PROGRAMMES

  • Iran nuclear talks extended once again after faltering April 2, 2015

    Lausanne: Negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims and recriminations after differences forced diplomats to abandon their March 31 deadline for the outline of a deal. US Secretary of State John Kerry postponed his departure from the talks in the Swiss town...
  • Pakistan sacked 'some people' to keep nuclear programme safe: Report March 19, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities sacked some people having "negative tendencies" working with the country's sensitive nuclear programme to keep it safe, according to a report. "We filtered out people having negative tendencies that could have affected national security," said Brig (retd) Tahir Raza Naqvi, who works for Strategic Plans Division, the administering...
  • PM Modi reviews progress in Smart City project March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed progress on various urban development programmes including addressing of gaps in core physical infrastructure across 500 cities and steps to operationalize the Smart Cities initiative. Noting that towns and cities are emerging as key drivers of economic growth, the Prime Minister emphasized...
  • Apple's new trade-in programme could let you swap your old Android phone for a shiny new iPhone March 18, 2015

    London: Are you an Android user and fancy owning an iPhone 6? You could have an added incentive to do so, if Apple extends its trade-in programme to accept rival smartphones, according to media reports on Tuesday. The company is planning to offer in-store credit for Android users turning in their...
  • DU to launch North East India Studies Programme soon March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim of encouraging research scholars to study various aspects of North East India, Delhi University is soon going to launch a North East India Studies Programme (NEISP). The research programme, which will be a fully funded one, is likely to be started from the next academic session. "Though...
  • Uma Bharti seeks religious leaders' help in keeping Ganga clean March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of her efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday sought cooperation of religious leaders in keeping the river clean. Addressing a panel discussion on 'Save Ganga and Save Himalayas' in New Delhi, Bharati urged religious leaders...
  • Masrath Alam release will put coalition in danger: Bharatiya Janata Party March 7, 2015

    Jammu: The release of top separatist leader Masrath Alam on Saturday on the orders of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has not gone down well with ally BJP which said it could spell "danger" to the ruling coalition while the security establishment felt there could be a major threat to...
  • Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot programme that allegedly collected data on transport demand March 5, 2015

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country's laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern...
  • Nitish Kumar starts public interaction programme in Bihar March 2, 2015

    Patna: After a gap of one year, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday resumed his public interaction programme which aims at solving people's problem on the spot. After re-assuming the chair of chief minister on February 22, Kumar held his first "Janata Ke Darbar mein Mukhya Mantri" programme on Monday. Though...
  • Full text: Common Minimum Progamme of PDP-BJP government in J&K March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Jammu and Kashmir finally got a Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party government with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed being sworn in as the state Chief Minister for the second time. Both parties have agreed on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for the state. Here is...
  • Mufti Sayeed to become J&K CM on March 1, calls PDP-BJP tie-up a meeting of North Pole & South Pole February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, who will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of a People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on March 1, said on Friday that the coming together of the two parties is like meeting of North Pole and...
  • India not to cut multi-billion dollar food handout programme: Source February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: India will not scale down its multi-billion dollar food welfare programme that promises ultra-cheap rice and wheat to most of its people despite a high-level recommendation, a top government source said on Wednesday. A panel set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month urged the government to lower...
  • Ahead of taking over as J&K CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Narendra Modi in Delhi February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Before the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party finally join hands in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Sayeed will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on Sunday. After two...
  • Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions February 23, 2015

    Moscow: Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of UN sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme, the state defence company said on Monday. Any such a deal is likely to go down badly in Washington as Western countries seek to keep up the...
  • J&K government formation: PDP wants status quo on Article 370, BJP non-commital February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim to end the deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh is set to meet state governor Narinder Nath Vohra on Tuesday. Singh will apprise Vohra of progress in talks between the Peoples Democratic party...
  • Mufti Mohammed Sayeed-Modi meet soon to 'seal the deal' for J&K government formation February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Negotiations between BJP and PDP for Government formation in Jammu and Kashmir have intensified with both sides giving final shape to Common Minimum Programme (CMP) amid speculation that party patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sealing the deal. More than 50 days after...
  • Nearly 50 per cent of children in India suffering from malnutrition February 1, 2015

    Nearly 50 per cent of children in India are malnourished. Many of those who survive have learning development issues. One of the worst affected is Odisha where the state government is running intervention programmes but there is little improvement. ...
  • CPI asks non-BJP parties to unite for minimum democratic programme January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: CPI, which has been advocating unity of all Left parties, has called on non-BJP parties and groups to unite for a minimum democratic programme to fight "communalism" and "anti-people" economic policies of the NDA government. During the party's national council meeting held recently in Nagpur it has been proposed...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: ISRO programme director M Annadurai speaks about Mangalyaan; Indian human spaceflight programme January 25, 2015

    Jaipur: With a stiff black mustache and thick glasses, M Annadurai has a severe academic quality about him. It is only when he smiles that we realise that behind the pedantic appearance, Annadurai has a warm, engaging demeanor. The programme director of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Annadurai was...
  • Live: PM Modi addresses nation on 'Mann Ki Baat' December 14, 2014

    The third edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast on Sunday at 11 AM where he will share his thoughts on drug abuse in his radio programme. ...
  • PM Modi to focus on drug menace in 'Mann Ki Baat' on radio today December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The third edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast on Sunday at 11 AM where he will share his thoughts on drug abuse in his radio programme. PM Modi in this edition will be talking about the menace of drug abuse. In his second...
  • Grassroots programme is the soul of ISL: Nita Ambani December 8, 2014

    Nita Ambani launched Indian Super League's grassroots football programme at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai on Sunday. ...
  • Nita Ambani launches ISL grassroots football programme December 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Mrs. Nita Ambani, founder and chairperson of Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), today launched the ISL grassroots football movement at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai. The programme will create a platform for the development of grassroots football activity and talent-scouting across the country. The ISL grassroots programme aims to reach...
  • Japan should be part of 'Make in India' programme: Ravi Shankar Prasad December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Japan are natural partners in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) and Japan should take part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. "I invite Japan to come and Make in India....
  • Girls better than boys at making computer games: Study November 30, 2014

    London: Girls are more adept at making story-based computer games than their male counterparts, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Sussex in UK asked pupils at a secondary school to design and programme their own computer game using a new visual programming language that shows pupils the...
  • Why campaign on sexual offences in English language: HC November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday slammed the city government on its move to run the campaign mostly in "English language" to educate the common masses on sexual offences and the stringent punishments it invites. A division bench of Justice Kailash Gambhir and Justice Sunita Gupta asked that when...
  • Committed to go ahead with more labour reforms: Bandaru Dattatrey November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Government is committed to go ahead with further labour law reforms, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatrey said even as trade unions are opposing such measures. "The government is totally committed to reform the labour sector. We need to bring in changes in the labour laws in a manner that they...
  • Nepalese students on exposure visit to Calcutta University November 1, 2014

    Kathmandu: A group of Nepalese students is visiting Calcutta University to share their experiences and interact with leading educational personalities in India under a student exchange programme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Nepal on August...
  • Infosys to construct toilets in 109 schools of Bhubaneswar October 27, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Infosys Foundation informed the Odisha government that it will construct toilets in 109 state-run schools in the capital city as part of its involvement in the Swachha Vidyalaya programme. Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty informed this to the state government when she met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This apart,...
  • Government to discuss tie-up with Facebook on social sector issues: Sources October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is looking to tie up with social networking site Facebook on social sector issues like Clean Ganga, female foeticide and education of girl child, sources said on Thursday. The government will convey to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerburg, who is on his first visit to India, to look...