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NCW to summon Tharoor for his tweet on Miss World 2017
New Delhi , November 19 : The National Commission of Women (NCW) on Sunday said it would summon Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his 'derogatory and degrading' tweet on newly-crowned Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar. Read Full Story

Deferring Padmavati's release just a ploy to befool us: Karni Sena chief
Jaipur (Rajasthan) , November 19 : Hours after the release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed 'Padmavati' was deferred, Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi said it was just a ploy to befool them. Read Full Story

Govt will appoint highest number of HC judges this year: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Nov 19 : Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday that the government was in the process of appointing highest number of high court judges in a single year, breaking the 30-year-old record of 126. Read Full Story

J and K celebrates 'Heritage Week' to preserve, protect its culture
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , November 19 : Jammu and Kashmir Education and Tourism Minister Priya Sethi inaugurated 'Heritage Week' on Sunday to generate awareness on preservation of the state's ancient culture and environment. Read Full Story

Indian Army urges local terrorists to give up militancy
Srinagar (J-K) , Nov.19 : The Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday called for peace in the valley and urged the local terrorists to give up militancy. Read Full Story

Medical college students fined for ragging
Patna (Bihar) , Nov 19 : At least 54 students of girls' hostel in Darbhanga Medical College have been fined Rs 25,000 each for allegedly ragging their juniors. Read Full Story

'Sabarmati ke Sant' song an insult to freedom fighters: Anil Vij
Ambala (Haryana) , Nov.19 : Haryana Minister Anil Vij raked up a controversy saying that 'Sabarmati ke Sant' song is an insult to freedom fighters. Read Full Story

54 students from Darbhanga Medical College fined for ragging
Patna (Bihar) , Nov 19 : At least 54 students of girls' hostel in Darbhanga Medical College have been fined Rs 25,000 each for allegedly ragging their juniors. Read Full Story

Sonia, Pranab remember 'Iron Lady' Indira Gandhi
New Delhi , Nov 19 : On the occasion of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's birth centenary, Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday paid her tributes to the Iron Lady while talking about her compassion towards helping the poor and oppressed, and her contribution towards the freedom struggle. Read Full Story

NCPCR celebrates 'BAAL UTSAV' as part of Hausla-2017, a festival for children living in CCIs across the country
New Delhi : The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) today celebrated Baal Utsav as part of Hausla-2017, a week long festival for children living in Child Care Institutions across the country being celebrated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Vice-Chairperson, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) was the "Chief Guest" at "Aadi Mahotsav" Today
New Delhi : The "Aadi Mahotsav" is being organised by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi from 16th November to 30th November, 2017 with full enthusiasm and energy. The 'theme' of "Aadi Mahotsav" is 'A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce'. Read Full Story

National Highways Authority of India going Strong
New Delhi : Following the upgrade of India's sovereign rating from Baa3 positive to Baa2 stable on 16th November 2017, Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the issuer ratings of National Highways Authority of India to Baa2 from Baa3 and revised outlook to stable from positive. The ratings of NTPC, NHPC and GAIL have also been upgraded. Read Full Story

Swachh Bharat Central Team assist in building twin pits in Champaran to mark World Toilet Day
New Delhi : In the run up to World Toilet Day tomorrow, behaviour change and toilet construction activities are being undertaken by the States and districts around the country. Read Full Story

Navy Health Camp organised at Aurangabad (Distt Palwal) as part of Navy Week 2017 Celebrations
New Delhi : As a part of Navy Week celebrations, Indian Navy is conducting a free health camp for the general public from 18 to 20 November 2017 at Aurangabad, Palwal District, Haryana. Read Full Story

Annual Day Celebration in AFGJI
New Delhi : Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute celebrated its 32nd Annual Day on 18th November 2017 in The Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park at 1030 hrs. Read Full Story

Wreath laying ceremony at Teen Murti Memorial
New Delhi : The wreaths were laid at the Teen Murti Memorial by the Cavalry Officers' Association (COA) on 18 November 2017. Read Full Story

237TH Corps of Engineers Day
New Delhi : 237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated on 18 Nov 2017. In a solemn Ceremony organised at 'Amar Jawan Jyoti', Lt Gen Suresh Sharma, Engineer-in-Chief along with other serving and retired officers and men laid wreaths and paid homage to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their life for the country. Read Full Story

Department of Food and Public Distribution clarifies on media reports on death due to starvation
New Delhi : In the recent past a few reports have appeared in the media about starvation deaths owing to alleged denial of subsidized foodgrains under NFSA to eligible ration card holders for want of Aadhaar number or for non-authentication at PoS etc. Read Full Story

Students should continue to learn, earn and yearn to serve with clear vision, pure heart and strong shoulders: Vice President
New Delhi : The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Students should continue to learn, earn and yearn to serve with clear vision, pure heart and strong shoulders. He was addressing the Eighth Convocation of Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), in Hyderabad today. Read Full Story

President of India Addresses 94th Annual Convocation of The University of Delhi
New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, graced and addressed the 94th annual convocation of the University of Delhi today (November 18, 2017). Read Full Story

Address by Shri Ram Nath Kovind at The 94th convocation of The University of Delhi
New Delhi : I am happy to be here for the 94th Convocation of the University of Delhi, one of the most valued institutions of higher learning in our country. I offer my greetings to the Vice-Chancellor, faculty members and, most important, the graduating students and their family members. This is a big day and a memorable moment for all of you. Read Full Story

President of India to Visit Three Northeastern States from November 19 to 22, 2017
New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will visit three Northeastern States - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur - from November 19 to 22, 2017. This is his first visit to these states as the President of India. Read Full Story

Sheila Dikshit slams Centre for renaming Dyal Singh College
New Delhi , Nov.19 : Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said that decision to rename Dyal Singh College (Evening) as 'Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya' was not a commendable move. Read Full Story

Birth memorial of Rani Laxmi Bai lies neglected on her birth anniversary
Varanasi , Nov.19 : The birth memorial of Rani of Jhansi, Laxmi Bai, was lying neglected, in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on her birth anniversary on Sunday. Read Full Story

Farooq trying to push country into communalism: BJP
New Delhi , Nov. 19 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah was trying to push the country into communalism. Read Full Story

PM Modi remembers Indira Gandhi on birth centenary
New Delhi , Nov 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid his tributes to former counterpart Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary today. Read Full Story

PM Modi reiterates importance of sanitation on World Toilet Day
New Delhi , Nov 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reaffirmed the Centre's commitment towards improving sanitation in the country on account of World Toilet Day today. Read Full Story

PM Modi, other national icons congratulate Miss World Manushi Chhillar
New Delhi , November 19 : Manushi Chhillar on Saturday brought the Miss World crown back to India after 17 years, and the nation couldn't help but send out some serious love. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four Indian fishermen
Delft Island (Sri Lanka) , November 19 : The Sri Lankan Navy apprehended four Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized one boat near Delft Island, on Saturday. Read Full Story

'Passion towards work made her the winner today'
New Delhi , November 18 : Retired Lieutenant and an image consultant and enhancer, Rita Gangwani on Saturday expressed happiness over Manushi Chhillar winning the Miss World Title and said that 'passion towards her work made her the winner today'. Read Full Story

Manmohan Singh bags Indira Gandhi Prize
New Delhi , Nov. 18 : Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be recipient of International Jury of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for this year. Read Full Story

Process will start after announcing president election date: Cong on CWC meeting
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Nov 18 : Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Saturday asserted that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will approve the schedule for nomination, after which the process to select the party president will start. Read Full Story

Manohar Lal Khattar congratulates Manushi Chhillar on winning 'Miss World 2017'
New Delhi , November 18 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday expressed happiness and congratulated Manushi Chhillar in winning the Miss World title, after 17-long years. Read Full Story

Parliament stand on PoK can't be negated: Khurshid
New Delhi , Nov. 18 : Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that the Parliament stand on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) can't be negated. Read Full Story

MV Emerald Star: Sushma Swaraj ask Indian Ambassador in Manila for DNA identification
New Delhi , November 18 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday asked Indian Ambassador in Manila for the DNA identification of 10 Indian crew members of the MV Emerald Star who went missing on October 17. Read Full Story

Disconnect between Pakistan Army Headquarters and troops, says Indian DGMO
New Delhi , November 18 : India's Director General of Military operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General A. K. Bhatt, on being impressed upon Pakistan DGMO, said it appears to be a 'disconnect between the intent at the Pak GHQ (name of Army Headquarters at Rawalpindi), which reiterates its desire for peace, and the actions of Pak troops along the Line of Control, who resort to heavy firing without provocation'. Read Full Story

Miss World 2017: Miss India Manushi Chhillar wins the title
New Delhi , Nov 18 : Indian model Manushi Chhillar is the new Miss World, after 17-long years. Read Full Story

Mumbai attack mastermind's nephew, along with five others killed in Bandipora encounter
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) , Nov. 18 : Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's nephew Owaid, along with five other Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, was gunned down by security forces during Bandipora encounter on Saturday. Read Full Story

Assam AG adduce 'outside interference' for resignation
Guwahati (Assam) , Nov 18 : Chinmoy Choudhury resigned as Advocate General of the Assam government and stated that there was "outside interference" in his functioning, where he was not allowed to work with "full dignity." Read Full Story

BJP represents development, good governance: Rajnath Singh
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Nov. 18 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the party that represents development and good governance. Read Full Story

Food Ministry clarifies media reports on starvation deaths
New Delhi , Nov 18 : The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has today issued a clarification on the recent media reports about starvation deaths owing to alleged denial of subsidised food-grains. Read Full Story

CWC to meet on Monday to discuss schedule of President election
New Delhi , Nov. 18 : Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting will be held on Monday at 10.30 am to discuss the schedule of the party president election. Read Full Story

Delhi University: Dyal Singh College (Evening) renamed as 'Vande Mataram College'
New Delhi , November 18 : The administrative department of Delhi University's Dyal Singh College on Saturday decided to rename its evening college as 'Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya'. Read Full Story

IAF Garud personnel killed, five terrorist gunned down in Bandipora encounter
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) , Nov. 18 : One Indian Air Force (IAF) Garud personnel lost his life and five terrorists were gunned down on Saturday during an encounter in Hajin area of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. Read Full Story

National Herald case: 'Application be dismissed with exemplary costs' says Congress
New Delhi , Nov 18 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi filed their response to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's application seeking admission or denial of certain documents by the accused person and asked for the dismissal of application with exemplary costs, in connection to the National Herald case. Read Full Story

Inside story of Majid Khan's surrender
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) Nov. 18, : Kashmiri footballer Majid Khan was rescued from the clutches of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in a true James Bond movie style. Read Full Story

MP govt will encourage, enlighten youth: CM at MSME Convention
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) November 18 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday attended the last day of the MSME-Self-Employment Convention here, wherein, he said the state government will work towards enlightenment of the youth. Read Full Story

Delhi University needs to adapt to changing trends in higher education: President
New Delhi , Nov.18 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday called on faculty and students of Delhi University to adapt to changing trends in higher education to be competitive and counted with the rest of the world. Read Full Story

Delhi's Dyal Singh College (E) named as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya
New Delhi , November 18 : The chairperson of Dyal Singh College's governing body on Saturday asserted that the new name 'Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya' is an inspiring name for the college. Read Full Story

Karni Sena calls for Bharat Bandh on `Padmavati` release date
Gurugram (Haryana) , Nov 18 : Amidst the whole fuss over the release of 'Padmavati', Rajput Karni Sena has called for Bharat Bandh on December 1, the date when Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum-opus is slated to release. Read Full Story

Manmohan Singh corners Centre over GST
Kochi , Nov.18 : Taking a dig at the BJP led NDA government at the Centre, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said that the Congress would have implemented the Goods and Services Tax (GST) after considerable preparation. Read Full Story

Delhi air quality continues to remain in 'very poor category'
New Delhi November 18 : The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) continued to remain in the 'very poor category' on Saturday. Read Full Story

Nearly 500 Children residing in Child Care Institutions from all over the country taking part in various events of 'Hausla 2017' in Delhi
New Delhi : As a part of 'Hausla 2017' celebration, a painting event for children residing in Child Care Institutions (CCIs) from all over the country was organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

Aadi Mahotsav will promote Tribal Economy, Culture and Cuisine, says Shri Sudarshan Bhagat
New Delhi : Ministry of Tribal Affairs is organizing Aadi Mahotsav at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi till 30 November, 2017. The theme of Aadi Mahotsav is 'A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce'. Read Full Story

Shri K.J. Alphons requests all Chief Ministers to put in place a Protocol so that in Future tragic incidents of boat mishap do not take place
New Delhi : Shri K. J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Tourism expressed deep concern at the tragic death of 21 tourists in a boat mishap in the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh. Read Full Story

Dr. Jitendra Singh calls for tackling Insurgency issue with customized solutions
New Delhi : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that CAPFs and State Police has come of age to tackle the menace of insurgency. He saidthat new and evolved Technology should be utilized to tackle the insurgency and terrorism effectively. Dr. Jitendra Singh said this while addressing the 6th International Conference on Homeland Security here today. Read Full Story

MNRE organises panel discussion on 'Innovative Financing and Market Evolution
New Delhi : The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), organised a panel discussion on 'Innovative Financing and Market Evolution to achieve 175 GW renewables by 2022' on 16th November 2017 at the India Pavilion at Conference of Parties (CoP) 23, Bonn, Germany. Read Full Story

Examination of the subject Education pertaining to the Ministry of Human Resource Development
New Delhi : The Committee on Estimates (Lok Sabha) headed by Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, M.P. is examining the subject 'Education' and will present thereon to Lok Sabha. Considering the importance of the subject, the Committee has decided to invite Memoranda containing views/suggestions on the subject 'Education' with particular reference to Higher Education from individuals /experts /pubic /bodies/ organizations/ stakeholders and others concerned/ interested with the subject. Read Full Story

Qaumi Ekta Week will be observed from November 19-25, 2017
New Delhi : With a view to foster and reinforce the spirit of Communal Harmony, National Integration and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood, the "Qaumi Ekta Week" (National Integration Week) will be observed all over the country, from the 19th to 25th November, 2017. Read Full Story

Health Ministry introduces Daily Drug Regimen for treatment of Tuberculosis
New Delhi : The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently announced the launch of daily regimen for TB patients across the country under The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP). Read Full Story


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