The PMK executive meeting will take a decision whether to contest the bypoll for the RK Nagar Assembly constituency, party founder S Ramadoss today said.
With thousands of posts remaining vacant over the years in various state government departments, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has issued direction to expedite filling up of over 40,000 posts.
Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu today said the Social Welfare Department is implementing several welfare programmes for the benefit of the differently abled to promote self employment projects
"Raebareli: Congress President Sonia Gandhi reaches Dighiya distributes compensation cheques to farmers."
The Indian Navy today said it "minutely" monitors the activities of its Chinese counterpart in the Indian Ocean Rim even as it downplayed China's assertive white paper on defence which talks about enhancing its naval reach for the first time to "open seas protection" far from its shores.
To strengthen security network along the international and inter-state borders, a high level meeting held here was attended by top police officials and other security agencies of Punjab, Himachal Pardesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina will jointly inaugurate a border 'haat' (market) at Kamalasagar in Tripura's Sipahijala district, which borders Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh.
4,500 paramilitary personnel have been despatched to Rajasthan by the Centre to assist the state government in handling the Gujjar agitation that has hit traffic on the Delhi-Mumbai rail route and a national highway for the eighth day today.
"Discipline is an excuse for them, an excuse to kill individuality: Rahul Gandhi speaking at NSUI convention"
BJP today ruled out a country-wide ban on beef, saying it is for the states to take a decision on it keeping in mind the "sentiments of the people".
The Opposition Left Front today created ruckus in the West Bengal Assembly demanding tabling of an anti-chit fund bill in the House.
The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is mandatory if the Army has to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir or any other state for internal security, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.
Battling strident opposition on the land bill, Government today held interaction with farmers' representatives from various states to address their "misgivings" on various issues and take their concerns on board.
In a bid to promote organic farming in the state, Chhattisgarh government will prepare a road map for the expansion of organic farming by the end of this year.
Donâ€™t judge a government by its clothes; instead see what the government is doing,â€ Parrikar said.
After having partnered with Rajasthan government in the agriculture sector, Israel is looking forward to help the state in the field of water management and tourism.
Singapore has appointed an Indian- origin businessman as its non-Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry announced today.
The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Myanmar's persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening migration crisis.
J&K Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid today said that talks between the Centre and separatists in the state would not yield results if there were any preconditions attached to the dialogue process.
Thousands of villagers from the predominantly tribal Mokhada taluka in the district took out a 'Birhad Morcha' demanding increase in daily wages and employment under government schemes.
The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear Centre's plea challenging Delhi High Court order terming as "suspect" its notification barring Delhi government's anti-corruption branch (ACB) from acting against its officers in criminal offences, and holding that the LG cannot act in his discretion.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today asked power department officials to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the state capital.
Five new National Highways Authority of India road projects have been awarded to Tamil Nadu at an estimated cost of over Rs 2,000 crore and these projects would drive the state into a new growth trajectory, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan has said.
Describing terrorism as a "central feature" holding back normalisation of Indo-Pak ties, India's envoy here has said that the new Indian government was keen to forge good relations with all neighbouring countries.
An inter-ministerial panel has been formed to monitor the progress being made by various central government departments in filling vacancies of persons with disabilities.
Speaker of Manipur Assembly Th Lokeshwar Singh has disqualified three All India Trinamool Congress MLAs under the Anti-Defection law in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution.
Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today met Union Home Secretary LC Goyal, amidst the ongoing tussle between him and the AAP government.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has greeted his Tamil Nadu counterpart J Jayalalithaa on her assuming office for the fifth time.
The first Gujarat CSR Summit 2015, to be held here on June 2, will provide a platform for organisations across the industry for in-depth understanding of rules and regulations pertaining to the Companies Act, organisers said today.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today backed Karnataka Special Public Prosecutor B V Acharya's advise to file an appeal against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.
On the lines of Centre government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Maharashtra Government will launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme here tomorrow, a senior Urban Development official said.
The Rajasthan High Court today rapped the Chief Secretary and the DGP for failing to arrest even a single Gujjar agitator and allowing people to suffer due to the "undemocratic" agitation which has crippled road and rail services in the state.
In an interview to news agency PTI, Prime Minister Narendra today spoke about the attacks on him by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, the land acquisition and GST bills, criticism of his foreign tours, "concentration" of power in PMO, reforms and a wide variety of other topics.
Having lost his maiden US Congressional bid in a high-profile contest last year to Congressman Mike Honda, Indian-American Ro Khanna is all set to announce his second bid for the US House of Representative from California.
Claude Arpi on an Alzheimerish China and Ajit Doval's comments on why Delhi ‘needs to remain on a very high alert'.
Himachal government will set up "Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam" for providing training to unemployed youth for gainful employment both within and outside the state.
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said here that creating a new Railway zone for Andhra Pradesh was under consideration.
State-owned Punjab Agro today said it has started a marketing chain to help registered farmers to sell produce of organic wheat to global markets.
Foreign direct investment is likely to have hit high of USD 34.9 billion in financial year 2015, a massive 61.6 per cent jump from USD 21.6 billion in the previous fiscal, according to a report by Japanese brokerage Nomura.
The Tripura government today decide to lift Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the state, where the controversial law was in effect for the last 18 years to curb insurgency.
Bangladesh Supreme Court today wrapped up the appeal hearing of a top leader of fundmentalist Jamaat-e-Islami outfit against his warcrimes conviction and fixed June 16 for the final verdict, two years after he was sentenced to death by a special tribunal.
As many as 360 suspected history sheeters voluntarily participated in the 'Swachh Hyderabad Abhiyan' as part of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at Paigah Tombs at Santoshnagar here, along with policemen, it was officially announced here today.
The security forces today busted a militant hideout and recovered arms and ammunition from the higher reaches of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir, a Defence spokesman said.
Work on Rs 4,500-crore smart sub-city complex project in east Delhi, which includes an iconic 100-storeyed tower as its centrepiece, will begin mid 2016.
The Congress today demanded special status for the coastal state, claiming that it has unique culture and identity.
India will get its first transgender college principal on June 9 when Manabi Bandopadhyay takes charge of Krishnagar Women's College in West Bengal's Nadia district.
Considering importance of sanitation, Bihar's L N Mithila University has said it would include the subject in its curriculum.
A total of 4.85 lakh students will appear in IGNOU examinations commencing from June 1, at 850 examination centres in the country and 32 centres abroad.
Hitting back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his warning to the NDA government, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the BJP-led NDA government would not only complete its full term but also retain power in the next elections.
The Centre today said infiltration from across the border has come down as compared to previous years while there has been an increase in the number of militants killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
Germany today expressed keen interest in collaborating with India in defence technology and equipment, including manufacturing, besides cyber security and maritime cooperation.
The Health Ministry today extended assistance and medical aid to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where the heatwave has claimed nearly 1,200 lives, and is likely to come out with an advisory for all states to deal with the situation.
President Pranab Mukherjee today advocated concerted efforts to tackle terrorism which has assumed "serious proportions" as "trouble spots" in the world were spreading rapidly.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, whose proposed inclusion in the Janata Parivar alliance has sharpened differences between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, has arrived in the capital to hold talks with BJP leaders for a possible tie-up in the poll-bound state.
In a no holds barred counter-attack on Manmohan Singh, BJP today branded the former Prime Minister a "puppet" and accused him of "lying with a straight face" after he charged the Modi government with harping on corruption to divert the people's attention to non-issues.
Microsoft will open the country's first Digital Experience Centre here in collaboration with the Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced serious concern at the perceived "atmosphere of indifference" with regard to ex-servicemen's issues such as delay in pension and directed the authorities to pay more attention to their resolution at the earliest.
The intense heat wave sweeping through many parts of the country has claimed 1242 lives over the last few days, with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana bearing the brunt as these two states account for most of the deaths.
Assam Governor P B Acharya today appealed for carrying forward the 'Toilet Movement' and work hard to keep the environment clean.
The Maharashtra government approved a proposal today to increase the limit of contingency fund by Rs 962 crore 'on a temporary basis' from the current from Rs 150 crore to enable it to extend adequate financial relief to farmers.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completion of one year of "visionary steps towards ending poverty" and said the world needs "more leaders like you".
To boost trade with India from USD 15 billion at present, Australia is exploring investment opportunities in the areas of mining, tourism, education, food processing and organic farming in the Northeast.
The DONER Ministry has launched Rs 200 crore projects for Assam in accordance with the state government's priority on water supply and road development.
Hinting at opening up of more sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said areas with high employment potential and strong local talent will be the focus to woo foreign investment and expressed confidence that reforms measures like GST and land acquisition bills will be passed in "a matter of time".
India has lodged a strong protest with Swedish national daily 'Dagens Nyhetter' for putting out "slip of the tongue" comments by President Pranab Mukherjee during an interview to it, saying it was done in a "most condescending" manner and was "unprofessional and unethical".
The government will "abide by Supreme Court directions" on allowing Genetically Modified crops in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said while clarifying Centre's stand on the controversial issue.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said his government has always supported the issue of according Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six communities in the ST list.
In view of the rising incidence of farmers' suicides and delay in settlement of insurance schemes, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said a pilot project of satellite-based survey at field-level to improve crop insurance schemes will cover 500 villages.
Attacking the previous Congress-led UPA government, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said it suffered from policy paralysis and credited Narendra Modi of taking the country from inactive to active mode.
Rejecting allegations of a secret deal between BJP and BJD to slow down CBI probe into the chit fund scam in Odisha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the NDA government is only keen to see speedy development in the state.
The Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan is arriving here tomorrow on a two-day visit with a focus on rehabilitation of last year's flood-affected people in the valley.
The Haryana government has invited suggestions from the public and other stakeholders about its new Industrial Policy, which promises to enhance ease of doing business in the state by cutting down on red tapism.
The Centre has launched an initiative, 'DONER at the Doorstep' (DAD), to bring the ministry closer to the people of North East, Union Minister of state (Independent charge) Jitendra Singh said here today.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said that the Congress was "endorsing corruption" by declaring it a "non-issue."
Germany today pitched for deepening its partnership with India, especially in the field of cyberspace, maritime cooperation in the Indian Ocean and defence production including that of submarines.
A Prime Minister's responsibility is not limited to his personal integrity but extends to uprooting corruption from the entire system, BJP president Amit Shah said today as he attacked former PM Manmohan Singh over a string of scams that took place under his watch.
In a major step towards shedding its long-held banking secrecy tag, Switzerland today signed an agreement for Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) with European Union, while similar pacts may follow with other jurisdictions, including India, to check the black money menace.
Ruling out the possibility of deploying Army in anti-Naxal operations, Defence Minister Manohar Parrkar today said if demanded, armed forces would extend "logistical support" and "provide training" to police in tackling the menace.
The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said in an annual report today.
With confusion persisting whether there would be merger of Janata Parivar or JD(U) and RJD would go into Bihar poll in alliance, Lalu Prasad today said a decision would be taken on "merger or adjustment" soon.
Greenpeace India today welcomed a High Court order allowing the organisation to use two of its accounts for receiving donations, terming the relief a "lifeline" as it decided to "restart" its pro-environment campaigns.
Under attack over allegations in 2G scam, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asserted that he had "never used" public office to "enrich" himself, his family or friends.
Armed with a Delhi High Court order over its jurisdiction, AAP government today appointed senior IAS officer Anindo Majumdar as the CMD of Delhi Finance Corporation, days after he was removed from the post of Principal Secretary of the Services Department.
With a vision to embark on a process to instill the spirit of innovation and use of technology for impacting positive change in the society with target audience comprising of students, entrepreneurs, NGOs, government departments and industry professionals, E-Naga Summit was held here today.
Following a succesful rally and public meeting by Smriti Irani in Amethi yesterday, a panicky Priyanka Vadra quickly arrived in Amethi today to rescue the fading image of her brother Rahul Gandhi, who also happens to be the MP of the constituency.
Amidst a row over eating beef, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said no restrictions can be put on food habits in a secular country like India but the sentiments of the majority should be respected in Hindu- majority as well as Christian and Muslim-majority states.
Aimed at battling inflation and sub-standard quality of essential goods in the market, a group of enterprising villagers has opened a 'mall' here, selling a wide range of products at attractive discounts.
Mizoram government asked the Union Home Ministry to expedite release of fund meant for expenses of the resumption of repatriation of Brus from the six relief camps in neighbouring North Tripura district, scheduled to commence from the first week of June, a senior state home department official today said.
Offering a soft stand to those who wish to hold dialogue to discuss all "vexed issues", the Centre today sent a strong message to separatists saying, those raising pro-Pak slogans and waving Pakistani flags on Indian territory will be dealt with severely.
A day after Election Commission announced bypoll for the RK Nagar Assembly constituency from where Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa is likely to contest, DMK chief Karunanidhi today said his party has decided not to contest the by-election.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today hit out at the Modi government saying it was "harping" on corruption to divert people's attention to non-issues and asserted that he never used public office to "enrich" himself, family or friends.
Sending a clear message to Pakistan to stop meddling in India's affairs, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the neighbouring country must stop its nefarious activities if it wants its "own welfare".
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar today asked countrymen to file Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal for "lying to the country in regard to the loss suffered on spectrum issue".
The Aam Aadmi Party today held a protest here against the BJP government, accusing it of plunging the country into "despair" instead of ushering in the promised "achche din" during its one year rule.
The country will become self-reliant in urea and fertiliser in the next four years and is aiming to become the steel hub of the world, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar said.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today criticised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's selfies and advised him, as well as, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal "to work for the people".
Talks resumed here today between Rajasthan government and agitating Gujjars who have been blocking rail tracks and roads in three districts for a week now to press for five per cent quota in government jobs.
BJP has said neither the party nor the central government had any role to play in deciding on going in appeal against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.
The administration has decided to open paddy procrement centres at 18 places across Koraput district of Odiaha for Rabi Marketing Season.
Eyeing a revenue of Rs 1,000 crore, Andhra Pradesh Government will auction 3,500 tonnes of seized red sanders wood in the second phase on an electronic platform by inviting global tenders in June.
Pakistan is a "haven" for several Islamist terror groups and successive Pakistani governments are widely believed to have supported some outfits as proxies in the country's historical conflicts with its neighbours, according to a US Congressional research report.
The people of Jammu & Kashmir have repeatedly used the ballot to reaffirm their faith in the Union of India.
Indian government would take steps to ensure that north east militant groups like the NLFT stop using Bangladesh soil for launching cross-border terrorism on India, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said here today.
The Telangana government today held a meeting with MPs, MLAs, MLCs and public representatives from here to discuss ways to improve drinking water supply, sewerage, electricity supply and other civic issues.
The government today said in order to ensure smooth and safe travel by the rail passengers, it was planning that mail and express trains travels a minimum of 200 kms between two stations.
The Ganga-Bramhaputra Basin together store around 960 cubic km of water, researchers have claimed in a first of its kind study after mapping the rivers, and said it will help understand signatures of droughts and floods to better manage water resources in the region.
The Central Information Commission has directed the Tihar authorities to disclose information about alleged irregularities in the functioning of the country's largest prison besides make public diet chart and food provisions for inmates.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh today said the Centre had to move cautiously while dealing with projects related to nuclear and atomic energy looking carefully into their sensitivity aspect, security angle and also the budget implications.
Meghalaya Chief Secretary P B O Warjri today made a formal representation before the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Home Affairs led by its Chairman P Bhattacharya here today about the problems faced by the state and other northeastern states.
Sri Lanka today rejected India's proposal to allow its fishermen to catch fish in Lankan waters for 65 days a year, in what can further escalate tensions betweent he two neighbours over the vexed issue.
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today described the statement recently made by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on cow slaughter as "not palatable".
The Ahmedabad division of Indian Railways will get funds from Members of Parliament (MPs) along with help from various NGOs to set up sanitation facilities at Ahmedabad railway station.
Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said the state government has been supporting the setting up of a golf course by a private investor in his constituency.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today made an unannounced visit to former warzone in Tamil-dominated Jaffna to defuse the simmering tension over the gangrape and murder of an 18-year-old school girl.
Eleven central trade unions, including BJP-backed BMS, today called for a one-day nation- wide general strike on September 2 to protest against government's unilateral labour reforms.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit to Bangladesh beginning June 6 with an aim to inject new momentum in the bilateral relationship by enhancing cooperation in connectivity, economic and other areas.
Amid escalating tensions with the US over disputed South China Sea, China today unveiled an assertive military strategy enhancing its naval reach for the first time to "open seas protection" far from its shores which could pose a challenge to the Indian Navy especially in the Indian Ocean.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will tomorrow inaugurate a two-day convention of Congress students' wing NSUI here which will also see party vice-president Rahul Gandhi address its concluding session.
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet her EU counterpart Cecila Malmstrom next week to take stock of the proposed FTA at political level, European Union envoy Joao Cravinho has said while identifying cars and services among others as issues that need attention.
While Congress slammed him, Narendra Modi today received "good wishes" from Virbhadra Singh, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and a senior leader of the opposition party, on completion of one year as Prime Minister.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said 7.5 to 8 crore families, out of the total 25 crore households in the country, have been brought under the Centre's social security schemes launched so far.
The Union Home Ministry has started consultations with legal luminaries after the Delhi High Court termed its notification, giving the Lt Governor absolute powers in some matters, as "suspect".
Hitting out at Congress for observing the "death anniversary of acche din" as Modi government completes one year in office, BJP today said the opposition party should realise that people observed its (Congress') death anniversary a year back.
Listing virtues of one year of Narendra Modi government, Union minister of state and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said good governance has depressed the "loot lobby" and "champions of corruption."
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the Indian government did not shut its eyes on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim but international relations at times created obstacles.
Lok Sabha MP from UT Chandigarh Kirron Kher today said a new industrial police will soon be rolled out, inviting green and non-polluting industries like IT sector to set up shops in 'City Beautiful'.
In a damage control mode over the reported shifting of proposed AIIMS to Kashmir region from Jammu, BJP today suggested that the medical institute must be set up at a place accessible to all three regions of the state.
Punjab Education Department will now provide professional guidance to students from Class 10th to Class 12th and help them choose the right career according to their aptitude.
Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today said that "developing inland waterways" was the "priority" of the central government and has "earmarked 101 important rivers in the country" to develop a network of waterways on the lines of national highways.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will visit Chhattisgarh capital Raipur tomorrow to inaugurate an exhibition-cum-fair showcasing the achievements of Narendra Modi-led NDA government.
Union minister Shripad Naik today said the government is ready to aid the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Union Urban Development Ministry today approved the regulations for operationalisation of Land Pooling Policy of the Delhi Development Authority with five amendments, aiming at ensuring timely completion of real estate projects with all necessary infrastructure.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is fully committed to protection of minority communities living in the country as enshrined in the constitution, Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said today.
Rebutting Congress' criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, Union minister Shripad Naik today said "the opposition party wants all the development to happen in 12 months."
Centre would implement a massive project to lay a four-lane road facility over a 10,000 km stretch in the northeastern states during the next financial year, Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan today said.
Centre today said it is pursuing cases against people having black money stashed abroad "quite vigorously" and has lot of data about Indians having foreign bank accounts in violation of country's laws.
Terming garbage disposal as one of the biggest challenges in today's consumerist world, Uttarakhand Finance Minister Indira Hridayesh today underlined the need for evolving a robust mechanism for solid waste disposal and management in cities as well as rural areas.
Peace is prerequisite for all-round development of the whole North-East region, said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
Three days after suspending a top IPS officer for his alleged involvement in the illegal lottery scam, Karnataka government today decided to hand over the case to CBI for investigation.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spent a night in Vadodara district's Karnali village which he has adopted for development and rolled out a plan to transform it into a modern village.
Making a strong pitch for growth of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the country cannot move forward without their progress and called for increase in crop productivity by 50 percent.
Union Minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishna Pal Singh Gurjar today highlighted the achievements of the Modi government and said that prime minister's "tireless" efforts has benefited the country.
Accepting Vasundhara Raje government's offer to come to Jaipur to hold talks on reservation issue, Gujjar leaders today decided to hold meeting with the committee of ministers in the state capital.
The Narendra Modi government in the last one year has got back the country from "gloom to growth and from despair to hope", Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said, as he accused Congress of having vested interest in keeping the farmers poor.
Holding the Odisha Government responsible for the uncertainty shrouding the Rs 52,000 crore Posco steel plant, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the BJD regime failed to take steps for providing iron ore mines for the mega project well in time.