Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday congratulated the ISRO and country's space scientists and engineers for the successful launch of the PSLV-C38 mission that will put 31 satellites into orbit.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh to discuss the issue.
Raghuvir Yadav consumed a poisonous substance on June 21 at his home in Pali village under Bijawar police station, around 300 km from here in the impoverished Bundelkhand region, Sub-Divisional Police Officer S P Dohre said.
The former Bihar governor will be accompanied by senior BJP leader and Union minister Nitin Gadkari in the UP leg of the tour.
Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, was chosen as the opposition's candidate to contest the presidential poll on Thursday.
Describing the Congress-led opposition nominee Meira Kumar as "Bihar ki Beti" (daughter of Bihar), Lalu Prasad appealed to Kumar for the second time in two days to "mend the historic blunder" in extending the JD(U)'s backing to Kovind.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed the concerned departments to extend all possible help towards the initiative and present an interim report in the next 3-months.
Kumar was picked by 17 non-NDA political parties as their candidate against NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
"Since I became the governor I do not belong to any political party," the 71-year-old former head of the BJP's Dalit Morcha -- almost certain to be the next president -- said after filing his nomination here for the post.
The 71-year-old said after filing his nomination papers that he had ceased to belong to any political party after he became governor of Bihar in 2015.
Under MNNA, a country is eligible for priority delivery of defence materials, an expedited arms sale process and a US loan guarantee programme, which backs up loans issued by private banks to finance arms exports.
NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed the nomination papers for the presidential elections next month.
The party is also aiming a complete sweep in UP, as it plans to bag all the 80 Lok Sabha seats from the state, said UP BJP president and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, American Tower Corporation Chairman Jim Taiclet, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Adobe Chairman and CEO Shantanu Narayen, Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon will attend the meeting among others
Besides the NDA's constituents, which comprise over 48.6 per cent of votes in the electoral college that will elect the next president, regional parties such as the AIADMK, BJD, TRS and JD(U) have announced their support to the Dalit leader, making his win an almost foregone conclusion.
While two suicides were reported from Sagar and Chhatarpur districts of backward Bundelkhand region, another one was reported from Budni, the assembly segment represented by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
He stated this in the state assembly responding to questions from Leader of Opposition M K Stalin who referred to Bhalaji's charge of milk adulteration and sought to know steps taken by the government on the matter.
The struggle for a separate state for all Indian Nepalis based on ethnic and linguistic identity has been going on for more than three decades.
She also thanked the 17 opposition parties for supporting her candidature and said she is delighted by the opposition unity that represents the coming together of forces which have a strong ideological base.
"Wrong policies of NITI Aayog are creating a jobless India," said Saji Narayanan, National president of BMS in a statement.
The government is looking at various options, including possible privatisation, to revive the loss-making national carrier and Tata group is believed to be interested in buying the stake in Air India.
"It is not an evacuation. There is no need for evacuation. Indians there are safe and secure. There are regional political developments because of which there is a problem in connectivity," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.
"The Opposition's nominee for President's post, Meira Kumar is more capable and popular than the NDA candidate," she said moments after the UPA announced Kumar's candidature.
Revenue Secretary Hashmukh Adhia said a distinction would be made between genuine mistakes in the filing of returns and deliberate attempts to evade taxes.
Addressing a seminar on Nutraceuticals, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said the regulator has already provided the states a list of drugs banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).