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  • Union Budget: Government cuts funds for Water Ministry, 'Clean Ganga' gains most 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Water Resources Ministry has witnessed a substantial slash in its fund allocations in the Union Budget 2015-16 though Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project for cleaning river Ganga was accorded a good hike. The Ministry, which is also implementing another key government project of interlinking rivers, has been...
  • Railway Budget 2015: No new trains, no fare hike, focus on cleanliness, tech and passenger amenities February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu played safe in his maiden Budget refusing to take the populist route of announcing a large number of new trains but also failed to take measures to increase the earnings of the public transporter by not increasing the passenger fare. With no major announcements, the...
  • 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...
  • Rail budget 2015: Fare hike unlikely, stress on Make in India, cleanliness and safety & security February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Just a day before the Narendra Modi government is set to unveil the Rail Budget, sources say that its focus will be on attracting investment, modernisation of trains through Wifi and transparency in railway systems. Sources say that a lot of suggestions from the Prime Minister's office have been...
  • Kitchen doubles up as toilet at New Delhi Railway station February 25, 2015

    A day before the Railway Budget is presented by the government, a shocking expose shows the appalling conditions under which the food that is served at the New Delhi railway station is prepared. At Platform no. 1 of the New Delhi Railway station, the head cook is seen standing right...
  • Status check: Infrasturcture, cleanliness at Bengaluru railway station February 24, 2015

    In 2014, the budget on cleanliness was increased by nearly 40%. Ahead of the railway budget, here is a status check on the infrastructure and cleanliness at our railway stations on the demands and expectations of the citizens. ...
  • News 360: After controversy, Coast Guard releases video of Pakistan 'terror' boat February 20, 2015

    The Indian Coast Guard on Friday evening released a video of the Pakistan boat blown neat Gujarat coast on December 31, 2014. The whole episode came under scanner after Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali claimed that he ordered the blowing up of the boat. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 20, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Day 2: Bhavnagar-based diamond trader bids Rs 1.40 crore for PM Modi's suit February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit began in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. The highest closing offer on the second day came from a diamond trader and ship-breaking tycoon from Bhavnagar, K.K. Sharma, who is also the chairman...
  • Day 1: NRI Viral Choski bids Rs 1.1 crore for PM Modi's suit February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit began in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. At the end of Day 1 of the auction, NRI Viral Choski bid's at Rs 1.1 crore for the Modi suit was the highest. Surat...
  • NRI Viral Choski bids Rs 1.1 crore for PM Modi's suit February 18, 2015

    The auction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bandgala monogrammed pinstripe suit has begun in Surat on Wednesday and will go on for three days. The proceeds will go to the Namami Gange trust also known as the Clean Ganga Fund. The entire suit and pant had Narendra Damodardas Modi repeatedly...
  • Modi's monogrammed pinstripe suit to be auctioned, money to be used for 'Clean Ganga Initiative' February 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's famous monogrammed pinstripe suit is set to be auctioned in Surat on Wednesday. The auction will go on for three days and proceeds will go to the 'Clean Ganga Fund'. District Magistrate Rajendra Kumar said, "There are 361 items which will be on display. 455 gift...
  • Vacation an opportunity to build toilets in schools: PM Modi to CMs February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Asking Chief Ministers to make 'Clean India' a continuous exercise across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said states should use upcoming vacations to build and upgrade toilets in schools. Addressing the first Governing Council meeting of newly- constituted NITI Aayog, Modi also...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 29, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 29, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: BJP's five posers to Kejriwal; AAP says why queries, join debate January 29, 2015

    The BJP on Thursday asked five questions from Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • Clean energy: US to place investment officer in India January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: To mobilise private capital in the clean energy sector, the US has agreed to place a field investment officer in India apart from hosting a series of events to overcome strategic barriers in accelerating institutional and private financing. "USAID will install a field investment officer in India this summer...
  • Why 2015 will be defining year for India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: If there were an annual prize for the "World's Most Hopeful Economy," it would likely go to India. After years of disappointing returns, the world's largest democracy rediscovered vigor in 2014. Stocks rose by a third; foreign investment grew by a quarter; the economy at one stage expanded...
  • What can be done to clean Ganga? January 14, 2015

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Centre on the issue of cleaning of the Ganges and asked for a status report on setting up of sewage treatment plants within six months. ...
  • 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...
  • Rs 5,000 for littering: Can fines clean-up Yamuna? January 13, 2015

    In a move to clean the rivers, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday decided to set up a committee to plan on cleaning up River Yamuna. It has ordered that people who throw pooja material into the Yamuna should henceforth be fined. ...
  • Ganga will be cleaned up in next 5-7 years: Prakash Javadekar January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday said the Ganga will be cleaned up in the next 5-7 years even as it maintained that it will continue to close down polluting industries if they do not put in place the necessary systems to treat effluents being discharged into the river. Cleaning of...
  • PM Modi calls for action against industrial units polluting Ganga January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Pushing for time-bound effort to stop pollution of the Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said legal actions should be taken against polluting industrial units and suggested setting up of environment-friendly crematoria along the river in achieving the goal. Chairing a meeting on Ganga-cleaning process called the 'Namaami Gange', he...
  • Involve youth, community and government in the Swacch Bharat campaign: Kiran Bedi January 2, 2015

    Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi began the new year by accepting PM Narendra Modi's Swacch Bharat challenge. She encouraged locals to clean up their colonies. ...
  • I am thankful to PM for nominating me in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan': Kapil Sharma December 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nominated nine people including comedian Kapil Sharma, former captain of Indiam cricket team Sourav Ganguly, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi for taking forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Others nominated were Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Acharya, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, Ramoji Rao of Eenadu group and...
  • Watch: PM Modi wields broom to take forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' December 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielded a broom and took forward 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' in Varanasi. This is his second visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after becoming the prime minister and he has nominated nine people to forward his cleanliness drive. ...
  • Singer Kailash Kher wields broom, gets PM's praise December 23, 2014

    Varanasi: Bollywood singer Kailash Kher, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to carry forward the Swachh Bharat campaign, wielded the broom at the Bhadaini ghat on the banks of river Ganga, drawing praise from Modi. "Bravo @kailashkher! I congratulate you for joining Swachh Bharat Mission in Varanasi. Admirable...
  • Muzaffarnagar: School headmaster forces students to clean toilets, suspended December 21, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A headmaster of a government primary school has been suspended for forcing students to clean toilets in Jaroda village of the district, an official said. Following complaints from parents to the district authorities, the headmaster Rajender Singh was suspended yesterday, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) KK Singh said. During an inquiry, it...
  • Government calendar themed 'Clean India, Green India' launched December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Clean India Green India' is the theme of the Indian government's calendar for 2015 that was released on Wednesday by Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, who also launched a mobile app to download its digital version. Jaitley, who addressed the brief function at the National Media Centre, said...
  • Will clean up river Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti December 15, 2014

    Allahabad: Union Minister Uma Bharti asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after an inspection in Allahabad saying the people were getting only "effluents" and not "Ganga jal" from the river. The Water Resources Minister...