Agent who trafficked 39 Indians to Iraq still sending people abroad: Swaraj

New Delhi, July 27: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the agent responsible for trafficking 39 Indians to Iraq, who were abducted and later killed, was still operating his business and urged state women commissions to crackdown against such…

Centre opposes revision in One Rank One Pension formula

New Delhi, July 27: The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it will not reconsider the One Rank One Pension (OROP) formula as it has already decided on the scheme. Maintaining its stand on the decision on…

No place for violence in our culture, constitution: Prez

Raipur, July 26: There is no place for violence in the Constitution as well as in “our” culture, President Ram Nath Kovind said today, as he hailed the sacrifices of security forces involved in anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh. “In some…

No new developments in Doklam, status quo prevails: Govt

New Delhi, July 26: There have been no new developments at the site of the face-off with China in Doklam and its vicinity, and status quo prevails in the area, Minister of State for External Affairs Ministry V K Singh…

WB Assembly passes resolution to rename state as ‘Bangla’

Kolkata, July 26: The West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution today to rename the state as ‘Bangla’ in three languages — Bengali, English and Hindi. The move is aimed at climbing the alphabetical sequence of state names in which West…

Kovind, Naidu, Modi lead nation in paying tribute to martyrs of Kargil

NEW DELHI, July 26: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs of Kargil on Kargil Vijay Diwas today. The day marks the victory of…

Jio Institute not declared ‘Institution of Eminence’: Prakash Javadekar

NEW DELHI, July 26: The government said today the ‘Institution of Eminence’ tag has not been bestowed on the Jio Institute, but only a letter of intent has been given subject to conditions. During Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha,…

Thane Court rejects Bangladeshi man’s bail plea, says Aadhaar not proof of citizenship

Thane, July 26: A Thane court has rejected the bail plea of a 42-year-old Bangladeshi national arrested for illegally staying in India and observed that an Aadhaar card cannot be considered proof of citizenship. District Judge R S Patil Bhosale…

SC slams UP govt for filing draft vision document on Taj Mahal

New Delhi, July 26: The Supreme Court today slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for filing a draft report of the vision document on protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal and asked whether the apex court was supposed to vet…

SC slams govt on failing to make public institutions accessible for the differently-abled

New Delhi, July 25: The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Centre over non-compliance of its last year verdict of making public institutions disabled-friendly, and said the government had to follow the law and order. The top court also expressed…