'India generates 1 lakh MT of waste every day'

India alone generates more than 1,00,000 metric tonnes (MT) of solid waste every day, which is higher than many countries’ total daily waste generation.

Columnist Ramachandra Guha gets 'threats' for criticising BJP, Modi

Writer-historian Ramachandra Guha on Tuesday tweeted that he has been getting "identical" threat mails warning him not to be critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, according to a PTI report.

Aadhar card re-verification must for mobile numbers

All existing subscribers of mobile services will have to go for Aadhaar-based re-verification soon, with the government instructing telecom operators to initiate the process. Cellular operators’ body COAI said its members may meet this week to discuss the modalities of rolling out the verification process for the existing one billion-plus mobile phone users.

Lalu urges secular forces to come together to defeat BJP

RJD president Lalu Prasad today urged all secular forces including Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav to come together to defeat the BJP. "All secular parties including Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav should come together to defeat BJP. We are united in Bihar. If that happens, BJP's game plan will be finished," Lalu said while talking to reporters here after a meeting of his party's senior leaders.

'Honoured' with awards after Bhagat Singh’s hanging

The execution of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev was carried out on  March 23, 1931, in Lahore Central Jail by executor Kala Masih of Shahdra near Lahore. The execution  was supervised by the then District Magistrate, Lahore, AA Lane Robert — a 1909 batch ICS officer, along with GT Hamilton Hardinge, a 1915 batch IP officer, the then SSP of Lahore. Apart from them, the then IG prisons (Punjab) Lt Col F.A Barker, the then IG Punjab Police  Cherris Stead (1898 batch) were present.

New Air DG

Air Marshal S. Harpal Singh AVSM VM assumed office of Director General (Inspection and Safety) yesterday. 

Yogi Adityanath another bachelor politicians into bachelor Chief minister’s list

Priest-turned politician Yogi Adityanath, 44, who was on Sunday sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh+ , now joins Trivendra Singh Rawat, 56, (Uttarakhand), M L Khattar, 62 ,(Haryana), Sarbananda Sonowal, 54, (Assam) and 70-year-old BJD chief Naveen Patnaik (Odisha) in the league of singletons running state governments.

Adityanath sworn in with 2 deputies, 49 ministers

Five-time Parliamentarian, the BJP'’s Adityanath, was this afternoon sworn in as Uttar Pradesh's chief minister along with 49 ministers, in a ceremony graced by a plethora of BJP luminaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior opposition politicians and a raft of sadhus, sanyasis and sanyasinis.

Firebrand saffron leader chosen UP CM

Springing a surprise, the BJP on Saturday nominated firebrand saffron leader Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. UP BJP president Keshav Prasad Maurya and Lucknow Mayor Dinesh Sharma are the deputy chief ministers.

Defiant Kolkata HC judge 'rejects' bailable warrant

Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan seems to have adopted a more defiant stand, “rejecting” on Friday the bailable arrest warrant sought to be served on him by West Bengal Police to ensure his appearance before the Supreme Court on March 31. In a fresh letter to the Chief Justice of India and the six other judges who passed the order, he termed the warrants as “demeaning acts” that caused “utter embarrassment to a Dalit judge”. A day earlier, he had sought Rs 14 crore as compensation from them.

More than 1,200 tax evaders seek mercy

The Income Tax department has stepped up its drive to launch criminal prosecution against alleged offenders by initiating 570 cases, which is three times higher than last year's. This has also put pressure on other evaders, resulting in at least 1,200 applications from accused seeking mercy under compounding of offences rules with several of them approaching authorities post-demonetisation.

Manohar Parrikar returns third times as Goa chief minister

Senior Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manohar Parrikar was on Tuesday sworn in as the Goa chief minister for the fourth time. Parrikar, who resigned as Defence Minister, was administered the oath of office in presence of top BJP leaders including BJP national president Amit Shah, Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, J.P. Nadda and several other dignitaries.


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