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Ensure children below 12 are seated with their parents — DGCA to airlines

NEW DELHI — The aviation watchdog DGCA on Tuesday issued a circular asking all airlines to ensure children up to the age of 12 years are seated with their parents. The DGCA has revised the Air Transport Circular (ATC)-01 of 2024, titled ‘Unbundle...

23 Apr 2024

India’s 1st bullet train set to run in 2026 — Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

NEW DELHI — Significant progress has been made in the construction of various stations for India’s first bullet train and we are geared up to run the first train in one section in 2026, Union Railways and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Tues...

23 Apr 2024

Mexico-based Indian scientist Ravi Prakash Singh leading fight against wheat diseases receives Padma Shri

NEW YORK — Ravi Prakash Singh, the Mexico-based scientist who received the Padma Shri award, has been hailed for his achievement in making wheat strains resistant to rust diseases, protecting the supply of the foodgrain that is an essential element...

23 Apr 2024

Four luminaries from MP get Padma Shri award

BHOPAL — As many as four luminaries from Madhya Pradesh — Omprakash Sharma, Bhagwatilal Rajpurohit, Kaluram Bamaniya, and Satendra Singh Lohiya — were bestowed the prestigious Padma Shri Award on Monday. Sharma was bestowed with the pre...

23 Apr 2024

Country’s first woman SC judge, former Union Minister among Padma award winners from Kerala

KOCHI — M. Fathima Beevi, the first woman judge of the Supreme Court who later became the Governor of Tamil Nadu, has been posthumously conferred with the Padma Bhushan award. 96-year-old Fathima Beevi passed away in November 2023. She was also the...

23 Apr 2024

Indians can now apply for a multiple entry Schengen visa with longer validity

NEW DELHI — Constantly working to deepen and broaden political ties with India, the European Union (EU) on Monday announced that Indian nationals can now apply for a multiple-entry Schengen visa with longer validity. “On April 18, 2024, the E...

22 Apr 2024

Two distinguished sons of Andhra receive Padma Vibhushan

NEW DELHI — Former Vice President Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu and popular Telugu actor Konidela Chiranjeevi are the two distinguished sons of Andhra Pradesh who received the Padma Vibhushan on Monday. While Venkaiah Naidu received the second-highest...

22 Apr 2024

Delhi HC to hear CM Kejriwal’s plea challenging ED summonses on May 15

NEW DELHI — The Delhi High Court on Monday posted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s petition challenging the summonses issued to him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the excise policy case for hearing on May 15. A bench of Ju...

22 Apr 2024

Critical negotiations to end plastic pollution to begin on Tuesday

NEW DELHI — Negotiators from 176 countries will gather this week for the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee in Ottawa, Canada to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the m...

22 Apr 2024

UP Minister Sanjay Nishad attacked, accuses SP supporters

SANT KABIR NAGAR — Nishad Party president and Uttar Pradesh Minister Sanjay Nishad was attacked by unidentified persons when he had gone to attend a wedding function. The incident happened late on Sunday night. The minister said that his supporters...

22 Apr 2024

Rajnath Singh to file nomination from Lucknow LS seat on April 29

LUCKNOW — Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will file his nomination for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat on April 29, BJP sources said. Lucknow BJP Chief Anand Dwivedi said Rajnath Singh will proceed to file his nomination papers from the Uttar Pradesh BJP...

22 Apr 2024

LS polls: PM Modi to campaign in UP today

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh at 2 p.m. on Monday. Prime Minister Modi will campaign for the BJP candidate from Aligarh Lok Sabha seat, Satish Gautam. Home Minister Amit Shah...

22 Apr 2024

Tharoor booked for false campaign against Rajeev Chandrasekhar

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM — Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha candidate Shashi Tharoor has been booked for allegedly carrying out a false campaign against union minister and rival candidate Rajeev Chandrasekhar, police said here on Sunday. The case was...

21 Apr 2024

BJP no longer a political party, but a cult worshipping Narendra Modi: P Chidambaram

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM — Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday lashed out at the BJP-led NDA government and said the saffron party is no longer a political party but has become a cult which worships Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Targeting the ...

21 Apr 2024

DD logo change: A ‘precursor’ of saffronisation of everything, says Stalin

CHENNAI — DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday slammed the change in logo of public broadcaster Doordarshan, from red to orange, saying it was a ‘precursor’ to the BJP’s ‘conspiracy’ of saff...

21 Apr 2024

HK, Singapore food regulators red flag ‘cancer-causing’ ingredient in certain MDH, Everest spices

NEW DELHI — Food regulators in Hong Kong and Singapore have warned people against using four products from two big spice brands — three from MDH and one from Everest — over the presence of ethylene oxide at “levels exceeding the permi...

20 Apr 2024

PM Modi to address campaign rallies in Maha, K’taka today

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the star campaigner of BJP, on Saturday, will address a series of election rallies in Maharashtra and Karnataka. PM Modi will address rallies in Maharstra’s Nanded and Parbhani at 10:45 a.m. and 12:15...

20 Apr 2024

Veddas of Sri Lanka have close genetic affinity with Indians, reveals study

HYDERABAD — The Vedda, an indigenous group of Sri Lanka, has a close genetic affinity with the Indian population, revealed a landmark study by 10 researchers from five institutions The significant findings of the study, which involved a comprehensi...

20 Apr 2024

Indian student’s death in US possibly linked to Blue Whale suicide game

WASHINGTON — In a grim first for Indians studying in US colleges and universities, a first-year student took his own life in March while playing, it is understood, a macabre online game of dares called the “Blue Whale Challenge”, which ...

20 Apr 2024

SC issues notice to Centre on plea challenging surrogacy limits for married couples

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine a plea challenging the provision of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021 debarring a married couple from having their second child through surrogacy if they have a surviving child biological...

19 Apr 2024

World’s highest polling station in Himachal has 52 voters

SHIMLA — World’s highest polling station Tashigang, located at a height of 15,256 feet above sea level, in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul-Spiti district, which is part of the Mandi parliamentary constituency, has 52 registered voters, said A...

19 Apr 2024

Boosting defence ties, India delivers Brahmos missile system to Philippines

NEW DELHI — India on Friday delivered the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile system to the Philippines, as part of the $374.9 million contract signed between the two countries in 2022. A video that has now gone viral on social media shows sweets bei...

19 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha polls first phase: 30.46 per cent turnout till 11 am across six seats in MP

BHOPAL — The six Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh where polling is being held on Friday in the first phase of general elections recorded a voter turnout of 30.46 per cent till 11 am, an official said. The constituency-wise polling is Balaghat 35.6...

19 Apr 2024

Amid violence, Bengal’s Cooch Behar records 33.63 pc polling in 1st four hours

KOLKATA — A very high voter turnout of 33.56 per cent was recorded in the first four hours of polling till 11 a.m. in the three Lok Sabha constituencies of Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar in the first phase of polls on Friday. Till 11 a.m., ...

19 Apr 2024

Two CRPF jawans injured in blast in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

RAIPUR — At least two jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed on poll duty in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district were reported injured after a shell of Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) exploded, a police official said. The...

19 Apr 2024
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