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Indian economy on shaky ground: Nobel Prize-winning economist Abhijit Banerjee

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who on Monday won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, said Indian economy is on a shaky ground. The data currently available do not hold any assurance for the country’s economic revival anytime soon, he stated. “The condition of Indian economy is on a shaky ground. After witnessing the present (growth)...

Mamata Banerjee congratulates Abhijit Banerjee for winning Nobel prize in economics

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday congratulated Abhijit Banerjee for winning the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics. Banerjee, an Indian-American, has jointly won the prestigious award along with his wife Esther Duflo and economist Michael Kremer. “Hearty congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee, alumnus of South Point School & Presidency College Kolkata, for...

Rajasthan: Balloon with imprint of Pakistani flag found Ganganagar

Aballoon with an imprint of the Pakistan flag and "14 August Mubarak" written on it was found in a field in Rajasthan's Ganganagar district on Thursday, police said. A villager in Raisingh Nagar area spotted the balloon and informed the police. Pakistan's Independence Day is celebrated on August 14. Ganganagar is...

NCW slams West Bengal police over handling of Murshidabad murder case, asks Centre to intervene

The National Commission for Women on Thursday said the "inaction" by West Bengal police is boosting the confidence of criminals in the state and urged the Union Home Ministry to intervene. Taking suo-motu cognisance of the killing of three members of a family, including a pregnant woman, in Murshidabad district,...

Jesus Has Done Nothing To Save Africa From European Wickedness For Over 350 Years

There is a very strong notion and believe by African Christians that Jesus Christ will save them from suffering and reverse the many hurts inflicted on them by corrupt politicians and greedy Europeans invaders. Every corner you turn to in Africa, you find people on their knees wailing and...

After Islamic cleric slams Nusrat Jahan, BJP MP questions Mamata Banerjee’s silence

Days after an Islamic cleric criticised TMC MP Nusrat Jahan for performing Durga Puja, Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Debasree Chaudhuri has come out in support of Nusrat and questioned why West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refrains from raising her voice over such issues. Debasree Chaudhuri...

Monkey business: Primate cleans cop’s hair as officer continues with paperwork (VIDEO)

A policeman in Uttar Pradesh, India was filmed steeped in paperwork while his unlikely ‘assistant’ sat perched on one shoulder and cleaned through his hair. The monkey’s antics were greeted with hilarity on social media. The comical clip was shared on Twitter by police superintendent Rahul Srivastav, who suggested that...

Teen girls WHIPPED in Hindu ritual believed to cure illnesses & ward off evil spirits (VIDEO)

Women and young girls queued up to receive therapeutic lashings during an annual Hindu festival held in southern India. The extreme religious ceremony is said to cure illnesses and exorcise evil spirits. Seemarekha footage shows women kneeling down in a “lashing ground” and having their backs and hands whipped by priests,...

Kashmir – your next holiday destination? India orders lifting of travel advisory after 2-month ban

Tourists will be allowed back to Jammu and Kashmir after the local governor ordered an advisory for travelers to avoid the area to be lifted. The security alert was imposed days before India withdrew the region’s special status. The decision is effective Thursday, according to the governor of Jammu and...

Curfew imposed in Rajasthan’s Malpura town after communal tension over Dussehra procession

Curfew was imposed in Malpura town of Rajasthan's Tonk district Tuesday morning following communal tension that broke out when some miscreants pelted stones at a Dussehra procession, police said. A Dussehra procession was moving on and some miscreants pelted it with stones. This led to commotion and effigy of Ravana...

Pak drones continues to be spotted in Punjab

Asuspected Pakistani drone was spotted flying in two villages in the Indian territory along the India-Pakistan border in Hussainiwala area in Punjab late on Tuesday, security officials said. This was the second incident in two days. Villagers captured pictures of a drone on their mobiles. Its first sighting was reported in...

‘Are you Pakistanis’?: BJP candidate and TikTok celeb Sonali Phogat to those not chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’

BJP’s Adampur candidate and TikTok sensation Sonali Phogat on Tuesday asked a group of people if they were from Pakistan when they did not chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ at her rally in the constituency. “Pakistan se aaye ho kya? Pakistani ho kya? Agar Hindustan se aaye ho to Bharat...

India receives first Rafale fighter jet from France

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday formally received the Indian Air Force’s first Rafale fighter jet from a series of 36 such aircraft purchased from France. Mr. Singh attended the handover ceremony along with his French counterpart Florence Parly at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France. https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/1181542055819894784 The Minister...

Lynchings being used to defame India, Hindus: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said that some incidents of violence such as lynchings were actually being branded to defame India, Hindu society and create fear among some communities. Speaking at the foundation day celebrations at Maharashtra's Nagpur on Tuesday, Mohan Bhagwat said that in such...

Just 1 Tata Nano unit sold in 2019, no production in first 9 months

Tata Motors has not produced a single unit of its entry-level car Nano in the first nine months of 2019 but sold just one unit in February in the domestic market although it is yet to officially announce that the model has been discontinued. The company has so far been maintaining...

Nobel Prize in Physics won by James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz ‘for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology’

Scientists James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for ground-breaking work in astronomy, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. Peebles was awarded half the prize while Mayor and Queloz shared the other half. “This year’s Laureates have transformed our ideas about the cosmos,” the...

In fight against black money, India gets first tranche of Swiss account details

India has received first tranche of details about financial accounts of its residents in Swiss banks under a new automatic exchange of information framework between the two countries, marking a significant milestone in the fight against black money suspected to be stashed abroad. India figures among 75 countries with which...

India’s space agency delights stargazers with new lunar PHOTOS on International Observe the Moon Night

Encouraging space enthusiasts around the world to celebrate lunar science and exploration, the Indian and US space agencies offered fresh views of our satellite through a trove of photos and a visualization of the Moon's surface. The International Observe the Moon Night event is held annually, around the anniversary of...

Tension in UP’s Shamli district after monkey shot dead

ension has been prevailing in Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh, after a monkey was shot dead by a youth and his two brothers, police said on Sunday. The monkey is revered by Hindus as a representative of Lord Hanuman and hurting it is considered sacrilege. Circle Officer Kairana, Pradeep Kumar said,...

UP police officer asks cops to read English newspapers, apply for leave in English

Den Ranjan Verma, the Superintendent of Police (SP) in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur, has asked cops in the district to read English newspapers and submit leave applications in English. The SP issued the order after classes and workshops were organized at several police stations, the district headquarters and the police lines...

People of Mizoram opposed to Citizenship Amendment Bill: CM tells Amit Shah

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga Saturday told visiting Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the people of the state are against the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act, 1955, an official statement said. The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 could open a “floodgate of illegal immigrants” in Mizoram, an official statement said. Zoramthanga...

Unemployed, already married’: Delhi man poses as DRDO scientist to marry PhD student

A Delhi based woman has filed a police complaint claiming that she was duped by a person who impersonated as a DRDO scientist and got married to her while hiding his already married status and making fake claims of employability. Accusing her husband of making false complaints regarding his employment...

Norwegian TV channel blocks steamy scene after racking up MILLIONS of views in India & Pakistan

A Norwegian TV channel has taken the extraordinary step of blocking a saucy scene from one of its shows, after the clip unexpectedly racked up hundreds of millions of views in India, Indonesia and Pakistan. The scene in question came from a mini-series called Dumpa (meaning Dumped) on the P3...

Amit Shah avoids NRC, CAB issues in Mizoram

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday addressed a huge gathering at Mizoram but avoided the issues of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), who had led to protests in the state recently. Several NGOs and other organisations under the banner of a coordination...

In INX case, 71 ex-bureaucrats write to PM on ‘selective targeting’ of officers

Seventy-one retired bureaucrats on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over the prosecution of four former officials of the Finance Ministry in the INX Media case and asserted that such action will demotivate diligent and honest officers from taking important decisions. They demanded that there should be...

Karnataka NRC: Moily says BJP trying to spread saffron agenda in South India

Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday hit out at the BS Yediyurappa government for raising the issue of introducing NRC in the state, alleging that the BJP is using the "controversial" matter to spread its saffron agenda in South India. Moily's attack came...

‘No infiltrator will remain in India, it’s a country, not an inn’, says BJP working president JP Nadda

In an apparent reference to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), BJP national working president JP Nadda has said that no infiltrator will remain in the country. “In the time to come, we’ll make arrangements where no infiltrator will remain in our country. Infiltrators will go out and Hindus, Jains,...

Pakistani woman gets Indian citizenship after 35 years

Thirty-five years after she applied for Indian citizenship, a Pakistani woman, married to a man in Muzaffarnagar city and residing in the country on a long-term visa, has been granted Indian nationality. According to a local intelligence official, 55-year-old Zubeda had married Syed Mohammad Zaved, a resident of Yogenderpur locality...

120 descendants have stake in Hyderabad Nizam’s funds: Grandson

A day after a UK court ruled in India’s favour over funds belonging to the late 7th Nizam of Hyderabad now worth around 35 million pounds, one of his grandsons here on Thursday said the amount would have to be shared among around 120 descendants who according to him...

High schools open in Kashmir, students missing

Students preferred to stay away from schools even as the Jammu and Kashmir administration announced the opening of all the higher secondary schools across the Kashmir Valley after a gap of two months since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. On Thursday Divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan...

Doklam: one motorable road complete, second to be constructed by March 2021

A new motorable road built by the Border Roads Organisation has reduced the duration for moving Indian troops to Dokala, on the edge of the Doklam plateau near Sikkim where India and China were locked in a 73-day standoff in 2017, a senior official said on Thursday. The road, previously...

FIR against Ramachandra Guha, Aparna Sen for letter to PM Modi on mob lynching

An FIR was lodged in Bihar's Muzaffarpur on Thursday against nearly 50 celebrities, including Ramachandra Guha, Mani Ratnam and Aparna Sen, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob lynching, police said. The case was lodged after an order...

4 cops stabbed to death in Paris police headquarter, 20-yr-old attacker shot dead

An employee armed with a knife attacked officers inside Paris police headquarters Thursday, killing at least four before he was fatally shot, a French police union official said. Police union official Loic Travers told reporters the attack appears to have begun in an office and continued elsewhere in the large police compound...

Indian army countering a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir on a daily basis: Army chief Bipin Rawat

India has no extraterritorial ambitions and does not want to “transplant” its ideology on others, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said, asserting that the country will fulfil its regional and global security obligations as a responsible emerging power. In an address to strategic affairs experts and defence personnel in...

India banned onion exports. Now Asia has eye-watering prices

From Kathmandu to Colombo, it’s a kitchen nightmare: Onion prices have gone crazy. That’s because India, the world’s biggest seller of the Asian diet staple, has banned exports after extended Monsoon downpours delayed harvests and supplies shrivelled. And dedicated buyers across the region, like Nepalese housewife Seema Pokharel, are flummoxed. “This is...

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