Funds won’t be constraint to achieve Swachh Bharat targets: Minister

New Delhi, Feb 3 : Highlighting the government’s commitment to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, union minister Birender Singh on Wednesday assured states that funds will not be a constraint to achieve targets of sanitation and drinking water in the country. Addressing a ‘National Conference on Sanitation and Drinking Water’, the minister for drinking water and […]

Celebrate a coconut tree-themed Valentine’s Day, urges Goa NGO

Panaji, Feb 3 : On Valentine’s Day, celebrated universally on February 14, a charitable trust in Goa has invited people to make coconut trees their valentine, to innovatively protest against the state government’s controversial decision to officially de-recognise the coconut palm as a tree. Armando Gonsalves, who is part of the Goa For Giving trust, […]

50,000 stranded people evacuated from Chinese station

Beijing, Feb 3 : Over 50,000 holiday travellers stranded due to poor weather in and around a railway station in Guangzhou area of China’s Guangdong province were evacuated on Wednesday. Snow and sleet in central and eastern provinces of China delayed 27 trains, a railway spokesperson said on Tuesday. An estimated 175,000 passengers were scheduled […]