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How Bengaluru managed to keep its COVID-19 numbers low

18 Jun 2020

How Bengaluru managed to keep its COVID-19 numbers low

In India, around 40% of all coronavirus infections have been concentrated in metropolitan cities.

Pakistan: Blogger Cynthia Ritchie accuses ex-Minister Rehman Malik of rape

06 Jun 2020

Pakistan: Blogger Cynthia Ritchie accuses ex-Minister Rehman Malik of rape

American blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie has accused former Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik of rape.

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

02 Feb 2020

Tata Group among companies interested in running 150 private trains

The Tata Group is among the companies that have indicated an interest in running private trains, Railway Board Chairperson Vinod Kumar Yadav said Saturday.

#EconomicSlowdown: World Bank cuts India's growth rate projection to 6%

13 Oct 2019

#EconomicSlowdown: World Bank cuts India's growth rate projection to 6%

The country's "well-learned" union ministers may want you to believe that there is no economic slowdown whatsoever, but data points otherwise.

Pakistan: Former President Asif Zardari arrested in money laundering case

10 Jun 2019

Pakistan: Former President Asif Zardari arrested in money laundering case

Asif Ali Zardari, the former President of Pakistan and co-chairman of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman, was on Monday arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection to a money laundering case.

Pakistan: Ex-PM Yousuf Raza Gilani blacklisted, barred from leaving country

06 Feb 2019

Pakistan: Ex-PM Yousuf Raza Gilani blacklisted, barred from leaving country

Former Pakistan PM Yousuf Raza Gilani was stopped from leaving the country by security officials at the Lahore airport late night yesterday.

Only dignified activities allowed on INS Viraat: Vice Admiral Luthra

03 Dec 2018

Only dignified activities allowed on INS Viraat: Vice Admiral Luthra

Only "dignified activities" will be permitted on board the Indian Navy's decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat, Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said today.

PM Modi inaugurates India's first inland waterway: Details here

12 Nov 2018

PM Modi inaugurates India's first inland waterway: Details here

On Monday, a vessel carrying PEPSICO (India) cargo docked at the holy city of Varanasi, marking India's first inland voyage by a container ship since it gained Independence.

Pakistan: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N improves showing in by-polls

15 Oct 2018

Pakistan: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N improves showing in by-polls

Pakistan's former PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N ate the votes of the ruling PTI, winning four out of 11 parliamentary seats that went to the polls.

Kannur International Airport to be inaugurated on December 9

05 Oct 2018

Kannur International Airport to be inaugurated on December 9

Kannur International Airport, the second greenfield airport set up under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, near Mattannur in Kerala's Kannur district would be inaugurated on December 9.

Pakistan: Voting in Presidential election concludes; Alvi likely to win

04 Sep 2018

Pakistan: Voting in Presidential election concludes; Alvi likely to win

The voting to elect Pakistan's 13th President by lawmakers has concluded.

Pakistan presidential election tomorrow; PTI candidate likely to win

03 Sep 2018

Pakistan presidential election tomorrow; PTI candidate likely to win

Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new President tomorrow, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's candidate is expected to win as the Opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.

Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan announces a 21-member Cabinet

19 Aug 2018

Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan announces a 21-member Cabinet

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced his Cabinet comprising 21 members, the majority of whom previously held key posts in the regime of former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistan: PTI bags 33 reserved seats, NA-tally stands at 158

12 Aug 2018

Pakistan: PTI bags 33 reserved seats, NA-tally stands at 158

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has been allotted 28 reserved seats for women and five for non-Muslims by the election commission, taking its tally to 158 in the National Assembly - just 14 short of the number required for a simple majority.

Modi congratulates Imran Khan on phone, talks about development, peace

31 Jul 2018

Modi congratulates Imran Khan on phone, talks about development, peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, on Monday, to congratulate him on his victory in the recently concluded general elections.

Will take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11: Imran

30 Jul 2018

Will take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11: Imran

Pakistan-Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, on Monday, said that he will take oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 11.

Imran Khan will be sworn-in as Pakistan-PM before Aug-14: PTI

29 Jul 2018

Imran Khan will be sworn-in as Pakistan-PM before Aug-14: PTI

Imran Khan will be sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister before the country's Independence Day on August 14, his party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has announced.

Pakistan: Imran Khan's PTI emerges single largest-party with 116 seats

28 Jul 2018

Pakistan: Imran Khan's PTI emerges single largest-party with 116 seats

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf today emerged as the single largest party in the country's general elections, winning 116 National Assembly seats of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies, according to the election commission's final results.

Imran Khan's PTI wins Pakistan elections, but needs an ally

27 Jul 2018

Imran Khan's PTI wins Pakistan elections, but needs an ally

More than a day after results were due, Imran Khan's PTI has emerged the winner, winning 109 seats out of the contested 269 in the Pakistan assembly. Votes are still being counted.

Ex-wife Jemima congratulates Imran Khan, reminds him of "challenge"

26 Jul 2018

Ex-wife Jemima congratulates Imran Khan, reminds him of "challenge"

Wishes have been pouring in for PTI Chief Imran Khan from around the world, as he looks set to become Pakistan's next prime minister.

Pakistan polls: Imran Khan inches towards victory amid mass-rigging allegations

26 Jul 2018

Pakistan polls: Imran Khan inches towards victory amid mass-rigging allegations

Hours before results of the Pakistan general elections are to be officially declared, PTI Chief Imran Khan took a clear lead, even as rivals alleged their agents were being thrown out of polling stations.

Pakistan election: Imran Khan's vote may be cancelled over code-violation

25 Jul 2018

Pakistan election: Imran Khan's vote may be cancelled over code-violation

The vote of PTI Chief Imran Khan in Pakistan's general elections might be cancelled, after reports emerged that his voting had been recorded on camera.

As Pakistan votes, India, US and China on the edge

25 Jul 2018

As Pakistan votes, India, US and China on the edge

Pakistan votes today in its 11th general elections since 1970, incidentally only the second civilian transfer of power in the country.

Pakistan-polls: Top players and what their win means for India

24 Jul 2018

Pakistan-polls: Top players and what their win means for India

Pakistan will vote to choose its next prime minister (PM) tomorrow, and the stage is all set.

Sharif, daughter might be shifted to Sihala jail amid 'security-fears'

20 Jul 2018

Sharif, daughter might be shifted to Sihala jail amid 'security-fears'

Jailed former PM of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam may be shifted from the high-security Adiala jail in Rawalpindi to Sihala Rest House in Islamabad, after some prisoners started chanting slogans against him yesterday.

Karnataka budget: Government announces farm loan waivers worth Rs. 34,000cr

05 Jul 2018

Karnataka budget: Government announces farm loan waivers worth Rs. 34,000cr

More than a month after taking charge, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has finally announced waivers for all defaulting farm loans up to December 31, 2017.

11,855 candidates contesting for 849 seats in upcoming Pakistan elections

03 Jul 2018

11,855 candidates contesting for 849 seats in upcoming Pakistan elections

As many as 11,855 candidates are in the fray for 849 general seats of Pakistan's national and provincial assemblies in the July-25 elections.

Pakistan's non-Muslim voters rise by 30%; Hindus maintain majority

02 Jul 2018

Pakistan's non-Muslim voters rise by 30%; Hindus maintain majority

The number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan has gone up by 30% to reach 3.63mn, with the Hindus at 1.77mn maintaining their majority among the religious minority electorate, authorities said ahead of the July 25 general elections.

Tripura IIIT to start functioning from this year: Minister

29 Jun 2018

Tripura IIIT to start functioning from this year: Minister

The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Tripura will start functioning from the current academic year, state Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath informed the Assembly.

Finance ministry approves Rs. 1.07 lakh crore for metro-rail projects

28 Jun 2018

Finance ministry approves Rs. 1.07 lakh crore for metro-rail projects

The Finance Ministry has given 'in-principle' approval to metro rail projects in Kanpur, Bhopal, Indore, Agra and the phase IV of Delhi Metro, amounting to Rs. 1.07 lakh crore, multiple reports said.

No more unpredictable weather for Maharashtra farmers

20 May 2018

No more unpredictable weather for Maharashtra farmers

Farmers will now get detailed information about the climatic conditions in their area allowing them better crop management.

UP to get 1,000 new hospitals under Ayushman Bharat scheme

29 Apr 2018

UP to get 1,000 new hospitals under Ayushman Bharat scheme

The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to construct around 1,000 hospitals under public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to provide good healthcare facilities to people, state Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh said.

Imran Khan re-imagined as Lord Shiva stirs tension in Pakistan

13 Apr 2018

Imran Khan re-imagined as Lord Shiva stirs tension in Pakistan

A picture of Imran Khan, dressed as Lord Shiva blessing his devotees, has gone viral on social media and created an uproar in Pakistan.

In a first, Hindu woman elected to Pakistan's senate

04 Mar 2018

In a first, Hindu woman elected to Pakistan's senate

In a historic win, Krishna Kumari Kolhi from Pakistan's Sindh province has become the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in the Muslim-majority country.

Saudi's $300bn privatization plans, 'sale of the century', in shambles

03 Dec 2017

Saudi's $300bn privatization plans, 'sale of the century', in shambles

About 1.5 years ago, Saudi Arabia unveiled plans of a $300bn privatization program which many billed the "sale of the century".

Despite glitches, confusion, 2L board Hyderabad Metro on Day 1

30 Nov 2017

Despite glitches, confusion, 2L board Hyderabad Metro on Day 1

The Hyderabad Metro seems like a huge hit, with over 2L passengers taking rides on opening day itself.

PM Modi flags off the first Hyderabad Metro train

28 Nov 2017

PM Modi flags off the first Hyderabad Metro train

PM Narendra Modi today flagged off the first train of the Hyderabad Metro from Miyapur. Commercial operations would start tomorrow.

Nitin Gadkari: Why is RSS' blue-eyed boy Modi's star performer?

20 Nov 2017

Nitin Gadkari: Why is RSS' blue-eyed boy Modi's star performer?

In 2014, PM Narendra Modi allocated $3bn for cleaning Ganga. Cut to 2017, and the plan is badly behind schedule, with contaminated stretches of river-water.

India to get 10 'airport-like' railway stations by 2020

13 Nov 2017

India to get 10 'airport-like' railway stations by 2020

In three years, India will have 10 railway stations with airport-like amenities. The government has allocated Rs. 5,000cr for the purpose.

New airports coming up in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai

10 Nov 2017

New airports coming up in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai

India's four metros are all set to get second airports soon to tackle the growing traffic.