Quality of education in higher institutions not up to world standard: Pranab Mukherjee

PATNA: India’s former president, Pranab Mukherjee stressed on the need for creating a conducive atmosphere to attract the brightest of the bright into teaching, research and innovation. “There are 767 universities in the country and is expanding. There is a huge development of physical infrastructure in higher education….But I regret to point out that the […]

Education not enough to impart cultural values through schools: Rajnath Singh

GREATER NOIDA: Stressing on the significance of imparting good values to school children, India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that providing education is not sufficient as “commitment to values” is the most important factor for every person who aims to ensure society’s welfare. Speaking after laying the foundation stone for a Kendriya Vidyalaya […]

Indo-Pak peace calendar released

Indo-Pak peace calendar released

New Delhi: A ‘peace calender’ was released here on Sunday to send out a message of peace amid strain in bilateral ties between India and Pakistan. Many people, including Army veterans, youths and school students, gathered here to release the ‘peace calendar’, an initiative of the ‘Aaghaz-e-Dosti’ organisation that works to foster people-to-people relations between […]

Searches conducted in Kotbalwal jail in Jammu, 2 mobile phones, illegal items seized

Searches conducted in Kotbalwal jail in Jammu, 2 mobile phones, illegal items seized

Jammu: Police have recovered illegal items, including two mobile phones, five pendrives and some sharp-edged weapons from high-security Kot Bhalwal jail in winter capital Jammu, officials said Monday. LPG cylinders, deep freezers and several other incriminating items were also recovered from the barracks housing over 500 inmates, including local and foreign terrorists, during the day-long […]

There is no challenge for govt in LS polls: Rajnath

There is no challenge for govt in LS polls: Rajnath

Greater Noida:  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said there was no “challenge” for his government in the forthcoming general elections as the common man had faith in the present dispensation. Singh said he was confident about his party’s chances at the hustings as there has been no allegation of any “serious corruption” in the […]

Taliban target military base, police center, killing 12

Taliban target military base, police center, killing 12

Kabul: A coordinated Taliban assault on a military base and police training center in eastern Afghanistan on Monday morning killed at least 12 and wounded over 30 people, provincial officials said. Salem Asgherkhail, head of the area’s public health department, said that most of those killed in the attack in Maidan Wardak province were military […]

CJI recuses from hearing plea challenging Rao’s appointment as interim CBI chief

CJI recuses from hearing plea challenging Rao’s appointment as interim CBI chief

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi Monday recused himself from hearing a plea challenging appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim CBI director. The CJI said he would be part of the selection committee meeting to choose the new CBI director. The high-powered selection committee comprises the prime minister, the leader of […]

Israel says carrying out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria

Israel says carrying out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria

Jerusalem: Israel’s military said it was carrying out strikes on Iranian targets in Syria early Monday after it intercepted a rocket fired from Syrian territory hours earlier. It said in a statement it was “currently striking” the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force in Syria and warned Syria’s military against “attempting to harm Israeli territory or […]