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  • Swine flu cases coming down in West Bengal 6 hours 8 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 48 minutes ago

    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 10 hours 44 minutes ago

    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 14 hours 21 minutes ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Goa Carnival festivities begin February 14, 2015

    Panaji: The much-awaited Goa festival kicked off on February 14 with holding of famous float parade which was witnessed by over 50,000 people. The parade, organised by Goa Tourism Department, was flagged off by state Chief Secretary Kewal Sharma in the presence of tourism secretary R K Srivastava, director of Tourism...
  • Organise labour fairs in every district: Mamata Banerjee February 13, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked state labour department officials to organise labour fairs in every district so that workers in the unorganised sector can take advantage of social security schemes. "We must have 'Shramik Mela' in every district so that labourers are informed and educated about the...
  • Air India crew member caught smuggling 3 kgs gold valued at Rs 78 lakh, claims Customs February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another major embarassment for national carrier Air India, some of its crew members are alleged to have smuggled gold in the flight. In a letter by the Customs Air Intelligence unit the department has highlighted serious lapses in the customs clearance by the Air India crew....
  • Prakash Javadekar and NGO squabble, time to put environment before dollars February 11, 2015

    Bengaluru: Tiger numbers may have increased over 25 per cent, from 1740 to 2286, in the Indian forest landscape. But let us not get excited. There are too many loopholes that dog our conservation policies, detrimental to the future of our flagship species. The problem is at three levels. It begins...
  • Income Tax notice to Congress too on funding, Aam Aadmi Party has already received one February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The Income Tax (I-T) Department has issued notice to the Congress on political funding, sources said on Wednesday. "We have received Income Tax notice on funding," said Congress sources. Not only the Congress but the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also been served a similar notice by the I-T Department....
  • I-T department serves notice to AAP seeking details over donation of Rs 2 crore to party: Sources February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is still celebrating its massive majority in Delhi Assembly elections, the party has been asked by the Income Tax department to explain donations of over Rs 2 crore to the party. According to sources, the Income Tax notice has been served on...
  • Cold conditions return to J&K; Kargil coldest February 10, 2015

    Srinagar: Kargil continued to be the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir where the minimum temperature fell below the freezing point in most places including summer capital Srinagar, after a day's respite from the winter chill. However, the sunny morning provided relief to the denizens with local Meteorological department...
  • Have you done away with 2-finger test: CIC asks Delhi government February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has asked Delhi government to suo moto make public whether the controversial two-finger test to determine rape has been banned in the national capital after the health department failed to spell out a clear policy on it. The matter reached Central Information Commission after an...
  • Karnataka education department lists over 1200 schools as unauthorised: Survey February 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka education department has listed out over 1200 schools as unauthorised after conducting a survey. Surprisingly, some of these schools have been running for well over a 100 years. The Cathedral School, which was established more than 140 years ago, and the Sophia's School, which has been running for...
  • Cut salaries of staff responsible for flight delays: Government tells Air India February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With employees found responsible for up to 15 per cent of Air India's flight delays, the airline has been directed by the government to penalise them by cutting salaries in a bid to fix accountability. The state-owned airline, meanwhile, said that it is...
  • Kashmir Valley receives fresh snowfall February 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Kashmir Valley, including summer capital Srinagar and other plain areas, received fresh snowfall on Sunday, a day after 'Chillai-Kalan', the 40-day period of harshest winter ended, even as the minimum temperatures rose by several degrees to provide relief from the intense cold conditions. "Snowfall was recorded in higher reaches including...
  • Delhi Transport Department rejects Uber's request for licence January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Department on Wednesday rejected Uber's request for licence in the city. The sources within the department said that incorporation of company does not include the mandated to provide public transport services. US online taxi-hailing service Uber had applied for a radio taxi licence to restart operations in...
  • Uber cannot operate without license: Delhi government January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: On a day US-based taxi booking firm Uber announced resumption of services in the city, Delhi Government said the company cannot operate as the ban imposed on it last month has not been revoked. Sources said Delhi Government will consider it "totally illegal" if Uber resumes its service...
  • Season's first snowfall eludes Kashmir valley's plains January 22, 2015

    Srinagar: Belying high hopes, the Kashmir valley's plains did not get the much-awaited snowfall on Thursday although there has been some in the higher reaches. People had expectantly been waiting for the season's first snowfall, but Srinagar city and all other major towns of the valley got nothing more than a...