BHARAT

  • India wants to maintain cordial ties with neighbours, says Rajnath Singh 5 days ago

    Jaunpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said India wanted to maintain cordial relations with its neighbours, but if someone attempts to encroach upon its borders, a befitting reply would be given. "We want to maintain cordial relationship with our neighbours, but if anyone tries to encroach upon our borders,...
  • Jan Dhan Yojana, transparent coal auction, Swachh Bharat major achievements of NDA government: Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    New Delhi: While presenting the first full-fledged Union Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley listed three major achievements of his government. Backing his Prime Minister's pet projects, Jaitley listed Jan Dhan Yojana and Swachh Bharat along with transparent auction of coal blocks as the major achievements. Under...
  • MPs demand five fold increase in MPLAD funds, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker to meet Modi February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Cutting across the party line, MPs are demanding an increase in funds allocated to them for development work in their constituencies from Rs 5 crore to Rs 25 crore. The MPs said the increase in the fund is necessary since Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked them to...
  • TV actor Sailesh Datar to play Tulsidas in 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap' February 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Sailesh Datar has been roped in to join the cast of historical TV show 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap' as legendary poet Tulsidas. "Yes the production house has roped in Sailesh to play the role of Tulsidas. He has already started the shooting and his entry will be...
  • 'Swachh Bharat': 2.5 lakh people to take oath to use toilets February 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Pledging never to defecate in the open, around 2.5 lakh people in Nadia district will form a first-of-its-kind 122-km-long human chain on February 21. The district administration, which is running the 'Sobar Souchagar' (toilets for all) campaign similar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' movement, has already approached...
  • President asks youngsters to practise tolerance, reject divisive agenda February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that Indians should "collectively preserve" the country's core values of pluralism and secularism while youngsters should be imparted a "greater sense" of tolerance so that they may summarily reject any "divisive agenda". "Each one of us must be mindful of the sensitivities...
  • NITI Aayog meet: PM Modi promises states more funds, greater utilisation powers February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Exhorting Chief Ministers to bury differences to help India achieve high growth and create jobs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised more funds to states with greater powers on their utilisattion, even as he asked them to address issues delaying projects. Keen to...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group C, Day 2: Bharat hits triple ton as Andhra take upper hand February 7, 2015

    Ongole: Srikar Bharat scored his career-best 308 as Andhra posted a huge 548 for five declared in their first innings before reducing Goa to 187 for eight on the second day on Saturday. Goa still trail the home team by 361 runs with just two wickets remaining. Bharat on Saturday converted his...
  • India's '175 Grams' wins at Sundance film fest February 4, 2015

    Washington: '175 Grams', directed by Bharat Mirle and Aravind Iyer, is one of the five Short Film Challenge winning films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance Institute Jan 28 premiered the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, a program of nine international short films, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival held...
  • Live: Commits signs MoU with Network18 for training future journalists February 3, 2015

    Signing of MoU between Commits and Network18 was graced by Bharat Ratna Prof CNR Rao along with other eminent guests. ...
  • Riya Deepsi to enter 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap' February 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Popular historical drama "Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap" will soon witness a new entry in the show, actress Riya Deepsi. Riya, who was last seen essaying the role of Gandhari in the mythological show "Mahabharat", will play Salima, one of the wives of Akbar. "Salima is a beautiful lady,...
  • Om Puri: Theatre is like Sanskrit, it is a mother plant; radio, cinema are its children February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri was overwhelmed by the warm reception he received on his return to his alma mater National School of Drama after 40 years and he says he wants to get back to theatre. Puri, 64, was welcomed with a resounding applause here yesterday during the...
  • National School of Drama's 'Ghazab Teri Adaa' opens the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: War play 'Ghazab Teri Adaa', the latest creation by National School of Drama (NSD), today opened the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav here. The play, set in an imaginary time and place, revolves around the never ending aspiration for an expansion of kingdom. It began with a farewell...
  • Programme to help 1 lakh children resume their education, says Smriti Irani February 1, 2015

    Mumbai: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said the Rotary Club of India has partnered with her ministry to help one lakh children, who had stopped going to school due to various reasons, to continue with their education. "The HRD Ministry will undertake the initiative to ensure that one...
  • Delhi's Tughlaqabad a picture of neglect, garbage-filled lanes, non-existent road surround BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's house January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: In Tughlaqabad Assembly constituency which comes in the South Delhi Lok Sabha seat represented by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Ramesh Bidhuri, the residents are still waiting for basic amenities like drinking water and proper roads. Prime Minister Narendra Modi "Swachch Bharat" has lost its meaning in the area...
  • Swachh Bharat cess may be imposed by way of a Service Tax amendment January 29, 2015

    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 January 28, 2015

    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 January 27, 2015

    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 January 23, 2015

    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 January 23, 2015

    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...