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BJP minister hits out at Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated on Tuesday that his government is taking measures to make Gorakhpur Zoological Park operational by June 2019. Mr. Adityanath, who was visiting his hometown to inspect the progress of the zoo project, said he was satisfied with the progress of the construction task. He was informed that the …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India’s biggest rail-road bridge in Assam as part of efforts to boost defense along the border with China. PM Modi drove in a cavalcade along the 4.9-kilometer longBogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra river to inaugurate the project which has taken nearly twenty years and $800 million or Rs. 5,600 …

Sadaiv Atal, a memorial of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was dedicated to the nation on his 94th birth anniversary today. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the dignitaries who paid floral tributes to the former statesman at the memorial built near the Rashtriya Smriti …

President Ram Nath Kovind today, in the last leg of his four-day visit to Telangana, inaugurated the Palmatum Rock Garden and Water Cascade near the Herbal Garden situated at the President’s residence in the state. The president came with his wife, Savita Kovind during his trip to Telangana. President Kovind and Ms. Savita Kovind posed …

After meeting the Chinese State Councilor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India and China agreed on ’10 pillars’ of cooperation to improve cultural and people-to-people exchanges and Wang Yi exclaimed that the two countries have “reached the new historical stage”, as quoted by PTI. The two dignitaries …

Russia stated on Monday it had built new barracks for troops on a disputed chain of islands near Japan and would build more facilities for armored vehicles, prompting a diplomatic protest from Tokyo. Russia’s Ministry of Defence said it planned to shift troops next week into four housing complexes on two of the four disputed …

To facilitate pilgrims arriving in big numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of Allahabad district, an official has said. These trains would be an add-on to the regular trains run by the North Central Railway (NCR). PRO NCR Amit Malviya said, “Six special …

The Pakistan High Commission today said it has published visas to 139 Indian pilgrims to visit Katas Raj Dham, a lord Shiva temple, in the country’s Punjab province. Under the area of a bilateral protocol on visits to religious shrines, Sikh and Hindu pilgrims from India visit Pakistan every year. Pakistani pilgrims also visit India …

A United Nations body on enforced disappearances, which talked to India on one of the daughters of Dubai’s ruler who was allegedly abducted in March aboard a United States-flagged yacht off the Indian coast while attempting to flee from the United Arab Emirates, has said the proceedings in the case are ‘confidential’. Princess Sheikha Latifa …

‘Googly remark disrespectful to Sikhs, exposes you

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday came down strict on her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi for his “googly” remark, saying it “exposed” him and that Pakistan has no respect for Sikh sentiments In as webs of tweets, Swaraj said,” Mr. Foreign Minister of Pakistan – Your ‘googly’ remarks in a dramatic manner has exposed …

US proposes changes to H1B visa

The Trump administration on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the focus of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers. Under a new proposed merit-based rule, a notice for which was published on Friday, companies employing foreign workers on the H-1B visa – under the Congressional …

G20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the Group of 20 or G20 Summit in Argentina’s Buenos Aires on Thursday. The Prime Minister is on a five-day meeting to the nation to attend the summit on Friday and Saturday. In their …