Naidu tells Zimbabwe companies to take advantage of India’s high growth trajectory

Harare, November 4: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has asked the Zimbabwean companies to take advantage of the current high growth trajectory of the Indian economy, saying the business environment in the country is changing for the better. Addressing the…

Govt may give sops to workers in push to reform labour laws

New Delhi, November 4: With just around six months of its term remaining, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government is trying to make some progress in its ambitious labour reforms agenda which has meandered through several starts and stops.…

India’s flagship crop insurance scheme a big leap, but needs fixes

New Delhi, November 4: The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), India’s flagship crop-insurance scheme which is counted as the world’s largest, is a big improvement over older schemes, but its improved features haven’t made it any easier to implement…

BJP’s 100 triple talaq pramukhs to help instant divorce victims in UP

Lucknow, November 4: Uttar Pradesh BJP will soon be appointing about 100 women as ‘teen talaq pramukhs’ across the state to ensure rehabilitation of the victims and their children, a party leader said today. Nazia Alam, secretary of UP BJP’s…

‘No power can stop construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya’

Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), November 4: Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said here Sunday that no power can stop construction of grand Ram temple at Ayodhya. He said, the Bharatiya Janata Party “was, is and will always” favour…

Build Ram in your heart: Tharoor

New Delhi, November 4: With the Ram Mandir movement gathering momentum, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said no Hindu text condones the use of violence to get one’s way and scriptures say people should build Ram in their hearts. “In…

Teachers must have a discerning eye: President Kovind

Haridwar, November 3: President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday that teachers can play a pivotal role in bringing about a qualitative change in higher education by discerning the special abilities of students and bringing out the best in them.…

Bid to revive insurgency in Punjab through ‘external linkages’: Army chief

New Delhi, November 3: Attempts are being made through “external linkages” to “revive insurgency” in Punjab and if early action is not taken, it will be too late, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat Saturday said. He was addressing a gathering…

Six million toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat, 30k can be seen on Google Maps

New Delhi, November 3: A total of six million household and 4,50,000 community toilets have been built over the last four years under the Union government’s Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM-U), according to officials familiar with the development. They…

Coercion not ‘consensual’: US journalist counters MJ Akbar on rape remark

New Delhi, November 3: Pallavi Gogoi, a US-based journalist, who accused former Union minister MJ Akbar of raping her 24 years ago, on Friday refuted Akbar’s claims that they had a ‘consensual’ relationship while working at the Asian Age. She…