No ‘wrong direction’: Obama cautions India, Pak on nuclear arsenals

US President Barack Obama has flagged the Indian subcontinent as a challenge in the context of global nuclear security, saying India and Pakistan must ensure their military doctrines do not move in the “wrong direction”.

Obama made the remarks during a news conference held after the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit hosted by him. He also listed the reduction of the nuclear arsenals of the US and Russia, and North Korea’s atomic programme as other key challenges.

Mass grave of IS victims found in Palmyra, 40 bodies recovered

Syrian troops have found a mass grave containing the bodies of 42 people executed by Islamic State jihadists in Palmyra, as Washington warned the group’s leader will eventually “taste justice”.

IS has in recent months claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris, but has lost ground in Syria and Iraq.

Days after Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recaptured Palmyra and its ancient ruins, the army “uncovered a mass grave of officers, soldiers, members of the popular committees (pro-regime militia) and their relatives,” a military source told AFP on Saturday.

World T20: England Gun For Lost Glory in Eden Gardens

England have reached the final of the 2016 World T20. There is immense self-belief in the team. They have a good chance of winning the World T20 for the second time and make history. The confidence in the team is summed up well by their best batsman, Joe Root, who said that belief in their skills was the main reason for their progress.

The venue will be Eden Gardens, a place that has many bitter sweet moments for England. A win on Sunday against the West Indies will go a long way in erasing the pains suffered by them at the same venue 29 years ago. 

World T20: Six Appeal as England Face West Indies in Marquee Clash

A year after exiting the 50-over World Cup with egg on their face, Eoin Morgan's England will hope to complete their redemption by outmuscling a West Indies team who are themselves a team reborn.Kolkata: A new-look England and a resurgent West Indies will battle to become the first two-time winners of cricket's World Twenty20 in a big-hitting showdown Sunday that promises to rain sixes. 

Inspired by the ultimate game changer Chris Gayle, the men from the Caribbean are hoping to go home with the shortest format's biggest prize on the same day that their women are also gunning for glory at Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens stadium against Australia in an earlier final.

Gayle will be looking to become the first player to crack a century of sixes in T20 internationals, having already smashed a record 98 -- 11 of them in the current tournament.

England meanwhile will hope to add to their tally of 34 sixes in the tournament, more than any other team, underlining their transformation into the game's great entertainers.

Jason Roy, one of the stars of the new-look England, promised they would come at their opponents "with all guns blazing" and continue in the same aggressive vein that has confounded their old conservative reputation.

"It's going to be an incredible experience but we are going to play our natural way and the brand of cricket we have have been playing for the last year or so," said Roy after smacking 78 in just 44 balls in the first semi-final against New Zealand.

England won the 2010 World T20 but they failed to build on that triumph and were widely ridiculed for their demise in 2015 when they lost to every major side in the World Cup.

That embarrassment came a year after their meek exit from the last World T20 in Bangladesh which included a defeat to the Netherlands.

But pundits have been showering praise on Morgan's team in India, with former skipper Nasser Hussain among those won over by "a side who don't fear anyone".

'Not a One-Man Show'

The criticism heaped on England would have sounded familiar to a West Indies team which has had to put up with brickbats from stars of their heyday in the 1980s when the likes of Viv Richards and Malcolm Marshall ruled the world.

But while the Test team is a shadow of its former self, the West Indies' limited overs side has been a formidable unit for some time and won the 2012 World T20 in Sri Lanka.

Gayle, ridiculed for a clumsy bid to chat up an Australian TV reporter in January, has long been their dangerman.

But the 36-year-old, who could be playing in his last major tournament, has failed to notch up a decent score in his last two innings after earlier setting the competition alight with an unbeaten century against England.

Unsung sluggers such as Lendl Simmons, Jonathan Charles and Andre Russell have instead come to the party, with India's spin bowlers the latest to be carted around the park in Thursday's second semi-final.

"England will certainly be aware that it is certainly not a one-man show in this team," Simmons said afterwards.

Following their early setback against the Windies, England gave themselves a major confidence injection by chasing down a record 230 target against South Africa in their next game.

And after sometimes nervy wins against Afghanistan and holders Sri Lanka, England halted the previously unbeaten New Zealand juggernaut in its tracks in New Delhi.

Joe Root, who has scored 195 runs in five matches, has been the pick of their batsmen.

But England have also relied heavily on all-rounder Ben Stokes whose near-perfect death bowling has taken them over the line in crunch ties.

The West Indies have also shown their metal at the death, with Simmons and Russell completing their chase in Mumbai with two balls to spare, reaching their total with a six.


England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wkt), Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey

West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels


T20 World Cup 2016 Final: Do West Indies after their group stage win against England have the edge?

The T20 World Cup 2016 will finally come to its climax when England take on West Indies in the final at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday. Earlier, West Indies eased past England in the group stage match, played at Mumbai, courtesy of a blazing century from Chris Gayle. England set West Indies a

Vice President's Secretariat02-April, 2016 13:52 IST Vice President underlines the centrality of the judiciary in securing the Constitutional rights of citizens

Addresses the 16th Convocation of University of Jammu
The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has underlined the centrality of the judiciary in securing the Constitutional rights of citizens. He was addressing the 16th Convocation of University of Jammu, in Jammu today, which was attended by the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Shri N.N. Vohra, the Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S. Thakur, the Vice Chancellor of University of Jammu, Prof. R.D. Sharma, other Dignitaries, Faculty Members and Students.

India Water Week-2016 to begin from April 4 Israel to be partner country

The fourth edition of India Water Week will be observed from 04 to 08 April, 2016. Making this announcement in New Delhi today the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti said that the theme for this year’s India Water week is “Water for all: Striving together”. The Minister informed that Israel will be associated as the partner country for this mega event.

India to ratify COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22 - Prakash Javadekar

Our thrust is on adopting clean Coal technologies : Piyush Goyal
Reasserting India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction and sustainable development, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar today said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. COP 21 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at the UN Headquarters in New York. The agreement, negotiated in Paris in December 2015, sets out a global action plan to put the world on

Facts at a glance- phase 1 Assam Assembly elections -2016

(Phase 1 - Date of Poll 04.04.2016 )

S. No.
Number of Assembly
Constituencies going on poll=65
Total Electors

Male –                   10,30,7219
Female-                     9639763
Others           -                    27
Service Elector -          37477
 Total  -                  19,98,4486

Total number of Candidates

02-April, 2016 00:48 IST PM meets Canadian, UK PMs on the sidelines of NSS on April 01, 2016

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today (April 01, 2016) met the Prime Minister of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau, on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC. 

The Prime Minister said new energy and dynamism has been imparted to relations between the two countries, since Mr. Trudeau assumed office. He spoke of immense possibilities for further expanding the relationship in the economic sphere. He recalled his meeting with the heads of Canadian pension funds during his visit to Canada last year, and observed that some of these funds are now Investing in

PM meets PM of Japan on the sidelines of NSS (April 01, 2016)

PM Modi and PM Abe met on the sidelines of NSS 2016. In line with the Special Strategic and Global Partnership with Japan, discussions were held in a very cordial atmosphere. PM Abe thanked PM Modi for the excellent hospitality during his bilateral visit to India in December 2015. He described his visit to Varanasi as unforgettable. 

PM Abe acknowledged that under PM Modi's leadership, the Indian economy was now serving as the engine of global growth. 

Normalcy in NIT, Srinagar restored

The students, faculty and parents were reassured by Dr. Rajat Gupta, Director National Institute of Technology, Srinagar that the temporary situation arising out of tensions from disappointment at the outcome of the cricket match on 31st March. 2016 has been overcome. The situation in the campus and at the hostels was normal, and academic activities would continue on Monday 4th April, 2016. 

ग्रामीण विद्युत अभियंताओं से हासिल होने वाली सूचना की सटीकता इस मिशन को अधिकाधिक पारदर्शी और सफल बनाएगी – श्री पियूष गोयल

बिजली, कोयला और नवीन तथा नवीकरणीय ऊर्जा राज्य मंत्री (स्वतंत्र प्रभार) श्री पीयूष गोयल ने ग्राम विद्युत अभियंताओं के साथ एक इंटरैक्टिव सत्र में भाग लिया। ये अभियंता दीन दयाल उपाध्याय ग्राम ज्योति योजना (DDUGJY) के तहत ग्रामीण विद्युतीकरण परियोजनाओं के लिए काम कर रहे हैं। अभियंताओं के काम की सराहना करते हुए श्री पीयूष गोयल ने कहा कि ग्राम विद्युत अभियंताओं से मिलने वाली सूचनाओं की सटीकता से बिना बिजली के गांवों के विद्युतिकरण के मिशन में पारदर्शिता और सफलता हासिल होगी। मंत्री ने ग्राम

Discontinuation of physical pre-printed NSC and KVP certificates

F.No. 1/04/2016-NSJI
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 1st April, 2016
Subject: Discontinuation of physical pre-printed NSC and KVP certificates- reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 23rd March, 2016, through which guidelines regarding discontinuation of physical mode of National Savings Certificate and Kisan Vikas Patra certificate and introduction of e-mode were communicated. It was decided that the

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Muslim family kicked off United Airlines flight for ‘how they looked’

NEW YORK: A United Airlines pilot asked a Muslim family of five to leave a plane before it took off, citing "safety" issues.

Eaman-Amy Saad Shebley, her husband and three young children were about to take off on a flight bound for Washington at a Chicago airport when the pilot asked them to get off the aircraft.

Women activists stopped from entering inner sanctum at Shani temple

MUMBAI: Buoyed by the Bombay high court ruling that it is the fundamental right of women to go into places of worship, over two dozen activists of Bhumata Ranragini Brigade led by Trupti Desai on Saturday stormed the Shani Shingnapur temple complex in Ahmednagar where tradition bans women from entering the shrine's sacred platform.

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Mallya favours settlement, offers to repay Rs 4000 cr to banks

New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) Facing legal proceedings for alleged default of loans worth over Rs 9,000 crores from various banks, liquor baron Vijay Mallya today expressed willingness in Supreme Court for a settlement by offering a proposal to pay back Rs 4000 crore by September this year.

The proposal submitted in a sealed envelope however covers a loan amount of Rs 6903 crore, a senior advocate appearing for the consortium of banks led by State Bank of India, said.


New Delhi , 30.03.2016
       The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chennai has convicted Shri D. Rajasekar (An Indian Forest Service Officer), then Regional Officer, Central Board of Film Certification, Chennai and his wife Smt. Yogalakshmi, then Assistant Professor, Rice Research Station, Tirur, District Thiruvallur (Tamilnadu) for possession of disproportionate assets. Shri D. Rajasekar was sentenced to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment and his wife Smt Yogalakshmi to undergo one year Rigorous Imprisonment. The Court has also directed to confiscate disproportionate assets worth Rs. 8,70,469/-.

       CBI had registered a case against Shri D.Rajasekar, Regional Officer, Central Board of Film Certification, Chennai and his wife Smt. Yogalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Rice Research Station, Tirur, Thiruvallur District on the allegations that Shri D.Rajasekar, Regional Officer had acquired assets in his name and in the name of his wife which were disproportionate to their known sources of income.

       A chargesheet was filed against Shri Rajasekar and Smt Yogalakshmi before the IX Additional Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chennai U/s 109 of IPC r/w 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

       The Trial Court found both the accused guilty and convicted them.

Centre trying to topple all Cong ruled states: Sonia

Biswanath Chariali (Assam), (PTI) In a blistering attack on the Modi government, Sonia Gandhi today accused it of trying to topple all Congress-ruled state governments by resorting to "undemocratic and unconstitutional" tactics.

"In Arunachal (Pradesh) and Uttarakhand, they (BJP) did everything to topple the elected governments. They are trying to do it in all states ruled by Congress," the Congress President said at an election rally here.

"If it was possible, they would have done the same in Assam and topple the government here too. They are anti-people and anti-Assam," Gandhi said while attacking the NDA government at the Centre of "functioning in an undemocratic and unconstitutional manner".

The Congress leader said the BJP government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, did not believe in the Constitution and the democratic set up of the country installed by Mahatma Gandhi, B R Ambedkar and Jawaharlal Nehru.


Army Chief calls on Haryana governor

Chandigarh, Mar 30 (PTI) Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh today called on Governor of Haryana and Punjab Kaptan Singh Solanki at Haryana Raj Bhavan here.

This was a courtesy call on the Governor, an official spokesman said.

Lt Gen KJ Singh GOC in C Western Command was also present on the occasion.


Tomorrow's floor test in Uttarakhand stayed till April 7

Nainital: The political drama in Uttarakhand acquired a new turn today with the Division Bench of High Court staying till April 7 the floor test in the Assembly that was slated for tomorrow. The two-judge bench gave the relief to the Centre and Uttarkhand, now under central rule, which had challenged the order of the single judge U C Dhyani, who had directed a floor test tomorrow.


दिल्‍ली के लिए उपयोगकर्ता अनुकूल, एकीकृत, सरल भवन निर्माण उप-नियम घोषित

एकल खिड़की मंजूरी एवं भुगतान का मार्ग प्रशस्‍त, 30 दिनों में मंजूरी : एम.वेंकैया नायडू

105 वर्ग मीटर तक के आकार वाले भूखंडों के लिए कोई मंजूरी आवश्‍यक नहीं, निर्माण संबंधी अनुमति की भी जरूरत नहीं
दिल्‍ली के लिए एकीकृत भवन निर्माण उप-नियमों की घोषणा आज यहां शहरी विकास मंत्री श्री एम. वेंकैया नायडू द्वारा की गई। इन उप-नियमों को 33 साल बाद संशोधित किया गया है। नये कानूनों के बारे में विस्‍तार से बताते हुए श्री नायडू ने कहा कि पिछले तीन दशकों के दौरान हुए अनेक संशोधनों के एकीकरण एवं सरलीकरण और विभिन्‍न एजेंसियों द्वारा दी गई मंजूरियों को एकल प्‍लेटफॉर्म में एकीकृत करके इन उप-नियमों को उपयोगकर्ता अनुकूल बना दिया गया है।

31 मार्च, 2016 को कामकाज निपटाने के लिए बैंक का समय बढ़ाया गया

वर्तमान वित्‍त वर्ष की समाप्ति को देखते हुए और कर जमा कराने के लिए करदाताओं की सुविधा हेतु भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने दिनांक 17 मार्च, 2016 की अधिसूचना आरबीआई/2015-2016/342 में सभी बैंक एजेंसियों को कामकाज निपटाने के लिए उनकी निर्धारित शाखाओं के काउंटर 31 मार्च, 2016 को रात्रि 08:00 बजे तक खुले रखने का निर्देश दिया है। हालांकि सभी प्रकार के इलैक्‍ट्रोनिक लेनदेन 31 मार्च, 2016 की आधी रात तक जारी रहेंगे। 

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi reviews the working of Rashtriya Mahila Kosh in its 56th Governing Board Meeting today

The Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi reviewed the working of the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh at its 56th Governing Board Meeting held in New Delhi today. Addressing the members, the Minister appreciated the efforts made by the officials of Rashtriya Mahila Kosh in launching the Mahila E-Haat recently. Mahila E-Haat, an online marketing platform for women was launched on 7th March, 2016 by the WCD Minister, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. Mahila E-Haat is a unique online platform where participants can display their products for sale. 

User friendly unified, simplified Building Bye-laws for Delhi announced

Enables single window clearences and payments, approvals in 30 days, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu
No sanctions needed for plots up to  105 sq.mtrs; construction permissions done away with
Revised Bye-laws improve ease of doing business, promote investments, says Minister
To promote safe, green and sustainable construction
            Unified Building Bye-laws for Delhi, revised after 33 years were  announced by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu here today. Elaborating on the new laws, Shri Naidu said they have been made user friendly through unification and simplification of a host of

Disabled persons can do well in an enabling environment, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu

Minister releases Index for ranking organisations based on sensitivity to needs of disabled
The Government today released “Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index” that measures the actions and attitudes of different organisations towards disabled employees and persons. The Index, prepared by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment was released by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu. 

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment30-March, 2016 18:00 IST Government launches ‘Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index’ as part of Prime Minister’s ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’ for Persons with disabilities

Government launches ‘Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index’ to mark the next chapter of its flagship Campaign, the ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’. The Index, prepared in collaboration with The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was launched by Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs at a function held here today. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar also graced the occasion.

Kanha – Pench Wildlife Corridor : NHAI committed to scientifically designed and optimised mitigation measures

Some reports have emerged in the media that have created an impression that the Kanha – Pench Wildlife Corridor is going to be adversely impacted as a result of upgradation of the National Highway-7.  It is being claimed that the efforts of conservationists in providing adequate mitigation measures on the said stretch have been overlooked.

Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 36.45 per bbl on 29.03.2016

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 36.45 per barrel (bbl) on 29.03.2016.
In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket decreased to Rs 2426.11 per bbl on 29.03.2016 as compared to Rs 2473.36 per bbl on 28.03.2016. Rupee closed stronger at Rs 66.56 per US$ on

National Conference on Waqf gets underway

National Conference of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of State Waqf Boards got underway here today.Inaugurating the conference Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs expressed concerns over indifferent attitude of some of the State Waqf Booards.The Minister said Central Waqf Council is the Advisory cum regulatory body to oversee the functioning of the State Waqf Boards and due administration of the Auqaf across the country. The main objective of the

Utilize waqf properties for socio-economic-educational empowerment of Muslims: Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs expressed cnfidence that Central Waqf Council will work towards connecting waqf properties with development of Muslim community. He said even after new Waqf Act, several states have not been able to utilize waqf properties for socio-economic-educational empowerment of Muslim community. Several waqf properties have been encroached by “waqf mafia”. There is a need for a campaign to ensure usage of waqf for whom it is meant. Shri Naqvi said this while delivering

Organizational Restructuring of EPFO Approved to Address Career Progression of Over 20000 Officials

Inoperative EPF Accounts that Stopped Earning Interest in 2011, Now to Earn Interest W.E.F. 01.04.2016

Software Module for Disbursal of Salaries to EPFO Launched
EPFO’s highest decision making body, the Central Board of Trustees methere last evening . This was its 212th meeting.The Union Minister for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) and Chairman CBT, Mr BandaruDattatreya after the conclusion of the meeting said that the Board has taken two important decisions.

Three major challenges for the Government is to boost Exports -Shri Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley:Three major challenges for the Government is to boost Exports in view of shrinking global trade, to ensure increase in private investment and hope for better monsoon after two consecutive years of insufficient rains; calls on the Foreign Minister of Australia, Ms Julie Bishop
The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Economic Reforms are widely accepted in India especially the reforms in taxation and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) among others. The Finance Minister said that India faces three major challenges now viz. boosting Exports in view of

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley delivers Keynote Address at Make in India Conference in Sydney; Stresses on the need for manufacturing growth to ensure employment for youth of the country.

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley inaugurated and addressed the ‘”Make in India Conference – Collaboration for Growth with Mutual Benefit’’ in Sydney today. 

During his Keynote Address, the Finance Minister Shri Jaitley highlighted the various steps undertaken by the Indian Government to facilitate ease of doing business and create an investor

Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley meets the Treasurer of Australia Mr Scott Morrison; calls for exposure of Australian future and super funds in India

The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Australian future and super funds be exposed to India. The Finance Minister Shri Jaitley raised this point during his bilateral meeting with the Treasurer of Australia Mr Scott Morrison in Sydney today. Shri Jaitley called for increase in investment by Australia businesses in India as they can get better returns on their investment. Shri Jaitley said that India wants to be benefitted by Australian experience in implementing GST. He said that India is also ready for GST and hoped that it will soon become a reality. 

Ministry of Finance30-March, 2016 16:11 IST Extended Bank hours for conducting Govt. Business on 31st March, 2016

In view of closing of the current financial year and to facilitate the tax-payers in payment of taxes, the Reserve Bank of India has issued instructions vide notification RBI/2015-16/342 dated March 17, 2016 directing all agency banks to keep the counters of their designated branches conducting government business open till 8.00 p.m. on March 31, 2016. All electronic transactions would however, continue till midnight of March 31, 2016.

North East will become destination for Young Start-Ups: Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the North eastern region along the international borders should be developed for the overall development of the region. There are regional and cultural similarities on both sides of the international borders, the Minister said. He was addressing at the seminar on Sub Regional Cooperation between India, Myanmar and Bangladesh here today. 

प्रधानमंत्री ने राजस्‍थान दिवस पर लोगों को बधाई दी PM greets the people of Rajasthan, on Rajasthan Diwas

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Rajasthan, on Rajasthan Diwas. 

"Rajasthan Diwas greetings to the wonderful and hardworking people of Rajasthan. May Rajasthan continue to scale new heights of progress", the Prime Minister said.

प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्‍द्र मोदी ने राजस्‍थान के लोगों को राजस्‍थान दिवस पर बधाई दी है। 

उन्‍होंने कहा, ‘राजस्‍थान दिवस पर राजस्‍थान के परिश्रमी और जीवंत लोगों को ढेर सारी बधाइयां। राजस्‍थान प्रगति की नई ऊचाईंयों को छूना जारी रखे।’ 

Belgian PM remotely activate ARIES Telescope at Deosthal, Uttarakhand

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and the Prime Minister of Belgium, Mr. Charles Michel, today jointly carried out the remote technical activation of a 3.6 metre optical telescope located at Deosthal in Uttarakhand. 

The telescope at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), has been installed in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, as a result of close collaboration between scientists from the two countries, especially between the teams of ARIES in India, and AMOS (Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems) in Belgium. 

This is a state-of-the-art world class telescope, which will contribute to observations for several frontline scientific applications. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister congratulated the scientists of both the countries for the successful installation of this sophisticated "fully steerable optical telescope in the lap of the Himalayas. He said this is not just a government to government effort, but it also involves an autonomous organization - ARIES - and a private company - AMOS. He said the remote technical activation from Brussels, 6500 km away, shows that nothing is impossible, once efforts are coordinated. He added that in this case, even the sky is not the limit!

Press Statement by Prime Minister during his visit to Belgium (March 30, 2016) बेल्जियम यात्रा (30 मार्च,2016) के दौरान प्रधानमंत्री का प्रेस वक्तव्य

Your Excellency Prime Minister Charles Michel, 

Ladies and Gentlemen. 

Thank you for your remarks. 

Last week has been a sad week for Belgium. Let me say Mr. Prime Minister that we share the depth of sorrow and grief that the people of Belgium have experienced in the last 8 days. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones to the terror strikes in Brussels last week. Having experienced terrorist violence ourselves on countless occasions, we share your pain.

Salman becomes Mamu Jaan, Arpita delivers a baby boy

Nephew Ahil
Its celebration time for the Khan family as Arpita Khan who tied the knot with Ayush Sharma in 2014 has now delivered a baby boy. The happy couple have named their child Ahil.

The first picture of Ahil is already out as he is surrounded by Salim Khan and family. Now that Salman Khan has turned ‘Maamu’, we are awaiting a cutesy picture of him with the baby. He is known to be extremely close to his sister Arpita and is surely going to be on the top of the world with this news.

Source - Bollywood live news

Arvind Kejriwal Addresses Media After Announcing Delhi's Budget: Highlights

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is addressing a press conference after announcing Delhi's budget. Below are the highlights:

We've said there isn't a lack of money in government, there is a lack of intention
We have saved a lot of money in government projects
We had promised lowest VAT rates in the country. That process has been started today
Sweets, garments, watches, school bags - have been made cheaper

Highlights of Delhi Budget pertaining to the education sector

Highlights of Delhi Budget pertaining to the education sector

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ENA) Deputy Chief Minister of AAP led Delhi government, Manish Sisodia presented Budget 2016-17 in the Assembly on Monday. Here are the highlights pertaining to the education sector:
  1. Government has a three-fold approach towards education: first, providing adequate facilities and infrastructure; second, ensuring adequate number of capable and dynamic teachers and finally, improving curriculum and teaching practices to ensure that the students are not merely excellent professionals, but become responsible citizens and good human beings.
  2. 8000 new class rooms are under construction which is equivalent to 200 new school buildings in single shift and 400 schools in double shift.
  3. Estate Manager in every government school has been appointed who would be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the school building and premises.
  4. Teachers and principals are to be imparted high quality training for their professional development and will be sent to some of the best universities in the world like Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford.For this, ₹ 102 crore has been earmarked in 2016-17 as against ₹ 9.4 crore in 2015-16.
  5. Government is initiating multiple schemes which include the opening of school playgrounds for sports organisations, preparing world-class football grounds and tennis courts in 55 schools so that every child have access to sports.
  6. Government is also in the process of starting a Sports School and a Sports University in Delhi.
  7. Vocational training has been initiated in 205 schools for students from Class 9 onwards.For this Vocational education will be provided in all schools for which ₹ 152 crore has been earmarked in the budget.
  8. Government is going to re-start the State Apprenticeship Scheme which had been shut down since 2006.
  9. To expand the opportunities of higher education, construction of new campuses of Ambedkar University of Delhi (AUD) will commence at Rohini and Dheerpur.
Source - ENA Bureau

Why No Woman Wants To Marry Into This Village In Madhya Pradesh

Nearly 60 young men from the village are having a tough time finding brides for themselves.

TERIYAMAR VILLAGE, CHATTARPURFor the third consecutive year, Madhya Pradesh’s Chattarpur district is facing a drought and many parts of district are reeling under a severe water crisis. Bachelors in Tehrimariya village say even finding brides has become a problem now. No one wants to marry into a village with not enough water.

Mohan Yadav is 32. For five years now his family has been trying to find him a bride. Villagers say there are nearly 60 men like Mr Yadav who face the same crisis in the village.

Text of PM’s address at the Bloomberg India Economic Forum-2016

Mr. Micklethwait,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen. 
I am pleased to be here today to mark twenty years of Bloomberg’s presence in India. During that period, Bloomberg has provided intelligent commentary and incisive analysis of India’s economy. It has become an essential part of the finance landscape. 

50 Declassified Files Relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to be Released ‘Online’ Tomorrow 

The Second batch of fifty declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be released online on web by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation on 29 March, 2016 at 3:30 PM. The present

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Beijing extends leave for new parents as China hop...

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Beijing extends leave for new parents as China hop...: BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in China's capital will extend leave from work for new mothers and fathers, state media reported on Frid...

7th CPC & Employee News: Haryana Cabinet approves Jat reservation bill

7th CPC & Employee News: Haryana Cabinet approves Jat reservation bill: CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Cabinet on Monday approved the Jat reservation bill to provide reservation to Jats and four other castes in govern...

7th CPC & Employee News: Haryana Cabinet approves Jat reservation bill

7th CPC & Employee News: Haryana Cabinet approves Jat reservation bill: CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Cabinet on Monday approved the Jat reservation bill to provide reservation to Jats and four other castes in govern...

Gender swapping in 'Ki & Ka' wins over Bollywood

Ki & Ka

R. Balki's idea of role reversal to question age-old stereotypical notions about gender, with marriage as the canvas through 'Ki & Ka', has bowled over stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan.

The celebrities have appreciated the film and the filmmaker for taking on an issue like gender differences in a fun and zingy manner. 'Ki & Ka' aims to dispel gender disparity with its story wherein Arjun Kapoor essays a house husband and Kareena Kapoor Khan is seen as an ambitious, career-oriented woman. The film, slated to release on April 1, has a cameo by Amitabh and his wife Jaya. Here's what the stars tweeted to appreciate the film's concept:

Facebook Apologizes For Safety Check Glitch After Pakistan Blast

Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world.
SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES: Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan.

Facebook users from Honolulu to Brussels and Cairo to Hong Kong were baffled by the notification, a feature that lets users signal to friends that they are safe following an event in their area like a terror attack or natural disaster.

‘New Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules will Change The way Country Used to Manage Waste Earlier; Make a Big Difference to Clean India Mission’: Javadekar

New Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules Notified

"The new bio-medical waste management rules will change the way country used to manage this waste earlier. Under the new regime, the coverage has increased and also provides for pre-treatment of lab waste, blood samples, etc. It mandates bar code system for proper control. It has simplified categorisation and authorisation.Thus, it will make a big difference to clean India Mission",Union Minister of State (IC) Environment, Forest & Climate Change, ShriPrakashJavadekar, said here today, while releasing the new Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016.

Common Yoga Protocol for 2nd International Day of Yoga released

The Common Yoga Protocol for the 2nd International Day of Yoga falling on 21st June, 2016, has been released. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH launched the Common Yoga Protocol booklet during the inaugural function of National Arogya Fair held at Panaji, Goa on 26th March, 2016. The Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar, Deputy CM and Health Minister Shri Francis D’Souza and other dignitaries were also present during the launch. 

The booklet gives a brief overview about Yoga and Yogic practices to orient one towards comprehensive health for an individual and the community.

Text of PM’s “Mann ki Baat” programme on All India Radio

मेरे प्यारे देशवासियो, आप सब को बहुत-बहुत नमस्कार! आज दुनिया भर में ईसाई समुदाय के लोग Easter मना रहे हैं। मैं सभी लोगों को Easter की ढ़ेरों शुभकामनायें देता हूँ। 

मेरे युवा दोस्तो, आप सब एक तरफ़ Exam में busy होंगे। कुछ लोगों की exam पूरी हो गयी होगी। और कुछ लोगों के लिए इसलिए भी कसौटी होगी कि एक तरफ़ exam और दूसरी तरफ़ T-20 Cricket World Cup. आज भी शायद आप भारत और Australia के match का इंतज़ार करते होंगे। पिछले दिनों भारत ने पाकिस्तान और बांग्लादेश के खिलाफ़ दो बेहतरीन match जीते हैं। एक बढ़िया सा momentum नज़र आ रहा है। आज जब Australia और भारत खेलने वाले हैं, मैं दोनों टीमों के players को अपनी शुभकामनायें देता हूँ। 

Nepal-China agreement: Why India needs to work on some foreign policy issues without delay

Colours from Holi celebrations in Nepal would be washed away as Prime Minister KP Oli, leading a fractious coalition that threatens to fall apart, winds up his historic visit to China on Sunday and returns home to an impending protest by tribals against the Constitution and political machinations that could lead to his removal.

The much publicised agreements on Nepal securing transit route through China, that seeks to bypass its geographical dependence on India for ports to trade with the world, have invited close inspection from political observers who believe that New Delhi has lost out.
Nepal PM KP Oli. AFP

While Nepali media has mostly hailed it as an “end” to India’s monopoly, some in Indian media have also been quick to view the agreement in black and white to pass immediate judgement. Unsure of political longevity, the Leftist prime minister’s belief that he has shown India a ‘thumbs down’ by accepting China transit routes and many who are eager to “get rid of Indian influence” dominate news reportage.

Images of blockade of goods on India-Nepal border that led to natural and some “manufactured” shortages are not easy to erase. Those memories will become a part of oral tradition of Nepal’s history of being at India’s mercy.

At the same time, the Indian government needs to take greater interest to ease trade and transit for Nepal’s imports and exports through the country to signal its “soft side” while pressuring the political class to give equal rights and status to Madhesi population.

Google retiring the Chrome app launcher

The app launcher that makes Google Chrome apps easy to open outside the browsers doesn’t seem to have found any takers. Google has announced in its blog that since users on Windows, Mac and Linux prefer to launch their apps from within Chrome, the launcher barely serves its purpose. In its efforts to continue emphasis on simplicity and streamlining browser features, the launcher will be removed from those platforms. It will remain unchanged on Chrome OS, the blog adds.

Weight loss with protein-rich diet linked to better sleep

Overweight middle-aged adults losing weight with a protein-rich diet are more likely to sleep better, than those who are losing weight consuming a normal quantity of proteins, say a new study.
"Most research looks at the effects of sleep on diet and weight control, and our research flipped that question to ask what are the effects of weight loss and diet -- specifically the amount of protein -- on sleep," said Wayne Campbell from Purdue University in the US.
"We found that while consuming a lower calorie diet with a higher amount of protein, sleep quality improves for middle-age adults. This sleep quality is better compared to those who lost the same amount of weight while consuming a normal amount of protein," Campbell added in a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Here’s Why Netherlands Has Been Closing Down Their Prisons For The Last Three Years

In most countries where police officials and the government are having to deal with the growing number of offenders and not enough prison cells to fit them in, Netherlands seems to be relishing the opposite trend.

Prisons in Netherlands are actually being closed down. Yes, you read it right! 
And this isn't new. In 2013, the country shut down eight prisons. Last year, it shut down 19 prisons and now, five more are about to be closed soon. 

Why? Because the country just doesn't have enough criminals to fill them, reports The Telegraaf (Link in Dutch), who claim to have access to internal documents. 

Netherlands enjoys a very low crime rate, which has fallen by an average of 0.9% in recent years, report Dutch News. 

Source: Twitter

Out of the 17 million people living in Netherlands, only 11,600 people are locked up. That's approximately seven for every 10,000 people.

Govt to build 500,000 ponds in rural areas: Narendra Modi

In his monthly radio programme, Modi also says that the government has come up with a Kisan Suvidha app
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) will be used for asset creation in rural areas, especially in the field of water conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

Continuing with the pro-farmer thrust of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Modi said the government will build 500,000 ponds in rural areas which can be used for drinking water.

This Indian scientist has invented clothes that use light to clean themselves

This is science but not fiction! Dr Rajesh Ramanathan along with a group of researchers, has developed a technology to make textiles clean themselves within less than six minutes when put under a light bulb or out in the sun.

Rajesh earned his B.Sc. in Botany and Vocational Biotechnology from the Mumbai University in 2004. He was conferred with a PhD in Nano-Biotechnology by the RMIT University of Melbourne in 2012.Image : (L) – Australian Nanotechnology Network; (R) – mfirsthome

According to Zee News, these researchers have developed a cheap and efficient way to grow special nanostructures, which can degrade organic matter when exposed to light, directly onto textiles.

Rajesh says, “There’s more work to do to before we can start throwing out our washing machines, but this advance lays a strong foundation for the future development of fully self-cleaning textiles.”

E-eye brings down attacks by tigers on humans

The Centrally-sponsored e-eye surveillance system for preservation of wild animals seems to be yielding results, at least reducing attacks by tigers on humans.

As per official records, eight incidents of tiger attacks on human beings have been reported in the past one year as against 28 last year, and a total of 90 in the past three years.

The electronic-eye system currently operational in the Corbett and Kaziranga Tiger Reserves and Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary may be extended to other tiger reserves as well, said the government.

Honey bees use sophisticated signals to warn peers of danger

Los Angeles, Mar 26 (PTI) A honey bee species found in parts of India, China and Japan, use sophisticated signals to warn their nestmates about the level of danger from predators attacking foragers or the nest, a new study has found.

The scientists said it is the most sophisticated form of alarm signalling found in a social insect.

They found that these bees can produce different types of vibrational "stop signals" when attacked by hornets.

Malaria 1st spread from birds

• Researchers took blood samples from hundreds of East African birds, bats, and other mammals and screened the blood for the parasites. When they found malaria, they took samples of the parasites' DNA and sequenced it to identify mutations in the genetic code.
Malaria 1st spread from birds (Getty Images)

Malaria started out as a parasite in birds, then evolved to colonise bats, and from there spread to other mammals, a study on the evolution of the parasite has found. "We cannot begin to understand how malaria spread to humans until we understand its evolutionary history. In learning about its past, we may be better able to understand the effects it has on us," said Holly Lutz from Cornell University in the US.

No More Laundry? Clothes Might Soon Just Clean Themselves Using Light!

A pioneering nanotechnology research could soon help people get rid of their washing machines as clothes will start cleaning themselves. Scientists from RMIT University in Australia have developed a low-cost way to grow nanostructures on textiles that can degrade organic matter when exposed to light.
This means that clothes will clean themselves within minutes of being exposed to sunlight or a light bulb.
Picture for representation only. Source: Katherine/Flickr

“The advantage of textiles is they already have a 3D structure so they are great at absorbing light, which in turn speeds up the process of degrading organic matter,” Rajesh Ramanathan from RMIT University, one of the lead researchers in the team told PTI.

He added that they still have to go a long way before these textiles will become a reality, but a strong foundation for the development of fully self-cleaning textiles has been built.

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