2013

  • Centre asks ministries to furnish officials' property details online August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure transparency, the Narendra Modi government has asked all departments and ministries to put property details of officials on their respective websites. A government circular in this regard was recently received by the Defence Ministry, which says that the new rules for filing property returns...
  • Google 'polluted Internet' with classified material: Survey of India August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After registering a Preliminary Enquiry against Google for alleged mapping of classified areas, CBI has sought help of Survey of India which has alleged that the Internet giant continued to "pollute" the web with classified material despite being warned against it. As the probe continues, Surveyor General of India...
  • Google under CBI scrutiny over Mapathon 2013; accused of violating Indian laws July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • Google mapping comes under CBI scrutiny July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • Urgent need to revamp Mahatma Gandhi NREGA: Economic Survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling for an urgent revamp of previous UPA government's flagship job guarantee programme, Mahatma Gandhi NREGA, the Economic Survey on Wednesday said it needs to be made more development oriented and prevent its misuse. The survey also said there is a need for revamp or reorganisation of some of...
  • India's workingage population to rise to 64 per cent by 2021: Survey July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The proportion of workingage population in India is likely to increase from around 58 per cent in 2001 to more than 64 per cent by 2021, with a large number of young persons in the 2035 age group, according to the preBudget Economic Survey 201314. India with a large...
  • India needs to unleash labour reforms to create jobs July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India needs to unleash second generation labour reforms and capitalise on demographic advantage for creating new firms and jobs, a government document said on Wednesday. "It is imperative to use India's unique demographic moment wisely and unleash the second generation reforms," the Economic Survey for 201314 stated. The suggestion assumes...
  • Growth forecast for next fiscal between 5.4 to 5.9 per cent July 9, 2014

    Indian economy is likely to grow in the range of 5.4 to 5.9 per cent in 201415 overcoming the sub5 per cent growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) witnessed over the last two years. The growth slowdown in the last two years was broad based, affecting in particular the industry...
  • Economic Survey 201314: Poverty ratio declines to 21.9 per cent July 9, 2014

    The Economic Survey 201314 presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked policy makers to design and execute development strategies targeting the young population that was approximately 58 per cent in 2001 and will increase to more than 64 per cent in 2021. The government has to take timely...
  • Highlights of Economic Survey 201314 presented by Arun Jaitley July 9, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Economic Survey 201314 in Parliament on Wednesday which reveals that while the economy has shown an improvement but it is still not out of the woods. Even as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to be well below the six per cent mark, inflation...
  • Jaitley presents Economic Survey, GDP growth below 6 pc, inflation down July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India's grim economic situation was reflected in the Economic Survey 201314, presented in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. While the Economic Survey noted that fiscal deficit for 201314 has been contained at 4.5 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...
  • DUTA calls for expeditious restructuring of FYUP courses July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Tuesday called upon the varsity to expeditiously restructure the courses for students admitted to FYUP in 2013. DUTA also thanked teachers, principals and student volunteers for having put in all their efforts to smoothen the start of the admission process. The outline of course...
  • KSCA honours Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka June 29, 2014

    Bangalore: The R Vinay Kumarled Karnataka team, who won the Ranji Trophy, were felicitated by the state cricket association for their unprecedented achievement of winning three titles in a single year. Also felicitated by Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) were six other state squads which had won Ranji Trophy, beginning from...
  • SC notice to Uttarakhand over halted work on hydel power projects June 16, 2014

    The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Uttarakhand government on Monday seeking its view on the stay on construction activity on 24 hydro power projects in the state. The notice was issued after considering a plea filed by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). The court had halted the construction work...
  • UPSC Civil Services Exams 2013: Meet the topper Gaurav Agrawal who hails from Jaipur June 12, 2014

    For the first time in four years, a male candidate has topped the prestigious Civil Services Examination 2013, results of which were declared on Thursday. Gaurav Agrawal has got the first rank in the exam with Economics as his optional subject. He holds Bachelor of Technology (Computer Science) degree from Indian...
  • Olly Murs beats Bruno Mars and Rihanna, named most played pop star of 2013 June 4, 2014

    London: Singer Olly Murs has been named the most played pop star of 2013. The former 'X Factor' runner up saw off competition from the likes of Bruno Mars, Pink, Rihanna and Katy Perry to top the chart, compiled by music royalty body Phonographic Performance Ltd, reported Daily Mirror. The...
  • India's economic growth remains subdued at 4.7 pc in 201314 May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India's economic growth remained subdued at 4.7 per cent in 201314 and at 4.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of the financial year, mainly due to a decline in manufacturing and mining output. The country's economy, or gross domestic product (GDP), had expanded at 4.5 per...
  • Take joint action against wilful defaulters: Chidambaram to banks May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday advised public sector banks to form a consortium and take joint action against wilful defaulters, especially in the cases where the "promoter is prosperous but the company is sick." After reviewing annual performance of public sector banks and financial institutions for fiscal...
  • BJP complains to EC about Mamata, Trinamool against Modi May 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Continuing their bitter poll wrangling, the BJP and the Trinamool Congress on Monday moved to the Election Commission with complaints against each others' top leaders even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded the arrest of BJP leader Narendra Modi for using religion to seek votes. Accusing Trinamool chief...
  • Award-winning Bengali film 'Phoring' selected for LA film festival April 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengali film 'Phoring', which was screened in the IFFI-2013, has been selected for the Los Angeles Film Festival of independent experimental Indian films. The film, which deals with a boy stepping into his adulthood and the attendant questions that appear in his mind, will be screened on April 12 and vie...
  • Ramdev campaigns for BJP candidates accused in Muzaffarnagar riots April 1, 2014

    Riots accused BJP candidates Sanjeev Baliyan from Muzaffarnagar and Bharatendu Singh contesting from Bijnore Lok Sabha constituencies today got a shot in the arm with Yoga guru Ramdev campaigning for them. Flanked by both the candidates at a press meet here, Ramdev said, the BJP has promised to usher in a...
  • 'The Good Road' director Gyan Correa wins Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 March 18, 2014

    Chennai: Gyan Correa, the debutant director of Gujarati movie 'The Good Road', has been selected for the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013. The film was selected from 20 nominations across many languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu and Kannada, a press release from the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation said...
  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Making stalking a non-bailable offence after December 16, 2012 gangrape case was a hurried decision as several facets were missed out, a Delhi court said seeking a mechanism in place to look into the matter. The observation was made by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau...
  • Five PSUs posted Rs 2,100 cr losses in Financial Year 2013: CAG February 28, 2014

    Five public sector undertakings in Chhattisgarh incurred losses of about Rs 2,100 crore in the 2012-13 fiscal, largely due to deficiencies in financial management and project execution, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has said in a report. The report was tabled in the State Assembly on Friday. Of the...
  • Drug trade rampant in Punjab, political blame game continues February 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Drug addiction has been a huge concern for the state of Punjab. In 2013, more than 300 kg of heroin valued at Rs 1500 crore was seized in Punjab. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Allegations have been leveled of the involvement of political leaders in the...
  • Blackout in Telangana: Murder of democracy in Parliament? February 20, 2014

    The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) was on Tuesday bulldozed through the Lok Sabha amidst dramatic scenes. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill was taken up after MPs demanding united Andhra protested in Parliament. ...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Reactions from across the country February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congressled UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNNIBN takes the calls of people from across the country to know their reactions over this interim budget 2014. ...
  • Government raises funding under state Plans to Rs 3.38 lakh crore February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has provided Rs 3,38,562 crore for 201415 under the states Plans, which is higher than revised estimates of Rs 1,19,039 crore for the current fiscal. In the Plan Budget, an additional central assistance is given under state Plans for implementation of centrally sponsored schemes (CSSs)...
  • CBI gets modest increase of 17 pc in budgetary allocation February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has received Rs 520.56 crore in the interim budgetary allocation for the next fiscal, which is a modest increase of approximately 17 per cent over 201314. In the interim budget presented on Monday, the agency has been allocated Rs 520.56 crore as compared to Rs 443.97 crore in...
  • Economic growth to cross 5 pc this financial year: PM February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Pinning hopes on the good monsoon and recent reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said economic growth will cross 5 per cent in the current financial year and accelerate further in the coming years. Addressing the Governors' Conference, Singh said the Indian economy, after many years of rapid...