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Tomar assumes additional charge of Food Processing Industries Ministry

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar on Wednesday joined the office taking over the additional charge as the new Food Processing Industries Minister and joined the ministry's main office.

G4 highlights for reformed United Nations

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) The foreign ministers of G4 member nations on Wednesday virtually met during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly and highlighted the urgency of reforming the UN and updating its main decision-making bodies, in order to better reflect contemporary realities.

COVID-19 takes Minister Suresh Angadi’s life; India home to 90,000 fatalities

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) The COVID-19 situation in India continues to remain grim as in the past 24 hours, over 1,000 patients, including Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, died of the virus. The 65-year old Lok Sabha MP from Belgaum (Belagavi) constituency in Karnataka is the first sitting Minister whose life has been claimed by the virus. He had tested positive on September 11 and was admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Amit Shah mourns demise of Suresh Angadi

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Expressing grief over the demise of Minister of States for Railway Suresh Angadi on Wednesday evening, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that he was deeply pained to learn about his death and conveyed his condolence to the bereaved family.

HM Shah attends Covid review meeting, convened by PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday attended the Covid review meeting, convened by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Chief Ministers of States where the majority of Coronavirus cases have been reported.

Delhi deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia hospitalised

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Delhi deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was on Wednesday admitted to LNJP hospital here. The 48-year-old Aam Aadmi Party leader was on September 14 tested positive for COVID-19. He is the second minister in the Delhi government who has been infected with the coronavirus. Earlier, Health Minister Satyendra Jain was found to be Covid positive. Mr Sisodia also did not attend Delhi Assembly session on September 14 due to being Corona positive.

NHIDCL expedites DPR work on World’s Longest High-Altitude Shinkun La Tunnel

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) under Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways has speeded up the detailed project report (DPR) work on the World's Longest High-Altitude Shinkun La Tunnel (13.5 Km long) along with its approach roads in UT of Ladakh and Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

BRO-made 43 bridges inauguration postponed due to state mourning

New Delhi, Sep 24 (UNI) In the wake of state mourning due to demise of Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, the government on Thursday postponed the inauguration of 43 bridges made by the Border Road Organisations across 7 states and Union Territories. The minister died due to Covid-19 at AIIMS in Delhi on Wednesday. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was to inaugurate them through video conference at 1030 hours. He was also supposed to lay the foundation stone for the Nechiphu Tunnel on road to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. The 43 bridges spread across 7 states and UTs include 10 bridges in Jammu & Kashmir, 7 in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh 2, Punjab 4, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh 8 each, Sikkim 4. India’s push for developing infrastructure in areas bordering China has rattled Beijing as Indian troops have increased patrolling along the Line of Actua Control (LAC). In July, three new bridges made by the BRO in Ladakh's Nimu region became operational. These three bridges are strategically located and would help the Indian Army in moving tanks and other heavy artillery to the eastern Ladakh sector along the LAC.

PM to Review Status & Preparedness of COVID response & management...

New Delhi, Sep 22(uni) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high level virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of seven COVID high burden States/UT, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi, on Wednesday to review the status and preparedness of COVID response and management, the Prime Minister's office said on Tuesday.

Increase in domestic violence cases against women during pandemic: WCD Min

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) About 4,350 complaints of domestic violence were received from March till September 18, of which 1,443 were received on WhatsApp, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani has told Parliament.
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