Kerala man stuck inside hospital lift for 2 days rescued, 3 staffers suspended

Kerala man stuck inside hospital lift for 2 days rescued, 3 staffers suspended

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 | PTI | Thiruvananthapuram

A 59-year-old man was stuck in a lift at the Government Medical College Hospital in the Kerala capital for two days, but the officials responsible for its operation were unaware of the situation until Monday morning, prompting the authorities to initiate disciplinary action against them for their alleged lapses. Ulloor resident...

Indian Coast Guard ship rescues two Olive Ridley turtles

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 | PNS | New Delhi

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship Kamla Devi successfully rescued two Olive Ridley turtles entangled in ghost nets approximately 35 nautical miles southeast off the coast of West Bengal on Saturday, officials said here on Monday.The Olive Ridley turtles are classified as endangered species and are protected under the Indian...

IFS Vikram Misri takes over as India’s Foreign Secretary

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 | PNS | New Delhi

Seasoned diplomat Vikram Misri, widely regarded as an expert on China and national security, assumed charge as India's new Foreign Secretary on Monday. Misri, a 1989-batch Indian Foreign Service officer(IFS), who was serving as the deputy national security advisor, succeeded Vinay Kwatra. The 59-year-old assumed charge of the key position at a...

PM, leaders congratulate new Nepalese PM Oli

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated K P Sharma Oli on his appointment as Prime Minister of Nepal and said he looked forward to working closely with him to further strengthen the friendship between the two countries. Oli, the leader of Nepal's largest communist party, was appointed Nepal's Prime Minister...

Support to Pacific islands' quest for progress our responsibility: Jaishankar

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 | PNS | New Delhi

India considers supporting the Pacific islands' quest for development as its responsibility, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday.         In his brief remarks at an event, Jaishankar also said the Islands in the Pacific are not “small Islands” but rather “large Ocean countries” and that India is privileged to...

PM pays tributes to Kamaraj, hails his visionary legacy

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to former Congress President K Kamaraj, a towering leader of his era who hailed from Tamil Nadu, and said his contribution to sectors like education remains unparalleled. “Remembering Thiru K. Kamaraj on his birth anniversary. He is widely respected for his visionary leadership...

SC issues notices to pvt parties on NTA pleas to club all cases

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to private parties on a batch of pleas filed by the National Testing Agency (NTA) seeking transfer of cases pending against it in various high courts on the NEET-UG row to the top court to avoid multiplicity of litigations. Earlier, a vacation bench...

Bhujbal meets Sharad over Maratha, OBC quota issue

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

In a move that sparked intense speculation in the state political circles, senior Maharashtra minister and Ajit Pawar-led NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal on Monday met rival Nationalist Congress Party (SP) chief Sharad Pawar ostensibly to discuss the brewing tension between the Marathas and Other Backward Classes (OBC) over reservations. Bhujbal —...

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