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GAYA (IANS) - Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on December 20 inaugurated the first International Sangha Forum here in Bihar, stressing that all should help people and bring them benefits as this will bring peace of mind, which, in

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Child marriage continues to be prevalent with one in five girls and nearly one in six boys still being married as children, according to a study published in The Lancet Global Health that showed stalled

SURAT (ANI) - In a show of craftsmanship, a diamond merchant has made a necklace on the theme of the Ram Temple by using over 5000 American diamonds. The Surat-based diamond merchant has decided to gift it to the Ram Temple

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Punjab Kings (PBKS) made a significant blunder during the Indian Premier League 2024 auction by purchasing the 'wrong player'. By the time they realized the mistake the bid had already been completed and the auctioneer

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 19 had a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli PM briefed PM Modi on the recent developments in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The two leaders shared concerns regarding

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Reports and rumors about a suspected poisoning of underworld don and absconder terrorist Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar have taken social media platforms by storm, making headlines on almost every mainstream media. While the news is still unconfirmed, many

NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Speaking openly for the first time since India lost the ODI World Cup final, captain Rohit Sharma admitted that though one must move on in life, it was tough for him to overcome the defeat in

GUWAHATI, (IANS) - Siblings Bimal Das and Suma Das, natives of Assam’s Karimganj district, were declared Indian citizens after 17 years since a Foreigners Tribunal termed them immigrants who illegally entered India. Their 65-year-old father, Nilmani Das, experienced the same issues

NEWPORT, RI (IANS) - Former doubles world No. 1 Leander Paes and ex-player, broadcaster, and promoter Vijay Amritraj, have become the first Asian men to be elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Paes, an 18-time Grand Slam champion in

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The six accused involved in the breach of Parliament security on December 13 were connected through the "Bhagat Singh Fan Club page" on social media sites Facebook and Instagram, Delhi police said. The security breach occurred on

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Faced with the "challenge" to "strike the right balance", India has joined the General Assembly's call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza, reversing its earlier position of abstaining. After the resolution

KANPUR, (IANS) - The Kanpur district jail has launched a unique prisoner reform initiative under which a food outlet will be run by its current and former inmates. Jail superintendent B.N. Pandey said that the outlet has become functional from December

JAIPUR, (IANS) - Bhajan Lal Sharma, the Chief Minister-designate of Rajasthan after being elected as the leader of the Legislative Party said that he will work with all BJP leaders for the all-round development of the state. Sharma said, “We

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Hyderabad with a rank of 153, Pune at 154, and Bengaluru in the 156th position are the three highest placed among Indian cities in Mercer’s worldwide quality of living ranking for 2023 which rates Vienna in

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Olympic medal-winning wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik have requested Sports Minister Anurag Thakur to stop anyone related to Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, former president of Wrestling Federation of India, from contesting the upcoming polls of

BHOPAL, (IANS) - The Madhya Pradesh unit of the BJP made Mohan Yadav the next Chief Minister of the state on December 11. The decision that came at the party's legislative meeting was a major surprise as many heavyweights including Narendra

RAIPUR, (IANS) - The BJP has named Vishnu Deo Sai as the new Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, where the party wrested power from the Congress in the recently concluded Assembly polls by bagging 54 of the total 90 seats. Sai, 59,

HYDERABAD (IANS) - Mamidala Yeshaswini Reddy is just 26 and has made a sensational electoral debut defeating political heavyweights in the recently concluded Telangana Assembly elections including the minister for panchayat raj Erraballi Dayakar Rao, a six-time MLA and one-time

LUCKNOW (IANS) - Around 600 kg of pure desi ghee on five bullock carts has reached Ayodhya from Jodhpur for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla on January 22. The Maharishi Sandipani Ram Dharam Gaushala in Jodhpur has donated the

DUBAI, (IANS) - Enrolment in Indian private schools in Dubai surged by nearly 9,000 in a year, the Emirate's private education regulator said, announcing the results of the latest Indian school inspections. The number of pupils attending Indian private schools in

SURAT, (IANS) - The Legends League Cricket (LLC) will conduct an internal investigation on the violation of the code of conduct in the incident involving former India teammates Gautam Gambhir and S. Sreesanth. The incident that has been the talk of

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on December 6 said that UNESCO has included Gujarat's Garba dance in its Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. An official statement said that the decision was taken during the 18th meeting

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Ending the suspense, the Congress on December 5 named A. Revanth Reddy as the chief minister of Telangana. The announcement was made by AICC general secretary K. C. Venugopal in the national capital on December 4 evening. Revanth

LONDON, (IANS) - An estimated 300,000 non-Britons – many of them Indians – will be affected by the British government on December 4 raising the bar for people eligible to apply for skilled worker visas for the United Kingdom. The

Photo: Revanth Reddy@revanth_anumula HYDERABAD, (IANS) - Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar on December 3 said that Telangana results are an indication of the continued dominance of Congress in South India. Addressing reporters here, he said: "Voters of Telangana and our party

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Following the BJP's resounding victories in the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh on December 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the “hat-trick guarantees a hat-trick at the Centre in 2024", as he hailed

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - In its slow march towards realpolitik, India has come a long way from looking at Palestine through the prism of its independence struggle and the trauma of partition and rejecting Israel to supporting the two-state

CHENNAI, (IANS) - UNESCO declares certain properties as World Heritage Sites based on their cultural and natural heritage that is of outstanding value to humanity. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s tagline for World Heritage Sites is, “Heritage is

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Spain may have been recently in the news for supplying C-295 tactical transport aircraft to the Indian Air Force, but cooperation between the two nations extends beyond strategic sectors. As Jose Maria Ridao, Ambassador of Spain to

MUMBAI, (IANS) - 15 years after 10 Pakistani terrorists wreaked havoc for 60 hours at multiple locations on November 26, 2008, Mumbai now feels "safe and secure" owing to a variety of reasons. The average Mumbaikar has only faint memories of

Vishal Sharma who is India’s representative in Paris. Photo: Instagram NEW DELHI - Pakistan, on November 24, beat India for the position of vice chair in an election at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). While 38 members of the 58-member

UNITED NATIONS, (IANS) - India has backed a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution demanding that Israel withdraw from the occupied Golan Heights, a territory the Jewish nation captured from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967r. India was among the 91

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it had extended the contracts of head coach Rahul Dravid and the support staff of the senior India men’s team. In its statement, the BCCI said

By Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi Today marks 365 days since India assumed the G20 Presidency. It is a moment to reflect, recommit, and rejuvenate the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’ As we undertook this responsibility

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has weighed in on remarks made by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Infosys founder Narayana Murthy on work weeks, saying if both work out a compromise, "We will end up with a

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India appears to have emerged as a minority of one in the BRICS group's stand on the Israel-Hamas war with South Africa as the chair taking the lead in mounting a vociferous attack on Israel. South Africa

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday questioned those families who organize weddings in foreign countries and urged people to hold such functions within India. In the 107th episode of his monthly broadcast program of 'Mann Ki Baat',

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - IPL 2022 winners Gujarat Titans have named Shubman Gill as captain of the team ahead of IPL 2024 season. Gill, the right-handed opener, takes over from Hardik Pandya, who was traded to Mumbai Indians. Captaining Gujarat

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The team India campaign ended with a loss in the final of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 against Australia after a successful 10 wins in a row. With the concerns going around the age and

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, (IANS) - India’s first woman judge of the Supreme Court Fathima Beevi breathed her last at a private hospital at Kollam on November 23. She was 96 years old and was ailing for a while. Beevi, who lived at her

BHUBANESWAR, (IANS) - President Droupadi Murmu on November 20 said that the use of the Santali language in government and non-government sectors has increased after it was added to the Constitution as an official language in 2003. She also remembered former

By Yashwant Raj WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India joined a select group of countries in June that is building a supply chain for critical minerals that, among other things, are key to transitioning to clean energy with some prodding from the

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has made history by being the most attended ICC event ever, after 1,205,307 fans passed through the turnstiles to witness the biggest Cricket World Cup, culminating in Australia winning a

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Australia on November 19 lifted their sixth men's ODI World Cup title after defeating the hosts India in the finals of the showpiece event following a scintillating display of batting by Travis Head (137) here at Narendra

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India skipper Rohit Sharma, talismanic batter Virat Kohli, wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul, spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, fast-bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been included in the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup team of the tournament. Though India

By Chetan Sharma AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - India missed out on a golden opportunity to become the only country to win two men's ODI World Cup titles at home on November 19 here at Narendra Modi Stadium. Australia lifted their sixth men's ODI

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Australia's players on November 19 described it as "unbelievable" and an "amazing feeling" while pacer Josh Hazlewood called it an achievement bigger than their triumph in 2015 after they defeated India in the final to win the

KOLKATA, (IANS) – India’s Education Ministry has asked the authorities of Visva Bharati University, founded by Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan, to remove the 'controversial' plaques commemorating UNESCO awarding World Heritage Site status to Santiniketan from the university campus, since the

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Mohammed Shami on November 15 became the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets playing against New Zealand in the first semifinal of the ICC ODI World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium. Shami now has a total of 50

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Designer and actor Masaba Gupta has called out former Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja for laughing at a racist joke on her father, former West Indies cricketer Sir Vivian Alexander Richards and mother Neena Gupta. Masaba