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  • BJP should treat J&K government as a challenge and not be apologetic: Jitendra Singh 10 hours 34 minutes ago

    Katra: Asking the BJP leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to focus on fulfilling the expectations and aspirations of the people, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said instead of being apologetic about being in government with PDP, the party should treat it as a challenge. "Instead of being apologetic, we should treat it...
  • Is the PDP government serious in dealing with separatists? Yesterday

    Rubbishing allegations that the Jammu and Kashmir government arrested separatist leader Masarat Alam following the Centre's pressure, Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson Waheed Para called the police action a procedural decision. ...
  • Divorce could increase heart attack risk: study 4 days ago

    Washington: Women who go through multiple divorces are nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack than their counterparts who stay married, a new study has claimed. Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, researchers said. A woman who has been through two or...
  • Rs 5,000 monthly pension for aged farmers: Rajnath Singh 4 days ago

    Patna: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced a monthly pension of Rs 5,000 for farmers aged 60 or above for their social and financial security. "The Narendra Modi-led government has decided to give a monthly pension of Rs 5,000 to farmers of 60 years of age and above," Rajnath...
  • Centre, UP government 'insensitive' towards farmers: Mayawati 4 days ago

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati accused the Centre as well as Uttar Pradesh government of being "insensitive" towards farmers facing crop loss due to unprecedented rains and hailstorm. While addressing workers on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, Mayawati said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was already...
  • Haryana Minister does a 'Sholay's Gabbar' to warn about sex determination test 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday donned the hat of Sholay's iconic character Gabbar Singh to drive home his point on illegal sex determination, saying he wanted to create a situation where doctors would chase away those who approach them for such purposes. "Mein aise halaat paida karna chahata...
  • International Hindi Centre to be set up in US 5 days ago

    New York: With a view to promote Hindi as a world language, plans are underway to establish a 'Hindi Centre' near New York that will serve as an academic and cultural hub and facilitate exchange programmes between Indian and American universities. Consul General Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay assured the Indian government's support...
  • Don't leave state without President's permission: Centre to governors 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has put restrictions on the travel of governors saying they have to stay in their respective states for at least 292 days in a year and not leave station until or unless approved by the President. The fresh diktat from the Narendra Modi government came after it...
  • Railway Design Centre at National Institute of Design campus to improve ambience April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Decor of Railway carriages and station premises are set to get an image makeover with the ministry joining hands with National Institute of Design to redesign coaches, toilets and other facilities. The Railways on Friday signed an MoU with the Commerce and Industry Ministry for setting up Railway Design...
  • My model of governance better than PM Modi's: Arvind Kejriwal April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his "people-centric" model of governance was better than Prime Minister Narendra Modi's model that he alleged was centred around a "handful" of the country's rich. Stressing that he was focusing on governance and not internal fights in Aam Aadmi Party, Kejriwal...
  • Government clears setting up of National Cyber Coordination Centre April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has approved setting up of the National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC), which will screen online threats and coordinate with the intelligence agencies to handle issues related to the national security. The centre, a critical component of India's plans to beef up its cyber security against hackers and espionage...
  • Five farmers commit suicide in last 15 days due to crop damage crisis April 1, 2015

    In Madhya Pradesh five farmers have committed suicide in the past 15 days due to a poor harvest. In 4000 villages, 4 lakh hectares of wheat, rabi and mustard have been destroyed. The state government has asked the Centre for time till the 5th of April to submit a survey...
  • SC asks for tougher law to curb rash, negligent driving, Centre turns a deaf ear March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Even after the Supreme Court asked Parliament to work on a tougher law to curb rash and negligent driving, the government has diluted a bill proposing tough measures. India registered highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths reported in 2013. On...
  • J&K hit by floods after incessant rains; armed forces, NDRF launch rescue operation March 30, 2015

    Srinagar/Jammu: Seven months after witnessing the worst ever floods in a century, Jammu and Kashmir is bracing to battle yet another deluge. The state is in panic as several areas of the Valley and parts of Jammu are flooded following incessant rains in the last couple of days. Till now...
  • J&K floods: Centre monitoring situation very closely, says Jitendra Singh March 30, 2015

    Seven months after witnessing the worst ever floods in a decade, Jammu and Kashmir is bracing to battle yet another deluge. Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said there was no reason to panic and the the government is monitoring the situation in Kashmir very closely. He...
  • Centre sanctions Rs 200 crore for flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir March 30, 2015

    Jammu: Centre on Monday sanctioned Rs 200 crore for immediate rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. This information was provided by Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed to the Assembly on Monday, according to an official press release which came in the form of a clarification. The clarification was issued after...
  • Centre to raise compensation limit for crop damage: Arun Jaitley March 29, 2015

    Bundi: The Centre will work with the state governments to raise the compensation limit for farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "The Prime Minister is deeply concerned about the loss to the farmers.... The government would raise the compensation limit to help the...
  • ISRO launches India's fourth navigational satellite IRNSS-1D from Sriharikota March 28, 2015

    Sriharikota: India on Saturday successfully put into orbit its fourth navigation satellite with its own rocket in copy book style. Exactly at 5.19 pm, the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - (PSLV-C27) standing about 44 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonne, tore into the evening skies with fierce orange...
  • SC notice to Essar group, Centre, CBI on plea seeking SIT probe into Essar email leak case March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Essar group, Central government and Central Bureau of Investigation on an NGO plea seeking a court-monitored probe into Essar email leak case. The move came after a PIL sought a probe by an Special Investigation Probe into nexus between corporate...
  • Dental health indicator of overall health: AIIMS experts March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: On the occasion of World Oral Health Day, experts at AIIMS on Friday said that dental health is an indicator of one's overall health, including risk of heart diseases and stroke. They also drew attention of all the stake holders like health care providers, policy makers, NGOs, private sectors,...
  • Yahoo shuts down R&D centre in China to cut costs March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Yahoo is closing its Beijing research and development center and leaving China in a new cost-cutting move. The company said Thursday the Beijing office's functions would be consolidated in other locations. It gave no details of how many people would lose their jobs but said they would be "treated with...
  • Government cancels licences of 1,142 NGOs to receive foreign funds March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Cracking down on erring NGOs, government has cancelled licences of 1,142 NGOs belonging to undivided Andhra Pradesh, under which they get foreign funds, for not filing their annual returns for three consecutive years. The foreigners division of the Home Ministry has served notices to NGOs on October 16, 2014...
  • Xiaomi to set up data centre in India by June March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to address data security concerns, Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi will set up its data centre in the country by June this year, an investment that could run into millions of dollars. The company, which entered India last year, was in news after the Indian Air Force...
  • Land Acquisition Bill passed in Lok Sabha; Congress, Shiv Sena opposes it March 11, 2015

    The Lok Sabha finally passed a diluted version of the Land Acquisition Bill. Amidst pressure from within and outside, the government made nine amendments but the Centre refused to bring back the consent or social impact assessment clause, which sparked furore in the Lok Sabha. ...
  • BJP encouraging anti-national activities: Tarun Gogoi March 10, 2015

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi alleged that the BJP-led government at the Centre was encouraging "anti-national activities" by continuing support to the PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir. "By continuing support to the PDP Government in Jammu and Kashmir, is the BJP-led NDA Government not encouraging anti-national activities?", the...
  • Status check: The impact of the toxic air pollution in Delhi March 2, 2015

    An experiment conducted by Centre for Science and Environment reveals the levels of pollution one is exposed to in the national capital on a daily basis. The findings of the pollution levels are at an all time high in open modes like the autos and cycle rickshaws. ...
  • CPI slams Centre, says budget will only favour big corporate February 25, 2015

    Coimbatore: Going by the functioning of the BJP government at the Centre, one could expect the Budget to benefit only corporates and big industrial houses instead of the common man, CPI National Secretary D Raja said on Wednesday. "It is evident that the interim Budget totally favoured corporate houses by providing...
  • Apple to spend 1.25 billion pounds on two new data centres in Europe February 23, 2015

    Bengaluru-Apple said it would spend 1.25 billion pounds to build two data centres in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and...
  • Surat diamond baron takes out procession of Modi's suit February 21, 2015

    Surat: Diamond merchant Lalji Patel, who bought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pinstripe monogrammed suit at Rs 4.31 crore in a high-profile auction, on Saturday took out a procession of the two-piece ensemble which was put on a mannequin resembling Modi. Patel got possession of the navy-blue suit on Saturday after...
  • Controversial sackings, resignations, appointments in the 9 months of NDA rule February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: One issue which has constantly plagued the NDA government at the Centre in the last nine-odd months is the controversies involving appointments, resignations and sackings at senior official positions. The latest in the series of such cases is the reported denial of a second term to Nobel laureate Amartya...