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Smart Stations

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been entered into between Ministry of Railways (MoR) and Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) for integrated planning of railway stations in the cities included in the ‘SMART Cities’ and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. This would lead to an integrated public transit hub around the railway stations and encourage Transit ...

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Speed of Trains

With a view to increasing speed of trains in Indian Railways, ‘Mission Raftaar’ was announced in the Railway Budget 2016-17. The mission envisages a target of doubling of average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next 5 years. Action Plan for improving mobility and increasing average speed ...

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Study explains link between academic performance and violence

Numerous studies have shown a relationship between high-crime communities and the academic performance of children who live within them. Now, new Northwestern University research suggests sleep disruption following violent incidents and increased amounts of the stress hormone cortisol offer a biological explanation for why children who live in neighborhoods with higher rates of violent crime struggle more in school. “Both ...

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Weather Warning – 20 to 24 July, 2017 -Karnataka to Witness Heavy Rains

India Meteorological Department has issued severe weather warning for 20th to 24thJuly, 2017 as below: 20JULY:♦ Heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places with extremely heavy falls very likely over Madhya Maharashtra and South Interior Karnataka.  Heavy   to very heavy  rain at a few places very likely over Konkan & Goa. Heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places very likely over West Madhya Pradesh,  Gujarat State and Coastal Karnataka. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh,Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi,East Rajasthan, East Madhya  Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh,Jharkhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram &Tripura, North Interior  Karnataka, Tamilnadu & Pudducherry and Kerala. 21 JULY :♦ Heavy to very heavyrain at a few places with extremely heavy fallsat isolated places very likely over Gujarat State and Konkan & Goa. Heavyto very heavyrain at isolated places very likely overEast Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Maharashtra, Coastal Karnataka and South interior Karnatak. Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand,  Gangetic  West  Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Nagaland, Manipur,  Mizoram & Tripura and Kerala. 22 July  :♦ Heavyto very heavy rain at a few placeswith extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Gujarat State. Heavy   to very heavy rain  at isolated   places very likely over Konkan & Goa. ...

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Shri Rajnath Singh condoles Amarnath Yatra bus accident victims

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives in a bus accident carrying Amarnath Yatris in Jammu and Kashmir. “My heart goes out to the families of Amarnath Yatris who lost their loved ones in the bus accident. My prayers are with the injured,” he said. Shri Rajnath Singh spoke to J&K ...

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PM upbeat on Ujjwala Yojana success

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed happiness as number of beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana crossed 2.5 Crore. “Ujjwala Yojana continues to expand its reach! Extremely delighted that today the number of beneficiaries crossed 2.5 crore. I thank Rashtrapati Ji for the special gesture of handing over LPG connections to beneficiaries in Jangipur, West Bengal. I congratulate Minister Dharmendra ...

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Aadhaar an effective instrument in removing Corruption and enabling Citizen Empowerment

On 11th July, 2017 CSC SPV organised a workshop on “Aadhaar Services through CSC – A Unique Initiative” to showcase the impact and progress made by the Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) in delivering Aadhaar services among the poor and marginalized communities in India, through the Common Services Centres (CSCs). Union Minister for Electronics & IT and Law Justice, Shri Ravi ...

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Ahmadabad Joins 36 UNESCO’s World Heritage Properties in India

  The “Historic City of Ahmadabad” has figured on UNESCO’s World Heritage list on 8th July, 2017 during the 41st Session of World Heritage Committee, which makes the walled city of Ahmedabad the first city in India and the third in Asia to be inscribed to the World Heritage List. In the past 3 years alone, India has managed to ...

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Indian Railways Pondering ‘Subsidy’ Give Up Scheme on Tickets

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Indian Railways wants to emulate the example of “Give it Up” campaign that was behind 1 crore people giving up their subsidized gas connections before it was made mandatory for all those above the income level of Rs.10 lakhs per annum. A senior railway official said the ministry is pondering the possibility of similar appeal that can dissuade those who ...

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Heavy Rains to Lash Out Assam, Meghalaya This Weekend: Indian Met Agency

Indian Meteorlogical Department has issued heavy to very heavy rains in nothern and north-eastern and eastern states of Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sub­ Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. Here is the weather forecast issued by IMD for the week starting from July 7, 2017 to July 11, 2017: 07JULY(Day1):♦ Heavy to very ...

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Google Changed Look of its Google News Page An Hour Ago!

New Google News Page for India edition

For those who had just visited Google News an hour ago would be surprised to see a new look of Google News page now, 11:20 pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Beginning today, Google will have a new sleek look of its News Page, departing from the old Google News page that was changed slightly six years ago. Here’s the ...

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Bangalore Faces ‘Pub’ Dilemma, Team Rushed to Delhi over Highway Liquor Ban

What has been cited during the British period sketches has come up to put Bangalore’s famous Brigade Road and MG Road pubs to closure now, with the Supreme Court effecting ‘No Bars’ on Highways. No one had ever noticed that the famous Brigade Road was part of a highway. In view of the impending order taking effect from July 1, ...

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Al Qaeda New Document Poses Threat to India, Hindu Outfits

Al Qaeda, almost dead since Osama bin Laden’s shoot-out in 2011, has now turned to Indian Kashmir issue, issuing a threat not only to the Indian army and police but also adding Hindu organisations’ leaders. In a document called “Code of conduct for Mujahideen in the subcontinent”, Al Qaeda has set its target and issued some do’s and don’ts for ...

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White House Not to Host Ramadan Dinner, Just Sends Out ‘Eid Mubarak’ Greetings

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As announced earlier, the US White House under President donald Trump has decided to skip the dinner hosted on the occasion for Muslims in the country and instead sent out ‘Eid Mubarak’ greetings in a statement, ending a two-decade-old tradition. First time the Iftar party in the White House was hosted on December 9, 1805 by the then US President ...

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Noida in Delhi-NCR to Get Second International Airport

The Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati holding a press conference, in New Delhi on June 24, 2017.(PIB)

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region, said Minister for Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday. The air traffic in the NCR region is growing very fast, he noted. From the current level of 62 million passengers per ...

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Uma Bharti Urges Spritual Institutions to Join Namami Gange Program

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Uma Bharti briefing the media about the achievements of her Ministry during the last three years, in New Delhi on June 19, 2017. The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan is also seen.(PIB)

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharati has appealed to spiritual institutions and organisations to join Namami Gange programme in spreading awareness about keeping the ghats clean. She was addressing a gathering of stakeholders at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh on Friday, June 9, 2017, as part of her ongoing Ganga Nirikshan Abhiyan that entered into ...

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New Index on City Liveability Launched, 116 Cities Under Radar

The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the National Workshop on Urban Transformation, in New Delhi on June 23, 2017.(PIB)

The Indian Ministry of Urban Development on Friday, June 23, 2017, launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart cities, capital cities and cities with a population of above one million each. The Index, a Common Minimum Reference Framework enables the cities realise their standing on qualities such as quality of ...

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India Showcases Merits of International Day of Yoga to World

Participants perform Yoga at the commemoration of the 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 21, 2017.(PIB)

On the occasion of International Day of Yoga on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his greetings from Lucknow to all those joining the Yoga Day celebrations across India and said Yoga has become a part of many people’s lives today. He said Yoga’s popularity is high even outside India; and Yoga has connected the world with India. ...

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Father Dangled Baby Outside 15th Floor Window for ‘Likes’ on FaceBook, Sent to Jail

Father jailed after posting this photo on Facebook with the caption: “1,000 likes or I will drop him”https://t.co/PGkpNljJNc pic.twitter.com/FoYSJWVXwg — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 20, 2017 In a horrible display of perversion for social media applause, a cruel father dangled his baby outside his 15th floor apartment in a high-rise building in Algiers, capital of Algeria, took a picture ...

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Kochi Metro Takes Off, Bangalore Metro Fully Functional Now

For a change, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee took a metro ride though in different cities down the south today. While PM Modi inaugurated Kochi Metro this morning, President Pranab Mukherjee is opening and taking ride on Namma Metro at 6 pm this evening. Bangalore’s Namma Metro, initially planned to be completed in 5 years has ...

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AYUSH Ministry Clarifies on Sex During Pregnancy in Booklets

Yoga awareness campaign of the Ministry of Ayush with the help of human size Yoga mascots in the run up to the International Day of Yoga, at Metro Walk Mall, Rohini, in New Delhi on June 10, 2017.(PIB Photo)

With the Indian media going gaga over the brochure on “Mother and Child Care”, published by the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), the AYUSH ministry has given clarification that the advice to have ‘no sex’ was not true. Some news reports have drawn an assertion that the booklet puts forward the “prescription” that “pregnant women in ...

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India Successfully Testfires ATGM Nag Missile

The Anti-Tank Guided Missile Nag was successfully flight tested today in the desert ranges of Rajasthan. The Fire and Forget 3rd generation ATGM Nag is incorporated with many advanced technologies including the Imaging Infrared Radar (IIR) Seeker with integrated avionics, a capability which is possessed by few nations in the world. The capabilities of the top attack ATGM Nag is ...

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President Congratulates DRDO Test-firing of Indigenous Nuclear-Capable Prithvi-II Missile

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II Missile. In a message to Dr. S. Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development & Director General, DRDO, the President has said, “I extend my hearty congratulations to all those associated with the successful test-firing of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II Missile. The nation ...

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India Still Ranks 131 in Human Development Index: UN Report

The UN ‘Human Development Report 2016′, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), placed India at 131 rank out of 188 countries in the global index. The low rank for India shows how our liberalization has failed to uplift the condition of one third of the population. On health front, the overall life expectancy at birth grew ...

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Women’s Day Special: Hungary, Bahrain Top Safe Places to Work for Women

Hungary and Bahrain prove great locations for expat women who want to work abroad, but Luxembourg, Taiwan, and Germany top the chart. Based on a survey of about 6,000 women, the annual Expat Insider survey by InterNations, a network for people who live and work abroad, compiled a so-far unpublished ranking of the top countries for women working abroad, which ...

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Indian Navy Concludes Tropex 2017 Exercise

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The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX 17) concluded on the Western Seaboard on 23rd February, 2017. The month long exercise witnessed over 45 ships from both the Western and Eastern Naval Commands of the Indian Navy, including the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, 05 submarines including the nuclear powered Chakra, 50 Naval aircraft, 11 ships from ...

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Hyderabad Techie Shot Dead; Trump Regime Wakes up to First Racial Crime Against Indian?

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In a bizarre incident of perpetuating racial crime in America against Indians, an IT engineer from Hyderabad was shot at in a bar after the white man identified as Adam Purinton, 51, a US Navy veteran, shouted at him “Get out of my country”. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was shot dead and his Indian colleague Alok Madasani from Warangal was wounded in ...

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MEA Opens First Batch of New Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

The Minister of State for External Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh interacting with the staff during his visit to review the working of Regional Passport Office, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on September 27, 2016.(PIB Photo)

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP), following the 24th January announcement, has opened the first batch of the Head Post Offices (HPO) in the various States as Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) for delivering passport related services to the citizens. The move makes post offices escape the prospect of extinction and yet ...

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India Ropes in Italian Firm to Avoid Rail Accidents, Maintain Railway Safety

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Indian Ministry of Railways and Italian state-owned Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane Group, managing the Italian railway sector, have signed on Thursday an MoU for cooperation in rail safety and train operations. The MoU covers areas of safety audit of Indian Railways and measures for enhancing safety in train operation, Assessment and certification of advanced technology based safety products and systems ...

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Sri Lankan Navy Commander Visits Delhi, to Proceed to Goa, Kochi Next

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Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, who is on an official visit to India from 29 January to 02 February 2017, held bilateral discussions with Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff and other senior officials of the Indian Navy on 30 January 2017. The Admiral is also scheduled to meet the Chief of the ...

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