Category Archives: National

Twitter conference to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary

New Delhi/October 1
Moving in sync with modern times, Indian government is going to organise a Twitter conference tomorrow to discuss the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi to mark the 144th birth anniversary celebrations of ‘Father of Nation’.
The Chairman of National Innovation Council and Adviser to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Public Information Infrastructure to Improve Governance & Public Services, Sam Pitroda will start the Twitter conference

Indian Railways to start Tatkal scheme in reserved classes of passenger trains

New Delhi/October 1
Indian Railways on Tuesday announced to start Tatkal scheme for reservation in reserved classes of passengers trains, however, a notification to this effect will be issued by Zonal Railways at their own level.
Indian Railways ministry spokesperson said that now passengers can book seats in the reserved classes such as 2nd AC, 3rd AC, 3rd AC Economy, Chair Class, Sleeper Class and 2nd reserved sitting at short notice

Char Dhaam Yatra to Kedarnath, Badrinath to restart from October 5

Dehradun/October 1
The annual Char Dhaam Yatra to Kedarnath, Badrinath that was halted due to flash floods and heavy rains in June, will restarts again from October 5 and the route to these religious shrines will be opened for public.
However, Uttarakhand government will control the number of vehicles this time and the state government will also issue travel passes to the pilgrims. Further, the state government will make medical checkup

CBI court convicts RJD Supremo Lalu Yadav in Fodder scam

New Delhi/September 30
In a major blow to RJD Supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s political prospectus, a CBI court on Monday convicted Yadav along with 44 others accused in the fodder scam and court will sentence all the accused involved in the scam on October 3.
As per the new guidelines of Supreme Court of India, Lalu Prasad Yadav faces disqualification as an Rajya Sabha MP as the Apex Court in its order has stated that any MP who is convicted in a criminal case

Punjab to setup film training institute in Mohali

New Delhi/September 28
Punjab government on Saturday announced to set up world class Film Training Institute in Mohali with the help of National Film Development Company (NFDC) and the institute will aim to provide specialisation in fields related to film industry.
Punjab’s Deputy Chief minister Sukhbir Singh said that the state government will formulate a new film policy that will certainly promote cinematic tourism

HPU grants permission to Aman Kachroo ragging convicts to continue their MBBS

Shimla/September 28
Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) on Saturday allowed the four convicts in Aman Kachroo Raging case to continue their MBBS degree from the point where they have left their studies.
HPU’s Executive Council that met here today and is the supreme decision making body of varsity, granted the accused permission to continue to their studies.

Himachal govt to revive Nurpur silk mill

Shimla/September 27
Himachal government on Friday decided to revive the Nurpur Silk Mill in Kangra to promote silk industry in the state.
After attending the 189th Meeting of Board of Directors of Himachal Pradesh General Industries Corporation Ltd., Industries minister Mukesh Agnihotri said that the Nurpur Silk Mill that was started in 1964 and was transferred from State Industrial Development Corporation to this Corporation in 1988,

HP government seizes Bapu Asaram’s property at Poanta Sahib

Shimla/September 27
Himachal government on Friday seized the property of controversial spiritual guru Bapu Asaram’s Ashram in Poanta Sahib in Sirmaur district of the state.
As per reports, the Ashram’s property constructed on 14.6 bighas of land was seized by the team on the direction of centre government. This property belongs to centre government

Reader’s Digest survey ranks Mumbai as world’s second most honest city

Mumbai/September 27
India’s financial capital Mumbai has been declared as the world’s second most city after Helsinki that has been ranked first, by the Reader’s Digest magazine.
As per reports, Reader’s Digest magazine has conducted a survey around the world in which its representatives dropped wallets containing 50 US dollars in dropped in parks, shopping malls and on the pavement in 16 cities of the world with details as phone numbers, family photographs and Mumbaikars

Indian voters get the right to reject candidates

New Delhi/September 27
Voters in India can now reject candidates if they don’t like the candidates that are fielded by the political parties after the Supreme Court of India gave its go ahead to add Reject Button in EVM (Electronic Voter Machines) machines here on Friday.
Indian Supreme Court, in a historic decision today, directed the Election Commission of India to include Reject Button in EVM machines to give the voters this choice if they didn’t want to cast their vote in favour of any candidate