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PM Modi addresses media at the start of the 17th Lok Sabha

In the media statement before the start of the session, Prime Minister said, “Today marks the start of the first session after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. I welcome all new MPs. With them come new hopes, new aspirations and new determination to serve”. The Prime Minister expressed happiness in ... Read More »

Venezuela bus accident kills 18

“Fourteen deaths were reported at the scene of the accident, 33 injured were transferred to the hospital in Villa del Rosario, where four of them died,” police said. The accident occurred on Sunday in a rural area of Zulia state which borders Colombia. According to a preliminary investigation, a tire ... Read More »

World Day to Combat Desertification is being observed today

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” to promote public awareness of the issue, and the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa. Ever since, country ... Read More »

Argentina, Uruguay restore power after massive blackout

The cut, which began just after 7:00 am, also caused short, localized losses of power in Paraguay, but didn’t impact Tierra del Fuego in Argentina’s extreme south because the region is not part of the national system. The episode was the first time a power cut had affected the majority ... Read More »

Union Health Minister: Will provide all help to ailing children in Bihar

Union Health Minister along with his deputy Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey visited the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH). “I assure the people of the area, especially the affected families, that the government will extend all possible help and measures to the state government,” the Union health ... Read More »

First session of 17th Lok Sabha to begin today

The session will continue till 26th of next month. Since it is the first session of the new Lok Sabha, it will mainly be devoted to Oath taking of newly elected MPs, the election of Lok Sabha Speaker, the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address and financial business relating ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: India beat arch-rivals Pakistan by 89 runs

Earlier, India’s captain and vice-captain ran the show in their much-awaited World Cup clash against Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday; While Rohit Sharma smashed a masterful 140 off 113 balls (4×14, 6×3), skipper Virat Kohli hit a 65-ball 77 (4×7) as India scored 336/5 in the allotted 50 overs.  Put ... Read More »

Yoga reaches base of Mount Everest, the highest peak on earth

Members from various NGOs, women and youth groups of Solukhumbu district, officials of Sagarmatha National Park and a large number of local people enthusiastically participated in the programme. Besides Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri and officials of the embassy many foreign tourists, mountaineers and researchers also joined Yoga Day celebrations. ... Read More »

All-party meet: Opposition demands debate on unemployment, farm distress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the meeting, attended by representatives of all parties, including Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and TMC leader Derek O’Brien. The Prime Minister has called a meeting of chiefs of all parties having representatives in Lok Sabha ... Read More »

ADB approves Rs 1,650 cr infra projects in Tripura

The release said that the Urban Development Department of Tripura government had submitted the projects’ details to the ADB through the Central government on which the ADB gave its nod on Sunday. “The ADB would give 80 per cent of the amount as grant-in-aid and the Tripura Government would have ... Read More »

Somalia: 11 killed, 25 injured as explosions rock Mogadishu

The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility of the attacks. Police chief Gen Bashir Abdi Mohamed told reporters that first car bomb went off near a security checkpoint for the presidential palace and was responsible for nine deaths. The second car bomb killed the driver and his accomplice near a ... Read More »

Govt to hold all-party meet today ahead of Parliament session

During the meeting, the government will seek the support of the opposition parties to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses of Parliament. Besides Triple Talaq Bill, the bills likely to be introduced in Parliament are The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers Cadre) Bill and Aadhaar and Other Laws ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: India to clash with Pakistan today

The match is scheduled to begin at 3 PM Indian time. All India Radio will broadcast live commentary of the match. It can be heard on DTH (Hindi) and additional frequencies from 2:30 PM onwards. This will be the first match played at Old Trafford during this World Cup, so ... Read More »

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan writes to CMs to protect Doctors

Expressing deep concern over the recent act of violence against doctors, the Union Health Minister stated that incidents of assaults on doctors are reported from different parts of the country and this leads to sudden strike by doctors, gravely affecting the healthcare services. Meanwhile, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi ... Read More »

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