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  • Gadkari set to achieve target of building 25-kms of highways everyday 19 hours 55 minutes ago

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has set the ball rolling to achieve the target of building 25-kilometers of highways everyday. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, he proposed a new public private partnership model with government pitching. ...
  • Pakistan: Court bars government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in any other case Yesterday

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Monday barred the government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, in any other case without its permission after his counsel argued that "false" cases might be slapped against him to keep him in jail. Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Noorul Haq Qureshi...
  • Nitish Kumar starts public interaction programme in Bihar Yesterday

    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...
  • Government targets to collect Rs 1 lakh crore in dividend next fiscal 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The government aims to collect over Rs 1 lakh crore in dividend from public sector companies and banks in 2015-16, a 13 per cent increase over previous year. The government will collect Rs 88,781 crore on account of dividends in the current fiscal, the Budget document shows. All profit-making central...
  • ISIS burns down Mosul Public Library, claims it was god's order 4 days ago

    As ISIS attempts to establish its Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Northern Syria, culture is just one of its many casualties. The terror group burned down the Mosul Public Library, which is home to more than 8-thousand old, rare books and manuscripts. ...
  • Sri Lanka: Minister slams police for tardy progress in graft cases 5 days ago

    Colombo: The new Sri Lankan government on Thursday asked the police department to submit a report within 10 days on the action taken to unravel the large-scale corruption allegations linked to the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. Slamming the department, Minister of Public Order John Amaratunga asked the police to expedite investigation...
  • Public awareness, better hygiene, medical care can fight swine flu February 23, 2015

    Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director & Chairman - Medical Advisory Board, Manipal Health Enterprises While the entire nation is gripped by the concern of Swine Flu, it is to be remembered that a right proportion of awareness, vigilance, public health measures and appropriate medical care can reverse this growing trend....
  • Dispose off RTI applications, appeals as per guidelines: Government to departments February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has asked ministries to properly dispose off applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority while...
  • Arun Jaitley asks bank employee unions to withdraw strike call February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday appealed to bank employee unions to call off their proposed four-day nationwide strike from February 25 as talks are on for a revision of wages of employees. The Minister said banks are already in negotiations with their unions and associations for wage...
  • World Cup 2015: Can India break South Africa jinx? February 18, 2015

    Team India will take on South Africa on February 22, however during all the three previous encounters in World Cup, Team India was never able to register a win against Proteas. ...
  • Jackie Chan's son, freed from jail, apologises to the public February 14, 2015

    Beijing: Jaycee Chan, son of movie star Jackie Chan, began the process of rehabilitating his image on Saturday as he appeared in public for the first time following a six-month jail sentence on drug charges and apologised for his actions. Speaking softly and wearing a dark-coloured suit and collarless shirt, the...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Public Service nominees February 8, 2015

    Like every year, CNN-IBN will honour the ones who have made a difference to the society in their field of expertise in the year 2014. The nominations for Indian of the Year Awards 2014 in the public service category are Wipro chairperson Azim Premji, Father of palliative care in India...
  • Government to infuse Rs 6,990 crore in 9 public sector banks; SBI leads the pack February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will soon infuse Rs 6,990 crore in nine public sector banks including SBI, Bank of Baroda (BoB), Punjab National Bank (PNB) for enhancing their capital and meeting global risk norms. This is the first tranche of capital infusion for which the government had allocated Rs 11,200...
  • Investment in public health yields great returns, says Narayana Murthy February 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: Investment in public health produces enormous returns in the long term, Infosys Founder and PHFI's Leadership Council Chairman NR Narayana Murthy said on Tuesday. The first step in ensuring that people are capable of participating in economic activity is to ensure that they are...
  • Cut salaries of staff responsible for flight delays: Government tells Air India February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With employees found responsible for up to 15 per cent of Air India's flight delays, the airline has been directed by the government to penalise them by cutting salaries in a bid to fix accountability. The state-owned airline, meanwhile, said that it is...
  • Coal India Limited mega share sale sails through; government to get Rs 22600 crore January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: In the biggest ever disinvestment exercise, the government's 10 per cent stake sale in Coal India on Friday got over subscribed by 1.05 times and fetched about Rs 22,600 crore although retail investors did not bid so aggressively. This is also the biggest ever share sale by any private...
  • Public interest should be far more important than public ownership, says Suresh Prabhu January 18, 2015

    Speaking at the Act for Growth Meet celebrating 10 years of CNBC Awaaz, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that the public ownership is for public interest so, if the public interest can be served without having public ownership, public interest should be far more important. ...
  • Seattle dog takes solo trips to the park via city bus January 14, 2015

    Seattle: A black Labrador named Eclipse has been riding city buses without her owner to a local dog park, local transportation officials said on Tuesday. Seattle is a pet-friendly city, and dogs are allowed on public transportation, with few restrictions, though normally they are accompanied by a human, a spokesman with...
  • Delhi's increasing road traffic, decreasing parking space: an issue political parties need to address January 14, 2015

    Delhi, a city with one of the world's highest proportions of road area. 21 per cent of its total area is given to roads. The total length of the entire road network in the national capital is at a staggering 35000 kms and the city boasts of nearly 100 flyovers,...
  • Health Ministry proposes fine of Rs 1000 on smoking in public places, ban on sale of loose cigarettes January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to curb tobacco consumption, the Health Ministry has now formally proposed changes in anti-smoking law with a ban on sales of loose or single sticks of cigarettes. The ministry sought to raise the fine on smoking in public places from Rs 200 to Rs 1000...
  • Pak Army chief, students sing national anthem as Peshawar school hit by Taliban reopens January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Limping towards normalcy, the army-run Peshawar school which was ravaged by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan nearly three weeks ago resumed its classes on Monday. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif received the students and met the parents at the school. He also attended a commemorative service held at the school and...
  • 3 weeks after Taliban attack, Peshawar schools reopen today with enhanced security January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Nearly three weeks after the massacre at an army-run school in Peshawar, students and teachers are returning to the school, on Monday, where 148 people, mostly children were killed last month in a horrific terror attack by Taliban. Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government decided to reopen schools in the province with enhanced...
  • Principal held for issuing fake certificate to girl assaulted by Asaram January 10, 2015

    Pilibhit: The principal of a school in Shahjahanpur district has been arrested for issuing a fake age certificate for the minor girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by self-styled godman Asaram, police said on Saturday. Sant Kripal, the principal of Sant Vivekanand Public School, was arrested for issuing the fake...
  • 'Sita's Sister' is a thought-provoking book on women, men and what sets them apart January 10, 2015

    Kavita Kane is back after "Karna's Wife". This time it is about "Sita's Sister". Urmila - the one who chose to marry Lakshman. The one who did not go behind Lakshman while he was in exile. Why did she choose to stay back? Kavita Kane wonderfully explores the side of...
  • Pakistan court grants bail to 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi but he may stay in jail January 9, 2015

    Islamabad: Yet again, a Pakistan civil court granted bail to 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in a kidnapping case against a surety of Rs 2 lakh. While Lakhvi's bail application was being heard in the court, his counsel Rizwan Abbasi argued that his client was wrongly booked in...
  • Government not to interfere in working of state-owned banks: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Pune: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pledged not to interfere in the functioning of public sector banks, but wanted the lenders to be accountable failing which interventions in public interest could be made. At the concluding session of the two-day bankers' meet 'Gyan Sangam' to chalk out banking reforms, Modi...
  • Lokpal: Central government employees get four more months to file information on assets December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Central government employees have got four more months, till April next year, to file details of their assets and liabilities under the Lokpal rules. The forms for providing such declarations are also being revised by the Centre. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Thursday extended the...
  • Pakistan authorities were warned of school attack in August December 22, 2014

    Peshawar: Authorities in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent revenge attack on the army-run school in Peshawar months before a Taliban-sponsored carnage claimed 151 lives, including 131 children. A copy of the written warning, issued on August 28, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Ministry had stated that Taliban terrorists...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha condemns Taliban on Peshawar school attack December 20, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha condemns Taliban for the Peshawar school attack which killed more than 130 innocent students of the Army Public school. ...
  • Arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Taliban chief, 7 others December 20, 2014

    Karachi: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against eight persons, including Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, for the brazen terrorist assault on Karachi airport in June. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued the arrest warrants against Fazlullah, former TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and six others. The court...