Germany and India ink on several agreements
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inked on several pacts in New Delhi to boost bilateral trade between the two nations. Merkel is in India on a three-day visit that began on Thursday.
Modi defends abrogation of Article 370 from J&K
Paying floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 144th birth anniversary, which is also known as ‘National Unity Day’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday categorically said that scrapping of Article 370 was an excellent step to curb terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir.
J&K officially splits into two UTs
A new history was written on Wednesday as Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) are no longer a state and were officially bifurcated into two union territories. The birth of Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir took place nearly three months ago when the central government scrapped Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. RK Mathur was sworn in as the first Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Ladakh, while Girish Chandra Murmu took oath as the first LG of Jammu and Kashmir.
Modi leaves for Thailand to participate in RCEP summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a three-day visit to Thailand on Saturday morning to take part in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), East Asia, and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summits during his official visit.
NCP respects people’s verdict
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said on Friday that people of Maharashtra had asked us to sit in the opposition, and the party will accept their verdict gracefully. He also called the tussle between the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena over sharing of the chief minister’s post “childish.”
EC declares Jharkhand assembly polls date, held in 5 phases
The Election Commission (EC) on Friday sounded the bugle of 81-member assembly polls in Jharkhand. It will be held in five phases, starting from November 30, and the results will be declared on December 23.
Free visit for Indian Sikh pilgrims on Kartarpur corridor opening day
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted on Friday that Indian pilgrims don’t need to pay $20 on November 9, the opening day visit of the Kartarpur corridor. He further added that Indian Sikh pilgrims don’t need a passport to travel to Kartarpur, only valid ID is required.
Set up of mobile toilets, dispensaries for Chhath Puja in Delhi
Delhi government has been trying to make all ghats of Delhi clean. Civic bodies have made proper arrangements of mobile dispensaries and toilets for Chhath Puja to be held on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Devotees offer evening and morning ‘arghyas’ (offerings) to Sun God by taking a dip. Chhath Puja is auspicious in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Amit Shah unveils new police headquarters in Delhi
Home minister Amit Shah unveiled the new police headquarters on Jai Singh Road on Thursday. Speaking on this occasion, Shah said Delhi Police must take steps to improve its public image because it is the most visible wing of the government
Shahrukh Khan turns hero in real life
In reel life, Shah Rukh Khan can do anything, but he showed his glimpse of films in real life too when he saved the life of Aishwarya Rai’s manager Archana Sadanand in a Diwali party at Amitabh Bachchan’s house, Jalsa on Sunday. Archana’s lehenga caught fire at the party, the moment Shahrukh saw it, he rushed toward her, extinguished the fire and rescued her. Archana sustained a 15% burn injury and getting treatment in Nanavati hospital in Mumbai.
Scrapping of Article 370 & 35A a move to curb terrorism
Home minister Amit Shah on Thursday categorically said Article 370 and Article 35A were abrogated to curb terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir. He further added Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s unfulfilled dream of integrating Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country was accomplished on August 5 when Article 370 and 35A were repealed.
India beat Russia 4-2 in hockey Olympic qualifiers
Indian hockey players wake up late, defeated lowly ranked Russia 4-2 in their first match of the Olympic qualifiers here at the Kalinga Stadium on Friday. India need to beat the same opponent in the second match on Sunday then secure a berth to the Tokyo Olympics.
JD(U) pitches high on EU delegations’ visit to Kashmir
Tug of war is in full swing in Maharashtra between BJP and Shiv Sena over the share in the government. Another NDA partner JD(U) led by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar raised the question over the central government’s decision to allow the European Union (EU) delegation to visit Jammu and Kashmir.
Indians emerge the largest group to obtain OZ citizenship
Getting Australian citizenship is a new craze for the Indians now. Therefore Indians have emerged as the largest group for the second successive year to get Australian citizenship.
Amit Shah flags off ‘Run of Unity’ in Delhi
Home minister Amit Shah flagged off the ‘Run of Unity’ event in the capital on Thursday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of ‘Iron man of India’ and country’s first home and deputy prime minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The ‘Run for Unity’ was flagged off from Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi.
Kejriwal gets a positive response on free-ride to women
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal traveled in DTC buses on Wednesday to assess the response of women passengers’ after the free-ride to women in DTC buses. Kejriwal interacted with several women passengers, and their response was quite positive.
Delhi Metro: Construction work of phase 1V to start in December
The extension of Delhi Metro is on the card. Seeing this, central and Delhi governments have released Rs 800 crore for the construction of Phase IV of Delhi Metro. DMRC managing director Mangu Singh said construction of the much-delayed project would finally start by December. There will be six corridors in the Phase IV project and its length would be of nearly 104 kilometers.
President hands degrees, the diploma to Jamia students
President Ram Nath Kovind and human resource development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Wednesday attended the Jamia Millia Islamia’s (JMI) annual convocation. A large number of students, including 350 gold medallists, were awarded degrees and diplomas on occasion. During the function demand for medical college-cum-hospital was also raised.
Three Indian-origin CEOs among the top 10
The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently listed among the top 10 CEOs of the world. The Indian-origin CEOs Shantanu Narayen, Ajay Banga, and Satya Nadella, have been included in this coveted list.
Freeride on DTC buses: Kejriwal’s Bhai Dooj gift to women
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has given best possible gift to women on the occasion of Bhai Dooj. Women in Delhi from Tuesday can travel free in DTC and cluster buses. To keep the safety of the women 6,000 civil defense personnel, Home Guards and ex-servicemen will be deployed to ensure a safe journey to women.
Diwali gift: Delhi govt hikes contractual workers salary
Delhi government has decided to hike the salary of 55 lakh contractual workers engaged in government or private agencies in the national capital. As per the report, unskilled workers will get Rs 14,842 (earlier Rs 14,000) per month. Semi-skilled workers will now receive Rs 16,341 instead of Rs 15,400. Skilled workers will get 17,991 per month (earlier it was 16,962)
Security increases for Team India
India will take on Bangladesh in the first T20 international at the Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium on November 3. Meanwhile, National Investigation Agency (NIA) recently received a letter that claimed the threat to the entire Indian cricket team, particularly Virat Kohli. Delhi police have decided to beef up the security of the Indian players.
Fadnavis emerges boss of Maharashtra BJP
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday once again re-elected as the leader of the state BJP legislature party. All the 105 winning MLAs were present at the meeting, along with two central observers, Union minister Narendra Singh and party vice president Avinash Kumar Rai.
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