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  • Government verifying farmers' death in recent rain havoc: Rajasthan Minister 3 days ago

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday said it was verifying the deaths of farmers in rain and hailstorm related mishaps early this month in various parts of the state. On Congress MLA Ramesh Meena's special mention motion that farmers were badly waiting for relief, the Rajasthan Calamity and Relief Minister GC...
  • Delhi-Jaipur Expressway to be completed by June: Nitin Gadkari 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The much-delayed Delhi-Jaipur Expressway would be completed by June, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday. He also said that he Centre is ready to build four bypasses by December for important towns if Rajasthan government offers land. "Finances for this...
  • Russia proposes ICT group for BRICS: Ravi Shankar Prasad 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India will give a structured response on a Russian proposal to set up an ICT group among the BRICS nations to deliberate on common issues in this area, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. Russia's minister for telecom and mass communications Nikolai...
  • Noted writer Chidananda Murthy dragged by police in presence of Karnataka CM, detained 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: In a shocking, despicable act 84-year-old, noted Kannada writer Dr M Chidananda Murthy was not only dragged but arrested in front of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at a function at banquet hall of the Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday. Murthy has been detained after he was dragged out of the hall. The...
  • MoS External Affairs General VK Singh's office rubbishes rumours of his resignation 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh's office on Tuesday night rubbished rumours of his resignation from the post. The former Army chief had on Monday attended Pakistan's National Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi where several Kashmiri separatist leaders were also present. Singh...
  • Cuban Vice President meets Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez Mario on Monday held talks with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest were discussed. The visiting dignitary also met Vice President Hamid Ansari and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. An agreement...
  • Minister decries deduction of education funds in Bihar 5 days ago

    Patna: Decrying slash of funds for the implementation of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid-Day Meal (MDM) schemes, Bihar education minister PK Shahi on Monday sought clarity from the Centre so that arrangements be made to continue the two schemes in the state. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced in...
  • Is it appropriate to pursue hearing on IAS officer case: Karnataka High Court 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday wondered whether it would be appropriate for it to pursue the hearing on the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravi after the government has decided to handed over the case to CBI. "The state government has handed over the...
  • India ready to talk with European Union on FTA: Nirmala Sitharaman 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement with the European Union may resume as India on Monday said that it is "ready to talk" with the EU on the pact. No negotiation was held after both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues including data security status...
  • Two Goa BJP MLAs hope Manohar Parrikar will be PM 5 days ago

    Panaji: Goa Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a resolution congratulating former chief minister Manohar Parrikar who was elevated as defence minister last year, even as two BJP MLAs hoped the BJP stalwart will become prime minister in future. "We should not be surprised if we see Parrikar as prime minister...
  • Uttar Pradesh: National Tourism University proposed at Noida 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Sunday said that a proposal for establishing a National Tourism University at Noida is under process. Addressing an event on the occasion of the second convocation of the Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM) at Noida, Sharma also said that a...
  • IAS officer's death: BJP MP writes to Sonia Gandhi 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Demanding a CBI probe into the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer, DK Ravi, BJP MP from Mysore Prathap Simha on Sunday wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, questioning the intention of her party-led government in Karnataka in refusing such a probe. "As you are aware, an honest, young...
  • Uttarakhand: Char Dham Yatra to begin on April 21 6 days ago

    Dehradun: The annual Char Dham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand will begin on April 21 during the auspicious 'Akshaya Tritiya' festival, with the reopening of the Gangotri and the Yamunotri shrines in the Garhwal Himalayas, officials said on Sunday. The Gangotri gates will be opened on 12.30 in the afternoon on Akshay tritiya,...
  • Citizenship applications of Sindhis being examined: Home Minister 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the cases of those hailing from the Sindhi community, who were still waiting for citizenship, were being examined and a decision would be taken as per the law of land. While addressing a function on the occasion of Cheti Chand Jayanti,...
  • India needs to become competitive in infrastructure, tax policy: Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    Gurgaon: Advocating easing of entry barriers for global corporations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India needs to become globally competitive from infrastructure to taxation. In his convocation address at the Management Development Institute (MDI) here he underlined the need for relaxing norms for...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks to Punjab CM over recovery of five bodies March 20, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday took up the matter of recovery of bodies of five persons from the state with his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal and urged him to get the matter probed thoroughly. Kumar spoke to Punjab CM and his Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on recovery...
  • Unskilled workers not to be allowed to take up foreign jobs March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: With a significant number of unskilled Indian workers facing trouble and legal action abroad, government on Friday said it has decided not to allow people without skill certificates to leave the country for overseas employment. Skill Development Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy told the Lok Sabha...
  • Government, telecom, defence sectors most attacked by cybercriminals March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are increasingly targetting sensitive information from sectors including government, utilities and defence to access public data and other critical information, a government official on Friday said. "With increasing number of devices, the sophistication of attacks is also going up. Government is the most attacked sector, followed by telecom,...
  • Bihar former chief minister Jagannath Mishra surrenders to CBI court March 19, 2015

    Ranchi: Former Bihar chief minister and fodder scam convict Jagannath Mishra on Thursday surrendered before a CBI court after being in a hospital on interim bail since his conviction in 2013. Mishra's surrender came on a previous direction by the Jharkhand High court that he should surrender to the lower court...
  • Centre to appoint official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre has decided to appoint a senior Home Ministry official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and concerned ministries for speedy implementation of the provisions in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. The decision came following a meeting of a delegation of Andhra Pradesh BJP leaders with Union Home Minister...
  • Government asks RBI to declare biotechnology as priority sector March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To encourage investment in research and entrepreneurial activities in the biotechnology field, the government has asked the RBI to declare it as a priority sector to make lending easy for start-ups, Union Minister YS Chowdary said. The Minister of State for Science and Technology said his ministry is also...
  • Heights of cheating, 515 students caught during matric exams in Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Cheating in the ongoing state Board matriculation exams in Bihar has literally scaled new heights. As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students emerged where parents and helpers were seen scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass on chits to their wards, 515 students have been caught...
  • Dramatic rise in rape cases registered: Government March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The number of rape cases registered has "dramatically" increased since 2013 which is a matter of "deep concern", government told Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and exuded confidence that the steps being taken to deal with the issue will take effect. "We have initiated...
  • Kashmir rail project cost overrun at Rs 17000 crore March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway project has been delayed by over 16 years which would result in cost overrun of Rs 17,065 crore, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. The project is now expected to be completed by December 2018, in place of November 2002 as the initial commissioning target for the...
  • Sharad Yadav regrets remarks on Smriti Irani, says has a lot of respect March 18, 2015

    After much controversy, Rajya Sabha member Sharad Yadav on Wednesday expressed regret over his retort to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The issue was raised by Leader of House Arun Jaitley, who asked Yadav to clarify on his remarks reported in the newspapers while these have been expunged from...
  • IAS officer DK Ravi's death: We demand a CBI inquiry, says Sadananda Gowda March 18, 2015

    Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda of the BJP said that he would like to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday to demand a CBI inquiry into the death of 36-year-old IAS officer DK Ravikumar. "We want the Home Minister to hand over the case to CBI," said Gowda. ...
  • Centre gives nod to Maharashtra's cow-shelter village scheme March 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Following the President's assent for Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995, which bans slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, the state government on Tuesday said the Centre had given a go-ahead to its cow shelter villages scheme too. The state will receive Rs 90 crore...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wins the Indian of the Year 2014 in politics section March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley won the Indian of the Year award for his work in politics section. Currently the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley is credited with ending the festering and unresolved leadership issues within the BJP post the Vajpayee-Advani era. He played a crucial role in...
  • Ramesh Sippy, Aamir Khan discuss censorship issues with IB Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Bollywood celebrities like Ramesh Sippy and Aamir Khan discussed film censorship and certification related issues when they met Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Rathore, who met the celebrities on Monday, said the meeting was not to displace Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman...
  • Proposal to revamp Brahmaputra Board under consideration: Government to Rajya Sabha March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A proposal for revamping and rechristening of the Brahmaputra Board into North-East and Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority is under active consideration of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government told Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his written reply, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said the bill...