NGO calls on RS to approve Motor Vehicle Act amendment

New Delhi, June 19 : In a bid to reduce road accident deaths in India, Consumer Voice, which works for citizens road safety, on Tuesday asked the Rajya Sabha to pass the bill amending the three-decade-old Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The amendment bill, passed by the Lok Sabha on April 11 this year, is currently […]

Salvage team on board fire-ravaged merchant vessel

Kolkata, June 19 : A salvage team went on board merchant vessel SSL Kolkata on Monday for the first time since the fire fighting operation in the ship to make an assessment of the situation created by the June 14 blaze, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said. The team was taken on board ICGS RajKiran from […]

42 artistes selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

New Delhi, June 19 : The Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s national academy for music, dance and drama, on Tuesday announced that a total of 42 artistes have been selected for the prestigious award. “Sangeet Natak Akademi is pleased to announce that the General Council of the Akademi has at its meeting held on 8 June […]

J&K unlikely to see normalcy: Owaisi

Hyderabad, June 19 : The BJP’s decision to pull out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government and the expected imposition of Governor’s rule won’t bring normalcy in the state, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday. “There will not be normalcy after Governor’s rule is imposed… There will be further repression. The BJP’s actual […]

India, Australia to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation

New Delhi, June 19 : India and Australia have agreed to further strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation, including cross-border terrorism, through exchange of information and capacity-building efforts, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. According to a statement issued following the 10th Meeting of the Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism held here on Monday, “both sides assessed […]