Day: August 17, 2022

India backtracks on support for Rohingya refugees, will deport them

NEW DELHI, Aug 17 – India’s home ministry said on Wednesday that Rohingya refugees in the capital New Delhi would be held at a detention centre and then deported, contradicting a minister’s earlier statement promising flats and security to members of the Muslim minority. Hardeep Singh Puri, federal […]

Eleven convicted of gang-rape in 2002 Hindu-Muslim riots go free

AHMEDABAD, India, Aug 16 – Eleven Hindu men jailed for life for the gang-rape of a pregnant Muslim woman during Hindu-Muslim riots in 2002 have been freed on remission, officials said on Tuesday, drawing condemnation from the victim’s husband, lawyers and politicians. The men were convicted in early […]

China to send troops to Russia for ‘Vostok’ exercise

BEIJING, Aug 17 – Chinese troops will travel to Russia to take part in joint military exercises led by the host and including India, Belarus, Mongolia, Tajikistan and other countries, China’s defence ministry said on Wednesday. China’s participation in the joint exercises was “unrelated to the current international […]

NATO says ready to intervene if Serbia-Kosovo stability at risk

BRUSSELS, Aug 17 – NATO’s peacekeeping force in Kosovo is ready to intervene if stability between Serbia and Kosovo is at risk, the alliance’s chief said after talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on recent tensions between the western Balkans neighbours. “While the situation on the ground has […]

China and US spar over climate on Twitter

BEIJING — The world’s two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are sparring on Twitter over climate policy, with China questioning whether the U.S. can deliver on the landmark climate legislation signed into law by President Joe Biden this week. “You can bet America will meet our commitments,” U.S. Ambassador to […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh: Government has institutionalised Capacity Building

Addressing the Assistant Section Officers (Probationers) of 2019 Batch at ISTM in New Delhi, Dr Jitendra Singh calls upon civil servants to work towards fulfilling the expectations of a citizen in a diligent and result-oriented manner The Minister lauds the role of training division of DOPT and ISTM […]

Move to strengthen consumers’ rights

Centre invites consultations for declaring prime constituents of packaged commodities alongside Brand Name/Logo of the product Move to strengthen consumers’ rights AUGUST 17, 2022 The Centre has proposed a provision in the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 thata commodity which contains more than one constituent shall have […]

9,062 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours

AUGUST 17, 2022 208.57 cr Total Vaccine doses (93.83 cr Second Dose and 12.58 cr Precaution Dose) have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive 25,90,557 doses administered in last 24 hours India’s Active caseload currently stands at 1,05,058 Active cases stand at 0.24% Recovery Rate currently […]

Advisor Bhatnagar conducts extensive tour of Ranbir Canal at Jammu

Assesses damage caused recently by flash floods JAMMU, AUGUST 17: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today conducted an extensive tour of Ranbir Canal here and assessed the damage caused by flash floods recently to the Balole Syphon. CE I&FC Jammu , Hamesh Manchanda; SE Hydraulic Jammu, […]

Lt Governor pays tributes to the ITBP personnel who lost their lives in a bus accident

Lt Governor pays tributes to the ITBP personnel who lost their lives in a bus accident The nation will never forget their courage, valour and supreme sacrifice: Lt Governor SRINAGAR, AUGUST 17: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today paid tributes to the bravehearts of ITBP, who had lost their […]