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If Pakistan agrees to the plan, it would widen India’s diplomatic presence beyond its high commission in Islamabad.
In addition, another 10-20 million new LPG connections would be given in subsequent months to cover all poor households as part of a Cabinet decision taken late last year.
Gadkari said there is a concern that the government will ban ICE-vehicles, but it is well aware of the contribution that India’s automobile industry is making to the country’s exports and employment.
The panel was earlier set up in January this year. However, then chairman and former Union tourism secretary M P Bezbaruah refused to be part of the panel.
The second worst-affected district was Araria, where 8.86 lakh people have been affected by the floods which has killed nine.
The CPI, BSP and NCP were facing the prospects of losing their national party status after their dismal performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as well.
The ACC "has approved the premature repatriation" of Panday to his parent cadre from July 31, this year, the officials said.
The BJP in Karnataka seems to be confident of winning the numbers game in state assembly scheduled for Thursday. State BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa was seen in relaxed mood playing cricket at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru. The Congress, meanwhile, continued with its efforts to win back the rebels and warned them of disqualification.
A recently released research paper, points out that if the right to work, currently available to dependent spouses of a certain category of H-1B workers (viz: those who are on track for a green card) is revoked, their economic independence will be severely impacted. Spouses of H-1B workers come to US on an H-4 visa.
The Indian cricket board Tuesday invited applications for the men's team support staff including head coach who will need to be less than 60 years of age with a minimum international experience of two years.
The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Wednesday morning on the pleas of 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs seeking direction for Karnataka speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations from the assembly. The apex court today concluded the hearings of the rebel MLAs, the speaker and Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy.
Sachin Tendulkar endorsed a second Super Over to decide the winner instead of considering the boundary count if such an extraordinary situation arises like it did in the World Cup final. Current and ex-cricketers including Rohit, Gambhir and Yuvraj, have questioned ICC's "ridiculous" rule on boundary count that decided the World Cup title.
An old multi-storey building collapsed on Tuesday in south Mumbai's congested Dongri area, killing at least 10 people and trapping more than 40 people under the debris. Stay with TOI for all updates
Aviation regulator DGCA Tuesday suspended flying licences of two SpiceJet pilots for six months after an aircraft operated by them damaged runway edge lights during landing at Kolkata airport, a senior official said. The incident happened on July 2 when the plane was operating Pune-Kolkata flight.
No change has been made in income-tax return (ITR) forms, only the utility software has been updated, the CBDT said on Tuesday. The policy-making body of the Income Tax department issued a statement saying the updating process of these forms' utility software does not hamper the filing of returns, the deadline for which is July 31.
India building collapse: Residents form human chain to aid rescue Sky News
Indian activists launch helpline for hate crimes victims Aljazeera.com
The initiative started in 100 cities following rise in mob attacks by Hindu far-right groups especially against Muslims.
Pakistan reopens airspace months after India standoff Aljazeera.com
Key transit air corridor reopens over Pakistani territory, almost five months after neighbours' military standoff.
Parliament session: PM Modi upset with 'truant' ministers Times of India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to nurse their constituency by playing a leading role in its development and advised ...
Karnataka crisis: SC verdict on pleas of rebel MLAs tomorrow Times of India
India News: The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Wednesday morning on the pleas of 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs seeking direction for Karnataka ...
How the sea spits out plastic Times of India
India News: Monsoon usually comes with several instances of garbage-spill on Mumbai's beaches and promenades. As the season peaks, TOI looks at the ...
India building 61 strategic roads along Pakistan, China borders India Today
A revised Long Term Roll on Works Plan of Border Roads Organisation for five years (2018-19 to 2022-23) has been formulated for construction and ...
India aborts Moon mission launch, citing technical glitch Fox News
India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was ...
Modi raised the issue during BJP's parliamentary party meeting here at the Parliament Library Building and also asked the lawmakers to remain present in the House.
Mumbai Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board (MBRRB) Chairman Vinod Ghosalkar, however, feared the toll on Tuesday could be at least 12.
The arrest was made after the locals had informed the police about the suspicious movement Md. Salim (21) and Jahangir Alam (20).
'I have come here to catch a mouse with my grandfather as we don't have anything else to eat,' said Murmur's grandson Vijendra.
The information was shared by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar in response to a written question in the Lok Sabha.
The Kesarbai building in Dongri area collapsed at around 11.30 a.m. Locals said at least 12-15 families buried under the rubble were awaiting help.
Part of the building, located in a congested lane in Tandel Street in the densely-populated locality, collapsed around 11.40 am.
After Brazil's exit from Copa America 2019, Lionel Messi is finally home and has whisked off for a vacation with his family to Spain. Needless to say that the Messi was seen having a gala time with his family. Whereas, his contemporary Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Juventus.
In what has come to be known as the IMA scam, a private firm called I Monetary Advisory Group floated a ponzi scheme offering investors dream returns to the tune of 36 to 64 per cent on investments. The investment schemes of the firm were pitched as being in line with Sharia principles of Islam.
A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a rickshaw-puller in west Delhi's Janakpuri on Monday. The Incident took place in the early hours of July 15. The accused has been identified as 26-year-old Arun Kumar Das.
A Tennessee police department has warned residents against flushing drugs down the toilet as marine animals are getting high. Police officials said that there is an increasing risk of meth-gators. Recently, a man was arrested while trying to flush drugs down the toilet.
Commission of Railway Safety to start independent probe after the death of a 66-year-old passenger, whose hand had got stuck in the train door and was dragged for nearly 60 metres as it started moving
As political crisis looms large over Karnataka, BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa was seen engrossed in a game of cricket with BJP MLAs at Ramada resort here on Tuesday.
Where there`s a will, there`s a way! This proverbial truth aptly applies to Ramjal Meena, a security guard at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, who has cracked the varsity`s entrance examination and will be studying the
The hearings of the rebel MLAs, the Speaker and Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was concluded in the SC on Tuesday before a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
For any God all devotees are equal but in front of God not all devotees are equal. Especially in temples, the culture of Special or VVIP darshan definitely raises a lot of serious questions. In Tirumala, abode of richest Hindu Go
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert in six districts of Kerala from July 18, predicting very heavy to extremely heavy rains in the state.
At least 15 people have died and lives of 43 lakh others affected as the flood situation in Assam further deteriorated on Tuesday. At least 32 out of 33 districts in the state have submerged under floodwater with 90 per cent of Ka
The Indian Coast Guard in a coordinated operation with the Bangladesh Coast Guard brought back as many as 516 Indian fishermen along with 32 Indian Fishing Boats from Bangladesh who were stranded due to bad weather and rough seas
Here's how Akshay Kumar is making some quick money, despite making it to the Forbes list of world's highest paid celebrities of 2019
Sidharth Malhotra's character preparation for 'Jabariya Jodi' included references and meetings with the head of the groom kidnapping business, Surender Yadav?
In Assam, the deluge has affected 33 districts of the state and claimed 17 lives. More than 45 lakh people have been hit by the nature's fury, officials said.
The men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty saw off Goh Sze Fei and Nur Izzuddin 21-19 18-21 21-19 in their opening match that lasted an hour for their fourth win over the Malaysian pair.
The maximum number of 11 casualties have been reported from Sitamarhi district where 12 lakh people have been hit by the deluge.
On Friday, Amir came out victorious in the WBC international welterweight title fight against Australia's Billy Dib in Jeddah.
India moved the ICJ in May 2017 for the 'egregious violation' of the provisions of the Vienna Convention by Pakistan, which repeatedly denied New Delhi consular access to Jadhav.
The policy-making body of the Income Tax Department issued a statement saying the updating process of these forms' utility software does not hamper the filing of returns, the deadline for which is July 31.
The 19-year-old student, who had lost her father two years ago, stopped attending classes since the sexual assault, said her mother.
Dressed in white, Yeddyurappa was seen swinging a cricket bat in the hotel lawns where he tried his hand at cricket with his party colleagues.
The accused, Mantu in his 20s, is a native of South Dinajpur district in West Bengal but was residing in Alpha 1 area of Greater Noida for some time now.
Congress MLA Ganiben Thakor said she saw nothing wrong in the move to ban mobile phones for girls, who should stay away from technology and spend more time studying.
The southern border of the tiger reserve spread over an area of 400 square km will be connected to the electronic eye surveillance system and become a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India programme, a senior official said.
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.
India's space mission to the Moon's south pole will not launch on Monday, due to a technical problem.
With Mumbai seeing its heaviest rain in a decade, Reality Check looks at India's extreme weather patterns.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said there were “technical” reasons and he has to adjourn the House at midnight otherwise he would have preferred to run the business till 3 am.
The extension of Kesarbai building, which housed 16 families and four shops on the ground floor, caved-in at around 11.40am, causing tremors in several dilapidated buildings in the low-income neighbourhood in south Mumbai, which also houses some of the city’s most upmarket areas.
The Bombay High Court struck down the Coastal Regulation Zone’s clearance for its Coastal Road, which is a part of the Eastern Freeway. Bombay HC also observed that the area is conducive for coral growth.
CBDT further clarified that the updating of utility do not hamper filing of return as the taxpayers are allowed to file using the utility which is available at that point of time. For example, more than 85 lakh taxpayers have filed returns in ITR-1 till date by using the said utility which has also undergone update later.
Avtar Grewal(44) strangled his 30-year-old wife Navneet Kaur, in 2007, after two years of his marriage. He has been convicted by a US Court in Arizona.
Community leaders said the dates for the prime minister's address has not been finalised yet, but they have been asked to make preparations for a potential address of Modi in Houston on September 22.
Before it became moderate and liberal, the Democratic Party was the original white primacist party in US; Republicans have taken over the mantle in recent years.
Anilesh Ahuja, also known as Neil, was the founder, CEO and chief investment officer of the Premium Point Investments LP (PPI), an investment firm that managed hedge funds.
The data shows that the Chinese ethnicity group is the highest paid followed by the Indian ethic group, which earns 13.47 pounds an hour.
Sharjah's first Golden Card visa was issued to an Indian expat businessman, as part of the permanent residency system tailored for investors.
Both Londoners are alleged to have adopted Gopal, an orphan farm boy from Gujarat, insured his life and then arranged for his murder.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has registered 104 cases in the past two-and-a-half months of “discrimination and victimisation of minorit
The State Sentence Review Board has recommended the premature release of 81 life convicts who have completed a minimum of 14 years of actual imprisonm
The Haryana Cabinet on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973, making the election of the presidents of municipal councils a
Bihar’s NDA government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has instructed district police officers to gather details on the functionaries and office-be
Officials said it was unclear why the four-story structure had collapsed. Neighbors formed a chain to remove bricks and slabs of concrete from the site.
The hardest-hit country appeared to be Nepal, where the authorities said 67 people had died. Deaths were also reported in India and Bangladesh.
A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India.
Twenty-nine new entries have been added to the World Heritage List, acknowledging historic and cultural landmarks, and natural wonders.
A new report by rights advocates in the disputed territory alleges that the Indian security forces were responsible for hundreds of cases of torture and other abuses.
Facing the threat of sanctions for not cracking down on militants, Pakistan is again moving against the founder of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will today deliver its verdict on the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, by a Pakistani military court on charges of...
China gifted a warship to Sri Lanka, in the latest sign of its deepening military cooperation with the strategically located island nation in the Indian Ocean.
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president after she won over socialists and liberals with her vision of...
A woman from Darjeeling was allegedly assaulted and her friends beaten up in south Delhi on Tuesday morning after they objected to offensive comments passed by three men, police said.
President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate a new state-of-the-art annexe building of the Supreme Court Wednesday.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the Islamic republic will keep rolling back its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Vishvesha Teertha Swami of the Pejawara Matha, Udupi, on the occasion of Guru Purnima.
Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal is on a three-day visit to the UK to attend the India day conclave. Conclave is co-hosted by the UK Government and the City of London. He said, "We are two great democracies which go much beyond trade and investment. Two economies can partner with each other, the British business and investment can help India in its growing demand for new products and good Indian skilled manpower and talent can help British business become even more competitive. It's a win-win partnership."
Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju conferred Arjuna Awards for 2018 to Tennis player Rohan Bopanna and cricketer Smriti Mandhana. The sports stars were not in India during Arjuna Awards presentation ceremony honoured by President Kovind. Mandhana has four centuries in her illustrious career. Bopanna has achieved career high ranking of world number 3 in doubles.
Today Pakistan reopened its airspace for Indian carriers after six months. The airspace was closed post Balakot airstrike. Air India Director (Operations) Captain Amitabh Singh said that the move will benefit Indian carriers. "It is going to be beneficial for Indian carriers as well as for foreign carriers. Now with this opening, we will be saving on and a half hour to two hours of flying time between India-Europe and India-USA," said Captain Amitabh.
After receiving a tremendous response for the teaser of the film 'Mission Mangal,' Bollywood's 'Khiladi', actor Akshay Kumar shared another poster from the film on social media. The actor also asked fans to mark their calendars for the trailer, set to be out on July 18. The new poster features the entire cast of the film including Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan, Sharman Joshi, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and Akshay. "Ek kahaani, jisne Indian space science ki paribhasha hi badal di! Get ready for the Mission Mangal Trailer, coming on 18th July," he wrote while sharing the new poster. Some time ago, the makers of the film dropped the teaser of the multi-starrer film in which Akshay, who essays the role of Rakesh Dhawan, is seen announcing that the spacecraft is 'good to go for launch.' Rakesh and Tara Shinde (Vidya) lead a team of scientists who overcome their personal challenges and failures to serve as the brains behind one of the greatest missions in history: the launch of India's first satellite to Mars. The movie, based on a true story of India's mission to Mars, is about ordinary people achieving the extraordinary. Directed by Jagan Shakti, the film is co-produced by 'PadMan' director R Balki. Set to hit theatres on August 15 (Independence Day) this year, the flick is set to lock horns with Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Saaho' and 'Batla House' starring John Abraham.
With the message of peace, prosperity and golden India, the 'Swarnim Bus Yatra' started from Gujarat on August 13, 2017 and has reached to its 24th state of country, Jammu on July 16, 2019. Lead by Veena Didi, yatra saw the participation of around 1.5 lakh people. They were welcomed by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya in Kathua. They entered to Kathua with great zeal and zest and were given rousing welcome in traditional way. The Director Social welfare Dr Bharat Bhushan and DSP KD Bhagat were also present to welcome yatris. The main aim of the yatra is to aware the youth and other people of society to adopt morale values, build good character, and abandon the social evils like drug abuse, violence etc. Yatris also took the pledge for giving up bad habits like drug addiction. While speaking to media personnel on the yatra, President of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya (North India), Arun Koshik said, "65% youth are power of country and should work for building the nation, if anyone is out of track will comes in track with blessing of lord Shiva and will work for building the character of youth to build Golden India." The yatra will end on 2020 in Mount Abu.
Ludhiana (Punjab), July 16 (ANI): Various organisations in Punjab have raised concerns over Pakistan's ill-fated designs to create disturbance in Punjab by giving a push to pro-Khalistan secessionist movement by a handful of people sitting offshore. They have condemned the 'Referendum 2020' by the pro-Khalistan outfit Sikhs for Justice and called for strict action against those propagating anti-India movement. During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches in the UK, few Sikhs along with Pakistani fans raised pro-Khalistan slogans which saw a large scale condemnation. Countries like the UK and Canada have routinely provided support to the Khalistanis. These Sikhs are allegedly backed and financed by Pakistan's spy agency, the ISI. The intelligence agency ISI has also been blamed for promoting Khalistan agenda under the guise of Sikh pilgrimage via the Kartarpur corridor.
China chose to ignore that appointment of the next Dalai Lama involves a certain spiritual process. Earlier, in 2011 the Chinese foreign ministry declared that only the government in Beijing can appoint the next Dalai Lama and no recognition should be given to any other succession candidate. While speaking to ANI on this matter, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in-exile Pema Jungney said, "China is a communist country and they don't have any faith in religion whereas the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is a matter of our religious faith. Tibet was an independent Nation before the illegal occupation by China and should reincarnation of the Dalai Lama will be decided by the office of the Dalai Lama only". To this Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, former PM in-exile and envoy of the Dalai Lama added, "not by government of China neither the Government of India has anything to do with that and that has been made very clear by his holiness 2011 declaration that's very clear in the public domain so there is no question of India's intervention or China's intervention".