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  • Deepak Parekh pitches for greater government, corporate investment in education 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    Gurgaon: Terming spending on education as abysmally low at 3 per cent of GDP, eminent industry leader Deepak Parekh on Sunday called for "aggressive" investments by the government as well as corporates in the sector, saying it is the key to unlock India's demographic dividend. "For a country like India, spending...
  • Land Bill: Congress should apologise for false claims, says BJP 5 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday asked the Congress leadership to apologise to the nation for making "false and baseless" allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the land Bill, which it said the NDA government had to bring to rectify the "mistakes" in the last legislation. Accusing Congress of playing...
  • Government asked me to go to Pakistan National Day celebration: VK Singh 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the government to represent it at the Pakistan National Day reception at the Pakistani High Commission. "The Government of India has to sent an MoS. They sent me and I went...
  • Modi misleading farmers, says AAP 5 days ago

    Ghaziabad: The AAP on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of cheating farmers by aggressively promoting takeover of their land. Addressing Aam Aadmi Party supporters at the Ghaziabad collectorate, party leader Sanjay Singh said that Modi was misleading the farmers by claiming that his government was not harming their interests. Sanjay Singh...
  • Government to borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore in first half of 2015-16 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union government will borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore from markets in the first half of the next financial year, which is over 50 per cent of the annual target of Rs 6 lakh crore. "We will issue long-term bonds of 40 years in early next financial year....
  • Rajnath Singh asks CMs of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh to quickly solve terror cases 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to ensure expeditious probe of unresolved terror cases in their respective states, saying arrest of the guilty will be the "best recipe" to prevent similar attacks in future. In separate letters to O...
  • Modi should admit if he is not strong: Salman Khurshid 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government over the recent communal incidents in the country saying the Prime Minister should either admit to not being strong enough to stop it or being complicit. Khurshid, who has just released his latest book, 'At Home in...
  • PDMA should be independent of government and RBI, says Raghuram Rajan 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) should be independent of the government as well as the central bank for ensuring fiscal discipline, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Sunday. "Public debt management agency as a professional organisation, independent of the central bank and government, that is something that is...
  • Enough cereals, but need to import oil, pulses: Centre to SC 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that though the country has become self sufficient in production of cereals, it is dependent on imports to bridge the gap between domestic production and demand of edible oil and pulses. Responding to a PIL on increasing farmer suicides in the...
  • AIR's FM service to cover whole country in few years: Minister March 17, 2015

    Mumbai: The FM service of All India Radio (AIR) will cover the whole country in the next few years, Union Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Col (retd) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Tuesday. Inaugurating the new FM transmitter for Vividh Bharati service in Mumbai on Monday, the minister...
  • PM Modi's brother attacks Centre for failing to live upto peoples' expectations March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's younger brother Prahlad on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying it has "failed" to live up to peoples' expectations and lacked will to resolve their problems. Prahlad participated at a protest here at the Jantar Mantar organised by the...
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio on decline since 2007: Government March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a gradual decline in the country since 2007 but at an average 44,000 women still die every year at the time of delivery, the government told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply that as per...
  • Rail Budget debate in Rajya Sabha: Members want safety, amenities March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Members from various parties on Monday voiced concern in Rajya Sabha over various aspects concerning the railways, particularly safety and security and lack of facilities and timeliness and asked the government to rectify it. These issues were raised by members while participating in a debate on Rail Budget...
  • No person should suffer for want of Aadhar: SC to Centre March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and all the states to "adhere to" its earlier order that no person should be denied any benefits or "suffer" for not having Aadhar cards, issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). "In the meantime, it has been brought to...
  • Smart Cities project likely to be rolled out in April March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited Smart Cities project is likely to be rolled out next month as the extensive consultation process with all stakeholders has concluded. "We are close to launching the much awaited Smart Cities initiative on ground. Prolonged and extensive consultations on this new concept and initiative have...
  • Former Congress MLA fails to produce AAP sting, claims to have more March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid a volley of stings which have rocked the Aam Aadmi Party, former Congress legislator Asif Mohammad Khan on Friday made fresh claims of having two more tapes, including one on Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, but failed to produce any. The former Okhla MLA did not make any...
  • Farmer suicides despite Modi's chai pe charcha assurance: NCP March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared stage with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the NCP on Wednesday attacked him over the suicide of a farmer in Vidarbha region, saying he was forced to kill himself as he did not get any relief from his debts despite Modi's promise at...
  • PM Modi arrives in Seychelles on first leg of his three nations trip March 11, 2015

    Victoria: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Seychelles' capital late Monday night on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to Mauritius and Sri Lanka, observing that strong relations with Indian Ocean island countries were "vital" for India's security and progress. Modi flew in to...
  • Government bows in Rajya Sabha, ready to send Mines bill to Select Panel March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Faced with the prospect of yet another embarrassment in Rajya Sabha, Government on Tuesday night bowed to the opposition demand for sending the Mines and Minerals bill to a Select Committee after hours of battle of wits between rival sides. In the House, where BJP and its allies...
  • Air India yet to finalise executive pilots' draft pay structure: Government March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A committee of Air India is yet to finalise the draft salary structure for its executive pilots, even though it has received a feedback from the group concerned, the government said on Tuesday. Air India had invited representatives of executive pilots to ascertain their views on the draft...
  • BJP fails to rally entire NDA on Land Bill March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The ruling BJP on Tuesday failed to rally the entire NDA behind it for the passage of the contentious Land Bill in Lok Sabha as key ally Shiv Sena abstained while one-member Swabhimani Paksha went to the extent of moving an amendment. However, the Narendra Modi government succeeded in...
  • PM Narendra Modi to leave for five days trip to three island states today March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for a five-day visit to three island states in the Indian ocean on Tuesday. Modi will address Sri Lanka's Parliament and visit Jaffna during his upcoming trip to the country, which will be a part of three-nation tour including Mauritius and Seychelles...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor March 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SMS, Internet services still blocked in Dimapur; 22 arrested in mob lynching case March 9, 2015

    The situation is slowly returning to normalcy in Dimapur city of Nagaland after the horrific lynching of a rape accused by a mob of thousands on Thursday. Twenty two people have been arrested in connection with the case but the incident has now led to a political tussle between the...
  • Government to set up network of monitoring stations along Ganga March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has sanctioned a project for the setting up of a network of 113 real-time water quality monitoring stations at critical locations along the Ganga river, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. In a written reply, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati told the Upper House that the project...
  • Here's how you can track your kids via your smartphone March 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Is your toddler being mean to his baby sister while you're out of the room? Is your eight-year-old making unauthorised detours to the sweetshop after school? Chill. Mobile entrepreneurs have got your back, with smartphone-controlled baby cameras and wristwatch tracking devices that let you spy on your kids via...
  • Anna Hazare leaves for Wardha ahead of 'padyatra' March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare, who has announced a 1,100-km padyatra (foot march) to put pressure on the Central government against 'anti-farmer' provisions in the Land Acquisition Bill, on Sunday left for Wardha to hold deliberations on the march. "Annaji left from Pune for Wardha, where he will attend a...
  • Jairam Ramesh attacks Modi over land bill March 8, 2015

    Kochi: Ahead of Monday's debate on the Land Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying on the advise of US-based economists, he was trying to send a signal to the corporate world that "big bang reforms" were being carried out by...
  • Nirbhaya documentary: Government probes if BBC filmmaker misled authorities March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Whether Leslie Udwin, the British filmmaker who made the BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang-rape, had misled government authorities would only be clear after the probe into this concludes, an official said. A home ministry official, who did not want to be named said on Friday that...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 5, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...