5 people including 3 minors drown in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: Five people including three minors drowned in separate incidents in Udhampur and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday. Preeti (4) and Jyoti (5), originally from Rajasthan, lived in a slum cluster along the banks of Dhirma stream in Udhampur and drowned on Friday as the water level in the […]

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IPS officer Vivek Kumar Johri takes charge as BSF Director General

New Delhi: IPS officer Vivek Kumar Johri took charge as the Director General (DG) of the country’s largest border guarding force, BSF, here on Saturday. Johri, a 1984-batch officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, took charge from his batch-mate Rajni Kant Mishra at the BSF headquarters in CGO Complex at Lodhi Road. Mishra, an Indian Police […]

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Final National Register of Citizens released, excludes 19.07 lakh applicants

New Delhi: The much-awaited updated Final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was released on Saturday, excluding names of over 19 lakh applicants. A total of 3,30,27,661 people had applied to be included in the NRC. Of them, 3,11,21,004 have been included in the document and 19,06,657 excluded, a statement from the NRC State […]

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Goa Government certifies 17 startups under state policy

New Delhi: The Goa government has certified 17 startups under its policy and approved “incentive disbursement” worth Rs 82 lakh for 13 certified companies. This announcement was made by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant while chairing a meeting of the high-powered committee, formed under Goa Startup Policy 2017, at Secretariat here on Friday. State Information Technology […]

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All steps taken to thwart terror plans, says Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

New Delhi: While intelligence agencies have sounded an alert about the possibility of Pakistan-trained terrorists entering Gujarat through the sea route, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday said all steps have been taken to thwart any terror attempt in the state. He was speaking to reporters after visiting Kutch district, which shares a border with […]

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur says no plans to regularise outsource employees

New Delhi: The Himachal Pradesh government has no plans to regularise any outsource employees, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the assembly on Friday. Thakur made the remarks in response to questions by Congress MLAs Mohan Lal Brakta,Mukesh Agnihotri and Vikramaditya Singh. A total of 12,165 outsource employees are working in the state, he said, […]

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Centre has intimidated country through Enforcement Directorate,Central Bureau of Investigation: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said there is an undeclared emergency in the country and the Centre has intimidated the entire nation through ED, CBI and Income Tax Department. His comments came shortly after senior Congress leader D Shivakumar said the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to him. The […]

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Rajib Ray elected as Delhi University Teachers’Association president

New Delhi: Rajib Ray was elected on Friday as the president of Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) for a second term, officials said. Ray, who belongs to Left-affiliated Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF), defeated AK Bhagi of the right-affiliated National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF) by a slim margin of 269 votes. Ray polled 3,750 votes while […]

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Bharatiya Kisan Union stages sit-in outside collectorate

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has started an indefinite sit-in at the collectorate here to press for various demands, including clearing sugarcane dues of the farmers. There was a confrontation at the collectorate on Thursday when the police prevented the BKU activists, led by Rakesh Tikait, from entering into the district magistrate room. […]

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Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) contributes Rs five lakh for flood victims in Goa

New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday lauded the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) for donating Rs five lakh to help the flood victims in the state. Heavy rains and floods affected several areas of the state, including Bicholim, Pernem and Bardez talukas in North Goa district, earlier this month. Sawant said the BSE’s […]

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