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Home Ministry exempts Sikh women from wearing helmet in Chandigarh

Home Ministry exempts Sikh women from wearing helmet in Chandigarh

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has advised the Chandigarh Administration to follow the notification issued by Delhi Government giving an exemption to Sikh women from wearing protective headgear (helmet) while driving two wheelers in UT Chandigarh. This is in response to the representation received by to the Union Home Minister from  representatives of Sikh […]

Step up campaign for organ donation: Vice President

Step up campaign for organ donation: Vice President

Srinagar: The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu called for stepping up the campaign for organ donation in a big way to meet the huge demand due to rising number of end organ failures of kidney, liver, heart, lung and pancreas. Addressing the 29th annual conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation in Hyderabad today, […]

States invite investors; promise full support to meet renewable targets

States invite investors; promise full support to meet renewable targets

New Delhi: The Chief Minsters’ Plenary Session at the 2nd Global RE-INVEST India-ISA Partnership Renewable Energy Investors Meet & Expo saw representatives of Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Uttar Pradesh sharing the renewable energy policy initiatives implemented by these states and their vision for capacity expansion. The session was moderated on October, […]

Process for Haj 2019 to be announced in October: Naqvi

Process for Haj 2019 to be announced in October: Naqvi

New Delhi: Indian Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that it is for the first time after Independence that preparation for next year’s Haj has been started immediately after completion of the current year’s Haj process in India. Naqvi has reviewed the Haj 2019 preparation meeting here today. Senior officials from […]

Soldier kills 2 colleagues, himself in HP

Soldier kills 2 colleagues, himself in HP

Dharamshala: A soldier allegedly shot dead two of his colleagues before killing himself in the cantonment area of Dharamshala early on Monday, police said. Jasbir Singh, a soldier of the 18 Sikh Regiment, shot dead two fellow soldiers, Hardeep Singh and Harpal Singh, at the Officer’s Mess around 2 a.m on Monday. He then shot […]

JNUSU polls: Counting stopped after attempt of ballot capture

JNUSU polls: Counting stopped after attempt of ballot capture

New Delhi: Counting of votes for the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) polls were stopped on Saturday when two principal contenders of an unnamed political group along with their supporters barged into a counting centre and tried to snatch ballot boxes, the varsity election committee said. The counting of votes for the annual students’ […]

India raises concern over CPEC project at UN

India raises concern over CPEC project at UN

Geneva [Switzerland]: India on Friday raised concern over China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council here and underlined that the ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (CPEC) project ignores New Delhi’s core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity. India’s Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador Virander Paul in his statement on the […]

Cabinet approves New Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan” (PM-AASHA)

Cabinet approves New Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan” (PM-AASHA)

New Delhi: Giving a major boost to the pro-farmer initiatives of the Government and in keeping with its commitment and dedication for the Annadata, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a new Umbrella Scheme “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan’ (PM-AASHA).  The Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the […]

NITI Aayog, Intel and TIFR collaborate to set up a Model International Center for Transformative AI (ICTAI) 

NITI Aayog, Intel and TIFR collaborate to set up a Model International Center for Transformative AI (ICTAI) 

New Delhi: NITI Aayog, Intel, and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) announced on 7th September that they are collaborating to set up a Model International Center for Transformative Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI) towards developing and deploying AI-led application-based research projects. This initiative is part of NITI Aayog’s ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence’ Discussion Paper that […]