Development

  • Government wants to establish Andhra Pradesh as knowledge hub 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said on Saturday that the government wants to establish the state as knowledge hub by bringing reforms in education sector. Addressing students and teachers at the state-level Inspire Science Exhibition-II held at a city school, Rao said the state government...
  • World's first water-based nuclear battery developed 3 days ago

    New York: Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight. The battery uses a radioactive isotope called strontium-90 that boosts electro-chemical energy in a water-based solution. A nano-structured titanium dioxide...
  • Three MoUs to be inked during Chinese President Xi's Gujarat visit 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Three MoUs related to Gujarat, one of them for setting up an industrial park near Vadodara, will be signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting on September 17. Xi will start his India visit from on Wednesday and he will...
  • HC refuses to interfere in four language formula in Puducherry 6 days ago

    Puducherry: Refusing to interfere with the four-language formula in the union territory of Puducherry, Madras High Court said English would continue to be the link language for transaction of official business and in the interest of public service. According to language policy of Puducherry, Tamil will be the official language...
  • Food packets being flown from Mysore to Kashmir 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As relief work progresses in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, food packets made in Mysore are being flown all the way to Srinagar for the flood victims. Food packets, prepared using the same technique which goes in making food packets for soldiers at Siachen glacier, is being prepared by premier...
  • Nigeria's military claims success against Boko Haram 1 week ago

    Kano: Nigeria's military claimed to have routed Boko Haram militants near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, as residents in another under-siege town complained of food shortages and slavery. Army spokesman Timothy Antigha said in a statement that the Islamists launched a "massive" attack on the town of Konduga, about 35...
  • UP to include cycling tracks in future town planning 1 week ago

    Greater Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to include cycling tracks while planning new towns in the future, a senior government official said. Cycle tracks will be developed in the state, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Sanjiv Saran said. Cycling is pollution free, it improves health and is...
  • IITs, others to develop technologies for rural development September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A network of IITs and other institutes will evolve appropriate technologies for rural development under the 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' scheme, it was announced on Thursday. The venture is coordinated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and will be launched as a "network of IITs and other professional...
  • India, Bhutan to speed up mutually agreed projects September 11, 2014

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan on Thursday agreed to speed up the implementation of the mutually agreed projects in this country as the two sides met here to review the Indian assistance of Rs 45 billion for Bhutan's 11th Five Year Plan. The third round of the Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks...
  • Gujarat seeks closer economic ties with Canada September 5, 2014

    Toronto: Calling Canadian companies to participate on a large scale in the biennial Seventh Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a high-level business delegation from the state on Friday pitched for closer economic ties with Canada. "Gujarat offers optimum level of opportunities for direct foreign investment in the state in wake of its unprecedented...
  • Pillanji to be developed as model village by Meenakshi Lekhi September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday adopted Old Pilanji village in her constituency to develop it as a model village under a scheme envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Following the appeal of PM Modi during Independence Day address, I have today adopted Old Pilanji village to develop...
  • Gandhi prize for South Africa-based organization September 3, 2014

    Johannesburg: A South Africa-based outfit involved in conflict resolution has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace for its efforts in promoting peace and addressing disputes globally. Graca Machel, chairperson of The African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes's (Accord) Board of Trustees and former First Lady...
  • Centre asks states to stress on improving water conservation September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: To mitigate drought-like situation and water scarcity, the Centre on Tuesday directed states that 50 per cent of all works taken up at district level under MNREGA should be for improving water conservation. The decision was taken by Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari in response to widespread criticism...
  • 6 ex-ministers, 23 former MPs yet to vacate government accommodation August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing its eviction drive against former ministers and MPs, Directorate of Estate has managed to vacate government houses of 241 former ministers and MPs till date. While 11 ex-ministers out of 17 have vacated their bungalows, 230 former MPs out of 258 have also surrendered the houses till now,...
  • Singapore to boost cyber security efforts August 27, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority will set up a monitoring and operations control centre to help the government guard against, and respond swiftly, to security threats, the government announced on Tuesday. The announcements come after a spate of cyber attacks on government websites late last year. Speaking at an information security meeting,...
  • Modi must adopt painful reforms to push growth: Chinese daily August 18, 2014

    Beijing: To maintain high growth rate in India in a sustainable way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must adopt some painful reforms, such as the removal of wasteful subsidies to free up resources, a public policy expert said. Kishore Mahbubani said in an article in the Global Times Monday that Mahatma Gandhi...
  • LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurates a Rs 80 lakh cruise boat in Indore August 18, 2014

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the 'Malwa Queen', a cruise boat, in the Pipliya Pala pond situated in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park in Indore on Sunday. Built at a cost of Rs 80 lakh, the boat was launched by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC). On the...
  • State gets country's first skill development centre August 18, 2014

    With an aim to provide job-oriented training programmes to the state's unemployed youth, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the country's first skill development centre in Udaipur. Speaking after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the 'Livelihood Skill Project', Raje urged the people of the state to fight...
  • Vasundhara inaugurates India's first skill development centre in Udaipur August 17, 2014

    India's first skill development centre was inaugurated in Udaipur on Saturday by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Addressing a function after inaugurating the centre, which has been set up under the Livelihood Skill Project, Raje said, "My government will work to provide employment opportunities to all." She called upon people of the...
  • Government committed to bring development in Maoist-hit areas: CM August 15, 2014

    Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday stressed that the state government will overcome the hindrances in development in the left wing extremism (LWE) areas of the state while marching ahead in the path of inclusive growth and public participation. "I believe that going on the way of inclusive growth, transparency and...
  • India conducts successful trial of surface-to-air 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was...
  • Govt to constitute 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development August 13, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to constitute a 18-member 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...
  • Rs 214.92 crore sanctioned for development of Amethi August 12, 2014

    A total of Rs 214.92 crore was sanctioned on Tuesday for the development of Amethi district in the meeting of Zila Yojna at the collectorate in Gauriganj. Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Kamal Akhtar presided over the meeting and the budget's proposal was presented by Amethi chief development...
  • Centre plans to rename Indira Awaas Yojna, Congress upset August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's move will upset the Congress as it is likely to rename programme Indira Awaas Yojna (IAY) to National Gramin Awaas Mission, according to a study paper by the Rural Development Ministry. The rural housing programme provides subsidies to the poor to have a house...
  • Patriotism of people of Kargil inspires people of India, says PM Narendra Modi August 12, 2014

    Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kargil and inaugurated the Chutak hydro electric project. While addressing the hydro power project launch event Modi said, "The patriotism of the people of Kargil inspires the people of India. I bow to this land and to the people." Power Minister Piyush Goyal...
  • PM Modi suggests 3 Ps for Leh - prakash, paryatan, paryavaran; hits out at Pak while addressing troops August 12, 2014

    Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Leh and inaugurated Leh-Srinagar transmission line and Nimmo-Bazgo hydro electric project. He suggested three Ps for Leh - paryavaran (environment), paryatan (tourism) and prakash (power). "We have put Leh at the focus of our solar energy initiatives like Gujarat. We are going...
  • Myanmar hails Modi's Gujarat development model August 11, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar on Monday hailed the Gujarat development model, implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was Chief Minister of the state, and said the model could be effective for it as the country has a developing society. Myanmar's President U Thein Sein conveyed this to External Affairs...
  • Bihar working on nutrition policy to fight malnourishment August 10, 2014

    With estimated 50 per cent of children in Bihar found underweight due to malnourishment, the state government is in the process of drafting a nutritional policy to cut down malnourishment rate to 20 per cent in another four years. "The state social welfare department is working on nutritional policy, 2014 to...
  • Court orders confiscation of properties of Indore Development Authority officer August 8, 2014

    A special court here on Friday ordered confiscation of properties worth Rs 35.75 lakh belonging to Indore Development Authority's (IDA) Estate Officer Babulal Gothwal and directed the government to use it in public interest. Special Judge Avnindra Kumar Singh ordered confiscation of properties worth Rs 35.75 lakh of Gothwal after finding that it...
  • Divide in Modi Cabinet, Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen NCW hits Law Ministry roadblock August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Two important central ministries are at loggerheads. Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen the National Commission for Women has met with a roadblock from the Law Ministry, said sources on Friday. Maneka had sent a proposal to the Law Ministry to strengthen the...