The Supreme Court recently passed a landmark judgement allowing permanent commission and command positions for women in the Armed Forces. While this is a huge leap forward in bringing gender parity to the Forces, the gender gap still remains high. Data from the Government revealsRead More »
New Delhi: Dreaded underworld don Ravi Pujari, operating from overseas, has been reportedly arrested in South Africa and efforts are on for his deportation to India. Pujari, who parted ways with underworld don Chhota Rajan, had jumped bail from Senegal, last year and had escaped to South Africa, where he was involved in big time drug trafficking and extortion racket. Sources in Indian Intelligence said that Ravi Pujari, who was hiding with a false identity of Anthony Fernandes, a Burkina Faso passport holder, was located in a remote village in South Africa.
Babita Phogat recalled how Mahavir Singh Phogat being strict actually spurred her to be what she is now.
Mumbai, Feb 23 (PTI) Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday attacked NCP chief Sharad Pawar over his demand for creation of a trust for construction of a mosque in Ayodhya on the lines of a similar body for Ram temple.
India is a civilisation. It does not need a single story of its Nationhood. India is large enough to accommodate many stories of Nationhood. Indeed each linguistic region has its own story of Nationhood. That is its strength. The task is to weave these multiple regional stories into a rich garland that is India.
New Delhi, Feb 23: Patrud village in Beed district of Maharashtra has passed a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The gram panchayat of Patrud in Majalgaon tehsil passed the resolution at its
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb 23 (ANI): A unique temple in India-- "Ma Linga Bhairavi" in Coimbatore allows women, "Bairagini Ma" and "Upashika" to worship the Goddess, even during menstruation. Ma Linga Bhairavi temple situated in Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev ashram in the city, only allows women to enter the inner sanctum of the temple.
BHOPAL: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Arjunram Meghwal said that while Constitution of India was being written, Dr BR Ambedkar fell ill for some time. The Union Minister further said that once upon a time he gave memoirs to the then the former president of USA Barack Obama on a courtesy call and said that hospitality is done according to the culture of the country.
Ujjain: The bhasmarti which is usually performed early morning was performed on noon on Saturday. On early morning at 4am lord Mahakal was decked with huge floral crown (sehara), followed by a special sehara arti. According to Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee (MTMC) hundreds of devotees were present during sehara distribution and bhasmarti.
Additional Municipal Commissioner P Velrasu told the Standing Committee, during a discussion on the GST Bhavan fire, that Mumbai has about four lakh buildings and, with the current strength of the fire brigade, it is not possible to inspect every building for fire safety compliance.
Besides this, the road milestones would also be written in Gurmukhi Script in the state. The Punjab languages department has sent a letter to all the departments in this regard.
BHOPAL: Facing severe backlash, the state government on Friday scrapped a controversial circular that set sterilisation targets for male health workers and warned of salary loss and compulsory retirement for not meeting the goals. After the circular ignited huge controversy with the opposition BJP targeting the Chief Minister Kamal Nath with references to the 1975 Emergency, the Congress government announced its immediate withdrawal and removed National Health Mission (NHM) director Chhavi Bharadwaj. Director Ashyushman Mission Dr J Vijay Kumar has been given the charge of NHM.
While discussing airport security, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said that those bombing airlines will "generally be males of a Muslim persuasion".
New Delhi [India], Feb 22 (ANI): In a fresh twist to the Nirbhaya case, one of the four death row convicts -- Pawan Gupta -- whose legal remedies are still pending, refused to meet legal aid counsel Ravi Qazi in Tihar Jail. Advocate Ravi Qazi, who was appointed by the court to represent Pawan Gupta, went to Tihar Jail on February 19 where he was informed by the jail authorities that the convict has refused to meet him.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 22 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar on Friday took a jibe at Maharashtra Chief Minster Uddhav Thackeray's meeting with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and said that only reporting work happened in the talks. Delhi's Matoshree (apparently referring to Congress headquarters or Sonia Gandhi's residence) has remote control now.
Every day, vehicles start trickling in to drop or pick up goods since early morning and are expected to leave the premises soon after the work is done.
The January 25 notice by the district administration mentioned 86 hectares and 259 landowners in the Yadav-dominated gram sabha, giving them 15 days to register objections. Officials said they had received close to 200 complaints, and the process to address them had started.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) Several scholars under the banner of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (Mahmood Madani faction) denounced the National Population Register (NPR) and urged people to not give their details to enumerators.
Hong Kong, Feb 22 (ANI): The coronavirus epidemic in China appears to have started from the cramped prison system, possibly at internment facilities in Xinjiang, according to media reports and social media posts. China's Ministry of Justice officials on Friday said that more than 500 prisoners in five prisons in three provinces had contracted the virus which has so far sickened almost 80,000 people and killed more than 2,000 people, mostly in China.
If the rally is allowed, it will be Amit Shah s second visit to West Bengal after assuming the office of Union Home Minister.
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb 22 (ANI): Coronavirus outbreak in China and it's bursting out in some neighbouring countries had an impact on devotees footfall in India on Mahashivratri, said spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Since December, more than 2,000 people, mainly in China, have lost their lives to Coronavirus that causes a respiratory disease called Covid-19.
Lucknow, Feb 23 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board is likely to take a decision in its meeting on Monday regarding the land given by the state government for construction of a mosque.