The Rise and Rise of Narendra Modi – Early History

Rajiv Lochan Riots had happened in Gujarat. Narendra Modi had been appointed Chief Minister just a few months ago. He had been parachuted into the State of which he had no experience because the local party machinery was rift with feuds and corruption, much like their opponents in the Indian National Congress. The first challenge… Read More The Rise and Rise of Narendra Modi – Early History

On 2nd day of G7: Prime Minister Modi reiterates commitment to the cause of Open Societies

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: On the second day of the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi took part in two sessions titled ‘Building Back Together—Open Societies and Economies’ and ‘Building Back Greener: Climate and Nature’. Invited to speak as a lead speaker in the session on Open Societies, the… Read More On 2nd day of G7: Prime Minister Modi reiterates commitment to the cause of Open Societies

Forest staff attacked by encroachers in Madhya Pradesh

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: A team of forest department that went to evict encroachers who were using bulldozers and porclain machine to level and plough a large area of illegally occupied forest land in the Berasia forest near Bhopal, the capital of the Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh, was surrounded from all sides and attacked… Read More Forest staff attacked by encroachers in Madhya Pradesh

Digvijay Singh comes under sharp attack over J&K and Article 370 remark in chat with a Pakistani journalist

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: In a Club House chat, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh told a Pakistani journalist that if Congress comes to power they will reconsider the decision of abrogating Article 370.  Amit Malviya National In-charge BJP’s IT Department revealed this by sharing on twitter earlier on Saturday 12 June the audio of Digvijay’s… Read More Digvijay Singh comes under sharp attack over J&K and Article 370 remark in chat with a Pakistani journalist

India should go for Reservation only on economic basis

Lalit Shastri “Equal  protection of  Law”,  guaranteed by the Constitution, has been explained by Government of India by pointing out that “among  equals, the law  should be equal  and equally  administered. That like should be treated as like. Or  in  other words,  persons  differently  circumstanced need not be treated in the same manner.”  In India,… Read More India should go for Reservation only on economic basis

Kumbakonam stands testimony to the crumbling glory of Tamil Nadu

Newsroom24x7 Network We are reproducing excerpts from a facebook post on Kumbakonam by Ram Ramkumar, a Tamil NRI settled in United States of America for more than 3 decades. He has deep roots in Tamil Nadu. His father was among the first to represent Madras in Parliament when India became Republic. “Kumbakonam on the banks… Read More Kumbakonam stands testimony to the crumbling glory of Tamil Nadu

Virender Sehwag launches cricket website – CRICURU

Harpal Singh Bedi  New Delhi:  CRICURU – India’s first cricket coaching website  for promising  young players  was launched on Wednesday. Conceptualized and developed by master blaster Virender Sehwag  and former India player and batting coach Sanjay Bangar,  the duo has  also developed the curriculum for each player. Speaking at the launch  Virender Sehwag said:  “At CRICURU our aim is… Read More Virender Sehwag launches cricket website – CRICURU

Winning start crucial at the Olympics: striker Ramandeep Singh

Harpal  Singh Bedi New Delhi: Ace hockey striker Ramandeep Singh feels that winning start is crucial factor at the Olympics as it gives a heady kick start to the campaign for a podium finish. India (men) will  take on New Zealand in their Olympic opener on 24th July in  Tokyo  and to gain the right momentum it will… Read More Winning start crucial at the Olympics: striker Ramandeep Singh

7-member Indian Swimming Squad to take part in the Olympic Qualifying events in Serbia

Harpal  Singh Bedi New Delhi: A 7-member Swimming team, including Srihari Nataraj  and Sajan Prakash will  take part in the Belgrade Trophy 2021, a FINA-accredited Olympic Qualifying event, scheduled for 19th and 20th June . Apart from  Nataraj  and Sajan Prakash who are hoping to make the A qualification for the Olympics , the team includes  seasoned back stroker Maana… Read More 7-member Indian Swimming Squad to take part in the Olympic Qualifying events in Serbia

NSIL is in a state of drift: Will the PMO take note and act?

Lalit Shastri The newly created New Space India Ltd (NSIL), a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) underDepartment of Space, seems to be drifting like a stricken satellite in outer space. It is more than two years since this new outfit was created with a vision to provide space-related products andservices flowing or emanating from the… Read More NSIL is in a state of drift: Will the PMO take note and act?

PM addresses the Nation: Centre to provide free vaccine to all Indian citizens above 18 years of age

Newsroom24x7 Network Government of India will buy 75 per cent of the total vaccine that will be produced and provide it to the states free of cost Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna extended till Deepawali Till November, 80 crore people will continue to get free food grain every month Corona, Worst Calamity of last… Read More PM addresses the Nation: Centre to provide free vaccine to all Indian citizens above 18 years of age

Centre approves Performance Grading Index 2019-20 for States and Union Territories

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’  approved the release of Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for States and Union Territories of India on Sunday 6 June.  The Government has introduced the Performance Grading Index with a set of 70 parameters to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education. The PGI… Read More Centre approves Performance Grading Index 2019-20 for States and Union Territories

Modi storm will turn Jinping’s “China dream” into a “China Nightmare”

Dr G. Shreekumar Menon China has silently stretched over the last decade a String of Pearls, a network of military and commercial facilities developed by them in countries falling on the Indian Ocean between the Chinese mainland and Port Sudan.It is a strategic encirclement of India, a carefully crafted designing that has been going on for the… Read More Modi storm will turn Jinping’s “China dream” into a “China Nightmare”

Israel today: Likud has demanded that Lapid and Bennett make public all coalition agreements

Newsroom24x7 Network Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted on Thursday 3 June : “Bennett sold the Negev to RAAM (faction). All right-wing Knesset members must oppose this dangerous left-wing government.” Tel Aviv: The Likud has demanded that Lapid and Bennett put in public domain all coalition agreements to form a left-wing government: “What do they have to hide?”… Read More Israel today: Likud has demanded that Lapid and Bennett make public all coalition agreements

Official kit of Team India for the Tokyo Olympic Games Unveiled

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday unveiled an impressive ceremonial and official sports attire for the Indian contingent that will participate in the Games of the XXXII Olympiad scheduled from 23 July to 8 August in Tokyo, Japan  Speaking on the occasion the minister said, “We are just 50… Read More Official kit of Team India for the Tokyo Olympic Games Unveiled

Wishes of 135 crore Indians are with the sportspersons who will be representing the country in the Olympics: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Harpal Singh Bedi  New  Delhi: With Tokyo Olympics 50 days away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday  reviewed country’s preparations for this mega event  and said that the wishes of 135 crore Indians  are with the sportspersons who will be representing the country in the Games. The PM said that sports is at the heart of our… Read More Wishes of 135 crore Indians are with the sportspersons who will be representing the country in the Olympics: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

COVID pandemic: Who will come to the rescue of junior doctors; how long MBBS and MD exams will be in the clutches of the tottering exam system

Lalit Shastri The US President Joe Biden, only the other day said that the vaccination programme to fight the Covid pandemic has been backed by the augmentation of the work force engaged as COVID warriors. Biden said that the US after suffering an economic downturn is now bouncing back. All this has happened, first, as… Read More COVID pandemic: Who will come to the rescue of junior doctors; how long MBBS and MD exams will be in the clutches of the tottering exam system

Ajit Kumar Singh asks IAS Association to serve notice to 60 retired bureaucrats

Newsroom24x7 Network Jaipur: Ex-bureaucrat Ajit Kumar Singh (IAS: 1983 Rajasthan cadre) has requested the all India IAS Association to issue a notice to the sixty retired IAS Officers, whose memorandum on the Central Vista and new Parliament building was responded to by Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Urban Development and Housing, while addressing… Read More Ajit Kumar Singh asks IAS Association to serve notice to 60 retired bureaucrats

Seizure of AK series weapons from Munger in Bihar: NIA chargesheets arms trafficker

Newsroom24x7 Network Patna: NIA on Wednesday 2 June, filed supplementary charge-sheet before NIA Special Court here against an arms trafficker from Gaya district in Bihar. The accused arms trafficker is Rajiv Kumar Singh @ Chunnu Singh S/o Mithilesh Prasad Singh, resident of Village-Tetar, falling under Polive Station Atri, in Gaya district of Bihar. He has… Read More Seizure of AK series weapons from Munger in Bihar: NIA chargesheets arms trafficker

COVID pandemic: CBSE Class XII Board Exams cancelled

Newsroom24x7 Network Class XII results will be made as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner. Decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students Health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect Anxiety among students, parents… Read More COVID pandemic: CBSE Class XII Board Exams cancelled

Watchout: Film, TV and OTT players are taking Indian citizens for a ride

Anand Prakash Across the country, whether you are in the capital or or other big cities, towns, and villages; whether you live in a hut, makeshift shanty, a single-room tenement, a two room house or a three-bedroom luxury apartment. At a time when the Corona virus has locked everyone in their homes, you will find… Read More Watchout: Film, TV and OTT players are taking Indian citizens for a ride

Boxing: Sanjeet wins gold for India as Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa lose their title bouts

Harpal Singh Bedi   New Delhi: Sanjeet  saved the day for India by winning a Gold as his experienced compatriots Amit Panghal and Shiva Thapa failed to retain and regain their titles at the 2021 ASBC Asian Championships in Dubai. After Amit and Shiva Thapa lost their  title bouts narrowly  all eyes were on Sanjeet and the… Read More Boxing: Sanjeet wins gold for India as Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa lose their title bouts

Hardeep Singh Puri blasts the Congress-LeLi gang narrative on Parliament building and Central Vista Project

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has cleared the air around Central Vista Project & laid to rest rumours, hearsay & fake narrative being built by the Congress party and those identified on social networks as part of the LeLi (Left- Liberal) gang during a Press Conference. Heritage, iconic and cultural buildings… Read More Hardeep Singh Puri blasts the Congress-LeLi gang narrative on Parliament building and Central Vista Project

Why Lakshasweep is turning into a drug and arms smuggling hotspot?

Newsroom24x7 Network An exclusive report by Dr G Shreekumar Menon, IRS, (Rtd) published by Chanakya Forum titled “Drugs and Guns Invade Lakshadweep” points to the fact that China now has a controlling stake in the Hambantota Port Project, and the Colombo Port City special economic zone (SEZ).  According to Dr. Menon, the “threatening new Chinese presence”… Read More Why Lakshasweep is turning into a drug and arms smuggling hotspot?

Boxing: Pooja Rani wins gold, three other Indian women pugilists lose their final bouts

Harpal  Singh Bedi New Delhi:  Pooja Rani  was the lone Indian woman pugilist to win the gold as she outpunched  in-form Mavluda Movlonova to retain the  title while her three other  compatriots lost their final bouts at the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships  in Dubai.. Seasoned campaigner Mary Kom (51kg), Lalbuatsaihi (64kg) and Anupama (+81kg) claimed silver medals… Read More Boxing: Pooja Rani wins gold, three other Indian women pugilists lose their final bouts

Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the land of Israel

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Newsroom24x7 Editor-in-Chief Lalit Shastri has spoken at length in a video produced by Newsroom24x7 on the land of Israel, its history over the last three millennia, how the Canaanites and the Jews – the orginal inhabitants of this territory became victims of invading armies – the Romans, to the Mamluks and… Read More Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the land of Israel

Boxing: Mary Kom, Panghal and five other Indians to fight for gold at Asian Championships

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Campaigner Mary Kom, defending champion Amit Panghal and five other  Indian pugilists will be seen in action in the finals at the 2021 ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai.  Mary Kom alongside Pooja Rani (75kg), Anupama (+81kg) and Lalbuatsahi (64kg) will  fight in their respective final bouts on Sunday. Panghal, Shiva Thapa (64kg)… Read More Boxing: Mary Kom, Panghal and five other Indians to fight for gold at Asian Championships

Boxing: Amit Panghal, Shiv Thapa in finals; Vikas Krishan, Varinder fail in semis

Harpal  Singh Bedi New Delhi: Defending champion Amit Panghal  and Olympian Shiv Thapa chalked out  impressive wins over their rivals to  move into the finals of their respective categories while two other Indians Vikas  Krishan and Varinder Singh lost their semi final bouts  at the  ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai. in 52 KG category semi finals  Amit… Read More Boxing: Amit Panghal, Shiv Thapa in finals; Vikas Krishan, Varinder fail in semis

Sandhya Bhullar is the new Secretary National Medical Commission

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Dr Sandhya Bhullar, IAS, Gujarat: 2003, has been appointed as the new Secretary of the National Medical Commission (NMC), the apex medical regulator.  Earlier, Dr RK Vats, IAS 1986: West Bengal, had submitted his resignation as NMC Secretary. He took over this position in 2019 as Secretary Medical Council of India… Read More Sandhya Bhullar is the new Secretary National Medical Commission

43rd GST Council meeting: Amnesty Scheme for tax payers

Newsroom24x7 Network COVID-19 related medical goods including Amphotericin B for free distribution given full exemption from IGST upto 31 August 2021 Custom duty exemption also given to Amphotericin B Amnesty Scheme to provide relief to taxpayers regarding late fee for pending returns ; Late fee also rationalised for future tax periods Simplification of Annual Return… Read More 43rd GST Council meeting: Amnesty Scheme for tax payers

We are in a race to see who wins the 21st Century: Joe Biden on US economy

Newsroom24x7 Network We’ve turned the tide on the once-in-a-century pandemic.  We’ve turned the tide on a once-in-a-generation economic crisis.  And families are beginning to be able to breathe just a little bit easier…… We’re in a race to see who wins the 21st century – Joe Biden Cleveland, Ohio: Speaking on the economy at Cuyahoga… Read More We are in a race to see who wins the 21st Century: Joe Biden on US economy

Boxing: Mary Kom, Sakshi in Finals, Simranjit, Monika, Jasmine lose in semis

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Veteran Mary Kom and seasoned campaigner Sakshi chalked out hard fought wins over their rivals to move into the finals of their respective categories at the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai. In 51 kg  semi final bout ,the six-time world champion  took  time  to find her rhythm .However  the Indian … Read More Boxing: Mary Kom, Sakshi in Finals, Simranjit, Monika, Jasmine lose in semis

Israeli PM Netanyahu blasts UNHC for “anti-Israel obsession”

Newsroom24x7 Network Tel Aviv/ Geneva: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday reacted strongly against the UNHC saying “We will not tolerate any hypocritical and false moral sermons against the State of Israel”.  Netanyahu chided UN Human Rights Council saying its shameful decision is yet another example of it’s blatant anti-Israel obsession. Once again, an… Read More Israeli PM Netanyahu blasts UNHC for “anti-Israel obsession”

Government of India condemns statement by Twitter; tells the social network giant to comply with the laws of the land

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Government of India on Thursday 27 May condemned a statement released in the public domain by Twitter in the strongest terms. Countering Twitter and its claims, the Government of India issued a statement which said “India has a glorious tradition of free speech and democratic practices dating back centuries. Protecting… Read More Government of India condemns statement by Twitter; tells the social network giant to comply with the laws of the land

IOA affirms commitment to ensure safety of Indian Contingent at the Olympics

Harpal Singh Bedi  New  Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association on Thursday  extended its full support to the IOC  and Tokyo 2020 Organsing committee in  conducting the Olympic Games successfully. The IOA also  said   that it was  Committed to ensure safety of Indian Contingent and all concerned. It  also promised  to do  everything possible to ensure that all the… Read More IOA affirms commitment to ensure safety of Indian Contingent at the Olympics

Boxing: India is assured of 15 medals, Amit, Vikas and Varinder in semis

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Defending champion  Amit Panghal  survived a scare  before overpowering  Kharkhuu Enkhmandakh 3-2 in the 52kg quarter-finals at the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai .However  in two other late last night bouts, Vikas Krishan and Varinder  Singh  recorded  easy victories and assured  two more medals to take tally to 15—country’s best-ever… Read More Boxing: India is assured of 15 medals, Amit, Vikas and Varinder in semis

Boxing: India assured of 12 medals as Shiv Thapa, Simranjit, Sakshi move into semis at Asian Championship

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Shiv Thapa, Sanjeet  and  Tokyo-bound Simranjit Kaur alongside two others  booked semi-final berths  as Indian pugilists  assured themselves of 12 medals at the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai. In the men 64 kg category, Shiv Thapa  out punched Nadar Odah 5-0 to storm into the last four  and also confirmed his back to back medal. Previously… Read More Boxing: India assured of 12 medals as Shiv Thapa, Simranjit, Sakshi move into semis at Asian Championship

Long term Peace, humanitarian relief for Palestinians in Gaza is top priority: US State Secretary Blinken

Newsroom24x7 Network Jerusalem: Addressing media persons at David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem on Tuesday 25 May, the US State Secretary Antony Blinken recounted priorities saying: we have to first, demonstrate the commitment of the United States to Israel’s security.  Second,  work has to begin toward greater stability and to reduce tensions in the West Bank… Read More Long term Peace, humanitarian relief for Palestinians in Gaza is top priority: US State Secretary Blinken

Boxing: Hussmuddin loses in quarter-finals, Sumit Sangwan in first round

Harpal Singh Bedi  New Delhi:  India’s Mohammad Hussamuddin crashed out  as he lost to  the  world champion and top-seed Mirazizbek Mirzahalilov in the  56kg quarter-finals at the SBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai on Tuesday. In the last-8 bout, Mirzahalilov started the fight  aggressively landing fierce punches. The Indian r tried to gain momentum with… Read More Boxing: Hussmuddin loses in quarter-finals, Sumit Sangwan in first round

Subodh Jaiswal – the new CBI Director

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, IPS, (Maharashtra-1985 batch), will head CBI as new director. Jaiswal is the former Director General of Police, Maharashtra. He was earlier the police commissioner of Mumbai. Jaiswal was with the Research and Analysis Wing (RA&W), India’s external intelligence agency for nine years, during which he served as the… Read More Subodh Jaiswal – the new CBI Director

US State Secretary Blinken reiterates commitment to rebuild Gaza and deal with the “humanitarian situation”

Newsroom24x7 Network Tel Aviv: On arrival in Israel within days of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the terror outfit operating from Gaza, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed the strong commitment of United States to Israel’s security, to the partnership between the two countries, to move forward now on dealing with the… Read More US State Secretary Blinken reiterates commitment to rebuild Gaza and deal with the “humanitarian situation”

India and Israel sign a three-year work program for cooperation in Agriculture

Newsroom24x7 Network Indo-Israel villages of excellence to create a model ecosystem in Agriculture The work program 2021-2023 will strengthen India-Israel bilateral relationship: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar New Delhi: Taking forward the ever-growing partnership in agriculture between Israel and India, the two governments have agreed to enhance their ucooperation in agriculture and signed a three-year work… Read More India and Israel sign a three-year work program for cooperation in Agriculture

Indian pugilists start favourite in their opening rounds in the Asian Boxing Championship

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: The World Championships bronze medallist Simranjeet Kaur, Sakshi (54kg), Jasmine (57kg) and Sanjeet (91) open their campaign  with a  hope to confirm medals as they will fight in the quarter-finals on second day at the 2021 ASBC Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai on Tuesday. Given the limited field  the Indians start favourite in … Read More Indian pugilists start favourite in their opening rounds in the Asian Boxing Championship

COVID-19 situation is under control in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Thursday May 20, shared his views and assessment of the COVID-19 situation with legislators and told them that there has been a rapid decline in positive cases detected in the State. The State government is working round the clock in managing beds, and maintaining… Read More COVID-19 situation is under control in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan