GoI mulls banning use of burnt clay bricks in its construction projects

New Delhi, Dec 9: The Governent of India is planning to ban use of burnt clay bricks in its construction projects across the country, a move aimed at giving a boost to environment-friendly products. According to an official, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has directed the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to examine […]

Pak issues visas to 139 Indian pilgrims to visit Katas Raj dham

New Delhi, Dec 9: The Pakistan High Commission Sunday said it has issued visas to 139 Indian pilgrims to visit Katas Raj Dham, the famous Shiva temple, in the country’s Punjab province. Under the framework of a bilateral protocol on visits to religious shrines, Sikh and Hindu pilgrims from India visit Pakistan every year. Pakistani […]

Home Minister proposes Civil Defence revamp

New Delhi, Dec 6: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called for revamping of the Civil Defence for making the organisation more effective during disasters and peacetime. Addressing the Raising Day function of Civil Defence and Home Guards here today, he said there is no doubt about the utility of the Civil Defence organisation and […]

Committee for rebuilding Babri Masjid says will accept SC decision

New Delhi, Dec 5: A committee for rebuilding the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya held a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Wednesday and said it will accept the decision of the Supreme Court on the dispute. Mohammad Younus Siddiqui, president of All India Babri Masjid Rebuilding Committee, alleged that Muslims are being pitted against […]

HRD Ministry withdraws Kashmiri translations under ‘Bhasha Sangam’ following row

New Delhi, Dec 4: The HRD Ministry has withdrawn the Kashmiri translations of certain sentences under its “Bhasha Sangam” initiative following a row. Last week, the Ministry’s Department of School Education and Literacy had initiated the “Bhasha Sangam”, a celebration of linguistic diversity, with an aim to familiarise every child with simple dialogues in all […]

JK gets 15334 more houses under PMAY(U)

New Delhi, Nov 28: The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee(CSMC) on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) which met here today approved 15,334 houses more houses under PMAY(U) for Jammu and Kashmir. The approval was given in the 40th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee held here today. The CSMC approved construction of another […]

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