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  • Retired BPCL head Arun Kumar Singh appointed ONGC chairman, board revamped Dec 07, 2022 03:02 PM IST

    Retired BPCL head Arun Kumar Singh appointed ONGC chairman, board revamped

    A search-cum-selection committee, constituted by the oil ministry, zeroed in on Arun Kumar Singh after interviewing six candidates on August 27.

  • Belarus moves military gear amid fears of attack on Ukraine Dec 07, 2022 02:09 PM IST

    Belarus moves military gear amid fears of attack on Ukraine

    In October, Lukashenko announced a fresh Russian deployment of 9,000 troops to the country as part of a new joint military grouping between the two countries.

  • SC directs Centre, RBI to put on record relevant records relating to govt's 2016 decision on demonetisation Dec 07, 2022 01:14 PM IST

    SC directs Centre, RBI to put on record relevant records relating to govt's 2016 decision on demonetisation

    "Heard. judgement reserved. Learned counsels of the Union of India and Reserve Bank of India are directed to produce the relevant records," the bench also comprising Justices B R Gavai, A S Bopanna, V Ramasubramanian, and B V Nagarathna, said.

  • India could soon experience heat waves that break human survivability limit: World Bank report Dec 07, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    India could soon experience heat waves that break human survivability limit: World Bank report

    The World Bank report titled "Climate Investment Opportunities in India's Cooling Sector" said the country is experiencing higher temperatures that arrive earlier and stay far longer.

  • Govt asks Google to stop displaying online betting ads: Report Dec 07, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    Govt asks Google to stop displaying online betting ads: Report

    The letter sent last week to Alphabet Inc's Google India asked the company to immediately drop all advertising, direct or surrogate, from betting platforms like Fairplay, PariMatch, Betway in search results and YouTube, the report said.

  • India exploring options to minimise impact on its students' education: Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj Dec 07, 2022 09:49 AM IST

    India exploring options to minimise impact on its students' education: Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj

    Speaking at the briefing titled Ukraine: Protection of civilians and the situation of children on Tuesday, Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said the conflict in Ukraine is severely impacting the 7.5 million children across the country.

  • India will steer celebration of International Millet Year 2023: PM Modi Dec 07, 2022 06:33 AM IST

    India will steer celebration of International Millet Year 2023: PM Modi

    The Prime Minister's message was coveyed at the opening ceremony for the International Year of Millets (IYM) 2023 organised by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, Italy, according to an official statement.

  • India is home to a great diversity of faiths: US Dec 07, 2022 06:30 AM IST

    India is home to a great diversity of faiths: US

    The United States has designated 12 countries, including China, Pakistan and Myanmar, as "countries of particular concern" for the current status of religious freedom in these nations.

  • Ukraine conflict spurs some Russians to seek Kalashnikov training Dec 06, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    Ukraine conflict spurs some Russians to seek Kalashnikov training

    Neither Russia nor Ukraine give up-to-date numbers on losses, but tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides are estimated by the U.S. military to have been killed or wounded.

  • Delhi HC recognises woman's choice to give birth; allows termination of 33-week pregnancy Dec 06, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    Delhi HC recognises woman's choice to give birth; allows termination of 33-week pregnancy

    Justice Prathiba M Singh observed that while the right of a pregnant woman to terminate her pregnancy has been the subject matter of debate across the world, India recognises the choice of a woman in its law.

  • Border dispute: Maharashtra ministers unlikely to visit Belagavi in Karnataka Dec 06, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    Border dispute: Maharashtra ministers unlikely to visit Belagavi in Karnataka

    The two ministers were earlier scheduled to meet activists of the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti at Belagavi in Karnataka on Tuesday and hold talks with them on the decades-old border issue.

  • Sri Lanka to resume flights from Jaffna to India next week: Aviation Minister Dec 06, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    Sri Lanka to resume flights from Jaffna to India next week: Aviation Minister

    The tourism sector is the main source of foreign exchange earnings for Sri Lanka.

  • India making efforts to adapt to crops, develop varieties that consumer less water, resist higher temp: Former WFP India director Dec 06, 2022 11:25 AM IST

    India making efforts to adapt to crops, develop varieties that consumer less water, resist higher temp: Former WFP India director

    Speaking to PTI before superannuating, Parajuli stressed on the "need to work with less to get more and adapt to change in temperature".

  • Priority should be given to countering terror financing: NSA Ajit Doval at India-Central Asia meet Dec 06, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    Priority should be given to countering terror financing: NSA Ajit Doval at India-Central Asia meet

    In an address at the inaugural India-Central Asia meeting of national security advisors, Doval also said that all UN member states should refrain from providing any form of support to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts and fulfil the obligations enshrined in relevant counter-terror conventions.

  • Morbi bridge tragedy: Gujarat police detain TMC's Saket Gokhale for tweeting 'fake RTI reply' on PM Modi's visit Dec 06, 2022 10:47 AM IST

    Morbi bridge tragedy: Gujarat police detain TMC's Saket Gokhale for tweeting 'fake RTI reply' on PM Modi's visit

    Gokhale is accused of sharing on Twitter a "fake RTI reply" of crores of rupees spent by the government on the PM’s visit to Morbi in Gujarat, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • President approves introduction of new design for President's Standard and Colour for Navy Dec 06, 2022 08:17 AM IST

    President approves introduction of new design for President's Standard and Colour for Navy

    These were unveiled in Visakhapatnam on the occasion of the Navy Day on December 4.

  • PM Modi says G-20 presidency opportunity to showcase India's strengths, Congress says use it for country's 'benefit' Dec 06, 2022 07:46 AM IST

    PM Modi says G-20 presidency opportunity to showcase India's strengths, Congress says use it for country's 'benefit'

    Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said it was a matter of pride India has got the G-20 presidency and asked Modi to leverage this opportunity for the country's benefit and help deter China from carrying out incursions at the border and correct the trade imbalance with it.

  • CBI moves Delhi HC challenging statutory bail granted to DHFL's Wadhawan brothers Dec 05, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    CBI moves Delhi HC challenging statutory bail granted to DHFL's Wadhawan brothers

    The plea, which was mentioned by the CBI counsel for urgent listing before a bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad, is likely to be heard on Tuesday.

  • Centre wants Delhi-Centre power row to be referred to larger SC bench Dec 05, 2022 12:36 PM IST

    Centre wants Delhi-Centre power row to be referred to larger SC bench

    The Delhi government, represented by senior advocate A M Singhvi, opposed the Centre's plea before a bench comprising Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha, saying, "this will only create delay and such tactics cannot be allowed."

  • Cabinet secretary-led panel to select candidate for PFRDA chairman on December 16 Dec 05, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    Cabinet secretary-led panel to select candidate for PFRDA chairman on December 16

    The post of the pension fund regulator will fall vacant following completion of term of incumbent Supratim Bandyopadhyay next month.

  • Visiting India is like visiting sixth of world: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock Dec 05, 2022 10:08 AM IST

    Visiting India is like visiting sixth of world: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock

    Baerbock also described as "impressive" India managing to lift more than 400 million people out of absolute poverty in the last 15 years, and said, "It shows that social plurality, freedom, and democracy are a motor for economic development, peace, and stability."

  • PM Modi, several chief ministers to attend all party-meeting on G20 summit Dec 05, 2022 10:04 AM IST

    PM Modi, several chief ministers to attend all party-meeting on G20 summit

    Chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have confirmed their participation in the meeting which will be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, sources said.

  • Delhi's air quality shows marginal improvement Dec 05, 2022 09:51 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality shows marginal improvement

    Delhi's air quality index (AQI) read 363 at 8.10 am.

  • Soon, car surveillance system at North & South blocks as threat from vehicle-borne IEDs rises Dec 05, 2022 09:14 AM IST

    Soon, car surveillance system at North & South blocks as threat from vehicle-borne IEDs rises

    According to an official communication, UVSS is vehicle surveillance system, which will scan all vehicles for waterlogging, speed, VB-IED among other things.

  • India's ties with China, Ukraine conflict set to figure in talks between Jaishankar and German foreign minister Dec 05, 2022 06:40 AM IST

    India's ties with China, Ukraine conflict set to figure in talks between Jaishankar and German foreign minister

    A statement released by the German embassy said Baerbock is travelling to India against the background of the global consequences of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.