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Cost Of Agnipath Protest: 2,000 Trains Affected, Rail Properties Worth Rs 259 Cr Damaged, Says Railways Minister

NEW DELHI: More than 2000 trains were affected across the country as protestors of the Agnipath Scheme damaged properties worth more than Rs 259 crores, Union railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed the Parliament on Friday. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Vaishnaw said 2,132 trains were cancelled between June 15 and June 23. Train …

Dehradun School Faces Enquiry Over Friday Half-Day

DEHRADUN: The district administration and the Uttarakhand state education department launched an investigation after a school administration in Dehradun decided to proclaim Friday a half-day holiday. The decision led to an uproar among guardians and parents of the students of Bright Angel Senior Secondary Public School in Dehradun’s Vikasnagar. Speaking to The New Indian, block …

Police Cover, Free Travel; Rajasthan Gears Up For REET

JAIPUR: State government is all set to organize the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) and fare for the transportation in roadways buses and city low floor buses including metro rail, has been exempted for REET candidates. Rajasthan police is also securing buildings where the question paper is kept to prevent any form of leak. …

Elevated Experience: Soon Dehradun To Chandigarh In 2 Hours

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand Chief Secretary SS Sandhu has instructed the officials of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to speed up the work on the elevated road from Dehradun to Chandigarh to cut down travel time from four hours to two hours. At present, the distance between the two state capitals is 169 kms via …

Bullet Train: NHSRCL Invites Bid For Construction Of Underground Station At BKC

NEW DELHI: The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Friday said that it has invited bids for the design and construction of the Bandra-Kurla Complex station in Mumbai. The NHSRCL is the implementing agency for the bullet train project. The project will see a high-speed rail corridor between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, where the train …

CBSE Class 12 Result: Overall Pass Percentage Is 92.71%; Girls Better Boys

KOLKATA: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the results for this year’s class 12th exam with an overall pass percentage of 92.71 per cent. Incidentally, the pass percentage this year is lower than last year’s 99.37 per cent. “Looking into the Pandemic, no personal media briefing is organized by the CBSE,” the …

Allen Launches Multi-Crore Talent Search Scholarship Exam

NEW DELHI: Kota-based prestigious ALLEN Career Institute has launched a major talent search scholarship exam for students of classes 5 to 10. Based on candidates’ rank, the institute will provide scholarships worth Rs 250 crores and cash prizes up to Rs 1.25 crore. The examination will be conducted offline on October 9 and October 16, …

Jio Institute Welcomes Its Founding Batch

NEW DELHI: Jio Institute welcomed its first batch of students as it announced the commencement of the academic session with two inaugural postgraduate programs in artificial intelligence and data science and digital media and marketing communications. Jio Institute is a multi-disciplinary higher education institute set up as a philanthropic initiative by Reliance Industries Ltd. and …

EXCLUSIVE: Kerala Guv Blames Madrassas For Islamic Extremism In India

  NEW DELHI: Kerala Governor and Islamic scholar Arif Mohammad Khan has blamed the extremist Islamic teachings imparted in madaras of India for incidents like the Udaipur beheading. Speaking to The New Indian, Khan said, “Whatever was broadcasted on TV and the expression of these two men (the two killers) after beheading that person wasn’t …

Jharkhand To Have 3 More Airports, 14 New Air Routes Soon: Scindia

NEW DELHI: Three more airports and 14 additional air routes will be operationalized soon in Jharkhand, Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Tuesday. Addressing a gathering on the occasion of the inauguration of the Deoghar airport, Scindia said that the three airports will be developed in Bokaro, Dumka, and the steel city of …