Citizenship Bill issue raised in UNHRC

GUWAHATI, JUNE 27: The burning issues of large-scale illegal migration, land rights, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, disappearance of indigenous youths due to security operations, etc., which have been posing serious threats to the existence of the indigenous peoples of the…

Emergency mirror, how fair is Modi?

New Delhi, June 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has added his voice to the anti-Emergency chorus and brushed aside charges that an “undeclared Emergency” is now in force. Addressing an event organised by the BJP in Mumbai to mark the 43rd…

A Health Ministry poster on how to cope with depression has really angered doctors

NEW DELHI, JUNE 27: The Ministry of Health may have had the best intentions when it tweeted a poster on how to deal with depression, but mental health professionals are upset with some of the suggestions which include positive thinking,…

New guidelines for PM’s security: Ministers, officers won’t be allowed to come close

NEW DELHI, June 26: Issuing new security guidelines to the states in the wake of an “all-time high” threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home Ministry has said that even ministers and officers will not be allowed to…

All girls at Hisar govt school fail class 10 exam

Hisar, June 26: All students at a government girls school here failed to clear the class 10 examination this year, with local residents blaming it on the lack of teachers for key subjects. Government Girls Secondary School in Hisar’s Kabrel…

How one man enabled India’s largest banking fraud

NEW DELHI, JUNE 26: An internal investigation carried out by Punjab National Bank (PNB) in the Rs 13,500 crore fraud involving diamantaire Nirav Modi has laid bare loopholes in the country’s banking system revealing how it took all of one…

Morcha, GNLF spar over hill control

Darjeeling, June 25: The 2 identity-based parties in the Darjeeling hills – the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) – are upping the ante against each other in their attempts to emerge as the main political…

SC agrees to hear plea of 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs

NEW DELHI, JUNE 25: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a plea by 18 AIADMK MLAs of the Dinakaran faction seeking the transfer of the case challenging their disqualification to the apex Court from the Madras High Court. A…

Heavy showers pound Mumbai, Thane; 4 killed in rain-related incidents

Mumbai, June 25: The Southwest Monsoon picked up momentum in Mumbai, bringing heavy showers that claimed 4 lives in the city and adjoining Thane, officials said today. Heavy rains lashed the metropolis and Thane district throughout the night and continued…

Gas distribution to reach 49% of India’s population: Petroleum regulatory body

KOCHI, June 25 : Gas distribution would reach almost half of India’s population after the completion of new distribution projects in various geographical areas, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board said on Monday. PNGRB Chairperson D K Sarraf said as…