Don’t be disheartened by fake exit polls, Rahul Gandhi tells party workers

New Delhi, May 22: Seeking to bolster the morale of his party’s workers, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked them to not be disheartened by fake exit poll results and urged them to stay alert and vigilant. His appeal…

ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite RISAT-2B

Sriharikota, May 22: In a pre-dawn launch on Wednesday, Indian space agency ISRO scripted history by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities among others. As the 25-hour countdown which began Tuesday concluded, the…

Chandrayaan 2 launch date set at July 9-16, will explore uncharted land

New Delhi, May 22: India’ ambitious moon mission Chandrayaan 2 will be launched after July 9, Indian Space Research Organization Chairman Dr. K Sivan said of the mission that missed an earlier launch window in January. “Chandrayaan 2 is going…

Onus on ensuring institutional integrity lies with EC: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, May 21: A day after praising the Election Commission for conducting “perfect” polls, former President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed concern over reports of alleged tampering of EVMs and asked the poll body to put all speculations to…

SC dismisses PIL seeking 100 % matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs during vote counting on May 23

NEW DELHI, May 21: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking 100% matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during counting of votes on May 23 for Lok Sabha polls. A…

’10 Congress MLAs being lured by money, posts,’ says Kamal Nath

Bhopal, May 21: Amid BJP’s demand for a floor test, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday claimed that at least 10 Congress legislators were being lured by money and posts. “At least 10 MLAs told me that they…

IAF officer set to face criminal case for missile that downed Mi-17 chopper

NEW DELHI, MAY 21: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has removed the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Srinagar Air Base, the senior-most officer of the base, for circumstances related to the crash of an Mi-17 helicopter near Srinagar on February 27…

Gandhis, PM, other leaders pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on 28th death anniversary

NEW DELHGI, MAY 21: Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary at his memorial, Veer Bhumi…

Voters no longer willing to trust ‘coalition of rivals’: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, May 20: Buoyed by the exit poll predictions, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that voters are no longer willing to trust a ‘coalition of rivals’ and do not elect a hung Parliament where ugly and…

BJP wants Congress govt in Madhya Pradesh to prove majority

Bhopal, May 20: The BJP in Madhya Pradesh Monday said the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the state should prove majority in the Assembly. Leader of Opposition in Assembly Gopal Bhargava said his party will ask Governor Anandiben Patel to…