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The stone pelting incidents have considerably come down in Jammu and Kashmir post-demonetisation of high-value currency notes. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha yesterday, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Ahir said, the overall security situation in the country has also shown improvement after the note...
Indian Navy in collaboration with its Sri Lankan counterpart has successfully completed the second phase of the joint oceanographic survey conducted off the South Western Coast of Sri Lanka. The survey commenced on 26 October with the arrival of Indian Naval Ship Sutlej in Sri Lanka. The Indian side yesterday...
President Ram Nath Kovind has said the Telugu language became a global language making name for itself and for the country and appreciated the contributions made by Telugu speaking people to the socio-cultural and economic development of the country. Mr Kovind, who is on a two-day visit to Hyderabad,...
India has topped the list of people living abroad at 17 million with about 5 million Indians residing in the Gulf region alone. Mexico, Russia, China, Bangladesh, Syria, Pakistan and Ukraine also have large migrant populations living abroad, ranging from 6 to 11 million each. According to the International Migration Report...
National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar today retired from the post after completing his five-year tenure. His successor is yet to be appointed. Justice Kumar resigned as Supreme Court judge after he was appointed NGT chairperson on December 20, 2012. During his tenure as NGT chief, he passed several landmark...
India will host a meeting of WTO member countries in February to muster support for food security and other issues. This was stated by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu while speaking at an event organised by Apparel Export Promotion Council, AEPC in New Delhi yesterday. He said the government is...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting at Kavaratti in Lakshadweep to review the situation arising due to Cyclone Ockhi which left a trail of destruction in the Union Territory. The Prime Minister, who is on a day-long visit to the Cyclone Ockhi devastated areas of Kerala, Tamil...
Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day today following uproarious scenes by opposition Congress members, who demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks against former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Earlier, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha witnessed brief adjournments on the...
Braving a tough challenge mounted against it in Gujarat, the BJP on Monday was all set to retain power in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat and also established comfortable lead in Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh. By 1200 hrs, the Election Commission said BJP was leading in 105 seats in...
Opposition BJP is heading towards absolute majority in Himachal Pradesh as the counting entered in final round and results are pouring in for the Assembly elections that were held on November 9. The ruling Congress pushed to second place who was leading in 22 seats while Independent and the CPI(M)...