Protests held in AMU after JNU violence


Protests were held at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh late on Sunday night against the violence at the JNU campus in Delhi. A spokesperson of protesting students said that a march was held in the night to express solidarity with the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). In a statement, the AMU Teachers’ Association (AMUTA) condemned ...

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28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 begins in Delhi


Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nisank’ inaugurated the 28th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 (NDWBF) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi today. Eminent Gandhian scholar, Prof. GirishwarMisra; Chairman, National Book Trust, Prof. Govind Prasad Sharma; Joint Secretary, MHRD, Madan Mohan, , Rajesh Aggarwal, Executive Director, ITPO and other officials were present on the occasion. Speaking ...

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Shimla, Manali receive first snowfall of 2020


Shimla and Manali received the first snowfall of 2020 as cold wave intensified across Himachal Pradesh on Saturday. Keylong and Kufri recorded maximum temperatures below the freezing point, according to the Meteorological Department here. Manali in Kullu district received snowfall on Saturday morning, whereas state capital Shimla witnessed 6.4 cm snowfall in the afternoon. Light snowfall (0.2 cm) occurred in ...

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PM disburses Rs 12,000 crore to six crore farmers


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday slammed states, which have not enrolled with the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana (PMKSY), saying that such petty politics has done great damage to the farming community. “I expect that in the new year, those states which are not associated with the Kisan Samman Yojana will at least become a part of it this ...

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UIDAI opens 28 Aadhaar Seva Kendras across the country


The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has opened 28 Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASK) as part of its plan to start 114 standalone enrolments and update centres across the country. These are in addition to about 38,000 Aadhaar enrolment centres run by banks, post offices and state governments, UIDAI said in a statement on Wednesday. These ASKs which are open ...

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Indian Railways rationalizes Passenger Fares


Indian Railways has continuously endeavored to augment passenger experience through modernization and provision of improved facilities over trains and stations. The last fare revision over Indian Railways was done in 2014-15. In order to expand passenger amenities and facilities at railway stations and trains, it has become imperative to increase the fare marginally without over burdening any class of passengers. ...

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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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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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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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