more-inAbout 35 lakh identified tuberculosis patients across the country will soon get ₹500 every month from the Centre as social support. Similar support will be extended to all TB patients and their families which can be covered under the ambit of direct benefit transfer using Aadhaar,” he said. It pointed out that under-nutrition is an established risk factor for progression of latent TB infection to active TB. Food insecurity in household contacts of TB patients in India increases their risk of developing active TB. Nutritional support will help reduced TB deaths, which is currently at an estimated 4.8 lakh per year,” he said.
December 12, 2017 15:22 UTC
When the cops in the Capital were chasing a few suspected criminals, one of them shot at a policeman showing no sense of trepidation. The shot fired at the police injured constable Satveer Singh and the policeman was admitted to a hospital. THE INCIDENTConstable Satveer Singh and head constable Subhash Masudpur were patrolling the area at around 6 pm. A case has been registered in the Vasant Kunj Police Station and injured Satveer Singh is undergoing treatment at the Trauma Center of AIIMS. The suspected criminals are still at large.
December 12, 2017 15:22 UTC
Essel Group promoter and chairman Subhash Chandra. New Delhi: Essel Group promoter and chairman Subhash Chandra on Tuesday launched Esselerator, a mentorship and accelerator program for start-ups in media and entertainment sector. That’s why its part of the foundation,” said Amit Goenka, chief executive (International Broadcast Business) at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. The program has been launched in association with the Essel Group and will be powered by TiE Mumbai, a non-profit global community. The first mentorship program of 8-12 weeks under Esselerator will start by mid January.
December 12, 2017 15:00 UTC
All of them should come under the purview of the special courts and their fate could be decided within a year.Complying with the direction of Supreme Court which had asked the Centre to set up special courts for tainted lawmakers, the government had told the court that 12 such courts will be constituted across the country to decide cases against lawmakers who are facing serious criminal charges. It said that number of special courts to be constituted was decided on the basis of presumption that each court would be able to dispose of 165 cases per annum and 12 courts would bring to an end the long pending cases against MPs and MLAs. "Disposing of 1,581 criminal cases involving political persons within a time frame of one year as directed by SC is the aim as well as the objective of the scheme. It is proposed to set up a total of 12 special courts across the country in various states to decide such cases at an expenditure of Rs 7.80 crore. Other issues relating to appointment of judicial officers, public prosecutor, court staff and other requirement of man-power and infrastructure will be dealt with by apex court in consultation with state governments.
December 12, 2017 14:47 UTC
NEW DELHI: Retired from the railways, but yet to turn 65? Now, retired rail employees can seek re- engagement with the national transporter till they attain the age of 65 years.In a letter written by the Railway Board to all the general managers on Tuesday, the age limit of the retired employees seeking re-engagement has been enhanced from 62 to 65 years, allowing more of such employees to lend their expertise to the railways. "The board has decided to enhance the maximum age limit for re-engagement of retired hands to 65 years from the existing age limit of 62 years. Further, it has also been decided to extend the validity of the scheme of re-engagement of retired employees to January 12, 2019 as against the existing validity up to September 14, 2018," the letter stated.The board, in a letter dated October 16, had empowered the divisional railway managers (DRMs) to re-engage retired rail personnel in appropriate posts.It had also said that those re-appointed could only be in service till they turned 62, which has now been extended to 65 years. The retirement age for the employees is 60.The monthly remuneration of such employees would be determined by "reducing the pension amount from their last drawn salary", the letter written in October had stated.It had also said the suitability or competence of the staff should be assessed before their re-engagement and their safety record as well as other operational requirements should be adequately addressed.These norms, however, would remain the same, the letter written by the Railway Board today clarified.
December 12, 2017 14:26 UTC
Highlights 1 Rahul Gandhi to be coronated as Congress president on December 16. 2 The post of Congress vice-president will once again fall vacant. With Rahul as Congress president, post of vice-president to again fall vacant after a long timeWith Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress president on December 16, the post of vice-president in the party will once again fall vacant.Both Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, from whom he takes over as Congress president, have made records of sorts. Both Sonia and Rahul have remained as Congress president and vice-president respectively for the longest time in the 131-year history of the Grand Old Party. The other post in the Congress which has also remained largely dormant like that of vice-president is that of working president.
December 12, 2017 14:26 UTC
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spearheaded the campaign for the ruling party and president of Congress Rahul Gandhi helmed the stumping for his outfit. The second and final phase of elections, for which the open campaigning ended at 5 pm, will see 93 assembly seats spread across 14 districts in north and central Gujarat going to polls. A total of 851 candidates are in the fray for the second phase, where 2.22 crore people are eligible to vote. During the campaign, Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah trained guns on the Congress on issues like Ram Temple, alleged Pakistani interference in the Gujarat polls and Aiyar's remarks. The last day of campaigning saw both Modi and Gandhi visiting temples.
December 12, 2017 14:10 UTC
Mumbai City Football Club on Tuesday became the first team in the history of the Hero Indian Super League to create a dedicated section for away fans during its home matches at the Mumbai Football Arena. Mumbai City FC are glad to announce a dedicated section for away fans at the Mumbai Football Arena. More: https://t.co/7dFmbBZwuW#MadeInMumbai — Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) December 12, 2017Commenting on the initiative, Mumbai City FC co-owner Ranbir Kapoor said, "I am really glad that we could be the first team in the ISL to have taken this progressive step towards supporting the fan culture in our country." A total of 200 seats will be allocated to the away supporters' section and the tickets for this section will be available under a special category. Mumbai City FC beat Chennaiyin FC 1-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday, December 10 courtesy a goal from midfielder Achille Emana and now have 7 points from 5 games so far, with two wins, one draw and two losses.
December 12, 2017 14:04 UTC
The IndiGo shares will be sold at a floor price of Rs1,130 each. Photo: ReutersBengaluru: InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, the owner of India’s biggest airline IndiGo, on Tuesday said two of its founder group companies will in this week sell a combined 2.91% stake in the company worth about Rs1,265 crore ($196.5 million). Ltd plans to sell about 8 million shares in InterGlobe while IGE (Mauritius) Pvt. Ltd will offload 3.2 million shares in a stock market auction on Wednesday and Thursday, according to a regulatory filing. The shares will be sold at a floor price of Rs1,130 each, the filing showed.
December 12, 2017 13:52 UTC
more-inThe Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court on Tuesday found Ameerul Islam, a migrant worker from Assam, guilty of raping and murdering a Dalit law student near Perumbavoor last year. The case pertains to brutal rape and murder of the Dalit woman at her house in Vattolipadi, near Perumbavoor, on April 28, 2016. The court accepted the prosecution’s argument that the Ameer-Ul Islam, a migrant labourer, forcefully entered the house and committed the rape and murder between 5.30 pm and 6 pm. The trial in the case was transferred to the Principal Sessions Court here from the Kuruppampady Judicial First Class Magistrate Court in July last year. The trail in the Principal Sessions Court here began in April this year, during which, the prosecution examined 100 witnesses, including 15 migrant labourers.
December 12, 2017 13:30 UTC
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's big fat Italian wedding in Tuscany has sent India into a tizzy. Their videos are making everyone's hearts melt and hope that their better half is as loving as Virat or Anushka. Now, Virat and Anushka will head to South Africa, where Virat will start prepping for his cricket series. Virat and Anushka, or "Virushka" as they're popularly called by their fans, have been dating for the past several years. ALSO SEE | Full Coverage: Virushka Wedding
December 12, 2017 13:29 UTC
Speedster Umesh Yadav says the current Indian attack has the ability to take 20 wickets in a Test match during its tour of South Africa, seen by many as the side's litmus test following a string of successes at home. "The wickets in South Africa will put the focus back on the fast bowling unit and rightly so. There will be a lot of expectation from us and I believe this attack has the ability to get 20 South African wickets. Also read India not to play any practice match before South Africa Tests, tour game cancelled"I believe good fitness, proper plans were key to our success in the sub-continent. If we can maintain it in South Africa, no one can stop us," said the man, who is one shy of completing 100 Test wickets.
December 12, 2017 13:19 UTC
more-inIn the happy banter streaming out of Aparna Sen’s Sonata, there is an unusual observation on feminism. On a serious note she adds: “even though these women are not activists they are all living their lives in their own terms. Aparna Sen agrees solitude is a recurring theme in her movies, “Solitude I think is a very important human condition, every single person is alone in some way or other. Aparna Sen, who has adapted a couple of plays on screen, including her latest film, Sonata, maintains close ties with theatre, “I loved those plays. So I switched my role so that I could make films that meet my criteria,” she winds up.
December 12, 2017 13:18 UTC
NEW DELHI: Railway minister Piyush Goyal is embarking on surprise visits and inspections of railway stations and trains, aiming to improve passenger services as well as hear grievances of rail staff.During a midnight inspection of Churchgate and CSMT stations in Mumbai on Friday, the minister was "distressed" with the condition of restrooms and waiting places for loco pilots and RPF personnel.This was not the first time, Goyal since taking over as railways minister in September, made a surprise visit. In October, he had travelled in the Kota Jan Shatabdi to get first-hand feedback from passengers.On November 27, the minister travelled in Mumbai local train and has also visited Elphinstone Road railway station.The minister's strategy seems to be aimed at restoring the national transporter's image which was seriously dented due to a series of accidents in recent past and off late, train delays.Goyal's visit also aimed at motivating employees whose morale is at an all time low due to poor working conditions and declining public image of railways.With just around 17 months left for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the minister is racing against time to make a 'visible impact' in the functioning of railways with some officers suggesting that the ruling BJP dispensation is already at a disadvantage having changed railway ministers three times in the last three and a half years.Sadananda Gowda and Suresh Prabhu were Goyal's predecessors since BJP wrested power at Centre in 2014. The transporter suffered due to changed priorities and focus areas due to change in political leadership.Along with making surprise visits to make officials accountable, Goyal has been trying to fast-track decision-making, pushing long pending reforms in taming and revamping the colonial-era rail bureaucracy, though sometimes these attempts have rubbed officials the wrong way.Goyal's 'corruption in railways' remark, which was clarified by his ministry later, caused damage to morale, some observers have suggested. So was the decision to call in the Army to build foot-over-bridges in Mumbai suburban after Elphinstone tragedy.Goyal's, along with chairman railway board Ashwani Lohani's much-publicised call to end 'VIP culture' in railways did not go down well with many officers who believed it portrayed a negative image in public eyes and it could have been done without making as much 'noise'.
December 12, 2017 13:18 UTC
Alpesh Thakor will not be. Thakor said Modi eats five of these everyday, and that it is imported from Taiwan. WATCH ALPESH THAKOR MAKING THE CLAIM#WATCH Modi Ji eats mushrooms from Taiwan, one mushroom costs Rs 80 thousand & he eats 5 mushrooms a day. Alpesh Thakor says PM Modi eats mushrooms imported from Taiwan. Mushrooms, Rs 80,000 a piece or not, do not make your complexion go fairer.
December 12, 2017 13:18 UTC