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Sena maintains grip on Mumbai, BJP leads in other cities

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena is set to emerge as the largest party in Mumbai, while the BJP is ahead in other cities across Maharashtra in civic polls as trends today… Read more »


Ansari pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at source of Nile River

JINJA, Uganda: Vice President Hamid Ansari today paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the source of river Nile here in which part of his mortal remains were immersed in… Read more »


AYUSH ministry invites global drug makers to set up plants in India

NEW DELHI: AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik today invited drug manufacturers from across the world to set up their plants in the country under the ‘Make In India’ initiative for… Read more »


Wage payment via cheques or e-mode, Prez gives nod to law

NEW DELHI: The central and state governments can now specify industrial units and other establishments which will have to pay wages either through cheques or by electronically transferring into the workers’… Read more »


India scripts history, launches 104 satellites at one go

SRIHARIKOTA, Andhra Pradesh: Scripting history, India today successfully launched a record 104 satellites – all but three of them foreign – from here and put them into orbit in a… Read more »


ISRO planning launch of SAARC satellite in March

SRIHARIKOTA, Andhra Pradesh: Space agency ISRO is planning to launch two satellites, including the one meant for the benefit of SAARC nations, in March and April this year. “We are… Read more »


Police book Sasikala, Edapadi Palaniswamy

KANCHEEPURAM, Tamil Nadu: Police today booked AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala and its Legislature Party Leader Edappadi K Palaniswamy in connection with the alleged detention of party MLAs at… Read more »


Rafale eyes naval contract for 57 aircraft

BENGALURU: After bagging the Euro 8.78 billion deal for 36 Rafale fighters to strengthen the IAF fleet, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation is now eying the naval contract of 57… Read more »


Cabinet gives in-principle nod for Sabarimala airport

THIRUVNANTHAPURAM: The Kerala cabinet today gave in-principle approval for setting up a greenfield airport at Sabarimala to cater to lakhs of devotees who visit the famous Lord Ayyappa hill shrine… Read more »


More women in leadership would make world safer: Dalai Lama

AMARAVATI: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said more women leaders would make the world safer as they can ensure promoting deeper human values. “Scientists now say women are more sensitive… Read more »


Be wary of families which looted UP, country: Modi to UP voters

BIJNOR: Taking up issues of dynastic politics and law and order to target Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called it a tie-up between two families who have… Read more »


Sasikala sacks AIADMK Presidium Chairman Madusudanan

CHENNAI: Sending a strong message to her detractors, AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala today sacked party Presidium Chairman E Madusudanan from the primary membership, a day after he switched over… Read more »


Govt appoints Directors of 10 IIMs; G Raghuram to head IIM-B

NEW DELHI: The Directors of 10 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), including that in Bangalore, have been appointed by the government. Professor G Raghuram will be the Director of IIM-… Read more »


Govt to make all ration shops Aadhaar-enabled by June

NEW DELHI: Government is planning to make all ration shops under the public distribution system in the country Aadhaar-enabled by June 30 this year, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today… Read more »


CBDT to taxman: Step up TDS survey ops to boost collections

NEW DELHI: With the current financial year inching towards closure, CBDT has directed the taxman to step up survey operations to check non-deduction of TDS by firms and employers, especially… Read more »


Fake currency smuggling halted post note ban: FinMin to PAC

NEW DELHI: Finance Ministry today informed a Parliamentary Committee that smuggling of fake currency has totally stopped post demonetization and the tax department has seized Rs 515 crore in cash,… Read more »


UNO ropes in Satinder Sartaaj for campaign against trafficking

NEW DELHI: Folk singer Satinder Sartaaj has been roped in by the United Nations Office on Drugs under its project against human trafficking called “Blue Heart Campaign”. The 34-year-old artist… Read more »


Navy downplays concerns of international naval exercise by Pak

NEW DELHI: The navy today downplayed apprehensions over an international naval exercise being organized by Pakistan in the Arabian Sea this week, terming it as a “normal maritime activity” every… Read more »


Remember what your mother called Modi: Shah to Rahul

NEW TEHRI, Uttarakhand: Amid opposition outcry over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “raincoat” barb at Manmohan Singh, BJP President Amit Shah today reminded Rahul Gandhi of the term his mother used… Read more »


Sasikala wrote an apology letter to Jaya: CM

CHENNAI: Intensifying the attack on V K Sasikala, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today claimed she had apologized through a letter to Jayalalithaa while being readmitted to the party after being… Read more »