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Assam's Silchar still under water for seventh day; CM reviews situation on rubber boat

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a ride on a rubber boat to assess the flood situation at Silchar. He called the flood a man-made disaster. Further, he has instructed officials to file a case with the police to probe on the breach of embankment. Although, the floodwater seems to be receding in a few districts, over 25 lakh people are still affected. The current death toll stand at 126.

published on : 27th June 2022

Agnipath: 500 trains cancelled, security beefed up in several states over Bharat Bandh

In view of the Bharatbandh call by some organisations as a protest against the Agnipath scheme, security has been beefed up in several states. Tight security forces are deployed in Bihar, Vijayawada, West Bengal's Howrah and Punjab to tackle any crisis that may arise. Parts of Delhi witnessed traffic jams as several roads were blocked ahead of the Congress' protest against the Agnipath and ongoing Rahul Gandhi's ED grilling.

published on : 20th June 2022

Prophet remarks row: ISIS claims Gurdwara explosion in Kabul, says attack as retaliation

Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) or ISIS claimed responsibility for the Karte Parwan Gurdwara attack in Kabul. It issued a statement, saying that the attack was a retaliation for 'insults' on Prophet Muhammad made by two former BJP functionaries. According to official reports, two civilians, including a Sikh man and a Muslim security guard, were killed and seven others wounded.

published on : 19th June 2022

Agnipath: All you need to know about Army recruitment scheme that has India on the boil

The Union government on June 14 announced the radical and far-reaching Agnipath scheme, deploying Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and the three Service chiefs to deflect criticism that it will undermine the armed forces' professionalism, ethos, and fighting spirit, as well as potentially lead to the militarization of civil society. The process of recruiting 46,000 soldiers, sailors, and airmen this year will begin on a "all-India, all-class" basis under the Agnipath scheme, which was authorised by the PM Modi-led Cabinet panel on security.

published on : 19th June 2022

Agnipath protests spread to Telangana after Bihar, UP; Trains and stations vandalised

The government’s new recruitment scheme #Agnipath which led to protests in different parts of the country has spread to Hyderabad now, after Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, with protestors setting at least seven trains on fire at Secunderabad railway station and ransacking the entire railway station premises, on Friday morning.

published on : 17th June 2022

Protests against 'Agnipath' scheme turn violent in Bihar; trains torched

Trains were set afire, window panes of buses smashed and passersby, including a ruling BJP MLA, pelted with stones on Thursday in Bihar by Army job aspirants whose protest against the Centre's short-term recruitment scheme, ' #Agnipath ', continued for the second consecutive day.

published on : 16th June 2022

PM Modi orders to recruit 10 lakh people in next 1.5 years on 'Mission Mode'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked various government departments and ministries to undertake the recruitment of 10 lakh people on a #missionmode in 18 months. The directive from the #primeminister came following a review of the status of human resources in all government departments and ministries.

published on : 14th June 2022

End of the Raj: 22 yards, 23 years and a legacy to last forever

Indian skipper #MithaliRaj announced retirement from all forms of international cricket. Mithali is currently the leading run-getter in women's ODIs.The veteran Indian cricketer has represented India in 232 matches, amassing 7,805 runs at an average of 50.68. #Mithali made the announcement on Twitter where she shared a heartwarming statement summing up her 23-year-long career.

published on : 13th June 2022

NHAI sets new Guinness World Record, builds 75 km highway in record time

The National Highway Authority of India (#NHAI) has created a #GuinnessWorldRecord of constructing the longest highway stretch of 75 KM between Amravati and Akola in the least time--105 hours and 33 minutes. The newly constructed road is part of National Highway 53.

published on : 8th June 2022

Bengaluru gets India's first railway station with airport-like facilities

#Bengaluru gets India's first ultra-luxury railway terminal with airport-like facilities .The Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal at Baiyappanahalli is built at the cost of Rs 314 crore and is open for public use now. The railway terminal is modelled after the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

published on : 8th June 2022

How the Reserve Bank of India is making its fresh banknotes counterfeit-proof

A host of new security features are expected to be added when the RBI goes about printing fresh banknotes. With these new features, the RBI aims to curtail the dissemination of counterfeit Indian currency.

published on : 31st May 2022

India’s unemployment problem surges to 7.83% in April

India’s unemployment problem shot up to 7.83% in April from 7.60% in March, according to the latest data released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).Due to lack of decent jobs in cities, unemployment in urban areas is worse than that in rural, the data show. While rural data showed a marginal drop in unemployment from 7.29% in March to 7.18% in April, urban joblessness saw a sharp spike to 9.22% in April from 8.28% a month ago.

published on : 20th May 2022

WATCH: Road work stopped for 54 days for a python

The Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd (ULCCS), which is building the four-lane highway in Kasaragod, suspended the construction work of a culvert for 54 days, allowing a mother python to hatch 24 eggs. The Department of Forest, the company, and a dedicated snake rescuer put in a concerted effort to bring the snakelets to the world.

published on : 17th May 2022

Explained: What India's high inflation means for taxpayers and why it will affect the poor the most

Contrary to finance ministry claims, most experts believe that higher inflation will adversely impact the lower-income classes. India registered 7.8% retail inflation in April 2022, much higher than the upper limit of RBI’s inflation range. The headline inflation soared to an 8-year-high at the same time. Prices of food items, edible oils and fuels have skyrocketed. But what does that mean for the taxpayers?

published on : 16th May 2022

Explainer: Why is Indian Railways cancelling passenger trains ? | Coal Crisis

With many states facing power shortages due to a coal crunch, Indian Railways has cancelled more than 650 passenger and express train trips to facilitate the movement of freight trains to power generation plants. Apart from the cancellation of train trips, the routes of 42 passenger trains have also been diverted in many parts of the country to facilitate the transport of coal. Indian Railways said that this plan is set to be in force for 2 months in order to avoid coal crisis during the monsoon months that see less mining.

published on : 30th April 2022
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