Monthly Archives: July 2019

India

PM Modi To Address Two-Day Orientation Programme For BJP Lawmakers

A two-day orientation programme for the 303 newly elected BJP legislators and the 78 Rajya Sabha lawmakers will be organised on August 3-4 in Parliament library building. The aim is to impart training and enhancing ...
July 30, 2019
India

Lok Sabha Passes Consumer Protection Bill To Enforce Consumer Rights

Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Consumer Protection Bill that seeks to establish the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) to protect and enforce consumer rights. The CCPA will take immediate action after a complaint is ...
July 30, 2019
Madhya Pradesh

Lalji Tandon takes oath as Madhya Pradesh Governor

The newly appointed Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Lalji Tandon, took oath on Monday at a function at Raj Bhavan in the state capital in Bhopal. The oath was administered by acting Chief Justice of the ...
July 29, 2019
India

Fagu Chauhan Sworn-in As New Bihar Governor

Fagu Chauhan, a six-time member of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, was on Monday sworn in as the 29th Governor of Bihar. Fagu Chauhan was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of Patna High ...
July 29, 2019
India

Anandiben Patel Sworn-in As UP Governor

Anandiben Patel took oath as Uttar Pradesh governor on Monday. High Court Chief Justice Govind Mathur administered her the oath at the Raj Bhawan here. Patel was serving as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh when ...
July 29, 2019
Sports

Mary Kom Wins Gold Medal In Style Ahead of World ...

Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom claimed the gold medal without breaking a sweat in the 23rd President’s Cup, asserting her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia on Sunday. The ...
July 28, 2019
Chhattisgarh

14 Naxals Surrender In Chhattisgarh

Fourteen lower-rung Naxals, including a woman, surrendered in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. The cadres turned themselves in at Phulbagdi police station in the district, a senior official said. “This surrender is ...
July 28, 2019
India

RAW Officer Johri Appointed As New BSF Director General

IPS officer V K Johri has been appointed as the next Director General (DG) of country’s largest border guarding force, BSF, an official order said Sunday. The order has been issued by the Appointments Committee ...
July 28, 2019
IndiaSports

MS Dhoni on patrol duty in Jammu & Kashmir from ...

India wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni will carry out patrolling and guard duties with troops during his 15-day stint with a Territorial Army battalion in the Kashmir Valley. Dhoni, who is also an honorary Lt Colonel ...
July 26, 2019
India

PM Modi Plants Saplings In Parliament As Part Of Plantation ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted saplings in Parliament as part of a tree plantation campaign by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla here on Friday. Speaking to ANI, Birla said, “The Prime Minister has spread out ...
July 26, 2019
India

Yeddyurappa To Take Oath As K’taka CM At 6 p.m

State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa Friday said he will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka by Governor Vajubhai Vala at 6 p.m. “I have requested Governor to administer me oath between ...
July 26, 2019
Madhya Pradesh

Two BJP MLAs Back In Kamal Nath Govt In MP

In a jolt to the opposition BJP in Madhya Pradesh, two of its MLAs backed the seven-month- old Congress-led government during the voting on a bill in the Assembly on Wednesday. The Congress claimed that ...
July 25, 2019
World

Priti Patel Appointed Britain’s First Indian-origin Home Secretary

Priti Patel, an ardent Brexiteer who was among the most vocal critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, on Wednesday took charge as Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary in the newly-unveiled Boris Johnson Cabinet. Patel had ...
July 25, 2019
Madhya Pradesh

Lalji Tandon To Take Oath As MP Governor On July ...

Lalji Tandon would be taking oath as Madhya Pradesh governor at a function at Raj Bhawan here on July 29. Tandon, at present the governor of Bihar, will arrive here on July 28, a Raj ...
July 25, 2019
Sports

India Will Perform Better at Tokyo Olympics, Says Rijiju

India will send a good contingent for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday, expressing confidence that the country’s performance at the games will be better. During Question Hour in ...
July 25, 2019
India

Karnataka BJP Leaders Meet Shah To Discuss Govt Formation

A group of Karnataka BJP leaders met party president Amit Shah on Thursday as the party weighed its options following the fall of the Congress-JD(S) government in the state. The state BJP led by former ...
July 25, 2019
India

MSME Portal To Be Launched Soon: Gadkari

The government has decided to launch within a month a portal on the lines of Alibaba in China and Amazon in the US for selling products manufactured by small industries, MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari said ...
July 25, 2019
India

Committed To Addressing All Issues With Pakistan Bilaterally: Centre

The government Wednesday said it wants normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan and was committed to addressing all outstanding issues bilaterally as it asserted that the onus is on Islamabad for creating a terror-free environment for ...
July 25, 2019
India

83 Notices Issued Against Loan Defaulters To Stop Them From ...

As many as 83 Look Out Circulars have been issued by the government against promoters of companies who have defaulted on their bank loans, preventing them from leaving the country, Union minister Nityanand Rai said ...
July 25, 2019
Chhattisgarh

Ex-Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Hospitalised In Gurgaon

Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh was admitted to a hospital in Gurgaon on Tuesday night. Mr Singh complained of chest pain at 11 pm last night, following which he was rushed to Medanta hospital ...
July 25, 2019
India

SC Cancels Amrapali Group’s Registration And Leases, Directs NBCC To ...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cancelled the registration of the Amrapali group and appointed the state-run National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete all its pending projects, bringing great relief to thousands of home buyers ...
July 24, 2019
Madhya Pradesh

Midday Meals Cooked Inside Toilet At This Madhya Pradesh Anganwadi ...

A toilet in Madhya Pradesh is being used for reasons beyond its intended purpose. In complete departure of hygienic norms the toilet in Shivpuri district’s rural child care centre has been converted into a full-fledged ...
July 24, 2019
Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Passes Bill Giving OBCs 27% Quota

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed an amendment bill raising reservation in government jobs and education for Other Backward Classes (OBC) to 27 percent from the present 14 percent. The Madhya Pradesh House ...
July 24, 2019
Chhattisgarh

India’s First Garbage Cafe in Chhattisgarh

The country’s first garbage cafe has been launched here in Chhattisgarh. Ambikapur, which has been selected as the second cleanest city after Indore, plans to use the plastic for construction of roads. The cafe will ...
July 24, 2019
Business and Economy

Govt Extends Due Date For Filing Income Tax Returns For ...

The government on Tuesday extended the due date for filing income tax returns by individuals for financial year 2018-19 by a month till August 31. Individuals, including salaried taxpayers, and entities – who do not ...
July 24, 2019
India

No Such Request Made by PM Modi: Jaishankar on Trump’s ...

Amid a massive controversy over US President Donald Trump’s claim on Kashmir mediation, India Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi never made any such request to the US leader and reiterated that Kashmir is a ...
July 23, 2019
Entertainment

Taapsee Pannu Justifies Akshay Kumar Getting Bigger Space on Mission ...

Taapsee Pannu has a message for the critics of the first poster of Mission Mangal which courted controversy for giving Akshay Kumar a bigger display than his women colleagues: star value is a “brutal truth” ...
July 22, 2019
Entertainment

The Lion King Rules India Box Office, Earns Rs 54.75 ...

Disney’s new production of The Lion King opened to a weekend collection of over Rs 54 crore at the domestic box office. Jon Favreau has recreated the 1994 Disney classic of the same name, to bring back ...
July 22, 2019
World

Turkey Will Launch Operation in Syria if Safe Zone not ...

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that if a planned safe zone in northern Syria is not established, and if threats continue against Turkey, Ankara will launch a military operation east of the ...
July 22, 2019
World

Release Tanker And Crew Immediately, Britain Tells Iran

Britain called on Iran on Monday to release a British-flagged tanker and its crew immediately, describing the seizure of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz as illegal, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said. ...
July 22, 2019
India

India Will Achieve 8% Growth From 2020-21: NITI Aayog Vice ...

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has voiced confidence that India will achieve economic growth of 8 per cent plus from fiscal year 2020-21 onwards as structural reforms like the GST are set to produce ...
July 22, 2019
Business and Economy

Sensex Tanks 306 pts; Rupee Slips 26 Paise to 69.06 ...

Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex plunged over 400 points in early trade Monday amid heavy foreign fund outflow and weak domestic as well as global cues. The 30-share index was trading 373.14 points or 0.97 ...
July 22, 2019
India

Govt Presents 50-Day Report Card, Says ‘Walking The Talk’ On ...

Presenting a report card after completing 50 days in office, the government on Monday said it is already “walking the talk” on its promise of fast-paced development with “speed, skill and scale” being manifested in ...
July 22, 2019
Sports

Hima Das Nearing Her Best Said Volker Herrmann High Performance ...

Indian athletics’ High Performance Director Volker Herrmann feels star sprinter Hima Das is nearing her best, having won five successive gold medals in three weeks in Europe. The 19-year-old Hima has won five races — ...
July 22, 2019
Business and Economy

Gold Touches All-Time High Of Rs 35,970 Per 10 Gram

Gold prices touched a new high of Rs 35,970 per 10 gram in the national capital after gaining Rs 100 on Monday due to continued buying from jewellers, according to the All India Sarafa Association. ...
July 22, 2019
India

Chandrayaan 2 Launched Successfully

Isro Moon Mission, Chandrayaan 2, has been successfully launched from the Sriharikota space station. After a tense countdown at the Isro space centre, Chandrayaan 2 launch took place at exactly 2:43 on Monday. Chandrayaan-2 onboard its ...
July 22, 2019
India

Private Insurance Firms got Rs 46 Crore Premium in Two ...

Private insurance companies received a premium of around Rs 46 crore in the last two years from Indian Railways and its passengers while making a payout of only Rs seven crore in claims under the ...
July 21, 2019
India

Former Lok Sabha MP and Founder of Jharkhand Movement AK ...

Former Lok Sabha MP and founder of Marxist Coordination Committee (MCC), A K Roy passed away at a hospital here on Sunday. Roy, a bachelor, was 90, party sources said. The veteran Left leader and ...
July 21, 2019
India

Senior Congress Leader Sheila Dikshit Dies at 81

Veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday at the age of 81. She had been ill for a long time. She was admitted at around 10.30 am today. She died at 3.55 pm at a city hospital. ...
July 20, 2019
Sports

Vijender Singh Wins 11th Consecutive Pro Bout

Vijender recently made his US debut against Mike Snider and won the bout with the technical knockout in the US professional circuit. According to Vijender, his next two fights in the US will tentatively take place ...
July 19, 2019
India

Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on July 22: ISRO

India’s second mission to the Moon Chandrayaan-2, which was called off due to a technical snag, has been rescheduled for launch on July 22, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday. On July ...
July 18, 2019
India

S Jaishankar On Kulbhushan Jadhav Release

A day after the International Court of Justice ordered review of death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav, India Thursday asked Pakistan to release the former Navy officer forthwith and vowed to vigorously continue efforts to bring ...
July 18, 2019
World

Christine Lagarde Resigns As IMF Chief

Christine Lagarde will resign from the International Monetary Fund on September 12 as she awaits final word on her nomination to the presidency of the European Central Bank, she announced. Her departure allows the IMF ...
July 18, 2019
India

Centre Asks Finance Panel To Consider Defence Funding Mechanism

The Narendra Modi government has asked the 15th finance commission to consider whether there ought to be a new mechanism for funding defence and internal security, which could potentially put pressure on states to cede ...
July 18, 2019
India

Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh Get New Governors

The President on Tuesday appointed Sitting Rajya Sabha member Anusuiya Uikey and senior BJP leader Biswa Bhusan Harichandan as governors of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh respectively. The post of Chhattisgarh governor was under the additional charge ...
July 17, 2019
must know

Partial Lunar eclipse 2019

What is a lunar eclipse? A lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon. This results is Earth’s shadow being cast on the Moon. During a partial lunar ...
July 16, 2019
Health and Nutrition

Home Remedies For Prevention And Treatment Of Malaria

The most common disease in rainy season is “Malaria”. It is spread by mosquitoes since there is a problem of water clogging during rainy season which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes to breed. Symptoms: ...
India

Govt Proposes Rs 5 lakh Compensation For Death In Motor ...

Compensation of Rs 5 lakh for death and Rs 2.5 lakh for grievous injury in a motor vehicle accident case have been proposed by the government as it seeks to make the Motor Vehicles Act ...
July 16, 2019
Indiamust know

Bill To Improve Arbitration Of Commercial Disputes Introduced In Rajya ...

The new bill, which amends the 1996 Act, seeks to provide for a robust mechanism to deal with institutional disputes and ensures accountability of the arbitrator. A bill aimed at improving institutional arbitration by providing ...
July 16, 2019
India

India is getting it’s first public digital healthcare record

Improving public healthcare systems across India is one of the biggest challenges and it finally seems to be getting its due importance by the incumbent government. NITI Aayog has proposed a new integrated digital healthcare ...
July 16, 2019