Monthly Archives: August 2019

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh CM raises quota for SCs and OBCs

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bhagel on Thursday announced an increase in reservations for OBCs and Scheduled Castes in state government jobs and education. While the quota for the Scheduled Castes will increase by one percent, ...
August 16, 2019
India

IAF’s Abhinandan Varthaman gets Vir Chakra

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who downed an enemy jet during an aerial combat with Pakistan in February and was held captive for three days, has been conferred the Vir Chakra, India’s third-highest war time gallantry medal. ...
August 14, 2019
Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh CM Said Scheduled castes will get reservation as per ...

Scheduled Castes (SCs) in Chhattisgarh will be provided reservation in proportion to their population in the state, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said here on Sunday. Mr. Baghel made this announcement at a programme to mark the death ...
August 12, 2019
Chhattisgarh

Seven Maoists Surrender In Chhattisgarh

Seven Maoists, three of them carrying cash reward on their heads, surrendered in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, the police said. The cadres, including a woman and a minor boy, turned themselves in before ...
August 12, 2019
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Significance of Animal Sacrifice on Eid-al-Adha or Baqreid

Millions of Muslims across the world have begun celebrating the three-day Eid-al-Adha, Baqreid, or Id-ul-Zuha. One of the most important festivals in Islam, Eid-al-Adha takes place after the end of Haj, the annual pilgrimage to ...
August 11, 2019
India

Sonia Gandhi Named Interim Congress Chief after CWC Meeting

Sonia Gandhi was named interim Congress president on Saturday, returning to the helm after almost 20 months. The announcement was made late on Saturday night after the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s topmost body, ...
August 10, 2019
India

Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister ...

Union HRD Minister Sh. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Union Minister for Jal Shakti Sh. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched ‘Samagra Shiksha-Jal Suraksha’ drive at KV no. 2 Delhi Cantt today. The dignitaries planted more than 350 ...
August 10, 2019
India

Pranab, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika Conferred Bharat Ratna

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, late Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and late singer Bhupen Hazarika were conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind gave the award ...
August 8, 2019
Chhattisgarh

Petrol, Diesel Become Costlier in Chhattisgarh

The prices of diesel and petrol went up by Rs 2.25 per litre in Chhattisgarh on Thursday with the state government withdrawing the subsidy on the Value Added Tax (VAT) on the two fuels for ...
August 8, 2019
Madhya Pradesh

Former Chief Minister Babulal Gaur Ill

The health of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Babulal Gaur has deteriorated once again. On Wednesday evening, Babulal Gaur has been kept on ventilator in a private hospital in Bhopal. Babulal Gaur, 90 years ...
August 8, 2019
India

Pakistan Stops Samjhauta Express At Wagah

Indian crew members and guard escorted the Samjhauta Express from Wagah border to Attari after Pakistan authorities stopped the train on their side, sources said.  They said that Pakistan had stopped the train at Wagah ...
August 8, 2019
Business and Economy

RBI Cuts Repo Rate By 35 Bps to 5.40%

The six-member monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday cut repo rate by 35 basis points (bps) in its third bi-monthly policy review of the financial year. It was fourth rate ...
August 7, 2019
India

Senior BJP Leader Sushma Swaraj Passes Away at 67

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night, AIIMS sources said. She was 67. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS at 10:15 PM and was straight away taken to the ...
August 6, 2019
Uncategorized

Polling On For Tamil Nadu’s Vellore Lok Sabha Constituency

Polling began this morning in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore Lok Sabha constituency to decide the electoral fate of 28 candidates, said the Election Commission (EC). The main fight is between the ruling AIADMK’s A.C. Shanmugam and ...
August 5, 2019
IndiaUncategorized

MHA Asks Security Forces to Remain Alert Post Article 370 ...

All security forces formations in the country, specifically in Jammu and Kashmir, are on ‘high alert’ following the government revoking Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday. They said the Union Home ...
August 5, 2019
India

Govt Revokes Art 370 From Jammu And Kashmir, Bifurcates state ...

The government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, provoking outrage from the ...
August 5, 2019
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Article 370

Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is a ‘temporary provision’ which grants special autonomous status to Jammu & Kashmir. Under Part XXI of the Constitution of India, which deals with “Temporary, Transitional and Special provisions”, ...
August 5, 2019
must know

Article 35A

Article 35A is a unique provision included in the Indian constitution that bestowed Jammu and Kashmir Legislature a complete freedom to decide about the permanent residents of the State. It gives the permanent residents special ...
August 5, 2019
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Ramon Magsaysay Award

The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s premier prize and highest honor, celebrates greatness of spirit and transformative leadership in Asia. In the past five decades, the award has been bestowed on over three hundred outstanding men, ...
August 4, 2019
India

Ravish Kumar Wins 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Senior Indian journalist Ravish Kumar on Friday was awarded this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize. Kumar, 44, who is NDTV India’s senior executive editor is one of India’s most influential TV ...
August 2, 2019
India

Ayodhya Dispute: Mediation Fails; Supreme Court To Start Day-To-Day Hearing ...

The mediation proceedings have failed to resolve amicably the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court said on Friday and ordered day-to-day hearing of the politically sensitive case from August 6. A ...
August 2, 2019
India

“If They Want Me To Intervene…”: Donald Trump Rakes Up ...

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said it was up to India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue but he was ready to assist if the two countries wanted him to help in resolving ...
August 2, 2019
Madhya Pradesh

`Diamond District’ Of Panna In MP Shines In Tiger Count

Panna, a Madhya Pradesh district world famous for its diamond mines, has scripted a remarkable turnaround in tiger population, taking the number of big cats in its reserve to over 50 from zero a decade ...
August 2, 2019
India

Triple Talaq Bill Passed By Parliament

Parliament on Tuesday approved the bill that makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence, after the contentious legislation was passed by Rajya Sabha following non-aligned BJD extending support and NDA constituents JD-U and AIADMK walking ...
August 1, 2019
India

Aircel-Maxis Deal: Court Extends Protection From Arrest To Chidambaram, Karti ...

A Delhi court on Thursday extended till August 9 the interim protection from arrest to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in Aircel-Maxis cases filed by the CBI and the ED. Special ...
August 1, 2019
India

Rajya Sabha Passes National Medical Commission Bill

Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued Medical Council of India with a new body, in what was described by the government as one of the biggest reforms ...
August 1, 2019