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NGT directs DPCC to stop polluting activities at Ghazipur Murga Mandi

New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to identify, initiate prosecution and stop polluting activities and recover compensation from violators at Ghazipur Murga Mandi. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take steps to prevent slaughtering of chickens in a haphazard manner, ... Read More »

New Polyhouse Technology for Horticulture CROPS

Dr. (Prof.) Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur inaugurated a “Naturally Ventilated Polyhouse Facility” and laid foundation stone of “Retractable Roof Polyhouse” at Ludhiana in Punjab. Briefing about the technology, Prof. Hirani said that the farmers face number of problems such as excessive or insufficient cold, heat, rain, wind, and other factors associated with insufficient transpiration, and ... Read More »

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 46 Cr

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 46 Cr yesterday. Cumulatively, 46,15,18,479 vaccine doses have been administered through 54,94,423 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am today. 52,99,036 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. These include:   HCWs 1st Dose 1,03,02,313 2nd Dose 78,22,150 FLWs 1st Dose 1,79,32,882 2nd Dose 1,12,50,974 Age Group 18-44 years 1st Dose 15,22,17,587 2nd Dose 80,61,768 Age Group 45-59 ... Read More »

Rescue & relief operations by BRO in flood-hit Himachal Pradesh

Key Highlights: BRO deploys its personnel and equipment to clear landslides in different places Restores traffic in Manali – Sarchu road BRO teams rescue stranded people and move them to safer locations Two BRO personnel lose their lives in the operations Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is carrying out rescue & relief operations in Himachal Pradesh that is witnessing flash floods ... Read More »

Need collaborative and innovative efforts to protect our languages: Vice President

The Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu today called for innovative and collaborative efforts to protect and rejuvenate Indian languages. Stressing that preserving languages and ensuring their continuity is possible only through a people’s movement, Naidu said that people must come together in one voice and pool in efforts to pass on our heritage of language to our future generations. Touching ... Read More »

General Officer Commanding-In-Chief Southern Command Visits Eklingarh Military Station

Jaipur :  Lieutenant General JS Nain, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command visited Eklingarh Military Station. Udaipur from 27 – 29 July 2021. Army Commander reviewed the operational readiness of the formation and exhorted all ranks to lay emphasis on operational effectiveness, tri services synergy and cooperation with sister services to gain a holistic picture of the situation for a better ... Read More »

PG degree from OU without UG degree has no value: Madras HC

Chennai : Post Graduate degree obtained in the Open University System without a basic Under Graduate degree cannot be considered either for appointment or promotion, the Madras High Court has ruled. A division bench of Justices Pushpa Sathyanarayana and Krishnan Ramasamy gave the ruling on Tuesday while allowing a writ appeal from the Inspector General of Registration and the secretary ... Read More »

18 killed, 25 injured after truck hits bus in UP

Barabanki : Eighteen people were killed and 25 injured after a truck rammed into a stationary double-decker bus here, police said on Wednesday. The accident took place on the Lucknow-Ayodhya highway under the Ram Sanehi Ghat area late on Tuesday night. It was raining heavily when the accident took place and this posed some problems in the rescue operation, a ... Read More »

Rajnath Singh begins 3-day visit to Dushanbe to attend SCO meet

New Delhi : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to pitch for concerted efforts to deal with terrorism and other security challenges facing the region at a conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Dushanbe on Wednesday. China”s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe is also attending the SCO conclave but no bilateral meeting has yet been scheduled between Singh and ... Read More »

Lok Sabha witnesses repeated adjournments amid opposition protests over snooping row, farm laws

New Delhi :  Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a series of brief adjournments amid uproar created by opposition members over various issues, including the Pegasus spying controversy and the three contentious agri laws. While no legislative business could be transacted, the House for the first time in the Monsoon session took up “matters of urgent public importance” wherein MPs raise ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 4 pm amid Opposition uproar

New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha proceedings were again adjourned till 4 pm on Tuesday as Opposition members continued to raise slogans and protest in the Well of the House over the Pegasus snooping controversy. Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh adjourned the House after the protesting members refused to return to their seats. The Upper House of Parliament passed the ... Read More »

355 CAPF, Assam Rifles personnel killed in last 5 years: Govt

New Delhi : A total of 355 personnel of central paramilitary forces and the Assam Rifles were killed in the line of duty in the last five years, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. The maximum personnel were from the country”s largest central armed police force — the Central Reserve Police Force — at 209. The data was provided by Minister ... Read More »

3 Congress members join Shiv Sena in Manipur

Imphal : The Shiv Sena said that three Congress members switched sides and joined the party on Monday. Thagjam Shyam, who was the Congress candidate in the Khudrakpam seat in the last assembly elections, was among the leaders who switched sides, Shiv Sena”s Manipur unit president Moirangthem Tombi Singh told PTI. Besides, Congress Seva Dal additional chief organiser Okram Ibohanbi, ... Read More »

SC refuses to stay proceedings against Gambhir foundation in COVID drugs case

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Monday refused to stay the proceedings against BJP MP Gautam Gambhir”s foundation in a case relating to illegally procuring and distributing COVID-19 medicines. A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah said people were running around for medicines and drugs, and in this situation suddenly a trust comes and says we ... Read More »

Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebrations 2021 At Jodhpur Military Station

Jaipur :  Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated by Konark Corps on 26 July 2021 at Jodhpur Military Station to commemorate the valour and saga of Indian Army during Kargil War. On the occasion, Lieutenant General PS Minhas, General Officer Commanding Konark Corps laid a wreath at Konark War Memorial to pay obeisance to the brave soldiers who made the ultimate ... Read More »

ISRO conspiracy case : HC grants interim protection from arrest to two ex-Kerala Police officers

Kochi : The Kerala High Court on Monday granted interim protection from arrest to two former Kerala police officers in a case registered by the CBI for various offences, including criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and fabrication ofevidence, in connection with arrest and detention of scientist Nambi Narayanan in the 1994 ISRO espionage matter. Justice Ashok Menon gave the relief to the ... Read More »

Heavy rainfall activity likely over north, east India over next three-four days: IMD

New Delhi : Heavy rainfall activity is expected over north and east India during the next three-four days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. The low pressure area over northwest Madhya Pradesh has become less marked. However, the associated cyclonic circulation over northwest Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood persists. Another cyclonic circulation lies over North Bay of Bengal. Under ... Read More »

Kargil Vijay Diwas: VP Naidu pays tribute to war heroes

New Delhi : Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday paid tributes to the heroes of the 1999 Kargil War, recalling their valour and sacrifice. In 1999, the Indian armed forces defeated attempts by Pakistan to capture strategic heights in Kargil. It was named ”Operation Vijay” (victory). “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, I join the nation in remembering our armed forces” ... Read More »

2 men who looted car of policeman arrested in Rajasthan

Jaipur : Two men, who had looted a car of a police inspector after opening fire on a head constable accompanying him in Sikar recently, were arrested on Sunday from Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer. The accused, Vikram Vishnoi and Somdutt, both residents of Haryana and Punjab, respectively, were held. The looted car was also seized from their possession, police said. The duo ... Read More »

BJP demands Cong MLA”s dismissal from Rajasthan Assembly

Udaipur : The BJP on Friday demanded the dismissal of Dungarpur Congress MLA Ganesh Ghoghra from the Rajasthan Assembly for allegedly using indecent language against the Rajasthan governor, PM and the Union home minister. The Congress MLA on Thursday allegedly used unparliamentary language against Governor Kalraj Mishra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a protest ... Read More »

No fresh COVID-19 case in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Port Blair :  The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record any new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Saturday. The COVID-19 tally in the archipelago remained at 7,525. The union territory now has 17 active COVID-19 cases of which 15 are in the South Andaman district and two in ... Read More »

Government working to boost connectivity, comfort in aviation sector: PM

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said his government is working towards boosting connectivity and comfort in the aviation sector. He was replying to of a Twitter user who shared a picture of him and his father boarding a flight from Bihar”s Darbhanga airport. “For the first time I am boarding in flight with My Father. Thank you ... Read More »

Sidhu-Amarinder spat a drama staged to save Cong”s sinking ship: SAD

Chandigarh : The SAD on Friday alleged that the “quarrel” between new Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and CM Amarinder Singh was a “drama”, staged to save the party’s sinking ship by diverting people’s attention from the state government’s failures. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said this referring to the differences between Amarinder Singh and Sidhu that had cropped ... Read More »

Common Entrance Exam At Jodhpur And Kota On 25 Jul 2021

Jaipur : Common entrance exam at Jodhpur and Kota scheduled on 25 July 2021 at Army Public School, Military Station Jodhpur and Army Public School, Military Station, Kota stands postponed owing to prevailing COVID pandemic & the prevalent climatic condition. Fresh date for the said Common Entrance Exam will be intimated later. Download App to read Latest News Today Read More »

COVID-19: India records 35,342 fresh cases, 483 more fatalities

New Delhi : With a single-day rise of 35,342 cases, India”s COVID-19 tally climbed to 3,12 93,062 on Friday, while 483 more fatalities pushed the death toll due to the viral disease to 4,19,470, according to the health ministry. The number of active cases has declined to 4,05,513, accounting for 1.3 per cent of the total caseload, while the national COVID-19 ... Read More »

2 militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K”s Baramulla

Srinagar : Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir”s Baramulla district, police said on Friday. The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore on Thursday, following information about the presence of ultras there, a police official said. “During the house-to-house search, the location ... Read More »

Modi pays tributes to Tilak, Azad on birth anniversary

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to noted freedom fighters Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversary on Friday and recalled their contributions to the country. Modi tweeted that Tilak was a firm believer in Indian values and ethos, and his views on education and women empowerment continue to motivate several people. ... Read More »

Professor arrested for making derogatory remarks against Smriti Irani

Firozabad : The professor, who allegedly made derogatory remarks against Union Minister Smriti Irani on Facebook, was on Tuesday sent to jail after he surrendered himself before the magistrate at a local court here. Shahyaar Ali surrendered before Additional Sessions Judge Anurag Kumar and moved interim bail application. The judge cancelled the jail plea after which the professor was sent ... Read More »


            Sudarshan Chakra Division of Sapt Shakti Command celebrated its 49th Raising Day on 15 July. The Division traces its glorious history to Foxtrot Sector which was raised on 15 Apr 1971 at Ambala Cantt. The sector was re-christened as an Infantry Division on 15 Jul 1972. Over the decades, the Division has endeared itself with the local populace ... Read More »

Can Litchi juice be consumed during off-season?

  Pink and sweet, Litchi is one of the most loved fruits in India, especially during summers. Litchi is widely grown all over India. States like Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand are the top Litchi-growing states in the country. In South India, Litchis are grown in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Once harvested, a large chunk of Litchi production ... Read More »

Punjab govt plans legal strategy to counter ”ill-conceived” PPAs signed during SAD-BJP rule

  Chandigarh : Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said his government will soon announce a legal strategy to counter the “ill-conceived” power purchase agreements signed during the SAD-BJP rule which has put an “atrociously unnecessary” financial burden on the state. A day earlier, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu had demanded a law to nullify the power purchase agreements as ... Read More »

Delhi Water Minister Jain visits Yamuna floodplains

New Delhi : Water Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday visited the floodplains of the Yamuna at Palla in North Delhi — the site of the city government”s ambitious project to augment water supply in the capital by recharging groundwater. He said the 40-acre Palla floodwater recharge site is ready to receive floodwater and that the three-year project is in its ... Read More »

Maha: Nashik records 165 new COVID-19 cases; seven more fatalities

Nashik : The count of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra”s Nashik district rose to 3,96,031, after 165 persons tested positive for the infection on Friday, a health official said. At least seven patients died of the infection, while 166 were discharged from various hospitals during the day, raising the toll to 8,420 and the count of recoveries to 3,85,832, the official ... Read More »

MP teen girl tries to immolate self over harassment by youths

Indore : A 16-year-old girl tried to immolate herself in a police premises in Indore in Madhya Pradesh on Friday alleging that some youths were barging into her home and teasing her at knife-point, an official said. A video of the incident, in which she is seen narrating her ordeal and the alleged refusal of Palasia police station to register ... Read More »

Light to moderate rainfall recorded in parts of Rajasthan

Jaipur : Light to moderate rainfall occurred in some parts of Rajasthan in the last 24 hours with the maximum of 6 cm recorded in Ajmer”s Rupangarh and Banswara”s Danpur. Mangaliawas (Ajmer) and Kanwas (Kota) recorded 5 cm rainfall each. Jamwaramgarh (Jaipur) recorded 4 cm rainfall while a few more places recorded below 4 cm rains. Karauli was the hottest ... Read More »