India bans Cattle Slaughter Across India, Restrictions on Sale Too

New Delhi, May 26, 2017 / 2:17 pm  The Environment Ministry has banned cattle slaughter and introduced restrictions on the sale of cattle to prevent their killing. A gazette notification, titled Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change states that no one […]

Modi inaugurates India’s longest river bridge in Assam

Published by Current News Service Asam, May 26, 2017 / 12: 35 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India's longest river bridge here in Assam. The over 9.2 km long Dhola-Sadiya bridge, built on the Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, will connect Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.  Modi, who is on a […]

UN says no evidence that its observers were targeted along LoC

New Delhi, May 25, CNS: After Pakistan claimed that United Nations Military Observers group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) narrowly escaped a firing incident as Indian troops targeted their vehicle while they were visiting the areas along the Pakistani side of Line of Control (LoC), UN has dismissed the claim.    There was “no evidence” […]

No airspace violation over Siachen, says IAF

IANS New Delhi,May 24 2017:The Indian Air Force on Wednesday denied claims by Pakistan Air Force that its fighter jets had flown over the Siachen glacier. "There is no reported airspace violation," sources in the Indian Air Force said in response to Pakistan's claim of its fighter jets having flown over the glacier which is in […]

24 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

Indo-Asian News Service  Dehradun,May 24 2017:At least 24 persons were killed and eight others injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand late on Tuesday, police said. The accident took place near Nalupani in Uttarkashi district when a bus full of pilgrims from Indore, Madhya Pradesh were returning […]

Arun Jaitley pays tribute to slain soldiers

New Delhi, May 22, CNS:  Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Monday paid tribute to the three soldiers who died while foiling an infiltration bid by militants in Naugam Sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.      In a series of tweets, Arun Jaitley said that: "Infiltration bid by militants in the Naugam sector, Kashmir valley has […]

Consumers to get impacted with higher GST rates: Telecom tower body

IANS New Delhi,May 22 2017;The government's decision to put the telecom industry under the 18 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will impact the industry as well as the consumers, feels the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA). "The recent announcement on GST rate of 18 per cent tax levy for […]

Tremors continue in Himachal on third day

Indo-Asian News Service  Shimla,May 21 2017:Mild tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region for the third consecutive day on Sunday, triggering panic among the people. No loss of life or damage to property was reported. "Tremors of earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale were felt for some seconds at 6.11 a.m.," local Meteorological […]

Congress meets over Kashmir situation

IANS New Delhi,May 20 2017:The Congress on Saturday held the maiden meeting of its policy planning group on the Jammu and Kashmir situation at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence here. Senior leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ambika Soni, attended the meeting. On Friday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi set up the group under the chairmanship […]

CIC organises Seminar on implementation of the RTI Act

New Delhi, May 19, CNS: The Central Information Commission organized a seminar on the Implementation of the Right to Information Act 2005 here today. The Seminar was attended by CIC, ICs, former CICs, State ICs, NGOs and other stakeholders. The Seminar began with an address by Shri Radha Krishna Mathur, Chief Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission. […]

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