Nitish Kumar

Bihar govt decides compulsory retirement for non performing teachers & officials of education department above 50

The Bihar Government has decided to compulsory retire non performing head masters, teachers and education department officials above the age of 50 years. This decision was taken after the review of the education department by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. 

The chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh said, the state government is in process of identifying non performing institutions and all those responsible for poor show will be given compulsory retirement. 

Santosh Mohan Dev

Assam: Former union minister Santosh Mohan Dev passes away

Former Union Minister and Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev passed away at Silchar in Assam this morning after a prolonged illness. He was 86. Dev was Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise in the first UPA government led by Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed grief over the demise. She said in a statement that Dev's immense contribution to build the party in the Northeast would always be remembered.

Rajasthan Floods

Rajasthan govt announces Rs 1 lakh compensation for flood victims

The Rajasthan government has announced a compensation of one lakh each to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in the floods. An official release said, government also announced compensation of 25 thousand rupees each for those critically injured and 10 thousand rupees each for those who sustained minor injuries. 

The relief amount will be provided from the chief minister's relief fund for the flood affected Jalore, Sirohi, Pali and Barmer districts. The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. The CM also instructed the officials to conduct a survey of villages where losses to crops are more than 50 per cent. 

Building Collapsed In Ghatkopar

Building Collapsed in Ghatkopar: Man lost his wife, 3- month old daughter brutally injured

The Tak family had removed into their dream home only one-and-a-half month ago in the ill fated Siddhi Sai building, but Tuesday was a complete nightmare for them the owner of the home and the breadwinner Lalit Tak, 38, and his son Virat of 6 years old are currently the only survivors from the family.

His wife Amrita and their-month-old daughter Veronica were found dead in the debris. His mother Pramila, 63 years old is still missing.The family was residing in one room kitchen flat on the third floor of the building. Lalit works at a cloth market and owns another tenement in Anandibhai Chawl, located behind the collapsed building. 

Flood In Gujarat

PM Modi reviews relief operations in flood-affected areas of Gujarat; announces an immediate assistance of Rs 500 cr

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did an aerial survey and took stock of the situation in flood-affected areas of Gujarat. The Prime Minister reviewed the relief operations yesterday at a high level meeting which was attended by state's Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other senior ministers and officials.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister was given an overview of the extent of damage caused by floods and the relief operations being undertaken. Modi instructed all the agencies involved in relief operations to put in their best possible effort.