Friday , 24 February 2017

National News

UP polls: 61.16% turnout in phase 3

PTI LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI Over 61.16 per cent of the electorate on Sunday exercised their franchise in the third phase of polling to decide the fate of 826 candidates in Uttar Pradesh’s 69 assembly constituencies considered crucial for the ruling Samajwadi Party. The turnout, which is higher by more than one per cent as compared to the last assembly polls, is ... Read More »

Priyanka seeking votes for murder, rape accused unfortunate: BJP

PTI NEW DELHI The BJP on Saturday targeted Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over her poll campaign in Rae Bareli for the Congress-SP alliance, saying it was unfortunate that she was seeking votes for those accused of “rape and murder”. BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma referred to the rape charge against Gayatri Prajapati, a minister in the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP government in ... Read More »

Rotavirus vaccination launched for 5 more states

IANS AGARTALA Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Saturday launched Rotavirus vaccination for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea, one of the major causes of child deaths in India. Nadda, accompanied by Tripura Health Minister Badal Choudhury, launched here the Rotavirus vaccination for Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Tripura. Rotavirus vaccine is ... Read More »

Differences among govts shouldn’t stop lawmakers’ dialogue: IPU

PTI INDORE Pakistan’s absence at a speakers summit here raised several eyebrows with Inter-Parliamentary Union taking on the neighbouring nation, saying differences between governments should not stop dialogue among lawmakers. “You can just roll up your sleeves and take your jacket and you talk. I think people’s representatives are much more open in discussing issues,” IPU president Saber Hossain Chowdhury ... Read More »

India bags maximum possible marks to Indian NRA in WHO assessment

UNI NEW DELHI World Health Organisation (WHO) has completed its assessment of the status of the Indian vaccine regulatory system against WHO NRA Global Benchmarking Tool (GBT) and assigned maximum possible marks to Indian NRA for benchmarking and measured the maturity of the system. The Indian NRA has been declared ‘functional’ with a maturity level of 4, that is the ... Read More »

‘South Asian nations must work to achieve goals for peace’

IANS INDORE Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said the South Asian countries must work in tandem to achieve the goals for peace and prosperity of the people. “We in South Asia have not only a shared history, a contiguous geography, but also a shared destiny,” Mahajan said in her inaugural speech of the South Asian Speakers’ Summit from ... Read More »

TN CM to seek trust vote today

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, a loyalist of V K Sasikala, will seek a trust vote in the assembly on Saturday and barring any last-minute hitches, the new AIADMK government is expected to sail through. Please like & share: Read More »

Modi promised like DDLJ’s SRK, turned out Sholay’s Gabbar: Rahul

RAE BARELI (UP): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday invoked two Bollywood blockbusters to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he promised “achhe din” like Shah Rukh Khan in “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” but ended up being villain Gabbar Singh of “Sholay”. Please like & share: Read More »

Supreme Court gets five new judges

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday got five new judges, taking its total strength to 28. They were administered the oath of office by the Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar. Please like & share: Read More »

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