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No rooms sans RT-PCR report for tourists from 6 states now, Restrictions extended to travellers from Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, MP

Udaipur : With a surge in the number of COVID positive cases in Udaipur, the district administration has tightened the strictness norms to prevent any alarming situation. Fresh directions have been issued to the tourism department, airlines companies, hotels and airport authorities to strictly adhere to the pandemic protocols. Besides Maharashtra and Kerala, now travellers  from  Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and ... Read More »

Two school students hang themselves by trees in Banswara

Udaipur : In a shocking incident, two students reading in a government school committed suicides by hanging themselves by trees at their respective homes in Banswara on Thursday While 17 year old Lakshmi daughter of Shantilal Maida was found hanging from a huge tree near her home under Kotwali police station limits around 3pm, her classmate Dheeraj (18) son of Prakash ... Read More »

Border Roads Organisation restores connectivity to 13 border villages of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district cut off due flash floods, in record time

A 200-feet Bailey Bridge, built by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Reini Village on Joshimat – Malari road across the Rishiganga River was thrown open for public on March 03, 2021. With this, BRO has restored connectivity, in a record time of 26 days, to the 13 border villages of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district that were cut off due flash floods ... Read More »

COVID19 Vaccination-Day 49

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 1.90Crore today. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16th Jan 2021 and vaccination of the Frontline Workers (FLWs) started from 2nd Feb 2021.The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from 1st March 2021 for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above ... Read More »

Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited, the PSU of AYUSH Ministry to sell products on Government e-Market (GeM) portal

Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL), the public sector manufacturing unit of the Ministry of AYUSH has received a shot in the arm in the matter of potential sales volumes, thanks to the recent tie up with the Government e-Market (GeM) portal for selling its products online.  The deal between IMPCL and GeM was finalised on 03.03.2021, when GeM created ... Read More »

Monthly Weather Review for the month of Feb 2021 and Weather Outlook for the month of March 2021

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD): Salient features of month of Feb  2021 (a)  Western Disturbances (WDs): Six WDs and four induced cyclonic circulations affected Northwest India during Feb 2021. Among these, two WDs caused scattered to fairly widespread rainfall/snowfall activity over Western Himalayan Region and isolated to scattered rainfall/thunderstorm activity over adjoining ... Read More »

PM addresses webinar on Production Linked Incentives scheme

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed a webinar on Production Linked Incentives scheme organized by Department for Promotion of Industry and International Trade and NITI Aayog through video conference. Speaking on the steps taken to boost trade and industry in this year’s Union Budget, the Prime Minister said that over the past 6-7 years, several successful efforts have been made ... Read More »

AYUSH wing of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) gets a shot in the arm with senior level manpower revamp

In a major exercise to streamline the functioning of the AYUSH units of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), the AYUSH Ministry promoted a panel of 78 AYUSH Physicians to the post of Chief Medical Officers in the Senior Administrative Grade on 5th March 2021. These AYUSH Physicians belong to the Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani and Siddha disciplines, with the maximum ... Read More »

Arjun Munda inaugurates GI Mahotsav at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie

Arjun Munda, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs inaugurated the Tribes India GI Mahotsav at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) Mussoorie today. Bhaskar Khulbe, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India; Sanjeev Chopra, Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA); Pravir Krishna, Managing Director, TRIFED and Padmashri Dr. Rajni Kant, Advisor, TRIFED Atmanirbhar Bharat project on ... Read More »

Union Education Minister inaugurates the New Delhi World Book Fair 2021 – Virtual Edition

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the New Delhi World Book Fair 2021 – Virtual Edition today. Addressing on the occasion, the Minister appreciated that ‘National Education Policy-2020’ is the theme of New Delhi World Book Fair 2021. Speaking on NEP, the Minister said, it has emerged as world’s biggest reform, which will develop India not only as the ... Read More »

Gadkari Reviews Progress of India’s first Grade- Separated Urban Expressway (Dwarka Expressway)

Dwarka Expressway The Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari reviewed the progress of India’s First Grade Separated Urban Expressway, Dwarka Expressway (NH – 248BB) today. The Minister made a inspectional visit to Dwarka Expressway with public representatives and Media. Nitin Gadkari expressed hope that the 29-kilometre long Expressway, being constructed under the Bharatmala Project and with a ... Read More »

228th meeting of CBT, EPF held at Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

The 228th meeting of Central Board of Trustees, EPF was held today in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir under the chairmanship of Santosh Kumar Gangwar,Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment(Independent Charge),Vice-Chairmanship of Apurva Chandra, Secretary(L&E) and the Member Secretary Sunil Barthwal, Central P F Commissioner. During the meeting, Chairman, CBT launched e-facility for the Principal Employers (PE), which would ... Read More »

The Central Board recommends 8.50 % rate of interest to its subscribers for the year 2020-21

The 228th meeting of Central Board of Trustees, EPF was held today in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir under the chairmanship of Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge),Vice-Chairmanship of Apurva Chandra, Secretary(L&E) and the Member Secretary Sunil Barthwal, Central P F Commissioner. The Central Board recommended 8.50% annual rate of interest to be credited ... Read More »

PM salutes all those working towards wildlife protection on World Wildlife Day

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has saluted all those working towards wildlife protection on World Wildlife Daytoday. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “On #WorldWildlifeDay, I salute all those working towards wildlife protection. Be it lions, tigers and leopards, India is seeing a steady rise in the population of various animals. We should do everything possible to ensure protection of ... Read More »

Policy Dialogue on COVID-19 Vaccine organized by CSIR-NISTADS and CSIR-NISCAIR

CSIR Institutions CSIR-NISTADS and CSIR-NISCAIR, New Delhi jointly organized a half-day session on “A Policy Dialogue on COVID-19 Vaccine from Self-Reliance to Global Leadership: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Imperatives in COVID Era” recently. This event was organised to celebrate the National Science Day and to have a policy discourse from eminent personalities on the journey of indigenous development of the ... Read More »

Global Bio-India 2021: Innovation focus, Policy Initiatives, Startup showcased

The potential of biotech innovation ecosystem and its rapid growth have been well recognized as the key contributors to the growth of global bio-economy. Globally there has been a major thrust towards encouraging the growth of the Start-ups, entrepreneurs, academia, and industry that are further steering the development of the Indian Biotechnology ecosystem. Global Bio-India which has been  organized by ... Read More »

Government amends Insurance Ombudsman Rules for better resolution of policyholders’ complaints regarding insurance service deficiencies

The Government on 2nd March 2021 notified comprehensive amendments to the Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2017, with a view to improve the working of the Insurance Ombudsman mechanism to facilitate resolution of complaints regarding deficiencies in insurance services in a timely, cost-effective and impartial manner. The amended rules have enlarged the scope of complaints to Ombudsmen from only disputes earlier to deficiencies ... Read More »

Vedanta Focuses On Global Esg Standards, Benchmarks Best Practices For Environmental & Social Performance

  -Recognised in The Sustainability Yearbook – 2021 by Dow Jones Sustainability Index -CDP score improves from C to B- pointing to greater environmental disclosure  – Collaborating with TCFD to develop global standards for transparency.   Mumbai/Delhi : Vedanta has been at the forefront of sustainable practices and is leveraging new technologies to safeguard the environment and communities. Guided by the ... Read More »

Piyush Goyal addresses Global Bio-India Startup Conclave, 2021;

Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal today addressed Global Bio-India Startup Conclave, 2021, organized by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), GOI. He said that our startups, young professionals, innovators, thinkers and scientists will be at the cutting edge of technology worldwide, & at the forefront of India’s development to ensure a ... Read More »

TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration to present a 2 day- GI Mahotsav

In keeping with thePrime Minister’svisiontowards  “Vocal for Local” and building an “Atmanirbhar Bharat”,  Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Ltd (TRIFED), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India is organizing “GI Mahotsav” in collaboration with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie and Ministry of Culture, Government of India on 4th and 5th March 2021. More than 40 authorized sellers of identified ... Read More »

Police rescue stolen baby in Dungarpur, 2 women arrested

Udaipur : In a major breakthrough, Dungarpur police were successful in finding the culprits who had stolen a 4-day old baby from the government hospital’s NICU on Sunday. The mastermind behind the theft, a  childless woman and her mother have been arrested while her husband and brother who were involved in the conspiracy are at large, police teams have been set ... Read More »

PM inaugurates the India Toy Fair 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India Toy Fair 2021 today through video conference. Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Textiles Smt Smriti Irani also participated in the event. The Toy Fair will be held from 27th February to 2nd March 2021. More than 1,000 exhibitors are ... Read More »

“Hunar Haat” is playing “phenomenal and perfect” role in making “Vocal for Local” campaign a “mass movement”: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the “Hunar Haat” is playing “phenomenal and perfect” role in making “Vocal for Local” campaign a “mass movement”. Addressing media persons at the “Hunar Haat” at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi today, Naqvi said that “Hunar Haat”” has been becoming “Kumbh of backers of brilliance”. Naqvi said that ... Read More »

Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare finalizes products for One District One Focus Product

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in consultation with the Ministry of Food Processing Industrieshas finalized the products for One District One Focus Product (ODOFP). The products have been identified from agricultural, horticultural, animal, poultry, milk, fisheries and aquaculture, marine sectors for 728 districts across the country. The list of products have been finalized after taking inputs from the ... Read More »

19th Home Secretary Level Talks between India and Bangladesh

  The 19th Home Secretary Level Talks (HSLT) between India and Bangladesh were held virtually today in the backdrop of ‘MujibBarsho’and 50 years of Bangladesh Liberation War and establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. The Indian delegation was led by Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Union Home Secretary.Sh. Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Senior Secretary, Public Security Division, Ministry of Home Affairs of ... Read More »

Covid vax price to be capped at R250/dose at private hospitals

NEW DELHI : Private hospitals can charge up to Rs 250 for a dose of Covid vaccine, including the hospital’s user fee of around Rs 100, during the next phase of vaccination starting March 1 which will cover a large population above 60 years and those above 45 with specific co-morbidities. As per the Centre’s letter to states and UTs, ... Read More »

HC stay attachment of Chittorgarh Collector, SP’s office property

Udaipur : A day after an ACJM court in Chittorgarh ordered for the attachment of chair, car and residences of the Tehsildar, Collector and SP for non adherence of a court order related to a property dispute,  a single bench chaired by Justice Pushpendra SIngh Bhati granted stay on the entire proceedings of attachment on Wednesday.  The stay was granted on ... Read More »

India’s Budget tilted towards supporting growth: Moody’s

Global rating agency Moody’s in its latest report has said that India’s Budget is tilted towards supporting growth and the fiscal deficit target of 6.8 percent for 2021-22 is realistic. With regard to India’s finances, it said weak fiscal position will remain a key credit challenge in 2021. It noted that the government’s fiscal deficit for 2020-21 and 2021-22 should ... Read More »

Swachh Bharat Mission Proves failed Mission in Bla, No toilet Facility on Sgr- Bla National Highway

Baramulla : Swachah Bharat Mission has proved a failed Mission in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district as no toilet facility is available for thousands of commuters travelling on Srinagar Baramulla National Highway. Sources told that despite spending huge amount under Swachah Bharat Mission District Administration Baramulla has failed to construct a single toilet block for thousands of commuters travelling on Srinagar-Baramulla ... Read More »

PaK-India Agrees on Strict Adherence of Surveillance along LoC: Defence Ministry

Pakistan and India have agreed to the strict observance of all agreements, understandings and ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and all other sectors, with effect from Wednesday midnight. “In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns ... Read More »

Centre Rushes Multi-disciplinary High Level Central teams to States/UTs witnessing surge in cases

The Centre has deputed high level multi-disciplinary teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for supporting them in public health measures for targeted COVID response and management, and effectively tackling the pandemic. The three –member multidisciplinary teams are headed by Joint Secretary level officers in the ... Read More »

16.56 % more paddy procured in comparison to corresponding period

In the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21, Government continues to procure Kharif 2020-21 crops at MSP from farmers as per existing MSP Schemes, as was done in previous seasons. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in the procuring States & UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra ... Read More »

Chittorgarh court issue warrants to attach Collector, SP’s office property

Udaipur : An additional civil & judicial magistrate (ACJM) court in Chittorgarh issued warrants for attachment of chairs, cars and quarters of the district collector, superintendent of police and tehsildar here on Tuesday. The order was issued in connection with a case pertaining to not having adhered to the court’s order to hand over possession of a valuable property to its owner,  ... Read More »

Man gets 20 years imprisonment, 35K fine for raping minor in Rajsamand

Udaipur : A special POCSO (Special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court in Rajsamand sentenced a convict to 20 years in prison and imposed a fine of Rs 35,000 for the rape of a minor. The convict, Koop Singh alias Surendra son of Kheem Singh Rawat resident of Nedi under Bhim police station , was arrested for the crime in ... Read More »

Centre writes to States Witnessing Spike in Daily New Cases

India has been witnessing a rise in the active caseload over the past few days. India’s total Active Caseload is pegged at 1,45,634 today. It now consists of 1.32% of India’s total Positive Cases. More than 74% of the Active Cases of the country are in Kerala and Maharashtra. Of late it is seen that there has been a spike in the daily cases in ... Read More »

PEC lauds New Delhi’s gesture to media Covid-19 victims, Global tally reaches 800, India at 55 media corona casualties

Geneva/ Guwahati : Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a Switzerland based media watchdog, has lauded the Indian Union government in New Delhi for exercising a massive corona-vaccination program and also extending financial aids to the bereaved families of media corona warriors. The acclaimed forum urges other nations to follow the example and go for an early vaccination for journalists. Mentionable is ... Read More »

Chittorgarh police bust fake driving license, toll slip racket

Udaipur : Chittorgarh police on Sunday busted a fake driving license (DL) card making racket in Mandalwad and arrested two persons. The cops have seized some 200 DL cards having inbuilt chips, 48 chipless cards, toll slips and equipment including 2 laptops, two printers, hard disks, dongle, screwdriver and soldering machine etc which were.used to make these fake licenses. The accused have ... Read More »

37 killed as bus falls into canal in Sidhi

Sidhi : As many as 37 people lost their lives after a bus fell into a canal in this district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday morning. According to Rewa Divisional Commissioner Rajesh Jain, the dead comprised of 16 women, 20 men and one child. Soon after the tragedy, seven people had managed to swim to safety, he said, adding relief ... Read More »

Youth tonsured, made to wear women’s clothes, molested in Dungarpur

‘3 including woman arrested’ Udaipur : Three persons including a woman have been arrested in connection to a case where a youth was held hostage for three days, tortured, molested and made to wear women’s clothes in Dungarpur district. The accused tonsured the youth, made him wear garland of chappals and forced him for oral sex. The incident is four months ... Read More »

JFA bats for supports to scribe Kushal Lahan

Guwahati : Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), while appreciating Assamese young scribe Kushal Lahan for his fighting spirit to launch a digital news platform even after suffering from physical disadvantages following a serious road accident, urges the government to extend necessary technical supports to him. Mentionable is that Kushal, who used to work for the city based Assamese daily Amar Asom ... Read More »

Modi govt is ‘Dhokha Jeevi’, democracy not in the BJP-RSS DNA

Udaipur : Polit bureau member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Brinda Karat, on Wednesday said tribals in South Rajasthan are totally bereft of their land and forest rights. ” They have not been granted pattas, they cannot use sand from the land or timber from the forest and hence big traders from Gujarat are selling them these products at ... Read More »

Banswara man hangs self after strangling 4 sons to death

Udaipur : In a heart rendering incident , a 40-year-old man strangled his four sons to death with a wire and later committed suicide by hanging by a tree in Kushalgarh block of Banswara district on Tuesday late night. The incident was known on wednesday morning when someone saw the body hanging and informed the police. When the cops went ... Read More »

43 percent turnout on first day of Army recruitment rally in Udaipur

Udaipur : The soldiers recruitment rally being organised by the Indian Army at Maharana Pratap Khelgaon at Chitrakoot Nagar here began on Monday morning where hundreds of enthusiastic youths participated in the physical fitness test. Though only 43 percent viz 1543 youths against the 3585 aspirants called for the test, turned out on the first day, however there was much vigor ... Read More »

Dalit woman’s hubby arrested on rape charges

‘Illicit relation cause of brawl between the women’ Udaipur : The Chittorgarh police has arrested Dalla Meghwal, husband of the Dalit woman Sosar Bai who was stripped and thrashed by a mother-son duo on January 28 in Alod village of Dungla block of the district. The accused woman Chandi Bai Teli wife of Lal, had filed a cross complaint against Dalla ... Read More »