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Poonam Mahajan: She can be the woman face for West Bengal to deal with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Poonam Mahajan is flamboyant BJP MP from Mumbai North Central. She defeated heavyweight Priya Dutt in the 2014 Lok Sabha Election. She made her entry into the politics because of the name and fame of her father. However, in last few years, she showed that nepotism might have helped her to quickly get Lok Sabha ticket, but she has capability to make her presence felt in the Indian politics. Seeing her impeccable performance as a politician and her popularity among youngsters of India, the BJP has appointed her as the National President of its youth wing – Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM). It is also said that the Bharatiya Janata Party has found a woman face in Poonam Mahajan for West Bengal to deal with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.


Apart from politics, Poonam has deep interest in issues related to women empowerment as well as sports. In fact, she is the first woman President of Basketball Federation of India.


Poonam was actually reluctant to join politics. Rahul Mahajan, her bro…

National Testing Agency: Candidates who wish to appear for NEET UG 2019, can check the official website of NTA from tomorrow to apply for the same.

he National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) registrations for undergraduate courses will start from tomorrow i.e. November 1, 2018. This year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the exam which is applicable for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges.

Candidates who wish to appear for NEET UG 2019, can check the official website of NTA from tomorrow to apply for the same.





Steps to register for NEET 2019

Log on to the official website of NTA, www.nta.ac.in

On the homepage, click on the tab which says, 'Medical'

Click on the 'Registration tab' on the next webpage that you see

Fill the application form for NEET UG 2019

Click on Submit button



NTA overtakes CBSE


Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) used to conduct this exam and now NTA has been given this responsibility.

This is the first time that NEET is being conducted by NTA which is a newly formed body by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).


RBI governor Urjit Patel’s tenure could be drawing to a premature close

RBI governor Urjit Patel’s tenure could be drawing to a premature close. Citing several people in the know, CNBC-TV18 reports that Patel was considering all options, including resigning from his post, following an “irreversible breakdown” between him and the government. Meanwhile, Economic Times reports the Centre has invoked never-before-used powers under the RBI Act to issue directions to Patel on matters such as liquidity for NBFCs, capital requirement for weak banks and lending to SMEs. The RBI and the government have been at loggerheads over various issues such as autonomy in setting policy rates and classification of bad loans.

Delhi may ban the use of private cars from November 1

Delhi may ban the use of private cars from November 1 if its already-severe air pollution worsens. Environment Pollution Control Authority chief Bhure Lal said “only public transport will be used” in such a case as part of the government’s graded action plan (pdf). Delhi’s air quality index, which measures the concentration of toxic particulate matter, hit an alarming 469 on Tuesday due to crop stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, vehicular exhaust and lower wind speeds. On Monday, the Supreme Court asked the Delhi government to impound more than 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles to address the situation.

According to a report by TOI, National Physical Laboratory of India (NPLI) on tuesday certified a ground level air purifying technology that can improve air quality even in an open environment. Therefore it might be possible to have cleaner air at a bust stop or playground.
The technology is called CleanAirZone has beeninstalled on a pilot basis in Gurudwara Raka…

CSBC Bihar PET constable, fireman admit card 2018: Download from today at csbc.bih.nic.in

CSBC Bihar PET constable, fireman admit card 2018: The hall tickets for recruitment to the post of Constables in Bihar Police and Fireman will release today, November 1. The candidates who will appear in the examination can download the admit card through the official website csbc.bih.nic.in. CSBC will conduct the recruitment test on November 25 in two sessions and on December 2 in one session. This year, a total of 9,900 vacant posts of constable and 1965 fireman are available.
Meanwhile, Central Selection Board of Constables (CSBC) has also released the list of candidates who have not submitted the application form properly. There are a total of 13,785 applicants whose have either not uploaded their photograph and signatures properly or have submitted an incomplete form.
CSBC Bihar Constable, Fireman admit card 2018: Steps to download
Step 1: Log on to the official website — csbc.bih.nic.in
Step 2: Click on the link for ‘Download PET admit card’
Step 3: In the provided fie…

Kerala sees a drastic fall in tourist arrivals from West Asia in first half of 2018

Tourist arrivals in Kerala from West Asian countries, one of the mainstays of the state’s vibrant tourism sector in recent times, have nosedived in the first half of 2018.

According to Tourism Department statistics, tourist arrivals from Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain - which grew at 25-30 per cent till 2017 - slipped to negative growth in the first two quarters.

Tourist arrivals from Bahrain fell the most (-35.16 per cent), followed by Saudi Arabia (-33.71 per cent), Oman (-18.55 per cent), Kuwait (-16.88 per cent) and UAE (-6.05 per cent) when compared to the first half of 2017. The ominous signs were there in 2017 when tourist arrivals from Saudi Arabia declined from a robust growth track, a trend that has spread to countries such as Oman, UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain in no time, said officials.

However, all is not lost. Overall, foreign tourist arrivals grew by 6.96 per cent during the first half of this year.

Notable among the trends was the increase …

Suresh Prabhu for developing Maharashtra coast as tourist destination

Commerce Ministry and the Maharashtra government to consider a proposal for the development of scuba diving and aquarium in Sindhudurg to promote marine tourism.

The commerce ministry has received a proposal from the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) and the Indian Institute of Scuba Diving and Aquatic Sports (IISDA) Malwan, Sindhudurg, for setting up of these facilities under a comprehensive plan to encourage marine tourism along the coast of Maharashtra, according to a letter by Prabhu to the tourism department and the state government.

In the letter to Tourism Minister K J Alphons and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the commerce minister noted that the marine leisure sector is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry.

The proposal includes development of scuba diving and domestic cruise tourism destinations at Angria Bank, submarine tourism in Sindhudurg, setting up India's largest aquarium in Sindhudurg, the commerce ministry said in a statem…

Tibet offers discounts to draw in tourists

Starry nights, sacred lakes, towering mountains and a distinct culture – all treasures that have defined Tibetan life for centuries, but are only now becoming vehicles to further open up the autonomous region to the outside world.

Located in Southwest China and sometimes referred to as the “world’s third pole” because it contains the biggest ice fields outside of the Arctic and Antarctic, Tibet is accelerating tourism promotion to boost economic development and enhance cultural exchanges, officials said.

According to the preferential policies released during the fourth China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo held last month, tourists will be able to visit all the region’s attractions of a 3A category and above for free from 1 November to 5 March.

Delegates from home and abroad share insights at a forum during the expo Cultural exchanges: delegates from home and abroad share insights at a forum during the Expo CREDIT: PALDEN NYIMA/CHINA DAILY The price of hotels will be reduced to les…

Apple Launches All-New Mac mini With Up to 64GB RAM, 6-Core Processors

Apple at its October 30 event in New York, apart from unveiling the all-new MacBook Air, also launched all-new Mac mini. As was the case with the case with the MacBook Air, the Mac mini hasn't seen a design refresh in years - since 2014 to be precise. Apple says the all-new Mac mini offers five times the performance as previous generations, up to 6-core processors, apart from more memory capacity (up to 64GB of RAM), and all-flash storage. Like the new MacBook Air, it comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip, which instead of enabling Touch ID here, provides on-the-fly data encryption amongst other features. Apple also launched two new iPad Pro models at the New York event.


Kerala man, wife die after falling 800 feet in California's Yosemite National Park

NEW YORK: In a tragic incident, a Kerala couple died after falling 800 feet in an area with steep terrain in California's Yosemite National Park this week, according to a media report.

Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park.

They were identified Monday as a married couple from India living in the United States, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The report said that the couple had recently moved from New York after Viswanath took a job as a systems engineer at Cisco, based in San Jose.


Together, they chronicled their adventures of travelling around the world in a blog called 'Holidays and HappilyEverAfters'.


Rangers recovered their bodies on the steep terrain Thursday below Taft Point, a popular tourist spot that offers spectacular views of the Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, and El Capitan.

Visitors had spotted the bodies a day earlier.

Park spokesman Jamie Richards was quoted as saying in the r…

RRB Exam 2018: 1.89 crore candidates appeared to fill 62,907 vacancies in RRB Group D Exam 2018

RRB Group D exams 2018: After the completion of Group C or ALP and technician recruitment examination, the Railway Recruitment Control Board (RRCB) is at present conducting the Group D examinations.



RRB Group D Exam 2018: 1.89 crore candidates appeared

As per an official release, nearly 1.89 crore candidates are appearing for the recruitment examinations, highest ever in the history of the Railways. The examination is being conducted to fill up 62,907 vacancies of Level- 1 posts.





The examination is being held in over 400 centres. Each day, three to four lakh candidates sit for the exam taking the overall attendance to over 60 per cent.


RRB Group D Exam 2018: RRB exam to end in December

RRB Group D exams will complete in 51 days, that is, it were started in September and will end by December this year, read the official release.


RRB Group D Exam 2018: Admit card

The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is likely to release the admit card today for Group D candidates who will be appearing for the e…

Jio and OnePlus to redefine high speed data experience

‘Jio-OnePlus 6T Unlock The Speed Offer’ to provide an unheard-off Rs 5,400 instant cashback , OnePlus arrives at Reliance Digital to widen its network of physical touchpoints pan-India 
OnePlus, the premium smartphone brand has announced that it is associating with Jio, the world’s largest mobile data network, to bring an enhanced high speed data experience and customer friendly offer to OnePlus and Jio users.

With its upcoming flagship device, OnePlus 6T, the brand will bring to cutomers a never-before Jio-OnePlus 6T Unlock The Speed Offer designed to deliver disproportionate value to all OnePlus 6T and Jio users.


The OnePlus 6T is set to launch at the KDJW Stadium, Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, New Delhi at 8:30 pm on 30th October 2018. The launch can be watched live at: https://www.oneplus.in/6t/live. The OnePlus 6T is set to go on sale starting 2nd November, 2018 across all online and offline channels.


The Jio-OnePlus 6T Unlock The Speed Offer:


This is the first of its kind offe…

Trump wants to end birthright citizenship for children of non-citizens, unauthorised immigrants

US President Donald Trump plans to end the right to citizenship for the children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on US soil in what is arguably the most far-reaching move to staunch the growth of immigrant population in the United States reports Times of India.


"We're the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits," Mr Trump said to ‘Axios on HBO’, a documentary series, clips of which have been released. "It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end,” he said.

It is factually incorrect that the U.S. is the only country in the world with birthright citizenship laws, although only a minority have such laws.

Mr. Trump said he has consulted his counsel on this and plans to proceed with the executive order, which is almost certain to face legal challenges – as have his executive orders banning the entry into the U.S. of c…

Doordarshan cameraperson, two cops killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

According to Indian Express , Two policemen and a cameraperson from national broadcaster Doordarshan were killed Tuesday in a Maoist attack in poll-bound Chhattisgarh. Two security officers were also injured in the attack that took place in Dantewada district’s Aranpur village. The police were patrolling in the area when the attack took place.

The Doordarshan team was in Dantewada for election coverage and was moving in vehicles. Two other DD News staffers, including a journalist from Delhi, are reported to be safe.

IBPS PO Prelims result 2018 date: Check here

New Delhi, Oct 29: The IBPS PO Prelims result 2018 will be declared soon. Once declared the same would be available on the official website.Earlier reports had suggested that the results would be declared on October 28. However the new tentative date for the results to be declared is October 30 2018Candidates who have appeared for the examination are advised to note that the result is not confirmed for today. However, as per past trends, the results may release today. Usually the results are announced between 12 and 3 pm. The results once declared will be available on ibps.in.




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Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora party with friends amid wedding rumours

Actor Arjun Kapoor and TV personality Malaika Arora are trending every other day these days. A day after a Filmfare report suggested that a wedding is imminent for the two; photos emerged where Malaika and Arjun can be celebrating with a close circle of friends.

Arjun and Malaika can be seen with her sister Amrita Arora, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Natasha Poonawalla in an article published by Hindustan Times. A few days ago, reports suggested that Malaika’s close friends Tanya and Arvind Dubash had welcomed Arjun to their circle with a party and the photos seem to be from the same do. The photos were shared by Natasha with the caption, “Super stunning and fun evening.”

OnePlus 6T to launch in New York today

The much-awaited OnePlus 6T is finally being unveiled tomorrow after the Chinese company was forced to prepone their event after Apple decided to host an event at the same time on the very same day.OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus 6T at Pier 36 in New York. The event is expected to begin at 11 am EDT which translates to 8:30 pm IST.

The entire event will be broadcast live on YouTube, which you can watch here or in window below.


OnePlus 6T expected specification

The single biggest addition to the OnePlus 6T is said to be the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint scanner instead of a physical fingerprint scanner on the back.

The OnePlus 6T is expected to sport a redesigned display with a smaller notch. This will result in a marginally larger 6.4-inch display with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels instead of the OnePlus 6's 6.28-inch display with 2,280 x 1,080-pixel display.

As far as internals and the cameras go, not a lot is expected to change. The 6T will very likel…

Statue of Unity: Modi's tribute to the great man who united India

The visage of the country's first deputy PM, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was fondly called the 'Iron man of India,' now stands clad in bronze in the shape of the world's tallest statue (182 metres, twice the height of the Statue of Liberty) built at a project cost of Rs 2,979 crore on Sadhu Beyt.  The statue, befitting Sardar's stature, is set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, Sardar's birth anniversary, with BJP setting the ball rolling for its 2019 Lok Sabha poll campaigns. The project website says that nearly 3 lakh soil samples were collected, along with 700 tonnes of iron in the form of donated farm equipment from across the country. And now the Statue of Unity's completion will serve as the bugle for the BJP machinery to mobilize the masses with the message of national unity, and prime them for 2019.

You can find more details at http://www.statueofunity.in/

Are you keeping fast on Karwa Chauth ? Few things to know

Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in Northern India, in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. It is  that time of the year again when women across North India gear up for Karva Chauth. This year, Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on 27th October, 2018. Traditionally, the festival celebrates a wife's devotion toward her husband and stands for her fasting to pray for the husband's long life. It is also symbolic in nature, a celebration of the institution of marriage.
Be it restaurants, salons or even pubs, it is offers galore on Karva Chauth 2018. And what best way to celebrate it than by pampering yourself a bit?


Deck up with Henna and Bangles
Head to the Karva Chauth mehendi mela in Bengaluru at the Forum Mall in Koramangala for some henna and trendy clothes.Attend the Karva Chauth Mela- Sargi at 32nd Milestone Hotel in Gurugram where you can shop for the occasion and splurge in a va…

Actor Arjun Sarja files Rs 5 cr defamation suit against Sruthi Hariharan after #MeToo allegations

Kannada actor Arjun Sarja has filed a Rs 5 crore defamation suit against colleague and actress Sruthi Hariharan, a week after she accused him of sexual harassment. The case has been filed at the Bengaluru City Civil Court by his actor-nephew Dhruva Sarja, according to a report in The News Minute. This move comes hours after Sarja's manager reportedly filed a complaint with the cyber crime police stating that the actor’s email and social media accounts had been hacked.
Hariharan has been one of the voices to come out since the #MeToo movement gained momentum in the South Indian film industry. In a Facebook post on October 19, the 29-year-old 'Nibunan' actress said that Sarja made her feel uncomfortable on the set of their film. Detailing her ordeal with the actor, she said that during the rehearsal for a scene, he ran his 'hands intimately up and down' her back and pulled her close without her consent

Reliance Jio bans porn websites on its network following DoT directive

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has banned hundreds of major pornography websites such as Xvideos, Pornhub, Xnxx, etc on its network. Though the company is yet to release an official statement, the move was noticed by several Jio users who posted messages on blogs.

"I've been trying to load a few of the porn sites but none of them seem to load on the Jio network. Is it just me or are you people facing the same issues?" a Reliance Jio user posted on Reddit. The thread saw multiple users complaining about similar issues subsequently.

Jio subscribers who were trying to access some of the popular porn websites met with a message which says, “You are not authorized to access this web page as per the DoT compliance." Meanwhile, some users also received a ‘connection error’ message.

Planning to Visit Germany, Here are few tips for you

The name for Germany in the German language is Deutschland. The population of Germany was around 82 million in 2010. The capital of Germany is Berlin, it is also the largest city. Other major cities include Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
Though it remains far less well known or understood by outsiders than some of its neighbours, since reunification Germany has at last gained a higher profile as a place to visit, thanks partly to the remarkable resurgence of Berlin, one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in Europe. But the appeal of the reunified Germany is not limited to the capital. The 2006 football World Cup was something of a turning point, both with regards to Germany’s image abroad and to its own self-image, rehabilitating the idea of German patriotism for the first time since the war.

Before it was called Germany, it was called Germania. In the years A.D. 900 until 1806, Germany was part of the Holy Roman Empire. From 1949 to 1990, Germanywas made…

The Enforcement Directorate raided the Bengaluru office of Amnesty International for bypassing rules on foreign donations.

The Enforcement Directorate raided the Bengaluru office of Amnesty International for bypassing rules on foreign donations. The London-based human rights group is accused offloating a commercial entity to illegally accept funds but activists see the raid as an effort to curb dissent. The ED has been probing Amnesty — critical of India’s human rights record — after a unit in the finance ministry flagged transfers worth ₹36 crore from the UK as suspicious. Earlier this month, the Bengaluru office of Greenpeace was raided and a dozen of its accounts were frozen.

Your Uber or Ola ride may have become costlier by 15% in just the last one year

Your Uber or Ola ride may have become costlier by 15% in just the last one year. An average ride now costs ₹220 as compared to ₹190 in 2017, Times of India reports, quoting a report from Redseer. Meanwhile, monthly earnings for many drivers (excluding EMI payments) shrank to ₹20,000 from ₹30,000 in 2016, the advisory firm said. It’s a double whammy for drivers: cab aggregators slashed driver incentives by more than 30% amid a steady rise in fuel costs. Several drivers in Mumbai have been on strike since Monday to push for higher fares.

Two girls arrested for planning to murder and drink blood of fellow students

Two girls at a middle school in central Florida were waiting in a bathroom, planning to overpower 15 smaller students, kill them with knives and drink their blood, authorities say.They Brought knives and sharp objects to carry out their plane. They wanted to drink victims blood from a goblet. They were stopped shortly before the attack.

Congress party protests outside CBI office

Rahul Gandhi has tweeted that  "outside CBI offices nationwide, the Congress party will protest the PM’s disgraceful attempt to prevent an investigation into the Rafale scam, by removing the CBI Chief. I will lead the protests outside CBI HQ in Delhi, at 11 AM."


In a letter to all Congress general secretaries, state unit chiefs and legislature party leaders, AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot has asked them to hold demonstrations against the BJP government outside all CBI offices across the country.

Senior Congress leaders will participate in the protest outside the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in the national capital, while state leaders will lead the demonstrations in their regions, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.


Sri Lanka may be a better destination for Holiday

The distinctive civilization of Sri Lanka, with roots that can be traced back to the 6th century BCE, is characterized by two factors: the preservation of Theravada Buddhism (the orthodox school of Buddhism having its literary traditions in the Pali language) and the development over two millennia of a sophisticated system of irrigation in the drier parts of the country. This civilization was further enriched by the influences of Hinduism and Islam.

Looking for the next holiday destination? Forget India, it is the neighbouring island nation of Sri Lanka, which has emerged as the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by the Lonely Planet. Sri Lanka’s popularity is on the rise, especially among Indians, and is giving popular Indian destinations such as Goa and Kerala a run for the money. The primary reason for Sri Lanka becoming a hot favourite holiday attraction is that it offers travellers a plethora of options ranging from hill stations, beach escapes, adventure activities, hi…

Govt appoints Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI director

NEW DELHI: In the midst of internal fight between CBI director Alok Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana, the government on Wednesday stepped in and appointed M Nageshwar Rao as interim chief of the investigating agency "with immediate effect".
Both Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana have been sent on leave. The Prime Minister-led appointments committee in an order on Tuesday night has given charge of director to Joint Director M Nageshwara Rao with immediate effect, a government order said.

Election strategist Prashant Kishor wants JDU party worker to become “eyes and ears” of the government

New JD(U) national vice-president and election strategist Prashant Kishor has said that he will contest neither Lok Sabha elections nor vie for a Rajya Sabha seat, according to party leaders. Holding his first political meeting with about 300 office-bearers of JD(U)’s student and youth wings after getting the senior party post, Kishor is learnt to have said that he is looking at strengthening the party’s organisational base.

According to sources Kishor may introduce 25-30 new faces in 2020 Bihar Assembly polls. Prashant Kishor was appointed vice-president of the Janata Dal (United) on October 16 by its chief Nitish Kumar. Kishor, an election strategist who founded the Indian Political Action Committee (IPAC), had returned to the fold of the party on September 16. The appointment makes him the second most powerful person in the JD(U), after Nitish himself.

Born in 1977, Kishor is a public health expert. Before making a name for himself in politics, he had spent eight years working a…

#MeToo : German tutor threatened with '#MeToo rape' in Bhopal

A 25-year-old German language tutor was threatened with gang rape and her student stabbed in the neck by a group of men who kept mocking her: “MeToo complain karegi? Tera rape kar denge." According to Times of India This horror unfolded in the middle of a traffic jam in the heart of Bhopal on Sunday night, but no one among the 100-odd bystanders bothered to help the duo.


The accused, who claimed to be journalists, escaped unhindered, still mocking the woman who was trying frantically to stop the bleeding from her student’s neck injury. Over 24 hour later, police are yet to arrest the suspects though she has given the registration number of the car they were in.A Dial-100 vehicle responded to her call and escorted her to MP Nagar police station where she filed a complaint. MP Nagar SHO Upendra Bhati said they have registered a case and will nab the suspects soon.

Anyone who was witnessed the event at MP Nagar on Sunday evening around 7.30 pm near Milan sweets should report the p…

Vijay Shekhar Sharma's ex secretary held for 20 crore blackmail

According to Times of India report ex personal secretary to Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma was among three people has been arrested in Noida on Monday for allegedly trying to extort Rs 20 crore from him.

Sonia Dhawan's Twitter bio reveals she had been promoted to head of communication at the e-wallet giant. "Hard work is glory, everything else is theory," she wrote.Paytm confirmed in a statement that the Noida Police have arrested three people, including a woman employee, reported news agency. "The employee along with two other accomplices attempted to extort money from Vijay Shekhar Sharma on the pretext of leaking his personal data. We are standing by our colleagues till the police enquiry reaches its meaningful conclusion," the company said.
According to NDTV, It is not known yet what data was stolen, but when she was Mr Sharma's secretary, Sonia Dhawan had access to his laptop, mobile phone and office computer. She allegedly passed on data to a fo…

Twitter campaign to increase air connectivity

The Twitter campaign to increase air connectivity from Bhopal airport is garnering support from all quarters with the number of tweets supporting the cause reaching 13,000 in the sixth week of the campaign, Dainik Bhaskar has reported.The campaign #bhopalforairconnectivity was started on Facebook as a page #SupportBhopalForAirConnectivity by Prachi Baluapuri. The page has reached  53 thousand users in just 3 months. Members of the group keep adding thier friends who are frequent flyers from Bhopal. The  group members have met several airport authorities in order to put forth their demand of improvement in air connectivity to the Raja Bhoj airport in the city. RJ Sukriti from radio mirchi is also promoting the campaign through radio mirchi. Many other prominent journalists are also supporting the cause .

How unsafe are Indian railway tracks ?

At least six lives are lost everyday to unnatural accidents on railway tracks and crossings. Times of India reports, quoting statistics from the National Crime Records Bureau, that railway accidents killed 26,000 persons and were the third-leading cause of avoidable deaths between 2004 and 2015. Recent data shows a spike — in the four years to 2018, 15 deaths were reported on railway tracks everyday, an RTI query shows.

In 1960-61, trains collectively travelled just 388.1 million train km as compared to 1170.7 million train km in 2017-2018.

Train kilometer is the unit of measure of distance which corresponds to the movement of a train over one kilometer.

Significantly, despite trains having travelled an additional 74 million train km in 2017-2018 as compared to the last five years, accidents have remained at an all-time low.
More than 60 people were killed in Amritsar on Friday when a speeding train mowed down a festive crowd — the worst trespassing-related accident in the railways’…

Father Kuriakose, who testified against Bishop Franco in nun rape case, found dead.

Father Kuriakose, who testified against Bishop Franco in nun rape case, found dead. Father Kuriakose had openly said that he had got many threats. He used to live at St. Paul's Church in Dasuya. He was found dead there. He was 62. The matter will be investigated. I have been informed that no injuries have been found: AR Sharma, DSP Dasuya, on Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, witness in Kerala nun rape case, found dead