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Modern technology should be used for promotion of Sanskrit: President

New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that modern technology should be used for promotion of Sanskrit. Addressing the 17th Convocation of Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth here, he said that the institution had...

Will continue fast until ‘ordinance’ is passed: Maliwal on Centre’s move to amend POCSO Act

New Delhi, Even as the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to amend the POCSO Act, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal, whose indefinite hunger strike demanding capital punishment to rapists of minors entered ninth day on Saturday,stated...

Sushma Swaraj embarks on two-nation visit to China, Mongolia

NEW DELHI, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left here on Saturday on a two-nation visit to China and Mongolia till April 26. In China, she will take part in a ministerial-level meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) of...

Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head

London, The Prince of Wales will succeed the Queen as head of the Commonwealth, its leaders have announced, according to The Royla Family and Commonwealth sources. The Queen had said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles...

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim

Seoul, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he has suspended all missile tests and will shut down a nuclear test site, A BBC News report said on Saturday. “From 21 April, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental...

Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says would not join any party

Patna, In a setback to BJP ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election, veteran party leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha today left the party by asserting that democratic institutions were under threat in the Narendra Modi government. Mr...

Cabinet approves death penalty to rapists of children

New Delhi, The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an Ordinance to amend the POCSO Act 2012 for introducing death penalty in cases of rape of children below 12 years of age, sources said. The Ordinance, passed at the meeting chaired by the Prime...

WHO delivers 185 tonnes of medical supplies to northern Syria

Qamishli, The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered 185 tonnes of life-saving medicines, anaesthetics, antibiotics, emergency medical kits and other treatments to over 30 health partners in northern Syria so far in 2018. These deliveries...