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Hamid Ansari returns home after 6 years in Pakistan jail 

Indian national Hamid Nihal Ansari was today released from a Pakistani jail to be repatriated to India, six years after he was detained by Pakistan and subsequently sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. Ansari, a 33-year-old Mumbai resident, was lodged in the Peshawar Central Jail after being sentenced by the military court on December 15, 2015. ...

19 Dec 2018 6:59 am
PM launches projects worth 41,000 crore Rupees in Maharashtra

Giving a big push to infrastructure projects in the Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid down the foundation stone for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro and the Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander Metro. With the completion of this metro project in 2021, connectivity is all set to further improve across the state of Maharashtra. Addressing on the occassion, PM ...

19 Dec 2018 2:59 am
Gujarat Govt. waives off Rs. 625 crore rural electricity bills

Gujarat Govt has announced it will waive off electricity bills of connection holders in rural areas to the tune of Rs 625 crore. Nearly 6.22 Lakh consumers will benefit from this scheme. Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Patel informed media that  on deposit of  Rs 500, domestic , commercial and agriculture  consumers can avail benefit of  this ...

18 Dec 2018 10:59 pm
Mallya to face bankruptcy proceedings in UK High Court next year

Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya to face bankruptcy proceedings in the UK High Court next year. A consortium of Indian banks in their attempt to recoup unpaid debt worth nearly 1.145 billion pounds has filed the case. TLT LLP, a UK-based law firm which had won a landmark case for the 13 banks led by State ...

18 Dec 2018 8:21 pm
PM: 99% of goods should be taxed at 18% under GST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Republic TV Summit in Mumbai; says that effort are being made to ensure that 99% of all items, including almost all items used by the common man, would be kept at a GST slab of 18% or less. PM began by throwing several questions to contrast the changes since 2014. ...

18 Dec 2018 6:59 pm
French Foreign Minister calls on PM Modi, EAM Susham Swaraj 

French FM also holds talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.  JY Le Drian said French companies are investing and innovating in India under Make in India programme.  

15 Dec 2018 10:59 pm
Gehlot to be Rajasthan CM, Pilot his deputy: Cong

New Delhi : The Congress on Friday named Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan’s next chief minister and Sachin Pilot his deputy after party president Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague following several rounds of discussions After Congress’ observer to the state K C Venugopal made the announcement at a media ...

15 Dec 2018 10:59 am
Armed goons rape minor, decamp with cash, jewelry in Rajsamand

Udaipur : Armed goons allegedly gang raped a 14-year old girl before decamping with cash, gold and silver ornaments from two houses within Charbhuja police station limits hours past Thursday midnight in Rajsamand district. The assaulters carried sticks and rods with them and forcedly entered a farm house in the outskirts of Morna village. The farm ...

14 Dec 2018 10:59 pm
“I can” – this beauty pageant in Kenya wants you to accept those with albinism

Chivai Kasuwa never thought she’d become a model and take part in a beauty contest. But the third-year university student is on a mission – to educate people around the world about albinism. “I feel like people don’t understand what albinism actually is, and they don’t know how to treat it, so a lot of ignorance ...

12 Dec 2018 2:59 pm
Mewar Vagad seats not gateway to power for parties this time; BJP 15, Congress bags 10 seats

Udaipur : ‘Win Mewar Vagad Win Rajasthan’ had been the popular belief for winning parties in state assembly elections till now. However this time the notion proved wrong for both the parties. BJP which had 25 of the 28 seats manager to retain 15 seats this time however the victory didnt come with a guarantee to ...

11 Dec 2018 10:59 pm
Vice President: President’s range and depth of ideas is immense

The books are collection of 95 of his selected speeches out of a total of 243 speeches made by the President in the first year of his office. They have been divided into 8 sections. Speaking on the occasion, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that the valuable collection of speeches by the President captures ...

9 Dec 2018 10:59 am