India

Pandemic study reveals lack of trained health personnel in India

New Delhi, Sept 21 (KMS): A pandemic-period study found that India’s health system struggled with low numbers of trained health personnel, including nurses, trained paramedics and allied health workers with nurse-doctor ratio at a poor 1.7:1. A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health Foundation of India …

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Will work for a Dalit CM in Uttarakhand: Congress leader

Dehradun, Sept 21 (KMS): Congress’s campaign in-charge for Uttarakhand Harish Rawat, who is also the AICC in-charge for Punjab, has said that he wanted to see a Dalit as the chief minister of the hill state. Addressing a public meeting at Laksar in Haridwar as part of the Congress’s Parivartan …

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Job applications of 1,000 Muslim girls rejected for ‘wearing hijab’

New Delhi, Sept 21 (KMS): The West Bengal Police Recruitment Board (WBPRB) is going to organize a preliminary examination to recruit constables and lady constables in the state police on 26 September 2021. The board issued admit cards for this exam on September 6. More than 30,000 students have been …

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‘Book cops for custodial death of Muslim in Godhra’

New Delhi, September 20 (KMS): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (Mahmood Madani group) has demanded that policemen involved in the custodial death of 32-year-old Qasim Abdullah Hayat in Gujarat’s Godhra be booked. Qasim was arrested last week for allegedly transporting cow meat. The following day, he was found dead before he could …

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‘I pulled a rickshaw’, emotional Punjab CM speaks of his origins

New Delhi, September 20 (KMS): Charanjit Singh Channi, the first Dalit Chief Minister of Punjab, got emotional in his interaction with media after taking oath as he spoke of his humble origins and thanked the Congress for “giving great honour to a common man”. Channi said in a choked voice, …

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Facebook appoints ex-IAS officer as public policy head in India

New Delhi September 20 (KMS): Social Media giant, Facebook, on Monday announced the appointment of former IAS officer, Rajiv Aggarwal as Director of Public Policy in India. As per the Facebook statement, “The appointment of Rajiv Aggarwal as the Director of Public Policy to define and lead important policy development …

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Assam CM provokes RSS extremists against Muslims in state

Guwahati, September 20 (KMS): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has instigated Hindu extremists associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to ‘protect’ north-eastern Indian state from becoming a Muslim dominated territory like Jammu and Kashmir. While issuing a pseudo warning that Assam may become ‘another Jammu and Kashmir’, in reference to …

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Indian forces directed to use pump action guns to ‘kill’ drones

New Delhi, September 20 (KMS): Indian Security forces that guard vital installations, airports and even their own camps have been directed to use rubber bullets bearing pump action guns to neutralise low-flying drones till an appropriate technology is found to thwart such so-called aerial attacks. Also, forces like the Border …

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Charanjit Singh Channi to be next CM of Indian Punjab

New Delhi, September 19 (KMS): The Congress announced on Sunday that Charanjit Singh Channi has been elected as the leader of the Punjab Congress Legislative Party (CLP), paving the way for his appointment as the chief minister. The development comes a day after Congress veteran Amarinder Singh resigned as chief …

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Five of a family found dead in Karnataka, 7 girls in Jharkhand

Bengaluru/Lateha, September 19 (KMS): Five members of a family, including a nine-month-old male infant, were found dead at their home in Indian southern Karnatka state The bodies were discovered from their residence in the Bengaluru city’s Thigalarapalya area while two-and-a-half-year-old girl child has barely survived the trauma and is undergoing …

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