Punjab lags at 16th position in implementation of National Food Security Act, followed by Haryana, Delhi

New Delhi, July 5 Odisha has topped the ranking of states for implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), followed by Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, the government said…

ED conducts raids at 44 places across the country against Vivo, related companies in money-laundering probe

New Delhi, July 5 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday conducted searches at 44 places across the country in a money-laundering investigation against Chinese smartphone manufacturing company Vivo and related…

Check out how many women registered for India’s Navy’s Agnipath recruitment scheme so far

New Delhi, July 4 Within days of the Navy opening registrations for the Agnipath recruitment scheme, around 10,000 females have registered themselves for the programme. For the first time ever,…

Supreme Court to hear on July 11 fresh plea by Uddhav faction against Speaker’s decision on new party whip

New Delhi, July 4 The Supreme Court will hear on July 11 a fresh plea by the Uddhav faction against the Speaker’s decision on the new party whip along with…

Situation normal in Udaipur, curfew relaxed for 12 hours

Udaipur/Jaipur, July 4 With the situation returning to normal, curfew was relaxed on Monday for 12 hours in Udaipur where a tailor was murdered by two men, leading to communal…

Schoolchildren among 16 killed as private bus falls into gorge in Himachal’s Kullu

Shimla, July 4 A private bus fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Monday, leaving 16 people, including schoolchildren, dead, a senior official said. Kullu Deputy Commissioner…

PM Modi advises workers to learn from mistakes of parties which are in decline

Hyderabad (Telangana), July 4 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised the party workers to learn from the mistakes of…

July 4 weekend in Chicago turns bloody- 37 shot, 7 killed in horrific gun violence

Illinois [US], July 4 The July 4 weekend in Chicago, Illinois, witnessed a series of shooting incidents in which at least 37 people were injured and 7 killed in gun…

Car driver runs over man sleeping on ground

New Delhi, July 3 A car driver got arrested on Friday evening for running his vehicle over a person sleeping on the street near the Ramleela Ground in Mangol Puri.…

Watch: Video of leopard hunting a baby monkey goes viral

New Delhi, July 3 Leopards are known to be the masters of prey. However, a recent video of a leopard creeping onto a baby monkey and hunting it down has…

Indian wrestlers clinch 8 medals in U-15 Asian Wrestling Championship

Manama, July 3 The Indian Under-15 Greco Roman Wrestling Team clinched two gold, two silver, and four bronze medals in the Under-15 Asian Wrestling Championship being held at Bahrain. On…

CJI: Judiciary answerable only to Constitution; divisiveness a threat

New Delhi, July 3 Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Saturday said the judiciary was answerable to the “Constitution and Constitution alone” even though the party in power believed…

India logs 16,103 new coronavirus infections; active cases rise to 1,11,711

New Delhi, July 3 India logged 16,103 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,35,02,429, while the active cases increased to 1,11,711, according to the Union…

Kanhaiya Lal, Sidhu Moosewala mentioned in condolence message passed at BJP National Executive meet

New Delhi, July 3 Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal and Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, who were killed recently, found a mention in a condolence message passed at the BJP National Executive…

Special Maharashtra Assembly session begins today; Shinde Government to face floor test on July 4

Mumbai, July 3 The four-day old Shiv Sena-BJP government will face the floor test on July 4 during the special two-day session of the Legislative Assembly beginning here Sunday. The…

Afghanistan: Grenade attack on religious school injures 8

Kabul, July 2 Eight people were injured after unknown elements threw a hand grenade into a religious school in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday, Xinhua reported citing local media.…

Udaipur court transfers Kanhaiya Lal murder case to NIA

Udaipur, July 2 A district court in Udaipur has transferred the murder case of tailor Kanhaiya Lal to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as the latter had applied for it…

One-year-old child left in hot car by father dies in North Carolina

The Fact News Service Mebane (US), July 2 A one-year-old North Carolina child died on Friday after being left inside a hot car by the father after he went to…

PM Modi speaks to Vladimir Putin on trade & Ukraine

New Delhi, July 2 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. The development comes as Russia may have become the largest supplier…

Manipur landslide death toll goes up to 24

New Delhi, July 2 The death toll in the Manipur landslide has gone up to 24. Among the deceased 18 are Army personnel and six civilians. On Friday, 12 bodies…

Presidential elections: Droupadi Murmu’s chances are better, says Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, July 2 Ahead of the presidential election, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Droupadi Murmu’s chances of winning the election…

128 temporary posts in Delhi govt hospitals made permanent

New Delhi, July 1 With an aim to express his gratitude to doctors on Doctors Day, Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena on Thursday approved the conversion of 128 temporary…

Jagannath Rath Yatra hits roads of Kathmandu after 3 years

Kathmandu, July 1 Jagannath Rath Yatra which was stalled for three years owing to the COVID-19 pandemic was restarted with pomp and show into the streets of Kathmandu on Friday.…

National Doctor’s Day 2022: History, significance behind celebrating noble profession of doctors

New Delhi, July 1 National Doctor’s Day is an occasion celebrated annually on July 1 by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra…

SC slams Nupur Sharma, says her ‘loose tongue’ single-handedly responsible for unfortunate incident in Udaipur

New Delhi, July 1 The Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma stating that her outburst is responsible for an unfortunate incident in Udaipur,…

4 more bodies recovered from Manipur landslide site

Noney , July 1 Four more bodies were recovered on Friday morning from the rubble at Tupul city of the landslide that stuck Noney district of Manipur, the State Disaster…

14 dead, several still trapped in Manipur landslide site; rescue operations continue

Noney , July 1 Fourteen people were killed and several others are feared trapped in the rubble of an under-construction railway site at Manipur’s Noney district which was hit by…

Ban on single-use plastic comes into effect from today

New Delhi, July 1 The ban on select single-use plastics by the Centre in order to reduce plastic wastage comes into effect from today. Single-use plastics are typically items that…

Commercial 19 kg LPG cylinder prices slashed by Rs 198

New Delhi, July 1 The price of a commercial LPG cylinder has been reduced by Rs 198 with immediate effect from July 1. With the latest reduction, a 19-kg commercial…

Maharashtra Assembly special session postponed, no Floor Test

Mumbai, June 30 Maharashtra Assembly Secretary Rajendra Bhagwat has informed all state MLAs that as per the Governor’s orders the special session that was scheduled on Thursday will now not…

Man arrested over social media post threatening PM Modi, Amit Shah

Hyderabad, June 30 A man, who allegedly put up a social media post threatening to behead Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister…

Delhi: Rain lashes several parts of city

New Delhi, June 30 Rain lashed parts of Delhi on Thursday morning, bringing the temperature down to 30 degrees Celsius. The rainfall brought respite from the scorching heat as the…

EC announces schedule of Vice-Presidential election, voting on August 6

New Delhi, June 29 The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the schedule of the Vice-Presidential election with the polling to take place on August 6. The term of Vice-President M…

Helicopter services in Ladakh open for tourists

Leh, June 29 The helicopter services in Ladakh are now open for tourists to travel across the Union Territory, with the first batch of tourists having already availed of the…

Udaipur beheading: Mortal remains of Kanhaiya Lal reach his native place

Udaipur, June 29 Mortal remains of Kanhaiya Lal, who was killed on Tuesday by two men in Udaipur’s Maldas street area, reached his native place in Udaipur today. Hundreds of…

Delhi’s hospital creates new record; live telecasts 300 successful surgeries in 5 years

New Dehli, June 29 Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital has created a new record by telecasting 300 live successful surgeries in five years, said the hospital administration on Wednesday. On June 27,…

Amarnath Yatra: First batch of pilgrims reach Udhampur; gets warm welcome from locals, dist admin

Udhampur, June 29 With just one day left for the Amarnath Yatra, the first batch of pilgrims reached Udhampur on Wednesday morning. They were welcomed by locals, PRI Members as…

Pawan Hans chopper ditches in Arabian Sea, all 9 aboard saved

Mumbai, June 28 A Pawan Hans helicopter ditched into the Arabian Sea waters near the ONGC’s Sagar Kiran oil-rig, off Mumbai High Fields, around 175 km off the country’s commercial…

Putin has less than 2 years to live as he suffers from multiple ‘grave’ illnesses: Ukrainian intelligence chief

Kiev, June 28 Vladimir Putin has less than two years to live as he suffers from multiple “grave” illnesses, according to the head of the Ukrainian intelligence service, multiple media…

Sri Lanka runs out of fuel with not even one day of stock left

Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 28 Reeling under economic crisis, Sri Lanka has finally run out of fuel as only 1,100 tonnes of petrol and 7,500 tonnes of diesel are left,…

US: At least 42 found dead in truck in San Antonio, Texas

Washington, June 28 At least 42 people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer on Monday (local time) in San Antonio, Texas. Citing a source close to the investigation, San Antonio’s…

Himachal CM launches ‘Nasha Nahin, Zindagi Chunne’ campaign in Shimla

Shimla, June 27 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Sunday flagged off vehicles of the Department of State Taxes and Excise to deal with drug peddling effectively in Shimla.…

Authorisation of 2 space start-ups marks beginning of private space sector launches in India

Bengaluru, June 27 The Indian Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre (IN-SPACe) has started authorising Indian private firms, marking the beginning of private space sector launches in India. IN-SPACe is an…

Maharashtra govt reshuffles portfolios of 9 rebel MLAs of Shinde camp

Mumbai, June 27 In a major move against the rebel leader, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday reshuffled the departments of ministers “so that the issues of public interest…

Sidhu Moosewala’s new song ‘SYL’ taken off YouTube in India

Chandigarh, June 27 Sidhu Moosewala’s latest song SYL, the first to be released after his death, has been removed from YouTube. The song highlights various issues such as undivided Punjab,…

J-K: Security tightened ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir), June 27 Ahead of the Amarnath Yatra, the security has been tightened at the gateway of Jammu and Kashmir at Lakhanpur. Speaking to ANI, RC Kotwal,…

Slum dweller, Delhi professor among 30 presidential hopefuls

New Delhi, June 26 A slum dweller from Mumbai, a namesake of RJD founder Lalu Prasad Yadav, a social activist from Tamil Nadu and a professor from Delhi are among…

‘Road to Vidhan Bhavan from airport goes via Worli’: Aaditya Thackeray warns Sena rebels camping in Guwahati

Mumbai, June 26 In a subtle warning to the Shiv Sena rebels currently camping in Guwahati, party leader and Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray has said the road from Mumbai airport…

Heavy rainfall predicted for several states in next five days

New Delhi, June 26 IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in several states over next five days. It said that heavy rainfall was likely in parts of Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West…

Bypolls: Counting of votes underway in 3 Lok Sabha, 7 Assembly seats

New Delhi, June 26 Counting of votes is underway on Sunday in three Lok Sabha and seven assembly seats spread across five states and Delhi where bypolls were held on…

India logs 11,739 new coronavirus infections; active cases rise to 92,576

New Delhi, June 26 India logged 11,739 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,33,89,973, while the active cases rose to 92,576, according to the Union…

Govt issues notification for ‘Bharat New Car Assessment Programme’

New Delhi, June 25 The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said on Saturday it has issued a notification that sets regulations for Bharat New Car Assessment Programme. As per…

Khushi Patel from United Kingdom wins Miss India Worldwide 2022

Washington, June 25 Khushi Patel, a biomedical student from the United Kingdom, has been declared the winner of the Miss India Worldwide 2022, the longest-running Indian pageant outside of India.…

Nationwide protest observed by SKM against Agnipath scheme

New Delhi, June 25 A nationwide day of protest was observed on Friday by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme. Protests were held in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana,…

‘Sad day for court and country,’ says Biden on top court decision over abortion right

Washington [US], June 25  US President Joe Biden termed the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling and restore the right of states to restrict…

Canada’s job vacancies reached one million in April

Ottawa, June 25 Employers in Canada were actively seeking to fill about one million vacant positions at the beginning of April, up 44.4 per cent from the same period of…

Flood situation in Assam remains critical, 10 dead in last 24 hrs

Guwahati (Assam), June 25 The flood situation in Assam remained critical on Friday as 45.34 lakh people are still reeling under the deluge. As many as 10 people’s lives were…

Opposition’s Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha gets ‘Z’ category central security

New Delhi, June 24 The Central government has provided ‘Z’ category armed security cover of Central Reserve Police Force to Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha, official sources said on Friday.…

Sena’s count in Assembly has gone down, but we are confident of rebels supporting MVA in floor test: Sanjay Raut

Mumbai, June 24 In the wake of Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde’s rebellion, MP Sanjay Raut on Friday admitted that the party’s numbers in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly have dwindled,…

No BJP role in current political crisis in Maharashtra, claims party leader

Mumbai, June 24 Amid allegations of the BJP’s involvement in Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde’s revolt against his party that has posed a question mark over the survival of the…

Supreme Court gives clean chit to PM Modi in Gujarat riots case

New Delhi, June 24 Supreme Court has dismissed a  plea filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation…

Opposition’s presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha gets Z-category security cover

New Delhi, June 24 The Centre has extended a Z-category cover of armed CRPF commandos to the opposition’s presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha, officials said on Friday. The squad has taken…

India reports 17,336 new covid-19 cases, highest daily rise in 4 months

New Delhi, June 24 India reported a single-day rise of more than 17,000 fresh covid-19 cases on Friday after a gap of over four months (124 days), recording a 30…

Maharashtra political crisis: 3 more Shiv Sena MLAs leave for Guwahati

Mumbai, June 23 Amid the political crisis in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, three more Shiv Sena MLAs on Thursday left for Guwahati in Assam to join…

India’s GSAT-24 satellite launched, entire capacity leased to Tata Play

Bengaluru, June 23 New Space India Limited (NSIL) launched GSAT-24 in its first “demand-driven” communication satellite mission post space sector reforms, leasing the entire capacity on board to Direct-to-Home (DTH)…

Droupadi Murmu leaves for Delhi, seeks cooperation from all for presidential poll

Bhubaneswar, June 23 NDA presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu on Thursday sought cooperation from everyone for the upcoming election to choose the first person of the country, and said she would…

Man kisses his wife while bathing in Ayodhya’s Saryu; gets thrashed

Ayodhya (UP), June 23 A man was thrashed by a group of people in an apparent instance of moral policing when he was bathing with his wife in the Saryu…

Centre accords Z+ security cover to NDA presidential nominee Droupadi Murmu

New Delhi, June 22 The Centre has accorded a Z+ security cover of CRPF commandos to the NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, officials said on Wednesday. The armed squad took…

Indian techie shot dead while returning home after dropping friend at airport in US

Hyderabad, June 22 A software engineer from Telangana was shot dead by an unidentified person in Maryland state of the US. Nakka Sai Charan (26), who hailed from Nalgonda district…

Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 155 people

Kabul, June 22 An earthquake struck eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing at least 155 people, authorities said. Information remained scarce on the magnitude 6 temblor that struck Paktika province, but…

Presidential polls: Opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha to file nomination on June 27

New Delhi, June 22 Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha will file his nomination on June 27 at 11:30 am, said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday. Former…

Maharashtra political crisis: Thackeray calls cabinet meeting today June 22

Mumbai, June 22 Amid a political turmoil in Maharashtra that has put up a question mark on the survival of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition government, Chief Minister Uddhav…

Yashwant Sinha to be common candidate of Opposition parties for Presidential poll

New Delhi, June 21 Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday announced that former Minister of Finance and External Affairs Yashwant Sinha will be the common candidate of the Opposition parties…

Yoga is spiritual, not religious,’ says Baba Ramdev

Haridwar, June 21 On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday performed yoga at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar. Ramdev began Yoga at 5 am where…

PM Modi leads Yoga Day celebrations from Mysuru, says yoga brings peace to society

Mysuru, June 21 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended greetings on the eighth International Day of Yoga and said that yoga brings peace to the society. Addressing the main…

Rahul Gandhi meets Sonia Gandhi after around 14 hrs of questioning in National Herald case

New Delhi, June 21 Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday met Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, who was discharged from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on June…

BJP likely to pick its presidential candidate today

New Delhi, June 21 Even as the Opposition is yet to choose its candidate for Presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold its parliamentary board meeting here on…

Cable car stuck mid-air at Parwanoo Timber Trail, tourists stranded

Cable car stuck mid-air in Himachal Pradesh’s Parwanoo, tourists stranded.

Bharat Bandh over Agnipath: Trains cancelled, traffic jams across Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, June 20 Over 80 trains have been cancelled and massive traffic jams are being witnessed across Delhi-NCR on Monday as some organisations have called for a “Bharat Bandh”…

ED questions Rahul Gandhi for fourth time in National Herald money-laundering case

New Delhi, June 20 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate for the fourth day of questioning in the National Herald money-laundering case. Gandhi, 51, arrived…

Over 80 trains cancelled amid Agnipath protests today, check here

New Delhi, June 20 Over 80 trains have been cancelled on Monday amid the protests in various parts of the country against the new recruitment scheme in the Armed Forces.…

Centre bans 35 WhatsApp groups for spreading fake news on Agnipath scheme

New Delhi, June 20 The Central government on Sunday banned 35 WhatsApp groups for allegedly spreading fake news on the Agnipath Scheme and the Agniveers, government sources said. The action…

Teenager killed, police officer among 3 injured in Washington DC shooting

Washington, June 20 A teenager was shot dead and three others including a police officer were injured in a shooting in the area of 14th and U Street Northwest in…

PM Modi launches torch relay for Chess Olympiad for first time ever in history of event

New Delhi, June 19 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the historic torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad on Sunday at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. He also addressed…

Last rites for Sikh man killed in Kabul blast to be performed in Delhi on Monday

New Delhi, June 19 Last rites for Swinder Singh, a Sikh man who was killed after ISKP attacked Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Afghanistan’s Kabul city, will be performed at Gurdwara…

Agnipath Scheme will kill youth of the country, finish Army: Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi, June 19 Slamming the Centre over Agnipath Scheme, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said that the scheme will ‘kill the youth’ of the country and…

Father’s Day 2022: Best gift picks for your father as per your budget

New Delhi, June 17 From being the pillar of strength in the family to playing a heroic role in a child’s life, a father works day and night to uplift…

Gold Smuggling racket busted

Mumbai, June 19 According to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), four members of a gold smuggling racket were arrested here today. A total of 4.9kg gold worth Rs 2.5…

Police officer shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar, June 18 A police officer was shot dead by terrorists inside his home in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Saturday. The attack on Sub-Inspector Farooq…

PM Modi will have to become ‘maafiveer’, withdraw ‘Agnipath’ scheme: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, June 18 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to withdraw the farm laws, he will have to accept the…

‘Maa…this isn’t a mere word’: PM Modi meets mother as she entered 100th year of her life

New Delhi, June 18 Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a blog dedicated to his mother as she entered the 100th year of her life on Saturday, highlighting her sacrifices and…

Canada confirms 168 cases of monkeypox

Ottawa, June 18 Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam confirmed a total of 168 cases of monkeypox in the country as of Friday. Speaking at a health briefing, the…

Blasts hit Afghanistan’s Kabul near Gurdwara Karte Parwan

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 18 At least two blasts occurred in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, according to media reports. Explosions hit a busy road near a Sikh-Hindu Gurudwara in Police District…

Thunderstorms with moderate rainfall likely in Delhi during next 2 hours

New Delhi, June 17 The national capital and its adjoining areas are expected to witness thunderstorms and moderate rainfall in the next two hours, predicted the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC)…

Agnipath Recruitment protests : Three trains set ablaze by protestors

New Delhi, June 17 Three trains were set ablaze by protestors protesting against Agnipath recruitment scheme of Armed forces. As per ANI report a train was set ablaze at Luckeesarai…

CBI conducts raids at house of Rajasthan CM Gehlot’s brother in alleged fertiliser scam

New Delhi, June 17 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at multiple locations, including the premises of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s brother place in Jodhpur in connection with…

H-1B operation has not kept pace with country’s needs: US commentator

Washington, June 16 The operation and implementation of H-1B visas, the valuable component of the US immigration system since 1990, has not kept pace with the country’s needs, an American…

Elon Musk expected to confirm desire to own Twitter in meeting on Thursday: Report

June 16 Elon Musk is expected to reiterate his desire to own Twitter Inc when he speaks to the social-media company’s employees on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing…

PM Modi on 2-day visit of Himchal from today June 16, to attend Chief Secretaries conference

Shimla, June 16 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday reviewed the preparations for the two-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled for June 16 in Dharamshala. The…

Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, June 16 Parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) received rains in the early hours of Thursday. The downpour resulted in bringing down the temperatures giving…