India votes against UN’s draft resolution on use of death penalty

UNITED NATIONS, November 14: India has voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution on the use of death penalty, saying it goes against the statutory law of the country where an execution is carried out in the “rarest of…

Winter Session of Parliament from December 11 to January 8

NEW DELHI, November 14: The month-long Winter Session of Parliament is set to commence from December 11, the day counting of votes will take place for Assembly elections in five states. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) Tuesday night…

President, PM Modi pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on Birth Anniversary

NEW DELHI, November 14: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday paid tributes to India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary. Jawaharlal Nehru was born to Motilal…

Trupti Desai says will visit Sabarimala temple on Nov 17

Thiruvananthapuram, November 14: Social activist Trupti Desai said Wednesday she would visit the Sabarimala temple, which saw frenzied protests from devotees against the Supreme Court’s decision to allow women of all ages to offer prayers, with six other women in…

Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over pending proposal to rename West Bengal

RAIPUR, November 14: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the centre on Wednesday for allegedly dragging its feet in clearing a proposal to rename West Bengal to ‘Bangla’, which was unanimously passed by the state assembly in July. Banerjee said the…

Mining baron Janardhana Reddy gets bail in Ponzi scheme case

Bengaluru, November 14: Ballari mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhana Reddy was granted bail by a court here Wednesday in an alleged Ponzi scheme fraud case. “It is allowed,” Sixth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate V Jagadeesh said in…

Rafale probe will throw up names of Modi, Ambani: Rahul Gandhi

Kabirdham/Korba, November 14: A probe into the procurement of Rafale fighter jets from France would throw up names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday. Addressing a campaign rally here for the second…

89% people in Delhi feel sickness or discomfort due to air pollution: Study

New Delhi, November 14: About 89% people in Delhi feel sickness or discomfort due to the bad air quality and most of the people believe vehicles and felling of trees are the major causes behind pollution, according to a new…

6 professors win Infosys Prize 2018 for science and research

BENGALURU, November 13: Six eminent professors have been awarded the Infosys Prize 2018 across different categories of science and research, the software major’s science foundation announced today. The annual award includes a pure gold medal, a citation and a prize…

I don’t lie; we chose Anil Ambani’s firm: Dassault CEO

NEW DELHI, November 13: Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier Tuesday, in an interview to ANI, reiterated that his company had chosen Reliance as an offset partner, and denied allegations of corruption in the Rafale jet deal with India saying it…