Wagah-style BSF’s retreat ceremony launched at Octerio BoP in RS Pura

India on Saturday launched a Wagah-Attari-style BSF’s “retreat ceremony” at the Octerio Border Out Post near Suchetgarh village on the International Border on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The ceremony, comprising a structured parade by BSF men, was launched with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha terming the event as a “history in making” and the locals…

Heavy showers across south India for next 3 days: IMD

Many parts of south India will witness heavy showers over the next three days, according to the Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) latest weather bulletin. With the severe cyclonic storm Shaheen steadily shifting towards Oman, states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and coastal Karnataka are likely to receive heavy to very heavy falls from today onwards, the…

Wheels as wings, six men saddle up to find their life back

When the first national lockdown was announced on March 24 last year, Rajinder Manan was caught off guard — like everyone else. From one boring day to another, from one crippling lockdown to another, he saw his business go down and down. There was a lock dangling outside his Manan Hotel at Mehatpur in Una…

China, Pak threat prospect calls for politically guided strategic approach: report

A report by former Indian officials and academics has said that the “increasing prospect of a collusive threat from China and Pakistan demands a politically guided strategic approach that identifies, prioritises and develops pertinent forms of power, which are housed in structures that promote centralised planning and decentralised execution”. Titled “India’s Path to Power: Strategy…

Almost every household in India now has access to tap water, says PM Modi

Appealing to people to save water, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that every household in 1.25 lakh villages across 80 districts of the country has now access to tap water. Interacting with gram panchayats and “Pani Samitis” (water committees) on the Jal Jeevan Mission, the Prime Minister said since Independence, only 3 crore…

‘Engaging with India on vaccine certification recognition’: UK responds to reciprocal quarantine measures

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 2, 2021 9:33:47 pm Reaffirming that it is open to travel, the UK pointed out that a lot of tourists, students and business people have been visiting the country this year. (Representational image: AP) Responding to India’s decision to impose reciprocal quarantine measures on British…

Amid leadership change buzz, more Chhattisgarh MLAs reaching Delhi

Amid speculation over the possibility of a leadership change in Chhattisgarh, the number of Congress MLAs known to be close to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel who are camping in Delhi is rising with more legislators reaching the national capital. The development is being viewed by many as a show of strength but sources in the…

PM Modi on Gandhi Jayanti: ‘Life of Pujya Bapu will continue to inspire every generation of country’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday paid his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 152nd birth anniversary, and said his noble principles are “globally relevant and give strength to millions”. Several politicians and world leaders, too, honoured the Father of the Nation and his teachings on his birth anniversary, which is also celebrated…