Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre India 

Floods in Bangladesh kill 42 people and leave millions trapped

Over the weekend, at least 25 people were killed in Bangladesh by lightning or landslides, leaving millions stranded or homeless in the country’s low-lying northeast, where the country is experiencing the worst monsoon floods in recent memory, officials said. According to police authorities in the neighboring Indian state of Assam, at least 17 people have died as a result of the floods that began earlier this month. According to Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, the head of the state-run Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, several of Bangladesh’s rivers have risen to dangerous levels,…

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Narendra Modi India 

On the anniversaries of Tagore, Gokhale, and Maharana Pratap’s births, the Prime Minister pays tribute

On the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to him, stating he continues to inspire millions of people in thought and action. On the occasion of their birth anniversaries, Modi also paid tribute to independence fighter Gopal Krishna Gokhale and the valiant Mewar ruler Maharana Pratap. In honor of Tagore, who was born in 1861 and was a man of many skills, Modi stated, “I bow to Gurudev Tagore on his Jayanti. In thought and action, he continues to inspire millions of people. He…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi India 

PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron meet to discuss bilateral and global concerns

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met French President Emmanuel Macron here, and the two leaders spoke extensively on bilateral and global challenges, as well as agreeing on an ambitious agenda for the next phase of the India-France Strategic Partnership. Modi landed here from Denmark on the penultimate leg of his three-nation European visit on Wednesday night and held extended talks with Macron, who was re-elected to the presidency less than a week ago. The two presidents are expected to have discussed how to assure the stop of hostilities in Ukraine as…

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Tributes pour in on Ambedkar Jayanti India 

Tributes pour in on Ambedkar Jayanti; ‘indelible contributions’, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to B R Ambedkar on his 131st birth anniversary, saying it is a day to “reiterate our commitment to fulfilling his dreams”. In a tweet, he said Ambedkar has made indelible contributions to India’s progress. President Ram Nath Kovind also paid tributes to B R Ambedkar on the occasion and said that he being the architect of the Constitution, laid the foundation of modern India. “Humble tribute to Babasaheb on Ambedkar Jayanti! A strong advocate of social justice, Babasaheb laid the foundation of modern India as the architect of the…

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CBI searches EPFO offices in Nagpur India 

CBI searches EPFO offices in Nagpur, seizes documents

A joint team of the CBI and the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation vigilance cell conducted searches at two EPFO offices in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city following some complaints of irregularities against EPFO employees, officials said on Wednesday. The Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) anti-corruption branch in Nagpur and the EPFO’s vigilance team from Mumbai started the searches on Tuesday morning in the EPFO offices located at Tukdoji square and Umred road here and continued till late night, they said. “Several incriminating documents were seized during the searches,” an official said. A…

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CBI brings Nirav Modi's India 

CBI brings Nirav Modi’s close associate Subhash Shankar back to India

Subhash Shankar, a key associate of Nirav Modi, was taken back to India from Cairo in a huge sting operation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). For a long time, the CBI has been investigating a bank fraud case and attempting to reintroduce Shankar to the country. At the request of the CBI, Interpol issued a Red Corner Notice against Nirav, his brother Nishal Modi, and his employee Subhash Parab in 2018. Based on a charge sheet filed by the CBI in a special court in Mumbai and an…

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Indian Railways India 

Indian Railways to make more overbridges to deal with waterlogging problem

The Indian Railways is making efforts to make more overbridges rather than roads under bridges (RUBs) as problems like waterlogging are a common phenomenon in underground projects, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The minister said that as far as possible, railways are converting RUBs into overbridges even though the cost of an overbridge is much higher. Railways’ effort is to make overbridges rather than RUBs as waterlogging is a common phenomenon, especially in remote areas, he said during Question Hour. The minister said the…

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PM Modi India 

In last 8 years, maritime sector has scaled new heights: PM Modi

In the last eight years, India’s maritime sector has scaled new heights and contributed to boosting trade and commercial activities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday on the occasion of National Maritime Day. April 5 is celebrated as National Maritime Day across the country and is dedicated to the role of maritime trade in the development of the Indian economy and the role of India and its strategic location in global trade. “Today, on National Maritime Day we recall our glorious maritime history and highlight the importance of the maritime sector towards India’s economic growth,” Modi…

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CNG price hiked India 

CNG price hiked by 80 paise, PNG by Rs 5

CNG price in the national capital on Friday was hiked by 80 paise per kg, while piped cooking gas rates were increased by a steep Rs 5 per cubic metre on the back of the government raising input natural gas prices to record levels. CNG price in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi has been increased to Rs 60.81 per kg from Rs 60.01, according to the information posted on the website of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) — the firm which retails CNG and piped cooking gas in the…

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Around 17 lakh people visited India Pavilion at Dubai Expo: Anurag Thakur India 

Around 17 lakh people visited India Pavilion at Dubai Expo: Anurag Thakur

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday said that around 17 lakh people visited the Indian Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020. The information and broadcasting minister is in Dubai to participate in the Indian Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020. “People have gathered in huge numbers to witness India Pavilion at Dubai Expo. People are excited to watch Indian exhibitions including Yoga, Ayurveda, tourism, textile, cosmic world, and cinema world. Around 17 lakh people have visited India Pavilion,” Thakur told ANI. Talking about the fuel price hike amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis, he said, “The ongoing Ukraine crisis is affecting many sectors…

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