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  • People under the age group of 60 will get pension: Inder Singh Namdhar August 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari on Friday alleged several people under 60 years of age were being benefited from the old age pension scheme in Palamu district. "The old age pension scheme is eligible for 60yearold people and above. But when I checked the list in Gahuganva village in...
  • Telecom Ministry seeks Rs 6,997 cr fund for projects this budget June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Ministry has sought additional funds of Rs 6,997 crore in the budget for various projects that are to be rolled out during the current financial year. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is learnt to have approached Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for additional funds to carry out...
  • Blood tests, Xrays to be free at government hospitals in Uttarakhand February 12, 2014

    Blood tests and Xrays will be made free at all government hospitals across Uttarakhand from April this year, Health Minister SS Negi announced in the state Assembly on Wednesday. The state government has taken several decisions in a bid to offer quality medical services to people for free including free blood...
  • Kejriwal government to bring Jan Lokpal Bill by February January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government will bring the promised Jan Lokpal Bill by first week of February. "A committee with the responsibility of drafting the Jan Lokpal Bill was formed today. The committee will draft the Bill and submit it by January 15. We...
  • Union Cabinet approves recommendation to increase 10,000 MBBS seats January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved recommendations for increasing MBBS seats by 10,000 in recognised government medical colleges in the country. At present, there are around 50,000 MBBS seats across the country and the government is keen to increase them to address the issue of shortage of doctors....
  • Kejriwal shifts nine officers, promises better water supply by Monday December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: With a firm resolve to fight against corruption and work for the 'aam aadmi', Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday transferred nine bureaucrats from the Delhi government including the CEO of the Delhi Jal Board, within hours of taking oath. As Kejriwal has promised to come up with...
  • Ramlila Maidan ready to host Arvind Kejriwal's swearingin December 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Final touches have given to preparations at the historic Ramlila Maidan in Central Delhi where AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal would take oath as Chief Minister of Delhi on Saturday. Apart from sprucing up the maidan, NDMC has decorated the venue with fresh flowers and potted plants. "We have prepared...
  • Delhi: AAP accuses exCongress minister of destroying files December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A sting operation by a private television channel showing officials shredding files in senior Delhi Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely's office has kicked up a storm. The Aam Admi Party is alleging a conspiracy by Congress leaders to hide corruption. AAP leader and Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal has...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal questions timing of the CNG price hike December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the CNG price was hiked by Rs 4.5, Delhi's Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal questioned the timing of the hike and assured that he will look for the reason for the same. "I will look at the files and see as to why the CNG...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to become Delhi CM on Dec 28, prove majority by Jan 3 December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal will take oath of office as Delhi's chief minister on December 28 at Ramlila Maidan along with six other party MLAs as the citystate gets its first nonCongress, nonBharatiya Janata Party government. Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has directed CMdesignate Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Arvind Kejriwal, AAP government to be sworn in on December 28 December 25, 2013

    The Aam Admi Party government in Delhi will be sworn in on December 28 and its CM designate Arvind Kejriwal is promising to implement the Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days of taking power. But things might not be easy for him as the Congress is divided over supporting AAP....
  • Will pass Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days of coming to power: Kejriwal December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: As the President accepted Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's proposal on government formation by Aam Aadmi Party, chief minister designate Arvind Kejriwal has said that they will cross all the hurdles and will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days. Kejriwal said that there are hurdles in...
  • Delhi CM designate Arvind Kejriwal refuses security December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday ended the speculations over who will be the next Chief Minister of Delhi by staking a claim in forming the government with the support of the Congress and electing party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal as the CM designate. Keeping his words over...
  • US offers help in reconstruction efforts in floodhit Uttarakhand October 25, 2013

    The US on Thursday expressed its intention to lend a helping hand in the reconstruction efforts under way in calamityhit Uttarakhand. US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and conveyed to him the US government's desire to help the state in the ongoing rehabilitation works...
  • News 360: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik under scanner in Coal scam October 17, 2013

    In a new twist to the coal blocks allocation scam the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is looking into the role of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the case. Naveen Patnaik had reportedly written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to approve coal blocks of Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar...
  • UP govt releases Rs 7 crore compensation package for Muzaffarnagar victims October 14, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government late on Sunday released a Rs 7 crore financial package for riot victims in Muzaffarnagar and nearby areas, an official said. The financial aid would be used to give compensation for the losses to immovable and movable properties during the communal violence. The benefit of the dole...
  • Centre seeks report from state govt on jail break incident in Khandwa October 1, 2013

    The Centre on Tuesday asked the Madhya Pradesh government to send a report on jail break in Khandwa in which seven alleged activists of banned SIMI fled from a prison. Taking serious note of the incident, the Home Ministry asked the state government to explain the circumstances leading to the jail...
  • CJ Show: Poor condition of govt. schools in Chhindwara MP September 29, 2013

    Exposing the pathetic condition of schools across Chhindawada district in Madhya Pradesh, this CJ report shows how the lack of proper infrastructure and adequate teaching staff is putting the career of the children at stake. The situation is so bad that from filling water to cleaning school the children do...
  • MP govt refuses to take blame for spiralling onion prices September 20, 2013

    As soaring onion prices bring tears to the eyes of consumers, Madhya Pradesh government has refuted the charges of Delhi government that the state was hoarding the staple vegetable, leading to its price upsurge. Onion prices going north is becoming a major election issue in the state, slated to go for...
  • Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is being resolved: SL High Commissioner September 17, 2013

    Kolkata: The Tamil issue in Sri Lanka is in the process of being resolved and the country's government is trying to find a solution to alleged human rights violations involving Tamil citizens, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam said Tuesday. Kariyawasam said that peace reigned in the island nation now and...
  • Modi govt is anti-farmer: Congress September 13, 2013

    Rajkot: Accusing the Narendra Modi-led BJP government in Gujarat of being "anti-farmer", Congress on Friday alleged that it was due to the state government's policies that farmers in the state were in a miserable condition. "Gujarat government is anti-farmer. Because of the false details provided by it to the Centre and...
  • Mulayam hits out at UPA govt, says people looking for alternative September 11, 2013

    In an apparent attack on the UPA government, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday alleged that no other country in the world had seen the kind of deteriorating situation as India did in the last 10 years, saying people were now looking for an alternative. "Today, there is threat...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Muslim groups demand dismissal of SP govt September 11, 2013

    Several Muslim organisations on Wednesday demanded dismissal of Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh and imposition of President's rule in the state, saying Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has failed to contain communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and surrounding areas. Addressing a joint press conference in New Delhi at the central office of...
  • Lingering doubts over Syria gas attack evidence September 8, 2013

    Beirut: The U.S. government insists it has the intelligence to prove it, but the American public has yet to see a single piece of concrete evidence - no satellite imagery, no transcripts of Syrian military communications - connecting the government of President Bashar Assad to the alleged chemical weapons attack...
  • Dengue cases on the rise, UP govt sounds alert September 6, 2013

    After a sudden increase in the number of dengue cases in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has on Friday directed all the chief medical officers to ensure measures to check spread of the disease. "I have directed the officials to remain alert and take necessary action to check spread of dengue...
  • More trouble for Oommen Chandy, Kerala govt chief whip writes to Sonia Gandhi September 5, 2013

    In further embarrassment to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, under attack from opposition over the solar scam, Kerala government Chief Whip P C George on Wednesday wrote to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi claiming that the CM was aware of certain facts on the matter and the issue had dented the image...
  • Delhi govt moves HC challenging order of FIR against Sheila Dikshit September 3, 2013

    The Delhi government on Tuesday moved the High Court challenging the trial court's order for lodging of FIR against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged misuse of government funds in an advertisement campaign ahead of the 2008 Assembly polls. Appearing before a bench of Chief Justice N Venkata Ramana and Justice...
  • MP govt turns down Raghavji's request to appoint govt teacher as his PA August 29, 2013

    The Madhya Pradesh government has denied permission to former state Finance Minister Raghavji to have a government school teacher as his Personal Assistant (PA). Official sources said that Raghavji, who was charged with sodomy spent 39 days in jail and on his release, he wanted a 38-year-old school teacher from Vidisha,...
  • NHRC issues notice to UP govt for refusing compensation to gangrape victim August 28, 2013

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday asked Uttar Pradesh government as to why the victim of a gangrape in the state's Bijnore should not get compensation. "Findings in the case are very disturbing and shocking... the commission has issued a notice to the state chief secretary to show cause...
  • Allahabad HC seeks reply from govt on PIL challenging creation of Amethi district August 22, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday sought a reply from Uttar Pradesh government on a PIL challenging creation of Amethi district on the ground that no infrastructure has been provided. The order was passed here by the bench of Chief Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya on...