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Congress supports 'Urban Naxals' but BJP will put them behind bars, says Amit Shah at Telangana's Nirmal district

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday accused the Congress of supporting “Urban Naxals” and said his party will put Maoists in jail if it is voted to power in Telangana. “Urban Naxals” is a word used to describe city-based supporters working in alleged front organizations of proscribed Maoist outfits. Labeling a public meeting in Nirmal …

Maharashtra

In his over forty years as a farmer, Ramesh Bacchav does not remember anything, neither depressed markets nor burgeoning loans, ever causing him to question his pride in his work. Until three years ago, when the 50-year-old accompanied his younger son for an entrance exam in Vadodara. “At the exam center, other parents seeing off …

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The India Met Department chief KJ Ramesh said Friday that excessive rainfall that led to floods in Kerala was an outcome of climate change. He also stated of a new technology that has been developed to assess the rise of water levels in rivers and reservoirs due to rain which can help state government minutely …

The Centre has approved programme worth Rs 74,000 crore towards ensuring an improved water supply, sewerage, and drainage, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said Tuesday. The housing and urban affairs minister was labeling the gathering at the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Innovation Summit, which is being conducted by the National Institute of Urban …

Take the lead in the fight against climate change Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to developed nations

The climate output of developing nations are ambitious despite their contribution to climate change is minimal, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday, asking developed nations to fulfill their climate obligations “expeditiously”. Labeling the ministerial meet of BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China) countries hosted by the Union Environment Ministry, Vardhan said developed countries …

Grenade attack

Punjab’s Chief Minister Amarinder Singh saw the law and order situation in the state after a grenade attack by bike-borne assailants at a religious congregation near Amritsar city killed at least three people. Condemning the attack, Singh asked the state home secretary, DGP, DG (Law and Order) and DG Intelligence to rush to Rajasansi area, …

Cyclone Gaja

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami has appealed to leaders of all political parties to take part in the relief activities in the districts affected by the cyclone Gaja. Palaniswami also said that, so far, 45 persons have lost their lives due to the natural calamity. He said the relief operations were going on a …

Labour ministry

The ministry of labour and employment is operating on an incentive scheme wherein seven weeks’ wages would be reimbursed to employers who employ women workers with wage ceiling up to Rs 15,000 and grants the maternity benefit of 26 weeks paid leave. It is anticipated that a fund of approximately Rs 400 crore would be needed for …

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' after a brief respite

After a brief respite, Delhi’s air quality damaged again to ‘very poor’ category on Friday as a dispersion of pollutants slowed down, authorities said. The overall air quality index was measured at 315 which falls in ‘very poor’ category, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR). Sixteen areas recorded ‘very poor’ air quality …

`Make cyberspace safe for women’'

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed on Thursday the necessity of ensuring women safety in cyberspace as it is increasingly becoming the instrument through which women work. Addressing at the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, organized by Lucknow’s City Montessori School, Sitharaman said the safety of women in cyberspace has to be …

National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL), Government of India

Description There exists a significant gender space in enrolment at the elementary level, which is more acute for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe girls, for whom the gender gap is almost 30% at the primary level and 26% at the upper primary stage. The lower of this gender gap has now plateaued and the further …