Programmes

  • National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7 every year: Harsh Vardhan September 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: National Cancer Awareness Day will be observed across the country on November 7 every year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced. "Henceforth, November 7 will be observed all over the country as National Cancer Awareness Day. It is high time we went into combative mode against this disease," he...
  • Brand USA eyes over 1 million Indian visitors to US in 2015 September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to attract over a million visitors from India, the US is undertaking various promotional initiatives to position itself as a premier travel destination. Brand USA, established by the Travel Promotion Act 2010 as a publicprivate partnership responsible for promoting US, plans to develop online, social and digital...
  • India seeks cooperation for youth skills programme September 13, 2014

    Melbourne: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Skill India' programme, India has reached out to the US, South Korea and Australia for securing their cooperation in skilling the youth for enhancing employment opportunities. Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar met his counterparts of the three nations on the sidelines of...
  • Boeing delivers fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India September 11, 2014

    Washington: Boeing has delivered the fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy's maritime patrol requirements. The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattle's Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P8Is,...
  • Include 12 Tamil Nadu cities in smart city programme: Jayalalithaa September 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday urged union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to include 12 cities in the state under the central government's smart city programme. She also requested Naidu who called on her at the state secretariat to include Srirangam (her assembly constituency) to the list...
  • 2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN August 20, 2014

    United Nations: The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said on Tuesday. "WHO is working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure that people in the quarantine zone receive...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 August 19, 2014

    Monrovia/Genev: Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, rundown oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90...
  • Smriti Irani got a Yale University 'certificate' for a leadership programme for MPs: HRD Ministry August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resources Development Ministry has clarified minister Smriti Irani's statement about her 'degree' from Yale University. The HRD Ministry said that Irani's participation at a sixday long leadership course at Yale resulted in her getting a certificate for the said programme. "As an MP Mrs Irani was invited...
  • After DU, IISc Bangalore at loggerheads with UGC over scrapping of fouryear undergraduate programme August 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Barely a month after the controversy over Delhi University's FourYear Undergraduate Programme, Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao has hit out at the University Grants Commission. He has questioned the UGC's diktat to scrap the fouryear course at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Rao said that premier institutes...
  • Birth control implant for students headed to India July 29, 2014

    Durban: A group of South African students to be flown to India for training at an Indian university are to be given contraceptive implants to prevent them becoming pregnant, media reported on Tuesday. "We will be injecting them with Implanon (matchsticksized contraceptive implant) so they don't fall pregnant," Sibongiseni Dhlomo, member...
  • Manipal ties up with Google India for digital marketing course July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Manipal Global Education Services on Monday said that it has tied up with internet advertising and search giant Google to launch a threemonth certificate course in digital marketing aimed at business school graduates. Google India will provide the Karnatakabased with the training curriculum and the course involves classroom sessions, elearning...
  • Orientation programme for firsttime members of Rajya Sabha July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A twoday orientation programme for the newlyelected and nominated members of Rajya Sabha is being organized on Saturday which aims at familiarizing them with various aspects of the functioning of parliament. The programme, to be inaugurated by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, will have lectures on topics such as...
  • 1,537 people killed in floods across India last year: Government July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 1,537 people lost their lives during floods in different parts of the country last year, government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Replying to a question, Minister of State for Water Resources Santosh Kumar Gangwar said, nearly 1,10,399 cattle were lost and crops worth of...
  • Vladimir Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina July 13, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed agreements on nuclear energy generation with Argentina as part of a Latin American tour aimed at building Russia's influence in the region. Argentina has been building nuclearpowered electricity plants to revive its nuclear programme and reduce its dependence on fossil fuels amid...
  • Bihar government to provide plots to 25,679 landless Mahadalit families July 12, 2014

    Bihar government would provide threedecimal plots to remaining 25,679 landless Mahadalit families under a scheme launched five years ago, the Bihar Assembly was informed today. Out of 2.46 lakh landless Mahadalit families identified for getting three decimal plots for housing under a scheme launched in 200910, 2.21 lakh families have been...
  • DU asks department heads to expedite restructuring process July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University has asked heads of various departments to expedite the restructuring of undergraduate courses in the threeyear format days after it had scrapped the controversial fouryear programme. The Assistant Registrar of DU on Thursday instructed the concerned department heads to work in tandem with the Committee of Courses...
  • Government introduces 4 new vaccines in the Universal Immunisation Programme July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been a big boost to the public healthcare sector with India deciding to introduce four new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme. Three new vaccines will be introduced for children. These include the indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine and those to combat Rubella and Polio....
  • India introduces four new vaccines in immunisation programme July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India introduced 4 new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunization Programme on Thursday. Three new vaccines were introduced for children to fight the menace of rotavirus and rubella. For adults, a vaccine to combat Japanese Encephalitis was introduced, especially in highpriority districts. Speaking on the new development, Prime...
  • Snapdeal introduces Alpha Feather smartphone, Click Pro sports camera; available online at Rs 10,999 onwards July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Online marketplace Snapdeal today said it will showcase the first set of consumercentric products, including a smartphone and a sports cam, created under its 'Launchpad' programme. In April, Snapdeal had unveiled 'Launchpad' offering a platform for innovators and inventors across the country. "Innovation and technology is the DNA of Snapdeal.com....
  • Delhi University first cutoff list to be out today June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The first cutoff list of the Delhi University will be out on Monday after the university agreed to revert to the threeyear course, scrapping the FourYear Undergraduate Programme, as desired by the University Grants Commission. The admissions to the university will start from Tuesday. However, even as there is...
  • DU Academic Council passes resolution to scrap 4year course 'without debate, discussion' June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Academic Council on Saturday ratified the rollback of its Fouryear Undergraduate Programme, going back to the threeyear course. The council, in a meeting held a short while ago, passed the resolution with no discussion or debate. ProFYUP professors and members of the Academic Council, who attended...
  • DU admissions likely to begin next week, proFYUP students protest June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Admissions in Delhi University are likely to begin from next week, now that the week long deadlock between the university and the University Grants Commission has finally come to an end. This came after DU agreed to revert to the threeyear undergraduate system, rolling back the Fouryear Undergraduate...
  • While many students cheer, those enrolled under FYUP feel betrayed by DU June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Delhi University's decision to scrap Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP)has brought cheers to many DU aspirants, the students who are already enrolled under the programme are a worried lot. These B Tech students are holding protests outside the office of University Grants Commission demanding a written assurance...
  • Delhi University sends a 3year honours proposal to UGC, awaits reply June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University on Thursday said that it was considering the proposal of implementing the threeyear course in a way that an honours degree will be given as part of this course. In this course, an honours will be given in three years and the last year is...
  • Delhi University admissions remain stalled, AISA protesters detained over fouryear course row June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The standoff between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University continues over the FourYear Undergraduate Programme with no admissions for a third day on Thursday. More than 20 members of the All India Students Association have been detained and brought to the police station after they protested against...
  • UGC trying to create fear: Former DU Teachers Association chief June 26, 2014

    Former Delhi University Teachers Association President Aditya Narayan Mishra has been critical of the University Grants Commission since it gave its directive to the university to scrap the FourYear Undergraduate Programme. "They are only trying to create a fear psychosis. They are doing it deliberately to attack the university's autonomy,...
  • No admissions in Delhi University yet despite UGC directive June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no end yet to the standoff between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University over the FourYear Undergraduate Programme. As a result of this, there are no admissions for a third day on Thursday, much to the frustration of students. The University Grants Commission had issued a...
  • Students caught in confusion over DU admissions, VC's resignation June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: After days of standoff with the UGC over the fouryear undergraduate programme, most colleges in Delhi university have agreed to end the controversial fouryear post graduate programme course. However, confusion persists with no official word from the authorities on when the admission process is due to start. While 57...
  • Confusion over DU VC's resignation, HRD Ministry yet to receive letter June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: After days of standoff with the University Grants Commission over the fouryear undergraduate programme, confusion now reigns over Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh's resignation. The Human Resource Development Ministry said that it has not received Singh's resignation yet. Sources in the HRD ministry said if the resignation had...
  • HRD summons Pro VC of Delhi University to hold talks about future June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday summoned Pro Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University to hold talks about the future. The move came after Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh stepped down following a row with the University Grants Commission over the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP). Singh...