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KVIC to supply 60,000 khadi mats for Yoga Day

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has received orders for supplying 60,000 yoga mats to the Ministry of AYUSH to mark the fifth International Yoga Day on June 21 this year. According to a statement issued by KVIC, while the…

Security of Amit Shah strengthened: officials

The security cover of Home Minister Amit Shah has been strengthened with the Delhi Police putting in place additional component of security personnel at his residence, officials said Friday. The move came after Shah assumed charge of the sensitive ministry…

At least 19 killed due to dust storm, lightning in Uttar Pradesh

At least 19 persons were killed and 48 injured due to dust storm and lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh, the state Relief commissioner said on Friday. “While six persons died in Mainpuri, three persons each died in Etah…

Mamata writes to PM, expresses inability to attend Niti Aayog meeting

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing her inability to attend the Niti Aayog meeting on June 15, saying it is “fruitless” as the body has no financial powers to support state plans.…

Andhra Cabinet to have 5 Deputy CMs

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy-led state Cabinet will have five Deputy Chief Ministers, confirmed YSRCP MLA Mohammed Mustafa Shaik. “There will be five Deputy Chief Ministers in Andhra Pradesh cabinet. The Deputy Chief Ministers will be one each…

Odisha incurred loss of over Rs 9000 crore due to Cyclone Fani

Cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, which made landfall in Odisha on May 3, caused a loss worth approximately Rs 9336 crores, a state government official said on Thursday. According to the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), different departments assessed the loss to public…

PM Modi reconstitutes Niti Aayog; Shah ex-officio member

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday approved reconstitution of government think-tank Niti Aayog, dropping Bibek Debroy while retaining other full-time members and including Home Minister Amit Shah as an ex-officio member. Rajiv Kumar will continue as vice-chairman of the body, along…

Four militants killed in encounter in J&K’s Pulwama

Four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. The militants were killed at Panjran in south Kashmir, a police official said. He said the operation, which began Thursday evening,…

Yogi to unveil Lord Rama’s statue in Ayodhya on Friday

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will unveil a 7-foot tall statue of Lord Rama at the Shodh Sansthan museum in Ayodhya on Friday. The statue fashioned out of a single rosewood block statue is from Karnataka. Adityanath will also inaugurate the event to celebrate Mahant Nritya Gopal Das. The chief…

12 Cong MLAs join TRS, seek merger of CLP

In a huge setback for the Congress in Telangana, 12 of its MLAs Thursday met Assembly Speaker P Srinivas Reddy and gave him a representation to merge the Congress Legislature Party with the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi. The Congress’s strength…