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PM Modi, senior Ministers take oath as Members of 18th Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Jun 24Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of his Council of Ministers, inclu-ding Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, took the oath as mem-bers of the 18th Lok Sabha as its first session began on Monday.Modi returned to power for his third consec..

Delhi Heat : 13 deaths in 1 hospitalNGO claims 192 dead since June 11

New Delhi, Jun 20 An unrelenting heatwave in northwest India has sparked severe health concerns this summer with the temperatures soaring above 40 degrees. Delhi, the National capital, hasn't been spared and the biggest victim of this record heat surge se..

UGC-NET cancelled day after examCentre says 'exam integrity compromised'

NEW DELHI, Jun 20Even as the controversy over NEET threatens to reach a boiling point, the Ministry of Education has cancelled the UGC-NET exam, conducted by the National Testing Agency, just a day after it was held. Over 9 lakh candidates had appeared fo..

5 dead, 12 on life support in Delhi heatwave

New Delhi, Jun 19 Five people have died over the last two days and at least 12 are on life support at Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital as the National capital burns due to a searing heatwave. Other hospitals in Delhi are also seeing many admissions due ..

Bharat, India to be used interchangeably in textbooks": NCERT Chief

New Delhi, Jun 17: "Bharat" and "India" will be used interchangeably in NCERT textbooks as is the case in the country's Constitution, National Council of Educational Research and Training Director Dinesh Prasad Saklani has said.The comments assume signifi..

3 injured in clash between 2 groups in Odisha

Balasore, Jun 17: Three people were injured and several motorcycles damaged in a clash between two groups in Odisha's Balasore town on Monday, following which prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC were imposed, officials said.Chief Minister Moh..

Length of a day might change as Earth's inner core slowing since 2010: Study

New Delhi, Jun 15A new study has provided "unambiguous evidence" that the Earth's inner core began to slow down its rotation since 2010, compared to the planet's surface.Researchers said that the slowing down could change the length of one day on the Eart..

Delhi LG grants prosecution sanction against Arundhati Roy under UAPA: Officials

NEW DELHI, Jun 14 : Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena has accorded sanction to prosecute author Arundhati Roy and a former professor in Kashmir under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly making provocative speeches at an event here ..

"Speculation": RSS sources on talk of 'rift' with BJP after chief's remarks

New Delhi, Jun 14: The RSS on Friday sought to quell the suggestions of its rift with the BJP and that Mohan Bhagwat's recent critical references related to the Lok Sabha polls were aimed at the ruling party, insisting that such claims are just speculatio..

Won't tolerate malpractice, accountability in NTA to be fixed if lapses found: Union Education Minister on NEET

NEW DELHI, Jun 14 : The government will not tolerate any malpractice or irregularities in the conduct of exams and accountability of the National Testing Agency will be fixed if lapses are found, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday ..

Manipur to Kashmir, 9 challenges ahead for Home Minister Amit Shah

NEW DELHI, Jun 12 Along expected lines, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-hand man Amit Shah is back as India’s Home Minister. This will be Shah’s second term in the North Block office, since he held the same portfolio in 2019 as well..

Portfolios announced : Shah retains Home, DoNER to Scindia

NEW DELHI, Jun 10A day after taking oath of office for a historic third consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assigned portfolios to his 71 Council of Ministers.The new Union Cabinet held its first meeting at the PM's residence in the e..

Modi sworn in as PM for third consecutive term Five allies get one Cabinet berth each

New Delhi, Jun 9Narendra Modi was sworn-in as Prime Minister on Sunday for a record-equalling third term, heading a Cabinet that emphasised continuity and experience while also rewarding partners in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance Government.Alon..

Sonia Gandhi re-elected as Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson

New Delhi, Jun 8 : Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi was unanimously re-elected as the chairperson of the Congress parliamentary party on Saturday, its leaders said.At a meeting of party MPs, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge proposed Sonia Gandh..

TDP to get 4 Ministers, JDU 2 in Modi 3.0

New Delhi, Jun 8 Chandrababu Naidu's TDP will be getting four portfolios in the new Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while the JDU will get two berths, sources have said. Three of the four TDP leaders who may find a place in PM Modi's new Cabi..

Modi elected leader of NDA Parliamentary Party

New Delhi, Jun 7 Narendra Modi was elected as the leader of the NDA Parliamentary party on Friday, setting the stage for his third term as Prime Minister. The NDA allies, under his leadership, are set to stake claim before the President later in the day f..

Modi 3.0: BJP likely to keep top Ministries, allies push for more

New Delhi, Jun 6 Two days after Lok Sabha election results denied a clear majority to the BJP, its allies in NDA have started bar-gaining hard for plum posts at the Centre. The BJP, however, is not in the mood to let go of key miniseries and roles, source..

Scorching heat, flash floods, disappearing spring: India's weather story

New Delhi, Jun 2 Sweltering heatwave in north India that have caused scores of deaths, floods and landslides in the North East that have affected lakhs of people, a spring season that suggests it could soon "disappear" from the calendar—extreme weat..

Exit polls predict clean sweep for NDA

NEW DELHI, Jun 1Many exit polls predicted a cleen sweep for the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha Elections 2024. However, the NDA may not cross the 400-target that PM Modi had set for it. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi aimed to script history by winning o..

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Campaigning for seventh and final phase ends

New Delhi, May 30The 75-day campaigning for the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections – the longest in Indian election history after the 1951-52 polls – ended on a combative note on Thurs-day with the ruling BJP-led NDA hoping for a record third te..

Modi is first PM to lower dignity of public discourse, gravity of office: Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI, May 30 : Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh criticised his successor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday for making divisive speeches during the 2024 Lok Sabha election campaign.In an appeal to voters in Punjab ahead of the seventh ..

Delhi hits 52.3 degrees, highest-ever recorded in India

New Delhi, May 29 A weather office in Delhi has recorded the highest-ever temperature the country has experienced at 52.3 degree Celsius today.The weather station in Delhi's Mungeshpur recorded India's hottest-ever day with 52.3 degree Celsius at 2.30 pm...

121 candidates illiterate, 647 class 8 pass : Data

New Delhi, May 23121 candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections have declared themselves illiterate, and 359 have stated that they have studied up to the 5th grade, according to an analysis of the reports shared by the poll rights body ADR.The data ..

Cyclone Remal to reach West Bengal coast by Sunday evening: IMD

New Delhi, May 23 : A low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal will intensify and reach Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts as a severe cyclonic storm by Sunday evening, the IMD said on Thursday.This is the first cyclone in the Bay of Bengal thi..

Heart disease, diabetes drugs to cost less as... Govt cuts essential medicine prices

New Delhi, May 16 The Government has cut prices of 41 commonly used medicines and six formulations related to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and other conditions.Prices have been slashed for drugs meant for diabetes, body pain, cardiovascular conditio..

Nearly 67 pc turnout in first 4 phases : EC

New Delhi, May 16The cumulative turnout in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha elections has been recorded at 66.95 per cent, the Election Commission said on Thursday, adding 45.10 crore of the nearly 97 crore electors have voted so far in the ongoing ..

LS polls phase 4: 96 seats go to polls on May 13

New Delhi, May 11 :India is gearing up for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections scheduled for May 13. So far, voting has taken place in 285 constituencies since April 19. The voter turnout in the last phase stood at 64.4 per cent, the lowest compared t..

Dismiss Government, hold fresh polls: Congress memo to Haryana Governor

Chandigarh, May 10 : The Congress submitted a memorandum addressed to Haryana governor here on Friday with a demand to dismiss the "minority" BJP government in the state and order fresh elections under the President's rule.Senior Congress leader BB Batra,..

12 Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, May 10 : At least 12 Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Friday, Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai said.The gunfight took place in the forest near Pidia village under Gangaloor police station..

NaMo, RaGa invited to debate

NEW DELHI, May 9 Justices Madan Lokur and AP Shah, former Judges of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court respectively, have invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for a public debate midway through the 2024 Lok Sabha e..

LS elections: 60 pc polling recorded till 5pm in 3rd phase

NEW DELHI, May 7 Eleven States and Union Territories including Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home State of Gujarat voted on Tuesday in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections amid searing temperatures. Tuesday's polling covered 93 Lok Sabha seats as B..

94 PCs to go to polls on May 7

NEW DELHI, May 5 Ninety-four Lok Sabha seats across 12 States and Union Territories will go to polls in the third phase on May 7. In this phase, 2 seats of Goa, 26 seats of Gujarat, 7 seats of Chhattisgarh, and 14 seats in Karnataka will be up for the con..

PM Modi made 162 trips across India barring Manipur

NEW DELHI, May 4The delicate situation in Manipur, marked by a year of turmoil and violence, stands as a stark reminder of the challenges facing the region. Despite that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not visited the crisis-hit State even once. Over th..

‘Humanity perished in Manipur’: Kharge slams ‘remorseless’ PM as border State marks a year of unrest

NEW DELHI, May 3 : The Congress on May 3 attacked the Narendra Modi Government over the situation in Manipur, accusing it of being apathetic and remorseless.In a post on X, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge noted that Manipur started burning exactly a..

EC releases final voter turnout data

New Delhi, Apr 30 The Election Commission on Tuesday put the polling in first and second phases at 66.14 per cent and 66.71 per cent, an announcement that came after Opposition I.N.D.I.A. leaders questioned the delay in providing the data even after compl..

AstraZeneca admits Covishield jab raises TTS risk

New Delhi, Apr 30 Thrombosis Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) — a blood clot disorder — is a rare side effect of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine, and the risks far outweigh the benefits of the jab, said doctors here on Tuesday.This comes afte..

123 of 1,352 candidates in 3rd phase of LS polls are women

NEW DELHI, Apr 29Only 9 per cent of the 1,352 candidates contesting in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections are women while 18 per cent have declared criminal cases against themselves, the ADR said in a new report.Seven candidates have also declared..

Only 8 pc women candidates contested first 2 phases of LS polls

New Delhi, Apr 28Women constituted only eight per cent of the total 2,823 candidates in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha elections, with political activists saying it reflects a deeper issue of gender bias and that talk of women's empowerment rings h..

Take action against hospitals involved in illegal transplant: Centre to States

New Delhi, Apr 21 : The Union health ministry has asked all states and UTs to investigate any violations and take appropriate action, including suspension of registration, against hospitals performing illegal organ transplants, officials said on Sunday.In..

60 pc turnout logged till 7 pm

NEW DELHI, Apr 19 : India saw its first phase of voting for the mammoth Lok Sabha Elections 2024 on Friday, April 19. While few areas in West Bengal and Manipur saw violence and firing incident, the first phase of polling was "largely peaceful across 21 S..

Son of civic sweeper cracks civil services exam

Thane, Apr 18 : For 32-year-old Prashant Suresh Bhojane, whose mother works as a civic sweeper in Maharashtra's Thane city, cracking the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam was always his dream, and he persevered against all odds to finally fulfil..

"India role model for aspiring space Nations"

New Delhi, Mar 24 : The excitement around space in India is attracting talent from around the world and inspiring them to start businesses and contribute to the growth of the sector, a senior World Economic Forum (WEF) official said.The Centre for Fourth ..

Congress has multiple bank accounts, just 3-4 of them attached: BJP

New Delhi, Mar 23 : The Congress has multiple bank accounts and just three-four of them have been attached, "not frozen", for non-payment of tax dues, the BJP said Saturday, accusing the opposition party of making misleading statements on the issue sensin..

High Court rejects Congress's petitions against tax reassessment proceedings

New Delhi, Mar 22 : The Delhi High Court today dismissed Congress party's pleas challenging the reassessment proceedings initiated against it by the Income Tax Department.A bench of Justices Yashwant Varma and Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav, while pronouncing ..

Earliest building blocks of Milky Way galaxy named Shakti, Shiva

New Delhi, Mar 22 : Earliest "building blocks" of our Milky Way galaxy have been identified from 12-13 billion years ago, which is very close in time to when the universe's first galaxies started to form, according to a new research.Naming these groups of..

JNU presidential debate : Student outfits battle it out on Manipur violence, CAA, electoral bonds

New Delhi, Mar 21 : Amid chants of 'Jai Bhim,' 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai,' and 'Lal Salam’, candidates vying for president's post in the upcoming JNU students' union elections, delivered passionate speeches on Wednesday night.A large crowd of students gat..

Poll notification for 1st phase issued

New Delhi, Mar 20 The nomination process for 102 Parliamentary Constituencies spread across 21 States and Union Territories, where polling would be held in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 19, began on Wednesday with the issuance of a n..

Remove unauthorised political ads: Poll body to States

New Delhi, Mar 20 : Cracking the whip, the Election Commission on Wednesday asked state governments to take down all unauthorised political advertisements from government, public and private properties and send a compliance report in the next 24 hours.In ..

Centre notifies PIB as official fact checker for online content

New Delhi, Mar 20 : The Centre on Wednesday notified the fact check unit under the Press Information Bureau (PIB) to monitor online content pertaining to the government for accuracy.The fact check unit has been notified under IT Rules of 2021 by the Minis..

Pol parties turn to WhatsApp, influencers as poll campaign begins

New Delhi, Mar 17 : As the country gears up for the world's biggest electoral exercise, messaging platforms like WhatsApp and social media influencers have emerged as the go to mediums for political parties to influence voter psychology, ad gurus and poli..