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Hindustan Zinc Raises Awareness on Basic Steps to Prevent Communicable Diseases on Dussehra and Global Handwashing Day

Launches a holistic campaign to encourage washing hands as a weapon against evil diseases Company reached out to rural and tribal communities across its locations through mobile health vans to give a demonstration on handwashing Udaipur : The figure of Ravana, engulfed in fire, represents the triumph of good over evil. While there is joy in the victory of virtuousness ... Read More »

Maha cabinet decides to support reservation in promotions in govt jobs

Mumbai : The Maharashtra Cabinet on Wednesday decided to support reservation in promotions in government jobs after taking into account a report that has established under representation of SCs, STs and other reserved categories in higher posts. An official statement said the cabinet, at its meeting here, decided to support the policy of reservation in promotions for state employees from ... Read More »

Air India under Tata Group will be real challenge: IndiGo CEO

New Delhi : A revamped Air India under the Tata Group will be a real challenge while new airline Akasa Air will be a far less competitive force for the next two-three years, IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said on Wednesday. Akasa Air, which is backed by former IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh, ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and former Jet Airways CEO ... Read More »

PM condoles demise of Shri Visasolie Lhoungu

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expressed sorrow over the death of Visasolie Lhoungu of Nagaland. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said: “ Visasolie Lhoungu was a hardworking and dedicated person who was passionate about the progress of Nagaland and empowerment of the Naga people. He made noteworthy efforts to strengthen the BJP in the state. Pained by his ... Read More »

PM Participates in G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated virtually in the G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan earlier today. The Meeting was convened by Italy, which currently holds the G20 Presidency, and chaired by Italian Prime Minister Mr. Mario Draghi. Issues under consideration at the meeting related to the humanitarian situation; concerns relating to terrorism; and human rights in Afghanistan. In his remarks, the ... Read More »

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 28th Foundation Day celebrations of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) through Video Conferencing

  The Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 28th Foundation Day celebrations of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) through Video Conferencing, in New Delhi today. Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, Justice Arun Mishra, Union Home Secretary and Chairman and ... Read More »

Jyotiraditya Scindia launched sectoral event by Aviation Ministry in Uttarakhand

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand along with General Dr. V K Singh (Retd.), MoS, Civil Aviation, launcheda sectoral event of the Ministry of Civil Aviation today in collaboration with FICCI & State Government of Uttarakhand. The day witnessed the inauguration of the new terminal building of the Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttarakhand ... Read More »

More than 3 crore unorganized workers registered on E-shram portal.

In a tweet message, Union Minister for Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav today informed that across the country more than 3 crore have registered themselves on the E-shram portal,the first ever National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW) in the country.   Earlier today, the 177th Governing Body Meeting and 78th Annual General Body meeting of the Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education ... Read More »

Valedictory function of 67th Wildlife Week held at National Zoological Park, Delhi

The valedictory ceremony of the Wildlife week which is being celebrated under the theme ‘संरक्षण का संकल्प – एक जन भागीदारी (a conservation collective)’ was held at National zoological Park Delhi.  Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change presided over the meeting. On the occasion the union minister released a Black kite fitted with a satellite tag for research purposes being ... Read More »

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh confers gallantry and meritorious service medals on personnel of Indian Coast Guard

  Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh conferred gallantry and meritorious service medals on the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) personnel at an investiture ceremony held in New Delhi on October 09, 2021. A total of 21 awards, including three President’s Tatrakshak Medals (Distinguished Service), eight Tatrakshak Medals (Gallantry) and 10 Tatrakshak Medals (Meritorious Service) were presented during the ceremony. The awarding of ... Read More »

Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment visits Samba

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr. Virendra Kumar,  on the second day of his tour to Samba district under Central Government’s Public Outreach Programme, visited Primary School Bari Brahmana, Community Health Centre Ramgarh, Narsingh Dev Temple complex and held interaction with locals at Ghagwal. The Union Minister visited Primary School at Kartholi Bari Brahmana today. The school has ... Read More »

Vice President visits Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu today called upon government organisations and private sector institutions to support the artisans of the country in marketing and selling their products in India and abroad. Noting that the biggest challenge to our talented artisans is the non-availability of marketing opportunities, Naidu suggested that museums, government buildings and large institutions should consider opening shops ... Read More »

COVID-19 Vaccination Update – Day 266

In a significant achievement, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 93.90 Crore (93,90,86,001) today. More than 71 lakh (71,75,744) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today.  The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight. The cumulative coverage of vaccine doses, segregated based on population priority groups, is as follows: ... Read More »

Lateral Recruitment to Senior Positions in the Government of India

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) requested the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 14.12.2020 and 12.02.2021 to select suitable persons to join the Government at the level of Joint Secretary/ Director/ Deputy Secretary in various Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India on Contract/Deputation basis. The UPSC launched Online Recruitment Application for Joint Secretary/ Director level Posts on ... Read More »

GM reaches deal with LG to pay for Bolt battery recall costs

Detroit : LG Electronics has reached a deal with General Motors to pay $1.9 billion to $2 billion to reimburse the auto-maker for the cost of recalling Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles due to the risk of battery fires. The auto-maker, which announced the deal in a statement early Tuesday, says it will show the estimated recovery in its third-quarter earnings ... Read More »

Govt promoting ethanol production in a big way: Gadkari

New Delhi : Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday stressed on the need to divert excess sugar stock for ethanol manufacturing as provision of subsidies on exports of sweetener will not be permissable after December 2023 under the WTO regime. Addressing a webinar on alternative fuels organised by industry body ISMA, the minister said the government is ... Read More »

Active COVID-19 cases drop below 7,000 in AP

Amaravati : Active coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh dropped below the 7,000 mark to 6,932 even as the state added 503 fresh positives on Tuesday. The state also reported 817 recoveries and 12 deaths in 24 hours ending 9 am on Tuesday, a health department bulletin said. The gross COVID-19 positives has now increased to 20,58,065, it said. The total ... Read More »

Nothing can compensate loss of precious human lives: Altaf Bukhari

SRINAGAR : Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party on Saturday convened a condolence meeting wherein a resolution was passed condemning the recent spate of civilian killings across Kashmir. The meeting was held at Party Central office M2, Church Lane, Sonwar in Srinagar which was attended by Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Senior Vice President Ghulam Hassan Mir, General Secretary ... Read More »

Suspected spy who shared information with Pak handlers arrested in Jammu

Jammu : A man from Uttar Pradesh suspected to have shared information of vital installations including through videos with Pakistan-based operatives was arrested here on Sunday, officials said. He was nabbed by the Special Operations Group of the Jammu & Kashmir Police from the Gandhi Nagar area, they said.   A case under relevant sections of the law was registered ... Read More »

Madrasa teacher booked on rape charges in UP

Bareilly : A madrasa teacher has been booked on rape charges in Sheeshgarh area of the district, police said on Sunday. According to a complaint filed by the victim, she came to the madrasa four years ago. The accused used to study with her, but he later started teaching at the madrasa.   The woman alleged that both of them ... Read More »

Delhi Police constable kills borther-in-law over financial dispute

New Delhi : A Delhi Police constable on Sunday shot dead his 36-year-old brother-in-law with his service pistol over a financial dispute in the Safdarjung Enclave area here, officials said on Sunday. Vikram Singh on Sunday killed Virender Nandal, a resident of Rohtak in Haryana and a sub-inspector in the Haryana Police, they said.   Singh was posted as a ... Read More »

Hajj 2022 process in India to be 100 pc digital: Union minister Naqvi

Mumbai : Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said the entire Haj 2022 process in India will be 100 per cent digital. Naqvi on Saturday inaugurated an online booking facility at the Haj House in Mumbai and later in a statement said India sends the second largest number of Haj pilgrims after Indonesia. He said the Haj could ... Read More »

Actor Leena Maria Paul, spouse Sukesh Chandrasekhar sent to ED custody in money-laundering case

New Delhi : A Delhi court on Saturday sent actor Leena Maria Paul and her boyfriend Sukesh Chandrasekhar to Enforcement Directorate”s custody for three days in a money-laundering case involving extortion of Rs 200 crore from a businessman”s wife here. The couple allegedly duped former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh”s wife Aditi Singh.   Earlier in the day, the ... Read More »

Climate refugee crisis beckons in India if water scarcity continues: ”Waterman” Rajendra Singh

New Delhi : India can face a climate refugee crisis in the next seven years if water scarcity continues to persist in the country, renowned water conservationist Rajendra Singh said. “Climate refugee” means increasing large-scale migration and cross-border mass movements of people partly caused by such weather-related disasters.   Speaking at the India Today Conclave 2021, water conservationist Singh, who ... Read More »

Arch rivals Uddhav Thackeray, Narayan rane share stage at Chipi airport inauguration

Chipi  : The Chipi airport in the picturesque coastal Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra was inaugurated on Saturday, in an event which saw arch rivals Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Union minister Narayan Rane sharing the stage and taking potshots at each other. This is probably for the first time that the two former party colleagues-turned-opponents shared the stage after Rane”s ... Read More »

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Union Minister Ajay Mishra”s son appears before SIT

Lakhimpur Kheri : Union Minister Ajay Mishra”s son Ashish Mishra on Saturday appeared before the special investigation team (SIT) formed in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Police officials here at the spot refused to comment on the ongoing interrogation.   Ashish Mishra was supposed to appear before police on Friday, but he did not do so. The Uttar ... Read More »

COVID-19: Thane district”s caseload up by 270, fatality count by one

Thane : The coronavirus infection tally in Thane district of Maharashtra increased to 5,61,401 with the addition of 270 cases, while the death toll rose by one to 11,428, an official said on Saturday. These cases and fatality were reported on Friday, he said. The district”s mortality rate currently stands at 2.03 per cent, the official added. In neighbouring Palghar ... Read More »

Lt Gen Js Nain, Avsm. Sm Goc-In-C Southern Command Along With Kunwar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar Flagged Off The ‘Mewar Trail’ From Eklinggarh Military Station At Udaipur.

Jaipur :  Lt Gen JS Nain, AVSM. SM GOC-in-C Southern Command along with Kunwar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar flagged off the ‘Mewar Trail’ as a part of Swarnirn Vijay Varsh celebrations from Eklinggarh Military Station at Udaipur at 1200 h on 08th October. The “Mewar Trail’ is a foot based expedition being undertaken by the 9th Battalion of the Grenadiers Regiment which ... Read More »

Deepender Kunwar BJP candidate from VallabhNagar?

Udaipur : Amid speculations on the probable candidates for the much hyped VallabhNagar seat in the bi-elections to be held on October 30 , Janta Sena supremo Randhir Singh Bhinder held a massive rally at his residence in Bhinder block on Tuesday. Hundreds of Janta Sena supporters gathered at his residence and expressed their support with cheering slogans when Singh ... Read More »

COVID-19: Schools reopen in Pune; teachers welcome students back on campus

Pune : After being closed for about a year-and-a-half, schools in Maharashtra”s Pune district reopened for physical classes on Monday. Students were seen excited while entering their schools and authorities welcomed them back, as physical sessions resumed for classes 8 to 12 in the city and for classes 5 to 12 in rural areas of the district. Last month, Maharashtra”s ... Read More »

Priyanka Gandhi, other Cong leaders reach Lakhimpur Kheri border

Lakhimpur Kheri : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders reached Lakhimpur border early Monday, but alleged they were not allowed to meet the victims of the violence that erupted during a farmers” protest and claimed eight lives a day earlier. Priyanka Gandhi, who is accompanied by party leader Deepender Singh Hooda among others, had to take ... Read More »

Lakhimpur violence: BKU to protest across country tomorrow

Muzaffarnagar : The Bharatiya Kisan Union on Sunday convened an urgent panchayat here to discuss the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and decided to stage a protest in every district across the country on Monday. “The decision was taken during the panchayat held at Sisauli village and presided over by BKU”s national president Naresh Tikait,” the union”s media incharge Dharmendra Malik told ... Read More »

Priyanka Gandhi, other Cong leaders reach Lakhimpur Kheri

Lakhimpur Kheri  : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders reached here early Monday, but alleged they were not allowed to meet the victims of the violence that erupted during a farmers” protest and claimed eight lives a day earlier. Priyanka Gandhi, who is accompanied by party leader Deepender Singh Hooda among others, had to take alternative ... Read More »

DD News Conclave on ‘Reimagining Disaster Management’ telecast today

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav– celebrating India’s 75 years of glorious Independence- DD News is organising a series of conclaves on themes reflecting policy initiatives taken to better the life of the common man and build a new vibrant India.  The DD News Conclave is a platform, bringing together eminent dignitaries, policymakers and domain experts to provide insights and ... Read More »

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 90 Cr

With the administration of 73,76,846 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 90 Cr (90,51,75,348) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.  This has been achieved through 87,84,333 sessions. The break-up of the cumulative figure as per the provisional report till 7 am today include:     HCWs 1st Dose 1,03,73,728 2nd Dose 89,27,894   FLWs ... Read More »

Healthcare is not just absence of illness; take holistic view of health by including physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing – Vice President

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu today said that healthcare is not just ‘absence of illness’ and called for taking a holistic view of health that includes physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and empowers an individual to reach his/her full potential. In a video message for NDTV’s latest edition of ‘Banega Swasth India’, the Vice President said that this holistic ... Read More »

PM lauds KVIC’s world’s largest Khadi National Flag

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has praised Khadi Village Industries Commissions initiative of world’s largest Khadi National Flag (At a height of 225 feet and 150 feet width) displayed in Leh, Ladakh as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. The Prime Minister tweeted : “This is a unique tribute to respected Bapu, whose passion towards Khadi is widely known. This festive ... Read More »

Bengal reports 10 more Covid deaths, 701 new cases

Kolkata : West Bengal’s Covid-19 toll rose to 18,825 after 10 more people succumbed to the disease on Sunday, a bulletin released by the state health department said. The tally went up to 15,71,240 with 701 more people testing positive for the infection, it said.   In the last 24 hours, 684 patients recovered from the disease in the state ... Read More »

Arms consignment dropped by Pakistan drone recovered in Jammu

Jammu : An arms consignment believed to have been dropped by a drone from Pakistan has been recovered by police near the International Border here, officials said on Sunday. The recovery made from the dropped packet included an AK assault rifle, three magazines, 30 rounds and a telescope, the officials said.   They said the recovery was made from Sounjana ... Read More »