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  • Decision to expel IAS couple to be taken by the Centre: Lal Singh Arya 08-07-2014 03:41 PM

    General Administration Minister of State Lal Singh Arya on Tuesday said that the decision on expulsion of IAS couple, Arvind and Tinu Joshi has to be taken by the Centre to whom the Madhya Pradesh government has already sent a proposal thrice, between April 2012 and May, 2014. Arya furnished...
  • BJP to have social media centre for every Assembly seat 07-07-2014 06:59 PM

    Mumbai: BJP on Monday said it plans to set up a social media centre for every Assembly constituency in Maharashtra ahead of the elections. The decision was taken at a meeting in Pune on Monday, where senior members of BJP's social media cell discussed the strategy for the upcoming Assembly...
  • Small satellite research centre developed by engineering students in Bangalore 07-07-2014 03:56 PM

    Bangalore: The STUDSAT (Student Satellite) is a unique satellite technology endeavour undertaken by Under-Graduate students in India. "STUDSAT" is the first Pico-Satellite launched by India. A private engineering college Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology as Lead College under the guidance of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has started this...
  • Making big people accountable to law sent a positive message: CVC 07-07-2014 02:53 PM

    Hyderabad: Holding powerful people accountable to law in recent scams like 2G and CWG has sent a positive message that the high and mighty cannot get away with any wrongdoings, Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar said on Monday. "I mentioned that a number of scams had caught the attention of...
  • Jharkhand CM asks Hazaribagh DC if land near BSF firing ranges could be transferred 05-07-2014 11:16 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday instructed the Hazaribagh deputy commissioner to find out whether land adjoining BSF's Silwar and Sitagara firing ranges could be transferred to the paramilitary force. Soren gave this instruction to Hazaribagh deputy commissioner Sunil Kumar after BSF IG PC Sharma pointed out that several...
  • Kerala CM Oomen Chandy thanks Centre for return of nurses 05-07-2014 12:26 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday thanked the Narendra Modi Government for ensuring the return of the Indian nurses from strife-hit Iraq with their safe evacuation capping days of anxiety for the state as it waited for a resolution to the crisis. A visibly relieved Chandy expressed his...
  • UP has loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from Centre, financial institutions 01-07-2014 06:25 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government said it has a loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from the Centre as well as various financial institutions. "The state has loan of Rs 2,36,795.29 crore from the Centre and other financial institutions," Forest Minister Fareed Mahfood Kidwai, speaking on behalf of Chief Minister Akhilesh...
  • Rs 115 crore cryptology centre coming up in Kolkata 01-07-2014 02:36 PM

    Kolkata: A first-of-its-kind Rs 115 crore cryptology centre will come up in Kolkata in the next two years for carrying out research in providing data security to defence and finance sectors. Being built by the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) near its north Kolkata campus, the main building of the R...
  • All information about black money will be made public: Centre 30-06-2014 08:28 PM

    Lucknow: The Centre will put in public domain all information it gets about black money stashed in foreign banks, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "The government will put all the information it gets regarding black money in public domain when the time comes. We will take steps...
  • NHRC notice to Telangana government over 'neglect' of PHC 30-06-2014 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued a notice to Telengana government seeking a report from it over alleged neglect of a Primary Health Centre in Hyderabad where there has been no electricity for the last four months due to non-payment of bill. According to an NHRC statement,...
  • Punjab: Rehab centres for drug addicts to start within 3 months, says CM 29-06-2014 05:48 PM

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that rehabilitation centres for drug de-addiction in 22 districts of the state will be made operational within three months. The Chief Minister asked the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete and hand over the fully furnished buildings of these...
  • Centre, Congress-NCP alliance lock horns over reservation for Marathas 26-06-2014 10:00 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's decision to clear reservation for Marathas and Muslims has led to a fresh round of fire between the Centre and Congress-NCP alliance in the state. The Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions....
  • Centre directs states to ensure timely wages under MGNREGA 24-06-2014 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: Taking serious note of delays in the disbursement of wages under MGNREGA, the Centre on Tuesday asked state governments to notify the 'rules' and implement the system of compensation to address the issue. Citing a provision in the MGNREGA Act, the Centre said that "the disbursement of wages...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Blood samples of relatives to be collected for DNA matching 24-06-2014 12:04 AM

    For identification of victims of last year's Uttarakhand floods tragedy, Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) and Uttarakhand government are trying to contact relatives of missing persons and obtain blood samples for DNA matching. CDFD had received biological samples of 550 bodies (over 5,000 are believed to have...
  • Nagaland seeks special grant from Centre 23-06-2014 04:36 PM

    Kohima: The Nagaland government has sought a special grant from the Centre to wipe off the huge amount of fiscal deficit to enable the state to move ahead towards development. The present deficit of the NPF-led DAN government in the state has gone up to Rs 1234 crore and unless...
  • Centre to build AIIMS like national hospitals in 11 states 20-06-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has written a letter to eleven states to find land to build All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) like institutes and asked them to get back to the ministry within a month. The states to which letters have been written are Kerala, Tamil...
  • Raman government to set up helpline for women in Chhattisgarh 20-06-2014 10:12 AM

    In a bid to provide protection to women facing violence, a first-of-its-kind integrated helpline-cum-crisis centre is soon to be launched in Chhattisgarh. A 24X7 women's helpline, number-181, will soon be opened in the state which aims to provide aid for post-violence trauma as also protection to women from any form...
  • Kerala to setup study and research centre on climate change 19-06-2014 05:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government planned to set up a Study and Research Centre to have scientific knowledge on climate change, Minister for Environment and Forest Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan told the Assembly on Thursday. The centre would be the first step of the government to know more about climate change and its impact...
  • Over 90 former MPs, 22 former ministers seek more time to vacate government accommodation in Delhi 18-06-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: More than 90 former MPs and 22 former union ministers have sought more time to vacate their official bungalows in New Delhi. These leaders have requested the Union Urban Development Ministry to give them more time to vacate the government flats and bungalows in elite Lutyen's Delhi. June...
  • Acute Encephalitis Syndrome toll mounts to 81 in Bihar 16-06-2014 11:31 PM

    Altogether 22 children have died from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in the past 24 hours in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district taking the toll to 81. Twenty two children have died at the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and the private Kejriwal hospital besides health centres in Muzaffarpur district in the...
  • Empower girls, teach boys to respect women, says Aamir Khan 16-06-2014 06:10 PM

    Commenting on the growing atrocities against women, Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Monday said that girls should be empowered and at the same time, boys should be offered proper upbringing so that they learn to respect women. He was addressing the function organized to mark the launch of countrys first...
  • Centre braces up for poor monsoon, chalks out plans to tackle poor rainfall 13-06-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: With India staring at a below normal monsoon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Union Cabinet has sprung into action. Modi on Friday met Union Agriculture Minister Radha Rammohan Singh and in a meeting that stretched well over 2.5 hours to discuss the possible scenarios, sources tell CNN-IBN...
  • Punjab to provide online delivery of services in urban areas 13-06-2014 06:11 PM

    Chandigarh: Punjab Government on Friday proposed to set up 229 Citizen Facilitation Centres (CFCs) in the municipalities across the state to provide various services online. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday gave in-principal approval for the project to provide online delivery of services at a cost of Rs...
  • Centre recommends CBI probe into Badaun rape-murder: sources 10-06-2014 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Almost two weeks after two cousin sisters were allegedly gangraped and brutally murdered in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, sources tell CNN-IBN that the Centre has recommended CBI investigation into the case. Facing severe criticism from political parties and international bodies as well, the Akhilesh Yadav government had earlier given...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die 09-06-2014 01:10 PM

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed four-storey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh...
  • Chandigarh building collapses after blaze; 2 firemen dead, 2 still trapped 09-06-2014 09:11 AM

    Chandigarh: At least 2 firemen have been killed while two others are still feared trapped after a fire broke out in a four-storey building in Chandigarh. The building in Chandigarh's Sector 17 collapsed after the fire trapping the ill-fated firemen under the debris. According to authorities, the firemen were engaged...
  • Chandigarh: Major fire breaks out in Sector 17, firemen feared trapped 08-06-2014 11:06 PM

    Chandigarh: A major fire broke out on Sunday night at the Regional Computer Centre in Sector 17 of Chandigarh. The firemen with about 45 fire tenders rushed to the spot which is reportedly the most posh area in the city. Authorities informed that the fire stricken building collapsed as the...
  • Delhi bureaucrats to take lessons from Gujarat on power, Yamuna issues 04-06-2014 07:52 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi government is interested in learning from Gujarat model of development to address the issues of power and Yamuna cleaning in the national capital. A team of Delhi government officials will be going to Gujarat on Thursday to study the state's solar model of power and the Sabarmati...
  • UGC grants varsity status to Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre 03-06-2014 07:34 PM

    UGC has granted a varsity status to a private university in Rajasthan after the recommendation of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the university said on Tuesday. A report of University Grants Commission and AICTE after their teams' visit in January mentioned that JECRC (Jaipur Engineering College and Research...
  • Rape Crisis Centres in each district of Uttar Pradesh by end of 2014: Maneka Gandhi 02-06-2014 11:49 PM

    Calling the gangrape and murder of two girls in Badaun a "terrible" case and Uttar Pradesh government "insensitive", Women and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said the Centre would set up Rape Crisis Centres in all districts of the state by year-end. "Insensitive, they are. I say...