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15 October, 2018 1:34 PM China launches two more satellites to strengthen GPS-style system

The satellites join a system which has been in place for five years and in these years, has helped rescue more than 10,000 fishermen. Beijing: China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on Monday to strengthen its satellite navigation network being built to rival the US' Global Positioning System (GPS). The satellites 43

13 October, 2018 4:26 PM Dhoni declines to play for Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare trophy, leaves selector red faced

The national selection committee was left deeply embarrassed after Mahendra Singh Dhoni declined to play Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-finals for Jharkhand on Sunday despite chairman MSK Prasad's public announcement couple of days back. The current fiasco suggests that there is no communication between the selectors and senior players, who decide their 68

13 October, 2018 12:15 PM India's election to UNHRC buries Pak's false propaganda: J&K BJP

The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP Saturday said India's election to the UN Human Rights Council has permanently buried Pakistan's false propaganda against its eastward neighbour. BJP state spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan said, "Our country's selection by overwhelming majority buries Pakistan's false propaganda that India is a violator of human rights 42

13 October, 2018 12:03 PM Live: Won't let HAL-like temples of modern India get destroyed, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met and interacted with the employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) outside its headquarters in Bengaluru in Karnataka. As the event started, the Gandhi scion said, "I am here to listen to you, about the issues you are facing". Referring to the cancellation of Rafale fighter jets contract, a senior 73

12 October, 2018 4:37 PM India wins election to UN Human Rights Council

India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights body on October 12 for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category. The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections for new members to the UN Human Rights Council. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot 39

12 October, 2018 4:14 PM India Elected To United Nations Human Rights Council For 3 Years

India has been elected to the United Nations' top human rights body for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category. The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections for new members to the UN Human Rights Council. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries 40

12 October, 2018 3:44 PM "PM Modi Is 11th Avatar Of Lord Vishnu," Says Maharashtra BJP Leader

Talking to a Marathi news channel, BJP spokesperson Avadhut Wagh said, "The country is fortunate that we have got a god-like leader in Modi." A Maharashtra BJP spokesperson on Friday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "11th incarnation" of Lord Vishnu, prompting ridicule by the Opposition, with the Congress calling it an "insult" to the gods. "Hon PM @narendramodi 41

12 October, 2018 11:33 AM India's ties with Central Asia age-old: Sushma Swaraj

India's cultural and historical ties with Central Asia are age-old and they share similar family values, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said as she addressed the Indian diaspora here. Swaraj is in Tajikistan's capital to attend a two-day conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)'s Council of Heads of Government. She said India's 60

12 October, 2018 9:30 AM Ten balls into his Test debut, Shardul Thakur is forced off the field

On the morning of Day 1 of the second Test between India and West Indies being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad, Indian captain Virat Kohli handed pacer Shardul Thakur his maiden Test cap. Thakur thus became 294th player to represent India in Test cricket. Defending the move, Virat Kohli said at the toss: "Shami has played 39

12 October, 2018 5:24 AM India Set To Win Election To UN Human Rights Council Unopposed

India appears set to be elected to the United Nations' top human rights body in the Asia-Pacific category for a period of three years. The 193-member UN General Assembly will elect new members today to the UN Human Rights Council. The members are elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries need a minimum of 97 votes to get elected 59