No Extension For Third Phase Cable TV Digitisation, Says Government

KOLKATA, Dec 31 (PTI): The government will not extend the cut-off date for third phase of cable TV digitisation on January 31, 2017, an official said on Friday. "We are not going to extend the deadline for phase three. We had to extend it earlier due to various court cases...

Appointment of judges: PMO asks Law Ministry to finalise MoP

New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI): The Prime Minister’s Office has nudged the Law Ministry to finalise the new Memorandum of Procedure, a document which guides the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary, so it can be handed over to the Chief Justice of India for a final decision. In...

Google As Much An Indian Company As American: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

NEW DELHI, Jan 4 (PTI): Terming Google "as much an Indian company as American", IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said it needs to play a larger role in the domestic market by tailoring its products and working more on cyber security. "Google is as much an Indian as American....

Increase in representation of minorities in govt jobs: Centre

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI): There has been an increase in representation of minorities in government jobs during the past three years, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today. “The percentage of representation of minorities in government job in 2012-13 was 6.91, in 2013-14 was 7.89 and in 2014-15 is...

Centre To Rescue 41 Indian Sailors Stuck In UAE: Union Minister Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI, Jan 9 (PTI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said government was working to secure release of 41 Indian sailors stuck in merchant ships at Ajman in United Arab Emirates. Ms Swaraj also said the Indian Embassy in UAE has been directed to ensure that the sailors get...

Petrol price cut by Rs 3.02, diesel increased by Rs 1.47 per litre

New Delhi, Feb 29: Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) today slashed prices of petrol by Rs 3.02 per litre and raised diesel rates by Rs 1.47 per litre in order to align the domestic rates of the automobile fuels with global benchmarks. Post today's price change, to be effective from tonight,...

Unemployment in India to increase in 2017-18; rate to remain at 3.4%: UN

United Nations , Jan 13 (PTI): Unemployment in India is projected to witness marginal increase between 2017 and 2018, signalling stagnation in job creation in the country, according to a UN labour report. The United Nations International Labour Organisation (ILO) released its 2017 World Employment and Social Outlook report on...

Trinamool Congress To Go It Alone In West Bengal, Candidates Announces

KOLKATA, Mar 04 (PTI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) will go it alone in next month's Assembly election in West Bengal, its supremo Mamata Banerjee today said and declared the list of TMC candidates soon after Election Commission announced the poll schedule. TMC had contested the 2011 Assembly poll in the state...

Govt mulls allowing 100% FDI in single brand retail

New Delhi , Jan 17 (PTI): The government is considering allowing 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) through automatic route in single brand retail to attract a larger number of global players in the sector. According to sources, there is a proposal to allow 100 per cent FDI in...

Fire on INS Viraat claims sailor’s life

Panaji, Mar 07 (PTI): One sailor died and three others were injured in an incident of steam leak and minor fire in one of the boiler rooms of INS Viraat on Sunday afternoon. NS Viraat, which was on a routine deployment to Goa, reported an incident of steam leak and...

Indian Trains To Travel At 200 Kmph With Russia’s Help

NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (PTI): Russian Railways is helping India's national transporter increase the speed of its passenger trains up to 200 km per hour. Russian Railways is at present collaborating with Indian Railways on a 575-km stretch between Nagpur and Secunderabad and submitted a preliminary report last week. To reach...

Aadhaar Bill passage a landmark development: Arvind Panagariya

NEW DELHI, Mar 12 (PTI):Terming the Aadhaar Bill passage as a landmark development, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya today said the unique identification number will be instrumental in giving people access to benefits and subsidies under the Public Distribution System (PDS). "I think it was a landmark thing that has...

PM dares Oppn to fight Goa polls on development plank

Panaji, Jan 28 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dared Opposition to fight the upcoming Assembly polls on the development plank instead of raking up minor issues like advancement of the Union budget and election dates. "The Opposition parties are working overtime, more than the efforts put in by Finance...

Mid-day meal: Kerala teachers spend own money to feed children

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 15 (PTI): Undeterred by fund crunch, teachers in government and aided schools in Kerala are spending from their own pockets to feed children under the much touted mid day meal scheme. Though government had increased the allocation under the scheme from Rs 5 to Rs 8 per...

Maintain high vigil along LoC: Army chief Bipin Rawat to troops

SRINAGAR, Feb 1 (PTI): In the aftermath of avalanches claiming lives of 20 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday asked the troops to take necessary precautions to avoid such losses while stressing the need to maintain high degree of vigil along the LoC. General...

Indian Air Force showcases combat capabilities in Pokhran

POKHRAN (RAJASTHAN), Mar 18 (PTI): A spectacular display of the Indian Air Force's combat and firepower capabilities began Friday in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defence minister Manohar Parrikar at the firing range here in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district. More than 180 fighter jets, transport...

Jammu And Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti To Expand Council Of Ministers

JAMMU, Feb 17 (PTI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will carry out the first expansion of her nine-month-old ministry today with induction of one or two members from the Peoples Democratic Party. "There is a cabinet reshuffle. New Ministers will be inducted into the government," a top...

Indians stranded after terror attack in Brussels return home

New Delhi, Mar 25 (PTI) A Jet Airways aircraft today brought back 242 Indians including 28 crew members, who were stranded following the deadly terror attacks on airport and metro station in the Belgian capital Brussels on Tuesday. The recovery flight 9W 1229 from Amsterdam, which landed here this morning,...

India & Israel should continue efforts to seal FTA: Envoy

Hyderabad, Feb 22 (PTI): In order to finalise the long-pending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and Israel, the two sides should meet and continue the efforts, Israeli Ambassador to India, Daniel Carmon today said. "There have been eight rounds of negotiations between both the countries in the last couple...

Pak national arrested from Indo-Pak Border

Batala , Mar 29 (PTI): Border Security Force (BSF) personnel today arrested a Pakistani national when he was allegedly trying to cross over to the Indian side along Indo-Pak International Border in Dera Baba Nanak sector in Gurdaspur illegally. BSF personnel of 164 Battalion arrested Mujamal Hussain (38), a resident...

BJP Has Become ‘A Version Of Congress’, Says Shiv Sena

MUMBAI, Feb 27 (PTI): The Shiv Sena today stepped up its attack on the BJP, saying its partner in Maharashtra and the central government has become "a version of Congress". "Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said BJP won't align with the Congress, but has made his party 'Congress' by inducting...

Couple spreads ‘save girl child’ message across India in unique way

NEEMUCH, Apr 02 (PTI): Alarmed over the declining number of girls and to promoted girl education, a Neemuch-based couple is pasting stickers carrying the message 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' (save girl child, educate girls) on thousands of trucks which travel across the country. ndian Revenue Officer and general manager of...

8 more TN fishermen held by Lanka; One attempts suicide

Rameswaram (TN), Mar 4 (PTI): Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island waters, a fisheries department official said. One of the arrested fishermen allegedly attempted suicide today. The arrest of the eight fishermen from Nagapattinam district is the...

India likely to raise Azhar row with China

New Delhi, Apr 05 (PTI): India is likely to raise with China the issue of Beijing blocking its latest bid to have JeM chief Masood Azhar designated terrorist by the UN in the aftermath of terror strike at the Pathankot air force base. India has been “disappointed” by the Chinese...

India announces new licensing policy to boost oil output

Houston, Mar 7 (PTI): India on Tuesday announced an open acreage licensing policy for oil and gas exploration, allowing bidders to carve out areas where they want to drill as the energy-hungry country looks at greater foreign investment to boost output. The world's third-largest oil consumer will conduct auction of...

Kohinoor: Digvijaya criticises BJP for Centre’s stand in SC

Guna (MP) , Apr 19 (PTI) Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh today criticised the BJP-led NDA government for its stand in the Supreme Court on the issue of bringing back the Kohinoor diamond from Britain. During the hearing of a PIL in the apex court, the Ministry of Culture has...

77 Indian fishermen released by Lankan govt, repatriated

Rameswaram(TN), Mar 14 (PTI): Seventy-seven Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen were today repatriated in line with the decision taken by two countries to set free fishermen in each other's custody to defuse tension following the killing of an Indian fisherman last week. Sri Lankan Navy handed over the 77...

Mamata, Modi bluffed people, failed to curb corruption: Rahul

Shyampur/Howrah (WB) , Apr 23 (PTI): Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi today launched a frontal attack on West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying both have "resorted to falsehood, bluffed people and have not taken action against corruption." "Mamataji and Modiji are making false promises. Mamataji...

Govt to build toilets in 1 lakh madrassas under ‘Swachh Bharat’

New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI): The Centre plans to build toilets in one lakh madrassas across the country as part of its efforts to revamp these traditional learning centres. Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said the government has also planned to introduce mid-day meal...

Odd-Even: MPs seeks exemption, says its difficult to reach at work

New Delhi, Apr 25 (PTI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s pet odd-even scheme came for a scathing attack in Parliament today with members alleging it would “generate corruption” and was aimed at “insulting” MPs as they sought exemption from the scheme to attend Parliament. Raising the issue during Zero Hour...
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