India’s main opposition Congress party on Monday elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country’s most fabled political dynasty, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019.
In a long-awaited move, Gandhi, the great-grandson of India’s founding prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was elected unopposed to head the party. He will take the reins from his mother Sonia, the party’s longest-serving president who was elected in 1998.
Optimistic buying by participants ahead of industrial production and inflation numbers to be released later this week too supported the rally.
Benchmark BSE Sensex advanced by 195 points in early session on Monday on continuous buying by domestic institutional investors amid strong global leads.
The Congress on Thursday suspended former Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyar from primary membership of the party and issued a show-cause notice to him for his comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mr. Aiyar had earlier expressed regret for his comments after public censure from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted people in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday night.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the moderate intensity quake originated in Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag district at a depth of 30 kilometres.
RK Nagar Bypoll : EC rejects Vishal's nomination; actor calls it 'death of democracy' newsreporter.in
After twists and turns, actor Vishal's nomination to contest the December 21 by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency here was finally rejected on late Tuesday by the Returning Officer.
Initially, the poll body had rejected the actor's nomination, with Velusamy, the returning officer, stating that two of the nominees mentioned in his affidavit have claimed not to have signed the papers.
The Maharashtra government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges in Mumbai and adjoining districts on Tuesday due to "serious weather predictions" in view of Cyclone Ockhi.
An official at the Mumbai office of India Meteorological Department said on account of the cyclone, the megapolis has started receiving rainfall due to spread of clouds.
The disaster management unit of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an advisory against visiting beaches in view of the high tide alert issued for tonight and tomorrow morning due to the cyclone.
The very severe cyclonic storm ‘OCKHI’ over eastcentral and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea moved further northwards with a speed of 18 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of 04th December, 2017 over eastcentral Arabian Sea.
South Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts Fishermen are advised not to venture into the Sea along & off South Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts from 4th December to 6th morning.
The southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu hunkered down on Thursday as Cyclone Ockhi hurtled towards the Lakshadweep Islands, uprooting trees, snapping power lines and dumping rain in its wake.
After originating in the Bay of Bengal, Ockhi, the first in the cyclone season, has killed at least five people so far.
North Korea poses a “grave threat” to the world, the White House said today, exhorting countries to apply maximum pressure on Pyongyang after it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
“The North Korean threat is very grave. It’s not just a threat to the United States or a threat to the region — or the Korean Peninsula region, but a threat to the entire world and the civilised world,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters.
A herd of donkeys spent four days behind bars in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district. They had ignored police's warning over eating expensive plants near Urai jail.
The police said that the donkeys were detained for destroying plants outside jail. The donkeys were released today after four days of detention. Donkeys apparently ate and destroyed plants recently bought for Rs 5 lakh.