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Major News and Events of 21 September 2015

What Happened on 21 September 2015

Turkmenistan clash crucial for India: Captain

Following three consecutive defeats in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes the coming away match against Turkmenistan on October 8 will be crucial -- if India has to bag at least a point. India lost 1-2 to Oman, 1-2 to Guam and 0-3 to Iran in the qualifiers.Source: IANS

UP panchayat polls notified, to be four-phased

The notification for the much-awaited panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh has been issued. Addressing a press conference here, State Election Commissioner Satish Agarwal said that polls for block development councils (BDCs) and zila panchayats, involving an electorate of 11.36 crore people, would be held on October 9, 13, 17 and 29. Counting of votes will be done on November 1. Source: IANS

Hiring rises by 13 percent in August:

Hiring in India rose by 13 percent in August 2015 compared to August 2014, leading Indian job site announced on Monday through Naukri Job Speak Index. "Job market seems to be moving north, sustaining the momentum gained over the first four months of this financial year with an impressive 13 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in August," V. Suresh, executive vice president,, said in a statement. Source: IANS

4,000 Anganwadi centres to be modernised

Skill enhancing programmes for women and e-learning modules and special play centres for children are among the new features being planned by the government as part of its plan to modernise nearly 4,000 Anganwadi centres in the country. The modernisation would be undertaken as part of an agreement signed by the Women and Child Development Ministry with the Vedanta group on Monday to develop and modernise Anganwadis in the country, an official release said. Source: IANS

Rajnath hints no ITBP deployment with BSF in Jammu

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has indirectly denied reports about deployment of ITBP on the international border between India and Pakistan in Jammu region in addition to the BSF. "Indo-TIbetan Border Police (ITBP) is deployed on the LAC (line of actual control) between India and China in the Ladakh region. ITBP Himalaya ki goad ki raksha karti hai (ITBP guards the lap of the Himalayas for the country)," the minister said while inaugurating the headquarters of 47th Battalion of ITBP in Kagwal area of Samba district. Source: IANS

50 Kerala nurses awaiting nod to return from Saudi Arabia

Around 50 nurses from Kerala are awaiting a nod from authorities in Saudi Arabia and the Indian embassy to return to India, as they also want issues related to their work experience and certificates to be taken care of. These nurses were evacuated on Sunday night from the troubled region of Samtah in Saudi Arabia, very close to the Yemen border, to Jizan that is about an hour's drive from Samtah. Source: IANS

Ericsson partners with HP's Aruba to drive mobile networking

Swedish multinational provider of communication technology and services Ericsson has said it was partnering with Aruba, a networking vendor selling enterprise wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment, to bring to market a new set of WiFi and long-term evolution (LTE) solutions. "There is a rapidly growing need to maximise the benefits of licensed and unlicensed spectrum operating together in the enterprise segment and the collaboration will try to capture this business opportunity," the company said in a press release. Source: IANS

Rajnath on three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Singh is visiting the state to take stock of the situation on the international border in the Jammu region and the line of actual control between India and China in the Ladakh region of the state. The minister landed at the technical area of Jammu airport in a BSF plane around 9 a.m. Besides senior officers of the home ministry, Singh is accompanied by Director General BSF D.K. Pathak and DG ITBP Krishna Chaudhary. Source: IANS

BCCI chief Dalmiya dead, to receive state funeral

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to a hospital three days ago after complaining of chest pain, died on Sunday evening, triggering shock and sorrow among the fraternity who termed it a great loss to the game. "He passed away at around 9 p.m.," Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) treasurer Biswarup Dey said. Source: IANS

Congress vows to continue fight on land bill in states

The Congress has promised to continue its fight on the land bill issue in the state assemblies, as party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA government, saying the "Make in India" campaign was actually "Take in India" as it has "no place for farmers and labourers". At the "Kisan Samman Rally" rally to mark the party's "victory" on the land bill, Congress president Sonia Gandhi also mounted a strong attack on Modi, saying he was forced to "bow" on the land bill issue before the power of the "plough and hand". Source: IANS

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