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  • Government ready to help women continue research post marriage: Jitendra Singh 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: The central government, under its 'mid-career scheme', is prepared to help all those young women who want to continue their research work after marriage, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. "Women whose research work gets discontinued after marriage and...
  • Find practical solutions for better urban development: Venkaiah Naidu 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    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...
  • RBI unveils more measures to deepen trading in bond market 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: To boost trading in bonds, RBI on Tuesday said that it will gradually lower the ceiling on government securities that can be held-to-maturity (HTM) by banks to 22 per cent, from 24 per cent, beginning January. The apex bank also announced it will extend the period that foreign investors...
  • India, China end border standoff in eastern Ladakh 2 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India and China have "successfully terminated" the over three-week long standoff of its troops in Chumar and Demchok areas in eastern Ladakh and will hold a meeting on border affairs next month, the government said on Tuesday. As per understanding reached between India and China, the two sides...
  • Petrol price cut by 65 paisa; diesel rate to wait for PM Modi's return 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Tuesday cut by 54 paisa a litre, but the first reduction in diesel rates in over five years was put off until the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the US. State-owned oil firms, which skipped raising rates...
  • Disinvestment proceeds spent only to meet fiscal deficit: CPM 4 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Countering government's justification for divesting stakes of PSUs, CPI(M) has said that the disinvestment proceeds were only being spent to meet fiscal deficit instead of being used for capital expenditure and social sector schemes. "Fact remains that the government is losing dividend income more and more as it...
  • Goa CM Parikkar asked to fast-track resumption of iron ore mining 4 hours 33 minutes ago

    Panaji: People dependent on mining industry have asked the Goa government to fast-track resumption of iron ore mining in the state post Supreme Court lifting the ban. The development comes exactly a day before the Goa state cabinet's scheduled meeting on Wednesday, which is likely to unveil its mining policy,...
  • Cut in petrol, diesel price put off till PM Modi's return from US 4 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Diesel price is likely to be cut by about Re 1 per litre, the first reduction in rates in over five years, while petrol price may be slashed by around 55 paise after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from the US. Though on...
  • PM Modi to connect with people through radio on October 3 5 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will connect with the people through radio on Friday when he will share his thoughts on a variety of issues. While deciding to reach out to the people through radio, Modi had sought suggestions from the public on the format as well as frequency...
  • Accord priority berthing to coastal ships: Government to major ports 6 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost coastal shipping, the government has asked all the 12 major ports to accord priority berthing to such vessels and facilitate faster movement of cargo. "Major ports shall accord priority berthing, at least on one berth, to dry bulk/general...
  • Decision on continuing in NDA after talks with PM, says Uddhav Thackeray 6 hours 53 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena will take a decision on whether to withdraw from the NDA after holding discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, its chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday, indicating that the party may continue in the Centre's ruling coalition despite parting ways with BJP in Maharashtra. ...
  • India's 1st renewable energy investors meet to be held in February 2015 7 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With an aim to attract large - scale investment in the country's renewable sector, India will host its first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo - 'RE-INVEST' - from February 15 to 17 next year. To be organised by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in...
  • Tillari project: Maharashtra government to blame for delay in payment of relief, says Goa 7 hours 42 minutes ago

    Panaji: Goa has blamed the Maharashtra government for the delay in the handing out of compensation packages to people displaced by the Tillari irrigation project across both the states. "A compensatory package of Rs 5 lakh was finalised for the project-affected people (PAP) during a recent meeting between chief ministers...
  • Gujarat: Modi's US visit was successful due to 'marketing' says Vaghela Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Leader of Opposition Shankersinh Vaghela termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit on Monday as just another "well marketed product" and claimed that people tends to "buy" products based on advertisements. "If everything is done through marketing, then even Amitabh Bachchan would receive similar response while on US visit. It...
  • BlackRock to host global investors meet in India next year Yesterday

    New York: World's largest asset manager Blackrock will host a global investors meet in India next year, CEO Laurence Flik conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. With total asset under management of over $4 trillion, US-based BlackRock has investments in over 100 countries and offices in 30 countries...
  • IBM keen on participating Smart Cities, Digital India projects Yesterday

    New York: US-based global technology giant IBM om Monday expressed keen interest in participating in India's newly-launched initiatives like Smart Cities and Digital India, as its CEO Virginia Rometty met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With a global turnover of nearly $100 billion, IBM is a major player in India and...
  • PM Modi's radio address may dominate broadcasting space Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first radio address, to be carried on October 3 on All India Radio, may dominate the entire broadcasting space as audio and visuals could be provided to all FM and community radio stations as well as news and current affairs TV channels. Officials said...
  • MNREGA workers to participate in cleanliness drive Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a bid to take its Clean India campaign to grass roots level, the Centre has sought "active participation" of millions of MNREGA workers for the ambitious cleanliness drive to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2. In a directive, the Centre has asked the...
  • Gujarat: CM asks transport experts to come up with 'solar-driven' ideas Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Monday urged delegates of various countries associated with sustainable transport, to come up with ideas that make use of solar power in running public transportation. Patel was speaking at the inauguration of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific...
  • Last week's flood moved Meghalaya back by 10 years: CM Mukul Sangma Yesterday

    Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday said that the devastation left by last week's flash flood and landslide has taken the state back to what it was ten years ago. "There is so much we need to do now. We have moved back...
  • Delhi: South Ex-II project won't inconvenience residents, Jung to HC Yesterday

    New Delhi: The decision for commercialisation and redevelopment of South Extension-II and East Kidwai Nagar areas was taken after considering views of all stakeholders, including people living nearby, the Delhi High Court was today informed on behalf of the Lt Governor. The submission was made before Justice Vibhu Bakhru in...
  • Government not to sell NTC: Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said that "it is committed not to sell" the loss making NTC and plans to nurse the ailing state-owned textiles firm back to health by disposing of its land worth Rs 1,750 crore in Uttar Pradesh. "NTC has 11...
  • Google inks MoU with Andhra Pradesh for state's IT vision Yesterday

    Visakhapatnam: Google India on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Andhra Pradesh government to support AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's vision of transforming the state of Andhra Pradesh to 'Digital AP'. Under the pact, Google India would work with the AP government to get women as well as...
  • Delhi: BJP appeals to RWAs to take part cleanliness drive Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Monday urged the city's RWAs and trader organisations to take part in the cleanliness campaign in large numbers. "RWAs, traders' organisations and BJP workers should implement the Clean India Campaign of Prime Minister with full honesty. It should not be a symbolic program because this...
  • Students won't need attestation of documents, self-certification enough Yesterday

    New Delhi: Students applying for courses in universities will no longer require attestation of their documents as self-certification will be enough, a development that will come as a huge relief to them. Following up on the decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UGC has sent a communication to...
  • Watch: Viewers react to PM Modi's Madison Square Garden speech Yesterday

    Addressing over 20,000 Non Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin community at New York's Madison Square Ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi affirmed that India will move ahead at a rapid pace and lead the 21st Century world. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks to rate the...
  • Decision on lifting Goa mining ban after Cabinet clears policy Yesterday

    Panaji: Decision on withdrawal of suspension order on mining activity in Goa, which was imposed in September 2012, would be taken by the state Cabinet only after it approves the mining policy, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. When asked whether the suspension would be lifted in the...
  • Government asks realty firm to focus on building homes for LIG/EWS Yesterday

    New Delhi: Real estate developers should focus on addressing the housing demand of lower income group and economically weaker section, a senior government official said on Monday. Addressing a real estate conference, Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Joint Secretary Karan Bir Singh Sidhu said that there is shortage...
  • Centre seeks officials on deputation for Seventh Pay Commission Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Centre has sought applications for filling up posts in the Seventh Pay Commission on deputation basis. Applications are invited for six posts of Under Secretary, five posts of Section Officer, and one each of Assistant and Upper Division Clerk (UDC), as per a circular posted on the...
  • CM Omar Abdullah hopes PM Modi will go beyond norms to help flood-hit J&K Yesterday

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go beyond norms for the sake of rehabilitating flood affected people of the state. "I am hopeful that Prime Minister of India will go beyond norms in supporting...