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Government approves new telecom policy to attract$100 billion investment

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday flagged off the new telecom policy, the National Digital Communications Policy 2018, which aims to provide broadband access to all citizens by 2022. The new policy will also create about 4 million jobs and invite investment worth $100 billion into the telecom sector. This will boost the sector’s contribution to […]

BBMP finds 1,416 more potholes in Bengaluru, HC ropes in top army engineer

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after the Karnataka High Court gave three more days for the potholes issue. The Karnataka HC on Monday appointed two court commissioners to complete filling all potholes in the city. Dinesh Agrawal – superintending engineer, CWE (Army), Bengaluru, Military Engineer Services, and […]

35 IIT students among 45 trekkers missing in Himachal Pradesh

At least 45 people including 35 students from IIT Roorkee who had gone for trekking in Himachal Pradesh’s mountainous Lahaul and Spiti district are missing after heavy rainfall in the region on Monday. Rajvir Singh, father of one of the students, told ANI that the group had gone for trekking to the Hampta pass in Kullu and […]

Indian Sailor Abhilash Tomy rescued safely by French vessel

The 39-year old Indian Naval Officer Abhilash Tomy was rescued safely on Monday, who got injured while participating in the round-the-world solo race and had lost its mast in a storm on Friday. Tomy was stranded at sea for over two days during a circumnavigation tournament. While participating in Golden Globe Race, Tomy got stranded, […]

Rs.5000 crore bank fraud accuse Nitin Sandesara fled to Nigeria

Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech’s owner Nitin Sandesara, Rs.5000 crore bank fraud accuse, was detained in Dubai and now reports suggest that he have fled to Nigeria. Reportedly, Sandesara along with his family including brother Chetan Sandesara and sister-in-law Diptiben Sandesara arre hiding in Nigeria. Sandesara is a wanted in India and as the country doesn’t have […]

Trump government restricts new green card to immigrants

Donald Trump’s administration has decided to deny new green cards to immigrants who’ve used a range of public benefits like food assistance and housing vouchers. It broadens a 1999 rule that sought to withhold green cards from immigrants deemed likely to become dependent on government cash assistance, to for the first time include non-cash programs. […]

Heavy rainfall lashes in Himachal Pradesh; Army called for rescue operation

Everyday life is widely affected in Himachal Pradesh since Saturday after heavy rains in the mid hills and plains, while snowfall lashes in the upper hills of the state. Schools remained shut on Monday in at least 12 districts after heavy rainfall and snowfall lashed many parts of the state. Army has been called to […]

Narendra Modi launches Ayushman Bharat scheme in Ranchi, Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the ambitious Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (ABPMJAY) on Sunday in Ranchi, Jharkhand. PM Modi’s health scheme aims at providing medical insurance coverage worth Rs.5 lakh each for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization to about 100 million poor households. However, politics over the “biggest health scheme in […]

Congress President Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi on Rafale Deal

In a blistering Congress attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal, Rahul Gandhi asked the PM to come clean on former French President Francois Hollande’s contradicting remark for the Indian government’s stand on the Rafale deal. “It is very important for PM now to either accept Mr. Hollande’s statement or state that […]

Government will continue to take tough decisions, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that his government will continue to take tough decisions in national interest and also expressed his hope to double the Indian economy to $5 trillion in the next five to seven years. “A country progresses through strong organisational and institutional capacities, which are the result of years of […]