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Flood situation in Bihar remains unchaged

A population of over 83 lakhs is facing the deluge. However, in some areas the people have returned to their homes as water has partially receded from some villages. Six relief camps are being run in Khagadia and Samastipur where over 5000 people are sheltered. 1.6 Lakh people are being …

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Intense rainfall spell over central parts of the country during next 5 days

According to the National Weather Forecasting Centre/Regional Meteorological Centre, New Delhi of the India Meteorological Department (IMD):   A Well Marked Low Pressure Area lies over north coastal Odisha & neighbourhood. It is very likely to move westwards and concentrate into a Depression during next 24 hoursandaneast-westshearzonerunsroughlyalongLat.21°NacrosscentralIndiain mid troposphericlevels. Under …

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Flood situation worsens further in northern parts of Bihar

Over 55 lakh people spread over 14 districts are reeling under the impact of devastating floods.  The worst affected is Darbhanga where about 17 lakh people have been affected. The other affected districts are Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Sitamarhi and East Champaran. People who are living in low lying areas of Darbhanga …

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Over 2 million Muslims begin Hajj in Saudi Arabia

The five-day hajj pilgrimage represents one of the world’s biggest gatherings every year. “We are very blessed by Allah to be in this place, and we pray to Allah to make the Islamic nations from the West to the East in a better situation,” said Essam-Eddin Afifi, a pilgrim from …

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Sensex falls over 200 points on weak macro cues

The 30-share index dropped 207.03 points, or 0.54 per cent, to 37,644.97. The gauge had gained 207.10 points in the previous session on Tuesday. Financial markets were shut yesterday on account of Independence Day. The NSE Nifty fell below the 11,400-mark, shedding 58.15 points, or 0.50 per cent, to 11,376.95. …

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Sensex falls over 200 points, Nifty slips below 11,300 mark

The repo rate, at which the central bank lends to other banks, now stands at 6.5 per cent. Moreover, fall in Asian stocks on renewed US-China trade war concerns influenced the sentiment here, brokers said. The 30-share index dropped 248.42 points, or 0.66 per cent, to 37,273.20. The gauge had …

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Rajya Sabha adjourned over Assam’s NRC

After a smooth first half of the session, the upper House was adjourned minutes after it reconvened after lunch break. A short duration discussion on farmers issues and MSP was to be held. Before the discussion could begin,  Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad requested for a reply by the …

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Engines of main battle tanks handed over to Army

While addressing the gathering, Nirmala Seetharaman said that the country aims to produce all its defence hardware indigenously. The Defence Minister congratulated the EFA staff for achieving indigenization in both design and manufacture of these engines.  

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Defence Minister hands over multi-fuel war tank engines to Army

The engines were developed at the Engine Factory Avadi, Chennai, a unit of Ordnance Factory Board under the Department of Defence Production. The engines have been fully indigenised for the first time under the Make-in-India Programme. Speaking on the occasion, the Defence Minister said that the country aims to produce …

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India hands over cheque of 2.1 billion Nepalese rupee to Nepal

The amount has been released towards reimbursement of 1st tranche of housing support to 42,086 Govt of India supported beneficiaries in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts. As part of India’s commitment towards Nepal’s post-earthquake reconstruction, both the countries had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for US$ 100 million grant to …

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