Modi sets goal of turning India into a developed nation in next 25 years

As India marks 75 years of its independence from more than two centuries of British rule, the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (August 15, 2022) flagged corruption and nepotism among the biggest two challenges saying graft is eating into the country like termites.

Babul Supriyo, 7 others in Mamata’s new cabinet after reshuffle

Against the backdrop of the sacking of senior minister Partha Chatterjee – arrested in school recruitment scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today carried out a reshuffle of her council of ministers inducting eight new faces, five of them with cabinet rank, including singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo.

Teacher recruitment scam: West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee sacked from cabinet

West Bengal’s Commerce and Industry minist Partha Chatterjee, arrested in the multi-crore-rupee school teacher recruitment scam, was sacked from the cabinet today (July 28, 2022).

Death toll hits 83

Floods in India's northeast have killed at least 83 people and led to the death of three rare one-horned rhinoceros at a national park that has the world's largest concentration of the species.

Indian authorities seize Zakir Naik’s assets worth Rs 18cr

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attaches assets worth Rs 18.37 crore of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), an NGO based at Dongri in south Mumbai, in the Zakir Naik money laundering case.

Remittances: From America with love

Out of the top five countries that received the most remittances from the US, four are from Asia, according to the latest World Bank data.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Modi sets goal of turning India into a developed nation in next 25 years

As India marks 75 years of its independence from more than two centuries of British rule, the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (August 15, 2022) flagged corruption and nepotism among the biggest two challenges saying graft is eating into the country like termites.

August 3, 2022
August 3, 2022

Babul Supriyo, 7 others in Mamata’s new cabinet after reshuffle

Against the backdrop of the sacking of senior minister Partha Chatterjee – arrested in school recruitment scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today carried out a reshuffle of her council of ministers inducting eight new faces, five of them with cabinet rank, including singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Teacher recruitment scam: West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee sacked from cabinet

West Bengal’s Commerce and Industry minist Partha Chatterjee, arrested in the multi-crore-rupee school teacher recruitment scam, was sacked from the cabinet today (July 28, 2022).

September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020

Babri Masjid demolition “not pre-planned”: Indian court says in ruling

About three decades after the 16th century Babri mosque was razed, a special court in India today acquitted all the 32 people, including Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, in the case saying “there is no conclusive and enough proof” against the accused.

September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020

India to hold election in Bihar despite surging coronavirus cases

India announces local elections involving millions of voters in the densely packed Bihar state even as it remains set to overtake the United States by next month as the world’s worst-affected nation by Covid-19 pandemic.

August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020

India proposes air bubble pact with Bangladesh

India proposes to enter into separate air bubble pacts with Bangladesh and four other South Asian countries to resume international flights, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said today.

November 9, 2019
November 9, 2019

‘Bulbul may weaken gradually, cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts late tonight’

The severe cyclonic storm “Bulbul” is very likely to weaken gradually and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Islands and Khepupara in Bangladesh across the Sundarbans delta late tonight as a severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 Kmph gusting to 135 Kmph, the Indian Met Department says.

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

Cyclone Fani moving towards West Bengal

As severe cyclonic storm Fani hits Puri coast in Odisha, the impact of landfall process has started.

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

Indian student pushed off building to her death in safety drill

Indian police arrest a drill instructor who pushed a university student from the ledge above the second floor of a building to her death during a bungled training exercise, officials say.

June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018

4 BSF men killed on Jammu border

Four Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, are killed and five wounded in firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir state, a senior BSF officer says.