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Veteran playback singer & actor SP Balasubrahmanyam passes away

 A press release put out last evening by the private hospital in Chennai where he has been admitted said that SPB as he is called, was extremely critical. His condition in the last 24 hours had deteriorated further warranting maximal life support. A team of experts was closely monitoring his …

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Two terrorists killed in encounter in J&K

Police sources said that based on specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists in the area, security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation in Sirhama village last evening. The search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired upon the security forces, who  retaliated. A tight cordon …

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51st IFFI to be held from 16th to 24th January next year in Goa

Earlier it was scheduled to be held from 20th November to 28th November, this year.   The postponement follows discussion between Information and Broadcasting  Minister Prakash Javadekar and Goa Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant.   It has also been jointly decided to hold the festival on new dates as per the International Film …

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UN panel says corruption hits the poor hardest

A report from the high-level panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity published Thursday said governments can’t agree on the problem or the solution. But they’re also losing an estimated $500 billion due to corporate tax avoidance from profit-sharing enterprises. In addition, the panel estimated that $7 trillion in …

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‘Saubhagya’ scheme completes three years since its inception

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched this scheme on the 25th of September, 2017 to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas. The scheme was launched with  an  aim to achieve universal household electrification by providing last mile connectivity and electricity …

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Virtual Bilateral Summit between India and Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka will hold a Virtual Bilateral Summit on 26 September 2020. The Virtual Bilateral Summit will give an opportunity to the two leaders to comprehensively review the broad framework of the bilateral relationship soon after the …

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A National Webinar in Alternative Models of Education under ShikshaParv

The National Webinar to discuss the implications of the National Education Policy for developing Alternative Models of Education in the country was held on 22 September 2020. The webinar was hosted by the National Institute of Open Schooling. Eminent educationists Prof. N K Ambasht, Former Chairman, NIOS and Prof. GirishwarMisra, Former VC, Mahatma …

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Prime Minister launches the Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement, via virtual conferencing today. Shri Modi interacted with various sports persons, fitness experts and others during the Fit India Dialogue event organised on the occasion. The virtual …

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