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Aug 05, 2015 3:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Akali Dal rakes up 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue in Lok Sabha

Akali Dal today raked up in Lok Sabha the issue of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and questioned the status of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe while attacking Congress over the massacre of thousands of innocent people in that carnage in Delhi.

3:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Laxmikant Parsekar: Half of Goa's e-auctioned ore still lying at jetties

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today admitted that half of the ore e-auctioned in the state is still lying at the jetties, but despite this extraction of fresh ore would begin from October.

3:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI can cut rate if inflation stays below 6%: Raghuram Rajan

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the central bank will cut interest rate provided it feels confident that inflation will remain below 6 per cent even after the reduction.

3:23 pm   #NitiPTI   

Over 9,000 minority people employed in government last year: Jitendra Singh

Over 9,000 people of minority communities were employed in government jobs in 2014-15, the Centre said today.

3:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DCW chief meets Union Minister Maneka Gandhi

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal today met Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi here and demanded that a special session of Parliament be convened to discuss issues pertaining to women's safety.

2:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat extends ban on Maggi noodles for one month

Gujarat Food and Drug Control Authority has extended the ban on Maggi noodles for third time in a row for a month as its manufacturer Nestle did not furnish any safety data for the product.

2:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Government to 'institutionalise' the memory of APJ Abdul Kalam

The government today said it will "institutionalise" the memory of late President A P J Abdul Kalam for his glorious contributions in diverse fields.

2:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bobby Jindal misses cut for 1st prime-time presidential debate

Indian-American presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal could not make it to the first televised Republican presidential debate featuring top 10 party candidates.

1:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Venkaiah Naidu: Govt can't accept opposition's unreasonable demands

Calling External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj an "asset", Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the government was "willing to walk the extra mile" to accomodate the opposition but could not accept its "unreasonable demands".

1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

FDA hikes fee for drug approvals, cuts unit inspection charge

US regulator FDA has hiked its fees for new generic drug applications by up to 30 per cent, a move that may hit hard Indian drugmakers, which account for a major chunk of generic medicines sold in that country.

1:19 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Udhampur terror attack: BSF DG rushes to Jammu

BSF Director General D K Pathak has rushed to Jammu to take stock of the security situation in the wake of the terror attack in Udhampur that killed two jawans of the border guarding force and injured eight others early today.

1:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US committed to seeking justice on behalf of all 26/11 victims

The US is committed to pursuing justice on behalf of the victims of the 2008 Mumbai attack no matter how "arduous" the task is, a top Indian-origin American diplomat has said.

12:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

MP twin train accidents - 29 killed, 25 injured

At least 29 passengers, including 11 women and five children, were killed and 25 others injured when several coaches of two trains, one heading to Mumbai and another to Varanasi, derailed over a railway bridge in Harda district and plunged into the swollen Machak river.

12:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

YMA collects donation for flood victims of Myanmar and Manipur

The Young Mizo Association (YMA) today started collecting donation to help the flood victims in Myanmar and Manipur.

12:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

GDP - RBI retains 7.6% growth target for 2015-16 #Infographics

RBI retained its growth target at 7.6% for 2015-16

12:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Harda twin train mishap: Central railway sets up 4 helpline number

After the twin train derailment near Harda in Madhya Pradesh that has so far claimed 24 lives, Central Railway (CR) has set up four helpline numbers to provide relief to passengers.

12:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Suresh Prabhu: Washout of track led to derailment of two trains

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said track washout due to a swollen Machak river has led to the derailment of two trains at Harda in Madhya Pradesh.

12:00 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #Politics   

Nitish's Letter-dot-com stunt mocks at Bihar's Voters

Nitish's Letter Dot-Com has not only backfired on him but has ended up mocking at those voters of Bihar who neither have the electricity, nor the power or the wherewithall to read this "Open Letter" that claims to speak on their behalf without empowering them to access it.

11:56 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Australian court revokes approval for Adani's coal mine project

Indian mining giant Adani's plan to build one of the world's largest coal mines in Australia today suffered a setback after a court in the country revoked the government's environmental approval for 16.5 billion dollar project.

11:28 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Parliament logjam - Sonia-Rahul protest over suspension now

Suspension of the Congress MPs has given Sonia and Rahul another opportunity to disrupt the Parliament. From last 2 days, Congress and its allies led by Sonia-Rahul have been protesting against the suspension of 25 Congress MPs.

11:27 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Railways order inquiry into twin train mishaps in MP

Railways today ordered an inquiry into the twin train derailments in Harda in Madhya Pradesh which have left 24 passengers dead and ordered compensation for the families of the victims.

11:24 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Narendra Modi expresses distress over twin train accident in MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed distress and pain over the loss of lives in twin train accident in Madhya Pradesh and said authorities are doing everything possible on the ground.

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Speaker's decision to suspend Cong MPs should be welcomed

A BJP member of Lok Sabha today said the suspension of 25 Congress MPs should be welcomed by the House as the decision by the Speaker was as per the rule book and taken after exercising "utmost restraint".

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

5 rly stations in TN to get water recycling plant

Southern Railway has identified five stations in Tamil Nadu for setting up water recycling plants during the current financial year.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Home Ministry objects to AAP govt's warning to Chief Secretary

The Union Home Ministry has taken strong objection to Delhi government "warning" Chief Secretary K K Sharma of disciplinary action if he violate its standing order, saying the AAP dispensation does not have powers to take such action.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Govt considering permanent 'green corridor' in Mumbai: Sawant

Maharashtra government is considering marking a permanent 'green corridor' in Mumbai for swift transportation of critical patients to the hospitals without any hurdles.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Delhi BJP chief meets 3 mayors, seeks 'corruption-free' MCD

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay held a meeting with the mayors of the three party-ruled municipal corporations with a view to making the city "garbage -free" and the civic bodies "corruption-free".

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Govt lifts ban on websites sans child pornography

Facing flak over its order to block access to 857 pornographic and humour websites, the government today lifted ban on all those websites that do not feature child pornographic content.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

RBI prefers open market bond sales to suck liquidity: Rajan

RBI prefers sale of government bonds through open market operations (OMO) to suck out liquidity from the system, which is determined by market conditions, Governor Raghuram Rajan said today.

7:47 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Ajit Doval slams Tharoor, trashes Lutyens Media

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval yesterday defended death penalty where "larger interest of the nation" is involved and deprecated those who questioned the execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon.

7:46 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

BBMP - Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Elections Announced

With the formal announcement of the much awaited Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) election made (election to be held on 22nd August), political parties in Bangalore are gearing up to impress the 72 lakh voters who will decide their representation in the third level of government in the state.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Kanya Vidyadhan scheme to include Madrasa, Sanskrit students

Extending the benefits of its ambitious Kanya Vidyadhan sceme, Uttar Pradesh government today decided to bring the meritorious students of Madarsa and Sanskrit Shiksha Parishads in its ambit.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Man gets to 10-year rigorous imprisonment for raping minor

A special court here today sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment for ten years for raping an 11-year-old girl two years ago.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Chandy mets Gadkari, discuss four laning of NHs

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today met Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and discussed about conversion of two National Highways into four-way lanes in the state.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CPI(M) accuses Mamata govt of failing to provide relief

Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly and CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra today accused the Mamata Banerjee government of failing to provide relief to the flood victims.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Centre to collaborate with Ramdev in finding cure of malnutrition

The Centre will identify and document medicinal herbs helpful in treatment of mal-nutrition in collaboration with yoga guru Ramdev and his aide Balkrishna.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala to host international conference on health tourism

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), with the support of Kerala government, is organising the fifth edition of Kerala Health Tourism 2015 in Kochi in October.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   

FSSAI-approved lab finds Maggi noodles safe

In a major boost to Nestle India, FSSAI-approved laboratory of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has found Maggi noodles to be in compliance with the country's food safety standards.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Aziz likely to visit India on Aug 23 for India-Pak NSA talks

Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is likely to travel to India on August 23 for a meeting between the National Security Advisors of the two countries.

5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arun Jaitley assures Patnaik of more Assistance for Odisha after Evaluation

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today demanded Rs 3,500 crore from provision made for special dispensation through NITI Aayog, even as Centre said it was "actively" considering special assistance to KBK districts.

5:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab government to regularise job of Gurdaspur's heroic driver

The Punjab government today decided to regularise services of contractual state roadways bus driver Nanak Chand for saving 76 lives during the recent Gurdaspur terror attack, whose name will also be recommended for national bravery award.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Home Ministry promises 'Achche din' for paramilitary troops

Government today said service conditions and related welfare initiatives for paramilitary troops serving in some of the most difficult areas in the country would be made better and perks enhanced.

4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

HC to function 15 minutes extra this week in honour of Kalam

The Madras High would function 15 minutes extra every day from tomorrow till the rest of the week in honour of former President A P J Abdul Kalam who died on July 27.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Rajapaksa fears undoing of his work in ending LTTE's campaign

Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) of working to undo his legacy by working hand in glove with the main Tamil minority party TNA.

3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madhya Pradesh builds ultra modern silos to store 4-lakh MT grain

Madhya Pradesh is building steel silos to minimise the storage loss of food grains and till now six ultra modern granaries have been built with a total capacity of four lakh metric tonnes.

3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Taj Mahal vulnerable to pollution: Government

The government has not carried out any specific study to identify monuments across the country with regards to their vulnerability to climate change and air pollution, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haven't got Rs 5 lakh promised by Kejriwal: Meenakshi's family

The family of 19-year-old Meenakshi, who was brutally murdered in Anand Prabat area last month, today said they have not yet received compensation of Rs 5 lakh as announced by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while visiting their residence.

2:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala to build dormitory in Delhi for people from the state

To help people from Kerala who visit the national capital, the state government would construct a dormitory here with a capacity to accommodate 200 persons.

1:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata orders CID probe into missing scribe case

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today ordered a CID probe into a case of a journalist who went missing.

1:05 am   #NitiPTI   

Animal rights organisation against proposal to export dog meat

An animal rights organisation today termed as "illegal" a controversial resolution adopted by gram panchayats in a Kerala district proposing export of dog meat to China to counter stray dog population, saying the state government was bound to follow rules established by the Centre in this regard.

12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian fishermen released by Pakistan reach India

Over 160 Indian fishermen, including three minors, who were released by Pakistan as a goodwill gesture over the weekend have crossed over to India.

12:06 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

"Internet is the future of writing", says artist Nirmala Pillai

Lord Krishna embracing the widows at Vrindavan, a bunch of children huddled under banana leaves enjoying the monsoon, the coy beauty of a newly married woman, longing eyes of a child waiting anxiously for his parents — artist and former bureaucrat Nirmala Pillai likes to bring the mundane and the intuitive, on her canvas.

Aug 04, 2015 11:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP committee slams HP govt for not pleading case of encroachments

The committee constituted by state BJP chief Satpal Satti under the chairmanship of former state revenue minister Gulab Singh Thakur has blamed the state government for not pleading the case of encroachments on government forests effectively in the High Court.

11:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

One army jawan killed, two injured in Pulwama

An army soldier was killed and two others were injured tonight in a firing incident in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

8:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Special Delhi Assembly session a 'big joke' on women: Congress

Accusing AAP of politicising the issue of women's safety, Congress today said Delhi Government convening the special Assembly session to discuss security concerns was a "big joke" on women.

8:33 pm   #NitiPTI   

Environment Ministry proposes scheme for developing city forests

The Environment Ministry has proposed to come out with a scheme with an aim to develop at least one city forest on forest land in cities having municipal corporations, Lok Sabha was informed today.

8:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab launches helpline number for information on land records

Punjab government today launched a helpline to help people in seeking information pertaining to land records and property registration.

8:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K - APSCC demands minority status for Sikhs

A Sikh organisation today expressed concern over "non-fulfillment" of demands that were projected by the community with the present coalition dispensation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Jammu and Kashmir.

7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala govt to honour founding team behind Technopark's success

Kerala government will honour the visionaries and administrators behind the country's "first and the largest" IT Park here, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

7:18 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Lawyers continue to boycott Calcutta HC judge

The boycott of a bench headed by a Calcutta High Court judge by lawyers continued for the 10th working day today over the Bar Association's demand for an apology by Justice Girish Gupta on allegations of misbehaviour.

7:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP: Congress MLC booked on attempt to murder, dacoity charges

An FIR has been lodged against Congress MLC Dinesh Pratap Singh and 10 others on various charges of attempt to murder and dacoity, police said here today.

6:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Sena dubs Katju's blogs as "publicity stunts"

Shiv Sena today dubbed former Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju's blog posts against Mahatma Gandhi and Subhas Chandra Bose as "publicity stunts", alleging defaming popular leaders had become a business of his.

6:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata Banerjee declares 12 districts flood-hit, demands central funds

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today declared 12 districts in West Bengal as flood-hit and demanded adequate funds from the Centre for post-flood work, even as the death toll in it mounted to 83.

6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa launches new buildings for Commercial Tax department

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has inaugurated new integrated buildings for the commercial tax department set up at a cost of Rs 60.50 crore.

6:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra govt raises medical officers' retirement age to 60

Maharashtra government today decided to increase the retirement age for medical officers under the medical and health services group 'A' category in the state to 60, from 58.

5:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Government says it favours separate HC for Telangana

Government today said it favoured setting up a separate High Court for Telangana but remained non-committal on granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh, as members from the two states agitated in Lok Sabha to press these demands.

5:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI discussed with govt to hike FPI cap in govt bonds

Reserve Bank is in discussions with the Finance Ministry to raise the Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) cap in government bonds, Governor Raghuram Rajan said today.

5:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar Legislative Council adjourned after protests over Khagaria incident

The Bihar Legislative Council was adjourned till tomorrow noon after BJP legislators created ruckus today over the Khagaria incident, in which musclemen attacked people belonging to Scheduled Caste, demolished their hutments and allegedly committed atrocities on women.

5:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Deve Gowda compliments PM Modi on Naga peace accord

Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Naga peace accord, Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda today hailed the pact as a "major achievement" to usher peace in the region.

5:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala looking at 15 per cent growth in tourist arrivals in 2015

Kerala is expecting 15 per cent increase in the number of tourist arrivals this year as it plans a slew of activities to promote the state as a perfect tourist destination.

5:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra panel on 'Pramod Mahajan Skill Development Campaign'

Maharashtra Government has set up an empowered committee for effective implementation of the 'Pramod Mahajan Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Campaign'.

5:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Barack Obama to honour three Indian American startup entrepreneurs

US President Barack Obama will honour three Indian Americans among others for their innovative and path breaking startups which have had a major impact on people's lives.

5:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Parliament should be allowed to function: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik today said Parliament should be allowed to function even as Congress and other non-NDA parties boycotted the Lok Sabha protesting against the suspension of 25 Congress MPs.

5:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan govt should admit mistakes in 26/11 case: Former head of Pak investigation agency

The 26/11 mayhem was planned and launched from Pakistan for which LeT terrorists were trained in Sindh, the former head of Pakistan's investigation agency who had led the probe into the Mumbai attack has acknowledged while asking the government to admit its "mistakes".

4:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Pakistan yet to hand over voice sample of eight 26/11 accused

Pakistan has not yet handed over to India voice sample of eight persons accused of conspiracy in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

4:45 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Kerala Politics - BJP finds a way in

As BJP marches South, Kerala will be the first stop with the upcoming local bodies elections this year and Assembly elections next year.

4:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Attacks against journalists - 113 cases in 2014, UP tops the list

A total of 113 cases of grievous hurt and attack on journalists were reported from across the country last year, the government told Parliament today.

4:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

MSO, Indian banks will no longer require prior security nod

Multi System Operators and Indian banks wanting to open foreign branches will no longer be required to take prior security clearance, Lok Sabha was informed today.

4:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India tells UN: Post-2015 SDGs already being implemented

As the UN reached a consensus on the ambitious post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, India has said it is already implementing the new goals as most of the government's initiatives can be related to one or more of the SDGs to be adopted in September.

4:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata Banerjee to conduct video conference with DMs to review situation

To review the flood situation in West Bengal and oversee relief efforts, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will conduct a video conference with the district magistrates today.

4:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Garment industry wants 3% interest subvention post RBI policy

Expressing disappointment over RBI keeping its policy rate unchanged, the Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) today requested the government to announce a three per cent interest subvention scheme for garment sector.

3:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Barack Obama unveils major climate change plan

US President Barack Obama has unveiled an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the country's coal-burning power plants, with the White House hoping that nations like India and China will be fully on board for a landmark climate change deal in Paris.

3:37 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Senior Congress leader Chaudhary Jagjit Singh passes away

Senior Congress leader and former Punjab minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh died of a heart attack this morning at a hospital here.

3:32 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Government committed to long-term visa to Pakistan, Bangladesh minorities

Government today said it was committed to provide long-term visa or citizenship to minorities of neighbouring countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh who face persecution in their homeland.

3:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Raghuram Rajan links more easing to lower bank rates, monsoon, inflation

After opting for status quo in policy rates, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today said any more cut will depend on further transmission of previous rate cuts by banks, softening in inflation and progress of monsoon.

3:16 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government: 25 lakh children with special needs enrolled in schools

Over 25 lakh children with special needs are enrolled in schools and another over 2 lakh who have "profound" special needs are covered under home-based education system, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

3:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Najeeb Jung gives nod to prosecute AAP's Somnath Bharti

Ignoring AAP government's view, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has given his nod to prosecute former Delhi law minister and party MLA Somnath Bharti in connection with alleged misbehaviour with African women during a midnight raid in south Delhi in January, 2014.

3:05 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA govt ready to accept recommendations of Parliamentary land panel

Government today expressed readiness to accept recommendations of the Parliamentary panel on land, which restored provisions of the UPA law, insisting that it was not a climbdown as it was always open to changes on which there is consensus.

3:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Three Maoists surrender

Three Maoists, including two carrying rewards on their heads, surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district today accusing the red rebels of exploiting the poor and tribal people.

3:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar Assembly's Monsoon session begins on stormy note

The first working day of the five-day Monsoon session of Bihar Legislative Assembly today began on a stormy note with opposition BJP creating ruckus in the House over alleged deterioration in law and order situation in the state after Nitish Kumar joined hands with the RJD.

2:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt suspends 21 employees for absence from duty

Jammu and Kashmir government has placed under suspension 21 employees after they were found unauthorisedly absent from duty.

2:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CBI registers two corruption cases against Yadav Singh

CBI has registered two separate cases against the then Chief Engineer NOIDA, Greater NOIDA and Yamuna Expressway, Yadav Singh and his family members for alleged corruption and amassing assets disproportionate to the known sources of income.

2:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal to constitute SDC replacing SPB

The Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to constitute a State Development Council (SDC) in place of the existing State Planning Board.

1:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI keeps interest rates unchanged

Rebuffing pressure from the government to reduce cost of borrowing, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today kept interest rates unchanged, citing a spike in food prices and banks passing on to consumers only less than half of its previous rate cuts.

1:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand - Five panchayats under Palamau Development Plan

Five panchayats under Maoist-hit Manatu police station of Palamau district will be linked to development program under Palamau Development Act Plan.

1:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP: Congress a destructive opposition

As Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders protested against suspension of their MPs, BJP Parliamentary Party today accused it of being a "destructive" opposition and passed a resolution against its "obstructionist and anti-development" policies.

12:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Sensex cuts down losses after RBI holds rate

The benchmark BSE Sensex trimmed its early losses, but is still quoting over 38 points down as interest rate-sensitives remained weak after the Reserve Bank kept key repo rate unchanged in its monetary policy.

12:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ceasefire violation: Youth killed as Pakistani Rangers shell BOPs in Jammu

A youth was killed when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by targeting border out posts and border hamlets by resorting to firing and mortar shelling along the IB in Jammu district today.

11:42 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mizoram CM happy over Naga peace accord

Former Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who brokered the peace deal between the Centre and the NSCN (I-M), today expressed happiness over the signing of the historic Naga Peace Accord.

11:01 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Petulant Sonia wants a dysfunctional Parliament

Even as 25 Congress MPs were suspended yesterday for disrupting the Lok Sabha, the Congress today continued with its agenda of not letting the Parliament function.

10:54 am   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

Defence Pension Adalat at IAF command a big success

A two-day Defence Pension Adalat (DPA) was successfully conducted by Headquarters Maintenance Command, (HQMC) Indian Air Force at their campus here.

8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

Abdul Kalam Institute for Aerospace Engineering as his Legacy

India should create "Abdul Kalam Institute for Aerospace Engineering" as a private research institute supplementing the Aeronautical Development Agency and specialising in the design of the next generation combat aircraft.

5:35 am   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

UPSC: Centres to have at least one venue for visually impaired

All centres across the country will have at least one venue for visually impaired candidates appearing in this year's civil services preliminary examination scheduled to be held on August 23.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

Lt Gen Balwant Singh Negi takes over as IMA Commandant        

Lt Gen Balwant Singh Negi today took over as the Commandant of the prestigious Indian Military Academy.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDMC to hold free cancer screening camp for sanitation workers

The New Delhi Municipal Council today kick started a month-long camp for free screening of its 1,600 sanitation workers for cancer detection.

3:28 am   #NitiPTI   

NGT: No pesticide spraying while flyers are on board

Heeding to the plea of a United States-based neurologist, the National Green Tribunal today directed the Centre to ensure that no disinfectant fumigation is carried out in aircraft while passengers are onboard.

3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Power Mech Projects to raise Rs 270 crore through IPO

Power Mech Projects plans to raise nearly Rs 270 crore through initial public offering (IPO) to meet its working capital requirements and expand presence globally.

1:35 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Saibaba trust gets Rs 3.8 cr cash donation on Gurupurnima

The Saibaba Sansthan trust has received Rs 3.8 crore cash, gold and foreign currency donations from devotees during the three-day 'Gurupurnima Utsav', an official said today.

1:13 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Government: NCSTs received 73 complaints from Jharkhand

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribe (NCSTs) has received 73 complaints from Jhakhand this year till July, the maximum number of such cases from any state.

12:27 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

NTH scientists, officers to work more in remembrance of Dr. Kalam

National Test House (NTH) scientists and officials have decided to work an hour more during the next seven days in remembrance of former president A P J Abdul Kalam.

12:06 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Meghalaya govt extends administrator's rule in GHADC by 2 months

The Meghalaya government today extended administrator's rule in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), one of the three autonomous district councils, by another two months to ensure the election process is complete within October.

12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #World   

China is on an Airports and Infrastructure spree in Tibet

While China speedily builds Tibet's infrastructure (using the perfect excuse of having to cater for millions of Han tourists), India develops its border areas at snail's pace, struggling to create a semblance of infrastructure.

10:13 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   
8:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

MG Varsity to have permanent memoriam for Dr. Kalam

Mahatma Gandhi University here today decided to name its upcoming Rs 28.5 crore convergence academia complex after late former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away last week.

8:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

China's military wants more teeth to counter India, US, Japan

Bracketing India along with the US, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam as "threats" to China'a airspace, the PLA in a study has sought the broadening of its air surveillance and attack capabilities with high-speed cruise missiles and a new generation of bombers.

8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AIIMS issue: Farooq for all party delegation to meet PM Modi

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today proposed that an all party delegation from Jammu and Kashmir be formed to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demand of setting up of an AIIMS in Jammu.

8:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana to organise I-Day celebrations inside Golconda fort

The Telangana government would organise the Independence Day celebrations this year in the historic Golconda Fort here.

8:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Army downplays violence in J&K, calls it media's wishful thinking

The Army today downplayed the recent incidents of violence and reports of youths joining militancy, especially in south Kashmir, stating that the situation was largely stable and the media was just indulging in wishful thinking.

7:48 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #National   

Narendra Modi makes Historic Announcement as NSCN signs Peace Accord

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made historical announcement when peace accord was signed between National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muiva and Government of India.

7:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India can always be part of our big ticket projects: Iran

As it prepares for billions of dollars of investments in the oil sector following the nuclear deal, Iran today said it will welcome India's participation in various "big ticket projects" in diverse sectors including enhancing transport infrastructure in the region.

7:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP asks Congress to show responsibility, allow Parliament to run

BJP today said most political parties want Parliament to function and asked Congress to show "responsibility" as it has ruled the country for so long and should allow both the Houses to function.

7:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

Government asks Internet service providers to block 857 porn sites

The government has ordered blocking of as many as 857 porn websites, sparking off a debate on social media over censorship and freedom of speech.

6:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan govt may not re-challenge Lakhvi's bail: official

Pakistan may not re-challenge the bail to Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a senior official said today citing the government's "own weakness" for not seeking bail revocation, even as the deadline to conclude the 26/11 case ended over a month ago.

6:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland: Incessant rains trigger landslide and mud slips

Incessant rains for the past few days have caused mud slips and landslide in some areas under Meluri Sub-Division in Phek District of Nagaland.

6:17 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Army joins flood relief and rescue operations in West Bengal

Jawans of the Indian Army have joined flood relief and rescue operations in West Bengal.

6:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha to launch Onion Mission; to give loans, seeds to farmers

With onion prices touching Rs 45 per kg in retail markets, the Odisha government today decided to launch Onion Mission and provide easy loans and high yielding seeds to farmers.

5:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK announces stir across Tamil Nadu to press for prohibition of liquor

Mounting pressure on the ruling AIADMK over the issue of dry law, DMK chief Karunanidhi today announced a statewide stir on August 10, demanding imposition of total prohibition in Tamil Nadu.

5:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat: Patel community holds rallies demanding OBC quota

Demanding reservation in Other Backward Castes (OBC) quota, members of the Patel community in Gujarat today held rallies in Gandhinagar and Sabarkantha districts, officials said.

5:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Sena to build memorial for freedom fighter Nana Patil

Describing freedom fighter Nana Patil as a man who jolted the British rule in the country, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today announced that his party will build a befitting memorial for the independence activist.

4:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Ramakrishna Mission monks lend helping hand to flood victims in Bengal

In a noble move, monks of the Ramakrishna Mission have started providing primary relief services in most of the flood-affected districts of West Bengal.

4:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

FTII students bring protest to Delhi

FTII students today brought their protest against the appointment of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as its Chairman to the national capital even as the Government accused Rahul Gandhi of giving "political colour" to the 53-day-old strike.

4:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 25 Congress members of Lok Sabha for five days

Confrontation between government and opposition is set to escalate with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today suspending 25 Congress members for five days for "persistently, wilfully obstructing" the House".

4:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata Banerjee announces compensation to flood, storm-affected people

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced that the state government will provide Rs four lakh each to the families of those killed in flood and storm.

4:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur: JCILPS stages protests for implementation of ILP

The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS), spearheading the movement for implementation of the system in Manipur, today staged sit-in protests in several districts of the state.

4:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar police to seek cancellation of Pappu Yadav's bail

Bihar Police will move Patna High Court seeking cancellation of bail to Lok Sabha member and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) founder Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav for repeatedly creating law and order problems, as well as, breaking rules.

4:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kawad Yatra: Vehicle movement on NH-58 restricted from tomorrow

In a bid to ensure smooth movement of Kawad yatris, diversion will be put in place on National Highway 58 from tomorrow midnight.

4:05 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Congress MPs suspended from Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha has been adjourned for the day after the Speaker suspended 25 Congress MPs for five days.

3:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

FTII students hold protest at Jantar Mantar

Over 80 students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) today held a protest at Jantar Mantar against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the institute's chairman.