Indonesia Open: Lakshya Sen loses to world number one Kento Momota

India shuttler Lakshya Sen on Tuesday bowed out of the ongoing Indonesia Masters. World number one Kento Momota defeated Lakshya Sen 23-21, 21-15 in a match that lasted for 53 minutes. Earlier on Tuesday, India shuttler Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of the ongoing Indonesia Open. Kashyap suffered a defeat against Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew. The Indian shuttler […]

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announces introduction of ‘Bharat Gaurav Trains’

Union Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw on Tuesday announced the introduction of theme-based tourist circuit trains Bharat Gaurav Trains. Speaking to the media in a press conference, he said that these trains will help realise the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of […]

China: Social media platform bans users from flaunting wealth online

With Chinese users increasingly sharing more “wealth-bragging” videos on social media, a popular lifestyle platform in China has put a ban on such videos on its site. Operators of Instagram-like platform Xiaohongshu announced recently that it is heeding the national call to offer ‘healthy online content’ in the country, Sixth Tone reported. The company said it […]

BALCO dispatches its first fly-ash rake for manufacturing ‘green’ cement

The Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer, has recently dispatched its first rake of fly-ash to a prominent cement manufacturer, to aid in the production of low-carbon cement, said an official statement issued by the company on Tuesday. According to the statement, this achievement by BALCO aims at ensuring 100 […]

UPA govt’s approach towards terrorism was weak, loose: Pralhad Joshi

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday said that approach towards terrorism during Manmohan Singh led-UPA government was “very weak and loose”. Joshi said that this during a brief interaction with ANI on the issue of Congress MP and former minister Manish Tiwari’s book. Joshi said, “Manish […]

IT conducts raids on two companies, search underway across 40 locations

The Income Tax department on Tuesday launched a search operation in two well-known companies in Ahmedabad, Astral Pipes and Ratnamani Metals, said a press release from the department. The Sindhu Bhavan office of Astral Pipes has been raided. Police staff have also been deployed around the company. More than 150 Incometax officials have joined the probe. […]

MHA issues draft guidelines for police buildings under rights of PwDs

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday issued draft guidelines for MHA specific built infrastructure and Associated Services for Police Stations, Prisons and Disaster Mitigation Centers to ensure disabled people can access the buildings and their services at ease. The notice reads that MHA is in the process of finalizing the Accessibility Standards […]

Pakistan National Assembly’s PAC warns of action if NAB chief doesn’t appear before panel by Nov 29

The National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) has asked National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal to appear in front of the panel before November 29 and warned of action if he fails to do so. NAB chairman failed to appear before National Assembly’s PAC meeting on Monday. National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) held a meeting on […]

New Zealand passes drug-checking law

New Zealand Health Minister Andrew Little said drug-checking services will continue to operate legally at festivals, pop-up clinics, university orientation, and other places this summer and beyond thanks to a law passed on Tuesday. The services have been legal since last summer under temporary legislation that expires next month. The […]

PM Modi speaks to Karnataka CM, takes stock of flood situation arisen due to heavy rains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and took stock of the flood situation arisen due to heavy rains in the state. The Chief Minister updated the Prime Minister with the relief and rescue measures being taken by the State Government. “Prime Minister Narendra […]