India’s President Ram Nath Kovind takes oath

India’s President Ram Nath Kovind takes oath

Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn in as president of India, becoming only the second leader from the oppressed Dalit community to be elected head of state. A former lawyer and state governor, Kovind was elected to the largely ceremonial position last week with more than 65 percent of the vote by members of India’s […]

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NASA to upload historic flight videos on YouTube

NASA to upload historic flight videos on YouTube

NASA will upload hundreds of historic videos of rare test flight launch and landing footage on YouTube and its website to better open access to the agency’s archives, according to media reports. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has begun uploading its entire historical archive to YouTube. It is all part of a continued effort to […]

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NRIs need not give account details if seeking no refund

NRIs need not give account details if seeking no refund

NRIs need not give account details if seeking no refund

The non-resident Indians will not have to give details of their bank accounts held outside the country while filing their income tax returns, if they are not seeking refunds, the CBDT said on Monday. “It (providing details of foreign bank accounts) is not mandatory. It is optional. It is for cases where refund is sought,” […]

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We must free public discourse from all forms of violence: Full text of President Mukherjee’s farewell address

We must free public discourse from all forms of violence: Full text of President Mukherjee’s farewell address

President Pranab Mukherjee advocated freeing public discourse from violence — “physical as well as verbal” — and asserted that the country derived its strength from tolerance. Stressing the need for “pluralism and tolerance” in his last televised address to the nation as the president, he said the capacity for compassion and empathy was the “true […]

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PM Modi’s new mantra: Give book instead of a bouquet

PM Modi’s new mantra: Give book instead of a bouquet

Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged people to “give a book instead of a bouquet as a greeting”, saying there is no joy greater than reading and no strength greater than knowledge. Speaking at the launch of P.N. Panicker National Reading Day celebrations in Kerala’s capital Kochi, Modi said the state had been […]

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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer attains tennis immortality, hammers Marin Cilic to win record 19th Grand Slam title

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer attains tennis immortality, hammers Marin Cilic to win record 19th Grand Slam title

New Delhi: Many wonder if he is an artist? Answer is probably yes, and on Sunday, he was at his best – once again conjuring tennis magic in front of a record Centre Court crowd at All England Club in London. The occasion was 2017 Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles final, which many considered the grandest of […]

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