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Kerala to open 70 day-care centres for the elderly

Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Seventy new state-of-the-art day-care centres for senior citizens will be opened in Kerala, the assembly was informed on Tuesday. Social Justice Minister K.K. Shailaja, in reply to a question by opposition legislator Roshy Augustine, said the first of the centres has been opened. The rest of the day-care centres for those above 60 years will be ...

3 days ago
Central schemes no longer limited to certain people, reaching all: Modi

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon Chief Ministers to contribute their efforts towards 100 per cent implementation of Central schemes for the poor people's welfare as he said these were no longer limited to certain people and reaching everyone without discrimination. He encouraged states to give fresh ideas to the Finance Commission on outcome-ba...

5 days ago
Maharashtra atrocity on 3 Dalit boys: Rahul blames RSS/BJP

Jalgaon (Maharashtra), June 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday blamed the RSS and Bharatiya Janata Party' politics after three Dalit boys were paraded nude and assaulted for swimming in a village well in Wakadi village. The sole crime of these Dalit children was they were taking a dip in a well. Humanity is struggling to save its dignity, Gandhi tweeted today. He...

6 days ago
Furore in Maharashtra as 3 Dalit boys paraded nude for swimming in village well

Jalgaon (Maharashtra), June 14 (IANS) In a shocking incident, three minor Dalit boys were stripped, beaten and paraded nude in a village here for allegedly swimming in a village well, officials said here on Thursday. The issue sparked off a furore in the state. The incident occurred on June 10 (Sunday), but came to the fore only after some videos of the boys' parading in the Vakadi vill...

6 days ago
3 Dalit boys in Maharashtra paraded nude, beaten for swimming in village well

Jalgaon (Maharashtra), June 14 (IANS) In a shocking incident, three minor Dalit boys were stripped, beaten and paraded nude in a village here for allegedly swimming in a village well, officials said here on Thursday. The incident occurred on June 10 (Sunday), but came to the fore only after some videos of the boys' parading in the Vakadi village went viral even as the authorities swung i...

7 days ago
For us, triple talaq issue about social justice, not politics: Prasad

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that the issue of triple talaq was about social justice and women empowerment and was not about politics, for the Narendra Modi government. For us, the triple talaq issue is one of social justice, equality, rights, women dignity and empowerment. It's not about politics or votes. The issue should not be see...

7 days ago
Shah meets Rajasthan BJP leaders to chalk out polls strategy, stresses unity

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday asked the party's Rajasthan leaders to keep their internal fights aside and prepare for the upcoming assembly elections in the state unitedly. According to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, Shah gave these tips to the state unit leaders during a meeting with Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje and several senior party leaders.<...

8 days ago
Shah to meet Vasundhara, other Rajasthan BJP leaders on Wednesday

Jaipur, June 12 (IANS) Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, along with a dozen BJP leaders from Rajasthan, will be in Delhi to attend a meeting called by party President Amit Shah on Wednesday, said BJP state incharge and national vice president Avinash Rai Khanna. Speaking to IANS, he confirmed on Tuesday that crucial issues related to the assembly elections would be discussed in the meeting...

13 days ago
Tejashwi meets Rahul, discusses 'grand alliance' for 2019 polls

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) After a major boost for a united opposition in the Lok Sabha and Assembly bypolls last month, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed forging of a grand alliance ahead of the 2019 general elections to defeat the BJP. Tejashwi said that he along with other opposition leaders are committed to take the nation out of a ...

21 days ago
UN calls for swift formation of new government in Iraq

United Nations, May 31 (IANS) The top UN envoy in Iraq on Wednesday asked for the swift formation of an inclusive government in Iraq following the May 12 parliamentary elections. The post-election phase represents a crucial time for Iraq, Jan Kubis, the UN secretary-general's special representative for Iraq, told the Security Council, Xinhua reported. We urge political leaders t...

22 days ago
Himachal CM lays foundation stone of OPDs for physically disabled

Shimla, May 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of four outpatient departments of the Composite Regional Centres for Persons with Disabilities in Sundernagar town. At the function where Union Ministers Thawar Chand Gehlot and J.P. Nadda were also present, he said the outpatient departments would be constructed with an outlay of R...

25 days ago
'Modi heralded new era of politics of performance'

Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government heralded a new era with politics of performance against the Congress's caste and dynasty politics, a Rajasthan minister said on Saturday. Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters hear to mark four years of the Modi government, state Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi said that it initiated several ambiti...

27 days ago
Haryana sanitation workers end 16-day strike

Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) With their salary hiked, several allowances raised and most other demands conceded, both unions of the agitating safai and sewer karamcharis in Haryana have decided to call off their 16-day old strike. This was announced by the Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain, who along with Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Kumar Bedi...

27 days ago
After desecration, Goa church body questions police claim

Panaji, May 24 (IANS) In the wake of the desecration of a holy cross in a South Goa village, a Goa Church body on Thursday questioned police claims of solving cases of earlier desecrations reported from the coastal state. The Council for Social Justice and Peace, a social arm of the Goa Church, also said that these desecrations followed a definite pattern so as to instill fear and provok...

28 days ago
Haryana sets up ministerial committee as sanitation strike continues

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) With the strike by Safai karamcharis (municipal sanitation staff) in the state going into the 15th day and heaps of garbage piled up across towns and cities, the Haryana government on Wednesday set up a committee to hold meetings with leaders of the protestors and work out on agreement on their demands. The ministerial committee, to be headed byAUrban Local Bodi...

1 month ago
Four held for ragpicker's killing in Gujarat

Rajkot/Gandhinagar, May 21 (IANS) Police on Monday arrested four persons for brutally beating to death a Dalit ragpicker near Rajkot city in Gujarat on suspicion of theft. The state Government promptly announced a financial compensation of Rs 8.25 lakh for the family of the deceased person. Mukesh Vaniya, 40, was tied and brutally thrashed by factory owner and workers of Radadiya...

1 month ago
Gujjars call off May 23 protest after talks with Rajasthan government

Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) The Gujjar Aarakshan Andolan Samiti has called off its proposed agitation scheduled on May 23 after prolonged discussions with the Rajasthan government, it was announced on Sunday. Following the talks on Saturday, the two parties reached a 16-point agreement and soon after, Samiti leader Col Kirori Singh Bainsla (retd) announced the protest had been called off. <...

1 month ago
Centre appoints key officials to various ministries

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Central government on Friday announced appointment of senior bureaucrats to key positions in various ministries like Commerce, Steel, Information and Broadcasting, Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Divestment, among others. According to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), senior IAS officer Anup Wadhawan, currently serving as Special Secretary, Depa...

1 month ago
BPCL to set up second LPG bottling plant in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will set up its second LPG bottling plant in Odisha in Balangir district, an official said on Friday. The BPCL plant costing Rs 103 crore will be located at Barkhani, BPCL Regional Manager (East) Atul Kumar said. Expected to be commissioned by March 2020, the new plant spread over 23 acres will have a bottling...

1 month ago
Congress using fake IDs to create fake voters, rig polls: Shah

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the Congress of using fake voter IDs to create fictitious voters and rig the Karnataka polls and urged the Election Commission (EC) to ensure free and fair polling in Rajarajeshwari Nagar and other parts of the state. A day after the Commission recovered 9,746 voter ID cards from an apartment in Bengaluru's Jalahalli ar...

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