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  • AAP government's initiative for public inputs in Delhi budget gets mixed response 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    In a first of its kind, the Arvind Kejriwal government held meetings with residents in Delhi seeking suggestions on where and how to spend the money allocated for the budget. The first participatory budget exercise was held in East Delhi's Patparganj constituency of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Though most...
  • TCS offers record Rs 2,628 crore one-time bonus to employees 4 days ago

    Mumbai: In one of the largest-ever employee bonus payouts in the history of India Inc, software exporter Tata Consultancy Services on Thursday announced a Rs 2,628 crore one-time bonus to staff to mark 10 years of its public listing. The city-headquartered TCS said all employees who have completed at least one...
  • Spilt verdict by SC on plea to remove Jayalalithaa DA case prosecutor, matter referred to larger bench 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a split verdict on plea seeking removal of special public prosecutor G Bhawani Singh in former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case before Karnataka High Court. Justice Madan B Lokur allowed the plea for removal of SPP but Justice R...
  • I&B Ministry mulls putting recent advertisements in public domain for feedback April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is planning to put all its recent audio-visual spots and print advertisements in public domain and seek people's feedback on their effectiveness. Sources said that the ministry, under whose mandate it is to publicise government programmes and initiatives, is also planning to seek advice...
  • Two coaches of goods train derail in UP; rail traffic disrupted April 11, 2015

    Kanpur: Two bogies of an empty freight train on Saturday derailed near Lalpur village in Kanpur which led to disruption of rail traffic for several hours. However, no loss of life has been reported so far. The incident occurred at 6.05 am when the empty train was on its way to...
  • Prashant Bhushan slams Arun Jaitley for asking PIL activists to declare their sources of funding April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan has slammed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for saying that Public Interest Litigations (PIL) activists' should declare their sources of funding. Jaitley had made the comment on Friday while inaugurating the country's first International Financial Services Centre in Gandhinagar. "Those who file PILs against developmental...
  • PIL activists should declare source of funds: Arun Jaitley April 10, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said it should be mandatory for those filing PILs against the government on development projects to declare their source of funds, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned the judiciary against being influenced by "five-star activists". The suggestion by Jaitley also came a...
  • Part 4 of St Stephen's lecture to be on social justice, public interest litigation, civil society April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In part four of St Stephen's and Network18 joint initiative where the former will offer a certificate course in 'Citizenship & Cultural Richness' with weekly classes conducted by its regular faculty and distinguished alumni, the discussion will be about social justice, public interest litigation and civil society. The...
  • When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? March 31, 1889 March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: A symbol of love, an architectural achievement, and one of the world's wonders- Eiffel Tower- built in 1889 has come to serve as an identity for Paris, the very place where the magnificent steel tower rests. Must see: When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? Watch this...
  • PM Modi launches PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man's grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said the step is to ensure that governance in India becomes more efficient and responsive...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal to hold public hearing at new civil lines residence March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be holding his public hearings at his official civil lines residence from next week, his aides said on Wednesday. Kejriwal, who has been holding such interactions with the public on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week since February 18 at his Kaushambi residence,...
  • Satisfied with government's steps on swine flu: Delhi High Court March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed satisfaction on the steps taken by the central and city governments to deal with swine flu, saying "no case of the failure of administration is made out for this court to step in". A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and...
  • 'At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss' - Monica Lewinsky talks about her affair with Bill Clinton and public shaming March 23, 2015

    Monica Lewinsky was just another employee at the White House. But her fate was not that of any other employee over there. Monica Lewinsky fell in love with her boss. This may not sound like a very big deal, until you realize that her boss was none other than the...
  • IOTY 2014: Nominees for public service category March 18, 2015

    This category recognizes individuals and organisations who are the flag bearers of change and whose exemplary efforts have triggered far-reaching impact in the world. They have stood and succeeded against adversity, propagating a humanitarian point of view without caring for position, fame or money. ...
  • Tongam Rina wins Indian of the Year in public service category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Journalist Tongam Rina wins the Indian of the Year 2014 for public service. She is the Associate Editor of Arunachal Times and was shot at close range for writing against the endemic corruption in her state. Recovered from her injuries, she continues her journalism of courage highlighting how...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal wants ACs removed from new house, officials in fix March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: True to his aam aadmi credentials, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked Public Works Department to remove all air conditioners from the 6 Flagstaff Road residence in north Delhi's Civil Lines area where he will be shifting soon. The demand, however, has left senior PWD officials in a tight...
  • World Cup: Is Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja's form a lack of concern? March 16, 2015

    With India entering the knockout stage of the cricket World Cup, the team would expect a lot from opener Rohit and allrounder Jadeja who have so far failed to maintain the consistency. ...
  • President Mukherjee accepts Raosaheb Dadarao Danve resignation March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday accepted the resignation of Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, Raosaheb Dadarao Danve, from the Union Council of Ministers. President, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accepted the resignation of Danve with immediate effect, Rashtrapati Bhavan said in...
  • World Cup: India aim to extend winning streak against the West Indies March 5, 2015

    A confident Team India with three victories so far will aim to carry on their momentum when they take on West Indies in their fourth league match of the World Cup on Friday. ...
  • Handmade goods website operator Etsy files for IPO with US regulators March 5, 2015

    New York Etsy, which operates a website that sells handmade goods and craft supplies, filed with US regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock. Goldman Sachs & Co, Allen & Co LLC and Morgan Stanley are underwriting the IPO, Brooklyn, New York-based Etsy told the US Securities...
  • Gadkari set to achieve target of building 25-kms of highways everyday March 3, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 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...
  • Government targets to collect Rs 1 lakh crore in dividend next fiscal March 1, 2015

    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 February 27, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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. ...