MoS Kirti Singh reaches Kuwait to ensure early repatriation of mortal remains of Mangaf fire victims

MoS Kirti Singh reaches Kuwait to ensure early repatriation of mortal remains of Mangaf fire victims

Blaze claimed lives of 49 Indians; PM Modi offers support to affected families DUBAI/KUWAIT CITY: Minister of State for External Affairs Kirti Vardhan Singh on Thursday reached Kuwait to oversee the assistance to those injured in a massive fire at an apartment housing foreign workers and for the early repatriation of the bodies of about […]

BJP to ‘retain’ Lok Sabha Speaker’s post

BJP to ‘retain’ Lok Sabha Speaker’s post

NEW DELHI: The BJP is set to “retain” the post of Speaker for the 18th Lok Sabha, with a BJP MP expected to be elected for the role, sources said. Dismissing media reports suggesting that BJP’s allies had demanded the Lok Sabha Speaker’s post, a senior party leader said that the matter would be first […]

After taking oath as Arunachal CM, Khandu says he’ll work to fulfill BJP’s poll promises

ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday asserted that his government’s focus would be to fulfill the promises made in the BJP’s election manifesto. After taking oath as the chief minister for a third consecutive term, Khandu said the BJP returned to power in the state due to the development works undertaken by […]

Anger in country over NEET exam will ‘reverberate inside Parliament’: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday reiterated its demand of a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the NEET exam issue, and asserted that the anger in the country over the matter will ”reverberate inside Parliament as well”. The opposition party also demanded the removal of the National Testing Agency (NTA) Director General and claimed that the […]

Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM for 4th term

Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM for 4th term

AMARAVATI: Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Telugu Desam Party supremo, was sworn in as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh for the fourth term on Wednesday. Andhra governor S Abdul Nazeer, former Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundarajan were present at the swearing-in. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah, Union ministers JP Nadda and Bandi Sanjay […]

In dilemma on whether to retain Wayanad or Rae Bareli LS seat, says Rahul Gandhi

In dilemma on whether to retain Wayanad or Rae Bareli LS seat, says Rahul Gandhi

MALAPPURAM/WAYANAD (KERALA): Rahul Gandhi, who won from Wayanad and Rae Bareli in the 2024 general elections, kept people guessing on Wednesday about which seat he will retain, even as KPCC chief K Sudhakaran hinted that the Congress leader would relinquish the constituency in Kerala. According to the Representation of People Act, a candidate can contest […]

PM Modi to leave for Italy today to attend G-7 Summit

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave on Thursday for Italy to attend the G-7 Summit to be held on 14 June in what will be his first overseas trip after assuming office for a third consecutive term. At a media briefing here this afternoon, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said “at the invitation […]

Never thought that my husband will become CM, says Mohan Majhi’s wife

BHUBANESWAR: It was nothing short of a miracle for the family members of Mohan Charan Majhi, as none of them had ever thought that he would become the chief minister of Odisha. Mohan’s mother, wife and two sons, who reside in government quarters in Bhubaneswar, were surprised when Majhi was declared the new CM on […]

Kerala CM defends criticism of Rahul Gandhi

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a heated Assembly session, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stood firm on his criticism of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the recent Lok Sabha elections. Vijayan justified his remarks, arguing that Gandhi’s comments were ill-suited to his stature. Vijayan accused the Congress-led UDF opposition of misrepresenting his statements and targeted Congress leaders for […]

Scientists detect frost atop Mars’ volcanoes

NEW DELHI: Researchers have detected frost atop volcanoes on Mars, so far considered “improbable” owing to hot temperatures on the planet. The discovery marks the first time that frost has been detected near the planet’s equator, challenging current perceptions of the planet’s climate, said the international team of researchers, led by those at the University […]

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