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India, U.S. to work together on advanced defence equipment
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 : The United States and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of the closest allies and partners of the U.S., a joint statement issued by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald, following delegation-level talks, said. Read Full Story

PM Modi, Trump discuss purchase of military equipment at delegation-level talks
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the second day of visit to the United States, sat down for delegation-level talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House here. Read Full Story

PM Modi stresses on 'counter terrorism' in meeting with Mattis, Tillerson
New Delhi , June 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his meeting with Secretary of State United States of America Rex W. Tillerson and Secretary of Defence Corps General James Mattis discussed ways to counter terrorism effectively. Read Full Story

J-K: Pak violates ceasefire in Bhimber Gali sector
Jammu and Kashmir , June 26 : The Pakistan Army on Monday initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC). Read Full Story

Political parties creating drama by hosting iftar parties: Giriraj Singh
New Delhi , June 26 : Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterises Giriraj Singh waded into controversy yet again, as he slammed the Congress Party for hosting an iftar party, saying it was spreading appeasement politics in the country. Read Full Story

India-US inching closer will send message to Pak, China: Aparna Pande
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : Director of India Initiative at Hudson Institute Dr. Aparna Pande has said that closer ties between India and U.S. will surely send a strong message to China and especially Pakistan, who would come under pressure to take action against terror groups enjoying safe haven in the country. Read Full Story

Would have supported Oppn if they nominated 'non-Congress' Presidential nominee: JD (U)
New Delhi , June 26 : After the Opposition came down heavily on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for supporting National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, the Janata Dal (United) on Monday said they wanted the Opposition to nominate a non-congress person for the post of president. Read Full Story

Congress President nominee Meira Kumar debuts on Twitter
New Delhi , June 26 : Congress' candidate for President Polls Meira Kumar on Monday joined micro-blogging-site Twitter. Read Full Story

Jaitley urges Mufti to introduce GST from July 1 in Jammu Kashmir
New Delhi , June 26 : Finance Minsiter Arun Jaitley on Monday wrote to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urging for introduction of Goods and Service Tax in the state from July 1, like other states. Read Full Story

Criticising opposition in PM Modi's DNA: Congress
New Delhi , June 26 : The Congress Party on Monday said that criticising the Opposition has become the DNA of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

PM Modi, President Trump to meet at White House 1.20 a.m. IST
Washington [United States], June 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump will have a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office of the White House for 20-minutes between 3.50 p.m. and 4.10 p.m. (EST) (that is tentatively between 1.20 a.m. and 1.40 a.m.IST on Tuesday June 27). Read Full Story

India plans to expand coverage of clean energy scheme PMUY
Onkareshwar Pandey, New Delhi [India], June 26 : The NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is aiming for greater impetus to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and planning to expand the coverage of clean energy scheme PMUY to rural women. Read Full Story

India, U.S. share determination to defeat scourge of terrorism: PM Modi
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an opinion piece published in Wall Street Journal, has said that India and United States share the determination to defeat the scourge of terrorism. Read Full Story

Rajya Sabha is likely to pass OBC Commission Bill in Monsoon session
New Delhi , June 26 : The Select Committee of Rajya Sabha will submit its report on National Commission for Backward Classes in first week of Monsoon session of Parliament. Read Full Story

A positive roadmap for the health of nation needs harmonious collaboration between Government and Private Sector: NATHEALTH
New Delhi , June 26 : The Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) organized its second western roundtable meeting in Mumbai and deliberated on host of issues related to healthcare sector in India. Read Full Story

India, Bangladesh border guards exchange Eid greetings at Phulbari
Phulbari (West Bengal) , June 26 : Border guards of India and Bangladesh exchanged greetings and sweets on Eid-ul-Fitr at West Bengal's Phulbari border on Monday. Read Full Story

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


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