India’s Bill On Kashmir Map Violation Of UN Security Council Resolutions: Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (PTI): Seeking to internationalise the issue of India's proposed maps bill, Pakistan has said depiction of the "disputed territory" of Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India in the bill is in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and is "factually incorrect...

Green Tribunal Raps Civic Bodies In Agra Over Waste Around Taj Mahal

NEW DELHI, May 25 (PTI): The National Green Tribunal today came down heavily on the civic bodies in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh over rampant dumping of municipal solid waste on the floodplains of Yamuna near Taj Mahal leading to stagnation of water in the river. "Have you (civic bodies)...

Panic Button, CCTV Cameras Must In Buses Across India

NEW DELHI:, May 25 (PTI): It will be mandatory for public transport buses to install emergency buttons, CCTV cameras and vehicle tracking devices to ensure safety of women commuters and the government will issue notification on these norms on June 2, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. While new...

Farmer Earns Re 1 After Selling One Tonne Of Onions

PUNE: , May 25 (PTI): In a bizarre claim, a farmer has said he could earn only Re 1 from sale of nearly a tonne of onions at the district Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC). According to Devidas Parbhane, 48, the fall in onion prices is already taking a toll...

HRD Ministry Plans Scheme To Track Students’ Performance

NEW DELHI, May 25 (PTI): The Union HRD ministry is planning to launch a unique scheme to track the academic performance of school children across the country and also identify the dropouts. The scheme has been named 'Shaala ASMITA', an acronym for All School Monitoring Individual Tracking and Analysis. Under this...

Pact between India, Iran to counter China-Pak alliance: Report

New Delhi , May 25 (PTI): The pact between India and Iran to develop the strategically located Chabahar port, along with the one with Afghanistan on road and rail network, will counter China and Pakistan's alliance in South West Asia, BMI Research said today. "The agreement between India and Iran...

Govt approves Capital Goods Policy, aims 21-million new jobs

New Delhi , May 25 (PTI): Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the first-ever policy for the country's capital goods sector envisaging creation of over 21 million new jobs by 2025. The objectives of the National Capital Goods Policy are to create an ecosystem for a globally competitive capital goods sector...

India inks deals to import 3 lakh tonnes wheat

New Delhi , May 25 (PTI): Indian flour mills have contracted to import 3 lakh tonnes of wheat from Australia and France for shipment in July-September in view of likely shortfall in domestic output because of severe drought. Last year too, private flour millers had purchased about 5 lakh tonnes...

Modi Government To Highlight Its Achievements In 200 ‘Nerve Centres’

NEW DELHI, May 24 (PTI): The NDA dispensation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which will complete two years in office, has identified 200 "nerve centres" across the country to highlight the achievements of the government. According to an internal communication, BJP would observe a 21-day-long 'vikas parv' from May...

Kolkata’s Indian Museum Collection Going Online With Google

KOLKATA, May 24 (PTI): Beginning with its prized collection of Buddhist art including the famous Gandhara sculptures, the Indian Museum is now putting all of its galleries for 360- degree panoramic viewing for anyone to see online. As part of a tie-up with the Google Cultural Institute, which allows art...

Telangana govt signs MoU with US-based Health Solutions

Hyderabad, May 24 (PTI): Telangana government today said it has signed an MoU with US-based healthcare tech firm Eclat Health Solutions, which, according to the agreement, will invest USD 15 million in the state to provide 1,000 jobs. A state government team led by IT Minister K T Rama Rao...

One dead, 15 hurt in chemical tanker explosion

Visakhapatnam, May 24 (PTI): One worker was killed and 15 others were injured today when a chemical tanker exploded at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant here, police said. The incident took place around 11 AM in Paravada mandal in the city outskirts when nearly 35 workers were on duty and a...

317 die of heatwave in Telangana this summer

HYDERABAD, May 24 (PTI): As many as 317 heatwave-related deaths have been reported in Telangana since the onset of the summer season till date, state disaster management department said on Tuesday. "These deaths were confirmed by the three-member committee (set up to assess cases of heat-related deaths). Nalgonda District tops...

Govt must ease approval process for realty projects: Godrej

New Delhi, May 24 (PTI): Although the ease of doing business has improved in the last two years of the NDA government, more work needs to be done especially in the real estate sector that has “complicated” approval process, according to leading industrialist Adi Godrej. The USD 4.1-billion Godrej Group...

Rains damage wheat crop in UP

Muzaffarnagar, May 24 (PTI): Unseasonal rains and duststorm have damaged more than 2,000 quintals of wheat crop kept in the open in mandi premises at Shamli, officials said today. “More than two thousands quintals of wheat was purchased from the farmers by the government and was kept in the open....

10 cities to miss out ‘Smart City’ tag again

New Delhi , May 24 (PTI): Around 10 out of the 23 states and union territories which had missed out in the first reckoning of the Smart City Mission will again face similar fate as only 13 of them would qualify for the next round through a fast-track competition...

BJP, Congress workers protest against erratic power, water supply

New Delhi , May 24 (PTI): Several workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) as well as the Congress on Tuesday held protests outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here demanding immediate improvement in the power and water supply in the national capital. Police used water canons to disperse the BJP...

Killing of 3 cops in militant strikes sparks cocnern

Srinagar/New Delhi, May 23 (PTI) The killing of three policemen in Srinagar today sparked concern among the security establishment at a time when infiltration from across the Line of Control(LoC) is showing a rise and intelligence inputs suggesting more local youths joining terror groups. The Centre has sought a report...

Cong, BJP husband-wife together fooling people: Kejriwal

Panaji, May 23 (PTI): In a sharp dig at BJP and Congress, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today alleged that the two major political parties have a “husband-wife” kind of a relationship and are fooling the people. “I feel both the parties have a husband-wife kind of a relationship. Mister...

Delhi power cos may be penalised for unscheduled power cuts

New Delhi, May 23 (PTI): The power distribution companies in the national capital may be penalised and made to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts extending up to two hours starting as early as this week, Delhi Power Minister Satyender Jain said today. Delhi government has also written to the...

Srinagar terror attacks extremely worrying: Rahul

New Delhi, May 23 (PTI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today said the two terror strikes in Srinagar in which three policemen were killed were “extremely worrying”. “News of terror attacks in Zadibal & Tengpora in Srinagar extremely worrying. My condolences to families of policemen martyred in these attacks (sic),” Gandhi...

Jaya swings into action, orders free power, loan waiver

Chennai, May 23 (PTI): Minutes after she was sworn in, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today ordered a slew of measures aimed at fulfilling her electoral promises including waiving crop loans of farmers and free units of electricity to consumers. She also ordered increase in gold allocation for women beneficiaries...

Centre considering implementing new education system: Katheria

Farrukhabad, May 23 (PTI): The Centre is considering implementing a new education system by changing the present one, Union minister Ram Shankar Katheria has said. “The central government is seriously considering implementing a new education system by making fundamental changes, including the system of not failing students up to Class...

Three rail coaches damaged in fire incident

Jodhpur (Raj), May 23 (PTI): Three coaches of Jaisalmer-Delhi Intercity Express were damaged in a fire at Jaisalmer railway station but there was no loss of life, an official said. The blaze started in an empty coach of the train yesterday. It later spread to two other coaches, but there...

PM congratulates ISRO scientists on launch of space shuttle

New Delhi, May 23 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated scientists on the successful launch of India’s first indigenously made space shuttle- the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV). “Launch of India’s first indigenous space shuttle RLV-TD is the result of the industrious efforts of our scientists. Congrats to them,” he...

India Bans Its Citizens From Travelling To War-Torn Libya

NEW DELHI, May 23 (PTI): India has banned its nationals from travelling to Libya, irrespective of the purpose of the visit, in view of the prevailing security situation in that country. Announcing this today, External Affairs Ministry said the decision has been notified to all immigration authorities. "In view of prevailing...

Pak national nabbed from Indo-Pak border in Punjab

GURDASPUR, May 23 (PTI): A Pakistani national was nabbed by BSF while he was allegedly trying to cross-over to the Indian side along Indo-Pak border near Kanshi Barwan Border Outpost (BOP) in Pathankot district. The man has been identified as Mohammad Shah, a resident of Manyal in Pakistan's Punjab province,...

Kiran Bedi appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry

NEW DELHI, May 22 (PTI): BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was on Sunday appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, a post which was under the additional charge of Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Island for nearly two years. A Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said “the President has...

President Pranab Mukherjee seeks legal advice on NEET ordinance

NEW DELHI, May 22 (PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee has sought legal advice on the ordinance to keep State boards out of the ambit of uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for this year. The President is seeking clarification on the ordinance, official sources said on Saturday, adding he is consulting in...

Vijay Mallya’s India woes now troubling his US beer firm

New York/London, May 22 (PTI): Legal proceedings in India against beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya has now come to haunt his US-based brewery firm, which is banking on USD 1 million bridge loan promised by his holding firm for survival. “Vijay Mallya, the company’s Chairman and indirect majority shareholder, is presently...
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