Modi lauds women power

New Delhi, Ahead of International Women Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the all round strides made by women in virtually every field. Tweeting about the success stories of women who have been breaking barriers and surging ahead, he wrote in his micro-blogging site: "Inspiring wo

Health Min saying corona outbreak in control is like Titanic captain saying ship is unsinkable: Rahul

New Delhi, Amid growing concerns over the spread of the coronovirus, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday likened government's efforts to control the situation to captain of Titanic telling passengers not to panic as his ship was unsinkable."The Health Minister saying that

Seven Congress MPs suspended for remaining session for misconduct

New Delhi, Seven lawmakers of the Congress were suspended in the Lok Sabha for the remaining session for their unruly behaviour on Thursday.When the House met after adjournment at 1500 hrs, Ms Meenakshi Lekhi, who was in the chair, said the seven members -- Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Behanan Benny, Gau

Lok Sabha adjourned till 1400 hrs over Gandhi family remark

New Delhi,  The Lok Sabha on Thursday was adjourned till 1400 hrs following uproar over RLP member Hanuman Beniwal's remark on the Gandhi family during a discussion on Coronavirus.As soon as the House reassembled after first adjournment, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Var

Former Iceland President Grimsson calls on Kovind

New Delhi, Former President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson on Thursday called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.Welcoming Mr Grimsson to India, the President said that India deeply appreciates his efforts on Arctic and climate change issues.'The Arctic region is o

Govt taking adequate measures to curb spread of Covid-19: Health Minister

New Delhi, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday assured the country that the government is taking adequate measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease and constantly reviewing the evolving scenario.Making a suo motu statement in the Lok Sabha, Dr

Cong accuses BJP of destroying democracy in every state, says Kamal Nath Govt averted crisis

New Delhi, The Congress on Thursday hit out at the BJP over the alleged 'poaching' of MLAs and said that the saffron party has been systematically 'destroying' democracy in every state since it came to power.'It started with Arunachal Pradesh then Karanataka and recently

Cabinet nod to allow NRIs to own 100 pc stake in Air India

New Delhi, To allow foreign investment up to 100 per cent in Air India by NRIs, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amending the extant FDI policy to permit foreign investment in the disinvestment-bound national carrier through automatic route.Briefing reporters here, Union Minister of Enviro

16 lakh people screened at open borders and airports, screening on at 21 airports : Javadekar

New Delhi , Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that the government is pro-actively engaged to deal with coronavirus with every step underway to deal with the situation which has struck the world. Briefing mediapersons about the decisi

Cabinet okays amalgamation of 10 PSBs into 4 from Apr 1

New Delhi,  The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the mega consolidation of 10 PSBs into four.It includes amalgamation of the Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India into the Punjab National Bank, amalgamation of Syndicate Bank into Canara Bank, amalgamation of Andhra Bank and C