Government

  • J&K: 3 national highways leading to Kashmir Valley opened 7 hours 44 minutes ago

    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...
  • Gujarat hopes to increase trade ties with China after Xi visit 8 hours 12 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: After the signing of three pacts during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Gujarat government hopes that trade ties between the state and China will get a shot in arm. "Chinese companies have invested Rs 700 crore in the state so far, but with the signing of this...
  • Andhra Pradesh government seeking funds to implement mega loan waiver 8 hours 17 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Desperate to keep its pre-poll promise of loan waiver to farmers, the Andhra Pradesh government is seeking funds from different quarters to go ahead with the financially debilitating scheme. "The Andhra Pradesh Government open for funds for rythu runamaafi (farmers' loan waiver)," an official statement said on Wednesday. As a...
  • PM Modi gifts copy of Gita in Chinese to Xi Jinping at Sabarmati Ashram 9 hours 8 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who kicked off his India visit today from Gujarat, visited the Sabarmati ashram of Mahatma Gandhi here where Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted him a copy of the Gita written in Chinese language. Xi was received by Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on the gates...
  • Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan says 3-4 oil blocks offered by Vietnam viable 9 hours 24 minutes ago

    Vietnam has offered India oil and gas blocks outside the territory claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. India is considering exploring in 2-3 blocks out of the 5 areas in South China Sea that Vietnam had offered on nomination basis in...
  • Modi-Xi meet: Can strategic divergence meet economic convergence? 9 hours 33 minutes ago

    A combination the "world's factory" and the "world's back office" will drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said ahead of a rare visit to India on Wednesday, playing down mistrust that has kept the Asian giants apart. India's new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is determined to build closer...
  • Kolkata: Indefinite taxi strike from Thursday 9 hours 56 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Starting from Thursday, taxis will be off the city roads for an indefinite period in support of various demands by the owners including a fare hike and dropping of legal proceedings against 450 cabbies. The CITU, along with five other trade unions, had called the indefinite taxi strike, eighth time...
  • Bombay HC allows BARC workers to move Centre on Bhabha bungalow 10 hours 3 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed employees of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to make a representation before the union government on their plea to declare the bungalow of nuclear scientist Homi Bhabha as a national monument. BARC employees, who had filed a PIL seeking to convert the bungalow...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal visits Chennai, Hyderabad to attract investors 10 hours 12 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will be on a two-day visit to Chennai and Hyderabad from Thursday to meet leading industrialists with an intention to attract investments in the state. During the meeting with industry leaders, Badal will showcase investment opportunities in Punjab along with highlighting state as...
  • Denial of admission; HC asks Delhi government to probe, take steps 10 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to probe the allegation of an NGO that over 80 kids have been denied admission in schools on the ground that they do not have residential proof. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and RS Endlaw said that...
  • Centre nod for use of satellite phones in Himalayas on September 27 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To boost adventure tourism, the government is going to give the much-awaited permission for use of satellite phones by adventurers in the Himalayas on September 27, World Tourism Day. "We have got in-principle approval from the Home Ministry for allowing satellite phones in the Himalayas, where there is no...
  • PM Modi likely to attend technology fair in Germany in April 2015 10 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the world-renowned engineering and technology fair at Hannover in Germany in April next year, an official statement on Wednesday said. India has conveyed its consent to be the 'Partner Country' at the five-day engineering fair in Germany to be held from...
  • Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor, cigarettes 10 hours 44 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government today steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs 1,500 crore. In a major post-budget exercise of Additional Resources Mobilisation...
  • Congress releases booklet on 100 days of BJP 'misrule' 11 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday brought out a booklet on BJP's "100 days of misrule" insisting that results of all the bypolls after the Lok Sabha election reflect "people's anger" over "hollow promises of a useless government". The slide of the ruling party was a "significant trend" that will gather momentum...
  • Gujarat: Xi Jinping wears khadi jacket while touring Sabarmati Ashram 11 hours 18 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday wore an Indian look as he was attired in an off-white khadi jacket presented to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after his arrival. Xi wore the jacket over his white shirt when he visited the Sabarmati Ashram, once the abode of Father...
  • Garo militant groups to sign pact with Centre, Meghalaya government, says CM Mukul Sangma 11 hours 24 minutes ago

    Shillong: A peace pact with at least two Garo militant groups in Meghalaya will be signed in New Delhi next week on September 24 with the Centre and the state government, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said on Wednesday. "The final signing of the text agreement for settlement will be signed next...
  • Government to launch its most ambitious scheme to reduce infant mortality rate tomorrow 12 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry will launch its most ambitious plan to reduce child mortality rate in India on Thursday. According to sources, the government plans to reduce the mortality rate from 29/1000 to single digits. Under the plan, the government plans to provide Vitamin K injection to all new borns...
  • Gujarat to roll out red carpet for China President, economic co-operation high on agenda 22 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The stage is all set for one of the biggest diplomatic events of the year as Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in India on Wednesday for a 3-day visit. Breaking the protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would personally receive Jinping in Ahmedabad as a special gesture. While...
  • Websites' grievance officer's name, contact displayed: Delhi HC to Centre Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has advised all social networking sites including Google and Facebook to display on their websites the name and contact details of the grievance officer to deal with complaints from any user or victim. "I say that in compliance...
  • Delhi government to provide aadhaar cards to children living in homes Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi government has undertaken an intensive drive to enrol children housed in government and NGO run institutions for issue of Aadhaar cards. The Department of Women and Child Development has directed all the superintendents and officer-in-charge of the institutions to coordinate with the Unique Identification Authority of India...
  • Smriti Irani calls for safe atmosphere for women Yesterday

    Amritsar: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday stressed on the need to create safe a atmosphere for women in the society. "There is a need to create safe atmosphere for women so that they can move freely and fearlessly in our society," she said, adding it would be possible only...
  • NTPC, Andhra Pradesh sign initial pact for 1,000 MW solar power projects Yesterday

    New Delhi: State-owned NTPC has signed an initial agreement with Andhra Pradesh government for developing 1,000 MW solar power projects in Andhra Pradesh. "As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), NTPC shall develop 1,000 MW solar power projects at sites identified by the state government...
  • Ayush Mission, a significant step in history, says Harsh Vardhan Yesterday

    New Delhi: Describing the launch of Ayush Mission as a "significant step" in history of Indian public health, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday that the government wants to popularise holistic treatment throughout the country. "The Union Cabinet's approval of the National Ayush Mission will set in motion...
  • Delhi government warns people against buying gramsabha land Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi government has retrieved approximately 70 bigha Gramsabha land having an estimated market value of approx Rs 30 crores after carrying out a series of demolition drives in villages Maidangarhi, Ayanagar, Jonapur and Chattarpur. The drive was conducted by the block development office (South) on the directions of District...
  • FDI more than doubles to $3.5 billion in July Yesterday

    New Delhi: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows into India more than doubled to $3.5 billion in July, according to data released by the of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion on Tuesday. In July 2013, the country had received FDI worth $1.65 billion. During April-July this fiscal, the foreign inflows grew...
  • Uma Bharti seeks FRI's help in cleaning Ganga Yesterday

    Dehradun: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Tuesday asked the Forest Research Institute and the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education here to pool in their vast resources and expertise for the restoration of Himalayan ecology and rejuvenation of the Ganga. "If the FRI and ICFRE harness their...
  • SC raps Centre for being 'sloppy' in checking female foeticide Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Centre for being "sloppy" in checking female foeticide in the country, saying laws are not being implemented and everything is being left to fate. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra directed the Centre and all state governments to give details of...
  • Vodafone, government agree to extend date for selection of 3rd arbitrator Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian government and Vodafone have mutually agreed to extend the deadline for appointment of the third arbitrator to resolve the Rs 20,000-crore tax dispute case with UK telecom major Vodafone. "Our arbitrator and Vodafone have mutually agreed to extend deadline for appointment of...
  • Modi government created favourable atmosphere for India, says President Yesterday

    Ho Chi Minh City: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had some words of praise for the new Indian government as he credited it for not only initiating steps to bring the economy on a better path but also for creating a "favourable" atmosphere for India across the globe. The President, who...
  • Delhi: e-rickshaws to carry 4 passengers at a time, say draft rules Yesterday

    New Delhi: A mandatory driving licence and a maximum speed limit of 25 km per hour are among the conditions that the central government will impose for allowing plying of e-rickshaws, which had been banned by the Delhi High Court for want of regulations. A maximum of only four passengers will...