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  • Women representation in Modi ministry goes upto 8 November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday's expansion of the Union Cabinet, which took the total representation of the fairer sex to eight. Ms. Jyoti is a religious preacher and won the Lok Sabha polls from Fatehpur constituency. She has been inducted as...
  • Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defends expenditure on Ganga meet November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defended the expenditure of nearly Rs 44 lakh on a Clean Ganga meeting here, saying the money went to a government agency for organising the event and had not gone waste. "We will organise more such programmes. We ensure government money goes back...
  • Investor confidence of India on an all-time high: Piyush Goyal November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As top business leaders debated growth outlook for India under its five-month-old government, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that investor confidence of the country has reached an all-time high. "When business succeeds, we will improve the lives of the people," Goyal said here at India Economic Summit as...
  • Bharti Airtel calls off Rs 700 crore deal to acquire Loop Mobile November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Shares of Bharti Airtel fell by nearly 3 per cent on Wednesday after the company called off its plans to acquire business and assets of Loop Mobile. Stocks of the telecom major fell by 2.70 per cent to settle at Rs 385.30 on the BSE. During the day, it...
  • NHRC directs Delhi government to pay Rs 25,000 each to African women victims of racial prejudice by Somnath Bharti October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed Delhi Government to pay Rs 25,000 each to 12 African women who were "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" by the then Law Minister Somnath Bharti during his controversial midnight raid in South Delhi's Khirki Extension area in January this...
  • Maharashtra elections: Uma Bharti confident of BJP getting majority October 13, 2014

    Shirdi: Union Minister Uma Bharti said that the BJP would get a majority in the Maharashtra assembly elections as Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed meetings all over the state. The Water Resources Minister said this on Sunday while campaigning for BJP candidate from here, Rajendra Gondkar. However, she refused...
  • Veteran journalist MV kamath dead, hundreds bid adieu October 9, 2014

    Udupi: Veteran journalist and former Prasar Bharati chairman MV Kamath, who was one of the earliest biographers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died early Thursday at Manipal near here. He was 93. Hundreds of people, including officials, academicians, faculty, students and local journalists bid a tearful adieu when his mortal remains...
  • Ericsson bags 4G network deal from Bharti Airtel October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Swedish telecom gear firm Ericsson on Thursday said that it has signed a LTE or 4G network deal with country's largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel. The company, however, refused to share more information on the deal including the financial and circle details. "Airtel...
  • Planning multiple measures to cleanse Ganga, says Uma Bharati October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Tuesday said that steps are being taken to ensure that river Ganga flows uninterrupted and clean in three years. Briefing reporters on the sidelines of a dialogue here on the theme, 'Cleaning of India's Rivers - Design of Participatory Approaches', Bharati...
  • Committee formed to check cremation pollution in Ganga: Uma Bharti September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: With cremations on the ghats of Ganga in cities like Varanasi and Haridwar adding to the impurities of the river, the Centre has constituted a committee to recommend technologies to cut down on pollution. Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said that the sadhus and...
  • Gujarat a guiding force for water conservation, says Uma Bharti September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday praised Gujarat government for the work done by it in keeping rivers clean and announced launch of a nationwide water management programme next year. "I appreciate the work done here in keeping the...
  • Centre planning dedicated university on Ganga rejuvenation September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: To give an impetus to the Ganga rejuvenation programme, the Ministry of Water Resources is considering setting up a dedicated university for the purpose. "I do not have a definite answer now. Many things we are thinking about and it is one of them," Water Resources Minister Uma...
  • Local units should introspect where we went wrong, says Uma Bharti September 16, 2014

    Facing reverses in some seats in the Assembly bypolls, the BJP on Tuesday said the results in some places were not according to its expectations. Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said, "state workers, leaders must introspect over defeat. Modi's popularity is increasing day by day." ...
  • Uma Bharti promises clean Ganga in 3 years September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday reiterated her commitment to clean India's longest river Ganga and promised to do so in three years while also asserting that she would not entertain any questions in this regard before the task was achieved. "I am being asked many questions on the...
  • Uma Bharti launches web portal on Ganga rejuvenation plan September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, the Ministry of Water Resource launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious project of the NDA Government. The bilingual website has a provision to receive feedback from the public,...
  • West Bengal: Visva Bharti denies allegations in harassment case September 9, 2014

    Santiniketan: A day after filing of a police complaint by the father of a girl student of the Visva Bharati, who was allegedly molested and sexually harassed by three of her seniors, the university on Tuesday "unequivocally" denied the allegations. "Certain media reports of yesterday and today have come to light...
  • Indian origin married banker Julian Bharti, 27, pays $88,000 to kiss Elizabeth Hurley, says his wife 'is cool about it' September 6, 2014

    Indian origin banker Julian Bharti, the son of a Canadian businessman, reportedly paid 50,000 British pounds or $88,000, to kiss 49yearold actress Elizabeth Hurley as part of a fundraiser for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Julian, the son of Stan Bharti who moved to Russia from Punjab when he was 16,...
  • Stop bureaucratic answers, unveil plan to clean Ganga, SC tells government September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday asked the government not to give a bureaucratic answer about its plan to clean up the Ganga and instead unveil a stagebystage timeline for effective monitoring. "Don't give us a vision plan. An artist's view. It may take 200 years to implement,"...
  • VisvaBharati University suspends four students for stripping, photographing junior August 30, 2014

    Shantiniketan: The prestigious Visva Bharati University in West Bengal has suspended four of its students after a girl student alleged that her seniors ragged and stripped her. The Visva Bharati university authorities today lodged a police complaint against four persons, including three students, in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of...
  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years August 20, 2014

    With the Narendra Modi Government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that efforts are being made to rejuvenate the river in three years, for which steps...
  • We want to execute the toilet plan as fast as possible: TCS August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Four days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked parliamentarians and corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year, Tata Consultancy and Bharti Foundation have decided to pledge Rs 100 crore each in this regard. TCS will earmark a budget of...
  • Bharti Foundation to invest Rs 100 cr for building toilets August 18, 2014

    New Delh: In a bid to improve household sanitation in rural Punjab, Bharti Foundation on Monday said it will invest up to Rs 100 crore in constructing toilets in Ludhiana over the next three years. The Foundation, which is the development arm of Bharti Enterprises said the programme is inspired by...
  • Midnight raid by AAP leader: Delhi Police seeks more time to file final status report August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Police on Saturday sought more time from a court here for filing the final status report in a case pertaining to former Delhi minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti's purported raid on some African residents. "File the final status report in the case on September 10," Metropolitan...
  • STF probe in MPPEB scam on right track, says Uma Bharti July 28, 2014

    Union Minister and former State Chief Minister Uma Bharti said that the Special Task Force (STF) was moving in the right direction in probing the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Speaking to reporters in Satna, Bharti said that she had even suggested a CBI probe into the scam earlier...
  • Bharti Airtel crosses 300 million customers mark July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's largest telecom firm Bharti Airtel today said it has crossed 300 million customers mark across its mobile, fixed line, DSL and DTH services. Bharti Airtel, which began operations in 1995, reached the 100 million customers mark in 2009 and crossed the 200 million mark in 2012. "The latest 100...
  • Uma Bharti demands CBI probe into Vyapam recruitment scam July 28, 2014

    Bhopal: Union Minister Uma Bharti had demanded investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB)scam, better known as Vyapam recruitment scam. Speaking to reporters in MP's Satna, the BJP leader alleged that a CBI probe was necessary in the case as there was...
  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday kept two separate election pleas of BJP leaders against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and exlaw minister Somnath Bharti for framing of issues for allegedly exceeding poll expenses limit. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra, who lost the election...
  • Rise in rape cases due to degradation of social values: Uma Bharti July 21, 2014

    Blaming degradation of social values for rising rape and molestation cases in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said the problem can be overcome through social pressure and compulsions. "The degradation of social values and disintegration has encouraged such incidents and the values of our social heritage can help...
  • Uma Bharti slams SP over law and order situation, accused UP government of 'shielding rapists' July 20, 2014

    Union Minister Uma Bharti slammed the Samajwadi Party government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of "shielding" criminals and rapists. "There is no law and order in UP. The state government is shielding criminals and rapists," Bharti said during a press conference in Lalitpur...
  • Expertise from IITs to be utilised for cleaning Ganga: Uma Bharti July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Monday said expertise from premier IITs would be utilised for cleaning river Ganga, which would completed at the shortest period. "We will be using various technologies for rejuvenation of river Ganga. We will be utilising the services of IIT experts and...