Primary education should be given in mother tongue: Vekaiah Naidu

  Dehradun, Dec 5: Vice President M Vekaiah Naidu on Tuesday said primary education should be given to children in their mother tongue to instill a sense of respect for it in young minds. We should never forget our motherland and our mother tongue, he said at the second convocation of Swami Rama Himalayan University […]

Continuously monitoring situation arising due to cyclone: PM

Continuously monitoring situation arising due to cyclone: PM

  New Delhi, Dec 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he is constantly monitoring the situation in various states arising out of cyclone Ockhi battering parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep islands and now heading towards Gujarat. “Spoke to all relevant authorities and officials. All possible assistance is being provided to those affected,” […]

Yashwant Sinha detained during protest march

  Mumbai, Dec 5: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha was detained on Monday in Maharashtra’s Akola village. He was later released The senior party member was leading a farmers’ march in Akola, when he was stopped by the local cops. Sinha, who’s party is in power in the state, as protesting against the […]

Modi talks about Cong as he has no future plans for Gujrat: Rahul

  Anjar, Dec 5: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he mostly talked about the Congress in his speeches as he had no plans for poll-bound Gujarat’s future. Gandhi also promised a “golden future” for the people of Gujarat, and said if the Congress forms government in […]

Help those left behind: President to students

Help those left behind: President to students

New Delhi, Dec 5: President Ram Nath Kovind today urged students to help the marginalised as they set targets for the future and said it was their duty to repay society. Addressing the 83rd convocation of Agra University, Kovind said students who graduated today would be deciding on their targets. “Whatever target you set, you […]

River connectivity needed similar to power grids: Gadkari

River connectivity needed similar to power grids: Gadkari

  New Delhi, Dec 5: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today pitched for river connectivity on the lines of power grids for better water conservation, according to an official statement. Gadkari, who is incharge of Ministry of Water Resources, said that availability of water is not the problem in the country, but people need to learn […]

Prasar Bharati to close analogue transmitters in 19 cities

Prasar Bharati to close analogue transmitters in 19 cities

  New Delhi, Dec 5: Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati will shut down its existing analogue system of terrestrial transmission in 19 cities by this month as part of its plans to migrate to digital mode completely, CEO Shashi S Vempati said today. In the second phase, Prasar Bharati plans to move another 44 cities to […]

Cong promoting caste-based inequality: Nitish

Cong promoting caste-based inequality: Nitish

  Patna, Dec 5: At a time when there have been talks of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi being a “janeu-dhari Hindu” (one who wears the sacred thread), Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has criticised the party of “veering towards extremism”. “These trends show the party is veering towards extremism in its quest for votes. This […]

BJP will win Gujarat polls: Jharkhand CM

BJP will win Gujarat polls: Jharkhand CM

  Dumka, Dec 5: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said Gujarat voters are mature and so the BJP is ruling there for 22 years and expressed hope that the party will also win the Assembly elections in the western state. The Congress, he said, would be swept away both in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. […]

Deemed varsity row: HRD sets up panel to suggest regulatory mechanisms

  New Delhi, Dec 5: The HRD Ministry has constituted a three-member committee to study the functioning of deemed universities and suggest regulatory mechanisms for them within four months. The panel is headed by former chief justice of Patna high court L Narasimhan Reddy and include Additional Secretary in the HRD Ministry Sukhbir Singh Sandhu […]