PM Modi reviews progress of key infrastructure sectors:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed developmental work being done in the country to add pace to infrastructure development..The review brought out the fact that be it railways, air services, road building, transport digitisation or housing — the pace of development in all these sectors during the last 4 years has been far greater than what it was earlier..here’s report
No scope for any discrimination in Assam NRC: HM Rajnath Singh:After the political furore that erupted over the final draft of the Assam’s National Register of Citizens NRC, the government on Friday once again reiterated its stand on the issue. Quashing the opposition’s allegations of discrimination in Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the draft was based on the provisions of the Assam Accord and there has been no discrimination whatsoever against anyone . He said that the opposition was raking up an issue over nothing.
PM Modi reviews performance of key infrastructure sectors:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed progress of key infrastructure sectors of roads, PMGSY, rural housing, urban housing, railways, airports and ports.
EAM Sushma Swaraj reaches Kyrgyzstan as part of her 3-central asian nations’ tour:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is now in Kyrgystan which is the second leg of 3-central asian nations’ visit. Before landing in Bishkek..the Minister completed a successful visit to Kazakhstan where she met the country’s top leaders to discuss ways to consolidate its strategic partnership with India in areas like trade, energy, security and information technology.
Rajya Sabha disrupts over NRC; Assam TMC president resigns:Business in the upper house was disrupted for the fourth straight day, on the issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), final draft for the state of Assam.
Lok Sabha passes Bill for constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes:The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Constitution 123rd Amendment Bill – a bill that seeks to grant constitutional status to the National Commission on Backward Classes.
PHC rejects Justice Deepak Raj Joshee as next Chief Justice of Nepal:In Nepal, the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee has rejected the nomination of Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee to the post of Chief Justice. The committee rejected his nomination by two-third majority.
Emmerson Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe election:Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe’s removal in a coup in November, was elected on Thursday.
India seeks Nirav Modi’s extradition from UK in PNB fraud case:India has sought the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi from United Kingdom, with a formal request being routed to the UK government through the Indian High Commission in London.
FSSAI gives food delivery cos 2 weeks to de-list unlicensed restaurants:Regulator FSSAI on Thursday said it has given a two-week deadline to online food delivery companies to de-list unlicensed restaurants.
At 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meet, Singapore PM calls for multilateralism:Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called on the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to stay united against protectionism and brace multilateralism at the opening ceremony of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore on Thursday.
Apple becomes first US-listed trillion-dollar company:Apple Inc became the first $1 trillion (USD) publicly listed U.S. company on Thursday, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications.
Women’s Hockey World Cup: India lose to Ireland via shoot off:India’s dream of breaking their 44-year-old last four jinx lay shattered as Ireland registered a 3-1 win via shoot-off in the quarterfinal of the women’s hockey World Cup on Thursday.
Gritty Kohli stands tall amidst ruins as India score 274:Virat Kohli took a giant stride towards exorcising the ghosts of 2014 with a masterful century as he singlehandedly pulled India out of the woods against England on an eventful second day of the first Test.
Google to bring India-specific features on Google Maps soon :Google is bringing in India-specific features on Google Maps to address unique challenges and opportunities, a senior company official has said.
Prepared to launch probe to ‘touch sun’: NASA:NASA is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured, enduring wicked heat while zooming through the solar corona to study this outermost part of the stellar atmosphere that gives rise to the solar wind.
Specially-bred mosquitoes help prevent dengue outbreaks in Australian city:In a first, Australian researchers have successfully protected an entire city from dengue outbreaks by deploying captive-bred mosquitoes that are unable to spread the deadly virus.