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Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathes his last, leaves a lasting legacy

Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathes his last, leaves a lasting legacy

New Delhi: Marking an end of an era in Indian politics, former Prime Minister and the founding president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Thursday breathed his last at the All India Institute for medical Sciences. He was 93. “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise […]

Instant Triple Talaq Bill deferred till Parliament’s next session

Instant Triple Talaq Bill deferred till Parliament’s next session

New Delhi: The Modi government on Friday deferred the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 – popularly known as Instant Triple Talaq Bill, which criminalises the practice with a jail term up to three years, till Parliament’s next session. The move comes a day after the Union Cabinet approved three amendments in the […]

HRD Ministry issued guidelines for ensuring safety and security of school children

HRD Ministry issued guidelines for ensuring safety and security of school children

New Delhi: As per Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE), 2016-17 (Provisional), 0.67% schools are having building in dilapidated condition and 7.73% of classrooms in schools across the country require major repairs. State/UT-wise percentage of schools having building in dilapidated condition and percentage of classrooms requiring major repairs are at Annexure. The Right of […]

NET is the min eligibility for appointment of Assistant Professor & position equivalent

NET is the min eligibility for appointment of Assistant Professor & position equivalent

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified UGC (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and other Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) Regulations, 2018, in the Gazette of India on 18.07.2018. As per these regulations, the National Eligibility Test (NET) or an […]

There have been no deaths due to starvation in any state

There have been no deaths due to starvation in any state

New Delhi: In so far as Department of Food & Public Distribution, Government of India is concerned, no State Government/Union Territory Administration has reported any incident of death due to hunger/starvation. There have been media reports of starvation deaths in some states. However, on enquiry, the State Governments informed that the allegations of deaths due […]

251 cases of honour killings in 2015

251 cases of honour killings in 2015

New Delhi: As per the latest available published information with National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 28 cases in 2014, 251 cases in 2015 and 77 cases in 2016 were reported with motive as Honour Killing (which includes cases registered under murder (section 302 IPC) & culpable homicide not amounting to murder (section […]

State Govt’s must deal sternly against Cow Vigilantes: PM

State Govt’s must deal sternly against Cow Vigilantes: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister has stated that State Governments must deal sternly against anti-social elements that create violence in the name of cow protection. Even though, ‘Police’ and ‘Public Order’ are State subjects under the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India and State Governments are primarily responsible for prevention, detection, registration and investigation of […]

Providing Safety and Protection to Women Workers in Both organised and Unorganised Sectors

Providing Safety and Protection to Women Workers in Both organised and Unorganised Sectors

New Delhi: The Government has provided protective measures especially to women workers in various labour laws like the Factories Act, 1948, the Mines Act, 1952, the Plantation Labour Act, 1951 and the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 wherein the aspects of security, safety, health, restriction of hours of employment are provided. The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976 […]

PM gifts cows to villagers at Rweru Model Village

PM gifts cows to villagers at Rweru Model Village

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gifted 200 cows to villagers who do not yet own a cow, under the Rwandan Government’s Girinka Programme. The function to mark the handing over of cows was held at Rweru Model Village, in the presence of Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister appreciated the […]