World Health Organisation Confirms First Three Zika Virus Cases In India

NEW DELHI, May 27 (PTI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed three cases of Zika virus, including a pregnant woman, reported from Gujarat's Ahmedabad, the first in the country. All the cases are from the Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad. "The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - Government of India...

India Announces USD 500 Million Assistance To Mauritius

NEW DELHI, May 27 (PTI): India today announced a USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries resolved to deepen ties in a range of areas including the maritime domain. The two countries also signed a maritime security agreement after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra...

‘Modi Government Generated 813 Crore Person Days Of Work In Last 3 Years’: BJP...

NEW DELHI, May 27 (PTI): The Narendra Modi government generated 813.76 crore person days of work under its flagship schemes in the last three years, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar today said. He said the expenditure on rural development increased from Rs. 58,630 crore in 2013-14 to Rs. 95,099 crore...

People With Black Money Fear Modi Government: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI, May 27 (PTI): BJP president Amit Shah today said people with black money "fear" the Modi government, which has unearthed and undisclosed assets worth over Rs. 1.37 lakh crore. A "record" 99 lakh new PAN cards have also been made in the last one year, he noted. The government's...

Six militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid

Srinagar, May 27 (PTI): The Army today foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Rampur sector of Kashmir, killing six militants. Troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in Rampur sector in the early hours, an Army official said. He said a firefight broke out between the...

Shutdown in Kashmir Valley due to protests over killing of

Srinagar, May 27 (PTI) A spontaneous shutdown was today observed in the Kashmir Valley following violent protests in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, even as a person was injured in Anantnag during clashes with security forces. Bhat, who succeeded Burhan Wani, was killed along...

India dispatches relief to flood-hit Lanka

New Delhi, May 27 (PTI) With Sri Lanka being hit by floods and landslides, India has rushed naval ships with relief material to the island nation. One of the ships reached Sri Lanka this morning and another will reach tomorrow. In a series of tweets last night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

New rules will curb illegal cattle sale: Environment Ministry

New Delhi, May 27 (PTI) The new rules banning sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter will remove the scope of illegal sale and smuggling of bovines, besides ensuring their welfare, the Environment Ministry said today. The statement of the ministry came days after it notified the...

Army foils attack by Pak’s BAT, two militants killed

Srinagar , May 26 (PTI): The Army today said its troops foiled an attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on a patrol party along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing two militants. "Alert troops foiled a BAT attack on our patrol party in Uri sector...

KPS Gill, the super cop who crushed militancy in Punjab, dies at 82

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI): ‘Super cop’ KPS Gill, often credited with rooting out militancy in Punjab, died in a hospital in New Delhi on Friday. He was 82. Gill breathed his last at 2:55pm at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The former director general of police (DGP) of Punjab and...

PM most effective communicator;gave new direction to economy: Prez

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most effective communicators and has given new direction to India's economy, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. Addressing a book release event on the third anniversary of NDA government, he said Modi has taken various initiatives and some...

Babri Masjid demolition case: Court asks Advani, Bharti, Joshi to appear on May 30

Lucknow, May 26 (PTI): A special CBI court on?Friday directed BJP stalwarts L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti to appear before it on May 30 for framing of charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case in light of the Supreme Court order restoring the serious offence...

Talgo makers likely to meet PM in Spain

New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) Keen to do business with Indian Railways, senior representatives of Talgo, the Spanish lightweight train coach maker, are likley to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Spain visit on May 30. In a three-phased trial conducted last year, Talgo trains clocked a top speed...

Sale, purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter banned

NEW DELHI, May 26 (PTI): The government has banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. The environment ministry has notified the stringent 'Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017' under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. According to the notification, the...

AAP unlikely to take part in EC’s EVM challenge

NEW DELHI, May 26 (PTI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has accused the Election Commission of "running away from a no-holds barred hackathon", is unlikely to take up the Commission's challenge to demonstrate that its Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be tampered with. In a letter to the poll...

India vows to strengthen ties with Pacific Islands countries

NEW DELHI, May 25 (PTI): India today hosted a Pacific islands conference in the Fijian capital of Suva and pledged to strengthen its partnership with the countries of the region as part of efforts to create a sustainable world. The 'India-Pacific Islands Sustainable Development Conference', hosted by Ministry of External...

Swaraj thanks Pak establishment for Indian woman’s return

New Delhi, May 25 (PTI): Amid continued tensions with Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today profusely thanked the Pakistani establishment and judiciary for facilitating Indian citizen Uzma Ahmed's return. She said though there is tension between the two neighbours, the Pakistan foreign office and the home ministry played a...

Two Arrested With Fake Notes Worth Rs. 1.11 Crore In Gujarat

AHMEDABAD, May 25 (PTI): Crime Branch officers in Amreli today seized fake currency notes having a face value of Rs. 1.11 crore and arrested two people. The police got a tip-off that some people were carrying suspicious items on a two-wheeler from Lathi town to Amreli. "Police stopped the two-wheeler...

Government Plans To Declare 100 Yoga Parks Across The Country

NEW DELHI, May 25 (PTI): As it gears up for mega Yoga Day celebrations, the government has plans to declare a hundred parks especially dedicated for yoga activities across the country to promote the traditional practice. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the main event of the International Day...

Hoping To Get Rs. 2 Lakh, Women Rush To Submit Fake ‘Beti Bachao, Beti...

RANAGHAT, May 25 (PTI): Fake government forms promising cash benefits in "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" or BBBP scheme surfaced in Nadia district, despite the government ordering a CBI investigation into such complaints last month. Though there was no provision for cash incentive in the BBBP scheme, some women assembled...

Wah Taj! monument of love among top 10 global landmarks

Mumbai, May 25 (PTI): Taj Mahal, the magnificent monument of love, has made it to the top 10 landmarks in the world by securing fifth position in the list. One of the most iconic wonders in the world, the Agra- based imposing white marble structure, a tourist delight, is the...

Will Ask Finance Minister Arun Jaitley To Cut GST Rate On Hybrid Vehicles, Says...

NEW DELHI, May 25 (PTI): Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said that he will urge Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to bring down goods and services tax (GST) rate on hybrid vehicles and other automobiles that run on alternate fuels. Under the GST rates announced last week, hybrid cars, which...

PM Narendra Modi Will Get Bigger Mandate In 2019, Says Uttarakhand Chief Miniter Trivendra...

NEW DELHI, May 25 (PTI): With the National Democratic Alliance government completing three years in office, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance will return to power at the centre in 2019 with a stronger mandate. Mr Rawat said Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Gadkari says cow vigilante groups “not our people”

New Delhi, May 25 (PTI): The BJP and the Sangh family supports a ban on cow slaughter but "condemns" vigilantism in the name of its protection, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said today, declaring they are "not our people". Gadkari's comments in an interview with PTI are the strongest yet repudiation...

In ‘war’ against Naxals, roads hold the key: police

Raipur, May 25 (PTI): The Chhattisgarh police have pinned their hopes on the construction of two key roads in the state's Sukma district to win the "war" against Maoists in their strongest base. According to police, the two roads -- one connecting Dornapal to Jagargunda and the other Injram to...

UK terror attack:Prez for intensifying fight against terrorism

New Delhi , May 24 (PTI): The recurring terror attacks across the globe are a grim reminder of the need to intensify the global fight against terrorism, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. In a letter to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Mukherjee conveyed his condolences on the lives lost in Monday's...

Bengaluru Lake: Green Panel Tells Officials To Close 76 Polluting Units

NEW DELHI, May 24 (PTI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed authorities to close 76 polluting industrial units around Bengaluru's Bellandur lake. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Bengaluru Deputy Commissioner and the authorities concerned to ensure immediate disconnection of water and electricity...

India, Japan Joint Venture To Build Gas Import Terminal In Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI, May 24 (PTI): India and Japan will jointly set up a $250 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Sri Lanka, the first collaboration between the two nations to counter China's growing influence in the Island nation. Petronet LNG Limited, India's biggest gas importer, last year proposed...

Pak court allows Indian woman to return home

Islamabad, May 24 (PTI) The Islamabad High Court today allowed an Indian woman, who has sought refuge at the Indian mission here after accusing a Pakistani man of forcibly marrying her, to return to India, a media report said. Uzma, in her early 20s, had travelled to Pakistan earlier this...

Anti-dumping on steel items to create stable environment:ICRA

New Delhi , May 24 (PTI): The definitive anti-dumping (ADD) duties imposed on import of hot-rolled (HR) and cold-rolled (CR) flat steel products are likely to create a more stable operating environment for domestic flat steel players, ICRA said today. With a view to protect the domestic flat steel manufacturers,...
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