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Health Ministry steps forward reviewing preparedness on Chikungunya and Dengue

Subsequent to the high level review of the status of Dengue, Malaria and Chikungunya by the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda, C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare held a meeting to review preparedness of various agencies to prevent and manage Chikungunya and Dengue in the National Capital, here today. Representatives and senior officers from Delhi Government, Municipal Corporations of Delhi, NDMC and the Delhi Cantonment Board were also present during the meeting...

Prez Mukherjee inaugurates Jangipur Mega Food Park aiming doubling of farmers’ income

To make gigantic critical food processing infrastructure available to the poor farmers of backward belt of West Bengal, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated Jangipur Mega Food Park on Wednesday in the presence of Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi. “The Mega Food Park to leverage an additional investment of about Rs. 250 crore in food processing units in the Park, generate a turnover of about Rs. 500 Crore annually and is expected to provide direct and indirect employment to ..

UN starts special probe to investigate violence in South Sudan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major General (retired) Patrick Cammaert of the Netherlands to lead an independent special investigation into the violence in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, in July 2016, and the response of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS). According to a statement issued by Ban’s office, the investigation will review reports of incidents of attacks on civilians and cases of sexual violence that occurred within or in the vicinity of the UN House Protection ..

BJP conducts all-states core group meeting; PM Modi stresses on welfare of the poor

The Bharatiya Janta Party held all-states core group meeting on Tuesday in New Delhi at the NDMC Convention centre. The president of Bharatiya Janta Party, Amit Shah took over the meeting. In the inaugural session, Shah conveyed that BJP is not a mere party, but an ideology, which makes the party different from rest of the parties. He said that if they want an overall development of the nation, the work should be done differently...

When Silvergirl Sindhu beats Chandrababu Naidu in an open badminton match

After receiving heart-filling welcome in Telangana, the Rio Olympics Silver Medalist P V Sindhu and her coach P. Gopichand were felicitated by Andhra Pradesh Government at Vijaywada. Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu along with Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu was also present on the occasion on Tuesday. CM Naidu also joined hands with the star shuttler to play badminton during the function. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader had a surprise for Naidu when he handed over a racquet and shuttle to him and another ..

Shouting “Allah-hu-Akbar” French Muslim national stabs British woman to death

A French national in Australia killed 21 year old British woman and wounded a 30-year-old British man by attacking on the pair with the knife. The injured man remains in Townsville Base Hospital in a critical condition. According to witnesses, at the time of attack killer was continuously shouting “Allah-hu-Akbar” means God is great. After the attack, the killer was arrested by Queensland state police...

Central Italy shakes by magnitude of 6.2 earthquake; victims stuck under rubble

The central Italy, on the early Wednesday, was hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake leaving thirty-eight people dead so far and several injured. According to the reports, residents fled their homes and ran into the streets. The terrible earthquake also left the buildings in shatters and the areas are void of power. This earthquake also sent the traces of tremors in Rome at the distance of 100 miles...

Nitish Kumar urges PM Modi to find permanent solution for flood problem in Ganga river

As the flood situation in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh is rising, the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, met the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and addressed the situation on Tuesday. The chief minister pointed out the current worsening situation that is going on in the river Ganga is a reason to worry. The heavy siltation is causing water retention capacity of the Ganga river to be all time low. "It will only grow worse every year if a proper siltation policy is not ..

NHRC issues notice to Tamil Nadu Govt over illegal detention of a juvenile boy by state police

National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued notice to Tamil Nadu Government after reports claiming that state police illegally tortured a Juvenile of a minor community. Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that how in Chennai, the Tamil Nadu police illegally detained a 17 year old boy and his two family members of Kuravar community in connection with a burglary and tortured them in the most inhuman way...