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CSL signs MoU with Govt of India to evaluate its growth plans in lines with ‘Make in India’ policies

For evaluation of parameters and targets for Cochin Shipyard, the Cochin Shipyard Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of India for the financial year 2016-17. The MoU will be reviewed by the Ministry on a regular basis and the performance of PSU would be evaluated and ratings awarded at the end of the financial year. The targets agreed in the MoU are in line with the aggressive growth plans of CSL in line with the Ministry of Shipping’s ambitious plans and the Government ..

Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Bhatinda to provide super specialty health care

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the establishment of a new AIIMS at Bhatinda in Punjab under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The institution shall have a hospital with capacity of 750 beds which will include Emergency/Trauma Beds, AYUSH Beds, Private Beds and ICU Speciality & Super Speciality beds. In addition, there will be an Administration Block, AYUSH Block, Auditorium, Night Shelter, Hostels and residential facilities...

UNESCO trains Myanmar spokespersons on media relations; stresses on pursuing media development

UNESCO trained 45 Myanmar Government spokespersons on media relations through a workshop held at the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on June 20-22, 2016. The workshop, which covered media relations, social media for public information work, issue management/crisis communication, and handling media interviews/media appearances in news and current affairs programs, was attended by Permanent Secretaries and Director Generals from 21 Ministries and 3 Government Agencies...

Tourism Ministry rolls out Rs.2333 cr projects under Swadesh Darshan, PRASAD in last 18 months

In order to boost tourism across the nation, the Ministry of Tourism, in last 18 months, has sanctioned projects worth Rs. 2333 Crore under Swadesh Darshan and Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD), the flagship schemes of the Ministry of Tourism. These projects envisage world class infrastructural development of the sites with special emphasis on Tourist Facilities including Tourist Facilitation Centres, way-side amenities Parking, Public convenience, Illumination, Sound and ..

UN condemns terrorist attack in Somalia; Ban Ki-moon assures assistance to build stability

The United Nations chief and his envoy for Somalia have denounced today’s terrorist attack in the vicinity of Mogadishu International Airport that killed at least a dozen people. Condemning the attack in a statement attributed to his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reaffirmed that “such criminal acts will not diminish the strong resolve of the United Nations to continue supporting the people and Government of Somalia in their work to build peace and stability in the country.”..

Arunachal CM Khandu reviews flood situation in the state, calls for emergency mitigation plan

Taking into consideration the destruction caused by incessant train that triggered flood situations in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday asked all the line departments to coordinate and work out for a State Emergency Mitigation Plan under the supervision of the Chief Secretary. Emphasizing the need for preparedness to tackle flood situation in an effective way, Khandu asked all the line departments to coordinate and work out for a State Emergency Mitigation Plan under the supervision ..

Goa Fishing Boat Owners Association condemn illegal fishing; terms it as ‘violation of law’

Due to increasing incidents of the illegal fishing activities in Goa, the Goa Fishing Boat Owners Association (GFBOA) raised a severe objection against illegal fishing activities carried out by some fishing community members with the help of motorboats in deep sea.The GFBOA president, Augostino Fernandes told the reporters in Vasco that large amount of fish including those of mackerels and even solar prawns are brought ashore and sold at cheaper rates in the market. ..

Deadly twin blasts rock Kurdish-held northern Syrian city; 44 killed and 170 injured

Twin blasts took place in northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday. This twin blasts killed 44 people and 170 others were wounded. Both the blasts were of high intensity which led to severe loss to nearby areas. Bombs exploded near security headquarters of the Kurdish administration that controls most of Hasaka province, where Qamishli is located...

5 naxalites of Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli surrender; state govt gives Rs.14 lakh as prize money

Five naxalites in Maharashtra surrendered recently from various regions of Gadchiroli district. Upon their arrest, they received the prize money of 14 lakh rupees for their arrest from the state government. It was found that the naxalites were involved in many encounters and incidents of violence along with arson and looting in different parts of the district as well as adjoining parts of neighbouring Chhattisgarh...

Manipur becomes fourteenth State to join ‘UDAY’ scheme; aims to derive net benefit of Rs.263 crore

The Government of India, the State of Manipur and the DISCOM of Manipur signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Scheme UDAY – “Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana” today for operational turnaround of the DISCOMIt is also the first North Eastern State to opt for UDAY for improving the efficiency of the DISCOM. Manipur has taken a positive step towards supporting its DISCOM by signing the MOU under UDAY for improving its operational efficiency...

Indian Companies to boost business in Bangladesh; plans to pitch for executing more telecom projects

In order to boost business opportunities with the neighbouring countries, the visiting Bangladeshi delegation led by State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim called on the Union Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha in New Delhi. India on Tuesday asked Bangladesh to utilize the services of Indian Companies in executing telecom projects in the neighbouring country...

Nepal tightens security on Koshi barrage after terror alert

Nepali security forces have been on high alert after they received information that Islamic State might target Koshi barrage in Nepal. Therefore, Nepal had tightened the security on Indo-Nepal border which is based on Koshi barrage. The barrage, built in 1962, is a flood control sluice across the Koshi River in Saptari and Sunsari districts. Both Nepali and Indian security forces guard it...

NIA files chargesheet against three accused for promoting ISIS ideology through online portals

National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a charge-sheet in the Special NIA Court of New Delhi against three accused persons over acts of promoting ISIS ideology through online portals. Sheikh Azhar ul Islam, aged 24, resident of Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir, Adnan Hassan, aged 36, resident of Bhatkal, Karnataka and Mohammad Farhan Shaikh, aged 25, resident of Mumbra, Maharashtra were the involved culprits in the matter...

Twin car blasts in Somalia’s capital kills 13 and injures 5

At least 13 people were killed and 5 were injured in the twin blast that took place in Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu near airport and bases for the United Nations and African Union. Bombs were planted in two different cars. The first blast happened near an entrance to the base, which is beside Mogadishu's main airport, and the second at a nearby checkpoint manned by Somali government forces...

FIR filed against DCW chief Maliwal for revealing rape victim’s identity

FIR has been registered by Delhi police on Tuesday against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal for allegedly revealing the identity of the Burari rape victim. However on Monday, Maliwal had strongly criticised the Delhi Police's handling of the Burari case. She had already asked the Centre to set up a high-level ministerial committee on women safety under the leadership of Home Minister Rajnath Singh...