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US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo today said India ought to be one of America's closest partners. Speaking to the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, he said for scores of reasons, India needs to be central to what the United States do, particularly for South Central...
Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory for general public and healthcare personnel mentioning the preventive measures along with information on spreading the disease and symptoms of Nipah virus infection. The ministry advised the general public to avoid consuming raw date palm sap or toddy, half-eaten fruits from the ground...
Weather office says, the entire North and Central India is in the grip of a severe heat wave and there will be no respite from soaring mercury till Sunday. The India Meteorological Department has sounded a red-coded alert for Haryana, Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh. Temperatures, more than 40 degree Celsius...
India and the Netherlands have agreed that terrorist and extremist organisations need to be denied the space to radicalise, recruit, and conduct attacks on innocent people. In a joint statement after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, both leaders reiterated their strong condemnation of...
UIDAI Chairman J Satyanarayana has said the world's largest ID database Aadhaar is protected by high-tech encryption, multi-layered authentication and best-in-class security. Speaking at a panel discussion on 'Future of Governance in New Delhi, Mr Satyanarayana said, Aadhaar data, which comprises of 12 digit biometric identifier and demographic details, has...
The ASEAN India Film Festival will begin in New Delhi from today. The six-day event will be inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore. AIR correspondent reports, 32 films from 11 countries will be screened during the film festival. It includes this year's Best Film in the National Film...
University Grants Commission, UGC has approved regulations for online courses by universities. In its meeting held on Friday, the Commission decided that the higher educational institutions and universities will be able to offer graduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes online from this academic session. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in a tweet...
Pakistan has imposed a temporary ban on the exhibition and screening of Indian films during next month's Eid holidays. According to a notification issued by the ministry of information and broadcasting, the exhibition and screening of Indian and foreign films will be banned from two days before the Eid to...
The joint military exercise SURYA KIRAN-13 between India and Nepal will be conducted at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand from the 30th of this month till the 12th of next month. The exercise will comprise nearly 300 soldiers from the Armies of both the countries. During the exercise, both nations will share...
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said, secularism, social-communal harmony and tolerance is in the DNA of India. During a meeting with a delegation of “Diocese of Delhi-Church of North India, Mr Naqvi said, constitutional, social, cultural and religious rights of minorities are more safe and secure in India...