First Train 18 to be run between Delhi and Varanasi: Govt

New Delhi: The state-of-the-art Train 18 will run between Delhi and Varanasi, the Railways told the Parliament on Friday. In a reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said 36 train set coaches have been planned to be manufactured during 2018-19 at Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai.… Continue reading First Train 18 to be run between Delhi and Varanasi: Govt

In a first, CBI books its Special Director in corruption charges

New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the CBI has booked its Special Director Rakesh Asthana for allegedly receiving bribes from middlemen to give relief to a businessman being probed by him in a case involving meat exporter Moin Qureshi, officials said Sunday. The CBI action comes two months after Asthana, the second in command in… Continue reading In a first, CBI books its Special Director in corruption charges

Independent India’s first woman IAS officer Anna Malhotra dead

Mumbai: India’s first woman IAS officer post-Independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, died at her residence in suburban Andheri here on Monday, her family sources said. She was 91. The last rites were performed in the city, they said. She was born as Anna Rajam George in Kerala’s Ernakulum district in July 1927. She shifted to Chennai… Continue reading Independent India’s first woman IAS officer Anna Malhotra dead

BSNL starts first internet telephony service in India

New Delhi: State-run telecom firm BSNL today unveiled first internet telephony service in the country that will allow users to dial any telephone number in India through its mobile app. Now BSNL customers will be able to make calls using the company’s mobile app “Wings” to any phone number in the country. Before this, phone… Continue reading BSNL starts first internet telephony service in India

Rlys’ sends non-gazetted employees for first foreign pleasure trip

New Delhi: Indian Railways’ first non- working foreign tour is under way — not for senior officers but for gangmen, trackmen and other non-gazetted employees. In a first for the national transporter, 100 non-gazetted workers of South Central Railway flew to Singapore and Malaysia for a six-day vacation on January 28, said a statement. While… Continue reading Rlys’ sends non-gazetted employees for first foreign pleasure trip

India’s first floating market opens in Kolkata

Kolkata: India’s first floating market is now open in Kolkata’s Patuli area in West Bengal. Set up by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the market functions solely on boats at the lake in Patuli, where shopkeepers sell fruits, vegetables, fish among other produce. The floating market is seeing hoards of visitors since its inauguration… Continue reading India’s first floating market opens in Kolkata

First post-GST Budget likely on Feb 1

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to present India’s first post-GST and the current government’s last full Budget on February 1 next year. The Budget session of Parliament may begin on January 30 with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the Joint Session of both the Houses of Parliament, a senior government official said.… Continue reading First post-GST Budget likely on Feb 1

Poonguzhali becomes first woman Sr DDG appointed in TERM, DoT

Chennai: N Poonguzhali has become the first woman to be appointed as senior Deputy Director General, Tamil Nadu, Telecom Enforcement Resource Monitoring, Department of Telecommunications. An Indian telecom service officer of the 1979 batch, she is an alumnus of IIT Madras, from where she graduated in Electronics and also completed her Masters in Business Administration,… Continue reading Poonguzhali becomes first woman Sr DDG appointed in TERM, DoT

First ever woman chief of SSB retires; Rajni Kant Mishra takes charge

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Rajni Kant Mishra today took charge as Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), succeeding Archana Ramasundaram. A 1984 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, Mishra was serving as Additional Director General of Border Security Force (BSF), an official statement said. A post-graduate in science, Mishra served in different… Continue reading First ever woman chief of SSB retires; Rajni Kant Mishra takes charge

Andhra Pradesh ranks first in both corruption and development: CM Naidu

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh tops the country in corruption as well as development, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said in the Legislative Assembly here today. Responding to a report of NCAER quoted by Leader of Opposition Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, the Chief Minister said: “In the entire country, AP ranks number one in corruption, and also… Continue reading Andhra Pradesh ranks first in both corruption and development: CM Naidu