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Rashtrapatni row: Did Sonia Gandhi actually tell Smriti Irani ‘don’t’ talk to me’? What exactly happened in Lok Sabha
Politics

Rashtrapatni row: Did Sonia Gandhi actually tell Smriti Irani ‘don’t’ talk to me’? What exactly happened in Lok Sabha

A showdown took place between Sonia Gandhi and Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha over Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s ‘rashtrapatni’ remark. While the Congress alleges that BJP heckled their president, the saffron party claims that it was Sonia who spoke in a ‘threatening and angry manner’

All religions lead to same destination, says Yogi Adityanath; urges people to follow 'dharma'
India

All religions lead to same destination, says Yogi Adityanath; urges people to follow 'dharma'

'Today India is firmly moving ahead in the world under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,' Adityanath said

Imran Khan's party leader says ousted Pakistan PM didn't approach Army to end deadlock
World

Imran Khan's party leader says ousted Pakistan PM didn't approach Army to end deadlock

Shireen Mazari, who was the human rights minister in the previous Cabinet, took to twitter to make a counter claim that it was actually the military that sought a meeting with Khan through defence minister Pervez Khattak.

Gurugram police slaps sedition charges on Khalistan ideologue Gurpatwant Singh Pannu
India

Gurugram police slaps sedition charges on Khalistan ideologue Gurpatwant Singh Pannu

According to the FIR lodged at the Cyber Crime police station, Pannu said, "Haryana will be part of Punjab and Punjab will be liberated from India. "

UN chief says two billion people live in conflict areas today, highest since 1945 when WW2 ended
World

UN chief says two billion people live in conflict areas today, highest since 1945 when WW2 ended

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN estimates that this year 'at least 274 million will need humanitarian assistance.'

'Socialism has lost most of its meaning': BJP's KJ Alphons on bill to amend Preamble to Constitution
India

'Socialism has lost most of its meaning': BJP's KJ Alphons on bill to amend Preamble to Constitution

In an exclusive interview with Moneycontrol, Alphons, argued that the bill was in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s action of empowering the people

India administers a billion jabs: Thoughts from six people who steered world's largest vaccination drive
India

India administers a billion jabs: Thoughts from six people who steered world's largest vaccination drive

The countrywide vaccination programme was launched on 16 January by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim of covering all of India’s 944 million adults this year

Narendra Modi recalls Swami Vivekananda's Chicago speech, says it 'beautifully showcased' Indian culture
India

Narendra Modi recalls Swami Vivekananda's Chicago speech, says it 'beautifully showcased' Indian culture

Vivekananda's speech, which dwelt at length on Hinduism and Indian culture, had drawn all-round praise and remains resonant

Parliament's Monoon Session: Ask sharpest of questions, but allow govt to respond, PM tells Opposition
Politics

Parliament's Monoon Session: Ask sharpest of questions, but allow govt to respond, PM tells Opposition

Modi said the government is fully prepared to give the answers that the people of the country want and that he hoped that the Monsoon Session is productive and dedicated to meaningful discussion

Anti-terror laws should not be misused to quell dissent, says Justice DY Chandrachud
India

Anti-terror laws should not be misused to quell dissent, says Justice DY Chandrachud

The Supreme Court rule prompts it to 'address the challenges of the 21st century, ranging from the pandemic to the rise of intolerance', he added

Congress has capacity to fight UP polls without alliance with SP or BSP, says state unit chief
Politics

Congress has capacity to fight UP polls without alliance with SP or BSP, says state unit chief

Ajay Kumar Lallu said the Congress would fight Uttar Pradesh polls next year under Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's supervision and under her leadership, the party would make a comeback in the state after over three decades

World Sports Journalists Day 2021: Sportspersons, politicians extend wishes, appreciate sports journalists' work
Sports

World Sports Journalists Day 2021: Sportspersons, politicians extend wishes, appreciate sports journalists' work

The occassion marks the anniversary of the International Sports Press Association, which was established on 2 July 1924 at the Summer Olympics in Paris

UP Assembly Election: Samajwadi Party will form an alliance with small parties, says Akhilesh Yadav
Politics

UP Assembly Election: Samajwadi Party will form an alliance with small parties, says Akhilesh Yadav

Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also said that the people of Uttar Pradesh want change now, and they will vote for it in the UP Assembly Election 2022

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi urges people to shed vaccine hesitancy, not believe in rumours
India

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi urges people to shed vaccine hesitancy, not believe in rumours

Modi also hailed Milkha Singh's contribution to Indian sports and said he will always cherish his interactions with the athlete

Can't say Delhi 'exaggerated' oxygen needs four times: AIIMS' Randeep Guleria on interim report; all you need to know
India

Can't say Delhi 'exaggerated' oxygen needs four times: AIIMS' Randeep Guleria on interim report; all you need to know

AIIMS director Randeep Guleria who headed the SC panel report on Delhi's oxygen needs, said the report is an interim one, and "oxygen needs are dynamic and change from day to day"

COVID-19 impact: Experts in overseas education on how Indian students can navigate new challenges while applying
Lifestyle

COVID-19 impact: Experts in overseas education on how Indian students can navigate new challenges while applying

Study Abroad platforms that provide guidance, test prep and other essential services to students have been especially hard-pressed to rise to the practical challenges posed by COVID: closed borders or travel bans, slowdowns in visa appointments, cancelled exams, vaccination or quarantine requirements, and students’ understandable unease with online-only courses.

As COVID-19 fuelled shift to online learning, Indian students reflect on how their overseas education experience was impacted
Lifestyle

As COVID-19 fuelled shift to online learning, Indian students reflect on how their overseas education experience was impacted

As classes went online, social interactions ceased, and decisions about travel — whether for fieldwork or to one's home or institute — became fraught, Indian students enrolled at foreign universities had to look for new ways to cope.

Hindutva not a company, it comes from the heart, says Uddhav Thackeray
Politics

Hindutva not a company, it comes from the heart, says Uddhav Thackeray

Speaking on the occasion of Shiv Sena's foundation day, Thackeray said standing on one's own does not mean just fighting elections but fighting for rights.

Salman Khurshid slams G-23, says reform not achieved by questioning something one has 'taken advantage of'
Politics

Salman Khurshid slams G-23, says reform not achieved by questioning something one has 'taken advantage of'

Days after Moily stressed the need for a 'major surgery' on the Congress to make it electorally more competitive, Khurshid said these 'wonderful phrases' are not the answer

Opposition reacts to PM's speech: From Mamata's 'delayed decision' to Yechury's 'lot to be done', what politicos said
India

Opposition reacts to PM's speech: From Mamata's 'delayed decision' to Yechury's 'lot to be done', what politicos said

Meanwhile, a slew of BJP leaders including JP Nadda, Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani praised the prime minister's announcements and said the decisions showed the government's committment to the public