Monday 22nd of January 2018 01:24:28 AM  Agra

Rawat appointed as New Election Commissioner

New Delhi-The President is pleased to appoint the senior-most Election Commissioner, Om Prakash Rawat as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission.Mr Rawat will assume the charge of office of the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 23rd January, 2018 vice Shri Achal Kumar Joti consequent upon his demitting the Office of the Chief Election Commissioner on the 22nd January, 2018.Further, the President is also pleased to appoint Ashok Lavasa, IAS(Retd.) as the Election Commissioner with effect from the date he assumes the office vice Shri Om Prakash Rawat, Election Commissioner appointed as Chief Election Commissioner with effect from 23rd January, 2018.

Cyber space emerges as the fourth dimension to threats to national security: Union Home Minister

Gurugram-Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said a fourth dimension has been added to threats national security faced till now. Addressing the Closing Ceremony of the 8th All India Police Commando Competition at Manesar, Gurugram in Haryana , Rajnath Singh said commandos should also train to stamp out threats from the cyber space, apart from conventional threats emanating on the land, emerging from the seas and in the air. Hacking websites and data leaks also indirectly imperil national security, he added.

Gold recovered by Rs 20 to Rs 30,850 per 10 grams

New Delhi-Prices of gold recovered by Rs 20 to Rs 30,850 per 10 grams on Saturday, tracking a better trend overseas amid fresh buying by jewellers. The rise followed two sessions of back-to-back losses.Silver price also climbed by Rs 50 to Rs 39,900 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.Traders said besides a firm trend overseas, pick-up in buying by local jewellers to meet wedding season demand at the domestic spot market, mainly led to the rise in gold prices.Gold rose 0.32 percent to USD 1,330.60 globally and silver by 0.38 percent to USD 17.00 an ounce in New York in yesterday's trade supported by a weaker dollar.

People killed in fire at cracker factory in Delhi

New Delhi-17 people are feared dead after a fire ripped through a cracker factory in outer Delhi's Bawana industrial area.Officials said that the rescue operations are underway as more people are suspected to be trapped inside, however the situation is totally under control.Fire Services of Delhi received a call about the fire at the factory around 6.20 pm and 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot.Gpvt has ordered an inquiry into the incident even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he is keeping a "close watch" on the rescue operations.

Nine more cites in smart cities of India

New Delhi-Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced Nine more smart cities. Silvassa in Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has topped the list of winning cities in this round of competition. The other cities include Erode in Tamil Nadu, Diu in Union Territory of Daman and Diu, Biharsharif in Bihar, Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and Kavaratti in Lakshadweep.Mr Puri said in the press conference the nine cities have proposed an investment of 12 thousand 824 crore rupees to develop 409 projects. He said, with the selection of these nine cities, the total proposed investment in 99 Smart Cities will be two lakh three thousand 979 crore rupees.

Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner summoned by India over ceasefire violations

New Delhi-Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan Syed Haider Shah was summoned in New Delhi by Indian Govt to convey its grave concerns at the continued ceasefire violations and deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces. It also registered its strong protest at the loss of three innocent civilian lives besides injuries to nine other civilians in ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces on yesterday and today in Hiranagar, Samba, Ramgarh, R S Pura and Arnia sectors.More than 100 such violations have been carried out by Pakistani forces on LoC and International Border this year so far said Ministry of External Affairs.

Sensex jumps 251 points and Nifty settles near 10,900

Mumbai-BSE Sensex was up 251.29 points or 0.71 percent at 35,511.58 and NSE Nifty crossing the 35,500 and 10,900 respectively. Both the indices hit their lifetime highs with Sensex surging 251 points to finish at 35,511.Nifty touched the psychological 10,900-mark just towards the end of the last trading session of the week. The index rose to 77.70 points to settle at 10,894.


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