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Former Union Minister Buta Singh passes away
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Former Union Minister Buta Singh passes away

January 2, 2021

New Delhi: Former Union Minister Buta Singh passed away in New Delhi this morning at the age of 86. Singh, a senior Congress leader, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he was in a state of comatose after suffering a brain hemorrhage. His family said he died at around…

Bhoomi Puja for new Parliament building
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Bhoomi Puja for new Parliament building

December 10, 2020

New Delhi: To mark the symbolic launch of the new Parliament building on the Central Vista this afternoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the ground-breaking ceremony (Bhoomi Puja) at the heart of Delhi near India Gate.  Modi, who goes online to participate in most of his events due to the Coronavirus pandemic, was physically present…

Karnataka’s connection with Central Vista
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Karnataka’s connection with Central Vista

December 10, 2020

Shanku, gem and diamond-studded Peeta reach New Delhi from Sringeri Mutt New Delhi: As wished by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ground-breaking ceremony is attended by dharma gurus of all religions. Karnataka too has a connection here.  Union Minister Pralhad Joshi informed the Sringeri Sharada Peeta Mutt about the PM’s intention and the Sringeri Seer…

Convicted netas cannot be barred for life from polls: Centre
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Convicted netas cannot be barred for life from polls: Centre

December 4, 2020

New Delhi: Convicted lawmakers cannot be debarred from contesting elections for life, the Centre told the Supreme Court yesterday in response to a petition that sought convicted legislators to be treated on par with convicted bureaucrats, who are debarred for life from Government service. Making a distinction between bureaucrats and Members of Parliament (MPs) or…

Install CCTV cameras in offices of CBI, ED and NIA: SC orders Centre
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Install CCTV cameras in offices of CBI, ED and NIA: SC orders Centre

December 4, 2020

‘Entry and exit points, main gate, lock-ups at all Police Stations must have surveillance cameras’ New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday has directed the Centre to install CCTV cameras and recording equipment at the offices of investigating agencies, including the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and National Investigation Agency (NIA),…

FASTags mandatory for all four-wheelers from Jan.1
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FASTags mandatory for all four-wheelers from Jan.1

November 9, 2020

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has made FASTag mandatory for all types of four-wheelers, with effect from  Jan.1, 2021. FASTag is a device that employs Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology for making toll payments directly from the prepaid account linked to it.  It is affixed on the windscreen of vehicles,…

Appointed as DG of Civil Aviation Security
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Appointed as DG of Civil Aviation Security

October 15, 2020

New Delhi: Kodagu-born Maneyapanda Appaiah Ganapathy, IPS, has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).  The 1986 batch, Uttarakhand cadre IPS Officer, is currently CISF Special Director-General and Head of the Airport sector.  PM Modi-headed Appointments Committee of Cabinet recently approved the Aviation Ministry’s proposal to appoint…

Need both – Good  & Bad news
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Need both – Good & Bad news

October 10, 2020

As television news channels turn our living rooms into gloomy rooms with reports of Covid deaths, Sushant Singh Rajput’s investigation and Hathras murder, three “Good News” items gave us a break from this constant “negativity.”  First, social media after a while was put to good use. A food blogger, Gaurav Wasan, made a short video…

Union Minister Paswan passes away
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Union Minister Paswan passes away

October 9, 2020

New Delhi: Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan died at a hospital here on Thursday night following brief illness. Cremation is expected to take place in Patna tomorrow. He was 74 years and is survived by wife and three children. The Minister had undergone heart surgery last week and…

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