Management

  • Health emergency in Pakistan due to floods 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Eight districts in Pakistan's Sindh province have declared a health emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains, the media reported on Sunday. According to officials, Sindh Health Minister Saghir Ahmed declared an emergency in the province with particular focus on the eight districts, Dawn online reported. Sindh's health department...
  • Merino industries to set up new manufacturing plant in Gujarat 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Merino Industries' ready-to-cook brand Vegit is looking at setting up a new manufacturing plant in Gujarat with an investment of Rs 50 crore. The plant is expected to be operational by year 2017. "We are looking at a second manufacturing plant in Gujarat with an investment of Rs...
  • Death toll in Pakistan floods reaches 280 3 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 280 people have been killed and over two million affected in massive flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan even as military specialists blew up dikes to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods. The rains lashed vast areas of the country last week...
  • Nearly 6 billion dollars fund earmarked for disaster mitigation: Rijiju 6 days ago

    Washington: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said that the Indian government has earmarked 10 per cent of funds in all Centre-sponsored development programmes for disaster mitigation, which amounts to about $5.5 billion for the current fiscal. "India is a leading country now in disaster management. We...
  • NDMC dissolved due to poor management, council reconstitued 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday reconstituted the New Delhi Municipal Council after it was dissolved by the Centre because of its poor performance. The NDMC has been blamed for personnel mismanagement, power revenue losses and illegal squatting in the capital, said a notification issued by the Ministry of...
  • Jet management, JetLite pilots meet; no decision on demands September 9, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A meeting between Jet Airways management and pilots of its subsidiary airline JetLite was held on Tuesday but no decision was arrived at on the issue of demands of the pilots, who are opposed to their shifting to the parent company. However, the company, in a statement termed the...
  • Upper age limit for MD & CEO of a private bank is 70 years: RBI September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday fixed 70 years as the maximum age for a person to hold office of MD & CEO and other Whole Time Director (WTD) in a private bank as stipulated in the new Companies Act. "It has been decided that the upper age limit...
  • NCMC meets to review Jammu and Kashmir flood situation September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth, on Saturday night directed central agencies to provide all possible help to Jammu and Kashmir government in rescue and relief of flood-affected people in the state. The directive was given after an emergency meeting the NCMC...
  • Arun Jaitley undergoes diabetes management surgery September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday underwent a planned diabetes management surgery at a private hospital here and was recovering well. 61-year-old Jaitley was admitted to the hospital in Saket on Monday evening and an elective laparoscopic procedure was carried out on him on Tuesday. "Arun Jaitley underwent a...
  • Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi,...
  • Scindia School sets up panel to probe alleged ragging of Bihar Minister's son August 24, 2014

    Gwalior: The Scindia School management on Saturday issued a statement expressing their grief and shock over the incident where a student was found unconscious in the dormitory on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 around 9PM. "The cause of the incident is being investigated by a special committee set up by the...
  • 2 killed, 4 lakh affected in Bihar flood August 17, 2014

    Two people were killed and nearly four lakh people were affected by floods in Bihar, an official said on Sunday. Vayasji, the principal secretary of state disaster management department, said two casualties were reported from flood-affected Saharsa district. "Around 3.94 lakh people have been hit by floods in several districts, including two...
  • High alert sounded as swollen rivers pose threat to over 100 villages August 16, 2014

    Flood water has entered over 100 villages in Bihar, forcing people to abandon their homes, and rising water level in most rivers is posing a threat to many other villages, officials said on Friday. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bagha, Gopalganj, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Supaul, Saharsa, Khagaria, Darbhanga...
  • Water level rises in Mahanadi river system in Odisha August 7, 2014

    Swollen rivers in Odisha wreaked havoc in the state amid fear of a high flood in Mahanadi river system claiming 27 human lives so far and affecting 10 lakh people as the state government stepped up evacuation and kept two choppers stand by Wednesday. "The focus is now on Mahanadi river...
  • Centre says there is no significant change in flow of water in Kosi river August 4, 2014

    As fear of massive floods is looming large over Bihar, the Centre on Sunday night said there was no significant change in flow of water in river Kosi so far and it has shared all technical inputs with the state government and Nepal on the emerging situation. Chief Secretary of Bihar...
  • State government seeks Army's help over Kosi flood threat August 3, 2014

    With the danger of flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border, the state government has put its personnel on alert, ordered evacuation of people inhabiting the embankment area and also sought help from the Army. Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD) Principal Secretary Vyasji said the state government has...
  • Smart system to manage traffic on Noida-Greater Noida expressway soon August 2, 2014

    The much-awaited Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS),  will be soon coming to Noida along the 24-km Noida-GreaterNoida Expressway. Work on ITMS on the expressway is expected to be completed by the year end. Its most important feature is the low response time to an accident. In addition, the system will...
  • Bihar government orders immediate evacuation of people living along Kosi embankment August 3, 2014

    Bihar government has ordered immediate evacuation of people living along the embankment of Kosi in four districts as a 10-metre high wall of water is expected to sweep down the river from Nepal by this evening or tonight, officials said. Describing the situation as "most alarming", Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • Government bid to rope in young interns for policy formulation July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has decided to engage young interns to help it in improving policy formulation. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has sought nominations from Indian nationals who are graduate, post-graduate or research students enrolled in reputed universities or institutions in India or abroad and preferably having specialisation...
  • 1,537 people killed in floods across India last year: Government July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 1,537 people lost their lives during floods in different parts of the country last year, government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Replying to a question, Minister of State for Water Resources Santosh Kumar Gangwar said, nearly 1,10,399 cattle were lost and crops worth of...
  • First doppler radar to be put up in Tehri July 15, 2014

    A doppler radar, which was necessitated after the last year's natural calamity in Uttarakhand, will be put up in Tehri district to strengthen advance weather information gathering mechanism in the state. The radar, first in the state, will be put up near the high-altitude Surkanda Devi temple in the district with...
  • Delhi: BSES official held for raping woman in hotel July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: An assistant manager with Delhi power discom BSES was on Sunday arrested for raping a 20-year-old woman at gun-point inside a hotel after luring her on the pretext of a job interview, police said. The woman made a call to the police control room (PCR) at 2.16 p.m. and...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley proposes 5 new IITs, 5 new IIMs, 4 new AIIMS July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major boost to the education sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed setting up of five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). He also proposed setting up of 12 new medical colleges. Jaitley has proposed the setting up of...
  • Mild tremors in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand July 3, 2014

    Mild tremors were on Thursday felt in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, MeT office said. A mild earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit Pithoragarh and adjoining areas at 5.6 PM, the MeT office said. The epicentre of the quake was located 30.2 degree north (latitude) and 80.2 degree east...
  • Delhi University first cut-off list to be out today June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cut-off list of the Delhi University will be out on Monday after the university agreed to revert to the three-year course, scrapping the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme, as desired by the University Grants Commission. The admissions to the university will start from Tuesday. However, even as there is...
  • Night shelters to be managed by management agency June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to improve the maintenance of night shelters across the national capital, Delhi government has decided to give the management of 20-25 homes to one Shelter Management Agency (SMA). "The idea is to make the concerned Shelter Management Agency responsible and answerable for the maintenance and...
  • Chhattisgarh government asks officials to make contingency plan keeping in view delayed monsoon June 26, 2014

    Keeping in view the delayed monsoon, the Chhattisgarh government has asked the officials to prepare a contingency plan to deal with any exigency. The agriculture department has been asked to continuously help the farmers with agriculture-related suggestions though mobile SMS. Looking at the predictions of delayed monsoon, the state government is gearing...
  • Centre directs states to ensure timely wages under MGNREGA June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking serious note of delays in the disbursement of wages under MGNREGA, the Centre on Tuesday asked state governments to notify the 'rules' and implement the system of compensation to address the issue. Citing a provision in the MGNREGA Act, the Centre said that "the disbursement of...
  • Follow Gujarat's water management model: Centre to states June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government has asked states to emulate the Gujarat water management model to address the problem of water scarcity. The Centre has forwarded a compact disc received from Gujarat government's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation on the subject "The state-wide water supply grid" to the states to...
  • Chefs should be business savvy June 20, 2014

    Chennai: A successful chef is one who not only whips out lip-smacking dishes but who is also business savvy, a five-star hotel chef says. "Cooking good food is one part. The other part is that a chef should have good business sense to wow a guest without losing sight of the...