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Snow leopard photographed in Arunachal Pradesh

Snow leopard photographed in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) In a first, photo evidence confirms the presence of elusive feline snow leopard in the high altitude region of Arunachal Pradesh at 3,900 metres above sea level. The endangered species are widely spotted in the High Asian region,...
Concept of circuit tourism existed in ancient India: PM Modi

Concept of circuit tourism existed in ancient India: PM Modi

Haridwar, Oct 5  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the modern concept of circuit tourism existed in ancient India by way of spiritual journeys as he inaugurated the Umiya Dham Ashram for thousands of pilgrims visiting Haridwar. Dedicating...

Akhilesh re-elected SP chief for 5 years

Lucknow, Oct 5  Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was unanimously re-elected on Thursday as the president of the Samajwadi Party (SP) for a five-year term. His election was announced by party General Secretary and Rajya Sabha member...
Minister of Housing, Energy and Environment, Finland, Kimmo Tiilikainen meeting the MoS for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Minister of Housing, Energy and Environment, Finland, Kimmo Tiilikainen meeting the MoS for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma

The Minister of Housing, Energy and Environment, Finland, Kimmo Tiilikainen meeting the Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in New Delhi on October 05, 2017.
Egypt unearths 4,300-year-old Pharaonic obelisk in Giza

Egypt unearths 4,300-year-old Pharaonic obelisk in Giza

Cairo, Oct 5 Archeologists have discovered part of a Pharaonic obelisk dating back to about 4,300 years ago in Saqqara district on the outskirt of Egypt’s Giza Province. Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Secretary General Mostafa al-Waziri...
Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay launch joint bid for 2030 FIFA World Cup

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay launch joint bid for 2030 FIFA World Cup

Bueno Aires, Oct 5  The governments of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay launched a joint bid to host the 2030 Football World Cup in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Presidents Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Tabare Vazquez of Uruguay and Horacio Cartes of Paraguay...
Google launches Pixel 2 smartphones, new devices

Google launches Pixel 2 smartphones, new devices

San Francisco, Oct 5  Betting big on the best combination of artificial intelligence (AI), software and hardware, Google on Wednesday launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, smaller smart speaker “Home Mini”, a larger version called...

PM greets nation on Valmiki Jayanti

New Delhi, Oct 5  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti. “Greetings on Valmiki Jayanti. A great sage and master litterateur, his rich ideals and works guide generations…,” Modi...

Modi hits back, tells critics not to spread negativity about economy

New Delhi, Oct 5  Under attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday admitted for the first time that there has been an economic slowdown but told critics not to spread negativity and promised steps to put the economy on the path of recovery. “After...

‘SAARC nations can together achieve Sustainable Development Goals’

Colombo, Oct 5  Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday called for a collective front in the South East Asian region, saying it is imperative for the global success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing the 8th Conference of the...
India, France discuss strengthening of defence, security ties

India, France discuss strengthening of defence, security ties

The Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the French Republic, Philippe Etienne calls on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. New Delhi, Oct 5 India and France on Wednesday discussed strengthening of ties in all areas, including defence and security, when...

Centre urges states to cut VAT on petrol, diesel

New Delhi, Oct 5  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will soon write to all state Chief Ministers urging them to cut sales tax, or value added tax (VAT), on petrol an diesel, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. “We have proactively...