Bharat

  • Kerala: Achuthanandan writes to PM Modi, seeks probe against Chief Secretary Yesterday

    Thiruvanahapuram: CPI(M) stalwart and Kerala Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an inquiry into the assets of Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bhushan. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Achuthanandan had sought a probe by Central Vigilance Commissioner into the alleged "real estate" links of...
  • Coalgate: SC appoints Special Judge, SPP for coalgate 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar to preside over the Special Court set up for exclusively holding trial in cases of coal block allocation scam and named senior advocate RS Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor to conduct prosecution of the high and mighty...
  • K. Chandrasekhar Rao demands Bharat Ratna for Narasimha Rao June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday called for conferring Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, on former prime minister, the late P.V. Narasimha Rao. Paying rich tributes to the late leader on his 93rd birth anniversary, the chief minister said the state cabinet would pass a resolution urging...
  • Narendra Modi's election expenditure in Vadodara stood at Rs 50 lakh June 15, 2014

    Vadodara: Prime Minister Narendra Modi incurred a total poll expenditure of a little over Rs 50 lakh in Vadodara, one of the two Lok Sabha seats from where he contested and won. Modi's campaign-related expenses stood at Rs 50,03,598, according to the accounts submitted to the Election Commission office on Friday...
  • Government unlikely to substantially hike plan outlay in 2014-15 June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The new government is unlikely to substantially enhance the Plan expenditure for 2014-15 in the Budget to be unveiled next month because it needs to keep fiscal deficit in check. The plan expenditure, or GBS (gross budgetary support), is the government spending on social sector schemes such as Bharat...
  • Travelogue, documentary series, dance competition - Doordarshan announces five new shows June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A travelogue documentary series and a show based on transformation in rural India are among five fresh shows being offered by the national broadcaster Doordarshan. Starting Friday, DD National will roll out "Nadiyaan Gaati Hain", the first of the five shows, which promise to offer a whiff of fresh...
  • Non-subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 23.50, jet fuel by 1.8 pc June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Jet fuel prices have been cut by 1.8 per cent and rates of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 23.50 per cylinder after the rupee's appreciation lowered import costs. The price of jet fuel, also known as aviation turbine fuel (ATF), at Delhi was cut by Rs 1,285.89 per...
  • 'The Xpose' review: A wooden Himesh Reshammiya makes a caricature of '60s thrillers May 18, 2014

    Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Zoya Afroz, Ananth Mahadevan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Sonali Raut, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Bharat Dhabolkar, Jesse Randhawa, Rajesh Sharma Director: Ananth Mahadevan Rating: 1.5/5 What genre does a film fall in, if the hero always enters a scene in slow-motion? And what if the accompanying ear-splitting background score makes...
  • Country needs 'Bharat model' of development: Pravin Togadia May 12, 2014

    Thane: VHP international president Pravin Togadia on Monday said the country needs "Bharat model" of development. "We want a Bharat model that will give us prosperity, security and health," Togadia said while replying to a query on whether India needs a Gujarat model or any other model of development. He...
  • Euro-IV petrol, diesel in 50 more cities by March 2015 May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will extend supply of Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to 50 more cities by March next year in an attempt to cut vehicular pollution in major towns. Presently, Euro-IV or Bharat Stage-IV petrol and diesel are being supplied in 26 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad and...
  • Hockey India recommends four players for Arjuna Award May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace drag-flicker V R Raghunath, striker Dharamvir Singh, Tushar Khandekar and former skipper Bharat Chetri were on Thursday recommended by Hockey India for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year. HI on Thursday announced the names of players and coaches recommended for the National Sports Awards 2014 which includes the...
  • NADA makes expert panel to boost anti-doping campaign May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to strengthen its education and awareness program for athletes, the National Anti-Doping Agency has constituted an expert group to identify, advice and formulate a plan for this initiative. The group will formulate anti-doping education plan in line with the objectives of the campaign. "The plan will be executed...
  • Narendra Modi's campaign largest in electoral history: BJP April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: By the time the Lok Sabha poll drums fall silent on May 10, Narendra Modi would have undertaken the largest mass outreach in India's electoral history by travelling about 300,000 km for 437 public meetings in 25 states besides 1350 innovative 3D rallies. The Modi juggernaut rolled out on...
  • Bank accounts of Ramdev's three trusts under EC scrutiny April 24, 2014

    The bank accounts of three trusts of yoga teacher Baba Ramdev have come under the scrutiny of Election Commission following allegations that huge funds was being spent for political parties in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls across the country. “The Income Tax department has been asked to look into monetary transactions...
  • Narendra Modi LIVE: Rahul Gandhi must stop talking about toffees, get serious April 15, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address two rallies in Jharkhand and Bihar on Tuesday. He will address supporters in Dhanbad and will be seen batting for Bharatiya Janata Party's sitting MP Pashupati Nath Singh. His second rally is scheduled in Hazaribagh in support of party candidate former Union Minister Yashwant...
  • '3D' Modi to hit the campaign trail on April 7 April 5, 2014

    Narendra Modi's campaign blitz is set to touch a new dimension when the BJP prime ministerial candidate begins the 3D version of his 'Bharat Vijay' rallies on April 7 in a bid to reach out to a wider audience. There will be more than 1,000 shows across the country where Modi...
  • Whoever wins from Varanasi should build a tomb for Bismillah Khan, demands family March 25, 2014

    Waiting for eight years for a mausoleum for Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan, the legend's family says the 'Modi wave' or the 'AAP show' is of little interest to them as they only want the winning candidate to build a tomb for the city's most beloved son. As electioneering picked up in...
  • Narendra Modi to address 185 rallies March 25, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address 185 "Bharat Vijay rallies" across the country beginning March 26, a party leader said on Monday. Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Modi will address 185 rallies in 295 Lok Sabha constituencies from Wednesday. He said apart from Modi, senior leaders...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC March 13, 2014

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok Sabha...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC March 13, 2014

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok Sabha...
  • CBI files first chargesheet in coal scam, names Hyderabad's NPPL March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation filed its first chargesheet in the coal scam on Monday against Hyderabad's NPPL. NPPL is a joint venture of Malaxmi Energy Ventures and Nav Bharat Ventures. NPPL Directors Y Harish Chandra Prasad and P Trivikrama were also chargesheeted for cheating and conspiracy. The CBI...
  • CBI to name Hyderabad's NPPL in first chargesheet in coal scam: Sources March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to file its first chargesheet in the coal scam on Monday against Odisha's NPPL, said sources. NPPL is a joint venture of Malaxmi Energy Ventures and Nav Bharat Ventures. NPPL Directors Y Harish Chandra Prasad and P Trivikrama will be chargesheeted...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file status report in SC tomorrow March 9, 2014

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing charge sheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a charge sheet was likely to...
  • Bestow Bharat Ratna on Delhi Metro founder Sreedharan: Mulayam March 3, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said E Sreedharan - the man behind Delhi Metro - should be bestowed with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. At a foundation-stone laying programme in Lucknow for the north-south corridor of the metro rail project, he said it was only befitting that Bharat...
  • DAVP asks for withdrawal of 'Bharat Nirman' advertisements by Monday March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) asked for the withdrawal of 'Bharat Nirman' advertisements from Monday. The advertisements showcase the work done by the UPA government in the last 10 years. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, these advertisements assume huge significance and are a means to...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles March 1, 2014

    Users of email solutions provider BharatSync will now get functions like protection from unauthorised access to email, SMS backup, call log and call recording besides push mail and contact sync on their low-end mobile phones. IT company Data Infosys, who has developed the services, launched them for BSNL customers with no...
  • Rs 5 lakh fine imposed on Mehta petrol pump for defrauding customers February 15, 2014

    Local authority has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on a petrol pump and ordered its sealing for two days for defrauding the customers. District Magistrate Mukesh Bansal took action against the Mehta petrol pump at Station Chowk in Raigarh, which is an outlet of Bharat Petroleum Ltd, for `short...
  • Awarding Bharat Ratna to Tendulkar was a big mistake: Uma Bharti February 6, 2014

    BJP vice president Uma Bharti on Thursday said no cricketer who has taken part in the IPL auction should be considered for the Bharat Ratna award. "Awarding Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar was a big mistake and after IPL, no cricketer should be considered for the top civilian honour," she said,...
  • Sachin Tendulkar awarded Bharat Ratna February 4, 2014

    Sachin, who retired from cricket on November 16 last year, received India's biggest civilian honour on Tuesday. ...
  • Extremely delighted to get Bharat Ratna, says Sachin Tendulkar February 4, 2014

    "I am extremely proud to be born in this beautiful nation and I would like to express my gratitude for all the love, affection and support I have received for number of years," said Tendulkar. ...