Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged the threat of sea-borne terror and piracy as two key challenges to maritime security even as he pitched for respecting freedom of navigation against the backdrop of South China sea dispute.
In an apparent reference to the audacious 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Modi said, the threat of sea-borne terror, of which India has been a direct victim, continues to endanger regional and global peace and stability.
He said piracy, too, remains...
Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today claimed to have broken the impasse on the 'gender bias' at Shani Shingnapur temple by proposing the "Tirupati Balaji" darshan model that keeps both men and women away from inner sanctum, but women's activist Trupti Desai said she is awaiting a "proper decision" from Chief Minister on the issue.
The Art of Living Foundation founder today mediated on the issue by holding separate meetings with the trustees of the...
Delhi government today said that it will recommend a CBI probe into the death of a Ryan International School student following his father's allegations that he was sexually assaulted and then killed.
A magisterial probe ordered by the Delhi Government into the case said that "deliberate" inaction by the school authorities amounted to "gross criminal negligence" which led to the death of the child.
"We will definitely recommend CBI probe into death of Devansh. We can see...
North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket today triggered angry reactions from across the globe and calls for a "tough" response to its latest provocation with arch-rival South Korea saying it will begin talks on possible deployment of a US missile defence system.
A month after it claimed a successful hydrogen bomb test, North Korea announced it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, "legitimately exercising the right to use space for independent and peaceful purposes".
The government favours bringing afresh a bill which seeks to change the present system of probing complaints of "misbehaviour and incapacity" against judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts.
The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill was earlier brought by the previous UPA government but had lapsed following the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha in 2014. Now the Narendra Modi government wants to bring afresh the legislation with certain changes.
"A mandate...To inculcate independence, impartiality and...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked scientists to make innovation useful for the people and develop technology that is affordable to the masses with "zero defect" and "zero effect" on the environment.
"Everybody engaged in research may not get a Nobel Prize, but the real award for them is to make their invention useful for the common people," he said after inaugurating the new campus of the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at...
Rescuers today found signs of life within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 19 people and injured hundreds, as families anxiously waited on site.
The emergency centre in Tainan, the worst-hit city, said today that it did not have an estimation of how many people were missing in the magnitude-6.4 quake that struck at dawn yesterday.
It has previously offered vastly differing...
The AGP is unlikely to have any alliance with the Congress in the coming Assam assembly elections but may consider any "concrete" proposal of the BJP in this regard, senior party leader and former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said today.
"In principle, we can't have an alliance with Congress. The AGP was formed on an anti-Congress plank. So, it is not possible to have an alliance with Congress," he told PTI.
63-year-old Mahanta said the AGP...
The Delhi High Court has asked the AAP government and private schools to submit names of experts for selecting the head of a panel to work out modalities of providing free study material and uniforms to poor children in private and government schools.
A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul asked both the Delhi government and private schools to suggest names of experts from the field of education also having administrative experience, who...
Union Minister for Consumer Affairs Ramvilas Paswan today charged that Bihar was now passing through a 'jungle raj' and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should resign.
"The voters in Bihar have by now realised their mistakes by choosing the present government in power," Paswan, on a two-day visit to the islands told PTI here.
He alleged that the "deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar" indicated that the state was passing through "jungle raj" and the Chief Minister...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea's launch today of a long-range rocket and said it was a violation of UN Security resolutions.
The launch was "absolutely intolerable," Abe told reporters as it came despite repeated protests by the international community. He also called it a "clear violation" of UN Security Council resolutions.
The rocket took off at around 9:00 am Pyongyang time (0030 GMT), according to the South Korean defence ministry which was monitoring the...
Even though Delhi is considered the most polluted city in the world by WHO, it is still better off than many other Indian cities, according to recent data published by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on air pollution.
The national capital stood sixth in terms of air pollution in January, with cities like Muzzaffarpur in Bihar and Varanasi showing worse air qualities.
The data compares pollution levels of 24 cities on the basis of their Air...
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Monday, 08 February 2016 | Kajal Chatterjee | KolkataThis refers to the editorial, “Discard racial mindset” (February 6). Racism runs deep in the Indian society not just against African students but also against its own citizens. Wide-scale discrimination meted out to the students from the North-East is well known. Given such scandalous state of affairs, brutal attacks like...