India

Satheesh Reddy is new DRDO Chairman


New Delhi, Aug 25: Distinguished aerospace scientist G. Satheesh Reddy was on Saturday appointed the Chairman of the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and Secretary in the Department of Defence Research and Development (DDRD).Reddy succeeds S. Christopher, who retired in June. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet approved Reddy's appointment for a period of two...

No renaming of Ramlila ground, say BJP, NDMC


New Delhi, Aug 25: Delhi BJP leaders and New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) on Saturday denied reports that the iconic Ramlila Maidan in the heart of the capital would be renamed Atal Maidan.In an interview to CNN News18, Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari said reports about Ramlila Maidan being renamed after former Prime Minister...

Book fairs dumping ground for unsold books, say young readers


New Delhi, Aug 25: As the Delhi Book Fair opened on Saturday, some of the young readers complained that book fairs appeared have become a dumping ground for unsold books.Although the book fair has announced discounts and clearance sales besides making the entry free, there were complaints. A bunch of college students explained why they...

Renaming Ramlila Maidan won’t fetch BJP votes: Kejriwal


New Delhi, Aug 25: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that a reported move to rename the Ramlila Maidan won't fetch the BJP votes but changing the name of the Prime Minister might.In a Twitter post, Kejriwal shared a tweet by ABP news channel which said that the Ramlila Maidan in the...

For a change, Onam brings cheer in relief camps


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25: Survivors of Kerala's worst floods in a century on Saturday set aside their misery, even if only temporarily, to celebrate Onam in numerous relief camps across the state, relishing the traditional Onam 'sadya' or lunch.The second day of the harvest festival, called Thiru Onam, fell on Saturday. Camp officers ensured the availability...

Over 7,3074 LPG connections provided in Himachal


Shimla, Aug 25: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday that over 7,3074 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connections have been provided to beneficiaries in Himachal Pradesh under Ujjwala Yojna and that all eligible families would be given such connections by 2019.He was reviewing the progress of Central and state governments welfare schemes. He said...

Akhilesh accuses Modi, BJP of making ‘hollow promises’


Lucknow, Aug 25: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of making hollow promises and the Uttar Pradesh government of not paying heed to the poor and marginalised.They have left the youngsters high and dry, aimless and without jobs, the former...

Imran Khan’s cabinet bans first-class air travel for top officials


Islamabad, Aug 25: The cabinet of newly-appointed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has imposed a ban on first-class air travel by the President, Chief Justice, Senate Chairman and the National Assembly speaker.The move comes after the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government on Friday revised working hours in government institutions, abolished discretionary funds of the...

Modi government lacks coherent strategy for Pakistan: Rahul


London, Aug 25: Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that the Narendra Modi government lacks a coherent strategy towards Pakistan and attacked Modi for his foreign policy based on hugs.Speaking at an event at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) of London, Gandhi said that Pakistan promotes terrorism in India and it...