Nehru-Gandhi family has ‘brand equity’, says Adhir Chowdhury

Nehru-Gandhi family has ‘brand equity’, says Adhir Chowdhury

Sunday, 18 August 2019 | PTI | Kolkata

The leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, has said it will be tough for any leader from outside the Gandhi-Nehru family to run the party, as it has “brand equity”. He also said the revival of the Congress largely depended on the weakening of regional parties that...

Panel to review Def procurement hiccups

Sunday, 18 August 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

In an effort to give a boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government in the Defence sector and remove bottlenecks in the acquisition of weapon systems, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given the nod for reviewing the Defence Procurement Policy (DPP)-2016 by a high-level committee. The panel...

Modi Govt plans grand celebrations

Sunday, 18 August 2019 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

nStarting this year, the Modi Government plans to hold grand celebrations of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary on October 31 annually near his Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat. And the scale of celebrations could be only second to the Republic Day parade on Rajpath in the national Capital.  Interestingly, the...

Temple existed before Babri Masjid came up at disputed site, Ram Lalla’s lawyer to SC

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

A “massive” temple of Lord Ram, dating back to the second century BC (Before Christ), existed at the disputed site in Ayodhya before the construction of Babri Masjid, a counsel for deity “Ram Lalla Virajman” told the Supreme Court on Friday. The counsel for Ram Lalla, a party to the decades-old...

Flower: Lack of freedom, security most frustrating about living in Pak

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Grant Flower said the “lack of freedom and security aspect” is the most frustrating thing about living in strife-torn Pakistan, where he has served as the national team's batting coach for five years. In 2014, the former Zimbabwe opener was roped in to coach the Pakistan batsmen, but the country's Cricket...

Nigerian Shia cleric returns after India medical row

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | AFP | Abuja

Shia leader Ibrahim Yaqoub Zakzaky, who was granted permission to travel to India for medical care after years in detention, returned to Nigeria on Friday following a row over his treatment, his supporters said. Zakzaky, founder of the pro-Iranian Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife Zeenah Ibrahim were “whisked...

NBCC not to invest money in Amrapali projects

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

State-owned NBCC Friday said it will not “invest any money” in completing debt-laden Amrapali's stalled projects that require a whopping Rs 8,500 crore investment. Last month, the Supreme Court asked the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete pending projects of the Amrapali Group at an 8 per cent commission. Replying to...

IIT develops prototype that can produce green fertilisers, water from human urine

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

At a time when every drop of water counts in view of its scarcity, researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, have developed a prototype that can produce green fertilizers and water from human urine.  The product, ‘Water Chakra’, works on the development of a modular on-site toilet treatment...

State Editions

Power cut at PCC embarrasses leaders

21 August 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Power meter readers on priority: Minister

21 August 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Meet to be held for stop dam-cum-medium bridge construction

21 August 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Rajiv Gandhi revolutionised Indian IT sector, says Nath

21 August 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

‘Kalaripayattu’ enthralled locals on Tuesday at MPSD

21 August 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

Game on!

18 August 2019 | Pioneer | Agenda

Krishna, the nation builder

18 August 2019 | Dr. Asha Goswami | Agenda

Happiness in digital world

18 August 2019 | Dr Awdhesh Singh | Agenda

Faith does more than heal

18 August 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Let love play the game changer

18 August 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Art for the soul

18 August 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer