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09 Jun 2022


Prophet remark: Iran foreign minister raises issue on India visit

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian raised the issue pertaining to controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma during his India visit on Wednesday.

08 Jun 2022


India slams Environment Performance Index 2022, calls it 'unscientific'

The Centre rebutted the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2022, which rated India last out of 180 nations on Wednesday.

08 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

Prophet remarks: Reasons why India can't ignore Gulf outrage

The ongoing controversy over former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma making insulting statements against Prophet Muhammad has provoked negative reactions from Gulf countries.

08 Jun 2022


Fed up with blackouts, man grinds masala at electricity office

Irked with power cuts, a man in Karnataka goes to his nearby electricity office every day to grind spices and charge his phone.

08 Jun 2022


India nosedives to finish last in Environment Performance Index

India has fallen behind the rest of the world in terms of environmental performance.

ICICI Bank FD interest rates hiked: Check latest rates

ICICI Bank, India's second-largest private bank, has reportedly raised the interest rates on its fixed deposits (FD) once again with effect from Tuesday (June 7).

07 Jun 2022


80-year-old engineer appears for IIT entrance exam

When 80-year-old Nandakumar K. Menon appeared for an entrance exam, he had to convince the guards at the exam center in Kochi that he was an examinee and not someone's guardian!

07 Jun 2022

IIT Madras

IIT Madras launches 'Out of the Box Thinking' mathematical course

Starting from July 2022, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) will offer a new mathematics course titled "Out of the Box Thinking."

06 Jun 2022

Indian Railways

IRCTC doubles maximum limit of ticket bookings a month

Indian Railways has doubled the number of tickets a user can book through the IRCTC website and app per month.

05 Jun 2022


IMD: Heatwave returns with Delhi reaching 47°C; yellow alert issued

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi experienced scorching summer heat on Saturday, with temperatures exceeding 47 °C in some parts of the city.

03 Jun 2022


New LPG subsidy rules: Check eligibility, subsidy amount, other details

Beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana will receive a Rs. 200 subsidy straight into their bank account for buying 14.2kg liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders.

01 Jun 2022


Mitali Express: Third India-Bangladesh passenger train flagged off today

Passenger train accessibility between India and Bangladesh advanced on Wednesday, with railway ministers of the two nations virtually inaugurating the New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Mitali Express, according to a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official.

30 May 2022


Nepal plane crash: 14 bodies recovered, 'some beyond recognition'

Fourteen bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a plane that crashed into a mountainside in Nepal on Sunday, with 22 people on board, including four Indians.

29 May 2022


Nepal plane with 22 on board, including 4 Indians, crashes

Multiple casualties are feared after a small passenger aircraft operated by a private airline reportedly crashed in Nepal on Sunday.

29 May 2022


Coal India to import fuel as power shortage looms large

State-run Coal India will import coal for utilities run by the government and private companies as the shortage of fuel raises concern about renewed power outages across the country, a power ministry letter reviewed by Reuters showed.

28 May 2022

United Kingdom

'Sense of responsibility toward literature': Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree

Geetanjali Shree, who won the prestigious International Booker Prize on Thursday for her novel Tomb of Sand, expressed happiness and said she feels a sense of responsibility toward herself and literature.

28 May 2022


Sri Lanka PM thanks India for support during 'difficult period'

Sri Lankan Prime Minister (PM) Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday thanked India and Japan for the move to set up a foreign aid consortium.

27 May 2022


Geetanjali Shree becomes first Hindi novelist to win Booker Prize

Indian novel Tomb of Sand, written by writer Geetanjali Shree and translated into English from Hindi by American Daisy Rockwell, became the first novel in any Indian language to receive the prestigious International Booker Prize.

27 May 2022


School performances drop below 2017 levels barring Punjab, Rajasthan: Survey

The academic performance of schools across the country has slipped below the levels recorded in 2017, except in Punjab and Rajasthan, the National Achievement Survey (NAS), 2021 found.

24 May 2022

Narendra Modi

Centre reconstitutes Inter-State Council; Modi to be chairman: Details here

The central government has reconstituted the Inter-State Council (ISC) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its Chairman to promote and support cooperative federalism in the country.

24 May 2022


Monkeypox: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan prepare to fight against virus

Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra are reportedly gearing up to prevent monkeypox from entering their territories.

23 May 2022


PM Modi meets Japanese IT giant head, discusses investment opportunities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Japanese IT and electronics giant NEC Corporation's Chairman Nobuhiro Endo on Monday in Tokyo.

21 May 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan commits to fighting terrorism, seeks 'balanced ties' with world

Pakistan has pledged to eliminate the threat of terrorism and bring complete peace to the country, according to a recent statement released by its Foreign Office (FO).

21 May 2022


10,000 people stuck as Rishikesh-Yamunotri Highway safety wall collapses

Around 10,000 people are reportedly stuck at different places on the Rishikesh-Yamunotri Highway in Uttarakhand after a portion of the security wall of the highway leading to the Yamunotri temple collapsed on Friday.

19 May 2022


COVID-19: India reports 2,364 fresh cases, 10 more deaths

India on Thursday reported over 2,300 new COVID-19 cases, a significant increase of over 500 cases from the previous day.

17 May 2022


Centre eases ban on wheat export: Here are more details

Just days after banning the export of wheat, the Centre on Tuesday announced relaxations its order restricting wheat export issued on Friday.

17 May 2022

G7 Summit

Global wheat prices surge by 6% after India's export ban

When global markets opened Monday, international wheat prices were up nearly 6% per bushel (or 27.21 kg) compared to Saturday after India's wheat export ban.

16 May 2022

G7 Summit

In surprise move, Chinese media defends India's wheat export ban

After the Group of Seven (G7) nations criticized India's decision to ban wheat exports, China—in a surprise move—came to India's defense.

16 May 2022


COVID-19: India logs 2,202 new cases; 27 more deaths

India on Monday reported over 2,200 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of over 250 cases from the previous day.

15 May 2022


COVID-19: India logs 2,487 fresh cases, 13 more fatalities

India on Sunday reported nearly 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, slightly less than the previous day.

15 May 2022


Wheat exports: Minister responds to G7 nations' criticism on ban

India's move to ban wheat exports drew criticism from the Group of Seven (G7) nations saying such steps might be unproductive and worsen the situation of rising commodity prices.

14 May 2022

Narendra Modi

Low output estimate: India bans wheat exports in policy reversal

India has banned wheat exports with immediate effect as part of its efforts to limit hike in domestic prices.

10 May 2022

Rohingya Muslims

Late Danish Siddiqui awarded 2nd Pulitzer for photographing COVID-19 deaths

Late Indian Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui has been posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of India's COVID-19 deaths along with his colleagues Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, and Amit Dave.

WHO report claims India underreported COVID-19 deaths; India strongly objects

India on Thursday strongly objected to a new World Health Organization report, which claims India witnessed nearly 10 times higher COVID-19 deaths in 2020-21 than the official figures.

04 May 2022


India: Phase-2 trials of world's first one-shot pneumococcal vaccine soon

India is set to begin the phase-2 trials of the world's first one-shot pneumococcal vaccine for adults soon.

03 May 2022


COVID-19: India reports 2,568 new cases, 20 more deaths

India on Tuesday reported over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of around 600 cases from the previous day.

25 Apr 2022


Majority of India's workforce has stopped looking for jobs: Report

The problem of job creation and unemployment in India is becoming worse with an increasing number of people quitting to even look for jobs.

25 Apr 2022

Emmanuel Macron

PM Modi to meet France's Emmanuel Macron during Europe tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to meet the freshly re-elected French President Emmanuel Macron during his upcoming Europe tour from May 2 to 6.

Ilhan Omar on 'personal' Pakistan visit: US after India's condemnation

The United States on Friday clarified that American lawmaker Ilhan Omar was on an "unofficial, personal" Pakistan visit, which doesn't represent the US administration in any way.

22 Apr 2022


Delhi: Masks mandatory in public places, private cars exempted

Amid a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government on Friday issued an official order mandating people to wear masks in public places.