The South Central Railway (SCR) has added yet another feather in its cap by commissioning the longest electrified tunnel of 6.6 km built at a total cost of 460 crore between Cherlopalli and Rapuru stations. The tunnel is part of the recently completed Obulavaripalli-Venkatachalam new railway line.
First Ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair (IICTF) – A unique initiative for taking farmers, artisans & other members of cooperatives directly to the global trade arena to be held at PragatiMaidan, New Delhi from 11th till 13th October, 2019
The Hong Kong government has approved over $900,000 for relief and rehabilitation work in cyclone-hit Odisha that could benefit around 45,100 victims, China’s official media reported on Friday. Three grants totalling 7.032 million Hong Kong dollars (about $902,278) from Hong Kong’s Disaster Relief Fund to three agencies has been approved for the cyclone victims in Odisha.
Tunisia’s prime minister on Friday banned the niqab Muslim face covering for women in government offices, citing security concerns after attacks in the North African country. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed signed a government circular “banning access to public administrations and institutions to anyone with their face covered… for security reasons,” his office said.
Englishman Ian Gould will bring down curtains on his umpiring career after officiating for the last time during India’s clash with Sri Lanka at the ongoing World Cup at Headingley in Leeds, the ICC said. Gould finishes his career having umpired in 74 Tests, while the India vs Sri Lanka match here is his 140th ODI.
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has announced his retirement from ODI cricket after the team’s final match in the 2019 World Cup. Malik made his ODI debut in 1999 in a match against West Indies in Sharjah. He has played 287 matches and scored 7,534 runs at an average of 34.55. He has nine ODI centuries to his name and was captain when Pakistan reached the final of the 2007 World T20 where they lost to India.
Former Uttarakhand Governor Sudershan Agarwal died on Wednesday after prolonged illness at a hospital in New Delhi, an official statement said. He was 88. Agarwal had served as the second Governor of the hill state between 2003 and 2007 during which he also established a Him Jyoti School in the Sahastradhara area here. He had also been the Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha.