DEVELOPMENT

  • External Affairs Ministry strips Devyani Khobragade off her duties over vigilance case against her 18 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In yet another trouble for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the External Affairs Ministry has stripped her of her duties as Director in the Development Partnership Division of the MEA. She has been placed under a compulsory wait. Sources in the MEA said that the action taken against Khobragade...
  • Modi's second warning to BJP MPs: Don't cross 'Lakshman Rekha' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: At a time when religious issues are taking predominance over development issues of the NDA government at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday again warned the ruling BJP MPs against crossing the "Lakshman Rekha" (limits) by making controversial statements, sources said. The PM's warning came in the...
  • Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft December 10, 2014

    Beijing: The former deputy head of China's top planning agency was jailed for life on Wednesday over a bribery scandal that exposed graft at the highest levels of China's government, and ensnared several companies including Toyota Motor Corp. The sentence, handed down by a court just outside of Beijing, capped the...
  • J&K polls: Terror attack shocks Uri people, fear government will shift focus from development December 7, 2014

    Uri(Kashmir): "I used to travel to Karachi and Rawalpindi via Uri before 1947. Nothing has changed since then. Everything looks the same except the huge presence of army. It is a very underdeveloped area. No tourist visits this place" says an 85 years old taxi driver from Srinagar Gulam Mohammed....
  • Deepa Dasmunshi blames BJP for Jharkhand's non-development December 5, 2014

    Ranchi: Rebuffing BJP's allegations that Congress was responsible for Jharkhand's "non-development", the party on Friday said if BJP had utilised central funds properly, the state would have developed. "BJP had ruled Jharkhand for nine out of 14 years, and the previous UPA government at the Centre had sent funds under the...
  • Not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years: Maneka Gandhi December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on THursday made it clear that it is not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years but is proposing changes in processes related to treatment of heinous offences committed by those in 16 to 18 age group. In a written reply in Rajya...
  • PM Modi says tourism necessary for development of Manipur November 30, 2014

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to augment road connectivity and other infrastructure in Manipur so that tourism could flourish in the state and bring development along with it. Addressing a mammoth gathering at the concluding day of 'Sangai Manipur Tourism Festival', Modi said the state needed road...
  • Immense scope for tourism in North East states, says PM Modi November 30, 2014

    Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that there is immense scope for tourism in North East states and that his government will make the world realise the potential of Manipur. "There is immense scope in the field of tourism in North East states. We want the North East to...
  • 25,000 winners allotted houses in DDA's mega housing scheme 2014 draw November 26, 2014

    The much awaited draw of lots for the Delhi Development Authority's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014' is over and the list is out on the website. Over 25000 flats were in the fray for which more than 10 lakh people applied. ...
  • Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has rejected former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in Lutyen's zone. "Lalu has been already served eviction notice after his extended stay in the Type VIII Tughlaq Road bungalow expired on October 31," said...
  • Need to set up 1000 smart villages across country: Birender Singh November 24, 2014

    Faridabad: Union Rural Development Minister Choudhary Birender Singh said he will put forth the idea of developing 1000 'smart villages' on the pattern of government's smart city plan. "I would make a request and discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said while delivering the seventh Sir Chottu...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum. "Those who accuse me of being a RSS mascot or RSS representative possibly want to...
  • J&K polls: Modi assures to solve Kashmiri refugees' issues, asks people to punish NC, PDP November 22, 2014

    Kishtwar: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he will solve the Kashmir refugee issue if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes to power. "I will solve problems of refugees that have been existing for 50 years," the Prime Minister said. While addressing an election rally in...
  • DDA puts off housing scheme draw after last-minute hiccups November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing last-minute technical hiccups on Sunday, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has postponed the draw of lots for its flagship Housing Scheme 2014, which was scheduled to be held on Monday. The decision comes in the wake of technical problem encountered by the housing body while holding the...
  • Centre framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Smriti Irani November 15, 2014

    Varanasi: The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday. The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year. "We want...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: All invasive procedures must be done institutionally, says Maneka Gandhi November 14, 2014

    Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi called the Bilaspur incident as a very unfortunate one. "The one lesson we have learned from this is that all invasive procedures must be done institutionally," said Gandhi. ...
  • AMU succumbs to pressure, may allow undergraduate girls in Central library November 14, 2014

    Aligarh: After much outrage, the Aligarh Muslim University seems to have bowed down to pressure. It has informed the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry that a request by undergraduate girls of Women's College to access the central library is under consideration. The reply came after the HRD Ministry sought an explanation...
  • Hope Thailand and India's ties improve, says PM Modi November 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi who reached Myanmar on Tuesday said that he hoped Thailand would see greater development. "I hope that Thailand and India's ties improve further," said PM Modi. ...
  • There is no proposal for an alliance with the BJP yet, says Sajjad Lone November 11, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, former Separatist Sajjad Lone has said that his meeting with Narendra Modi was only to discuss Kashmir development. "There is no proposal for an alliance with the BJP yet. Once elections are over we will look at the question of alliance. I am extremely impressed...
  • Birender Singh takes charge as Rural Development Minister November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday assumed office and indicated that the rural employment guarantee act would continue in the entire country and not just in some districts. A former Congressman, Birender Singh said there was no doubt that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act...
  • Take ownership of cleanliness drive to make it a success: Delhi Lt Governor November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor asked the secretaries to take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it a success. "You must take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it successful," Jung said as he held a stock taking meeting with all departments. Secretary of Urban Development briefed the...
  • Maharashtra, New Zealand can collaborate for skill, dairy development: Devendra Fadnavis November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra and New Zealand have a scope to collaborate in areas of skill development and dairy development, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. He was speaking during a meeting with a delegation led by New Zealand Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse, which called on him here, an...
  • Infosys pulls out of new development centre project in Bengaluru November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's second largest software services firm Infosys has pulled out of the proposed software development centre project to be set up near Bengaluru citing lack of infrastructure in India's 'Silicon Valley'. It has also asked the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) to refund the deposit for land it...
  • Recruiter's take: 4 skills that will get you hired in business development November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: It's good news for job aspirants looking for a business development profile! Whether a burgeoning company or a cash cow, of late every organisation is eyeing talent with business development skills. As organisations realise the importance of hiring human capital with a knack for business, the profiles and...
  • Venkaiah Naidu suggests strategy to implement Clean India drive November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for sustained campaign, voluntary participation and the role of NGO's and private sectors for effective implementation of Clean India Campaign. "Sustained campaign - continue the chain of nine; focus more on behavioural change - encourage voluntary public participation; and to...
  • Centre urged to review policy of funding on population October 29, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Affairs Minister Kalikho Pul has urged Centre to review population criterion for releasing grants and make it based on the requirement of the state. A tribal state inhabited by the indigenous Scheduled Tribe population of 9,51,821 (68.78 per cent) of its 13,83,727 total population as per...
  • Pakistan institute shows Manmohan Singh as president of Pakistan October 24, 2014

    Islamabad: In an embarrassing blunder, a leading Pakistani economic institute invited "President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Manmohan Singh" to preside over its annual convocation next week, a media report said on Friday. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), located in the capital, is holding its convocation on October 28 and...
  • MGNREGA scheme improved status of women: Study October 23, 2014

    Kerala: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme had helped women improve their social and economic status, according to a study by a university. The study by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) showed that 97.3% of workers under the scheme are women. Conducted as part of a project...
  • Big strides made in fighting tuberculosis: WHO October 23, 2014

    Paris: The known tally of people with tuberculosis rose last year but overall "major progress" is being made in rolling back the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. "The 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halting and reversing TB incidence has been achieved globally, in all six WHO regions and...
  • Sound law and order key to development, says Telangana CM October 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said good law and order is an essential prerequisite for rapid development of a state or country while citing the example of Singapore. Referring to his recent visit to Singapore, the Chief Minister said public safety was a top priority in the city-...