Lucknow, Feb 18: With an aim to develop Ayodhya as a tourist attraction, the Uttar Pradesh government in its budget for 2020-21 has made a special provision of Rs 500 crore for an airport in the city.
Ahmedabad, February 10: Dr. Priti Adani was awarded honorary doctorate for her contribution in the field of Education and Corporate Social Responsibility' at the 3rd Convocation Ceremony of GLS (Gujarat Law Society) University. Dr.
Itanagar, Feb 8: Stating that higher education in India is undergoing a major transformation, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi envisions that the country's huge demographic dividend is capitalised.
Kolkata, Feb 6: The West Bengal government has decided to provide locker facilities to all state-run schools, and would soon begin earmarking spaces on the premises for the initiative, education minister Partha Chatterjee said.
Kolkata, Feb 6: The West Bengal government has received over 40 lakh applications in less than a year under "Aikyashree" a new scheme that provides scholarships to students of minority communities in the state, a senior official said on Thursday.
Jammu, February 02: In continuation with Army’s efforts of contributing towards development and welfare of the society, it presented computers and printer for computer lab at Government High School, Bhalwal Brahmana, Akhnoor.
Jammu, January 27: On 26th January 2020 BSF School Jammu celebrated 71st Republic Day in the school premises with gaiety and fervour. IG BSF Jammu Frontier N.S. Jamwal was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Rajni Jamwal First Lady BSF Jammu Frontier, President BWWA was the guest of honour.
Kolkata, Jan 23: Students of state-run primary schools in West Bengal will soon get special sessions devoted to improvement in handwriting.
Teachers of the primary schools will be specially trained before the next academic session for the purpose, syllabus committee chairman Abhik Majumder told.
Guwahati, January 22: Classes across universities and colleges in Assam were affected on Wednesday due to the "total shutdown" call given by students unions of nine varsities from North East on a day the Supreme Court heard the pleas on Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
New Delhi, Jan 21: The basic demand of JNU students on the issue of hostel fee hike has been met and calls for the removal of the university's Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar are now not reasonable, says Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'.
New Delhi, Jan 20: Reaching out to students in their own language, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed 200 of them during a "Pariksha Pe Charcha" and said his conversations with them will be "hashtag without filter".
Patna, Feb 18: Poll strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor on Tuesday mocked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for aligning with the BJP in his quest for power and said the JD(U) leader cannot be wedded to Gandhian ideals and stand with those who support Godse at the same time.
Patna, Feb 18; Election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor on Tuesday questioned the Nitish Kumar government's development model, even as he sneered at the chief minister for making ideological compromises to stay in an alliance with the BJP.
New Delhi, Feb 16: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed that the BJP government disrespected Indian women by arguing in Supreme Court that women Army officers did not deserve command posts or permanent service because they were inferior to men.
Mumbai, Feb 17 : The BJP has decided to hold
protests against the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government led by Uddhav Thackeray in the state on February 25.
Hyderabad, Feb 17: Visiting communal clashes-hit Bhainsa town in Telangana, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy has assured government support to the victims in rebuilding their destroyed homes.
Patna, Feb 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was brought in by the Narendra Modi government at the Centre out of "humanitarian considerations" and lambasted the opposition for "politicizing the issue".
New Delhi, Feb 16: Delhi voters have shown the way by opting for "real nationalism" and the electorate in Bihar should emulate them to vote out Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has no qualms in taking off his "secular veil" on issues such as the CAA, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Sunday.
New Delhi, Feb 16: The Jamia Millia Islamia on Sunday clarified that it has not released the new video which is circulating on social media showing some men in paramilitary and police personnel uniform beating up students in the university's library on December 15.
Varanasi, Feb 16: Ruling out a rethink on decisions on CAA and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that his government remains and will remain firm on the steps, which have been taken in national interest, despite pressure from all sides.
New Delhi, Feb 16: Anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh, who have called for a march till Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence on Sunday, have not yet received permission from the Delhi Police.
New Delhi, Feb 16: Arvind Kejriwal, who took oath as Delhi chief minister for the third successive time on Sunday, said he wants to work in coordination with the Centre and also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's blessings for smooth governance of the national capital.
Mumbai, Feb 18: "Bunty Aur Babli 2" will hit the theatres countrywide on June 26, the makers announced on Tuesday.
The film, being touted as a "rebooted sequel", reunites Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan after 11 years.
Mumbai, Feb 18: Filmmaker Ruchi Narain says she felt angry when some male stars turned down her film "Guilty", which according to producer Karan Johar, may have something to do with their reluctance to be directed by a woman.
Guwahati, Feb 18: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and renowned director and producer Karan Johar have appreciated the Assam Police for its "superb efficiency" in ensuring smooth conduct of the 65th Filmfare Awards held here on February 15.
Chennai, Feb 18: "Arjun Reddy" star Vijay Deverakonda, who will be making his Bollywood debut with director Puri Jagannadh's bilingual film, says he is looking forward to play a fighter with stutter in his maiden pan-India project.
Mumbai, Feb 18: Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey and Shivam Nair will co-direct "Special Ops", an action-packed spy thriller series to be mounted on an international scale.
Hotstar Specials and Pandey have come together for the show, which marks the digital debut of the director.
Mumbai, Feb 17 :Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor says the reason behind her longevity in the film industry, where female actors are reminded of their 'shelf-life', is her loyal fanbase that has stayed by her side in her two decade long career.
Mumbai, Feb 17: Indian textiles and craftsmanship have become global favourites, believes fashion designer Kunal Rawal.
Mumbai, Feb 15; Model-actor Lisa Haydon on Saturday announced the birth of her second son, Leo, with husband Dino Lalvani.
The couple are already parents to son Zack, who was born on May 17, 2017.
Mumbai, Feb 15: Musicians from Bollywood, including actor-singer Farhan Akhtar and Vishal Dadlani, have condoled the sudden demise of Parikrama lead guitarist Sonam Sherpa.
Sherpa, who was one of the founding members of the rock band, breathed his last on Friday. He was 48.
Mumbai, Feb 15: Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan-starrer "Love Aaj Kal" raked in Rs 12.40 crore at the box office on its day one, the film's makers announced on Saturday.
Mumbai, Feb 15: With over 30 artistes coming together to celebrate love and unity in the country as part of "India My Valentine", actor Swara Bhasker says the aim of the initiative is to take the conversation beyond an "echo chamber" and reach out to the masses.
Mumbai, Feb 15: His first hit as a solo hero was "Aashiqui 2", and since then Aditya Roy Kapur has appeared in a series of romantic dramas but the actor says he is trying not to be genre-specific with his choices.
Mumbai, Feb 18: Maharashtra sports minister Sunil Kedar on Tuesday announced the names of 48 sportspersons who will be conferred with the Shiv Chhatrapati Award for 2018-19.
The minister declared the names of 23 sportsmen and 25 women athletes who will bag the award in a ceremony on February 22.
Brisbane, Feb 18: Spinner Poonam Yadav claimed three wickets as India geared up for the ICC women's T20 World Cup with a thrilling two-run win over the West Indies in a low-scoring warm-up match here on Tuesday.
Wellington, Feb 18: Towering New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson has revealed that moving from Canterbury to Auckland helped him get rid of a detrimental aggressive streak and become a cricketer worthy of national duty.
New Delhi, Feb 18: Manpreet Singh will lead India in the upcoming FIH Pro League matches against world no.2 Australia, a 24-member team for which was announced by Hockey India on Tuesday.
Barcelona, Feb 17: Seasoned Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to keep their Olympic hopes alive when they compete at the USD 170,000 Barcelona Spain Masters starting here on Tuesday.
Lausanne, Feb 17: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday announced India as the hosts for next year's junior men's World Cup.
New Delhi, Feb 17: BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Madan Lal says two new selectors will be in office by the time the national team's tour of New Zealand winds up early next month.
Sydney, Feb 17 : The void left by legends such as Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami is not easy to fill, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur conceded on Monday but also asserted that her young side has grown substantially to be a top contender for this month's women's T20 World Cup.
Prague, Feb 17 : Indian Grand Master Vidit Gujrathi opened up a one-point lead after posting an impressive win over world's top junior Alireza Firouzja in the fifth round of the Prague Chess Festival's Masters Category here.
St Louis (USA), Feb 17 : World rapid champion Koneru Humpy claimed her second title in the last two months by emerging triumphant at the Cairns Cup chess tournament following a draw against compatriot Dronavalli Harika in the ninth and final round here.
Johannesburg, Feb 17: The retired AB de Villiers will be considered for a place in the South African T20 World Cup squad only if he shows good form and proves himself to be the "best man for the job", says the team's head coach Mark Boucher.
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New Delhi, Feb 17: A batch of about 200 people, who were among over 400 quarantined at an ITBP facility in Delhi after being evacuated earlier this month from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, were discharged on Monday, a senior official said.
Washington, Feb 17: Fourteen people who had tested positive for the new coronavirus were among the more than 300 US citizens and family members evacuated by plane from a quarantined ship in Japan, the US State Department said Monday.
New Delhi, Feb 15: Seventeen people, out of a large number of passengers who had arrived in Delhi from China and other coronavirus-affected countries before the screening at the airport began around mid-January, have been found symptomatic for the infection and hospitalised, officials said.
Tokyo, Feb 15: The condition of the three Indians infected with the novel coronavirus on board the cruise ship moored off the Japanese coast has improved and no new cases of infection among the Indians on the quarantined vessel have been reported, the Indian Embassy in Japan said on Saturday.
New Delhi, Feb 14: Experts from India and abroad will deliberate on the strengths of the traditional medicine system and the challenges it faces at a three-day conference from February 15 here.
Beijing, Feb 14: Six health workers have died from the new coronavirus in China and more than 1,700 have been infected, health officials said Friday, underscoring the risks doctors and nurses have taken amid shortages of masks and protective suits.
New Delhi, Feb 13: Three persons who tested positive for novel coronavirus in Kerala are now stable, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 13: A passenger on board a Bangkok-Delhi flight was quarantined on Thursday after he was suspected of having contracted the novel coronavirus, SpiceJet said.
The passenger was quarantined by the Airport Health Organisation after the plane landed at Delhi airport, it said.
Beijing, Feb 13: The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may not pass to the child in the womb during late pregnancy, or cause severe health outcomes in a newborn, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.
Yokohama, Feb 12: Another 39 people aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said Wednesday, as thousands more steel themselves for a second week in quarantine.
Geneva, Feb 11: The head of the World Health Organisation on Tuesday warned the novel coronavirus was a "very grave threat" for the world as he opened a conference to combat the epidemic.
New Delhi, Feb 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to focus on real-time social issues being faced by the country such as malnutrition by providing value addition in agricultural products.
Mumbai, Feb 6: Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has questioned the high costs and feasibility of the bullet train project, it has now emerged that the Union government has allotted Rs 5,600 crore for the ambitious project for fiscal 2020-21.
Brussels, Feb 4: Chinese telecom giant Huawei has said it would set up manufacturing hubs in Europe, as it tries to fight off US pressure on EU nations to stop it from operating.
SINGAPORE, Feb. 5: Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, adds a new cold finishing tube manufacturing line at its Mehsana Mill, in Gujarat, western India.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1: The Indian Space Research Organisation is readying low-cost satellite launch vehicles costing about Rs 30-35 crore each, which can put into orbit satellites weighing 500 kg.
The first such launch from the country is expected to take place in the next four months.
Mumbai, Jan 18: Business Wire India Q3 Revenue of Rs 1,423 crore, up 8% YoY L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), India's leading pure-play engineering services company, announced its results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2019.
New Delhi, Jan 16: The four astronauts shortlisted for the Gaganyaan project, India's first manned space mission, will receive training in Russia for 11 months, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said.
Washington, Jan 15: The Trump administration has urged the US companies to ensure that their technologies do not power a truly "Orwellian surveillance state" and American principles are not sacrificed for prosperity, in a reference to China, the world's second largest economy.
Kolkata, Jan 15 : The arrows of Mahabharata's Arjuna had atomic power, claimed West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, drawing sharp criticism from academicians, even as he joined a long list of politicians who have in recent years given bizarre interpretations linking mythology with science.
Mumbai, Feb 18: The Indian rupee tumbled by 24 paise to settle at 71.56 (provisional) against the US dollar on Tuesday as concerns over the economic fallout from coronavirus outbreak continued to roil forex market sentiment.
Mumbai, Feb 18: Equity benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty closed in the red for the fourth session in a row on Tuesday as the ongoing AGR issue weighed on telecom and financial stocks.
New Delhi, Feb 18: Gold prices on Tuesday rose by Rs 239 to Rs 41,865 per 10 gram in the national capital on positive global cues and rupee depreciation, according to HDFC Securities.
The yellow metal had closed at Rs 41,626 per 10 gram in the previous session.
Mumbai, Feb 18: The Indian rupee declined by 10 paise to 71.42 against the US dollar in opening trade on Tuesday as investor sentiments remain fragile amid coronavirus fears.
Mumbai, Feb 17: The Indian rupee on Monday settled 5 paise higher at 71.32 against the US dollar, helped by some moderation in crude prices.
However, stronger US dollar against key rival currencies and subdued domestic equities kept the rupee's rise in check.
Mumbai, Feb 17: The Indian rupee appreciated by 8 paise to settle at 71.29 against the US dollar on Monday, helped by some moderation global crude prices.
Jammu, February 17: ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company’s service initiativetitled – ‘Claim for Sure’ promises to settle death claimsin 1(one) day. The loss of a loved one, especially the breadwinner, causes significant emotional and financial distress.
New Delhi, Feb 17: Gold prices on Monday fell by Rs 233 to Rs 41,565 per 10 grams in the national capital on weakness in the global market, according to HDFC Securities.
The yellow metal had closed at Rs 41,798 per 10 grams in the previous session.
New Delhi, Feb 16; Telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Tata Teleservices are likely to make payment for adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues on Monday to avoid stringent punitive action from the Telecom Department, according to an official source.
New Delhi, Feb 16: India and Russia have finalised the broad contours of an ambitious government-to-government agreement for long-term import of crude oil by India from Russia's Far East region.
New Delhi, Feb 15: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday said it will have internal discussions in case there are any issues arising out of the Supreme Court order regarding AGR dues.
New Delhi, Feb 15: Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday said transmission of rate cuts is expected to improve further in the coming days and that momentum is gathering pace on credit growth.