President greets people on the eve of Janmashtami

New Delhi, Aug 14 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday greeted the countrymen on the eve of Janmashtami and said the ideals of Lord Krishna’s life are of universal relevance. “On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens,” the President said in his […]

China reaffirms opposition even as Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip

Beijing, Aug 14 : China on Monday reaffirmed opposition to the Dalai Lama’s “anti-China separatist activities” in any country, even though he has called off a planned trip to Botswana. The Dalai Lama cancelled the plan in mid-August due to health problems. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Beijing’s position was firm, Xinhua news […]

After Dalai Lama cancels visit, China says Botswana ties will progress

Beijing, Aug 14 : Days after the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama cancelled his visit to Botswana, China said its ties with the African country will progress smoothly. Beijing said it “attaches great importance” to Botswana where state-run Chinese companies are engaged in infrastructure building. Botswana had invited the Dalai Lama to speak at the […]

Blot of Gorakhpur tragedy will stay for long on Yogi Adityanth

By Mohit Dubey Lucknow, Aug 14 : Some stains stick. In politics they sometime stick for a lifetime. In 2012, Akhilesh Yadav stormed to power as a beacon of hope in Uttar Pradesh. The Muzaffarnagar communal riots a year later marred his political career for ever. Cut to 2017. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was […]

Centralise Eklavya schools’ running on KV pattern, says parliamentary panel

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The parliamentary standing committee on Tribal Affairs, in its latest report, recommended that the overall supervision and management of Eklavya Schools should be centralised on the pattern of Kendriya Vidyalayas to improve their quality. Noting that out of 247 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRs), 161 schools have been set up […]

Jaitley reviews FDI policy in various sectors

[New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj shakes hand with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, in New Delhi on Monday. /PTI] New Delhi, Aug 14 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held a meeting with other ministers and government officials for a review of the current Foreign […]