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Demographic impact of Christian Missionaries: India needs the equivalent of Russia’s Yarovaya law

Christian Missionaries are still aggressively targeting the economically deprived section of India’s population and rapidly converting them into Christianity with a mission to increase the number of “believers”.

Our Children, Our Future: Dear Smriti Irani, these child development and humanitarian issues cannot wait

It is time that attention is drawn towards three disturbing trends in child development, especially relating to the most vulnerable children in our society - orphans, runaways, children of the indigent and children of marginalized sections of society.
3 CMs to skip NITI Aayog meeting

After Mamata Banerjee, KCR and Captain Amarinder Singh to skip NITI Aayog meet

Telangana's KCR wouldn't be attending the meeting due to his mega irrigation project. Punjab's Captain Amarinder Singh would skip the meeting due to ill health.

Is Kamal Nath in trouble for the 1984 Sikh Genocide case? Armed with this Home Ministry order, MS Sirsa certainly thinks so

The order also says that the order has been passed in consideration of the representation made on 24th December 2018 received from the General Secretary, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee.
GST refund for langar items

Central government releases Rs 57 lakh as first GST refund for Langar items purchased by Gurudwaras

This is the first instalment of GST refund and henceforth this refund would be issued quarterly to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

‘Pained’ Manish Sisodia gives a confused response to Metro Man Sreedharan’s objection to AAP’s dole of free Metro rides to women

Manish Sisodia in his letter has said that he is 'pained and surprised' that the former DMRC chief has opposed the State government's move to let women travel on Metro for free.

Union HRD minister proposes to set up two Sanskrit speaking villages near the central institutes

The BJP government attempts to preserve the 3500-year-old heritage

Massive push for healthcare benefits: Modi govt reduces contribution of employees and employers for Employee State Insurance scheme

The Modi government has reduced the rate of contribution under the ESI Act from 6.5% to 4%

Isreali Prime Minister tweets a note of thanks to Modi for standing by Israel in UN

Israel thanks India for voting against a Palestinian organisation's entry into UN as observer

Modi govt to develop educational institutions and hospitals on Waqf properties, provide free UPSC coaching for Muslim girls

According to the latest schemes launched by the Modi government, Waqf properties across the country will be geo-tagged, digitised and 100% funding will be provided by the government to develop schools, colleges, hospital etc

SC rejects plea of disgraced ex-cop Sanjiv Bhatt seeking to examine 11 additional witnesses in 1989 custodial death case

Last year in September, the sacked ex-IPS officer, Sanjiv Bhatt was taken into custody by the Gujarat CID over a 1998 case of planting drugs

Former ISRO chief Madhavan Nair says UPA government delayed Chandrayaan-2 mission

Madhavan Nair says UPA government delayed Chandrayaan-2 and gave priority to Mangalyaan mission
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Reach office on time, avoid working from home: PM Narendra Modi to council of ministers

In the first cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Modi has also talked about the five-year agenda and has asked every ministry to come up with their five-year agenda and to formulate an impactful decision, which needs to be taken in the first 100 days of the government. 
Piyush Goyal and Wang Shouwen

Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal urges China to clamp down on unfair trade practices by Chinese exporters

Piyush Goyal asked China to stop unfair trade practices, and increase import of Indian services to correct trade balance
PM Modi meets secretaries to the government of India seeking 5-year plan for each Ministry

PM Modi seeks 5-year roadmap with well-defined targets for each ministry

PM Modi has asked top bureaucrats to draw ambitious 5-year plans for each Ministry to propel India in the $5+ trillion economy group.

India stands by Israel, rejects request of Palestinian organisation ‘Shahed’ to obtain observer status in the UN

India supports Israeli resolution to reject the request to grant Shahed the status of an observer organisation at the UN

Action against ‘anti-NDTV’ officer result of various transgressions, cases against NDTV founders to continue

One name in that stood out in the list of 12 officers and created quite the flutter, was SK Srivastava, the man who had been leading the charge against NDTV.

Rahul Gandhi’s official bungalow included in the Lok Sabha list of vacant houses: Reports

According to ANI, Rahul Gandhi's 12, Tughlaq Lane bungalow has been marked as vacant by Lok Sabha secretaritat

Uttar Pradesh: Reduced to a dirty canal, BJP MLA’s consistent efforts give new life to Sarayan river flowing through Sitapur

Because of BJP government's consistent efforts, the Uttarakhand High Court declared river 'Ganga' as the first living entity of India
Indian Railways to offer massage service in trains

Indian Railways to offer massage services for passengers in trains departing from Indore

The service would commence within 15-20 days in 39 trains departing from Indore.

Amit Shah tightens the noose, foreign funding NGOs to seek approval for change of key functionaries or face action

The notification states that all such NGOs that have got their registration through FCRA have to within a month seek approval from the government in case any change in the key functionaries and office-bearers have been in effect

Study by UNICEF reveals considerable reduction in groundwater and soil contamination due to Swachh Bharat Mission

UNICEF and Gates Foundation praise Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission for its success in reducing groundwater and soil contamination
Arun Jaitley vacates his government bungalow and surrender his official cars

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley vacates government bungalow, returns cars and staff

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley had earlier requested PM Modi to exclude him from the cabinet citing health reasons.

Mamata Banerjee to skip NITI Aayog meet yet again as it is ‘fruitless’ for her

Recently, the Chief Minister of West Bengal had also chosen to skip the Prime Minister's swearing-in ceremony after BJP swept its way through its second term

Draft National Education Policy: A great step forward in restoring Dharmic civilizational values with a modern context

The long-awaited National Education Policy (NEP) is finally out in draft form for public opinion before finalisation
Satyendra Jain says Ayushman Bharat will not be allowed in Delhi

BJP leader and medical professional Dr Nandini lashes out on Kejriwal government for non-implementation of Ayushman Bharat

BJP leader Dr Nandini expresses disappointment that as a Delhi resident, her chief minister is depriving the people of Delhi of free healthcare services under Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

NDA Government delivered 3.6 times more Metro projects in just 5 years, compared to UPA Govt

Metro rail projects have rapidly expanded under the Modi government

The debate around PLFS is back and here are the issues that the politicised controversy fails to consider

The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) is officially out, and with it, the controversy on job growth over the last 5 years has resurfaced.

Is unemployment in India really at 45 years high: Explaining the NSSO report

The unemployment is at a “45 years high” is a meaningless exaggeration without any basis in facts or data.

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