entrenched there. India's Permanent Representative T.S. Tirumurti

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Australia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Richard Marles has said that his ongoing visit to India reflects the conviction and the commitment by the new Anthony Albanese government to place India "at the heart

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - The Adani family has announced its commitment to donate Rs 60,000 crore for a range of social works. This announcement has come to mark the centenary birth anniversary of Shantilal Adani, father of Gautam Adani and Gautam

KATHMANDU, (IANS) - The much-hyped Ramayana Circuit train, carrying as many as 500 Indian Hindu pilgrims, arrived in Nepal's Janakpur on June 24. It is a first-of-its-kind tourist train covering the Ramayana Circuit in India and Nepal. The Prime Ministers of

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Rejecting the Organization for Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) criticism as "divisive," India has said that efforts to combat religiophobia will not succeed if the rising hatred against Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism is ignored. "It's time that UN

BY ATEET SHARMA NEW DELHI (IANS) - Deeply worried by China's rapidly increasing imprint, Australia said on June 21 that it stands ready to work closer with India in support of an open, inclusive, and resilient Indo-Pacific. The affirmation from the Anthony

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - BJP-led NDA's presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu on June 21 said she was surprised to learn about her candidature and was unable to believe it and noted that she will work according to the powers of the

LUCKNOW, (IANS) - The Yadav family in Uttar Pradesh is now facing trouble from within. If sources are to be believed, all is not well in the family, and this is the reason why Samajwadi patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and SP

JAIPUR, (IANS) - As the crisis to the MVA government in Maharashtra takes the center stage, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on June 21 said that conspiracies were going on in the country to topple various state governments run by

BHUBANESWAR, (IANS) - Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on June 22 met Pope Francis in Vatican City. "It has been an absolute pleasure meeting His Holiness Pope Francis (@Pontifex) in Vatican City. Thanked him for the warm audience and wished him

KOPPAL, (IANS) - The ruling BJP in Karnataka on June 21 clarified that the blueprint for the development of Anjanadri hills, which is regarded as the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, is ready. "We will develop Anjanadri Hills at any cost,"

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In a startling revelation in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, Delhi Police said on June 20 that the assailants would have used grenades to kill the singer in case the guns didn't work. The disclosure by police

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 18 met his mother as she turned 100, in Gandhinagar. He washed his mother's feet and took her blessings as well as shared some sweets with her. Modi penned an emotional note

KABUL, (ANI) - The Guru Granth Sahib from the Gurdwara in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul, which was on June 18 attacked by unidentified assailants was retrieved from the complex, from which plumes of smoke were seen billowing out after the

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Celebrated Indian athlete Anju Bobby George on June 19posted an image of her traveling business class with cricket legend Kapil Dev from New Delhi to Bengaluru and captioned it, "1983 and 2003 flying together from Delhi

DHAKA, (IANS) - Bangladesh has refuted "misleading" Chinese media claims that the Padma Bridge is "a major cooperation project" between Dhaka and Beijing. In a statement on June 18, the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry said: "Some quarters are trying to portray that

BY YAJURVINDRA SINGH Cricket is going through a radical change in every way possible. There seems to be a cosmic rise, as one would term it, with cricket both on and off the field. The phenomenal rise in the sale of

CHENNAI, (IANS) - The Madras High Court on June 17 refused to direct the Tamil Nadu government to release Nalini and Ravichandran, who were convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, without the Governor's assent. The order was passed by the

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Centre's Agnipath recruitment scheme for Indian youth in the armed forces, termed a historic and transformative measure, has met an unprecedented level of agitations and protests in several states across India. Massive protests erupted in Bihar,

JAIPUR, (IANS) - Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Jen 17 expressed anger and surprise at the CBI raid at his brother's place in the morning and said that this approach is beyond comprehension. "I had sought time from CBI and

COLOMBO, (IANS) - With transportation coming to a near standstill nation-wide due to fuel shortage, Sri Lanka on June 17 declared 'work from home' for government employees for the next two weeks. The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a circular on

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Knight Riders will field their first-ever women's team under Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) banner in the inaugural Women's Caribbean Premier League (WPCL), which is set to get underway on August 30. Apart from TKR, the other two

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The demand of the youth protesting the Centre's newly announced Agnipath scheme is justified, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on June 16. Kejriwal said that it is not right to keep the dreams of the youth

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - Facing flak for grabbing police personnel by the collar, Congress leader and former Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury on Jun 16 accused the Hyderabad police of deliberately provoking the situation and harassing her. "I have been arrested illegally. Unlawful

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - As deliberations on the Presidential polls are going on both in the ruling party and the opposition camp, the BJP seems to have narrowed down to a few names. Sources have said that the party is weighing

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call to stop any violence stemming from religious differences in India. His spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on June 14 that Guterres "is for the full respect of religion, for calling

MUMBAI, (IANS) - After selling the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights for the 2023-2027 cycle for a whopping Rs 48,390 crore for 410 matches, the BCCI will earn an unbelievable Rs 49 lakh from every ball bowled and Rs

MUMBAI, (IANS) - BCCI on June 15 appointed allrounder Hardik Pandya as the captain of the Indian cricket team for the T20I series against Ireland. Pandya, who led Gujarat Titans to the IPL 2022 title, will captain India in absence of

CHENNAI, (IANS) - The Tamil Nadu government has invested Rs 10 crore in gold bonds by converting 27,250.500 grams of gold and gold jewelry into bars belonging to Mariamman Temple in Irrukkankudi. Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on June 15 handed over

STOCKHOLM, (IANS)- India and Pakistan also seem to be increasing the size of their nuclear weapon inventories, a leading arms watchdog has said. At the start of 2022, nine states -- the US, Russia, the UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and

JAIPUR, (IANS) - For the first time in the history of India, cow dung will be exported to Kuwait, that too a whopping 192 metric tons, said Atul Gupta, National President of the Organic Farmer Producer Association of India. A Jaipur-based

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earned Rs 48,390 crore after selling IPL media rights for the 2023-2027 cycle at the conclusion of three-day e-auction on June 14, during which Disney Star retained TV

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In an attempt to secure victory in the Presidential election, the BJP is eyeing the support of non-Congress opposition parties. The upcoming Presidential poll will show how an alliance could be formed ahead of the 2024 general

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Flipkart Co-founder Binny Bansal has sold his stake worth $264 million in the homegrown e-commerce platform to Chinese Internet giant Tencent The news about Bansal selling Flipkart stock to Tencent came at a time when US Secretary

COLOMBO, (IANS) - The Chairman of Sri Lanka's state-run electricity supplier, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), resigned on June 13 after statements that there was pressure by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Sri Lankan renewable energy project be awarded to

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram suffered a fracture in his left rib after he was pushed away by Delhi Police during the party's protest in support of Rahul Gandhi who was summoned

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - Leading fashion designer Prathyusha Garimella allegedly committed suicide at her boutique studio in the posh Banjara Hills here on Jun 11. The body of the 35-year-old was found in the bathroom of the boutique in MLA Colony. The police

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - After leading Gujarat Titans to the IPL title in their maiden season and making his India comeback, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has revealed that it was more about the battles he won against himself, adding that he

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The six-time world champion MC Mary Kom has sustained an ACL injury and will need to undergo surgery to recover. The Olympic medallist twisted her left knee minutes into her 48kg semifinal bout against Haryana's Nitu during

MOSCOW, (IANS) - The US "with its own hands" pushed the countries, which are not participating in "sanctions wars", to form a "new Big Eight" group with Russia, the Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has said. "The group of eight

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The family of dismissed BJP leader Naveen Jindal has left Delhi following a death threat. Jindal was dismissed from the BJP after controversy erupted over his remark against Prophet Muhammad which was in support of suspended party

Panaji, (IANS) - A fake call center, involved in cheating US citizens by impersonating Amazon operatives, has been busted in Goa, police said on June 10. Police said accused Mahammad Ramij M Ghanchi, alias Roy Fernandes, from Gujarat and other 15

PANAJI, (IANS) - Many secrets about Portuguese rule of Goa will tumble out from "important" documents sought by the state government from Lisbon, Minister for Archives and Archaeology Subhash Phaldesai said on June 10, adding that in exchange, the state

CHENNAI, (IANS) - A chess knight wearing a white shirt and dhoti, standing with folded hands welcoming the players and officials for the 44th Chess Olympiad is the mascot for the mega chess event. The mascot named 'Thambi' or younger brother

JAIPUR, (ANI) - Congress won all three Rajya Sabha seats it contested in party-ruled Rajasthan with the BJP also winning a seat in the state. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot congratulated party leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala, Pramod Tiwari and Mukul Wasnik

NEW DELHI, (IANS) -Notwithstanding the recent ban on wheat, India with the aim of touching a $5 trillion economy, is set to position itself as a key global food supplier as shortages push prices. India has maintained that it was

PANCHKULA, (IANS) - Four years back, Maharashtra's Aryan Kadam took the long flight to Jamaica, hoping to become a top-class 100-metre sprinter. He and a couple of his friends from Pune had learnt about an annual summer camp in the Caribbean

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Iran has taken down an earlier press statement which mentioned that India has assured of acting against those responsible for making derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad. MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said during a press conference on the