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World Water Day: PM Modi urges people to save every drop of water
New Delhi, Mar 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged people to save every drop of water, on the occasion of World Water Day. Read Full Story

Delhi: Shell companies racket busted
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today produced Surendra Kumar Jain and Virendra Jain, before the Special Court after arresting them on March 20, for offences of money laundering using shell companies. Read Full Story

Important to take Trump seriously: Jaishankar
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : In the wake of the American media highlighting how Donald Trump has underscored as the United States President, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday said the former should be taken seriously, adding that one should not rush to judgement especially with respect to India-U.S. relations. Read Full Story

PM Modi asks BJP members to attend Parliament regularly
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Appealing to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarians to regularly attend the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it was their foremost duty to attend the sessions in both Houses. Read Full Story

Wednesdays are the new Fridays!
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Sector 29, the buzzing hotspot of Gurugram, is witnessing a rather interesting change in the way people are guzzling down their favourite drinks. Read Full Story

PM congratulates poets on World Poetry Day
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated all poets on World Poetry Day. Read Full Story

BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs call on PM Modi
New Delhi, Mar 21 : The National Security Chiefs of BIMSTEC Member States called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Read Full Story

4% reservation in jobs be implemented in every department
New Delhi, Mar 21 : While the government is doing its bit to empower the persons with disabilities under the Accessible India Campaign, the private sector should also develop a fund to help such people gain sustainable employment or become entrepreneurs, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

IRS Officer Trainees call on the PM
New Delhi, Mar 21 : 168 Officer Trainees of the Indian Revenue Service (including two from the Bhutan Royal Service), on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

PM Modi is a global icon: Yogi Adityanath tells Parliament
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Newly elected Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday spoke in the Lok Sabha and appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling him a global icon. Read Full Story

Yogi Adityanath meets President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Modi
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who took oath as the leader of the north Indian state recently, met President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Request owner of property to donate it for temple: Uma Bharti on Ayodhya issue
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Following the Supreme Court describing the Ram Mandir issue in Ayodhya as "sensitive" and "sentimental", Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday expressed happiness and appealed the owner of the contentious property to donate it for the construction of the temple. Read Full Story

Lieutenant Governor chairs meeting to discuss condition of air pollution in Delhi
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting on controlling air pollution in the capital. Read Full Story

Ayodhya case: UP CM Adityanath welcomes SC observation, pitches for mutual consensus
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Welcoming the Supreme Court's observation on the Ayodhya matter, newly-elected Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that both sides must sit down and find a solution. Read Full Story

Dharma Sansad will decide on Ayodhya dispute, not us: RSS
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) , Mar. 21 : After the Supreme Court advised an amicable settlement on the Ayodhya dispute, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday asserted that the Dharma Sansad and other parties concerned would decide on it and not them. Read Full Story

SC should decide on its own, not believe Swamy: Owaisi
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : After the Supreme Court described the Ram Mandir issue in Ayodhya as "sensitive" and "sentimental", president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the apex court should give a final verdict on the matter and not go according to what Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy was saying. Read Full Story

NATHEALTH unveils 'National Health Policy' to encourage public, private spending
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) on Tuesday said that the National Health Policy (NHP) 2017, unveiled by the government clearly indicates that it has incorporated the recommendations of the apex healthcare sector body in terms of public spending, expanding of primary healthcare, private sector engagement digital health among others. Read Full Story

UP will emerge as PM Modi's state of dreams: Adityanath
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Expressing his loyalty towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said he would transform the state into what the former has always dreamt of. Read Full Story

ED arrests three in connection with illegally converting old currency.
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested three persons from Chennai in involvement with illegally converting old currency. 177 kg gold bars belonging to them have also been seized. Read Full Story

WCD Ministry issues advisory against schemes floated in name of BBBP scheme
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has issued an advisory for Delhi residents that no personal details should be shared in the name of forms providing cash incentives under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. Read Full Story

Me coming in between Rahul, Akhilesh led to their defeat in UP: Adityanath
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday took a jibe at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, saying that he coming in between them could be one of the reasons for their defeat in the recently held assembly elections. Read Full Story

Dalai Lama visit row: India should ignore China's warning, say experts
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : With China reiterating its warning to India over the visit of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh in April, Indian experts have said New Delhi should ignore Beijing's threats. Read Full Story

Chinese hardliners consider me 'troublemaker': Dalai Lama
Kangra (Himachal Pradesh), Mar. 21 : Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Tuesday asserted that Chinese hardliners consider him to be a troublemaker, but added the general people in the country are very positive. Read Full Story

Delhi Police arrests Khalistan Commando Force terrorist
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested Khalistan Commando Force terrorist Gursewak Singh from NH-8 near Mahipalpur area here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

PM Modi asks BJP MPs to spread awareness about BHIM app
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs to spread awareness about the BHIM app, a digital payment application, and the benefits of the GST at the grass roots level through gram panchayats. Read Full Story

Ram Temple row: SC has made right assertion says Vinay Katiyar
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Speaking in support of the Ram Temple row, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar on Tuesday asserted that the Supreme Court has made the right assertion and that the UP government should be given time as it was fairly new. Read Full Story

Out of court settlement on Ayodhya issue best way to maintain social harmony: Congress
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : In an indirect attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress Party on Tuesday said that the Ram Mandir issue has been a medium to gain power since the last 25 years, adding if both communities mutually agree to settle the matter out of court then it's the best way to maintain social harmony and peace. Read Full Story

Private organisations, corporates should develop fund to support disables: Athawale
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : While the government is doing its bit to empower the persons with disabilities under the Accessible India Campaign, the private sector should also develop a fund to help such people gain sustainable employment or become entrepreneurs, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Ram Mandir issue: Can't settle matter outside court, say Clerics
New Delhi , Mar.21 : The Muslim clerics on Tuesday appeared not to be in tune with the Supreme Court's suggestion that the Ayodhya issue be settled through discussions and said that things would have resolved long back if the matter could have been settled out of court. Read Full Story

Not against Ram Temple but SC should give final verdict: Muslim clerics
New Delhi/ Lucknow , Mar. 21 : After the Supreme Court described the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya as a "sensitive" and "sentimental" issue and suggested that it would be best if the contentious issue is settled amicably, the Muslim clerics on Tuesday said they are not against construction of the Ram Temple but added the apex court should give a final verdict on the matter. Read Full Story

Want to make Rahul Gandhi famous for losing elections: MP student
Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh), Mar 21 : Asserting that he has approached the Guinness Book of World Record for making Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi internationally famous, engineering student Vishal Diwan on Tuesday said that his form has been accepted, adding he is looking forward to a reply from the US-based record book. Read Full Story

UN agency warns about the rapid depletion of forests across the globe
New Delhi, Mar 21 : India joined the world on Tuesday to celebrate International Day of Forests to raise awareness of importance of all types of forests. Read Full Story

Bimstec security chiefs meet to discuss security threats
New Delhi, Mar 21 : : The national security chiefs of the Bimstec countries held their first meeting in the national capital on Tuesday with the objective of strengthening cooperation and tackling security challenges. Read Full Story

Engineering student proposes Rahul's name to be included in the Guinness for losing maximum polls
New Delhi, Mar 21 : : As Rahul Gandhi goes through a tough political time having lost consecutive elections, rubbing salt to his injury comes a proposal Read Full Story

Ram Temple issue should be resolved outside the court : Supreme Court
New Delhi, Mar 21 : ; The Supreme Court on Tuesday advised the concerned parties to resolve outside the court the longstanding dispute over Ram Mandir temple, saying judicial intervention will be initiated only if negotiations fail to break the deadlock, reports said. Read Full Story

UP: CM Yogi Adityanath prioritises women safety, Swachh Bharat in state
Lucknow, Mar 21 : In his first day at the office, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has chalked out plans for the state, giving top priority to women safety and cleanliness in the state, reports said. Read Full Story

Indian economy increasing with 'Modi rate of growth', taunts Congress
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Party on Tuesday alleged that the Indian economy is growing with the 'Modi rate of growth'. Read Full Story

UP CM Adityanath meets PM Modi in Parliament
New Delhi , Mar.21 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament. Read Full Story

SC seeks response from Centre, RBI on plea over depositing old notes
New Delhi , Mar.21 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre, asking it to file a reply within two weeks on the PIL filed by a person named Sharad Mishra, claiming that people are not being allowed to deposit their old currency notes till March 31 as promised by the ruling dispensation. Read Full Story

Arun Jaitley to address 23rd Conference of Auditors General of Commonwealth Countries and British Overseas Territories
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Union Minister of Finance and Defence and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley will tomorrow address the 23rd Conference of Auditors General of Commonwealth nations and 9 British Overseas Territories in New Delhi. Read Full Story

The SACRIFICE of those soldiers which not many know!
By: Mayank Singh, New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The pain in the voice of constable Esakki Muthu was palpable. Esakki Muthu has lost his "son" Pluto in an (Improvised Explosive Device) IED blast. The impact was borne by Pluto. Muthu and the CRPF have not forgotten this brave heart, who gave his life and saved the lives of four others. Pluto led the life of a dedicated combatant of the 229 Battalion of the force and sacrificed himself in the selfless service of the nation. Read Full Story

Bihar liquor ban: SC refuses to extend license of four companies
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to extend license of four liquor companies in Bihar. Read Full Story

30 leaders to re-define happiness in the workplace: Happiness Conclave 2.0
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Happiness Conclave (THC) scheduled for March 24 at the Taj President in Mumbai, is all about some serious discussion on happiness and how organisations can benefit from it. It is a full-day event, action packed with 30 leaders coming together to discuss happiness in the workplace and its impact on business outcomes. Read Full Story

99 percent of mobile malware targets androids: F-Secure
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : More than 99 percent of all malware designed for mobile devices targets Android devices, explained Olaf Pursche, Head of Communications at AV-TEST, in the F-Secure State of Cyber Security 2017. Read Full Story

ED attaches Rs. 14.69 crores under PMLA
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday attached Rs. 14.69 crores of Pune's Worldwide Oilfields Machine and others under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for illegal currency conversion post demonetisation. Read Full Story

Ram Temple row: SC pushes for 'amicable' solution, offers 'mediation'
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Calling for an urgent hearing in the matter next week, the Supreme Court on Tuesday called on both the parties in the Ram Temple case to solve the matter amicably. Read Full Story

Government aims to make India a global biotech hub by 2020
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) celebrated its fifth Foundation Day on Monday in New Delhi. The Foundation Day, aptly themed 'Impacting the Biotech Innovation Ecosystem' was presided over by the Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Y. S. Chowdary, and attended by a large number of dignitaries from the scientific and industry sectors both from within the country and overseas. Read Full Story

UP CM Adityanath to meet PM Modi, Centre's top brass
New Delhi , Mar 21 : Post assuming office as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament today. Read Full Story

BJP beams with pride as CM Adityanath asks UP officials to declare assets
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Hailing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's direction to key bureaucrats to declare their income and assets within 15 days, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the former will prove to be great administrator. Read Full Story

IRF case: NIA examined 60 persons so far
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in course of its investigation into the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) case has so far examined 60 persons. Read Full Story

PM Modi greets Parsi community on Navroz
New Delhi, Mar 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the Parsi community on the occasion of Navroz. Read Full Story

Safety of countrymen comes ahead of strategic partnership with US: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Mar 20 : Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said that the safety of countrymen comes ahead of strategic partnership while speaking about the recent hate crimes that occurred against Indians in United States, at Rajya Sabha on Monday. Read Full Story

Sushma Swaraj helps Indian in distress in Pakistan
New Delhi, Mar 20 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday extended her help to an Indian woman who is married in Pakistan and was mistreated by her in-laws in the neighbouring nation. Read Full Story

Melbourne church attack: Our Consulate in touch with Indian priest, says Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : Day after Indian catholic priest Father Tomy Kalathoor Mathew was attacked in a church in Australia, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took cognizance of the matter saying that the former was taken to the hospital and Indian Consulate officials were in touch with police authorities there. Read Full Story

UP CM Adityanath administers cleanliness pledge to Govt. officials
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 20 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday administered a cleanliness pledge to the government officials. Read Full Story

Halting traffic, delaying flights for ministers 'on duty' is fine: Uma Bharti
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Mar. 20 : Days after Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh banned the use of red beacon atop government vehicles, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday expressed dissent over the decision, saying that delaying flights and stopping traffic for ministers is not a big issue. Read Full Story

Now you can make your 'Trip' easy with magical 'Experience'
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : Now get a chance to walk through lives of people, who make e communities unique in their own, courtesy Airbnb. Read Full Story

ED attaches assets worth Rs. 18 crore of Zakir Naik-led IRF
New Delhi , Mar. 20 : Enforcement Directorate on Monday provisionally attached properties of Zakir Naik-led Islamic Research Foundation worth Rs. 18.37 crore under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 in the form of mutual fund, real estate properties and bank balances. Read Full Story

Were kept safely in a VIP room in Pakistan: Indian cleric Asif Nizami
New Delhi Mar. 20 : Syed Asif Nizami, one of the two Indian clerics who had gone missing in Pakistan, on Monday said they were not troubled and kept safely in a VIP room. Read Full Story

It is not my success but BJP's victory, says Manipur CM
Imphal (Manipur), Mar.20 : After winning the crucial trust vote in Manipur, with 32 votes in its favour, Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh marked himself as a lucky person saying that it is not his success alone but all together Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) victory. Read Full Story


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