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New health warnings on tobacco products from Sep. 1

By   /  August 22, 2019  /  Nagaland, Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on New health warnings on tobacco products from Sep. 1

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Aug. 21: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has amended the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008 wherein new specified health warnings will be displayed on all tobacco products. The amended rules will come into effect from September 1 2019, a notification from the Ministry stated […]

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Chidambaram arrested, says not hiding from law

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Chidambaram arrested, says not hiding from law

New Delhi, Aug. 21 (IANS): High drama preceded the arrest of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as officials of the CBI scaled the walls of his Jor Bagh residence here, minutes after his press conference at the party headquarters where he said he was “not hiding from the law but seeking […]

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CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal misconduct

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on CBI books Prannoy Roy, his wife for criminal misconduct

New Delhi, Aug. 21 (IANS): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against senior journalist and co-founder of listed broadcaster New Delhi Television (NDTV) Prannoy Roy, his wife Radhika Roy and the compamy’s CEO and Director Vikramaditya Chandra for bringing tainted money of unidentified public servants through a web of complex transactions […]

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UGC targets 30 pc enrolment in higher education by 2020

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on UGC targets 30 pc enrolment in higher education by 2020

Bhopal, Aug. 21 (PTI): The University Grants Commission has set a target to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education to 30 per cent by 2020 from the present 25.4 per cent, UGC Chairman Prof D P Singh said on Wednesday. The UGC has also set certain objectives to improve the quality of […]

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Yogi brings in 23 new ministers, eyes by-polls, 2022 polls

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Yogi brings in 23 new ministers, eyes by-polls, 2022 polls

Lucknow, Aug. 21 (IANS): In what can be termed as a near-total revamp of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh, 23 new ministers were sworn in on Wednesday at the Raj Bhawan by Governor Anandiben Patel. The newly-inducted ministers include six cabinet ministers, six ministers of state with independent charge and 11 ministers of […]

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Ex-MP CM Babulal Gaur passes away

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Ex-MP CM Babulal Gaur passes away

Bhopal, Aug. 21 (IANS): Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur passed away on Wednesday morning at a private hospital here after prolonged illness. Gaur (89) suffered a cardiac arrest late on Tuesday night, Narmada Hospital director Rajesh Sharma told the media. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to […]

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Floods hit life in Punjab and Haryana, Delhi threat dips

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Floods hit life in Punjab and Haryana, Delhi threat dips

New Delhi, Aug. 21 (IANS): Large areas across Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday remained affected by the flood waters which have submerged crops and marooned villagers even though water levels in swollen rivers were receding, officials said. In Delhi, the Yamuna was still above the danger level, but not rising any more. Punjab has declared […]

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Ayodhya: Lord Ram’s birthplace is deity, no one can claim right over it, Ram Lalla’s lawyer tells SC

By   /  August 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Ayodhya: Lord Ram’s birthplace is deity, no one can claim right over it, Ram Lalla’s lawyer tells SC

New Delhi, Aug. 21 (PTI): The birthplace of Lord Ram at Ayodhya is itself a deity and no one can claim ownership right over the sacred place by merely putting up a structure like a mosque, a counsel for ‘Ram Lalla’ told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. ‘Ram Lalla Virajman’, a deity which is one […]

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INR 4,432 crore more approved for 3 natural disaster-hit states

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on INR 4,432 crore more approved for 3 natural disaster-hit states

New Delhi, Aug. 20 (IANS): The Centre on Tuesday approved INR 4,432.10 crore additional assistance for Odisha, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, which faced natural disasters, like drought, avalanches, hailstorm and landslides, this as well as last year. Of this, INR 3,338.22 crore will be given to Odisha for Cyclone Fani, INR 1029.39 crore to Karnataka […]

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Yamuna continues to swell, Delhi CM says situation under control

By   /  August 20, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Yamuna continues to swell, Delhi CM says situation under control

New Delhi, Aug. 20 (PTI): The Yamuna river was flowing almost a metre above the danger mark and it may swell even further after Haryana released 25,590 cusec of water from a barrage on Tuesday afternoon. However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the current situation in under control. According to a Delhi government official, […]

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