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JSPL gets Mahatma Award 2020 for COVID 19 Humanitarian Effort

New Delhi: Leading steel manufacturer of India Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has been conferred with prestigious Mahatma Award 2020 for its massive humanitarian effort to support the communities and local administration in fighting COVID-19 pandemic. Ms Shallu Jindal, Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, the social arm of JSPL, received the award today at India […]

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Pak ceasefire violation: Injured Army soldier dies, forces’ toll 4

Srinagar: With the death of another Army soldier who was injured in the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC on Friday, the toll of Armymen killed in action has risen to four, officials said. “One injured soldier succumbed to his injuries. The nation salutes his supreme sacrifice. In total, four Army soldiers were […]

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Rahul has nervous, uninformed quality, says Obama

New York: Former US President Barack Obama’s new book ‘A Promised Land’ lands a sharp left hook on Rahul Gandhi’s “nervous, uninformed quality” while directing warm, not-so-political praise at Rahul’s mother Sonia Gandhi, according to a book review on Thursday in the New York Times. The first rush of book excerpts swirling on the internet point to a […]

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Railways to give bonus equivalent to 78-day wages to 11.58 lakh non-gazetted employees

New Delhi: In a piece of good news for Indian Railway employees, the Union Cabinet has granted bonus equivalent to 78 days’ wages for financial year 2019-20, the national transporter announced on Thursday. In a statement, the Railway Ministry said, “About 11.58 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees have been granted bonus equivalent to 78 days wages […]

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Shun lantern, even poor now have electricity, says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that law and order was very poor in Bihar from the 1990s till 2005 and the State’s present-day problems stemmed from those days, appealing to the voters to shun ‘lantern’ since electricity had reached every poor household in the State. Addressing a public rally in Gaya, […]

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Kamal Nath’s ‘item’ remark raises political heat

Gwalior : Ahead of the bypolls for 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Kamal Nath’s use of the word ‘item’ for Madhya Pradesh Minister and Dalit leader Imarti Devi has generated political heat and led to condemnation by BJP leaders apart from BSP leader Mayawati. It comes in the wake of “coming from […]

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SC stays Orissa HC order banning animal sacrifice

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the Orissa High Court order, which termed animal sacrifice a superstition and banned it during the Chatar Yatra festival in Kalahandi district. A bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde and comprising Justices A S Bopanna and Ramasubramanian, said: “Issue notice. There shall be an interim stay […]

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Chinese soldier detained by India, to be released soon

New Delhi: India detained a Chinese soldier in Demchok sector in the disputed border in Eastern Ladakh. As per established protocols, he will be returned to Chinese officials at Chushul-Moldo meeting point after completion of formalities. The soldier, a corporal, is being questioned to establish whether he was on an espionage mission. “A PLA soldier, […]

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USE OF AAROGYA SETU APP BE MADE COMPULSORY FOR ENTRY AT ANY PLACE OF VEHICLE

DELHI: Unlocking of lockdown has been started gradually in phases from 01.06.2020 with next phase of unlocking starting from 08.06.2020 when religious places and shopping malls will also be open with stipulated guidelines. These guidelines should also include compulsory showing Aarogya Setu on mobile-phones at entry at any place or even at boarding any hired […]

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Kolkota CBI office in quarantine

Kolkata: Kolkata CBI office in AJC Bose Road has gone for quarantine from Tuesday. Following a senior officer of the CBI’s Anti Corruption Branch tested positive, all the officials and staff have been asked to go for 14-day home quarantine as per the ministry of health guidelines. The disinfection of the office premises and the […]