5G Roadmap soon: Govt

5G Roadmap soon: Govt

New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) India will be ready with a full roadmap for 5G technology by June this year, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said today. 5G newtorks are expected to be ten times faster and more effcient that 4G. Terming 5G important for India’s massive “digitisation and digitalisation” efforts, Sundararajan said the government is […]

Patna Metro Rail work starts this year?

Patna Metro Rail work starts this year?

Patna, (Bihar)  Mar 13 : The Patna Metro rail project will kick off some time this year.  The work on Metro rail project in Patna will begin in 2018-19 financial year, Bihar Urban Development Suresh Kumar Sharma said in the Assembly today. “We expect that we will get the new DPR (detailed project report) in […]

Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

Iodized salt = Healthy Generation

Iodized salt is one way to make sure that our young children avoid cretinism, goitre and other brain deficiencies. Iodized salt adds nutrition to a child’s meal. India began its salt iodization programme in 1962 following studies demonstrating the links between goiter and iodine deficiency. After an initial period of low political priority, strong government […]

Ranchi schools to submit RTE Quota details

Ranchi schools to submit  RTE Quota details

Ranchi: Are private schools complying with the 25% quota for underprivileged children? Private schools in Ranchi district have to furnish detailed reports of admissions by March 5. District superintendent of education (DSE) Shivendra Kumar said the purpose of seeking the data was to find out if all schools were following the  RTE guidelines and making […]

Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

New Delhi, Mar 1 : Delhi High Court is keen to have the district courts pull up their socks, and shape up. Punctuality of judicial officers, working atmosphere, and cleanliness were on their check-list. Several Delhi High Court judges led by Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Gita Mittal today carried out surprise inspection of the six […]

Driving licences soon to be Aadhar-linked

Driving licences soon to be Aadhar-linked

New Delhi:  IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad  said he is in talks with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to link motor vehicle driving licences with the biometric identifier Aadhaar. “I am taking with Nitin Gadkari ji to finalise the linking up all the motor mehicle driving licences with Aadhaar,” Prasad said, while addressing the […]

TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

TISS students protest scholarship withdrawal

New Delhi:  The Tata Institute of Social Sciences students and alumni  staged a demonstration near the Human Resource Development Ministry against the withdrawal of scholarships for SC and ST scholars on February 26, reports PTI. The students of all the campuses of the institute have been protesting since February 21 against the administration demanding tuition, […]

Amazon is Prime, Netflix runner up

Amazon is Prime, Netflix runner up

Despite entering India a year after Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video service has pipped the former. At the end of 2017, Prime held nearly 10% of the total over-the-top (OTT) streaming market with over 610,000 subscribers, according to data shared by London-based IHS Markit with Quartz. In comparison, Netflix, which launched its video service in India […]

Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Tribal Art Fest this Christmas at Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) : The rich hues of tribal and folk culture of the state will be showcased come Christmas day, in  a national level event to be held at Bistupur in Jamshedpur. Organised jointly by Calcutta-based Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), city-based NGO Kalamandir and Tata Steel, the All India Folk, Tribal and Craft Fair […]

Bihar’s Kolhua Site to get World class Tourist tag soon

Bihar’s Kolhua Site to get World class Tourist tag soon

Patna, Bihar: The  Kolhua archaeological site in Muzaffarpur district joins  27 other archeological sites across the country that will be developed with “world class facilities” for tourists by next year. “Twenty-seven sites have been selected at the national level and directions given to develop them with world-class facilities within a year,” Patna circle superintending archaeologist […]

Enlightened citizens feeling suffocated, say scholars

Enlightened citizens feeling suffocated, say scholars

Chandigarh: Despite all Constitutional guarantees of India being a sovereign socialist, secular, democratic republic, the minority sections in India — Dalits, creative artists, writers, rationalists and sensitive, enlightened citizens — are all feeling suffocated, insecure and less-than-equal citizens of India since the communal ideology has come into power at the Centre and some big Indian […]