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HC asks Maha govt to notify private hospitals for free treatment of sexual harassment victims

ombay High Court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to issue a resolution directing private hospitals to treat victims of sexual harassment, acid attack and rape free of cost and said it would issue contempt proceedings against the state government. A division bench of justices AS Oka and PD Naik was hearing a bunch of petitions on the issue of womens' safety. Counsel Rajeev Chavan informed that the government had during earlier hearings in principle agreed to issuing a resolution but has till ..

Gujarat allows 10% reservation for people with income limit of Rs 6 lakh

Gujarat State government has granted 10% reservation to economically backwards of higher caste from 1st May. People from General Category having annual income limit of Rs 6 lakh will get 10% EBC Reservation in education institutions &Government jobs. “Gujarat Government has decided to accord 10% Reservation for Economically Backward Class in General Category”, said Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel...

One militant killed by Army in Kupwara district; AK-47 recovered from hideout

A militant was killed by the army during exchange of fire on Thursday night in North Kashmir and his body was recovered from Putshai village in Lolab of Kupwara district on Friday morning. “The militant was killed in the exchange of fire last night between the security forces and the militant in the area, and the body recovered early morning today,” an army official said, adding a weapon AK-47 has also been recovered...

Lord Shiva Nataraj highlighted in Glasgow museum

Commending SMMRLA for showcasing Hindu artifacts and efforts at promoting understanding among diverse religions, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth...

Government claims for no shortage of domestic sugar stock during current and next year

The world’s largest sugar consumer India would have about 30 - 31 million tons of sugar stock available for the next sugar season 2016-17, which would be sufficient to meet the domestic consumption. Sugar production during 2016-17 season is estimated 23 - 24 million tonnes and with estimated carry over stock of 7.3 million tonnes from the current sugar season, the availability of sugar for the domestic consumption will 30 - 31 million tonnes, against the demand of about 25.5 million tonnes. Hence there ..

Archaeology department conserves 2000 year-old Egyptian mummy using advance techniques

The department of Archaeology and Museums began preventive conservation of a 2,000 year-old Egyptian mummy preserved at Telangana State Museum using unique and scientific techniques. It is done with an aim of stopping the decaying of the mummy. The preserving technique involves CT scan and X-ray examination which is used for the first time on a decaying mummy in India. “Whatever (use of techniques) has been done here would be the first time in preservation project for human remains and a mummy in India”, ..

Rupee inches up 7 paise against dollar

The rupee recovered by 7 paise to 66.45 against the US dollar in early trade today on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters amid sustained foreign fund inflows. Besides, weakness in the dollar against other currencies overseas supported the rupee, forex dealers said...

IPL 2016: Rohit Sharma’ powered batting helps Mumbai to chase target easily against KKR

With Rohit Sharma sparkling batting while chasing a big target at home ground Wankhede, Mumbai Indians defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets. After restricting the visitors to 174-5, the hosts gunned down the runs in 18 overs, and as a result climbed to third in the standings.After being put in to bat, the Knight Riders were off to a rapid start with both Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa picking up boundaries early on. The pair brought up the 50 of the partnership in the sixth over. KKR finished ..

India hunt for Vijay Mallya’s deportation from UK

Amid all the controversy surrounding Vijay Mallya, Ministry of External Affairs writes to United Kingdom citing the revocation of his passport and a non-bailable warrant against him. The Business giant who’s Kingfisher Airlines has been accused of defaulting bank loans of over Rs 9,400 crore is under scrutiny, External Affairs Ministry also emphasised that India will continue pursuing Mallya's deportation matter with the UK authorities...

First meeting of group of ministers held for improving road safety and ease of transport

Taking into consideration the road safety across the nation, the Group of Ministers constituted by the Central Government to guide reforms for the road transport sector will hold its first meeting in New Delhi tomorrow. The GoM, headed by Yunus Khan, Minister for Transport, Rajasthan and comprising State Transport Ministers, seeks to find solutions to the various problems plaguing the road transport sector in the country so as to improve road safety and facilitate ease of transport...

Maneka gives a brief account of steps taken by the government to reduce malnutrition in the country

To reduce malnutrition in the nation, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has taken a number of steps. As per one of the targets under Globally Agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under 5 years of age and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons”...

Rahuri Municipal Council of Maharashtra becomes the first to have digital-locker system

Becoming the first of its kind Municipal Council to have a digi-locker, Rahuri Municipal Council of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra today attained the status of integrated with digital locker for the issuance of all essential Documents. Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad formally launched this service as part of Digital India Programme and called upon civic bodies all around the country to follow Rahuri in expediting the process of digital governance...