20 October, 2017 3:57 AM Fact Or Fiction: Doubts Over China's 'Rising Nationalism'
Shanghai, China: The Shanghai site of the first Chinese Communist congress 96 years ago might be expected to draw admiring crowds as the party gathers in Beijing for its 19th such meeting. But despite a nationwide propaganda blitz for China's most important political gathering, only a few scattered elderly comprise the noon rush at what is now a small 39
19 October, 2017 12:52 PM Border Diwali not ritual: PM
Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his fourth successive Diwali with soldiers posted on the borders on Thursday, taking care to stress that this was not a mere annual ritual. "When I shake hands with you, you might be thinking this is a formality. It is not a formality for me. It gives me new strength, new vigour," he told the troops in the Gurez 56
14 October, 2017 12:20 PM Tension flares in flashpoint town as Kurdish-Iraqi crisis escalates
BAGHDAD: Tension flared on Saturday in the ethnically mixed Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu after a clash between Kurdish and Shi’ite Turkmen political parties divided over the independence of the Kurdistan region, security sources said on Saturday. A dozen Kurdish families were displaced from the predominantly Turkmen district of Askari to Kurdish neighbourhoods 42
10 October, 2017 11:58 AM Amitabh Bachchan scores 30 million Twitter followers
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the most followed Indian actor on Twitter, now has a fan following of 30 million on the micro-blogging platform. Amitabh Bachchan, 74, who has given hits like 'Sholay', 'Deewar', 'Paa', 'Baghban', 'Bhoothnath', 'Black' and 'Piku', is ahead of stars Shah Rukh Khan (28.9 million), Salman Khan (26.5 million), Aamir Khan (22 million) 23
13 September, 2017 12:53 PM Madhya Pradesh: Congress slams Vijay Shah for trying to replace Yes Sir with 'Jai Hind' during school roll-call
The Madhya Pradesh Congress has slammed Education Minister Vijay Shah for replacing Yes Sir or Present Sir as answers to the morning roll call in government school across the state with Jai Hind. "Jai Hind is a slogan that is raised by every student after reciting the national anthem or the national song whatever the case may be in the morning assembly 87
13 September, 2017 6:44 AM MP govt directs students in Satna's schools to answer roll call with 'Jai Hind', not 'yes sir/ma'am'
To promote patriotism, students in schools in a Madhya Pradesh city will now have to respond to the daily roll call with a 'Jai Hind', instead of the customary, 'yes, sir' or 'yes, ma'am', reported news agency ANI. Schools in Satna have been directed to ensure this happens starting October 1. NEW DELHI: To promote patriotism, students in schools in a Madhya 30
15 August, 2017 6:40 PM Patriotic fervour marks I-Day festivities
Textile park to come up soon, says Kadiam Srihari Patriotic fervour marked the day all over with people taking part in flag hoisting ceremony celebrating the 71st Indian Independence Day here on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari unfurled the National flag in Warangal urban district at Police Parade Grounds while Speaker S. Madhusudhana Chary 26
15 August, 2017 5:34 AM HRD Ministry raises concerns over Bengal's `confrontational attitude'
After being snubbed by the West Bengal government over its advisory on Independence Day celebrations in government schools, the HRD ministry on Monday raised concerns over the `confrontational attitude' adopted by the Mamata Banerjee government. On July 25, the HRD Ministry issued circular asking schools and other institutes to organise nine participatory 27
14 August, 2017 6:50 PM Independence Day 2017 celebrations LIVE updates: PM Narendra Modi to hoist tricolour from Red Fort
Independence Day 2017: India is celebrating the 71st Independence Day today. On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the tricolour for the fourth time from the ramparts of Red Fort in the national capital. On the eve of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation for the first time. The President emphasised the New India 32
13 August, 2017 5:40 PM West Bengal says no to govt's Independence Day celebrations format
The Bengal government has ordered schools to desist from following the Centre's circular, that has prescribed a set format for Independence Day celebrations this year. The ministry of human resource development had issued a circular on August 7, asking schools to organise a set of programmes revolving around Independence Day. Four days later, on Friday 354 1