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  • Delhi: 111 drivers lose their driving licenses for drunk driving 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a crackdown against drunk driving in the national capital, Delhi government has suspended licenses of 89 drivers for a year while licenses of 22 drivers of commercial vehicles have permanently been cancelled for the same offence. "We have suspended licences of 89 drivers, who were found driving...
  • SIAM, Tata Motors, Nissan welcome diesel deregulation 2 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Tata Motors and Nissan Motor India, besides automobile industry body SIAM, on Tuesday welcomed the government's move to deregulate diesel prices in the country. "This is a long-awaited measure and I am extremely happy that the Prime Minister has seized the opportunity of...
  • Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached Yesterday

    Lagos: A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announced...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Power supply in cyclone-hit districts will be back by October 25, says CM Naidu 2 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said power supply in the cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh will be restored by October 25. Naidu said that power supply would be restored upto 90 per cent in Visakhapatnam by October 23, in all...
  • J&K government playing politics with refugees: BJP 2 days ago

    Jammu: BJP on Sunday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying it was playing politics with the miseries of the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and West Pakistan. "Forwarding a rehabilitation package for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees just a few days ahead of the announcement...
  • 6.02 crore bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana scheme 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Over six crore bank accounts have been opened so far under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said ON Saturday. "We have launched the Jan Dhan Yojana and so far under the Jan Dhan Yojana 6.02 crore accounts have been opened. Our target...
  • Government's reforms will benefit common man: BJP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday welcomed government's decision that will help reduce diesel prices and said it is the beginning of economic reforms which would bring relief to the life of the common man suffering from price rise for the last many years. The party also...
  • West Bengal: Congress to table no-confidence motion against TMC government 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal has decided to table a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government next month, state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday. The Congress members would utilise the discussions to attack the Trinamool on issues like the Saradha chit fund scam, the student protests...
  • No more government bungalows for memorials, says Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    New Delhi: No government bungalow will be made available for a memorial, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on announced on Saturday. "Henceforth no bungalow will be made available for a memorial for any person," Jaitley said after a cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision came against the backdrop of...
  • MTNL gets Cabinet nod for financial support 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The union Cabinet on Saturday approved a proposal of the department of telecommunications to provide financial support to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), an official statement said. The MTNL needs financial support due to its liability arising from levy of minimum alternate tax (MAT). "The objective of this approval is...
  • Nigeria aims to have abducted girls freed by Tuesday: Sources 2 days ago

    Abuja: Nigeria aims to secure the release by Tuesday of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants, two senior government sources said on Saturday, although they declined to comment on where this handover would take place. Nigeria's armed forces chief, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, announced on Friday...
  • Black money issue: Trinamool says Centre has made 'U-turn' 3 days ago

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Saturday said that the central government has made a "u-turn" on the black money issue which was "shocking" and vowed to oppose it both inside and outside Parliament. "Trinammol Congress slammed BJP's U-turn on black money (issue). (It is) shocking. Legalistic arguments about black money...
  • Govenment approach on black money not adventurist, says Arun Jaitley 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Rejecting the charge that NDA has done a U-turn on disclosure of names of black money holders, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government will not be pushed into an act of adventurism and jeopardise the chances of getting cooperation of other countries in future....
  • Modi government misleading public on black money issue: Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Accusing the NDA government of misleading the public on the issue of black money, Congress on Saturday rejected Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's charge that a treaty signed with Germany by the Congress government in 1995 has kept its hands tied on the issue. Countering the accusation, AICC Communication...
  • Odisha government to recruit 50,000 youngsters by March next 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In the wake of large vacancies in the state administration, Odisha government on Saturday decided to fill up about 50,000 posts by the end of 2014-15 financial year. This was decided at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) UN Behera...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: CM Chandrababu Naidu appeals to people to donate for rebuilding Vizag 3 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday appealed to the people to make generous contribution for rebuilding Visakhapatnam and bring the city, worst-hit by cyclone Hudhud, back to its 'past glory'. He said an action plan is being prepared and experts from agriculture universities will be a...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Woman delivers baby on the floor of a government health centre 3 days ago

    Muzaffarnagar: A woman gave birth to a child on the floor of a primary health centre after the staff allegedly refused to admit her without a bribe in Shamli district. The incident occurred when the woman, Zubeda, was taken to a government primary health centre in Kandhla town after she...
  • Want to put environment ministry on autopilot: Prakash Javadekar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that he wanted to put the environment ministry in "autopilot" with transparent, policy-based decision making and acknowledged that the previous UPA government had hampered growth by not clearing key environmental decisions. "I want to put...
  • Some clarifications to allegations against Robert Vadra 3 days ago

    New Delhi: For the past few days, the front pages of leading newspapers have dedicated their space to stories on Robert Vadra. Now let us for a moment ignore the previous bit of hit & run journalism done by some of them, conveniently timed during the Haryana elections, which Mr...
  • Malayalam film personality MT Vasudevan Nair wins Kerala Government's JC Daniel Award for Cinema 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent Malayalam writer and film personality MT Vasudevan Nair was today conferred the Kerala Government's prestigious JC Daniel Award for Cinema. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy presented the award instituted in memory of J C Daniel, who made the first silent movie 'Vigathakumaram' in Kerala. Speaking on the occasion, Nair, who was...
  • Pakistan government wants peace within and outside borders: Nawaz Sharif 4 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said his government wants peace within and outside the country's borders to achieve economic development. "Pakistan desires peace and tranquility both within and outside its borders so that the much needed socio-economic development goals are achieved. We cannot afford to be distracted in...
  • Cannot disclose names of people having black money abroad: Modi government to SC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The government has told the Supreme Court that it cannot disclose the names of people having black money stashed abroad. The government says that that the names cannot be made public as it violates the double taxation avoidance agreement. The government says that the names can only be shared...
  • PM Modi meets top military commanders, Defence Minister Jaitley also present at the meet 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. In the ongoing meeting, he is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and...
  • Vizag's brand image will remain intact despite Hudhud, says Andhra Pradesh government 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Hudhud may have hit the port city of Visakhapatnam hard, but its brand image will not take any beating, Andhra Pradesh chief secretary IYR Krishna Rao on Thursday said. "There is no damage to Vizag's brand image as such because of the devastation caused by Hudhud. Let there be...
  • MGNREGA much exploited, will go ahead with tweak: Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government on Thursday asserted that it would go ahead with MGNREGA reforms as it charged that the flagship programme of the previous UPA regime "was allowed to be exploited for purely partisan purposes."...
  • Uttarakhand Cabinet meet in Kedarnath a waste of money: BJP 4 days ago

    Dehradun: Terming the upcoming meeting of the Uttarakhand Cabinet in Kedarnath a "waste of money", Opposition BJP on Thursday said it will not solve problems of the people living in the calamity-hit area. "Taking the whole Cabinet to Kedarnath in helicopters is no more than a picnic and a waste...
  • Government should release more spectrum for market's growth: Uninor 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Uninor on Thursday said that the government should release more spectrum as this would help firms expand their service offerings and help the market to grow further. "One of the main barrier that is stopping the market from exploding is the availability of spectrum. The government...
  • Delhi Congress requests arrangements for Chhath Puja 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In view of Chhath Puja festival, Delhi Congress on Thursday urged Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to ensure adequate arrangements at Yamuna River's ghats in the national capital. In a letter to Jung, DPCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely said that taking into consideration the interest of lakhs of Poorvanchalis...
  • China FDI goes up to $87.36 billion this year: Government 5 days ago

    Beijing: China received $87.36 billion in FDI this year, down 1.4 per cent compared to last year, but on course to achieve the official target of $120 billion and help the government's "Made in China" drive. China's outbound direct investment (ODI) by non-financial firms rose to $74.96 billion up 21.6...
  • Modi government replaces Arvind Mayaram with Rajiv Mehrishi as Economic Affairs Secretary 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday replaced Arvind Mayaram as Economic Affairs Secretary with Rajiv Mehrishi. In orders issued on Wednesday, Mayaram, a 1978-batch IAS officer belonging to Rajasthan cadre, was made the Tourism Secretary in place of Parvez Dewan on his retirement at month end. In his place,...