Saturday , 21 January 2017

National News

Air pollution: EPCA to enforce graded response plan in Delhi-NCR

PTI NEW DELHI Odd-even may be back on Delhi’s roads and a host of other emergency measures will kick in if pollution levels touch emergency proportions with the Centre entrusting the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA to enforce the graded response plan. Terming air pollution in Delhi and NCR as a “matter of serious concern”, which requires “urgent action”, the Environment Ministry ... Read More »

Patiala to host Great Britain debate today

IANS NEW DELHI Patiala city in Punjab is to host Britain’s premier debating competition in India, the ‘Great Britain Debate’, on Tuesday, an official statement said here. Thapar University will host the debate, organised by the British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh. The topic will be “India’s young population is its biggest advantage over its competitors”. The event aims to celebrate ... Read More »

Jawans warned against airing issues on social media

NEW DELHI: Issuing a warning, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat Sunday said the soldiers who take to social media to air their grievances could be punished as their act is “akin to crime” and lowers the morale of those guarding the frontiers of the country. Please like & share: Read More »

Sidhu ends suspense, joins Cong

NEW DELHI: Ending the suspense, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu Sunday joined the Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi and the party said it would be “immensely strengthened” in poll-bound Punjab with his presence. Please like & share: Read More »

Petrol price up by 42 paise

NEW DELHI: Petrol price was Sunday night hiked by 42 paisa a litre, the fourth increase in six weeks, and diesel rate was raised by Rs 1.03 a litre, the second hike in a fortnight. Please like & share: Read More »

France wants Jaish chief Masood Azhar declared international terrorist

NEW DELHI: Days after China blocked India’s proposal in the UN, the world body’s key member France has pitched for designating Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist, saying there are “very strong arguments in favour” of such a move. Please like & share: Read More »

PMO seeks assessment of policy for elderly by external agency

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to assess the implementation and outcome of the existing national policy for senior citizens by some external agency before giving its nod to the new proposed policy. Please like & share: Read More »

Over 1,600 killed due to extreme weather patterns in 2016

NEW DELHI: More than 1,600 people died due to extreme weather conditions across the country last year, with severe heat wave claiming the largest chunk of the total deaths at 40 per cent, followed by flooding and lightning. Please like & share: Read More »

Bihar boat tragedy toll mounts to 24

PATNA: As the toll in boat tragedy in river Ganga here climbed to 24, the opposition on Sunday blamed alleged mismanagement and negligence at a government organised event for the incident even as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a high-level inquiry. Please like & share: Read More »

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