DEVELOPMENT

  • 25,000 winners allotted houses in DDA's mega housing scheme 2014 draw 10 hours 8 minutes ago

    The much awaited draw of lots for the Delhi Development Authority's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014' is over and the list is out on the website. Over 25000 flats were in the fray for which more than 10 lakh people applied. ...
  • Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government has rejected former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in Lutyen's zone. "Lalu has been already served eviction notice after his extended stay in the Type VIII Tughlaq Road bungalow expired on October 31," said...
  • Need to set up 1000 smart villages across country: Birender Singh 2 days ago

    Faridabad: Union Rural Development Minister Choudhary Birender Singh said he will put forth the idea of developing 1000 'smart villages' on the pattern of government's smart city plan. "I would make a request and discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said while delivering the seventh Sir Chottu...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum. "Those who accuse me of being a RSS mascot or RSS representative possibly want to...
  • J&K polls: Modi assures to solve Kashmiri refugees' issues, asks people to punish NC, PDP 4 days ago

    Kishtwar: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he will solve the Kashmir refugee issue if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes to power. "I will solve problems of refugees that have been existing for 50 years," the Prime Minister said. While addressing an election rally in...
  • DDA puts off housing scheme draw after last-minute hiccups November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing last-minute technical hiccups on Sunday, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has postponed the draw of lots for its flagship Housing Scheme 2014, which was scheduled to be held on Monday. The decision comes in the wake of technical problem encountered by the housing body while holding the...
  • Centre framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Smriti Irani November 15, 2014

    Varanasi: The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday. The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year. "We want...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: All invasive procedures must be done institutionally, says Maneka Gandhi November 14, 2014

    Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi called the Bilaspur incident as a very unfortunate one. "The one lesson we have learned from this is that all invasive procedures must be done institutionally," said Gandhi. ...
  • AMU succumbs to pressure, may allow undergraduate girls in Central library November 14, 2014

    Aligarh: After much outrage, the Aligarh Muslim University seems to have bowed down to pressure. It has informed the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry that a request by undergraduate girls of Women's College to access the central library is under consideration. The reply came after the HRD Ministry sought an explanation...
  • Hope Thailand and India's ties improve, says PM Modi November 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi who reached Myanmar on Tuesday said that he hoped Thailand would see greater development. "I hope that Thailand and India's ties improve further," said PM Modi. ...
  • There is no proposal for an alliance with the BJP yet, says Sajjad Lone November 11, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, former Separatist Sajjad Lone has said that his meeting with Narendra Modi was only to discuss Kashmir development. "There is no proposal for an alliance with the BJP yet. Once elections are over we will look at the question of alliance. I am extremely impressed...
  • Birender Singh takes charge as Rural Development Minister November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday assumed office and indicated that the rural employment guarantee act would continue in the entire country and not just in some districts. A former Congressman, Birender Singh said there was no doubt that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act...
  • Take ownership of cleanliness drive to make it a success: Delhi Lt Governor November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor asked the secretaries to take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it a success. "You must take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it successful," Jung said as he held a stock taking meeting with all departments. Secretary of Urban Development briefed the...
  • Maharashtra, New Zealand can collaborate for skill, dairy development: Devendra Fadnavis November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra and New Zealand have a scope to collaborate in areas of skill development and dairy development, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. He was speaking during a meeting with a delegation led by New Zealand Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse, which called on him here, an...
  • Infosys pulls out of new development centre project in Bengaluru November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Country's second largest software services firm Infosys has pulled out of the proposed software development centre project to be set up near Bengaluru citing lack of infrastructure in India's 'Silicon Valley'. It has also asked the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) to refund the deposit for land it...
  • Recruiter's take: 4 skills that will get you hired in business development November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: It's good news for job aspirants looking for a business development profile! Whether a burgeoning company or a cash cow, of late every organisation is eyeing talent with business development skills. As organisations realise the importance of hiring human capital with a knack for business, the profiles and...
  • Venkaiah Naidu suggests strategy to implement Clean India drive November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for sustained campaign, voluntary participation and the role of NGO's and private sectors for effective implementation of Clean India Campaign. "Sustained campaign - continue the chain of nine; focus more on behavioural change - encourage voluntary public participation; and to...
  • Centre urged to review policy of funding on population October 29, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Tribal Affairs Minister Kalikho Pul has urged Centre to review population criterion for releasing grants and make it based on the requirement of the state. A tribal state inhabited by the indigenous Scheduled Tribe population of 9,51,821 (68.78 per cent) of its 13,83,727 total population as per...
  • Pakistan institute shows Manmohan Singh as president of Pakistan October 24, 2014

    Islamabad: In an embarrassing blunder, a leading Pakistani economic institute invited "President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Manmohan Singh" to preside over its annual convocation next week, a media report said on Friday. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), located in the capital, is holding its convocation on October 28 and...
  • MGNREGA scheme improved status of women: Study October 23, 2014

    Kerala: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme had helped women improve their social and economic status, according to a study by a university. The study by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) showed that 97.3% of workers under the scheme are women. Conducted as part of a project...
  • Big strides made in fighting tuberculosis: WHO October 23, 2014

    Paris: The known tally of people with tuberculosis rose last year but overall "major progress" is being made in rolling back the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. "The 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halting and reversing TB incidence has been achieved globally, in all six WHO regions and...
  • Sound law and order key to development, says Telangana CM October 21, 2014

    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 October 21, 2014

    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 October 19, 2014

    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...