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Third India skills regional contest begins in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) The third India skills regional competition began here on Thursday with about 300 candidates from 14 states participating in 36 skills, including aircraft maintenance, floristry, mobile robotics, fashion technology, welding, graphic design, web designing, cooking, jewellery and beauty therapy among others. Organised by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and...

9 days ago
India to attain SDG target in maternal mortality much ahead of 2030: Nadda

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Monday said India will achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target in maternal mortality much ahead of 2030 while the government's Ayushman Bharat, popularly known as Modicare, is aimed at changing the face of the country. Going by the pace of progress we made in maternal mortality, I am sure the country will achieve th...

12 days ago
2 synthetic natural gas projects to come up in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 9 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday two synthetic natural gas (SNG) projects will come up in Odisha. Two SNG projects will come up at Talcher and Paradip where gas will be produced from coal. While GAIL will set up the project at Talcher, IOCL's project will come up at Paradip, said Pradhan. He was attending a roadshow organised...

14 days ago
Government should support NGOs working for children: SOS Villages global president

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Children are the worst victims of conflicts, natural or man-made disasters and other social upheavals as they are often rendered abandoned and homeless. Securing a future for children without families is only possible when the government extends support to NGOs dealing in such issues, says SOS Children's Villages International head Siddhartha Kaul. There has been...

26 days ago
Menstrual hygiene status improves in Bihar, Jharkhand

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Around 74 per cent girls in Bihar and 76 per cent in Jharkhand used sanitary pads and cloth now, up from 50 per cent and 46 per cent in these two states respectively after the implementation of the Paheli ki Saheli programme, according to sanitary napkin brand 'Stayfree' manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The initiative, launched by Johnson & Johnson and sup...

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Northeast to be connected with gas pipeline: Board member

Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) member S. Rath on Thursday said that the plans are afoot to connect the northeastern states with a gas pipeline. The project will be executed by a consortium of Indian Oil Corporation, Oil India Limited, Numaligarh Refinery Limited and GAIL. We are expecting that the project will e awarded in the next couple of mo...

1 month ago
Wouldn't change a thing: Arjun Kapoor on his journey

Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) He has tasted success with films like Ishaqzaade, 2 States and Ki & Ka but has also faced failure with Tevar and Gunday. But actor Arjun Kapoor, who completed six years in Bollywood on Friday, says he would not like to change a single thing about his journey. Arjun on Friday wrote a heartfelt note in which he thanked his fans and followers for loving him uncondi...

1 month ago
Women empowerment will happen when men change mindset: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor says it's high time people stop using the term women empowerment for the sake of it, and he feels change will happen for the better when the mindset of the men changes in the country. Arjun, who has been associated with the Girl Rising campaign, interacted with the media at 'Bend The Gender Awards' here on Wednesday. Sharing his views on w...

1 month ago
Karnataka will vote for BJP government to bring in Modi-led development: Javadekar

Bengaluru, May 10 (IANS) Riding on the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP is confident of winning the May 12 Karnataka Assembly election, claimed Union Human Resource Development Minister and party's state in-charge Prakash Javadekar. The BJP will win the assembly elections with majority because the people have confidence in the development model and leadership of Modi. ...

1 month ago
India launches biggest city gas distribution auction

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In a major step towards ushering in a clean gas-based economy, India on Tuesday launched its biggest auction of city gas distribution (CGD) networks, offering permits for selling compressed and piped natural gas (CNG and PNG) in 86 geographical areas. Awards from the 9th CGD licensing round would help bring gas coverage to 174 districts in 22 states and Union Terr...

1 month ago
Working in 'Kalank' is double fun for me: Alia Bhatt

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt says working in Karan Johar's Kalank has been double fun for her as she is getting a chance to work with a unique cast in a film being directed by friend Abhishek Verma. Alia said this while interacting with the media along with Vicky Kaushal and director Meghna Gulzar during the promotions of their upcoming film Raazi here on Saturday. She...

1 month ago
Modi rules out hung Karnataka Assembly, bets on BJP win

Belagavi (Karnataka), May 1 (IANS) Confident of a BJP victory in Karnataka too, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ruled out a hung Assembly after the May 12 elections. There is no way there will be a hung Assembly as is being predicted. We are confident of coming to power in Karnataka too, said Modi at a huge public meeting in Karnataka's northwest region, about 500 km from Bengalu...

1 month ago
Amazon Publishing acquires Chetan Bhagat's next six books

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Amazon Publishing has announced a global deal for the next six books by best-selling author Chetan Bhagat, whose previous books were published by Rupa publications. The deal includes three fiction and three nonfiction titles. Amazon Publishing will publish these books globally in print, eBook and audio formats, with the first title out in October 2018. The title ...

1 month ago
Akshaya Patra begins food relief to fire-affected residents of Shahadra

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Akshaya Patra, which runs the world's largest mid-day meal scheme across India, has stepped in with food relief for the victims of a devastating fire in Mansarovar Park, Shahadra. The Akshaya Patra started the feeding from April 25, 2018 and distributed 1,000 meals for lunch and dinner. The food relief will continue for a few days till the affected citizens ar...

2 months ago
Delhi engineering college again barred from admitting students

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) G.B. Pant Government Engineering College has been barred for the second year in a row from admitting students because the institute has failed in creating basic facilities and infrastructure in the 10 years of its establishment. Last year, the apex regulatory body for technical education had put the government-run college under the no admission category for the...

2 months ago
Chidambaram attacks government on fuel prices

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As fuel prices touched a five-year high, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday asked the government why prices of petrol and diesel were higher than in May, 2014 when the international oil prices were higher than they are now. In a series of tweets, he said the government was clueless and floundering on the issue. Crude oil price at US $ 74 pe...

2 months ago
Set up Lokayukta immediately, Ramadoss tells TN government

Chennai, March 24 (IANS) PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Saturday demanded that Tamil Nadu's AIADMK government set up anti-corruption body Lokayukta immediately. Citing the Supreme Court's direction to Chief Secretaries of 12 states - including Tamil Nadu - to explain the reasons for not setting up Lokayuktam, he said the state government should pass the necessary law immediately.

2 months ago
Why no Lokayukta, SC asks 11 states, one UT

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought an explanation from 12 states and a Union Territory (UT) as to why they have not appointed any Lokayukta or Uplokayukta. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R. Banumathi directed that the Chief Secretaries of 11 states and a UT to inform the court on the steps taken for the appointment of Lokayukta or Uplokayukta in ...

3 months ago
I was dying inside: Ronit Roy on keeping away from TV

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) He received unprecedented popularity with his role as Rishabh Bajaj in Kasauti Zindagi Kii and later as Mihir Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, becoming one of the highest paid actors in the small screen industry. But Ronit Roy says there came a point when he felt he was dying inside, and so he distanced himself from the television medium. You know, there ...

3 months ago
Aamir Khan replaces Ranveer Singh as Vivo India's brand ambassador

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Monday announced the appointment of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan as its brand ambassador for India, replacing actor Ranveer Singh who had been associated with the company for the past two years. Aamir, whose films Dangal and Secret Superstar fetched unprecedented success for Bollywood movies in China, has been signed for futur...

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