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Ramdas Athawale bats for SC, ST reservation in Indian Army
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Aug. 20 : Union Minister of State for social justice, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the Indian Army. Read Full Story

Muzzafarnagar accident: Passengers rescued injured before help reached
Muzzafarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) August 20 : The passengers of the derailed Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express rescued injured passengers till the government help arrived. Read Full Story

JD-U reiterates Sharad Yadav will face action if he attends Lalu's rally
New Delhi , Aug 20 : The Janata Dal (United) on Sunday reiterated that party leader Sharad Yadav will face action if he attends Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's rally. Read Full Story

'Undisciplined' Chinese Army should be ashamed of itself: Defence expert
New Delhi , Aug 20 : Retorting to the video showing skirmish between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh, Defence Expert P.K. Sehgal on Sunday said that the visuals have vindicated New Delhi's stand made by the Indian Army on Independence Day. Read Full Story

Cong advices Nitish's cadre to introspect before acting against Sharad Yadav
New Delhi , Aug 20 : The Congress on Sunday said politicos who are thinking of taking action against Janata Dal (United) veteran Sharad Yadav should introspect. Read Full Story

Nitish's formal entry in NDA silenced critiques: Paswan
New Delhi , Aug 20 : Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's formal entry in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has silenced the critiques who questioned the newly stitched partnership. Read Full Story

Modi Govt. blatantly ignoring Railway safety, says Congress
New Delhi , Aug 20: The Congress on Sunday questioned efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government in ensuring Railway safety and demanded strong initiatives in this regard to prevent Muzaffarnagar type rail accidents from occurring. Read Full Story

Uma Bharti to take stock of UP, Bihar floods next week
New Delhi , Aug 19 : Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti chaired a high level meeting to review the flood situation in the country and the actions being taken at the national level in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Rescue ops complete, restoration works underway
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug. 19 : Rescue operations are over and restoration works have begun following the deadly Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailment, which has claimed 23 lives so far. Read Full Story

259 killed in 27 train accidents under Modi Govt.: Congress
New Delhi , Aug. 19 : The Congress Party on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the recent derailment of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express, near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar and accused the Centre for being careless regarding the safety of the passengers travelling with the Indian Railways which has claimed so many lives in past three years. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Death toll mounts to 23, 40 injured so far
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Aug. 19 : The death toll in the deadly Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailment has mounted to 23, while the injured are being counted at 40 so far. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: President, PM Modi offer condolences
New Delhi , Aug 19 : President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed condolences to the grieving kin of the victims who lost their lives in the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express, which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Yogi Adityanath sends two ministers to take stock
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug 19 : Terming the derailment of 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh as 'unfortunate', Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that he has sent two of his ministers to the accident spot to take a stock of the situation. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Centre announces ex gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for deceased
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , August 19 : Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced ex gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who have been killed in the Muzaffarnagar train derailment, Rs. 50 thousand for those who are seriously injured and Rs. 25 thousand for people with minor injuries. Read Full Story

UP: CM Yogi visits flood affected areas, assures assistance in rehabilitation
Uttar Pradesh , Aug 19 : Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Saturday visited areas in Eastern Uttar Pradesh that have been affected by floods. Read Full Story

Singhvi attacks CM Yogi on 'Picnic spot' comment over Gorakhpur tragedy
New Delhi , Aug 19 : Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his 'picnic spot' comment on Saturday and said that the Uttar Pradesh Government has made a joke of the deaths of over 70 children at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical Hospital in Gorakhpur. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: 15-20 injured, teams of PAC, ATS dispatched
New Delhi , Aug 19 : Following the derailment of six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, the Indian Railways informed that around 15-20 people have been injured and that an alternate arrangement is being made for stranded passengers. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: Suresh Prabhu steps in, orders enquiry
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , August 19 : Following the derailment of at least five coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar on Saturday, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has assured that he is personally monitoring the situation and has ordered enquiry on the same. Read Full Story

Muzaffarnagar train derailment: NDRF mobilized for rescue ops
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug 19 : A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been mobilised for the rescue operation at Muzaffarnagar's Khatauli railway station, where five coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express have been derailed. Read Full Story

Don't want this kind of 'New India': Rahul Gandhi on Gorakhpur tragedy
New Delhi , August 19 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of New India, as he paid a visit to Gorakhpur to meet the grieving families of the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College Hospital tragedy's victims. Read Full Story

Why was Sharad Yadav silent when we split from NDA in 2013: Nitish
Patna (Bihar) , Aug 19 : Coming down heavily on senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav for his revolt, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked the rebel leader as to why he never raised an objection when the party was separating from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2013. Read Full Story

Opposition has no grounds to accuse BJP Govt. of corruption: Amit Shah
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Aug 19 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, on Saturday said that in the three years that the party has governed at the Centre, no one from the opposition has dared to make allegations of corruption against the government. Read Full Story

JD (U) is my party, grand alliance remains intact: Sharad Yadav
Patna (Bihar) , Aug. 19 : Rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday launched a veiled attack at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for forging an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said the promise of grand alliance was for five years. Read Full Story

Not taking action against Sharad Yadav as he is 'senior': JD (U)
New Delhi , Aug 19 : The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday snubbed reports of a rift in the party saying that all the leaders of the party are strongly in support of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Read Full Story

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi addresses cheque distribution programme of GMDFC and GHDFC at Gandhinagar
New Delhi, Aug 19: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the NDA Government is committed to empowerment of Minorities with dignity. Read Full Story

FM inaugurates the National Conference on Insolvency and Bankruptcy :Changing Paragdigm in Mumbai
New Delhi, Aug 19: "The Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley said that since the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code has been implemented a few months back, this has changed the debtor and creditor relationship. Read Full Story

President of India visited the Apiary in President's Estate on World Honey Bee Day
New Delhi, Aug 19: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind visited the Apiary in the President's Estate today (August 19, 2017) on the occasion of World Honey Bee Day. Read Full Story

Rashtrapati Bhavan is a National Institution and Belongs to all the People of our Country, Says President
New Delhi, Aug 19: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind met the President's Press Wing officers and staff at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 19, 2017). This is the second in a series of meetings that the President of India has called to acquaint himself with the President's staff. Read Full Story

Water storage level of 91 major reservoirs of the country goes up by one percent
New Delhi, Aug 18: The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on August 17, 2017 was 75.694 BCM which is 48pc of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This percentage was at 47 for the week ending on August 10, 2017. The level of August 17, 2017 was 79pc of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 82pc of storage of average of last ten years. Read Full Story

Transformation of SAIL has begun, let us all be part of it, says Chairman, SAIL to Rourkela Steel Plant collective
New Delhi, Aug 18: Product Differentiation is the key strategy to meet the competition Read Full Story

National Consultation on Data Generation for Gender Indicators of Sustainable Development Goals
New Delhi, Aug 18: Background: SDGs and Gender Indicators - India is a signatory to the "Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" resolution (2030 Agenda) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. This 2030 Agenda consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 Targets. While Goal 5 is a standalone goal to "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", gender is mainstreamed throughout the agenda. A set of 232 unique Indicators has been globally agreed to, in consultation with the statistical offices and nodal agencies of the UN Member States, and the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), set up by the UN Statistical Commission. Read Full Story

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Karnataka
New Delhi, Aug 18: In order to make the rail journey more comfortable and remarkable, Indian Railways has been launching various services and projects. In this direction, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Dedicated/ Inaugurated following initiatives pertaining to Karnataka through video-conferencing from Rail Bhawan today i.e. 18-08-17 : - Read Full Story

Last Date for Padma Awards nominations: 15th September, 2017
New Delhi, Aug 18: The last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma Awards 2018 is September 15, 2017. Read Full Story

Shri J P Nadda chairs high level review meeting on prevention and control of vector borne diseases in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 18: Stresses on importance of community participation, awareness drives, adequate preparedness of hospitals, and cooperation of all stakeholders Read Full Story

Arun Jaitley writes to State Chief Ministers to reduce burden of Value Added Tax on Petroleum Products used for manufacturing
New Delhi, Aug 18: The Union Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley has written to State Chief Ministers urging the States to reduce burden of Value Added Tax (VAT) on Petroleum Products used as inputs in making of goods after the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST). Read Full Story

Clarification regarding number of Taxpayers added after Demonetization
New Delhi, Aug 18: Various news reports/articles have appeared in the media regarding inconsistency in the estimates of the number of taxpayers added after demonetization. It has been commented that the following different figures have been given at different forums by different authorities: Read Full Story

Swachh Sankalp se Swachh Siddhi Competition
New Delhi, Aug 18: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given the clarion call to achieve a New India by 2022 under Sankalp se Siddhi, a mass resolve to make all dirt and filth quit India. Read Full Story

Web Based System for Online Processing of Application for ICD/CFS/AFS
New Delhi, Aug 18: The Government has simplified the process for companies to set up an Inland Container Depot/ Container Freight Station (CFS)/Air Freight Station (AFS). The improved procedure is aimed at ensuring a speedier and more transparent approval process. Read Full Story

Youth aspiration will determine India's future: Dr Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Aug 18: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that youth aspiration will determine India's future, as also the pace and pedestal of India's ascent as a frontline world nation within next few years. Read Full Story

Ministry of Earth Sciences' ESSO-INCOIS goes green with CleanMax Solar
New Delhi , August 18, : Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (ESSO-INCOIS), Hyderabad, under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) on Saturday inaugurated its rooftop solar plant to strengthen its commitment towards going solar. Read Full Story

JD(U) passes resolution to join NDA, RJD calls it 'meaningless'
New Delhi , Aug 19 : Calling the resolution passed by the Janata Dal (United) (JD (U)) to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as "meaningless", Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Saturday said it is simply a "cover" for the real revolution. Read Full Story

Despite being five-time MP from Gorakhpur, Adityanath did nothing for hospital: Congress
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) , August 19 : The Congress party on Saturday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath over the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, saying that despite being five-time MP from Gorakhpur he did nothing for the hospital. Read Full Story

Congress hits back at Adityanath's 'picnic spot' remark
New Delhi , August 19 : The Congress on Saturday lashed out at Yogi Adityanath over his statement that Gorakhpur should not be allowed to be made a 'picnic spot', citing that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister should be careful with his words. Read Full Story

PM Modi condemns Barcelona terror attack, writes to Spanish President Brey
New Delhi , August 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to Spanish President Mariano Rajoy Brey condemning the terror attack in Barcelona. He has said that India is willing to work with Spain to defeat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Read Full Story

Celebrate World Photo Day on Facebook
New Delhi , August 19 : To commemorate World Photo Day- a moment dedicated to celebrating and inspiring the art of photography- Facebook has reminded its users how to use the platform to be part of the global event. Read Full Story

National Conference always makes fuss over settlement of Indian nationals: Jitendra Singh
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , August 19 : Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that the National Conference (NC) has no issues with the settlement of foreigners, but raises hue and cry over the settlement of Indian nationals every time. Read Full Story

JNU's School of Environmental Sciences organises a day dedicated to space tech
New Delhi , Aug 19 : Vijnana Bharati's JNU chapter commenced with a Dr Vikram Sarabhai Memorial lecture, celebrating the National Remote Sensing Day in the university's School of Environmental Sciences (SES). Read Full Story

Rajnath will be proven true but under 'a different government': Congress
New Delhi , August 19 : The Congress on Saturday made a pointed attack at Home Minister Rajnath Singh over his statement that the answer to Kashmir and terrorism will be found by 2022, citing that the asserion will come true, but under a different government. Read Full Story

Sharad Yadav is synonymous with JD(U): Lalu Yadav
Patna (Bihar) , August 19 : Rashatriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday said that the real Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) with Sharad Yadav as the head will prevail over the one with Nitish Kumar. Read Full Story

Get ready and 'rock n roll' at Monkey Bar's 'Upstage' festival
New Delhi , Aug 19 : Are you on a look out for live music, peaceful vibes, great bites and artful pop-ups this weekend? Read Full Story

Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join NDA
Patna (Bihar) , August 19 : The Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) on Saturday passed a resolution to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) during the party's national executive meeting chaired by leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Read Full Story

If Sharad Yadav attends Lalu's rally, he'll lose our trust: JD(U)
Patna (Bihar) , August 19 : Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader K.C. Tyagi on Saturday said that senior leader Sharad Yadav has every right to put forward his points of disagreement with the alliance, but he shouldn't attend Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's programme as it will break their trust. Read Full Story

Upgraded Jammu Airport inaugurated
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , Aug.19 : The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport, Jammu, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti recently. Read Full Story

Delhi's 'yuvraj', Lucknow's 'shehzaada' shouldn't make Gorakhpur 'picnic spot': Adityanath
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) , August 19 : Amid the ongoing controversy over the Gorakhpur tragedy, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Opposition, saying that it should not be allowed to make the tragedy-struck place a 'picnic spot'. Read Full Story

Heartless Delhi!: Man steals belongings of accident victim
New Delhi, Aug 19 : A shocking incident that throws light on the callous attitude of the people has come to light in the national capital where a man, who met with an accident, alleged that a man stole his belongings when he was lying on the road. Read Full Story

Hindu group demands non-entry of non-Hindu communities at Garba festivals
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , August 19 : A Hindu outfit, Hindu Utsav Samiti (HUS), has demanded that Aadhar card be made mandatory at all Garba events in Bhopal to prevent entry of non-Hindus during the upcoming Navratri. Read Full Story

Jharkhand: Denied ambulance, toddler dies in mother's lap
Gumla (Jharkhand), August 19 : A three-year-old toddler died in his mother's lap while he was being taken to home on foot after being treated at the Sadar hospital in Jharkhand's Gumla district. Read Full Story

World Photography Day: Check out these picture-perfect places in India
New Delhi , Aug 19 : From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India abounds in picturesque places to visit and admire. Read Full Story

Women take to Delhi street 'fearlessly' at midnight
New Delhi , August 19 : Colors Pinkathon Delhi, along with Delhi Police as one of the participants, organized 'Fearless Midnight Women's run' at Inner Circle, Connaught Place earlier today. Read Full Story

Poster war in Bihar ahead of Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav's meetings
Patna (Bihar) , August 19 : Ahead of the national executive committee meeting of the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)), the two factions of the party - one led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the other by former party president Sharad Yadav - have put up striking publicity material in Patna, leading up to a poster war in the city. Read Full Story


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