TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 09

TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 09

Chefs throw their hats in the air in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people throwing chefs hats at the Grand Place in Brussels. Photo: REUTERS/Thierry Roge  Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 9 Reuters 1953 – A South Korean passenger ferry […]

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, 16 bills passed

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, 16 bills passed

File Photo: The Indian Parliament. (Photo Credit: A.Savin (Wikimedia Commons • WikiPhotoSpace) [FAL], from Wikimedia Commons) New Delhi, January 8 (IANS): Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday adjourned the House sine die at the conclusion of its winter session during which 16 bills were passed, including the triple talaq Bill and a constitutional amendment Bill […]

Flawed telecom spectrum management caused losses: CAG

Flawed telecom spectrum management caused losses: CAG

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India Office in New Dellhi. (Photo Courtesy: www.cag.gov.in) New Delhi, January 8 (IANS): The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found several shortcomings in the Department of Telecommunication’s (DoT) spectrum management policy which has resulted in losses to the Union government’s exchequer. According to the report submitted to the Parliament […]

No plans to repeal AFSPA: Rijiju

No plans to repeal AFSPA: Rijiju

New Delhi, January 8 (PTI): The government has no plans to repeal the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, Union minister Kiren Rijiju told Parliament on Tuesday. At present, there was no proposal to repeal the AFSPA, he said, replying to a written question in Lok Sabha. The Minister of State for Home Affairs […]

No govt will be able to give govt job to all the youths: Sazo

No govt will be able to give govt job to all the youths: Sazo

Dr Chotisuh Sazo and others during the inaugural function of 48th session of Chozuba Area Sports Association at Chozuba town on January 8. (Morung Photo) Our CorrespondentKohima | January 8 MLA Dr Chotisuh Sazo today said that no government will be able to give government job to all the youth. He said Nagas have to […]

IPL stays in India, to begin on March 23

IPL stays in India, to begin on March 23

(Reuters File Photo) NEW DELHI, January 8  (Reuters): This year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) was spared a logistical minefield when India’s cricket board announced on Tuesday that the entire Twenty20 tournament will be held in the country from March 23. Scheduling of the cash-rich IPL had become a challenge this year with India’s general election due by May, […]

SGS provides technical inspection for Bogibeel Bridge

MUMBAI, January 8 (PTI): SGS has provided technical inspection services for the major Bogibeel Rail-Cum-Road Bridge Project over the river Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh, Assam, India. The Bogibeel Rail-Cum-Road Bridge Project, a major undertaking connecting the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in North eastern India, was declared a National Project by Indian Railways in 2007. […]

Citizenship Bill: Protests paralyse North East

Citizenship Bill: Protests paralyse North East

Protestors damage a vehicle during a strike called in Guwahati against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on January 8. (PTI Photo) 6 youths hurt in police firing in Tripura, normal life hit in Mizoram, Manipur Morung Express News Dimapur | January 8 The region wide bandh called by the North East Students Organisation (NESO) in the […]

Government ups print media ad rates by 25 per cent

New Delhi, January 8 (IANS) The government on Tuesday increased the advertisement rates for print media by 25 per cent over the existing rates, which is expected to especially benefit small and medium newspapers. An Information and Broadcasting Ministry release said that the decision has come into force immediately and will be valid for a […]

NFR to introduce vistadome coaches in tourist routes

Maligaon, January 8 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will be soon introducing vistadome coaches in trains running in routes having scenic beauty. The instructions were issued during a review meeting at N.F. Railway HQ, a press release from NFR informed. The Minister stated that such coaches, which allow an open to sky view of […]

Bill soon to give tribal status to six Assam communities: Rajnath

Bill soon to give tribal status to six Assam communities: Rajnath

Rajnath Singh (File Photo) New Delhi, January 8 (IANS): Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that a bill will be introduced in Parliament soon to give Scheduled Tribe status to six communities in Assam. Speaking on the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha, the minister said the proposal has been accepted by the government. […]

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