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  • Eye on Games, Govt works harder on dengue

    With just a month left for the commencement of Commonwealth Games, the Centre is making all efforts to control the spread of dengue with active cooperation from the Delhi government. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday urged the concerned agencies in the National Capital to take cleanliness drive on a warfooting to deal effectively […]

    Govt nod to panel on tribal welfare

    The Government has decided to constitute an apex panel for tribal welfare. It will be headed by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The National Council for Tribal Welfare has a mandate to provide broad policy guidelines to bring about improvement in the lives of the Scheduled Tribe community in the country. The 18-member panel will […]

    Bihar hostage: Massive ops on

    The Bihar Government has launched massive operation against Maoists around Kajra hills in Lakhisarai district to free remaining three captive securitymen who have been held hostage by Maoists. As per reports, besides Sub Inspector Rupesh Kumar Sinha and Abhay Kumar Yadav, another jawan of Bihar Military Police Ehatsaam Khan are under the custody of Maoists. […]

    Coordinated drive to tackle dengue: Azad

    With dengue cases crossing last year’s figure of 1,153 in Delhi, Government on Friday said it would launch a special cleaning drive from 6th September to prevent breeding of mosquitoes even as it assured that the strain prevalent this year was far less lethal. After a meeting with all the civic agencies of the capital […]

    Target of making India slum-free achievable: Selja

    Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja on Friday said the target of making India slum-free in the next five years as envisaged in the Rajiv Awas Yojana was “not unachievable” but a lot would depend on how states cooperated with the Centre on the issue. Though the initial optimism about RAY seems to […]

    PM to head council on tribal welfare

    A national council headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been constituted to provide broad policy guidelines for welfare of tribals and monitor schemes for their uplift. The 18-member National Council for Tribal Welfare will comprise Union Ministers for Tribal Affairs, Finance, Home, Agriculture, Health and Family Welfare, Environment and Forests, HRD, Rural Development, Woman […]

    Sachin becomes IAF’s honorary Group Captain

    Senior Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar was on Friday conferred with the Indian Air Force’s honorary rank of Group Captain to honour his cricketing achievements and contribution to the nation. Tendulkar is the first sportsperson to be conferred a rank by IAF and the first personality with no aviation background to receive the honour. In 2008, […]

    Sonia elected Congress President for 4th term

    Sonia Gandhi on Friday became the Congress President for the record fourth consecutive term with a message to party colleagues that they should not forget the “big responsibility” of working for all sections of society irrespective of whether the party is in power or not. 63-year-old Gandhi was declared re-elected unopposed at a ceremony which […]

    Deadline set by Maoists expires; one cop killed

    Building pressure on the Bihar Government, Maoists Thursday claimed to have killed one of the four policemen taken hostage after which Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offered to hold talks with the ultras even providing them safe passage. Maoists threatened to execute the remaining three by 10 a.m. Friday if their demands for freeing eight ultras […]

    100 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail

    A group of 100 Indian fishermen was released from a jail in the southern port city of Karachi today as part of a move by Pakistani authorities to free 442 fishermen who have completed their prison terms. The fishermen were released from Malir Jail Thursday morning and set off for Lahore to be repatriated to […]