Sarojini Naidu's birth anniversary: Remembering 'Nightingale of India' who fueled freedom struggle, women's rights movement
After India gained independence in 1947, Naidu was appointed as the governor of the United Provinces, which is today known as Uttar Pradesh
Lal Bahadur Shastri birth anniversary: Political leaders commemorate ex-PM who coined slogan of 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'
Shastri was born in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on 2 October, 1904 and passed away on 11 January, 1966 after suffering a massive heart attack in Russia's Tashkent, where he signed a peace agreement between India and Pakistan post the 1965 war.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021: History, significance of day honouring contribution of Overseas Indian community
This year, amid the COVID-19 surge, Non-Resident Indians across the globe are coming together to celebrate the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in a virtual format
Union health secretary brief Venkaiah Naidu on outbreak of 'mystery illness' in Andhra Pradesh's Eluru
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and Joint Secretary Luv Agarwal briefed Naidu on the preliminary findings of the central team that visited the affected areas in Eluru
A total of 347 people have been affected and have complained of symptoms like dizziness, fainting spells, headache and vomiting. Of those affected, close to 200 patients have been discharged
Valmiki Jayanti is also known as Pragat Diwas. On this day, many worship the poet by reciting verses of the Ramayana at Valmiki temples across the country
World Students’ Day 2020: Narendra Modi, Amarinder Singh remember APJ Abdul Kalam on 89th birth anniversary
Kalam was also known as the 'Missile Man of India' for his work on Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998 when a series of five nuclear bomb test explosions were conducted by India
On Ram Nath Kovind's 75th birthday, from politicos to celebs, wishes pour in for India's 14th president
Before becoming the President of the world's largest democracy, Kovind served as the 26th Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017
Naidu, 71, tested positive after taking a routine COVID-19 test. His wife, Usha, has tested negative and is in self-isolation, the VP Secretariat said in a tweet
Parliament's Monsoon Session ends prematurely; LS, RS rush key farm, labour bills; Oppn boycotts Upper House
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned with the Opposition still fuming over the events that led to suspension of eight MPs.
LS passes FCRA bill, Opposition claims Centre acting as 'Big Brother'; eight RS MPs suspended over farm bills row
The draft law seeks to make it mandatory for officer-bearers of NGOS to provide Aadhar numbers at the time of registration and also to bar public servants from receiving foreign funds.
Opposition members protested against the decision, leading to adjournment of the proceedings for about 20 minutes
BJP likely to move motion seeking 'strong action' against Opposition MPs for row in Rajya Sabha, says source
This comes after 12 Opposition parties moved a no-confidence notice against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh over the manner in which the bills were passed in House
International Day of Democracy 2020: Global leaders stress on 'need to listen', promote equality before law amid pandemic
With nations adopting emergency measures to address COVID-19 crisis, the UN calls on nations to uphold the rule of law, protect and respect international standards and basic principles of legality and the right to access justice, remedies and due process
Parliament's Monsoon Session to kick off under COVID-19 shadow; MPs must provide negative test certificate
Rajya Sabha will convene in the morning from 9 am to 1 pm and Lok Sabha will sit from 3 pm to 7 pm, as part of the precautionary measures
Modi, Ashok Gehlot commemorate 127 years of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago speech, recall message of universal brotherhood
In his speech at the first World Parliament on Religion on 11 September 1893, Vivekananda spoke about the need to end religious supremacy and propagated the message of tolerance and acceptance
'Pioneering statesman, master strategist': Modi, Kovind join politicians, actors in paying tributes to Pranab Mukherjee
Pranab Mukherjee, who served as the 13th President of the country from 2012 to 2017, passed away on Monday at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital.
Dhyan Chand 115th birth anniversary: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketer Virender Sehwag and others pay tribute to hockey legend
The hockey legend Dhyan Chand was born on 29 August 1905 and in his honour India commemorates the National Sports Day. Wishes poured in on the 115th birth anniversary of 'The Wizard'.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak's 100th death anniversary: Modi, Shah, other political leaders hail 'prime architect' of freedom struggle
Tilak's ideas of swaraj and swadeshi helped raise consciousness among Indians about the insults and injustice meted out by the British.
Puri Rath Yatra 2020: Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah extend greetings on occasion of Lord Jagannath's chariot festival
The annual Lord Jagannath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, started on Tuesday. This year the auspicious festival is being celebrated in a subdued manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.