BIS report on Delhi water false, politically motivated: Kejriwal

BIS report on Delhi water false, politically motivated: Kejriwal

Monday, 18 November 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday termed "false and politically motivated" a BIS report which stated that drinking water in the national capital failed quality tests. Union Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday released the second phase of the Bureau of Indian Standardisation (BIS) study which stated that...

Rajnath discusses defence ties with US counterpart

Monday, 18 November 2019 | PNS | new delhi

India and US discussed the entire range of bilateral defence ties during talks between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark T Esper in Bangkok on Sunday.  The parleys were held on the sidelines of Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) there. Expressing happiness on the...

IOC launches special winter-grade diesel

Monday, 18 November 2019 | PNS | new delhi

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Sunday launched special winter-grade diesel for the high altitude regions like Ladakh which faces sub-zero temperatures during the winter months. The IOC’s Panipat Refinery produced special winter-grade diesel has a pour point of minus 33 degree celsius and does not lose its fluidity even in...

Naidu expresses concern over absenteeism of MPs

Monday, 18 November 2019 | PNS | new delhi

nA day before the landmark 250th session of Rajya Sabha begins, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern over absenteeism of members in department-related parliamentary standing committees, saying, “We must not let their standards drop”. In a meeting with floor leaders of political parties on Sunday, the Vice President urged them to...

now Sena will sit with Opposition bench

Monday, 18 November 2019 | PNS | new delhi

Following the breakup with BJP, former NDA partner Shiva Sena will now sit with the Opposition benches in both the House of Parliament beginning Monday’s Winter Session. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said here on Sunday. Shiv Sena MPs are being allotted seats on the Opposition side in both Houses...

All-party meet: Govt ready to discuss all issues, says PM

Monday, 18 November 2019 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured an all-party meeting ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament that the Government is ready to discuss all issues. The Opposition on their part raised concerns over economic slowdown and farm distress and strongly demanded that detained Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah be...

Devotees brave rain to offer prayers at Sabarimala

Monday, 18 November 2019 | PTI | Sabarimala(Ker)

Braving rain, thousands of devotees offered prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple here on Sunday, the second day of the annual two-month-long Mandala- Makaravilakku puja pilgrimage season. After chief priest AK Sudheer Namboothiri opened the sanctum sanctorum at 3 am and performed special poojas including 'Neyyabhishekam' among others, the hill shrine...

Kolkata para-teachers launch indefinite fast for hike in salary

Monday, 18 November 2019 | PTI | Kolkata

Over 30 para-teachers have launched an indefinite fast near Bikash Bhavan, the building housing the state Education department here, demanding hike in their salaries, a member of the teachers organisation said on Sunday. Co-Convenor of 'Para Teacher Oikyo Manch' Bhagirath Ghosh told reporters on Sunday that over 1,000 para teachers are...

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