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US delegation arrives in China for talks over trade issues

Mnuchin, who is also the U.S. President’s special envoy, is meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, who is heading the Chinese side. The talks, which run until Friday, are focused on the root cause of ... Read More »

World Press Freedom Day observed

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3rd May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to: •     celebrate the fundamental principles ... Read More »

Sensex snaps 4-day rising streak, slips 73 pts

The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) slipped on Thursday by 73.28 points to end negative at 35,103.14, reversing the last four day’s winning streak, due to heavy selling in select stocks such as Realty, Capital Goods, IT, Teck, Infrastructure, FMCG, Consumer Durables and Oil & Gas amid weaker ... Read More »

Bihar: Gruesome road accident in Motihari kills 27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed anguish over the loss of lives in the incident. “My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones due to a bus accident in Motihari. I pray that the injured recover at the earliest,” the prime minister’s office tweeted. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced Rs 4 ... Read More »

Centre seeks stay on Supreme Court’s order on SC/ST Act

Venugopal also pointed out that the SC/ST verdict had resulted in loss of life and the case be referred to a larger bench. The Supreme court on the other hand said that it was “100 per cent” in favour of protecting the rights of these communities and punishing those guilty ... Read More »

Shuttler Srikanth climbs to 3rd spot in world rankings

Srikanth, who took silver in the men’s singles category at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last month, climbed a couple of spots from the fifth place. Fellow Indian HS Prannoy also rose two rungs to take the eighth spot. In the recently concluded Badminton Asia Championships, Kidambi Srikanth was eliminated ... Read More »

Karnataka Polls: PM accuses Siddaramaiah of corruption

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the BJP onslaught against the Congress party in Karnataka. Addressing 3 rallies in the state, PM Modi launched one of the most vociferous attack on the state government, adding that the days of Siddaramaih govt is set to go. Prime Minister touched upon ... Read More »

President gives away the 65th National Film Awards

President Ram Nath Kovind felicitated the winners of the 65th National Film Awards at a ceremony in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.   Late actor and parliamentarian Vinod Khanna, who passed away last year, was awarded India’s highest film honour, the Dadasaheb Phalke award. The National Award for ... Read More »

Supreme Court flags Cauvery Management Board issue

The Supreme Court has asked Karnataka to see how much water can be released to Tamil Nadu and asked it to apprise the court by the 8th of this month. The Apex Court also asked the Centre to apprise it on May 8 about steps being taken for setting up ... Read More »

Thunderstorm kills many in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan

Nature’s fury caused widespread damage across North India. According to National Disaster Management Authority, due to lightning 33 persons have died and 205 others got injured in Bharatpur, Alwar, Dhaulpur & Jhunjhunu distt of Rajasthan. It added that 65 have died in Agra, Bijnor, Saharnpur, Bareilly, Chitrakoot, Raebareli and Unnao ... Read More »