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  • CCTVs to be installed in UP girls' colleges and hostels August 21, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered installation of CCTV cameras at the entry gates of all girl's colleges and hostels, an official said Thursday. The decision came after discussions in a higher level meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan. "The state government is worried over the rising incidences of molestation...
  • We don't store private data without permission: Xiaomi August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Following reports of Xiaomi infringing user privacy by sending their details to a remote server, the Chinese handset maker has clarified that it does not store private information or data without permission. According to a report by security solutions provider F-Secure, Xiaomi phones silently sent out user details...
  • Woman constable who shot herself at Bhopal airport shifted to AIIMS August 11, 2014

    A CISF constable, who had shot herself at Bhopal airport after being allegedly scolded by her senior for reporting late on duty, has been shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi as her condition has deteriorated. Constable Ritu Kumari (25) was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by an...
  • MPATPI may move SC for extension of counselling date of private colleges August 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Association of Technical and Professional Institutes (MPATPI) may move the Supreme Court to seek extension of counselling date for admission to the state's private engineering colleges where a large number of seats are lying vacant. The MPATPI is considering moving the apex court as around 70,000 out of one...
  • Private member bill to curb sale of acid introduced in Lok Sabha August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 27 private members bills, including one seeking to curb sale of acid in order to prevent acid attack cases was introduced in Lok Sabha on Friday. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki (BJP) introduced the Acid (Control) Bill, 2014, which seeks to frame laws on controlling the sale of...
  • Private school owners hold demonstration, say fee regulatory committee is biased August 1, 2014

    Private school owners in Rajasthan on Thursday held demonstration, saying the fee regulatory committee appointed by the High court is taking decisions in a "biased manner". "There are large number of schools in the state which are charging nominal fees but the committee is taking decision in a biased manner and without...
  • CBI, MCI joint team conducts surprise inspection of a private medical college July 23, 2014

    A joint team of CBI and Medical Council of India (MCI) officials on Tuesday conducted a surprise inspection of a private medical college to probe into alleged irregularities in the allocation of seats and anomalies in basic infrastructure facilities in the college. A senior CBI official said that a 15-member team...
  • Dumper set on fire by Maoists after private company fails to pay extortion July 23, 2014

    Ultras of a Maoist splinter group set fire to a dumper at Patratu in Ramgarh district, the police said in Ramgarh. Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar Prasad said the extremists of the Jharkhand Jan Sangharsh Mukti Morcha set ablaze the dumper on Tuesday night. They had demanded extortion from a private company...
  • Sanjeev Kumar Singla appointed as PM’s private secretary July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: IFS officer Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, succeeding Vikram Misri, who is going to Spain as Ambassador. Mr. Singla, a 1997 batch officer, is returning home to serve in the PMO, after a posting in Indian Embassy in Israel's...
  • Private FM channels will be allowed to broadcast AIR news: Government July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Private FM channels will be allowed to broadcast news only from bulletins of All India Radio, but the policy can be relaxed in future, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said during Question Hour that private FM channels have so far not...
  • MP government extends retirement age of private sector workers July 9, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has decided to increase the retirement age of labourers and other employees working in private sector to 60 years from current 58 years. "The state government has issued a gazette notification regarding this decision which will benefit over 15 lakh employees working in the private sector," state Labour...
  • India to push private investment in railway network July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The bulk of India's future railway projects will be financed through public-private partnerships, the country's railways minister said on Tuesday, in a bid to modernise the vast but underfunded network. In his maiden budget, Sadananda Gowda said his ministry would also seek cabinet approval for allowing foreign direct investment...
  • PM favours PPP model in power sector July 4, 2014

    Uri: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday favoured Public Private Partnership model in power sector and described renewable sources of energy as the answer to the country's growing power needs. Inaugurating the 240-Megawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control in Baramulla district of Kashmir, he said...
  • Government may allow private charters to convert to scheduled airlines June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: To promote air travel in hitherto unconnected destinations, government is considering allowing non-scheduled air operators (NSOPs) and aircharter firms to convert to scheduled operators to fly on routes not touched by existing airlines. A major relief being considered is that the NSOPs, which are granted scheduled operators' permit, would...
  • Bike-borne snatch private gunner's rifle in Siyani Gate area June 14, 2014

    Two unidentified bike-borne men snatched a rifle from a private gunner in Siyani Gate area in Ghaziabad on Thursday night. The incident took place when the gunner, Dhirender, was standing outside his employer's house in Siyani Gate area when two unidentified men on a bike snatched his rifle and fled, police...
  • 3 Indians arrested for taking private tuitions in Saudi Arabia June 10, 2014

    Riyadh: Three Indian teachers in Saudi Arabia have been arrested in Riyadh for giving private tuitions, an illegal and punishable offence in the kingdom. Riyadh Police raided the house of three Indian teachers, employed with the International Indian School here, and found them with students gathered for private tuitions, Arab News...
  • Seven members of a family killed as car collides with a truck June 9, 2014

    Seven members of a family, including four children, were killed and a girl injured when a car collided with a truck in Izzatnagar area in Bareilly, police said on Monday. The accident took place on Sunday night when the victims were returning after meeting their relatives in Pilibhit, SP (city) Rajiv...
  • Private match factory worker killed in wall collapse June 2, 2014

    Tuticorin : A worker of a private match works factory was killed on Monday when the wall of the factory collapsed due to rain in Kovilpatti in this district, police said. The daily wage earner was working in a room in the factory when the wall collapsed and fell on him,...
  • President to host 'private dinner' for SAARC leaders May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will host a 'private dinner' for the SAARC leaders and their representatives, who have been especially invited for the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as country's 15th Prime Minister. The visiting VVIPs include Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai,...
  • 42 private schools in Kanpur issued notices for hiking fees May 23, 2014

    As many as 42 private schools in the city were issued notices by the district administration for arbitrarily hiking its fees. District Magistrate Roshan Jacob has asked the authorities of these schools to submit in seven days their reasons for repeatedly increasing the fees for past several years, flouting the state...
  • Private schools refuse admission to many after SC order on RTE Act May 9, 2014

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court's latest order allowing aided minority schools to stay out of the ambit of the Right To Education Act has left at least 1,200 students in the lurch, with private schools now refusing admissions for the academic year. Child rights activists say this will have wider implications...
  • Parents stage protest against fee hike by private schools May 3, 2014

    Continuing their protest against fee hike by private schools in the city, hundreds of parents on Saturday staged a demonstration against the district administration for failing to resolve the issue. Led by district panchayat member Babli Gurjar, the parents staged a march to the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Modinagar) K K...
  • FIR registered against 2 private schools for increasing fee April 19, 2014

    District administration have registered an FIR against two well-known private schools of Ghaziabad after they increased fee without seeking prior permission from a committee constituted to look into the matter. District Magistrate SVS Ranga Rao on Thursday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the district owing to...
  • JD(U) releases manifesto, promises reservation in private sector if voted to power April 5, 2014

    Bihar's ruling party JD-U on Saturday promised reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs in the private sector and 50 percent reservation for women in panchayati raj institutions, among other things, in its election manifesto. The manifesto promised legislation for the safety and security of migrant workers in the country, a commission...
  • Karnataka: Private schools on a warpath with the government March 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Private schools in Karnataka are set on a collision course with the government. They have said that poor children should be accommodated in government schools first and should apply to private schools under the Right to Education quota only if no government seats are left. "When you have filled...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file status report in SC tomorrow March 9, 2014

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing charge sheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a charge sheet was likely to...
  • Five workers die of suffocation at Mandya factory March 6, 2014

    Five men of Bihar origin died of suspected suffocation when they entered a waste oil storage tank of a private factory for cleaning it on outskirts of the city on Thursday. The victims, all in their 30s, had entered the huge tank of Sampath Refinery Private Limited at Tubinakere industrial area...
  • Nursery admission norms take away autonomy: Private schools to Delhi HC February 25, 2014

    Unaided private schools on Tuesday opposed before the Delhi High Court the new nursery admission guidelines issued by the Lt Governor saying they take away their autonomy and right to choose students on the basis of reasonable criteria. The counsel for Action Committee of Unaided Recognized Private Schools referred to an...
  • Do away with toll plazas; devise new revenue model: Assocham February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Maharashtra witnessed agitations against toll plazas, industry body Assocham on Thursday suggested the government do away with toll collection in this format and devise a new model on the lines of the one operational at airports across the country. "The model of user charges of the...
  • Electricity workers to strike against privatization of power distribution February 7, 2014

    Electricity workers in Uttar Pradesh would go on a day-long strike on Feb 19 to oppose a government move to privatize power distribution in Meerut, Ghaziabad, Kanpur and Varanasi, a union member said on Friday. The power unions said there was no need to privatise power distribution in these cities, noting...