English National

Govt to repeal farm laws, protesting farmers should return home: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws, which were at the centre of protests by farmers for the past year, and appealed to the protesting farmers to return home Addressing the nation on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, Modi insisted […]

English International

Shipping rate surge threatens global economy recovery: UNCTAD

New Delhi: A surge in container shipping rates poses a threat to the global economic recovery, with small countries dependent on deliveries by sea expected to be hardest hit by a spike in import prices, UN agency UNCTAD said on Thursday. A surge in demand for consumer goods during the pandemic has created major supply […]

Election English

‘Why help the government that does nothing for you?’ Priyanka to women voters in UP

Lucknow: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday sought women’s support to her party in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections asking them why to help a government which is doing nothing for them. Priyanka Gandhi exhorted women to support her party weeks after promising to give 40 per cent of her party tickets […]

English States

J&K administration orders magisterial probe into Hyderpora encounter in Srinagar

Srinagar: As the civilian killings in a reported armed encounter between separatist militants and security forces drew wide-spread public outrage, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the whole incident that took place in Srinagar’s Hyderpora area on Monday night. “The government will take suitable action as soon […]

English National

India, China agree to hold next round of military talks soon

New Delhi: India and China on Thursday agreed to hold the 14th round of military talks at an early date to achieve the objective of complete disengagement in remaining friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. At a virtual meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on […]

English States

Kerala flags concerns about states’ ease of doing biz rankings

New Delhi: Kerala government has raised concerns about the process followed for the latest ease of doing business ranking of states. The issue was raised by Kerala Industries Minister P Rajeev during his meeting with Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in the national capital. Addressing reporters here on Thursday, Rajeev said the concerns […]

English States

Rajasthan govt gives top priority to effective redressal of public grievances: CM Gehlot

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said the intention of the state government is to bring the benefits of development and welfare schemes to the common man. For the last two-and-a-half years, important work has been done in the field of education, roads, health and drinking water and this sequence of development is […]

English Politics

Azad demands judicial probe in Hyderpora encounter

Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday demanded a judicial inquiry into the Hyderpora encounter in which police claimed to have killed two terrorists and two terror associates. The administration on Thursday ordered a magisterial probe into the encounter amid protests by families of three of the four persons killed […]

English National

Lakhimpur violence: SC appoints ex-judge Rakesh Kumar Jain to monitor SIT probe

New Delhi: Determined on an “impartial, fair and just” investigation into the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, the Supreme Court Wednesday appointed Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain, former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, to monitor the probe by Uttar Pradesh SIT which will also get three IPS officers who are not the natives of the […]

English Politics

Karnataka Bitcoin scam big but cover-up much bigger: Rahul

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday alleged a multi-crore Bitcoin scam and its cover-up by the BJP government in Karnataka and demanded that an independent investigation be conducted into the matter by a Supreme Court-monitored SIT. Former party chief Rahul Gandhi alleged that the scam is big but the cover-up is much bigger. Taking to […]