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Author Amitav Ghosh honoured with 54th Jnanpith award

Author Amitav Ghosh honoured with 54th Jnanpith award

"His fiction is endowed with extraordinary depth and substance through his academic training as a historian and a social anthropologist," a statement from Bharatiya Jnanpith read. 

Dec 14, 2018, 20:55 PM IST
Delhi: 9 flights diverted due to fog, low visibility at IGI airport

Delhi: 9 flights diverted due to fog, low visibility at IGI airport

Delhi airport is CAT IIIB compliant, where flights can land in visibility as low as 50 metre. 

Dec 14, 2018, 20:31 PM IST
Rafale deal: BJP blasts Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on PM Narendra Modi

Rafale deal: BJP blasts Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on PM Narendra Modi

"Does Rahul Gandhi think he is above the top court? What is this shameful language used for PM Modi? It is a new low for politics," says union minister RS Prasad.

Dec 14, 2018, 19:58 PM IST
Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from premiership on Saturday, says son

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from premiership on Saturday, says son

Rajapaksa was appointed as the premier on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe, plunging the nation into a constitutional crisis. 

Dec 14, 2018, 19:57 PM IST
Rafale deal: Arun Jaitley rejects Congress' demand for JPC; says family not above Supreme Court

Rafale deal: Arun Jaitley rejects Congress' demand for JPC; says family not above Supreme Court

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday rejected the Congress' demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale aircraft deal and said the "family" was not above the Supreme Court in a democracy.

Dec 14, 2018, 19:53 PM IST

Did Priyanka Gandhi play a crucial role in deciding the chief minister of Rajasthan?

Priyanka Gandhi was seen twice at Rahul Gandhi's residence in the last 24 hours during meetings to decide the name of Rajasthan's new chief minister. This triggered speculation about her role in the decision, given that her husband is accused in land scam in the state.

Dec 14, 2018, 19:38 PM IST
Karnataka: 11 dead, dozens hospitalised after consuming 'prasad'; state government announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh

Karnataka: 11 dead, dozens hospitalised after consuming 'prasad'; state government announces ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh

At least 11 people were killed and 72 others hospitalised on Friday after they consumed 'prasad' in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka.

Dec 14, 2018, 19:29 PM IST
Infrastructure work along border with Bangladesh, Bhutan to be expedited

Infrastructure work along border with Bangladesh, Bhutan to be expedited

The Centre has decided to expedite construction of roads and develop other infrastructure along the borders with Bangladesh and Bhutan to check illegal movement of people and smuggling of contraband and fake currency notes.

Dec 14, 2018, 19:20 PM IST

Taal Thok Ke: Setback for Congress, Supreme Court rejects pleas to probe Rafale deal

The Opposition, led by Congress, have been accusing the government of a scam involving the Rafale jet deal. However, despite the snub from Supreme Court, Congress said that the verdict was not a setback.

Dec 14, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
PDP had alliance with BJP knowing it will be suicidal: Mehbooba Mufti

PDP had alliance with BJP knowing it will be suicidal: Mehbooba Mufti

When her party entered into a tie-up with the BJP to form government in J&K, it was expected that prime minister Narendra Modi will reach out to Pakistan, she said.

Dec 14, 2018, 18:50 PM IST
It's a match! Saina Nehwal ties the knot with Parupalli Kashyap

It's a match! Saina Nehwal ties the knot with Parupalli Kashyap

Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap were reportedly in a relationship for several years.

Dec 14, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Sara reveals how Saif and Amrita Singh reacted after watching Kedarnath

Sara reveals how Saif and Amrita Singh reacted after watching Kedarnath

Check out their reactions

Dec 14, 2018, 18:11 PM IST
Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan's CM-designate, takes a dig at Vasundhara Raje's governance

Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan's CM-designate, takes a dig at Vasundhara Raje's governance

Ashok Gehlot has accused Vasundhara Raje of ending several projects started by him as CM in years gone by. Now, he is set to resume them.

Dec 14, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
India is at the forefront of setting global narrative: PM Narendra Modi

India is at the forefront of setting global narrative: PM Narendra Modi

Addressing the BJP booth workers from Attingal, Mavelikkara, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha, the PM took a jibe at the Kerala government.

Dec 14, 2018, 17:27 PM IST
Board agrees to further examine RBI governance framework in crucial meeting

Board agrees to further examine RBI governance framework in crucial meeting

This is the first board meeting chaired by Das, who took over as the 25th governor Wednesday after the surprise resignation of Urjit Patel Monday.

Dec 14, 2018, 17:20 PM IST
Govt doesn't comment on views of ex-RBI chiefs on demo, GST expressed before media: FM

Govt doesn't comment on views of ex-RBI chiefs on demo, GST expressed before media: FM

Jaitley further said after the structural reform of GST had been introduced in a record time, the economic growth bounced back vigorously.

Dec 14, 2018, 17:16 PM IST

Congress likely to name new chief minister for Chhattisgarh today

After Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, a decision is also expected on Friday on the name of the new Chhattisgarh Chief Minister. State Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel and TS Singh Deo are the frontrunners.

Dec 14, 2018, 17:10 PM IST

Heavy snowfall in north Indian states, normal life affected

Since the last few days, all the three hilly states of North India, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh have been receiving rain and snowfall activity.

Dec 14, 2018, 17:04 PM IST

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