Day: January 2, 2019

Initiatives for Railway Safety

open view web desk Safety has always been accorded highest priority by Railways. Expenditure on safety related activities forms part of both Revenue and Capital segments of Budget. An expenditure of ₹ 60,885 cr has been incurred in 2017-18 on safety related activities. In Budget Estimates 2018-19 outlay […]

Reducing Carbon Emission by Altering the Method of Farming

open view web desk Initiative have been taken to make agriculture more adaptive and resilient to climate variability and in the process to reduce carbon emission.  Important initiatives in this regard include crop diversification programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Food Security Mission (NFSM) and Bringing […]

Trump has not risen to the mantle of White House: Mitt Romney

Washington, Jan 2: Mitt Romney, the Republican party’s presidential nominee in 2012, has slammed US President Donald Trump, saying his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that he has not risen to the mantle of the office. Romney, 71, who was elected […]

Domestic help commits suicide in Safdarjung Enclave

New Delhi, Jan 2: A young domestic help has allegedly committed suicide in the building where she worked in south-west Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave, police said Wednesday. The incident took place on December 27, they said. Police said the woman, suspected to be in her 20s, worked as a domestic […]

Rescuers pull more bodies from rubble of Russian gas explosion

Rescuers hunted for survivors Wednesday in the rubble of a Russian apartment building wrecked by a New Year’s Eve gas explosion, but found only bodies as the number of confirmed dead rose to 22. Nineteen people were still missing following the explosion, which destroyed 35 apartments in the […]

Six dead in rail accident on wind-battered Danish bridge

Six people were killed Wednesday after debris apparently from a cargo train smashed into a passenger train in high winds on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, the rail operator and officials said. The passenger train appeared to have struck an empty truck trailer that had blown […]

Clashes after women enter flashpoint Indian temple

Protests and violence erupted in southern India on Wednesday after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism’s holiest temples for the first time since a landmark court ruling. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon as protests and clashes between rival groups erupted across […]

Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era

JERUSALEM — With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest construction binge in years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. […]