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  • 'Careful' management of demand vital for Make in India: Raghuram Rajan 10 hours 52 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said for the success of Make in India domestic demand needs to be managed "carefully" and industry should be made competitive, while stating that economic security is a must for national security. 'Make in India' initiative could also be an answer to increase...
  • Japanese maglev train sets world speed record, clocks 603 kilometres per hour 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Central Japan Railway's high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than a week ago. The maglev magnetically levitated train broke the record during a 42-km test run in Yamanashi, a district...
  • RBI working on integration between e-commerce firms and banks 4 days ago

    Mumbai: India's central bank is working on improving the integration between e-commerce firms and the country's banking systems, a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Monday. "One area which we will now be looking at very closely, which is emerging, is how to provide integration between...
  • Sitaram Yechury elected as new CPM general secretary 5 days ago

    Vishakhapatnam: CPM Politburo Sitaram Yechury is the party's new general secretary. S Ramachandran Pillai who was also the frontrunner for the post withdrew his nomination after he failed to garner the support. The decision on the new general secretary was taken by the party's Central Committee at Vishakhapatnam on Sunday. Yechury's name...
  • Sitaram Yechury likely to be new CPM general secretary as SR Pillai withdraws nomination: sources 5 days ago

    Vishakhapatnam: CPM Politburo Sitaram Yechury is likely to be the party's new general secretary as S Ramachandran Pillai withdrew his nomination for the post, sources said on Sunday. Pillai withdrew his nomination as he failed to garner enough support. The decision on the new general secretary will be taken by the...
  • Government nod must for IAS, IPS, IFoS officers before accepting gifts over Rs 5,000 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers will now need to take prior permission from the Central government before accepting gifts worth more than Rs 5,000. According to the recently amended all India services rules, they also need to inform government...
  • Ill-treatment at Coimbatore Central Jail, video shows prisoners without clothes 1 week ago

    Coimbatore: In a shocking video of alleged ill-treatment in the Coimbatore Central Jail, prison authorities are torturing a few inmates. The video reportedly captured by a warden showed three prisoners without their clothes. The prisoners are also forced to eat their meals on the floor and made to stay awake...
  • Murder convict disguises himself as visitor, escpaes from Bangalore Central Jail April 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: A murder convict escaped from Bangalore Central Jail on Friday evening. Manjunath disguised himself as a visitor and escaped the prison. He was in the jail for past six years. Search operations have been launched by the police to apprehend him. ...
  • Ishrat case: Accused police officer seeks bail citing relief for Vanzara April 10, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Police officer NK Amin, an accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, on Friday sought bail citing the relief granted to IPS officer DG Vanzara despite his alleged prominent role in the crime. "As per the police report (charge sheet) filed by CBI, Vanzara was the main accused....
  • Industrial production grows at 5 per cent in February April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Industrial production grew at nine-month high of 5 per cent in February on improved mining and manufacturing activity coupled with larger offtake of capital goods. The factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), had declined by 2 per cent in February 2014. In the April-February...
  • Dearness Allowance hiked by 6 per cent; to benefit over 1 crore employees, pensioners April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: In a bonanza to over one crore central government employees and pensioners, the Cabinet on Tuesday hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) by 6 per cent to 113 per cent of their basic pay with effect from January. The decision benefiting 48 lakh government employees and 55 lakh pensioners would lead to...
  • CBI expresses inability to probe all Saradha scam cases, asks police to probe cases involving amount below Rs 50 lakh April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday expressed its inability to probe all the chit fund cases emerging from the multi-crore Saradha scam. Responding to the Supreme court, the agency said that the agency is unable to probe all the cases and urged the apex court to...
  • PM Modi launches nation's first air quality index, says India one of the least polluting countries April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Pushing to bring down pollution levels, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's first national air quality index on Monday. Speaking at the event, he claimed that India's contribution to the pollution level in the world is one of the lowest. "We have given a perception to rest of the...
  • Modi to launch India's first national air quality index today but no action planned on use of data yet April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In the government's fight against air pollution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday take the crucial step of launching the first national air quality index. The index will inform the public about the level of pollution in the air on a daily basis in real-time. The Air...
  • Comedy Central: Justin Bieber gets mocked by Martha Stewart April 1, 2015

    After the broadcast of the Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber, Martha Stewart has entered a new phase in her career. The audience got to see a side of Martha they had never seen. She also advised Justin to find himself the right girl. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 killed, 18 injured as under construction building collapses in Tiruvarur March 29, 2015

    Tiruvarur: Five persons were killed and 18 injured when an under construction staff quarters of the Central University collapsed, police said. The toll could increase as several of the injured were in a serious condition, they said. Police and fire service personnel were searching whether more persons were trapped in the debris....
  • NITI Aayog panel to deliberate on central schemes on Friday March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: A sub-group of the NITI Aayog comprising chief ministers of some states will meet here for the first time on Friday to suggest measures for coordination between Union and states for effective implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). It must be recalled that earlier this week, Madhya Pradesh Chief...
  • India's economy likely to grow 8 pc in next fiscal: Report March 22, 2015

    Mumbai: The country's economy is likely to clock 8 per cent growth in the next financial year and 8.3 per cent in 2016-17, says a report. "India is the only BRIC country, where growth will accelerate, to 8 per cent in FY16 and 8.3 per cent in FY17, based on...
  • Unexpected rains pull down peak power deficit to 2.8 per cent in February March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Unexpected rains across the country brought down the peak power deficit -- shortfall in electricity supply when the demand is maximum -- to 2.8 per cent last month. Peak power demand during February was 1,37,948 MW, of which 1,34,102 MW was met, leaving a deficit of 3,846 MW,...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj: The Censor Board is behaving like Taliban; it should be chopped off March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: His unabashed use of abuses and rustic lingo in his films has always added to the power of his cinema. National Award winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has reacted strongly to diktats on film content, saying that the Central Board of Film Certification is behaving like the Taliban and that...
  • Censor representative claims use of fake certificates, money trail March 18, 2015

    Mumbai: In a stunning claim, Censor Board representative Pravin Mohare, the man who helped Central Bureau of Investigation in nabbing former Central Board of Film Certification chairman Rakesh Kumar for taking bribe, has unearthed the whistle on an alleged scam which gives regional movies fake Censor Board certificates for release. Mohare...
  • Dimapur jail lynching incident helped two Nagaland's NSCN-IM militants escape March 14, 2015

    Dimapur/New Delhi: A week after Dimapur lynching incident, a detailed report submitted by the Senior Superintendent of the Dimapur Jail reveals a different story. Under the grab of 'mob justice' on March 5, two dreaded militants of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) were also freed from...
  • Government issues dress code for female judges, lawyers in Central Administrative Tribunal March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has issued a new dress code for all the female judges and lawyers in the Central Administrative Tribunal. The woman judges are now expected to wear a black coat over a white saree or any other form of dress which stretches to their ankles and with white...
  • IIP grows 2.6 per cent in January March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Industrial production grew 2.6 per cent in January mainly on account of improvement in manufacturing activity and better offtake of capital goods. The growth in factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), was 1.1 per cent in January 2014. For the April-January period of...
  • Government to set up network of monitoring stations along Ganga March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has sanctioned a project for the setting up of a network of 113 real-time water quality monitoring stations at critical locations along the Ganga river, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. In a written reply, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati told the Upper House that the project...
  • Nagaland Chief Minister assures Gogoi of steps to ensure safety of all March 7, 2015

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has assured of all possible steps to ensure safety and security of people from Assam as well as people from other parts of the country. "All possible steps are being taken to ensure safety and security of people from Assam, as well as for those...
  • Dimapur mob lynching case: Situation remains tense in Assam, Nagaland; no arrests so far March 7, 2015

    Dimapur: Even as both Assam and Nagaland remain tense over the lynching of an alleged rapist by a mob in Dimapur, Amnesty International India on Saturday said the case must be investigated and those who lynched the man must be brought to justice urgently. A mob of thousands dragged the man...
  • Patna High Court bans 'Dirty Politics' release March 3, 2015

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Tuesday banned the release of Bollywood film "Dirty Politics" over some objectionable scenes, a government lawyer said. After hearing a petition seeking a ban on the release of "Dirty Politics", a division bench of the court ordered the concerned authorities not to release the film...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel welcomes move to hike share in central taxes February 25, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to hike states' share in central taxes, by 10 per cent from 32 per cent to 42 per cent. "The decision with far-reaching consequences would make progressive states like Gujarat stronger in their march towards progress,"...
  • Finance Commission for higher share to states in central taxes, Modi says will strengthen federalism February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Finance Commission has suggested raising share of states in central taxes to 42 per cent from current 32 per cent. As per the increased devolution suggested in the report of the 14th Finance Commission, the states will get Rs 3.48 lakh crore in 2014-15 and Rs 5.26...