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2 including sanitation supervisor arrested for taking bribe

Udaipur : A sanitation supervisor at the Udaipur municipal corporation and his agent a sanitation worker, were arrested by the Anti Corruption bureau on monday after being caught red-handed taking bribe of five thousand five hundred rupees. Shabnam, the complainant is also a sanitation worker who told the ACB sleuths that Maqbool Hussain, their supervisor demanded five thousand five hundred monthly ... Read More »

NASA launches satellite to track decreasing polar ice

The laser, known as ATLAS (Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System), splits into six beams and fires 10,000 pulses per second to collect very precise measurements for scientists to analyze. The satellite’s orbit will take 91 days before repeating, allowing the device to measure the same locations four times a year, so scientists can see how they change over seasons. The ... Read More »

PM Modi joins ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’

PRADHAN MANTRI TURNS PRADHAN SEVAK Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mission Swacchta heading to Ambedkar Secondary  School in Pahar Ganj from Lok Kalyan Marg stopping at red lights breaking shackles of protocol just like any common man. On reaching the school, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respects to Dr.  Ambedkar who adopted this school located in 1946 his aim ... Read More »

Vice President addresses national assembly of Serbia

Vice president said that India & Serbia have much to benefit from a closer economic partnership. There are opportunities for us to collaborate in agriculture & food processing, defence manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure & information technology sectors. Read More »

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be observed from 21st to 23rd of Jan 2019

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the idea behind changing the dates this time is that the visitors during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be in a position to be part of Kumbh Snan and the visitors can also witness the republic day celebrations During the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the Chief Guest will be the Prime Minister Of Mauritius. Read More »

PM Modi launches nationwide ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’

‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ began on Saturday. The mass movement will strengthen the efforts to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with people from different walks of life, across various locations marking the commencement of movement. Prime Minister called on everyone to take the Swacchta hi Seva pledge. Read More »

PM Modi launches Swachhata Hi Sewa Movement

During the launch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also interacted with a cross-section of people which include Jawans of ITBP, school-children, members of milk and agricultural cooperatives, spiritual leaders Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Actor Amitabh Bachchan, industrialist Ratan Tata and Swachhagrahis. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said, cleanliness is a habit that needs to be included in the daily routine. He said, ... Read More »

PM to launch Swachhata Hi Seva movement

The objective of the campaign, which will continue till Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October, is to mobilise people and reinforce the public movement for sanitation to contribute to father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Clean India.  Prime Minister Modi will also interact with a cross-section of people from 18 locations across the country. These include school-children, jawans, ... Read More »

Prime Minister joins Bohra community in ‘Ashara Mubaraka’ in Indore

PM will also address the gathering. The event also included speeches by Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin – spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, and the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Lakhs of devout Muslims gather every year in Indore to be a part of this 10-day long period that sees the community mourn the killing of Prophet ... Read More »

PM Modi first Indian PM to prioritise Universal Health Coverage: UK medical journal

Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the ‘The Lancet’, said the prime minister has grasped the importance of health not only as a natural right of citizens, but also as a political instrument to meet the growing expectations of the emerging middle class of India, which is engulfed in a “swirling epidemic of non-communicable diseases”. “After years of neglect, the Indian Government ... Read More »

Evacuations underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines

More than 4 million people live in areas at most risk from the storm, which the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii categorized as a super typhoon with powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a category 5 Atlantic hurricane. Typhoon Mangkhut is on course to hit northeastern Cagayan province early Saturday. It was tracked on Friday about 400 kilometers away ... Read More »

Hindi Diwas being celebrated today

The Indo-Aryan language had been in use across large sections of India in multiple forms by then and had in fact been carried outside the shores of the country by those who settled in other parts of the world through centuries. The migration of Hindi, in particular, the variant used in parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, is intimately ... Read More »

EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Russian FM Lavrov in Moscow

“Always a pleasure to meet a good friend of India! EAM @SushmaSwaraj with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov in her 1st engagement since arriving in Moscow. Both leaders had a good exchange of views on bilateral & regional issues. FM Lavrov hosted a dinner in honour of EAM,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Swaraj, who is visiting ... Read More »

‘Catastrophic’ Florence buffets US east coast

As Florence churned slowly towards the coasts of North and South Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane, federal and state officials issued final appeals to residents to get out of the path of the “once in a lifetime” weather system. “This storm will bring destruction,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said. “Catastrophic effects will be felt.” Federal emergency management officials ... Read More »

2 terrorists gunned down in encounter in J&K’s Reasi district

A gunbattle with a third terrorist is underway. The encounter broke out after security forces, comprising CRPF, police and Army personnel, during a cordon and search operation, zeroed in on a location near a house in the district’s Kakriyal area, and surrounded the terrorists. Drones and choppers were used in the operation, which was launched Wednesday to track the three ... Read More »

72 pilgrims stranded in Nepal while returning from Muktinath evacuated successfully

They were stuck in Dana village while returning from Muktinath due to flash floods, incessant rains and landslide. The stranded pilgrims comprised children and many elderly people over 70 years from Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and overseas Indians. The Indian Embassy received information about them late yesterday. The mission made food and shelter arrangements for the pilgrims with ... Read More »

India exercised right of reply at UNHRC

India has once again strongly rjected attempt by Pakistan to rake up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir on international forum. Demolishing Pakistan’s attempt to prop up Kashmir issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting, India wondered if it was not an irony that the country that sheltered global faces of terror inlcuding Osama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar ... Read More »

EAM Sushma Swaraj to attend 23rd IRIGC- TEC meet in Russia

Swaraj is visiting Russia for the third time in 11 months. She will attend the 23rd India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Technical and Economic Cooperation which is co-chaired by her and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov. The IRIGC-TEC is a standing body which annually meets and reviews ongoing activities of bilateral cooperation in the fields of ... Read More »

Eight terrorists killed in J&K

In a big breakthrough for security forces in J&K on Thursday, eight terrorists were eliminated in separate incidents of encounter and ceasefire violation. In Keran sector of Kupwara district near the LoC, security forces foiled the infiltration bid by terrorists. In the heavy firing, three terrorists were killed. According to forces, the bodies of the terrorists were recovered and search ... Read More »

Govt bans 328 fixed dose combination drugs with immediate effect

The Health Ministry has banned manufacture, sale and distribution of  328 Fixed Dose Combination drugs with immediate effect. Six other  drugs have been allowed restricted manufacture. The health ministry has exercised powers under section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 in invoking the ban. The 328 FDCs have been banned through gazette notifications dated September 7, 2018.  FDCs ... Read More »

PM: Mahagathbandhan an opportunistic alliance

The  Prime Minister assured party workers that the BJP will win in 2019, saying that the wind is blowing in favour of BJP, even stronger than it did in 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with BJP Karyakartas in five Parliamentary seats via video conferencing under the ‘Mera Booth, sabse Majboot Samvaad’ programme during which he not only ... Read More »

BJP slams Congress on Mallya issue

In an all-out attack against the Congress, the BJP on Thursday alleged that the previous UPA government had given a “sweet deal” to the beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines to keep it afloat and suggested that the airline was perhaps owned by the Gandhi family. UNion minister Piyush Goyal released a video which shows former PM Manmohan Singh stressing on the need ... Read More »

Kathmandu: Bodhgaya bus service begins

The first ever Bus Service between Nepal and Bihar was flagged off by the Nepal’s Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Raghubir Mahaseth and Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri from Kathmandu this evening. The 45 seater air conditioned delux bus will complete 660 KM journey between Kathmandu and Bodhgaya in 16 hours. The bus will leave Kathmandu daily at 7 PM and reach Bodhgaya next day at around 11 AM. The bus fare ... Read More »

Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as next Chief Justice of India

Born on 18th November, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 28th February, 2001. On 9th September, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. He was appointed ... Read More »

“Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot”, PM gives 2019 mantra to BJP workers

Addressing party workers of five Lok Sabha constituencies via the NaMo app, Modi said the BJP’s biggest strength is its workers. Their hard work has ensured the party’s historic success and progress in a short span of four years, he added. He attributed the party’s success to its workers and their grip over their respective polling booths. ” ‘Mera Booth ... Read More »

Most expensive iPhones unveiled with “1st nanometer chip in a smartphone”

In one of the company’s signature launch events at its headquarters in Cupertino, California Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, the most advanced iPhones ever. The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max feature Super Retina displays, a faster and improved dual camera system, the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone among ... Read More »

FM Jaitley rubbishes Mallya’s claims of meeting him

Terming Mallya’s offer to settle overdue loans of over Rs 9,000 crore to his now-defunct Kingfisher Airline as “bluff offers”, the minister said he did not even take the papers Mallya was carrying during that brief encounter. Jaitley’s comments came in response to Mallya, 62, who is fighting numerous lawsuits in the UK and back home over fraud and money-laundering ... Read More »

More than 18 mn new cases of cancer expected this year: UN study

According to IARC, a specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organisation, the disease is a growing global health threat. One in five men and one in six women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in eight men and one in 11 women die from it, IARC’s Global Cancer Observatory said on Wednesday in its first report since ... Read More »

UN warns of hunger rise in South America

The grim statistics were evident in Caracas on Wednesday (September 12) as people could be seen waiting in long lines outside grocery stores to buy the limited supplies available on shelves. Olga Delgado, a Caracas resident who uses a wheelchair and must travel with a supply of oxygen waited outside a supermarket hoping to be let in. “I can’t wait ... Read More »

Ganpati Bappa Morya! Ganesh Chaturthi kicks off in Maharashtra

The festival began with devotees, mostly attired in traditional clothes, bringing colourfully-crafted idols of the elephant-headed God in their homes and pandals and installing them amid chants of ‘Ganapati bappa moraya’, beating of drums and and sprinkling of ‘gulal’ (red coloured powder). Several beautifully decked up pandals have been erected in all major cities and towns in the state, including ... Read More »

Counting in DUSU election underway

On Wednesday, amid heavy police presence and some last-minute attempts to woo voters, the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) polls went off peacefully with around 44.46 per cent voter turnout till 7.30 pm. Polling took place at 52 centres in the colleges, where as many as 1.35 lakh voters have been involved in deciding the fate of 23 candidates in ... Read More »

Typhoon Mangkhut bears down on millions in Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut, which has already blasted through the Northern Mariana Islands, is speeding across the Pacific with winds that can gust as high as 255 kilometres (160 miles) per hour. Authorities said some 10 million people in the Philippines are in the storm’s path, not including millions more in heavily-populated coastal China. Thousands began evacuating in seaside areas of the ... Read More »

Hurricane Florence weakens, but threat remains

Florence was located about 325 miles (520 km) east-southeast of Myrtle beach, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 km per hour), the Miami, Florida-based weather forecaster said. The storm is moving toward the northwest at 17 mph (28 kph), the NHC said. The center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and South Carolina on Thursday ... Read More »

Cabinet approves New Umbrella Scheme Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan

The Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce as announced in the Union Budget for 2018.Briefing media in New Delhi, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh  said, the step is a major boost to the pro-farmers initiative of the Government.  Radha Mohan Singh said, the new Umbrella Scheme includes the mechanism of ensuring remunerative prices to ... Read More »

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

The festival of  “Hartalika Teej” is being celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety in Nepal. Women visiting various temples and offering prayers to Lord Shiva. In capital Kathmandu, all four doors of famous Pashupatinath temple are open since 3 in the morning. Women are waiting in long queues for their turn. According to Pashupati Area Development Trust around 6 lakh devotees are ... Read More »

Bhima Koregaon: Activists’ house arrest extended

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, also agreed to hear certain other pleas filed by other accused persons who were arrested in June this year, along with the present batch of petitions. The five activists- Sudha Bhardwaj, P. Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Arun Ferreira, and Vernon Gonsalves- were detained on August 28 from various cities ... Read More »

PM Modi announces launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’

It is also the day Swachh Bharat Mission completes 4 years of being a historic mass movement aimed at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India.” PM Modi also saluted all those working towards a Swachh Bharat! In a tweet he said “The ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ commences on 15th September. This is a great way to pay tributes to Bapu.” He ... Read More »

Air Force Chief: Rafale, S-400 will help fill gaps in combat capabilities

Speaking at a seminar on IAF force structure, organised by the Centre for Air Power Studies in New Delhi, the Air force chief said that by providing the Rafale and S-400, the government is strengthening the Indian Air Force to counter the shortfalls of our depleting numbers of fighter jets. Air Chief Marshal said no country in the world is ... Read More »

Telangana bus accident: Death toll mounts to 57

Of the deceased 32 were women and four were children. As per the police, the overcrowded bus lost control while going to Jagityal from Kondagattu and rolled off the ghat road. Following the accident, Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao announced Rs. 5 lakh as compensation to the family members of each deceased. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his anguish over the loss of lives in ... Read More »

Quake jolts Assam, eastern India

Measuring 5.5 on Richter Scale, the trembler struck 120 kilometer west of Guwahati, forcing people to rush out of their homes. The tremors were also felt in adjoining Siliguri and other parts of West Bengal. No loss of life and property has been reported so far. The shocks were also felt as far as in Jharkhand’s Kishanganj, Sahebganj and Hazaribagh. Read More »

India still on top, England grab fourth position after 4-1 series win

The Virat Kohli-led side had started the series at 125 points but the series loss meant it is now on 115 points. India had lost the five-match series after conceding a 1-3 lead to hosts England after the fourth Test. The visitors on Tuesday lost the fifth and final Test by 118 runs. England begun the series in fifth position ... Read More »

US capital under state of emergency for Hurricane Florence

Mayor Muriel Bowser told a news conference the emergency was “effective immediately” and that the measure “ensures that we will have the resources we need to prepare for Florence.” More than a million coastal residents have been ordered to leave their homes ahead of the storm’s projected arrival on Thursday, with emergencies already declared in the states of North and ... Read More »

Smriti Irani : Congress responsible for increasing NPA

Addressing the media at BJP office, Union Minister Smriti Irani accused Gandhi family of trying to entering fraudulent transcations with a sole purpose to secure monetary gains. The Union Minister also directed her attack on the Congress party for creating an NPA problem for the country during its tenure. She cited former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan’s statement to say that ... Read More »

U.P: Foundation stone of Delhi-Saharanpur Highway laid in Baghpat

This National Highway will be developed in three phases. Addresing the function, Nitin Gadkari said that government is committed to work for the welfare of all section of society under the leadership of Prime MInister Narendar Modi. The Union Minister also noted that the sugarcane production has increased in the state. Read More »

EC issues notice to AAP over donation discrepancies

The Commission asked the party to reply within  20 days on why action should not be taken against it for failing to follow its lawful directions.  Citing Central Board of Direct Taxes report on concealment of donations received by the party, the poll panel said the AAP has recorded total credits of over 67 crores rupees but it has disclosed ... Read More »

PM Modi announces 100% hike in compensation for ASHA workers

The announcement which will be effective from next month was made during a video bridge interaction with lakhs of ASHA, Anganwadi and ANM workers today. The Prime Minister announced the doubling of routine incentives given by the Union Government to ASHA workers. In addition, all ASHA workers and their helperswould be provided free insurance cover under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti ... Read More »