Tuesday , January 21 2020
Home / HEADLINES / INDIA (page 610)

INDIA

Vice President Naidu holds talks with Guatemala leaders

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu interacted with people of Indian origin at a reception hosted by ambassador of Guatemala. He started his speech in Hindi and talked about his communication and engagement with people being in public life personality. He also narrated the story of India and asked the people ... Read More »

MEA announces lucky draw for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Sushma Swaraj on Monday drew the lots for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2018. Addressing the media, Sushma Swaraj said that around 1580 pilgrims will undertake Yatra this year. The External Affairs Ministry also said that this year, two senior officials will accompany each batch. One of the two will be an experienced ... Read More »

Intense thunderstorm, rain predicted across North India

After Monday night’s heavy dust storm that hit life in Delhi and the National capital region,  the  India Met Department today forecast likelihood of rains and thundershowers at most places over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and many places over West Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and significant decrease thereafter. ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha Committee to revise guidelines for conduct in House

The two-member committee will be headed by former Rajya Sabha Secretary General V.K. Agnihotri, while S.R. Dhaleta, a former Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, would serve as a member.  Although the committee would have a holistic relook at the rules, the provisions dealing with the ... Read More »

Storm alert across North India; evening schools shut in Delhi

High-velocity dust storm affected life in several parts of Delhi. Rain and dust storm is likely to cross capital delhi this afternoon. Following the weather department’s warning, the Delhi government has decided to close all evening schools across the national capital on Tuesday.  It has also asked other schools to ... Read More »

Cholera vaccination campaign begins in Yemen after a year-long delay: WHO

The oral vaccination campaign has begun in four districts in Aden on Sunday, targeting 350,000 people, just a portion of 4.6 million vaccine doses allocated for the campaign. The U.N. health organization however said that they were still negotiating with health authorities in Yemeni capital Sanaa to extend the vaccination campaign to all at-risk ... Read More »

Djokovic powers past Nishikori in Madrid opener

Following early exits in Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Miami and Indian Wells, the 30-year-old Djokovic struck his shots with precision and recorded 26 winners to improve his head-to-head advantage to 12-2 against world number 20 Nishikori. Djokovic was broken to love at 2-2 but he recovered well by pouncing on his ... Read More »

President Trump to announce decision on Iran nuclear deal soon

Trump has threatened to withdraw from the deal, which provided Iran with relief from sanctions in exchange for limiting its uranium enrichment capacity, unless European signatories to the accord fix what he has called its shortcomings. Earlier, Trump had tweeted about what he said was former U.S. Secretary of State ... Read More »

Architectural festival opens in Pyongyang

Video provided by North Korea’s official news agency KCNA, which Reuters cannot independently verify, showed visitors looking around an exhibition displaying architectural designs and technology at the Sci-Tech Complex. KCNA said at least 400 architectural designs, more than 30 design programmes and about 40 kinds of construction gears and tools ... Read More »

Latest Saudi-led airstrike targets top Houthi leaders

The powerful airstrike hit the headquarters of the presidential office in Sanaa, killing at least six people and wounded 60 others, according to the state news agency Saba controlled by the Shiite Houthi militant group. The spokesperso told a news briefing in the Saudi Arabia’s capital that the airstrike targeted the ... Read More »

Vice President holds talks with Guatemala top leadership

On his first foreign visit, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called on President of Republic of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales at the Presidential House in Guatemala on Monday and conveyed greetings to the President and people of Guatemala on behalf of the Government and people of India. The Vice President told ... Read More »

Afghanistan assures India on abducted Engineers

In Afghanistan, unidentified armed men abducted seven Indians and one Afghan employee of an Indian infrastructure company in Baghlan province on Sunday. They were abducted while travelling to the area, where the company owns an electricity sub-station contract. Baghlan provincial council has linked the incident to the Taliban. No group ... Read More »

PM assesses ‘Ayushman Bharat’ launch preparations

PM reviewed the progress of preparations towards the launch of the ambitious Health Assurance programme under Ayushman Bharat. Prime Minister was apprised of the preparation done so far, including consultations with States, for the smooth and expeditious rollout of the Health Assurance programme. The scheme will provide a cover of ... Read More »

SC: Former Uttar Pradesh CMs can’t retain govt bungalows

A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the amendment in the legislation was ultra vires to the Constitution since it transgresses the concept of equality under the Constitution. The bench said the amendment was “arbitrary, discriminatory” and violates the concept of equality. The apex court said that once such ... Read More »

IMD lowers storm warning but keep guard up

The weather forecast for the next few days does not bode well for many states. The Met dept on Monday issued an alert for  sandstorms in many border districts of Rajasthan. Schools in Haryana have been closed for 7-8 may after the met department issued a warning of rain and ... Read More »