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MUMBAI: Actor Abhishek Bachchan has said it is extremely important for people from all walks of life to come together to look after the environment as it will enable a better future for the world. Bachchan was invited as a …

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Government today cancelled 15 public holidays in marking the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities. Most of the holidays had been declared by the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) Governments apparently …

NEW DELHI: Niti Aayog in its three-year draft action agenda today suggested a host of reforms in taxation, agriculture and energy sectors with the objective of accelerating growth and increasing employment opportunities. The draft agenda, released by Niti Aayog Vice …

NEW DELHI: The CBI has registered an FIR against its former director Ranjit Sinha for allegedly trying to influence the coal scam probe as the agency’s chief. The action against Sinha came after the Supreme Court directed the agency to …

NEW DELHI: A “joint doctrine” providing for deeper operational synergies among the army, navy and air force was unveiled today with an aim coherently deal with all possible security threats facing India including conventional and proxy wars. The document listed …

NEW DELHI: An Election Commission team, slated to visit Jammu and Kashmir today for an on-the-spot assessment ahead of the Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll, postponed its trip. The team instead interacted with candidates, field election officers and civil and police …

NEW DELHI: A parliamentary committee has decided to study the functioning of EVMs and invited suggestions from experts and people, after several political parties raised questions on the fallibility of the machines. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Personnel …

NEW DELHI: The official websites of four premier educational institutions – Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT Delhi and IIT BHU – were hacked today and “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans displayed on them. The hacker group, which identified itself as “PHC”, …

PANAJI: President Pranab Mukherjee today asked universities to produce men and women of substance and character, and not merely competent professionals. Addressing a convocation ceremony of Goa University here, he laid stress upon women’s empowerment through education as it will …

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