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Donald Trump congratulates PM Modi, says ‘great things’ in store for Indo-US ties
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India awaits the arrival of US President Donald Trump, asserting that his visit will further strengthen the friendship between the two countries. "India awaits your arrival @POTUS @realDonaldTrump! Your visit is definitely going to further strengthen the friendship between our nations," Modi tweeted. "See you very soon in Ahmedabad," he said, responding to a...
India's financial market faces low downside risk from coronavirus' impact on supply chains, will instead continue trading on domestic triggers and the current global health scare represents a "buying opportunity", according to Luis Oganes, JP Morgan's head of currencies, commodities, and emerging market research. "I would say that the things to watch are the turning point in the coronavirus episode,...
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri and prayed that Lord Shiva blesses everyone in the country with peace, prosperity and good fortune. "On the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri, I wish the devout community around the world. On this occasion, when we illuminate our homes, we...
Congress
A senior state Congress leader and MLA on Friday alleged that the vigilance raid at his house was a "game plan of corrupt Left government in Kerala to tarnish my image and settle political scores". "The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) raid at my house here has failed to unearth anything and is in fact a blessing since authorities have...
The Centre has reaffirmed in the Madras High Court its stand that the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts cannot be set free without its consent and said the Tamil Nadu cabinet recommendation for their premature release would have 'zero' effect. The oral submission was made on Thursday by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) G Rajagopalan before a bench of Justices R...
Ultra-left and Left organisations swept the students union elections in the Jadavpur University where the vote count was held on Thursday. Contesting for the first time, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (AVBP), student wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), finished second in the Engineering faculty ahead of the Students Federation of India. Radical Left group Democratic Students Federation retained all the...
On request of parents of 'Disha', the Hyderabad veterinarian who was gangraped and murdered on November 27 last year, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice is examining a proposal to ensure expeditious "justice in cases of barbarous and heinous crimes". Disha's parents had sought changes in laws dealing with "cruellest of crimes against women" and also suggested to...
The Maharashtra government has sanctioned Rs 152.24 crore for the development of roads in Aurangabad city, a senior official said on Thursday. During a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on Wednesday, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation informed the government about road and other projects worth Rs 263 crore proposed in the city located in Marathwada region. State Urban...
Twenty four people were killed in two different road accidents in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. According to police, 19 persons died in an accident when a container lorry from Coimbatore to Salem and a passenger bus from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram collided in the early hours of Thursday. The accident happened near Avinashi in Tiruppur district in Tamil Nadu. About 25 passengers were...
US President Donald Trump's worry about trade deficits with countries like India "does not make much sense" and he should instead see it as a sign of American strength, a top economist from the New York University's Stern School of Business told IANS here. "A lot of economists look at trade as ships going back and forth carrying cars and...
Two elderly coronavirus patients from a quarantined cruise ship off Japan have died, media reports said on Thursday, citing a government source. A man and a woman in their 80s who had been infected have died, public broadcaster NHK and other media said. No immediate confirmation was available from the health ministry. They would be the first fatal cases among...
Maoists blew up a school building at Bankebazar area of Bihar's Gaya district with dynamite, the police said here on Wednesday. According to the police, an armed group of Maoists attacked a middle school in Sondaha village on Tuesday night and blew up the building with dynamite. The school was completely gutted in the explosion. Sources said the school building was...
Three terrorists were gunned down by security forces in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said. The encounter started on Tuesday night in the Awantipora area in Pulwama. Among the slain terrorists was a dreaded top terror commander. The terrorists were identified as Jehangir Rafiq Wani, Raja Umer Maqbool Bhat and Uzair Ahmed Bhat. Sources said that a...
Just a week ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to New Delhi, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his four-day trip to Islamabad applauded Pakistan for its peace efforts and expressed concern for the Muslims in India. Before concluding his Pakistan visit on Wednesday, the UN chief in an interview to Pakistani newspaper Dawn commented on India's Citizenship...
US President Donald Trump has indicated that a full-fledged trade agreement with India was unlikely during his visit there next week -- or even this year -- but a "very big one" was in the offing. "I don't know if it'll be done before the election, but we'all have a very big deal with India," he told reporters at Joint...
Uttar Pradesh to link ownership of urban properties to Aadhaar
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) clarified that reports of some residents being served notices by the RO Hyderabad, over their Aadhaar being allegedly obtained on false pretences, were not being presented in the "correct perspective" in some media reports. "There are news items in certain section of media regarding UIDAI issuing notices of inquiry to some residents for...
Devendra Fadnavis
The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ plea seeking review of its 2019 judgment asking the BJP leader to face trial for allegedly failing to furnish details of pending criminal cases against him in his 2014 poll affidavit. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing Mr. Fadnavis, told a bench headed by Justice Arun...
The right engine of a Bengaluru-bound GoAir flight caught a "small" fire at the Ahmedabad airport during take-off on Tuesday morning, which has been doused, the airline said. All the passengers and crew members on board GoAir flight G8 802 have been deplaned safely, a GoAir Spokesperson said in a statement. The number of persons on board, however, could not be...
A Naxal woman was arrested from an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest march in Gaya, according to Superintendent of Police (SP) City, Rakesh Kumar on Monday. The arrested Naxal woman has been identified as Kalawati. "We received information that Naxals were planning to gather people under the guise of protest. She was wanted in an earlier case as well and therefore...
A group of Muslim residents in Ayodhya has sent a letter to the temple trust saying that construction of the Ram temple on the graves of Muslims will be a violation of 'Sanatan Dharma'. The letter has been sent by M.R. Shamshad, the advocate who represented the Muslim side in the Ayodhya title dispute case. The letter, which was sent on...

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