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India developing technologies for manned space mission

India developing technologies for manned space mission

Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) India is developing critical technologies for launching manned missions in space and preparing a document on it, a top official said on Saturday. “Critical technologies are being developed for our human space programme as it is India’s dream to put a man in space. A mission document is in the making,”

Partner with industry without losing integrity: Prez tells varsities

Partner with industry without losing integrity: Prez tells varsities

Panaji – President Ram Nath Kovind today urged universities to reduce their dependence on the government by building partnerships with the industry and other institutions. He also said universities should go for “self mobilisation” without compromising their integrity. “While there has been a traditional dependence on the government, one must be aware of the physical

SC notice to Centre on no headgear for Sikhs in sports events

SC notice to Centre on no headgear for Sikhs in sports events

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Central government on a plea seeking direction to formulate guidelines exempting turbaned Sikhs from wearing any headgear during sports events. A bench of Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao was hearing the plea filed by Delhi-based cyclist Jagdeep Singh Puri, who was

Over 30,000 cases of wives abandoned by NRIs pending in Punjab

Over 30,000 cases of wives abandoned by NRIs pending in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Women’s Commission on Friday said over 30,000 legal cases pertaining to NonResident Indians (NRIs) from the state abandoning their wives are pending for disposal and urged the Centre to enact deterrent laws to curb the menace. Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati met Union External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi and

JNU to hold convocation next month after 46 years

JNU to hold convocation next month after 46 years

New Delhi, Jul 7 (PTI) Almost 46 years after it held its first convocation, the Jawaharlal Nehru University will be hosting its second convocation next month for awarding degrees to PhD scholars, the varsity said. In a notification posted on its website, the university said that the second convocation will be held on August 8

Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

New Delhi (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the city police and questioned as to why self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has not been arrested yet in connection with a rape case. The next date of hearing in the case is on July 11. The Delhi High Court asked, “It has been over

26 girls rescued by GRP, RPF from train

26 girls rescued by GRP, RPF from train

New Delhi(PTI) – 26 underage girls were rescued by the GRP and RPF from the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express after a tweet from a passenger alerted them to the situation. On July 5, a passenger on board the train tweeted that he was travelling in the S5 coach of the train and noticed around 25 girls

Money in Swiss banks: India moves to 73rd place, UK remains on top

ZURICH/NEW DELHI: India has moved up to 73rd place in terms of money parked by its citizens and companies with Swiss banks, while the UK remains on the top. India had slipped to 88th place with a 44 per cent plunge in such funds during 2016, but the latest data from the Swiss National Bank

Modi condemns Jalalabad attack, Sushma meets victims' kin

Modi condemns Jalalabad attack, Sushma meets victims’ kin

New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday “strongly” condemned the terror attack in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city that killed at least 19, including many Sikhs on Sunday, and offered India’s assistance to Kabul. “We strongly condemn the terror attacks in Afghanistan yesterday. They are an attack on Afghanistan’s multicultural fabric. My thoughts are with

Threat to Modi all-time high; ministers, officers won't allowed to come close

Threat to Modi all-time high; ministers, officers won’t be allowed to come close

NEW DELHI: Issuing new security guidelines to the states in the wake of an ‘all-time high’ threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home Ministry has said that even ministers and officers will not be allowed to come too close to him unless cleared by the Special Protection Group (SPG). There has been an

Govt plans new city larger than Chandigarh next to Gurugram

Govt plans new city larger than Chandigarh next to Gurugram

GURUGRAM: The Haryana government is planning a new city next to Gurugram in the National Capital Region to boost the potential of the region. This new city which will be developed in a public-private partnership (PPP) model is expected to be larger than Chandigarh and will be spread across at least 50,000 hectares. The Haryana

PM inaugurates Delhi Metro's Mundka-Bahadurgarh section

PM inaugurates Delhi Metro’s Mundka-Bahadurgarh section

New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Delhi Metro’s Mundka-Bahadurgarh section and said his government’s priority is to build convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport systems in cities. Inaugurating the latest section via video conference, he said there was a direct link between connectivity and development.“Our government brought out a policy

Sangma assures Captain for safety of Sikhs in violence-hit Shillong

Sangma assures Captain for safety of Sikhs in violence-hit Shillong

Chandigarh – The Army have been asked to remain on standby in violence-hit and curfew-bound Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, where tension is running high following repeated attempts by mobs of miscreants to launch attack at Punjabi Lane in the Motphran area since Thursday night despite stiff resistance put up by Meghalaya police. Chief Minister Conrad

States not agree to GST on petrol, diesel, says Union Defence Minister

States not agree to GST on petrol, diesel, says Union Defence Minister

Ludhiana – In a damage control mode over high fuel prices, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman claimed that the states were not ready for bringing fuel prices under Goods and Service Tax (GST). Minister said that some states were earning good income in the shape of taxes from fuel and states were not in favour of imposing

Be an informer to l-T dept; earn up to Rs. 5 crore

Be an informer to l-T dept; earn up to Rs. 5 crore

NEW DELHI: Sharing “specific information” with the income tax department about any benami transaction or property could earn you up to Rs one crore, while the same for undisclosed black money stashed abroad could fetch up to Rs 5 crore. Besides, the ‘Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme’ has also been amended under which a person can

Election Commission will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous polls in 2019

Election Commission will need 24 lakh EVMs in case of simultaneous polls in 2019

NEW DELHI: If simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies are held in 2019, the Election Commission (EC) will require nearly 24 lakh EVMs, double the number required to hold only the Parliamentary polls. During their discussion with the Law Commission on May 16 on the issue of holding simultaneous polls, the EC officials

Delhi govt announces Rs 100 crore for Wi-Fi project

Delhi govt announces Rs 100 crore for Wi-Fi project

New Delhi –  The Delhi government has allocated Rs 100 crore to provide Wi-Fi facility, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today said presenting the Budget in the Delhi Assembly. The project has been handed over to the PWD from the IT department to speed up the process, he said. However, in the Budget, the government did not mention

Delhi government approves Rs 1,250 cr worth projects

Delhi government approves Rs 1,250 cr worth projects

The Delhi government has approved projects worth Rs 1,250 crore including 94 polyclinics, five bus depots and 2,500 new beds in city government hospitals, an official said on Thursday.The decision was taken in an Expenditure Finance Committee meeting chaired by Finance Minister Manish Sisodia here on Wednesday, a Delhi government spokesperson told

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

UIDAI introduces 'Virtual ID' to address privacy concerns

UIDAI introduces ‘Virtual ID’ to address privacy concerns

UIDAI introduces ‘Virtual ID’ to address privacy concerns NEW DELHI: In a bid to address privacy concerns, the UIDAI on Wednesday introduced a new concept of Virtual ID’ which Aadhaar-card holder can generate from its website and give for various purposes, including SIM verification, instead of sharing the actual 12-digit biometric ID. This will give

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