Thailand Post Co. raised prices for domestic letter and parcel deliveries this week, the first such move by the state enterprise in 18 years, as the country’s inflation rate has accelerated to a 14-year high
The government is working day and night to help people amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday night said that his government will provide COVID-19 vaccine to people above 18 years of age for free.
Mr Soren's statement came after the centre announced a "liberalised" policy making all adults above 18 years of age eligible to get inoculated from May 1 and allowing state governments and private hospitals to purchase vaccines from manufacturers.
Opposition parties alleged that the policy implies that the central government has abdicated its responsibility to provide free vaccines to citizens between the age group of 18 and 45 years.
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March 17th 2021 at 21:28:15 GMT +0300
Portrait of African girls studying in a rural classroom. [Picture, Standard]
Teenagers have opposed the renewed push to have the age of consent for sex lowered to 16 years from the current 18 years.
According to a report by the National Gender and Equity Commission released yesterday, teenagers argued that if the age of consent is lowered from the current 18 to 16 years, it would imply they would start taking up adult roles.
They also feared that adults mostly men would take advantage of younger girls resulting in increased cases of sexual violence in schools and homes.
Wednesday 10 February, 2021 | 10:53 AM
AURANGABAD: Hasina Begum (65), who had recently returned to her native place in Aurangabad after spending 18 years in jail in Pakistan, passed away early Tuesday after suffering a cardiac arrest in her sleep.
Police inspector Sambhaji Pawar of City Chowk police station said, “She suffered a heart attack and died at 1.30 am on Tuesday. Her final rites have been conducted.”
Begum had gone to Lahore to meet her husband’s relative. Instead she was jailed after losing her passport and belongings. She also lost her relatives’ address in Lahore. She was jailed after which she had filed an application in a Pakistan court, which had sought details about her from India. Aurangabad police then sent details of her residence and family among others.
Delhi Metro completes 18 years in service
Updated: Dec 24, 2020 22:05 IST
New Delhi [India], December 24 (ANI): The metro">Delhi Metro has officially stepped into its adulthood as it completes 18 years in service, said the metro">Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday.
"The operations on the metro">Delhi Metro network today stepped into adulthood, as DMRC completed 18 years of commencing passenger operations since the year 2002. On December 24, 2002, operations on the 8.4-kilometre-long Shahdara-Tis Hazari section was flagged off and passenger services were started from the next day," a press release issued by the DMRC stated.
In a series of tweets, it hoped to grow more with 18 years of legacy behind.