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EPFO adds 15.48 lakh net members in Feb as employment rises

EPFO provisional payroll data released on Saturday showed that as many as 15.48 lakh net members have been added in February this year, reflecting the increased employment created in the country’s organised sector during the month.

  • Sunday, 21 April 2024
Karnataka Congress corporator flags daughter’s murder probe, threatens to commit suicide
Karnataka Congress corporator flags daughter’s murder probe, threatens to commit suicide

Niranjan Hiremath, father of murdered college student Neha Hiremath, claims the investigation is being misled with falsified photos and threatens family suicide. The accused Fayaz Kondikoppa is alleged to have planned marriage with Neha, which her family denies.

  • Saturday, 20 April 2024
Kannada Actress Harshika Poonacha attacked in Bengaluru
'Unsafe' Bengaluru: Kannada actress Harshika Poonacha attacked; Karnataka CM urged to act

Kannada actress Harshika Poonacha revealed her fear of public spaces in Bengaluru after her family was targeted by a mob for speaking Kannada. She urged action from local authorities, highlighting a broader issue of language-based violence.

  • Saturday, 20 April 2024
'Direct fight with Naveen Patnaik this time:' Amit Shah reveals why BJP went solo in Odisha 
'Direct fight with Naveen Patnaik this time:' Amit Shah reveals why BJP went solo in Odisha 

In the 2024 polls, there will be a direct contest with Naveen Patnaik in Odisha, said Amit Shah during an interview with a private news channel on Friday.

Vice-Admiral Dinesh Tripathi Appointed Next Navy Chief
Vice-Admiral Dinesh Tripathi Appointed Next Navy Chief

Vice-Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi has been appointed the next Chief of the Naval Staff by the government. He will take charge on April 30 after the superannuation of the current chief, Admiral R. Hari Kumar.

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Know About Evolution Of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) That Facilitates Elections In India
Know About Evolution Of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) That Facilitates Elections In India

In 1977, then Chief Election Commissioner Sham Lal Shakdher asked the Electronics Corporation of India to develop a prototype of voting machine or as he termed it ‘balloting unit’. It was because of highly priced ballot papers that were not easy to handle and were prone to fraudulent practices.

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‘Beauty of Indian democracy’: Women officers dominate polling in Puducherry’s Mahe region
‘Beauty of Indian democracy’: Women officers dominate polling in Puducherry’s Mahe region

Showcasing the spirit of the Indian democracy, all the polling process in the Mahe region of the Union Territory of Puducherry is being dominated and controlled by women.

Meet Uday Krishna Reddy, ‘Humiliated’ Ex-Constable In Andhra Who Cracked UPSC Civil Service Exams
Meet Uday Krishna Reddy, ‘Humiliated’ Ex-Constable In Andhra Who Cracked UPSC Civil Service Exams

The declaration of UPSC civil services result turned out to be a special one for former Andhra police Constable Uday Krishna Reddy who secured 780th rank All India.

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Indian Railways operates record number of additional trains in summer 2024
Indian Railways operates record number of additional trains in summer 2024

Indian Railways is set to operate a record 9,111 train trips during the summer season to accommodate the expected surge in travel demand, significantly up from 6,369 trips in 2023. Enhanced measures for crowd control and passenger comfort are being implemented.

IPS officer Nalin Prabhat to head NSG; Odisha cadre IPS officer Sapna Tewari appointed Special Direc
IPS officer Nalin Prabhat to head NSG; Odisha cadre IPS officer Sapna Tewari appointed Special Director in IB

Senior IPS officer Nalin Prabhat has been appointed as the Director General of the National Security Guard (NSG), effective until his retirement on August 31, 2028. Additionally, Sapna Tewari has been named Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) with a tenure ending April 30, 2026.

  • Friday, 19 April 2024
Two CRPF jawans on poll duty injured in blast in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur
Two CRPF jawans on poll duty injured in blast in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur

Two CRPF jawans were injured in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur after a UBGL shell exploded near a polling booth during the first phase of general elections. The area, known for Maoist influence, saw enhanced security and aerial support by the Indian Air Force.

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Previous govts cheated SC, ST, OBC communities in name of social justice: PM Modi at Amroha rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized previous governments for deceiving SC, ST, and OBC communities in the name of social justice during a rally in Amroha. He pledged to realize the social justice visions of historical figures like Jyotiba Phule and Dr. BR Ambedkar.

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'World's bright spot': IMF applauds India for maintaining fiscal discipline in election year

The IMF commends India for maintaining fiscal discipline during an election year, highlighting its robust economy with a projected growth of 6.8% for 2024-25. Despite global challenges, India's sound macroeconomic fundamentals and strategic investments are set to bolster its position as a major global growth driver.

  • Friday, 19 April 2024
Heavyweights whose fate will be sealed by voters in the first phase of 2024 General Elections
General Elections 2024: As first phase of voting begins, know heavyweights whose fate will be sealed by voters today

A total of 16.63 crore voters will vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls, deciding the fate of 1625 candidates with many heavyweight leaders in fray.

Vice-Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi appointed next Navy Chief
Vice-Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi appointed next Navy Chief

Vice-Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi has been appointed as the next Chief of the Naval Staff of India, succeeding Admiral R. Hari Kumar on April 30. With nearly 39 years in service, Tripathi's career includes commanding three ships and key operational roles.

  • Friday, 19 April 2024
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