Delhi BJP sends defamation notice to Atishi, demands public apology over her ‘join BJP offer’ claim

Delhi BJP sends defamation notice to Atishi, demands public apology over her ‘join BJP offer’ claim

A file photo of Delhi Education Minister and AAP leader Atishi. | Photo Credit: PTI The BJP’s Delhi unit has sent a defamation notice to senior AAP leader Atishi and demanded a public apology for her claim that the saffron party approached her through a “very close” person to join it. The Delhi minister had … Read more

Public spaces should be accessible and disabled friendly: Bombay High Court  

Public spaces should be accessible and disabled friendly: Bombay High Court  

Image used for representative purpose only | Photo Credit: The Hindu   The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to file a detailed affidavit on the steps taken to make Mumbai’s footpaths accessible for the specially-abled. The Division Bench of Chief Justice Devendra K. Upadhyaya and Justice Arif S. Doctor was hearing a suo … Read more

DMK to hold public meetings to explain T.N. Budget to public on March 2, 3 and 4

DMK to hold public meetings to explain T.N. Budget to public on March 2, 3 and 4

The DMK will organise public meetings in various locations across Tamil Nadu on March 2, 3 and 4 to explain the State government’s Budget for 2024-25 to the people. DMK general secretary Duraimurugan will address a meeting in Chengalpattu on March 4. The party also released a list of Ministers and senior party functionaries, who … Read more

Sharmila to address ‘rachabanda’ and public meetings across A.P. from today

Sharmila to address ‘rachabanda’ and public meetings across A.P. from today

APCC president Y.S. Sharmila. | Photo Credit: File Photo Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Y.S. Sharmila will participate in ‘rachabanda’ and public meetings in various districts from February 7. According to a tour schedule released by the party, Ms. Sharmila will address a public meeting at Bapatla in Guntur district at 5 p.m. on … Read more

Scamsters are increasingly creating fake profiles of government officials, well known figures to target public: T.N. police

Scamsters are increasingly creating fake profiles of government officials, well known figures to target public: T.N. police

Scamsters use WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms to target members of the public, the police said. Photograph used for representational purposes only | Photo Credit: Getty Images Recently, the relative of a top police officer in Tamil Nadu received a WhatsApp call from the officer. It had been many days since the two … Read more

Public service delivery hit at govt. offices across Kerala as pro-Congress and BJP State employees strike work

Public service delivery hit at govt. offices across Kerala as pro-Congress and BJP State employees strike work

A march taken out by Kerala government employees and teachers to the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram on January 24, 2024. | Photo Credit: S. Mahinsha A one-day token strike by pro-Opposition State employee unions for payment of dearness allowance (DA) dues and better service conditions partially hobbled the functioning of government offices across Kerala on January 24 … Read more

Public places in Madurai non-inclusive; no accessibility for the differently-abled

Public places in Madurai non-inclusive; no accessibility for the differently-abled

More than six years have passed since the enactment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 but its assurance of “full and effective participation and inclusion in society” for the differently-abled is yet to be fully implemented in Madurai district as differently-abled people complain of a continuing struggle to access several public facilities … Read more

Covid inquiry: Some local leaders put politics ahead of public health, says Hancock

Covid inquiry: Some local leaders put politics ahead of public health, says Hancock

“The mayor and 10 leaders in Greater Manchester, including a Conservative leader, spent many hours trying to negotiate a deal with the government… it would not have been right to place further restrictions on the residents of Greater Manchester without the financial package to support them.” Source link

Antimicrobial resistance a significant threat to global public health: WHO

Antimicrobial resistance a significant threat to global public health: WHO

World Health Organization | Photo Credit: File The South-East Asia regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is directly responsible for approximately 1.27 million deaths annually across the world, with current estimates placing the number of casualties in South Asia at 3,89 000. The WHO also cautioned that short … Read more