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  • Facing all round flak, Maharashtra drops Mumbai Development Plan 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday scrapped the controversial Mumbai Development Plan that could have shrunk the city's open spaces and led to increased congestion, in the face of stiff opposition from political parties and social activists. The decision to shelve the Development Plan 2034 was taken at a meeting of the...
  • Waive landline broadband fee to lower cost: Trai to Government April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai on Friday asked the government to exempt fixed line broadband service from licence fee for at least 5 years and suggested a series of measures to expedite the roll out of high speed network. It has also suggested a revamp of the government bodies involved in...
  • Only those Indians who opt for family planning should be allowed to vote: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj April 13, 2015

    Unnao: Known for making controversial statements, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has demanded that a strict law for family planning be brought in for all to check population growth and those who do not follow it should be stripped of their voting right. "When Hindus go for sterilisation, Muslims should also opt...
  • Mumbai: Landmark sites lose heritage tag April 2, 2015

    The Developmnet Plan prepared by the BMC laying down the blueprint for the city's development over the next 20 years has run into opposition from several quarters. It's own heritage conservation committee is fuming after it found that hundreds of the city's heritage structures have simply been ommitted from the...
  • Pakistan: Over 32,000 arrested in anti-terror operations since Peshawar carnage March 28, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have arrested over 32,000 people on different charges in more than 28,000 anti-militant operations in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, the government said on Saturday. The arrests were made after the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) in December which aims to...
  • Free wi-fi plan: AAP government seeks suggestions from public March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Looking to fulfil one of its major poll promises of providing free wi-fi in Delhi, the AAP government has come up with a set of 10 questions by way of which it is looking for suggestions from the public for implementing the project. The Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC),...
  • NITI Aayog to monitor implementation of SC/ST Sub Plans March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Newly created NITI Aayog, which replaced erstwhile Planning Commission, will continue to discharge latter's responsibility towards Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) that are part of expenditure for welfare of these underprivileged communities. "...NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog shall be the successor...
  • United Kingdom team meets Uma Bharati over Clean Ganga Mission March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A team of experts from the United Kingdom called on Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati and discussed about the Clean Ganga Mission. The three member team was accompanied by British Deputy High Commissioner in India Julian Evans and second Secretary, Energy Security, Melissa Else, a press release...
  • Google to soon sell data plans for smartphones, tablets; also working on 'Android Pay' mobile payment system March 3, 2015

    Barcelona: Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona,...
  • SpiceJet's new owner infuses Rs 500 crore to revive the airline February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has finally received the much-need funding, with the new owner Ajay Singh infusing Rs 500 crore in the airline as part of his Rs 1,500 crore investment plan to revive it. Singh paid Rs 500 crore to SpiceJet on Wednesday, sources said, adding that two more...
  • JK government formulates project to ensure free flow of traffic February 13, 2015

    Jammu and Kashmir government on February 13, said that it has formulated a project at an estimated cost of Rs 67.45 crore to ensure free flow of traffic in Jammu city. The ambitious project has been formulated for Jammu city at an estimated cost of Rs 67.45 crore which will help...
  • NITI Aayog meet: States demand more funds without bias under central schemes February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Several states on Sunday demanded more funds and flexibility under centrally sponsored schemes, while non-BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh asked for greater transparency and non-discretion in allocations. Congress-ruled Kerala suggested that the new body should decide on state quotas in the same manner the erstwhile Planning Commission...
  • Google planning to sell wireless Internet plans directly to consumers: Reports January 22, 2015

    San Francisco: Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday. If everything falls into place, Google could offer discounted wireless data plans that would pressure other major carriers to offer better deals and services or risk...
  • Arvind Panagariya: 62-year-old Indian-American economist, first Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog January 5, 2015

    Economist Arvind Panagariya on Monday has been appointed as first Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog along with six members and three special invitees. 62-year-old Panagariya is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He will be the first Vice Chairman of the body. The previous avatar, the Planning...
  • Arvind Panagariya appointed as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Economist Arvind Panagariya on Monday has been appointed as first Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog along with six members and three special invitees. Arvind Panagariya is a free-market economist who teaches at Columbia University in the US. Economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO chief VK Saraswat were appointed as...
  • Planning Commission webiste archived, NITI Aayog to launch its own soon January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: After replacing it with NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), the government has archived the website of the erstwhile Planning Commission while the new body will launch its own website in a few days. NITI Aayog made this announcement on Twitter, a preferred...
  • Move to replace Planning Commission with NITI Aayog dangerous: Congress January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday opposed the creation of NITI Aayog claiming that the move to replace the Planning Commission was a "dangerous" one and an attack on the federal structure, and was aimed at centralising powers in the Prime Minister's Office. "It is a matter of concern as what has...
  • Niti Aayog likely to start functioning next week January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Within hours of the government announcing a new body to replace Planning Commission, the Yojana Bhawan staff began hectic preparations to welcome new Vice-Chairman of Niti Aayog and other members who are likely to be appointed shortly. The landmark sign board in front of Yojana Bhawan has been repainted...
  • Planning Commission's name changed to 'NITI Ayog' January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The name of the Planning Commision has been officialy changed to 'NITI Ayog' on Thursday. The 1950 resolution which created the Planning Commision would be soon replaced by a new one. The government has finally zeroed in on the new body after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held several discussions...
  • Pakistan: Draft amendments for trial of militants presented to Nawaz Sharif December 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was presented with the first draft of constitutional and legal amendments for trial of hardcore terrorists and enemy combatants as he ordered the activation of a dormant anti-terror body to fight the menace on Saturday. The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the committee to...
  • I would rather see myself getting married than the three Khans doing a film together: Salman Khan December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, who is often called Bollywood's most eligible bachelor, says in the New Year, he'd rather see himself getting married than doing a movie starring the three Khans together. Salman was present at the Big Star Entertainment Awards 2014 in Mumbai Thursday. Here, he was asked about what would...
  • CMs cross swords over dismantling of Planning Commission December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttarkhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday criticised the move to dismantle Planning Commission saying it has created uncertainty in the country, a view countered by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis who claimed the new framework will give more rights to states. Rawat said that institutions like Planning Commission are...
  • Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft December 10, 2014

    Beijing: The former deputy head of China's top planning agency was jailed for life on Wednesday over a bribery scandal that exposed graft at the highest levels of China's government, and ensnared several companies including Toyota Motor Corp. The sentence, handed down by a court just outside of Beijing, capped the...
  • Relief in Philippines as typhoon crawls west; 4 dead December 8, 2014

    Manila: Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos began to return to their homes battered by a powerful typhoon at the weekend, but the nation collectively breathed a sigh of relief as a massive evacuation plan appeared to minimize fatalities. The death toll from typhoon Hagupit stood at four on Monday, as over...
  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs December 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...
  • Restructuring of Planning Commission aimed at benefitting vested interests, says Congress December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the government's plans of a "political burial" of the Planning Commission were being carried out in a "devious" manner characterised by "subterfuge and doublespeak". The party said the steps to dismantle the plan panel...
  • Not all CMs are happy with Centre over dissolving Planning Commission December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence day pledge to dismantle Planning Commission by holding the first consultation meeting with chief ministers on Sunday. The PM said there is a need to create a new institution in the spirit of "cooperative federalism", a body that will...
  • Assam CM Gogoi opposes move to scrap Plan panel December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, a Congress veteran, on Sunday opposed the move to scrap the Planning Commission, saying replacing it without carefully devising a new structure was likely to do more harm than good. "Perhaps, what is required is to reorient and reform...
  • Most CMs favour restructuring of Planning Commission December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the future of the Planning Commission on Sunday saw most Chief Ministers favouring restructuring of the Soviet-era body but there was no consensus on disbanding the existing set-up. Modi, who has announced in...
  • Centre financially burdening states, says Akhilesh Yadav December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday hit out at the Centre for financially "burdening" states by executing schemes which come under the State List, saying such programmes were putting the resources of the state governments under undue pressure. He also said the practice of 'one size...