HYDERABAD: Asserting that the Modi government at the Centre was committed to the development of Telangana, Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday alleged that the ruling TRS had ‘failed’ to take the central schemes to people at the grass root level.
Addressing an election rally at Nizamabad, she said if voted to power, the BJP would provide bicycles at free of cost to girl students from class VII to X, besides scooter at 50 per cent subsidy to young ladies pursuing higher studies.
Highlighting the promises made in the BJP manifesto for December 7 assembly elections in Telangana, the information and broadcasting minister said her party would waive farm loans up to Rs two lakh and provide free borewell to farmers.
She claimed that as many as 20 lakh families in Telangana were given free gas connections under Ujjwala Yojana scheme and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government had sanctioned … Read More
PETALING JAYA: Axiata Group Bhd
has marked a new milestone with its entry into Nepal’s telecommunications market after successfully completing the acquisition of Ncell Private Ltd.
In a statement yesterday, the telco said that as the number one mobile operator in Nepal, Ncell has the expertise, proven track record in South Asia and strategic intentions to bring long-term development to the country.
“The unique mix of a controlling stake of a well-managed number one player in a healthy, growing market presents Axiata the perfect expansion opportunity of its footprint.
The addition of Ncell into the Axiata network of mobile operators marks yet another significant milestone for the Group, in terms of solidifying our strong hold in the South Asian region,” said Axiata president and group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamaludin Ibrahim.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Axiata Investments (UK) Ltd, Axiata completed the acquisition from TeliaSonera UTA Holdings … Read More
MORANG: As many as 26 students have fallen sick after drinking water laced with poison at Shree Secondary School in Letang Municipality-9 of Morang district this morning.
The school principal Khem Raj Dulal said that all 26 students, who fell ill after drinking water at the school, were immediately rushed to a primary health post in Mangalbare after it was found that the drinking water for students was poisoned. He also informed that four of the sick students have returned home after treatment adding that four students — ninth graders Khusbu Mishra and Kamala Limbu, fifth grader Manis Thapa, and seventh grader Shristi Niraula — were undergoing treatment in Nobel Medical College.
“At 10:00 am, the school had just started when some grade 10 students came to us complaining of strange smell from the water. We found a bottle of poison in the water tank upon inspection,” said the school … Read More
The bodies of nine climbers who died when a violent snowstorm destroyed their camp on a Himalayan peak in Nepal have been retrieved.
The five South Koreans and four Nepali guides were found scattered across the base camp near Mount Gurja, a 7,193m high peak (23,600ft).
They were found to have suffered broken bones and head wounds in Friday’s storm.
The incident is the worst climbing accident to hit Nepal in two years.
Frozen in time on Everest
Climber dies on eighth Everest attempt
The crew of a rescue helicopter began retrieving the victims on Sunday, after attempts the day before were halted by strong winds.
“It seems that seracs [glacial ice] and snow fell from high on the mountain and the strong gusts of winds from that hit the campsite, throwing the climbers off,” one rescuer, Suraj Paduyal told news wire AFP.
“The camp was completely destroyed,” the BBC … Read More
The Tianshun Road and Bridge Company, a Chinese company, on Tuesday started the reconstruction works of the Miteri (friendship) bridge that connects Tatopani in Sindhupalchok to Khasa in Tibet. The bridge that was damaged by the 2015 earthquake has remained closed for the past three years.
“We have started constructing a part of the bridge that was damaged by the flood,” Dabuti Sherpa, the Vice Chairperson of Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality quoted a Chinese bridge contractor as saying.
Sherpa said the Chinese contractor plans to complete the reconstruction within May 2019.
Similarly, the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has been repairing the Liping road in Sindhupalchok that was damaged in the 2015 earthquake and the Bhote Koshi floods the next year. The Liping road that connects the dry port in Larcha is also a part of the Barhabise-Tatopani stretch. The Chinese government has directed the CRCC to complete the construction of … Read More