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  • Emergency action plan to deal with drought-like situation in Chhattisgarh 26-06-2014 08:07 PM

    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...
  • Planning Commission should not be scrapped: Azad 24-06-2014 04:25 PM

    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...
  • NCC planning academy in Arunachal Pradesh 22-06-2014 02:15 PM

    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...
  • PM Modi chairs high level meet to review safety of Indians in Iraq 20-06-2014 08:52 PM

    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...
  • 16 Indians evacuated from Iraq 20-06-2014 06:21 PM

    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,"...
  • Modi may recast the role of Planning Commission, FM to deal with states now 19-06-2014 10:46 PM

    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,...
  • India prepares evacuation plan to rescue Indians from Iraq 19-06-2014 08:16 PM

    Around 18,000 Indians have been stranded in different parts of Iraq. Areas like Mosul and Tikrit are under attack by terrorists while Karbala and Najaf are the areas on target by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadist group. India has prepared an evacuation plan to rescue Indians and...
  • How can Modi government contain rising prices? 17-06-2014 07:31 PM

    The Narendra Modi government is under pressure as inflation figures have touched a 5-month high. While Finance Minister Arun Jaitley blames hoarding for the food inflation, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh has said that there is no instant remedy even as the government is working to control it. CNN-IBN takes...
  • Rising inflation, Iraq crisis may spoil Narendra Modi's Budget plans 17-06-2014 12:54 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who came to power by promising 'Achche din (better days)' is facing a huge challenge. The inflation is increasing and the government does not know how to rein in. The worsening situation in Iraq has also multiplied the problem. The crisis in Iraq is...
  • Nationwide plantation drive on Tuesday to remember Uttarakhand 16-06-2014 10:54 PM

    A nationwide plantation drive would be organised on Tuesdayto mark the first anniversary of the Uttarakhand tragedy, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced. She told reporters in New Delhi that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadwip and Ganga Sagar (both...
  • Action plan for beautification of Delhi launched 16-06-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: Aiming to change the face of Delhi in six months time, government on Monday launched an action plan promising enhancement of civic services and greenery in the capital city through coordinated efforts of all agencies including NDMC, MCD, CPWD and DDA. Construction of bio-digester public toilets, conversion of...
  • BSNL launches unlimited data plans for post-paid users 11-06-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: State-run BSNL launched two unlimited data plans for its post-paid users of North zone, targeted towards the youth and students. The unlimited plans will be offered across the country subsequently, the company said in a statement. Currently the packs will be available in Haryana, Punjab, UP(West), UP(East), Uttrakhand,...
  • Spitting in Ganga could land you in jail for three days or fine of Rs 10,000 10-06-2014 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is working on the Ganga clean-up plan. According to sources, anybody found spitting in the Ganga or dumping waste into it will be punished. Sources say the Central government is looking at up to 3 years in jail or a fine of Rs 10,000...
  • Chhattisgarh seeks special status at pre-budget meet 10-06-2014 08:59 AM

    Chhattisgarh on Monday reiterated its demand for a 'special category' status for the state at a pre-budget meeting of state finance ministers with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. Chhattisgarh Commerce and Tax minister Amar Agrawal, who read the state finance minister's speech, said the Planning Commission in...
  • Government unlikely to substantially hike plan outlay in 2014-15 08-06-2014 11:39 AM

    New Delhi: The new government is unlikely to substantially enhance the Plan expenditure for 2014-15 in the Budget to be unveiled next month because it needs to keep fiscal deficit in check. The plan expenditure, or GBS (gross budgetary support), is the government spending on social sector schemes such as...
  • Facebook acquires mobile data plan firm Pryte 04-06-2014 10:39 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook is acquiring Pryte, a Finnish company that aims to make it easier for mobile phone users in under-developed parts of the world to use wireless Internet apps. Facebook did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which spokeswoman Vanessa Chan said is expected to close later this...
  • SpiceJet launches another low-fare plan, targets Tier 2 cities 03-06-2014 07:36 PM

    Budget carrier SpiceJet, which triggered a low-fare war in the market early this year, came out with another promotional all-inclusive ticket offer on Tuesday starting from Rs 2,999 for a one-way journey on domestic routes, primarily from Tier-II cities. The three-day offer, for which bookings started on Tuesday, is valid...
  • Sunil Kumar appointed as Deputy Chairman of Chhattisgarh Planning Commission 31-05-2014 07:52 PM

    Chhattisgarh government has appointed former state Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar as the Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission, official sources said on Saturday. Kumar had retired in February this year. Former IAS officer Shivraj Singh has been appointed as the advisor to Chief Minister Raman Singh. He will be...
  • Jung visits home for mentally challenged 28-05-2014 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: In a step towards improving the conditions of rehab homes across the city, Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today visited Asha Kiran Home for mentally challenged in Rohini. After the visit, Jung said he was tremendously moved at the fate of the mentally handicapped and that Delhi government...
  • India needs to invest $834 bn for lower emissions by 2030 19-05-2014 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: India will have to invest $834 billion in the two decades ending 2030 to reduce its emission intensity to gross domestic product by 42 per cent over 2007 levels, according to a Planning Commission expert group. According to the final report of the expert group on low carbon...
  • Arun Maira says his book is on reforms needed for stronger economy 13-05-2014 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Member Arun Maira on Tuesday said that his new book focuses on reforms that can ensure a stronger economy and is "very different" from what others have written recently. Maira's book titled 'Redesigning the Aeroplane While Flying - Reforming Institutions' comes on the heels of books...
  • Future growth prospects depend on new government's policies: Montek Ahluwalia 30-04-2014 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: Growth prospects of the Indian economy will depend on the policies of the new government to be formed next month, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Wednesday. "The economy can move up, depending upon the policies you follow. In the current (financial) year 2014-15 everybody...
  • India story a work in progress: Manmohan Singh 30-04-2014 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: In his farewell speech to the Planning Commission, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said India's growth story is "work in progress" and there is still a long way to go. "India's development story is a work in progress. But there is a lot of distance that is...
  • Fight is against perception that big companies do deals with government: Montek 20-04-2014 04:43 PM

    The biggest challenge on policyfront is the fight against the perception that a small numberof big corporations do cozy deals with the government, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahulwalia hassaid. He also said the new government after elections will geta considerable time during which whatever initiatives it wantsto take...
  • Uma Bharti promises separate Bundelkhand to voters in Jhansi 10-04-2014 01:51 PM

    Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti has promised voters here a separate Bundelkhand state within three years, if her party is voted to power at the Centre. "I am always in favour of separate Bundelkhand state. If my party is voted to power, I will ensure that Bundelkhand is made separate...
  • Brad Pitt's production company acquires hacker story 03-04-2014 03:43 PM

    Los Angeles: After their Oscar win for '12 Years a Slave', actor Brad Pitt's production company Plan Bhas acquired another true story about a hacker who was jailed for exposing two rapists. 'Anonymous vs Steubenville', a Rolling Stone article, tells the story of Deric Lostutter, a member of the hacker...
  • Central Mine Planning and Design Institute records all time high coal drilling 03-04-2014 03:34 PM

    Despite problems of law and order and forest clearance in the field of exploration, the Central Mine Planning ~~amp;amp; Design Institute Limited (CMPDI) has recorded an all time high drilling of 6.98 lakh metre during fiscal 2013/14. The overall growth was very significant and it could have crossed the nine...
  • 19-point plan for West Indies' return to No.1 spot 26-03-2014 03:09 PM

    Port of Spain: A 19-point plan that aims to establish the West Indies as the No.1 performing team in world cricket, has been approved by the country's governing Board. The plan includes the implementation of a captain's council, professionalisation of first class cricket, doubling of matches in the regional four...
  • Will announce my LS poll plan in 2 days, says sulking Kalmadi 22-03-2014 12:06 PM

    Sulking after being denied Pune Lok Sabha seat renomination, sitting Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi on Friday said he will announce his decision on contesting the polls in the next two days, even as Congress leaders tried to seek his support for the official candidate Vishwajeet Kadam. Kalmadi, who was closeted...
  • Malaysia releases pictures of 2 passengers with stolen passports on missing plane, says one is Iranian 11-03-2014 01:26 PM

    Kiev: The search for the missing Malaysian Airline flight MH 370 has made some headway as Malaysian officials have identified one of the passengers travelling with a stolen passport. They said, "We have identified one of the passengers travelling with stolen passport. He is a 19-year-old Iranian, Pouria Nour Mohammad...