Is PMO upset with Prabhu and Chair Railway Board?

Is PMO upset with Prabhu and Chair Railway Board?

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is feeling the heat, and that too from the Prime Minister’s Office. Recently, through an official letter, the PMO voiced its extreme displeasure at the functioning of the railways. this letter — dated January 31 this year — assumes all the more importance in the wake of recent railway accidents which […]

Beach erosion is worrying in India

Beach erosion is worrying in India

Panaji (Goa):  Researchers from across the country met in Visakhapatnam to deliberate on the recent advances and studies conducted on beach erosion with special focus on Andhra Pradesh. The workshop on ‘Recent Advances and Future Studies on the Coastal Processes and Beach Erosion’, with a special emphasis on Andhra coast, was organised on Wednesday (Feb […]

When will women be safe in India?

When will women be safe in India?

Sir, It is true that India is a developing in every field, but the status or the problems faced by the women in our country remains the same. In India we shout with pride that now our country is the largest and most successful democracy in the world. We claim liberty and equality among all […]

Sanitation Pledge as part of Sikh Celebrations at Patna

Sanitation Pledge as part of Sikh Celebrations at Patna

Patna: This week, Patna  is seeing a lot of action as part of the historic 350th ‘Prakashotsav’ of the Sikh Guru,  Guru Gobind Singh. UNICEF has roped in faith leaders to promote eater and sanitation issue. “A unique confluence of renowned faith leaders from major religions in India are taking a pledge to work towards […]

Cancer awareness is Critical

Cancer awareness is Critical

Sir, Millions of cancer cases are reported every year in India as per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that in 2016 the total number of new cancer cases is expected to be around 14.5 lakh and the figure is likely to reach nearly 17.3 lakh new […]

Winter session of Parliament to expedite GST rollout

Winter session of Parliament to expedite GST rollout

The winter session of Parliament will start on November 16. It will be a month-long session that will end on December 16, the cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs. In its legislative push for the upcoming winter session of Parliament, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is focusing on laws addressing social and economic issues. Besides three […]

Quack kills three with ‘diabetes cure’

Beware of quacks posing as  ‘doctors’!  A self-styled doctor and three of his patients died in a south Indian village after drinking a poisonous herbal medicine which he claimed cured diabetes and hypertension, officials said on Tuesday (Oct 25). Another patient is in a critical condition at a government-run hospital after they drank the concoction […]

It’s possible to end poverty in South Asia

It’s possible to end poverty in South Asia

Annette Dixon of the World Bank writes: October 17 is the international day to end poverty. There has been much progress toward this important milestone: the World Bank Group’s latest numbers show that since 1990 nearly 1.1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty. Between 2012 and 2013 alone, around 100 million people moved out of […]

White Cane Day reminds people of their Humanity

White Cane Day reminds people of their Humanity

White Cane Day is observed worldwide to recognize the movement of blind people from dependency to full participation in society. It is celebrated on October 15 every year. It also reminds people about the how the white cane is an important tool in helping the blind and the visually impaired live with greater independence. The […]

Baloch Leader says Modi and Sharif make ’empty statements’

Baloch Leader says Modi and Sharif make ’empty statements’

The Baloch leaders appear to be bitter because they feel that India hasn’t walked the talk. The Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Akhtar Mengal has reportedly said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “not interested” in Balochistan. According to a report in the Pakistan newspaper Dawn, Akhtar Mengal has said that Modi’s attempts to rake […]

Indian Call Centres cheat Americans, 72 arrests so far

Indian Call Centres cheat Americans, 72 arrests so far

Police in Thane, Bombay say they have arrested 70 call-centre workers on suspicion of tricking American citizens into sending them money by posing as US tax officials. A total of 772 workers were arrested earlier on Wednesday in raids on nine fake call centres in a Bombay (Mumbai) suburb, a senior police official told Reuters […]