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Denied ration over Aadhaar-linking, Jharkhand girl dies of starvation
Ranchi, Oct 17(Agencies): A Jharkhand-based girl allegedly died of starvation after her mother was denied ration over Aadhaar linkage. As per reports, the family's ration cards were not linked with Aadhaar. The incident took place in Karimati village of Jharkhand's Simdega district. 11-year-old Santoshi Kumari reportedly starved for nearly eight days ahead of dying. Kumari, who died on September 28, came from an impoverished family. Owing to no fixed income, the family is entitled for subsidised rations under the National Food Security Act, said reports. "I went to get rice, but I was told that no ration will be given to me. My daughter died saying 'Bhat-bhat' (rice)," said Kumari's mother, Koyli Devi. "Clear instructions were given that ration shouldn't be denied to those who haven'...
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VC chairs State Advisory Board for Welfare, Development of SCs meet
JAMMU, Oct 16: Vice Chairperson, State Advisory Board for Welfare and Development of Scheduled Caste, Bhushan Lal Dogra, chaired a high level meeting to review various schemes and programmes being implemented by various departments for Welfare and Development of Scheduled Caste. Secretary, Advisory Board Bharat Bhushan, All Board members and Sectoral Officers of Jammu District along with senior functionaries of Social Welfare, ICDS, Revenue, Rural Development, CAPD and Power Development departments, SC/ST/OBC Corporation, DIC, JKEDI, Khadi And Village Board, PHE, Agriculture and Police Department attended the meeting. A threadbare discussion was held on various issues including allocation and utilization of funds under Centrally Sponsored Schemes SCA to SCSP, scholarships, financial ass...
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24 passengers fall ill after consuming food in Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express
NEW DELHI, Oct 15 (Agencies): Twenty four passengers travelling on Tejas Express from Karmali to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus have fallen ill after they had food from the pantry car. All the passengers who complaine dof food poisoning were admitted to a Lifecare Hospital at Chiplun in the Konkan region. Tejas Express is a state of the art train capable of running at the speed of 200 kmph with ultra modern amenities run between Mumbai and Karmali (5 days a week during Non-monsoon period and 3 days a week during monsoon period). Equipped with CCTV cameras besides smoke and fire detection system, the 19-coach Tejas train has bio- vacuum toilets and GPS-based passenger information display system. There are tea and coffee vending machines and snack tables at each coach as catering f...
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World praising India for reforms like demonetisation, GST: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, Oct 15 (Agencies): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that countries across the world are lauding India for having the guts to bring in major structural reforms like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST). In an exclusive interview with agencies, the Finance Minister, who was in US to attend annual meeting of the IMF and World bank, said that the comments made by the experts worldwide on India's structural reforms underline the country's confident image. "The comments made by the experts here in US and other countries, on India's structural reforms, highlight our countries self-confidence. The economy of various countries was going through recession since past three years and that time India was comparatively in a better state. So, we took advantage...
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BJP Govt at the Centre is nothing more than UPA III: RSS
NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Agencies): The BJP government at the Centre is nothing more than UPA III, said RSS trade union president Saji Narayanan in the latest of broadsides against the Narendra Modi-led government’s economic and labour policies. “In the economic and labour front, it (BJP government) is nothing more than UPA III! Any additions are only cosmetic changes,” Saji Narayanan, the president of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), the largest trade union in India, wrote in an exclusive article for Outlookindia. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the nucleus of Sangh Parivar cosmos, had made it evident that it is upset with the Modi government’s economic policy decisions and, like a ventriloquist, has been lashing out through its affiliates like BMS and Swadeshi Jagran Manch. “Every ne...
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Consider taking steps to firewall games like Blue Whale, SC tells govt
NEW DELHI, Oct 13 (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to consider forming an expert committee to create firewalls for virtual games like Blue Whale. The SC made the observation while hearing a plea seeking to firewall virtual games like Bluewhale which have allegedly led to several suicides. The apex court has restrained the high courts from entertaining similar pleas. The order comes a day after the Central government told the Delhi High Court that a committee of computer and other experts has been set up to probe cases of suicide allegedly caused by the 'Blue Whale' challenge game. The government also informed the Delhi HC that it has given directions to internet majors - Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to ensure that all links of 'B...
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7th Pay Commission brings Diwali bonanza for many: 10 points
New Delhi, Oct 12 (Agencies): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the revision of pay scales for about eight lakh teachers and other academic staff in higher educational institutions under the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in centrally funded technical institutions. 10 key points about 7th Pay Commission you need to know 1. Pay Commission was set up by Government of India to give recommendations regarding changes in salary structure of its employees. 2. Since India's Independence, seven pay commissions have been set up on a regular basis to review and make recommendations on the work and pay structure of all civil and military divisions of the Government of India. 3. Headquartered in Delhi, the Commission was given 18 months from da...
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Billions in Change 2 offers new inventions to solve world’s biggest problems
New Delhi, Oct 12 (Agencies): Indian-born billionaire, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Manoj Bhargava believes those with wealth have a duty to serve those with less. He has committed over 99 percent of his fortune to improving quality of life for the ‘unlucky half of the world,’ namely by funding the development and deployment of inventions that help people meet their basic needs. Bhargava’s unique approach to philanthropy was originally chronicled in the 2015 documentary film, Billions in Change, which featured four solutions created by Stage 2, Bhargava’s invention shop in Farmington Hills, Michigan (USA), dealing with energy, water, and health. “Lights, clean water and nutritious food are the foundation of health, education, and livelihood,” says Bhargava. “Without them it’s impossi...
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