DEVELOPMENT

  • Sound law and order key to development, says Telangana CM 19 hours 34 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said good law and order is an essential prerequisite for rapid development of a state or country while citing the example of Singapore. Referring to his recent visit to Singapore, the Chief Minister said public safety was a top priority in the city-...
  • Khattar promises all-round development, corruption free governance in Haryana Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Manohar Lal Khattar, who is set to become Chief Minister of Haryana, on Tuesday promised to give good and corruption free governance and all-round development of the state. He also thanked voters for giving mandate to BJP for forming the government in the state. "I want to assure the public that...
  • BJP achieved its goal of a Congress free Maharashtra and Haryana, says Smriti Irani 3 days ago

    Delhi: As Bharatiya Janata Party gets ready to form the government in both Maharashtra and Haryana, Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani thanked the voters of the two states for reposing faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again. Smriti Irani expressed her joy at being able to achieve...
  • Netizens join Swachh Bharat Mission as it goes online October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to convert 'Swachh Bharat Mission' into a 'Jan Andolan', Urban Development Ministry has facilitated an online platform to enable the citizens network with each other to collectively take up cleanliness activities. In this regard, the Ministry is taking the help of...
  • Centre planning one more tool room; 40 skill development centres in MP October 8, 2014

    Indore: Union Micro, Small, and Medium Industries Minister Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday assured Centre's full cooperation to the Madhya Pradesh government for developing industries besides announcing the setting up of an additional tool room and 40 special skill development centres in the state. Addressing the Global Investors Summit here in a...
  • JICA gives Rs 467 crore for Delhi Metro Phase III projects October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has given Rs 467.12 crore to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for construction work of Phase III projects. The loan amount sanctioned by JICA was conveyed to DMRC by the Ministry of Urban Development. "The amount has been released to DMRC for...
  • 'Raavan' effigy with officials' name on it burnt in Jodhpur October 4, 2014

    Jodhpur: Protesting against non-payment of dues by Jodhpur Development Authority (JDA), an association of contractors burnt an effigy of 'Raavan' with names of the agency's officials on it on the occasion of Dusshera on Friday. Celebrating Dusshera, which marks the defeat of the demon king Raavan, members of Contractor Sangharsh Samiti...
  • Can work together with India to build sustainable future, says US October 2, 2014

    Washington: The "enhanced strategic partnership" announced by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is a major development in the collaboration between the two countries in energy and sustainable development, the US has said. "Our partnership is robust, reliable, enduring and expanding. We can together build a clean sustainable...
  • Find practical solutions for better urban development: Venkaiah Naidu September 30, 2014

    Jaipur: Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday asked urban bodies to identify challenges and find practical solutions in order to deliver better services to the people. Naidu also laid emphasis on bringing transparency and accountability in the system to improve quality of service. Speaking at the inaugural...
  • Ready to share our own modest resources: Modi at UN September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Extending a helping hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India is prepared to share its "modest resources" and technology with other developing countries. He said that each country must of course take its own measures and each government must fulfil its responsibility to support growth and development. "At...
  • Government begins revision of skill development policy September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming skill development and entrepreneurship "critical" for developing youth as productive workforce, the government today said that it has initiated the process of revising the National Policy on Skill Development. The government has also directed the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) to create a web portal where persons interested...
  • Central skills scheme to be renamed after Deendayal Upadhyaya September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will rename an existing skill development programme under the Rural Development Ministry as a tribute to Bharatiya Jana Sangha ideologue and BJP icon Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Sources said that the government will launch the Deendayal Skill Development Programme -- a new version of the Aajeevika Skills scheme...
  • Government wants to establish Andhra Pradesh as knowledge hub September 20, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said on Saturday that the government wants to establish the state as knowledge hub by bringing reforms in education sector. Addressing students and teachers at the statelevel Inspire Science ExhibitionII held at a city school, Rao said the state government...
  • World's first waterbased nuclear battery developed September 17, 2014

    New York: Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a longlasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight. The battery uses a radioactive isotope called strontium90 that boosts electrochemical energy in a waterbased solution. A nanostructured titanium dioxide...
  • Three MoUs to be inked during Chinese President Xi's Gujarat visit September 15, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Three MoUs related to Gujarat, one of them for setting up an industrial park near Vadodara, will be signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting on September 17. Xi will start his India visit from on Wednesday and he will...
  • HC refuses to interfere in four language formula in Puducherry September 14, 2014

    Puducherry: Refusing to interfere with the fourlanguage formula in the union territory of Puducherry, Madras High Court said English would continue to be the link language for transaction of official business and in the interest of public service. According to language policy of Puducherry, Tamil will be the official language...
  • Food packets being flown from Mysore to Kashmir September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As relief work progresses in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, food packets made in Mysore are being flown all the way to Srinagar for the flood victims. Food packets, prepared using the same technique which goes in making food packets for soldiers at Siachen glacier, is being prepared by premier...
  • Nigeria's military claims success against Boko Haram September 13, 2014

    Kano: Nigeria's military claimed to have routed Boko Haram militants near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, as residents in another undersiege town complained of food shortages and slavery. Army spokesman Timothy Antigha said in a statement that the Islamists launched a "massive" attack on the town of Konduga, about 35...
  • UP to include cycling tracks in future town planning September 13, 2014

    Greater Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to include cycling tracks while planning new towns in the future, a senior government official said. Cycle tracks will be developed in the state, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Sanjiv Saran said. Cycling is pollution free, it improves health and is...
  • IITs, others to develop technologies for rural development September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A network of IITs and other institutes will evolve appropriate technologies for rural development under the 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' scheme, it was announced on Thursday. The venture is coordinated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and will be launched as a "network of IITs and other professional...
  • India, Bhutan to speed up mutually agreed projects September 11, 2014

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan on Thursday agreed to speed up the implementation of the mutually agreed projects in this country as the two sides met here to review the Indian assistance of Rs 45 billion for Bhutan's 11th Five Year Plan. The third round of the BhutanIndia Development Cooperation Talks...
  • Gujarat seeks closer economic ties with Canada September 5, 2014

    Toronto: Calling Canadian companies to participate on a large scale in the biennial Seventh Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a highlevel business delegation from the state on Friday pitched for closer economic ties with Canada. "Gujarat offers optimum level of opportunities for direct foreign investment in the state in wake of its unprecedented...
  • Pillanji to be developed as model village by Meenakshi Lekhi September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday adopted Old Pilanji village in her constituency to develop it as a model village under a scheme envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Following the appeal of PM Modi during Independence Day address, I have today adopted Old Pilanji village to develop...
  • Gandhi prize for South Africabased organization September 3, 2014

    Johannesburg: A South Africabased outfit involved in conflict resolution has been awarded the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace for its efforts in promoting peace and addressing disputes globally. Graca Machel, chairperson of The African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes's (Accord) Board of Trustees and former First Lady...
  • Overwhelming response to DDA's housing scheme forces website to shut down September 3, 2014

    The Delhi Development Authority has launched its biggest scheme ever for the allotment of nearly 25,000 flats in the capital. The new scheme offers flats for as less as Rs 7 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore. On Monday, the online response was so massive that the DDA's official website crashed...
  • Centre asks states to stress on improving water conservation September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: To mitigate droughtlike situation and water scarcity, the Centre on Tuesday directed states that 50 per cent of all works taken up at district level under MNREGA should be for improving water conservation. The decision was taken by Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari in response to widespread criticism...
  • 6 exministers, 23 former MPs yet to vacate government accommodation August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing its eviction drive against former ministers and MPs, Directorate of Estate has managed to vacate government houses of 241 former ministers and MPs till date. While 11 exministers out of 17 have vacated their bungalows, 230 former MPs out of 258 have also surrendered the houses till now,...
  • Singapore to boost cyber security efforts August 27, 2014

    Singapore: Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority will set up a monitoring and operations control centre to help the government guard against, and respond swiftly, to security threats, the government announced on Tuesday. The announcements come after a spate of cyber attacks on government websites late last year. Speaking at an information security meeting,...
  • Change India: Ideas on curbing food inflation, helping agriculture August 24, 2014

    In this edition of the 'Change India: What India Wants' series, we discuss how can we curb food inflation and increase agricultural productivity. ...
  • Modi must adopt painful reforms to push growth: Chinese daily August 18, 2014

    Beijing: To maintain high growth rate in India in a sustainable way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must adopt some painful reforms, such as the removal of wasteful subsidies to free up resources, a public policy expert said. Kishore Mahbubani said in an article in the Global Times Monday that Mahatma Gandhi...