Modi heads for Central Asia; energy, connectivity, anti-terror on agenda

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 16:52
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the five 'stans" of Central Asia -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- next week will see energy security high on the agenda plus talks on the North-South connectivity corridor that…

Modi launches 'Digital India Week' to empower people via IT

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 16:52
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the "Digital India Week" as part of the larger initiative to empower the people and extend services better with the use of information technology and its tools.The prime minister also unveiled…

Congress dismisses reports of deal on GST Bill

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:17
New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday dismissed reports that it offered to ensure smooth passage of Goods and Services Tax Bill in parliament if the government removed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje."Question of quid…

No compromise in rape case over wedlock: SC

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:25
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that there can be no compromise in a rape case in the name of promising wedlock.An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that any compromise promising wedlock between a…

India Inc pats Modi for restoring government credibility

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:16
New Delhi: India Inc has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for restoring the government's credibility by taking steps towards transparency in its functioning."The NDA government has shaped a new economic direction for the country's growth and development over the past…

Lalit Modi now drags Varun Gandhi into row

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:14
New Delhi: Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi met him in London "a few years ago" and offered to "settle everything" with Congress president Sonia Gandhi.Though Varun Gandhi accepted meeting Lalit…

US-based doctors' group promoting veganism in India

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:04
New Delhi: A lot of Hollywood actors were already doing it but when closer home Bollywood icon Aamir Khan recently announced his plans of turning vegan, many became curious. While some may express doubts, a doctors' group from the US…

Over 1,000 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:59
Jammu: Over 1,000 pilgrims of the first batch of this year's annual Amarnath Yatra left Jammu on Wednesday for the high-altitude cave shrine in Kashmir Valley.State Health Minister Chowdhary Lal Singh flagged off a convoy of 34 vehicles carrying 1,280…

Tihar jail escape: Absconding inmate held in UP

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:37
New Delhi: Three days after his escape from the high security Tihar jail, Delhi Police's special cell on Tuesday evening arrested one of the absconding inmates from Uttar Pradesh.Javed, 18, was arrested from Gonda district."Javed was arrested from the house…

PM expresses sadness over Indonesia plane crash

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 11:24
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed sadness over an Indonesian plane crash in which 113 people are feared to have been killed."News of the plane crash in Indonesia is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the families…