Health Ministry to send 5-member expert team to assist Rajasthan Government in the Jamdoli incident

Published on May 01 2016 // India
Jaipur , May 1 : Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has directed for a special five-member expert team to be sent to assist the Rajasthan state government to investigate into the causes of water and food contamination that are reported to have resulted in the death of 12 specially-abled...

Movement of boats prohibited in Ganges ahead of PM Modi’s visit

Published on May 01 2016 // India
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), May 1 : The movement of boats between Shivala ghat to Assi ghat in Varanasi have been prohibited as part of the stringent security measures put in place ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the river bank, where he will launch environment-friendly “E-Boats”...

Telangana again in the grip of heat wave

Published on May 01 2016 // India
Hyderabad, May 1 : After a respite of few days, Telangana is in the grip of heat wave with mercury rising again in many parts of the state on Sunday, said officials. The met office has issued heat wave warning for all 10 districts in the state over next two days. According to Hyderabad Meteorological...

Modi rides e-boat, says India has to become stronger

Published on May 01 2016 // India
Modi rides e-boat, says India has to become stronger
Varanasi/Ballia, May 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode an e-boat and an e-rickshaw in Varanasi on Sunday and said India has to become stronger by empowering its poor. The prime minister flew into Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, after launching the Pradhar Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, under which...

Centre must grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh: Naidu

Published on May 01 2016 // India
VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday demanded that the Centre must grant special category status to the state, asserting that there would be “no compromise” on that. “Bifurcation (of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh) was something that we hadn’t wished...

Ballia: PM Narendra Modi launches scheme to provide free LPG connections to poor in UP

Published on May 01 2016 // India
Modi said the launch had nothing to do with upcoming elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a Rs 8,000 crore scheme to provide 5 crore free LPG connections to poor families as he attacked previous governments for just paying lip service to reducing poverty. Calling himself ‘Shramik...

HC allows US couple to adopt abandoned siblings

Published on May 01 2016 // India
The Bombay High Court has finally allowed an American couple to adopt minor siblings found abandoned in Ulhasnagar in 2012, after their mother’s claim for their custody had stalled the adoption for several months. The case dates back to December 31, 2012, when a girl aged three and a boy aged five...

Coordinated effort helped control Uttarakhand fire: NDRF chief OP Singh

Published on May 01 2016 // India
[The Uttarakhand fires have destroyed nearly 1,800 hectares of forest land in 13 districts since February. At least six people have died so far. This is a first person account of NDRF chief OP Singh] About 30 minutes back, our team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued a family of Sahib...

Rajdeep Sardesai’s desperate Twitter walkout is victory for sanskari trolls

Published on May 01 2016 // India
Rajdeep Sardesai is culpable because he erred in leaving Twitter, even if temporarily as he put it. Because, by doing so he has given his tormentors a glimpse of his weakness. He has given the sanskari trolls what they always wanted. Watching him give up, concede defeat and beat a retreat was always...

Visibility Poor, Choppers Out To Douse Uttarakhand Forest Fires Return

Published on May 01 2016 // India
DEHRADUN: Forest fires continue to rage in hill regions of Uttarakhand IAF’s MI-17 helicopters being used to spray water on affected areas Flames have destroyed 3,000 acres of forest cover, claimed 7 lives An 11-member Air Force team that pitched in with the ongoing fire-fighting operations in...

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