India, US to carry out mega military exercise in Uttarakhand’s Auli in October

India, US to carry out mega military exercise in Uttarakhand’s Auli in October

New Delhi: India and the US will hold an over two-week-long mega military exercise in Uttarakhand’s Auli in October amid the fast-evolving regional security scenario. The 18th edition of exercise “Yudh Abhyas” is scheduled to take place from October 14 to 31, sources in the defence and military establishment said on Wednesday. A number of […]

Red alert in eight districts as rains continue to disrupt normal life in Kerala

Red alert in eight districts as rains continue to disrupt normal life in Kerala

NEW DELHI: A red alert was declared in eight districts of Kerala on Thursday by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) as rains continued to lash various parts of the state and disrupted the day-to-day lives of the people. IMD issued a red alert for the day in the districts of Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, […]

Priyanka voices support for Sanjay Raut after ED summons his wife

Priyanka voices support for Sanjay Raut after ED summons his wife

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday expressed support for Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, saying he and his family are being targeted because he is not afraid of the BJP’s “deceitful politics” and fights the ruling party resolutely. Gandhi’s remarks came after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Varsha Raut, wife of […]

IRDAI proposes to increase limit of tie-ups between insurers, agents

New Delhi: Insurance regulator IRDAI on Wednesday proposed to increase the maximum limit of tie-ups between insurers and intermediaries (agents) as well as marketing firms, with an aim to give policyholders wider access in purchasing covers. In an exposure draft on insurance intermediaries, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) proposed to increase […]

AMU drops works of Maududi from Islamic Studies syllabus

AMU drops works of Maududi from Islamic Studies syllabus

Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University has removed the works of 20th century Islamic authors Abul Ala al-Maududi and Sayyid Qutub from the syllabus of Islamic Studies Department following claims that the content was objectionable. About 20 scholars had recently written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining about the inclusion of the work of the two […]

Kolkata school to launch its own nano-satellit

Kolkata school to launch its own nano-satellit

Kolkata: A private school in Kolkata will launch its own nano-satellite to train its students in space science. The South Point High School, a part of the MP Birla Group, has decided to name its satellite PriyamvadaSat in the memory of Priyamvada Birla, the former chairperson of the business group. An agreement has been signed […]

Cong should let its members display their picture with Tricolour in social media profile: BJP

Cong should let its members display their picture with Tricolour in social media profile: BJP

New Delhi: The BJP took a dig at the Congress on Wednesday over its leaders displaying a picture of Jawaharlal Nehru holding the national flag in their social media profiles, saying Rahul Gandhi should look outside his family and allow party members to use their photo with the Tricolour. Asked about it at a press […]

Army’s Eastern Command chief on four-day visit to Assam, forward areas

Guwahati: The Army’s Eastern Command chief Lt Gen R P Kalita has arrived at Tezpur in Assam on a four-day visit to Gajraj Corps, during which he will take part in deliberations on Sino-India boundary issues, officials said on Wednesday. Defence PRO Lt Col Mahender Rawat said in a statement that Kalita arrived at Tezpur, […]

Govt panel recommends Corbevax as booster for adults vaccinated with Covishield, Covaxin

Govt panel recommends Corbevax as booster for adults vaccinated with Covishield, Covaxin

New Delhi: A government panel on Covid immunisation has recommended allowing Biological E’s Corbevax as a precaution dose for adults fully vaccinated with either Covishield or Covaxin, official sources said on Tuesday. If approved by the government, this would be the first time a booster dose of a Covid vaccine different from the one used […]

Govt won’t be able to see inflation as it’s wearing ‘blindfolds of arrogance’: Rahul

Govt won’t be able to see inflation as it’s wearing ‘blindfolds of arrogance’: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the government will not be able to see inflation as it is wearing the “blindfolds of arrogance” and selling the country’s property in “free fund” to friends. A day after the debate on price rise in the Lok Sabha, the former Congress president put out […]