The Times Of India
NSA calls for seamless coordination & synergy among all stakeholders to protect maritime interests & assets
With the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) witnessing increasing international competition and rivalries that could lead to clash of interests, India needs seamless coordination among central and state agencies involved in coastal and maritime security to protect its expanding strategic assets, national security advisor Ajit Doval said on Thursday.
Udaipur tailor murder could be handiwork of terror gang: NIA
There could be a terror gang, and not a terrorist group, behind the gruesome killing of a tailor in Udaipur, the NIA said today. They will be presented before a special NIA court in Jaipur and interrogated in Rajasthan itself. The NIA clarified, the two will not be brought to Delhi for questioning.
Eknath Shinde to be next Maharashtra chief minister
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be the next chief minister of Maharashtra, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis announced on Thursday. Fadnavis made the announcement after meeting governor BS Koshyari at Raj Bhavan and staking claim to form the government. The oath-taking ceremony will take place at Raj Bhavan at 7.30pm.
BJP national executive meet: TRS, BJP brace for big billboard showdown
While some banners surfaced against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his ‘unkept promises’ and failures at Tivoli junction, the BJP is also getting ready to take up a vigorous campaign on the TRS government’s failures. The banners against Modi highlight new farm laws, selling of PSUs, lockdowns and failure to bring black money from abroad.
No hindrance from our side to rebels if they tie up with BJP; Sena to play constructive oppn in new govt: Raut
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said the rebels have chosen their way and there would be no hindrance from the party in the path of the dissidents to associate with the BJP, and the Sena will play the role of constructive opposition to the new government. Raut also said the dissident leaders will "regret" their decision to part ways with the Shiv Sena.
Maharashtra crisis: BJP claims support of 170 MLAs
The BJP is set to return to power in the state with the support of rebel Shiv Sena MLAs led by Eknath Shinde after chief minister Uddhav Thackeray tendered his resignation on Wednesday night, leading to the collapse of the 31-month-long three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.
Uddhav Thackeray: Reluctant CM whose tenure cut short by rebellion
Thackeray, considered a soft-spoken man vis-a-vis his aggressive father, took oath as the 18th chief minister under the tri-partite alliance in November 2019, the first in his family to hold a public office. His father, who founded the party, had never assumed any position in the government, but wielded the 'remote control' over the first Sena-BJP government during 1995-99.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 'Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance' scheme
Along with the RAMP scheme, PM Narendra Modi also inaugurated the 'Capacity Building of First-Time MSME Exporters' scheme and new features of the 'Prime Minister's Employment Generation Program' (PMEG).
'We call for full respect of all religions, ensuring different communities can live in harmony': UN on Udaipur killing
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres calls for the full respect of all religions and for ensuring that different communities can live in harmony and peace globally, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric has said amidst communal tensions in Rajasthan after the killing of a tailor in Udaipur. Two men with a cleaver hacked Lal to death in Udaipur city and posted videos online.
PM Modi likely to taste signature Telangana delicacies during BJP meet in Hyderabad
The state BJP leaders have handpicked G Yadamma, a caterer from Karimnagar to fulfil the appetite of the VIPs and took her to the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) here where the meet is being held. Yadamma said she never imagined in her life that she would be cooking food for Prime Minister of the country.
India's urban population to stand at 675 mn in 2035, behind China's 1 bn: UN
India's urban population is estimated to stand at 675 million in 2035, the second highest behind China's one billion, the UN has said in a report, noting that after the COVID-19 pandemic, the global urban population is back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion by 2050.
India reports a four-month high of 18,819 new cases, 39 deaths in last 24 hours
India reported 18,819 new cases – a four-month high – and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry data updated on Thursday. The number of fresh cases has increased since February 20 when it recorded 19,968 infections.