Day: March 13, 2019

NGT raps officials over action plan on noise pollution

NGT directs Rajasthan govt to conduct medical test of villagers in Nagaur district

March 13, 2019 11:57 pm

New Delhi : The National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed the Rajasthan government to conduct a complete medical test of villagers in Nagaur district who have been affected due to air pollution caused by stone crushers. A bench of Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore directed the director of medical health, Government of Rajasthan to constitute a team of at least three doctors from Jaipur, in consultation with […]

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China offers to help Venezuela restore power after vast blackout

China offers to help Venezuela restore power after vast blackout

March 13, 2019 11:54 pm

Caracas: China on Wednesday offered to help Venezuela bring its collapsing power grid back online as President Nicolas Maduro sought to stave off rising public anger that is bolstering his US-backed rival Juan Guaido. A vast blackout that struck Venezuela nearly a week ago — the worst in its history — has deepened the South American country’s already grave economic crisis, especially by disrupting […]

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Ethiopian plane crash UNDP consultant's husband to bring back her mortal remains

Ethiopian plane crash: UNDP consultant’s husband to bring back her mortal remains

March 13, 2019 11:24 pm

New Delhi: Soumya Bhattacharya will be travelling to Ethiopia with government assistance to bring back the mortal remains of his wife and UN consultant Shikha Garg, who was killed in the Ethiopian airline crash on Sunday. “Yes I will be travelling, I cannot reveal more,” he said and confirmed that the government has contacted him regarding the travel but said he does […]

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72 pc of Indian investors say present corporate leadership 'unfit' for future: Study

72 pc of Indian investors say present corporate leadership ‘unfit’ for future: Study

March 13, 2019 11:15 pm

New Delhi: More than 70 per cent of investors in India feel that current corporate leadership is “unfit” to meet the challenges of tomorrow, says a study. The study by organisational consulting firm Korn Ferry said that globally, 67 per cent investors feel that current private-sector leadership is unfit for the future. In India, the percentage is 72 per […]

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Poshan Abhiyaan: Organisations pledge to make India free of malnutrition

March 13, 2019 11:11 pm

New Delhi: Several organisations came together Wednesday and pledged to build a social movement with their staff and customers supporting the government’s ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ to make India healthy and free of malnutrition. The ‘IMPAct4Nutrtion’ platform convened by UNICEF, Tata Trusts, Sight and Life, CSRBOX, CII, WeCan and NASSCOM Foundation was launched to provide an opportunity to the private sector to […]

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U.S. spl Ops Forces hold exercise with NSG in Hyderabad

U.S. spl Ops Forces hold exercise with NSG in Hyderabad

March 13, 2019 10:49 pm

Hyderabad: The United States Special Forces Group stationed in Japan is involved in a joint exercise with India’s National Security Guard here, aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the armed forces of the two countries. The US forces are from the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) stationed out of Okinawa in Japan, a […]

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Jamia Millia Islamia

JMI to start admission process from March 14

March 13, 2019 10:31 pm

New Delhi: The Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will start admission process for 2019-20 academic session from March 14 and four new programmes will be started. The university will start the admission process for Ph.D/ MPhil, postgraduate, undergraduate and diploma/certificate programmes (except BTech and B.Arch). Online admission forms and e-prospectus shall be available from March 14 […]

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17-yr-boy held for killing tuition mate

Man involved in over 30 criminal cases held in Noida

March 13, 2019 10:28 pm

Noida (UP): A man with over 30 criminal cases against him was held here Wednesday for allegedly carrying over two kg of cannabis, police said. A habitual offender involved in several criminal cases including attempted murder, robbery, thefts, assaulting public servant among others, Sikandar was arrested by the Sector 20 police, they said. On Tuesday, […]

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Many schools in Meghalaya has only two or four students

Many schools in Meghalaya has only two or four students

March 13, 2019 10:25 pm

Shillong: Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui told the Assembly on Wednesday that there are many schools in the state where there are only two or four students. While the teacher-pupil ratio is 1:30, Rymbui said there are many Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) schools which are functioning with two teachers teaching only two or four students. […]

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17-yr-boy held for killing tuition mate

6 members of extortion gang held in Greater Noida

March 13, 2019 9:54 pm

Noida (UP): A man wanted in 18 criminal cases and five of his associates have been arrested in Greater Noida after a gunfight with the Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh police, officials said Wednesday. The gang, which extorted money from several companies and acquired work contracts by pressuring them, was held on […]

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