Breaking News

National News

ISRO releases first set of earth pictures taken by Chandrayaan-2

New Delhi: Space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday released the first set of pictures of the earth captured by Chandrayaan-2, the country’s second mission to the Moon launched a fortnight ago. ISRO chief K Sivan said the images were captured by the camera fitted on the lander of Chandrayaan 2. The photographs, which were taken on Saturday, …

Read More »

Driver says truck skidded due to rain

Lucknow: Ashish Pal, the driver whose truck crashed into the car carrying the Unnao rape survivor on July 28 in Rae Bareli, has told the CBI that his truck had skidded due to heavy rain on the day of the accident. Ashish Pal said that he was returning after off-loading ‘maurang’ (mortar) in Rae Bareli when he saw a car …

Read More »

Delhi Assembly to be paperless by 2020

New Delhi: A new research centre at the Delhi Assembly to give recommendations to the House will be functional by September, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said, adding the Assembly will become paperless by January 2020. Goel told IANS that the paperless step was needed as too much paper was used in the House. “Our aim will be that the Assembly …

Read More »

CWC should appoint interim chief, then hold party polls for top posts: Tharoor

New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial CWC meet, senior party leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said it should appoint an interim president and then hold internal elections to senior leadership positions which would allay all concerns. His remarks came hours after his party announced that the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet on August 10 at the AICC headquarters here. …

Read More »

DM, SP shifted, revenue officials booked

Lucknow: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday removed Sonebhadra’s District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police and ordered a departmental inquiry against them in the massacre case in which ten people were killed in the district on July 17. S Ramlingam has been posted as the new District Magistrate, replacing Ankit Agarwal, while Prabhakar Chaudhary will be the new superintendent …

Read More »

8-year-old Lucknow boy gets direct admission in class 9

Lucknow: Eight-year-old prodigy Rashtram Aditya Shri Krishna has been granted special permission by the UP Board to be admitted in class 9 directly. He is set to appear in the high school examinations at the age of 10 in 2021 from M D Shukla Inter College in the Nakhas area here. According to the rules, a student needs to be …

Read More »

AIIMS doctors call off strike after meeting with health minister

New Delhi: Resident doctors of AIIMS called off their strike and resumed duties on Sunday after Health Minister Harsh Vardhan assured them that their concerns over the NMC Bill will be duly addressed. In a communique to the AIIMS director, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) said that during a meeting, the Union minister assured them of addressing their concerns while …

Read More »

Centre to prepare the ground for national rollout of NRC

PTI New Delhi The government has decided to prepare a national population register  by September 2020 to lay the foundation for rolling out a citizens’ register across the country. The NPR will be a list of usual residents of the country. Once the NPR is completed and published, it is expected to be the basis for preparing the National Register …

Read More »

Need to change mindset for economic growth: Sisodia

IANS New Delhi Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said his government’s initiative ‘Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum’ will meet the challenge of India’s economy and will contribute to its growth. Sisodia, during an interaction with 200 entrepreneurs, said Delhi’s Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum was launched earlier this year in all Delhi government schools for class 9 to class 12. “A major …

Read More »

CBI sleuths question Sengar in Sitapur prison

PTI Lucknow The CBI on Saturday quizzed expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is lodged in a prison in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district on charges of raping a minor girl two years ago. A three-member team of the central investigation agency visited the Sitapur district jail and questioned the Bangermau MLA for several hours. On Friday, the CBI had …

Read More »