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  • Immigration official harrasses woman passenger, suspended after MHA's intervention 21 hours 49 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: A senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been suspended by authorities for allegedly harassing a woman passenger. After prima facie merit was found in the allegations against him, the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered an inquiry into it. Earlier on Friday evening, a young woman from Bengaluru was harassed repeatedly...
  • China welcomes India's visa-on-arrival plan to its tourists 3 days ago

    Beijing: China on Wednesday welcomed India's plans to grant visa-on-arrival facility to Chinese tourists, but did not commit to a reciprocal gesture for Indians visiting the country in large numbers. "We welcome this," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in Beijing. Hua was responding to reports from India that an...
  • PM Modi to visit France, Germany and Canada from April 9-16 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on an eight-day tour of France, Germany and Canada on April 9 with a focus on attracting investment and enhancing overall cooperation with the three countries. Modi will first travel to France on April 9 and from there he will leave for Germany...
  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • Make in India: Government plans to give away shirt pins, key chains 4 days ago

    New Delhi: To promote 'Make in India' campaign, the Commerce and Industry Ministry plans to "give away" thousands of shirt pins and key chains with the lion logo of this ambitious initiative. These articles would be used by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which has also sought...
  • Vesting of coal blocks subject to outcome of pleas: Delhi HC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the Centre's final vesting orders with regard to three coal blocks would be subject to the final outcome of pleas of companies which were prior allotees and had challenged the 2014 Coal Ordinance provisions. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and...
  • 86.6 per cent more civilian casualties in J&K in 2014: Home Ministry 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed 86.66 per cent more casualties of civilians and 30.58 per cent increase in terror incidents in 2014 in comparison to the previous year. According to the 2014-15 annual report of the Home Ministry, there were 224 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Paralympic Committee forms probe panel 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Monday constituted a three-member enquiry committee to investigate the reasons for gross mismanagement at the ongoing 15th National Para-Athletics Championships. In a shocking case of official apathy, differently-abled sportspersons participating in...
  • I&B Ministry approves rule banning live TV coverage of anti-terror operations 5 days ago

    New Delhi: TV channels will be barred from airing live coverage of anti-terrorist operations by security forces as per a new rule approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Broadcasters in such situations will have to restrict themselves to reporting periodic briefing by designated officers, as per the new rule. Officials said...
  • Government to borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore in first half of 2015-16 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union government will borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore from markets in the first half of the next financial year, which is over 50 per cent of the annual target of Rs 6 lakh crore. "We will issue long-term bonds of 40 years in early next financial year....
  • Railway platform ticket to cost Rs 10 from April 1 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Railways have doubled the cost of platform tickets to Rs 10 with effect from April 1. The rate of platform ticket will be increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10 per ticket, and all concerned have been given instruction regarding this, according to a Railway Ministry release on Monday. Railways...
  • Sports Ministry shocked at apathy towards para-athletes 6 days ago

    The Sports Ministry expressed shock and concern at the apathy shown by the 15th National Para-Athletic Championship organisers wherein the participants have been denied proper accommodation at the event. ...
  • Tunisian President says hunt on for third man in museum attack 6 days ago

    Tunis: A third attacker in the deadly assault on the Bardo museum is on the run, Tunisia's president said on Sunday, declaring his country at war with the extremists who killed 21 people at one of North Africa's most revered cultural institutions. President Beji Caid Essebsi said the attack involved "three...
  • Para-athletes face official apathy, Sports Ministry promises action 6 days ago

    Taking a strong view of the shocking incident of differently-abled sportspersons taking part in a national event being put up at unfurnished and unhygienic accommodations, Indian Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday sought a report from the organisers and promised to take action within 24 hours. Sonowal said he has asked...
  • Do not broadcast live anti-terrorist operations: I&B Ministry to TV channels 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to all television channels not to broadcast live anti-terrorist operations to avoid any adverse impact on rescue exercise. The advisory came in the wake of some television channels covering live anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on March...
  • Swine flu death toll climbs to 1,895; number of cases touches 32,000-mark across India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 21more people as the death toll across country rose to 1,895 on Saturday while the total number of affected persons inched towards the 32,000 mark. According to data collated by the Union Health Ministry, as on March 20, the contagious disease has...
  • Over 58 lakh outlived bullets not yet disposed by police: CAG 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Over 58 lakh bullets which had outlived their shelf life were yet to be disposed off by the Punjab's Home Affairs department despite Defence Ministry's clarification, saying ammunition whose prescribed life was over should not be used, a CAG report said. In its report on social, general and economic sectors,...
  • Corporate espionage case: CBI widens probe, may quiz Corporate Affairs Ministry officers: Sources 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Tightening the noose around the Corporate Affairs ministry, the Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to examine the officials of the the department in connection with alleged sale of confidential documents to corporate groups. The investigation revealed that Corporate Affairs Ministry officials were involved in sending documents to...
  • TV channels asked to restrict live coverage of anti-terror operations March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Noticing that some TV channels have been covering live anti terrorist operations, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has asked news broadcasters to restrict such telecasts to periodic briefing by officials till the operation concludes. In its advisory issued on Friday, the I&B ministry said that it has in the...
  • SpiceJet promoter Ajay Singh gets security clearance March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: SpiceJet's new promotor Ajay Singh has got the mandatory security clearance from the Home Ministry. Civil Aviation Ministry has received the files relating to Singh's security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday, official sources said in New Delhi on Thursday. Security agencies had conducted a...
  • Black money bill likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To check the black money menace, a bill is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday with stringent provisions to prosecute those stashing illicit wealth abroad, with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years. The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax) Bill,...
  • Getting train tickets could get easy as Railways Ministry cracks the whip on touts March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Booking tickets could get easier now as an internal investigation has revealed that every day, 4,000 confirmed berths were hoarded by touts within one minute of the computer reservation system being thrown open to public. According to a report in Indian Express, the probe found that the touts who...
  • India gives 250,000 USD to cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: India has given a cash assistance of USD 250,000 to Vanuatu which has been hit by a massive tropical cyclone leading to loss of lives and widespread destruction of property. "The government is deeply saddened by the tragedy caused by the category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu...
  • Swine-flu death toll 1,587; cases reported 27,886, says Health Minister March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With number of swine flu cases crossing 27,880, government today said the virus would continue to circulate though no mutation was taking place. A total of 27,886 swine flu cases have been reported from different parts of the country since January 1 (up to March 11), Health and...
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio on decline since 2007: Government March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a gradual decline in the country since 2007 but at an average 44,000 women still die every year at the time of delivery, the government told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply that as per...
  • 31 priority, 114 emergency landings in 3 years: Government March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Domestic carriers, including erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines, had made 31 precautionary or priority landings and 114 emergency landings at various airports in the country due to engine defects or failure, medical and other reasons in last three years. Most number of precautionary landings (18) were made by the planes...
  • Coal scam: Court frames charges against JIPL, Rungtas' March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Jharkhand Ispat Private Limited (JIPL) and its two directors RC Rungta and RS Rungta were on Monday put on trial by a special court which framed charges against them for securing allotment of North Dhadu coal block in Jharkhand allegedly on the basis of false and forged documents. The...
  • Smart Cities project likely to be rolled out in April March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited Smart Cities project is likely to be rolled out next month as the extensive consultation process with all stakeholders has concluded. "We are close to launching the much awaited Smart Cities initiative on ground. Prolonged and extensive consultations on this new concept and initiative have...
  • Swine flu death toll climbs to 1731; number of cases touches 30,000-mark across India March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The swine flu toll in the country climbed to 1,731 on Monday as 21 more deaths were reported even as the number of persons affected by the disease inched close to 30,000-mark, surpassing the earlier levels reached during 2009. Data collated by the Union Health Ministry said that...
  • Supreme court pulls up Home Ministry for not acting promptly on rape videos March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday took to task the union home ministry for doing just nothing for 20 days on a complaint about the posting of two rape videos on social messaging website WhatsApp that was brought to its notice on February 10. "Unless you pounce upon the criminal...