No need to visit Police station: Now, file FIR, avail other services at kiosks in Delhi

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Delhis Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Friday launched first The move aims to provide safety, security and other related facilities for women, senior citizens, students and patients. The kiosk is furnished with high optical fibre connectivity and internet. The kiosk will be supervised by a technical staff headed by an Additional Sub- Inspector or Sub- Inspectors, who are trained to assist …

ISRO spy case: SC awards Rs 50 lakh damages to ex-scientist Narayanan

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The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Kerala government to pay Rs 50 lakh compensation to a former Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) scientist and also ordered a probe into the role of senior police officers involved in framing him in the Holding that The court asked the state government to pay the compensation within eight weeks. The court also …

Odisha: Cyclone storm alert in state as depression over Bay of Bengal likely to cause heavy rainfall over next 2-3 days

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The National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), under the Home Ministry, has cautioned the Odisha government against a looming cyclonic storm in the next two to three days, official sources said. In an advisory to Chief Secretary AP Padhi and Special Relief Commission B P Sethi, the NERC said Monday a depression formed over southeast Bay of Bengal was likely to …

2 India Gate parks to be fenced to maintain ‘design uniformity’

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The Central Public Works Department (CPWD), which maintains the area around the India Gate, has started erecting five-foot fence around two nearby parks to ensure uniformity in design, which has been affected by the upcoming war memorial there. Officials have, however, clarified that the move was not aimed at restricting entry of visitors. An official of the CPWD said that …

KVIC develops carry bags made by mixing paper, plastic waste

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The KVIC has added another feather to its achievement by developing in-house paper carry bags by mixing plastic waste with paper pulp a major step towards environmental conservation, an official said on Sunday. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said a unique process has been adopted to make the hand bags. Plastic garbage collected from the …

Madrasa loses recognition after students stopped from singing national anthem on Independence Day

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Taking a serious view of alleged opposition by the principal and teachers of a madrasa (Islamic seminary) to singing of the national anthem during Independence Day function, the Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled its recognition. The recognition of Madrasa Arabia Ahle Girls College, situated in Badago area under Kolhui police station has been cancelled on the order of the state …

Himachal Pradesh weather, floods LIVE updates: Mild intensity earthquake jolts Sirmaur district

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Himachal Pradesh weather LIVE updates: Incessant rainfall in Himachal Pradesh for the last three days has triggered a flood-like situation. Movement of traffic on several important roads including Chandigarh-Manali highway beyond Manali town and Pathankot-Chamba have been halted. At several locations, landslides have also struck roads leading to halt in transport services. Schools, colleges and several offices have been shut …

Wrong to say cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased under Modi government, says Ramdas Athawale

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Union minister Ramdas Athawale Sunday said it was wrong to say cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased under the Narendra Modi government. Noting that caste-related violence was continuing in the country, the Dalit leader from Maharashtra said irrespective of which party is in power, the government should take stringent action against the perpetrators. No party (in power) encourages these …

Buddhism India’s greatest gift to us, says Bhutan’s Queen Mother

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Buddhism is one of Indias greatest gifts to Bhutan, leading the people of Bhutan to refer to India as the land of the enlightened, Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk said here today. She was delivering the opening address at the ninth edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival that is celebrating 50 years of the establishment of formal diplomatic …

Many streets waterlogged in Delhi after rains, traffic hit

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Several areas of the national capital witnessed waterlogging and traffic snarls for the second consecutive day on Sunday after heavy rains lashed the city. Waterlogging was reported from various areas in Delhi, including Shalimar Banquet Hall, Ekta Sthal and Shanti Path area. Earlier in the day, heavy traffic congestion was reported in places such as Rani Jhansi Road, Qutub Road, …

Indian American Seema Nanda becomes CEO of Democratic party

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Indian American Seema Nanda, who took over as CEO of the opposition Democratic National Committee last week, has vowed to fight for the soul of the country and help elect Democrats in every corner of the US. We are fighting now for the soul of our country – for our democracy and for the opportunity, Nanda, the first Indian American …

Delhi pollution: Situation in national capital is worse than pre-CNG times, claims AIIMS director

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Delhi pollution: The alarming state of Delhi pollution level has become a menace for the citizens of the national capital as well visitors to the city. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria has claimed that pollution levels have become worse than in pre-CNG era and blamed lack of vision for the scenario. Asserting that pollution was …

Yogi Adityanath calls up Gujarat CM, expresses concern over attacks on North Indians

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday called up his Gujarat counterpart to express concern over violent attacks on migrants from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh working in the western state. Adityanath urged Gujarats Vijay Rupani to take strict action against those behind the attacks, an official said. The attacks began after a migrant worker from Bihar allegedly …

Delhi government to Supreme Court: 1000 standard-floor cluster buses will be fitted with hydraulic lifts

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The Delhi government today told the Supreme Court that it will install hydraulic lifts in 1,000 standard-floor buses to be procured under the cluster scheme on its own cost to make them accessible for differently-abled persons, especially those on wheel chair. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has challenged an order of the Delhi …

Pakistan’s hypocrisy: 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed lectures on ‘correct use of opinion’ after casting his vote – watch video

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An accused in the 26\/11 Mumbai attacks and a UN designated terrorist, Hafiz Saeed on Wednesday exercised his franchise during the national elections in Pakistan. Saeed also spoke to media after casting his vote where he offered his opinion on correct use of votes. I have just voted, the environment is beautiful here, no problem has come in the way.. …

CWC meeting: Congress slams government on Rafale deal, unemployment; plans to start mass movement

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In its second Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday under party president Rahul Gandhi, discussions were held on key issues including National Registration Certificate (NRC), Rafale deal, unemployment among others. The committee has decided to start a mass movement to force the government answer on a number of key issues, the party said. Discussions were held on the issue …

EAM Sushma Swaraj reaches New York for 73rd UNGA session

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in New York to attend the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The spokesperson for Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar, tweeted, Setting the stage for a week of hectic diplomacy! EAM @SushmaSwaraj arrives in New York to attend the 73rd Session of the #UnitedNations General Assembly and participate in several bilateral, …

Ayushman Bharat! Narendra Modi first Indian PM to prioritise universal health coverage, says noted UK-based medical journal

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Narendra Modi is the first prime minister of India, which is engulfed in a swirling epidemic of non-communicable diseases, to have prioritised universal health coverage as part of his political platform under the Ayushman Bharat programme, a noted UK-based medical journal has said. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the The Lancet, said the prime minister has grasped the importance of health …

Vivek Tiwari killing: Complaint against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for ‘promoting religious enmity’ in controversial tweet

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has landed himself in a big controversy with his remarks on the killing of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari by a police official in Lucknow last week. BJP leader and Supreme Court lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a police complaint against the AAP supremo for his remarks in which he had said that Tiwari was killed …

New deadline for thermal plants: SC asks if health of people ‘irrelevant’; slams Centre, Power Ministry

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The Supreme Court today slammed the Centre and the Ministry of Power for extending till 2022 the deadline for thermal power plants across the country to adhere to emission norms and asked whether the health of people was irrelevant to the government. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta termed the situation hopeless and said authorities have …