Cong accuses BJP of violating poll code, urges EC for action

Cong accuses BJP of violating poll code, urges EC for action

NEW DELHI: The Congress accused the BJP on Friday of indulging in “corrupt practices” by “brazenly violating” the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and electoral laws, while urging the Election Commission (EC) to take immediate action. A delegation of Congress leaders, led by party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, met EC officials and handed over a memorandum […]

Congress becoming outdated, losing relevance: Rajnath

HYDERABAD: Criticising the Congress for becoming ‘outdated’ and losing its relevance in the country’s political spectrum, Defence Minister Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said BJP does politics for the sake of the nation building and not merely for coming to power. Addressing a party gathering before Union Minister Kishan Reddy filed his nomination for Lok […]

Oil prices surge in global market amid escalating Iran-Israel tensions

NEW DELHI: Oil prices surged by $3 a barrel in the international market on Friday amid reports of Israel launching a missile attack against Iran raising fears of escalating geopolitical tensions that could disrupt crude shipments. The benchmark Brent crude price rose to around $90 a barrel U.S. West Texas hovered at around $85 a […]

EPFO net subscribers’ addition grows over 19 pc to 1.65 cr in FY24

NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body EPFO registered over 19 per cent growth year-on-year to 1.65 crore members in 2023-24, as per the latest payroll data, showing improvement in the employment situation in the country. “In last 6 and half years alone, more than 6.1 crore members joined the EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) fold, indicating […]

Middle East crisis: Israel ‘targets’ Iran and Syria

Middle East crisis: Israel ‘targets’ Iran and Syria

NEW DELHI: Conflicts in the Middle East deepened on Friday as Israel “launched attacks” on targets in Syria and Iran. Although Iran has said that three drones over the central city of Isfahan had been shot down and that there are no reports of a missile attack, a US official had confirmed about the strike. […]

Xi Jinping launches Information Support Force for Chinese military

Xi Jinping launches Information Support Force for Chinese military

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday launched an Information Support Force, a new wing of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which he said will be a “strategic branch” and a “key pillar” of the army. Xi, who also heads the Central Military Commission (CMC), the overall high command of the Chinese military, besides heading […]

Universities need not take AICTE approval to Start ODL, online courses: UGC

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified all centra, state and private universities no longer need to take prior approval from the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). As per the latest notification, universities do not require prior approval/ recommendation/ NOC from AICTE for offering Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Postgraduate diploma programmes under […]

Top 10 performers from each teams in IPL 2024

NEW DELHI: With the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) coming to its halfway mark, here are the top performers from every franchise, who have done remarkably well for their respective teams. Rajasthan Royals Riyan Parag Rajasthan Royals are currently sitting at the top of the points table, they have a lot to […]

India should play Mayank Yadav at 2026 T20 WC, not 2024: Tom Moody

NEW DELHI: Arguably the biggest household pick of the 2024 Indian Premier League has been Mayank Yadav. The 23-year-old pace sensation from West Delhi – also the land of Virat Kohli’s origins – has made only two appearances in the season but left plenty of jaws dropped following his 150 clicks ventures. Given his early […]

Former England opener Raman Subba Row dies aged 92

NEW DELHI: Former England opener and ICC match referee Raman Subba Row has died at the age of 92. Subba Row, who averaged 46.85 and scored three hundreds in his 13 Test matches for England between 1958 and 1961, quit the game at the age of 29 following his final international match. After that he […]