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Aug 05, 2015 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.

3:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Lok Sabha expresses grief at death of people in natural calamities

Lok Sabha today expressed deep anguish over loss of lives and displacement of people due to natural calamity in different states including West Bengal, Odisha and Manipur.

3:30 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #National   

Kiran Bedi on Lutyens Media's Yakub Memon madness

Kiran Bedi has a terse message to Lutyens Media on Yakub Memon - "What all stakeholders need to remember is if you play with fire your hands too can get burnt"

3:24 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar Legislature pays tribute to A P J Abdul Kalam

Both Houses of Bihar Legislature today paid rich tributes to late former President A P J Abdul Kalam on the opening day of the Monsoon Session here.

3:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Rathore blames Rahul for politicising FTII strike

As FTTI students demanding the removal of Gajendra Chauhan held protests in the national capital, Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today accused Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi of giving political colour to the stir.

3:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Nitin Gadkari to represent India at new Suez Canal inauguration

Road Transport Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari will represent India at the inaugural ceremony of new Suez Canal in Egypt on August 6, 2015.

3:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

838 people intercepted along Indo-Nepal border in 3 months

Reflecting the rising cases of human trafficking post-earthquake in Nepal, 838 people, mostly women, have been intercepted along the Indo-Nepal border from April 25 to July 19, according to figures compiled by NGOs.

3:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shri Saibaba aarati timings restored after Shirdi locals' protest

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has withdrawn its decision to change the timing of Shri Saibaba's aaratis, after locals protested against the rescheduling announced earlier today.

3:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government plans stringent measures to curb child labour

The government plans to put in place provisions to punish parents whose children are found to be engaged in child labour, which has been seeing a declining trend.

2:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand - Naxal involved in attack on police party arrested

A Naxal leader, who was allegedly involved in an attack on a police party in Jharkhand's Chatra last December, has been arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell.

2:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mizoram govt to scrap three PSUs

Mizoram government has decided to abolish three state public sector units due to heavy losses incurred by the corporations.

2:13 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Politics   

Parliament Disruption - Isolate Sonia-Rahul

It is time the Government isolated the Congress's petulant Leadership by negotiating Parliament impasse directly with Congress CMs and state level leaders who directly stand to lose because of Sonia's petulance and Rahul's tantrums.

2:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Flash floods affect 4 Leh villages, no casualties reported

Heavy rains in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir caused flash floods, resulting in damage to several residential houses, police said here today.

1:56 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa govt to wind up e-tab scheme for school students

The Goa government is all set to discontinue its ambitious scheme of providing e-tablets to students in schools across the state.

1:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

Land bill: Parliamentary panel gets 4 more days to submit report

The Joint Committee of Parliament examining the land acquisition bill today got an extension of four more days to submit its report on the controversial legislation.

1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal flood situation grim, CM monitors situation at control room

Flood situation in south Bengal districts today remained grim after fresh water was released from different barrages, compounding the woes of over 37 lakh people in 12 affected districts.

12:33 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Sushma Swaraj: "Did not urge UK to give travel documents to Lalit Modi"

Breaking her silence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said she had not made any request to the British government for issue of travel documents to controversial former IPL chief Lalit Modi and asserted that all allegations against her were "baseless and unfounded".

12:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh: Naxals set drill machine on fire in NMDC's mine area

Naxals stormed into a mining region of the state-run NMDC in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district and set ablaze a drill machine and a vehicle, police said today.

11:27 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Dheeran Chinnamalai remembered

People today thronged Odanilai village in the district to observe the 210 death anniversary of Kongu Chieftain Dheeran Chinnamalai.

10:47 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat govt websites to get face-lift, connect to social media

Websites of various departments of Gujarat Government will soon be seen in a new avatar with fresh user-friendly content along with integration of social media platforms in a bid to deliver more reliable, accurate and updated information to people.

10:32 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets several J&K forward posts

In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops tonight opened unprovoked firing on several forward posts in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian army to retaliate.

10:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajnath Singh takes stock of flood situation in Bengal

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over phone and enquired about the flood situation in the state.

9:17 am   #NitiExclusives   #Opinions   #Culture   

India Foundation's Young Thinkers Meet at Pachmarhi

At the Young Thinkers meet in Pachmarhi, discussions ranged from a debate on the "Great Indian Dream" to a discourse on a pan Indian identity of "oneness" that transcends sectarian fault lines.

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat plans to construct new jail at Desar village

The Gujarat government plans to construct a new jail at Desar village in Savli taluka on the outskirts of the city, it was officially announced here today.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu: All party meet demands total prohibition of liquor

An all party meeting held here today wanted Tamil Nadu government to accept the demand of Sasi Perumal, who died while fighting for the cause of prohibition and to close all liquor shops across the State.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan HC to Govt: Ensure Jaisalmer fort is illuminated before Aug 15

Rajasthan High Court has asked the state government to ensure that flood lights around Jaisalmer fort are installed and are functioning before August 15.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar bans 11 noodle brands; ITC, HUL and Glaxo among them

After Maggi being off the shelves in Bihar, the state government today banned sale, advertisement and storage of 11 other brands of instant noodles after lab tests found presence of monosodium glutamate in them.

7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Independence Day Speech Countdown - Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana Success Stories

These stories explain how Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is helping people in villages.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Plea for postage stamp on Kalam

South India Philatelists' Association has appealed to the Department of Post to come out with a commemorative stamp in honour of former President A P J Abdul Kalam coinciding with his birthday on October 15.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

LBT abolished for most traders in Maharashtra

Starting today, the Local Body Tax (LBT) has been abolished for most traders in 25 of the municipal corporations in Maharashtra, including those of Thane, Pune and Kalyan-Dombivali.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Oil prices tank as OPEC heightens oversupply worries

Oil prices plummeted today as traders digested the latest OPEC signal that crude production would not be cut despite global oversupply and falling prices.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar Museum misses deadline again; to open on Aug 7 now

The Bihar Museum has missed the deadline yet again and is now slated to open, albeit only partially, on August 7.

4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

MQM chief asks party activists to approach UN, NATO for troops

MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who has been declared an absconder by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court, has asked party workers to "approach" the UN and NATO to inform them about human rights abuses against Urdu-speaking migrants in Karachi.

4:08 am   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CPI demands total prohibition of liquor in India

A day after extending support to the August 4 bandh call in Tamil Nadu by some political parties on the issue of prohibition, CPI today demanded a nation-wide ban on liquor and said the Centre should immediately bring in an ordinance in this regard.

3:31 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Fluent English to be essential for UK public sector jobs

People in Britain who do not speak fluent English will be barred from public sector jobs which involve working directly with the public, the government announced today as part of its new tough immigration laws.

3:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NHAI floats tender for Rs 3,064 cr Delhi-Dasna NH-24 project

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has invited tenders for widening of the 28-km national highway 24 from Nizamuddin Bridge in Delhi to Dasna, a move which will help decongest the stretch.

2:32 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

UDF govt's Vizhinjam project bumps into Latin church

The Latin Catholic Church in Kerala today said it would oppose the Rs 7,500 crore Vizhinjam deep sea port project as it would adversely impact livelihood of over 50,000 fishermen in 32 coastal villages.

2:15 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

India making efforts for release of captive nationals in Libya

India is making all efforts to ensure the safe release of two teachers still held captive by Islamic State terror group (ISIS) in Libya, even as the two others freed were on their way to Tunis.