Programmes

  • Sports ministry the most coveted portfolio for me: Ajay Maken 30-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Former sports minister and senior Congress leader Ajay Maken admitted that the sports ministry remains the most coveted post for him. "I was told that I was being elevated by being inducted into Cabinet but I have a passion for the Sports and the portfolio is dear to...
  • ACB books 16 medical department officials for fraud in Bundi 29-03-2014 02:28 PM

    The ACB has booked 16 officials of Bundi district's Medical and Health department for embezzlement of over Rs 22 lakhs from National Rural Health Mission and Pulse Polio Control Programme funds. The 16 officials, including Chief Medical and Health Officer of the medical department, were booked on Friday following the...
  • Vasundhra Raje government to allot 30,000 new domestic power connections 02-03-2014 05:27 PM

    The Rajasthan government will soon allot 30,000 new domestic power connections under the 'Chief Minister Power for All' programme. Out of these 30,000 connections, 15,000 would be allotted in Jodhpur Discom alone, an official release said today. The details about the new connections were devised by Rajasthan Power Minister G...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister 26-02-2014 11:58 PM

    Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national school leadership curriculum that has the capability to transform each school on a rights-based approach. "Academic findings indicate that the most critical part of any schooling system which impacts learning is the school leadership. We...
  • Indian government to spend more on AIDS control 12-02-2014 08:22 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time, the funding for AIDS Control Programme from the Indian government will be more than the funds coming from International donors and agencies. The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) - Phase IV (2012-2017), which was launched said on Wednesday has a budget outlay of Rs...
  • 28-year-old woman sarpanch from Odisha only Indian to attend leadership event in US 31-01-2014 01:55 PM

    Cheers and applause erupted in a small Odisha village as the news arrived that its woman sarpanch will participate in a three-week international leadership programme in the US next month. Arati Devi, 28, perhaps the country's youngest sarpanch, was delighted when the US consulate general in Hyderabad told her that...
  • Rahul Dravid to mentor junior Olympic, Paralympic athletes 27-01-2014 02:45 PM

    Bangalore: Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Monday announced his association with GoSports Foundation with an aim to contribute towards the development and mentorship of Indian junior Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Dravid will join the Board of Advisors of sports non-profit organisation and will also institute the 'Rahul Dravid...
  • End surveillance of foreign leaders of friendly nations: Obama 18-01-2014 12:57 AM

    In a bid to allay global outrage after the leak of the US snooping programme, President Barack Obama on Friday put an end to the surveillance of "foreign leaders of friendly nations" but ruled out scrapping the controversial programme altogether. Obama, in a major policy speech, announced a series of...
  • CM Vijay Bahuguna holds ‘Janata Milan’ programme at his residence 06-01-2014 11:41 PM

    Asking District Magistrates of all the 13 districts to interact with people on a weekly basis by holding Janata Milan programmes and listen to their complaints, Bahuguna said that it is their duty to ensure that people's problems are redressed within a definite time frame. The Chief Minister, during the...
  • Kate Moss prepared for Playboy shoot with detox diet 13-12-2013 05:54 PM

    London: Supermodel Kate Moss undertook a four-day juice-only diet ahead of her photoshoot for Playboy magazine. The 39-year-old Brit has posed for the 60th anniversary edition of the adult publication and Moss prepared for the skimpy shoot by undertaking the Master Detox programme at the LifeCo retreat in Turkey, reported...
  • Officials showing laxity, not implementing welfare schemes will be punished: Hemant Soren 30-11-2013 08:48 AM

    Jharkhand government would soon start "punishing" those officials failing in implementing welfare programmes and showing laxity in making people aware of schemes mooted for them. "The government will not tolerate any official being lax or slack while implementing schemes and the government will soon punish such officials," Chief Minister Hemant...
  • Kerala: 2nd phase of CM's Mass contact programme begins at Ernakulam 25-10-2013 01:27 PM

    The second phase of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's mass contact programme began in Ernakulam district on Friday. Thousands of persons, including those seeking medical aid and title land deeds, lined up to meet him at the collectorate to submit their list of grievances. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said...
  • JDP calls bandh on October 25, wants a 'domicile policy' like other states 11-10-2013 08:51 AM

    Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) called for a day-long state bandh on October 25 to press for its demands for having a domicile policy. In a statement issued in Jamshedpur on Thursday, JDP chief Salkhan Murmu said the incumbent coalition government in the state have also included the issue in its...
  • Development board for transgender community in Maharashtra 03-10-2013 11:58 PM

    Mumbai:Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday announced to set up a board for the development of the transgender community in the state. He was speaking at a convention for transgenders in Maharashtra in Mumbai. The convention was jointly organised by the state Women and Child Welfare Department, NGO Astitva,...
  • Encephalitis claims 9 more lives; toll crosses 300 mark 26-09-2013 12:01 PM

    With nine more children succumbing to encephalitis, the death toll due to the disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 301 this year. The dead include three children from Kushinagar, two from Deoria, and one each from Gorakhpur, Siddharthanagar and Santkabirnagar districts of eastern UP, health officials said on...
  • Odisha: 177 students fall ill after taking vitamin tablets, CM orders probe 25-09-2013 08:22 AM

    At least 177 students of a school at Chilika-Nuapada in Puri district fell ill on Tuesday after taking vitamin tablets supplied by the state government as part of a nutrition programme, prompting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to order a probe. Altogether 300 students of Upgraded Middle English were given the...
  • Over 20,000 Indians want to settle on Mars 10-09-2013 07:39 AM

    Washington: India is ranked second in the list of countries whose people are interested in settling on Mars permanently, with as many as 20,747 applying for the opportunity being provided by a non-profit foundation. Mars One will establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet in 2023 and is...
  • Brinda Karat demands action against those involved in vaccine trial 03-09-2013 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat has demanded action against those involved in the trial of a vaccine which allegedly used thousands of children as guiney pigs to test their new product. Karat demanded action in the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine trials which was allegedly conducted on thousands of...
  • Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit kickstarts Delhi's Food Security programme 01-09-2013 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit kickstarted the distribution of subisidised food under Delhi's Food Security programe. Under the scheme, eligible families will receive wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg. The programme was launched by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi last month. Delhi...
  • Indian-origin cardiologist named White House fellow 30-08-2013 03:42 AM

    Kapil Parakh, an Indian-origin cardiologist working in Washington area, is among a dozen people chosen by the White House for its prestigious fellowship programme for 2013-14. A Zambia University graduate, Parakh is the director of heart failure at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Centre and assistant professor in the Departments...
  • Iran's president appoints Valiollah Seif as the new head of central bank 26-08-2013 03:39 AM

    Iranian state television says that the country's president has appointed a private banker as the head of the country's central bank. The report on Sunday said President Hasan Rouhani picked Valiollah Seif to run the country's financial regulator. It said Seif will replace outgoing central bank head Mahmoud Bahmani. Seif...
  • Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Tehran visit, US-Iran mediation in focus 26-08-2013 02:46 AM

    Oman's Sultan Qaboos on Sunday began the first visit to Iran by a foreign leader since moderate President Hassan Rouhani took office and Iranian media said his trip might be an effort to mediate between Tehran and Washington. Oman, a Gulf Arab state that maintains unusually friendly ties with both...
  • 27 complaints of irregularities received in Integrated Child Development Scheme 23-08-2013 05:07 PM

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has received 27 complaints of irregularities in distribution and management of supplementary nutrition programme under the Integrated Child Development Scheme during the last one year. The highest number of complaints were reported from Uttar Pradesh --11, Maharashtra reported four, three from Rajasthan, two...
  • 91 pc of Delhi University students reject 4-yr UG programme: AISA poll 22-08-2013 10:05 PM

    New Delhi: Over 10,000 students of Delhi University on Thursday voted against the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) in a referendum conducted amid confrontations with police and administration, student body AISA said. The referendum conducted by All India Students Association across 20 Delhi University colleges saw participation of 11,556 students with...
  • US didn't request Greenwald's detention in spite of having prior knowledge 20-08-2013 10:26 AM

    The White House has confirmed that although it did have prior knowledge about the detention of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda at London's Heathrow Airport, it did not request his detention. Greenwald has broken most of the stories for 'The Guardian' about the US's secret surveillance programmes based...
  • Bridge course to help madrassa students join varsity programs 17-08-2013 03:56 PM

    Charting a new path for promotion of modern education among Muslims, the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University is now introducing a bridge course to enable madrassa graduates to join graduate programmes in university. A senior AMU official said the objective behind the initiative was to provide a platform for graduates from...
  • Pune Univeristy gets social science project under Indo-US plan 17-08-2013 12:38 PM

    A social science project under the "Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative" has been awarded to the University of Pune which will team up with the University of Massachusetts in a joint exercise. The institutional partnership project, aiming to develop "appropriate research and analytical tools", was recently announced under the second...
  • All issues beneficial to state in my priority list: Hemant Soren 09-08-2013 08:56 AM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said that not only the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) but all the issues beneficial to the state were in the priority list of the government. During his maiden visit to the steel city after becoming the Chief Minister, Soren said the government was...
  • Iran's leader reaches out to US, vows to resolve nuclear row 07-08-2013 06:25 AM

    Iran's incoming President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday offered an olive branch to the United States in talks on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, raising hopes of progress after years of stalemate. Rouhani, seen in the West as a relatively moderate leader, told his first news conference since taking the oath on...
  • FTP: Do young Kashmiris continue to face discrimination from the government? 06-08-2013 11:57 PM

    Just a day after CNN-IBN highlighted the bureaucratic hassles faced by a 15-year-old girl from Jammu and Kashmir in getting her passport, the state government has issued the document to Sufaira Nazir on Tuesday. ...