BJP govt taking country on ‘wrong path’: Manmohan

Mohali (Pb), December 10: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh alleged Monday the BJP-led central government was taking the country towards a “wrong path” and the nation’s freedom could be under threat due to its actions. He said the Congress had…

Upset over seat distribution, RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha resigns as Union Minister

NEW DELHI, December 10: In a big setback for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) supremo Upendra Kushwaha resigned as Union Minister from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers on Monday. Confirming the development,…

India successfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni V ICBM a seventh time

New Delhi, December 10: The indigenously developed nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Agni V, was test fired off the Odisha coast on Monday. The test was successful. According to reports, the missile was launched at 1.30 pm from the Abdul Kalam Island…

Back series GDP data: Former CEA Subramanian calls for review by experts to clear doubts

New Delhi, December 9: Amid raging controversy over the revised economic growth numbers, former Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has called for an investigation by experts to clear doubts and build confidence while noting that the “puzzle” about the…

Won’t hesitate from another surgical strike if need arises: Lt Gen Anbu

Dehradun, December 9: Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devraj Anbu has said the security forces would not hesitate to launch another surgical strike against terrorists if the need to do so arises. “The surgical strike on militant launchpads…

Vijay Mallya’s extradition case edges towards ruling

London, December 9: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya is scheduled to return to Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Monday when his extradition trial is listed for a judgment hand-down. The 62-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss, wanted in India on…

Indian cities much cleaner after Swachh Bharat Mission, says Ruskin Bond

RANCHI, December 9: Renowned author Ruskin Bond has said that India has become much cleaner following Swachh Bharat Mission but old habits die hard and the challenge lies in addressing the issue appropriately. Mr Bond, known for his literary collections…

4 more medical devices to be regulated by Govt for safe use

NEW DELHI, December 9: The health ministry of India has notified medical devices such as nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs under the purview of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, a step the government says will…

Pakistan issues visas to 139 Indian pilgrims to visit Katas Raj dham

New Delhi, December 9: The Pakistan High Commission Sunday said it has issued visas to 139 Indian pilgrims to visit Katas Raj Dham, the famous Shiva temple, in the country’s Punjab province. Under the framework of a bilateral protocol on…

Defence experts stress for openness in military matters

Chandigarh, December 8: To ensure better interface between the public and the armed forces, various defence experts on Saturday emphasised the need to bring far more openness in military matters to mobilise public opinion in the larger interest of national…