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Public surprised by Nadiem’s appointment as education and culture minister

Public surprised by Nadiem’s appointment as education and culture minister

The appointment of Gojek founder Nadiem Makarim as the new education and culture minister has been met with mixed public opinion, with a number of people using memes relating his new office to the app-based business. While others have expressed their support, some others have questioned his ability to address various problematic issues in the [...]

October 23, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Public surprised by Nadiem’s appointment as education and culture minister

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

NEW DELHI: The health of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is admitted to AIIMS, deteriorated on Friday, hospital sources said. Uma Bharti visited the hospital to enquire about his health. On Monday, BJP veteran L K Advani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, UP Governor Anandiben Patel, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, [...]

August 24, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates: AIIMS sources

Sasikala: Conviction ends Jayalalitha aide’s chief minister bid

Sasikala: Conviction ends Jayalalitha aide’s chief minister bid

India’s Supreme Court has convicted the head of the ruling party in Tamil Nadu state of corruption, ending her attempts to become chief minister. Sasikala Natarajan was an aide of late chief minister Jayalalitha. Though she has never held public office, the ruling AIADMK party said last week that she would be the southern state’s [...]

February 14, 2017 Saheli News Comments Off on Sasikala: Conviction ends Jayalalitha aide’s chief minister bid

Congress government focussed on improving quality of education: Chief Minister

Congress government focussed on improving quality of education: Chief Minister

  With an aim to provide quality primary and higher education to the students, Himachal Pradesh  government has opened over 1,000 schools, 41 colleges, 24 new industrial training institutes and two engineering colleges in the state, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Thursday. “Besides providing qualitative education at the primary and secondary levels, impetus had also been laid on [...]

September 30, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Congress government focussed on improving quality of education: Chief Minister

French Defence Minister coming to conclude Rafale deal

French Defence Minister coming to conclude Rafale deal

French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian is likely to visit India next week to conclude the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between India and France for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, bringing to an end the 17-month-long negotiations. Mr. Drian is expected to be in Delhi on September 23, official sources said on Thursday. [...]

September 16, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on French Defence Minister coming to conclude Rafale deal

Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Norway’s Prime Minister has challenged Facebook’s restrictions on nude photos by posting the iconic 1972 image of a naked girl running from an aerial napalm attack in Vietnam. The Pulitzer Prize-winning image by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut is at the centre of a heated debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

India aims to reduce hydrocarbon imports by 10 percent by 2022, oil minister says

India aims to reduce hydrocarbon imports by 10 percent by 2022, oil minister says

India aims to reduce its hydrocarbon imports by 10 percent by 2022 through increasing domestic output, fuel efficiency and the use of alternative energy, its oil minister said on Friday. India currently imports 70-75 percent of its energy requirements, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters. The minister spoke on [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on India aims to reduce hydrocarbon imports by 10 percent by 2022, oil minister says

Indian Defense Minister Signs Major Logistics Agreement With Pentagon

Indian Defense Minister Signs Major Logistics Agreement With Pentagon

The U.S. and India have signed a key logistics agreement that will enable U.S. and Indian forces to use each other’s bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that he and Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar formally signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of [...]

August 30, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Indian Defense Minister Signs Major Logistics Agreement With Pentagon

Saskatchewan’s health minister tasks panel to reduce health regions

Saskatchewan’s health minister tasks panel to reduce health regions

Saskatchewan is inching closer to fewer health regions. Health Minister Dustin Duncan announced on Thursday the review of the province’s health authorities, appointing a three-person review panel. Their task is to recommend a structure with fewer health regions. Duncan also wants suggestions on how to improve front-line service delivery. “I want to be clear: while panel members will provide [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Saskatchewan’s health minister tasks panel to reduce health regions

Jammu and Kashmir: National flag falls off post as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti unfurls it

Jammu and Kashmir: National flag falls off post as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti unfurls it

In a deeply embarrassing moment for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the national tricolor fell off the post as she hoisted it at Bakshi stadium in Srinagar where the main Independence Day function of the state was held. Mehbooba, who was hoisting the national flag as Chief Minister for the first time, pulled [...]

August 15, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Jammu and Kashmir: National flag falls off post as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti unfurls it

Kidney racket: doctors meet health minister

Kidney racket: doctors meet health minister

Apprehensive of an adverse impact on organ transplant programmes in the country following the arrests of doctors in the kidney racket at the L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, a delegation of medical experts met State Health Minister Deepak Sawant on Saturday. The delegation comprised representatives from the Mumbai Urology Society, Mumbai Nephrology group, Association of Medical Consultants [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Kidney racket: doctors meet health minister

The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

Hospitals overflowing, with patients abandoned in corridors. Accident and Emergency rooms threatened with overnight closure. And it just keeps getting worse. It is clear the NHS is in a crisis that threatens its very existence. No doubt you’ve experienced it yourself – an agonising wait for much-needed surgery, a cancelled operation, or even the infuriating engaged [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB