FSSAI proposes ban on sale, ads of junk foods in school canteens

NEW DELHI: Food regulator FSSAI on Tuesday issued draft regulations proposing a ban on sale as well as advertisements of junk foods in school canteens and within 50 metres around school campuses as part of its objective to ensure safe and wholesome food for children. The Food and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has sought […]

WhatsApp snooping: ‘Govt involved in surveillance racket’

WhatsApp snooping: ‘Govt involved in surveillance racket’

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday claimed its leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had received a message from WhatsApp informing her that her phone was suspected to have been hacked and accused the government of being involved in a “surveillance racket”, but the ruling BJP hit back saying the opposition party was imagining things that don’t […]

India, Uzbekistan ink pacts on cooperation in security ties

NEW DELHI: India and Uzbekistan have inked three pacts on cooperation in security ties after a meeting between the defence ministers of the two countries, the defence ministry said on Sunday. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is attending Council of Heads and Governments (CHGs) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as the special envoy of Prime […]

My phone is tapped: Mamata Banerjee blames centre, demands probe

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded a probe by the Centre into the “snooping” on activists, journalists and politicians, alleging that the Union government was “fully aware” of the security breach on messaging platform WhatsApp. Banerjee also reiterated the claim that her phone is being regularly tapped by the central government. […]

Modi dedicates decision to scrap Art 370 to Sardar Patel

Kevadiya (Guj): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid glowing tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, saying he dedicates the decision to abrogate Article 370 “at the feet” of the country’s first home minister. Centuries ago India was united by Chanakya, and after that Sardar Patel achieved the same feat by merging princely states with the […]

Internal affair says India

New Delhi: India on Thursday hit back at China after it objected to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories as “unlawful and void”. In a strongly-worded reaction to Bejing’s criticism, the External Affairs Ministry raised the issue of China’s “continued occupation” of a “large tract” of area in the Union Territories […]

Visit biggest diplomatic blunder: Congress

Visit biggest diplomatic blunder: Congress

New Delhi: Demanding answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress on Wednesday termed the EU MPs visit to Kashmir the “biggest diplomatic blunder” in India’s history and said the government had deliberately internationalised the issue. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the BJP government continues to humiliate India on a global scale by allowing […]

CPI leader seeks Modi nod to visit state

CPI leader seeks Modi nod to visit state

NEW DELHI: CPI leader Binoy Viswam wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, requesting that he be allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir since a foreign delegation was given a “red carpet” entry into the region. A delegation of 23 European Union MPs arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday for a first-hand assessment of the […]

Post-Diwali pollution in Delhi likely to be lower than last 3 years: SAFAR

New Delhi: The post-Diwali pollution levels in Delhi are likely to be the lowest as compared to the past three years as favourable wind speed would possibly negate the impact of firecracker emissions and stubble burning, according to a government air quality monitor. Although Delhi’s air quality is predicted to touch the “severe” mark in […]

SAD’s relationship with BJP is sacred: Badal

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said his party’s relationship with the BJP is “sacred”. “Our relation with BJP is sacred and politically I am aligned with the BJP,” the five time CM said on the sidelines of oath taking ceremony of Manohar Lal Khattar as Haryana CM and Jannayak […]