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19-Sep-2018

A political theorist's act of resistance against his Partition ghost

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee, who earned his doctorate in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University and has been published widely in national and international media, was haunted by a ghost during his childhood. Several decades on, the political theorist...

18-Sep-2018 Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh)

Modi a 'chowkidar' who lets in thieves : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a 'chowkidar' who opens the door and lets thieves in.Addressing a public meeting in this Andhra Pradesh town, he said that if Modi was a real 'chowkidar' he would have sacked...

12-Sep-2018 Darranga (India-Bhutan Border)

Sarbananda Sonowal opens trade centre along India-Bhutan border

In a bid to strengthen bilateral trade between Assam and Bhutan, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday inaugurated Indo-Bhutan Border Trade Centre at Darranga in Tamulpur of Baksa district.With the inauguration of this centre, the volume...

10-Jun-2018 Kottayam

It's best that Kurien approaches High Command : Oommen Chandy

Veteran Congress leader P.J. Kurien should approach the party High Command over why he was not re-nominated to the Rajya Sabha, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Sunday.Addressing reporters at his hometown, Chandy said the general norm for a...

23-May-2018 Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu)

Kamal Haasan visits Thoothukudi firing victims

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday met people injured in police firing on protestors marching against the Sterlite Copper Smelting plant here and demanded to know who ordered the firing."We must know who ordered this firing. It is not me but the victims who are...

04-May-2018 Vellore (Tamil Nadu)

India going through epidemiological transition : Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said India is going through an epidemiological transition and faces three challenges in disease control."First, India has to reduce maternal and infant mortality as well as communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, vector-borne...

18-Apr-2018

A Call for Harm Reduction via ENDS

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) released by the Union Health Ministry last month revealed that the use of tobacco among the youth, women and adults has decreased. While this is encouraging, is it enough? We continue to fight the medical endemic of...

11-Apr-2018 Thiruvidanthai (Tamil Nadu)

Can't force its forces to buy weapons 'Made in India' : Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the government cannot walk a "thin line" to compel Indian armed forces to buy indigenous  weapons, after she opened a major defence trade fair that projects India - world's biggest global arms importer...

12-Mar-2018 Theni (Tamil Nadu)

Nine die in TN forest fire, probe ordered

Nine trekkers have died in a massive forest fire on the Kurangani Hills here in Tamil Nadu, an official said on Monday. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami ordered a probe into the incident.A total of 27 trekkers were rescued from the blaze in Theni, some 520 km...

22-Feb-2018 Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Party's policies to focus on people's welfare : Kamal Haasan

Makkal Needhi Maiam's (MNM) President Kamal Haasan on Thursday said his party's policies were all those that the rulers did not implement for people's welfare.Speaking to reporters here, Kamal said his focus will be on villages which are the very basis of nationalism.Kamal...

21-Feb-2018 Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

Kamal Haasan launches 'Makkal Neethi Maiam' party

Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party "Makkal Needhi Maiam" (People Justice Centre), which will seek to provide corruptionless governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and castes and adopt a centrist approach without swaying...

21-Feb-2018 Ramanathapuram

No more a movie star but a lamp in homes : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey from former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here and said he is no more a movie star but a lamp in the homes of people."Like the lamp in your homes you should protect me," Kamal...

17-Feb-2018 Jalpaiguri

Won't let any agency eliminate Bimal Gurung : S.S. Ahluwalia

Union Minister and Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia said that some agencies want to "eliminate" Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, but he will do his bit to protect the absconding leader."I want to tell entire Darjeeling that some agencies want...

08-Feb-2018 Sonamura (Tripura)

BJP developing NE India, Tripura backward due to Left : Narendra Modi

Saying his government was working to develop northeast India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that Tripura remained backward due to 25 years of Left "misrule"."The BJP government at the Centre is working with all sincerity for all round progress...

06-Feb-2018 Jabalpur

BJP has failed to fulfil poll promises : Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of not fulfilling the promises made ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections."Three years ago, the BJP leadership sold pipe dreams to the public, promising return of the black money stashed...

03-Feb-2018 Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)

Education must build character and promote good conduct: Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that education must build character and promote good conduct adding that education which does not mould character is absolutely worthless. He was addressing the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Pedanandipadu...

01-Feb-2018 Patna

Nitish Kumar praises 'best' Budget, congratulates Modi, Arun Jaitley

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday hailed the Union Budget 2018-19 presented in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying it is "good for the people, particularly the poor and farmers".He also congratulated Jaitley and Prime Minister...

11-Jan-2018 Tirumala (Andhra Pradesh)

Venkaiah Naidu offers prayers to Venkateswara Swami in Tirupati

M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Indian heritage and culture are very rich and teach the world about peace.Vice President along with his family visited Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam and offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara Swami in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh...

08-Jan-2018 Gangtok

A.R. Rahman honoured to be face of Sikkim

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on Monday was officially announced the first brand ambassador of Sikkim. He said he is honoured to be the face of a state which is not just visually but also culturally beautiful.Rahman was honoured here at the onset of 'The Red...

08-Jan-2018 Manama

India today faces lack of jobs, rise of divisiveness : Rahul Gandhi

Highlighting how job creation in India is at an eight-year-low, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the two threats facing India under the Narendra Modi government are inability to create jobs and the rise in the forces of hatred and division.Addressing...

07-Jan-2018 Gwalior

Narendra Modi in MP to attend police-paramilitary meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday on a two-day-visit during which he will interact with the heads of police and paramilitary forces.He was received at a military air base by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Gwalior Mayor...

03-Jan-2018 Tura (Meghalaya)

Mukul Sangma lays foundation for 100-seat medical college

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the 100-seat Tura medical college here in western Meghalaya.The medical college will come over 100 acres at Doldegre area, about 8 km from Tura, the district headquarters of West Garo Hills.The...

29-Dec-2017 Andhra Pradesh

Group of students from Arunachal Pradesh call on Kiren Rijiju

A group of 24 students from Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh attending the National Integration Tour, organised by the Indian Army’s 19th Mountain Division of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles, called on the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju...

27-Dec-2017 Amaravati

Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Andhra Fibre Grid project

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the Andhra Pradesh Fibre Grid project under which internet, television and telephone services will be available to every household for Rs 149 per month.The President dedicated the project to the nation under which...

25-Dec-2017 Noida

Narendra Modi inaugurates Metro's Magenta line section

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the new 12.64 km section of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line and along with Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a ride in the train.The section connects Botanical Garden station...

23-Dec-2017 Ziro (Arunachal Pradesh)

Racer Gaurav Gill wins Rally of Arunachal

Team Mahindra Adventure's Gaurav Gill took another measured step toward his fifth MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship, adding the Rally of Arunachal to his conquests here on Saturday.The three-time Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) winner and...

15-Dec-2017 Kanchipuram

3 killed by pilot vehicle of TN Governor's entourage

Three persons, including an elderly woman and a boy, were killed on Friday when they were hit by an "advance pilot" vehicle of Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit's entourage in New Kalpakkam in the district, police said.A Raj Bhavan release in Chennai...

12-Dec-2017 Noida

'Roadies' most gender neutral place, say Neha, Rannvijay

Actress Neha Dhupia, who is returning as a gang leader with "Roadies Xtreme", describes the stunt-based reality show as the most gender neutral place to work, while Rannvijay Singha says girls need to be treated equal to men.Neha will be seen alongside popular...

12-Dec-2017 Noida

Spellbound : An attempt at novelty

It is said that first love is always special -- and so is the first venture. So say Sagar Sharma and Ramneek Pantal, who have joined hands to launch Spellbound restaurant here.Be it bringing kabuli channa together with paneer or giving an "aam chutney"...

08-Dec-2017 Araku (Andhra Pradesh)

Damaged Araku valley bridge completed in 58 days : Railways

The railways on Friday said that it has completed the work of the damaged 80 metre-long bridge near Borra Caves on Friday evening in a record time of 58 days.The bridge between Borraguhalu and Chimidipalli Railway Station in Kottavalasa-Koraput-Kirandul...

07-Dec-2017 Somnath

In temple town of Somnath, voters set to overshadow caste

The entry of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's name in the Somnath temple's non-Hindu visitor book may have kicked up a row, but voters in this temple town seem to be sailing with caste, not religion.With a sizeable numbers of Kolis and Muslims forming...

04-Dec-2017 Kanyakumari

2,604 fishermen rescued, search on for remaining : TN

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday said a total of 2,604 fishermen out of the 2,864 caught in the cyclone Ockhi have been rescued and search for the remaining 260 is on.In a statement issued here, the state government said 2,604 fishermen were rescued from...

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