The US President Donald Trump celebrated his first Diwali at his official residence on Wednesday.
Trump and his daughter Ivanka were joined by senior Indian-American members of his administration, including US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma.
The celebrations, which were led by Trump, was also attended Ajit Pai, Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission and Raj Shah, Principal Deputy Press Secretary.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Thursday to extend their greetings on the auspicious festival of Diwali.
In his tweet, the President wrote, “Diwali greetings to all. As we celebrate with our families, let us promote sensitivity to others and to our environment “.
SIMDEGA (JHARKHAND): An 11-year-old girl allegedly died of starvation in Jharkhand’s Simdega District recently, as her family’s ration card was not linked to the Aadhaar, the 12 digit unique-identity number issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data.
The girl died on September 28 after her mother was unable to feed her. The family was struck off from government welfare rolls for not linking their ration card with the Aadhaar card.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosai was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen on Tuesday morning.
Gosai was shot at 7.20 am in Kailash Nagar while he was returning home from RSS Shakha, said Ludhiana Police Commissioner.
Employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) begin an indefinite strike from midnight of Monday to press for their demand of salary hike.
The workers of MSRTC have asserted that they won’t call off their strike until their demands were met.
More than 17 thousand buses run throughout the entire state, where about one lakh workers have gone on strike.
A portion of a residential building in Ejipura area of Bengaluru collapsed on Monday morning leaving three dead, and several people are feared trapped inside, media reports have said.
According to the ANI news agency, a cylinder blast in the building led to the partial collapse of four houses partially.
Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation Pakistan violated ceasefire in KG sector of Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The Indian army is retaliating with full force.
Jammu and Kahsmir has witnessed many ceasefire violations in recent times. On Wednesday, an encounter took place between security forces and terrorists in Bajin, Handipora of Jammu and Kashmir.
Two IAF personnel were martyred whereas two LET terrorists were also killed during the encounter.
The recent supreme court ruling that having sex with a minor wife amounts to rape, could be a huge relief for underage girls in Rajasthan, where 6.3 per cent of the total women population between 15 and 19 years are already mothers or been pregnant.
According to the 2011 Census, 31.6 per cent of girls in Rajasthan were married before the age of 18. A more recent survey by the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 2015-16 pointed to an even higher number, with 35.4 percent of girls aged between 20 and 24 years getting married before attaining the legal age.
Police today said they are looking for clues in connection with the stabbing of a techie from Odisha to death here.
Pranay Misra (28), hailing from Bhubaneshwar, was on his way to meet his girlfriend on his scooter when two motorcycle borne youths accosted and stabbed him multiple times near Chocolate factory on Tavarekere Main Road on Monday, they said.
Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter in Bandipora kills two militants, two Air force personnel newsreporter.in
After Wednesday's encounter in Bandipora between security forces and militants, Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi, India Today reported.
Vohra will meet Singh at his residence at 10 am, according to the report.