New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): Dealing a heavy blow to the Congress Party ahead of the crucial assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the party's former state president Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Thursday formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here. Today, I resigned from the Congress Party and joined the BJP. My political career has been of 27 years thus far, of which I spent 24 years with the Congress Party and for 10 months with the Samajwadi Party.
Rail Neer, bottled water provided by Indian Railways to train travellers, has been given 'India's Most Trusted Brand for 2016' Award', in the packaged drinking water segment, by IBC Infomedia Private Ltd. IBC Infomedia Private Ltd. is an established business management consultant, whose parent organisation International Branding Consultant Corporation (IBCC) is based in the US. The drinking water brand generated an income of Rs 118.48 crore for Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation(IRCTC) in 2015-16, as compared to Rs 81.03 crore in 2014-15, indicating a growth of 46.2%. The Rail Neer division at IRCTC produced 14.40 crore bottles last year. Source: Facebook This success came in the wake of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arresting corrupt officials in the Northern Railways who were believed to be involved in letting private firms negatively affect Rail Neer sales. IRCTC also set itself a target of producing 16 crore bottles for the year 2015-16. There are six Rail Neer plants located at Danapur (Bihar), Nangloi (Delhi), Palur (Tamil Nadu), Ambernath (Maharashtra), Amethi (Uttar Pradesh), and Parassala (Kerala). These bottling plants have a combined capacity of producing 6.14 lakh bottles per day. A Supreme Court order on August 11 directed railway stations and trains across the country to continue selling only Rail Neer, in a bid to boost the sales of the packaged drinking water division of IRCTC. To know more about how Rail Neer is manufactured, click here. Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. NEW: Click here to get positive news on Whatsapp!
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and New Zealand at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Thursday:
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): Lauding the move of the Bihar government to challenge the Patna High Court's order to grant bail to Rocky Yadav, Neelam Katara, the mother of Nitish Katara, on Friday said the chargesheet was not weak enough to grant bail to Yadav for six months. It may be recalled that Neelam Katara has been battling hard for years for punishment for her son Nitish's killers. A day after Patna High Court granted bail to Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky Yadav in Gaya road rage case, Bihar government decided to challenge the order in the Supreme Court.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI):Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan will today inaugurate Consumer Mela in New Delhi. Department of Consumer Affairs is organising the mela at the Connaught Place to facilitate on-the-spot registration of consumer grievances and educate them on their rights that will see participation of TRAI and FSSAI. An official statement said that the objective is to bring consumers, companies, regulators and department of consumer affairs on one platform for consumer awareness and possible grievance redressals.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): Reacting to the cornering of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar and other officials by the varsity students protesting over a missing student Najeeb Ahmad, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said "It seems that some students go to JNU not for studying, but for doing politics only." "It is very wrong to confine the vice-chancellor and other officials of the university. JNU is a big institution.
Mumbai (Maharashtra),[India] Oct. 21(ANI): The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday refused to soften its stand against the release of Karan Johar's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' which also stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and said that the Producers Guild's meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh makes it clear that the Raj Thackeray-led party has dominance in the state. "It is fine that producers are meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh ji but we still maintain our stand.
(Reuters) - Moeen Ali survived five reviews in his charmed innings as he and Jonny Bairstow helped England overcome their spin discomfort and post 258-7 in the first test against Bangladesh on Thursday. Bangladesh off-spinner Mehedi Hasan (5-64) made a memorable test debut, combining with Shakib Al Hasan (2-46) to torment the tourists who slumped to 106-5 after a top order collapse. Moeen featured in fifty-plus partnerships with Joe Root (40) and Bairstow (52) to rescue the tourists who were 21-3 after the first hour in the match.
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): It took seven years for a Noida- based RTI activist to get the Hindi version of the RTI Act corrected. Ironically, he had to use the Right to Information (RTI) Act to push officials of the PMO, DoPT and the Law Ministry to get the desired result. Activist Commodore Lokesh Batra (Retired) used the act to get 34 mistakes in the Hindi version corrected.
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) His team may have dominated most of their matches, but Indian team head coach Balwan Singh is impressed with the way some of the other nations have played at the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup. The Indian coach is particularly impressed with surprise semi-finalists Thailand. South Korea surprised us in the opening match of the tournament.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): Claiming that the Goa deceleration at the eight BRICS Summit used strongest ever language against terrorism compared to the past summits, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said terrorism was accorded the centrality at the Goa summit in a substantive manner as the word "terrorism" or "terror" features almost 37 times in the declaration. Swarup said this time the BRICS countries found a common ground on the issue of terrorism. "Now, when we negotiate in a forum like BRICS, the attempt is to find common ground and to express it in a form of a declaration.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): The Delhi Police crime branch has recently arrested a Nepalese man for running brothels and human trafficking in national capital's Garstin Bastion (G.B) Road. The 38-year-old was working as manager in a brothel owned by Afaq Hussain and his wife Saira Begum, who were arrested in August. The arrested had an unchecked run as trafficking kingpins for the past 17 years.
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Poor batting display by Delhi saw them being skittled out for a paltry 90 before Karnataka batsmen applied themselves much better to take a 41-run lead in their Ranji Trophy cricket tie at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. At stumps, Karanataka were 131/3 in 52 overs with Nair (three not out) and nightwatchman Abhimanyu Mithun (seven not out) at the crease. This is Delhi's lowest total against Karnakata in Ranji Trophy matches.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced the fixtures for the Australia's upcoming tour of India, which would begin from February 23 in Pune.
Kolkata [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): Condemning the baton charge on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers by Police, who were protesting against a recent TMC attack on Union Minister Babul Supriyo in Asansol, actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly on Thursday said that they would talk to the their party leadership to chalk out next course of action. Ganguly told the media that many BJP workers, including women, were injured in the attack.
^New Delhi [India], Oct 20 (ANI): As protest in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) turns volatile with students blocking the administrative building and locking up the vice-chancellor and other officials over the missing student, Union Minister MN Pandey said that the institution authorities and the police are taking the necessary steps and doing the needful
New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 (ANI): The second ODI between India and New Zealand will today be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium here. With host team up 1-0 in the five-match ODI series, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men would like to reassert themselves in order to further consolidate their lead. The big news from Indian side is the unavailability of the experienced Suresh Raina, who last played an ODI a year back.
In a major jolt to the Congress party and to Rahul Gandhi, former Uttar Pradesh Congress President Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, in presence of party president Amit Shah. This might be a huge loss for the Congress just ahead of the state elections due early 2017. Addressing a press conference, Rita Bahuguna Joshi said, “I have resigned from the Congress today and joined the BJP.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate and West Bengal Government on the application of Manoranjana Singh, ex-wife of former union minister and Congress leader Matang Singh, in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund case. A division bench of the apex court headed by Justice Jagdish Singh Kehar and Justice Arun Kumar Mishra issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate and the West Bengal Government.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): The Congress party on Friday said that Rita Bahuguna Joshi's decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not create an impact. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI, "It is very unfortunate why she has left the Congress, and she was with Congress for many years. On personal grounds if she goes, then that is a different thing, but she can't blame Rahul Gandhiji and our Congress party leadership." "Blaming Rahul Gandhiji is very unfortunate.
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of New Zealand's innings in the second One-Day International (ODI) against India.