Calcutta HC allows TMC to hold rally near house of BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari | India News

KOLKATA: The Calcutta high court on Thursday allowed the Trinamool Congress to hold a political rally near the residence of leader of opposition in West Bengal assembly Suvendu Adhikari of the BJP at Kanthi in Purba Medinipur district on December 3. The high court also directed the state government to ensure that rules are adhered […]

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Can India have ‘Project Great Indian Bustard’ like one for tigers, SC asks Centre | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday requested the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change to consider launching ‘Project Great Indian Bustard (GIB)’, akin to India’s acclaimed conservation effort through ‘Project Tiger’, to save the critically endangered bird, whose numbers have dwindled to about 150. A bench of Chief Justice of India D […]

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Ultimate question perhaps is whether ‘jallikattu’ can be allowed in any form: SC | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Courtwhich is hearing a challenge to a Tamil Nadu law allowing “Jallikattu“, on Wednesday observed the “ultimate question” perhaps might be whether the bull-taming sport, dubbed by many as cruel to animals, can be allowed in any form. “Jallikattu”, also known as “eruthazhuvuthal”, is a bull-taming sport played in Tamil Nadu […]

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ICHR tying up with Isro to trace India’s ancient legacy in science and technology | India News

NEW DELHI: The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is tying up with Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) to work together “to trace India’s legacy in the field of science and technology” and find out if India was a ‘Vishwa Guru’ in science in ancient times. Raghuvendra Tanwar, ICHR chairman, said that initial documentation for […]

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2022 Gujarat elections: Time to rebuild Mahatma Gandhi’s land by ending BJP’s misrule, says Congress | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and party leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the BJP for its 27 years of “misrule” in Gujarat and said it is time to rebuild Mahatma Gandhi’s land. Calling upon the people to reject the BJP in the upcoming assembly polls, Kharge attacked the ruling party over inflation and […]

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Cleric among 4 killed in J&K car accident | India News

JAMMU: Four people, including a cleric (imam) were killed when a car they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled into a gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district, on Monday. Police said the car was on its way from Ramban to Jammu and the accident happened near Samroli in Udhampur […]

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All people living in India are Hindus : Mohan Bhagwat | India News

DARBHANGA: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Monday asserted that all people living in India were by definition Hindus and diversity had flourished in the country because of the cultural ethos of the land. Anybody who agrees to sing Sanskrit verses in praise of Bharat Mata and is committed to preservation of the culture of the land […]

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Personal data access only in exceptional cases: IT MoS | India News

NEW DELHI: The government will not be able to violate the privacy of citizens under the proposed data protection law as it will get access to personal data only in exceptional circumstances like national security, pandemic and natural disasters, minister of state for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said. Speaking during an online discussion, the […]

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Freedom fighters demonstrated how people with diverse ideologies could come together: RSS chief Bhagwat | India News

PATNA: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday asserted that those who fought for the country’s Independence demonstrated how people with diverse ideologies could come together for a common cause. Bhagwat was speaking at a function on the penultimate day of his four-day tour of Bihar in Malkhachak village of Saran district, held in […]

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Why grownups are tuning into bedtime stories | India News

Software professional Deepak Srivastav took his phone to bed last night. But the 35-year-old Noida resident did not watch Instagram reels or go through his Facebook feed. He tuned into an app, selected a story titled ‘Ek Anokha Khat’ (a unique letter), placed the phone on his bedside table and lay down. “Dheere se aankh […]

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Indians to demonstrate at Pakistani embassies in New York, London over 26/11 terror attacks | India News

NEW DELHI: The Indian diaspora is planning to hold a protest at the Pakistani Consulate in New York to highlight the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai. In one of India’s worst terror attacks, the terrorists held Mumbai hostage for four days, killing 166 and injuring 300. The 26/11 terror attacks were carried out by Pakistan-based […]

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10 trade unions boycott finance ministry’s virtual pre-budget consultations, demand physical meeting | India News

NEW DELHI: A joint forum of ten central trade unions has decided to boycott the virtual pre-budget consultation with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on November 28, demanding a physical meeting with reasonable time to speak. Pre-budget consultation is an annual exercise under which representatives of different sectors give suggestions and raise demands to be addressed […]

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PM Modi to open Goa’s 2nd airport on December 11: Sawant | India News

NEW DELHI: The Mopa International airport, Goa’s second airport after Dabolimwill be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tentatively on December 11, Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant announced at the Times Now Summit 2022 on Friday. Speaking about revolutionising tourism in India, Sawant said the sector can grow through an integrated and focused approach to […]

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PM Modi has been ‘very firm’ on China: Jaishankar | India News

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday rejected the opposition’s criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handshake with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit and said that PM Ways has been ‘very firm’ on China. Speaking at the Times Now summit, Jaishankar said the prime minister should be judged by the […]

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Explained: It’s BJP vs BJP in a decades-old boundary dispute | India News

The decades-old boundary dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra over Belagavi has once again flared up with Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai training guns at Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis terming his statement on the issue “provocative”. Fadnavis had said on Wednesday, “No village in Maharashtra will go to Karnataka! The state government will fight strongly in […]

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Roots of democracy can be traced in India to fourth century: Dharmendra Pradhan | India News

NEW DELHI: The roots of democracy in India can be traced to the fourth century and stone inscriptions of Thanjavur are a living testimonial of the same, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. Pradhan made the comments while launching a book titled “India: The Mother of Democracy” with Raghuvendra Tanwarchairperson, Indian Council of […]

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Explained: Will ‘CBI probe’ assurance help ease Assam-Meghalaya border tension? | India News

Violence linked to interstate boundary disputes has been a major concern in India’s northeast for more than four decades now. At least 157 people died and 65,000 were displaced due to border conflicts involving Assam and its sister states between 1979 and July 2021, according to a report by the Rights & Risk Analysis Group […]

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Mane of France sets up flavour innovation centre in Hyderabad | India News

HYDERABAD: French flavours and fragrances manufacturer Mane on Tuesday opened its new flavour innovation centre in Hyderabad that has been set up at an investment of Euro 3 million (approx 25 crore). The innovation centre, which is spread over 13,900 sq ft in Hitech City area, will focus on end-to-end flavour development to cater to […]

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Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra enters MP | India news

BURHANPUR: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi‘s Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. The yatra entered the state from Boderli village situated on the Maharashta-MP border. The yatra flag was handed over to Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath in the presence of Rahul Gandhi. The Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, […]

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Disturbing trend: SC on exploitation of ‘silence’ of Constitution on appointments of ECs, CECs | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed the exploitation of the “silence of the Constitution” and the absence of a law governing the appointments of election commissioners and chief election commissioners a “disturbing trend”. The court flagged Article 324 of the Constitution, which talks about the appointment of election commissioners, and said it does […]

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