In an open appeal for donations ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged volunteers, supporters and the public in general to donate to the party to help it in contesting elections.
“It is for the first time in history that a party is kangaal (bankrupt) and the government is cash-rich. That is because we run on your funds. We do not depend on money from corrupt millionaires,” Kejriwal said, launching the nationwide...
Maoists detonated a bomb on railway tracks in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Monday night affecting train services on the busy Grand Chord Dhanbad division of the Delhi-Gaya-Howrah railway section, resulting in 6 trains being forced to halt, an official said on Tuesday.
Around 2 feet of the railway track was damaged after the Maoists exploded a bomb on the tracks of the Chaudhary Bandh station around 10.45 PM on Monday, a senior East Central Railway official said
Jharkhand: Movement of trains...
A junior doctor accused in the Vyapam Scam committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s capital city Lucknow, just a day before her questioning at the CBI office.
According to media reports, the deceased is identified as Dr Manisha Sharma, 27, allegedly took the step a day before she was scheduled to appear at the Vyapam scam office of the CBI in Gwalior. According to hospital sources, Sharma was earlier jailed in 2015 in the same case.
Reports further said that Police registered an abetment to suicide...
American business magnate, investor and philanthropist Paul Allen, who co-founded the world's biggest software company Microsoft in 1975 alongside Bill Gates, died at the age of 65 years on Monday in Seattle due to complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer.
According to reports, Allen had been treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009, but it returned two weeks back. At the time of his death, he was estimated to be the 46th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net...
Indian team continued their impressive performance in the Youth Olympics Games as the under-18 men's and women' Hockey team bagged silver medals respectively in the Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Monday.
The women's team suffered a tough loss with a scoreline of 1-3 against the hosts Argentina while the men were handed a 2-4 loss by Malaysia in their respective final of the hockey 5s competition.
In the women's match, India's Mumtaz Khan (1') opened the scoring in the match after just 49 seconds,...
Cementing its position in the global music space, Apple has acquired Asaii, a start-up developed music analytics engine for music labels and artist managers, media reported on Monday.
According to reports, the deal was worth nearly $100 million. The acquisition would enable Apple to compete with Spotify's efforts to work directly with smaller artists and recommendations service like "Daily Mix" and "Discover Weekly".
"Asaii's products collect data from music services and social media, allowing...
AIIMS Whistle-Blower Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Goonj Founder Anshu Gupta Win Ramon Magsaysay Award
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July 29 , 2015 , 10:57 IST
Ramon Magsaysay Award: Sanjiv Chaturvedi, former Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at AIIMS and Anshu Gupta, founder of NGO Goonj are among the people who have been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015.
Sanjiv Chaturvedi is an Indian Forest Service officer and currently the deputy secretary of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He also served as a Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at AIIMS during 2012-14.
In 2014, Chaturvedi was relieved from the additional charge of CVO, although he continued to retain the Deputy Director post at AIIMS. He had alleged that his removal from the CVO post was a result of campaign by corrupt officials. There were allegations that BJP leader JP Nadda was acting against Chaturvedi on behalf of Vineet Chaudhary, an IAS officer from his own state, Himachal Pradesh. Chaturvedi initiated actions in around 200 corruption cases during his stint as AIIMS CVO; punishment was imposed in 78 cases, chargesheet was issued in 87 cases and more than 20 cases were referred to CBI for criminal investigation.
The award's website said about Chaturvedi, "He is being recognized for “his exemplary integrity, courage and tenacity in uncompromisingly exposing and painstakingly investigating corruption in public office, and his resolute crafting of program and system improvements to ensure that government honorably serves the people of India.”
Anshu Gupta founded Goonj in in 1999 after leaving his a corporate job to start the organisation. Goonj is a non-governmental organisation based in Delhi, which works in 21 states across India in disaster relief, humanitarian aid and community development. It has converted 1,000 tonnes of used clothes, household goods and other urban discards into usable resources for the poor.
The award's website said about Gupta, "He is being recognized for “his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity.”