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  • I would rather see myself getting married than the three Khans doing a film together: Salman Khan 1 week ago

    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...
  • Plan panel needed reorientation, not political burial: Congress December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday said dismantling Planning Commission will be "unwarranted, shortsighted and dangerous" as it will have long term adverse effect on Centre-state relations and asserted that the plan panel needed "reorientation" and not "political burial". "The move is shortsighted and dangerous. It will also have long term...
  • Modi to overhaul Planning Commission, wants 'Team India' with Centre, states and bureaucracy December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The replacement of Planning Commission must incorporate the concept of "Team India", which according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was a combination of three teams - the PM and Chief Ministers; the Union Council of Ministers; and the bureaucracy in the Centre and states. Seeking to strengthen cooperative...
  • New body must meet changing economic needs: Planning Commission to PM Modi December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission on Sunday suggested to a group chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that its replacement body should be structured to meet the need of changing economic paradigm and comprise sectoral experts and states' representative. In her presentation before the group comprising Modi and chief ministers, Planning...
  • Skipping PM Modi's meet on Planning Commission against nation's interest, says Devendra Fadnavis December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday hit out at chief ministers for skipping the Planning Commission meet by saying that it was against the interest of the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with Chief Ministers on the structure and role of the new...
  • PM Modi to meet CMs on Planning Commission; Mamata, Omar to skip it December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold consultations with Chief Ministers on Sunday on the structure and role of the new body that will replace the Planning Commission. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has been at loggereheads with the Bharatiya Janata Party over Burdwan blasts and Saradha...
  • Omar to skip Modi's meeting on Planning Commission December 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will not attend chief ministers meet called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the revamping of Planning Commission. Abdullah has cited ongoing Assembly polls as the reason to skip the meet which will take place on Sunday in New Delhi. Apart from Omar,...
  • Congress MP opposes move to 'dismantle' Planning Commission December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A Congress member on Monday asked the government to desist from any move to "dismantle" the Planning Commission and sought steps to strengthen it. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the Planning Commission is an important independent institution which has been...
  • Modi government likely to replace Planning Commission in December November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Work has moved into top gear for finalising the name and structure for the new institution that will replace the 64-year old Planning Commission and the same may be unveiled this December. "The Prime Minister has convened a meeting of the Chief Ministers on December 7 to seek their...
  • Dakota Fanning clueless about her birthday plans November 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Dakota Fanning will soon turn 21, and while several stars plan lavish birthday parties or trips much in advance, the actress says she has no plans as of now "I have no idea what to do. It's been such a talked-about thing for so long, like, what are...
  • Planning Commission to function till replaced: Centre November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission will continue to perform its mandate till a new body replaces it, Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said on Thursday. "The Planning Commission still continues to function under the chairmanship of the prime minister (Narendra Modi) even though the deputy chairman and other members are not...
  • Congress signals it could back Modi's insurance reform plan November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The main opposition Congress party signalled on Monday it could support government legislation to liberalise the insurance industry, a long-delayed reform expected to help improve investor confidence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed in August to lift the cap on foreign investment in insurance ventures from 26 per cent to...
  • India to spend around Rs 1.7 lakh crore on universal health plan October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India will be spending around Rs 1.7 lakh crore ($28 billion) on its ambitious universal healthcare scheme under which free drugs, diagnostic tests and insurance cover will be provided to all its citizens. The scheme under the National Health Assurance Mission, to be rolled out in a phased...
  • US to give 100,000 dollars to Cyclone Hudhud-hit in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday announced a financial assistance of $100,000 for those affected by cyclone Hudhud in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. US Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens said the US will provide the assistance to NGO Plan India through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). "The...
  • Financial powers of paramilitary chiefs enhanced October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The financial powers of all para-military chiefs has been increased under various heads including procurement of arms and ammunition which has seen a four-fold increase from existing Rs five core to Rs 20 crore. The decision was taken by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who decided to delegate...
  • States get 6 more months to roll out food security plan October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre gave six more months to state governments to implement the landmark Food Security Act that give legal entitlement to highly subsidised foodgrains to two-thirds of the country's population. The food law, which came into force in July last year, was to be implemented by state governments...
  • Odisha: CM Patnaik asks departments to implement Mukshya Mantri Sadak Yojana September 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide pucca roads to all villages in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked rural development, panchayati raj and works departments to work in coordination for the timely completion of projects under Mukshya Mantri Sadak Yojana (MMSY). Patnaik had earlier announced MMSY to ensure that...
  • Textiles Minister to meet state ministers on new textile policy on Wednesday September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar will deliberate upon measures to increase production, boost exports and generate employment in the textiles sector at a meeting with state ministers on Wednesday. The annual conference with state textiles ministers will discuss the suggestions received from states for framing the new textiles policy. "The...
  • Jordan arrests 11 alleged IS members over 'terror plan' September 21, 2014

    Amman (Jordan): Jordan has arrested 11 members of the Islamic State (IS) group who it said confessed to planning "terrorist operations" in the kingdom, a security official said today. IS jihadists have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, both of which border Jordan, declaring a "caliphate" and imposing a...
  • Replacement of Planning Commission still under consideration September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The proposal to replace Planning Commission with a new body, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is "still under consideration" of the Central government. In reply to an RTI query, the Planning Commission said the final decision, as and when it is taken, on its replacement will be...
  • Indian launches plan to drastically reduce newborn death September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India aims to drastically reduce its newborn deathsfrom present 29 per thousand live births to below 10 by 2030with 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...