Governance

  • Chinese troops begin withdrawing from Indian territory 44 minutes ago

    Leh/New Delhi: After heightened tension in Chumar area in Northeast Ladakh for four days, Chinese troops on Thursday began withdrawing from the Indian territory, official sources said. Chinese troops started retreating into their territory from 9:45 PM, the sources said, adding that Indian army which was present also in large number...
  • Xi's India visit: Will it reduce trust deficit between India and China? 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Amidst repeated incursions by the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over the issue in his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Modi told Xi that it was important to address the border issue soon and the Chinese...
  • Indian Railways join hands with China to increase train speed 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a significant development, Indian Railways on Thursday joined hands with China to increase speed in its existing rail network, modernise stations and enhance mutual cooperation in the sector in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed total 12 memorandums of understanding (MoU), including...
  • West Bengal: Unions call 'total' transport strike on Friday 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    Kolkata: With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship tomorrow with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state. President of Joint Council of Bus Syndicate...
  • Sreedharan named as principal adviser for Andhra Pradesh metro projects 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday appointed E Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, as principal adviser for the Metro Rail projects it has proposed to take up in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati. The state government has already issued a preliminary notification for taking up the first phase...
  • 'Government has no power to intervene in GCA's affairs' 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Panaji: The faction supporting Goa Cricket Association's president Vinod Phadke on Thursday questioned the state government' intervention in its affairs. "The government has no role to play in GCA. GCA is not accepting any funds from the government. It is not aided by the government in any way. So where is...
  • Bypoll defeat will lead BJP-RSS to focus more on communal polarisation: CPM 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Poor performance of BJP-led NDA in successive assembly by-elections would eventually lead the BJP-RSS combine to focus more on the core Hindutva agenda of communal polarisation, CPI(M) has warned. "Of the 50 assembly seats that went to the polls in these three rounds of by-elections across various states...
  • HC slams Delhi government on its policy for giving uniforms to EWS kids 2 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the "insensitive" city government for its "wonky policy" with regard to providing uniforms to children of economically weaker sections studying in private schools, saying it will create a "class divide" among children as well as "change their moral fabric". "Your policies are...
  • Delhi: Network of skywalks, arcades at 11 metro stations approved 2 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Skywalks and arcades will be built in and around one existing and 10 upcoming metro stations to allow passengers seamless travel and decongest the routes under a new plan for inter-modal transport approved on Thursday. Lt Governor Najeeb Jung reviewed a presentation made by Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure...
  • India's GDP to rebound to over 7 pc in 2-3 years: Arvind Mayaram 3 hours 17 minutes ago

    Cairns: India is following economic growth inducing policies and is confident that the GDP will rebound to over 7 per cent in 2-3 years, Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said on Thursday while emphasising that business confidence is back. Making an intervention during the G20 Deputies Meeting, Mayaram said that the Indian...
  • HC seeks report from Delhi government on toilets catering to shelter homes 3 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday took note of non-functional mobile toilets that cater to homeless people living in night shelters and sought a report from the city government by Friday. "Please inform us tomorrow as to how many permanent and temporary toilets are there for the shelter homes....
  • Indian launches plan to drastically reduce newborn death 3 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India aims to drastically reduce its newborn deaths--from present 29 per thousand live births to below 10 by 2030--with a new plan unveiled by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday that spells out six strategies covering preconception to care beyond newborn's survival. India Newborn Action Plan, Vardhan said, will...
  • India to support Israeli firms to set up dairy firms on PPP 3 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on Thursday said that it will extend all cooperation to Israeli companies keen to work in the dairy sector here under the public-private-partnership mode. This issue was discussed at a meeting between the Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Israeli ambassador HE Daniel Carmon, an official statement...
  • China backs India's bid for full membership of SCO 4 hours 14 minutes ago

    Beijing: China on Thursday backed India's bid for full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Beijing-dominated security grouping. "China backs India and Pakistan becoming members of the SCO as the group has agreed to expand its membership," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement. "Beijing believes...
  • Telangana: BJP criticises TRS government over 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' issue 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: The BJP on Thursday hit out at the TRS government in Telangana for not officially celebrating the 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' and preventing it from organising the event inside Golconda Fort. Police on Wednesday took BJP leaders and activists into preventive custody when they attempted to go to the historic Golconda...
  • Action plan launched to check under-5 deaths 4 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With 13.3 lakh under-5 children dying every year, over half of them in their first month, Government on Thursday launched an action plan aimed at reducing such deaths from 29 per thousand live births to single digit by 2030, ahead of global deadline of 2035. Flanked by billionaire philanthropist...
  • 1,155 illegal borewells sealed till August 31: Delhi government to NGT 4 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday told the National Green tribunal that it has sealed 1,155 illegal borewells, out of 6,305 industrial units surveyed till August 31 in Bawana and Narela Industrial area. The Tribunal had on July 18 directed committees comprising Delhi Jal Board, Central Ground Water Authority, government of...
  • New mines bill to be brought in next Lok Sabha session 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said that the Narendra Modi-led government is making all efforts to introduce a new mines bill in the next Lok Sabha session and bring out guidelines to remove bottlenecks in the mining sector in a week's time. "We are making all...
  • Delhi: NGT sets September 30 deadline for units to apply for borewells 4 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed all unauthorised borewell units operating without its consent in Bawana and Narela industrial areas here to apply according to norms by September 30. A bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed that any unit which is operating illegally and without submitting the...
  • Centre planning dedicated university on Ganga rejuvenation 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To give an impetus to the Ganga rejuvenation programme, the Ministry of Water Resources is considering setting up a dedicated university for the purpose. "I do not have a definite answer now. Many things we are thinking about and it is one of them," Water Resources Minister Uma...
  • Odisha government directed to pay compensation by court 5 hours 12 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: About 16 years after seven students had met their watery grave when Hirakud dam authorities had released water without prior warning, a local court directed Odisha government to pay compensation of Rs 25 lakh along with interest to each of the families. The Civil Judge (Senior Division), Bhubaneswar, Sangram Keshari...
  • Kerala: LDF to launch stir against tax hike by Chandy government 5 hours 21 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Slamming the Congress-led UDF Government for steep hike in taxes and service fees, CPI(M) in Kerala on Thursday threatened to unleash a massive agitation and urged the people to desist from paying the increase including the new rates of water charges. Accusing the Oommen Chandy Government of "resorting to undemocratic"...
  • Kerala: Experts welcomes increase in tax on cigarettes 5 hours 24 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Leading medical experts and social advocates who have come together under the umbrella of "Tobacco Free Kerala" on Thursday welcomed the Kerala Government decision to raise taxes of cigarettes by 50 per cent during the fiscal year 2014-15. Lauding the Oommen Chandy government for...
  • Government to set up urea plants along Rs 10 K-crore gas pipeline 5 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviving a Rs 10,000 crore gas pipeline to take gas to the east, Fertiliser Ministry is planning to set up two urea plants along the pipeline route. The 2,050-km pipeline from Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal will pass through Varanasi,...
  • People want bungalow to be converted into memorial, says Ajit Singh 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Days after power and water supplies to his official residence were disconnected, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Thursday said that he would vacate his government bungalow by next week but claimed people want the house to be converted into a memorial of his father, late Charan Singh. The former...
  • Ponzi schemes: Lawmakers quiz regulators, ministry officials 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Lawmakers on Thursday quizzed officials of RBI, SEBI and the government about the steps being taken to avoid recurrence of fraudulent money-pooling activities like Saradha scam. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance's meeting comes against the backdrop of CBI probing the Saradha scam in which thousands of crores or...
  • Xi wants to access Modi and his government, says bureaucrat Jaideep Ranadey 7 hours 45 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, former bureaucrat Jaideep Ranadey gave his views on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India. "Jinping's visit to India is to access Narendra Modi and his government. One has to agree that this visit will help improve Indo-China ties," said Jaideep. ...
  • SC raps Modi government over lack of transparency in the appointment of CVC 10 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed unhappiness over the procedure proposed by the government for the appointment of the Chief Vigilance and Vigilance Commissioners. The court has criticised the appointment procedure saying it lacks transparency. The apex court said that the lack of a transparent procedure will deprive...
  • India-China confrontation in Ladakh continues; Modi likely to raise the issue during talks with Jinping 15 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Repeated incursions by China's People's Liberation Army into the Indian side al9ng the Line of Actual Control will figure in the talks between the two countries on Thursday on day 2 of meetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. India and China held a...
  • J&K: 3 national highways leading to Kashmir Valley opened Yesterday

    Srinagar: The life in flood-hit Kashmir region is limping back to normal as vehicular traffic to the Valley has been restored through three national highways facilitating the resumption of supplies at a massive scale. The national highways -- Mughal Road, Srinagar-Jammu and Kishtwar-Sinthan have been thrown open for traffic, a spokesman...