Day: December 5, 2019

The Fifteenth Finance Commission submits its report for 2020-21 to the President of India

open view news desk The Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, Shri N.K. Singh, Members S/Shri Ajay Narayan Jha,  Ashok Lahiri,  Ramesh Chand, Anoop Singh and Secretary Shri Arvind Mehta today called on the President of  India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and submitted the report of the Commission for […]

11 Airports in Jammu & Kashmir and 2 in Ladakh for Bidding in UDAN 4.0

open view news desk The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) announced the commencement of the bidding process under UDAN 4.0 on 3rd December 2019 with a focus on the NER, Hilly States, J&K, Ladakh, and Islands. Under UDAN 4.0, MoCAhas put on offer bids for 11 unserved airports […]

Home Ministry sanctions Women Help Desks in Police Stations across the country

open view news desk Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned a sum Rs. 100 crores from Nirbhaya Fund for setting up/strengthening of Women Help Desks in Police Stations. This scheme would be implemented by the States and Union Territories. Women Help Desks would focus on making the Police […]

Ludhiana coldest place in Pb and Hry at 4.7 deg C

Chandigarh, Dec 5: Ludhiana was the coldest place in Punjab and Haryana at 4.7 degrees Celsius as minimum temperatures on Thursday hovered below normal limits at most places in the two states. Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, recorded a low of 9.3 degrees Celsius, a Meteorological […]

Alwar coldest in Rajasthan at 6.4 degrees Celsius

Jaipur, Dec 5: Alwar was the coldest place in Rajasthan with a minimum temperature of 6.4 degrees Celsius, the MeT department said on Thursday. In Churu the temperature on Wednesday night was 6.6 degrees. Ganganagar and Kota registered minimum temperatures of 7.6 and 9.2 degrees Celsius respectively, while Ajmer […]

France shuts down: Mass strike hits trains, Eiffel Tower

PARIS — The Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s vaunted high-speed trains stood still and several thousand people protested in Paris as unions launched open-ended, nationwide strikes Thursday over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. Paris authorities barricaded the presidential palace and deployed 6,000 police as activists […]

Pelosi OKs drafting of impeachment articles against Trump

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. ’’Our democracy is what is at stake,” Pelosi said. “The president leaves us no choice but to act.” Pelosi delivered the historic announcement as Democrats […]

Japanese magazine ridiculed for ‘Socrates’ dating advice

A Japanese magazine that advised women to compliment men on their intelligence by saying “You sound like Socrates” has been ridiculed in the country ranked one of the world’s worst for gender parity. “JJ”, a major fashion magazine targeted at young women, encouraged readers to compare men to […]

‘Your eyes burn’: Golfer in mask as smoke shrouds Australian Open

Players complained of stinging eyes with one forced to wear a face mask as toxic smoke from bushfires choking Sydney blighted the opening round of golf’s prestigious Australian Open on Thursday. Two young Asian amateurs upstaged a field packed with big names preparing for next week’s Presidents Cup […]

UN says online anti-vaxxers fuelling Samoa measles deaths

Social media giants must crack down on anti-vaccination posts that are fuelling Samoa’s deadly measles epidemic from afar, UNICEF’s Pacific islands chief said Thursday. Sheldon Yett, the regional representative for the UN children’s agency, said “incredibly irresponsible” online material on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram had […]

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