New Delhi: Nearly 1.5 lakh security personnel, including more than 50,000 from the central paramilitary forces, will be deployed during the Assembly elections in Karnataka on 12 May to ensure free and fair polls, officials said on Wednesday.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal accpeted AAP government's proposal asking to give an hourly compensation of Rs 100 to consumers in Delhi in case of unscheduled power cuts.
New Delhi: Gitanjali group owner Mehul Choksi and Allahabad Bank CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian along with 13 others were on Wednesday charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for alleged cheating and corruption in the issuance of fraudulent letters of undertakingsRead More
For the BJP that looks at Karnataka as its gateway to south India, BS Yeddyurappa will need eight more MLAs to force open the door to the seat of power in the Vidhana Soudha. The Supreme court made Yeddyurappa's swearing-in on Thursday a provisional affair and will look closely at hisRead More
New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices are set to increase again after a no-hike period during the Karnataka polls. No sooner had Karnataka polled to elect a new state government, state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum CorpRead More
“Do you want a lucky person or someone who is less lucky?” asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Read More
New Delhi: The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an integrated test range in Odisha's coastal Balasore district for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, validating its strike capability, the defence ministryRead More
New Delhi: When he attacked Congress for high prices during UPA's two terms in power in retaliation for opposition's criticism of soaring fuel prices currently, BJP's J Mishra perhaps had not imagined any backlash. The backlash came and came swift.
The BJP leader onRead More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to roll out the red carpet for his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina as she arrives today in her second visit to the country in just under two months. The Bangladesh prime minister will be visiting Shantiniketan to attend Visva-BharatiRead More
New Delhi: The telecom department on Thursday cleared sale of standalone mobile towers of Idea Cellular for Rs 4,000 crore to the Indian arm of American Tower Corporation -- paving the way for merger of Idea and Vodafone India.
"Idea-ATC deal hasRead More
New Delhi: India's planned Rs 40,000-crore deal to buy the sophisticated, long-range S-400 air defence system from Russia would "complicate" building inter-operability between the United States (US) and Indian militaries, a senior US Congressman said in DelhiRead More
Out on Court No 8 parked in the oblivious half of Roland Garros, and swamped by the alien red earth, Yuki Bhambri cut a lonely, and somewhat sorry, figure. Uncomfortable and out of sorts, the Indian No 1 crashed in a heapRead More
AirAsia (India) Limited (AAIL), a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited, Telestra Tradeplace Private Limited and AirAsia Investment Limited, Malaysia, submitted applications to the FIPB in February 2013 and received a formal approval in April 2013, followed by the no objection certificate inRead More
India-US ties, that have received a fillip in recent months, appear to have hit a rough patch as New Delhi looks to procure S-400 air defence system from Moscow. The proposed deal with Russia has struck the wrong chord with the US, that has expressed concerns saying it wouldRead More
NEW DELHI: The first day of the 10-day ‘Gaon Bandh’ farmers’ agitation saw cultivators in several states, including in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, taking to the streets toRead More
New Delhi: The United Kingdom should not be viewed as a safe haven for wanted criminals of other countries, India said on Monday, even as Britain confirmed fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi's presence on its soil.
India's clear message was conveyed toRead More
New Delhi: After Firstpost's expose on Uttar Pradesh Co-operative Bank Limited (UPCBL) for financing tainted Simbhaoli Group and converting the non performing assets (NPAs) of Kesar Sugar Mills into a long-term loan, a rattled top bank managementRead More
BJP president Amit Shah has called for an urgent meeting of all Jammu and Kashmir BJP ministers and some top leaders in New Delhi on Tuesday. "All the BJP ministers have been called to New Delhi for a meeting," a senior BJP leader of Jammu and Kashmir BJPRead More
New Delhi:Delhi University colleges on Monday announced their first cut-off list for admission, with Lady Shriram College setting it highest of them all for its B.A. (Programme) course at 98.75 percent. For its Psychology course, the college set its cut off atRead More
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir was on Wednesday placed under Governor's Rule for the fourth time in the last one decade after the BJP withdrew support to its alliance partner PDP, prompting Mehbooba Mufri to resign as the chief minister.
A home ministryRead More
With J&K having a provision for governor's rule for six months, the BJP leadership is keen to let this period run as close to the end of 2018 as possible
Sources conceded that governor's rule - which is specific to J&K - could be followed by
New Delhi: Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday launched a new Hindutva outfit, AntarRashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) with an objective to consolidate the Hindu votes in the country and present a political alternative to them ahead of the next generalRead More
New Delhi: Indians usually 'bleed blue' with cricket fever, but the ongoing FIFA World Cup has the nation donning yellow, green, red and white as Indian supporters cheer for their favourite teams in the team jerseys.
Sale of team jerseys,Read More
NEW DELHI: The strategic clinch with the US is set to get even tighter, with India signaling its readiness to ink two more bilateral military pacts, procure helicopters worth $3 billion and participate in a joint tri-Service amphibious exercise for the first time.
Top government sources
It rained in Delhi today bringing the temperature down by nearly 6 degrees Celsius this morning. The weather department had, lastRead More
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS in Delhi today to meet former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital. He also laid the foundation stone of the National Centre for Ageing at the medical center which will be built in a year and a halfRead More
NEW DELHI: Fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya today dismissed the statement made by an Enforcement Directorate official claiming that he is attempting a plea bargain. The official had said that Vijay Mallya's recent offer to pay all his dues if his seized assets were freed is not anRead More
NEW DELHI: The tax department on Friday launched the facility of e-PAN on a real-time basis, a move which is expected to reduce the interaction with the department and help taxpayers generate the permanent account number (PAN) without any hassle.
The facility is free of cost and you can
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday ruled out a single tax rate under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and said a Mercedes car and milk cannot be taxed at the same rate. He added that accepting Congress' demand for a uniform 18 percent rate would lead to aRead More
NEW DELHI: The Congress today alleged that Union minister Sushma Swaraj was a victim of the "Frankenstein Monster" the BJP created, as it condemned her trolling on Twitter on a day when opposition party leader Priyanka Chaturvedi was threatened on the microblogging site with rape ofRead More
New Delhi: With growing concerns over indoctrination through social media, end-to-end encrypted apps and audio-video clips on the dark web, the government is laying the groundwork with the help of states to mount a grand offensive against multifaceted radicalisationRead More
Since US president Donald Trump adopted the term 'Indo-Pacific', China has time and again expressed its disapproval and even issued demarches to countries participating in the quad. It has always been wary of the "freeRead More
Following the fall of the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir last month, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been quietly examining various options to form the government in the state, although nothing concrete has come out so far.
The Aam Aadmi Party or AAP on Thursday lashed out at Union Minister Arun Jaitley over his blog on the Supreme Court verdict on governance inRead More
26 minor girls were rescued by the GRP and RPF from the Muzaffarpur-Bandra AwadhRead More
New Delhi: South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Delhi on Sunday on his first state visit to India during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on key issues such as the situation on the Korean peninsula, and ways to boost trade and defenceRead More
New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Monday approved the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular that will create the country's largest mobile services operator, an official source said.
"DoT has cleared the Vodafone-Idea mergerRead More
NEW DELHI: India will hold a roadshow in China to attract more tourists from that country which has the highest number of outbound people, Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons said today while announcing the schedule for the first India Tourism Mart.
The minister said the Tourism Ministry
NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday termed a recent UN Human Rights Commission report on alleged human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir as a "nefarious conspiracy" designed by Pakistan, following reports that a Canada-based Pakistani was in touch with the author of the report.
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered three separate cases of banking fraud against three Mumbai-based companies for an alleged banking fraud that caused a cumulative loss of over Rs 136 crore to State Bank of India (SBI), officials said here onRead More
New Delhi: Ruling out a single rate Goods and Services Tax (GST), Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Wednesday pitched for a three-rate structure going forward as revenues stabilise.
He said GST is a "work in progress" and there is a need for furtherRead More
NEW DELHI: The Congress demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise for calling it a party for Muslim men only and said the remark showed his "sick mentality".
Terming the prime minister a "peddler of untruths", the Congress also challenged him to discuss his
The Army seems keen to hand over civilian areas in the cantonment region to the civic bodies, say sources. However, the public mood on theRead More
New Delhi: The Indian Army is working on a major reform initiative under which structural changes may be brought in to make the force 'leaner and meaner'.
Official sources said a high-level committee is currently considering various options including cadre restructuringRead More
Noida: Eight people were killed and several feared trapped under the rubble of two adjacent buildings which collapsed in Greater Noida on the outskirts of the National Capital, officials said on Wednesday.
A six-floor under-construction building crashed on aRead More
New Delhi: Led by India, South Asia will continue to be the fastest growing economic area despite new trade tensions in Asia and Pacific region, Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a new report today.
Growth in Asia and the Pacific's developing economies forRead More
The inaugural ‘two-plus-two dialogue’ between India and the US will be held on September 6 in New Delhi, the State Department announced Friday. Last month, the US had postponed the much-awaited dialogue due to “unavoidable reasons”.
Secretary of State MikeRead More
NEW DELHI: India's Border Roads Organisation has completed construction of a strategically key road in Bhutan, linking the neighbouring country's border town of Phuentshogling with its capital city of Thimphu.
The nearly 30-km long Damchu-Chukha road, which crisscrosses rugged and
NEW DELHI: On the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the Kargil War, the nation on Thursday paid homage to the brave Indian soldiers who made supreme sacrifices in securing the country's frontiers while giving a befitting reply to Pakistan's misadventure in 1999.
NEW DELHI: A website is being developed where summons and warrants against non-resident Indian men who have run into trouble with the law over abandoning their wives will be uploaded, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said today. If the accused does not respond, he will be declared a proclaimedRead More
Twenty-seven passengers trains have been cancelled and seven trains diverted due to the closure of the Old Yamuna Bridge in Delhi on Sunday evening with the water level in the river rising due to rains, a day after the flow breached the danger mark, officials said.
The city governmentRead More
New Delhi: The two-day Unified Commanders' Conference (UCC) for the year 2018 will be held on July 30 and July 31, 2018, at New Delhi. The Annual Conference provides a platform for discussions at the Apex Level on all 'Joint Issues' amongst the three Services and Ministry ofRead More
New Delhi: The tax department on Monday put up in public domain draft GST returns forms -- Sahaj and Sugam -- for seeking comments from stakeholders. Besides, taxpayers who have no purchases, no output tax liability and no input tax credit to avail in any quarter of theRead More
The quality of river Ganga's bathing water in Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was found to be within the acceptable limits in the last four years, Satya Pal Singh, Union Minister of State for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation saidRead More
NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said lynching is not something "happening in Rajasthan alone."
"It's not the reality of Rajasthan, it's the reality of the world. It happens to the world, that's not something happening in Rajasthan
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition against the release of "Fanney Khan" - starring Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - which is set to hit the screens on Friday.
On Monday, producer Vashu Bhagnani had challenged the film's release in the top court
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet today approved a bill provisioning death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in piracy at sea, official sources said.
They said the proposed anti maritime piracy law is aimed at promoting the safety and security of India's maritime trade
Members of Bheem Army have decided to protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on August 19, to press for the withdrawal of cases against fellow outfit members lodged in jail in connection with the April 2 violence in west UP districts.
On April 2, Bheem Army workers had protestedRead More
New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has asserted that 4G and 5G services will drive demand for spectrum in the next round of auctions, contesting the view that financially-stressed firms are likely to tread cautiously despite steep price cuts for several previously unsoldRead More
NEW DELHI: Air India sought to reassure its passengers today that there are "no bed bugs" in its aircraft after carrying out an extensive fumigation exercise following complaint by some passengers last month.
The state-run carrier came under fire in mid-July when business class
NEW DELHI: Days after two eminent journalists of a TV channel quit their jobs, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday alleged the Modi government was behind their resignation and that the centre was killing independent media in the country.
In a tweet, Arvind Kejriwal said:
New Delhi:The CBI has sent an extradition request for fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi to the government to be forwarded to Antigua where he has taken citizenship in November last year, an agency official said today.
Elaborating on the move, CBI sources said the agency has cited threeRead More
Fuel retailers raised petrol and diesel rates for the sixth straight day on Tuesday across metros. In Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, petrol costs Rs. 80 or more while it is the cheapest in national capital New Delhi among the four metro cities of the country. Diesel prices too are the cheapest inRead More
New Delhi: When she was 16 years old, Meena (name changed) was determined to work hard to realise her mother's dream. She studied day and night because her family, especially her mother, wanted her to become a doctor — potentially the first doctor in the familyRead More
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women has set up an expert committee to conduct a detailed social audit of all shelter homes in the capital after sexual abuse cases at such homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh came to light.
The DCW said the committee, comprising academicians, lawyers,Read More
NEW DELHI: If there’s one thing that most brands know – or learn it the hard way – is that India is a terribly price sensitive market. Unlike any other market, a good product with bad pricing (read: too high) in all likelihood will hardly find any takers. While on the otherRead More
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha, where the government lacks numbers, on Friday, a day after the Union Cabinet cleared the amendments to the bill.
However, if the Upper House of the Parliament fails to pass the bill,Read More
New Delhi: The government is mulling an idea to bring seaside revenue villages under coastal police stations and extending their jurisdiction up to 200 nautical miles in order to strengthen the country's maritime borders. The move comes close on the heels of a chargesheet in the MV HenryRead More
New Delhi: Despite news from Intelligence of reported sightings of Nirav Modi in the last few days, the whereabouts of the fugitive diamantaire continues to remain a mystery. Indian agencies investigating the Rs 14,000 Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam are dependent onRead More
Vinesh Phogat ended up with bronze in the last edition of the Asian Games in 2014, but believes that she is a lot more experienced this time around, and is more hopeful than ever of finally winning a gold at the event.
Vinesh fell short of reaching the final in theRead More
New Delhi: Countering the picture projected by Opposition of a gloomy economic situation and claims of rising unemployment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that more than one crore jobs have been created in the last one year, hence, the campaign of lack of jobs needs to stop now.Read More
New Delhi: Multiplex chain PVR Ltd on Sunday said it is acquiring 71.69 percent stake in South India-based SPI Cinemas for about Rs 633 crore in an all-cash deal.
It said that the company's board has also approved the issuance of 1.6 million shares of PVR forRead More
Earlier on Monday, JNU student activist and infamous ‘anti-national’ Umar Khalid was shot at outside the Constitution Club in New Delhi. Although Khalid escaped the attempt unscathed, he narrated, in vivid and harrowing detail, how he was confronted by a band of men at a teaRead More
Wrestler Sakshi Malik admitted to not being happy at all with the bronze she had won at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, and that she has put the disappointment behind her. She is now gunning for greater success at the upcoming Asian Games.
Malik, whoRead More
Ghazni is a historic and strategically important city in Afghanistan. It straddles the Kabul-Kandahar Highway, and is also close to the tribal areas in neighbouring Pakistan. The unfortunate city has just witnessed a fierce battl between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban. TheRead More
NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today visited AIIMS to enquire about the health condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been undergoing treatment at the premier institute.
Mr Vajpayee's condition is critical and he has been put on life-support
India has had a remarkable history with the Asian Games, from being the first country to host the tournament to making history by claiming gold in variousRead More
NEW DELHI: With about a week left for Raksha Bandhan, you must be brain-storming to find the ideal gift for your sibling. While there are many Rakhi gifting options available now, coming up with a unique gift idea every year is not an easy task, especially if you are running low on funds.
NEW DELHI: A 21-member committee has been set up to advise Prime Minister Narendra Modi on science, technology and innovations, a top official said today.
The Prime Minister's Science Technology and Innovation Council (PM-STIAC) includes noted mathematician and Princeton University
New Delhi: The Maharashtra Police conducted a coordinated crackdown against left-wing activists on Tuesday, bringing the focus back to 'Urban Naxalism', as coined by the government. After repeated setbacks in the hinterland, it is feared that Maoists are trying to gain a foothold in theRead More
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Jain monk Tarun Sagar died this morning in Delhi. He was 51. Tarun Sagar died around 3 am at Radhapuri Jain temple situated in Krishna Nagar area of east Delhi, reports said.
Tarun Sagar had a massive following in the Jain community. According to reports, he was
Thousands of farmers and workers startedRead More
Interim Director of CBI Nageshwar Rao (in front) attended inaugural session of the workshop which the agency said will help officers "achieve their full potential".
An Art of Living workshop has been organised by CBI in its headquarters for its officers. TheRead More
CBI boss Alok Verma case: The reports were altogether submitted in a fixed cover to the Incomparable Court. Boss Equity Ranjan Gogoi addressed how points of interest were spilled
New Delhi: Rankled over holes to the media in the exceptionally touchyRead More
Obviously Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh ventured out in Sabyasachi couture, who is their assigned wedding creator. are a dream in white
NEW DELHI : Oh, the amount we want to see Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh over and over! On Tuesday morning, Deepika PadukoneRead More