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Punjab Cabinet decides to close down all but 500 Sewa Kendras

  Chandigarh, January 24 : – The Punjab cabinet has decided to close all but 500 of the state’s 2147 Sewa Kendras, with the Chief Minister directing the concerned department to explore the possibility of using the infrastructure of the remaining centres as Anganwadis or Panchayat Ghars. The decision was taken on Wednesday at a

Cabinet okays Draft Policy on ‘Rental Housing Accommodation’ to ease Housing Woes of Students, Senior Citizens, Professionals, Migrant Labourers etc

Chandigarh, January 24 : – The Punjab cabinet on Wednesday approved a first of its kind policy on ‘Rental Housing’ to facilitate proper housing accommodation for students, corporate professionals, senior citizens, migrant labourers and others in the state. The approval on the draft policy of the Department of Housing & Urban Development came during a

U.S. congratulates India on Joining Australia Group

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] Jan. 24 : – The United States has congratulated India on becoming the newest member of the Australia Group”>Australia Group, an informal forum that seeks to prevent the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons. U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert said, “This latest accomplishment underscores the Indian government’s excellent non-proliferation credentials

Petrol prices at 3-year high; diesel at record high

New Delhi, Jan 24, Petrol and diesel prices kept spiralling even on Wednesday, touching new highs in the national capital and other metros. Petrol was sold at Rs 72.43 per litre in Delhi, the highest in three years. It cost Rs 72.51 on August 2014, according to data from Indian Oil Corp. In Kolkata, Mumbai

International aid agency office attacked in Afghanistan

Kabul, Jan 24, Insurgents on Wednesday attacked the headquarters of an international aid agency in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city, injuring 11 people, a government official said. The attack, still ongoing, began at 9.10 a.m. when the attackers detonated explosives before storming the offices of the Save the Children aid agency in the eastern Afghan city. According

NASA astronauts conduct first spacewalk of 2018

Washington, Jan 24, Two NASA astronauts on Tuesday conducted the first spacewalk of the year while working on a robotic arm. Astronauts Scott Tingle and Mark Vande Hei, crewmembers of the Expedition 54 aboard the International Space Station (ISS), spent about 6.5 hours outside the space station. “This is going to be a lifetime memory

Fodder scam: Jharkhand CBI court convicts former Bihar CMs Lalu Prasad Yadav, Jagannath Mishra

Ranchi: A special CBI court here on Wednesday convicted former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in a fodder scam case. Special CBI court judge S S Prasad in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi also convicted another former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra in the Chaibasa treasury case. The case deals with the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs

India lose to Belgium in final of 4-nation hockey meet

Tauranga (New Zealand), Jan 21, India lost 1-2 to Belgium in the final of the first leg of the Four Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament at the Blake Park here on Sunday. Tom Boon’s fourth-minute strike gave Belgium the lead but Mandeep Singh pulled India level in the 19th minute. Sébastien Dockier came up with the

India has shown it won’t hesitate to cross border: Rajnath Singh

Lucknow, Jan 21, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India has shown it can attack its enemies not only on its soil, but also in a foreign territory, if need be. Singh’s remarks came almost a week after the Indian Army carried out a “retaliatory action” against Pakistani troops, killing seven of their soldiers

Delhi fire: Factory licence given by AAP government: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 21, The BJP on Sunday said a firecracker factory where a major fire broke out on Saturday leaving 17 dead secured a licence from the Delhi government. “This place, this factory, its licence and everything was with the Delhi government and its industry department. It was being run illegally,” Delhi Bharatiya Janata

Bollywood celebrities hail Indian blind cricket team’s win

Mumbai, Jan 21, India’s victory over Pakistan in the final of the 5th ODI Blind Cricket World Cup in Sharjah has filled Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher with immense pride. India won the match by two wickets on Saturday.Here’s what the celebrities tweeted: Amitabh Bachchan: Congratulations India blind cricket team for beating

10 killed in Kabul luxury hotel attack

Kabul, Jan 21, Terrorists stormed the upscale Intercontinental Hotel here, triggering heavy fighting with security forces that ended on Sunday leaving 10 persons including all four attackers dead, authorities said. Seven others were wounded in the attack, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi told Efe news. The incident occurred late on Saturday when gunmen burst

Paes and Raja lose in pre-quarters of Aus Open

Melbourne, Jan 21, Veteran Leander Paes and Purav Raja today suffered a straight-set defeat at the hands of the Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the pre-quarterfinals to bow out of the Australian Open here. The unseeded Indians were beaten 1-6 2-6 by their 11th seeded opponents in a contest that

Delhi BJP discusses bypolls to 20 Assembly seats

New Delhi, Jan 20, The Delhi BJP has begun serious parleys on the possibility of bypolls to 20 assembly segments after the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs for holding offices of profit. The BJP leaders discussed the issue in a meeting of the party’s core committee members last night, party sources said. The matter was

Disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs was A.K. Jyoti’s gift to Modi: AAP

New Delhi, Jan 20, The Election Commission’s (EC) decision to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit, was its chief, A.K. Jyoti’s parting gift to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said here on Saturday. Addressing media, Rai also said that the party will launch a campaign against BJP’s decisions

Man who stalked Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter, has her name tattooed

32-year-old Debkumar Maiti, who was arrested by police for stalking Sachin Tendulkar’s 20-year-old daughter, has made some shocking confession in his statements which were recorded by the police.According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the accused has tattooed girl’s name on his arm. The medical examinations have shown that accused is not mentally sound. In

‘Burn and vandalise theatres screening Padmaavat’: Hyd BJP MLA Raja Singh

Controversial BJP MLA Raja Singh from Hyderabad has asked people to boycott film Padmaavat, and asked them to stop its screening in the city, even if it meant burning down and vandalising theatres. In a video uploaded on his Facebook page, Raja Singh said, “There is a lot of demand to stop the screening of

Pak Army gives death sentence to 10 terrorists

Islamabad [Pakistan] : – Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentence of at least 10 terrorists, who were found guilty of carrying out suicide attacks in the country in the last few years. The punishment for the terrorists was announced by a military court today.“The convicts were involved in terrorist activities,

Unprovoked Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati Sector

Jammu , 20 January 2018 : – Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of Small arms and automatics from 0820 hours in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control (LC). Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively.However, in the exchange of fire, Sepoy Mandeep Singh was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries.Sepoy Mandeep Singh,

Trump follows PM Modi’s steps for country’s development: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh [India] : – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development policies for country’s growth even inspired United States President Donald Trump.“When U.S. President Donald Trump was asked how he will work for the development of his country, he answered just like Prime Minister Modi is

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