Saturday, January 23, 2021
Chicken flu in poultry confirmed in nine districts of Maharashtra: Centre

Chicken flu in poultry confirmed in nine districts of Maharashtra: Centre

Culling operation in poultry is underway in one district each in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh TopicsBird Flu | Maharashtra | Centre The Centre on Saturday said bird flu in poultry has been confirmed in nine districts of Maharashtra, while culling operation in poultry is underway in one district each in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Apart from poultry, the viral…
Punjab’s local body elections to be held on February 14: Voice EC

Punjab’s local body elections to be held on February 14: Voice EC

The schedule for elections and bye-election of eight Municipal Corporations and 109 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats is out TopicsPunjab | Elections ANI  |  General News  Last Updated at January 16, 2021 20:30 IST The Election Commission of Punjab on Saturday has announced the schedule for elections and bye-election of eight Municipal Corporations and 109 Municipal Councils…
Rethink ban on sale of poultry thanks to bird flu, Centre asks states

Rethink ban on sale of poultry thanks to bird flu, Centre asks states

Centre asked the states to allow the selling of poultry products sourced from non-infected areas/states TopicsCentre | Bird Flu | poultry ANI  |  General News  Last Updated at January 16, 2021 20:30 IST Assuring the safety of well-cooked chicken and eggs, the Central government on Saturday requested the state governments across the country to rethink the ban on the…
Newsprint charge up 20% in closing 3 months, publishers to find customs responsibility waiver

Newsprint charge up 20% in closing 3 months, publishers to find customs responsibility waiver

Newsprint cost has jumped in the last three months due to demand-supply imbalance post pandemic TopicsNewsprint | Publishers | Newspapers in India Newsprint cost has jumped 20 per cent in the last three months due to demand-supply imbalance post pandemic, prompting news publishers to petition the government for waiver of 5 per cent import duty to help cut cost.…
100 feeble civil servants elevate questions about transparency in PM-Cares Fund

100 feeble civil servants elevate questions about transparency in PM-Cares Fund

A group of 100 former civil servants wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday raising questions over transparency in the PM-CARES Fund. They said it is necessary that, for reasons of probity and adherence to standards of public accountability, the financial details of receipts and expenditures be made available in order…
President Kovind, CMs contribute in opposition to Ram Temple building in Ayodhya

President Kovind, CMs contribute in opposition to Ram Temple building in Ayodhya

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), part of the RSS-led ideological family, was at the forefront of the Ram Mandir construction movement TopicsRam Nath Kovind | Ram temple | RSS President Ram Nath Kovind contributed over Rs 5 lakh for the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya as the nationwide drive to collect donations kicked off on Friday.…
Amit Shah to lay foundation stone of latest CRPF’s RAF campus in Karnataka

Amit Shah to lay foundation stone of latest CRPF’s RAF campus in Karnataka

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will lay the foundation stone of campus of a newly-raised battalion of CRPF's Rapid Action Force (RAF) at Bhadravati in Shivamogga district of Karnataka during his two-day visit to the state beginning Saturday. After laying the foundation stone of the campus on Saturday, the Home Minister will flag off Emergency…
Punjab studies first suspected case of rooster flu, samples sent to Bhopal lab

Punjab studies first suspected case of rooster flu, samples sent to Bhopal lab

Punjab on Friday reported its first suspected cases of bird flu with samples from two poultry farms in Mohali testing positive for avian influenza. The samples have now been sent to a Bhopal facility for confirmation. According to an official, the samples were collected from the poultry farms at Behra village in Mohali's Dera Bassi…
Govt notifies over 3,500 jobs for persons with benchmark disabilities

Govt notifies over 3,500 jobs for persons with benchmark disabilities

The government has notified 3,566 posts in the central government establishments as suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities. These posts have also been identified suitable for new categories of persons with disabilities such as dwarfism, acid attack victims, muscular dystrophy, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, mental illness and multiple disability have been…
905 birds, most poultry, chanced on stupid in Maharashtra; tests underway

905 birds, most poultry, chanced on stupid in Maharashtra; tests underway

As many as 905 birds including 753 poultry birds were found dead in Maharashtra in a 12-hour period and samples have been sent to the labs to check if any of them carried the avian influenza virus, an official said. Since January 8, 3,949 birds have been found dead in the state, said an official…