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RashtriyaSwayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday called upon sportspersons to put the country on top of the international sports map, noting if India is able to establish its dominance in sports, the world will accept it as a superpower. “Like the Army personnel, sportspersons are held in respect throughout the world and countries …

Weeks after coming to power in Rajasthan, the Congress today decided to change the previous Vasundhara Raje government’s decision to permit only those with minimum educational qualifications to fight the panchayat and local body elections. It will move an amendment to this effect in the state assembly soon. Rajasthan had become the first state in …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India’s biggest rail-road bridge in Assam as part of efforts to boost defense along the border with China. PM Modi drove in a cavalcade along the 4.9-kilometer longBogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra river to inaugurate the project which has taken nearly twenty years and $800 million or Rs. 5,600 …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today opened the Bogibeel railroad bridge in Assam, billed as India’s longest railroad bridge. Its foundation was laid in 1997. The five-kilometer structure spans the waters of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The bogibeel bridge will connect Assam’s Dibrugarh and Dhemaji districts, bordering Arunachal Pradesh. It will cut the travel time between …

The Supreme Court registrar on Monday denied giving an early hearing to a petition against the home ministry order that gives sweeping powers to investigating agencies to intercept and monitor data on computers. Advocate Manohar Lal Sharma filed the petition challenging the government’s notification authorizing 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer …

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday said officials to withhold distribution of free smartphones under the Sanchar Kranti Yojna (SKY) launched by the previous BJP government. In a video conference with district collectors and superintendents of police, Baghelordered that distribution of smartphones is stopped in all 27 districts till further orders, a government spokesperson …

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Saturday stated there are women officers engaged in exercises like mining and de-mining operations and also manning the air defence system, but cited difficulties in assigning them frontline combat role. He commented that in frontline combat there are risks of officers getting killed.  “See, I am not saying a woman …

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said Congress’s victory in three Hindi heartland states to party chief Rahul Gandhi and said the win will change the “picture and fate” of the country. Sidhu, who had gone to visit chief minister Amarinder Singh at his residence, told reporters that now the farmers could talk about their rights. …

A Delhi Court on Friday commented that it would hear on January 30 the chief secretary assault case in which Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia have been named as accused. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal was said by the counsel for Kejriwal, Sisodia and other AAP leaders that they have …

IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18

Train 18, India’s first engine less-train, also became the fastest train in India when crossed the 180 kilometers per hour (kmph) mark during a trial run in the Kota-SawaiMadhopur section. It outran Gatimaan Express which held the record of being the fastest train in the country plying at 160 kmph.  “Train 18 breached the 180 …

Congress Stands Rock Solid Behind 'Mama' Christian

The Congress is trying to save Christian Michel, the said middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, the BJP alleged today — a day after a youth Congress leader represented him in court. Alleging that all three lawyers representing Michel were from the Congress, the BJP stated a “full surveillance” has been launched on him by …

US Gives Russia A 60-Day Ultimatum To Comply With Nuclear Treaty

The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington stated is a violation of a arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe. NATO allies led by Germany pressed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting in Brussels to give diplomacy one last chance before …