PM Modi's Aspirational District Programme improved lives of over one-fifth of India's population: NITI Aayog CEO on UN report
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Sunday said that the Centre's Aspirational Districts Programme -- in line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- has improved the lives of over one-fifth of India's population, adding that a UN development body has lauded the Indian government's effort that made a difference in the life of 21 per cent of country's population.
Covid: Stoppage of sale of platform tickets see rlys' earnings dip by 94 pc in FY 20-21
The railways' earnings from platform tickets took a severe hit in 2020-21 with revenue from sale dipping by about 94 per cent as compared to the previous year due to restrictions imposed on entry into stations because of the coronavirus crisis, an RTI has found. The railways said it earned Rs 10 crore till February in 2020-21 through the sale of platform tickets.
As summit ends, G 7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate
They want to show that international cooperation is back after the upheavals caused by the pandemic and the unpredictability of former US President Donald Trump. And they want to convey that the club of wealthy democracies — Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States — is a better friend to poorer nations than authoritarian rivals such as China.
First 3 indigenous nuclear attack submarines to be 95 pc made in India
In what would be a major boost for the submarine building capability within the country, the first three nuclear attack submarines to be built indigenously would be having 95% 'Made in India' content in them and it would further go up in the next 3. For the 6 nuclear attack submarines, the planners are confident that they would be able to complete the project without external help.
Madhya Pradesh: 5,000 Pakistani refugees to get Covid-19 jabs in Indore
About 5,000 Pakistani refugees from the Hindu Sindhi community living in Madhya Pradesh's Indore will be administered Covid-19 vaccines, an official said on Sunday. "We are administering anti-Covid 19 doses to all adults on humanitarian grounds. Last month, we had vaccinated a Dutch citizen who had come to Indore for some work," district immunization officer Dr Praveen Jadia said.
Even Ambedkar would have been slandered as pro-Pakistan by BJP: Mehbooba Mufti
The BJP would have slandered even BR Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution, as pro-Pakistan had he been alive, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Sunday, amidst criticism of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh over his remarks on Article 370. Mehbooba said Article 370 was granted by the Constitution drafted by Ambedkar, but it has been "subverted" by the Centre.
If survey is done, Punjab CM will emerge as most hated man, alleges SAD
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday alleged that if a survey is held today that chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be voted as the most hated man in Punjab. Badal said, "Captain Amarinder Singh will lose his election deposit in the upcoming polls." SAD and Bahujan Samaj Party on Saturday formed an alliance to contest the assembly polls.
'Love jihad', 'cow terror' will not work in UP polls; farmers' issues supreme: RLD chief
Asserting that the BJP's alleged "apathy" towards protesting farmers will hurt it in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary on Sunday said artificial issues such as "love jihad" and "cow terror" will not work as issues of development will win in the elections.
12 killed, 138 injured in gas explosion in Central China
At least 12 people were killed and 138 were injured in a huge gas explosion in central China on Sunday, state media reported. A gas pipe exploded in the Zhangwan district of Shiyan city, in Hubei province at about 6:30 am local time.