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  • Mumbai to be international finance centre, says Devendra Fadnavis 6 days ago

    Davos: Inspired by Prime Minister Narenda Modi's 'Make in India programme, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that he is working on 'Make in Maharashtra' programme while Mumbai would be developed into a major international finance centre. "Ever since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister, the entire atmosphere...
  • Mumbai gears up for a big marathon, 55 bypass heart surgery patients to run on Sunday January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: As Mumbai is gearing up for a big marathon on Sunday, 55 bypass heart surgery patients from the Asian Heart Institute's Cardiac rehab centre will be running with one common goal of competing with the past. All the patients have been training from the last six months. Surendra Dasadia, 69-year-old,...
  • Delhi University to shift law faculty campus January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of criticism by the Bar Council of India (BCI) over poor infrastructure, Delhi University has decided to shift its law faculty out of its 90-year-old campus, but the decision has drawn flak from students who are unhappy over the size of the new facility. "The three...
  • Delhi government to upgrade Ghalib academy as exhibition centre January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government is upgrading the Ghalib academy as a permanent exhibition centre associated with poet Mirza Ghalib. The Project includes improvement of façade, in line with the guidelines approved by National Monument Authority, replacing modern elements with traditional stone elements and internal renovations for creation of major public spaces...
  • Watch: The Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public January 11, 2015

    In a massive public outreach aimed at changing perceptions about nuclear science and helping convey the benefits of atomic energy to the society, the iconic Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public. ...
  • Kerala ayurvedic centre treating Shashi Tharoor faces glaring media presence January 9, 2015

    The ayurvedic centre in the temple town of Guruvayoor in Kerala where Shashi Tharoor is undergoing a treatment is buzzing with activity. The media savvy face has been missing in action ever since the Delhi Police lodged a murder case in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. ...
  • Centre not in favour of freeing terrorists convicted in serious charges January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: As Punjab government sought release of the state's prisoners, the Union Home Ministry on Thursday indicated that legal opinion could be taken in select cases like old people and those having completed 20 years in prison but not those convicted in serious charges. Releasing terrorists convicted in charges like...
  • Ayurveda Centre director says Shashi Tharoor to be discharged on schedule January 8, 2015

    The Director of the Ayurveda Centre where Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is staying said he is being treated for work related stress. He said Tharoor is scheduled to be discharged on Friday. Sajeev Kurup, Director of Perumbayil Ayurvedic Treatment Centre, said: "As of know his treatment is going by schedule....
  • To transform Delhi into a 'world-class' city government set to amend DDA Act January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim to develop Delhi into a "world-class" city, government has planned to amend Delhi Development Authority Act (DDA Act), to bring in new urban policies in tune with the new aspirations of people residing in the national capital. "To make Delhi a world-class city, lot of changes...
  • Government stalled winter session of Parliament, not us, says Sitaram Yechury January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament witnessed a washout, the CPM leader Sitaram Yechury blamed the Narendra Modi government for it. Parliament was adjourned repeatedly over the alleged forced conversion row. Yechury said, "I think it was the government who stalled it, not us." Here is the full text of...
  • What's government doing on illegal sale of acid, asks Delhi High Court December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent rise in acid attacks prompted the Delhi High Court on Wednesday to question the city government's implementation of the Supreme Court order on illegal sale of acids in the capital. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice I.S. Mehta expressed strong displeasure at Tuesday's incident...
  • Gurgaon: Bomb threat at Huda city metro station turns out to be a hoax December 17, 2014

    Gurgaon: Delhi Metro services on the Yellow Line on Wednesday were disrupted for more than an hour following a bomb threat. Police stopped metro services after a threat call about a bomb at Gurgaon's Huda City Metro Station. The services were shut for a brief around 04:00 PM after the...
  • SC asks Centre not to appoint CVC, VC without its permission December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to take its permission before appointing the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Vigilance Commissioner and also sought details about the selection process. A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Madan B Lokur, however, allowed the government to...
  • Countdown for GSLV Mk 3 mission commences December 17, 2014

    Chennai: The 24-and-a-half hour countdown for India's maiden experimental launch of latest generation vehicle GSLV Mk III, also carrying the 'Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE), began at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, on Wednesday. "The 24 and a half hour countdown for the mission has commenced at 9...
  • 'Lone wolf' Australian hostage-taker had violent, unsettled past December 16, 2014

    Sydney: The self-styled sheikh behind a siege at a Sydney cafe had been charged as an accessory to murder and with multiple sexual offences. He also harboured deep grievances against the Australian government and had found little kinship in the city's large Muslim community, where he was seen as deeply...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after uproar over the issue of alleged forced conversion December 15, 2014

    The last week of the winter session of Parliament witnesses a stormy start as Trinamool Congress MPs protest against the misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Centre. The remarks came after the CBI arrested West Bengal minister Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam. ...
  • Expanding Internet access would do more good than tackling HIV: Study December 12, 2014

    Geneva: Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention or clean drinking water, according to a study published Thursday. Economists commissioned by think-tank Copenhagen Consensus Centre calculated that tripling access to mobile broadband networks in developing countries by 2030 would...
  • Congress Minister Ambareesh caught kissing a girl, may offer BJP a way out of Priyanka photo row December 12, 2014

    Bengaluru: The main opposition BJP which is facing the wrath of ruling Congress over one of its MLAs, Prabhu Chavan, watching a picture of Priyanka Gandhi on his smartphone in the Assembly, seems to have found a way out. Karnataka Housing minister and film star Ambareesh has got himself embroiled...
  • States oppose Centre's revised Goods and Service Tax draft December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to Centre's plans to build a consensus on the Goods and Services Tax, states have opposed the Centre's revised GST draft. The government was hoping to get the legislation passed in the winter session of Parliament. The government was maintaining that broad agreement had...
  • Hyderabad becomes second city to ban all operations of Uber December 10, 2014

    After Delhi, Hyderabad has become the second city to ban all operations of Uber. This decision came after the Centre asked states to stop operations of all unregistered cabs with immediate effect. ...
  • Centre to issue residential permit to Japanese nationals working in India December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to grant residential permit to Japanese nationals working in India till their employment period. The special privilege is also to be granted to the dependents of all Japanese nationals, an order issued by the Home Ministry said. "Japanese nationals holding Employment (E) Visa and their dependents holding...
  • Sikhs in Kashmir claim that they are the most neglected community, attack state, Centre December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: "We have never faced any problem here. No local Kashmiri Muslim troubled us or treated us like unwanted people. The 'Kashmiriyat' is very strong. But, the state government and the Centre have been very unkind to us. For them the Sikhs in Kashmir don't exist. The entire focus is...
  • Tom Hanks, Sting, Al Green receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors December 8, 2014

    Washington: Heralded as a musical genius who rose from a British shipyard hometown to make his mark, Sting will receive the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts. Top performers and power players from Hollywood, Broadway and Washington have gathered to honor five artists who will receive...
  • Not all CMs are happy with Centre over dissolving Planning Commission December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence day pledge to dismantle Planning Commission by holding the first consultation meeting with chief ministers on Sunday. The PM said there is a need to create a new institution in the spirit of "cooperative federalism", a body that will...
  • Modi to overhaul Planning Commission, wants 'Team India' with Centre, states and bureaucracy December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The replacement of Planning Commission must incorporate the concept of "Team India", which according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was a combination of three teams - the PM and Chief Ministers; the Union Council of Ministers; and the bureaucracy in the Centre and states. Seeking to strengthen cooperative...
  • Mamata to skip CMs meet called by Centre December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After an exchange of virtual barbs with the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to give the chief ministers' meet called by the central government a miss. Mamata will skip the meet scheduled to take place on Saturday in New Delhi to discuss internal security. She...
  • Sale of 5 per cent SAIL share gets government over Rs 1700 crore December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union government has garnered Rs 1,715 crore from sale of its 5 per cent stake in steel giant SAIL. The government's 5 per cent share has been sold at a floor price of Rs 83 per share. The sale of 5 peer cent stake in SAIL is only...
  • No scientific evidence to prove GM crops harmful: Prakash Javadekar December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no scientific evidence to prove that Genetically Modified crops would harm soil, human health and environment, Government said on Thursday. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar's response came to queries in Rajya Sabha over the recent controversial decision of biotech regulator -- the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee's (GEAC)-- ...
  • No 'contradiction' between party & govt on Saradha chit fund scam: BJP December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting any "contradiction" between the party and the government on the issue of Saradha chit fund scam, BJP on Wednesday said the case is being investigated by three agencies and the government has not given clean chit in this regard. This comes after the government on Wednesday appeared to...
  • Delay in Land Acquisition Bill likely, Centre drops plans to table amendments in Parliament December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Land Acquisition Bill, which was to be tabled in the Winter Session of Parliament, could face further delay. Sources on Wednesday suggested the governmnet had dropped plans to table amendments in the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament as it needs more time to get the opposition parties on...