Dia Mirza named ambassador for ‘Swachh Saathi’ programme

Mumbai, Jun 6 (PTI) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has been named the ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission's youth-based 'Swachh Saathi' (student internship) programme. The "Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein" star will take forward the message of the government's 'Swachh Saathi' programme, which she hails as the most important part to realise

Priyanka should enter active politics: Amarinder

New Delhi, Jun 2 (PTI) After batting for change of guard in Congress, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today called for the entry of Priyanka Gandhi into active politics saying she is a "sharp young woman" and should handle party affairs. "I have always said Priyanka should enter active politics. Rahul Gandhi

Kejriwal wishes Kiran Bedi on being appointed LG of Puducherry

New Delhi, May 22 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today gave his best wishes to Kiran Bedi for her new assignment as the Lt Governor of Puducherry. "My best wishes to Kiran Didi for this new role," Kejriwal tweeted. Bedi was today appointed as Lt Governor of Puducherry. Kejriwal and Bedi, both

Apple’s Cook meets Modi; discusses manufacturing possibilities

New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) Showing interest in making Apple products in India, the global technology giant's chief Tim Cook on Saturday discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "possibilities of manufacturing" and tapping the young talent pool in the country. On his maiden visit to India, the Apple CEO also

Total households 248.8 million; 202 MN Hindus, 31 MN Muslims

New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) As many as 202.4 million households in the country belong to Hindus, 31.2 million are of Muslims and 6.3 million belong to Christians, according to the 2011 census data released here today. The census data said that the total number of households in the country

40 mn Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN

United Nations, May 20 (PTI) Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth, according to a UN environment report. The Global Environmental Outlook

CBSE class XII results to be announced tomorrow

New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce the result for class XII board examination tomorrow. The Board will announce the results for all its regions at 12 noon and candidates will be able to access it on three websites-www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in. The schools will

Modi to visit US from June 7; will address American Congress

New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a two-day visit to the US from June 7 during which he will address a Joint Meeting of the US Congress and hold talks with President Barack Obama to review the progress made in key areas of defence, security

Mehbooba terms UPSC topper Athar ‘role ‘ for youth

Srinagar, May 14 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today termed Athar Amir-ul-Shafi Khan, who stood second in the prestigious 2015 civil services examination, as "role model" for many youngsters. Mehbooba today met Athar, the 23-year-old man who brought laurels to the state by securing second position in the