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  • Jitan Ram Manjhi expresses concern over depletion of water resources 3 days ago

    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, post-graduate 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 cash-strapped railways will mobilise resources for infrastructure creation and up gradation through the funds of the railways' state-run 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 clean-up 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 sub-standard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four sub-engineers 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 Tuesday to 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 4-year 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 CNN-IBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the four-year course and the process of consulting stakeholders has...
  • Smriti Irani mulls scrapping Delhi University's 4-year UG course: sources June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Is Delhi University's 4-year Undergraduate course set to be scrapped? Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Human Resources Development Ministry is reviewing the four-year course and the process of consulting stakeholders has begun. However, sources say HRD Minister Smriti Irani is convinced about scrapping it. This was one...
  • Smriti Irani breaks silence, urges people to judge her for her work May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Breaking her silence over her qualification row, Human Resource Development Minster Smriti Irani requested the people to judge her for her work. "I have been judged by my organisation with my capacity to deliver on assignments. I will humbly request all of you to judge me by my...
  • We will make Ganga 'pious' again, says Uma Bharti May 28, 2014

    Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday vowed to clean up river Ganga, one of the key priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has won the election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. "Efforts will be made to make it clean, as pious as it was in the past with the...
  • The elitism of the subsidised: Kishwar, Irani and the Indian N-word May 28, 2014

    In a country where hierarchy and class differences manifest at every turn, we have several forms of the West's N-word. One is "neech", with its connotations of lower caste and social background, a word which has never really lost its pejorative associations despite years of affirmative action and which caused...
  • Smriti Irani a graduate or not? Differences in her affidavits emerge May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more controversy over Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualifications. Two separate affidavits filed by the minister have discrepancies in them. In an affidavit filed by Irani to the Election Commission in 2004, she claims to have completed her BA in 1996 from Delhi University's School...
  • Smriti silent on education row, BJP asks what is Sonia's qualification June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani herself has refused to comment on the controversy over her educational qualification. This after the Congress came down hard on Irani with Ajay Maken questioning how a 12th class pass-out can head the HRD ministry. The Bharatiya janata Party has, however, hit back...
  • Will work hard for development of the country: Smriti Irani May 26, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, BJP MP from Rajya Sabha Smriti Irani said that she will work hard for development of the country. She is likely to get Human Resources Development Ministry. ...
  • Promise of good governance will be fulfilled: BJP leader Smriti Irani May 26, 2014

    Smriti Irani, however, refused to comment on rumours that she was likely to be made the Human Resources Development Minister. ...
  • Iraqi Kurds slam Baghdad legal action over oil shipment May 25, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's Kurdish region slammed legal action filed by the central government against Turkey, saying on Sunday it was illegitimate and likely to fail, the latest in worsening ties between Baghdad and Kurdistan. The Kurdish Ministry of Natural Resources statement came just days after Baghdad's Oil Ministry filed a request for...
  • Jobs, investment should top agenda of new government: Vedanta chief May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Employment generation and revival of manufacturing and investment besides poverty eradication should top the agenda of the new government, Vedanta Resources Chairman Anil Agarwal said on Tuesday. "As industry awaits new government, reviving manufacturing & investments, generating employment and eradication of poverty to be top agenda," he tweeted. Exit...
  • Japanese agency approves Rs 674 crore loan to Uttarakhand forest project April 15, 2014

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved a loan of about Rs 674 crore for a forest project in Uttarakhand. "The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Japanese ODA loan agreement with the Government of India in New Delhi to provide up to 11,390 million yen (around Rs...
  • Govt engineer nabbed for accepting bribe in Bihar March 26, 2014

    The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police, on Wednesday, caught an official of the Minor Water Resources Department red-handed while accepting a bribe. Minor Water Resources superintending engineer Sudarshan Singh, who was posted at Muzaffarpur tubewell circle, was arrested while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000, EOU IG Praveen...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister February 26, 2014

    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 thus...
  • XLRI witnesses 100 per cent placement in 3.5 days February 9, 2014

    The Xavier School of Management (XLRI) has placed its entire 2012-14 batch in just 3.5 days against the backdrop of a protracted slowdown in the economy, a press release of the institution said in Jamshedpur on Saturday. The ongoing year's final recruitment process saw the presence of 103 prominent recruiters with...
  • Nitish Kumar inaugurates Bihar Migrant Resource Centre January 31, 2014

    Bihar Migrant Resource Centre (BMRC), which seeks to address the needs of migrants in the city, was on Friday inaugurated by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Kumar, who launched it via video-conferencing, asked the state's resident commissioner to promote the initiatives of the centre, which is aimed at reducing the "vulnerability"...
  • We have a shortage of 6 lakh teachers: Pallam Raju December 7, 2013

    There is a shortage of six lakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being taken to fill in the gap as the focus is to provide quality education, Union Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju said in Jamshedpur on Saturday. "We have made strides with regard to infrastructure development, teacher recruitment as...
  • EC allows Water Ministry to seek Cabinet's nod for scheme October 23, 2013

    With the model code of conduct in force, the Water Resources Ministry had sought the Election Commission's approval to place before the Union Cabinet a scheme to better predict floods, which the EC has allowed. The Ministry had recently approached the poll panel to seek its approval on placing before the...
  • Assam ties up with TERI to harness solar potential September 12, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam has tied up with The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) for application of solar energy in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Thursday. Noting Assam has tremendous potential in this vital renewable energy resourcs, he said it can help to provide electricity to each and every poor household and...
  • Churning point: HR and Technology in a new talent economy September 2, 2013

    Hear the experts talk about the changing face of the HR Management and ways to transform HR through technology. ...
  • India, Pakistan shouldn't waste resources on wars: Nawaz Sharif August 20, 2013

    Describing Kashmir as the "jugular vein" of his country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said India and Pakistan should join hands to tackle poverty and disease instead of wasting their resources on wars. Kashmir is a "national issue and the jugular vein of Pakistan" and its resolution is as...
  • State receives 38.91 per cent excess rainfall August 5, 2013

    Rajasthan received 346.33 mm rainfall in the last two months, which is 38.91 per cent more than the corresponding months last year, according to a data of Water Resources Department. From June 1 to July 31, the average normal rainfall in Rajasthan was 346.33 mm as against 249.38 mm last...
  • India 2022: High on skills but low on jobs? July 15, 2013

    If you plan to seek an exciting career in 'rag chopping' with the paper industry, the government has plans to sharpen your skills. After 60 hours of training and paying a princely sum of Rs 500 for a test, you get a certificate to hang on your wall. Or you...
  • Govt to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: With per capita availability of water depleting at a faster pace, the government on Thursday approved a proposal to declare 2013 as Water Conservation Year under which awareness programmes will be launched for conservation of the scarce natural resource. Under the proposal, which got the nod of the Union...