India

Bhutanese official meets Modi


Kathmandu, Aug 31: Chief Advisor of the interim government of Bhutan Dasho Tshering Wangchuk met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Bimstec Summit here.A neighbour and a close friend!, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. PM met Dasho Tshering Wangchuk, Chief Advisor of the Interim Government of...

Modi, Thai PM discuss boosting bilateral ties


Kathmandu, Aug 31: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his Thailand counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha on the sidelines of the Fourth Bimstec Summit here and discussed strengthening of bilateral ties.Connecting with an important partner from Southeast Asia, Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. The PM had a good meeting with...

Congress attacks Modi govt over rising fuel prices


New Delhi, Aug 31: The Congress on Friday attacked the Narendra Modi government over the skyrocketing fuel prices and alleged that it has profited by over Rs 11 lakh crore from the taxes imposed on fuels.Monstrous taxes being levied by the Modi government have resulted in the skyrocketing petrol and diesel prices....

Vohra’s performance as J&K governor was outstanding: Rajnath


New Delhi, Aug 31: His party leader in Jammu and Kashmir may not think highly of former Governor N N Vohra but Home Minister Rajnath Siingh said his performance as a governor was outstanding and he had maintained the dignity of the post very well.N.N. Vohraji had been Governor of Jammu and...

Art auction raises 42.5 lakh for Kerala’s disaster relief fund


Mumbai, Aug 31: A sum of Rs 42.5 lakh was raised for relief work in flood-hit Kerala in a day-long online fundraiser auction by Mumbai-based art auction house Saffronart.An official statement from Saffronart said the fund raised through the auction will be donated to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund. The no-reserve...

Shutdown over Article 35A affects life in Kashmir Valley


Srinagar, Aug 31: Life across the Kashmir Valley was adversely affected on Friday by a separatist-called protest shutdown to voice support for Article 35A.Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a conglomerate of separatists headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik called a complete shutdown on Friday to highlight support...

Mamata remembers martyrs of Bengal’s food crisis movement


Kolkata, Aug 31: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday remembered the martyrs of the 1959 Khadya Andolan and said her government has ensured food security for 90 per cent of the state's population.Remembering the martyrs of 1959 Khadya Andolan. In Bangla, we provide food security to 90% (8.59 crore) of...

High level Kerala delegation to source relief funds from diaspora


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31: A high-level delegation led by a Kerala minister will travel to various Middle East countries and other nations to source funds for rebuilding the state in the wake of this month's devastating floods that have claimed 483 lives, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday.The delegation will travel to...

Court grants bail to Rabri, Tejashwi in IRCTC case


New Delhi, Aug 31: A court here on Friday issued a production warrant against former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and granted bail to his wife Rabri Devi, son Tejashwi Yadav and some others in connection with a 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case.The case relates to alleged irregularities in the allotment of...