NFR to sensitize all stakeholders on child safety

NFR to sensitize all stakeholders on child safety

Dimapur, June 6 (MExN): In order to spread awareness across the entire railway system to sensitize railway officials, passengers and other stakeholders on the issue of child safety, Chairman Railway Board has directed General Managers of all Zonal Railways to popularise a guidebook for “Creating a Child Friendly and Protective Environment for Children in contact […]

4th India-Bhutan Tennis Tournament

4th India-Bhutan Tennis Tournament

Vilasier Khate lifts men’s singles title   DIMAPUR, JUNE 6 (MExN): The fourth India-Bhutan Tennis Tournament ended on June 3 with India’s Vilasier Khate lifting the men’s singles title for the third time.   He defeated Bhutan’s Tandin Wangchuk in the final played at the National Tennis Center in Changlimithang, Thimphu.   Tandin Wangchuk is […]

INDIA: News in brief

No question of rollback of fuel price deregulation: Oil Minister New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): Sternly ruling out any rollback of deregulation of fuel prices, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said despite having the burden of repaying oil bonds, the government will take full responsibility of keeping fuel prices in check and ensuring they […]

CBI questions Chidambaram for over 4 hrs in INX Media case

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram was on Wednesday questioned for over four hours by the CBI in connection with the INX Media corruption case. After the questioning by a special CBI Economic Offences Wing team, the senior Congress leader reiterated that the FIR contains no allegations against him.   […]

Prez approves ordinance to treat home buyers as creditors

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): Giving significant relief to home buyers, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday gave assent to the ordinance amending the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to recognise their status as financial creditors.   Being treated as financial creditors would bring home buyers at par with banks and other institutional creditors as […]

More pledges to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ in Nagaland

More pledges to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ in Nagaland

Two young boys plant a tree sapling commemorating the World Environment Day organised by the functionaries of the Anganwadi centre along with the Anganwadi children under Noksen ICDS Project of Tuensang District.   Dimapur, June 6 (MExN): World Environment Day on the theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ was observed by Earth Friendly Generation in collaboration with […]

President to declare Tripura’s ‘queen’ pineapple as state fruit

Agartala, June 6 (IANS): President Ram Nath Kovind may declare the “queen” variety of pineapple as Tripura’s state fruit on Thursday during his visit here, an official said on Wednesday.   “The President likely to declare the ‘queen’ variety pineapple of Tripura as the state fruit, said the Agriculture Department official.   Tripura Chief Minister […]

Karnataka coalition ministry expanded with 25 cabinet ministers

Bengaluru, June 6 (IANS): The JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka was expanded on Wednesday, with the induction of 25 legislators as cabinet ministers including 23 from the alliance partners and one BSP MLA and an Independent.   Of the 23 from the alliance, 14 are from Congress and 9 from Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S).   Governor […]

India to soon acquire capacity to launch big satellites

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): With the Union Cabinet giving its nod to the continuation of GSLV-III programme, India is set to soon acquire capability to launch the 4-tonne class of communication satellites.   At present, India launches smaller satellites of its own and other countries from Sriharikota.   Briefing the media after the Cabinet […]

Caste-based discrimination data sought from universities

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked higher learning institutions to send data of complaints received against caste-based discrimination during the period 2017-18 and action taken by them to curb such incidents.   A circular issued on June 4 asked the 958 central, state, and private universities in its list […]