Govt proposes to allow premature closure of PPF account

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI In bid to bring major changes in small saving scheme, Government has proposed to allow premature closure of Public Provident Fund (PPF) accounts and permit opening of small savings accounts in the name of minor. It will make amendments in Small Savings Act in this regard. In a statement, Finance … Continue reading Govt proposes to allow premature closure of PPF account

PM stresses on to end discrimination against girl child

AMN / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the need to end all forms of discrimination against the girl child. The Prime Minister said this while interacting with over 100 women beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, who called on him in New Delhi today. He exhorted the gathering to work towards … Continue reading PM stresses on to end discrimination against girl child

Centre to set up one sanitary pad unit in each block

AMN / NEW DELHI Centre will set up at least one sanitary pad unit in each block of the country for better health and hygiene of women. These units will be set up through Common Services Centers network and will create employment for around 60 thousand women. This was announced by Electronics and IT Minister … Continue reading Centre to set up one sanitary pad unit in each block

DAC clears Rs 16,000 cr to procure weapons for troops

Our correspondent / NEW DELHI The Defence Acquisition Council, DAC, has cleared proposal worth 15 thousand 935 Crore rupees. The council met under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi today and accorded approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Services. Defence Ministry in a release said, the council cleared the proposal … Continue reading DAC clears Rs 16,000 cr to procure weapons for troops

New barcoded tickets for entry to Taj Mahal to cost Rs 50

AMN / New Delhi As part of efforts to preserve the iconic Taj Mahal for generations to come, the Government on Tuesday announced a hike in price of entry tickets to the Taj Mahal to Rs 50 , from the existing Rs 40. Addressing a press conference, Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma announced the … Continue reading New barcoded tickets for entry to Taj Mahal to cost Rs 50

Hailstorm in Maharashtra kills four people, damages crops

AMN AT LEAST Four persons were killed, and many others injured in the hailstorm that hit several districts of Marathwada and Vidarbha region on Sunday. The hailstorm has also damaged crops over an area of 1.25 lakh hectare across 11 districts. Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar said primary damage assessment report has stated that over … Continue reading Hailstorm in Maharashtra kills four people, damages crops

Campaign reaches peak for Tripura Assembly polls

AMN / AGARATALA With less than a week Tripura going into Assembly polls, all major parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. Poll campaign, steered by parties, particularly CPIM, Congress and BJP, has reached at the peak. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed rallies on Monday and will continue campaigning on … Continue reading Campaign reaches peak for Tripura Assembly polls

Gadkari expresses shock over Cochin Shipyard blast

New Delhi Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday expressed shock over the blast at Cochin Shipyard that killed four people. Expressing condolences to the bereaved families Mr Gadkari tweeted, “Shocked by unfortunate blast at Cochin Shipyard where 4 people have died. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved families. I … Continue reading Gadkari expresses shock over Cochin Shipyard blast

N Korea leader Kim Jong-un impressed with South’s delegation welcome

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised South Korea for its “impressive” efforts in hosting a delegation from the North during the Winter Olympics. His comments came as the delegation, led by Mr Kim’s sister Kim Yo-jong, returned home from Pyeongchang. State media outlet KCNA said after receiving the delegation’s report, Mr. Kim expressed satisfaction … Continue reading N Korea leader Kim Jong-un impressed with South’s delegation welcome

‘Rape Roko’ campaign launched in Delhi to fight sexual violence

Our Correspondent /New Delhi Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today launched a nationwide campaign ‘Rape Roko’ with the students to fight sexual violence. DCW chief Swati Maliwal — who is on a Satyagraha in protest against the rape of an eight-month-old infant in the capital launched the campaign along with other social workers “Have not … Continue reading ‘Rape Roko’ campaign launched in Delhi to fight sexual violence