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PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

01 Jul 2020

PM Modi quits Chinese platform Weibo after India's app ban

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have quit Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

Free food for poor till November-end, announces PM Modi

30 Jun 2020

Free food for poor till November-end, announces PM Modi

In his short address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana will be extended till November-end.

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

29 Jun 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, states tighten rules, focus on screening

The easing of coronavirus-induced lockdown led to a worrying rise in cases prompting few states to toy with the idea of re-imposing some curbs.

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

20 Jun 2020

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

The sacrifices of those who laid their lives in Galwan Valley won't go in vain, Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria said today at the combined graduation parade at Air Force Academy, near Hyderabad.

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

20 Jun 2020

After Modi's statement, China makes fresh claim on Galwan Valley

Amid heightened tensions with India, spokesperson of Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian gave a step-by-step account of what happened at the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday.

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

19 Jun 2020

PM Modi's all-party meeting on Galwan clash begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi convened an all-party meeting today to discuss the clash in Galwan Valley, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

18 Jun 2020

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a two-stage electronic auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, saying this will make India self-reliant energy-wise, and help all sectors.

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

18 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

A Major General of the Indian Army spoke to Chinese military officials on Thursday, again, after Wednesday's talks at the same level remained inconclusive.

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

17 Jun 2020

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

Hours after India reported that 20 of its soldiers were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese at the Galwan Valley, the United States announced it was closely monitoring the situation.

PM Modi speaks with Chief Ministers on coronavirus crisis

16 Jun 2020

PM Modi speaks with Chief Ministers on coronavirus crisis

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with chief ministers, lieutenant-governors, and administrators of 21 states and UTs, on the coronavirus crisis, the unlocking phase which India entered in June, and the steps ahead.

Prices of petrol and diesel hiked for tenth straight day

16 Jun 2020

Prices of petrol and diesel hiked for tenth straight day

The prices of petrol and diesel were increased for the tenth consecutive day on Tuesday, taking fuel prices to the highest level in more than a year.

RIP Sushant Singh Rajput: India mourns the tragic loss

14 Jun 2020

RIP Sushant Singh Rajput: India mourns the tragic loss

The country suffered an irreparable loss as film and television star Sushant Singh Rajput bid us adieu a little too early. The actor committed suicide at his Mumbai residence. He was 34.

Coronavirus: Look towards death toll, not cases, suggest experts

13 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Look towards death toll, not cases, suggest experts

With a population of 1.3 billion, India's coronavirus tally is a little above 3 lakh, a number which has made the government happy. It has been reiterating that the lockdown and subsequent measures curtailed the transmission.

TikTok competitor Mitron returns: Here are all the changes

05 Jun 2020

TikTok competitor Mitron returns: Here are all the changes

Mitron, the video-sharing app that shot to fame as 'India's answer to TikTok' before being pulled from Google Play Store, has made an official comeback.

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

05 Jun 2020

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Navjot Singh Sidhu, who left BJP for Congress in 2017, is welcome to join the Aam Aadmi Party, amid raging speculations that the cricketer-turned-politician is looking to switch sides again.

Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away at 90

04 Jun 2020

Legendary filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away at 90

Legendary film director and screenwriter Basu Chatterjee, known for his realistic and groundbreaking movies such as Rajnigandha, Chitchor, Baton Baton Mein, and Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, passed away on Thursday in Mumbai, due to age-related ailments. He was 90 years old.

Mitron app removed from Google Play Store: Here's why

02 Jun 2020

Mitron app removed from Google Play Store: Here's why

Mitron, the video-sharing app that made headlines as India's answer to TikTok, has been pulled from the Google Play Store.

India will get growth back: PM Modi after unlocking begins

02 Jun 2020

India will get growth back: PM Modi after unlocking begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is confident India's economy, which suffered immensely due to coronavirus pandemic, will return on track. He passed these remarks on Tuesday while addressing the annual general meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Top US Congressman slams China's aggression against India, suggests diplomacy

02 Jun 2020

Top US Congressman slams China's aggression against India, suggests diplomacy

The chief of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Eliot Engel, spoke on the underway tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), commenting on Monday that the aggression of the Chinese is a matter of concern.

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

01 Jun 2020

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari, and Narendra Tomar addressed media, a short while after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting.

Migrants suffered tremendously, accepts PM Modi in letter to nation

30 May 2020

Migrants suffered tremendously, accepts PM Modi in letter to nation

As he completed the first year of his second term today, May 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a verbose letter to Indians, detailing the achievements of his government, and also conceding that migrant workers, artisans, craftsmen, and hawkers suffered in the recent days.

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

27 May 2020

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

Lockdown 5.0: Centre could extend restrictions for two more weeks

27 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Centre could extend restrictions for two more weeks

The Central government is mulling extending the lockdown for two more weeks after May 31, when the current bout of restrictions will end, News18 said on Wednesday.

Waiting for PM's order: Yediyurappa after announcing religious places' re-opening

27 May 2020

Waiting for PM's order: Yediyurappa after announcing religious places' re-opening

Hours after he announced that religious places will be re-opened in Karnataka after May 31, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa took a U-turn of sorts, saying he will wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's directions.

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

27 May 2020

Trains arrive in Kerala 'unannounced', state government unhappy with Centre

The Left-run Kerala government has slammed the Centre for sending the trains carrying migrant workers to the state without proper communication. The Railways want to be the "super spreader" in the state, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac tweeted.

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

27 May 2020

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.

Mitron, India's TikTok clone, rakes 5 million downloads in weeks

26 May 2020

Mitron, India's TikTok clone, rakes 5 million downloads in weeks

As TikTok continues to struggle with the mess of misogynistic content and poor ratings, creators have started embracing a new short-form video-sharing platform called 'Mitron'.

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

25 May 2020

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

An aarti of Narendra Modi, launched by a BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi of Uttarakhand, has sparked a major political slugfest with the Congress filing a complaint for equating the PM to God.

PM Modi visits cyclone-ravaged Bengal, announces Rs. 1,000 crore aid

22 May 2020

PM Modi visits cyclone-ravaged Bengal, announces Rs. 1,000 crore aid

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in West Bengal, to take stock of the situation in the state. Bengal is dealing with catastrophic damage, that the landfall of Cyclone Amphan caused on Wednesday.

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

20 May 2020

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will take charge as chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board on Friday, May 22, reports said.

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

18 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

After brewing over the South Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan has now intensified into an "extremely severe storm" and is likely to turn into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday.

Harbhajan, Gambhir slam Afridi over controversial remarks on PM Modi

17 May 2020

Harbhajan, Gambhir slam Afridi over controversial remarks on PM Modi

Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi's recent remarks on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were deemed outrageous in India.

Lockdown 4.0: Relaxations or restrictions, what's on states' minds?

15 May 2020

Lockdown 4.0: Relaxations or restrictions, what's on states' minds?

A third extension of the nationwide lockdown, that started on March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus, is all but certain.

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

15 May 2020

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an extensive discussion with philanthropist Bill Gates on the coronavirus crisis, the global response to the pandemic, India's efforts, and a vaccine.

In lockdown 4.0, public transport will be allowed with limits

14 May 2020

In lockdown 4.0, public transport will be allowed with limits

In the third extension of the countrywide lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus, massive relaxations related to economic activities, manufacturing, and, more importantly, travel will be provided, a TOI report said on Thursday.

Sitharaman will reveal fine print of economic package at 4pm

13 May 2020

Sitharaman will reveal fine print of economic package at 4pm

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will unveil details of the bumper economic package, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, at 4 pm today.

Lockdown 4.0 imminent, ball in states' court now

13 May 2020

Lockdown 4.0 imminent, ball in states' court now

India, locked down since March 25, will not get any reprieve from restrictions any time soon, an announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening confirmed.

PM Modi will address the nation at 8 pm today

12 May 2020

PM Modi will address the nation at 8 pm today

A day after he held a marathon meeting with Chief Ministers of all states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm today.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294

12 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294

India on Monday reported nearly 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 taking its total tally past the 70,000-mark.

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

11 May 2020

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states, his fifth such interaction since the coronavirus pandemic attacked India. He said some curbs were relaxed keeping people's interest in mind.