Author Prashant Bhardwaj

Officer Appointments/Transfers

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, Govt clears appointment of 13 bureaucrats

Further, the ACC has also approved the extension in the Central deputation tenure of Ashutosh Jindal (IAS) for a period of one year beyond February 16, 2022, i.e. up to February 16, 2023. Jindal is a 1995-batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre. He is currently serving as Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat

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National

PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for kin of deceased in Mumbai high-rise fire

At least six people were killed and 28 others injured in a major fire that broke out on the 18th floor of a residential building in Tardeo area of Mumbai on Saturday morning

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National

Amar Jawan Jyoti merged with National War Memorial flame

In the face of protests from the Congress andsome veterans, the Centre said the AJJ was “not extinguished” and only “merged” with the flame at the National War Memorial (NWM). PM Modi said after independence new things were constructed only for a “few families” but now they were building monuments of national importance

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Politics

Utpal Parrikar to contest from Panjim as independent candidate in Goa polls

On Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal had invited Utpal Parrikar to join the AAP after he was excluded from the BJP's list of candidates for the Goa election

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Coronavirus

Amid rise in Covid cases, Tamil Nadu imposes complete lockdown on Sunday

Earlier this month, the Tamil Nadu government had announced complete lockdown on Sundays starting January 9, in view of the rising coronavirus cases in the state

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Politics

Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to contest from Karhal

At present, Akhilesh Yadav is the Lok Sabha MP from Azamgarh constituency

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World

Blast in Pakistan's Lahore kills 3, 20 injured

Lahore police spokesperson Rana Arif confirmed the death of three people in the blast that shattered windows of nearby shops and buildings, Dawn newspaper reported

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Politics

Azad Samaj Party chief Chandra Shekhar to contest against CM Yogi from Gorakhpur

On January 18, the Azad Samaj Party had released its first list of 33 candidates for the initial phases of polling in the UP assembly election

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Politics

Mulayam Singh’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joins BJP

While joining the party, Aparna Yadav said she has always been "influenced by PM Modi"

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Officer Appointments/Transfers

RAdm KP Arvindan takes charge as Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard, Mumbai

Rear Admiral KP Arvindan, an alumnus of Naval College of Engineering, INS Shivaji, Lonavla, is from the first batch of the Naval Engineering Course and was commissioned into the Indian Navy in November 1987

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Entertainment

Tributes pour in for Kathak Maestro Pt Birju Maharaj who passed away today at 84

A recipient of the country’s second-highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, he was born Brij Mohan Nath Mishra on February 4, 1937, in a well-known Kathak dancing family

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Politics

BJP announces first list of Candidates for UP Polls | See here

Addressing a press conference, BJP's in-charge for Uttar Pradesh Dharmendra Pradhan said for phase one, the party has listed candidates for 57 out of 58 seats while for the second phase, candidates for 48 out of 55 seats have been named

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