Odisha tops state ranking for implementation of National Food Security Act

Odisha has topped in the state ranking for implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) through ration shops, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, the government said on Tuesday. Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal released the ‘State Ranking Index for NFSA’ 2022 during a … Read more

Mumbai: Environmentalists protest to save Aarey forest; security increased

The Mumbai police have increased deployment at Aarey forest in light of the protest called by environmentalists against the state government’s decision to build a metro car shed at the site, an official said on Saturday. Environmental organisations have called for a peaceful protest at Aarey forest on Sunday … Read more

Jagannath Rath Yatra begins amid heavy security arrangements in Udaipur

The annual Jagannath Rath Yatra began in Udaipur on Friday amid heavy security arrangements, three days after a tailor was brutally murdered in the city triggering communal tensions. Special permission was given by the district administration to take out the procession as a curfew was clamped in seven police station areas on … Read more

Udaipur murder: Jain community seeks more security for threatened resident

Members of the Jain community on Friday demanded more security for a resident of an Udaipur locality mentioned in the video clip posted by the alleged killers of tailor Kanhaiya Lal. They met the district collector and handed over a memorandum pressing for enhanced security for tyre trader Nitin … Read more

Here’s how much the value of your Social Security check is likely to go up next year

Good news. Sort of. If you’re retired or just about to retire, next year’s Social Security checks are likely to see one of the biggest bumps on record as a result of surging consumer prices. The average beneficiary may be in line to get as much as $180 more a month starting next January, based … Read more

India’s gig workforce seen at 23.5 mn by FY30, social security needed: NITI

India’s gig workforce is expected to expand to 2.35 crore by 202930 from 77 lakh in 202021, a NITI Aayog report said on Monday, and recommended extending social security measures for such workers and their families in partnership mode as envisaged in Code on Social Security. The report titled … Read more

CM Patnaik shares Odisha’s achievements on food security at WFP HQ in Rome

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday took the stage at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome to share the transformational progress of the state on strengthening livelihoods and food security with a specific focus on marginalized communities and women. The Chief Minister is currently … Read more

Centre extends Z category security cover for Oppn prez poll candidate Sinha

The Centre has extended a Z category cover of armed CRPF commandos to the opposition’s presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha, officials said on Friday. The squad has taken over the task after the Union home ministry directed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) VIP security wing to ensure protection to … Read more

J&K Lt Gov reviews security arrangements, preparations for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Govenor Manoj Sinha on Thursday reviewed security arrangements and preparations for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra which begins later this month, officials said. The unified command meeting was attended by the chief secretary and senior officers from the Home department, Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army, intelligence … Read more