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  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years 1 week ago

    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 ex-law 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...
  • Ganga ghats to be developed for tourists July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to develop ghats along river Ganga as prominent tourist destinations, the tourism ministry on Monday proposed to renovate the ghats, introduce houseboats and build more dams, officials said. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik presented a proposal on this at the 'Ganga Manthan -...
  • Digvijaya demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam July 4, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday demanded a CBI enquiry into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in which even appointments made during his tenure as the Chief Minister could be covered. "Let there be an enquiry by CBI into the MPPEB scam and appointments made during my...
  • Bharti Airtel gains; RBI allows increase in FII limit July 4, 2014

    Shares in Bharti Airtel Ltd(BRTI.NS) gain after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increases limit for overseas investors to buy shares in the company. Foreign institutional investors can now invest up to 74 percent in Bharti Airtel under the portfolio investment scheme, the RBI said in a statement late on Thursday. The...
  • Shankaracharya's comment on Sai Baba is his personal view: BJP June 30, 2014

    BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi. "This is the matter among the seers, and BJP is a political party. Whatever...
  • Here's why 4G technology will take another two years to gain momentum in India June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: It has been quite some time that the Indian telecom industry is talking about the fourth generation (4G) technology but is the market and the subscribers ready for it? Experts feel it will take another couple of years for 4G to gain steam and become a mass product...
  • Government preparing plans to rejuvenate Ganga and other rivers, says Uma Bharti June 25, 2014

    The Government is in the process of preparing a compact plan to rejuvenate river Ganga and the same parameters will be implemented to clean-up other rivers in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Wednesday. "River Ganga is a leader of other rivers like Narendra Modi is the...
  • PMT scam: MP CM rejects Congress's allegations of his family's involvement June 23, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has rejected the Congress's allegation that his family members are involved in the Pre-medical entrance test scam. He has said that there is no proof that his family benefitted from the scam. "Do they not attempt any fact checking before carrying out such...
  • Those involved in MPPEB scam should not be spared, says Uma Bharti June 22, 2014

    Amid growing demand to hand over the MPPEB scam probe to CBI, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday said the accused involved in the case should not be spared at any cost. "I expect that the criminal (behind the Madhya Pradesh Professional Board Examination scam), howsoever powerful he...
  • Prasar Bharati mulling 'krishi' channel for farmers June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Doordarshan could soon launch a channel devoted exclusively to farmers and agriculture with public broadcaster Prasar Bharati actively considering such a proposal. It is learnt that consultations are already underway for the launch of a 24-hour agriculture-based channel which could leverage the expertise Doordarshan has in creating programmes for...
  • AAP accuses BJP of offering bribe to its legislators June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party today accused the BJP of offering money to its legislators for their support in forming the government in the national capital. A party statement said the Bharatiya Janata Party has been trying to lure AAP legislators by offering money and posts for the last few...
  • Prasar Bharati board yet to get a new chairperson June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The positions of chairperson and some other key members of Prasar Bharati's board that have been lying vacant for sometime now are yet to be filled up. The post of the chairperson of the Prasar Bharati board has been lying vacant since the tenure of Mrinal Pande ended...
  • Nationwide plantation drive on Tuesday to remember Uttarakhand June 16, 2014

    A nationwide plantation drive would be organised on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of the Uttarakhand tragedy, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced. She told reporters in New Delhi that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadwip and Ganga Sagar (both in...
  • Countrywide tree plantation drive: Uma Bharti June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced a nationwide tree plantation drive would be organised to mark the first anniversary of Kedarnath deluge during the flash floods which had hit Uttarakhand last year. She told reporters that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur,...
  • Delhi MP's car collides with Uma Bharti's escort vehicle June 11, 2014

    New Delh: Three people, including two policemen, were injured after Delhi MP Parvesh Verma's car collided head-on with union minister Uma Bharti's escort vehicle here on Wednesday, police said. Both the minister and the MP were not travelling when the incident occurred in Vijay Chowk, the square in front of Rashtrapati...
  • Spitting in Ganga could land you in jail for three days or fine of Rs 10,000 June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is working on the Ganga clean-up plan. According to sources, anybody found spitting in the Ganga or dumping waste into it will be punished. Sources say the Central government is looking at up to 3 years in jail or a fine of Rs 10,000 for...
  • SP MLA forces official to sign a document against his wish June 7, 2014

    In a bizarre incident, an MLA of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh allegedly barged into the office of a government official in Allahabad and forced him to sign a document against his wishes. Ajay Bharti, MLA from Bara constituency, allegedly forced Project Director Vijay Kumar Srivastava on Thursday to sign...
  • Four ministries to work together for cleaning up the Ganges June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to clean up the Ganges, four ministries would work hand in hand to cleanse the polluted holy river and make it a hub of spiritual tourism. Announcing this at a press conference on Friday after a meeting of the ministries, Minister...
  • Bharti Singh flirts with 'Heropanti' star Tiger Shroff June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Newcomer Tiger Shroff was left blushing when comedienne Bharti kept flirting with him on the set of "DID L'iL Masters". Jokingly, the comedienne teased Tiger saying that his dad and actor Jackie Shroff is her future father-in-law and that she would like to marry the 'Heropanti' star and have lots...