Hope peace between India, Pak would triumph over acrimony: J-K CM

Uri (J-K), Jul 18 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed hope that peace and friendship between India and Pakistan would finally triumph over acrimony and confrontation between the two neighboring countries. She exhibited hope that the ambit of cross-LoC trade and travel activities would be further...

India Planning To Train 400 Million Skilled People In Few Years: Envoy

LONDON, Aug 5 (PTI): India is planning to train 400 million skilled people in the next few years under the ambitious 'Skill India' initiative to meet its requirement of skilled labour, India's High Commissioner to the UK Navtej Singh Sarna said. Mr Sarna, who was the chief guest at a...

Centre Plans To End ‘No-Fail’ Policy For Students Between Classes 5 And 8

NEW DELHI, July 23 (PTI): The government will soon introduce a bill in Parliament to do away with the 'no-detention' policy for classes 5 to 8, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said in the Lok Sabha on Friday. He said the students of classes 5 to 8 who do...

Himachal Pradesh To Plant 1 Crore Saplings To Increase Green Cover

SHIMLA, Aug 8 (PTI): Himachal Pradesh government has set a target of planting over one crore saplings this year to increase the depleting green cover in the state. Himachal Pradesh was the first state in country to earn carbon credit. Accordingly, a sum of Rs. 1.93 crore has been received...

No restrictions on medical visas to India except Pakistan, says Government

New Delhi, July 26 (PTI): India has not imposed any restrictions on medical visas for foreign patients but in case of those from Pakistan, a recommendation letter from Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs is required for obtaining a visa, the Lok Sabha was informed today. In...

Over 250 Fishermen Rescued From Bay Of Bengal

KOLKATA, Aug 12 (PTI): In one of the biggest search and rescue operations in the Bay of Bengal, over 250 fishermen in 18 fishing trawlers which had gone missing in the sea during rough weather have been rescued by the Coast Guard, officials said today. The Coast Guard has been...

Global warming making Siachen riskier for soldiers

Siachen, Aug 14 (PTI): Climate change is making the life of the soldiers posted in the world's highest and arduous battlefield - Siachen Glacier - not just tough but also dangerous, as temperature rises and the snow melts faster. Siachen, which has the dubious distinction of having seen more soldiers...

Four states to get new Governors, Najma Heptullah to serve in Manipur

New Delhi, Aug 17 (PTI): The Centre on Wednesday announced new Governors for four new states – Punjab, Assam, Manipur and Andaman and Nicobar. Former Union Minister Najma Heptulla was on Wednesday made Governor of Manipur while ex-Rajya Sabha MP V P Singh Badnore goes to Punjab in new gubernatorial...

Centre committed to development of minorities: Naqvi

Vadodara, Aug 21 (PTI): Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi expressed concern over the poor financial status of minorities in the country, saying the Centre’s initiative ‘Mission Empowerment’ is working towards the development of minorities, focusing on employment and education. Naqvi, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs, told reporters at...

Return by Sep 25 or make own arrangements: Swaraj to Indian workers in Saudi

New Delhi, Aug 23 (PTI) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today appealed to the Indian workers, who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia, to return to India by September 25 failing which they have to make their own arrangements for boarding, lodging and return journey. "@Gen_VKSingh visited Saudi Arabia...

Sahara chief offers in SC to pay Rs 300 cr as bank gurantee

New Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI): Sahara chief Subrata Roy today offered in Supreme Court to pay an additional Rs 300 crore to Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) but said the amount should be adjusted as bank guarantee. A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur directed that...

Govt may advance Parl session to get GST laws approved

New Delhi , Aug 29 (PTI): Eager to meet the April 1 target to roll out the landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST), the government may advance Winter Session of Parliament by a fortnight to get supporting legislations passed, leaving sufficient time for implementation of the new indirect tax...

India-US to advance talks on N-reactors

New Delhi, Aug 31 (PTI) : India and the US on Tuesday agreed to move forward on building six nuclear reactors and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the field of atomic power and space. John Kerry, US Secretary of State, who is here for the 2nd Indo-US Strategic...

Trinamool is now 7th ‘national party’ in India

New Delhi , Sep 3 (PTI): After winning two consecutive Assembly polls in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee on Friday added yet another feather to her cap with her Trinamool Congress being extended the ‘national party’ status by the Election Commission. Sources in the poll panel, quoting an order, said...

India’s ‘Everest Twins’ Plan To Climb New Zealand’s Highest Peak Mount Cook

LONDON, Sep 7 (PTI): Two Indian sisters, who entered the Guinness Book of World Records for scaling Mount Everest and the Seven Summits as the first women twins, are now planning to conquer Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain. Nungshi and Tashi Malik, known as "Everest Twins" for their mountain...

India tears into Pakistan’s narrative of non-state actors in terror

NEW DELHI, Sep 9 (PTI): Taking on Pakistan, India on Friday said the concept of state actors and non-state actors on the issue of terrorism is a "false dichotomy" and a state cannot escape responsibility by hiding behind it. India also said that acting against some terror groups is not...

India Signs Agreement For Exploring Minerals In Indian Ocean

NEW DELHI, Sept 27 (PTI): India on Monday signed a fifteen year MoU with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a move that will give New Delhi the exclusive rights to exploration of Polymetallic Sulphides (PMS) in Indian Ocean. Further, it will enhance India's presence in the Indian Ocean where other...

Pakistan still in anaesthesia after surgery: Manohar Parrikar

DEHRADUN, Oct 1 (PTI): In his first remarks after the cross LoC anti-terror strike, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today compared Pakistan's condition to an "anaesthetised patient" after a surgery and said like Hanuman Indian Army has recognised its prowess. "Pakistan's condition after the surgical strikes is like that of an...

India’s GDP growth to remain strong: World Bank

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (PTI): Describing South Asia as a global growth hotspot, the World Bank has said India's GDP growth will remain strong at 7.6 percent in 2016 and 7.7 percent in 2017. "In India, GDP growth will remain strong at 7.6 percent in 2016 and 7.7 percent in 2017,...

India at world’s centre stage but can do better, says Jaitley

Washington, Oct 9 (PTI): India is at the world's centre stage more than ever before for "aspiring to do better in an adverse" environment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, simultaneously cautioning that the country's current growth rate is not enough by its own yardstick. "More than even before we...

Wholesale Price Index inflation slows to 3.57% as vegetable prices soften

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (PTI): Wholesale inflation eased to 3.57 per cent in September as food articles, led by vegetables, witnessed softening of prices. The wholesale price-based inflation, reflecting the annual rate of price rise, in August stood at 3.74 per cent. In September 2015, WPI inflation was (-)4.59 per...

Pakistan has been isolated due to its own policies: Vikas Swarup

Benaulim , Oct 17 (PTI): In the wake of several SAARC nations coming out in support of New Delhi following the Uri attack and the subsequent cancellation of the bloc's summit in Islamabad, India on Monday said that Pakistan has been isolated due to its own policies and it...

Varun Gandhi Rebuts Defence Leaks Allegation, Says No ‘Grain Of Truth’

NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (PTI): BJP lawmaker Varun Gandhi, who is under scanner for allegedly leaking defence secrets to controversial arms dealer Abhishek Verma, today rejected the charges against him as false and frivolous and said he will take legal action against those who deliberately sought to tarnish his...

Pak Trying To Create Flash Point To Engineer Infiltration: Border Security Force

JAMMU, Oct 25 (PTI): Amid a spurt in armed exchanges on the border, Border Security Force or BSF chief KK Sharma on Monday said Pakistani forces are deliberately trying to "create a flash point" to facilitate infiltration of terrorists into India and asserted that these designs will be foiled. He...

Naidu Security to be Upgraded as Naxals Vow ‘Suicide Attacks’

Amaravati, Oct 27 (PTI): Security cover of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is being stepped up in the wake of a letter purportedly written by the outlawed CPI(Maoist) threatening to "take revenge" on him over the Malkangiri encounter this week in which 28 ultras were killed. Currently, Naidu...

India to get electricity from offshore wind energy in 5 yrs

Singapore, Oct 31 (PTI) India will get electricity generated by wind-propelled plants installed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in about five years as part of the countrys green energy development programmes, an energy expert has said. "We are preparing India for offshore wind (and) providing MNRE a road map for...

Climate change humanity’s biggest challenge: Norway ambassador

Hyderabad, Nov 2 (PTI): Climate change is the biggest challenge for humanity and all nations will have to adopt policies to face and address it, Norway's ambassador to India, Nils Ragnar Kamsvag said here today. "Not many have understood the seriousness of climate change. As a nation, Norway is a...

Delhi pollution: Centre says it is an emergency situation

New Delhi, Nov 5 (PTI) Delhi is witnessing an "emergency situation" due to alarming pollution level, the Centre today said and called a meeting of Environment Ministers of all neighbouring states on Monday to curb stubble burning by farmers which has made Delhi a "gas chamber". As a blanket of...

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In Jammu And Kashmir’s Rajouri, Targets Indian Posts

JAMMU, Nov 8 (PTI): Pakistani troops today targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district by opening fire and lobbing mortar shells. Indian troops guarding the borderline retaliated, resulting in exchanges. There has been firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Nowshera sector since...

Coal India largest recruiter at IIT-Kharagpur

KOLKATA, Dec 24 (PTI): With 31 job offers, Coal India was the largest recruiter at the IIT Kharagpur campus this season, officials said. In the first phase of placements, 1220 offers were made by 282 recruiters of which more than 1100 students accepted the job offers. "Coal India made the highest...
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