The Andhra Pradesh government plans to undertake what it calls 'Nava Nirmana Deeksha' (vow of reconstruction) on June 2 when the bifurcation of undivided erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh came into being last year.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today laid the foundation stone of an apparel and garment centre to be set up under the North East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme.
Controversial author Salman Rushdie has joined fellow Booker Prize winners and celebrated writers like Amitav Ghosh and Margaret Atwood to appeal to Bangladesh government to do "all in its power" to punish the killers of three secular bloggers who were hacked to death recently.
Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to maintain the special status of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand as they have geographical conditions and topography similar to the north-eastern states.
Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav today rejected speculation of a tie-up with BJP and pitched for a Third Front against NDA as well as Lalu Prasad-led RJD in poll-bound Bihar.
British High Commissioner to India James Bevan today called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues concerning India and Britain.
Pakistan High Commission has rejected the visa of 150 Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan to commemorate the martyrdom day of 5th Sikh Guru Arjan Dev.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said the state government is yet to decide on filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against acquittal of Jayalalithaa who is set to stage a comeback as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister after her acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra today congratulated the Modi government for "bridging the trust" and bringing a turnaround of the economy.
Actor-turned-BJP leader Rupa Ganguly today visited Pingla in West Midnapore district where 12 persons had been killed in a firecracker unit blast on May 7. Ganguly, who was accompanied by West Bengal BJP leader Jaiprakash Majumder, was however prevented to visit the epicentre of the blast - Brahmonberia under Pingla police station where the cracker unit was located.
Hitting back at Congress over its jibe that the Narendra Modi government is a 'selfie' government, BJP today said the opposition party is facing "bankruptcy" of ideas and mud they were throwing was falling back on their faces.
BJP President Amit Shah will address a public meeting in Goa on May 28 and hold a series of meetings with office bearers, legislators and ministers, a senior party functionary said today.
RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra today suggested that the new National Education Policy mulled by the NDA government should stress on "autonomy of education" on the lines of Election Commission and Supreme Court and also introduce an "Indian Education Service".
Reaching out to the voters of Bihar ahead of the assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was committed to the development of the state and asked the people to rise above the caste divide failing which the public life there will "decay".
Settlement of the border issue is "critical" for India-China ties, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said today, as he called for a "larger plan" for "tackling" that country to resolve all ticklish matters.
AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa will be sworn in for the fifth time as Tamil Nadu chief minister tomorrow along with 28 ministers, nearly eight months after she was forced to quit over corruption charges.
Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman today applauded the Skill India programme and emphasised on the need for indigenous skill development.
Rajasthan's Women and Child Development Minister Anita Bhadel has asked the anganwadi workers to work with full dedication to address the "serious" issues of malnutrition, maternal and infant mortality rate.
Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, ex -Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and seven others were today granted bail by a special court which asked them not to tamper with evidence or influence witnesses.
The Finance Ministry will come out with simplified Income Tax Return (ITR) forms by the next week, replacing the controversial ones that have been put on hold.
Chief Minister N Rangasamy toay said the PWD here would relieve the residents of various housing colonies soon of their difficulty in getting assured and protected drinking water by launching massive water supply projects funded by statutory bodies.
As part of the two-day celebrations to commemorate the completion of her first year in power, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today laid the foundation stone of a water supply project in Meghraj town of Aravalli district.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today disapproved of his ministerial colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's remark that those who cannot live without eating beef should go to Pakistan or any other country, saying people should be aware of their responsibilities.
The Centre has asked the West Bengal state labour department to settle the minimum wages issue at tea gardens at the earliest.
Goa government is working on a plan to set up an institution similar to the Nagpur-headquartered Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) in the state which will be mandated with certification and monitoring of mining industry.
Nagaland Chief Minister, T R Zeliang today inducted five more advisors with Cabinet status into his one-year old NPF-led DAN ministry.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today conducted an aerial survey of northern glacier Siachen and interacted with troops at the base camp.
AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa who made her first public appearance in eight months today, was greeted by thousands by showering flowers on her vehicle as it inched towards the Governor's residence.
With the completion of one year in office, Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel today relaunched her website with a new look where one can have a glimpse of all the initiatives undertaken by her government.
Maharashtra BJP unit has convened a national executive meeting in Kolhapur starting tomorrow, where the party is expected to lay out a roadmap to address issues within the party and the state government.
Odisha government today announced a hike in pre-matriculation scholarships for students belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) communities.
In the first expansion of the 18-month-old BJP government in Chhattisgarh after it stormed to power for third consecutive time in 2013, three new ministers were today inducted into the Raman Singh-led Cabinet, taking the strength to 13.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today addressed a press conference on the completion of the first year of the NDA government where he highlighted the key achievements and talked about the future plans. Terming the journey so far as more than satisfactory the Union Minister said, "Now there is an environment of enthusiasm in the country."
The farmers in Dondaicha constituency in Dhule district will be the first beneficiaries of five times higher compensation for land acquisition following the new rate announced by the Maharashtra government.
The parliamentary committee on the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, has invited suggestions from stakeholders on proposed amendments to the legislation before being tabled in the next session of Parliament.
J Jayalalithaa was today set to return as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the fifth time after she was formally elected the leader of AIADMK Legislature party.
Reaching out to the voters of Bihar ahead of the assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the people of the state to rise above caste considerations and support the most virtuous.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today began his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation in the state.
Even as the Union Cabinet gave its nod to NDA government's flagship smart city project last month, no city from Maharashtra has yet been included in the programme as the Centre's guidelines are awaited for it, an official said.
Maharashtra government is mulling over a policy that may allow entry tax and VAT to be imposed on import of sand from neighbouring states to stop its illegal smuggling.
Kejriwal suffers a setback with the Gazette Notification regarding administration of Union Territories issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on May 21, 2015.
The Centre is considering issuing a notification to clarify distribution of power between the posts of Delhi's Lieutenant Governor and Chief Minister.
Director General of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force Krishna Chaudhary along with Inspector Generals ITBP R K Saini and R K D Singh called on Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here this evening.
pecial Envoy of Singapore government Gopinath Pillai today called on Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and discussed possible areas of bilateral cooperation like tourism and cyber security.
Bangladesh today said it was looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Dhaka and hoped that the long-pending Teesta pact will be inked during the trip besides expansion of cooperation in key areas of energy and connectivity.
Saying that not a single inch of land acquired from the farmers would be used for setting up private industries, Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh today hit out at the Opposition for "misleading" people on the issue.
The Madhya Pradesh government inked an agreement with online shopping major Snapdeal today to sell 'Mrignayni' brand products to give a global platform to the state's weavers and handicrafts.
Accusing the BJP-led-NDA government of failing to fulfil poll promises, Congress general secretary B K Hariprasad today said it had wrecked "foundational values".
As the controversy over the appointment of Delhi's acting chief secretary continues, the central IAS officers' association has called a meeting on Monday to discuss the matter.
Maharashtra government today decided to make necessary changes in the Factories Act, 1948 to allow women to work in factories in night shifts.
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel wrote in her blog today, on the eve of her government completing one year, that her inclusive and sustainable development effort is a huge success.
Delhi Transport Corporation has issued show cause notices to several of its employees for continuing with their strike to protest the death of a driver in a road rage incident even after the government imposed Essential Services and Maintenance Act.
BJP's national spokesperson M J Akbar came down heavily on Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, by alleging here today that he had "robbed" farmers' land to set up his companies.
The death toll due to a strong dust storm in Rajasthan has risen to 20 and 86 persons have been injured in related incidents, a senior official said today.
Senior BJP leader Radhay Shyam Sharma was today elected unopposed as the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, who soon after taking charge said, the civic body will have a "zero-tolerance" approach towards corruption.
District administrations of Gurgaon and Faridabad have formed a committee to resolve the issue of fee hike by private schools and it will meet tomorrow for the first time in Gurgaon, a senior official said today.
Government today said the passport application of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani cannot be processed in its present form, noting that it was incomplete.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked his council of ministers not to go by the feedbacks of the bureaucrats alone but cross check from the people while implementing welfare schemes.
Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan today demanded a complete loan-waiver for farmers in the state and a free supply of seeds for the coming Kharip season.
This day last year Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi moved to New Delhi, bidding adieu to Gujarat by saying “Aavjo' to 6.25 crore people...Aavjo Gujarat (goodbye Gujarat).”
The Reserve Bank today extended the time-frame to spread over the shortfall arising out of sale of bad assets to securitisation companies/asset reconstruction companies at a price below the net book value, to March 2016.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced an aid of Rs 83 crore to Amravati Municipal Corporation to enable it to complete developmental works.
Aiming to attract overseas funds, government today decided that non-repatriable investments by NRIs, OCIs and PIOs will be treated as domestic investments and will not be subject to foreign direct investment caps.
The first Cabinet expansion of the 18-month-old Raman Singh government in Chattisgarh will take place tomorrow.
An official of the Australia consulate today met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here and discussed possible areas of cooperation like aquaculture and sports.
The Jammu and Kashmir government will soon begin discussions with Kashmiri Pandit leaders to ensure their return to the Valley with safety and dignity, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav today said.
The bilateral trade between India and the US is expected to increase to USD 500 billion from the current USD 100 billion, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said today.
The Maharashtra state BJP unit announced a co-ordination committee of the ruling BJP-Sena alliance in the state, which did not include any name from the Shiv Sena, which is the second largest constituent of the coalition government.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad will hold talks with Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav in the national capital tomorrow amid continuing differences over formalising a merger before the state Assembly polls.
Airlines face a fresh probe for suspected cartelisation and for the alleged arbitrary hike in airfares, with the fair trade regulator CCI today saying it needs to get to the bottom of the issue.
Reviving their demand for five per cent reservation in jobs, Gujjars in Rajasthan today launched an agitation, blocking railway tracks, even as the state government expressed readiness to have talks with them.
Around 1,000-odd households located within the sprawling 330 acres of President's Estate will enjoy 100 per cent wireless Internet facility from tomorrow.
A 24-hour Manipur bandh has been called from midnight tomorrow to protest against alleged land encroachment by Nagaland at Manipur's boundary with its neighbour at Dzuko Valley in Senapati district.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive here tomorrow on a two-day visit to review security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, during which he is expected to visit the Line of Control and Siachen and meet Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
The state today celebrated the 475th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap with traditional fervour, with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal paying tribute to the Rajput ruler.
The Gujarat government today said that a Chinese investment firm has signed a deal to set up a textile park near the industrial town of Sanand, which is around 25 Km from here.
The government today decided to liberalise foreign direct investment norms for NRIs and overseas citizens of India (OCI) as it aims to increase capital flows into the country.
Fearing a hit on farm output from below-normal monsoon, the Centre today said it is taking all measures to tackle any situation arising out of possibility of poor rains and has also asked states to be prepared in this regard.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today directed the officials to ensure there is time-bound implementation of the cabinet's decisions and there are adequate funds to carry out new schemes.
BJP today slammed the Karnataka government for its "dirty tricks" in the case relating to the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer following reports that he had called his woman batchmate only once and not 44 times on the day he was found dead in his apartment.
To address shortage of ammunition for army, their production has been increased by 18 per cent since last year, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.
A Rs 317 crore budget for the Tourism department of West Bengal government was passed in the state Assembly today with Minister Bratya Basu claiming that new avenues were being explored to double tourist entry in the state.
The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) on a plea seeking action against illegal dumping of construction material on agricultural land in South Delhi.
CPI-M leader Asok Bhattacharya, who led the Left to victory in the Siliguri Municipal Corporation last month, was today made a permanent invitee to the powerful state secretariat of the party.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the state government had no objection to host the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games if the Centre takes the primary responsibility in this direction.
Seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal intervention for extending financial relief to state milk federations, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has written to the PM for providing interest subvention on loans availed by them from banks.
Days ahead of marking its first year in office, NDA government today strongly rebutted the opposition's charge that it was "anti-poor" and asserted that the Narendra Modi dispensation believed in growth and social justice and had ended crony capitalism which was "rife" under UPA's tenure.
The Reserve Bank is in discussions with the government on ways to reduce cash usage in the system and will soon be coming out with a paper on the same, its executive director G Padmanabhan said today.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow to review the security situation in the state.
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RJD President Lalu Prasad today invited former Chief Minister Jiten Ram Manjhi, a known detractor of Nitish Kumar, to join the process of uniting parties against BJP for the upcoming Assembly polls in Bihar.
The people of nashik, including members of social organisations and environmentalists today participated in an operation to clean river Godavari in view of the Kumbh mela to be held here in July.
Blaming the Congress-led UPA government's "misgovernance, mistreatment and neglect" for the rise of insurgency in the north-east, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today appealed to the youth to shun violence and come back to the mainstream.
The request of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for passport will be processed on "merit" depending on completion of "formalities" by him, the Union Home Ministry said today, amid a row over the issue that has divided ruling PDP and BJP in Jammu and Kashmir.
The consistent anti-Modi political narrative pushed by Reuters over the past few months raises the question if it is a News Agency or an agenda driven Political Views Agency ?
Even as Maharashtra received unseasonal rains coupled with hailstorm in the last few months, depleting water storage in large, medium and small irrigation dams across the state has become a cause of concern with Marathwada region staring at intense scarcity.
The 24th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was observed as Anti-Terrorism Day at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy today paid homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the occasion of his 24th death anniversary.
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has expressed concern over failure of banks to achieve their target under priority sector lending (PSL), which fell to 56 per cent in the state in 2013-14.
The Chhattisgarh government has taken action against 13 private hospitals across the state for alleged failure to provide proper facilities to patients under the health insurance schemes.
World Bank will offer a credit of USD 250 million to Bihar government over the next five years as part of a programme to help improve effectiveness of elementary school teachers in the state by making them more qualified, accountable and responsive.
Making Ghaziabad a "world class city" is the first priority and all developmental projects will be completed within a time frame, said newly appointed GDA Vice Chairman Vijay Yadav.
Bihar government today talked tough after two patients lost their lives as 53,000 Home Guards disrupted rail and road traffic across the state during their day-long 'chakka jam' agitation, as part of their indefinite strike since May 15.
Government will put in place a combination of measures like offloading rice and wheat stocks to cool down prices in case of a below normal monsoon this year.
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat today appealed to Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu to protect tribal land as enshrined in the 5th Schedule.
The Urban Services Department of private steel major Tata Steel today organised a walk themed 'Save Water, Electricity and Environment' as part of its mass awareness program.
State-owned NHPC has received environmental clearance for its Dibang multipurpose hydropower cum flood moderation project, worth over Rs 25,000 crore, in Arunachal Pradesh.
The full-fledged budget session of Kerala assembly has been convened from June eight to pass the budget presented in March for the year 2015-16.
Climate change poses a great threat to US' national security interests and may lead to a spike in poverty and terrorist activities besides political instability growing out of conflict over basic resources, the White House said in a report released today.
In a bid to provide succour from the sweltering heat to the growing population of Asiatic lions, the Gujarat forest department has set up 150 new artificial water points in Gir national park for the convenience of felines to quench their thirst.
Microsoft is partnering with the Federation of Small and Medium Industries (FOSMI) to help SMBs in West Bengal adopt cloud solutions and other new technologies.
This day last year was marked with nostalgia as the Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi wrapped up a significant phase of his political career as the Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat.
Maharashtra government is supervising the progress of work of the 'Jalyukta Shivar' water conservation schemes in order to complete them before the monsoon begins, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today.