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Narendra Modi, First Indian PM to visit Israel

Narendra Modi will be travelling to Israel, the first by an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish country with which bilateral defence cooperation is on an upswing.

No dates have been finalized for Modi's visit which will take place on mutually convenient dates, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

Swaraj said she will be travelling to Israel this year, besides Palestine and Jordan.

What's new in Android M? When will my phone get Android M?

Google took the wraps off its Android M Developer Preview at Google I/O 2015. Here we reveal exactly what to expect from Android M - and when. Android M UK release date and new features. Also see: Google I/O live stream, live blog.
Android M UK release date: When will my phone get Android M?


We should clarify that Android M is not available to consumers today. As it did with Lollipop at I/O 2014, held last June, Google at I/O 2015 unveiled an Android M Developer Preview; the final version will launch on a new Nexus phonein October/November. Android M will then roll out to other Nexus devices, and within a few months to flagship phonesand tablets. Don't expect to get it on your device (unless it's a Nexus) until late 2015/early 2016.

If you really want to get your hands on Android M now then you can download the Android M Developer Preview, but only if you have a Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Nexus Player.
Android M new features: What to expect from new Android M

Android M is an incr…

School 2.0: Smriti Irani set to roll out Mobile App for students across India

School textbooks of Class 1 to 12 can soon be downloaded free on mobile app
A virtual platform for group study in which students across India can take part Chapter-wise explanations will be available online to help as free tutorials



All NCERT textbooks would soon be available on a mobile application platform and could be downloaded for free in any part of the country by a smartphone.
The android operating system-based mobile app has been developed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). It will be launched first week of June.

All books from Class 1 to 12, whether in Hindi or English, can then be downloaded free. As part of an information and communication technology (ICT)-based project for extension and qualitative improvement of learning material by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the mobile app will contain selection options like language, class, subject and chapters to narrow down search.

The study material will be available to students…

STOP THE ILLICIT TRADE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS

“We reap what we sow... So choose what you nourish carefully”


Tobacco is a product prepared from leaves of Nicotiana plants. Tobacco kills nearly 6 Million people each year. One person dies every 6 seconds from a tobacco-related disease. More than 600,000 non-smokers die each year from second-hand smoke worldwide. Tobacco is a global epidemic and the menace is getting worse rapidly as tobacco industry penetrates the developing world. As a global community we know how detrimental smoking is to our health. Why can’t we stem this growing trend of smoking among youth and emerging market?


This year the theme of World No Tobacco Day is stop the illicit trade of tobacco products. Are you aware 1 in every 10 cigarettes and many tobacco products consumed worldwide are illegal! The illicit trade offers products at lower prices, primarily by avoiding government taxes through smuggling, illegal manufacturing and …

World No-Tobacco Day Exclusive : Tips for quitting smoking

Tobacco claims nearly six million lives every year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than five million of these deaths are the result of direct tobacco use, whereas second hand smoke causes more than 600,000 premature deaths in non-smokers.

The effects of smoking are deadly. It can affect almost every organ of the body. The effects of tobacco use are even more deadly in people with diabetes. Because nicotine in tobacco increases blood sugar levels among smokers with diabetes. High blood sugar levels in return can increase the risk of serious diabetes complications like heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and nerve damage. World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), which falls on May 31 is all set to create awareness in world to encourage smokers to quit smoking. In Gulf , officials have organize a programme in which smokers who quit will be rewarded financially.,

People inhale more toxins when smoking shisha as they take larger puffs
Recent studies prove that Tobacco in Hoo…

How to stay Bliss full in today's busy life ?

Bliss is the state of being free from desire for anything. It is Peace which is ever full. How could we gain Bliss from Him? He Himself would require another being to fulfill his desires. But who would think him to be so? The state of self-contentment is that of Bliss.

The three - Being, Consciousness and Bliss-are inseparable; otherwise, they would become naught individually. Hence, He is known as Being-Consciousness-Bliss, Sat-Chit-Ananda. Thus God remains not only transcendent but also falls within the reach of our knowledge as Being-Consciousness-Bliss . For each one of us the height of blissfullness may be different ,
Depending on how much energy and aliveness you generate within yourself, your mean will settle at a higher or lower level. But wherever it settles, it will be a beautiful experience for you.


Every moment is good in its own way, but it takes a withdrawal for you to notice this.Let’s say you are moving around in the morning, making your breakfast, humming without know…

DU online application process begins; over 37,000 register on first day

A total of 37,850 students registered online for admission to Delhi University's undergraduate courses on the first day of the application process.    37,850 students have registered till 5 PM through online registration system. As many as 8,791 candidates have already made the payment .

No technical error was reported during the online registration process.

Last year, the varsity's website had crashed on the first day of the online registration and DU has made special arrangements this year to avoid any glitches. "We have put strong, dedicated servers in place and enough backup servers have also been arranged to ensure that the application process is smooth and there is no inconvenience to aspirants," the official said.

YU Yuphoria review: Cyanogen OS on a budget smartphone, but comes with its flaws

Micromax’s online-only smartphone arm called YU Televentures has already released the Cyanogen OS sporting YU Yureka in the past, and on May 12, it released another device called the YU Yuphoria. While many had expected a high end device, YU instead released Yuphoria, a budget device with a metallic frame. The Rs 6,999 price point, which has become a standard among budget 4G devices, was also adopted by the YU Yuphoria. Let us see if this phone has what it takes to be first choice for budget phone buyers.

Features: 7/10
The YU Yuphoria houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 system on chip which has a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core processor with Adreno 306 GPU, along with 2GB of RAM. The chipset is the same one that has been seen on the Lenovo A6000, Motorola Moto E 4G as well as the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Huawei Honor 4X, but barring the Honor 4X and the Yuphoria, all other phones comes with only 1GB of RAM. It also offers 16GB of storage of which 11.8GB is available to the user. If you…

Gmail Now Has 900M Active Users, 75% On Mobile

Google’s senior vice president of products Sundar Pichai today announced that Gmail now has a total of 900 million users at the company’s annual I/O developers conference. That’s up from 425 million in 2012, the last time the company updated its official Gmail users stats. Pichai also noted that 75 percent of these Gmail users now access their accounts on mobile devices.

When Google last updated its numbers, Gmail became the most popular email service in the U.S. after passing Hotmail (now Outlook.com), which had long held on to the number one spot. Sadly, most of Google’s competitors haven’t updated their user numbers in quite a while. Chances are, though, that Gmail is still at the top of the pack.

Given its success and huge user base, it’s probably no surprise that Google hasn’t made any radical changes to the service. Gmail may have started out as a rather radical reimagining of what a web-based email client should look like. Now that it is the incumbent, Google can’t make any major…

50 lucky fans had the privilege to watch the teaser with director Kabir Khan

While there are less than 24 hours left for the official teaser of Salman Khan’s much-awaited movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ to be unveiled, Director Kabir Khan today showed the first teaser to 50 select fans here.
 ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is set to release on Eid
#BajrangiBhaijaan

Modi launches 'DD Kisan' channel, pushes for farmers' growth

Reaching out to farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a strong pitch for their prosperity and development of villages, saying it was directly linked to the progress of the country.

Launching DD Kisan Channel, which would provide information about best agricultural practices and related content, the Prime Minister said that agriculture had so far been a "neglected" field and there was a need to make it "vibrant and dynamic".

Modi, whose government has been projected by the Opposition as "anti-farmer", chose the occassion to highlight the NDA's committment to farmers and rued that they had been left to to fend for themselves.  


#DDKisan #Doordarshan #Kisan

Who is Rakhee Kapoor Tandon, the girl from #IPL2015 final?

While the Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was expected to be a cricketing affair, a certain Raakhe Kapoor Tandon hogged the spotlight. She wasn’t a WAG, nor was she a cheerleader. She was there simply to handover the Yes Bank Maximum Sixes Award. She has been there earlier too in IPL matches, but yesterday was different.


Millions took to Twitter trying to find her and she became the second-most searched word on the social networking site. Community pages were formed under her name on Facebook. Till that point, she was just a beauty. But upon more investigation, we found out that she was a rare combination of beauty plus brains.  Check out to know more about her

1) Raakhe Kapoor Tandon is an MBA graduate from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

2) She is one of India’s 25 Most Influential Women, as per India Today magazine.

3) She loves playing basketball and squash

4) Daughter of Rana Kapoor, MD and CEO of Yes Bank, Raakhe is a…

Snapdeal Acquires MartMobi to Strengthen Mobility Platform for Sellers

E-commerce major Snapdeal has acquired Hyderabad-based mobile technology startup, MartMobi for an undisclosed amount, a move that will help the firm strengthen its mobility platform for merchant partners.

Founded by Pramod Nair and Satya Krishna Ganni, MartMobi creates mobile sites and apps for e-commerce stores, small and medium-sized businesses.

"We are focusing on mobile platform as about 75 percent of orders are coming from mobile-based devices. On the merchant side too, we are witnessing similar trends. The MartMobi team is a great addition as it will help strengthen the platform for sellers," #Snapdeal co-founder and COO Rohit Bansal told PTI.

He, however, declined to comment on the deal size.

With over 150 clients, #MartMobi enables seamless connectivity with the customers' existing back-end systems in addition to a real-time analytics engine to improve conversions and user engagement. Currently, it has a 15-member team.

Heat wave claims over 470 lives in AP, Telangana

Hyderabad: The searing heatwave in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has killed 432 people so far with more deaths being reported as vast swathes of the country reeled under the unrelenting summer heat.

Maggi Noodles is Going to get Banned ?

In the realm of sustenance, to what extent would you be able to keep a mystery? On the off chance that reports are to be accepted, then Maggi has kept the mystery for right around 40 years. Nourishment Safety And Drug Administration (FSDA) Lucknow had gathered a couple tests of Maggi noodles and sent them to Kolkata for testing. The report discovered hints of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and lead substance Maggi to be past admissible breaking points. The FSDA authorities said the adequate furthest reaches of lead ranges between 0.01 ppm and 2.5 ppm and what they found was 17.2 sections for every million (ppm).

As per Dr. Rupali, Dietician at Fortis Hospital, “Human introduction to lead can happen through soil, water and sustenance. Lead stores in your framework over the long run and doesn’t trigger a quick issue. It’s not Maggi intense and must be determined to have a blood test. Youngsters are more at danger for lead harming in light of the fact that their littler bodies are in a con…

New leaks reveal Gionee Elife S8’s 23MP camera could produce 100MP images

New Delhi: Gionee recently unveiled its new flagship Elife E7 smartphone in India after launching it at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While the company associated with manufacturing slim phones has not gone public with its plans ahead in the smartphone segment, new leaks show a purported Elife E8 device which could potentially be a successor to the E7 but boast of more powerful features.

According to the latest images spotted on GizmoChina, the Elife E8 sports a metal frame and has physical buttons on the right. The volume rocker is located above the power/lock button and a physical camera shutter button sits right below them.

Earlier rumours have pointed to the Elife S8’s rear camera being 23 megapixel which will be able to produce a 100 megapixel photo, Android Headline reports. It will have an 8 megapixel front-facing camera.

The upcoming flagship smartphone has got certified by TENAA, which is China’s equivalent to the FCC, and according to the association, the handset wil…

CBSE 12th Class XII Results (cbseresults.nic.in) 2015 expected to be Announced by cbse.nic.in today

CBSE Board class 12th (XII) results 2015 will be announced by today, 25th May 2015 12 PM at official Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) website cbse.nic.in and CBSE Board result website cbseresults.nic.in.

CBSE (cbse.nic.in) is likely to be announced the CBSE 12th class XII board exam results 2015 by today, 25th May 2015 at cbseresults.nic.in and cbse.nic.in.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns Review : Kangana Ranaut walks away with the entire film

Tanu Weds Manu Returns'
U/A; Romantic/Comedy
Director: Anand L. Rai
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, R. Madhavan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Deepak Dobriyal, Eijaz Khan, Swara Bhaskar
Rating:

Once in a while, an actor overpowers the movie, and Kangana Ranaut does that with this one. It takes a lot of effort to take your eyes off this girl, who dazzles with dual performances, as she plays two dramatically diagonal roles — one as the ebullient, effervescent, free spirited Tanu and the other as the rustic Haryanvi, budding athlete Kusum. As she moves from one role to another with such incredible ease, ironically making it increasingly difficult for you to believe that it is the same actor who's played the two roles. And that is a huge achievement


If you get the chance to take your eyes off Kangana Ranaut, you notice that the other actors in the periphery including Madhavan, Swara Bhaskar and others lend good support. Madhavan deserves a special mention as it takes a decent actor like him to know when to …

Big Bazaar and Kroma to work on e-commerce strategy

Retail companies like Kroma and Big Bazaar are planning to work on e- commerce strategy to give an edge to their business. They are planning to invest a large amount in their website giving a competition to the e- commerce companies like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon and thus, are focusing on quick deliveries, discounts and offers to grab their customer’s attention. Kroma has introduced deals like the customers can order the goods online and can take their delivery from the store. 

An advantage that they seem to give to the customers is that they can test the product to their satisfaction before taking it to their home, said Kroma’s spokesperson. Future group have also planned the concept of delivery of the grocery items within thirty minutes like pizza delivery for which Big Bazaar is going to launch an app. Its service will start from Mumbai where the customers will be delivered the grocery items within 30 minutes.

CRUSH THE CANDIES AND NOT YOUR HEALTH, writes Prerana Bodhankar

Candies … hmmmm yummm. This was the scenario of late nineties. But today the word candy makes the youngsters shove into their tabs and i- pads. Yeah you guessed it right. For the kids of the 21st century candy means their favourite game- Candy Crush. Candy crush has become the most popular game among the youth. Today, people of every generation and of every field love to play it. 
Candy Crush Saga a match-three puzzle video game was released by King on April 12, 2012 for Facebook, and on November 14, 2012 for iOS and Android smartphones. It periodically updates new episodes and playable levels. As of April 2015, the Facebook edition had over 900 regular levels and over 600 Dreamworld levels, with new levels added every two weeks. People all over the world are addicted to this clever game. It starts with easy levels allowing us to have a sense of satisfaction of winning and as we move to higher levels , winning becomes difficult. But I guess this does not discourage the pl…

Half a dozen men bowing with folded hands - Amma must be feminists' delight

Long live the Queen






The swearing-in ceremony took place at 11 am at Madras University, which was packed with the who's who of the state, including superstar Rajnikanth. Amma returns as CM of TN. Paneerselvalam returns to Amma's feet, rolling over with gratitude. All her MLA's with folded hands prostrate before Amma.


Surprisingly, It took less than 15 minutes to elect J Jayalalithaa as its leader and in the hurry they even cut short the national anthem. The whole chennai is plastered with gigantic hoarding's bearing Amm's bearing visage.

In early days , When Jayalalithaa became chief minister for the first time in 1991, her image shifted from the woman who was MGR’s reverential understudy to a leader in her own right. She became Amma, a maternal figure who is the protector of the Tamil race. She was depicted as Lakshmi or Meenakshi or even the Madonna. Once again she proved that she is still the queen. It may be blind fold justice who ignored the 34,000 pages of ev…

National anthem cut short at Jayalalithaa's swearing-in ceremony

Comeback queen J Jayalalithaa's swearing-in ceremony ran into controversy on Saturday as the Tamil Nadu administration played a truncated version of the national anthem.

The AIADMK chief made a triumphant return as the chief minister for the fifth time on Saturday when she was sworn in along with 28 ministers during a simple ceremony in the Madras University Centenary Auditorium.

Just before Jayalalithaa rose to take the oath, the Tamil Nadu administration played the state anthem in full but cut short the national anthem by about 20 seconds.

The national anthem does have a shorter 20-second version but playing this at the swearing-in ceremony appears to be a violation of the Union home ministry’s orders.

The home ministry lists nine categories of occasions when the full 52-second version of the national anthem must be played.

Right to live , Right to Die !!!

Its a heartbreaking scandal which had gripped India of a nurse who spent 42 years in a brain dead coma brought on after she was brutally raped and strangled with a dog chain.
Aruna Shanbaug suffered brain damage and had been in a vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital since being strangled with a dog chain and sexually assaulted by a hospital worker in 1973. Her attacker - Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki wrapped the chain round Aruna's neck as he sodomized her in a vacant canine experiment room where she had gone to change. She was discovered 11 hours later, blind and suffering from a severe brain stem injury After doing his time - 7 years in prison he was allowed to change his name and disappear while his victim lived the rest of her life bed ridden, being cared for by a team of doctors and nurses at the hospital. Her case has led India to ease some restrictions on Euthanasia. “Our Aruna has given our country a big thing in the form of a law on passive euthanasia,” Virani said. - her friend …

Masaan's Standing Ovation at Cannes 2015 !

Move over people there is a New hot shot Director in Town.
Indian film ‘Masaan’ was showcased at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 19 in Un Certain Regard section and received a long standing ovation at the end. Directed by first time director Neeraj Ghaywan,  is set in Varanasi. He apparently broke down at the unstoppable five-minute long applause. 
Masaan – a joint production between Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Arte France Cinema, Sikhya Entertainment& Phantom Films, stars new comers like Vicky Kaushal, ShwetaTripathi with performers like Richa Chadha& Sanjay Mishra.
An ecstatic Neeraj says, “In year 2012, I went to the Cannes film festival as an assistant director to Anurag Kashyap on Gangs of Wasseypur. Three years later, I am here, at the festival with my own film. I cannot explain in words how overwhelmed I am with the response of the critics and reviewers.

Masaan, which means 'crematorium' in Hindi, is one of two Indian films being screened in the Un Cer…

Google has allowed tweets for smartphones and tablets users in its search engine.

"Starting Tuesday, we are bringing Tweets to Google Search on mobile devices. So now when you're searching on the Google app or any browser on your phone or tablet, you can find real-time content from Twitter right in the search results," said Google in its blog post.

"Whether,you're interested in the latest from Taylor Swift, news about the #MadMenFinale, or updates on the NBA playoffs, you'll have access to it directly from Google," it further read.

"Let's use NASA as an example -- just ask the Google app about "NASA Twitter," and in the search results, you'll see Tweets from @NASA," it added.

Twitter and Google inked the deal in February to give Google access to the half billion daily tweets and show them in search results.

To begin with, the service is available on Google.com in English in the Google app (on Android and iOS) and on mobile browsers, rolling out gradually.

"We are working on bringing it to more languag…

Obama Joins Twitter

The White House announced today that @POTUS is the official handle for the commander in chief.The President of the United States of America is one of the most powerful people in the world. President Barack Obama already has a Twitter account that's quite active, however his campaign manages that feed. With this new username, updates will come directly from the president himself. “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,”” Obama tweeted from his verified @POTUS account, which had more than 217,000 followers in its first 45 minutes,now at 1.23Million.

His Twitter page featured an image of Obama, his family and civil rights leaders crossing Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march earlier this year. He described himself as “Dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States” and followed his alma maters, his beloved Chicago sports teams, cabinet members,

Coal India employees donate Rs.5 crore to PM’s relief fund

Kolkata, May 16 Employees and workmen of the world’s largest coal miner, Coal India Limited (CIL), on Friday contributed Rs.5 crore to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for quake ravaged Nepal and some of the Indian states.

CIL chairman Sutirtha Bhattacharya handed over a cheque to union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal here.“The contribution by the workmen and the employees shows the compassion and the heart of the company. It’s unfortunate what has happened in Nepal and to some extent in Bihar. The second quake is really very disturbing.

“I am sure this fund will go a long way in making people come out of their distress although the disaster is so bad that nothing can rally ameliorate it quickly enough,” said Goyal.

Goyal subsequently made Bhattacharya commit a contribution of Rs.6 crore to the PM relief fund.“I would also urge the chairman and the managing director of CIL (Bhattacharya) to consider his contribution along with that of the employees to the relief fund. Can I assume t…

AIR TICKET OFFER TO RAIL TICKET WAITLISTED PASSENGERS – INNOVATIVE SCHEME OF IRCTC

IRCTC offers Last Minute Flight Air tickets to Passengers who hold Wait-listed Train Tickets – Innovative Distress Flight Booking apply to tickets booked 3 days prior to Journey but not got confirmed IRCTC has announced an offer for the waitlisted ticket holders with an offer for travelling in flight at their cost. The details are given below: Great news to all Waitlist dropped train ticket passengers. Now IRCTC users can avail the last minute flight offers using their train ticket booking.Stage I –Wait list Train tickets booked 3 days prior to the date of journey and which are not confirmed at the time of chart preparation are eligible for the Last minute flight Offer. Stage II – You would get an Email from IRCTC when you are eligible for the offer. Log on to the website www.air.irctc.co.in Stage III – Choose the air passengers name from train ticket list & click on Search Flights. Stage IV – Flights would show up only if airlines operate connecting those sectors. Choose the suitab…

ALIBABA.com sued by fashion brands over alleged counterfeits

China's leading on line marketplace ALIBABA, is being sued by the French owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma and other fashion brands. Paris-based Kering has accused the firm of making it possible for US shoppers to order counterfeit goods in bulk from Alibaba's various websites. It follows a failed attempt to resolve the matter outside the courts. Alibaba said it was already taking action against fake goods and that it planned to fight the case.

#onlineshopping

Clinical trial : An evolving regulatory science in India- Challenges and way forward

The most efficient and reliable method of generating credible data for evidence based medicine is clinical research, including clinical trial. Few years ago, India has been one of the idle destinations for clinical research activities,due to relatively low cost of conducting clinical trials when compared with developed world and trained human resource. But in recent times there have been few incidents of unethically and incorrectly conducted trials. This has spread certain degree of negativity associated with the clinical research in the country. This resulted in sharp decline of clinical trials (from 529 in 2010 to nearly 250 in 2012 to just over 100 n 2013).The clinical trial issues generated public debate in the country .Main
issues raised were regarding:



1) Process of informed consent in clinical trials
2) Justifiable compensation of trial participants for injury or death and
3) Exploitation of Indian subjects in the clinical trials

Government of India has taken several initiatives to …

Indian presence in 68th Cannes Film Festival !!!

India is making its presence felt yet again at the prestigious 68th Cannes Film Festival. This is not just a film festival but a red carpet event which catches the attention of the entire world

Every year, Bollywood is making its presence more felt. Starting from it's loyal attendees, to people promoting their brands, movies and even being on the jury!


This year , Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on 14th May, inaugurated the India Pavilion at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival here. He also stressed on the importance of movies in government campaigns like ‘Make In India’ and ‘Skill India’.


The session also saw unveiling of the 46th IFFI, 2015 regulations and ‘India Film Guide’ by Rathore. The India Film Guide is a comprehensive booklet with information on policy initiatives by the government pertaining to film sector, the listing of Indian companies at Cannes Film Market, Indian films at Cannes and contacts of important people…

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will lead an Indian delegation to Mexico and Colombia

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will lead an Indian delegation to Mexico and Colombia from Monday to strengthen mutual cooperation in hydrocarbons aimed at augmenting India's energy security, the petroleum ministry said.Shri Pradhan will meet his counterparts as well as leaders of the hydrocarbon industry in both the Latin American countries. The Indian delegation comprises senior Ministry officials, Chairman of IndianOil, Managing Director of ONGC Videsh Ltd., and Senior official from Director General of Hydrocarbon.

The visit of the Indian delegation is important in the wake of the economic and demographic growth of India, which has caused a spurt in its energy requirements necessitating increased imports and energy partnerships with important hydrocarbon producing countries. Mexico and Columbia are very important economic and energy partners of India in this context. ONGC Videsh has 7 oil and gas blocks in Colombia and India imports about 10 Million Metric Ton of crude oil…

Kejriwal-Jung row: Delhi govt locks Principal secy Anindo Majumdar's office

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought appointment with President Pranab Mukherjee amidst escalating tensions between Delhi government and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung following the appointment of senior IAS officer Shakuntala Gamlin as acting chief secretary. The President’s office is expected to process Mr Kejriwal’s request for a meeting tomorrow after the President returns from Uttarakhand.
Meanwhile, Delhi government today locked Principal Secretary (Services) Anindo Majumdar's office in Delhi Secretariat. Delhi government had last Saturday transfered Majumdar who issued the order of posting of Shakuntala Gamlin as acting Chief Secretary. However, the Lt Governor overturned the decision in the evening saying that Majumdar's removal does not have his approval and declared it as void.

MODI ANNIVERSARY

Narendra Modi’s Sarkar finally completes one year in office. It’s time for BJP government to make plans for celebration. Around 250 BJP rallies have been planned across India. The party has planned one rally in every two Lok Sabha constituencies. Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address only one rally. Modi took over as the Prime Minister of India on May 26, 2014 along with a small group of his Council of Ministers.

Although his new style of governance and his initiatives have benefitted a people across different sections of society but has also faced criticism to a ground level.

Electorally, 2014 may have been a successful year with victories in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir, but 2015 gave a rude shock to the ruling BJP with a humiliating defeat in the national capital of Delhi.


Here’s an overview of Modi’s hits and misses he has given in a country by his government.


A hand to different nations was a main highlight this year which attracted people t…

'Mission Indradhanush', the unique project launched by the Centre

'Mission Indradhanush', the unique project launched by the Centre, to bring all children under Immunization by 2020, has been launched in six districts of West Bengal. The districts are the North and South 24 Parganas, Birbhum, Bardwan, Murshidabad and North Dinajpur, where children are either partially immunized or not immunized at all. Here is a report.

"To meet the target the State Health Department, the nodal agency for implementing the scheme is organizing special camps in the blocks of the concerned districts. The week long monthly camps, which began on April this year, will continue till July 2015. The co-ordinator of the project Dr. Ajoy Chakraborty narrated the ongoing work under Mission Indradhanush.
The immunization coverage in the state stands at present around 80 percent where over 3 lakh children are partially immunized or not immunized at all. "

Mamata Banerjee denies any political understanding with BJP

The #Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Miss Mamata Banerjee has firmly denied any political understanding of her party with BJP after the recent visit of Prime Minister in the State.

Addressing a rally of the student’s wing of her party in Kolkata on Friday, #MamtaBanerjee clarified that she took part in the programmes of #NarendraModi to discharge constitutional responsibilities and to maintain Centre State relations.

Refuting opposition charges on the issue, Miss Banerjee said that the Trinamool Congress will not forge any alliance with any communal party and will fight next Assembly elections in the state alone slated to be held next year.

She also directed her party’s student wing to give befitting replying on malicious campaign against her Government by using social media.

Bihar: Seat adjustment tussle between #RJD and JDU deepens

In #Bihar, seat adjustment tussle between RJD and JDU deepens as senior #RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh wants 145 seats for his party in the Assembly elections to take place later this year. Mr. Singh said, the seats won by the #JDU, cannot be treated as sitting seats as the JDU had won these seats in alliance with the BJP. There should be different parameters for seat adjustments. The RJD leader's remarks drew sharp reactions from JDU with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar making a sarcastic remarks that the RJD should stake claim on all 243 seats.