Thursday, August 05, 2021


BJP reaching out to prominent citizens in Punjab with request to join party

NEW DELHI:The BJP, which is all set contest Punjab Assembly polls on its own for the first time after its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) walked away from the alliance, will be reaching out to leaders in the opposition camp, intellectuals, prominent personalities or influencers with a request to join the saffron camp.

Mission 2023: Raj BJP to follow models of Gujarat, K'taka, MP & Himachal

JAIPUR:Learning and unlearning might be the new norm of the corporate world but this corporate formula is being followed by the Rajasthan BJP now to bring in fresh waves of changes in the desert state and pave the way for victory in the assembly polls in 2023.

Akali Dal-BSP alliance lures people with huge promises like free power, health insurance in Punjab

Kejriwal launches 'Delhi@2047' to make Delhi 'world-class' city

NEW DELHI:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday launched 'Delhi@2047', an initiative that seeks partnership with corporate houses and philanthropic bodies to help realise Delhi governments long-term goals across sectors.

Discoms help save Delhi over Rs 1.2 LK cr in 19 years

NEW DELHI:Power discoms have helped the national capital save over Rs 1.2 lakh crore since the privatisation of the Delhi Vidyut Board in 2002, industry sources said.

Goa house 'regularisation' Bill will be challenged in court: Cong

PANAJI:The Congress in Goa, on Tuesday upped its protest against the Bhumiputra Adhikarini Bill 2021, a legislation which aims to regularise illegally constructed small dwellings, stating that the law, if enacted, would meet the same fate of similar legislations proposed by governments in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, which are being heard by the Supreme Court.

Aligarh to get flatted factory soon

ALIGARH: Aligarh will soon get a flatted factory, a multi-storeyed building in which multiple non-polluting units can operate.
Additional Chief Secretary, MSME, Navneet Sehgal said that the project will be set up in 1.34 hectares of land at a cost of Rs 90 crore.

Punjab CM allows opening of more areas for industrial activity

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday gave approval for Change of Land Use (CLU) for certain categories of industries, in an effort to further boost industrial activity in the state.

Zambian Prez deploys army to curb violence before polls

LUSAKA: Zambian President Edgar Lungu has allowed the deployment of the army and other forces in an effort to help the police in containing violence that has marred the run-up to the general elections.

Government leadership and party to work in unison: Punjab CM

SUNAM UDHAM SINGH WALA{sangrur} /CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday categorically said that his government and party leadership would work unitedly towards steering Congress to victory in the ensuing assembly elections.

Reservation for OBC, EWS in medical seats to help in UP polls: BJP

NEW DELHI: BJP leaders have claimed that the Union government's decision to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in medical education seats will help the party in the Assembly polls in five states scheduled next year, especially in Uttar Pradesh.

Air pollution in Delhi-NCR show decreasing trend over last 4 years

NEW DELHI:An early estimate from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D), has shown a decreasing trend in PM2.5 concentration over Delhi-NCR over the last four years.

Delhi Assembly passes resolution against three farms laws

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Assembly on Friday passed a resolution seeking the withdrawal of the three controversial farm laws.
The resolution, moved by ruling Aam Aadmi Party member Jarnail Singh on the second day of the Monsoon session, was passed by a majority.

Congress discussing PK's revival plan, entry into Congress

NEW DELHI: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi quietly for a few times now, to discuss the party's revival ahead of a spate of Assembly elections next year, including in Uttar Pradesh, sources said.

Gehlot's dinner diplomacy to convey 'all is well' in Raj

JAIPUR: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hosted a dinner for the Congress MLAs at his official residence to give a message that 'all is well' in the party soon after the Rajasthan in-charge Ajay Maken completed his interaction round with the party MLAs to evaluate performance of ministers in the state.

Nadda meets BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda on Wednesday evening held a meeting with party MPs from three of six regions of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath and state in-charge Radha Mohan Singh were also present in the meeting held at the Constitution Club here.

Rahul gets active as Mamata comes to Delhi to rally opposition

NEW DELHI:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's arrival in Delhi seems to have galvanised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who attended the meeting of 14 opposition parties on Wednesday, and attacked the government over the Pegasus scandal, farmers' agitation and even inflation, asking why no discussion is being held on the floor of the House on these issues.

Pathbreaking initiatives under Industrial & Business Development Policy-2017 have ensured congenial atmosphere for industry promotion: Sunder Sham Arora

CHANDIGARH: Pathbreaking initiatives undertaken by Captain Amarinder Singh government through Industrial & Business Development Policy-2017 have ensured congenial atmosphere for industry promotion, Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora stated here today.

Keep water resources clean and apt management of waste, Razia Sultana on World Nature Conservation Day

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Mrs. Razia Sultana, on Wednesday, appealed to the people to keep water, the precious resource of nature, clean and apt management of waste.

Sant Seechewal appeals to make environment a major issue during Assembly elections

SULTSNPUR LODHI: The 21st anniversary of Baba Nanak's foot steps  Pavitra Vein Kar Seva was celebrated with great enthusiasm  here today.  

Nadda to meet UP party MPs to discuss poll preparedness

NEW DELHI: BJP chief J.P. Nadda will meet party MPs from Uttar Pradesh to discuss preparedness for next year's assembly polls. BJP's Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members from Uttar Pradesh will attend the meeting with the party chief.

Protest by labourers' trade unions in front of Nawanshahr MLA's residence

NAWANSHAHR:A joint front of rural and farm workers' organizations here today staged a dharna in front of the residence of Congress MLA Angad Singh of Nawanshahr constituency, demanding the fulfillment workers' demands.

All issues of concern in advanced stages of resolution by his govt, Punjab CM tells new PPCC team

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday told the newly constituted state Congress leadership that all the key issues of concern raised by them were already in advanced stages of resolution by his government, which had been working on them in close coordination with the party.

Mamata meets Kamal Nath in Delhi, discusses political situation in country

NEW DELHI: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is working on a strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls against the Modi government, met several opposition leaders in the national capital on Tuesday. Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath met the Bengal CM at 2 p.m. for nearly 40 minutes at the TMC office.

Delhi, Goa CMs cross swords on Twitter

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal crossed swords on Twitter, a day after Power Ministers of the two states engaged in a public spat in pollbound Goa, over the benefits of power tariff models implemented by their respective governments.

Jaya university issue: AIADMK to hold agitation against govt

CHENNAI:The AIADMK has decided to launch a state-level agitation against the DMK government after accusing it of delaying tactics in not going ahead with the university named after former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Modi urged not to allow Karnataka to build the Mekedatu dam'

CHENNAI:Former Chief Minister and AIADMK Joint Coordinator K.Palaniswami on Monday said the party delegation urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the central government should not give permission to Karnataka to build the Mekedatu dam.

Let Siddaramaiah announce Kharge's name for CM post: K'taka BJP chief

CHITRADURGA(Karnataka):Karnataka BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel on Sunday dared Leader of Opposition, Siddaramaiah to announce Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha M. Mallikarjuna Kharge's name for the Chief Minister's post ahead of the next assembly elections in 2023, instead of asking his supporters announce his own name for CM's post.

Sonia appoints state Congress chiefs in Assam, Manipur

GUWAHATI: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has appointed new state chiefs for Assam and Manipur to strengthen the party in the two Northeastern states, party sources said on Sunday.

It's a case of present uncertain for Yediyurappa and future tense for BJP

BENGALURU: Monday happens to be the second anniversary of the BJP government in Karnataka. But instead of the air of exuberance associated with such occasions, a nervous tension smoulders beneath the surface. While the Covid pandemic has certainly put the lid on public celebrations and exuberance, it's a different story in Karnataka.

UP becomes largest producer of ethanol in India

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the largest ethanol-producing state in the country.  A total of 58 crore litres of ethanol was produced by 54 distilleries established across the state.

After Punjab, Cong aims to put its house in Rajasthan in order

NEW DELHI: After resolving the Punjab issue, the Congress party is focusing on problems in its Rajasthan unit. The party leadership has sent K.C. Venugopal, General Secretary (Organisation) and state in-charge General Secretary Ajay Maken to Jaipur to meet all the factions and resolve the crisis in the party there.

UP govt to provide free WiFi in every city from Aug 15

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free WiFi facility to the youth of the state from August 15 this year.
Under this initiative by the state government, people especially the youth will be able to avail free WiFi facility across all 75 districts, offices, municipal councils, 17 municipal corporations and 217 public places in the state.

Trinamool nominates ex-Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar to RS

KOLKATA:In a surprise development Trinamool Congress nominated retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati, Jawhar Sircar to the Rajya Sabha.

Nadda to arrive in Goa on two-day visit

PANAJI: BJP national president J.P. Nadda is scheduled to arrive in Goa on Saturday for a two-day visit to the poll-bound coastal state.

Nadda to visit Goa to review BJP poll preparedness

NEW DELHI: BJP chief J.P. Nadda will be on a two-day visit to Goa from Saturday to review the party's preparedness for the upcoming Assembly elections due early next year.

Now, friend of Kerala transwoman, who committed suicide, found dead

KOCHI: Even as Kerala Police has begun its probe into the death of first transwoman gender radio jockey Ananyah Kumari Alex, who was found hanging at her flat near Kochi on Tuesday evening, her friend Jiji Raj was now found dead on Friday.

AIADMK to protest on July 28 against DMK for not fulfilling poll promises

CHENNAI:The opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will hold protests on July 28 against the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government for not fulfilling most of its poll promises such as cancellation of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam, reduction in petrol, diesel and cooking gas prices, among others

Do you need IIT to understand: SC nixes plea against ban on firecrackers

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea challenging the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, which imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers amid Covid-19 pandemic in Delhi-NCR and other cities, having poor air quality index (AQI).

Hypertension, digestive diseases and diabetes are among the top three most prevalent NCDs

NEW DELHI: The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the apex trade association of the country, as part of its 'Illness to Wellness' campaign, today unveiled India's largest primary healthcare survey report on the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the county followed by a virtual panel discussion


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