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  • Three day consultation for implementation of free Wi-Fi in Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday initiated a three-day public consultation with industry leaders, service providers and IT experts for speedy implementation of free Wi-Fi facility in the national capital. According to a senior government official, during the three-day long discussion, experts from the government and private sector will focus on...
  • Two new joint directors in CBI; tenure of six others extended 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Two senior IPS officers were on Wednesday inducted as Joint Directors in CBI while the government extended the tenure of six others working at the same level in the agency. AK Sharma and Amrit Mohan Prasad, IPS officers of the Gujarat and Odisha cadre, respectively, have been appointed as...
  • Heavy rain lashes Kerala, three killed 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Three people have reportedly lost their lives due to heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours in Kerala. Meteorological department (MET) officials say the downpour accompanied by lightning and thunder storms is likely to continue over the next two days. Officials have attributed the rain to the upper air...
  • CBI likely to register case in IAS officer DK Ravi death case: Sources April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) is likely to register a case in IAS officer DK Ravi death case, sources said. Department of Personnel & Training(DoPT) on Thursday issued a notification to CBI. The Karnataka government on April 6 had sent a fresh order for CBI probe in the death case...
  • NGT asks Delhi government if dumping in 3 landfill sites be banned April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal(NGT) on Friday asked the government if dumping in the three main landfill sites of Delhi should be banned after petitioner Gaurav Bansal alleged that ground water and air quality around landfills in Balswa, Okhla and Ghazipur have turned poisonous. It has directed Delhi Pollution Control...
  • Kolkata: Fire breaks out at New Secretariat building April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: A fire broke out at the New Secretariat building in Kolkata on Friday. Thick smoke was seen billowing out of the windows of the building, housing several government offices. Fire department sources said 20 fire tenders had been rushed to the spot after reports of fire from the seventh floor...
  • Tax officials attach all assets of controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi: Sources April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Income Tax Department on Friday attached all assets of the controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi, sources said. Attached assets include a farm house in Chattarpur, house in Defence Colony, luxurious cars, land in Uttar Pradesh, shares in companies promoted by Qureshi, number of bank accounts and lockers. Sources in the...
  • IAS officer's death: CBI says no time limit can be fixed for probe April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI has turned down the request of Karnataka Government seeking a time-bound probe in the alleged suicide of IAS officer DK Ravi, saying there is no provision in law to complete investigations in a given period. CBI sources said in New Delhi on Monday that a communication has been...
  • Centre tells UPSC to go ahead with civil service results based on court order on Jat reservation April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to go ahead with the 2014 Civil Services results based on the Supreme Court order on Jat reservation, sources said on Monday. After the Supreme Court struck down Jat reservations, the UPSC had delayed the...
  • Heavy rainfall hits Jammu and Kashmir again, water level rises in Jhelum April 3, 2015

    Srinagar: As fresh rains hit the state again, the water level in the Jehlum river is rising due to continuous rainfall. However, Met department had predicted that there would be only moderate rainfall in the next few days. Jhelum was earlier flowing at 14.10 feet at Sangam in south Kashmir, nearly...
  • Flood threat in Jammu & Kashmir eases as weather improves April 3, 2015

    Srinagar: The flood threat in Jammu and Kashmir is easing as the weather improves. The MET department has said there would be only moderate rainfall in the next few days. Currently all the rivers in the Valley are flowing below the danger mark. Jhelum was flowing at 14.10 feet at...
  • J&K: Water level in Jhelum river recedes, no rain since Monday night March 31, 2015

    Srinagar: As there has been no rainfall on Monday night in Jammu and Kashmir, the water levels of the Jhelum river are receding below the danger mark. But with the Met Department warning of heavy rainfall from April 1 to 3, the water level of Jhelum river may cross the...
  • AAP government, MCD employees faceoff intensifies, garbage dumped on Delhi streets March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: As the faceoff between the Aam Aadmi Party government and Municipal Corporation Department employees is intensifying in Delhi, the latter is on a strike and even dumped garbage on the streets of the national capital. MCD workers are protesting against the non-payment of salaries. A resident said, "Piles...
  • J&K will receive more rainfall but intensity will reduce, says Met department March 30, 2015

    Met department has claimed that rainfall will continue but the intensity will reduce. Floods have hit Jammu and Kashmir even before the state could recover from the massive floods that occurred in September 2014. ...
  • Swine flu cases coming down in West Bengal March 29, 2015

    Kolkata: Swine flu cases have come down in West Bengal in the last few weeks with only stray cases being reported now, a senior official of the Health Department said on Sunday. West Bengal Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Moloy Dey told PTI that only stray cases of swine flu...
  • Heavy rain in Kashmir Valley, parts of Srinagar waterlogged March 29, 2015

    Srinagar: Heavy rainfall in the Kashmir valley over the past 24 hours has created panic among some people in Srinagar about the possibility of fresh floods, police said on Sunday. The heavy downpour has inundated many low-lying areas of Srinagar including Rajbagh, one of the worst-hit areas during the unprecedented floods...
  • CBDT asks I-T department to act on public grievances after PM's rap March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: CBDT has called for according a "top priority" to addressing taxpayers' grievances by the Income Tax department after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his disappointment about delays in corrective action and harassment of the assesses by tax officials. Taking a stern view of the PM's rap on the...
  • DU sets up weather station on Delhi School of Economics' terrace March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Finding the data provided by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) inadequate for studying the national capital's "micro-climate", Delhi University has set up its own weather station for more accurate and detailed weather updates. The varsity has also claimed that the weather station, which will record temperature, humidity, wind speed, rainfall...
  • Income Tax department collects over Rs 3,500 crore from non-filers March 24, 2015

    Bangalore: The Income Tax department has issued over 20 lakh "intimations" and collected Rs 3,569 crore in the current financial year from those taxpayers who had either not filed their tax returns or did so incorrectly. Under its 'non-filers tracking management system', an intelligence based project which was launched two...
  • Spectrum auction kitty rises to Rs 1.07 lakh crore March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The government's telecom spectrum auction kitty on Saturday rose to Rs 1.07 lakh crore with provisional allocation of 88 per cent airwaves at the end of day 16. The amount of bids received on Friday stood at Rs 1.05 lakh crore while it was Rs 1.09 lakh crore on...
  • National Human Rights Commission issues notices to HRD Ministry and Delhi Police March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued notices to HRD ministry and Delhi Police in connection with the incident where the boundary wall of the Kendriya Vidyalaya collapsed in central Delhi's Gole Market killing one person and injuring three others. According to an official statement released on Thursday, the...
  • Telecom auction gets Rs 1 lakh crore bids on day 13 March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government received commitments of Rs.108,000 crore from telecom operators at the end of bidding on Wednesday, the 13th day of radio frequency spectrum e-auctions. "The bidding is taking place in all bands. Brisk bidding was seen on 13th day of bidding, with activity requirement set at 100 percent....
  • Day 12: Spectrum auction bids reach Rs 1,07,000 crore March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government's spectrum auction kitty on Tuesday rose to Rs 1,07,000 crore at the end of 12th day of the biggest sale of 2G and 3G airwaves. As per the Department of Telecom (DoT), about 88 per cent spectrum has been provisionally allocated to telecom firms at the...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal wants ACs removed from new house, officials in fix March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: True to his aam aadmi credentials, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked Public Works Department to remove all air conditioners from the 6 Flagstaff Road residence in north Delhi's Civil Lines area where he will be shifting soon. The demand, however, has left senior PWD officials in a tight...
  • Ferguson Police engages in discrimination against African-Americans in city: US March 5, 2015

    The US Department of Justice has concluded that the Ferguson Police department routinely engages in discrimination against African-Americans in the city. The investigation began last year after the shooting of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. ...
  • Intelligence agency asks DoT to ban app that allows callers to hide identity March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an intelligence agency to block 'We Phone' app which allows callers' identity to remain hidden. "A reference from an intelligence agency was received by the Department of Telecommunications to block the 'We Phone App' which facilitates its subscriber to spoof...
  • Lok Sabha members plea for special package as heavy rains damage crops across India March 3, 2015

    Just ahead of the summer months, the rain gods have brought the mercury levels down. Heavy snowfall in Jammu & Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India have brought temperatures down by 5-10 degrees. The weatherman has predicted more rains in the next 24-48 hours. ...
  • Heavy rains across north India cause damage to crops in several states March 2, 2015

    Just ahead of the summer, the rain has brought the mercury level down in the national capital and heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India has brought temperature down by 5-10 degrees. The Met Department has predicted more rains in the next 24-48...
  • Controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi granted bail by Delhi court March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi has been granted bail by a Delhi court in black money case filed by the Income Tax (I-T) department. The I-T department launched an investigation against Qureshi for alleged evasion of tax. Last week, the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids at seven different...
  • Properly dispose of RTI applications, appeals: Government to departments February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The Government has asked ministries to properly dispose of applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority...