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Fuel price hike: Indian Youth Congress holds protest in Delhi

20 Feb 2021

Fuel price hike: Indian Youth Congress holds protest in Delhi

Activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) staged a protest at the Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday against rising petrol and diesel prices and demanded the resignation of Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Fuel price hike: Petrol crosses Rs. 100 in Rajasthan

17 Feb 2021

Fuel price hike: Petrol crosses Rs. 100 in Rajasthan

For the first time ever, the price of petrol crossed the Rs. 100 per liter mark in Rajasthan on Wednesday after fuel rates were hiked for the ninth day in a row.

Petrol and diesel prices at fresh highs after another hike

09 Feb 2021

Petrol and diesel prices at fresh highs after another hike

Petrol and diesel prices on Tuesday climbed to fresh highs in the country as rates were hiked after a three-day hiatus.

Petrol and diesel prices touch all-time highs: Details here

23 Jan 2021

Petrol and diesel prices touch all-time highs: Details here

Petrol and diesel prices on Saturday were hiked by 25 paise per liter each, the second consecutive day of the rate increase, taking the prices to a new record high.

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

17 Dec 2020

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

Months after the ouster of the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, a BJP leader made an explosive claim — one linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP tried to topple Rajasthan government, says CM alleging conspiracy

05 Dec 2020

BJP tried to topple Rajasthan government, says CM alleging conspiracy

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of conspiring to topple the state government.

Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19

15 Nov 2020

Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

28 Oct 2020

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala tests positive for COVID-19

06 Oct 2020

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala tests positive for COVID-19

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19

29 Sep 2020

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old had been found positive for the novel coronavirus during a routine test for the viral disease.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus

24 Aug 2020

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 66-year-old asked his close contacts to go into strict quarantine immediately.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for coronavirus

14 Aug 2020

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tests negative for coronavirus

Home Minister Amit Shah informed through a tweet on Friday that he tested negative for coronavirus, twelve days after he contracted the infection.

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, coronavirus positive, on ventilator support after surgery

11 Aug 2020

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee, coronavirus positive, on ventilator support after surgery

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who informed on Monday that he tested positive for coronavirus, has been put on ventilator support after brain surgery, multiple reports said.

Coronavirus: Dharmendra Pradhan becomes second Union Minister to test positive

04 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: Dharmendra Pradhan becomes second Union Minister to test positive

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 51-year-old has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana.

Assam's Baghjan oil well catches fire after leaking for weeks

09 Jun 2020

Assam's Baghjan oil well catches fire after leaking for weeks

On Tuesday, a massive fire erupted at a natural gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) in Assam's Tinsukia district.

Gautam Gambhir performs last rites of domestic help amid lockdown

24 Apr 2020

Gautam Gambhir performs last rites of domestic help amid lockdown

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir performed the last rites of his deceased domestic help in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Government to use 'leftover cooking oil' to reduce energy imports

11 Aug 2019

Government to use 'leftover cooking oil' to reduce energy imports

In a bid to achieve PM Narendra Modi's goal of reducing India's dependence on energy imports and encourage the biofuel sector, the Center has come up with a new plan.

Android or iPhone: Wondering which phone Amit Shah uses?

23 Jun 2019

Android or iPhone: Wondering which phone Amit Shah uses?

Political connotations aside, the current Modi 2.0 government is quite tech savvy and know their social media game well.

Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

06 Jun 2019

Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally addressed the elephant in the room. On Wednesday, he formed two Cabinet committees to look into job creation and slow economic growth- two issues which his government is facing in its second term.

What should India expect from new Home Minister Amit Shah

05 Jun 2019

What should India expect from new Home Minister Amit Shah

From 2014 to 2019, things have changed for PM Narendra Modi, for better. This time, he got a bigger mandate and he inducted his right-hand man Amit Shah into the Cabinet.

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

29 May 2019

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30, exactly a week after he led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a spectacular win in Lok Sabha polls.

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

01 Apr 2019

Sambit Patra's video invites questions over Ujjwala scheme

Sambit Patra, the BJP spokesperson who has been fielded from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, shared a video of a woman cooking food on an earthen oven sparking questions about the success of Ujjwala Yojana.

Saudi Crown Prince signs $20bn investment agreements with Pakistan

18 Feb 2019

Saudi Crown Prince signs $20bn investment agreements with Pakistan

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signed a clutch of investment deals with Pakistan worth $20bn.

Yogi Adityanath denied permission to land in West Bengal

03 Feb 2019

Yogi Adityanath denied permission to land in West Bengal

In the latest chapter of the BJP's tussle with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, the state government, on Sunday, denied permission for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's chopper to land.

Country's second tulip garden to be built in Uttarakhand

27 Jan 2019

Country's second tulip garden to be built in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's first tulip garden will come up over 50 hectares of forest land in Pithoragarh district at a cost of Rs. 50cr.

Leaders pay tribute to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

11 Dec 2018

Leaders pay tribute to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy led the Union Territory in paying tributes to nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi on his 136th birth-anniversary today.

BJD leaders to meet 22 parties over Women's Reservation Bill

06 Dec 2018

BJD leaders to meet 22 parties over Women's Reservation Bill

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha has decided to consult 22 political parties, including Congress and BJP, as part of its effort to build consensus on the Women's Reservation Bill, pending in Parliament.

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

03 Dec 2018

Odisha: Shelter home sealed over sexual abuse allegations, two arrested

An NGO-run shelter home has been sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district and two people, including its managing director, arrested following allegations that the minor inmates were sexually abused there.

Jailed for 'hurting sentiments', journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra admitted to hospital

02 Dec 2018

Jailed for 'hurting sentiments', journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra admitted to hospital

Defense analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, who was arrested by Odisha police in October, was moved to Capital Hospital in state capital Bhubaneshwar, a report claimed.

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

17 Nov 2018

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections.

Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passes away at 76

13 Nov 2018

Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena passes away at 76

Eminent Odia singer, Chitta Jena passed away at a hospital in Cuttack today, following brief illness.

Man, who hosted BJP chief Amit Shah, joins BJD

03 Nov 2018

Man, who hosted BJP chief Amit Shah, joins BJD

A man, who once hosted lunch for BJP President Amit Shah during his visit to Odisha's Ganjam district last year, has now joined the BJD.

Odisha: CM orders inquiry, action against offcials for elephants' electrocution

28 Oct 2018

Odisha: CM orders inquiry, action against offcials for elephants' electrocution

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Sunday ordered an inquiry by the crime branch into the electrocution of seven elephants in Dhenkanal district.

PM Modi to brainstorm with global CEOs on oil scenario

14 Oct 2018

PM Modi to brainstorm with global CEOs on oil scenario

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow brainstorm with Chief Executives of top global and Indian oil and gas companies on emerging energy scenario, with ripples from the US sanctions on Iran and volatile oil prices threatening growth.

#IranOilImport: US envoy on Iran to hold talks with India

12 Oct 2018

#IranOilImport: US envoy on Iran to hold talks with India

US Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, will be visiting India this week for talks ahead of the November 4 deadline set by the Trump administration for countries to cut their import of Iranian oil.

Flood-hit victims in Kerala to get low cost LPG cylinders

30 Aug 2018

Flood-hit victims in Kerala to get low cost LPG cylinders

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has approved a proposal to replace LPG cylinders, which were lost during the recent floods in Kerala, at a subsidized rate, a statement from the Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons's office said today.

Why is Union Minister Alphons KJ being trolled on Twitter?

23 Aug 2018

Why is Union Minister Alphons KJ being trolled on Twitter?

Union Minister Alphons KJ has joined the long list of leaders who were trolled on social media with the hashtag #KannanthanamSleepChallenge.

This taxi driver's daughter became world's youngest to scale Kanchenjunga

06 Aug 2018

This taxi driver's daughter became world's youngest to scale Kanchenjunga

This 22-year-old from Uttarakhand had the most overwhelming experience in her life two months back: she scaled the world's third highest mountain,Kanchenjunga.

Center, industry want petroleum products under GST: Oil Minister Pradhan

01 Aug 2018

Center, industry want petroleum products under GST: Oil Minister Pradhan

The Center and the petroleum industry favor inclusion of petroleum products in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but the GST Council will take a final call on it, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

Bhubaneswar New station, mobile app come up before Rath Yatra

07 Jul 2018

Bhubaneswar New station, mobile app come up before Rath Yatra

A new railway station in Odisha's Bhubaneswar and a host of other infrastructure projects were inaugurated today ahead of Lord Jagannath's Rath Yatra festival beginning July 14.