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Nepal’s President appoints new governors in all seven provinces

According to a press release issued by the Office of President, new governors have been appointed on the recommendation of cabinet. Somnath Adhikari ‘Pyasi’ will be the new governor of Province 1, Tilak Pariyar for Province 2, Bishnu Prasad Prasai for Province 3, Amik Sherchan for Gandaki Province, Dharmanath Yadav for Province 5, Govinda Kalauni for Karnali Province and Sharmila Kumari Panta for Sudur ... Read More »

Djokovic dominates Denis Shapovalov to win fifth Paris Masters title

The top seed claimed a dominant 6-3, 6-4 victory over his 20-year-old opponent, who looked nervous after being the beneficiary of Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal before their scheduled semi-final. Djokovic will lose top spot in the rankings to Nadal next week, but could still equal Pete Sampras’ record by finishing a sixth year as the world’s best player.  The 16-time Grand ... Read More »

Biggest US-Bangladesh Navy exercise starts in Chattogram

According to a Press Release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of Bangladesh armed forces, Assistant chief of naval staff (operations) Bangladesh Navy rear admiral M Makbul Hossain was present as the chief guest in the opening ceremony. Rear admiral Murray Tynch, commander logistic group, Western Pacific Command Task Force 73 (CTF-73) of the US Navy was ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind attends 26th convocation of NEHU in Shillong

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that NEHU has emerged as a premier centre of learning.  He was happy to note that besides imparting higher education in all the major disciplines, the university is also giving special emphasis on the development of this region which has significant tribal population.  He said that institutions of higher education like NEHU can ... Read More »

CPCB recommends measures to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR: Prakash Javadekar 

Union environment minister lashed out at the AAP government asking whether it was following the Central Pollution Control Board’s directives aimed at combating the severe air pollution in the national capital. Javadekar added that responsible care can only give responsible freedom which will help in built a systematic mechanism for the country to perform action. Earlier, at the inaugural session ... Read More »

Pollution levels in Delhi marginally drops; Odd-Even scheme begins 

At 4.38 am, Delhi’s air quality index was recorded at 438. The AQI at Alipur, Narela and Bawana were registered at 493, 486 and 472 respectively. The over all air quality index in Delhi stand around 350. Odd-even vehicle scheme comes into force in Delhi The odd-even scheme came into force in the national capital today to tackle the severe ... Read More »

Pollution breaks all records in Delhi-NCR; air remains unbreathable

Delhi is pinning hopes on meteorological relief with the weatherman saying winds gusting up to 20-25 kilometers per hour are likely to prevail in the region.  Meanwhile, the third edition of the odd-even scheme comes into force in the national capital from today to tackle the severe air pollution. The scheme restrictions will be applicable from 8am to 8pm and ... Read More »

PM Modi to participate in East Asia & RCEP summits in Bangkok today

Besides, he will also hold meetings with Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Australian PM Scott Morrison in Bangkok. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to steer Indias negotiations at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or the RCEP.  RCEP is a comprehensive free trade agreement being negotiated between the 10 ASEAN Member States and ... Read More »

Sensex scales new closing high of 40,302

Extending its gains for the seventh consecutive session, the 30-share Sensex settled 136.93 points, or 0.34 per cent, higher at 40,301.96. The index also hit its lifetime intra-day high of 40,483.21. The broader NSE Nifty too advanced 50.70 points, or 0.43 per cent, to close at 11,941.30. Top gainers in the Sensex pack included Infosys, Vedanta, Tata Steel, ONGC, and ... Read More »

India not to join Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

World had its eyes on the outcome of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. The agreement would have been the world’s largest free-trade zone, however, post the third edition of the RCEP Summit, India decided not to join RCEP owing to the unresolved issues between India and partner nations. Taking a firm stand, Prime Minister Modi asserted that India will ... Read More »

Supreme Court pulls up authorities over toxic haze enveloping Delhi

Supreme Court on Monday said, people in Delhi-NCR are losing “precious years of their lives” and cannot be “left to die” due to the “atrocious” pollution situation which reflects a “shocking state of affairs”. The court directed neighbouring Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh to stop stubble burning. The top court also stopped all construction and demolition activities as well ... Read More »

Suspense continues over Govt formation in Maharashtra

Suspence continues over govt formation in Maharashtra despite a clear mandate for the BJP- Shiv Sena combine. Even though Monday saw political activity gaining momentum there was still no solution to the stalemate. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis met Amit Shah in New Delhi while NCP chief Sharad Pawar met interim congress chief Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi. Officially the meeting  ... Read More »

Senior officials of ‘Quad’ countries hold consultations

The External Affairs Ministry said in a statement that the officials reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific Region based on shared values and principles and respect for international law.  The statement said, the officials reiterated their firm support for ASEAN-Centrality and ASEAN-led mechanisms in the regional architecture for the Indo-Pacific, and expressed their readiness to ... Read More »

Tis Hazari Clash: Lawyers protest outside Supreme Court

The lawyers are not participating and appearing in proceedings, only proxy counsel are taking dates. Advocate Naginder Benipal, Executive Member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association, said lawyers have supported and cooperated with the call to abstain from work in the high court. Lawyers at the six District Courts in the national capital – Tis Hazari, Karkardooma, Saket, Dwarka, ... Read More »

190 films from 76 countries to be screened at IFFI

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that this film festival would showcase the glimpses of cultural heritage of Goa and the other parts of the country.  He said  superstar Rajinikanth would be honoured with a special ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee Of IFFI-2019’ award. Union Minister said that in this festival, which is going to be held between 20th to ... Read More »

PM Modi to attend RCEP Summit in Thailand

RCEP will be game changer deal if it happens, but India has , quite rightly so, raised its concerns and demanded that any deal that goes through should be beneficial to all and not heavily loaded in any ones favour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to steer Indias negotiations at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or the RCEP. ... Read More »

PM Modi meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

The leaders discussed ways to enhance bilateral ties, and defence co-operation.  The leaders greeted each other with great warmth, reflecting the close ties shared by the two nations.  The discussion prepared ground for India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue and Annual Summit.  Prime Minister Modi said that he is eagerly looking forward to host Prime Minister Abe in India, and expressed confidence that ... Read More »

PM Modi attends 14th East Asia Summit

East Asia Summit is a leaders led platform, where discussions are held on various developments in the region.  It is also a confidence building mechanism in the region.  The agenda for this edition of the summit is to review the future direction of East Asia Summit co-operation and exchange views on regional and international issues.  It comprises the ten member ... Read More »

Do’s and Don’ts during smog & pollution situation

The toxic levels of air pollution is directly affecting our respiratory system, putting people at a higher risk for asthma and lung inflammation.  Adding to the severity, the changing weather conditions have locked the pollutants in the air and made the situation worse in and around Delhi.  Doctors are warning people of dire consequences and discouraging them from stepping outdoors, ... Read More »

Principal Secretary to PM holds high level meet on tackling air pollution

The meeting reviewed the situation arising out of stubble burning, construction activities, burning of wastes and industrial and vehicular pollution.  It has been decided that the Cabinet Secretary, Rajiv Guaba will monitor the situation with these States on a daily basis.  State Chief Secretaries have been asked to monitor the situation in the districts on 24×7 basis.  The Centre has ... Read More »

Air quality in Delhi-NCR remains in severe category; Odd-Even Scheme to be implemented from tomorrow

In the wake of rising air pollution, Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority has already imposed a ban on all the construction activities in Delhi and NCR region till Tuesday morning. The authority has also banned cracker burning for this entire winter period. Meanwhile, Delhi government said rising air pollution may cause respiratory illness in healthy people on prolonged exposure ... Read More »

Act East Policy an important part of Indo-Pacific vision, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister said integrated, organised and economically developing ASEAN is in India’s basic interest. PM Modi said expanding connectivity and deepening India-ASEAN economic integration is among the key priorities of the Act East Policy. He added that India is committed to further enhancing the partnership through the strong surface, maritime and air connectivity besides via the digital link. The Prime ... Read More »

PM Modi invites global industrialists and businesses to invest in India

The Prime Minister said India has improved its ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business. He said India is now pursuing the dream of becoming a five-trillion dollar economy by 2024. PM Modi said India’s GDP was about 2-trillion dollars when his government took over in 2014, but in just 5 years, it has increased to nearly 3 trillion ... Read More »

US Treasury Secy, RBI Governor discuss economy, regulatory issues

Mnuchin along with United States Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster, Consul General in Mumbai David J. Ranz and other officials visited Reserve Bank of India Mumbai and held discussions with Shaktikanta Das and other senior RBI officials. On Friday, Mnuchin held talks with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the seventh meeting of the Economic and Financial Partnership (EFP) in New ... Read More »

Hockey: Indian Men, Women Teams seal Tokyo Olympics spots

The Indian women’s hockey has qualified for the Olympics despite a 1-4 loss to the USA in the second leg of the qualifier played at the Kalinga Stadium in Odisha. India had won the first leg of the qualifier on Friday by a 5-1 margin and thus the one goal on Saturday was enough for the team to book a ... Read More »

PM Modi: ASEAN integral part of Act East Policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India’s Act East policy is an important part of our Indo-Pacific vision & ASEAN lies at the core of it. Speaking while co-chairing the 16th ASEAN-India Summit with Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, PM Modi said the Line of Credit of 1 billion dollar extended by India would be beneficial in ensuring physical ... Read More »

India-Bangladesh Friendship Dialogue concludes in Cox’s Bazar

Speaking at the concluding function Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr A.K.Abdul Momen sought Indian cooperation to resolve the Rohingya crisis. Delivering the key note address on the first day of dialogue on Friday, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said that India believed in the dictum of together we grow. He said that HIRA-Highways, i-ways, Railways and Airways – is another ... Read More »

J&K Lieutenant-Governor reviews development projects

J&K Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, has said that good governance and efficient administration are vital for hassle-free and smooth public service delivery mechanism. He said that a well-defined citizen’s charter and viable grievance redressal mechanism are the cornerstones of a welfare administration. Lt Governor made these remarks in a meeting he chaired to review the overall developmental scenario of ... Read More »

Pollution breaks all records in Capital Delhi and NCR

It seems, that light rain in Delhi and NCR on Saturday night and Sunday morning has made the condition worse. According to latest reports, the Delhi air quality index reached upto 999 on Sunday morning, falling into ‘Severe’ category. Similar weather condition is being witnessed in cities in neighbouring states. With air pollution soaring to hazardous levels, people are facing ... Read More »

Mali: At least 53 security personnel killed in terrorist attack

Officials also said that the death toll remained provisional as the process of identification was still going on. Meanwhile Malian Army also undertook a combing operation on the ground with support from international forces including U.N. peacekeepers. The attack follows after the jihadist raids in late September that underscored the increasing reach and sophistication of armed groups operating in the ... Read More »

India-Uzbekistan signs 3 MoUs in the field of Military Medicine and Military Education

India and Uzbekistan inked three Memorandum of Understanding in Tashkent, Uzbekistan during the visit of Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh. Pacts were inked in the field of Military Medicine and Military Education to further strengthen Defence cooperation between both the countries. Rajnath Singh also held discussions with Uzbekistan’s Defence Minister Major Gen Nizamovich. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News ... Read More »

Spain: Protesters march to Catalan government HQ

The peaceful demonstrators marched to Sant Jaume Square to Catalan government headquarters and set fire to an effigy of Catalan Interior Affairs chief, Miquel Buch who manages the police force. The run-up to the vote for a new parliament has seen a series of big demonstrations. Opinion polls show the 10th November parliamentary election is likely to be as inconclusive ... Read More »

Air quality in Delhi and NCR remains very poor

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in New Delhi on Friday that everyone has to work together to fight against air pollution. Mentioning the efforts of the Centre to curb air pollution, Mr. Javadekar said, eastern and western peripheral expressway have been constructed and around 60 thousand vehicles are diverted away from Delhi resulting in substantial reduction in pollution. He slammed ... Read More »

Venkaiah Naidu advocates healthy lifestyle as propagated by our forefathers

He was delivering a convocation address at the JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research in Mysuru in Karnataka on Friday. A sedentary lifestyle and modern food habits, he said, is leading to non-communicable diseases. He prescribed Yoga and proper diet for a healthy lifestyle. Saying that Indian doctors have a reputation worldwide, he said, India is a major healthcare ... Read More »

India has taken stern action against terrorism and divisive forces: PM Modi

He said that India is growing very fast and the image of the NRIs is a matter of pride for all the countrymen. He appreciated the role of the Indian diaspora in making the country strong.  Highlighting his government’s achievements, the Prime Minister said that 130 crore countrymen have been engaged in the New India initiative. He also reiterated that ... Read More »

Abrogation of Article 370 from J&K has been welcomed globally: PM

He said that India is growing very fast and the image of the NRIs is a matter of pride for all the countrymen. He appreciated the role of the Indian diaspora in making the country strong.  Highlighting his government’s achievements, the Prime Minister said that 130 crore countrymen have been engaged in the New India initiative. He also reiterated that ... Read More »

Festival of Chhath is being celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in Nepal

Our correspondent reports President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Vice President Nand Bahadur Pun also participated in Chhath festival in Kathmandu.Thousands of devotees offered Arghya to setting Sun at the banks of Bagmati and Bishnumati rivers and various ponds in Kathmandu valley.Amid devotional songs people worshiped Sun God and Goddess Chhathi maiya and offered prasad. Chhath is also being celebrated with ... Read More »

Regional security architecture for Indo-Pacific must be open, inclusive: PM Modi

  He said that India continues to be a beacon of stability, prosperity and peace in times of global uncertainties. He also said that India remains a strong advocate of strengthening and reforming multilateralism amid contemporary realities and India is one of the largest contributors to global economic growth and development. Talking on India-ASEAN ties, Prime Minister Modi said that ... Read More »

Economic cooperation key to stability of region, says Raksha Mantri

In his address, the Defence Minister highlighted the significance of SCO in effectively addressing the challenges facing the region. He said Economic cooperation is the key to prosperity and stability while Unilateralism & protectionism has done good to none. Rajnath singh said India remains committed to a transparent, rules-based, open, inclusive and non-discriminatory multilateral trading system with the WTO at ... Read More »

Several States, Union Territories celebrate their Formation Day today

Union Territories of Lakshwadeep, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar also have their Foundation Days today.President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted the people on the occasion. In his message, the President said, may these regions and the country scale newer heights in the years to come. In a series of tweets, Prime Minister wished the people of ... Read More »

Election Commission announces Jharkhand assembly polls dates

Speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Friday, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said, first phase of voting will be held on 30th of November, second phase on 7th December, 3rd phase on 12th December. Arora further said, the fourth phase polling will be held on 16th and fifth phase polling on 20th of December. The counting of votes will ... Read More »