BHARAT

  • Swachh Bharat cess may be imposed by way of a Service Tax amendment Yesterday

    New Delhi: A Swachh Bharat cess is likely to be imposed by way of a Service Tax amendment in the forthcoming Annual Budget. According to sources, The Finance Ministry proposes Swachh Bharat cess seeking Rs 1 lakh crore for Swachh Bharat Mission. The government hopes to mop up Rs 1 lakh crore...
  • Amitabh Bachchan disagrees with Mamata Banerjee; says he 'doesn't deserve' Bharat Ratna 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan today politely disagreed with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's suggestion that he should have been honoured with the Bharat Ratna instead of Padma Vibhushan. The 72-year-old actor, who is also the recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, took to Twitter to express his...
  • Royal Wahingdoh FC stun Bharat FC 2-1 in I-League 3 days ago

    Pune: Fleet-footed Royal Wahingdoh FC cemented their place at the top of the table after stunning home side Bharat FC 2-1 in the Hero I-League at the Balewadi Sports Complex Stadium, here today. Lagging 0-1 after Kris Bright's 14th minute goal, Royal Wahingdoh scored through Kim Yeong-Song (59th) and Seityasen Singh...
  • Shashi Tharoor on Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: The hollowness of the campaign will create more frustration among the people 1 week ago

    Jaipur: Dressed in a yellow kurta and a black jacket, Shashi Tharoor waved and greeted everyone with folded hands as he came on the stage for his session with former journalists Mihir Sharma and Amrita Tripathi on Friday noon at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. The politician was at the lit...
  • Shashi Tharoor accuses Modi of 'silence' on conversion, other issues 1 week ago

    Jaipur: Attacked by detractors within the party of praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday accused Modi of maintaining "silence" on his ministers comments on controversial issues and conversion campaign by groups like VHP. "Modi has to realise that his ministers simply don't understand that they are...
  • I-League: Boco confirmed as Bharat FC's marquee signing January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharat FC bolstered their squad for the 2014-15 I-League football season by signing Romuald Boco as the marquee player. The 29-year-old Boco joins Bharat FC from English League One side Chesterfield FC. Boco is a versatile midfielder but prefers to play in advanced positions, having been mostly deployed as...
  • People question PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan', ask which roads did he clean January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' has come under the scanner, this time not by his political opponents but by the voters in some constituencies of Delhi. With voters getting more vocal about their issues, they now want a clean Delhi. "Narendra Modi ne kahan jhaadu lagai...
  • Mangalyaan, Swacch Abhiyan inspire Republic Day performances January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: India's maiden Mars mission 'Mangalyaan' and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship project 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' are among the themes of the cultural performances at the Republic Day parade. A total 1200 students, from six schools and various cultural centres, will participate in the event, which will also feature traditional...
  • World Bank to give aid for building toilets in Chhattisgarh January 15, 2015

    Raipur: World Bank will extend financial aid to build toilets in tribal-dominated villages of Chhattisgarh under Centre's flagship 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. World bank will give an aid of Rs 240 crore in next five years to the Centre for constructing toilets in households in the tribal areas and also for running...
  • Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka meets PM Modi; commits $250 million for innovation in India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disclosed that his company will spend USD 250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in software and services in India. The chief of India's second largest IT services firm also discussed with Modi ways in...
  • Designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock receive Bharat Samman Award January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian designer duo Shane and Falguni Peacock, who have designed for the likes of Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez, have been honoured with the Bharat Samman Award for 2014, constituted by the NRI Institute 27 years ago. The Bharat Samman Awards are given to a select group...
  • Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna first: Milkha Singh January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday said hockey wizard Dhyan Chand should have been the first sportsperson to be conferred with the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna. "Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna first. Dhyan Chand was the most deserving candidate," Milkha told reporters. The 'Flying Sikh' though...
  • Research & innovation environment changing in India, says Harsh Vardhan January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Research and innovation environment in India is rapidly changing, with government actively supporting scientists with various incentive schemes, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said, as he tried to woo the Indian diaspora to come back and innovate in India. Speaking at 'Bharat Ko Maano' session at the...
  • Strike hits coal sector in Jharkhand January 6, 2015

    Ranchi: Work in 39 of 58 collieries of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) were hit while production of coal from Bharat Coking Coal Limited-operated mines dropped by 50 per cent in Jharkhand on the first day of the nationwide strike by trade unions against the Centre's 'disinvestment' policy and restructure of...
  • Bharat Ratna to departed leaders should come within a year of death: Congress January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: After the BSP charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons in awarding Bharat Ratna, Congress today suggested that the country's highest civilian honour should be given to any departed leader within one year of his/her demise to avoid any controversy. "In my view, if Bharat Ratna is...
  • Discrimination against Dalits in giving Bharat Ratna: Mayawati January 3, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons like Kanshi Ram while awarding Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malviya. She also attacked the Narendra Modi government for adopting the "ordinance route" on key issues. "Just like the previous Congress-led...
  • PM Modi calls for creating 'Swachhta Entrepreneurs' January 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called upon banks to create one lakh "Swachhta Entrepreneurs" within a year, to make the "Swachh Bharat" vision a sustainable reality. "Can we create Swachhata entrepreneurs. There is immense scope in solid waste management and waste water treatment," Modi said in his address on...
  • Involve youth, community and government in the Swacch Bharat campaign: Kiran Bedi January 2, 2015

    Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi began the new year by accepting PM Narendra Modi's Swacch Bharat challenge. She encouraged locals to clean up their colonies. ...
  • Open defecation-free country became national slogan in 2014 January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government undertook a significant step in 2014 to make the country free from open defecation under an ambitious plan of around Rs 2 lakh crore. The year also saw the government deciding to implement the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project for Low Income States (RWSSP-LIS)...
  • 2014 was like a workout for me: AR Rahman December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: "The year 2014 was like a workout for me" says Oscar winning composer A.R.Rahman, who has given music for as many as twelve films including some Hollywood projects this year. He has also composed music for Shankar's forthcoming Tamil film 'I'. "I have done almost twelve movies in 2014 and it's...
  • 30 Minutes: Life and times of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee December 28, 2014

    The life and times of Bharat Ratna and India's former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. ...
  • PM Modi hails Dabbawalas, Saina Nehwal for joining Swachh Bharat December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed famous 'Dabbawalas' (lunch box-carriers) of Mumbai for joining Swachh Bharat campaign, saying their effort is exemplary. "I congratulate the Dabbawalas of Mumbai for joining Swachh Bharat Mission & extending their continued support to it," Modi tweeted. ...
  • Conferring Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have honoured UPA government: L K Advani December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday said it would have been an honour for the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had the erstwhile UPA government conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He termed Vajpayee's tenure as "most outstanding" if one makes the balance sheet of all...
  • I am thankful to PM for nominating me in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan': Kapil Sharma December 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nominated nine people including comedian Kapil Sharma, former captain of Indiam cricket team Sourav Ganguly, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi for taking forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Others nominated were Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Acharya, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, Ramoji Rao of Eenadu group and...
  • Finance Ministry launches e-book to improve governance December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry on Thursday issued an e-book containing important decisions and initiatives with a view to improving governance and bringing government closer to the public. "MoF (Ministry of Finance) hopes this will be useful to the citizens and an important step in bringing...
  • Delhi: Nadda visits Safdarjung Hospital, cleans surroundings December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday paid a surprise visit to Safdarjung Hospital and cleaned the hospital surroundings as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. Nadda, accompanied by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, visited hospital wards, interacted with patients, and inspected the cleanliness maintained at the health facility. "The...
  • Modi launches new teachers' training new scheme, aims to to export top-class faculty across the world December 25, 2014

    Varanasi: Aiming to to export top-class teachers across the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday mooted introducing a five-year training course after schooling for those aspiring to pursue a career in teaching. The Prime Minister said, "India has a tremendous responsibility towards the world in the 21st century, which...
  • Watch: PM Modi wields broom to take forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' December 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielded a broom and took forward 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' in Varanasi. This is his second visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after becoming the prime minister and he has nominated nine people to forward his cleanliness drive. ...
  • PM Modi nominates Kapil Sharma, Saurav Ganguly, Kiran Bedi for 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' December 25, 2014

    Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nominated nine people including comedian Kapil Sharma, former captain of Indiam cricket team Sourav Ganguly, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi for taking forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Others nominated were Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Acharya, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, Ramoji Rao of Eenadu group...
  • Shiv Sena wants Bharat Ratna for its founder Bal Thackeray December 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded that its founder patriarch late Bal Thackeray should also be honoured posthumously with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. The demand was made by party leader and former Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi, who listed Thackeray's achievements and contributions to the society and...