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  • Indian launches plan to drastically reduce newborn death 9 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India aims to drastically reduce its newborn deaths--from present 29 per thousand live births to below 10 by 2030--with a new plan unveiled by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday that spells out six strategies covering preconception to care beyond newborn's survival. India Newborn Action Plan, Vardhan said, will...
  • BSNL to offer free Internet access on select Micromax devices Yesterday

    New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Micromax said it has partnered state-run telecom firm BSNL to offer free Internet access on select devices in a bid to drive data usage in the country. Under the partnership, BSNL will bundle free data usage of up to 2GB per quarter for 12 months on...
  • Delhi: Najeeb Jung asks DDA to finalise draft guidelines for green buildings 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Development agencies in their layout plans of plots measuring more than 3000 sqm have to contruct underground water storage tank and roof-top water harvesting system as per the draft regulations for "green" buildings, as proposed in the Master Plan of Delhi-2021. Also all hospitals, commercial, industrial, hotels, restaurants and...
  • UP to include cycling tracks in future town planning 5 days ago

    Greater Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to include cycling tracks while planning new towns in the future, a senior government official said. Cycle tracks will be developed in the state, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Sanjiv Saran said. Cycling is pollution free, it improves health and is...
  • India, Bhutan to speed up mutually agreed projects 1 week ago

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan on Thursday agreed to speed up the implementation of the mutually agreed projects in this country as the two sides met here to review the Indian assistance of Rs 45 billion for Bhutan's 11th Five Year Plan. The third round of the Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks...
  • New payment gateway for e-filing of intellectual property September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Ministry has launched a new payment gateway for e-filing of intellectual property, a move which will further simplify the procedure to get patents and trademarks. "This facility enables payment using Internet banking, credit cards or debit cards of more than 70 banks as against Internet...
  • Planning Commission to be turned into a monitoring & accountability panel: sources September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The decades-old Planning Commission will be turned into a monitoring and accountability panel, government sources told CNN-IBN. This new commission will headed by the Prime Minister himself. The panel's main role will be to supervise and monitor central and state schemes. It will be accountable to Parliament and...
  • Security expert Ajai Sahni talks about Al-Qaeda's India plan September 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Executive Director,Institute for Conflict Management from New Delhi Ajai Sahni said that establishing Al-Qaeda in India was the result of 2 years of unifying the Mujahideen. "The rise of this new branch demonstrates that Jihad is expanding," said Sahni. ...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: Ambitious projects declared, success yet to be assessed August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: At the end of 100 days in power, an examination of some of the out-of-the-box ideas proposed by the Narendra Modi government is necessary to assess their sustainability. In his maiden Independence Day address to the nation, the Prime Minister declared one of his most ambitious projects-...
  • PM Modi likely to chair meet to discuss outlines of the new body set to replace Planning Commission August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and other members of the body will on Tuesday meet officers of the Prime Minister's Office to discuss the outlines of the new body that is set to replace the commission. This meeting comes a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited...
  • Actress Anushka Sharma rubbishes reports of wedding plans with cricketer Virat Kohli August 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's representative has rubbished reports that she is planning to tie the knot with Indian cricketer Virat Kohli. There were reports that BCCI had allowed the 26-year-old actress to stay in the same hotel as Kohli, the vice-captain of Indian Cricket Team, during the tour of England...
  • Eight-member think tank to replace Planning Commission: sources August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to scrap the Planning Commission, sources in the central government tell CNN-IBN that the panel will be replaced by an eight-member think tank. This eight-member body will comprise of top economists, social activist and scientist. Out of the eight members, four will...
  • Medical health cards mushroom as against insurance policies August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With medical costs going through the roof, patients are in the frantic on looking for options that could save family budget from expenditures that cannot be done away due to the necessary procedures which the patients have to undergo. The traditional health insurance plans have been a solution until...
  • PM Modi invites ideas from the general public to shape the institution replacing the Planning Commission August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas from the general public to shape the new institution that will replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Open Forum to collect ideas from the people. "Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the...
  • We want to execute the toilet plan as fast as possible: TCS August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Four days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked parliamentarians and corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year, Tata Consultancy and Bharti Foundation have decided to pledge Rs 100 crore each in this regard. TCS will earmark a budget of...
  • Modi's decision to scrap Planning Commission evokes mixed responses August 16, 2014

    The Prime Minister's declaration to scrap the socialist-style Planning Commission, evoked mixed responses from politicians across party lines. While some politicians like Rashid Alvi and Sitaram Yechury questioned the move and demanded to know more about the institution that will replace it, others like Abhishek Manu Singhvi agreed that the...
  • Government decision to abolish Planning Commission 'dangerous': AAP August 15, 2014

    Chandigarh AAP on Friday slammed the government for its decision to abolish the Planning Commission and replace it with a new institution, saying the move was "dangerous" for the country as it will end a platform meant to review policies and programmes. "Despite several shortcomings, the Planning Commission is a platform...
  • Planning Commission to be replaced with new institution: PM Narendra Modi August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has decided to abolish the Planning Commission, a 64-year old apex policy making body, and replace it with a new institution to address the emerging economic needs and strengthen federal structure. "We will very soon set up a new institution in place of Planning Commission," Prime Minister...
  • Saving the Ganga: Reasons why the action plan has turned into a failure August 2, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans to find out what it will take to revive India's most sacred river. ...
  • National policy for domestic workers under government consideration July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: There are an estimated at 41.33 lakh domestic workers in the country and a policy framework prepared by a task force to ensure their welfare is under Centre's consideration, the Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday informed. In a written reply, Minister of State for Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment...
  • Dutch government agrees to assist in comprehensive plan for Yamuna July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre plans to create mega reservoirs by dredging the bed of the Yamuna for which the Dutch government has agreed to facilitate an action plan. "To rejuvenate the river and meet the water requirements, a scheme has been worked out involving creation of mega reservoirs by dredging the...
  • No plans for exporting LCA, missiles for now July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no proposal at present to export the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) or BrahMos missile, parliament was told on Friday. "There are no proposals at present to export the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and BrahMos supersonic cruise missile," Jaitley told the Lok Sabha in a written...
  • Planning Commission to be revamped soon, may act as a think-tank: Sources July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce a new look of the Planning Commission soon. Sources in the government say that the Commission is likely to hold an advisory role in the government. It is likely to have a think-tank type of a role for providing inputs for...
  • Need to streamline role of Planning Commission: Rao Inderjit Singh July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh on Tuesday underlined the need for streamlining the role of the Planning Commission, the country's apex policy making body which is yet to be reconstituted by the new government. "As far as the role of the Planning Commission is concerned, it needs to...
  • Emergency action plan to deal with drought-like situation in Chhattisgarh June 26, 2014

    The weak monsoon in Chhattisgarh is worrying the state government, with Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday issuing directives for preparing an emergency action plan to deal with any drought-like situation. Singh directed the agriculture, revenue and disaster management departments to start preparing for the action plan. Besides, he assured farmers of...
  • Planning Commission should not be scrapped: Azad June 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Congress on Tuesday said the Planning Commission of India should not be scrapped as the plan body has its own advantages. "I don't think anybody can think of scrapping the planning commission. It has its own advantages," Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters. He was replying...
  • NCC planning academy in Arunachal Pradesh June 22, 2014

    Itanagar: The National Cadets Corps (NCC) is planning to open an academy in Arunachal Pradesh and raise a new battalion in the Tawang district of the state bordering China. NCC Tezur-based Group Commander Brigadier N K Dabas announced this during a meeting on Friday with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki while briefing...
  • PM Modi chairs high level meet to review safety of Indians in Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the crisis in Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high level review meeting on safety of Indian nationals in Iraq. The government has maintained that the situation in Iraq is a priority for the Union government. The Ministry of External Affairs asserted that...
  • 16 Indians evacuated from Iraq June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Sixteen Indians have been evacuated from Iraq, the government said on Friday. Eight Indians were pulled out of Baiji and eight more from Anbar province in the violence-hit country, the external affairs ministry said. "Of the 120 Indians in affected areas, 16 have left (for India) so far," ministry spokesman...
  • Modi may recast the role of Planning Commission, FM to deal with states now June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After scrapping the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGOMs) and Group of Minsters (GOMs), the Narendra Modi government may now be targeting the Planning Commission for an overhaul. According to sources, the Union government is likely to revamp the role of the Planning Commission. As per the new plan, the...