17 Apr, 23:47 (IST)

The global economy is expected to lose about 19 per cent income in the next 25 years due to climate change, with countries least responsible for the problem and having minimum resources to adapt to impacts suffering the most, according to a new study published on Wednesday.

17 Apr, 20:20 (IST)

The Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee on Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the demand for "Greater Tipraland" raised by the Tipra Motha Party, which has recently joined the BJP-led coalition government in Tripura.

17 Apr, 18:37 (IST)

The campaigning across 21 states where voting will be held on April 19 ended at 5pm on Wednesday. As many as 101 constituencies will vote in the first phase of the general elections.

17 Apr, 17:53 (IST)

Indian Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (West) successfully thwarted a smuggling attempt off the Maharashtra coast, seizing an Indian fishing boat based on a tip-off from Customs. The operation, launched on April 15th, led to the apprehension of the vessel 83 nautical miles northwest of Mumbai. The boat, allegedly involved in diesel smuggling and carrying unauthorised currency, was located amidst challenging night conditions and heavy maritime traffic.Indian Coast Guard Foils Smuggling Attempt

17 Apr, 16:23 (IST)

Pakistan's Sindh High Court has ordered the Interior Ministry to lift the suspension on social media platform X within one week. The court's directive comes in response to the platform's suspension since February, following government concerns over national security threats. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) previously stated it blocked X under directives from the Ministry of Interior and intelligence agencies, prompting the court's intervention to restore access to the platform for millions of Pakistani users.Sindh High Court Orders Restoration of Suspended Social Media Platform X

17 Apr, 15:23 (IST)

Former BJP MP Sanganna Karadi, disappointed over not securing a ticket for the Lok Sabha polls and three-time MLA Shivaputra Malagi, joined the Congress in Karnataka. Their move comes in anticipation of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and was marked by a formal induction ceremony attended by CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM DK Shivakumar.

17 Apr, 14:20 (IST)

The Indonesian rupiah slid to a four-year low on Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated rates could remain elevated for longer than anticipated, bolstering the greenback to the detriment of riskier Asian assets. The rupiah IDR= fell 0.6% to 16,265 per dollar, a level last seen on April 8, 2020.

17 Apr, 11:14 (IST)

On Lok Sabha elections 2024, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, "I do not do prediction of seats. 15-20 days ago I was thinking BJP would win around 180 seats but now I think they will get 150 seats. We are getting reports from every state that we are improving. We have a very strong alliance in Uttar Pradesh and we will perform very well..."

17 Apr, 09:34 (IST)

The United States reacted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Rajnath Singh's recent statements where the two leaders claimed that India won't hesitate to kill terrorists in their homes. The Joe Biden administration said that while the US has encouraged India and Pakistan to avoid escalation and find a resolution through dialogue, it would not get involved in the matter.

17 Apr, 08:20 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, April 17, took to X to wish people on Ram Navami 2024. “This is the first Ram Navami when our Ram Lalla has been enthroned in the grand Ram temple of Ayodhya. Today Ayodhya is in an unparalleled joy in this celebration of Ram Navami. After waiting for 5 centuries, today we have got the privilege of celebrating this Ram Navami in Ayodhya in this manner,” Modi wrote on X.

Mumbai, April 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Assam on Tuesday evening. After his arrival, the prime minister drove through the city to reach the Koinadhara state guest house, where he will halted for the night. Modi will leave for Nalbari on Wednesday to address an election rally for NDA Barpeta Lok Sabha constituency candidate Phani Bhushan Choudhury of the Asom Gana Parishad. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Monday Wayanad is the most beautiful place on earth and expressed his intention to invite his mother and senior party leader, Sonia Gandhi, to visit and stay there for a few days.

On Tuesday, the Trinamool Congress said it will hold a Shobha Yatra in West Bengal's Howrah on Ram Navami. The rally on April 17 will be led by the party's Lok Sabha candidate for Howrah, MP Prasun Banerjee, Jadavpur nominee Saayoni Ghosh, and ministers Arup Roy and Manoj Tiwary. The announcement comes a day after the Calcutta High Court granted the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) permission to hold a procession on Ram Navami in Howrah.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday met Bollywood superstar Salman Khan days after two men opened fire outside the latter's residence in Mumbai Bandra. Shinde met Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan at their house in Galaxy Apartments and assured the safety of the family. Shinde also said that the government will beef up the security cover provided to Salman Khan and his family. Assuring Salman Khan's safety, the Chief Minister said that his government would not tolerate any underworld gang activities in the state, be it any Bishnoi gang. Anmol Bishnoi, brother of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, claimed responsibility of the attack.

At least 29 Naxals, including one of their top leaders, were killed on Tuesday in a joint operation by teams of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the District Reserve Guard (DRG) in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district. The Naxal leader Shankar Rao had a reward of Rs 25 lakh on his head, police said. Three soldiers were injured in the encounter and 18 bodies have been recovered, said officials. A large cache of weapons including seven AK-47 rifles and three light machine guns were also recovered from the site.

On April 16, Copenhagen's historic stock exchange, known as the Old Stock Exchange or Børsen, was engulfed in a massive fire. The 17th-century building, a national treasure and one of Denmark's oldest structures, houses the Danish Chamber of Commerce. The fire started in the early hours, consuming the copper roof and spreading rapidly, causing the iconic spire to collapse. The spire, standing tall at 184 ft., is renowned for its unique design of four intertwined dragons' tails, symbolising protection against adversity and fire.

Israel’s military chief on Monday (local time) stated that the country will respond to Iran’s weekend attack and is waiting for a decision from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid fears of escalation in the Middle East crisis. Meanwhile, Iran said it will "respond in seconds" to any strikes from Israel and would even deploy "weapons never used before" if necessary.