NSA Doval holds wide ranging talks with American counterpart Sullivan

NSA Doval holds wide ranging talks with American counterpart Sullivan

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

National Security Advisor(NSA)Ajit Doval on Monday here held detailed talks with his American counterpart Jake Sullivan, focusing on implementation of the ambitious India-US Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technologies (iCET), bilateral defence ties and regional security situation. Sullivan is visiting Delhi from June 17 to 18, in the first trip to...

Meghwal: We consulted with all before deciding to implement new criminal laws from July 1

Monday, 17 June 2024 | PTI | Kolkata

Union Minister of State for Law and Justice (Independent Charge) Arjun Ram Meghwal on Sunday said the new criminal laws will be introduced from July 1, dismissing opposition allegations of not being consulted before the decision was made. Meghwal said the Indian Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, and the...

Assam secretariat becomes India’s first eco-friendly state Govt headquarters

Monday, 17 June 2024 | PTI | Guwahati

The Assam Secretariat on Sunday became the country's first green state government headquarters with the inauguration of a 2.5 MW solar power project on its campus, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Installed at a cost of Rs 12.5 crore, the grid-connected rooftop solar power plant will save Rs 30 lakh...

In protest against planned airport, Parandur villagers say they will relocate to Andhra

Monday, 17 June 2024 | PTI | Chennai

Residents of Parandur and neighbouring villages in Kanchipuram district have announced their decision to relocate to Andhra Pradesh to draw the Tamil Nadu government's attention to their nearly 700-day-old protest against the greenfield airport proposed to be established near here. The Tamil Nadu government issued the notification for acquisition of land...

Siddaramaiah defends hike in petrol and diesel prices

Monday, 17 June 2024 | PTI | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday defended the hike in petrol and diesel prices saying that it will ensure funding essential public services and development projects. With the opposition BJP and its ally JD(S) coming down heavily on the Congress government for increasing the petrol and diesel prices by Rs 3...

NRI assault in Himachal: Punjab Police will file Zero FIR, says Minister Dhaliwal

Monday, 17 June 2024 | PTI | Chandigarh

Punjab Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on Sunday said the Punjab Police will register a 'Zero FIR' in connection with assault on a Punjab-origin Non-Resident Indian (NRI), who alleged that he was beaten by a group of men over parking in Himachal Pradesh's Dalhousie.  A 'Zero FIR' can be filed at any...

Meghwal hopeful about UCC implementation

Monday, 17 June 2024 | PTI | Kolkata

Union Law and Justice Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Sunday expressed hope about implementation of the Uniform Civil Code, contending that some states have started to bring it into force. Meghwal made the remark while speaking at the sidelines of a conference on 'India's Progressive Path in the Administration of Criminal...

Gene responsible for fragrance, safety against pathogens in lavender found

Monday, 17 June 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

In a discovery that is particularly significant for India, which is exploring lavender cultivation as part of the Aroma Mission launched in 2016, a team of researchers has found that gene, LaMYC7, plays a crucial role in the aromatic plants for enhancing its distinctive both the fragrance as well as...

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