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Showing posts with label TOP STORIES. Show all posts

Fire breaks out in operation theater at AIIMS, fire tenders at spot

A fire broke out at an operation theater in the trauma centre of Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday. Four fire tenders have rushed to the spot, while the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. The Delhi Fire Department confirmed that no one is stranded after the incident.

Rahul Gandhi struggles to build alliance

Voting begins on April 11 and will be spread over several phases until May 19 to cover the country involving more than 900 million voters, and the count will be made on May 23.


Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been seeking a grand alliance with smaller regional parties for months to prevent a split that would make it easier for Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come out on top.

Will not contest LS polls: Uma Bharti

BJP leader and Union minister Uma Bharti asserted Friday that she will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as she plans to go on a 18-month long pilgrimage from May.

She also rejected reports of her desire to contest from a safer seat and not Jhansi, stressing that she had decided way back in 2016 to not fight the general elections this time.

"I had said in 2016 that I will not fight elections as I have to go on a pilgrimage along the shores of Ganga. If I had to fight, I would have contested from Jhansi. I can never change my constituency. People are there proud of me and consider me as a daughter," the 59-year-old leader told .

Karnataka transport department's move to suspend Ola’s cab

App-based cab aggregator Ola cannot run taxis and autos in Karnataka for the next six months, the state transport department has said in a notification. The licence has been suspended for "operating bike taxis" without permission, which were already banned in the state since the last one year.

Karambir Singh to be next Chief of Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next Navy Chief, a defence ministry official said Saturday.

Singh will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires on May 31. At present, Vice Admiral Singh is serving as the Flag Officer Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam.

“Code of Ethics” for online platforms during Elections in India

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and various social media organisations, at a meeting with the Election Commission on Tuesday, agreed to formulate a “Code of Ethics” for online platforms.

Details of the Code are expected to be laid down by Wednesday evening.

The meeting, which was attended by officials of the IAMAI, Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV, was held to review the steps being taken to identify and report electoral rule violations in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls.

PewDiePie Briefly Lost World's Popular Battle for the Most Subscribed Channel on YouTube to T-Series

The Great Subscriber War on Monday saw T-Series overtake Swedish video-game vlogger Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg subscriber count with a narrow 50,000 follower lead and his six-year reign as the world’s most popular YouTube channel came to an end (for a brief time, though).
The two channels have been locked in a battle for some time, and for eight minutes on February 22, T-Series overtook Kjellberg, who posts videos under the pseudonym PewDiePie. But this time the Bhushan Kumar-owned company retained the lead for more than two hours.

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose appointed first Lokpal of India

Retired Supreme Court judge Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Tuesday appointed the first Lokpal of India or anti-corruption watchdog by President Ram Nath Kovind. Justice Dilip B Bhosale, Justice P K Mohanty, Justice Abhilasha Kumari and Justice AK Tripathi have been appointed as the judicial members.

President of India has appointed Dinesh Kumar Jain, Archana Ramasundaram, Mahender Singh, and IP Gautam as members.


Justice PC Ghose's appointment has come nearly five years after the Lokpal Act was notified on January 16, 2014.

Govt notifies appointment of #Lokpal. Here's the full panel:

Chairman:Justice PC Ghose Judicial Members: Justices DB Bhosale, PK Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari & Ajay Kr Tripathi Other members:Dinesh Kumar Jain Archana Ramasundaram, Mahender Singh & Dr Indrajeet Prasad Gautam

Raj Thackeray says All parties should unite for ‘Modi Mukt Bharat’

The upcoming Lok Sabha elections is a fight between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the country, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said Tuesday. 

Slamming the BJP-led government, Thackeray asked how was India was in a position to fight Pakistan when the Centre was 'begging' for money from the Reserve Bank of India. 

"Nobody is ready to answer my questions. They do not have the answers to the questions the country is asking and, therefore, are indulging in gimmicks like 'chowkidar'. What happened to the promise of providing two crore jobs?" he said while addressing Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers. 

Irfan Ramzan Sheikh : President Ram Nath Kovind confers Shaurya Chakra award upon Irfan Ramzan Sheikh of Jammu & Kashmir,

Irfan Ramzan Sheikh of Jammu & Kashmir arrives to receive Shaurya Chakra award from President Ram Nath Kovind (unseen) during Defence Investiture Ceremony-II, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Sheikh was bestowed with the Shaurya Chakra President of India confers the Shaurya Chakra to Kashmiri teenager Irfan Ramzan Sheikh who at the age of 14 foiled an attack by 3 terrorists on his house in Shopian, South Kashmir. Imagine getting into a hand to hand fight with 3 armed terrorists.  

Manohar Parrikar's health: BJP starts search for new CM candidate in Goa

Amid reports that Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's health had worsened, the Congress on Saturday staked claim, asking Governor Mridula Sinha to "dismiss" the BJP-led government which it said was in a minority. The party also said it "anticipates that numbers of the BJP may further dwindle".MLAs and core committee members of the Goa Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday met to discuss the political situation rising out of the health condition of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Parrikar has been suffering from a pancreatic ailment. His health had deteriorated earlier in the day sparking hectic political activities across parties in the coastal state.

NZ Mosque Terror Attack: White Australian Shooter Praised Trump

On Friday, 15 March morning, a gunman opened fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing multiple people in a mass shooting that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence." He, and reportedly three others, targeted two mosques in the city, killing a total of 49 people and injuring at least 20 others.

One of the gunman, who uploaded a live video of his rampage, has been identified as 28-year-old Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant.

Twitter has taken down his profile, but screenshots remain.

Indians are trending #BoycottChineseProducts—using Chinese smartphones

For the past few days, Indians have probably been using Chinese-made phones to seek a boycott of made-in-China products.

After China blocked a March 13 UN Security Council move to blacklist Masood Azhar, the chief of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, as a “global terrorist,” Indians trended #BoycottChineseProducts on Twitter. They asked fellow citizens to stop buying China-made electronic products, clothing, and firecrackers, among other things.

Yet, in fiscal 2018, Indians spent upwards of Rs50,000 crore ($7.2 billion) on just four Chinese smartphone brands—Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and Honor.

Gunman opened fire on worshippers at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch



A gunman opened fire on Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand killing many worshippers and forcing the city of Christchurch into lockdown as police launched a massive manhunt.

New Zealand media reported that between nine and 27 people were killed, but the death toll could not be confirmed. Police said multiple fatalities had occurred at two mosques, but it was unclear how many attackers were involved.

Many Indians think boycotting Chinese goods will put pressure on China. It's a mistaken belief.

After China put a technical hold on the UN Security Council resolution to designate Maulana Masood Azhar of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) as a global terrorist, Indians are once again livid at Beijing. Azhar's JeM was responsible for attack on a CRPF convoy in J&K on February 14 in which nearly 40 personnel were killed. This was fourth time China has derailed such a proposal in last 10 years. 

Indian social media is abuzz with calls for boycott of Chinese goods, a typical mass response whenever China hits at Indian interest. However, boycott may not be the right way to respond to China. 

Are some untrained ATC staff guiding planes?

Several air traffic controllers handling flights in India are unqualified for the job, Economic Times reports, citing the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau’s findings. The issue has resurfaced following a report on a near-miss between Indigo and Emirates aircraft over Nagpur in January 2018. Earlier, the AAIB found 19 unauthorised ATCOs in Nagpur, 85 in Delhi, and 20 in Varanasi. The report also puts down the lapses by ATCOs to short-staffing, which restricts them from taking breaks. Previously, Hindustan Times reported that the number of misses in Indian skies has hit a six-year high.

ICAI CA exam postponed, check revised dates

ICAI CA exam 2019: The Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India (ICAI) has rescheduled the Chartered Accountants (CA) examination which was to begin May 2, 2019, to May 27, 2019 on the pretext of the General Election 2019.
 
In an official release the ICAI said, “It is hereby notified for general information that in view of Elections to the 17th Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituencies across the country, spanning April-May, 2019, the Chartered Accountants Examinations initially scheduled from May 2, 2019 to May 17, 2019 stand rescheduled. The said examinations shall now be held from May 27, 2019 to June 12, 2019.”

RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant appointed member of Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has appointed Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant as a member of Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee.

Gautam Gambhir likely to start new innings in politics, could be fielded by BJP for Lok Sabha polls

Gautam Gambhir is likely to start new innings in politics as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could pitch the name of the former cricketer for Lok Sabha seat in Delhi.

Gambhir, who has been vocal about several issues of national importance and often expresses his views on social media, could be fielded by the BJP from the New Delhi seat, which is currently represented by Supreme Court lawyer Meenakshi Lekhi.