India to revive sea route for Haj pilgrims: Naqvi

Pilgrims from India disembarking at Jedda, 1940, Royal Geographical Society/Gerald de Gaury   Our Correspondent / Mumbai If things go according to government’s plan, Indian Muslims could soon opt for sea route for Hajj pilgrimage. The sea journey would cut down travel expenses by nearly half as compared to airfares. The practice of ferrying Haj … Continue reading India to revive sea route for Haj pilgrims: Naqvi

I-T dept to probe 60,000 individuals in 2nd phase of Operation Clean Money

The Income Tax department today launched the second phase of ‘Operation Clean Money’ to detect black money post-demonetisation. Over 60,000 individuals will be investigated in the second phase. Policy-making body of the department, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, CBDT said it has detected undisclosed income of over 9,334 crore rupees between November 9, 2016 … Continue reading I-T dept to probe 60,000 individuals in 2nd phase of Operation Clean Money

Prez Trump hails military for ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ dropped in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump has hailed the US military for dropping the largest non-nuclear bomb targeting an Islamic State complex in Afghanistan. Mr. Trump said the military has been successful lately because his administration has given them total authorisation. Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said, it was the first-ever combat use of the bomb. At his daily … Continue reading Prez Trump hails military for ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ dropped in Afghanistan

Syria war: Evacuation begins in besieged towns

The Syrian Government and rebel groups have begun an operation to move people away from four besieged towns. People from the north-western towns of Foah and Kefraya are being taken to government-held areas near Aleppo. Evacuees from rebel-held Madaya, near Damascus, have been bussed to Idlib province. Last month, the UN described the situation in … Continue reading Syria war: Evacuation begins in besieged towns

Russia, Syria and Iran warn US against launching new strikes on Syria

Russia, Syria and Iran have strongly warned the United States against launching new strikes on Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, along with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at a trilateral meeting in Moscow today denounced last week’s U.S. attack on Syria. They warned that any further such action would entail grave consequences not only … Continue reading Russia, Syria and Iran warn US against launching new strikes on Syria

Kulbhushan case: India seeks copy of charge sheet, verdict from Pakistan

India today demanded from Pakistan a certified copy of the charge-sheet as well as the judgement in the death sentence of its national Kulbhushan Jadhav and sought consular access to him. Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale met Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in connection with the case of Jadhav, who has been given … Continue reading Kulbhushan case: India seeks copy of charge sheet, verdict from Pakistan

India should aspire to become global power of happiness: President

AMN President Pranab Mukherjee today said that India was following the parliamentary democracy and constitutional supremacy because of the effort taken by Dr BR Ambedkar. Speaking at the foundation laying down ceremony of the Bengaluru Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru today, Mr Mukherjee appealed everyone to follow and … Continue reading India should aspire to become global power of happiness: President

Dressing gown with Assam’s Vrindavani Vastra lining put on show at UK Museum

From: Utpal Borpujari A man’s dressing gown with a lining made of woven textile depicting the life of Lord Krishna and believed to be of the same origin as the Vrindavani Vastra, one of the most-revered piece of art in Assam created by 15th century saint and social reformer Srimanta Sankardeva, will be on display … Continue reading Dressing gown with Assam’s Vrindavani Vastra lining put on show at UK Museum

Telangana to extend financial assistance to farmers for fertilisers

Telangana state government has announced a financial assistance of 4 thousand rupees per acre to farmers towards purchasing fertilizers. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao announced this in Hyderabad last evening at an interaction with farmers at his camp office. He further said 4 thousand rupees will be directly transferred to the farmers’ bank accounts before … Continue reading Telangana to extend financial assistance to farmers for fertilisers

UP: CM Yogi pays floral tribute to Baba Saheb Ambedkar

Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today paid floral tribute to Baba Saheb at Lucknow and said that Baba saheb did a lot for nation building and he gave power to the voice of every person. Mr. Yogi said that his government is committed to coordinate and connect the people of Dalit community for their … Continue reading UP: CM Yogi pays floral tribute to Baba Saheb Ambedkar