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Virendra Kumar supervises oath-taking of newly elected MPs after taking charge as Pro tem Speaker of Lok Sabha
Politics

Virendra Kumar supervises oath-taking of newly elected MPs after taking charge as Pro tem Speaker of Lok Sabha

Virendra Kumar sworn as the pro-tem speaker of Lok Sabha on Monday. Kumar will preside over the first sitting of the Lok Sabha and administer the oath-taking of the newly elected MPs. The first session of the newly constituted Lok Sabha will be held from 17 June to 26 July.

Union minister Krishna Raj hospitalised after falling ill during BJP meeting in Parliament
India

Union minister Krishna Raj hospitalised after falling ill during BJP meeting in Parliament

Union Minister Krishna Raj was rushed to a hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday after she fell ill during a party meeting in Parliament.

Iran Parliament approves President Hassan Rouhani's picks for important ministries
World

Iran Parliament approves President Hassan Rouhani's picks for important ministries

Iran's parliament has approved two nominees by President Hassan Rouhani to head the ministries of energy and higher education.

Nirmala Sitharaman called on by chiefs of Indian Armed Forces, briefed on major security issues
India

Nirmala Sitharaman called on by chiefs of Indian Armed Forces, briefed on major security issues

The army, navy and air force chiefs Monday called on newly appointed defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and apprised her about the overall security challenge and preparedness of the forces

IFFI 2017: I&B ministry hands over charge of organising 48th edition of fest to NFDC
Entertainment

IFFI 2017: I&B ministry hands over charge of organising 48th edition of fest to NFDC

The I&B ministry has handed over the 48th edition of the Indian Film Festival (IFFI) to the National Film Development Corporation

Shiv Sena slams Centre over rail accidents, says forget bullet train focus on safety first
India

Shiv Sena slams Centre over rail accidents, says forget bullet train focus on safety first

Taking a dim view of the 'bullet train' project in the backdrop of recent railway accidents, the Shiv Sena said the Centre should instead focus on safely operating existing trains.

Nine Chhattisgarh officials suspended amid allegations of 173 cows' deaths in govt-aided gaushalas
India

Nine Chhattisgarh officials suspended amid allegations of 173 cows' deaths in govt-aided gaushalas

Nine officials, including two deputy directors, of Chhattisgarh animal husbandry department have been suspended amid allegations that 173 cows have died in about one week at three shelters, one of which is run by a local BJP leader

Rajasthan minister Babu Lal Verma injured, personal assistant killed after car hits buffalo
World

Rajasthan minister Babu Lal Verma injured, personal assistant killed after car hits buffalo

Rajasthan minister Babu Lal Verma was injured while his personal assistant was killed when his car hit a buffalo and overturned on the Kota-Baran Highway.

Meet Nara Lokesh, Chandrababu Naidu's 'firewall' and heir to the TDP
Politics

Meet Nara Lokesh, Chandrababu Naidu's 'firewall' and heir to the TDP

Stanford and Carnegie-Mellon educated Nara Lokesh, son of Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is on the road to become the successor of the large Telugu Desam party (TDP) with a spicy mix of regionalism, technology, and legacy, ready to aid him

Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate free Wi-Fi service at seven stations in Mumbai today: Updated
News & Analysis

Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate free Wi-Fi service at seven stations in Mumbai today: Updated

Union railway minister, Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate free Wi-Fi service today for the lakhs of commuters using the Mumbai suburban railway network.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan earns the wrath of Twitter for antics in flood-hit Madhya Pradesh
India

Shivraj Singh Chouhan earns the wrath of Twitter for antics in flood-hit Madhya Pradesh

Social media outrage ensued as Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was given a 'lift' by the police while surveying flood hit areas of Madhya Pradesh

We respect Supreme Court's verdict on Lodha Panel Recommendations: Rajeev Shukla
First Cricket News

We respect Supreme Court's verdict on Lodha Panel Recommendations: Rajeev Shukla

The BCCI respects Supreme Court's verdict on sweeping reforms in the cricket board and it will work towards implementing the recommendations made by the Lodha panel, senior BCCI functionary and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Monday.

BCCI needs me more than my state body: Ajay Shirke
First Cricket News

BCCI needs me more than my state body: Ajay Shirke

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke today made it clear that he will be relinquishing his post of president of Maharashtra Cricket Association as the "parent body will need him more" in a situation when it is going through major structural reforms.

Ball in BCCI's court, we need transparency in sports: Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel
First Cricket News

Ball in BCCI's court, we need transparency in sports: Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel

The union minister for sports Vijay Goel today made it clear that implementation of the Supreme Court verdict on Lodha Committee's recommended reforms will be purely BCCI's prerogative as the "ball is in their court".

BCCI reforms: MCA to be hit hard by SC verdict on Lodha recommendations
First Cricket News

BCCI reforms: MCA to be hit hard by SC verdict on Lodha recommendations

One of the associations that will bear the brunt of Supreme Court verdict accepting all major recommendations of the Lodha Committee on reforms in the BCCI is the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), one of its permanent Test centres.

SC's verdict on Lodha Panel reforms: One of Indian cricket's biggest victories
First Cricket News

SC's verdict on Lodha Panel reforms: One of Indian cricket's biggest victories

By accepting the vast majority of the Lodha Committee recommendations on how cricket in India should be administered, the Supreme Court has delivered a knock-out blow to the BCCI's Kremlin-like operations and thrown open the doors and windows of the board to allow a bright light to shine and a cleansing wind to sweep through.

Budget 2016: Govt to focus on jobs, sustainable development
Business

Budget 2016: Govt to focus on jobs, sustainable development

The Budget 2016-17 will be a "historical one" with focus on job creation and sustainable development, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

French firms to invest $10 bn in India in next 5 yrs: Michel Sapin
Business

French firms to invest $10 bn in India in next 5 yrs: Michel Sapin

France's Minister for Finance and Public Accounts Michel Sapin today said French companies have been investing billions in India and he expects that they will invest over USD 10 billion in the next five years.

Instead of tiger, declare cow national animal: Haryana minister
India

Instead of tiger, declare cow national animal: Haryana minister

A senior minister in Haryana has taken on the Royal Bengal Tiger - literally.

Indonesia lauds 'Make in India' drive as Astrosat launches Indonesian satellite into orbit
World

Indonesia lauds 'Make in India' drive as Astrosat launches Indonesian satellite into orbit

Indonesia could learn much from the ‘Make in India’ initiative, a senior minister said on the day an Indian rocket hurled an Indonesian satellite into orbit.