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Rise above parties, politics; extend full support: Naidu on GST
Hyderabad (Telangana) , June 26 : Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday exhorted the political parties to 'rise above politics' and extend their full support to the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Read Full Story

Assamese beauty crowned Mrs World 2nd runners up, Mrs Congeniality
Jorhat (Assam) , June 26 : Assamese beauty Rishita Baruah stood second runners-up in the recently concluded 'Mrs World 2017 International' held in Seattle, USA. Read Full Story

Tripura Muslims pray for world peace ahead of Eid
Agartala (Tripura) , June 26 : Thousands of Muslims gathered at the Gedu Mia Mosque at Tripura's Agartala on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr to offer morning prayers to mark the end of Ramadan. Read Full Story

Nitish was the first to decide on Bihar's Dalit daughter defeat: Ghulam Nabi Azad
New Delhi , June 26 : Hitting back at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to support National Democratic Alliance presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said people who believe in one principle, make one decision, but those who believe in many principles, make different decisions. Read Full Story

Eid celebration in various parts of world
New Delhi June 26, : : Eid-Ul-Fitr was celebrated across the world on Sunday and Monday. Read Full Story

Government constitutes committee to prepare final draft of NEP under scientist Kasturirangan
New Delhi , June 26 : The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Tuesday appointed a new nine-member panel, under the Chairmanship of eminent scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan,who headed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from 1994 to 2003, to work on a New Education Policy (NEP). Read Full Story

Sakayak row: Recruiting civilians will help army economise on manpower, says defence expert
New Delhi , June 26 : With the Army considering the option of recruiting civilian staff in peace stations as part of its plans to end Sakayak system, a defence expert on Tuesday asserted that it will help the army in terms of economising on manpower. Read Full Story

Fin. Min. postpones implementation of Sections 51, 52 under CGST/SGST Act, 2017
New Delhi , June 26 : With the rollout date of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) inching closer, the Finance Ministry on Monday announced a delay in implementation of the provisions of Section 51 and 52 under the CGST / SGST Act, 2017, aiming to ensure smooth rollout of the GST. Read Full Story

Presidential campaign: Kovind to visit Srinagar on June 28
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 26 : National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will visit Srinagar on June 28 as part of the ongoing campaign, seeking support from its alliance partner, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Read Full Story

Yoga gaining popularity in Nagaland
Dimapur (Nagaland) , June 26 : When International Yoga Day was first observed in Nagaland, a Christian-dominated state in the North East, there were not many takers of the art of healthy living as a fitness art. Read Full Story

Gorkhas dejected over questions raised on them being Indians
Darjeeling (Assam) , June 26 : As the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling entered its 11th day on Monday, the Gorkhas expressed their dejection over doubts being raised about their nationality. Read Full Story

Seven killed, 5 injured after jeep rolls down cliff in Shimla
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , June 26 : At least seven people were killed and five others suffered serious injuries when the jeep they were travelling rolled down a cliff in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh last night. Read Full Story

Nation to celebrate Eid today, President Mukherjee extends warm wishes
New Delhi , June 26 : Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan, is being celebrated across India today. Read Full Story

BJP backs PM Modi's Emergency remark
New Delhi , June 26 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Emergency remark saying that the young generation must recall and remember the dark chapter in the electoral history. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh sends message of peace to Kashmir on occasion of Eid
New Delhi , June 26 : Calling for an end to violence in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh issued a special message of peace and brotherhood on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Read Full Story

Congress slams Sushma Swaraj for attacking Presidential nominee Meira Kumar
New Delhi , June 26 : The Congress on Monday slammed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for targetting Opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar, saying that the former should refrain from doing such things while holding a responsible position. Read Full Story

BJP asks Congress to introspect after Vaghela slams Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi/Kolkata , June 26 : After senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela said that his commitment to party president Sonia Gandhi was over, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the grand old party should introspect as to why their own party leaders are going against it. Read Full Story

PM Modi lauds MEA, Sushma Swaraj for 'helping Indians in distress across the globe'
Virginia [U.S.A.], June 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while lauding the proactive approach of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as he addressed the Indian Diaspora in the United States, asserted that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has emerged as a strong humanitarian force for Indians globally. Read Full Story

India's surgical strikes weren't criticised, except by those who faced consequences: PM Modi in U.S.
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 26 : Highlighting the success of surgical strikes against terror havens along the Line of Control (LoC), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here that the move was a double-edged sword for which the entire world could have questioned New Delhi, but only those who faced the consequences took to criticising them. Read Full Story

Muslim community relieved as GJM offers 12-hour 'window' for Eid in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (Assam) , June 25 : Hailing the decision of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) to levy 12 hours relaxation for the Muslim community to observe Eid in the protest-torn Darjeeling, Jama Masjid Imam, Ahmed Ali Kadri on Sunday said that demands of the agitators should be met. Read Full Story

Hope PM Modi shares vision of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' with Trump: Divine Shakti Foundation
Washington DC [U.S.] , June 25 : Ahead of the much awaited meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Donald Trump, Divine Shakti Foundation president Sadhvi Bhagwati on Sunday hoped the vision of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' was conveyed to the U.S. President by the Prime Minister. Read Full Story

Caution before Trump-Modi meeting
By Smita Prakash, Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 : If the first twelve hours are any indication, India is playing the D.C. game with caution. Read Full Story

Eid to be celebrated across India on Monday
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) June 25 : Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated across India on Monday, announced Muslim cleric Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahal here today. Read Full Story

Kovind's nomination a victory in fight for social justice: Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , June 25 : Elated with the visit of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Uttar Pradesh, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday asserted that the former's nomination is a victory in the fight for social justice in the country. Read Full Story

Jaitley tears into Congress over 'undeclared emergency' barb, calls for introspection
New Delhi , June 25 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday unleashed a tirade against the Congress for cornering the Centre and accusing it of donning a dictatorial attitude and said that it was the grand old party which imposed emergency on the nation and slay democracy. Read Full Story

Ballabhgarh lynching: Villagers to sport black bands on Eid
Ballabhgarh (Haryana) , June 25 : In the wake of the train lynching incident that took place in Haryana's Palwal area, people from the deceased Junaid's village have decided to sport black bands on Eid, marking a silent protest. Read Full Story

Woman Buddhist monk walks through Darjeeling streets to spread peace
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 25 : A woman Buddhist monk on Sunday walked through the streets of Darjeeling to spread the message of peace amidst an ongoing protest for the creation of Gorkhaland out of West Bengal. Read Full Story

Bhupinder Hooda demands implementation of Swaminathan report
Rewari (Haryana) , June 25 : Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday called on the Centre to implement the Swaminathan Committee report. Read Full Story

PM Modi calls upon people to use E-GEM
New Delhi , June 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon the people to use Government -E- Marketplace (E-GEM) portal to sell their products or services to the government. Read Full Story

Democracy is being murdered now without declaration of emergency: Yechury
New Delhi , June 25 : Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for murdering democracy with an undeclared emergency. Read Full Story

Rains force railways to cancel Ambernath-Badlapur route for rebuilding bridge
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 25 : Central Railways on Sunday cancelled train on the stretch between Ambernath and Vangani from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for rebuilding a bridge on the Ambernath-Badlapur section. Read Full Story

Use Khadi products to help underprivileged: PM Modi
New Delhi , June 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to stop exchanging bouquets with each other and instead gift objects made of 'khadi' to provide employment to a large number of people. Read Full Story

PM hails ISRO's successful space mission programmes in Mann ki Baat
New Delhi , June 25 : Commending India's successful space mission programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) for recently launching Cartosat-2 Series. Read Full Story

GJM relaxes indefinite strike by 12 hours on eve of Eid
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 25 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Sunday gave a 12 hour relaxation of its indefinite strike in Darjeeling, for the Muslim community on the eve of Eid. Read Full Story

'Mann ki Baat': Emergency was a dark phase for the nation, says PM Modi
New Delhi , June 25 : On Sunday (June 25), Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminded people about the horrors of the emergency imposed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the month of June, 1975, and asked people to rededicate themselves towards the goal of strengthening democracy. Read Full Story

Mann ki Baat: Govt's 'Clean India' programme has evolved into people's movement, says PM Modi
New Delhi , June 25 : Delivering his 33rd 'Mann ki Baat' address to the nation on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is progressing steadily but surely towards achieving the dream of being open-defecation free. Read Full Story

From Emergency to Yoga, Here's what PM spoke in Mann ki Baat-33
New Delhi , June 25 : From remembering Emergency by calling it the 'darkest hour' in the Indian democracy, to praising ISRO for its highly successful space mission programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday shared his thoughts on various topics in the 33rd edition of the monthly radio programme- Mann Ki Baat. Read Full Story

India's diversity is its uniqueness and its strength: PM Modi
New Delhi , June 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered his prayers and greetings to his countrymen on the occasion of Eid and the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra and urged citizens to get inspired by these festivals, spread happiness and take the country forward. Read Full Story

Wreath laying ceremony of martyr CRPF sub inspector takes place in Srinagar
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 25 : The wreath laying ceremony of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sub inspector Sahab Shukla, who lost his life in a terrorist attack at Srinagar's Pantha Chowk, took place on Sunday. Read Full Story

3.5 magnitude earthquake hits Manipur's Chandel
Chandel (Manipur) , June 25 : A 3.5 magnitude earthquake shook Manipur's Chandel in the wee hours of Sunday. Manipur, in this month, has experienced tremors quite a few times. Read Full Story

PM Modi in U.S.: BJP foreign affairs in-charge says terrorism will be discussed
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 : Throwing light on the issues that will be discussed in an upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that counter-terrorism would be a major topic of discussion. Read Full Story

J-K: Pakistan violates ceasesfire in Naushera sector
Naushera (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 25 : The Pakistan Army on Sunday initiated an unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC). Read Full Story

J-K cop lynching: Defence experts call for tougher action
New Delhi , June 25 : A day after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to carry out investigation into lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammed Ayub Pandith, the defence experts on Sunday said it was not enough to curb such attacks, adding that state government should give a free hand to the police force to operate in counter insurgency measures. Read Full Story

Centre trying to promote its Hindutva agenda: CPI on Naidu's Hindi remark
New Delhi , June 25 : Commenting on Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu's assertion that India cannot progress without Hindi, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central Government is trying to promote its Hindutva agenda. Read Full Story

PM Modi to address nation through 'Mann Ki Baat' today
New Delhi , June 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts on a number of themes and issues in 'Mann Ki Baat' today at 11 a.m. Read Full Story

Mehbooba Govt. needs to act on Pantha Chowk terror attack: Defence experts
New Delhi , June 25 : Dubbing the Pantha Chowk terror attack, in which a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel lost his life, as 'reprehensible', defence experts on Sunday asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti-led Jammu and Kashmir Government to take a stern action to curb such attacks. Read Full Story

PM Modi in U.S.: Pak-sponsored terrorism, H1B Visa to be discussed, says CFR official
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled meeting with United States President Donald Trump, senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Alyssa Ayres on Sunday said that a first in-person interaction is essential to bring a good chemistry between the two leaders as both Washington and New Delhi are concerned about terrorism emanating from Pakistan. Read Full Story

AAP entered politics for profiteering not service: BJP
New Delhi , June 25 : With the Election Commission to continue hearing the office of profit case against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led party has entered politics for profiteering and not for service. Read Full Story

PM Modi, Costa launch India-Portugal International StartUp Hub
Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa launched a unique startup Portal - the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) - aimed at providing information on start-up hotspots in the two countries and associated policies. Read Full Story

Will do everything to assure safety of Indians in Qatar: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi , June 24 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday assured that the Indian government will do everything possible for the safety and well-being of Indians stranded in Qatar, who are facing a major blockade from the surrounding Arab countries. Read Full Story

Pantha Chowk terror attack: 'Cowardly attacks only boost our morale,' says CRPF
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 24 : Following the terror attack earlier in the day in which a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel lost his life, Additional Director General of Police (ADG) of CRPF S.N. Srivastava said that such a 'cowardly act' does not affect the moral of security forces. Read Full Story

APCC demands revival of APCMUHIS
Pradeep Kumar, Itanagar [Arunachal Pradesh], June 24 : Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) took a dig at the ruling Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) state government for its contradictory policy and demanded the immediate reintroduction of the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister's Universal Health Insurance Scheme (APCMUHIS). Read Full Story

Security review meeting held for upcoming Amarnath Yatra
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , June 24 : The Jammu and Kashmir Core Group Security (CGS) held a meeting at Nagrota on Saturday to coordinate arrangements and security for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra. Read Full Story

Modi's visit to U.S. of great significance, says defence expert
New Delhi , June 24 : Defence expert Praful Bakshi on Saturday said the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump would be of great significance. Read Full Story

Lalu and Nitish must resolve their conflict for Bihar: Shatrugan Sinha
New Delhi , June 24 : In wake of the ongoing political conflict between Bihar Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav over the upcoming presidential polls, Member of Parliament (MP) Shatrugan Sinha urged both leaders to resolve their conflict for the benefit of Bihar. Read Full Story

Ballabgarh Murder: CPI (M) demands identification of political connections of criminals
New Delhi , June 24 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) demanded identification of the political connections of the criminals and appropriate action in a case where a youth was murdered after a scuffle broke out in a train over a seat in Haryana's Palwal. Read Full Story

The 'Indian connection' will reflect in Modi-Costa talks
Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 : The Indian connection of Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Read Full Story

24/7 helpline '181' for launched for women in Manipur
Imphal (Manipur) , June 24 : In a bid to address problems faced by women in Manipur, the Biren Singh-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government has launched a toll free 24/7 helpline number 181 for women in the state. Read Full Story

Indian youth selected to represent the nation at United Nations
New Delhi , June 24 : The UN Summit of 2015 was indeed a historic one; the world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, the goals didn't come into force until 2016. With the aim of achieving these goals, member countries of UN will deploy efforts to put an end to poverty, eliminate inequalities, and curb climate change. Read Full Story

MP Minister says will approach high court over EC disqualification notice
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , June 24 : Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra, who was disqualified by the Election Commission for filing wrong accounts of his election-related expenditure, on Saturday said he will challenge the order in the high court. Read Full Story

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