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Himachal rains claim 8 lives; hundreds stranded

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Himachal rains claim 8 lives; hundreds stranded

  Shimla, Sep. 24 (IANS): Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh on Monday claimed eight lives and hundreds, including school students, remained stranded across the state after incessant rainfall for the third consecutive day, triggering landslides and snapping over 200 road links, officials said. Three people were washed away near Manali late on Sunday night when […]

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13 Indians, Israelis with blind climbers, scale Mt. Kilimanjaro

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on 13 Indians, Israelis with blind climbers, scale Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS): In a unique adventure sports initiative, a group of blind and able-bodied climbers from India and Israel have scaled the world’s fourth highest and Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, an organiser said here on Monday. The climb from Sep. 8-14 was billed as India’s first Inclusive Climb. It included […]

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Terrorism in Kashmir is Pakistan-sponsored — Rajnath Singh

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Terrorism in Kashmir is Pakistan-sponsored — Rajnath Singh

Lucknow, Sep. 24 (PTI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the government is “ready to talk to everyone” over the Kashmir issue, while asserting that terrorism in the Valley is “Pakistan-sponsored”. After a meeting of the Central Zonal Council here, he told reporters, “I think the (Kashmir) matter will be resolved. We are ready […]

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42 arrested for cheating in Bengal police recruitment exam

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on 42 arrested for cheating in Bengal police recruitment exam

Kolkata, Sep. 24 (IANS): West Bengal CID has arrested 42 persons in connection with cheating in the state police constable recruitment examination from various centres, a senior officer said on Monday. Acting on specific information that some candidates were using improvised wireless devices to cheat in Sunday’s examination, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) conducted checking […]

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‘PM, Home minister should take call on declassifying Shastri’s death’

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on ‘PM, Home minister should take call on declassifying Shastri’s death’

New Delhi, Sep. 24 (PTI): All classified records pertaining to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death should be placed before the prime minister and home minister to take call on their declassification, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled Monday. The directives were issued to the central public information officers of the Prime Minister’s […]

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India launches ‘world’s biggest’ govt. healthcare programme

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on India launches ‘world’s biggest’ govt. healthcare programme

Ranchi, Sep. 23 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the ‘Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)’ here, hailing it as the “world’s biggest state-run healthcare scheme”. Launching the scheme, Modi said the intended beneficiaries outnumber the total population of the European Union or that of the USA, Canada and Mexico […]

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It is time PM, Jaitley ‘stop lying’ on Rafale issue and call for JPC probe — Rahul

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on It is time PM, Jaitley ‘stop lying’ on Rafale issue and call for JPC probe — Rahul

New Delhi, Sep. 23 (PTI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday hit back at Arun Jaitley on the Rafale issue, saying it is time the finance minister and the prime minister “stop lying” and call for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe for an “uncorrupted truth” to come out. He accused Jaitley of having the ability […]

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PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat scheme to benefit 1.30 cr. MP families — CM

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat scheme to benefit 1.30 cr. MP families — CM

Bhopal, Sep. 23 (PTI): As many as 1.30 crore families in Madhya Pradesh will benefit from the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana- Ayushman Bharat, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said Sunday. Chouhan launched the scheme in the state after it was rolled out nationwide by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function Sunday in Ranchi, […]

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TDP MLA, ex-legislator shot dead by Maoists in Andhra

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on TDP MLA, ex-legislator shot dead by Maoists in Andhra

Visakhapatnam, Sep. 23 (IANS): A ruling TDP MLA and a former legislator of his party were shot dead on Sunday by Maoists in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam district, police said. In what is said to be first major attack by the Maoists on public representatives in nearly a decade, K. Sarveswara Rao, 45, Telugu Desam Party […]

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After SC rap, WhatsApp appoints grievance officer for India

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on After SC rap, WhatsApp appoints grievance officer for India

New Delhi, Sep. 23 (IANS): After being pulled up by the Supreme Court for not appointing a Grievance Officer and complying with other laws of India, WhatsApp on Sunday appointed Komal Lahiri as the Grievance Officer for the country. Based out of WhatsApp’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, Lahiri can be contacted via email and […]

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