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Indian astronaut to go to ISS this year: Garcetti


New Delhi: An Indian astronaut is expected to reach the International Space Station (ISS) this year, US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti said in an interview in New Delhi. Garcetti said that the Indian government has also suggested the name of the astronaut who will fly to the ISS on an American mission. He did...

Iran’s Chabahar port will benefit entire region, says Jaishankar


Kolkata: A day after the United States warned of "potential risk of sanctions" after India inked a 10-year agreement for running the Chabahar Port in Iran, Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Wednesday emphasized that the project will benefit the entire region and people should not take a "narrow view" of it. The Long-Term Bilateral...

PM Modi marches on confidently as Indian election crosses halfway mark


- Fifth phase is the smallest in terms of the number of constituencies in the seven phase general election - A total of 379 seats across 23 States and Union Territories have voted in the first four phases of elections New Delhi: The ongoing Lok Sabha election in India is approaching its final phases, with voting...

PM Modi has strong relationship with Sikh community, says Jassee


New York: Sikhs of America leader Jasdeep Singh Jassee has said that prime minister Narendra Modi has established a strong relationship with the Sikhs. Applauding the strong democratic process in India, Jassee termed it as a show of the vibrancy and strength of India's democratic system. Jassee asserted that the reporting by a section of...

‘My opponent is Priyanka Vadra’: Smriti Irani on battle for Amethi seat


Lucknow: The Congress may have fielded Gandhi family loyalist Kishori Lal Sharma against Smriti Irani from its traditional Amethi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, but according to the Union minister, her “opponent” is Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary. “I do not want to indulge in juvenile politics,” the incumbent Amethi MP told...

Mamata Banerjee vows ‘outside support’ to INDIA bloc at national level


New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee asserted that her party would back the Opposition INDIA bloc from "outside" to form a government at the Centre. The statement comes weeks after Mamata Banerjee stated, "There is no INDIA alliance in West Bengal. I played a key role in the formation...

I never do Hindu-Muslim politics, says Narendra Modi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has defended himself amid allegations that he was stoking divisions between Hindus and Muslims to win the Lok Sabha elections 2024, saying “the day I do Hindu-Muslim, I will be unworthy of public life” and “it is my resolve” that “I will not do Hindu-Muslim”. PM Modi made these...

Elections Phase 5 | Schedule, states, constituencies, key candidates


New Delhi: The ongoing Lok Sabha election is approaching its final phases, with voting for the fifth of seven legs to be held on May 20. Polling for the first four rounds was held on April 19, 26, May 7 and 13, while the last two phases are on May 25 and June 1. In...

Mumbai hoarding collapse: Death toll rises to 16


Mumbai: The death toll in the Mumbai hoarding collapse incident in Ghatkopar jumped to 16 after two more bodies were retrieved from a trapped car under the billboard, an NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) official told PTI. The official said, "The bodies of a male and a female were retrieved from the car struck...