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From Swachh Bharat, noteban to Ganga and Digital India: Govt schemes enter NCERT textbooks

The new NCERT textbooks are dotted with references to decisions and flagship programmes of the NDA-II government. Of the 13 references spotted by The Indian Express as part of its analysis of 25 textbooks for Classes 6 to 10, the majority were devoted to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, followed by Namami Gange Programme, Digital India, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana on skilling, and demonetisation. Earlier, the […]

Soft Hindutva and OBC' will be panacea for BJP in Gujarat ahead of Lok Sabha polls

The Gujarat BJP on Wednesday announced the poll management committee with its eyes on Lok Sabha (LS) polls. The committee conducted its first meeting at Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s residence on Wednesday evening. The committee comprises of party chief Jitu Vaghani, CM Vijay Rupani, deputy CM Nitin Patel and other 11 top brass state leaders. The meeting concluded with the point that the party needs to bring the flock of […]

Narendra Modi made 40 trips since 2014: A list of countries visited, expenses incurred on chartered flights in four years

On Saturday, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government in the Centre completed four years in power. During the four years, Modi led the government through several key decisions on foreign policy. India’s foreign policy was pushed through multiple personal visits by the prime minister to countries around the world, from Pakistan and Bhutan to the United States and Israel. “Under Modi, India redefined its approach to maintaining relationships with […]

Google dedicates doodle to Raja Ram Mohan Roy, father of Indian renaissance

Google on Tuesday dedicated its doodle to the founder of the Brahmo Samaj movement, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, on the occasion of his 246th birth anniversary. Roy has been known in Indian history for his work towards abolition of practice of Sati, wherein a widow was forced to sacrifice herself in her husband’s funeral pyre. Known as the father of Indian renaissance, Roy believed in the existence of one supreme […]

 
 
 

Salman Khan's " Race 3" trailer

Choreographer turned director Remo D’Souza and Superstar Salman Khan is back in his stylish best with ‘Race 3’. The trailer sees Salman Khan at his best with some ballistic action, some patent punch-lines and a lot of swag. Jacqueline’s pole dance glimpses have been shown in the trailer, adding the glam effect. Also, Jacky and Daisy Shah’s fight can be one to watch out for. The film also features Anil […]

Karnataka elections ‘most expensive ever’ in terms of party expenditure: Survey

The just-concluded Karnataka state elections were the “most expensive ever” assembly poll in the country in terms of money spent by political parties and their candidates, according to an analysis by a research organisation. The Centre for Media Studies, which describes itself as a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary development research and facilitative think-tank on its website, has described the electoral exercise as “money guzzler”. According to the CMS, the money spent by […]

Lightning, dust storm kill at least 30 people in UP, Delhi, Bengal and Andhra

Over 30people have been killed in separate weather-related incidents across 4 states – Andhra Pradesh, Delhi Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal – as lightning and dust storm hit parts of the country on Sunday. The weather department had issued a warning of thunderstorm with squall for several parts of the country including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. A thunderstorm accompanied with squall with wind […]

"Supercop" Himanshu Roy, former Maharashtra ATS chief, commits suicide : His Top Cases

Himanshu Roy, a senior Maharashtra police officer involved in many high-profile investigations, committed suicide by shooting himself at his home in Mumbai on Friday. The police have found a one page suicide note. A suicide note recovered from his residence quoted Roy as saying that he was ending his life because he had been battling cancer for the past two years and was suffering from depression as a result. According […]

Aliabhatt & Meghana Gulzar's "Raazi" movie review

Delhi University girl follows her father’s footsteps and decides to become a spy in Pakistan. It’s not just the sacrifice of a life full of promises, but also the end of basic securities. This is a tradition she has picked in her house of Kashmiri patriots. Somewhere in the middle of being a vulnerable wife and a trained agent, she is walking the razor’s edge. One mistake and her cover […]

Amazon Summer Sale:Moto G5S Plus gets Rs 3,000 discount

Amazon has announced its own Summer Sale this month. To nobody’s surprise, the Amazon sale will go on from May 13 to May 16,Under the sale, Amazon will offer numerous deals on mobile phones, consumer electronics, fashion, large appliances, TVs, sports, fitness and more. And as has become the staple for e-commerce sales, customers in Amazon sale will get cashbacks, no-cost EMIs, and exchange discounts. There will be over 1,000 […]