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PM Modi most popular world leader on Facebook

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is far ahead of other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, when it comes to popularity on Facebook. According to the study “World Leaders on Facebook” released in Geneva by Burson Cohn & Wolfe, over 43 million people follow the Indian premier on the social ... Read More »

Campaigning gains momentum in Karnataka

Political temperatures continue to soar in poll bound Karnataka with all political parties trying to woo voters ahead of May 12 elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed an election rally in Bellary. He said that desilting of Tungabhadra river will help thousands of farmers. PM also hit out at ... Read More »

J&K: Stonepelters plummet to a new low

In a shameful act, the stonepelters targetted school children of Shopian in which about 50 children were travelling. 2nd Class student Rehan sustained head injuries in the incident The injured children have been admitted in hospital in Srinagar for treatment. The kin of the children are visibly upset and angry at this ... Read More »

Plans to Commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Bapu

President, Ram Nath Kovind chairs the first meeting of a ‘national committee’ set up to plan events to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The 114-member committee, comprising Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Ministers and Chief Justice of India, will discuss the ... Read More »

Cabinet approves  three major infrastructure projects

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of government’s Umbrella Scheme ‘Green Revolution- Krishonnati Yojana’ in Agriculture Sector. Addressing media persons, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that under this, eleven schemes have been brought under one umbrella scheme. CCEA also approved restructuring of Multi-Sectoral Development Programme for ... Read More »

PM Modi: Farmer-sensitive Government needed in Karnataka

PM Modi on Wednesday said that a farmer-sensitive government is needed in Karnataka. Interacting with state kisaan morcha via the namo app, the Prime Minister hit out at Karnataka government for its indifference towards implementing the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. PM Modi also said agriculture and farmer welfare have ... Read More »

SC Collegium defers decision on Justice K M Joseph’s elevation

The five member Collegium comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph met after the workings hours, but no decision was taken. The resolution of the meeting uploaded on the apex court website said the Collegium had met “to consider the ... Read More »

40 people injured in Nepal Bus Mishap

The accident occurred when a bus carrying students and teachers from Jhapa to Pokhara hit by a truck in the wee hours in Churiyamani area. The students were heading to Pokhaara to attend a programme. Makawanpur police said, 33 injured have been admitted to Hetauda hospital, 6 in Bharatpur and ... Read More »

J Dey murder: Chhota Rajan, 8 others sentenced to life imprisonment

Additional Sessions Judge Sameer Adkar had on April 3 fixed May 2 for the verdict. Several high-profile accused in Dey’s murder include Rajendra S Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan, currently lodged in Tihar Central Jail in New Delhi, and former Mumbai journalist Jigna Vora. The final arguments in the Special Maharashtra Control ... Read More »

PM Modi twice as popular on Facebook as President Trump: Study

President Trump, who rules the other social media platform Twitter, is in second place with 23.1 million followers, according to the new study “World Leaders on Facebook” released on Wednesday by Burson Cohn & Wolfe. The study analyses the activity of 650 Facebook pages of heads of state and government and ... Read More »

Rampaging CSK hope to spoil KKR’s homecoming

Written off at the start with critics branding it’s dugout as an ‘old-age home’, CSK, on the field, never looked like a side which is making its comeback to the tournament after serving a two-year suspension. With a vintage Mahendra Singh Dhoni in centre of the team’s batting might, CSK ... Read More »

UN chief pledges support to further talks between the Koreas

UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked during a conversation with Guterres for UN support “to verify the imminent closure” of North Korea’s nuclear test site. Dujarric said that Moon also asked the secretary-general for UN support in implementing an agreement between North Korea and South Korea “to ... Read More »

J Dey murder: Chhota Rajan, 8 others convicted; 2 journos acquitted

Additional Sessions Judge Sameer Adkar had on April 3 fixed May 2 for the verdict. Several high-profile accused in Dey’s murder include Rajendra S Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan, currently lodged in Tihar Central Jail in New Delhi, and former Mumbai journalist Jigna Vora. The final arguments in the Special Maharashtra Control ... Read More »

Taj Mahal turning brownish green, take expert help: SC urges Centre

The Apex Court suggested that the Centre take the assistance of experts from India and abroad to first assess the damage and then take steps to restore the historic monument. The court perused the photographs placed before it by the petitioner and asked Additional Solicitor General, who was representing the ... Read More »

Visually-impaired get a vision of future with football

The home team won the game and with it the sparkling trophy too. The tournament which started four days ago was organized by Indian Blind Football Federation (IBFF)-an independent federation setup in 2016 affiliated to the Paralympic Committee of India & IBSA New Delhi, with an aim to promote sports in the blind people’s ... Read More »

At least 60 killed in mosque blasts in northeast Nigeria

Abdullahi Yerima, police commissioner in Adamawa state, said a suicide bomber struck at the mosque at around 01:00 p.m. (1200 GMT) and a second bomber detonated a device some 200 metres (220 yards) away as worshippers fled. Ezra Sakawa, chief medical director of Mubi general hospital, said about 56 were ... Read More »

7 million people die every year due to air pollution, warns WHO

According to the health institution, about a quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer can be attributed to air pollution. These numbers have remained unchanged in the past years, with, globally, outdoor air pollution remaining high and largely unchanged, while indoor air pollution has got worse, as ... Read More »

5 healthy habits that will help you live longer

These are: 1) Eating a healthy diet  2) exercising regularly  3) keeping a healthy body weight  4) not drinking too much alcohol  5) and not smoking Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers looked at 34 years of data from 78,865 women and 27 years of data from 44,354 ... Read More »