Gujarat Govt orders restoration of Jain idols at Pavagadh after protest by community

Gujarat Govt orders restoration of Jain idols at Pavagadh after protest by community

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | PTI | Halol (Gujarat)

The Gujarat government on Monday instructed authorities in Panchmahal district to reinstall centuries-old Jain idols at their original place near the stairs leading to Kalika Mata temple on Pavagadh hill after community members staged protests over their alleged removal from the site. While community members alleged these idols of Jain Tirthankars...

Congress seeks thorough review of mega infrastructure project in Great Nicobar

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

The Congress on Monday demanded a thorough review of a proposed “mega infrastructure project” in Great Nicobar initiated at the “instance” of the Niti Aayog, claiming that it poses a grave threat to the island’s tribal communities. Raising red flags over the proposed project, Congress general secretary and former Union environment...

Congress asks EC: How many EVMs found faulty throughout LS polls?

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi on Monday asked the Election Commission to put out data on how many EVMs were found faulty throughout the Lok Sabha polls. Gogoi, who won the just concluded Lok Sabha elections from Assam’s Jorhat seat by defeating his nearest BJP rival by a margin of over 1.44...

NSA Doval holds wide ranging talks with American counterpart Sullivan

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

National Security Advisor(NSA)Ajit Doval on Monday here held detailed talks with his American counterpart Jake Sullivan, focusing on implementation of the ambitious India-US Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET), bilateral defence ties and regional security situation. Sullivan is visiting Delhi from June 17 to 18, in the first trip to...

Modi to visit UP, Bihar to participate in Kisan Samman Sammelan today

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Varanasi on Tuesday, his first visit after assuming office for the third consecutive term. During his visit, the prime minister will participate in the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan and release Rs 20,000 crore as part of the income support scheme for over 9.26 crore...

Shiv Sena (UBT) to challenge Mumbai North West LS seat poll results in court

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | T N RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Amid controversy over the alleged manipulation in the counting of votes, the Opposition Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray on Monday announced that his party would challenge the Lok Sabha poll result in the Mumbai North-West constituency on the ground that the official machinery was “misused” to favour the Eknath...

Video of UPSC aspirant's weeping parents gets over 2.6 mn views

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A video that has garnered more than 2.6 million views on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) showed weeping parents as an aspirant appearing for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Prelims examination was denied entry into the exam centre in Haryana's Gurugram after she arrived late. After...

Brothers sacrifice Eid festivities to help survivors

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Three brothers Rauf, Asfaqur and Safiqur who were returning from their place of work at Guwahati to Sujapur in Malda to celebrate Bakr Eid with their relatives abandoned their journey midway and joined rescue operations with the villagers sending more than a dozen of injured passengers of the ill-fated Kanchenjangha...

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