India

Akash Ambani on Time’s 100 Emerging Leaders’ list


New Delhi: Akash Ambani, son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani and head of India's largest telecom firm Jio, has been named in the Time100 Next -- the magazine's list of the world's rising stars. He is the only Indian on the list. There is, however, another Indian-born American business leader, Amrapali Gan, also on the list. "The scion...

Digvijaya to file nomination for Cong prez polls


New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh will file nomination for the post of the party president for which election is scheduled to be held on October 17. He took his nomination form from the party's Central Election Authority (CEA) earlier in the day. Sources close to Singh said the decision to contest the polls is his...

SC: All women entitled to safe & legal abortion


New Delhi: The Supreme Court said that unmarried women are also entitled to seek abortion of pregnancy in the term of 20-24 weeks arising out of a consensual relationship. It emphasized that all women are entitled to safe and legal abortion, and the distinction between married, and unmarried women is unconstitutional. A bench headed by Justice...

Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra to end in Kerala


New Delhi: After traveling through the state for 18 days Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra accompanied by a huge crowd of supporters, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi entered its last phase in Kerala. The yatra which resumed from Marthoma College Junction at Chungatha would take a break at CKHS Manimooly at Vazhikadavu after covering around 8.6...

R Venkataramani to be new Attorney General


New Delhi: Senior advocate R Venkataramani has been appointed Attorney General of India, an official statement said. Venkataramani will take over from incumbent K K Venugopal whose tenure will expire on September 30. A notification, issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice, said: "The President is pleased to appoint R Venkataramani, senior advocate, as Attorney...

Lt General Anil Chauhan is new Chief of Defense Staff


New Delhi: The government appointed Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) as the next Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) who will also function as Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Military Affairs, Ministry of Defense has informed. In a career spanning nearly 40 years, he had held several command, staff, and instrumental appointments and had...

‘PM’s remarks to Putin reflect India’s stance on Ukraine’


New York: India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent remarks to Russian President Vladimir Putin - that "today's era is not of war" on the Ukraine invasion were consistent with the existing Indian position. Addressing reporters at the conclusion of his 10-day tour of the US, Jaishankar also said...

Centre declares PFI ‘unlawful’, bans it for five years


New Delhi: The Central government has banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates for five years under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act over alleged terror activities. The move follows two rounds of massive countrywide raids on PFI leaders in terror fund cases. In the notification, the Centre said the PFI is involved...

Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh joins BJP


New Delhi: Two-time Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Union Ministers Narendra Tomar and Kiren Rijiju. Besides Capt Amarinder Singh, others who joined the BJP included former Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti, former MPs Amrik Singh Aliwal, and Kewal Singh, former MLAs Prem Mittal, Harchand Kaur, Harjinder...