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  • Odisha government doctors to get higher remuneration Yesterday

    Bhubaneswar: In a Diwali bonanza to doctors appointed on contractual basis, the Odisha government announced a hike in their remuneration. The hike was announced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak here a day before Diwali. As per the government notification, specialist doctors working in rural and urban...
  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers Yesterday

    Patna: Catching up with the latest in information technology, Bihar ministers received training in computer and tablet computer operation but only a handful of them turned up at the workshop held for them. Inaugurating the day-long workshop, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi told the ministers that no one could cheat...
  • Meerut: Bootlegger poses as Union Minister, UP Police escorts him 2 days ago

    Meerut: An alleged bootlegger, who posed himself as a Union minister, was provided escort by local police when he went to attend a function in Meerut. The faux pas came to light when local BJP leaders created a hue and cry on seeing Tanzeem Abbas, a resident of Falawada, saying he...
  • Black money case: Disclosure of account holders will embarrass Congress, says Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    New Delhi: On the backfoot after saying that the Centre will not reveal the names of account holders in the black money case, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday hit back at the Congress saying doing so would embarrass the party itself. Jaitley, however, added that the names will be disclosed...
  • Manohar Lal Khattar set to be Haryana Chief Minister as BJP MLAs elect him as their leader 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday chose Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar as the new Chief Minister of Haryana. This is after 15 years that the state has a non-Jat Chief Minister after having Jat Chief Ministers for three terms consecutively. Khattar will be sworn in as the CM...
  • No possibility can be ruled out of terror strike during Diwali, says Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The possibility of terror attack in the country cannot be ruled out, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. "No possibility can be ruled out. We cannot ignore terror activities. Hence alerts are issued," he told reporters on the sidelines of a function. Singh was replying to a question on...
  • De-regulation of diesel prices in interest of common man, says Oil Minister 3 days ago

    New Delhi: As the Central government takes a big decision by de-regulating diesel prices, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says the call was taken after due deliberation, keeping in mind the interest of the common man. In an exclusive interview to CNBC-TV18, Pradhan said that the government has a back up plan...
  • BJP MLAs Captain Abhimanyu Singh, Manohar Lal Khattar in close race to be Haryana CM 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party won a complete majority in Haryana but it is still in dilemma on who to appoint the chief minister. Party sources said that the legislature party will meet on Tuesday in Chandigarh. Sources added that BJP observers Venkaiah Naidu and Dinesh sharma will hold...
  • BJP achieved its goal of a Congress free Maharashtra and Haryana, says Smriti Irani 4 days ago

    Delhi: As Bharatiya Janata Party gets ready to form the government in both Maharashtra and Haryana, Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani thanked the voters of the two states for reposing faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again. Smriti Irani expressed her joy at being able to achieve...
  • PM Modi's popularity made Haryana believe that BJP could deliver, says Captain Abhimanyu 5 days ago

    Possible BJP CM candidate Captain Abhimanyu said that it was PM Modi's hardwork and Modi led government's credibility that made people of Haryana believe in BJP. "It is Modi's popularity as the PM which has created the faith amongst people that BJP can deliver," said Captain Abhimanyu. ...
  • Government raises natural gas price to US dollar 5.61 per unit 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday approved raising natural gas price to US dollar 5.61 per mmBtu from November 1 but Reliance Industries will continue to get current US dollar 4.2 rate till it makes up for shortfall in output from KG-D6 block. The Cabinet modified the Rangarajan formula approved by previous...
  • Prakash Javadekar leads bank employees' delegation to meet Finance Minister 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Representatives of bank employees headed by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for early settlement of wage revision negotiations. Javadekar said the Finance Minister assured the delegation that he would look into the matter and the settlement process would be expedited. The delegation's meeting with...
  • Daily flights to Abu Dhabi and Delhi to start soon: Saurabh Patel October 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Civil Aviation Minister Saurabh Patel announced that commencement of one international flight and one domestic flight from Ahmedabad and Bhuj would begin soon. The announcement came after Patel held a detailed meeting with Jet Airways representatives at Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) office. According to an official press release,...
  • India must act responsibly along the LoC: Pakistan Defence Minister October 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday asked India to act responsibly along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir region. Asif said Pakistan was fully capable of giving a befitting reply to Indian aggression, The Nation reported. "We don't want to convert border tension between two nuclear neighbours...
  • Will examine if more clarity is needed on e-retail, says Nirmala Sitharaman October 8, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that she will examine if more clarity is needed on e-retail. "We have got a lot of inputs. We will examine the policy," she said. ...
  • Will look into complaints against Flipkart: Commerce Minister October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving "many complaints" from traders on Flipkart's massive discount sale, government on Wednesday said it will look into the concerns and take a call on whether more clarity is required on e-commerce retail business. Flipkart's 'Big Billion Day' sale on Monday, that offered steep discounts on various products,...
  • Aida Hadzialic fled from war as a child; she is now the youngest minister of Sweden at just the age of 27 October 8, 2014

    Aida Hadzialic was five years old when her family fled from war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Swedish politician for the Social Democrats is now the Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education Initiative in Sweden.A law graduate from the University of Lund, Hadzialic became the deputy mayor of the Swedish...
  • PM's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to be unveiled on Saturday October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' aimed to ensure holistic development of identified gram panchayats on Saturday (October 11), the birth anniversary of socialist stalwart Jay Prakash Narayan. PM had announced the scheme during his address on Independence Day from the ramparts...
  • Arun Jaitley is richest minister; PM Modi has assets of Rs 1.26 crore October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.26 crore while Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stands out as the richest minister with assets totalling Rs 72.10 crore. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu is among the Union Ministers who has the least assets of Rs 20.45 lakh, according...
  • Home Minister asks Delhi Police to ensure Swachh Bharat drive October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the "Swachh Bharat" initiative to promote cleanliness in the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked Delhi Police to ensure neat and clean surroundings in its office premises. "The Home Minister has asked Delhi Police Commissioner to monitor cleanliness drive...
  • Andhra CM Naidu gets office four months after he assumed charge October 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Four months after he assumed charge, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday finally got an office to function from. On the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dasami, Naidu formally stepped into his official chamber on the 8th floor of L Block in the AP Secretariat amid Vedic chants....
  • E-Visa may make Visa-on-arrival redundant: Tourism Minister October 3, 2014

    Panaji: Union Tourism Ministry said that the visa-on-arrival facility, which is being mulled for large number of countries might become redundant once e-visa facility is introduced. "Visa on arrival (VoA) for six airports would be extended within a month. But moreover we are working for e-visa facility which will help tourists...
  • Corporates adopt monuments, cities in 'Clean India' campaign October 3, 2014

    Panaji: Corporate houses have joined hands with the Union government to keep various cities and historic monuments across the country clean, Union Tourism Minister Sripad Naik said on Friday. Naik said that corporates like ONGC have come forward to adopt twelve destinations including Taj Mahal (Agra), Lal Quila (Delhi), Purana Quila...
  • Asiad hockey gold extra special, Olympics next target: Sports Minister October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulating Indian men's hockey team for winning a 'historic' gold at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that the government will provide every possible help to hockey for 2016 Rio Olympics. India beat archrivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nervy shootout to regain the...
  • Priyanka Chopra accepts Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India Campaign' invite October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to clean public places as a part of his 'Swachh Bharat Mission'. Modi today appealed to people to dedicate 100 hours a year towards cleanliness, and as a part of which he also invited Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Kamal...
  • Bihar Minister runs for his life as mob attacks him October 1, 2014

    Sasaram (Bihar): In a shocking incident from Bihar, a state minister had to run for his life from an angry mob. The incident occurred at the Tara Chandi temple in Rohtas district of Sasaram, where state Culture Minister Vinay Bihari was chief guest at a programme. The poor sound quality...
  • Bombay HC to set up inquiry into allotment of flats from CM's quota September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday said that it will initiate inquiry by a retired High Court judge into the alleged illegal allotment of flats under the Chief Minister's quota. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka asked the Advocate General to consult the registry and come up...
  • Loyal to the core, new TN CM O Panneerselvam refuses to sit in Jaya's chamber September 29, 2014

    Chennai: Reaffirming his unflinching loyalty to his jailed leader AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, newly sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday chose not to enter the designated chamber for the head of state at the secretariat but function from his erstwhile Minister's office. Panneerselvam, handpicked by Jayalalithaa to take...
  • Government to launch health drive to eliminate measles, other diseases September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: An ambitious drive to eliminate or control a host of diseases, including measles, which affects lakhs of people and leave many killed every year will be launched, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said. Vardhan said the government was already working towards eliminating measles by 2015 and Rubella, also...