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"I was surprised by his decision": Sourav Ganguly on Ishan Kishan not playing first-class cricket

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 1:55:46 PM IST
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly says that he was surprised to see players like Shreyers Iyer and Ishan Kishan not participating in domestic cricket as they have been dropped from the national squad.... read..
 

Irfan Pathan questions BCCI's selection criteria after Ishan-Shreyas exclusion

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 2:54:32 PM IST
Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan raised questions on Thursday over the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decision to exclude Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan from central contracts and pointed out the case of Hardik Pandya, who has been selec... read..
 

PM Modi to inaugurate two Northern Coalfields projects worth Rs 1,394 crore today

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 9:54:58 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate two first mile connectivity projects (FMC) of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited on Thursday.... read..
 

Foreign investors become net buyers in Indian stocks in February

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 10:55:02 AM IST
Foreign portfolio investors who had aggressively sold Indian stocks and turned net sellers in the Indian equity market in January 2024, now again became net buyers in February.... read..
 

Indian stock indices steady ahead of Q3 GDP data release

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 10:55:09 AM IST
Indian stock indices were steady Thursday morning, with investors bracing for October-December quarterly GDP data slated to be released later in the day.... read..
 

India's wait for 'fully fit' wicketkeeper batter KL Rahul continues

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 10:55:16 AM IST
For nearly a month, there has been uncertainty around India's wicketkeeper batter KL Rahul's fitness and his participation in the final Test of the series against England as well as in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) as the player continues to re... read..
 

Centre estimates wheat procurement at 320 lakh tonne wheat, paddy 100 lakh tonne

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 11:55:23 AM IST
The Department of Food and Public Distribution held a meeting with the food secretaries of the states here in the national capital to discuss the procurement arrangements for Rabi crops for 2024-25 and Kharif crops of 2023-24.... read..
 

"Huge fan": USISPF chairman calls PM Modi world's best leader

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 7:54:51 AM IST
John Chambers, the Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), expressed his admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, labelling him the "best leader in the world today."... read..
 

Delhi AIIMS launches cleanliness drive to preserve beauty of green areas on campus

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 1:55:39 PM IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, has initiated a comprehensive beautification and maintenance project for the central and other parks situated in the East Ansari Nagar Campus.... read..
 

"Kejriwal took care of women's safety," says Delhi Minister Atishi

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:55:11 AM IST
Delhi minister Atishi on Wednesday appreciated Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal for taking care of women's safety in the national capital.... read..
 

MoU signed with Greek bank to facilitate remittances to India using UPI

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 1:55:54 PM IST
NPCI International Payments Limited (NIPL), a subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), and leading Greek bank Eurobank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards enhancing cross-border payments using the UPI platform.... read..
 

Jharkhand: PM Modi to dedicate revived Sindri fertiliser plant tomorrow

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 1:56:01 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday dedicate the revived Sindri fertiliser plant, managed by Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited, in Jharkhand.... read..
 

North East Delhi riots: Delhi HC seeks response of police on Shahrukh Pathan's plea seeking regular bail

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 1:56:03 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice on the bail plea filed by Shahrukh Pathan to the Delhi Police. He is accused of pointing a gun at a policeman in the Jafrabad area during riots in February 2020.... read..
 

Karkardooma Court acquits seven men in 2020 northeast Delhi riots case

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 1:56:12 PM IST
A court has acquitted seven men accused of vandalism and burning shops and vehicles in the Dayal Pur area of northeast Delhi during riots in February 2020.... read..
 

Stay order in civil and criminal cases won't automatically lapse after 6 months: SC

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 2:54:23 PM IST
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a stay order granted in civil and criminal cases does not automatically lapse after six months and will remain in operation till the matter is decided unless it is specifically time-bound.... read..
 

All financial, procurement decisions were taken by Executive Board, says Elena Norman in affidavit before Delhi HC

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 2:54:28 PM IST
Outgoing Hockey India CEO Elena Norman has recently filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court and said, the Inquiry Report on alleged irregularities in Hockey India made various general, vague and omnibus allegations against her, which apart from being o... read..
 

President Droupadi Murmu condoles loss of lives in Dindori road accident, prays for speedy recovery of injured

New Delhi / Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | February 29, 2024 11:56:02 AM IST
President Droupadi Murmu has expressed her condolences and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured in a road accident that left 14 dead and 20 injured in Madhya Pradesh's Dindori district.... read..
 

FM Sitharaman to inaugurate Electronic Data Interchange facility at Land Customs Stations in northeast

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 3:56:35 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will on Thursday inaugurate the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) facility at the Land Customs Stations of the North Eastern Regions through virtual mode for enhancing ease of doing business and facilitating regio... read..
 

Delhi: Finance Secretary TV Somanathan to preside over 48th Civil Accounts Day celebrations tomorrow

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 7:55:21 PM IST
The 48th Civil Accounts Day will be celebrated to mark the Foundation Day of the Indian Civil Accounts Service in New Delhi on Friday.... read..
 

Health Minister Mandaviya presents Bill Gates model of BHISHM Arogya Maitri Cube

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 12:25:07 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday and presented him with a model of the BHISHM 'Aarogya Maitri Aid Cube.'... read..
 

CIL and BHEL sign joint venture agreement for ammonium nitrate plant in Odisha

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 12:25:12 AM IST
In a significant development, two of the country's top 'Maharatna' entities, Coal India Limited (CIL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on Wednesday signed a joint venture agreement (JVA) to establish an ammonium nitrate plant in Odisha.... read..
 

RBI cancels licence of Rajasthan-based Sumerpur Mercantile Urban Cooperative Bank

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 12:25:22 AM IST
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of Sumerpur Mercantile Urban Cooperative Bank Limited, Sumerpur, in Rajasthan's Pali district. Consequently, the bank ceases to carry on banking business, with effect from the close of business tod... read..
 

States, UTs expected to comply with ECI guidelines on exemption of forest staff, vehicles from election duty: NGT

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 12:25:41 AM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) held that the authorities concerned of states and Union Territories are expected to comply with the instructions and guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India regarding the exemption of forest officers and veh... read..
 

BJP holds core group meetings of states, first list of Lok Sabha candidates expected soon

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 3:56:24 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership on Wednesday held core group meeting of different states as part of the candidate selection process for the Lok Sabha polls, with party chief JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah discussing with leaders the pane... read..
 

Congress chief Kharge expresses grief over Jharkhand train accident, seeks 'impartial' probe

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 7:54:53 AM IST
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge expressed grief over the loss of lives in the Jharkhand train accident, and sought an 'impartial' investigation into the incident to hold those liable for safety violations.... read..
 

Rs 3600 cr chopper deal case: Court dismisses plea of Christian James Michel seeking release from custody

By Dhiraj Beniwal

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 3:56:30 AM IST
The Rouse Avenue court has recently dismissed the plea of accused Christian James Michel seeking release from custody on the ground that he has undergone a maximum period of detention.... read..
 

PM Modi, Mauritius counterpart to jointly inaugurate community development projects in island nation today

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 10:54:51 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritius counterpart Pravind Jugnauth will inaugurate the new Airstrip and St James Jetty along with six community development projects at the Agalega Island in Mauritius on Thursday.... read..
 

Punjab police, BSF arrest smuggler with packet of suspected heroin

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 3:56:38 AM IST
In a joint operation, Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police have arrested an alleged smuggler with a packet of suspected heroin in Amritsar district.... read..
 

Vikramaditya Singh agrees not to press for resignation as Congress government battles crisis in Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 3:56:40 AM IST
The beleaguered Congress government in Himachal Pradesh got a bit of reprieve on Wednesday after former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya Singh, who had tendered his resignation as minister, agreed not to press its acceptance following int... read..
 

Farmer stopped at Bengaluru Metro for "untidy" clothes, Rights Body issues notice to Karnataka Govt

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 4:55:50 AM IST
Taking suo moto cognizance upon an incident in which a farmer was stopped from boarding a metro train by an official at Rajajinagar station in Karnataka's Bengaluru "because his clothes were untidy," the National Human Rights Commission has issued notice... read..
 

"Not single piece of paper brought to LG's notice": Delhi LG writes to CM Kejriwal on AAP's water scheme

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 4:55:54 AM IST
Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) VK Saxena has written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said that 'not a single piece of paper has been brought to his notice, officially or unofficially' concerning the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's 'Water Sc... read..
 

President Murmu condoles loss of lives in Jharkhand train accident

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 5:55:21 AM IST
President Droupadi Murmu expressed grief and offered her condolences on the loss of lives and people injured in the train accident in the Jamtara district of Jharkhand earlier yesterday.... read..
 

NTPC Green Energy and MAHAGENCO partner for development of Renewable Energy Parks in Maharashtra

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:55:00 AM IST
NTPC Green Energy Limited (NGEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, has signed a joint venture agreement with Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO) for the development of renewable energy parks in the state of Maharashtra... read..
 

UGC chairman invites young voters to participate in 'Mera Pehla Vote Desh Ke Liye' campaign

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 3:56:28 AM IST
University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman M Jagadesh Kumar on Wednesday issued a clarion call to inspire and mobilize young, particularly first-time voters, and invited people from all walks of life to spread the message of "Mera Pehla Vote Desh Ke Liye... read..
 

"These schemes will bring ease in lives of people in Madhya Pradesh...": PM Modi after unveiling projects worth Rs 17,000 crore

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:54:49 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attended the 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Madhya Pradesh' programme via video conferencing and laid the foundation stone of several development projects worth around Rs 17,000 crore across the state.... read..
 

"Privileged to witness joint inauguration of Airstrip of Agalega, Saint James Jetty": EAM Jaishankar

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 5:55:21 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar shared his happiness over witnessing the joint inauguration of the Airstrip of Agalega, Saint James Jetty, and other development projects by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth of Mauriti... read..
 

ED attaches Rs 27.54-cr worth properties of Snehal Enterprises, Viroo Mal Mulakh Raj Jain Rice Mills in Punjab

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 5:55:26 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached immovable properties belonging to Snehal Enterprises and Viroo Mal Mulakh Raj Jain Rice Mills in the form of land, plant and machinery worth Rs 27.54 crore situated in Punjab's Amritsar district.... read..
 

Union Cabinet approves three more semiconductor units, northeast to get its first facility in Assam

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 5:55:27 PM IST
In a significant decision, the Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment of three semiconductor units, under 'Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing Ecosystems in India'.... read..
 

"Sovereign decision": MEA on Nitasha Kaul's entry denied into India

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:54:26 PM IST
The Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday that the entry of foreign nationals into the country is a sovereign decision regarding the denial of entry to Nitasha Kaul, a UK national.... read..
 

"Face challenges, come back stronger...": Ravi Shastri on Iyer, Kishan not getting BCCI contracts

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:54:29 PM IST
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has called upon Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan, who were excluded from the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) central contracts on Wednesday, to dig deep within themselves and come up stronger, saying "comeb... read..
 

India's GDP growth is massive 8.4 % in Q3; FY24 growth upwardly revised at 7.6 %

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:54:31 PM IST
India's GDP grew at a massive 8.4 per cent during the October-December quarter of the current financial year 2023-24 and the country continued to remain the fastest-growing major economy.... read..
 

Cabinet approves 1 lakh 26,000 crore investment in three semi-conductor units

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 5:55:17 PM IST
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved the establishment of three semiconductor units under 'Development of Semiconductors and Display Manufacturing Ecosystems in India. All three units will start construction withi... read..
 

DGCA introduces fuel cell technology-based breath-analyzer test for pilots and other aviation staff

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:54:44 PM IST
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday ordered the fuel cell technology-based breath analyzer test for all airline personnel engaged in safety-sensitive work for detecting alcohol consumption.... read..
 

First batch of Indian technical personnel have reached Maldives: MEA

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 7:54:51 PM IST
India on Thursday divulged that the first batch of Indian technical personnel had reached the Maldives.... read..
 

"A new page in history": PM Jugnauth hails Mauritius-India Special Partnership after inauguration of projects

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:54:51 PM IST
In a virtual address at the inauguration of multiple development projects commissioned with assistance from all-weather ally Inda, Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on Thursday said the event marks a new chapter in the relationship between the two... read..
 

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking to change boundaries of UP, Punjab and Haryana

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:54:55 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition direction to Centre and other respondents which sought directions to change the boundaries of the several north Indian states including Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryan... read..
 

"More than age, criteria should be fitness and performance": Bangladeshi batter Mushfiqur Rahim

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 6:54:58 PM IST
Bangladesh wicketkeeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim emphasised the importance of having experienced players as well as a mix of young blood in the T20 format amid the criticism of Bangladesh's senior cricketers.... read..
 

Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle to feature in Legends Cricket Trophy

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 2:54:59 PM IST
The Legends Cricket Trophy will feature big names like Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, and Chris Gayle and is scheduled to be played from March 8th to 19th at the Pallakele Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.... read..
 

"Has certain requirements to fulfil...": MEA on status of 8th Indian national released by Qatar court

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 7:55:03 PM IST
Clarifying the status of the eighth former Indian Navy officer, who was put on death row by a Qatar court in an espionage case before being released, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said he has certain requirements to fulfil.... read..
 

PM to address 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Madhya Pradesh' programme today

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 9:54:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 'Viksit Bharat Viksit Madhya Pradesh' programme via video conferencing on Thursday evening.... read..
 

"General Body Meeting on nomination of women lawyers as executive will be held in two months": SCBA to Delhi HC

New Delhi | February 29, 2024 7:55:15 PM IST
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Thursday informed the Delhi High Court that it would hold a General Body Meeting (GBM) within two months to discuss the nomination of women lawyers as its executive members.... read..
 
 
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