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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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  • Indian Navy’s new destroyer INS Visakhapatnam launched

    Mumbai, April 20 Indian Navy's new destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam, with enhanced capability to operate in nuclear, biological and chemical atmosphere, was launched in Mumbai on Monday. The ship is the first of the four follow follow-up order of the Kolkata class warships and will give a major flip to India's maritime capabilities when it is inducted in 2018. The warship was launched by Minu Dhowan, wife of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan. Admiral Dhowan and senior officials of the Navy and Mazagaon Docks Limited were present on the occasion. Launch of the ship means that it is being ...

  • PM Modi credits his political career to BR Ambedkar, calls him leader of 'humanity'

    Newspoint Bureau
    New Delhi, April 20 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of Dr BR Ambedkar International Centre here, and said, “If Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was not there, where would Narendra Modi be...I think about this often.” With the inauguration of the international convention centre of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Modi government has achieved something great in just eight months, what various other governments at the Centre could not do in the past 25 years. According to reports, Narendra Modi-led NDA government is leaving no stone unturned to win over Dalits and looks prepared...

  • J&K Govt to introduce new policy on tourism soon

    Newspoint Bureau
    Jaipur, April 20 Jammu and Kashmir government would soon come up with a new tourism policy focusing on extensive promotion of the state among travelers and the development of infrastructure and facilities, a top official said. “To start with, the government would hold a 3-day tourism promotion event ‘Great Himalaya Bazar’ in Srinagar from May 16 where we will be proactively promote our tourism destinations to attract travelers who prefer to go to Europe and other places,” Farooq A Shah, Managing Director, J&K Tourism Development Corporation, told reporters here today. He said the bazar wil...

  • Sonia pleased with Rahul Gandhi's speech, says his comeback was good one

    Newspoint Bureau
    New Delhi, April 20 Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed pleasure at party vice president Rahul Gandhi's speech in the Lok Sabha where he called the NDA government a 'suit-boot ki sarkaar' and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "pro-industrialist." "I did not hear the full speech of Rahul (in Parliament) but I was told it was good," Sonia told scribes when asked about her son's post-sabbatical speech on the issue of Land Acquisition Bill. "We will keep raising farmers issues," she added. Rahul Gandhi, in his first appearance in parliament in the budget session aft...

  • Now, voter or Aadhaar card to get you a PAN card

    Newspoint Bureau
    New Delhi, April 20 An EPIC or Aadhaar document will now be enough for any individual to obtain PAN card as the income tax department has relaxed the cumbersome procedure of having multiple documents to prove one's own identity. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy making body of the I-T department, has recently issued a notification making the elector's photo identity card (EPIC) and Aadhaar, issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India, valid proof of "date of birth" for obtaining PAN card. Till now, both these photo ID cards were only considered as valid p...

  • Privileges of MPs, VIP passengers at airports to stay: Government

    Newspoint Bureau
    New Delhi, April 20 Government on Monday said there is no proposal to cut privileges and protocols of VIP passengers and MPs at various airports. Giving this information in Lok Sabha, civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said some of the facilities being provided to the VIPs and members of Parliament include providing reserved lounge at domestic and international airports, free access to terminal building and visitors gallery, airport entry pass to personal staff of MPs. Besides, one airport official is designated as protocol officer to ensure that these these facilities/courtesies ...

  • 'Acche din' govt has failed this country, Rahul Gandhi says in Lok Sabha

    Newspoint Bureau
    New Delhi, April 20 Rahul Gandhi, back from a mysterious two-month sabbatical, will speak in the Lok Sabha this evening in a debate on the agrarian crisis in the country. It will be his first speech in the present House, which was constituted last year after the May national elections. That also means that it will be his first speech ever from the Opposition benches. Gandhi, one of only 44 Congress MPs in the lower house, was conspicuously absent in the first part of the crucial Budget session. As the session began, his party explained that the party's vice-president had taken leave of abse...

  • Kashmir highway opens despite rain, Mughal road remains closed

    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, April 20 Despite rain the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained through for one-way traffic. However, the Mughal road linking the south Kashmir with Jammu remained closed during the past three months though authorities have already started snow clearance operation to put it through. A traffic police spokesperson told that the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was through for one-way only despite rain. Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers and empty trucks and oil tankers left Kashmir val...

  • Another Hindu temple vandalised in US

    Newspoint Bureau
    Houston, April 20 A Hindu temple in the US state of Texas has been vandalised with offensive images spray-painted on its walls, the third such incident in the country this year. The number ‘666’ and an upside down cross was spray-painted on the door of the temple in Old Lake Highlands, north Texas. Krishna Singh, who is on the temple’s board, said they discovered the graffiti last Monday. “That was a big shock, really…The whole thing has been very disturbing to the community,” Singh said. Dallas police sent out detectives with the gang unit who are still searching for suspects. Now devo...

  • Fresh snowfall in Kargil in Ladakh region

    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, April 20 Fresh snowfall was experienced at Kargil, a border town on the national highway, connecting the Ladakh region with the rest of the State, resulting in drop in the temperature. Fresh snowfall has hampered snow clearance operation started by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on the highway, which remained closed since December last year. A report from Kargil said the main town received more than six inches of fresh snowfall since early this morning resulting in drop in the temperature. Against yesterday’s 3 degree minimum temperature it was 1.8 degree in the borde...

  • Char Dham Yatra to begin tomorrow

    Dehradun, April 20 Amid frequent rains and snowfall in Uttarakhand, the annual Char Dham Yatra will begin tomorrow, with the opening of the gates of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on the auspicious occasion of “Akshaya Tritiya”. To attract more people to the annual pilgrimage this year after the devastating deluge in 2013, the state government said that it has taken all measures to ensure smooth passage of the yatra. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and senior officials have toured Kedarnath, Badrinath and other areas to take stock of the preparations for the pilgrimage. The Gangot...

  • Avalanche warning

    Newspoint Bureau
    Srinagar, April 20 As per communication of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, medium danger of avalanche warning exists for next 24 hours from April 20 to April 21, 2015 in avalanche prone areas of Kargil district. The Deputy Commissioner Kargil district is asked to advise people not to venture out in avalanche prone areas. People of these areas are also advised to temporarily evacuate those locations which are under fall line of avalanches. ...

  • DB Admit PIL regarding encroachment of 300 Kanal State land at Kathua

    Jammu Tawi, April 20 In a Public Interest Litigation regarding encroachment of more than 300 Kanal State/Forest Land at Village Rehan Tehsil Basholi District Kathua, A Division Bench of state High Court Comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur after hearing Adv Nirmal Kotwal appearing for the PIL admit the Public Interest Litigation and issued post admission notice to chief Secreary J&K, Commissioner/Secreatry Forest Dept J&K, Deputy Commissioner Kathua, SSP Kathua, SDM and Tehsildar Basholi, chief Conservator of Forest, DFO Billawar returnable within tw...

  • DB expresses displeasure over slow pace of ST arrears recovery

    Jammu Tawi, April 20 Division Bench of High Court comprising Comprising Chief Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur today expressed displeasure over slow pace of recovery of Sales Tax arrears from wines shops as well as Public sector undertakings who are the defaulters and issued direction to the official respondents. This direction has been passed in a a Public Interest Litigation filed by Balvinder Singh & Ors regarding recovery of Sales Tax & Vat from all the defaulters, who had failed to pay the sales tax under the J&K General Sales Tax Act and J&K VAT ...


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