Measures

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan sets aside Rs 2,000 crore for rain-hit farmers 28-02-2014 05:45 PM

    Describing the damage to crops due to rain and hailstorm in Madhya Pradesh as a "national calamity," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced a slew of relief measures for affected farmers in the state. "A total of 9,800 villages spread across 49 out of the total 51 districts...
  • LS polls: UPA plans several populist measure to woo voters 03-02-2014 11:14 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government has planned several populist measures in order to woo voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The first step towards it was made when the Centre slashed CNG prices by 30 per cent and piped cooking gas prices by 20 per cent. CNN-IBN learnt that...
  • Vasundhara Raje's austerity measures to give competition to AAP govt 11-01-2014 08:58 AM

    Jaipur: Delhi's Aam Aadmi Party government's roadside public hearings, austerity drive and brushing aside VIP culture has some serious competition coming from neighbouring Rajasthan's Vasundhara Raje government. After deciding to cut down her security detail by half, not moving to the designated chief minister's house and stopping at traffic lights,...
  • Tamil Nadu to introduce safety measures in state transport buses 19-11-2013 12:56 PM

    Channai: Tamil Nadu transport authorities are expected to hold a preliminary discussion on introducing safety instructions in transport buses after the recent spate of Volvo accidents in neighbouring Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These safety instructions will be like the ones given on airplanes, instructing passengers on dealing with emergency situations...
  • Odisha to evacuate 2 lakh people as cyclone Phailin approaches coastline 11-10-2013 10:53 PM

    With cyclone Phailin expected to make landfall in Odisha on Saturday, the state government mounted a massive operation to evacuate two lakh people from six coastal districts on Friday night. The cyclone is 400 km southeast of Gopalpur in Ganjam district where it is expected to make landfall at 6...
  • UPA's new austerity measures, officers to travel only in economy class 18-09-2013 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Government has announced new austerity measures to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent. Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the government officials, barring top bureaucrats, will fly only in economy class for domestic tours. The Finance Minister also added that the government will impose a...
  • After UP, 71 dengue cases reported from Delhi this week 07-09-2013 07:47 AM

    A total of 71 cases of dengue have been reported from across the capital this week alone, officials said on Friday. Expressing deep concern at the high number of cases, Delhi Health Minister AK Walia directed health officers to effectively contain the spread of the disease. He warned that any...
  • Compromise between victim, rapist can't reduce jail term: SC 27-08-2013 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: A compromise between a victim of a rape case and the perpetrator should not be a ground for awarding lesser punishment to the convict as this trend exhibits "stark insensitivity to the need for proportionate punishments", Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The court also said religion, race, caste,...
  • Rupee recovers marginally, goes below 64 vs US dollar; Sensex above 18,000 mark 20-08-2013 09:14 AM

    Mumbai: 12:15 pm: Sensex and Nifty loses points at 18235.05 and 5391.45 respectively. 12:00 pm: Rupee still at 63.68 versus US dollar. Sensex at 18285.05 and Nifty above 5,400. 11:30 am: The rupee gains 20 paise at 63.68. Sensex recovers marginally at 18233.82 and Nifty at 5,394.95. 11:15 am: The...
  • Rupee woes continue, Sensex plunges 291 points 19-08-2013 09:30 AM

    Mumbai: A fresh record low for rupee on Monday rattled stock markets once again with benchmark BSE Sensex tumbling by 291 points to end at over four-month low of 18,307.52 as heavy FII selling in shares of banks, auto, pharma and FMCG eroded a staggering Rs 1 lakh crore in...
  • Chief Secy talks tough on ragging menace, says such acts won't be tolerated 09-08-2013 02:05 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh government has reviewed measures to curb ragging at educational institutions in the state and directed the college authorities to strictly tackle the menace, official sources said on Friday. State Chief Secretary R Parasuram, during a high-level meeting in Bhopal on Thursday, directed a blanket ban on physical...
  • RBI measures only a 'short term' step: Montek Singh Ahluwalia 16-07-2013 01:40 PM

    In a move to stem the continuing fall of rupee, the RBI on Monday night came out with a slew of measures including hiking the lending rates for banks and sucking up of Rs 12,000 crore, to make the currency dearer. Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that...
  • Rupee trims some initial gains; up 45paise vs dollar in late morning deals 16-07-2013 10:00 AM

    Mumbai: Surrendering some of its early gains, the rupee was trading higher by 45 paise at 59.44 in late morning deals on dollar selling by banks after the Reserve Bank of India announced a slew of measures to arrest the local currency's fall against the Greenback. The RBI announced measures...
  • Mao is just a name, ideology a mere excuse: Aman Lekhi 29-05-2013 06:28 PM

    Are extra-legal measures against the Maoists like the creation of Salwa Judum responsible for worsening of the security situation in Chhattisgarh? Senior lawyer Aman Lekhi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think we need to follow the same which we followed against Punjabi terror? Asked...
  • Jayalalithaa announces welfare measures for police 24-04-2013 05:58 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday made a series of announcements to strengthen the state police. The announcements include annual recruitment of personnel for police and fire services departments, construction for their housing, creation of youth brigade, extension of closed user group telephony facility to family members,...
  • CBMs will continue if Pak accepts its mistake: Sandeep Dikshit 11-01-2013 05:47 PM

    The tension and aggression along the Line of Control has now spilled into a diplomatic row with Pakistan summoning the Indian High Commissioner over the killing of one of its soldiers on Thursday. ...
  • New body scanner offers virtual tape measure for online shopping 21-11-2012 03:08 PM

    London: British researchers have come up with a new body scanning device that gives accurate measurements and could boost online clothes shopping. Shoppers are still nervous about ordering clothes online because they often do not fit and, some say, there will never be a substitute for trying something on -...
  • US elections: Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballot measures 07-11-2012 12:48 AM

    Washington: While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes for US social policy: Several states had a chance to be the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Dating back to 1998, same-sex...
  • Ailing Kingfisher, AI may not be safe: DGCA 05-01-2012 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: After trouble in the skies, there seems to be more worries for the embattled Indian carriers Kingfisher Airlines and Air India on the ground this time. A financial audit carried out by the the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has found that all carriers were in a...
  • Pakistan, India hold talks on CBMs 26-12-2011 05:11 PM

    Islamabad: After a gap of four years, Pakistan and India on Monday began two-day talks on conventional and nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs). Geo News said that the talks on Monday were being held at the Pakistan Foreign Office on conventional CBMs, while the talks on nuclear CBMs will be...
  • Government to lay guidelines for hospital safety 17-12-2011 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: India's apex agency for disaster management is preparing "mandatory" guidelines to cover fire and other emergency hazards in hospitals and a core group would be formed next week to finalise the rules, an official said on Saturday. The decision has been taken after a major fire struck a...
  • Italy PM unveils sweeping austerity package 05-12-2011 10:29 AM

    Rome: Prime Minister Mario Monti will present a 30 billion euro package of austerity measures to parliament on Monday designed to shore up Italy's strained public finances and help to stem a debt crisis threatening to overwhelm the euro zone. Cabinet approved the mix of tax hikes, pension reforms and...
  • Sabarimala: Kerala to rather be safe than sorry 15-11-2011 12:30 PM

    Sabarimala: Haunted by last season's tragedy which left over 100 pilgrims dead in a stampede, a cautious Kerala government has come up with a new footpath, a bridge and a slew of measures to decongest the route leading to the Sabarimala temple this year. The two-month-long festival season is set...