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Dean of Diplomatic Corps meets MEA officials over Delhi’s deteriorating air

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Worried over the high pollution level in Delhi's air, the Dean of Diplomatic Corps, Fran Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, on Friday, met the officials of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to express the concerns of the diplomatic community. Several diplomats are leaving Delhi due to pollution related breathing and other health...

BJP raps Cong over ‘Moody’s jugalbandi’ barb

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Drawing on international rating agency Moody's positive view on Indian economy, the BJP on Thursday lashed out at the Congress criticism of demonetisation and the GST saying those who "know" and are "informed" have praised the Modi-Government while those not having understanding of economy talk about the GST in terms...

Tourism Min asks States, UTs to place protocol to avoid such accidents

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Expressing concern at the tragic death of 21 tourists in a boat mishap in the Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh, Tourism Minister KJ Alphons has written to all the States and Union territories to put in place a protocol so that in future such incidents do not take place. "The Minister...

Multi-Drug Resistant organisms spreading in community: Study

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

What was so far perceived to be primarily hospital acquired infections, the multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria are now found loose in community as well, researchers from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and City Hospital, both Delhi based have found. What is more alarming is that these MDR organisms are killing more people...

UP to join hands with Gates’ foundation

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh Government will join hands with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to intensify vaccination drive against Encephalitis and other diseases while the Foundation has shown its inclination to work with TB patients as well as taking up city sanitation plan besides helping farmers to increase their productivity. A decision...

Sri Sri meets cleric post meetings on Babri issue

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

After marathon meetings at Ayodhya with various stakeholders for finding an amicable solution to Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid dispute, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met Sunni cleric and Imam of Aishbagh Eidgah and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) executive member Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali in...

Owaisi: No out-of-court settlement on dispute

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Member of Parliament from Hyderabad and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi has ruled out the possibility of any out-of-court settlements of Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir dispute and charged Art of Living guru Sri Sri Ravishankar with misleading the people by making false claims. Addressing media at the MIM headquarters in...

Cop martyred, terrorist killed in J&K gunbattle

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

A junior police officer of counter insurgency wing of Jammu & Kashmir police and a terrorist belonging to Al-qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwatul Hind were killed and a Special Police Officer injured when terrorists traveling in a private car opened fire on a police party at Zakoora in the outskirts of...

HC reprimands Didi Govt for fudging dengue death figures

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

In what once again underscored Mamata Banerjee Government’s insensitivity towards tackling dengue pandemic, the State on Friday received severe reprimand from Calcutta High Court for peddling white lies when called upon to submit a report on the ferocity and expanse of the winged menace. A Division Bench of Justice Arijit Banerjee severely...

Thackeray’s memorial a reality soon, says CM Fadnavis

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

As Maharashtra observed fifth death anniversary of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Friday, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that necessary formalities for the allotment of the Mumbai Mayor’s bungalow for the construction of a national memorial for late Thackeray would soon be completed. Speaking at a function after symbolically dedicating...


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Modi pays tribute to Rang Avadhoot

19 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Addressing a gathering of people via video conferencing in Bharuch district of poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked them to unite against casteism, terrorism, black money, corruption and communalism. “It is a strange environment…We must hold each others hand and move ahead…...

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State Govt to celebrate “Helmet and Seat Belt “ diwas every wednesday

20 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

To control the rising number of road accidents and deaths in the state, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to observe every Wednesday of the week as “Helmet and Seat Belt “ diwas. State principal secretary transport Aradhana Shukla, in an order on Sunday said that on every Wednesday, the department officials would hold rigorous checking of helmet for the driver and the pillion riders of the two wheeler and...

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