Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki appointed Haryana Governor
New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Kaptan Singh Solanki was tonight appointed the
Governor of Haryana in place of Jagannath Pahadia who completes his tenure tomorrow.
A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the President has appointed Solanki as Governor of Haryana with immediate effect.
Kaptan Singh Solanki. Image courtesy: News18
Kaptan Singh Solanki. Image courtesy: News18
Pahadia completes his tenure tomorrow, it added.
75-year-old Solanki, a former professor, hails from Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh and was renominated to ... Read More
Sanjay Kishan Kaul sworn-in as Chief Justice of Madras HC
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul was on Saturday sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court. Earlier, he was the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The Governor, K. Rosaiah, administered the oath of office at a brief ceremony at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, her cabinet colleagues, Judges of the High Court, Advocate-General, A.L. Somayaji, Additional Advocates-General, and members of the Bar, were among those ... Read More
Social development Clubs inauguration with Plastic and Parthenium Eradication Campaign
The Department of Extension and Continuing Education (DECE) of Karunya University inaugurated 18 Clubs along with a campaign of Plastic & Parthenium Eradication. The function was held at Emmanuel Auditorium within the University premises. Around 3500 students who have registered under various clubs ie, National Service Scheme, Rotaract Club, Youth Red Cross Unit, Nature Club – Aqua Unit, Nature Club – Green Campus Unit, Nature Club – Environment Unit, Nature Club – Solid Waste Management ... Read More
Running Education centers for beggars and migrant unorganized labourers
Opening and running eight education centres for children of migrated construction labours and beggar children/ adolescents (teens) during student life 15-16 years ago.
At that time, I was establishing education centres at different places in Kanpur. As I was alone, I used to teach at every centre twice in a week and attended two centres every day. Thus, I could manage six centres in one week. For few days of week college finished off at 3 ... Read More
West Bengal: Japanese encephalitis outbreak kills 60 people in 2 weeks
An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation "alarming'.
Hundreds of mainly children die across India each year from the mosquito-borne virus, but West Bengal is not normally one of the worst-hit states. Only five people died last year in West Bengal from Japanese encephalitis, one form of the virus which normally hits during the monsoon season when mosquitos breed.
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Assam crisis deepens as rebel leader Himanta Biswa quits
The Congress is witnessing its first open rebellion after the debacle in the elections in May.
Worsening the crisis in Assam, State Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quit on Monday demanding the immediate ouster of Tarun Gogoi as chief minister. Expressing no confidence in the CM, he submitted his resignation to Governor J B Patnaik at the Raj Bhawan where he was accompanied by 31 dissident MLAs.
Dr Sarma enjoys support of over 30 MLAs ... Read More
Karnataka CM seen sleeping in Assembly during debate on sexual offences
Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday found himself in an embarrassing spot as video footage on TV channels showed him apparently dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly.
Siddaramaiah was seen in the video grab tilting his head in the front with eyes closed as the House was immersed in an animated debate with the opposition BJP going hammer and tongs against the government over a spate of ... Read More
Assam scribes appeal for release of Burmese journalists
By Nava Thakuria
Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), a northeast India based scribes’ body, has expressed dissatisfaction over a verdict of a lower court in central Burma (Myanmar) to sentence five media employees, engaged with Unity Weekly News, a current-affairs magazine published Rangoon, for 10 years of imprisonment with hard labour.
The Pakokku township court has sentenced four journalists namely Lu Maw Naing (28), Sithu Soe (22), Yazar Oo (28) and Aung Thura (25) with a management ... Read More
Modi govt's Rail Budget derails Kerala's hopes
New Delhi: With just a Mangalapuram-Kasaragode passenger service and survey for Kanjangad-Panathur route Kerala has faced utter neglect in the first railway budget of the Narendra Modi government. The passenger service is between Kasaragode and Baindur in Karnataka.
There has not been even a mention of the much awaited Kanjikode coach factory in the budget. The demand for a separate zone has also not been considered. The budget has announced five Jansadharan, five premium and 27 ... Read More
Sena MLA Booked for Threatening to 'Strip And Thrash' Woman
Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against Shiv Sena MLA Prakash Bala Sawant for allegedly threatening to "strip and thrash" a woman following an argument over a fight with regards to the redevelopment of a housing society in suburban Bandra, police said today.
"I will strip you in front of everyone and beat you up," Sawant allegedly said to the woman, as per her FIR registered against the MLA at Kherwadi police on Monday night.
"Based ... Read More