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18-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Launch window for Chandravaan-2 is March 25 - April 30 : Dr K Sivan

The launch window for Chandravaan-2 is March 25 - April 30 this year, said Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dr K Sivan, while addressing a press conference here today. He said that ISRO has planned 32 missions this year. Elaborating on...

18-Jan-2019 Mumbai

We've long endured a culture of silence : Dia Mirza

Actress Dia Mirza says women have long endured a culture of silence, and because of that, sexual predators have got encouragement.Dia was interacting with the media at a panel discussion on "Harvey Weinstein - The Inside Story", along with Swara Bhasker and...

18-Jan-2019 Ludhiana

Equipment Display By Vajra Air Defence Brigade On 71st Army Day

A ‘Equipment Display’ was organized for children and youth of Ludhiana at Dholewal Military Station today. The theme of the event was ‘Know Our Forces’ and the aim was to deepen the sense of patriotism and motivate the children to join Armed Forces. ...

17-Jan-2019 Srinagar

2018 has been a remarkable year for forces: Army commander

A top army commander on Thursday described 2018 as “remarkable year” for government forces, saying that more than 250 militants were killed, 54 others were arrested and four others surrendered in Kashmir Valley. “The year 2018 has been a remarkable year...

16-Jan-2019 United Nations

#MeToo at UN: 1 in 3 staff reports sexual harassment

The global organisation's own #MeToo survey has found that one in three employees responding to it have said that they have suffered sexual harassment in the last two years.Sharing the survey results in a letter to UN employees on Monday, Secretary-General...

15-Jan-2019 New Delhi

71st Army Day Parade 2019

Indian Army celebrated its 71st Army Day today. General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff reviewed the Army Day Parade at the Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment and awarded fifteen Sena Medals (including five posthumously) for individual acts of Gallantry...

10-Jan-2019 New Delhi

26th Army AD Day on 10 Jan 2019

Army Air Defence Corps celebrated the Silver Jubilee of its raising on 10 Jan 2019. To mark the occasion, a Wreath Laying Ceremony was held at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, New Delhi. Ceremonial Wreaths were laid by Lieutenant General Ashwani Kumar,...

09-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Eat, drink and make merry at pocket-friendly House Of Commons

Youngsters who are looking for an easy-on-the-pocket place to eat, drink and groove can have it all at House of Commons (HOC), a British-inspired gastropub that offers a vast menu comprising Continental, Mediterranean and Indian cuisines, coupled with rejuvenating...

06-Jan-2019 New Delhi

DG NCC Highlights Role of Cadets in Nation Building

Director General National Cadet Corps (DG NCC) Lt Gen P P Malhotra addressed the media at Republic Day (RD) Camp here today. He highlighted the major achievements of the NCC in youth and nation building, social awareness campaigns, community development, sanitation,...

04-Jan-2019 Jharkhand

Army Chief Visits Chainpur

The Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, along with Mrs Madhulika Rawat (President Army Wives Welfare Association) and other top military brass visited Chainpur in Gumla District in Jharkhand on 04 Jan 2019.Chainpur is the native village of war hero Lance Naik...

03-Jan-2019 Mumbai

'MeToo Movement' is far bigger than me : Tanushree Dutta

Actress Tanushree Dutta is rightly regarded as the founding-mother of the "MeToo Movement" in India. When she spoke on her experience of being harassed 10 years ago, she opened up the floodgates for numerous other women from every walk of life to come forward...

01-Jan-2019 Bengaluru

ISRO launches Samwad with Students on New Year Day

As part of the enhanced outreach programme of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a new platform named “Samwad with Students” (SwS) was launched in Bengaluru today. Through the SwS initiative, ISRO aims to constantly engage youngsters across India...

31-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Actress Parul Yadav hails #MeToo movement as 'positive change'

Actress Parul Yadav, who is playing the lead role in the Kannada remake of the Bollywood film "Queen", says from removing the accused from his position to creating collective consciousness among people regarding sexual harassment at the workplace, #MeToo movement...

31-Dec-2018 Srinagar

Female Corporter accuses SMC Mayor of harassment

A female Corporter from Kashmir capital Srinagar has accused Srinagar Municipal Corporation Mayor of ‘assault’ and has registered a formal complaint against him and his Personal Assistant before police station Shaheed Gunj.Shaheen Bhat, who was elected...

28-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha approves proclamation of President's Rule in J&K

The Lok Sabha on Friday approved the proclamation of President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir with opposition parties demanding installation of a popular government while the Centre asserting that it was committed to a "democratic process" and ready to hold...

27-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Lok Sabha passes triple talaq bill amidst opposition walkout

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a controversial bill that criminalises the practice of triple talaq among Muslims, amidst walkout by the Congress and the BJP ally AIADMK as opposition parties attacked the government saying the measure was aimed at political...

26-Dec-2018

Art history & #MeToo: Genius is no excuse for sexual harassment

As news of artist Subodh Gupta's stepping aside created ripples in the media, the #MeToo testimonies became one of ifs and buts and uncomfortable confessions and admissions.If one has to go by the timing of #MeToo in the world of Indian contemporary art,...

24-Dec-2018 New York

Around 50 mn Google searches for sexual harassment since #MeToo: Study

Following the massive #MeToo movement, around 50 million Google searches on sexual harrasment, reporting and prevention of such behaviour were recorded in the US during October 2017 to June 2018, a US study suggests.The study found that sexual harassment and assault...

21-Dec-2018 Los Angeles

Hollywood unions team up to fight against sexual harassment

A slew of Hollywood labour unions have come together to pledge to combat workplace harassment.The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Actors Equity, the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America...

21-Dec-2018 New Delhi

NITI Aayog Releases SDG India Index: Baseline Report 2018

The NITI Aayog today released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index, which comprehensively documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards implementing the 2030 SDG targets.The SDG India Index,...

19-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Farm loan waiver just palliative, not solution : NITI Aayog

On Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's demand for loan waivers for farmers, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said farm loan waivers are just a palliative and not a long-term solution for the farming community.However, he said short-term measures...

19-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Deadlock over Rafale continues in Parliament

The deadlock in Parliament over Rafale fighter jet deal continued on the seventh consecutive day as the Congress stalled the proceedings over its demand for a JPC probe on which the government kept mum, saying it was ready to discuss the controversial deal.The...

19-Dec-2018 Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh)

GSLV-F11 successfully launches GSAT-7A

Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F11) successfully launched the communication satellite GSAT-7A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota today.The GSLV-F11 lifted off from the Second...

19-Dec-2018 Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

Chief of the Air Staff Reviews Ex Aviaindra 2018 At Jodhpur

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff visited Air Force Station Jodhpur on 19 Dec 2018 to interact with the participating forces of ongoing Ex AVIAINDRA 2018 between Indian Air Force (IAF) and Russian Federation Aerospace Force (RFASF). Chief...

19-Dec-2018 New Delhi

NITI Aayog releases Strategy for New India @ 75

The NITI Aayog today unveiled its comprehensive national Strategy for New India, which defines clear objectives for 2022-23. It is a detailed exposition acrossforty-one crucial areas, that recognizesthe progress already made, identifies binding constraints,...

18-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Narendra Modi releases book on renowned cartoonist R.K. Laxman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday released a book "Timeless Laxman", based on the life and times of legendary cartoonist, the late R.K. Laxman."I am very happy to be part of Laxman's journey in time," the PM remarked and added that he is also happy that...

17-Dec-2018 New Delhi

High Level Meeting Between Indian and Indonesia Coast Guard

Director General Indian Coast Guard (DG ICG) Shri G Rajendra Singh is hosting a seven-member delegation of the Indonesia Coast Guard (BAKAMLA) led by Chief of BAKAMLA Vice Admiral ATaufiqoerrochman in India from December 16 to 19 2018.India and Indonesia have...

17-Dec-2018 Sikkim

Tri Services Cycling & Trekking Expedition In Sikkim

The Indian Armed Forces have a rich saga of fostering the spirit of adventure amongst its ranks by undertaking various and varied adventure activities.To enhance the spirit of adventure ingrained in the Indian Armed Forces, demonstrate high standards of...

17-Dec-2018 Tel Aviv

Facebook blocked Netanyahu's son for anti-Muslim posts

Facebook temporarily banned Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for posting anti-Muslim posts, the media reported on Monday.According to a report in The Times of Israel, Yair's Facebook account was blocked for 24 hours on Sunday...

14-Dec-2018 Somalia

Another Arms and Ammunition Haul by INS Sunayna

On 13 Dec 18, Indian Naval Ship Sunayna, an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Southern Naval Command based at Kochi, while being mission deployed, carried out a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operation on sighting a suspicious fishing vessel...

14-Dec-2018 Jammu

Sexual exploitation of women now criminal offence in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir on Friday became the first state to have a law explicitly banning sexual exploitation of woman by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or by a public servant.The State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Governor...

14-Dec-2018

India's synonymy with chai

India has been dancing to the beat of "Cha-Cha-Cha" with every cup of tea consumed and every soul comforted by the taste of brewed magic, be it regular or masala.History suggests tea-drinking commenced around 750 BC, but the origin of tea in India, in terms...

13-Dec-2018 New Delhi

#MeToo topped Instagram's advocacy hashtags with 1.5 mn usage in 2018

The #MeToo movement that took the Bollywood and the media industry in India by storm topped popular photo-sharing platform Instagram's advocacy hashtags with 1.5 million usage in 2018, the company said on Thursday.In "Instagram Year In Review 2018" report,...

13-Dec-2018

How real is the 'TruModi' bromance?

Donald Trump's "America First" politics with its anti-Islamism focus and Narendra Modi's nationalist agenda forged by the so-called "Hindutva Strategic Doctrine" make the two so dissimilar world leaders "natural allies".That's the premise on which Varghese...

12-Dec-2018 Mumbai

RBI is accountable, government runs country : Shaktikanta Das

Declaring that he will uphold the "autonomy, integrity and credibility" of the RBI, newly-appointed Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Wednesday that the government is responsible for running the country and the central bank is also accountable.Briefing reporters...

12-Dec-2018 Mumbai

Sajid Khan suspended from IFTDA for a year

Bollywood filmmaker Sajid Khan who was accused of sexually harassing multiple women, has been suspended for a year by the Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA), it was announced on Wednesday.Following the PoSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment)...

11-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Shaktikanta Das appointed new RBI Governor

The government on Tuesday appointed Shaktikanta Das, who as Economic Affairs Secretary steered the monetary situation post-demonetisation, as the new RBI Governor, a day after Urjit Patel resigned amidst a tiff with the government on the RBI's autonomy."The...

11-Dec-2018 New Delhi

RBI not dependent on one individual : Niti Aayog

Downplaying Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel's resignation, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday said the central bank is a professional institution and is not dependent on one individual."RBI is such a professional institution, a long...

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