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All in one fell swoop for security and social welfare! MHA Amit Shah chairs 24th meeting of Western Zonal Council in Goa

Viewing to exchange ideas on issues like health, security and social welfare in the Western parts of India, MHA Amit Shah on August 22 chaired the 24th meeting of Western Zonal Council in the capital city of Goa. ..

Realizing long-pending demands, CBT approves proposal to recommend Amendment in EPS 1995

In a major decision, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) EPF in a meeting held at Hyderabad on 21 August 2019, approved the proposal to recommend for amendment in Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995 for restoration of commuted value of pension to the Pensioners after 15 years of drawing commutation which will benefit approx. 6.3 lakhs pensioners. This was a long pending demand of the pensioners...

'India will not accept mediation in its internal matters', VP Naidu decries attempts to internationalize the Kashmir issue

Decrying attempts to spread misinformation and internationalize the re-structuring of the Jammu & Kashmir state which was purely an administrative matter, VP M Vekaiah Naidu while addressing the heads of Estonian diplomatic missions on the last day of his tri-nation tour to the Baltic Region, said that the issue was within the purview of the Indian government...

Completely affable, warm hearted! EAM S Jaishankar calls on Nepal's President and PM subsequent to 5th Joints Commission Meeting

Post a fruitful meeting with Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli yesterday ahead of the productive discussion with the other counterparts, the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar while on a two day crucial visit to Nepal, called on the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari today...

All in just 24 hours! Ending the traditional 'chor-police' game, CBI to quiz Chidambaram over INX media case and hit the court

After severe efforts of climbing the walls and keeping a watch on the new economic absconder, the CBI on Wednesday ended the traditional ‘Chor-police’ game by arresting the Congress leader P Chidambaram, being accused in the INX media case. The charges against the former FM further are that of wrongdoing, money laundering and misusing the post of finance minister...

Giving a boost to the transport section, Govt to make FASTag mandatory for all vehicles from Dec 2019

Giving a boost to the transport section, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that FASTags will become mandatory for all vehicles from December this year. FASTag enabled vehicles can cruise through the dedicated FASTag lane without stopping at toll plazas on National Highways...

Loot and scoot.. a new normal? Chidambaram says will respect the law and hides behind the gates of his residence as ED, CBI hits in!

Tired of hiding and appearing to face the arrest after almost a day the Delhi High Court rejected his plea for anticipatory bail in the INX Media case, further calling him the kingpin of the case, P Chidambaram arrived at the Congress headquarters addressing the forum over his arrest tales. "All we wanted is a hearing. No one is running away”, said he, who probably had chosen to embrace the Mallya way...

Big step towards ‘Plastic-Free Railways’! Indian Railways to ban single-use plastic across country from October 2

Now, taking a concrete step towards sustainable development and eliminating the menace of plastic waste, Indian Railways directed all national units to ban on single-use plastics...

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath expands his cabinet

With a vision to strengthen the developing path, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded cabinet today. He inducted two new faces as cabinet ministers and elevated four ministers of state. Six new ministers of state (independent charge) and 11 new ministers of state have also been inducted in Adityanath-led UP government...

Action plan towards reducing waste! High level meeting discusses on recycling milk pouches

A high level meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying today to review the milk situation in the country and discussing the action plan towards recycling of milk pouches. ..

Initiating steps towards new ‘Road Safety’ era! Nitin Gadkari launches new website of MORTH

The new website has a dashboard that gives data about highways construction, land acquisition, FASTags, etc. It also gives the state-wise, month-wise data on registration of vehicles in the country...

Setting a momentum straight for digital platforms, SBI plans to establish nearly 10 lakh YONO cash points

Having no plans to discontinue debit cards but increase use of the digital platform, the State Bank of India, the country's largest lender on Wednesday moved up to plan to establish nearly 10 lakh YONO Cash Points in the country over 18 months...

#Telangana: New Super Speciality Hospital & Medical college Inaugurated at ESIC

Union MoS(IC) for Labour & Employment Santosh Gangwar and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy today laid the foundation stone for new OPD Block & Inaugurated the new Super Speciality Hospital & Medical college at ESIC, Sanath Nagar, Hyderabad...

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh approves decisions regarding re-organisation of Army Headquarters

Strengthening the Defence sector, Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has approved certain decisions regarding re-organisation of Army Headquarters. The approval has been given based on a detailed internal study conducted by the Army Headquarters. The decisions are as follows:..

India, Sri Lanka agree to strengthen co-operation in addressing maritime issues

The Indian Coast Guard held a High-Level Meeting (HLM) with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters on Wednesday. The meeting took place under the provisions of the MoU signed between the two sides for the establishment of a collaborative relationship to combat transnational illegal activities at sea and develop regional co-operation. During the meeting, both sides agreed to strengthen co-operation in addressing a spectrum of maritime issues concerning safety and security...

CBI books NDTV founders Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy and others for alleged violation of FDI norms

Following the new leads in a new case for alleged violation of foreign direct investment rules, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday booked news television network NDTV’s founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy and former Chief Executive Officer Vikram Chandra for cheating and corruption. ..

Madhya Pradesh declares three days mourn paying homage to former state CM BJP leader Babulal Gaur

Paying homage to the former Madhya Pradesh CM and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur, who passed away on Wednesday morning at a private hospital after prolonged illness, the state has moved up declaring a 3 day mourn in his respect...

Helicopter carrying relief material in Uttarakhand crashes forcing three on board to breath last

Waking ahead in God’s unfortunate will, three people in a helicopter carrying relief material to the flood-affected areas in Uttarakhand died after their chopper crashed this afternoon. The crashed helicopter going from Mori to Moldi in Uttarkashi, forced Captain Lal, Co-pilot Shailesh and a local person Rajpal to breath last...

Helping hand in distress! Govt approves additional central assistance to disaster-hit states

The HLC approved additional central assistance of Rs. 4432.10 crore to three States from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) - Rs. 3338.22 crore to Odisha for Cyclone Fani, Rs 1029.39 crore to Karnataka for drought and Rs 64.49 crore to Himachal Pradesh for avalanches and hailstorm...

Stepping towards sustainable development! Govt gives clarion call for new ways to curb farm water

As per the official statement, the agriculture sector disproportionately uses a high amount of 89% of the country’s entire groundwater. The new steps will try to ensure more sustainable methods of cultivation, as large parts of the country routinely face water crisis amid alarming levels of groundwater depletion...

Bringing new dimensions to friendship! PM Modi holds bilateral talks with president of Zambia

We are very happy to participate in the training of Zambian diplomats,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bilateral talk with the President of Zambia. ..

#WorldSeniorCitizen'sDay: Need to remove the tag of 'unproductive population'

World Senior Citizen’s Day today remembers us our belongingness to the elderly people...

Amend discriminatory laws against Leprosy Patients!

Though the number of leprosy cases has steadily declined worldwide, an estimated 2,00,000 cases continue to be reported every year, with India accounting for more than a half mainly because of the prevalent stigma associated with the disease...

Making Food Security on top agenda! Odisha to implement ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ from Sept 1

In spite of India have huge agricultural products every year, the distribution of agricultural products is problematic. Now, taking food security on agenda, Odisha is all set to implement the ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ program with the launch of the facility from 1st September...

Chardham Shrine Management Board will soon be formed in Uttarakhand

Preparations for the formation of Char Dham Shrine Management Board in Uttarakhand have intensified. At present, there is no such Shrine Board in Uttarakhand which handles the travel arrangements of Badrinath, Kedarnath as well as Gangotri and Yamunotri Temple. In view of the need to set up a Shrine Board for better travel arrangements, work has started on the proposal of the Act...

Viewing to review overall state of bilateral knots and areas of cooperation, EAM S Jaishankar arrives Nepal on two day crucial visit

After a two day crucial visit to Bangladesh, External Affairs Minster S Jaishankar on Wednesday arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 5th Joint Commission Meeting where he was welcomed by Foreign Secretary of Nepal Shankar Das Bairagi and Ambassador of Nepal to India Nilamber Acharya...

J&K: 'Experts' should take back seat; let the people decide their future course

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been more or less stable ever since the legislative process for reorganisation of the state and necessary amendments to Article 370 has been approved by an overwhelming majority in the Indian Parliament. ..

Embracing the Mallya route? ED issues lookout notice for Chidambaram after CBI fails to find the new economic absconder

Two times twice after CBI searching for the INX Media case accused P Chidambaram, who was probably rejected the anticipatory bail by Delhi High Court yesterday, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday has issued a look out notice for the Congress leader and former Finance Minister...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit France to attend the G-7 Summit as Biarritz Partner from August 25

France will lay the red carpet for PM Narendra Modi as he will be visiting Biarritz, France at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron for the 2019 G-7 Summit as ‘Biarritz Partner’ from August 25-26. During the Summit, Prime Minister is expected to speak in Sessions on Environment, Climate, Oceans, and Digital Transformation. On the side-lines, Prime Minister will be having bilateral meetings with leaders of other countries...

PM Modi raises concern over violence against Indians in London with British PM; Boris Johnson ensures safety of Indian nationals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation with his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Tuesday. During the conversation, PM Modi raised the issue of violence against the High Commission of India celebrating Independence Day outside the Indian Mission in London...

INX Media case- Noose to tighten, arrest soon? P Chidambaram denied interim bail, CBI reaches his home in Delhi

INX Media case- Noose to tighten, arrest soon? P Chidambaram denied interim bail, CBI reaches house, leaves as he was not home..

'Rohingya repartition is in national interest', Jaishankar launches India-Bangladesh relationship at next level

Having a deep discourse over strengthening the bilateral ties between India and bangladesh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met his Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen and later called on PM H.E. Sheikh Hasina at Dhaka. ..

Music that soothes the soul! Saddening demise of a legendary musician…

Yesterday, nation missed a musician whose compositions answer the question – “Why to live?” - Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam...

Considering legislative option to deal with anomalies, MHA Shah reviews issues related to final publication of NRC in Assam

Reviewing the issues related to final publication of National Register of Citizens in Assam, MHA Amit Shah on Tuesday said that everyone whose name did not figure in final NRC, now could represent case in front of Foreigner Tribunals. ..

Holy river turns terrible! Undesirable rise in Yamuna wreaks havoc in Delhi

After devastating South India, flood is now showing its most ever dangerous face in North India. In Delhi, Yamuna river breached the danger mark last evening flooding a portion of the Nigambodh Ghat in the eastern part of the national capital...

Just a call with hall of effects! After talking to PM Modi, Trump dials Imran Khan asking to moderate rhetoric over Kashmir issue

Underlining the need of exercising restraint by both sides and to avoid escalation of the tough situation between India and Pakistan, US President Donald Trump dialled to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan asking to moderate rhetoric over Kashmir issue. ..

Defunct 'Moser Baer' rightly caught red! ED arrests Congress leader Kamal Nath's nephew for Rs 354 cr bank fraud

After several attempts to avoid being caught, Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, was put behind the bars this morning by the Enforcement Directorate for an alleged Rs 354 crore bank fraud case. ..

First big decision after assuming office! Karnataka CM includes 17 new members in cabinet

In the first robust decision after getting into power, Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa today expanded his Cabinet with the induction of 17 new Ministers. ..

Development of Sanskrit key to nation’s all-round progress: Dinesh Kamat

Development of Sanskrit language will ensure all-round development of our country as Sanskrit is protector and conductor of our age old tradition of knowledge and science, said Dinesh Kamat...

Govt directs all CAPFs to adopt uniform retirement age of 60 years

All personnel working in the Central Armed Police Forces, CAPFs will now retire at a uniform age of 60 years. A Home Ministry order issued on Monday has corrected the anomaly where personnel between the ranks of Constable to Commandant in four forces -Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police force and Sashastra Seema Bal --superannuated at the age of 57, instead of 60. Officers from the rank of Deputy Inspector General up to the top-most rank of Director General ..

Death toll rises to 10 in cloud burst incident in Uttarkashi; flood-like situation in Himachal, Punjab

In Uttarkashi, the death toll increased up to 10 in cloud burst incident which occurred last Saturday night in Mori subdivision of Uttarkashi district. According to official sources, 8 bodies have been recovered so far. More than 6 people are missing. Many houses are completely damaged in Arakot, Mori and Tokochi area of the district...

Jammu and Kashmir returning to normalcy track; Middle schools to reopen from August 21

The Kashmir Valley is going back on normal track as the government has decided to reopen all middle-level schools across Kashmir valley from August 21. The decision was followed by reopening all the primary schools. This was stated by Director, Information Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar along with other senior officials during a joint media briefing in Srinagar on Monday. ..

'Anti-India violence not conducive to peace', PM Modi dials Trump highlighting Pakistan's anti-India rhetoric

In a first stance after India announced its decision on Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan's subsequent failed attempts to raise the issue in international forums, Prime Minister Narendra Modion Monday had a telephonic conversation with the US President Donald Trump, having a deep discourse over bilateral and regional matters. ..

'Govt open to take all possible steps for Parliament complex makeover', PM Modi inaugurates new parliamentarian complex in Delhi

“When a new session of Parliament begins, newer MPs face lot of trouble as far as finding accommodation is concerned. I am glad efforts have been made to overcome this problem”, said PM Narendra Modi while inaugurating the new parliamentarian complex in New Delhi on Monday...

Embroiled in a triad! After Aircel-Maxi and INX Media, EDsummons P Chidambaram in aviation scam PMLA case

The Enforcement Directorate on Moday summoned former Congress leader P Chidambaram in connection with its money laundering probe in an alleged aviation scam during the UPA dispensation...

Metro rails to soon ply in Madhya Pradesh! State signs MoU with Centre for metro rail systems in Bhopal and Indore

Aiming to ply metro trains soon in Madhya Pradesh, the state on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for metro rail systems in Bhopal and Indore. The MoU was signed between Jaivardhan Singh and Union Urban Development and Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in presence of MP Metro Rail Corporation heads...

Acclaiming India’s ‘Rocket Man’! Tamil Nadu honors ISRO chief K. Sivan with APJ Abdul Kalam Award

India is making many spectacular achievements in space technology. ISRO is standing strong on the space horizon of the world. The person behind all this achievement or he is part of this achievement is ISRO’s Chairman Dr. K Sivan. Now, praising this staller work, Tamil Nadu govt. Awarded Dr. K Sivan with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award on Thursday...

Chhattisgarh: 4 Naxals kneel before the law; desire to live a normal life

In a good success, Four Naxalite kneeled down before the law today in Chhattisgarh. Four Naxalites, including the PLGA section commander, have surrendered in Bijapur district. Attracted by the government's Naxal rehabilitation policy, the Naxalites have surrendered...

'Kashmir issue is bilateral; India-Pakistan should have dialogue amidst', Nepal appeals for peace, stability in South Asian region

“India’s move to abrogate Articles 370 and 35A of its constitution is purely a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan. We believe that there should be a dialogue to resolve the issue”, said Nepal FM Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Monday having closely observed the evolving situation in Indian-controlled Kashmir. ..

After participating in KONKAN-19, INS Tarkash makes port call to Cadiz Harbour

In continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to Africa, Europe and Russia, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash made a port call at Cadiz, Spain today for a three days visit. The port call by INS Tarkash at Cadiz is a demonstration of India’s warm ties with Spain and its commitment to enhancing operational reach, maritime security and its solidarity with friendly nations. INS Tarkash had participated in bilateral exercise KONKAN-19 with Royal Navy ship HMS Defender prior entering Cadiz harbor...

World's biggest teacher training! HRD Ministry to launch training of 42 lakh teachers across India

Forty renowned experts from India and abroad are deliberating upon key areas like the present scenario of teacher education in the Indian context- innovations in teaching practices; integration of information and communications technology in teaching; inclusive education in teaching-learning environment; and internationalization of teacher education...

No more hazardous practices! Govt's commitment for eradication of Manual Scavenging

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MohUA, Smt. Nilam Sawhney, Secretary, MoSJ&E and more than 500 representatives including the Principal Secretaries (UD), Mission Directors of AMRUT & Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U) in States/Union Territories, Municipal Commissioners of 500 cities with population of 1 lakh and above and development partners besides senior official from both the ministries attended the workshop...

Traitors must not go Unpunished! SC lawyer files a case against Shehla Rashid for demeaning the Centre and the Indian Army

Demanding immediate arrest for flagrantly spreading fake news and committing offence of promoting enmity between the classes, the Supreme Court lawyer on Monday filed a criminal complaint against a Ph. D pursuant at JNU, Shehla Rashid...

Pioneering step! New Technology to avoid wildlife collision in RTR

Indian Railways now will be installing seismic sensors and thermal cameras on Railway tracks around the 18-km Kansro range in the Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR) in Uttarakhand to warn train drivers...

This is what happens when you put money above nation! AICWA protests to ban Mika Singh for performing in Pakistan

Post issuance of an official notice seeking a ban on Bollywood singer Mika Singh for his controversial performance in Pakistan amidst the Indo-Pak tension, the members of All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) have now stepped out to protest outside his Mumbai residence...

Membership campaign gets astonishing response from Telangana! Thousands of TDP workers join BJP

60 prominent national, state and district level leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) along with thousands of party workers joined the Bharatiya Janata Party yesterday in Hyderabad in the presence of BJP working president J.P. Nadda...

'It's reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible', Afganistan slams Pakistan for linking Kashmir issue to Afgan Peace Process

Slamming Pakistan for linking developments in Kashmir with the Afghan peace process, Afaganistan has called such statements reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible and has staunchly asked the country to act on terror groups it has been hosting...

Jammu & Kashmir: Beyond 370

Revocation of Articles 370 and 35-A indeed is a historic moment. Let us all come together and embark upon our noble cause of nation building; Union territories of J&K and Ladakh are an integral part of Bharat; waters of Indus and Jhelum will stand testimony to the fact that the message of peace of sage Kashyap is delivered to the world...

‘Khadi’ over branded products! Khadi Village Industries Commission records nearly double sales

Marking another magnificent success, with a 25% jump in sales in the year ending on 31 March this year, the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has witnessed sales standing at Rs 75,000 crore in the last fiscal...

Former Finance head Arun Jaitley remains critical on extracorporeal life support; Several Ministers enquire about his health at AIIMS

Giving a full stop to the death rumours of the former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the AIIMS team on Sunday said that he was on Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support, but unfortunately in critical stage...

'Modi-led reigns will continue to look after India for another 25 years', Goa CM asks BJP workers in Panaji to gear up for evolution

The BJP-led government has taken and is slated to take many decisions which are in the pipeline and after that, no one will be able to replace the dispensation led by PM Modi”, said Goa CM Pramod Sawant while addressing a convention of BJP workers in Panaji, further claiming that the Modi-led government would continue to look after the country for another 25 years...

'Act of God' disrupting 'Acts of man'! Landslide and flood in Himachal Pradesh sweep out normalcy

Continuing with the heavy rains that pummelled several parts of North India on Sunday, the disastrous water levels in the state of Himachal Pradesh have left at least 28 people dead and a similar number missing also in Uttarakhand and Punjab. ..

Calling for perpetrators of the Kabul attack to be brought to justice expeditiously, India strongly condemns bloodshed on Afgan soils

Following the horrific suicide bombing incident in Afganistan’s Kabul region where amore than 60 were forced to breath last and a double of it got severely injured, India on Sunday strongly condemned the terrorist attack of which the ISIS has claimed the responsibility. ..

Pakistan violates ceasefire; resorts to indiscriminate firing in J&K's Rajouri district

Pakistan, rather than focusing on its progress and development, knows only one thing to do that is to create havoc in neighbouring states. Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district for the second successive day on Sunday...

Uttar Pradesh: Every tenth term in government jobs to poor, 10% reservation roster released

Extending a helping to the poor, Uttar Pradesh has leveled up reservation quota to 60 percent, so now every tenth term will be given to a poor. Personnel Section 2 has issued the mandate in this regard...

'Bhutanese students have potential to do extraordinary things', PM Modi proposes extensive cooperation for space, digitization and education

“The students in Bhutan have the power and potential to do extraordinary things, which will impact future generations”, claimed PM Narednra Modi as he proposed extensive cooperation between India and Bhutan in new areas such as space and digital payments, while addressing the students of the Royal University of Bhutan on Sunday...

Empowering dual staged single resolution, PM Modi inagurates RuPay debit card in Bhutan, being second after Singapore

Cementing the extant robust mutual ties and viewing to drag the dual economic relations at a fitter level, Prime Minister narendra Modi while on a two day crucial visit to Bhutan inaugurated the RuPay debit cards. Bhutan being the second country after Singapore where RuPay is slated to be issued, PM Modi said that these could be used by Indian travellers in Bhutan, in a bid to ease tourism in the country...

Taking bilateral ties to new heights, PM Modi holds talks with his Bhutanese counterpart in Thimphu

Taking the bilateral ties to new heights, India and Bhutan have agreed to take the cooperation beyond the hydropower sector. The resolve came during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meetings with the Bhutanese leadership.Briefing media in Thimpu, Bhutan about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's engagement with the King, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that there will be three pillars of the relationship between the two countries which is ..

PM Modi and Bhutanese PM Dr. Tshering at joint press meet in Bhutan

PM Modi and Bhutanese PM Dr. Tshering at joint press meet in Bhutan ..

Jammu and Kashmir: What Pakistan can do and how India should respond

The change in status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir carried out in the most legitimate and constitutional manner is essentially an internal matter of the Indian nation. What is galling here is the undesirable and disgusting interference that is being attempted by neighbouring Pakistan...