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'One Nation, One Election', Fourth Committee

New Delhi: Union minister for parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi on Friday, September 1, said that a committee has been formed to examine the possibility of a system of “One Nation, One Election”, under which simultaneous elections would be held for the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Pitches For "Bharat" Over "India"

Guwahati: People should use the name "Bharat" instead of India, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said, urging people to inculcate the habit. The name Bharat has been continuing since ancient times and must be taken forward, he said. "The name of our country ha

Aditya-L1: India set to launch its first mission to Sun

By Geeta Pandey BBC News, Delhi India is set to launch its first observation mission to the Sun, just days after the country made history by becoming the first to land near the Moon's south pole. Aditya-L1 is due to blast off from the launch pad at Sriharikota on Saturday at 11:50 India tim

India Lands on the Moon

Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS): India’s moon lander successfully set its four legs softly and safely on the lunar soil on Wednesday evening as planned, and became the fourth nation in the world to achieve the feat. The lander landed near the South Pole of the moon after travelling about 3.84 lakh

PM Modi lays foundation stone for redevelopment of 508 railway stations including Mangaluru

Mangaluru/New Delhi, Aug 6: (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Mangaluru railway junction along with 507 other stations across the country under the Amrit Bharat Station scheme on Sunday, August 6. PM Modi addressed the found

Chief minister Siddaramaiah meets PM Modi in New Delhi

Bengaluru, Aug 3 (IANS): For the first time since assuming charge as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi. In a statement, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) claimed that the meeting was cordial. Siddar

500 Rupee Note With 'Star' Symbol Is Not Fake; Viral Message Misleading

A viral WhatsApp message claiming a 500 rupee note with an asterisk or 'star' sign in the number panel is fake and urging people not to accept such currency notes, is false and misleading. BOOM found that the message is misleading. A spokesperson for the Reserve Bank of India confirmed that

All India Muslim Personal Law Board Set To Oppose Uniform Civil Code Proposal

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) convened a significant meeting in Lucknow on Wednesday to discuss the proposed Uniform Civil Code (UCC). Following the deliberations, the board declared its opposition to the UCC. The meeting lasted approximately three hours, during which an extensive

PM Modi inaugurates new Parliament House

New Delhi May 28 (IANS): After installing the historic 'Sengol' near the Lok Sabha Speaker's chair, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled the plaque to mark the inauguration of the new Parliament building here. After the 'puja' and 'havan', the Prime Minister received the historic 'Seng

No forms or ID proof required to exchange Rs 2,000 notes, says SBI

The State Bank of India on Sunday said that customers can now exchange their Rs 2,000 denomination bank notes without obtaining any requisition slip, adding that the customer will not be required to submit any identity proof or any form at the time of exchange of up to Rs 20,000 at a time. SBI has a

RBI to Withdraw Rs 2,000 Notes from Circulation; Will Continue to Remain Legal Tender

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday announced to withdraw Rs 2000 currency note from circulation. The notes will continue to be legal tender. To complete the exercise in a time-bound manner and to provide adequate time to the members of public, all banks shall provide deposit and/or exchange f

Congress committed to usher progress, implement 5 guarantees in Karnataka: Kharge

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS): Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said the party is committed to usher in progress for Karnataka and will implement the five guarantees promised to the 6.5 crore people of the state. Taking to Twitter, Kharge said: "Team Congress is committed to usher pro

It's insanity to think of a Muslim PM in India, says B C Patil

Gadag, Oct 31 (IANS): BJP leader and Minister for Agriculture in Karnataka, B.C. Patil, sparked a row on Monday after he said that it is insanity to think of a Muslim leader becoming the Prime Minister of India. Speaking to reporters here, Patil said, "This is 'Bharat'. It is impossible for a Mus

‘Leave Ukraine by all available means’: India to its citizens

India on Tuesday issued its second advisory in a week asking its citizens to “leave Ukraine by all available means”. In the previous advisory, issued on October 19, New Delhi had warned its citizens against travelling to Ukraine and asked students who returned to the country to leave in view of t

Nobody knows what will be decided: Ashok Gehlot on Congress president speculation

New Delhi(PTI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday sought to downplay speculation that he could be made Congress chief, saying nobody knows what will be decided. Gehlot's meeting with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi led to the buzz that the two may have discussed the possibility of hi

Union minister alleges West Bengal govt didn't allow him to hoist national flag

Kolkata (PTI): Union Minister Subhas Sarkar alleged that he was "not allowed" to hoist the national flag by the West Bengal government at a correctional home in Paschim Medinipur district as part of the Centre's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' initiative. He claimed that state government officials were

Why govt not allowing debate on price rise, GST: Congress on disruptions in Parliament

New Delhi(PTI): Amid a stalemate in Parliament, the Congress on Tuesday asked why the government is not allowing an urgent debate on price rise and GST when the entire opposition was demanding it. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said a debate under Rule 267 has been held several times in the

Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee arrested over school jobs scam

Kolkata (PTI): Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday arrested West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee in connection with its investigation into the teacher recruitment scam, an official of the agency said. Chatterjee, who was the state education minister when the scam took place, was arrested a