Improvement

  • Monsoon rains to improve after July 7: Agricultural Minister June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The monsoon is expected to improve after July 7 but the government is fully prepared to tackle the situation in case of poor rainfall, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to review the monsoon situation and implementation of the...
  • China invokes Panchasheel to improve ties with neighbours June 21, 2014

    Beijing: Expressing its readiness to work with the new Indian government to promote bilateral ties, China on Saturday invoked 'Panchasheel' to improve relations with neighbours to settle disputes peacefully while firmly holding on to its core interests. "China is ready to work with the new government in India in promoting continued...
  • District Collector in Rajasthan booked over six years old forgery case June 5, 2014

    A district collector in Rajasthan has been booked for allegedly committing forgery while allocating land to two builders in Udaipur six years ago. The two builders - Dharmendra Chaundhar and Dheeraj Bhadvia alleged that 2005 batch IAS officer Jogaram, who was posted as the Secretary Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) in Udaipur...
  • Delhi: Draw water from ATMs for 30 paise under DJB's new initiative May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon residents of the resettlement colonies in the national capital would be able to draw water from water-ATMs paying a token amount of 30 paise under a new initiative by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB). The DJB, in collaboration with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), recently launched...
  • Mumbai: BMC flush with funds, yet services close to nothing February 6, 2014

    Mumbai: In a year that saw more than half a dozen deaths due to potholed roads and stinging criticism of the country's richest civic body by the Bombay High Court, the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) is yet to get its act together. With over Rs 20,000 crore allocated each year,...
  • Cabinet has cleared metro for Nagpur: Prithviraj Chavan January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said that the Cabinet had cleared a metro proposal for Nagpur. A special purpose vehicle will be set up for the project. The state government had consulted the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) about the metro service in Nagpur. It was...
  • HC asks Delhi government to submit policy on shelter for homeless January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the city government to place before it its long term and short term policies for providing shelter to the homeless. A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana also directed the government to file an affidavit on the number of homeless...
  • Army opposes encroachment on defence land December 7, 2013

    The army has raised objections to the alleged encroachment on a defence land in Jaipur and issued a notice to civil authorities in Kota. The notice was served to Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) by the local military authorities recently for encroachment of defence land. The army raised objection to construction of an overbridge, which, it claims, is...
  • PM stresses for improvement of disaster management capabilities October 28, 2013

    Citing the recent natural disasters in Uttarakhand, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday pressed for urgent steps to strengthen early warning systems and improve disaster management capabilities to save lives. Addressing the 5th meeting of the National Disaster Management Authority chaired by him, he said extreme weather...
  • Mumbai wakes up to sunshine, heavy showers expected during the day June 17, 2013

    Mumbai woke up to sunshine on Monday but according to MET department, intermittent heavy showers are expected throughout the day. The visibility has improved and trains are running smoothly. There is no waterlogging on roads and on tracks. ...
  • Google to sell second-generation Nexus 7 tablet from July: Sources April 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Google Inc will launch a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet powered by Qualcomm Inc's Snapdragon processor around July, two sources told Reuters, as the software giant pushes deeper into the cut-price mobile hardware market. Google is aiming to ship as many as eight million of the Asustek-made...
  • Pybus wants Bangladesh improvement June 4, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's new coach Richard Pybus said on Monday he wanted his team to build on encouraging results in recent times in order to compete strongly in international cricket. "We want to go up in the rankings in all formats," the 47-year-old Englishman said in his first media interaction since...
  • MCA asks Pandit to step down as CIC chairman March 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Former India stumper Chandrakant Pandit has been asked to step down as chairman of the Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) following his decision to become the director of coaching at the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA). The decision to remove Pandit from his post was taken...
  • India economy showing signs of improvement: survey February 13, 2012

    Paris: The international economic outlook is showing tentative signs of improvement, with the momentum shift spreading from the United States and Japan to other developed countries, the OECD's December survey of growth prospects showed on Monday. The survey picture was mixed in the euro zone, where seven countries were now "pointing...
  • Ramdev's condition improving: doctors June 11, 2011

    Dehra Dun: The health condition of yoga guru Ramdev, who was admitted to a hospital on Friday, is improving and he is being treated in a VIP ward, doctors attending on him said on Saturday. Ramdev, who was admitted to the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday evening after...
  • Sidhu returns to his constituency after three months October 4, 2009

    Amritsar: Amritsar MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu returned to his constituency on Saturday after staying away for nearly three months. Sidhu, a Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) leader, was apologetic to his supporters and the electorate for remaining away from the constituency. Sidhu's return came just two days after a local...
  • Judiciary being neglected: CJI March 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Supreme Court Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan on Saturday regretted that judiciary was being "neglected" in the development process and said 10 per cent of the plan fund should be earmarked for it. "We are criticised in Parliament. But give us the basic infrastructure", Balakrishnan said after inaugurating the...
  • The chemistry of drug price rise June 20, 2007

    Mumbai: It's a known fact that MNC drugs are highly priced and more so if there are innovations – big or small. Improving a medicine is good. But the question arises if it's given just a minor tweak, with no major improvement in its curing power, should it get a...