Dhinakaran sworn in as MLA

  Chennai, Dec 29: Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, who secured an emphatic win in the December 21 R K Nagar bypoll, was today sworn-in as member of the Tamil Nadu Assembly. He succeeds former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa as legislator of the city segment. The newly elected MLA was sworn-in as a member of […]

No free conversion of PIO cards to OCI cards after Dec 31

  New Delhi, Dec 29: The scheme allowing conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards free of cost will come to an end on Sunday, a home ministry official said on Friday. The official said that the government has decided not to give any more extension beyond […]

ISRO to launch 31 satellites in single mission onboard PSLV

ISRO to launch 31 satellites in single mission onboard PSLV

  Bengaluru, Dec 29: ISRO on Friday announced that it would launch 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft, in a single mission onboard its Polar rocket on January 10. The mission will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August. […]

Hire specialst docs, we will foot the bill: Centre to states

  New Delhi, Dec 29: The Centre has told states to hire specialist doctors in various fields for rural areas with good pay packets, the salary bills for whom would be footed by it, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Responding to supplementaries, Health Minister J P Nadda said the states are free to hire […]

JK among safest destination for tourists, especially women: Priya

JK among safest destination for tourists, especially women: Priya

  Chennai, Dec 27: Inviting people from South India to experience the magnificent Jammu & Kashmir, Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi today said the state offers an array of facilities to cater to every type of tourism needs of the visitors – be it business, adventure or religious tourism. The Minister was speaking […]

PM didn’t question Manmohan’s commitment to country: Jaitley

PM didn’t question Manmohan’s commitment to country: Jaitley

  New Delhi, Dec 27: Facing opposition’s ire over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on Manmohan Singh and Hamid Ansari during Gujarat elections, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the PM had no intention of questioning former PM and Vice President’s integrity towards the nation. “PM in his speeches didn’t question, nor […]

98-year-old awarded post-graduate degree in Economics

98-year-old awarded post-graduate degree in Economics

  New Delhi, Dec 27: Anyone who keeps stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. These words by Henry Ford have inspired many to lead lives where learning and education never cease – despite their growing years. One such person is right here in Patna where a […]

4886 inmates died in jails between 2014-16: Govt tells RS

  New Delhi, Dec 27: As many as 4,886 inmates had died in various jails of the country between 2014 and 2016, Parliament was informed today. “A total of 1,701, 1,584 and 1,601 inmates died in various jails in the country due to various causes in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively,” Union Minister […]

Slain JeM commander tried to join BJP, kill top leaders: Report

  New Delhi, Dec 27: Noor Mohammad Tantray, the slain JeM commander wanted to join the Bharatiya Janata Party and kill several senior members of the party. Tantray, also known as the “merchant of death”, wanted to join the BJP in 2003, reported the DNA. The JeM militant even visited the BJP headquarters in New […]