UN urges Taliban to provide information on whereabouts of two missing women activists

The United Nations on Saturday expressed concern over the disappearance of two Afghan women activists who were allegedly abducted from their houses in Kabul and urged the Taliban to provide information on their whereabouts Taking to twitter, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that the women activists have been […]

PIL filed in SC against freebies by political parties during elections

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Election Commission of India to seize election symbols and deregister political parties that promised to distribute irrational freebies from public funds. The PIL filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay claimed political parties’ arbitrarily promises or irrational freebies for wrongful gain and to lure voters […]

57-year-old woman from Karntaka’s Thirthahalli tests positive for Kyasanur Forest Disease

A 57-year-old woman from Kudige village of Thirthahalli town in Karnataka’s Shimoga district tested positive for Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), the health officer informed. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, KFD is caused by Kyasanur Forest disease virus (KFDV), a member of the virus family Flaviviridae. KFDV was identified in 1957 […]

PM Modi calls for direct, emotional connect between administration, public to ensure better governance

Recalling NITI Aayog’s ‘Aspirational Districts’ programme that is essentially aimed at localizing sustainable development goals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for direct, emotional connect between administration and public to ensure ‘top to bottom’ as well as ‘bottom to top’ governance flow. “For development in aspirational districts, a direct […]

Ukrainian President authorizes sanctions against 24 Russian companies

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky approved a decree by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council to impose sanctions on a total of 24 Russian companies and on the Russian Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District Yury Chaika, reported TASS. The presidential website published a document with details of the blacklisted companies. The document included construction companies Lenpromtransproyekt and Geozemstroy, […]

Punjab CM Channi to file defamation case against Kejirwal over his “dishonest man” remarks

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday said he would file a defamation case against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejirwal, after the called the former a “dishonest man” following the Enforcement Directorate (ED) raids at many places including at the premises of the Congress leader’s nephew. […]

Ashok Gehlot writes to PM Modi, opposes proposed changes in IAS cadre rules

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi opposing the Centre’s proposed amendments to the Indian Administrative Service Cadre Rules and said the move will violate the constitutional jurisdiction prescribed for the Central and State Governments and will reduce the spirit of working fearlessly and […]