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21 March, 2018 5:06 PM Some BSF officers negligent: Centre

The Home Ministry has told a parliamentary panel that some Border Security Force (BSF) officers were found to be “negligent” in the wake of complaints of poor quality of food being served to jawans. Action has been initiated against “some persons”. The admission by the Union Home Secretary before the Committee on Estimates headed by Murli Manohar Joshi 35

21 March, 2018 4:44 PM Union Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat health scheme

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the launch of the Ayushman Bharat — National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), which was announced in the Budget. “The target beneficiaries.. will be more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and vulnerable population based on SECC database,” the government said in a release. “AB-NHPM will subsume the on-going 40

21 March, 2018 4:24 PM Parrikar responding well to treatment in US: Goa govt

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is responding well to the treatment given to him at the US hospital and further treatment has already begun, said a Goa government statement released on Wednesday evening. It further said that the next review of his health would be done in two weeks. On Tuesday, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways 50

21 March, 2018 4:14 PM Govt to set up 18 new missions in Africa by 2021

The Union Cabinet today approved the opening of 18 new Indian missions in Africa with an aim to expand India's footprints in the resource-rich continent where China has been trying to increase its presence. The new Indian missions will be set up over four years, from 2018 to 2021, the government said in a statement. It said the new Indian missions will be opened 34

21 March, 2018 10:51 AM Maximum complaints against banks, telecom depts in last 3 years: Govt

The banking division in the Department of Financial Services and the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) received the maximum number of complaints in the last three years, the government informed the Lok Sabha today. A total of 1,06,299 and 1,21,075 complaints were received by the DFS (banking division) and DoPT last year, according to a reply given 23

21 March, 2018 5:02 AM YSR Congress, TDP to bring no-confidence motion against Centre, fireworks likely

New Delhi: The opposition parties including Jagan Radey's YSR Congress and N Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP will press for a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre over various issues. The no-confidence motion could not be taken up on Tuesday due to pandemonium in both houses of Parliament. The YSR Congress party had issued 37

20 March, 2018 10:48 PM India has 4.1 lakh beggars with most in West Bengal, Lok Sabha told

Out of the total of 4,13,670 beggars, 2.21 lakh are men and 19.1 lakh women. NEW DELHI: India has just 4.13 lakh beggars and vagrants, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday. West Bengal emerged on the top with just 80,000 beggars and vagrants, informed the Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot. Uttar Pradesh and Bihar has the second and third highest 68

20 March, 2018 6:44 PM Soviet-Era Scientist Says He Helped Create Poison In UK Spy Attack Row

Moscow: A Cold War-era scientist acknowledged on Tuesday he had helped create the nerve agent that Britain says was used to poison an ex-spy and his daughter, contradicting Moscow's insistence that neither Russia nor the Soviet Union ever had such a programme. However, Professor Leonid Rink told the RIA news agency that the attack did not look like Moscow's 62

20 March, 2018 5:58 PM Sachin Tendulkar Favours Thiruvananthapuram To Host India-West Indies ODI

Amid mounting opposition over the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA)'s plans to host the India-West Indies ODI in November at Kochi, Sachin Tendulkar said hosting the match could damage the FIFA approved World class Football turf. Amid mounting opposition over the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA)'s plans to host the India-West Indies ODI in November at Kochi 37

20 March, 2018 4:41 AM Back in action: Kirti Chakra awardee CRPF braveheart Chetan Cheetah resumes duty

Chetan Cheetah was fatally shot by the terrorists during a fierce gunbattle in Hajin area of Bandipora in North Kashmir in February last year. New Delhi: CRPF braveheart Chetan Kumar Cheetah, who was last year awarded Kirti Chakra - the second highest peacetime gallantry medal - has finally resumed active duty as the Commandant at the force headquarter 35