Category: India

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

Assam’s flood crisis becomes worse and there are now 88 people dead

With the addition of seven additional fatalities on Tuesday, the death toll from the flooding in Assam rose to 88, with an estimated 55.42 lakh people impacted across 32 of the state’s 34 districts. The Army works around the clock to help the hurting people, alongside federal, state, and local disaster response organizations like the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India and Japan will contribute to an Indo-Pacific that is open, free, and inclusive, with respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity: Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an op-ed published in a leading Japanese newspaper on Monday that India and Japan will contribute to the creation of an open, free, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, connected by secure seas, integrated by trade and investment, defined by respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, and anchored in international law. Prime Minister Modi, who is […]

flood situation in Assam

Assam floods: Amit Shah promises full assistance, and the army joins rescue efforts

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke with Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over the phone on Tuesday about the overall flood situation in Assam and promised him that the Centre will provide all feasible assistance. In separate English and Assamese tweets, the Home Minister stated: “Concerned about the situation in the wake of heavy rainfall in parts of Assam. Spoke […]

RailTel's public Wi-Fi

RailTel makes its public WiFi services available through the PM-WANI initiative at 100 stations

RailTel said in a statement on Monday that it has launched Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) scheme-based access to its public WiFi services across 100 train stations. At a ceremony conducted here on Monday, Puneet Chawla, Chairman and Managing Director of RailTel, gave a soft launch of these public-friendly services. By the end of June 2022, PM-WANI-based access […]

UN Security Council

France supports India’s ambition for permanent membership in the reconstituted UNSC, NSG

According to a joint statement issued by the two countries after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with French President Emmanuel Macron, France reiterated its commitment to support India’s bid for permanent membership in a reformed UN Security Council and New Delhi’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group. India has been in the vanguard of UN efforts to press for long-overdue […]

Tributes pour in on Ambedkar Jayanti

Tributes pour in on Ambedkar Jayanti; ‘indelible contributions’, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to B R Ambedkar on his 131st birth anniversary, saying it is a day to “reiterate our commitment to fulfilling his dreams”. In a tweet, he said Ambedkar has made indelible contributions to India’s progress. President Ram Nath Kovind also paid tributes to B R Ambedkar on the occasion and said that he being the architect of the Constitution, laid […]

CBI searches EPFO offices in Nagpur

CBI searches EPFO offices in Nagpur, seizes documents

A joint team of the CBI and the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation vigilance cell conducted searches at two EPFO offices in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city following some complaints of irregularities against EPFO employees, officials said on Wednesday. The Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) anti-corruption branch in Nagpur and the EPFO’s vigilance team from Mumbai started the searches on Tuesday morning in […]

CBI brings Nirav Modi's

CBI brings Nirav Modi’s close associate Subhash Shankar back to India

Subhash Shankar, a key associate of Nirav Modi, was taken back to India from Cairo in a huge sting operation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). For a long time, the CBI has been investigating a bank fraud case and attempting to reintroduce Shankar to the country. At the request of the CBI, Interpol issued a Red Corner Notice […]

Indian Railways

Indian Railways to make more overbridges to deal with waterlogging problem

The Indian Railways is making efforts to make more overbridges rather than roads under bridges (RUBs) as problems like waterlogging are a common phenomenon in underground projects, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The minister said that as far as possible, railways are converting RUBs into overbridges even though the cost of an overbridge is […]

India starts supplying rice to Sri Lanka

India starts supplying rice to Sri Lanka in first major food aid

Indian traders have started loading 40,000 tonnes of rice for prompt shipment to Sri Lanka in the first major food aid since Colombo secured a credit line from New Delhi. The Indian Ocean island nation of 22 million people is struggling to pay for essential imports after a 70% drop in foreign exchange reserves in two years led to a […]