Monthly Archives: December 2019

Govt pledges to complete infra projects worth Rs 105 crores in next 5 years


On the last day of the year 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that projects worth Rs 105 lakh crore will be completed in the country’s infrastructure sector in the next five years. The report of the task force made in this regard was also released on Tuesday. PM Modi’s dream Significantly, in view of the slowdown in the ...

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Smartphone sales spike up on strong urban, rural demand


The economic slowdown may have clipped sales of cars and biscuits in 2019, but smartphones bucked the trend as urban and rural users continued to buy, and even upgrade to, expensive handsets – a trend likely to pick up pace in the coming year. The growth in smartphone adoption was further fuelled by the government’s push to position the country ...

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Literature is mirror of society: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said literature is the mirror of society as he hailed contributions of those who helped raise the stature of Hindi language. Addressing a prize distribution and felicitation ceremony on the 43rd foundation day of the Hindi Sansthan in the state capital, the chief minister said,”Our aim is to make the official language ...

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Delhi records coldest day in last 119 years


The maximum temperature in Delhi took a big tumble on Monday to settle at 9.4 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest December day since 1901. It was also the coldest day in the national capital during December-February period since 1951. According to the Safdarjung Observatory, the minimum temperature settled at 2.6 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average; humidity ...

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Gen Bipin Rawat appointed Chief of Defence Staff

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat was on Monday appointed the country’s first Chief of Defence Staff whose mandate will be to bring in convergence in functioning of the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force. According to a government order, Gen Rawat has been appointed CDS with effect from December 31. Gen. Rawat assumed charge as Chief of Army ...

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Odisha government launches e-certificate project

The Odisha government has launched a unique “people-friendly” project to provide official documents such as income, residence and similar other certificates online without any fees. Without visiting government offices, people can now apply for these certificates online under the e-certificate project launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the Revenue and Disaster Management department on Saturday as part of the ...

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BJP blatantly lying about regularising unauthorised colonies: Kejriwal


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday claimed the BJP has been “blatantly lying” about regularising unauthorised colonies and thanked Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for “telling truth” on the issue through Delhi Development Authority. Tagging his deputy Manish Sisodia’s tweet in which he shared FAQs (frequently asked questions) from DDA website on unauthorised colonies, Kejriwal claimed the website ...

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Special session of UK assembly on 7 Jan

The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly will hold a special session on January 7. The special session will be held from 11 am. This special session has been convened by Speaker Premchand Agrawal. According to Secretary Vidhan Sabha Jagdish Chand, a notification has been issued to call the session. The third session of the assembly was convened on December 4, which was ...

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Rahul slams govt over NPR, NRC; labels it Demonitization 2.0

Rahul Gandhi gets relief from Supreme court

Attacking the government over the issue of the National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said these exercises will be more disastrous than demonetisation in November 2016. The basic idea of these exercises is to ask all poor people whether they are Indian or not, he told reporters on the ...

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Mary Kom beats Zareen to make Indian team for Olympic qualifiers


Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom (51kg category) defeated Nikhat Zareen in an intense trial bout here on Saturday to make the Indian team for next year’s Olympic qualifiers in China. In a bout which had very few clear punches, Mary Kom prevailed 9-1 to make the squad, but tension was palpable inside the boxing hall owing to the ...

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