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  • Government will soon enforce Bezbaruah panel's proposals: Rijiju 6 days ago

    Gurgaon: Assuring that no stone will be left unturned to stop racist attacks against people from Northeast, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said the Centre will soon implement recommendations of Bezbaruah committee formed to look into the issue. The Minister also said an exclusive helpline will be...
  • 80 Indians died during Haj pilgrimage this year October 11, 2014

    Jeddah: Nearly 80 Indians have died during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year with most of the deaths due to illness or age-related ailments, a senior official said on Saturday. Of the 136,020 Indian pilgrims who performed Haj this year, 100,020 came through the Haj Committee of India....
  • BCCI retains Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher until 2015 World Cup September 26, 2014

    The BCCI Working Committee on Friday retained Team Director Ravi Shastri and the coaching staff headed by Duncan Fletcher until the ICC World Cup early next year in Australia and New Zealand. Shastri, Fletcher and the support staff of Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and MV Sridhar will now draw...
  • Affiliated units to get lesser share of BCCI revenues September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: There is some bad news for the affiliated units of the BCCI as they will be getting a significantly lesser share of the pie due to cut in sponsorship and media rights money, according to the finance committee report that was tabled in Chennai on Friday. A notable incident...
  • Major bureaucratic shake up ahead of Modi's US visit, 8 secretary-level officers transferred September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours before leaving for United States, Prime Minster Narendra Modi has given the central bureaucracy a major shake up. Eight secretary level officers have been transferred in a mid night order by Cabinet's Appointment Committee on Thursday. The order came a day after over 40 joint secy level...
  • Panel to submit report on deemed universities to SC on Tuesday September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfill such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes. The panel's report will be presented by the HRD Ministry...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • Maneka Gandhi warns legal action to organisations which don't have sexual harassment committees September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday warned legal action to organisations which did not have sexual harassment committees. The remarks came in the wake of a number of organisations where in spite of Vishakha Guidelines do not have these committees. The Vishakha guidelines, as laid down...
  • BJP Core Committee to meet at Gadkari's residence to discuss Maharashtra seatsharing issue September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Core Committee to meet at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence in the national capital on Tuesday to discuss seat sharing issue in Maharashtra ahead of Assembly elections. The meeting will take place at 11 AM. The trouble has been brewing in the Shiv SenaBJP alliance as...
  • Educational institutions to reopen in Manipur September 14, 2014

    Imphal: The Manipur government has decided to reopen all educational institutions from Monday following an agreement with the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS). This decision was taken yesterday after the JCILPS agreed in a meeting with the government to lift the "indefinite public curfew", imposed since September...
  • 50 dengue cases in Punjab so far this year: Punjab Health Minister September 10, 2014

    Chandigarh: Fifty confirmed cases of dengue have been reported in Punjab so far this year, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Surjeet Kumar Jayani said on Wednesday. "These 50 cases of dengue are being treated in different government hospitals of the state," he said, adding that the state government has constituted...
  • Harsh Vardhan seeks Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina's support in taming vectorborne diseases September 9, 2014

    Dhaka: India on Tuesday sought Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's support in combating many vectorborne diseases and providing "the highest standards of health care" to people in South Asia. "I seek your valuable support in traversing a path where we can attain the highest standards of health not only for...
  • NCMC meets to review Jammu and Kashmir flood situation September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth, on Saturday night directed central agencies to provide all possible help to Jammu and Kashmir government in rescue and relief of floodaffected people in the state. The directive was given after an emergency meeting the NCMC...
  • School students take oath to abstain from alcohol, drugs September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of school students on Wednesday took pledge to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and all types of drugs during a programme held in the Mehrauli area. The oathtaking programme, Anuvrat, was organised by Archarya Tulsi Birth Centenary Committee at Adhyatmik Sadhna Kendra. It saw participation of eminent personalities like...
  • Manmohan Singh named member of Parliamentary panel on Finance September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is hailed as the architect of economic reforms in the country, is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, it was announced on Tuesday. Incidentally, M Veerappa Moily, who was a minister in the Manmohan Singh government, is heading the...
  • No relief for Kingfisher Airlines, SC doesn't restrain Union Bank from declaring it a wilful defaulter September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Kingfisher Airlines, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to restrain the Union Bank of India from declaring it a wilful defaulter. "Now that you have been declared a defaulter, you can challenge it in any court," the SC said. The KFA had approached the...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal committee to submit interim report in SC on Friday August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal will be submitting an interim report on betting and spotfixing scandal related to IPL6 on Friday. "The legal counsel will submit the report in Supreme Court on Friday," Mudgal told PTI on Thursday. He however, refused to furnish...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna Award August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said the case of boxer Manoj Kumar, who challenged the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the honour, will be placed before the panel again and irrespective of its decision, the Sports Ministry will consider his eligibility for the award. The ministry,...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal Committee to meet investigators in Chennai August 26, 2014

    The Mukul Mudgal committee will be meeting police investigators from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai on Wednesday in the Tamil Nadu capital before submitting what could be an interim report to the Supreme Court on the spot fixing and betting scandal that hit the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL). Sources told IANS...
  • SC declares all coal block allocations made from 1993 to 2010 as illegal, stops short of cancellation August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court declared on Monday that all coal block allocations made by the 36th screening committee as illegal and said that coal block allocations from 1993 till 2010 were arbitrary and not transparent. The apex court bench comprising Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Madan B. Lokur, and...
  • US gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs image August 21, 2014

    Washington: Amidst increasing incidents of hate crimes against Sikhs, Gurdwaras in the US have decided to launch an intensive national campaign running into $5 million to improve the image of the community in America. Representatives from over 100 Gurdwaras in the US held a meeting here over the weekend to discuss...
  • Farmers form cooperative committee for milk production, dairy business August 20, 2014

    Farmers and livestockmen of Chhattisgarh's naxalhit Dantewada district have formed a cooperative committee to take up a project for milk production and dairy business. "In retaliation to the socalled 'red revolution' of naxalites, farmers and stockmen of the tribal district have introduced a unique model 'Kshirsagar Project', which will enhance the...
  • Kolkata: Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans due to Ebola threat August 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Sex workers in the city's largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for their welfare, not to entertain Africans who are regular visitors to the place in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), a forum of...
  • Saharanpur riots: Committee headed by Shivpal Yadav questions BJP's role August 17, 2014

    A fivemember committee headed by UP minister Shivpal Yadav, which probed the communal violence in Saharanpur that left three persons dead, has blamed administrative lapses for the incident and questioned the role of BJP. "The report has been submitted by the committee to chief minister in which a BJP MP has...
  • IPL Scandal: Srinivasan, Meiyappan questioned by Mudgal Committee August 17, 2014

    ICC chairman and BCCI's presidentinexile N Srinivasan and his soninlaw Gurunath Meiyappan were among those who were on Saturday questioned by Supreme Court appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal panel members in relation to the IPL6 betting and spotfixing case. Senior IPS officer BB Misra, who is also a Deputy DG of Narcotics...
  • Congress to launch membership campaign from August 20 August 14, 2014

    To revive enthusiasm of party workers and leaders, Rajasthan Congress will start a membership campaign on August 20, the birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The campaign will be launched on August 20 at the districtlevel first, then it will go to village and tehsil levels later in the...
  • Insurance Bill proposing a hike in FDI limit sent to 15 member select committee August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Insurance bill that proposes to hike the FDI limit in insurance to 49% has been sent to a 15 member select committee. The committee comprises of BJP's Chandan Mitra, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, JP Nadda, Congress' Anand Sharma, JD Seelam, BSP MP SC Mishra, JDU's KC Tyagi, CPI's...
  • Chhattisgarh Congress announces new working unit August 13, 2014

    The main opposition Congress on Wednesday formed a new working unit comprising around 150 members keeping in view the municipal polls to be held by yearend. Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee chief Bhupesh Baghel announced the new working unit, with a treasurer, six vice presidents, 13 general secretaries and 48 secretaries....
  • Govt to constitute 18member cabinet committee for industrial development August 13, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to constitute a 18member cabinet committee for industrial development in the state and to remove all difficulties faced in establishing industries in Lucknow. The Chief Minister will head the committee and Chief Secretary will be its secretary. The state industries department will be its nodal...
  • Committee for grant of third gender status to transgenders formed August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has constituted an interministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in...