Centre seeks 7-day deadline for hanging death row convicts: Centre moves Supreme Court for fixing a deadline of seven days for execution of death penalty of condemned prisoners after issuance of black warrant.
BJP: Cong should be called ‘Muslim League Congress’: BJP cited statements of several opposition leaders to accuse them of “abusing” Hindus for their appeasement politics and referred to the Congress as “Muslim League Congress”.
PM Modi chairs 32nd PRAGATI interaction; reviews 11 projects: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the first PRAGATI meeting of the year 2020 on Wednesday.
New building of Aurobindo Ashram School inaugurated in Kathmandu: The Charge d’ Affairs of Embassy of India in Nepal, Dr. Ajay Kumar ceremonially inaugurated new building of Aurobindo Ashram School in Thankot, Kathmandu today. Director General, Department of Urban Development and Building Construction of Nepal, Mani Ram Gelal along with political and community leaders also attended the programme.
Union ministers visit J&K as part of wider public outreach programme: Continuing with the Special Outreach Programme in Jammu and Kashmir, a delegation of fourteen Union Ministers is visiting far off blocks in various districts of both the divisions of J&K on Wednesday.
President Kovind confers Rashtriya Bal Puraskar: President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2020 at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.
PM Modi to chair 32nd interaction through PRAGATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the 32nd interaction through PRAGATI- the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Scrutiny of nomination papers for Delhi Polls: Scrutiny of nomination papers for Delhi Polls to be held on Wednesday. Political activities have gained momentum in the National Capital with the end of filing of nominations for upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections.
Union Ministers continue to visit Jammu & Kashmir: The Government is continuously making efforts to spread awareness about central schemes in the Union territory. After abrogation of Article 370, more than a dozen Union Ministers are visiting Jammu and Kashmir to brief people about the policies framed by the government in the last five months. On Tuesday, many members of the Union Cabinet remained on tours of Reasi, Kathua, Jammu, Rajouri, Ramban and Samba.
Nomination process for Delhi Assembly elections end: With the Delhi elections close at hand, campaigning has moved into a higher gear. Tuesay was the last day for filing of nominations for Delhi assembly elections. AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was among those who filed their nomination papers on the last day. Scrutiny of nomination papers will take place tomorrow, while names can be withdrawn till Friday.
Death toll in China’s novel coronavirus rises up to 17: The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak in China reached 17 with the confirmed infection cases sharply rising to 444 on Wednesday, even as the cases of the deadly pneumonia were reported from the US, Hong Kong, Macao and Mexico. Meanwhile a total of 9,156 passengers from 43 flights were screened for novel coronavirus infection till Tuesday at the seven identified airports including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. No cases have been detected in India.
Bangladesh moves 8 positions up in Democracy Index: Bangladesh has improved its ranking by 8 points in the EIU Democracy Index released on Wednesday. The country has been ranked at 80th position with an overall score of 5.88 on a scale of 10 this year compared to 88th position in 2018.
AIIMS doctors conduct CME workshop on Image-Guided Therapies for Maldivian doctors: A team of highly experienced specialist doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi conducted a daylong Continual Medical Education (CME) workshop on Image Guided Therapies for Maldivian doctors on Monday.
PM Sheikh Hasina launches e-passport facility in Bangladesh: Bangladesh on Wednesday launched the e-passport facility for its citizens.
Efforts to contain spread of Coronavirus continue in China: China has on Wednesday confirmed 9 deaths due to novel coronavirus which has spread to many cities in China including Wuhan, Beijing, Shanghai and southern Guondong province.