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Christopher Columbus statues targeted amid anti-racism protests in US

11 Jun 2020

Christopher Columbus statues targeted amid anti-racism protests in US

As protests against systemic racism and police brutality continue to spread across the United States, several sculptures commemorating colonizers and slavers have been targeted.

India's super-rich may face wealth tax to aid coronavirus-hit economy

26 Apr 2020

India's super-rich may face wealth tax to aid coronavirus-hit economy

In a bid to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy, 50 Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers have suggested a 40% tax for the super-rich, a one-time COVID-19 relief cess of 4%, etc.

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

25 Feb 2020

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.

Trump calls Taj Mahal 'timeless testament' to India's cultural beauty

24 Feb 2020

Trump calls Taj Mahal 'timeless testament' to India's cultural beauty

United States President Donald Trump on Monday visited the historic Taj Mahal monument in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, describing it as a "timeless testament" to India's beauty.

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

07 Feb 2020

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi blasted the Opposition over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

31 Jan 2020

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind believes violence under the garb of protests weakens the nation and the strengthening of democracy is paramount.

Narendra Modi, Nathuram Godse share same ideology, says Rahul Gandhi

30 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi, Nathuram Godse share same ideology, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows the same ideology as Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi.

Who are the two Brazilian women honored with Padma Shri?

26 Jan 2020

Who are the two Brazilian women honored with Padma Shri?

On the eve of the 71st Republic Day (January 25, 2020), the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, announced the list of personalities conferred with the Padma Awards this year.

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

21 Jan 2020

Republic Day 2020: Five facts that every Indian must know

Republic Day is not merely a gazetted holiday for Indians, it's a feeling that fills our heart with pride, as we witness the spellbinding parade and the tricolor waving high in the sky.

Did Swamy say Goddess Lakshmi on notes would improve currency?

16 Jan 2020

Did Swamy say Goddess Lakshmi on notes would improve currency?

Subramanian Swamy is a BJP member but rarely has he minced his words when it comes to criticizing the economic policies of the current regime.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos visits India as traders plan protest

15 Jan 2020

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos visits India as traders plan protest

The world's richest man and Amazon Inc. boss, Jeff Bezos is in India for a three-day visit.

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 7 times politicians shocked us with their controversial statements

Do you remember the last time our politicians were decent in public fora? Yeah, we neither! And this year, insanity and absurdness on public platforms touched new lows, courtesy the general elections.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passes Rajya Sabha after heated discussions

11 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passes Rajya Sabha after heated discussions

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is all set to become a law, as the Rajya Sabha has passed it.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Indian Muslims shouldn't be scared, says Shah

11 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Indian Muslims shouldn't be scared, says Shah

After tabling the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah said Indian Muslims need not fear due to the proposed amendments.

Pragya Thakur demands FIR over Congress MLA's 'burn her' threat

08 Dec 2019

Pragya Thakur demands FIR over Congress MLA's 'burn her' threat

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur reached a police station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, late Saturday, demanding an FIR against a Congress MLA.

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

On Wednesday morning, the Union Cabinet cleared the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said the Bill is a top priority for the government, deeming it as significant as revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Warner scores triple century, wife praises him in unique way

02 Dec 2019

Warner scores triple century, wife praises him in unique way

Swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner sent cricket fans crazy with a blistering triple century in the second Test (Day-Night) against Pakistan in Adelaide on Saturday.

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

01 Dec 2019

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

Bajaj Group chairperson Rahul Bajaj on Saturday raised several concerns about the Narendra Modi government at an event.

Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

29 Nov 2019

Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has tendered an apology for praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin in the Parliament.

BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

28 Nov 2019

BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has been removed from the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Defence, a day after she referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse, as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during Lok Sabha proceedings.

Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

21 Nov 2019

Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel

In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.

No, SRK isn't the first Indian to feature on Burj

03 Nov 2019

No, SRK isn't the first Indian to feature on Burj

Shah Rukh Khan just turned 54.

Manmohan Singh says Congress not against Savarkar, only 'Hindutva ideology'

18 Oct 2019

Manmohan Singh says Congress not against Savarkar, only 'Hindutva ideology'

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday criticized the Maharashtra BJP for proposing a Bharat Ratna for Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, famously known as Veer Savarkar.

Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

15 Oct 2019

Maharashtra Elections: BJP's manifesto promises Bharat Ratna for Savarkar

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

Pragya Thakur, who called Godse 'patriot', misses Gandhi Jayanti events

03 Oct 2019

Pragya Thakur, who called Godse 'patriot', misses Gandhi Jayanti events

By fielding Pragya Thakur from Bhopal in summer elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) drew ire from several quarters. Fortunately, the gamble paid off as she bettered Congress stalwart Digvijaya Singh by a huge margin and won.

#GandhiJayanti: PM Modi will declare India 'Open Defecation-Free'

02 Oct 2019

#GandhiJayanti: PM Modi will declare India 'Open Defecation-Free'

The entire country is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, with a number of events being lined up across India.

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

01 Oct 2019

After brouhaha, government will NOT ban single-use plastic

From ramparts of Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about waging a war against single-use plastic. Listing how it harms the environment, he urged countrymen to switch to cloth bags for daily use.

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Some lesser-known facts about the legend

27 Sep 2019

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: Some lesser-known facts about the legend

On October 2, India and the world will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

25 Sep 2019

Narendra Modi receives Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat campaign

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the prestigious Global Goalkeeper Award for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which he had started on October 2, 2014.

Hindi Diwas: Amit Shah pushes for Hindi as national language

14 Sep 2019

Hindi Diwas: Amit Shah pushes for Hindi as national language

On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Union Home Minister Amit Shah pushed for Hindi to be designated India's national language.

Here's why Rahul Gandhi missed CWC meeting, called by Sonia

14 Sep 2019

Here's why Rahul Gandhi missed CWC meeting, called by Sonia

Recently, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi skipped a crucial CWC meeting called by interim party President Sonia Gandhi, raising eyebrows quite naturally.

World should bid adieu to single-use plastic, suggests PM Modi

09 Sep 2019

World should bid adieu to single-use plastic, suggests PM Modi

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 14th Conference of Parties (COP) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida, wherein he spoke about the steps his government undertook for the environment.

Rahul Gandhi summoned by court for calling PM Modi "Commander-in-thief"

31 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi summoned by court for calling PM Modi "Commander-in-thief"

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who leveled corruption allegations on BJP over the Rafale deal, has found himself in the middle of yet another legal soup.

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

26 Aug 2019

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

In an explosive statement, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday held the Opposition responsible for the deaths of BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Babulal Gaur, and Sushma Swaraj.

Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

26 Aug 2019

Indian Railways to ban single-use plastics from October 2

The Railway Ministry has directed all units of the national carrier to enforce a ban on single-use plastic material within its premises, including trains, from October 2, 2019.

Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal

13 Jul 2019

Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini was caught in a photo-op on Saturday, one which she was clearly unprepared for.

In UP, 82-year-old stopped from boarding train over 'Gandhian' dhoti

06 Jul 2019

In UP, 82-year-old stopped from boarding train over 'Gandhian' dhoti

In a shocking incident, an 82-year-old man was asked to deboard the Shatabdi Express, despite possessing a reserved ticket due to his attire.

Who's Lord Basaveshwara, quoted by Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget speech

05 Jul 2019

Who's Lord Basaveshwara, quoted by Nirmala Sitharaman in Budget speech

As she presented her maiden Union Budget on Friday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman drew upon wisdom from India's past, quoting Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and even the ancient philosopher Chanakya.

For bat incident, BJP may send notice to Akash Vijayvargiya

04 Jul 2019

For bat incident, BJP may send notice to Akash Vijayvargiya

Akash Vijayvargiya, who thought it was absolutely fine to thrash a civic official, could soon receive a showcause notice from his party BJP.

#GamingBytes: Love strategizing? You will love these PC games

22 Jun 2019

#GamingBytes: Love strategizing? You will love these PC games

Video games are much more than shooting hordes of zombies or beating other players with flashy martial-arts moves.