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West Bengal based writer Abhisek Sarkar wins award at Dhaka Lit-fest

Over the three day of the festival 200 speakers, performers and thinkers, will take part in discussions on diverse topics.  The special focus of this year’s lit-fest is on Indigenous Languages as the UNESCO  has  marked 2019 as the year of Indigenous Language Protection. Renowned literary personalities and authors from Bangladesh and abroad like William Dalrymple, Monica Ali, H M ... Read More »

2nd T20: India opt to field in must-win game against Bangladesh

Both teams did not make any changes to their respective playing eleven.  Bangladesh lead the three-match series 1-0 following their seven-wicket win in Delhi on Sunday.  Teams: India: Rohit Sharma(captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(wicketkeeper), Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed. Bangladesh: Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim ... Read More »

National Book Trust’s 3 books on Guru Nanak Dev ji launched

Union HRD MInister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Food Processing Industries minister Harsimrat kaur today launched National Book Trust’s 3 prestigious books on Guru Nanak Dev ji. The books, namely Guru Nanak Bani, Nanak Bani & Sakhian Guru Nanak Dev, were launched to commemorate the 550th year of Guru Nanak Dev ji. The books were launched to spread the message of ... Read More »

Asian Shooting: Manu Bhaker bags gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event

Manu and any other Indian shooter were ineligible to win an Olympic quota as the country has already exhausted them in earlier competitions.  She put up a dominant showing, shooting 584 in qualification and 244.3 in the final to take gold.  Chinese Asian Games champion Wang Qian took the silver.    Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

China Open: Off-colour Saina Nehwal exits; P Kashyap advances to Rd. 2

The World No.9 Saina lost 9-21, 12-21 in the women’s singles clash that lasted just 24 minutes to make an early exit from the tournament. However, in men’s singles, Saina’s husband and personal coach Parupalli Kashyap registered a comfortable straight-game victory over Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin.  The Indian outsmarted his Thai opponent 21-14, 21-13 in 43 minutes. He will face seventh ... Read More »

No green clearance needed for additional ethanol output: Govt

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced this. The environment ministry said with the incentives, sugar mills are expected to undertake production of ethanol from B-heavy molasses and other by-produces or products. As of June 2019, the mills owed nearly Rs 20,000 crore to farmers across the country. With a smooth obstacle-free production of additional ethanol, the crisis may ease. In ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: TNA announces support for Sajith Premadasa

Issuing a statement,  TNA leader R. Sampanthan said comparing the record of the previous government of Mahinda Rajapaksa with the current governance, and examining the manifestos of the two candidates, the correct course of action would be to support Premadasa. It said the record of other main candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and others in governance with them has been dismal adding that Rajapaksa ... Read More »

37 killed in Burkina Faso’s deadliest attack in five years

The impoverished and politically fragile Sahel country has been struggling to quell a rising jihadist revolt that has claimed hundreds of lives since early 2015. On Wednesday morning “unidentified armed individuals” ambushed five buses carrying local employees, contractors and suppliers of the Samafo mining company, said Saidou Sanou, the governor of the country’s Est Region. As well as the 37 ... Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates Global Investors’ Meet at Dharamshala

Speaking at the Global Investors’ meet – ‘Rising Himachal’ in Dharmashala in Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister said, the growth vehicle in India is running on four wheels with new thinking and a new approach. He said One Wheel is Society, which is aspiring, one Wheel is Government, which is Encouraging for New India, One Wheel is Industry, which is Daring, ... Read More »

PNB Q2 profit at Rs 507 cr for Sept. quarter

The state-run lender had reported Rs 4,532.35 crore loss in the corresponding quarter last year. Net interest income for the quarter rose 7.2 per cent to Rs 4,262 crore from Rs 3,974 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

Delhi Police & lawyers Standoff: Delhi HC to hear Centre’s plea today

Meanwhile, scores of angry lawyers gathered outside the district courts in Rohini and Saket on Wednesday, a day after Delhi Police personnel laid an 11-hour siege outside the Police Headquarters. Earlier in the day, Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and other top officers met Delhi’s Lt Governor Anil Baijal at his residence. Lt Governor had earlier said that it is imperative ... Read More »

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu attends special session of Punjab assembly 

Addressing the session, the Vice President said that Guru Nanak Devji was ahead of his times and his teachings are more relevant than ever before. The Vice President also said that Guru Nanak Dev ji gave a message of oneness of God, humanity, compassion and brotherhood. He also said that India gave a message of Vasudev Kutumbakam to the world ... Read More »

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: No SC Relief to Sajjan Kumar

Court also sought a detailed medical report from All India Institute of Medical Sciences within four weeks.  Apex Court also defered hearing on Sajjan Kumar’s bail plea till June next year.   Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

Stalemate continues in Maharashtra over government formation 

The BJP remains confident of forming a govt in Maharashtra, even as its pre-poll ally Shiv Sena looks for a better work allocation formula. The term of the outgoing assembly ends on the 9th of November. Time seems to be running out but both allies appear on course to govt formation. The term of the 13th Legislative Assembly in Maharashtra ... Read More »

SC slams chief secretaries on Air pollution in Delhi/NCR

The Supreme court on Wednesday slammed chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh over deteriorating air quality in Delhi and NCR. The Court, which lashed out at authorities for failing to curb severe air pollution in the region, directed the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to provide support of 100 rupees per quintal within 7 days ... Read More »

Appeals pour in to respect SC’s verdict on Ayodhya case 

Temperatures are stirring ahead of SC verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case..On Wednesday, Jamiat ulema e Hind, a prominent Muslim group appealed that SC’s verdict, whatsoever will be acceptable to the community. The group also appealed to the Muslims to accept the SC verdict without any inhibitions. To reach out to and iron out any skepticism by the Muslim community, ... Read More »

Cyclone ‘Maha’ weakens; PM Modi holds high level review meeting 

Severe cyclonic storm ‘Maha’ may not hit the Gujarat coast and is likely to fizzle out into the Arabian sea as a ‘depression’ by Thursday evening. It would come as a big relief to the common people and administration if the latest prediction turns true.  IMD said ‘Maha’ is “very likely” to skirt the Saurashtra coast. The weakened ‘Maha’ will ... Read More »

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma arrives in Dhaka on 700 km long road trip

The delegation entered Bangladesh through Dawki border on Tuesday. The CM led delegation visited Sylhet on Tuesday before reaching Dhaka on Wednesday. In Sylhet he attended a business meeting hosted by the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce, to discuss business and trade exchange between India and Bangladesh. In Dhaka Chief Minister Sangma had a meeting with Commerce Minister of  Bangladesh Tipu ... Read More »

Bangladesh bans Islamist outfit ‘Allahr Dol’

Allah’r Dol was formed in 1995 with the aim to  establish Caliphate through armed struggle. In 2004 it merged with banned militant organisation Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). After arrest of leaders of JMB following serial blasts of 2005, some of its leaders left it to reorganise Allahr Dol. Allahr Dol is the ninth Islamist group to be banned for extremism ... Read More »

Italian Film ‘Despite the Fog’ to open 50th IFFI

The Asia Premiere of the Italian film will bring to screen the story of Paolo, owner of a restaurant in a small town in the province of Rome, returning home after work on a rainy evening. Along the way he sees a child huddled in the cold at a bus stop and decides to take him home. The child is ... Read More »

Trump calls for ‘war’ on cartels as Mormons murdered in Mexico

Suspected drug cartel gunmen killed nine US citizens, three women and six children, during an attack on a convoy in northern Mexico. The victims are members of the LeBaron family, linked to a breakaway Mormon community that settled in Mexico several decades ago. Mexican officials said six children were also wounded and another girl was missing after the attack, which ... Read More »

Cabinet approves ‘Special Window’ for funding of stalled Housing projects

For the purposes of funds to be set up, the government shall act as the Sponsor and the total funds committed by the Government would be upto INR 10,000 crore. The funds will be set up as Category-II Alternate Investment (AIFs) Fund registered with SEBI. These funds would be entrusted to professional Investment Managers. For the first AIF under the ... Read More »

India builds Mathadhis building for Shree Budhanilkantha Naryan Temple in Nepal

Budhanilkantha temple is situated at the foot of Shivpuri hills in Kathmandu valley. The shrine has probably the largest stone idol of Lord Vishnu in Nepal reclining on a bed of Nagas or serpents in the middle of a small pond. Shree Budhanilkantha temple has great religious and cultural significance for Hindus all over the world. Thousands of pilgrims apart ... Read More »

PM Modi reviews several projects through PRAGATI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 31st interaction through PRAGATI — the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.  Reviewing the progress of Aspirational District Programme, Prime Minister was informed about dashboard based on 49 performance indicators. Even slow moving indicators like status of nutrition have shown tremendous progress. It was also noted that some ... Read More »

Yemen govt, southern separatists sign power-sharing deal

The agreement would allow the separatists and other southerners to join a new Yemeni cabinet and would place southern armed forces under the control of the Yemeni government. The UN said the deal was an important step towards ending Yemen’s civil war. The conflict has devastated the country and claimed the lives of at least 7,000 civilians, according to the ... Read More »

Srilanka Polls: Hundreds of SLFP workers pledge not to support Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The workers under banner ‘Organisation to Protect the SLFP’ held a convention in Colombo even as SLFP leadership has decided to support Gotabaya.  A group led by former President has already signed an agreement last week to support Gotabaya’s main rival and minister Sajith Premadasa.  SLFP led by President Maithripala Sirisena has warned of disciplinary action against Kumaratunga and party ... Read More »

India to raise demand for clean technology at affordable cost at Madrid Summit: Prakash Javadekar 

Speaking  in an exclusive interview to Prasar Bharti  special Correspondent  at Dhaka on Wednesday after participating in the 15th governing council meeting off SACEP meeting he said issues of plastic waste management, biodiversity and other issues related to environment were discussed among south Asian Member countries.  He said that in the meeting he spoke about India being on track to ... Read More »

Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR improves 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the situation arising due to pollution in various part of Northern India. Union Cabinet Secretary also reviewed the progress made in the arrangements, since Sunday, to control Air Pollution in the National Capital Region. It was observed that the cases of crop stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana still ... Read More »

Cyclone ‘Maha’: Indian Navy prepared for relief operations

Four warships of the Western Naval Command have been loaded with HADR relief materials. Naval units of the Gujarat Naval Area are also prepared with Emergency Response Teams equipped with underwater diving equipment and inflatable boats.  In addition, naval aircraft and helicopters are also on standby to undertake any survey and air rescue operations. Naval authorities in Gujarat are in ... Read More »

Jahangirnagar University in Dhaka shutdown indefinitely amid violence

The students were staging a sit in before the house of the Vice Chancellor of the University demanding her resignation on corruption charges since yesterday. About 20 students and teachers were hurt in the attack. However, the Jahangirnagar Unit President of BCL denied that Chhatra league members attacked the agitating students. He said that there are allegations that some students ... Read More »

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh urges Russian Defence Industry to jointly manufacture defence equipment with India

Raksha Mantri was addressing CEOs of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) from Russian Defence Industry after jointly inaugurating ‘India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference’ with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov in Moscow, Russia. Raksha Mantri said, Government of India is encouraging OEMs to partner with Indian entities making use of the ‘Make in India’ initiative. He urged the Industry ... Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates 5th India International Science Festival 

Prime Minister Narandra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the 5th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2019  through video conferencing in Kolkata.  The four-day science festival, being organized from November 5-8 , aims to build a strategy for inclusive advancement of Science and Technology.  Highlighting India’s contribution in the field of Science and technology, Prime Minister said that  unprecedented work ... Read More »

PM Modi chairs meeting on Pollution, Cyclone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting in which the situation arising due to pollution in various parts of Northern India was discussed. PM also reviewed the situation arising due to cyclone conditions in parts of western India. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

Sikh pilgrims from India visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan

Most of the 1,100 Sikhs, who are in Pakistan to attend the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak in Nankana Sahib, visited the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, also known as Kartarpur Sahib, along with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar and installed the golden palanquin they had brought in with them. Meanwhile, the Pakistan government has decided to make it mandatory ... Read More »

Defence Minister urges Russian defence industries to jointly manufacture in India

The defence minister said the Indian government is encouraging Orignal Equipment Manufacturers to make use of the ‘Make in India’ initiative.  Rajnath singh was addressing the CEOs of OEMs from the Russian defence industry after jointly inaugurating the ‘India-Russia Defence Industry Cooperation Conference’ with Russian Minister of Industry and Trade in Moscow.  He urged industry leaders to make use of ... Read More »

550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at historic Sultanpur Lodhi underway

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh appealed to everyone to commemorate the auspicious event in the spirit of universal harmony, as propagated by the Great Guru. The Chief Minister also called upon the people to follow the Guru’s teachings of tolerance and harmony to counter the challenges of growing religious intolerance faced by the country. He invited all to participate in ... Read More »

Jharkhand assembly polls: notification for 1st phase to be issued

A total of 13 Assembly Constituencies will go to polls in the first phase for which polling will be held on 30th of November.  Jharkhand will see five-phase polling to the 81 seats between November 30 and December 20 with counting slated on December 23.   Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates India International Science Festival 2019 in Kolkata 

The four-day science festival, being organized from November 5-8 , aims to build a strategy for inclusive advancement of Science and Technology.  Highlighting India’s contribution in the field of Science and technology, Prime Minister said that  unprecedented work is being done for higher education and innovation.  Prime Minister urged the scientists to be far more proactive in recognizing and responding ... Read More »

Suspense continues over Maharashtra CM 

Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil insisted, however, that the new government of the ‘Maha-Yuti’ will be formed as soon as  possible. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minsiter Devendra Fadnavis met with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat last night.    Maharasthra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis called an emergency  meeting of the party’s core committee on Tuesday at his residence to discuss the issue. Other ... Read More »