Rail Drishti Dashboard to promote transparency, accountability

Now   know anything about Indian Railways at just a mouse’s click away through ‘Rail Drishti-Dishboard’ Portal inaugurated here on Monday. In a historic decision, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal opened a mechanism for the general public through which any information about passengers, carrier services, revenue, traffic, development projects, public hearings, rail legacy can be known at any time from any place.

Over five million people worldwide lose their lives to injuries and violence each year

Data indicate that just over five million people worldwide lose their lives to injuries and violence each year while hundreds of millions  are injured, some of whom are left with lifelong disabilities. Travellers may well be exposed to similar risks and are   likely to be killed or injured through violence or unintentional injuries than to be struck down by an exotic infectious disease.

ICICI Lombard to offer innovative solutions to AnyTimeLoan.in customers

ICICI Lombard, one of India’s leading private sector non-life insurance company in India, has entered into a strategic tie-up with AnyTimeLoan.in (ATL) – a leading peer to peer lending platform, to provide insurance cover for its lenders and borrowers. The partnership aims to de-risk exposure of its lenders and borrowers arising from uncertainties such as accidents, critical illness, death, disability etc.

Arunachal CM vows to protect peoples sentiment against PRC

Amid on-going violence in the State Capital over the Permanent residential Certificate (PRC) issue, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has stated that the Government will never take up the issue of PRC matter keeping the sentiments of the people. He appealed the people to maintain peace and for the normal life to continue in the state capital, a CMO release said.

Ranjan caters decade’s most delicious love story, ‘Ahaa Re…’

Ranjan Ghosh, writer-director of the recently released film ‘Ahaa Re…’, undoubtedly penned one of the best screenplays and executed it at par excellence. It   is  one of most touchy love stories we have seen in the last five years. The story depicting not only the cooking of various cuisines from both of the Bengal but also depicts a subtle knitting of a platonic relation.

Washington plans to create scientist group to reassess findings on Climate Change- Reports

Washington plans to create an ad hoc group of federal scientists in order to reassess the US government’s last year’s National Climate Assessment and other landmark federal reports on climate change, namely, to counter conclusions that burning of fossil fuels harms environment, said sources.
The working group will include select scientists who question the gravity of climate change consequences and causes.

Oscars: Rami Malek wins Best Actor Award for “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Rami Malek won the Best Actor Award for music biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, or the Oscars, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in the western US city of Los Angeles.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic of British rock act Queen, with a focus on its lead singer, Mercury, who died in 1991 from Aids-related illness.

Oscars 2019: ‘Green Book’ wins Best Picture award

“Green Book,” a comedy drama film directed by Peter Farrelly, won the Best Picture Award at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, or the Oscars, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in the western US city of Los Angeles. Based on a real-life road trip through the deep south in the early 1960s- ‘Green Book’ won the Oscar on Sunday night.

Venezuelan border returns to calm after intense day: official

Venezuela’s border with Colombia was calm on Sunday, after an intense day over the attempted delivery of unauthorized foreign aid. Diosdado Cabello, vice president of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela, reported “absolute calm” from the border region during a flyover.
“Reviewing the Venezuelan border. Absolute calm, peace and tranquility,” Cabello said in an aircraft flying over Tachira state.

US-Taliban: fresh talks to be conducted in Qatar

US and Taliban officials will meet in Qatar for fresh talks on Monday, seeking an end to 17 years of grinding conflict in Afghanistan. This time Washington’s special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has spearheaded the months-long effort, is expected to face an expanded Taliban negotiating team headed by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, the Taliban’s former deputy minister of foreign affairs.

DCW chief launches 13-day ‘padyatra’ for women safety, ‘Mahila Suraksha Dal’

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Sunday began a 13-day ‘padyatra’ on women safety from Rajghat, and launched pilot project ‘Mahila Suraksha Dal’ during the foot march. ‘I feel that unless people come on the road, changes will not come. We are undertaking a 13-day women safety ‘padyatra’ from February 24 to March 8.

Bollywood Singer Mika & Shruti Pathak performed live in Aryans supported Show

Renowned Bollywood Singer Mika Singh and Shruti Pathak whereas enthralled the audience and performed live on 1st and 2nd day while the 3rd day was observed with Babbu Maan Live performance on the Musical Nite of Rose Festival. 47th Rose Festival was organized by Chandigarh Tourism supported by Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura as the education Partner.

Abrogate Article 35A, 370, save Jammu, shouts crowd in Amit Shah’s Jammu rally

Against the backdrop of situation simmering in the Kashmir valley over rumours around about abrogation of Article 35-A, the crowd attending the rally addressed by the BJP Chief Amit Shah on Sunday raised slogans demanding abrogation of Article 35A, 370 to save Jammu. “Jammu Ko Bachana Hoga To 370, 35A Hatana Hoga (To save Jammu, abrogation of Article 370 and 35A is must)”.

 

PM washes feet of sanitation workers at Prayagraj

Showing an unprecedented and unique gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday washed feet of sanitation workers here as a mark of appreciation for their unparallel service to humanity. Prime Minister took a ‘snaan’ – holy dip – at the Triveni Sangam at Prayagraj. He participated in the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar event, organised by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Afghan unrest claimed 3,804 lives including 927 children in 2018 !

With over 3,800 civilian women, children and men killed in just one year, Afghanistan has hit yet another “deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable” record, according to a new report issued on Sunday by the UN political mission in the country (UNAMA) and the UN human rights office (OHCHR).
Fighting and brutal violence claimed exactly 3,804 civilian lives in 2018 – including 927 children.

Nirmala Sitharaman visits spot of fire carnage in parking area of Aero India

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday visited the site of fire incident where nearly 300 cars were gutted in a fire mishap during the ongoing Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Force Base on February 23. There were no loss of life or injuries to anyone in the fire mishap.   The Minister was briefed about the incident by the officials and was given account of first hand witnesses.

At least 24 killed by IS land mine in central Syria

At least 24 civilians were killed Sunday when a land mine exploded in central Syria, state news agency SANA reported. The land mine is from the leftovers of the Islamic State (IS) militants, which ripped through workers’ bus in the Salamiyeh area, according to the report. Earlier in February, seven civilians were killed when a land mine exploded in the town of Rasm al-Ahmar in the eastern countryside of Salamiyeh.

Parl panel bats for use of traditional practices of Roof Water Harvesting

A Parliamentary panel has suggested the Government to persuade State Governments and Union Territories to use traditional practices of roof water harvesting and other simple technologies outlined by NITI Aayog. It insisted for the  affordable rain water harvesting technologies for rooftop and drive way run off technologies   that are already available with State Governments/UTs have not been implemented in desired measures.

Russia regrets US unwillingness to resume full-fledged bilateral dialogue- Lavrov

Russia regrets that the United States   making no   efforts to resume the full-fledged dialogue with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
“[The United States voices] one position: Russia has deteriorated the relations itself and therefore should change its behavior. When such statements   made in the US Congress, I can understand   they are using all the tools to achieve internal political goals

BJP govt’s farmer income scheme a bribe for voters: Chidambaram

Ahead of the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan scheme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday termed it as a ‘bribe’ given by the NDA  to each agricultural family to get their votes.   Chidambaram said it was a shame that the Election Commission was unable to stop the ‘bribe for votes’.

Ganguly named India Ambassador for Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has been named as Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian Team at the Street Child Cricket World Cup, finals of which will be held at Lords. Sourav is currently president of the Cricket Association of Bengal(CAB) and president of the editorial board with Wisden India. The Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 (SCCWC), being held in May 2019,

Ominous feeling of impending doom hangs in the air in Kashmir: Mehbooba

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has alleged that there is a sense of unease and panic in Kashmir and nobody has a clue about what   to come but an ominous feeling of impending doom hangs in the air. “There is a sense of unease and panic in Kashmir. Nobody has   clue about what  to come but an ominous feeling  looms over. 

Over 200 secret agents to ensure Trump’s security during summit in Vietnam

Over 200 agents of the US Secret Service will arrive in Hanoi on Saturday to ensure security of US President Donald Trump, who is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week,  VnExpress reported on Saturday,   source.
Secret Service agents are expected to deliver four aircraft to the Hanoi International Airport from US military base in Japan

Melissa: Oscar-nominated actress wins Golden Raspberry

With this year’s Oscars being handed out on Sunday, Hollywood is in the grip of awards fever. But there are some awards no movie stars want.
The winners of the Golden Raspberries, for the worst films and performances of the year, have been announced.
Sherlock Holmes rehash Holmes & Watson won four including worst film and worst supporting actor for John C Reilly.

Rahul takes on Modi, says Govt doesn’t even want to accept there is job crisis

Taking on the Narendra Modi government for the failures in various fronts, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that the government ‘does not even want to accept that there is an employment crisis’.   Congress president, who, along with Delhi Congress president and former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, was interacting with the University students from the national capital, at the Jawahar Lal Nehru stadiumm.

Champion Badminton Star Sindhu becomes first woman to fly in LCA Tejas

Top Indian badminton star P V Sindhu wore yet another feather in her hat by becoming the first woman to have taken a sortie in Tejas cockpit at the 12th edition of Aero India show here Saturday and said the 40 minute sojourn as part of women’s day celebration at the top Air Show in Asia will be cherished by her for long .

Aero India: MoD orders Court of inquiry into fire mishap in which more than 150 cars gutted in the parking plot

Ministry of Defence has ordered a Court of inquiry into to fire mishap in which more than 150 cars were gutted in the parking area of ongoing Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka Air base   on Saturday.
MoD has requested the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to open a special insurance claim cell to facilitate speedy claims for the affected people.

Punjab Police set up special desk to help Kashmiris

Within days of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh assuring full support for students from the valley, Punjab Police has set up an exclusive desk for prompt redressal of complaints of people from Kashmir. The desk is accessible on the toll-free helpline number 181 of the police,   will ensure prompt and effective response for Kashmiri students facing any  harassment   in the state.

Amid high-volage tension, PM dares Imran to prove his words on fight against poverty

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dared his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan to stick to his own words as a ‘Pathan’ and dedicate all efforts to fight poverty and illiteracy in the two countries. Time has come for him to prove his own words) Let me see whether he can prove to be truthful to his own words,’

Portuguese Parl condemns Pulwama, calls it an attack on a friendly country

The international condemnation to February 14 terror attack in Pulwama continue to pour in.
“…the Portuguese Parliament unanimously condemned Pulwama Terror Attack in Jammu and Kashmir,” Indian embassy in Lisbon said.
“The National assembly (of Portuguese) gathered in the plenary session, condemns the terror attack that occurred on February 14  the state of J & K   in India, expresses its solidarity and conveys its condolences.

Delhi’s per capita income is almost three times of national average, growth estimated to 8.61 pc: Survey

Delhi’s per capita income is almost three times of the national average and the growth is estimated to 8.61 percent during 2018-19, says the Economic Survey of Delhi (2018-2019). The advance estimate of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Delhi at current prices during 2018-19 is likely to attain level of Rs 7,79,652 crore, at a growth of 12.98 per cent over 2017-18.  The growth is estimated to 8.61 percent during 2018-19.

 

Modi Govt achieves another ‘first’ in diplomacy: OIC invites Sushma

India on Saturday accepted the invitation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the 46th session of council of foreign ministers of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on March 1 and 2 in Abu Dhabi. “We see this invitation as the desire of the enlightened leadership of the UAE to go beyond our rapidly growing close bilateral ties and forge a true multifaceted partnership.

Trump says to veto congressional measure blocking emergency declaration

US President Donald Trump said Friday he will “100 percent” veto any attempt by Congress to block his national emergency declaration.
Speaking in front of reporters at the White House, Trump made the expected firm statement to defend his emergency declaration and the right to allocate money for a border wall with Mexico.
“Will I veto it? 100 percent. 100 percent.

Case registered against 3 Kashmiri students for making objectionable remarks on Army

In another instance of people posting controversial remarks on social media, a case against three Kashmiri students was registered by the Bareilly police for allegedly making objectionable remarks on the Army, sources said Police said that the Izzatnagar police station, Bareilly registered a case against three Kashmiri students identified as Dr Ufak, Dr Shamia Irshad and Dr Humaira Fayaz Khankhashi.

ଏଆଇଡିଏମକେ ସାଂସଦ ଏସ ରାଜେନ୍ଦ୍ରନଙ୍କ ସଡ଼କ ଦୁର୍ଘଟଣାରେ ମୃତ୍ୟୁ

ଏଆଇଡିଏମକେ ସାଂସଦ ଏସ ରାଜେନ୍ଦ୍ରନଙ୍କ ଏକ ଭୟଙ୍କର ସଡ଼କ ଦୁର୍ଘଟଣାରେ ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ହୋଇଥିବାର ସୂଚନା ମିଳିଛି । ତାମିଲନାଡୁ  ଆଇନଜୀବୀ ସାଂସଦ ରାଜେନ୍ଦ୍ରନ ଭିଲ୍ଲୁପୁରମ ଲୋକସଭା ଆସନରୁ ସାଂସଦ ହୋଇଥିଲେ । ନିଜ ଘର ଠାରୁ ତ୍ରିଭେନ୍ଦ୍ରମ ଯିବା ରାସ୍ତାରେ କାର ଚାଳକ ରାସ୍ତା ମଝିରେ ଥିବା ଡିଭାଇଡରକୁ ଧକ୍କା ଦେଇଥିଲେ ବୋଲି ଜଣେ ବରିଷ୍ଠ ପୋଲିସ ଅଧିକାରୀ କହିଛନ୍ତି । ଦୁର୍ଘଟଣାର ଶିକାର ହେବା ପରେ ସାଂସଦ ମୁଣ୍ଡ ଓ ଛାତିରେ ଗଭୀର ଯନ୍ତ୍ରଣା ଅନୁଭବ କରିଥିଲେ । ଏହା ପରେ ତାଙ୍କୁ ନିକଟସ୍ଥ ଏକ ହସ୍ପିଟାଲକୁ ନିଆଯାଇଥିଲା । ଚିକିତ୍ସାଧୀନ ଅବସ୍ଥାରେ ତାଙ୍କୁ ଡାକ୍ତର ମୃତ ଘୋଷଣା କରିଛନ୍ତି । ପୋଲିସ ଘଟଣାର ତଦନ୍ତ କରୁଛି ।

Trailer of ‘Notebook’ opens new page with unusual love story

The trailer of ‘Notebook’ presents an interesting love story writing new notes in the book of Bollywood, as it marks the debut of Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl. The unusual love story continues the trend of content-driven films that are winning  the hearts of   audience.  , Salman Khan tweeted,”This 29th March, love will happen with the one you have never met.

Surya Kiran aerobatic team takes to skies again, pays tribute to Wg Cdr Gandhi

The Indian Air Forces aerobatic team Surya Kiran on Saturday paid rich tributes to Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi who died on February 19, a day before Aero India 2019, the biggest defene and aerospace exposition that began at Yelahanka Air Force Station on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday.

 

ପୁଲୱାମା ଆକ୍ରମଣକୁ ବିରୋଧ: ଆମେରିକାରେ ରାସ୍ତାକୁ ଓହ୍ଲାଇଲେ ଭାରତୀୟ

ଗତ ୧୪ ତାରିଖରେ ପୁଲୱାମାରେ ସିଆରପିଏଫ୍‌ର ୪୦ ଜଣ ଯବାନ ସହିଦ ହେବା ଘଟଣାକୁ ନେଇ ପୂରା ଦେଶରେ ବିରୋଧ ପ୍ରଦର୍ଶନ ହେଉଛି। କେବଳ ଭାରତ ନୁହେଁ ବିଦେଶରେ ରହୁଥିବା ପ୍ରବାସୀ ଭାରତୀୟମାନଙ୍କୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଏହି ଆକ୍ରମଣ ଦୋହଲାଇ ଦେଇଛି। ଯାହାକୁ ଏଠାରେ ରହୁଥିବା ଭାରତୀୟ ବଂଶୋଦ୍ଭବମାନେ ଏହି ଘଟଣାକୁ ନିନ୍ଦା କରିବା ସହ ବିରୋଧ ପ୍ରଦର୍ଶନ କରିଛନ୍ତି । ଆମେରିକାରେ ଥିବା ପାକିସ୍ତାନ ଦୂତାବାସ ସମ୍ମୁଖରେ ଭାରତୀୟମାନେ ଏକାଠି ହୋଇ ପାକିସ୍ତାନ ବିରୋଧରେ ସ୍ଲୋଗାନ ଦେଇଛନ୍ତି। ଆମେରିକାର ବିଭିନ୍ନ ସହରରେ ପୁଲୱାମା ଆକ୍ରମଣରେ ସହିଦ ଯବାନଙ୍କୁ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି ଦିଆଯିବା ସହ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ପରିବାରକୁ ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଇ ଶୋକସଭାର ଆୟୋଜନ କରାଯାଇଛି।

First song from ‘Badla’, ‘Kyun Rabba’ crosses 10 mn views

The first song from the upcoming crime-thriller drama ‘Badla’ titled ‘Kyun Rabba’ has been striking a chord with the audience, the testimony of the same is the 10 million mark which the song crossed in just two days. Showcasing the emotional struggle of Taapsee Pannu’s character Naina, ‘Kyun Rabba’ tugs the strings of heart with its heartwarming lyrics and vocals.

NC organises protest march against attack on Kashmiris

The National Conference (NC) on Saturday organised a protest march in Srinagar against attacks on Kashmiris, including students, in different parts of the country, after 44 CRPF personnel dead on February 14 at Awantipora on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.
Led by several former minister and legislators, including Ali Mohammad Sagar, the NC members assembled at party headquarters at Zero-Bridge this morning.

Man detained for trying to hoist National Flag in Srinagar

A person from Haryana was detained on Saturday when he tried to hoist Tricolour at historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital, official sources said. They said the person, who identified himself as Deepak Sharma, a resident of Haryana and worker of Akali Dal, was raising slogans and tried to hoist the National Flag at Gantaghar, Lal Chowk.

Centre to deploy additional forces in J&K

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has ordered to deploy 100 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of Pulwama terror attack and prevailing threat perceptions in the state.
In a urgent communication to the J&K Chief Secretary and Director General of Police on Friday, the Ministry has informed the State Administration about the deployment.

Indigenous 3D printed Fuel System Elbow becomes part for Su-30MKI

The Su-30 MKI Russian aircraft now built by public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd would be fitted with indigenously certified 3D printed fuel system elbow part for the first time using additive manufacturing technology. The certification was handed over by   P Jayapal, CE (CEMILAC) to   Arup Chatterjee, Director (Engg. and R&D) during the ongoing Aero India 2019 on Saturday.

Arrest of separatists a tried, tested and failed model: Sajjad Lone

Cautioning government over arrest of separatist and Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leaders during overnight raids in the Kashmir valley, former minister and Peoples Conference (PC) chairman Sajjad Gani Lone said it is a tried, tested and failed model.He said large scale arrests took place in 1990, when militancy erupted in the Kashmir valley, and leaders were ferried to  jails across the country but things worsened.

Sudan: President declares state of emergency, dissolves govt

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir declared a one-year state of emergency, ordered the parliament to postpone a constitutional reform to allow him to run for another term, and decided to dismiss the national government and the dissolution of state governments. The announcement was made on Friday night, as recognition by President al-Bashir of the amplitude of the two-month political crisis in Sudan.

Rahul to launch Congress campaign in Karnataka, to attend Parivarthana yathra rally on Mar 9

In the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has plans to invite AICC president Rahul Gandhi to address a public meeting at Haveri in the first week of March.
The party president will be invited to address a mega rally in Karnataka after completing its ‘Parivarthana Yathra’ in Haveri on March 9.

Toreto launches LED bluetooth headsets at Rs 1,999/-

Innovative and portable digital product maker Toreta on Friday launched Xplosive wireless headsets.
“These headsets allow you to get your daily dose of music while jogging, cooking or driving, Bluetooth enabled Xplosive headphones get connected easily with any phone. Moreover, it is sweat proof and enables you to enjoy non-stop music for a longer duration,” a statement here said.

Sanders’ refusal to recognize Guiado may cost him 2020 nomination – Florida democrats

A number of US Democratic Party members in the state of Florida, which is home to a large Venezuelan community, have harshly criticized Sen. Bernie Sanders for failing to publicly recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the  Vanenzuela’s  interim president and questioned his chances of getting the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential race.

Venezuela crisis risks spread of malaria, other diseases across region

The current humanitarian crisis in Venezuela threatens to provoke spikes of malaria and other potentially deadly insect-borne diseases both within the country and beyond its borders, a group of experts revealed in a study.
According to the study, published in medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Venezuela witnessed a 359 percent increase in malaria cases between 2000 and 2015.

Pulwama attack: No opening ceremony of 12th edition of IPL

The opening ceremony of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will not take place in wake of the terror attack and and instead donate the money to families of Pulwama martyrs.
One of the BCCI official said, this is a good initiative taken by the IPL officials.