BJP sweeps MP, Raj, Chhattisgarh; Cong gets T'gana

New Delhi, Dec 3 The BJP swept Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh on Sunday inflicting a resounding defeat on the Congress to tighten its stranglehold in the Hindi heartland, in a big boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and setting the tone for..

2023 shatters climate records, 2024 to be as bad, concerns for India

NEW DELHI, Dec 1: The year 2023 has shattered climate records, accompanied by extreme weather which has left a trail of devastation and despair, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said in a report.Launched on the first day of the annual climate s..

90,000 displaced : UN

New Delhi, Nov 22 : Amid mounting hostilities between Myanmar's anti-junta groups and Government forces, India on Tuesday asked its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to the neighbouring country and advised Indians living there to register with the em..

Centre closely monitoring Mizoram as Myanmar violence triggers influx

NEW DELHI, Nov 14 The Central intelligence agencies are keeping a close watch as the gunbattle in Myanmar triggered a fresh influx of refugees in Mizoram.Around 5000 people from Myanmar have entered Mizoram following a fresh airstrike by the Myanmar army ..

Imphal in bottom 10 of smart city ranking

NEW DELHI, Nov 12 As the Smart Cities Mission approaches the June 2024 deadline, cities in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan account for the top 10 in terms of completion of projects and financial progress, while ..

IED blast accused

JAMMU, Nov 8: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested a Rohingya man in J&K’s Jammu city for suspected terror links.Official sources said that NIA sleuths on Wednesday arrested the Rohingya refugee, identified as Zafar Alam..

Mizoram logs over 70 pc turnout

New Delhi, Nov 7 Around three quarters of eligible voters in Chhattisgarh and Mizoram have voted on Tuesday (November 7), Election Commission figures said at 7 pm.The poll body recorded an approximate voter turnout trend of 71.11% for twenty of Chhattisga..

Smog chokes Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 5 : New Delhi was wrapped in a thick layer of toxic haze as air quality continued to remain in the "severe category". The Indian capital, along with Kolkata and Mumbai, is among the world's most polluted cities today, according to data by S..

Manipur DGP among 204 police personnel chosen for Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal

New Delhi, Oct 31: More than 204 police personnel, including Director General of Manipur Police Rajiv Singh, were on Tuesday chosen for the Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal for the year 2023. Senior IPS officer Amit Kumar, who has serve..

Exam centre change options to State candidates

NEW DELHI, Oct 30The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the IBPS PO Mains 2023 on November 5. Candidates who selected Manipur as their exam centre for IBPS PO Mains 2023 have been granted the opportunity to change their centre. T..

High profile sex racket exposed, police rescue 9 girls 4 girls from Manipur among rescued

MUMBAI, Oct 23Police have busted a high profile sex racket from Andheri area of  Mumbai. Police rescued 9 girls from the spot and arrested the spa manager. As the owner of the spa is said to be absconding, the police are conducting raids at various p..

Palm oil plantations

New Delhi, Oct 20 The Union Government plans to cover an area larger than the entire State of Sikkim with palm oil plantations in six Northeastern States as part of a National mission that could mean devastating consequences for the biodiversity of the re..

SC refuses to legalise same-sex marriage

NEW DELHI, Oct 17A five-Judge Supreme Court bench on Tuesday refused to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages after it differed on certain aspects, especially on applicability of adoption rules for queer couples. Refusing to strike down the Specia..

Radiation detection equipment to be set up

NEW DELHI, Oct 15 : Radiation Detection Equipment (RDE) will soon be installed at eight land crossing points along India's borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal to check the trafficking of radioactive materials for its possible use in makin..

5 States to vote from Nov 7 to 30, results on Dec 3

New Delhi, Oct 9The 2023 Madhya Pradesh Assembly election will be held in a single phase on November 17, followed by voting in Rajasthan on November 23 and in Telangana on November 30.The final round of polls this year will begin with Mizoram voting on No..

Centre to notify "shortly" on Manipur High Court Chief Justice appointment

New Delhi, Oct 9The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday it will "shortly" issue a notification for appointment of the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court, more than three months after the top Court collegium recommended Delhi High Court Judge Sidd..

Women's Bill passed in LS

NEW DELHI, Sep 20The Lok Sabha passed the Women's Reservation Bill with 454 votes on Wednesday evening. The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam will grant 33% seats to women in the Lower House of Parliament as well as State legislative Assemblies. Implementation..

‘Women Reservation Bill’ introduced in LS

New Delhi, Sep 19 The Centre on Tuesday introduced in Lok Sabha the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam 2023’ or the Women Reservation Bill, which seeks to guarantee 33 per cent quota for women in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.It was introduced..

2 Delhi Police officers to assist CBI in probe

NEW DELHI, Sep 16 Two women IPS officers with Delhi Police have been attached with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to assist in the investigation of the cases pertaining to the violence in Manipur.The probe agency had earlier asked the Police Co..

CWC passes condolence resolutions on loss of lives in Manipur, Himachal

Hyderabad, Sep 16The Congress Working Committee on Saturday passed condolence resolutions over the loss of lives in the ethnic violence in Manipur and the natural disaster in Himachal Pradesh.The Congress’ top decision-making body, holding its first..

Manipuri turban to adorn Parliament Marshals

NEW DELHI, Sep 13Parliament House employees will don new uniforms during the special session starting from September 18.The Marshals in both the houses of the Parliament will also don a new uniform.Manipuri turban will be a part of the Marshals uniform.Ma..

'Full-scale assault' on India’s democratic institutions by BJP, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Sep 8 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Friday that India was witnessing a struggle between “two visions” these days, one he termed as a fight between Mahatma Gandhi’s vision and Nathuram Godse’s vision.Speaking to rep..

India 1st Nation to land spacecraft near moon's south poleIndia joins elite space club with Chandrayaan-3

Bengaluru, Aug 23 India has become the first Nation to land a craft near the moon's south pole, a historic triumph for the world's most populous Nation and its ambitious, cut-price space programme.The unmanned Chandrayaan-3, which means "mooncraft" in San..

Board exams twice a year in line

NEW DELHI, Aug 22 Class 11, 12 students need to study two languages, at least one language must be Indian, stated Ministry of Education's new curriculum framework on Wednesday.Board exams will be conducted twice a year and students will be allowed to reta..

Centre set to resume Naga peace talks

New Delhi, Aug 22 After a hiatus, the Union Government is all set to resume Naga peace talks. An informal meeting was held in New Delhi between the Union Government’s interlocutor for the talks, AK Mishra and National Socialist Council of Nagaland &..

Justice Gita Mittal panel files reports on ID proofs, compensation

New Delhi, Aug 21 The Supreme Court-appoin-ted Justice Gita Mittal com- mittee, set up to oversee relief and rehabilitation of the victims of ethnic violence in Manipur, Monday submitted three reports highlighting the need for reconstruction of identity d..

Officer, 8 Jawans killed after truck skids, falls into river in Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 19: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and eight jawans were killed after the truck they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a river in Ladakh, the army said.The accident happened in Kiyari, 150 km from Leh, at 4.45 pm, S..

CPI(M)’s Brinda Karat submits memorandum to Prez after Manipur visit; flags bad state of relief camps

New Delhi, Aug 18 : Terrible state of relief camps, erosion of trust in government and lack of political will are some of the issues flagged by CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat who submitted a memorandum to President Droupadi Murmu on Friday after a three-day v..

29 women among 53 CBI officers to probe cases

New Delhi, Aug 17: In a major mobilisation, the CBI on Wednesday deputed 53 officers, including 29 women, drawn from its units across the country to probe Manipur violence cases, officials said.The team which includes three DIGs - Lovely Katiyar, Nirmala ..

Rahul Gandhi steps up attack on PM Modi over raging Manipur violence

WAYANAD, Aug 12 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a stinging attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of not addressing the problem of Manipur even during the debate on the violence in the northerneastern state in Parliament a..

Rape of minor, mob lynching may invite death : Bills

NEW DELHI, Aug 11 : Anyone endangering sovereignty or integrity of India may get a maximum punishment of life imprisonment while those involved in mob lynching and rape of minor may be given the maximum punishment of death sentence.These punishments are p..

NewsClick: ED probes Prakash Karat-billionaire Singham email exchanges, funds transfer to journalists

NEW DELHI, Aug 10 : A dump of email exchanges that include some between American billionaire Neville Roy Singham and senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat are under the scanner of the ED as part of its money laundering probe against news portal NewsClick whi..

You are not India, you define corruption, Smriti Irani slams Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Aug 9Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday hit back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s statement on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the NDA Government and said “You are not India, for India is not corrupt.”..

77 Kg heroin seized in Punjab, 4 arrested: Police

Chandigarh, Aug 6: In one of its biggest drug busts so far, the Punjab Police on Sunday said it has seized 77 kilograms of heroin from four people allegedly involved in a trans-border drug smuggling racket. The seizure was made by the Counter Intelligence..

SC stays Rahul Gandhi's conviction

NEW DELHI, Aug 4 The Supreme Court of India on Friday suspended opposition Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a defamation case, enabling him to return to parliament and contest national elections due next year.Gandhi was convicted i..

One day ahead of planned visit to Manipur Will assess ground situation : Opposition leaders

New Delhi, Jul 28The delegation of INDIA bloc MPs which will visit Manipur over the weekend will assess the ground situation first-hand and then make recommendations to the Government and Parliament for a solution to the problems in the violence-hit State..

Opposition MPs to visit on July 29, 30

NEW DELHI, Jul 30 Lawmakers from the Opposition alliance 'INDIA' will visit Manipur on July 29 and 30 to assess the situation in the North Eastern State which is riven with ethnic violence since May 3.A delegation of over 20 Opposition Members of Parliame..

Amit Shah says 'ready for Manipur discussion'

New Delhi, Jul 24Amid Opposition protests over the horrifying video of a mob parading two Manipur women naked, Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said he is ready for a discus-sion and asked why the Opposition is not coopera-ting.Ever since the Monsoon S..

AAP plans protests today

New Delhi, Jul 24: The Aam Aadmi Party will Tuesday stage protests across the country against the precarious situation in Manipur, party officials said.In Delhi, the protest will be attended by top leaders of the party at Jantar Mantar, they said. Leaders..

Oppn MP's to hold protest

NEW DELHI, Jul 22 : Amid the stalemate in Parliament over holding a debate on Manipur violence, MPs of various Opposition parties have planned a protest on Monday near Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the Par-liament complex to press for the Prime Minister's st..

New clip from Bengal shows 2 women being 'stripped naked'

KOLKATA, Jul 22 The BJP, on Saturday, alleged that two tribal women were stripped naked and tortured a few days ago in West Bengal’s Malda district. The video clip comes right amid the outrage pouring in over the May 4 Manipur video.BJP’s I-T ..

Centre ready to discuss Manipur issue in Parliament

NEW DELHI, Jul 19 The Government said at an all-party meeting on Wednesday that it is willing to discuss the Manipur situation in the Parliament."The session begins today. So, a meeting of all-party floor leaders was called. 34 parties and 44 leaders atte..

PM should come to LS : Cong

New Delhi, Jul 19Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Wednesday said that the party will move an adjournment motion in the Lower House on Thursday, seeking discussion on the situation in Manipur.He told reporters prior to the commenc..

Ircon bags Rs 144 crore order from NF Railway Construction in Manipur

New Delhi, Jul 18 : Ircon International Ltd on Monday said it has bagged orders worth Rs 144 crore from N F Railway Construction in Manipur.The company received the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) from N F Railway Construction on July 17.In a regulatory filing..

1 killed, 10 injured in blast in eatery on Shimla's Mall Road: Cops

Shimla, Jul 18: One person was killed and 10 others were injured in a blast on Tuesday evening at an eating joint adjacent to the fire brigade office on the Mall Road in the heart of Shimla, officials said. The blast occurred at the Himachali Rasoi restau..

S Jaishankar, Thai, Myanmar Ministers discuss trilateral Highway

Bangkok, Jul 16External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday met his Myanmar counterpart Than Swe and discussed expediting projects, especially the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway, and underlined the importance of ensuring peace and stability..

Cong holds LS polls strategy meet for Northeastern States

New Delhi, Jul 15Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday met party leaders from six northeastern states and deliberated on the strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.During the meeting, the leaders from the states of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,..

Chandrayaan-3's 1st orbit-raising move successful, "health normal": ISRO

Chennai, Jul 15Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation have performed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on Saturday, the space agency said.The health of the spacecraft was "normal", ISRO said in a social media ..

Peace talks held with Naga groups

NEW DELHI, Jul 11 The Government of India (GoI), on Tuesday (July 11), held a crucial meeting with representatives of the NSCN (IM) and the NNPGs in New Delhi.The Central Government representatives held separate meetings with the NSCN (IM) and the NNPGs.T..

Opposition members walk out from Parliament panel meet after demand to discuss Manipur denied

NEW DELHI, Jul 6 : “Opposition members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs walked out of a meeting on July 6 after their demand to discuss the situation in Manipur was denied by the panel chief,” sources said.“At a me..