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India seeks Australia's help to combat Nipah virus

India seeks Australia’s help to combat Nipah virus

NEW DELHI: In the wake of Nipah virus cases in Kerala, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has written to the Queensland government in Australia asking it to provide an antibody developed there to test if it can “neutralise” the virus in humans. The antibody has not been tested on humans so far. “We

PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli’s ‘Fitness Challenge’

PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli’s ‘Fitness Challenge’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge and said he will soon be sharing his own video. PM Modi took to Twitter to respond to Kohli’s challenge, writing, “Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon. @imVkohli #HumFitTohIndiaFit”

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access and quality

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access and quality

New Delhi – India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study. The Global Burden of Disease study, however, mentioned that India has seen improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.In 2016, India’s healthcare access

Sidharth Malhotra urges Modi to strengthen animal protection laws

Sidharth Malhotra urges Modi to strengthen animal protection laws. Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, requesting stronger penalties for people who commit acts of cruelty against animals. Sidharth pointed out that India’s Prevention of Cruelty

Centre has almost done away with blacklist of overseas Sikhs: Ram Madhav

Centre has almost done away with blacklist of overseas Sikhs: Ram Madhav

WASHINGTON: The NDA government has almost done away with the blacklist’ of overseas Sikhs which denied them an Indian visa, a senior BJP leader told Sikh community members here. The blacklisted NRI Sikhs are barred from travelling to India due to their alleged ties with Khalistan movement in the 80s and 90s. The list was prepared at

India sixth wealthiest country with total wealth of US $8,230 bn

India sixth wealthiest country with total wealth of US $8,230 bn

NEW DELHI: India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of US $8,230 billion, while the US is the richest nation globally, says a report. According to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review, the US is the wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of US $62,584

A year left, NDA govt promises justice to 1984 Sikh riots victims

A year left, NDA govt promises justice to 1984 Sikh riots victims

WASHINGTON: The NDA government has taken steps and “will do its best” to render justice to each and every family that has suffered during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, a senior BJP leader has said. “I stand before you to assure the community that we will do our best to render justice to each and every

Centre will try to introduce bill for SC/ST reservation in promotions: Athawale

Centre will try to introduce bill for SC/ST reservation in promotions: Athawale

NAGPUR: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said that the Centre would try to bring a bill in the monsoon session of Parliament to pave the way for reservation in job promotions for employees belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories. The Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was addressing

Petrol price: Rs. 4 a litre hike in petrol, diesel prices in offing

Petrol price: Rs. 4 a litre hike in petrol, diesel prices in offing

NEW DELHI: A Rs 4 per litre increase in petrol and diesel prices is in the offing if the state-owned fuel retailers are to return to pre-Karnataka poll hiatus margin levels, brokerage firms said. No sooner had Karnataka polled to elect a new state government, the state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd

Air India may have to pay US $ 8.8 million penalty

Air India may have to pay US $ 8.8 million penalty

NEW DELHI: The state-run carrier Air India may have to pay a penalty of US $ 8.8 million to 323 passengers of its May 9 Delhi-Chicago flight, which was delayed as a fallout of withdrawal of relaxations given on flight duty time limitation (FDTL) of the crew. This incident has brought into focus in a

Indore city cleanest, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh

Indore city cleanest, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh

New Delhi – Indore emerged as the cleanest city, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh in the Central government’s cleanliness survey. The results of Swachh Sarvek – shan 2018, which aims to estimate levels of cleanliness across cities in the country, were announced on Wednesday by Minister of State for Housing Hardeep Singh Puri.Jharkhand was adjudged the

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar to undergo lie-detector test on May 30

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar to undergo lie-detector test on May 30

NEW DELHI:A Delhi court on Monday issued directions for conducting a lie-detector test on Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on May 30 in connection with two 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases after he gave his consent for the same.   Metropolitan Magistrate Santosh Kumar Singh directed the Director of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Lodhi Road, to conduct

Captain shares Khattar's concern on flow of river waters into Pakistan

Captain shares Khattar’s concern on flow of river waters into Pakistan

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday shared the concern of his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on wasteful flow of river waters into Pakistan but urged careful assessment of the matter, while calling for similar efforts to prevent wastage of Yamuna river water too. Captain Amarinder ruled out the need for any separate

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

NEW DELHI: The Central government is planning to bring an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court verdict putting safeguards on arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and subsequently introduce a bill to insulate it from further judicial scrutiny. The government is likely to introduce the bill in monsoon session of Parliament to incorporate

Six-month jail term for those abandoning elderly parents

Six-month jail term for those abandoning elderly parents

NEW DELHI: The NDA government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is planning to increase the jail term for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents, to six months from the existing three months, according to a senior official.The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is reviewing the Maintenance and

Karnataka Elections 2018 voting

Karnataka Elections 2018 overview till 4:00pm

Picking up momentum, 37 percent voting was recorded in Karnataka up to 1 p.m. today in the 222 assembly constituencies. The Assembly polls, which began at 7 a.m. at 58,546 polling stations, each equipped with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs), will conclude at 6 p.m. Earlier in the day, a faulty VVPAT machine was

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal on two-day visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal on Friday on his two-day official visit. He landed in Janakpur where he was received by Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel, Chief Minister of Province-2 Lal Babu Raut, and other senior Nepal government officials.Three helipads were constructed at the Janakpur Airport

Cong OBC commission PM Modi BJP

Cong stalled Parliament to block OBC commission: PM Modi

Lashing out at the Congress party on the last day of campaigning before Karnataka goes to polls on May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the party of indulging in vote bank politics and stalling the bill in the Rajya Sabha that gives constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes. “Congress wants

Punjab BJP Prez allegedly misuses National Emblem for Political Activities

Punjab BJP Prez allegedly misuses National Emblem for Political Activities

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Rajya Sabha member and President of Punjab BJP Shwait Malik has allegedly misused the National Emblem for Political activities. A day before, Malik has released a list of Punjab BJP office bearer. But the letter-head, which has been used for it, was printed with lions with Ashoka Chakra in the mid-front. While the

Modi among Forbes' top 10 most powerful people

Modi among Forbes’ top 10 most powerful people

New York – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes in a list that has been topped for the first time ever by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who dethroned Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person on the planet. Modi ranks 9th

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