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  • Supreme Court asks NAAC to decide on accreditation of deemed universities 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to decide on the issue of accreditation of deemed universities within two weeks as admission time was "fast approaching". "In our considered opinion, NAAC shall look into the matter and will decide the issue of accreditation...
  • Lok Janshakti Party leader faces case for vulgar pictures of Smriti Irani April 18, 2015

    Patna: A case was lodged against a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday for allegedly circulating vulgar pictures of union Minister Smriti Irani on WhatsApp messenger. "An FIR was lodged with us (over vulgar pictures of Irani) and it made LJP leader Umashankar Mishra as the...
  • UGC failed in fulfilling its responsibilities, should be scrapped, suggests HRD panel April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In a scathing criticism of the University Grants Commission (UGC), a review committee has suggested that the UGC has not been able to fulfil its responsibilities and recommended that "if possible, it should be scrapped". The review committee panel has recommended that the UGC should be replaced by a...
  • Proposal to revamp Brahmaputra Board under consideration: Government to Rajya Sabha March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A proposal for revamping and rechristening of the Brahmaputra Board into North-East and Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority is under active consideration of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government told Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his written reply, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said the bill...
  • Utilisation of resources top priority: Rail Minister February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said upgrading the skills of its large workforce and proper utilisation of resources was his top priority for which four centres of excellence were being set up by next year. ...
  • Coal auction to raise Rs1.47 lakh crore boost jobs: Vedanta Chief February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Coal block auctions will fetch a whopping Rs 1.47 lakh crore and boost job creation, mining baron Anil Agarwal, who heads Vedanta Resources, said on Monday. "Coal auction will earn Rs 1.47 lakh crore and boost jobs: Mining...
  • Delhi Police may call RK Pachauri for questioning February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police may soon call RK Pachauri, Director General (DG) of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), following registration of a case of molestation and sexual harassment against him on a complaint from a research associate working in his office. The case was registered on Wednesday night after the...
  • Kejriwal to distribute 20,000 litres of free water but Delhi's water woes more complex February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Jal Board has been asked by Aam Aadmi Party government to work on distributing up to 20,000 litres of free water each month to every home with a meter. CNN-IBN scans AAP's detailed action plan to deal with water problems. Delhi is largely dependent on Haryana for...
  • Washed utensils in hotel 15 years back, reveals Smriti Irani January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Stressing the dignity of labour, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday told a conference of state education ministers that she had washed utensils 15 years back at a hotel in Mumbai. She referred to Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's emphasis on giving importance to skills and said no...
  • Watershed conservation can reduce pollution in India: Study December 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian cities like Mumbai, Gurgaon, Rajkot and several others that suffer from water pollution, have the potential to reduce pollution at the source by 10 per cent through practices like watershed conservation and river bank restoration, a new study says. The recently released "Urban Water Blueprint" study by The Nature...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen tracking GPS to sail in waters along the India-Sri Lanka border November 24, 2014

    Rameswaram: Sri Lanka's frequent detention and release of Indian fishermen and their boats has raised many a quuestions over the years. Presently, there are 38 fishemen from Tamil Nadu who are lodged in Sri Lankan jails as a result of crossing over the International Maritime Boundary Line between India and...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum. "Those who accuse me of being a RSS mascot or RSS representative possibly want to...
  • Centre framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Smriti Irani November 15, 2014

    Varanasi: The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday. The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year. "We want...
  • AMU succumbs to pressure, may allow undergraduate girls in Central library November 14, 2014

    Aligarh: After much outrage, the Aligarh Muslim University seems to have bowed down to pressure. It has informed the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry that a request by undergraduate girls of Women's College to access the central library is under consideration. The reply came after the HRD Ministry sought an explanation...
  • Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defends expenditure on Ganga meet November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defended the expenditure of nearly Rs 44 lakh on a Clean Ganga meeting here, saying the money went to a government agency for organising the event and had not gone waste. "We will organise more such programmes. We ensure government money goes back...
  • New NASA tech to use natural resources beyond Earth November 2, 2014

    Washington: Future astronauts on Mars will rely less on supplies from Earth and may even be able to create rocket fuel and 3D printed structures by using locally sourced minerals, according to NASA. To enable missions deeper into space than ever before, NASA is investing in technologies for In-Situ Resource Utilisation...
  • Centre to constitute 25 special teams to expedite PM Modi's project of cleaning Ganga November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Expediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project of cleansing the Ganga, the Centre will be constituting 25 special teams to check the source of pollution of the holy river so that further action could be taken accordingly. The teams to be drawn from different wings of the Ministry of...
  • BJP achieved its goal of a Congress free Maharashtra and Haryana, says Smriti Irani October 19, 2014

    Delhi: As Bharatiya Janata Party gets ready to form the government in both Maharashtra and Haryana, Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani thanked the voters of the two states for reposing faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again. Smriti Irani expressed her joy at being able to achieve...
  • Government wants to establish Andhra Pradesh as knowledge hub September 20, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said on Saturday that the government wants to establish the state as knowledge hub by bringing reforms in education sector. Addressing students and teachers at the statelevel Inspire Science ExhibitionII held at a city school, Rao said the state government...
  • Waste of human resources to retire civil servant at 60: Meghnad Desai September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Indiaborn British economist and Padma Bhushan awardee Lord Meghnad Desai said 60 years of age was too early for civil servants to retire and they should be allowed to continue their services if they are delivering them in a perfect manner. "It is a total waste of human...
  • Odisha: Vedanta plans to expand refinery capacity September 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Resources Plc on Tuesday said that it plans to raise capacity of its Lanjigarh Alumina refinery to 6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) with an investment of Rs 10,000 crore. Talking to reporters after meeting Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal said that doubling...
  • IndiaAustralia sign civil nuclear agreement, agree on bilateral maritime exercise September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Australia on Friday signed the longawaited civil nuclear agreement that will allow Australia to export uranium to India as well as three other agreements, including on water resources and in sports during Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visit to India. The four agreements were inked as Prime...
  • Committed to clean Ganga: Centre to SC September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it is committed to clean Ganga, which was its prepoll promise, and steps would be taken to prevent any pollution going into the holy river. In a affidavit filed in the apex court, the Centre said a consortium...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi expresses concern over depletion of water resources August 17, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday expressed grave concern over growing water shortage and said unless there was 20 to 33 per cent forest coverage there could not be adequate rainfall. "Studies suggest that unless we have in between 20 to 33 per cent forest coverage adequate rainfall would...
  • Government bid to rope in young interns for policy formulation July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has decided to engage young interns to help it in improving policy formulation. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has sought nominations from Indian nationals who are graduate, postgraduate or research students enrolled in reputed universities or institutions in India or abroad and preferably having specialisation...
  • Railway minister lists four new ways to mobilise resources July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday listed four new ways to mobilise resources to upgrade and expand projects in his maiden budget. According to Gowda, the cashstrapped railways will mobilise resources for infrastructure creation and up gradation through the funds of the railways' staterun public sector companies (PSUs). The...
  • Government preparing plans to rejuvenate Ganga and other rivers, says Uma Bharti June 25, 2014

    The Government is in the process of preparing a compact plan to rejuvenate river Ganga and the same parameters will be implemented to cleanup other rivers in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Wednesday. "River Ganga is a leader of other rivers like Narendra Modi is the...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for substandard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four subengineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said. The irregularities related to extension, renovation and modernisation of canals under Minimata Bango dam project. The officials were suspended after the Department's...
  • Nationwide plantation drive on Tuesday to remember Uttarakhand June 16, 2014

    A nationwide plantation drive would be organised on Tuesdayto mark the first anniversary of the Uttarakhand tragedy, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced. She told reporters in New Delhi that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadwip and Ganga Sagar (both in...
  • Is India not ready for a 4year degree course? June 5, 2014

    Even as students stand in long queues for admission forms in Delhi University the question on everyone's mind is will the four year course be scrapped? Sources have told CNNIBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the fouryear course and the process of consulting stakeholders has...