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New Nalanda University campus an effort to draw the best scholars from the world: PM at inauguration

New Nalanda University campus an effort to draw the best scholars from the world: PM at inauguration

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the new campus of Nalanda University near Rajgir, Bihar, located close to the site of the ancient ruins of Nalanda.

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Cabinet approves Rs 7,453cr VGF for offshore wind energy

Cabinet approves Rs 7,453cr VGF for offshore wind energy

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) In a move that would give boost to wind energy, the Government on Wednesday approved the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) scheme for offshore wind energy projects at a total outlay of Rs 7,453 crore.

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Sitharaman holds pre-Budget consultation with economists

Sitharaman holds pre-Budget consultation with economists

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday chaired the first pre-Budget consultation meeting with leading economists.

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Criminals carrying firearms in Bihar to be shot at sight: Minister

Criminals carrying firearms in Bihar to be shot at sight: Minister

Purnea, June 19 (UNI) In a major step to control crimes, Bihar government has issued order to police to shoot down criminals carrying firearms in any part of the state.

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Removal of statues is violation of democracy: Kharge writes to VP, LS Speaker

Removal of statues is violation of democracy: Kharge writes to VP, LS Speaker

New Delhi, June 19 (UNI) Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday urged Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar and Lok Sabha Speaker to relocate the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr BR Ambedkar to their original places in the Parliament House complex, as 'removing them arbitrarily and without consultation violates the spirit of democracy'.

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13 die in spurious liquor tragedy, several hospitalised : TN Minister

13 die in spurious liquor tragedy, several hospitalised : TN Minister

Chennai, June 19 (UNI) At least 13 people died and several others admitted to various hospitals after they allegedly consumed spurious liquor at Karunapuram village in Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

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2 militants killed, 2 security personnel wounded in Kashmir gun battle

2 militants killed, 2 security personnel wounded in Kashmir gun battle

Srinagar, June 19 (UNI) Security forces shot dead two unidentified militants during a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore sub-district on Wednesday, officials said. They said two security personnel were also injured during the gun battle.

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OGW involved in Reasi bus attack arrested

OGW involved in Reasi bus attack arrested

Jammu, June 19 (UNI) In a major breakthrough in the June 9 terror attack on a pilgrims bus in Reasi district, police on Wednesday arrested a person who acted as a guide and helped the terrorists in reaching the spot.

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Bill shows US thinking on Tibet dispute: Pelosi

Bill shows US thinking on Tibet dispute: Pelosi

Dharamshala, June 19 (UNI) Former United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said that a U.S. bill that aims to press China to resolve the Tibet dispute is "a message to the Chinese Government that we have clarity in our thinking and our understanding of this issue of the freedom of Tibet".

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Nail-biting finish at Chinnaswamy as India clinch series against SA

Nail-biting finish at Chinnaswamy as India clinch series against SA

By BD Narayankar Bengaluru, June 19 (UNI) In an exhilarating second ODI of the Women's Bilateral Series at M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday, India narrowly defeated South Africa by 6 runs, sealing the three-match ODI series with a superb all-round performance.

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