Cabinet approves crop insurance scheme PMFBY

New Delhi, Jan 13 : The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the crop insurance scheme Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) to boost the farming sector and ensure farmers’ welfare. “The new Crop Insurance Scheme is in line with One Nation – One Scheme theme. It incorporates the best features of all previous schemes and […]

Danish woman’s rape case verdict on January 21

New Delhi, Jan 13 : A court here on Wednesday fixed January 21 for delivering its verdict in a case of rape of a Danish woman. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja reserved the verdict after the prosecution and the defence counsel concluded their arguments. Arjun, Raju alias Chhakka, Mohammad Raja, Mahendra alias Ganja, Raju alias […]

EC to organise ‘Matdaata Mahotsav’ in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 13 : The Election Commission will organise a ‘Matdaata Mahotsav’ during January 14-17 at Central Park in the national capital, ahead of the 6th National Voters’ Day on January 25. The event will be inaugurated by Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. “The event will focus on involving voters and citizens from all […]

Army chief defends martyred Lt.Col. Niranajan on procedures

New Delhi, Jan 13 : The army chief, General Dalbir Singh on Wednesday defended martyred National Security Guard officer, Lieutenant Colonel E.K. Niranjan, saying he followed all safety procedures while defusing a bomb at the IAF base in Pathankot in Punjab. Bomb disposal expert Niranjan died when an explosive planted on the body of one […]

Meghalaya HC issues warrant against union secretary

Shillong, Jan 13 : The Meghalaya High Court on Wednesday issued a bailable warrant against union minority affairs secretary Amarendra Sinha after he failed to appear in court in a case related to minority tribes being deprived of fundamental rights and human rights. On December 12, the court directed the state secretary of minority affairs […]

Fight hatred to fight terror, US official tells India

New Delhi, Jan 13 : Challenging calls for hatred and violence was vitally important for countries like India and the US if they need to take on terrorism, a US official said on Wednesday. Sarah B. Sewall, US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, said that justifying bigotry and discriminating against any […]