Sunday Edition

Edu institutes to develop villages

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Deepak Kumar Jha/Archana Jyoti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

After Parliamentarians, it’s the higher educational institutions (HEI) that the Centre has roped in for development of villages across India. HEIs, with IIT-Delhi being the nodal coordinator, will adopt five panchayats each and carry out detailed field studies to find solutions for the issues of basic amenities and livelihood opportunities...

Ban on Letrozole to be lifted after 5 long years

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Five years after suspending the manufacture, sale and distribution of controversial drug Letrozole, citing side-effects, the Union Health Ministry’s highest decision-making technical body on drugs has recommended lifting the restrictions and allowing the medicine to be used for administering in young infertile women to help them conceive. The move followed recommendation...

Yoga can be a support therapy for pulmonary rehabilitation: Study

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Yoga can be included as a support therapy for pulmonary rehabilitation programmes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, a study published in the latest issue of Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine has said. The researchers of the study came to the conclusion following an encouraging results of the Integrated...

Cash transfers in five poll-bound States must be done under police protection: EC to CEOs

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Election Commission of India (EC) has directed the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of five poll-bound States to ask top police brass that cash transfers during the election period be done under the protection of cops and that they be kept ‘informed’ about such movements from banks or currency chests. The...

RaGa slams Anil Vij, says Hitler, Mussolini were also big brands

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Taking a jibe at Haryana Minister Anil Vij for his controversial statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a much bigger brand than Mahatma Gandhi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that dictators Hitler and Mussolini were also very ‘powerful brands’. Facing heat over his remarks, Vij withdrew his remarks...

UP BJP leaders urge CEO to take action against Rahul, Cong

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | PNS | New DelhI | in Sunday Pioneer

A delegation comprising of UP BJP leaders led by MLC Shayam Nandan Singh met the UP Chief Electoral officer (CEO) T Venktesh, and requested him to take action against the Congress vice-president and his party of allegedly hurting religious sentiments. The complaint states that Rahul had hurt religious sentiments by...

EC’s dos and don'ts for poll campaign

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Election Commission of India has directed political parties to hold roadshows only on public holidays and during non-peak hours on routes without hospitals, trauma centre and heavily crowded markets. The panel also asked parties to ensure that no more than 10 motorbikes form part of any campaign convoy and that...

Budget Session from January 31

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | pns | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Budget Session of Parliament was on Saturday convened to start from January 31. President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on January 31, an official notification said. A similar notification is also expected from the Lok Sabha Secretariat. The announcement comes even as the Opposition...

Sakshi Maharaj’s views on Muslims not party line: BJP

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The BJP on Saturday distanced itself from party MP Sakshi Maharaj’s comment suggesting Muslims were responsible for the population boom in the country, saying it is neither the view of the ruling party nor that of the NDA Government at the Centre. An FIR has since been lodged against Maharaj...

Five new IITs get Directors as Prez okays HRD proposal

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved an HRD Ministry proposal appointing Directors to five new IITs of Tirupati, Palakkad, Bhilai-Durg, Goa and Dharwad. All the five Directors have been appointed for a period of five years. According to sources, Prof KN Satyanarayana had been appointed as the Director of IIT Tirupati in...


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