Gunman kills 8 in Indianapolis; Sikh community members among those killed and injured

Newsroom 24×7 Network Saturday daybreak in India brought the shocking news of mass slaughter in Indianapolis USA. A social network broke the news with the following newsreport : “Police responded just after 11 p.m. (US time) to reports of shots fired. Upon arriving at the facility, “the situation was over,” said Craig McCartt, deputy chief… Read More Gunman kills 8 in Indianapolis; Sikh community members among those killed and injured

India for united, democratic and sovereign Afghanistan

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: India is of the view that the Afghan peace process should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled. Any political settlement must be inclusive and should preserve the socio-economic and political gains of the past 19 years. India supports a united, democratic and sovereign Afghanistan. india is deeply concerned about the increase in… Read More India for united, democratic and sovereign Afghanistan

GoI issues Regulatory Pathways for foreign produced COVID-19 Vaccines

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: In a delayed move, the Union Government on 13 April 2021 approved the fast-tracking of regulatory system for COVID-19 vaccines approved for restricted use by the US FDA, EMA, UK MHRA, PMDA Japan or those that are listed in WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL). This decision will no doubt lead to… Read More GoI issues Regulatory Pathways for foreign produced COVID-19 Vaccines

MP registers 13.4% week-on-week increase in new COVID cases

Newsroom24x7 Network The Centre has flagged critical bottlenecks in the response to COVID in Madhya Pradesh. These include – shortage of beds in general and oxygenated beds in particular and other hospital infrastructure. To prevent surge in cases and prevent mortality, the State has been asked to curb non-essential movement of large groups of people… Read More MP registers 13.4% week-on-week increase in new COVID cases

Hockey Olympics: Indian Captains Manpreet, Rani confident of podium finish

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Ace midfielder Manpreet Singh and versatile striker Rani Rampaul   have exuded confidence  that   given  spirited displays since the resumption of the international calendar,  both Men’s and women’s  sides can finish on the podium during the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. On current form, Indian men’s  side led by  Manpreet’s side. looks favourite for… Read More Hockey Olympics: Indian Captains Manpreet, Rani confident of podium finish

Zorawar Singh – the legendary General of Jammu and Kashmir

Newsroom24x7 remembers Zorawar Singh, the legendary General of Maharaja Gulab Singh – the Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, on his 235th Anniversary (b.13 April 1786, in a Dogra family in village Kahlur, now Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh). Every Indian citizen should cherish the memory and legacy of this great warrior who will always be… Read More Zorawar Singh – the legendary General of Jammu and Kashmir

Have faith in Ayurveda: Follow COVID guidelines

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: Over-riding faith in Ayurveda and the miracle of herbal medicines has helped a resident of Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh, along with his wife and others in his family, all of whom had tested positive for COVID-19, recover from the dreaded disease. On 20 February, retired Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Dr… Read More Have faith in Ayurveda: Follow COVID guidelines

Watch out: Don’t fall for alarmist message about COVID-19 vaccines on Social Networks

Newsroom24x7 Network A web link now floating freely on social networks will obviously spread confusion about the efficacy and usefulness of vaccines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The matter in question is a news item titled “Top vaccine scientist warns the world: HALT all covid-19 vaccinations immediately, or “uncontrollable monster” will be unleashed We… Read More Watch out: Don’t fall for alarmist message about COVID-19 vaccines on Social Networks

3 Al-Badr terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Kashmir

Newsroom24x7 Network Srinagar: On a specific input generated by Shopian Police about the presence of terrorists in orchards of Reban Bandpawa area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 34RR and 178Bn CRPF on Saturday 10 April. During the search operation, when it was confirmed that terrorists were present there,… Read More 3 Al-Badr terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Kashmir

De-mystifying Indian Cricket’s Myths

Harpal Singh Bedi MYTH-BUSTING: Indian Cricket Behind the Headlines By Gulu Ezekiel Price: Rs 295  Rupa Publications  There is a myth that Cricket in India  gained popularity after winning the 1983 World Cup as the victory  was directly  beamed to the drawing rooms of  millions of people back home and they felt elated and proud watching Kapil Dev and… Read More De-mystifying Indian Cricket’s Myths

Voting held in 1.5 lakh Polling Stations across 475 Assembly Constituencies

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry that went for single-phase Assembly polls on Tuesday, recorded about 70, 65, and 78 per cent voting till 6 pm, according to the Election Commission. With Tuesday’s polling, the voting process has concluded in three States – Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry. The… Read More Voting held in 1.5 lakh Polling Stations across 475 Assembly Constituencies

Cricket: Extra responsibility will motivate  Rishabh Pant: Coach Ricky Ponting

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Delhi Capitals  Head Coach Ricky Ponting,has  hailed  his team’s new captain Rishab Pant’s performances in the last few months  saying ” His cricket in the last six-seven months has been nothing short of breathtaking and outstanding.” “I have known how talented Rishabh is since the moment I laid eyes on him. When he… Read More Cricket: Extra responsibility will motivate  Rishabh Pant: Coach Ricky Ponting

Police officers behind fake ISRO spy case should be tried for treason: #JusticeforNambiNarayanan

Lalit Shastri The IB officials and kerala police officers along with their bosses, who had framed S Nambi Narayanan in the ISRO espionage case, are guilty of sedition and should be tried and sentenced to death. This is the view shared by few of those who have been closely associated with ISRO and Indian’s space… Read More Police officers behind fake ISRO spy case should be tried for treason: #JusticeforNambiNarayanan

Maharashtra Home Minister resigns after High Court orders CBI probe into extortion charges by former Mumbai Police Chief

Newsroom24x7 Network Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday 5 April resigned from the Uddhav Thackeray-led ministry. Deshmukh’s resignation came shortly after the Bombay High Court directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary investigation within 15 days into allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. Deshmukh submitted… Read More Maharashtra Home Minister resigns after High Court orders CBI probe into extortion charges by former Mumbai Police Chief

Chinki Yadav of Madhya Pradesh out, Elavenil Valarivan in as NRAI names 15-member team for Tokyo Olympics

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh shooter Chinki Yadav, quota winner in the 25m pistol event and gold medalist in the Delhi World Cup last month, failed to find a place in the team and was replaced by Anjum Moudgil, in the 15-member shooting squad named by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI)… Read More Chinki Yadav of Madhya Pradesh out, Elavenil Valarivan in as NRAI names 15-member team for Tokyo Olympics

22 security personnel martyred in encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Newsroom24x7 Network Raipur: 22 security personnel have been martyred in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. A massive exchange of fire between the security personnel and the Maoist terrorists lasted about 4 hours. The encounter was in Bijapur-Sukma belt in Chhattisgarh. The Maoists laid ambush on Saturday afternoon when security teams were engaged… Read More 22 security personnel martyred in encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Shortage of leadership is responsible for shortage in every sphere

Newsroom24x7 Network You are required to ensure the security of this country against any aggression. You shall have to fight and fight to win. There is no room for the loser. If you lose you won’t come back. you would have disgraced the country. The country won’t accept you. Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, at the… Read More Shortage of leadership is responsible for shortage in every sphere

Chandrayaan 2 and the Houdini Act

Newsroom24x7 Network There’s a facebook post by Tapan Misra, a distinguished scientist and a former Director of Space Application Centre on a writeup titled “Aliens demolished India’s Chandrayaan 2; New findings shock ISRO” by some Nirmal Narayanan and published by International Business Times. The facebook post by Tapan Misra is self explanatory. It calls the… Read More Chandrayaan 2 and the Houdini Act

Keen to regain the rhythm: Hockey dragflicker Rupinder Pal

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Indian hockey squad arrived in Buenos Aires, late Thursday and seasoned drag flicker Rupinder Pal said that team was looking forward to play against the Olympic Champion Argentina  “Against Argentina, it will be all about finding that rhythm back. It is important to play simple hockey, as Chief Coach Graham Reid always… Read More Keen to regain the rhythm: Hockey dragflicker Rupinder Pal

Voluntary retirement from paramilitary forces: The dark underbelly

Lalit Shastri The order for the voluntary retirement of an ASI from Seema Surkasha Bal, who has been relieved from Government service on 1 April 2021 by the office of the DIG, CTC, SSB, Srinagar, Gharwal, is sheer case of injustice and smacks of vendetta. Union Ministry of Home Affairs should intervene to revoke this… Read More Voluntary retirement from paramilitary forces: The dark underbelly

CMD TAFE Mallika Srinivasan is Chairperson Public Enterprises Selection Board

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: With the appointment of Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & Managing Director, Tractors and Farm Equipment (TAFE) Limited as Chairperson, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), for a period of three years on Thursday 1 April 2021, the Modi Government has demonstrated its firm will to make the best use of professionals and… Read More CMD TAFE Mallika Srinivasan is Chairperson Public Enterprises Selection Board

Indian scientists develop artificial enzyme to keep HIV virus in check

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: People suffering from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection can now hope to have a better quality of life with researchers at the Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) developing a nano alternative to a natural enzyme that is used to block reactivation and replication of the virus in the host’s immune… Read More Indian scientists develop artificial enzyme to keep HIV virus in check

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee condemns “selective genocide” of Bengali Hindus by Pak Army in 1971

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents the 18th Congressional district of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday 23 March remembered the 50th Anniversary of the “selective genocide” of Bengali Hindus by the Pakistani Army in what was then East Pakistan in 1971. Addressing the House, Ms Lee recalled… Read More Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee condemns “selective genocide” of Bengali Hindus by Pak Army in 1971

CBI court acquits 3 police officers in Ishrat Jehan encounter case

Newsroom24x7 Network Ahmedabad: A special CBI court here on Wednesday 31 March 2021 discharged three accused police officers in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case. The Special CBI Court of Special CBI judge V R Raval on Wednesday allowed the discharge applications of G L Singhal, Tarun Barot (now retired) and Anaju Chaudhary. The three police… Read More CBI court acquits 3 police officers in Ishrat Jehan encounter case

Income Tax: Government extends time for intimation of Aadhaar and certain other time limits

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Keeping in view the difficulties faced by the taxpayers, the Central Government has issued notification on Wednesday 31 March extending the last date for the intimation of Aadhaar number and linking thereof with PAN to 30 June, 2021. The extended last date for intimating Aadhaar number under the Income-tax Act, 1961… Read More Income Tax: Government extends time for intimation of Aadhaar and certain other time limits

It is not possible to pinpoint how humans in China were first infected with SARS-CoV-2

Newsroom24x7 Network Until the source of this virus is identified and controlled, there is a risk of reintroduction of the virus into the human population and the risk of new outbreaks like the ones we are currently experiencing. Geneva / Washington DC: The WHO report on Origin of SARS-CoV-2 says at this stage, it is… Read More It is not possible to pinpoint how humans in China were first infected with SARS-CoV-2

Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh report high Daily New Cases

Newsroom24x7 Network Over 6.3 cr vaccine doses administered across the country New Delhi: Eight States, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh report a surge in the COVID daily new cases.  84.73% of the new cases are reported from these 8 states. 53,480 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra… Read More Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh report high Daily New Cases

Germany suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

Newsroom24x7 Network Healthcare and frontline workers got priority in the first phase and have recived shots of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, known as Covishield in India. Now people over 60 and those who are between 45 and 59 but have other illnesses are getting covered by this vaccine. India launched the first phase of its vaccine… Read More Germany suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

Why so many are quitting the paramilitary forces

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Between 2016 and 2020, 40, 096 para military personnel took voluntary retirement and 6, 529 of these troops resigned from service. 20, 2049  personnel from Border Security Force personnel, 11, 029 from Central Reserve Polive Force, 2, 858 from Central Industrial Security Force, 2, 279 from Assam Rifles, 1, 912 from… Read More Why so many are quitting the paramilitary forces

Temples of Tamil Nadu – Tragic recent history

Ram Ramkumar  Tamil Nadu is known as the Land of Temples. Nearly 33,000 ancient temples, many over a 1000 years old, are found scattered all over the State. As per Tamil Nadu Hindu Endowments Board, there are 38615 temples. Since 1967, Godless Dravidianism and lumpen ‘rationalism’ have pillaged and plundered these magnificent monuments.  Usurped their… Read More Temples of Tamil Nadu – Tragic recent history

Kejriwal and party should know Delhi is not a State

KK Sethi Good news that the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act has been amended. In fact the amendment also should have been to remove the designation ‘Chief Minister’. It gives the false notion of being equivalent to the Chief Minister in such States as Maharashtra and/or Karnataka. In fact, when first appointed… Read More Kejriwal and party should know Delhi is not a State

Trap teams win two-gold as India sign off  Shooting World Cup with 30 medals 

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: It was a day of double delight for India as  hosts won both  Men and women trap team titles to finish  ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage with  whopping 30 medals to make it as their most successful ever ISSF World Cup event which concluded at  Dr Karni Singh Shooting range here on… Read More Trap teams win two-gold as India sign off  Shooting World Cup with 30 medals 

Cricket IPL: Ajay Ratra named Delhi Capitals Assistant Coach

 Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi:  Delhi Capitals  on Sunday named former  wicketkeeper Ajay Ratra as the team’s Assistant Coach for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.(IPL) Ratra recently coached the Assam state team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament and the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has coached Punjab in the past too, and has… Read More Cricket IPL: Ajay Ratra named Delhi Capitals Assistant Coach

BJP MLA beaten, his clothes torn apart by protesting farmers in Punjab

Newsroom24x7 Network Malout, Punjab: BJP’s Abohar MLA Arun Narang was Thrashed, beaten and his clothes were torn apart by protesting farmers at Malout in Punjab. Narang, the BJP MLA from Abohar, was in Malout, along with his supporters to address a press conference.  First the farmers threw ink at him. He was soon rushed into… Read More BJP MLA beaten, his clothes torn apart by protesting farmers in Punjab

Nitin Gadkari bats for bamboo as substitute for coal: Point counterpoint

Lalit Shastri A news item the other day quoting Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that bamboo can be a good substitute for coal. The experts don’t agree with this. On being contacted mining and forestry experts said Bamboo does not give  good quality coal. It’s calorific value is also very less.  A retired Indian Forest… Read More Nitin Gadkari bats for bamboo as substitute for coal: Point counterpoint

Surge in COVID-19 cases in India

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Union Health Secretary on Saturday 27 March chaired a High Level meeting with 12 States and UTs reporting Surge in Cases States/UTs have been advised to focus on stringent containment and public health measures in 46 high burden districts Five-Fold containment Strategy includes increased testing and vaccination, effective tracing, prompt isolation,… Read More Surge in COVID-19 cases in India

Boxing: Ankit Narwal, Gitika, Alfiya Pathan to spearhead 20-member Indian challenge in Youth World Championship

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Ankit Narwal and Naorem Babyrojisana Chanu will spearhead 20- member (10 men,10 women) Indian squad in the  AIBA Youth  World Boxing Championships to be held at Kielce, Poland from April 10-24. Besides  the Asian Youth Championship silver medallist Ankit Narwal (64kg) the other pugilists who will fight it out for the top honours for the country… Read More Boxing: Ankit Narwal, Gitika, Alfiya Pathan to spearhead 20-member Indian challenge in Youth World Championship

Shooting World Cup: Vijayveer, Tejaswini win Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Gold

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Another mixed pair and another Gold.  Vijayveer Sidhu and Tejaswini repeated the script in the 25M Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Team event, as they defeated compatriots  Gurpreet Singh and Abhidnya Ashok Patil 9-1 in one sided final on the penultimate day of the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage at  Dr Karni Singh… Read More Shooting World Cup: Vijayveer, Tejaswini win Rapid Fire Pistol Mixed Gold

Trainer aircraft crashes soon after takeoff near Bhopal airport

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: Shortly after takeoff from Raja Bhoj Airport here, a plane crashed and fell in the agricultural field at Badwai village near Gandhinagar Nagar, a suburb of Bhopal, not far from the airport on Saturday 27 March 2021. The ill-fated plane was a trainer aircraft on a cross country flight to Guna in… Read More Trainer aircraft crashes soon after takeoff near Bhopal airport

Our relationship will not break under any pressure: Narendra Modi on 50 years of India-Bangladesh friendship

Newsroom24x7 Network Dhaka: Today the blood of those who fought for their freedom and the Indian soldiers is flowing together in Bangladesh. Our relationship will not break under any pressure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a special function here to mark the National Day of Bangladesh. Text of Prime Minister’s speech: This affection of… Read More Our relationship will not break under any pressure: Narendra Modi on 50 years of India-Bangladesh friendship

Xi Jinping doesn’t have a democratic bone in his body: Joe Biden

Newsroom24x7 Network Doesn’t have a democratic — with a small “D” — bone in his body. But he’s a smart, smart guy. He’s one of the guys, like Putin, who thinks that autocracy is the wave of the future and democracy can’t function in an ever — an ever-complex world. – US President Joe Biden… Read More Xi Jinping doesn’t have a democratic bone in his body: Joe Biden

Shooting World Cup: India wins two more gold, Anish misses Olympic quota chance

Harpal Singh Bedi  New Delhi: Mixed pair Tejaswini Sawant and Sanjeev Rajput and 3 P team of  Chain Singh, Swapnil Kusale and Niraj Kumar won two more gold  for the country as Indian shooters maintained their domination in the  ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage at  Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range here on Friday, Besides these two gold medals the… Read More Shooting World Cup: India wins two more gold, Anish misses Olympic quota chance

Tours to Argentina, Germany helped players fine tune their game ahead of Olympics: Women’s Hockey Vice Skipper Savita

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Women’s Hockey Team vice captain Savita feels that the recent tours to Argentina and Germany has helped the players in fine tuning their game ahead of the Olympic Games in July,  “Not having played competitive matches in over a year, we were not sure how we would do against top teams… Read More Tours to Argentina, Germany helped players fine tune their game ahead of Olympics: Women’s Hockey Vice Skipper Savita

Keep in focus the Indian context and control population explosion

K.K. Sethi One had the chance to go through a very nice presentation by R. Rajagopalan, ex- IIT Professor, about environment. It started with a musical presentation and included a nice video (obviously borrowed feathers from the western world) of a youngster singing about environment, it is unfortunate that no indian boy has been able… Read More Keep in focus the Indian context and control population explosion