Month: July 2016

Prakash Javadekar promoted as Cabinet Minister

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Days after sanctioning the mass slaying of blue bulls in Bihar on the pretext of protecting the farmers’ interest, Union Minister of State for Environment, forest and climate change Pakash Javadekar was today promoted and sworn-in as a Cabinet Minister in the Narendra Modi Government. Please read:Mull the Cull: The killing

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UNSW appoints former diplomat Amit Dasgupta as India Country Director

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has appointed distinguished former Indian diplomat, author and  educator Amit Dasgupta as its inaugural India Country Director. He will be based in Delhi. Mr Dasgupta was India’s Ambassador to the Philippines. He served as India’s Consul General in Sydney (2009-12) and touched important milestones

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CBI arrests Delhi Government officials in a bribery case

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested five persons, including Senior Civil Servant – Rajendra Kumar, the Principal Secretary to the Delhi Chief Minister- and another official of Delhi Government, two ex-Directors of a Delhi based private company along with another person in an on-going investigation of a bribery related case.

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Will Gaur be next Uttar Pradesh Governor

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: A question doing the rounds in Political circles in Madhya Pradesh today is whether or not the axed State Home Minister and former state Chief Minister Babulal Gaur-a Yadav- will be appointed the next Governor of Uttar Pradesh keeping in view the coming Assembly election in that State. Gaur resigned as state Home

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Minister of Mines Narender Singh Tomar launches “National Mineral Exploration Policy”

Newsroom24x7 Staff It is a consensus amongst geoscientists that India is endowed with large mineral resource and has geological environment for many others on account of similarity of geological set up with Australia, South Africa, South America etc. However, survey and exploration have been broadly concentrated on surficial and shallow mineral deposits. Exploration for deep

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Mull the Cull: The Killing Fields

Suhas Kumar The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized. ― Rachel Carson A December 2012 report of the expert group on pulses noted that blue bull menace was widespread in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh,

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Shivraj allots portfolios two days after Cabinet expansion

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today took the much delayed action of distributing portfolios to members of the state cabinet following the Cabinet expansion and removal of two senior ministers earlier this week. The State cabinet was expanded on June 30 with the induction of four ministers in the cabinet

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Dhaka hostage crisis ends; six terrorists killed; one captured alive

Newsroom24x7 Staff Dhaka (Bangladesh): After heavy gunfire commandos stormed a restaurant here Saturday and rescued at least 13 hostages ending an overnight siege by terrorists, half a dozen of whom have been killed and one has been captured alive. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on Holey Artisan Bakery, near the

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Shri Amarnath Yatra to start from July 2

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Shri Amarnath Yatra will commence from tomorrow and will continue till August 18,2016 by both the routes namely Baltal and Pahalgam. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is on a 2-day visit to J&K from today. Singh will hold a strategic security review meeting with particular reference to Amarnath Yatra, 2016 at

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