IDS: Rs 65,250 crore declarations made, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Oct 1 (PTI): As much as Rs 65,250 crore of blackmoney was declared during the four-month compliance window -- the Income Declaration Scheme -- that ended on September 30, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Jaitley said 64,275 declarations were made in the four- month window and this...

Eight suspects arrested in MP-UP terror incidents: Home Minister

New Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI): Eight suspects have been arrested so far in connection with the blast on a train in Madhya Pradesh and the subsequent anti-terror operations leading to the killing of alleged terrorist Saifullah in Lucknow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Rajya Sabha today. Making a statement...

Modi Festival: Government launches microsite with festival, contests, rewards

New Delhi, May 29 (PTI): The Ministry of Electronics and IT today launched a new microsite which will run contests and other activities based on government schemes. “Called Modi Festival, the section will carry details of government’s field events that are expected to start in a month. This section...

Indian Abducted In Malaysia, Sushma Swaraj Assures Family Of Help

NEW DELHI, Jan 20 (PTI): A 46-year-old Indian has been abducted in Malaysia and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian Mission in that country to send her a report about the case so that he can be rescued. "We are taking this abduction very seriously. I have...

100 terrorists active in south Kashmir, operations on to neutralise them: Army officer

BEHIBAGH (KASHMIR), May 13 (PTI): More than 100 terrorists are active in south Kashmir which has witnessed a spurt in terror activities recently and operations are under way to neutralise them, a top Army officer said here on Saturday. Major General BS Raju, General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Victor Force...

Government Considering New Policy For Senior Citizens

NEW DELHI, Jul 26 (PTI): Government is considering bringing a fresh policy on elderly people in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said the government is considering a new policy for aged citizens. As...

46 Pakistani agents arrested between 2013-16: Govt

New Delhi , Mar 09 (PTI): Central and state governments' agencies have arrested 46 Pakistani espionage agents between 2013-16, Rajya Sabha was informed today. However, in response to a question on whether the number of Pakistani spies is constantly on the rise in the country, Minister of State for Home...

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...

Japan To Declassify 2 Crucial Files Related To Netaji By 2016

NEW DELHI, Apr 26 (PTI): Two crucial files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be declassified by Japan by the end of this year, but the country has given no assurance regarding three more such files in its custody, government said today. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju...

Mamata Banerjee Expresses Concern After Sikh Man Shot In US

KOLKATA, Mar 05 (PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed her concern after a Sikh man in the US was shot outside his home by a man who shouted "go back to your own country". Ms Banerjee demanded that the centre should urgently take up the matter with...

Muslim outfits rally behind Zakir Naik, hold protest

Chennai, Jul 16 (PTI): Several Muslim outfits staged a protest here today, expressing solidarity with controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and criticised the Centre and the Maharashtra government for trying to “stifle” the voice of a man of “peace and harmony.” The protesters, including from Social Democratic Party of India,...

Supreme Court Questions Centre For Making Aadhaar Mandatory For PAN Cards

NEW DELHI, Apr 21 (PTI): The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for procuring a Permanent Account Number (PAN) card. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, told a top court bench, headed by Justice AK Sikri, that people were providing details of PAN...

Mamata Banerjee warns Gorkha Janmukti Morcha of action, says will not go for compromise

Siliguri, Jun 10 (PTI) : In a stern warning to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) for resorting to violence in Darjeeling, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the state government would not go for any compromise and deal with those who violated law. “They (GJM) have become politically...

SSB to enhance number of women at border posts: DG

New Delhi, May 15 (PTI): Border guarding force SSB, the first paramilitary to have women combatants in its ranks, is drawing a plan to further enhance their numbers at its forward posts on Nepal and Bhutan frontiers. The plan would also envisage enhancing troop welfare activities and facilities for jawans...

Pathankot attack probe: Sartaj Aziz accepts Masood Azhar ‘under detention in Pak’; praises Hafiz...

New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI): The Pak PM Nawaz Sharif's advisor on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz revealed on Monday that Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar who is also the mastermind of the Pathankot airbase terror attack has been under detention since January 14. The big revelation by Aziz comes a day...

NHRC to publicly hear medical negligence cases

Mumbai, Jan 02 (PTI) In the first ever instance of National Human Rights Commission giving public hearing to medical negligence cases against both government and private hospitals, the panel has agreed to attend to such complaints at a two-day grievance redressal forum here. The event, assisted by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA),...

Send your daughters to fight for India, appeals Indian Army Chief

New Delhi, Dec 27: Stressing on the need to empower girls, Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said that he wants maximum girls to join armed forces. "Give your daughters the best education and opportunities that are at par with boys to prepare them as future soldiers...

Women activists manhandled at Trimbakeshwar temple; 200 booked

NASHIK, Apr 20 (PTI): A batch of women activists were allegedly manhandled by a group of locals while they were trying to enter into the sanctum sanctorum of the famous Trimbakeshwar temple on Wednesday, following which the police booked 200 persons. Former president of Trimbakeshwar Municipal Council Anagha Phadke is...

PM has created a new normal,will clean and expand economy: FM

New Delhi, Nov 22 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a "new normal" of white transactions with crackdown on black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today, asserting that demonetisation will lead to a jump in private investment and more public spending on welfare measures. Addressing BJP parliamentary party...

Lok Sabha Speaker Reprimands BJP Lawmaker For Saying ‘Women Fear Flying MiG-21s’

NEW DELHI, May 06 (PTI): BJP chief whip in Lok Sabha Arjun Ram Meghwal was cautioned today by the Speaker for saying that women are afraid of flying MiG-21 fighters due to its high accident rate. While asking a supplementary to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on induction of women in...

President lauds note ban, surgical strikes; favours joint polls

New Delhi , Jan 31 (PTI): The uplift of the poor would continue to be the centrepiece of the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to the joint session of the two Houses of Parliament reiterated. The President’s speech is made at the beginning of...

Subramanian Swamy files complaint against Ratan Tata and others in 2G matter

NEW DELHI, Dec 16 (PTI): A criminal complaint was today filed by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy against Ratan Tata, former Telecom minister A Raja, former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and others before a special court seeking their prosecution in relation to the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The complaint, filed before...

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Denies Reports Of Joining Bharatiya Janata Party

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Apr 10 (PTI): Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Sunday denied reports that he was joining the BJP. In a Facebook post, he said: "In view of the number of people asking, let me repeat that my convictions are a matter of record and they...

BSF crash: Haryana announces Rs 20L aid to kin of 3 victims

Chandigarh , Dec 24 (PTI): The Haryana government today announced financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh each to the kin of the three personnel, hailing from the state, who were killed in the BSF plane crash in Delhi. "As per Haryana government's policy envisaging financial assistance to family members of...

Modi to launch model stretch of Ganga in Jharkhand: Uma

Katihar, Apr 01 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch on May 19 a model stretch of Ganga in Jarkhand for cleaning up operation of the river and its surroundings, Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharati said here on Friday. Speaking to reporters in Katihar...

Lashkar-e-Taiba Suffered Maximum Damage In Surgical Strikes: Report

BARAMULLA/NEW DELHI, Oct 9 (PTI): Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba or LeT suffered the maximum damage in the cross-Line of Control surgical strikes on terror launch pads carried out by the Indian army with assessment reports of radio intercepts indicating that around 20 of its terrorists were killed. The assessment reports...

All Train Coaches Will Have Bio-Toilets By 2019, Says Official

NEW DELHI, Jun 06 (PTI): Stepping up efforts to make environment better, the railways has set a target to install bio-toilets in all coaches to ensure the entire rail network as zero discharge zone by 2019. "Our target was to install bio-toilets in all our coaches by 2021. But now...

Swaraj meets families of Indians abducted in Iraq

New Delhi, Oct 6 (PTI):External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met the families of 39 Indians taken hostage by ISIS in June 2014 from Mosul in Iraq. Conveying Government's continuous efforts, EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets families of Indian nationals captive in Iraq," MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. This the tenth meeting between...

$770 Billion Black Money Entered India In 2005-2014: Report

NEW DELHI, May 3 (PTI): An estimated $770 billion in black money entered India during 2005-2014, US-based think tank Global Financial Integrity (GFI) has said in its latest report. Nearly $165 billion in illicit money exited the country during the same period, the global financial watchdog said. During 2014 alone, about...

Naxal-Hit Village In Jharkhand Gets Electricity For The First Time

LATEHAR, JHARKHAND, Nov 14 (PTI): A Naxal-hit village in Jharkhand has celebrated Diwali in its "true sense" this year as electricity has reached the remote village for the first time. Garu village, about 1,400 kms from New Delhi and 175 kms from the state capital Ranchi, comes under the jurisdiction...
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