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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11 Jun 2018
6 worst performers in the Modi cabinet: Details here
While enjoying their power for the past four years, some ministers of the Modi government have forgotten their responsibilities toward people. Their roles have been insignificant in transforming the appalling status quo, which India needs to disrupt desperately.
03 Jun 2018
On rising fuel prices, Smriti Irani passes responsibility to states
Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani said states should bring fuel prices under GST framework to curtail exorbitant rates of petrol and diesel.
30 May 2018
Comic Relief: Petrol, diesel prices cut only by 1 paisa
The reduction in petrol and diesel prices was today revised by just 1 paisa/liter, with state-owned oil companies blaming clerical error for previously announcing a cut of up to 60 paise.
29 May 2018
Petrol prices rise for 16th straight day
Fuel prices are on an unobstructed ascent as petrol and diesel prices climbed again, for the 16th day in a row.
26 May 2018
Amid rising fuel prices, Congress member wants bullock cart
Taking a funny dig at the BJP, Uttar Pradesh Congress MLC Deepak Singh has written to the principal secretary of the Vidhan Parishad seeking an entry pass for a bullock cart so that he could attend meetings, without spending a fortune on fuel.
22 May 2018
Amid widespread criticism, government assures solution to rising fuel prices
The Center is facing flak from all sides even as fuel prices, which have been rising continuously since the Karnataka elections, touched new highs.
17 May 2018
After high-octane late-night incidents, Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM
Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa has taken oath to become the next CM of Karnataka, after the Supreme Court refused the Congress and JD(S)' petition to stop the ceremony.
15 May 2018
Abu Dhabi: First crude oil cargo shipped to India's ISPRL
The first consignment of 2 million barrels of crude oil from the UAE for India's strategic petroleum reserve at Mangalore is en route to India and will help it deal with supply-side disruptions, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.
14 May 2018
No plans to become PM, Modi will continue: Nitin Gadkari
In an interview to HT, Union Minister and former BJP President Nitin Gadkari has ruled out his becoming the PM if the party wins in 2019.
14 May 2018
Petrol prices hiked 17 paise/liter, diesel 21 paise/liter after Karnataka-polls
After a 19-day pre-Karnataka poll hiatus, petrol price was today hiked by 17 paise/liter and diesel by 21 paise/liter as PSU oil firms began passing on the international rates spike to consumers.
07 May 2018
After 124 deaths, heavy storm alert for 15 states, UTs
Days after heavy dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning killed more than 100 people in North India, the Met department has issued a similar warning for the next two days in 13 states and two union territories.
06 Apr 2018
Including fuel-prices under GST will bring in rational tax-mechanism: Pradhan
Amid an uproar over higher fuel rates, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said the inclusion of petroleum products under the ambit of the GST will bring the products under a rational tax mechanism.
10 Mar 2018
Sale of non-ISI helmets to be banned soon
Non-ISI helmets for two-wheeler drivers are set to be banned by the end of the year.
07 Mar 2018
BJP finalizes a few names for RS polls nominations
The upcoming RS biennial elections will be held on March 23. Fifty-eight MPs will retire.
21 Feb 2018
UP Investors' Summit 2018: Yogi says UP shedding "BIMARU" tag
Lucknow is hosting the two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors' Summit, which is the first such event to be held by CM Yogi Adityanath's government.