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Imran Khan becomes the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

The election for the top post became just a formality after the Pakistan Peoples Party led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari with 54 seats abstained from voting following a rift over Sharif’s candidature. Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), secured 176 votes while his only rival and the ... Read More »

As Kerala struggles through floods, PM reaches state to take stock

He’ll be doing an ariel survey of the affected areas.  Vast areas of the state are flooded and relief and rescue operations are continuing in all affected regions. A meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee was held on Thursday (August 16) to ensure continued and scale up assistance to the ... Read More »

German astronaut directs humanoid robot from space

Justin is a humanoid robot being trained to carry out tasks that could eventually assist man’s efforts to set up shop on Mars. Gerst, currently serving a stint as commander on the European Space Station ISS, on Friday (August 17) conducted a variety of tasks with Justin, directing the robot ... Read More »

India bids tearful adieu to Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Last rites of Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee performed with full state honours at Smriti Sthal in the National Capital on Friday; Foreign dignitaries from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and many other countries attended the last rites. Its an end of an era, former Prime Minister ... Read More »

Imran Khan elected as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister

The election for the top post became just a formality after the Pakistan Peoples Party led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari with 54 seats abstained from voting following a rift over Sharif’s candidature. Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), secured 176 votes while his only rival and the ... Read More »

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A timeline

Birth – 25 December 1924 Place– Gwalior Age– 93 years Post-graduate – M.A Political Science, DAV College, Kanpur 1942 – Participated in Quit India Movement 1947: Sangh Pracharak 1951– Associated with Bharatiya Jan Sangh 1957 – Elected to Lok Sabha for first time from Balrampur, U.P 1962 – Member of ... Read More »

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

President Ram Nath Kovind in Tweeted: Extremely sad to hear of the passing of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, our former Prime Minister and a true Indian statesman. His leadership, foresight, maturity and eloquence put him in a league of his own. Atalji, the Gentle Giant, will be missed by one and ... Read More »

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s condition remains critical: AIIMS

His condition worsened on Wednesday. In the evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS to see Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Earlier in the evening, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also visited the hospital to check on him. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi also paid a visit. Later in the ... Read More »

Sensex falls over 200 points on weak macro cues

The 30-share index dropped 207.03 points, or 0.54 per cent, to 37,644.97. The gauge had gained 207.10 points in the previous session on Tuesday. Financial markets were shut yesterday on account of Independence Day. The NSE Nifty fell below the 11,400-mark, shedding 58.15 points, or 0.50 per cent, to 11,376.95. ... Read More »

19 citizens killed in tourist bus crash in Columbia

Fourteen of the deceased Colombian victims have been identified, the country’s foreign ministry said.  The identities of four Venezuelans and two Ecuadorians have also been determined. “Once all the bodies have been identified,” the Colombians will be repatriated, Bogota’s attorney general’s office said in a statement. The crash near Quito, ... Read More »

PM Modi hails India’s rise under his govt

In his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort the prime minister said that India’s stature in the world has risen as it is now viewed with hope and expectation unlike in the past when it was seen with skepticism. Here are 15 key points mentioned in ... Read More »

A proud India celebrates her 72nd Independence Day today

The day is a rememberance of all those who fought valiantly and sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India from colonial powers. After paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi at 7 ... Read More »

Lynching an abhorrent act: PM Modi

All round, inclusive fast paced development, this is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. In an interview to a national daily, Prime Minister said that while the government is doing all it can to meet the expectations and aspirations of the electorate, the opposition is ... Read More »

Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim from Maharashtra dies in Nepal

The incident happened this afternoon while he rushed to board a helicopter and accidentally hit the tail rotor of the chopper. The deceased has been identified as Kartik Nagendrakumar Mehta from Mumbai. His body has been kept in Simikot district hospital. The Embassy of India in Kathmandu coordinating with tour operators and ... Read More »

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