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  • BJP welcomes Modi's decision not to celebrate birthday 16 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision of not celebrating his birthday, and joined him in appealing to the countrymen to help the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir. The party also hailed the initiatives taken by the central government in leading the flood relief operations...
  • Ahead of Chinese President Xi's visit Gujarat CM reviews preparation 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Sunday paid a visit to the Ahmedabad airport as well as the Sabarmati riverfront to take a stock of the preparations for Chinese President Xi Jinping's one-day visit scheduled on September 17. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive at the airport on...
  • Uma Bharti promises clean Ganga in 3 years 19 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday reiterated her commitment to clean India's longest river Ganga and promised to do so in three years while also asserting that she would not entertain any questions in this regard before the task was achieved. "I am being asked many questions on the...
  • J&K gears up for lurking health emergency, 2 lakh people rescued 20 hours 50 minutes ago

    Srinagar: With the threat of disease outbreak lurking in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, efforts have been initiated on a war-footing to provide medical staff and medicines even as rescue operations were slightly hampered on Sunday due to return of rains in the Valley. Armed forces and National Disaster Relief Force have...
  • China set to pump billions of dollars in India; outwit Japan 20 hours 58 minutes ago

    Beijing: Cash-rich China is looking to outwit rival Japan by pledging to invest billions of dollars in India's railway, manufacturing and infrastructure projects during President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to the country this week. As Xi's visit to India scheduled for September 17 draws close, Chinese officials are becoming increasingly vocal...
  • China ready to meet 'half way'; asks India to boost efficiency 21 hours 6 minutes ago

    Dushanbe: Ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit, China has sought "work efficiency" in India and welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to push reforms to spur economic growth, saying it was "ready to meet India halfway" in its quest for development and prosperity. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China...
  • Centre assures all-out health care assistance to flood-hit J&K 21 hours 5 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that all assistance will be provided to the state health authorities to tackle any possible epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating floods. Vardhan was speaking at a meeting held with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and senior officers at Hari Niwas to...
  • Punjab: Centre's decision on new paddy norms anti-farmer, says Congress 21 hours 31 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Sunday flayed the Centre's decision fixing new norms about paddy procurement and milling as "anti-farmer" step. State Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa in a statement strongly opposed to decision of the Centre to bring down the paddy moisture content limit from 15 to 14 per cent,...
  • Nuclear liability: Centre asks GIC to work on insurance plan for reactors 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To sort out the liability issue plaguing Indian nuclear reactors, the Centre has asked General Insurance Company (GIC) to work on a model that could be applied to insure such facilities in the country. "This is preliminary work. We have asked GIC to prepare a product that can be...
  • Gail makes gas available from alternate sources to Gujarat industries 22 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: State-run gas utility GAIL India Ltd on Sunday said that it has made available natural gas from alternate sources to industries in Gujarat whose domestic fuel allocation was snapped to give fuel for CNG sector. The Oil Ministry had directed GAIL to cut domestic gas supplies, called APM gas,...
  • Sheila Dikshit slams NDA for nudging UPA-appointed governors to quit 22 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Attacking the NDA government for "forcing" UPA-appointed governors to quit, former Kerala Governor and three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said that the new dispensation targeted the holders of the constitutional office "selectively" and "humiliated" them which does not auger well for democracy. 76-year-old Dikshit, who was...
  • Air India plane buy: Praful Patel shouldn't shy away from probe, says Subramanian Swamy 23 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel should have no hesitation in facing an inquiry over the large-scale purchase of aircraft by Air India if his conscience is clear in the matter, BJP's Subramanian Swamy said on Sunday in light of claims in that regard by ex-CAG Vinod Rai. "There...
  • Rs 25,000 crore Navy tender only for private sector: Defence Ministry 23 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Seeking to build capabilities of Indian private sector warship builders, the Defence Ministry has rejected the plea of a state-owned shipyard to participate in the Rs 25,000 crore project to construct four amphibious warfare vessels for the Indian Navy. The Defence Ministry has decided that only private sector shipyards,...
  • Ajit Singh says he will vacate government accommodation by September 25 23 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A day after the Union Government cracked the whip by disconnecting power and water supplies to the official accommodation of former union minister Ajit Singh, the Rashtriya Lok Dal leader on Sunday said that he will vacate the accommodation by 25th of this month. "I have lived here...
  • First look: KTM RC 390, liquid cooled engine and single cylinder Yesterday

    The all new bike KTM RC 390 shares the same engine as The Duke 390. With liquid cooled engine and a single cylinder, this bike has a lot to offer. Costing Rs 2.05 lakh, the bike is a must for anyone who wants to master the art of bike riding. ...
  • Chinese President to meet PM Modi, pledges to invest $50 billion to modernise Indian railways Yesterday

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Harsh Vardhan promises more medical consignments to J&K Yesterday

    Jammu: Noting that the flood tragedy in Jammu region had acquired "great proportions", Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday pledged additional consignments of medicines and other essentials to the state. On a visit to the state to review the situation, Vardhan held a meeting with state government officials and urged them...
  • Ban entry of Muslims in Garba events, says Pravin Togadia Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Echoing the views of a BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, firebrand VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday said that Muslims must not be allowed inside the Garba events and insisted identity cards of each and every person be checked for participants in and visitors to such events. "We must be...
  • Complete accreditation process, HRD ministry asks Central universities Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ignoring opposition from some quarters, HRD Ministry has asked all central universities to complete their National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation as per UGC regulations. "UGC will take up the matter with NAAC for opening the Regional Centers to expedite the process of accreditation," said a government statement...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal meets Sushma Swaraj over problems of Sikhs Yesterday

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with a delegation of Sikh leaders, on Saturday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the issues pertaining to Sikhs in the United States be included in the agenda of meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US...
  • States should utilise labour cess for workers' welfare, says Narendra Singh Tomar Yesterday

    New Delhi: Expressing concerns over unspent Rs 12,000 crore collected as labour cess from developers, Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday asked state governments to utilise this fund for labour welfare. In a bid to expedite the utilisation of this huge corpus, he said the Centre will issue guidelines recommending...
  • 'Indigenisation of digitisation will help generate jobs' Yesterday

    New Delhi: The move to indigenise the digitisation drive of television systems will help in generating employment and attracting investment, domestic Set Top Box (STB) manufacturers told the government. The manufacturers also thanked the government for extending tax benefits to them via Form 'C', at a meeting with the Information...
  • A lot more needs to be done in flood-ravaged J&K, says Ambika Soni Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday said that a lot more needs to be done by the Centre in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir and came out in defence of the coalition government in the state for its role in rescue and relief operation saying the entire state government machinery became...
  • Don't shy away from lawful responsibilities: Speaker to builders Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday asked builders to not shy away from their lawful responsibilities and said they were "lucky" to have a Prime Minister who believes that the underprivileged must get housing within their budget and not as a freebie. "You (builders) should have this sentiment...
  • New Motor Bill: Steep penalties, 7-year jail for child death Yesterday

    New Delhi: Seeking to come down heavily on traffic offenders, government on Saturday proposed steep penalties of up to Rs 3 lakh along with a minimum 7-year imprisonment for death of a child in certain circumstances, besides huge fines for driving violations. The new Road Safety and Transport Bill 2014 also...
  • BJP to hold reception ceremony for PM Modi, Amid Shah in Ahmedabad Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: BJP's Gujarat unit has organised a ceremony next week to felicitate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah who will be visiting their home state for the first time after assuming their respective responsibilities. "For the first time after assuming their respective positions, both Modi and Shah are...
  • Spectrum sharing, trading guidelines by year-end: Ravi Shankar Prasad Yesterday

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that the guidelines for telecom spectrum trading and sharing will be in place by the end of the year. "Guidelines will be in place by end of year on spectrum trading and sharing," Prasad said at the press conference marking...
  • Punjab flood: CM Badal seeks enhanced compensation to farmers by Centre Yesterday

    Muktsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday described as "minuscule" the compensation given by the Centre to farmers for the losses suffered by them in natural calamity and said he will raise the issue with the Centre. "Rs 3,500 given by the Centre per acre to the farmers for...
  • Sheikh Hasina, Narendra Modi likely to meet on UNGA sidelines: Bangladesh official Yesterday

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to hold first meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 27 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, a foreign ministry official said on Saturday. "The two prime ministers are likely to hold their...
  • Keep the 'door ajar' to achieve whatever is possible: Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Saturday made a strong pitch for normalisation of ties with India after last month's "political setback" and said in diplomacy one should keep or leave the "door ajar" so that whatever was possible could be achieved. The remarks were made by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit,...