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Scientists have brought laurels to India: Modi in Mann Ki Baat
New Delhi, Feb 26 : Delivering the 28th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Indian scientists have brought laurels to the nation while hailing the efforts of ISRO for successfully launching 104 satellites simultaneously into space. Read Full Story

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds nation for becoming technology driven
New Delhi, Feb 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat' where he lauded people for becoming technology driven and embracing digital economy. Read Full Story

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi hails Indian blind cricket team, 'divyang' athletes
New Delhi , Feb.26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation in the 29th edition of his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann ki Baat', on Monday congratulated the Indian blind cricket team for winning the Twenty20 World Cup by beating arch-rivals Pakistan. Read Full Story

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi congratulates ISRO for scripting history
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday heaped praises the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists for creating a world record by sending 104 satellites into the space orbit. Read Full Story

PM Modi lauds successful testing of Ballistic Interceptor Missile
New Delhi , Feb 26 : Lauding India's successful progress in the field of defence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that inculcation of the Ballistic Interceptor Missile is a cutting edge technology in the arena of security. Read Full Story

From ISRO to 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao': Top 10 quotes from PM Modi's 29th Mann Ki Baat
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his 29th edition of Mann Ki Baat, touched on a range of issues from India's historic launch of a record 104 satellites on a single rocket to the Indian team's incredible victory in the Blind T20 Cricket World Cup. Read Full Story

NIA to deport PoK youth who aided terrorists in Uri terror attack
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : The National Investigative Agency (NIA) will soon file a closure report in connection with a case relating to the two youth from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), who were suspected to have helped the terrorists carry out the deadly attack in an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector last year. Read Full Story

Fearing arrest on landing in India, Zakir Naik seeks questionnaire from ED
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : Despite the Enforcement Directorate having expressed its desire to not conduct proceedings via video conferencing or e-mail, controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik haS sought a questionnaire from the agency, fearing his arrest if he lands in India. Read Full Story

Election Commission reiterates warning to political parties to abstain from 'religious persuasion' of voters
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : The Election Commission of India has once again called on the political parties contesting elections, to refrain from using religion as election propaganda to garner support, stating that this will fuel communal disharmony. Read Full Story

Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, reveals terror group's 'plan' for India
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : Dr. K. Ramamurthy, who was freed after being captured in Libya by the ISIS two years ago, said here after his release that the dreaded terrorist organisation is very much "interested" in India and wants its ideology to be spread in the country. Read Full Story

PM Modi to share his thoughts in 29th edition of 'Mann ki Baat' today
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be sharing his thoughts on a number of issues in the 29th edition of his radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' today. Read Full Story

RJD, JD(U) back Nitish Kumar, dub PM Modi as 'killer of truth'
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday garnered full support from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Janata Dal (United) and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) after he questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's self-proclaimed 'mother-son' relationship with the River Ganga. Read Full Story

UP elections: PM Modi resorting to polarisation, says NCP
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : Extending support towards Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over his counter remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Shamshan-Kabristaan' statement, the Janta Dal (United) on Sunday said the latter was resorting to his old ways of spreading communalism. Read Full Story

Congress supports Nitish Kumar, says River Ganga searching for his 'son'
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : Supporting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi being looked for by his 'mother' Ganga, the Congress on Sunday said PM Modi has always failed to carry on his responsibilities and fulfill promises made to people. Read Full Story

Manipur polls: PM Modi's fondness for figure fifteen premise of his fake politics, scoffs Aiyar
New Delhi , Feb. 26 : Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Sunday said the former's fondness for figure fifteen is the premise of his fake politics. Read Full Story

Army personnel visit Shopian encounter braveheart's family
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 26 : Director General of Police (DGP), Jammu and Kashmir, S.P. Vaid, GOC, CIF (V) Maj. Gen. Ashok Narula and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir S.J.M. Geelani along with other army personnel on Saturday visited the residence of 34-year-old brave heart Lance Naik Gh Mohi-Ud-Din, who sacrificed his life in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian. Read Full Story

India has nearly lost Kashmir: Chidambaram
Hyderabad(Telangana), Feb. 25: Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that India has nearly lost Kashmir. Read Full Story

ISSF World Cup in New Delhi, Day-2: People's Republic of China and Italy in the spotlights
New Delhi, Feb 25 : Lao Jiajie and Lin Junmin won gold and silver at the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final. Simone D'Ambrosio and Giovanni Pellielo shared the men's Trap podium, during day-2 of the first ISSF World Cup of the season in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for traces of toxic VX chemical
New Delhi, Feb. 25: Malaysian Police said they will conduct a sweep of the terminal at Kuala Lumpur's International Airport, where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's exiled half-brother Kim Jong Nam was killed, to check for possible traces of the toxic chemical suspected to have been used in the attack. Read Full Story

President Pranab Mukherjee to watch 'Pink' with Big B, Taapsee
New Delhi , Feb. 25 : President Pranab Mukherjee to watch Indian courtroom drama film 'Pink' with its lead actors Big B Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu. Read Full Story

33rd Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi festival held in Arunachal
Bordumsa (Arunachal Pradesh) , Feb.25 : The picturesque state of Arunachal Pradesh has always played an important role in promoting northeast culture and tourism. Read Full Story

Donald Trump urges supporters to hold their own rally
New Delhi , Feb. 25: President Donald Trump on Twitter has urged his supporters to hold a rally of their own, predicting it would be "the biggest of them all" amid a series of protests against him. Read Full Story

India should recast its foreign policy, adopt a 'give and take' principle : Subramanian Swamy
New Delhi ,Feb. 25: Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said that the Centre needs to recast its foreign policy, and adopt a give and take principle to maximise benefits for itself. Read Full Story

Nitish ask PM Modi: What 'mother-son' relationship do you have with River Ganga?
Patna (Bihar) , Feb.25: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday questioned his self-proclaimed 'mother-son' relationship with the River Ganga. Read Full Story

Imphal's Iskcon Temple holds a special place for Lord Krishna's disciples
Imphal (Manipur) , Feb.25 : The chanting of 'Hare Krishna Hare Rama' engulfs Imphal as the famed Iskcon Temple on the banks of the Imphal River attracts pilgrims from across the region and the world. Read Full Story

Ibobi Singh hits back at 'economic blockade' remark, says it wasn't expected from PM
Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 25 : Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Friday hits back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remark on the economic blockade and said that this kind of statement was not expected from the former. Read Full Story

Manipur needs 100 pct development, not 10 pct CM: PM Modi
Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Ibobi Okram Singh, stating the Manipur Chief Minister was infamous for taking 10 percent commission as bribe. Read Full Story

Kansas shooting: Hindus must wear 'tika', 'bindi' for safety, reckons Hindu Samhati Chief
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Feb. 25 : In what may spark a fresh controversy, Hindu Samhati president, Tapan Ghosh on Saturday said that women should wear 'bindi' and Hindu men should sport 'tilak' on their forehead to avoid incidents like Kansas shooting. Read Full Story

PM Modi is trying to fool the nation: CM Akhilesh Yadav
Sidharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb.25 : Launching a scathing attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his recent statement on conspiracy across the borders causing rail accidents in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that former is fooling the nation. Read Full Story

Muslim votes for SP will help BJP: Mayawati
Deoria, (Uttar Pradesh), Feb. 24 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Monday said Muslims voting for the Samajwadi Party (SP) would eventually end up helping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read Full Story

BHIM has achieved world record with 17 million downloads, says Amitabh Kant
New Delhi , Feb 25 : Talking about the performance of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app of the government, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that the app has successfully recorded 17 million downloads so far, which is a world record in itself. Read Full Story

Leaders like Abdullah responsible for crisis in J-K: Nirmal Singh
New Delhi , Feb.25 : Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minsiter Nirmal Singh on Saturday said laders like National Conference president Farooq Abdullah responsible for the prevailing crisis in the state. Read Full Story

Congress spreading lies about Naga Accord: PM Modi
Imphal (Manipur) , Feb. 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the Congress party is dividing people by spreading lies about the Centre compromising the territorial integrity of Manipur by signing an accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland -- Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) insurgent group. Read Full Story

'Opportunist' Farooq Abdullah changing his tone as he is no longer in power: Centre
New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Branding National Conference President Farooq Abdullah 'opportunist' for criticising BJP-PDP coalition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the former has changed his tone because he has lost the power. Read Full Story

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella condemns 'senseless' Kansas violence
New Delhi , Feb. 25 (AN): Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has condemned the 'senseless violence' in Kansas that claimed life of an Indian engineer and wounded another. Read Full Story

2007 Ajmer Blast: Hearing adjourned till March 8
New Delhi, , Feb. 25 : The hearing in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah Blasts case has been adjourned till March 8 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Jaipur. Read Full Story

Chidambaram's 'anti national' remark on Kashmir will embolden Pakistan: Venkaiah Naidu
New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Lashing out at former finance minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram for saying that Kashmir was early lost thanks to the government's policies, the Centre on Saturday branded his remark as anti-national, adding that his statement was tantamount to promoting separatism and encouraging terrorism. Read Full Story

Give us a chance, will do in 15 months what Congress has not done in 15 years
Imphal, Feb 25 : : Slamming the Congress for not doing anything in Manipur in its 15 years of rule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that the BJP, if elected to power, will usher in more development in 15 months. Read Full Story

PM Modi to address election rally in Manipur today
Imphal, Feb 25 : : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an election rally in poll-bound Manipur on Saturday amid tight security. Read Full Story

Congress spurring violence, mayhem in north-east to stay in power: Centre
New Delhi, , Feb. 25 : Holding the Congress responsible for militancy and economic blockade in the north-east region, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh said the disruption was a conspiracy of the Congress for retaining political power. Read Full Story

BJP seeks Digvijay Singh's resignation over 'donkey' tweet against PM Modi
New Delhi , Feb. 25 : Condemning Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his 'derogatory' tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday demanded strict action against the former, while asserting that he should be suspended from the grand old party. Read Full Story

British 'caravan' family lands in India after travelling across the world
New Delhi , Feb.25 : This family from U.K. is setting major goals for folks across the globe, clearly dispelling all notions that children in no way hamper one's dreams to trot across the globe. Read Full Story

Macchil braveheart sepoy Mandeep Singh's kin seek PM Modi's help over promised compensation
New Delhi , Feb.25 : The family of Sepoy Mandeep Singh, whose body was mutilated by terrorists after being killed last year during ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir, has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention into the delay of the promised compensation. Read Full Story

Indian killed in Kansas: Indian Consulate assures assistance to deceased's family
New Delhi , Feb. 25 : The Embassy of India in the United States has assured that it is closely monitoring the tragic incident, wherein an Indian engineer was shot dead and another was injured in Kansas. Read Full Story

Defence experts slam Abdullah, accuse him of speaking separatists' language
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Feb. 25 : A day after former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah remarked that the youth of the valley was picking up ammunition not to become legislators, but to fight for the freedom the valley, defence experts on Saturday said the former was speaking the language of separatists. Read Full Story

India, Germany confirm on Social Security Agreement to improve investments
New Delhi , Feb. 24 : India and Germany on Friday approved on a comprehensive Social Security Agreement (SSA) that will come into effect from May, to improve investment flows between the two countries. Read Full Story

Being VP has been a learning experience: Hamid Ansari
Onboard Air India One, Feb. 24 : Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said that his nine years in office have been very productive and he has enjoyed them immensely. Read Full Story

Those joining ranks of militants sacrificing their lives for freedom, says Farooq Abdullah
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Feb. 24 : National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Friday said becoming militants were sacrificing their lives for the freedom of the nation. Read Full Story

Serious trade imbalance exists between India and Uganda: VP Ansari
Onboard Air India One, Feb. 24 : En-route from Kampala to Delhi, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said that a significant trade imbalance exists between India and Uganda. Read Full Story

Army Chief pays tribute to bravehearts of Shopian terror attack
Srinagar , Feb.24, : Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat led tributes for bravehearts who had sacrificed their lives in a terror attack in Shopian in the recent weeks. Read Full Story

Get OPD booking, other facilities at govt hospitals through web portal
New Delhi, Feb 24 : The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched an online portal where a host of facilities can be availed with regard to government hospitals. Read Full Story

Elect a UP govt. that will give jobs, works for farmers: Rahul Gandhi
Basti (Uttar Pradesh) Feb. 24 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the people of Uttar Pradesh need to elect a government that will give jobs and works for the benefit of farmers. Read Full Story

Conspirators from Nepal responsible for Kanpur train tragedy, says PM Modi
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh) Feb. 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday blamed conspirators sitting in Nepal for the November 2016 train derailment in Kanpur that claimed the lives of 149 people. Read Full Story

Need for closer cooperation between Indian and Ugandan Parliaments: Ansari
Kampala [Uganda], Feb.24 : Indian Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Rebecca A. Kadaga have reiterated the need for closer cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries, especially in the domain of capacity building and parliamentary exchanges. Read Full Story

Ex- Indian envoy N. Chandra declares Kansas shooting a hate crime
New Delhi, , Feb. 24 : Former Indian envoy to the United States Naresh Chandra on Friday described the murder of Indian origin engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas as a hate crime. Read Full Story

Indo-UK thought leadership awards for British, Indian change makers
London [United Kingdom], Feb.24 : The third Indo-UK Thought Leadership Awards took place on February 22. Awards were presented to individuals from India and the UK who have been contributing to strengthening bilateral relations between India and the UK. Read Full Story

India, Uganda favor greater global efforts to counter terrorism: Ansari
Kampala [Uganda], Feb.24 : Condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, both India and Uganda have said that the international community needs to be more proactive in countering this menace. Read Full Story

Why is Congress forcing 'immature' Rahul Gandhi into UP: Amit Shah
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 24 : Taking a dig at former Delhi chief minister and Congress senior leader Sheila Dikshit's remark that party vice president Rahul Gandhi still lacks maturity, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday said the entire nation agreed with this 'fact' which did not explain why he was being 'forced' into the state. Read Full Story

India, Uganda have agreed to enhance, exploit potential of ties: Ansari
Kampala [Uganda], Feb.24 : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Friday said both India and Uganda have agreed that there is a great potential for enhancement and expansion of mutual bilateral trade relations between the two nations. Read Full Story

Yale Choir to Tour India in March
New Delhi , Feb.24 : Yale Schola Cantorum (Schola), an internationally renowned chamber choir open by audition to students from across all of Yale University's departments and professional schools, will tour India March 12 - 19, with public performances in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. They will also take part in the Sunday service at historic St. Mary's Church in Chennai. Read Full Story


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