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two aircraft of surya kiran aerobatics team crash during aero india show rehearsal in bengaluru

Two aircraft of Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team crash during Aero India show rehearsal in Bengaluru

The Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team was rehearsing for the show at the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru when the accident took place. The cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained.........

govt issues notice to two news channels for broadcasting pakistan army press conference

Govt issues notice to two news channels for broadcasting Pakistan Army press conference

The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has issued notices to two television news channels for broadcasting the media briefing of Pakistan army spokesperson on February 22 and said this violates the programme code laid down in the Cable Television Networks (regulation) Act, 1995.........

call upon pakistan to release repatriate jadhav immediately s jaishankar after icj verdict

Call Upon Pakistan to Release, Repatriate Jadhav Immediately: S Jaishankar After ICJ Verdict

Calling upon Pakistan to release and repatriate Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav, external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Thursday alluded to the fact that the International Court of Justice verdict was a pre-cursor to his return. “Mr Kulbhushan Jadhav is innocent of the charges made against him. His forced confession without legal representation and due process will not change this reality. We once again call upon Pakistan to release and repatriate him forthwith,” he said in Rajya Sabha. 1 verdict, had ruled on Wednesday that Pakistan had breached the Vienna Con........

chandrayaan 2 launch on july 22 says isro

Chandrayaan-2 launch on July 22, says ISRO

India’s second mission to the moon Chandrayaan 2 will be launched on July 22, seven days after the first take off had to be called off with 56 minutes to go due to a technical glitch, the Indian Space Research Organisation announced on Thursday. 43 pm IST on Monday, July 22, 2019,” the Isro tweeted. The Chandrayaan 2 will be the first ever mission in the world to explore the South Pole of the moon. The South Pole is where researchers think water ice on the lunar surface can be directly observed, evidence for which was gathered by spect........

state govt responsible for prevention of crimes ministry of home affairs on mob lynching

State Govt Responsible for Prevention of Crimes: Ministry of Home Affairs on Mob Lynching

Mob Lynching again became a topic of discussion today in Rajya Sabha when Ministry of Home Affairs was asked if incidents have increased in the last six months. The Ministry of Home Affairs said that ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects under the seventh schedule of the constitution and State Governments are responsible for prevention, detection and investigation of crimes. Minister of State (Home Affairs) Nityanand Rai, replying to the question of Rajya Sabha, said that the state governments are responsi........

will identify deport illegal immigrants across india amit shah

‘Will identify, deport illegal immigrants across India’: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said the government will identify all illegal immigrants residing in the country and deport them as per the international law. “We will identify all the illegal immigrants and infiltrators living on every inch of this country and deport them as per the international law,” the BJP chief said in the Rajya Sabha. This comes a day after the central government observed that it had adopted a multi-pronged approach to ensure effective surveillance and domination of internatio........

now you may have to pay rs 10 000 fine for blocking an ambulance

Now, you may have to pay Rs 10,000 fine for blocking an ambulance

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari tabled the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Lok Sabha on July 15. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 proposes to levy heavy penalties for violation of traffic norms. As per the norms of the bill, a fine of Rs 10,000 will be imposed if one fails to give way to emergency vehicles. Also, the same fine would be imposed if a driver is driving despite being disqu........

why the iaf wants the s 400 missile

Why the IAF wants the S-400 missile

In a massive blue-roofed test facility outside St Petersburg, grim-faced lab coat-wearing technicians swing open 20-foot tall metal doors. Thick white clouds spread out. The long, green silhouette of an 8x8 truck lumbers out, bellowing furiously, its headlights shining through the fog, four giant missile canisters stacked horizontally on the chassis like large logs of wood. This scene from the test facility of Russian missile maker Almaz-Antey's plant could be straight out of a Jurassic Park or Tr........

centre mulls aadhaar based digital health data to bring down costs of medical care

Centre Mulls Aadhaar-based Digital Health Data to Bring Down Costs of Medical Care

The Centre is mulling over interoperable electronic health records (EHR) to enable all citizens to access their health records within five clicks. It also seeks to go for Aadhaar-based identification of patients. These are part of the National Digital Heath Blueprint of the health ministry that was unveiled on Monday. An EHR  would be a collection of medical records that would be generated during a clinical encounter. So it would enable one to undergo a diagnostic test only once even if one gets treatment from dif........

ls passes nia bill giving it power to probe terrorist acts against indians abroad

LS Passes NIA Bill Giving it Power to Probe Terrorist Acts Against Indians Abroad

Seeking to give more teeth to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to allow it to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad. The amendments will also allow the NIA to probe cybercrimes and cases of human trafficking. The NIA was set up in 2009 in the wake of the Mumbai terror attack that had claimed 166 lives. Since 2017, the Union Home Ministry has been pushing for giving more power to the NIA to meet fresh challenges. Defending t........

pakistan agrees to visa free travel for 5 000 pilgrims per day assures no anti india acts to be allowed

Pakistan agrees to visa-free travel for 5,000 pilgrims per day, assures no anti-India acts to be allowed

India conveyed its concerns to Pakistan on possible flooding of areas adjoining the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara due to the construction of a causeway by the neighbouring nation and urged it to make a bridge like India is doing. "At a bilateral meeting, New Delhi also urged Islamabad to take into consideration the sentiments of pilgrims to have smooth, easy, unrestricted access throughout the year for visiting the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev ji," an officia........

government to impose penalty for misquoting aadhaar

Government to impose penalty for misquoting Aadhaar

The option of quoting your Aadhaar unique identity number, in place of the permanent account number (PAN), in performing high-value transactions — buying a car or home, travelling overseas or making investments — will come with a flip side. You will be liable to pay a penalty of Rs 10,000 every time you provide the wrong number. The penal provision is expected to be applicable from September 1, 2019 after amendments are made to the relevant laws and the subsequent issuance of a notification, two government ........

india aims to raise 47 billion from stake sales in state firms over 5 years

India aims to raise $47 billion from stake sales in-state firms over 5 years

The Indian government has plans to raise as much as 3.25 trillion rupees ($47.4 billion) in the next five years by reducing its stakes in some large state-owned firms to 40%, in the nation’s biggest privatization push in more than two decades. Last week, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget announced that the government will look to reduce direct controlling stakes in some state-run firms on a case-by-case basis. The plan will open up a steady stream of state companies to greater private investment, and target the kind of annual divestment revenue that will be crucial to meet ........

pm modi likely to attend un general assembly meet in september report

PM Modi likely to attend UN General Assembly meet in September: report

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the US in September for the upcoming UN general assembly meeting and is likely to address Indian-Americans in Houston during his trip, community leaders said Friday. Chicago and Houston are the two American cities in contention for the Prime Minister's venue to address the diaspora when he is likely to travel to the US later this year to attend the United Nations' Annual General Assembly in New York. No official announcement about the trip has been made yet.........

chennai hospital built with world bank aid goes missing

Chennai ‘hospital’ built with World Bank aid goes missing

A hospital building is missing. Sounds weird? It’s true, going by the official response to an RTI petition. In Mathur MMDA area, a hospital was constructed for the 50,000-odd residents under a World Bank assisted project. Now, the hospital building has been demolished and the ‘public purpose’ land on which it stood has changed hands to a private realtor.Permission to demolish the building was given by the Corporation last year, revealRTI replies. The permission was given based on a sale deed for the public purpose land, which makes no mention of the building. While Corporation mai........

vigilance heat forced bel to drastically cut tender size for software in iaf s rs 7 900 cr iaccs project

Vigilance heat forced BEL to drastically cut tender size for software in IAF's Rs 7,900-cr IACCS project

The glaring irregularities in the civil construction of Indian Air Force's (IAF) highly sensitive Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS) project, a former manager of a defence public sector undertaking and a whistleblower has surfaced alleging corruption in the procurement of software for automated command and control system for air defence operations. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a defence public sector undertaking is implementing the Rs 7, 900 crore project, whi........

india to consider security and economic interests before deciding on letting huawei take part in 5g trials

India to consider security and economic interests before deciding on letting Huawei take part in 5G trials

The government will take a call on whether to allow participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the 5G trials based on the country's economic and security interests, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Thursday. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said there are several companies that have shown interest in the trial for 5G services. He said that a committee set up to look into the matter has received inputs from different ministries and departments and various stakeholders. "Our understanding is........

andhra pradesh 20 children hospitalised after consuming mid day meal

Andhra Pradesh: 20 Children Hospitalised After Consuming Mid-day Meal

At least 20 students of Ramakrishna Mission School were hospitalised yesterday after they consumed mid-day meal in Tadepalli town of Guntur. The children were rushed to a hospital when they complained of vomiting and lost consciousness allegedly after consuming the food. Akshaya Patra Foundation, which runs a school lunch programme across the country, served rice, dal and curry to the students. According to the doctors, all children are stable now and no inquiry has been initiated in the case so far. A similar incident occurred in Hyderabad on Monday when at least 4........

after trump s tweet on tit for tat tariff india and us to restart trade talks with bleak signs of compromise

After Trump's Tweet on 'Tit-for-tat' Tariff, India & US to Restart Trade Talks With Bleak Signs of Compromise

India and US trade negotiators will meet on Friday, with few signs of a compromise on a series of protectionist measures taken by the two governments in recent months that have strained ties between the strategic partners. US President Donald Trump has been putting pressure on India to do more to open its markets, saying this week again on Twitter its high tariffs were "unacceptable". Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, re-elected in May, has bee........

in centre s model law overstaying tenants to pay up to 4 times more rent

In Centre’s model law, overstaying tenants to pay up to 4 times more rent

The Centre has proposed a “model tenancy law” under which landowners will be required to provide tenants with written notice three months before revising rent, a move aimed at regulating renting of premises in the country. The proposed law also advocates appointing district collector as rent authority and heavy penalty on tenants for overstaying. According to it, tenants overstaying will have to pay........