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Home Minister appeals people of Kashmir to take part in panchayat polls

Addressing a press conference at Nehru Guest House in Srinagar, Rajnath Singh congratulated the people of State for participating in just concluded municipal elections.Earlier, he reviewed security situation at a high-level meeting in Srinagar.  He said there has been a steady decline in stone pelting incidents and militant recruitment has ... Read More »

Drug cocktail that increases lifespan discovered, claim scientists

The study, published in the journal Developmental Cell, lays crucial groundwork for further research into designing drug combinations that produce the same effect in mammals. “Many countries in the world, including Singapore, are facing problems related to ageing populations,” said Jan Gruber from Yale-NUS College in Singapore. “If we can ... Read More »

Liquid water on Mars may hold enough oxygen to support life: Study

The findings could inform future missions to Mars by providing better targets to rovers searching for signs of past or present habitable environments, researchers said. A team led by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US has calculated that if liquid ... Read More »

World’s oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea

The vessel is one of more than 60 shipwrecks identified by the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project including Roman ships and a 17th-century Cossack raiding fleet. During the three-year project, researchers used specialist remote deep-water camera systems previously used in offshore oil and gas exploration to map the sea floor. ... Read More »

Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Jammu and Kashmir today

 He is also expected to take stock of the overall situation following recently held Municipal elections in the State and the ground situation.  The Home Minister will also attend a high-level meeting with Governor Satya Pal Mailk and top civil, police and security forces officials and assess the prevailing situation. Read More »

EC team visits Telangana to review poll preparedness

On the first day of its visit, the EC team held interactions with representatives of political parties. It held separate meetings with the representatives of all recognised political parties, including BJP, BSP, CPI, CPI(M), Congress, MIM, TDP and TRS.    The Commission will also hold a crucial meeting with the ... Read More »

Bajrang Punia settles for silver at wrestling World Championships

Only the fourth Indian ever to make it to the World Championship gold medal match, 24-year-old Bajrang was rattled by the 19-year old Otoguro, who consistently attacked the left leg of Indian and emerged a comfortable 16-9 winner. In the process, Otoguru became Japan’s youngest World Champion at the age ... Read More »

Witness against Bishop Franco Mulakkal in nun rape case found dead

Hoshiarpur : Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who was a witness in the rape case filed by a nun against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, was Monday found dead under “mysterious circumstances” in Dasuya in Punjab’s Hoshairpur district, police said. Kattuthara, 62, was found unconscious in his room this morning and was taken to a ... Read More »

Petrol, diesel prices cut for fourth straight day

Petrol and diesel prices were cut for the fourth straight day on Sunday on softening international oil prices, providing some relief to consumers battered by two months of relentless rate hikes. Petrol price was cut by 25 paise a litre and diesel by 17 paise, according to the price notification ... Read More »

PM felicitates medal winners of 2018 Summer Youth Olympics

The Prime minister urged them to remain focussed and work harder to achieve their goal of reaching the podium in the coming Olympics. He assured the athletes that Government would provide them adequate support and facilities. The Prime Minister said that the young athletes should inspire youngsters in their schools ... Read More »

Petrol pumps in Delhi to remain shut today

Around 400 petrol pumps in Delhi that also sell Compressed Natural Gas will remain shut till 6 am tomorrow.  The protest was called by the Delhi Petrol Dealers Association. DPDA in a statement said  the central government had slashed the rate of petrol and diesel by rupees 2.50 per litre ... Read More »