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  • 26 Child Labourers Rescued From Parle-G Biscuit Factory Jun 16, 2019

    The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from a biscuit manufacturing unit of popular brand Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.

  • Trying To Ascertain Cause Of AN-32 Crash: IAF Chief Jun 16, 2019

    Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Saturday said the Indian Air Force was trying to ascertain the cause of the recent crash of AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh that killed 13 people.

  • NITI Aayog Meet: High-Powered Panel To Address Water Shortage, Drought Jun 16, 2019

    The meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, comprising the Chief Ministers chaired by PM Narendra Modi on Saturday, focused on water problem and drought and decided to form a high-powered committee to develop a comprehensive strategy to address them.

  • High-Powered Panel For Structural Reforms In Agriculture: Modi Jun 16, 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a high powered committee, comprising Chief Ministers, to recommend structural reforms in agriculture, while urging the states to contribute in making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024.

  • Patnaik Seeks Rs 5,228 Cr To Deal With Cyclone Fani Damage Jun 16, 2019

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed that natural calamities should be a criteria for according Special Category Status to states, while asking for Rs 5,228 crore aid in wake of the huge devastation caused by cyclone Fani to public infrastructure, property and livelihoods of the people in the state.

  • Gehlot Seeks Centre's Support To Strengthen Rajasthan's Financial Management Jun 15, 2019

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday sought the Centre's help for strengthening Rajasthan's financial management besides demanding the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) be declared a national project.

  • Bengal Governor Advises Mamata To Provide Security To Doctors Jun 15, 2019

    West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, advising her to take immediate steps to provide security to the doctors and to take the medicos into confidence.

  • Western Railway Drops 'Head-Foot' Massage Proposal Jun 15, 2019

    Under fire from various quarters, Western Railway (WR) on Saturday dropped its bizarre proposal to provide 'head and foot' massage services to passengers on trains originating from Indore, an official said here.

  • Mamata Again Appeals Bengal Doctors To End Strike Jun 15, 2019

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again appealed to the agitating junior doctors in the state-run hospitals to end their strike and normalise medical services.

  • Harsh Vardhan For Action Against Doctors' Assaulters Jun 15, 2019

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has, here on Saturday, called for punitive action against those who assault healthcare professionals by stating that "strict action must be taken against any one who assaults them."

  • 12 More Kids Die As Encephalitis Death Toll In Bihar Rises To 69 Jun 15, 2019

    The death toll was 57 on Friday as announced by Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey. But in the last 24 hours, 12 more children died. All of them were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Muzaffarpur, about 75 kms from Patna.

  • Nipah Scare Over, Says Kerala Health Minister Jun 15, 2019

    After one positive case and over 300 suspects, the scare of the second attack of Nipah virus in Kerala is over, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told the media on Saturday.

  • Pakistan For Talks With India On Equality: Qureshi Jun 15, 2019

    Pakistan wants talks with India on the "basis of equality" and in a "dignified manner" and has said it's up to New Delhi to decide whether it wants to engage with Islamabad to reconcile issues.

  • MHA Issues Advisory To Bengal Government On Doctors' Strike Jun 15, 2019

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike by doctors and sought a report on the matter on priority, said sources familiar with the development.

  • Bountiful Cherry Crop In Himachal Brings Cheer To Farmers Jun 15, 2019

    A good, sweet cherry crop -- largely organic as less pesticides are used in its cultivation -- has brought cheer to its growers in Himachal Pradesh, with production expected to be over 520 tonnes this season, up from 225 tonnes last year.