FM lauds Mumbai Airport Customs’ alertness in seizing gold worth Rs 32 cr

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday lauded the alertness and swift action taken by the Mumbai Airport Customs after officials seized 61 kg gold valued at Rs 32 crore and arrested seven passengers in two different cases. “Appreciate @mumbaicus3 for your alertness. Your timely action has borne a stunning outcome. Well done,” Tweeted Union Finance Minister ...

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PM Modi attends 150th anniversary celebration of Kolkata Port Trust in Kolkata


Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 150th anniversary celebration of Kolkata Port Trust in Kolkata today. On the occasion, He launched the Interactive Light & Sound Show of Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge) in Kolkata. He also witnessed an amazing cultural programme at the venue, marking the inauguration of facade lighting. Governor of West Bengal, Chief Minister and other dignitaries were ...

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Delhi Police identifies 37 students from WhatsApp group in JNU violence


Delhi Police has identified 37 students from a WhatsApp group created during the January 5 violence on the JNU campus, sources said. They said the identified persons do not belong to any organisation Left or Right. Those identified are students who were in favour of the semester registration process and wanted to enrol themselves, the sources said. On Friday, police ...

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CAA comes into effect from Jan 10


The Centre on Friday announced that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will come into force from January 10. In a gazette notification, the Union home ministry said the act under which non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship, will come into force from January 10. “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of the ...

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IEA Launches First In-depth Review of India’s Energy Policies


In partnership with NITI Aayog, International Energy Agency (IEA) today released the first in-depth review of India’s energy policies. The report highlights the achievements of India’s energy policies and provides recommendations to support the government’s goals of promoting well-functioning energy markets and boosting deployment of renewables. Dr Fatih Birol (Executive Director of the IEA) presented the key findings of the ...

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23rd National Youth Festival-2020 to be organized from 12th to 16th Jan


Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and State Government of Uttar Pradesh are jointly organizing 23rd National Youth Festival (NYF) 2020 at Indira Pratishthan, Lucknow from 12th to 16th January, 2020. Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju will inaugurate the NYF 2020 on 12th January on the ...

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PM Chairs Meeting with various sectoral groups in a pre-budget exercise


Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a focussed effort from all stakeholders in order to achieve the target of 5 Trillion Dollar Economy in India. Prime Minister was interacting with various senior Economists, Private Equity/Venture Capitalists, Business Leaders from Manufacturing, Travel & Tourism, Apparel & FMCG, Analytics, subject experts in the fields of Agriculture, Science & Technology and Finance. The ...

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IP based Video Surveillance System being installed by Indian Railways


In order to enhance security at Railway stations which are major hubs of transportation, Indian Railways is in the process of installing Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at stations, that is, waiting halls, reservation counters, parking areas, main entrance/ exit, platforms, foot over bridges, booking offices etc. Railway Board has approved works for provision of Video Surveillance ...

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Eight North-Eastern states to participate in the Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat


The eight States of the Northern Eastern Region will participate in a big way during the Madhavpur Mela of Gujarat due to be held in the first week of April this year. The annual fair is held at Madhavpur Ghed in Porbandar district and the Mela this year will commence on 2nd April, a day after the Ram Navami festival. ...

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Heavy security at JNU after violence on campus


Massive deployment of security personnel remained in place on Monday at Jawaharlal Nehru University, with authorities only allowing students with valid ID cards inside the campus which had witnessed violence. According to sources, security was deployed outside the hostels, administration block and other important locations. Entry of outsiders including media was restricted, the sources said. Violence had broken out at ...

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