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PM Modi chairs 4th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog

In his opening remarks, PM Modi appreciated the role of States in institutionalising GST, and said “cooperative & competitive federalism holds key to progress”. The day-long meeting will be attended by Union Ministers, Chief Ministers of different states, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories and senior officials from the Central government. The council ... Read More »

Troubled Germany look to make World Cup statement against Mexico

While Manuel Neuer finally won his lengthy fitness battle after more than eight months out, Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan were jeered by Germany fans in recent friendlies after posing for a photograph alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said what is discussed on talk ... Read More »

Rain batters northeast, IMD forecasts light showers in Delhi today

The India Meteorological Department daily report predicted light rainfall today in Delhi, reeling under a haze of dust brought by winds from Rajasthan which has raised the air pollution level to “severe”. It said the monsoon was hovering over Maharashtra in the west and parts of Odisha, West Bengal and ... Read More »

Afghanistan extends ceasefire after suicide attack kills 26

President Ashraf Ghani made the announcement in a rare televised address to the nation, in which he also asked the Taliban to extend their three-day ceasefire, which is due to end Sunday night. So far the group has not responded. “I order the security forces to remain on their defensive ... Read More »

Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan: report

The Group of Seven summit gathering of top industrialized democracies finished in disarray after the US president abruptly rejected its joint statement and bitterly attacked Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Behind the scenes, Trump’s counterparts were dismayed by his verbal jabs on topics ranging from trade to terrorism and migration, ... Read More »

US, China firms brace for escalating trade war

Beijing retaliated immediately to tariffs on tens of billions in Chinese imports imposed by US President Donald Trump yesterday, igniting a trade war that threatens to cut into the pair’s massive bilateral trade — potentially harming exporters and US multinationals keen on China’s huge market. Top among American products hit ... Read More »

Japan urges North Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

In a television interview, Abe said his government has contacted the North Korean side “through various channels” in a bid to arrange a meeting with Kim. During historic talks with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on Tuesday, Kim reportedly said he was open to a meeting with Abe. Japan ... Read More »

Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina for famous draw

Sergio Aguero scored an eye-catching opener for the two-time world champions in the 19th minute but it was almost immediately cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason, whose team then held on in the face of immense pressure. It was a major embarrassment for Argentina and raises questions about their ability to ... Read More »

Croatian master Modric schools Nigeria’s young guns

In Russia’s sleepy European exclave of Kaliningrad — perhaps best known for its nuclear missile sites — the much-hyped youngsters of Nigeria struggled to ignite against Croatia’s midfield technicians yesterday. With rivals Argentina and Iceland only managing a 1-1 draw earlier in the day in Saransk, both sides had a ... Read More »

Poulsen winner for Denmark ruins Peru’s World Cup return

Poulsen made amends for conceding a first-half penalty that was awarded after the referee consulted the VAR system, but which Peru midfielder Christian Cueva blasted over the crossbar. With France having beaten Australia 2-1 in Kazan earlier in Group C, RB Leipzig’s Poulsen showed great finishing to hit the winner ... Read More »

Roy and Buttler set up England win over Australia

Roy’s 120 and stand-in captain Jos Buttler’s 91 not out took England to a total of 342 for eight as the hosts went 2-0 up in this five-match series. Australia opener Shaun Marsh made 131 to became the first Glamorgan batsman to score an international century at the Welsh county’s ... Read More »

Eid Ul Fitr celebrated across country

The festival was marked with feasts and the meeting of families, relatives, and friends, where they exchanged greetings and gifts with each other. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greeting to fellow citizens on the occasion. Eid celebrations were also held ... Read More »

Flood situation continues to be grim in Assam

Nearly 1 Lakh people have taken shelter at temporary relief camps. Relief materials are being distributed by the district administrations in the affected areas. Flood waters disrupted road communication at many places. In Tripura, normal life is returning after the flood. State Emergency operation center officials said that the rescue ... Read More »

PM Modi to chair 4th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog

The day-long meeting will be attended by Union Ministers, Chief Ministers of different states, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories and senior officials from the Central government. The council is the premier body tasked with evolving a shared vision of national development priorities, sectors and strategies with the active involvement of ... Read More »