AGRA - For the first time in the Taj city, dozens of special motor vehicles fitted with equipments, tankers, dumpers, cranes joined a unique parade for total cleanliness of Agra, India's most popular tourist destination. More than 10,000 students, social activists, politicians and safai karamcharis walked from the Agra College ground to the municipal corporation headquarter where Uttar Pradesh Minister Suresh Khanna administered an oath:
NEW DELHI - After several women accused former Union Minister M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, an allegation of rape has now surfaced with a US-based journalist narrating her ordeal of working under him when he was the editor of The Asian Age. Pallavi Gogoi, Chief Business Editor at National Public Radio, in an article written under her byline for The Washington Post published on Nov 2...
TOKYO - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the Indian community in Japan to invest in India to maintain cultural ties with their motherland. Interacting with the community here, he described them as Ambassadors of India in Japan. Japan is home to around 27,000 Indians, according to the Indian Embassy here. Modi said India was continuously working with the spirit of "Indian solutions-global applications".
MUMBAI - The Internal Complaints Committee of Star India on Sexual Harassment (Star ICC) has written to the anonymous accuser -- who had alleged "sexual exploitation" of women employees -- asking her to reach out to the committee or its external member on allegations made by her in tweets. In a Twitter post on Friday, Star ICC, formed under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,
NEW DELHI - Blaming the current marketing practice for high oil prices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a strong case for partnership between producers and consumers in the oil market to cut energy cost and provide stability to global economy. "Prime Minister Modi made a strong case for a partnership between the producers and consumers, in the oil market, as it exists in other markets.
NEW DELHI - After ravaging the media and film industry, the #MeToo campaign on Friday hit the corporate world with Tata Motors sending one of its senior executives on leave following allegations of inappropriate behaviour with employees even as another woman journalist, this time from the US, accused M.J. Akbar of sexual misconduct when he was Editor of The Asian Age newspaper. In another development, a woman Deputy Superintendent...
MUMBAI - Taking a firm stand against cases of alleged sexual harassment in the film industry, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has sent notices to Nana Patekar, Vikas Bahl and Alok Nath, who have been accused of indulging in such acts. Going a step further, the Federation also announced to stop working with these people if they fail to respond to the notices. Speaking to the press on Wednesday evening,
NEW DELHI - Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived here on Thursday for the annual India-Russia bilateral summit that he will hold with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received Putin at the airport here. "Welcome to India, President Putin," Modi tweeted. "Looking forward to our deliberations, which will further enhance India-Russia friendship," he wrote.
NEW DELHI - Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit India from October 4-5 during the course of which he will hold an annual bilateral summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was announced on Friday. "Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to New Delhi on October 4-5 for the 19th India-Russia Annual Bilateral Summit," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.
RANCHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the 'Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)' here, hailing it as the "worlds biggest state-run healthcare scheme". Launching the scheme, Modi said the intended beneficiaries outnumber the total population of the European Union or that of the USA, Canada and Mexico put together. Modi said that the scheme, which targets more than 50 crore people,