Facilities

  • Rahul Gandhi promises sports facilities in Manipur 19-03-2014 06:01 PM

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised sports facilities in Manipur if the party came to power. Speaking at a public meeting at Wangjing village in interior Thoubal district, Rahul Gandhi said if his party came to power after the coming Lok Sabha polls, facilities for the improvement for sports...
  • Mobile diagnostic lab for cattle launched in Rajasthan 24-02-2014 08:23 PM

    Rajasthan on Monday launched mobile Diagnostic Laboratories for cattle for each division of the state. Flagging off a mobile lab in Jaipur, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Lal Saini said these mobile units/vans would be deployed in Jaipur, Bharatpur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Kota, and Udaipur's regional health care facilities....
  • India, Pakistan exchange nuclear facilities list 01-01-2014 03:57 PM

    Pakistan and India on Wednesday exchanged the list of their nuclear installations under a bilateral agreement that bars them from attacking each other's atomic facilities. Pakistan handed over list of its nuclear installation to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Similarly External Affair Ministry handed over its list to Pakistan...
  • Widow honoured for donating her land for construction of toilets in Bahraich 30-11-2013 11:04 AM

    Sulabh International on Friday announced a Rs 2 lakh cash prize and Rs 10,000 every month dole to an Uttar Pradesh widow who donated her land for constructing a public toilet complex in a Bahraich village. An official of the NGO said the example set by Manorani Yadav of Bhabhanipur...
  • RBI's move to cut MSF will curtail volatility, lower banks' borrowing costs: Assocham 08-10-2013 03:49 PM

    Welcoming the RBI's move to cut the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate, industry body Assocham on Tuesday said the step will curb volatility in the interest rates and lower cost of borrowing for banks. "I firmly believe that the cut in MSF rate will help reduce volatility in the interest...
  • Lindsay Lohan wants to open her own rehab facility? 08-10-2013 03:28 PM

    Los Angeles: 'Mean Girls' star Lindsay Lohan is reportedly planning to open her own rehab centre to help others deal with their addictions. The 27-year-old actress, who is infamous for her history with rehabs as she has sought the facility's help several times for her alcohol and drug addiction, also...
  • RBI trims short-term rate as rupee pressure eases 08-10-2013 10:18 AM

    The Reserve Bank of India on Monday cut a key overnight interest rate, further dialling back an emergency measure it had imposed in mid-July in order to defend the embattled rupee that had tightened market liquidity and pushed up borrowing costs. The move to cut the marginal standing facility (MSF)...
  • India may extend visa on arrival facility for 40 more countries 07-10-2013 11:48 AM

    India intends to extend visa on arrival facility to tourists from 40 more countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a move which will make the country a more tourist friendly destination and promote foreign exchange earnings. The Planning Commission has called a...
  • RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan may raise policy rates yet again 23-09-2013 10:00 AM

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan may raise policy rates again after shocking markets by increasing them in only his first meeting, signalling he is willing to risk prolonging what is already the lowest economic growth in years in order to quash persistent inflation. Raising the repo rate by...
  • RBI opens spl 2-day MSF window to meet advance tax demand 14-09-2013 04:48 PM

    The Reserve Bank opened a special two-day funding window for banks through the marginal standing facility (MSF) today to help them meet liquidity needs as there would be higher demand for funds on account of advance tax payment. "Given the market conditions, we have decided to offer two-day funds to...
  • Samsung invests $500 million in new China facility: Report 14-09-2013 03:37 PM

    Beijing: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will invest $500 million to build a packaging and testing facility in northwestern China, the official China Daily reported on Saturday, as South Korea's biggest company expands operations in China. Samsung's new plant investment comes on the heels of last year's $7 billion chip complex,...
  • Visa-on-arrival boost for Kerala tourism, says Chandy 29-08-2013 06:46 AM

    The introduction of tourist visa-on-arrival (T-VoA) facility at Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi airports will help attract more foreign visitors to the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. T-VoA is currently available for citizens of 11 countries -- Cambodia, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and...
  • Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death for 2009 killings 29-08-2013 02:45 AM

    A military jury on Wednesday sentenced a US Army psychiatrist to death for the 2009 mass murder of 13 people, mostly unarmed soldiers, at Fort Hood, Texas, which the convicted gunman said he committed in retaliation for US wars in the Muslim world. Major Nidal Hasan, who shouted "Allahu Akbar"...
  • Jury begins deliberating life or death for Fort Hood shooter 29-08-2013 12:45 AM

    Prosecutors in the trial of US Army Major Nidal Hasan on Wednesday asked the jury to sentence him to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, saying the convicted gunman is a criminal and "never will be a martyr." ~~amp;nbsp; The military jury of 13 officers who...
  • Fort Hood shooter convicted of massacre, could get death penalty 24-08-2013 03:09 AM

    A military jury convicted US Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan of all 13 charges of premeditated murder and all 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder on Friday for the November 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. The convictions mean Hasan could face the death penalty by...
  • Colorado company tests spacecraft in California desert 24-08-2013 01:16 AM

    A company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station has run the craft through a series of tests at a NASA facility in California. The two-hour test of Dream Chaser spacecraft occurred on Thursday at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. A...
  • Fort Hood shooter selected 'personal kill zone', says prosecutor 23-08-2013 03:23 AM

    The US Army psychiatrist who has admitted shooting dead 13 fellow soldiers in 2009 chose one station at a Fort Hood medical facility as his "personal kill zone" because he knew it would be packed with soldiers, a prosecutor said on Thursday in closing arguments of a court-martial. Major Nidal...
  • Women, children can travel for free in Haryana Roadways buses this Rakshabandhan 17-08-2013 12:52 PM

    The Haryana government has decided to allow free travel facility to women and their minor children in state roadways buses on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on August 20. In an announcement made on Saturday, the official spokesperson of the government said, "In view of the festival, free travelling facility...
  • Hyderabad, Bangalore among 4 airports to have Visa-on-Arrival facility 08-08-2013 04:12 AM

    Visa-on-Arrival facility for tourists will now be available at four more international airports across the country, besides the four existing metro cities. "The Home Ministry has issued orders extending Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility to four more airports at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bangalore with effect from August 15," said...
  • Umashankar Gupta writes to Railway Board seeking better rail facilities 05-08-2013 12:50 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Umashankar Gupta has written a letter to Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar asking to provide proper railway facilities to people of Bhopal. In view of problems of citizens, the Home Minister has urged the railway board, in a letter issued on Sunday, to introduce a weekly...
  • Rehab center rejects Paris Jackson's admission 03-07-2013 01:19 PM

    Los Angeles: A rehab facility has reportedly turned down Paris Jackson's admission because the authorities are afraid that paparazzi will disturb other patients who are being treated at the facility. Paris, who is currently being treated at the UCLA Medical Center, was advised by doctors to not go home and...
  • Watch: Amarnath pilgrims complain about poor facilities 28-06-2013 12:55 PM

    There are complaints about facilities and services as pilgrims head to Srinagar for the Amarnath Yatra that begins on Friday. 12,000 people are officially registered to trek to the icy cave shrine. ...
  • Inadequate storage facilities lead to wastage of grains 21-06-2013 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the government's apathy to grains wastage. Around 7,000 quintals of wheat were left to rot in the rain in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh. The scarcity of godowns have led to the wastage of grains. As reported earlier, the grain wastage...
  • Kerala: Two lakh panchayats to be under broadband facility by 2015 15-06-2013 08:15 PM

    Thrissur: About two lakh panchayats would be brought under broadband facility by end of 2014 under the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) scheme, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj V Kishore Chandra Deo said on Saturday. Out of a total of 2,46,000 panchayats in the country, 50,000...
  • Indo-Pak bus service a mere political show off: Mirwaiz 15-06-2013 03:56 AM

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said it was highly regrettable that the Srinagar-Muzaffrabad bus service between divided parts of Jammu and Kashmir has been reduced to a mere tool for political propaganda. "Hurriyat had welcomed the bus service believing that it would provide relief to...
  • Samsung opens new R&D facility in Nokia's backyard 13-06-2013 11:05 AM

    Helsinki: Mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is set to open a new research and development centre in Nokia's home town on Thursday, highlighting the Korean company's ascendancy over its once dominant Finnish rival. Samsung's newest R&D facility, its first in the Nordic region, is located in Espoo, Finland, where Nokia...
  • Online facility launched to apply for minority certificate 02-06-2013 02:30 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Minorities Development Department on Saturday launched an online facility to help people apply for minority status certificate. "Those who want to obtain the minority status certificate can apply online," Minorities Development Minister Naseem Khan said after launching the web portal. People from minority communities can log on to...
  • 'Goa hospital faces water shortage because of stolen taps' 22-05-2013 04:10 AM

    Panaji: The Goa Medical College (GMC), the state's top health facility, regularly faces water shortage because people steal taps installed in the hospital premises, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. The water shortage is putting patients and their kin to hardships, especially during the scorching summer season. "The reason...
  • Tamil Nadu to upgrade barren lands for cultivation 07-05-2013 04:46 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday said her government would upgrade 12,500 acre of barren land into cultivable farm land with adequate water facilities while announcing several schemes for ushering in a second green revolution in the state. "With food production to be affected owing to the...
  • AP: Government to implement sub-plan for SCs and STs 22-04-2013 02:55 AM

    Rajahmundry: Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday night said Rs 1,000 crore and Rs 400 crore will be spent this year for infrastructure and water works in localities were SCs and STs stay. He also announced that in order to provide better education facilities for students completing...