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More jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities will promote women empowerment : ASSOCHAM

After female labour force participation (FLFP) rate in India fell about 10% in past decade with country recording lowest FLFP rate among BRICS nations, apex body ASSOCHAM conducted a study to seek solutions to women empowerment.Study reveals that there is an urgent need to create more jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to promote women empowerment thereby making them economically independent as female labour force participation (FLFP) rate in India has fallen significantly by 10 per cent during the ..

Ashamed of bloodshed during Ramzan; Kashmir getting defamed by these acts: Mehbooba Mufti

Speaking to the reports on the sidelines of wreath laying of CRPF jawans killed in the Pampore attack yesterday, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti said that Pampore like attacks are aimed at defaming Kashmir and keeping tourist and investors away from the State. “As a Muslim I feel ashamed. This is a fasting month when people should be seeking forgiveness and expiation for past sins. This is the time when we should be making sure not to hurt others. This kind of attack where you are ..

Indian Warships visit Russia to enhance maritime cooperation between navies of both nations

In a demonstration of India’s commitment to longstanding India-Russia Strategic Partnership and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, Rear Admiral S V Bhokare, YSM, NM have arrived at Vladivostok on a four day visit (27 Jun - 01 Jul 2016), as part of deployment of the Eastern Fleet to the South China Sea...

Copa America: Messi declares possible retirement from Int’l football after Argentina loses to Chile

Argentina and Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi announced his possible retirement from international football after missing a penalty in the final of the Copa America against Chile. Chile defeated Argentina in the final of Copa America league after putting an upper hand during penalties. Francisco Silva’s penalty kick sealed the championship for Chile with their 4-2 win on penalties following a 0-0 draw against rival Argentina Sunday night in a dramatic Final at New Jersey...

Rural Electrification are in full swing, 145 villages electrified last week

Villages of India are now continuously been electrified by the central government in full fledge, 145 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 20th to 26th June 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, 67 villages belong to Assam, 16 in Jharkhand, 29 in Meghalaya, 8 in Rajasthan, 11 in Odisha, 3 in Madhya Pradesh, 8 in Bihar, 2 in Chhattisgarh and 1 in Uttar Pradesh. The progress of ongoing electrification process can ..

Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, 7 people killed

According to local residents of Yemen, the Saudi-led air strike on Sunday killed at least seven people. Yemen is in the shadow of the war for the past 15 month, war involving a Saudi-led Arab coalition that intervened to prevent Iran-allied Houthis, who control the capital, from completing a takeover of the country and overthrowing the government. The Houthi-run Saba news agency said five citizens were killed in two air strikes in Khawlan district, southeast of the capital Sanaa...

Host West Indies fail to bag tri-series title; Josh’ 5-wicket haul push Aussies to victory by 58 runs

Failing to claim victory in the final of home tri-series, host team West Indies lost to Australia by 58 runs on Sunday at Barbados. The hosts have outclassed South Africa from final after crushing them by 100 runs in the last match. Provided with a gettable 271 for victory under lights at Kensington Oval, West Indies wasted an opening stand of 49 to fold meekly for 212 off 45.4 overs, after suffering a middle order implosion. Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood claimed five for 50 – his second career five-wick..

Terrorists attacks again on CRPF soldiers in Kashmir, 8 soldiers killed, 20 injured

Again terrorist attack took place in the district of Pulavama in Kashmir on CRPF soldiers when they were returning back from the training exercise. 8 soldiers killed and 20 got injured. According to sources 2 terrorists starts random firing on the bus of CRPF soldiers due to which soldiers were not able to revive from this attack but anyhow two terrorists were killed by them which shows their braveness and courage. 6 soldiers injured are in critical conditions and are shifted to Shrinagar Army hospital ..

Facebook hires co-founder of Google’s Fibre for further high speed internet projects

Facebook, an eminent social media network, hired a co-founder of Google’s Fibre high-speed internet project to strengthen the internet connectivity team of the facebook firm. Kevin Lo was hired as its Director of Infrastructure Connectivity and Investments in order to give a helping hand to Terragraph which is Facebook’s partnership and Microsoft to build a fibre optic cable...

IAF aircraft Sukhoi-30 successfully demonstrates supersonic cruise missile ‘BRAHMOS’ 

World’ most formidable supersonic cruise missile system BRAHMOS was successfully demonstrated by BrahMos Aerospace on Saturday on the frontline strike fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30.The demonstration flight, carried out at HAL Nasik, involved carriage of BRAHMOS weapon on the long-range Sukhoi-30 fighter, giving a major fillip to the BRAHMOS air-launched flight test programme...

Delhi police arrests AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya over charges of misbehaving with women

Delhi police on Saturday arrested Aam Aamdi Party (AAP) MLA Dinesh Mohaniya during a press conference in South Delhi for allegedly assaulting a female constituent from his Assembly. Mohaniya has been charged with molestation and outraging the modesty of women, both non-bailable offences.AAP Legislator from Sangam Vihar area of Delhi, Mohaniya misbehaved and assaulted women who came with complaints of water supply. He also slapped an elderly person who had come with a similar complaint. ..

Govt saves 10,000 crore by weeding out bogus ration cards; more to weed out soon says Paswan

The government has saved a sum of 10,000 crore by weeding out bogus ration cards said Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs while talking to the reporters in Mumbai on Friday. He said that the ministry detected 1.62 crore bogus ration cards while weeding out them. Paswan further added that there are more of the bogus ration cards remaining as of now most probably in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and assured that those will be found out soon. Some other states including Bihar ..

Andhra Pradesh joins ‘UDAY’ scheme; would derive an overall net benefit of Rs. 4400 crore

Under the scheme of UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana), Andhra Pradesh State govt, Central govt and DISCOMs of Andhra Pradesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Vijyawada on Friday for financial turnaround of the DISCOMs.The MoU was signed by Dr A.K. Verma, JS (Distribution), Ministry of Power, Ajay Jain Principle Secretary (Energy), AP, H Y Dora CMD, Southern Power Distribution Company of A.P. Ltd (APSPDCL) and Muthyala Raju, CMD, Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited ..