2 Independents withdraw support to Karnataka’s JD-S-Congress government

Bengaluru, January 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, on Tuesday said they were withdrawing support. “I had extended support to the JD-S-Congress coalition expecting good governance, but have been disappointed,” Shankar told the media. Shankar, a legislator from […]

Over 16 lakh take holy dip at Kumbh on Makar Sankranti

Over 16 lakh take holy dip at Kumbh on Makar Sankranti

Naga Sadhus take holy dip on auspicious Makar Sankranti day during the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival in Prayagraj. (Image: PTI) Prayagraj, January 15 (IANS) More than 16 lakh devotees took a holy dip here at the Sangam, the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati, on the auspicious occasion of Makar […]

Modi honoured with first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award for ‘outstanding leadership’

Modi honoured with first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award for ‘outstanding leadership’

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi receiving the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award from the Professor, EMORY University, Georgia, USA, Dr. Jagdish N. Seth, in New Delhi on January 14, 2019. (Photo Courtesy: PIB India) New Delhi, January 14 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday became the first recipient of the prestigious Philip Kotler Presidential award. […]

Plea against ‘snooping’: SC gives Centre six weeks to reply

Plea against ‘snooping’: SC gives Centre six weeks to reply

FILE PHOTO: A computer keyboard is seen in this picture illustration taken August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File photo New Delhi, January 14 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre seeking its response on multiple petitions challenging the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order authorising security and intelligence agencies to snoop on […]

Railways end 3,478 unmanned level crossings, only one left

New Delhi, January 14 (IANS) Keeping its promise of providing safe rail travel, the Railways have achieved its target of eliminating all unmanned level crossings except for one in Allahabad division, the government said on Monday. According to a senior Railway Ministry official, the Indian Railways has eliminated as many as 3,478 unmanned level crossings […]

Cylinder blast sparks fire at Kumbh Mela

Cylinder blast sparks fire at Kumbh Mela

A devotee prays after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, during “Kumbh Mela”, or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India on January 14. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), (IANS): A fire broke out in the Kumbh premises here on Monday, destroying a […]

Kanhaiya Kumar questions timing of chargesheet, says it’s politically motivated

Kanhaiya Kumar questions timing of chargesheet, says it’s politically motivated

Kanhaiya Kumar. (Adnan Abidi/REUTERS File Photo) New Delhi, January 14 (IANS) Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday questioned the timing of Delhi Police filing a chargesheet against him and others in a sedition case, attributing “political motive” of the “failed” Modi government to the police action. Besides Kumar, the […]

Millions expected to throng Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela, world’s largest religious festival

Millions expected to throng Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela, world’s largest religious festival

A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man gives blessing to a devotee ahead of the “Kumbh Mela”, or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui PRAYAGRAJ, January 14 (Reuters): Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, […]

India likely to overshoot fertiliser aid bill by $4.2 billion, banks may chip in – sources

India likely to overshoot fertiliser aid bill by $4.2 billion, banks may chip in – sources

A farmer sprays fertilizer on a paddy field on the outskirts of Agartala, India, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/File Photo NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, January 14 (Reuters) – India is likely to overshoot its fertiliser subsidy bill for this financial year by 300 billion rupees ($4.2 billion), three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, and […]

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