National & International

 Press Trust of India

Broadcasting infrastructure, network development scheme will augment infra: PM

Broadcasting infrastructure, network development scheme will augment infra: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development (BIND) scheme will augment the broadcasting infrastructure, particularly in the remote areas. This will also help in diverse sectors like health, education and entertainment, he tweeted. In a bid to upgrade Prasar Bharati’s broadcast infrastructure and network, the Cabinet Committee […]

 Press Trust of India

Twitter to relax ban on political advertising

San Francisco: Twitter says it will ease up on its 3-year-old ban on political advertising, the latest change by Elon Musk as he tries to pump up revenue after purchasing the social media platform last year. The company tweeted late Tuesday that “we’re relaxing our ads policy for cause-based ads in the US.” “We also […]

 Press Trust of India

Public functionaries need to restrain their speech: Justice BV Nagarathna

Public functionaries need to restrain their speech: Justice BV Nagarathna

Says they owe duty towards citizenry

New Delhi: Supreme Court judge Justice B V Nagarathna on Tuesday said public functionaries, celebrities and other persons of influence owe a duty to the citizenry at large to be more responsible and restrained in their speech. Justice Nagarathna was part of the five-judge Constitution bench which was unanimous on the larger issue that there […]

 Press Trust of India

Armed Pak intruder shot dead by BSF along Punjab border

New Delhi/Chandigarh: An armed Pakistani intruder was shot dead by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab on Tuesday morning, officials said. The infiltration bid was detected near a village, named Dariya Mansoor, in Amritsar district around 8 am and the troops subsequently recovered the body of a man, who […]

 Press Trust of India

SC upholds Centre’s 2016 decision on demonetization

SC upholds Centre’s 2016 decision on demonetization

Says no flaw in decision-making process

New Delhi: More than six years after the Centre’s decision to demonetise the Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denomination notes, the Supreme Court in a 4:1 majority verdict on Monday upheld the 2016 move, saying the decision-making process was not flawed merely because the procedure emanated from the government. Ruling that the decision to scrap […]

 Press Trust of India

Need for widening scope of research on modern Indian history: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday underlined the need for widening the scope of research on modern Indian history and called upon academic and cultural institutions across the country to produce well-researched work on the contributions of social reformer Swami Dayanand Saraswati as well the Arya Samaj that he founded in 1875. Modi […]

 Press Trust of India

World leaders condole demise of Prime Minister modi’s mother

World leaders condole demise of Prime Minister modi’s mother

Tokyo/Jerusalem: Several world leaders on Friday condoled the demise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Hiraben who passed away in Gujarat at the age of 99. Hiraben passed away at a hospital in Ahmedabad in the early hours of Friday. Her mortal remains were consigned to flames by PM Modi and his brothers at a […]

 Press Trust of India

Rahul Gandhi himself ‘violated’ security protocol 113 times: Govt

Rahul Gandhi himself ‘violated’ security protocol 113 times: Govt

Negates Congress's security concerns

New Delhi: “Full” security arrangements were made for Rahul Gandhi in accordance with laid-down guidelines but he himself “violated” security protocols 113 times since 2020, government officials said Thursday, a day after the Congress alleged security breaches during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in the national capital. The Congress on Wednesday wrote to Home Minister Amit […]

 Press Trust of India

Negative Covid report mandatory for flyers from China, 5 other countries from Jan 1

New Delhi: A negative Covid report will be a must for passengers arriving in India from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand from January 1, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Thursday. The Covid test must be conducted within 72 hours of undertaking the journey to India and the negative report […]

 Press Trust of India

Govt likely to make negative RT-PCR report mandatory: Sources

Govt likely to make negative RT-PCR report mandatory: Sources

Arrivals from China, 5 other places

New Delhi: The government is likely to make it mandatory for passengers arriving from China and five other places to have negative RT-PCR reports from next week, official sources said on Wednesday. They also cautioned that the next 40 days will be crucial as India may see a Covid surge in January. Even if there […]