India is a brother, but China is like a long lost cousin found, Maldives ambassador to China Mohamed Faisal has said, asserting that his country would push ahead with Chinese projects despite Delhi’s concerns.
Observing that a plethora of instructions issued by the central government on granting pension created confusion among retired government officials, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked it to frame a law to regulate the retirement benefit.
India, which remains stuck in the strategically vulnerable and embarrassing position of being the world’s largest arms importer, wants to emerge as one of the top five countries around the globe in terms of defence and aerospace industry production by 2025.
In a setback to Opposition parties on the eve of the Rajya Sabha polls, two jailed MLAs — one from SP and another from BSP — were on Thursday stopped by courts from voting. The development depleted the strength of the SP-BSP-Congress combine by two and could play a key role in the battle for the 10th seat.
South Africa’s Cape Town is poised to become the first big city to run out of water soon. India too is staring at water crisis. Just three decades from now, India would be importing the water as the availability per person will dwindle down to 22 percent of the present scenario.
The mortal remains of the martyrs were flown for last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours, the official said, adding the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved families and remains committed to their dignity and well being.
India today successfully flight-tested its precision strike BrahMos weapon, which is called the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile. At 8:42 this morning, the BrahMos hit its designated target with pin-point accuracy in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
The apex court had asked the CBI to investigate allegations relating to media reports featuring photographs and videos that showed Pratap, former Bihar health minister, along with two absconding accused, Mohd Kaif and Javed, who are presently in judicial custody in the Rajdeo Ranjan murder case.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said he has been adjourning the proceedings as he does not want the people to «see ugly scenes», an apparent reference to slogan shouting and display of placards by members of different parties in the Well.
Recently released data shows that there is a shortage of around 1,500 Indian Administrative Service officers in the country. The states that have the highest vacancy are Telangana, Kerala, J&K, Jharkhand and Karnataka, where there is a vacancy for one in every three IAS posts
Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari has requested Cricket-icon Sachin Tendulkar to become the “brand ambassador for road safety” while assuring him that his ministry will take necessary steps to check the use of low-quality helmets.
The Supreme Court questioned the Centre on Wednesday about its decision to link Aadhaar with pensions, reasoning that it is not a subsidy but an entitlement of a person for years of service he or she has rendered to the government in discharge of official duties.