Preparations

  • 10,000 security personnel to guard Delhi on Independence Day August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On the eve of Independence Day celebrations, unprecedented security measures have been put in place in the national capital. Ten thousand security personnel have been deployed around the Red Fort. Three km radius around the Red Fort will be completely sanitized as well as the entire route covered by...
  • Election Commission calls all-party meet today to discuss LS poll preparations February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prior to the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission has called a meeting of all recognised political parties for the conduct of free and fair elections on Tuesday. With just nearly three months left for the crucial polls, the EC has convened the meeting to discuss election preparations. The...
  • EC to review poll preparations on October 26 October 21, 2013

    The Election Commission will review the preparations for the Rajasthan Assembly elections being made by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer and district returning officers (collectors) on October 26 in Jaipur. An EC team will arrive in Jaipur on October 25 and will hold separate meetings with district collectors, superintendents of...
  • Security tightened across Assam on I-Day eve August 14, 2012

    Guwahati: Security has been tightened across Assam on the eve of Independence Day with additional forces deployed at sensitive locations to foil any attempt by militant outfits to create disturbances. "We have deployed additional forces. Besides, there is some intelligence feedback about attempt by the anti-talk faction of ULFA to trigger...
  • I-T offers help in filing returns at door steps July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major drive to help taxpayers file returns, the Income Tax Department on Tuesday offered to provide expert services at door-steps in the four metros and some major cities like Bangalore, Jaipur and Patna. Also, it has started 'Online Tax Help' to provide professional services to resolve tax-filing...
  • All about the Civil Services exams May 22, 2012

    The Indian Civil Service forms the backbone of the Indian government machinery and constitutes all the major departments which run the state and central administration. The three types of services recruited through the Civil Services Examination are All India Services, Central Services, and State Services. The Civil Services examination is...
  • UK: Security tightened for London Olympics April 18, 2012

    With 100 days to go until the opening ceremony, security has been tightened in and around London. ...
  • Focus on bowlers as India prepare for first Test December 23, 2011

    Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma looked good as India warmed up for the first Test against Australia, starting Monday. ...
  • Mental preparation key for Aus: Mark Waugh December 18, 2011

    Melbourne: Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh has said that the next week's batting camp organised by Cricket Australia ahead of the four-match Test series against India must focus on the mental preparation of the players, besides addressing their problems with technique. Waugh said there was no doubt that after a long...
  • Strauss to prepare for Pak with India stint November 18, 2011

    London: Andrew Strauss, England's Test captain, will link up with the England Performance Programme (EPP) in India next month as preparation for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan in the Middle East in early 2012. Strauss, who earlier this year announced his decision to stand down as ODI captain to focus...
  • Modi's Sadbhavna fast: Counting the cost September 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Grand preparations have been made for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's three-day fast for peace and harmony in Ahmedabad, with an estimate of over Rs 50 lakhs to be spent over the next three days. A five-tier security ring is being thrown around Gujarat University's plush convention hall...
  • Ramlila Maidan getting ready for Anna's fast August 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Hectic preparations were on at the Ramlila Maidan on Thursday where authorities have pulled out all the stops to make the venue ready for Anna Hazare to hold his protest fast against corruption. As the Hazare Team announced that they have reached an agreement with the government over the...
  • With ACs, LCDs, Baba's fast is no ordinary one June 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Massive preparations are on at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan where Baba Ramdev's highly anticipated protest fast will begin on Saturday. While the Anna Hazare's protest was more spontaneous, Baba Ramdev's fast is extremely well organised with air conditioners, coolers and even medical facilities. Around central Delhi's Ramlila grounds, Baba Ramdev's posters...
  • CWG preparations: facts demolish govt's claims August 3, 2010

    Just two months to go for the Commonwealth Games but the sports infrastructure is far from being complete. ...
  • The Budget makers: who's who in deciding policy February 19, 2010

    Mumbai: Who should investors listen to amid the din of official commentary on economic and monetary policy in India? Below are profiles of key players. Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister The no-nonsense Mukherjee, diminutive and favouring Nehru-style jackets, sits at the top of India's economic policy-making apparatus as head of the powerful finance ministry....
  • Police, cabbies spruce up act before Commonwealth Games November 16, 2009

    Commonwealth Games are less than a year away. It is not just sportspersons who are in vigorous training, even police personnel and auto and taxi drivers are learning to be courteous with visitors. All these efforts are meant to ensure that the 2010 Games are held with the least possible...
  • Packed datesheet leaves CBSE students confused January 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Students who are to write their Board exams for 2008-09 are in a fix over how to manage their schedules of study and appearing for exams. The papers are slated back to back for some streams and have left most students and their parents confused. Gayatri Chetri has four...
  • Anupam launches his acting school arm in London September 17, 2008

    London: Bollywood aspirants in the UK have some reason to celebrate. The Hindi film industry has just come a step closer with the opening of Anupam Kher's acting school 'An Actor Prepares'. The actor was in London for the launch. Kher whose recent performance in A Wednesday was appreciated by...
  • In Pics: Hollywood abuzz with Oscar preparations February 24, 2008

    t is Oscar time, when the best films of the year vie for the top awards. On Sunday, some of the biggest names in Hollywood - actors, directors, screenwriters and technicians - will walk the red carpet with their fingers crossed. Here's a look at how the preparations for the...
  • Govt-certified tax preparers clueless about new forms July 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Are you still confused about the tax form? Help may be hard to come by, as Government certified tax preparers find themselves unprepared to handle the new forms. Puja Gupta is a trained tax preparer, certified under the Government launched tax preparer scheme. She is supposed to help...
  • Commonwealth upbeat over Pune progress May 24, 2007

    Pune: Michael Fennel is a hard man to please. The President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Fennel was in Pune to inspect the infrastructure coming up in the city for the 2008 games and much to the relief of the IOA bosses, Fennel was impressed. "When we looked at the apartments...
  • Cloud over C'wealth Games preparations June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee has wondered whether the infrastructure of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the Capital will be completed in time, urging that work on this be taken up at the earliest. Noting that the "major works relating to the Games are yet to begin", Parliament's Standing Committee for...
  • Indian shooting stars shining bright June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: If Rajyavardhan Rathore's Olympic silver medal gave Indian shooters a boost, then 2006 was the year when they exploded on the world scene. Medals were won in almost all competitions and now they are looking ahead for a repeat performance this year. The guns are blazing again after a...
  • Finance Ministry defends TRP scheme December 25, 2006

    New Delhi: In an affidavit filed in Delhi High Court, the Finance Ministry has said its Tax Return Preparers (TRP) scheme did not infringe on the rights of the Chartered Accountants or other tax professionals. Defending its pet project to train educated youths as Tax Return Preparers, the Ministry told the...
  • Delhi eyes hosting Asiad 2014 next November 14, 2006

    New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association has taken another step in bidding for the Asian Games in 2014. On one hand, it gives a huge opportunity for a country like India to host the Asian Games a third time, while on the other, If the bid is successful it could...
  • Govt going big with tax preparers November 6, 2006

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is thinking of hiring 5,000 people across 80 cities to help the self-employed, small businesses and the salaried to file tax returns. The Finance Ministry is also eyeing 45 per cent of rural income. When the finance minister talks about revenue share, it means the revenue...
  • India getting ready for WC: Sehwag August 31, 2006

    Bangalore: India's preparations for next year's World Cup have already begun and every aspect of the game is being discussed in detail, vice-captain Virender Sehwag said on Thursday. "We are discussing planning, how to play in different match situations, when we should take risk and when...
  • Hayden wants his ODI place back August 21, 2006

    Melbourne: Matthew Hayden is determined to force his way into Australia's World Cup party next year even if he is overlooked for the Champions Trophy. The 34-year-old, who has not featured in the world champions' side since July 2005, was included in Australia's preliminary 30-man Champions Trophy squad last week...