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Jul 01, 2015 10:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP parliamentary board to decide on CM face for Bihar: Hussain

Fending off persistent queries from various quarters about its chief ministerial face for the crucial Bihar Assembly polls, senior BJP leader Syed Shahanwaz Hussain today said the party's Parliamentary Board will take a call on the issue.

10:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

Union Cabinet clears pacts to be signed with Central Asian countries

A set of pacts, including the one of emergency response system, which are likely to be signed during Prime Minister's visit to Central Asian countries next week, today received the nod of the Union Cabinet.

10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Home Ministry assistance to Kashmiri youth who cracked IIT entrance

After Army, it was turn of Union Home Ministry which announced financial assistance to a Kashmiri youth who cracked this year's joint entrance examination of the prestigious IIT.

9:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Army raises new batallion of Brigade of the Guards

Indian Army today raised a new battalion of its elite Brigade of the Guards regiment, at Bhusawal in Gujarat.

9:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Army makes online registration for job rallies compulsory

Army today announced that it is compulsory for the aspirants, seeking jobs in the armed forces, to register online in a bid to tackle huge crowd at its recruitment rallies.

9:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

UGC relases list of 21 fake universities

Warning students to refrain from enrolling in fake institutions, the UGC has released a list of 21 such bogus varsities of which eight are in Uttar Pradesh and six in Delhi.

9:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana FDA finds food samples flawed

The Haryana Food and Drugs Administration Department (FDA) inspected 24 samples of loose and canned food products and beverages in the state, out of which maximum samples were found unsafe, substandard and misbranded.

9:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AFSPA: Amnesty seeks probe into human rights violations in J&K

Calling the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as one of the "primary facilitators of impunity" by security forces, Amnesty International today demanded its repeal and sought investigation into cases of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir by an "independent and impartial" authority.

8:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

#DigitalIndia- Army to roll out new automation software for records

Army is set to roll out a new automation software for its over 12 lakh soldiers, in an effort to provide them easy access to their service records, such as salary, leave, transfer and postings.

8:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Mhara Gaon - Jagmag Gaon' scheme launched in Haryana

Haryana government today announced to launch a voluntary scheme 'Mhara Gaon - Jagmag Gaon', aimed at providing 24-hour uninterrupted power supply to rural domestic consumers and improving electricity bill collections in order to reduce "huge" accumulated losses of power utilities.

8:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CBI sleuths quiz Dayanidhi Maran

CBI today questioned former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with a case of alleged installation of over 300 high data capacity BSNL lines at his Chennai home to facilitate speedy transmission of programmes by a TV firm owned by his brother, an action termed by Home Ministry as threat to national security.

8:38 pm   #NitiPTI   #Governance   

HRD Ministry begins process to appoint IIT Delhi director

HRD Ministry has initiated the process for appointment of a new IIT Delhi director, weeks after it relieved R Shevgaonkar of his duties.

8:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K CM: Officers will be judged on integrity and performance

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the officers of Jammu and Kashmir government will be solely judged on their integrity and performance in improving the public delivery mechanism in the state.

8:26 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Rajnath Singh reviews Amaranth yatra preparedness

A day ahead of the start of Amarnath Yatra, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the arrangements made for the annual pilgrimage to the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

8:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SBI launches enterprise wide loyalty programme

Country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) today launched an enterprise wide loyalty programme for its customers for doing various types of banking transactions.

8:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Arun Jaitley- India aims 8-10% growth to eradicate poverty

Pitching for a higher growth of 8 to 10 per cent to eradicate poverty, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the country is no more satisfied with the current rate.

7:48 pm   #NitiPTI   

Nitin Gadkari urges farmers to go organic way

In the wake of rising number of farmers suicide cases in Maharashtra, Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari today said innovation and intervention is necessary to overcome the challenges faced by the farming community.

7:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Vasundhara Raje to stay as Rajasthan CM: BJP

Standing firmly behind Vasundhara Raje, who is embroiled in a controversy for allegedly having business relation with former IPL chief Lalit Modi, the BJP today reiterated that she will stay as the Rajasthan Chief Minister.

7:35 pm   #NitiPTI   

Centre to departments: Make staff transfer, posting info public

The information related to employees' transfer and posting should be put in public domain promptly to reduce the number of RTI applications, the Centre said today.

7:20 pm   #NitiPTI   

J&K govt terminates services of 63 employees

Jammu and Kashmir government today dispensed the services of 63 of its employees, against whom there were charges of corruption, as a part of the process to remove deadwood from the administration.

7:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre asks Delhi hospitals to gear up for dengue outbreak

The government has asked all the central government-run hospitals in Delhi including AIIMS to "buckle up" to tackle an outbreak of dengue during the monsoon season and prepare an action plan within a week to combat the vector-borne disease.

6:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt announces changes in new recruitment policy

Facing "resistance" over its new recruitment policy, Jammu and Kashmir government today decided to notify rules for its implementation instead of taking the "ordinance" path.

6:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Darjeeling landslides- Kiren Rijiju to assess the ground situation

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju is visiting Darjeeling to assess the ground situation after massive landslides claimed at least 22 lives and caused heavy damages in the hilly West Bengal district, following a directive from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

6:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Darjeeling landslides- Death toll rises to 38

At least 38 people have been killed in a series of landslides caused by heavy rain in the three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district since last night.

5:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jonathan new chief of UNICEF in Jharkhand

Madhulika Jonathan has been appointed as the new chief of UNICEF office for Jharkhand from today.

5:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Stalin, Vijayakant take ride in #ChennaiMetro

The Metro Rail fever seems to have caught up with politicians, with DMK Treasurer M K Stalin and DMDK founder Vijayakant taking a ride in the newly launched services here today.

5:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

President Pranab Mukherjee worships at Lord Venkateswara temple

President Pranab Mukherjee offered prayers at the ancient hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala near here today.

5:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA approves setting up of online national agri-market

Government today approved the setting up of an online national agriculture market that will provide more options to farmers for selling their produce.

5:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

E-rickshaws to be introduced in Puducherry

In an effort to promote pollution free travel, Puducherry government will introduce battery operated E Rickshaws for senior citizens, women, children and the infirm.

4:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala- LDF stages walkout over alleged attack on media

CPI-M led LDF Opposition members in Kerala today staged a walkout from the Assembly in protest against alleged attack on the media and house of an MLA by UDF workers even as Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala denied the incident.

4:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra CM to inaugurate 'Godavari Harathi'

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will today inaugurate the 'Godavari Harathi' festival, celebrating the sacred Godavari river on Pushkar ghat, in East Godavari district.

4:17 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Digital   

Narendra Modi launches Digital India to empower a Billion Netizens

Prime Minister Modi launched the much-talked about Digital India initiative today. Listen to the PM outlining the vision of the programme.

4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal landslides: PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of those killed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed pain over the loss of lives due to landslides in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

4:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

HRD Ministry issues showcause notice to Visva Bharti VC

The Union HRD Ministry today issued a showcause notice to Visva Bharti University Vice Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta, seeking his explanation on financial and administrative irregularities found by a three-member panel set up by the Ministry.

4:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Egypt terror attack- 60 Egyptian soldiers killed

At least 60 Egyptian soldiers were today killed as militants launched simultaneous attacks on army checkpoints, using suicide bombers and heavy weapons, in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.

4:00 pm   #NitiCommentary   #NitiExclusives   #Digital   #Politics   

Digital India's Political Significance explained in 60 seconds

Political Commentator Shashi Shekhar explains the political significance of Digital India.

3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

West Bengal- 22 killed in massive landslides in Darjeeling

At least 22 people were killed and many others were missing in landslides triggered by heavy rains in three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district since last night.

3:27 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Digital   

NaMo bonds with social media volunteers

Ahead of Digital India launch today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met social media volunteers at his official residence 7 RCR. Here's what the excited volunteers tweeted.

3:22 pm   #NitiPTI   

1.5 lakh people issued e-Visa in seven months

With India introducing electronic visa for 150 nations and other steps, government is confident that the country to become a popular destination for tourists and investors, an official today said.

3:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

How AAP's 'Swaraj Budget' is taking a toll on Delhi's aam admi

BJP today warned of a strike by transporters and traders in the national capital if the AAP government fails to revoke its decision to amend the existing VAT rules through the "backdoor".

3:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AMU to set up English-medium schools in all districts of UP

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to set up English-medium schools upto intermediate in all districts of Uttar Pradesh by 2017.

3:04 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA approves scheme for providing irrigation to all villages

In order to reduce farm sector's dependence on monsoon, the Centre today approved a central scheme for providing irrigation facility to every village by converging the ongoing schemes being implemented by various ministries.

3:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Sabarinadhan sworn as MLA

Becoming the youngest legislator in the 140 member Kerala assembly, 31-year-old K S Sabarinadhan of Congress took oath as MLA today.

2:44 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Nehru Wikipedia edits - whodunit asks a clueless Congress ?

The Congress Party can give its alarmism of Nehru's legacy on community edited Wikipedia a rest for we do not have here a deep rooted conspiracy to distort history but instead all we have here is a juvenile clerk in a government office with unfettered access to the Internet and an idle keyboard with no adult supervision.

2:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CBI questions Dayanidhi Maran

CBI today questioned former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with a case of allegedly using over 300 high data capacity BSNL telecom lines at his Boat House residence in Chennai.

2:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Quid pro-quo case: Jaganmohan appears before CBI court

YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and other accused in the case pertaining to alleged quid-pro-quo investments made in his firms today appeared before a special CBI court here which posted the matter to July 24.

2:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Home Ministry asks DG Tihar to probe jail break, fix responsibility

The Home Ministry today directed Director General of Tihar Prison Alok Verma to conduct an inquiry into the recent jail break incident in the high- security prison from where two undertrials managed to escape.

2:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mamata to visit landslide-hit Darjeeling hills

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that she is monitoring the situation in the Darjeeling hills arising out of landslides caused by heavy rain and will rush there during the day.

2:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Greece seeks new EU loans after IMF debt default

Greece lurched deeper into crisis today as European finance ministers prepared to consider a request for new loans in a last-ditch effort to keep the country in the eurozone after it defaulted on a key payment and a bailout keeping its economy afloat expired.

1:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indonesia military plane crash toll rises to 142

The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane packed with military personnel and their families rose to 142 today, as witnesses described people fleeing the disaster zone covered in blood with their clothes alight.

1:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

West Bengal: 400 people affected by flood in Jalpaiguri district

Atleast four hundred people have been affected in Jalpaiguri district following release of excess water Teesta river after rains in upper reaches.

1:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

NaMo wishes UP CM on his 41st birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended birthday greetings to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who turned 41 today.

12:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Amarnath yatra begins

Amid tight security arrangements, the annual Amarnath yatra today commenced from Jammu as the first batch of 1,280 pilgrims left for the cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

11:13 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam eyes capacity expansion of 16 mt by 2025

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), the corporate entity of Vizag Steel, is chalking out plans to expand capacity to 16 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) by 2025 with an investment of Rs 35,000 crore, a a top official said.

10:53 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

5 Indians among 7 charged in bank fraud case in US

Five Indian-origin persons are among seven charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud in the US through a scheme that resulted in losses of over USD three million to the victims.

9:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Suresh Prabhu: USD 120 billion to be infused in railways in 5 years

A whopping investment of USD 120 billion will be made in next five years in the cash-strapped railways which is in the process of upgradation and expansion, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here today.

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SBI's insurance business partners set to increase stakes

Country's largest lender State Bank of India today said BNP Paribas Cardif, its partner in the life insurance business, is keen to increase stake by 10 per cent to 36 per cent.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Operation Smile' to trace missing children across Bihar

To unite 346 missing children with their parents, Bihar Police will launch 'Operation Smile' across the state from tomorrow.

8:01 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Digital   

Digital India Week - 10 reasons why our life will not be the same

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Digital India Week today, know the 10 ways in which our life will go digital.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab announces Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for girls

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate 'Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute' to impart specialized training to female aspirants for joining the prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA).

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Sebi warns mutual funds against misuse of investor education funds

Taking note of the rising instances of mutual fund players improperly using the investor education funds, markets regulator Sebi today asked the industry to take corrective action or else the regulator will have to step in.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

St Stephen's alumni group approaches CAG for special audit of college accounts

Alleging financial irregularities in functioning of St Stephen's college, a group of its alumni today approached the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), demanding a special audit of the college finances.

6:25 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Flipkart ranked second in top global book sellers

E-commerce major Flipkart has been ranked second among top book sellers of the world, according to a survey.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Central govt employees to disclose source of funds before going abroad

Central government employees going abroad need to disclose estimated expenditure and source of funds prior to their visits, according to a draft policy formed by the Centre.

5:30 am   #NitiPTI   

2.08 crore households in India have disabled persons: Census

As many as 2.08 crore households in the country have differently-abled persons constituting 8.3 per cent of the total homes, the 2001-11 Census data said today.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Fullerton India raises Rs 450 crore from IFC

Non-banking financial company, Fullerton India, has raised Rs 450 crore from International Finance Corporation, a part of the World Bank Group through non-convertible debentures (NCDs).

4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Cholamandalam ties up with Ola to offer loans to drivers

Financial services company Cholamandalam Investment and Finance today said it has joined hands with mobile app-based taxi aggregator, Ola, to offer car loans to the latter's drivers with an option of daily repayment scheme instead of a monthly payment.

4:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

1857 rebellion sabre up for auction in UK

A rare silver-mounted sabre that was gifted to a British officer for his success in suppressing a siege in Lucknow during India's 1857 rebellion is among a series of historic weapons to go under the hammer at an auction in London next month.

4:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

29th anniversary of signing of Mizo Accord celebrated

The 29th anniversary of signing of the historic Mizo Accord between the Centre and the erstwhile underground Mizo National Front (MNF) was today celebrated all over Mizoram as 'Remna Ni' or peace day.

4:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Lakshmi Vilas Bank cuts base rate by 0.15%

South-based private sector lender Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) today cut its minimum rate of lending by 0.15 per cent to 10.95 per cent, following similar moves by its larger rivals after RBI cut policy rate earlier this month.

3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Buddha Amarnath Yatra to commence from Aug 17 in Poonch hills

The annual pilgrimage to holy shrine of Buddha Amarnath in Mandi hills of the border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir will commence from August 17 this year.

3:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Greece teeters on brink of default

Greece appeared set today to default on a key IMF repayment, fanning fears of a chaotic eurozone exit on the day the country's international bailout also expires.

2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

'Islamic Heritage in India's North East'- A documentary

Key aspects of Islamic heritage in Assam, such as formation of the Muslim community, invasions and post-invasion settlements and migrations during the time of Ahom kings have been showcased in a new documentary.

2:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh, China ink pact to build under-river tunnel

Bangladesh today signed an agreement with China to construct a 3.5-km tunnel under the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong at a cost likely to be over USD 1 billion.

1:30 am   #NitiPTI   

NDA to upgrade 3 effluent treatment plants into ZLD units

The Environment Ministry has planned upgrading of three common effluent treatment plants (CETPs), which treats the discharge of 440 highly-polluting tanneries on the main stem of river Ganga, into zero liquid discharge (ZLD) units.

12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

MedPlus goes online, plans 200 outlets in Bengal

Pharma retailing major, MedPlus today launched online medicine portal and app to expand its reach through e-commerce.

12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Amar Chitra Katha launches novel, first in new imprint

Amart Chitra Katha, publisher of one of India's largest comic series has launched a new novel, the first under its imprint 'ACK Stories Alive.

12:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Ramzan food walk reveals Old Delhi's culinary delights

Old Delhi's narrow alleys are full of stories, especially the culinary kind that have been passed down over generations dating back to the Mughal period.

Jun 30, 2015 11:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra CM, Governor meet President

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today met President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Nilayam here.

11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Jitendra Singh disfavours partial revocation of AFSPA in J&K

Minister in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh today disfavoured partial withdrawal of controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir but underlined that the last word on this would come only from the security agencies and not from political functionaries.

10:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA seeks private sector help to boost immunisation programme

Seeking to enhance immunisation mission of the government, Union Health Minister J P Nadda today sought help of the private sector in developing cost- effective vaccines and for better management of the programme in rural areas.

10:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab govt asks officers to enrol with digital locker system

Punjab government has asked all its officers to enrol with National Digital Locker System (NDLS) to store and access government documents online.

10:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K CM nominates 9 new members to J&K Wakf Board

In order to strengthen the Wakf institutions and streamline their functioning, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today reconstituted the Board of Directors of the Wakf Board by nominating nine new members to the organisation.

10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA targets 95 per cent immunisation cover by 2016 end

The government has set a target to achieve 95 per cent immunisation cover by the end of 2016, Union Health Minister JP Nadda today said, even as he sought help of the private sector for better management of the programme in rural areas.

9:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA appoints 9 new Joint Secretaries

Nine new Joint Secretaries, including five IAS and four officers belonging to other services, have been appointed in the central government ministries as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government today.

9:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana to launch campaign to trace missing children

Haryana Police and Women and Child Development Department have decided to jointly launch a month long campaign 'Muskaan' from tomorrow to trace and rescue missing children in the state.

9:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Lokayukta storm: Karnataka govt orders SIT probe into corruption

In the eye of a storm over charges of corruption in his office, with his son's name also dragged into it, Karnataka Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao today ruled out his resignation, even as the government ordered an SIT probe into the alleged bribery scandal.

9:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

FTII- Govt invites students for talks on Friday

The striking students of prestigious FTII here have been invited by the Union Government for talks on Friday over their demand for cancellation of appointment of TV actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as its Chairman.

9:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

DMK urges TN govt, Metro Rail to cut fare

A day after the launch of the Metrotrain service here, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today urged the Tamil Nadu government and rail authorities to reduce the fares.

9:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jagmohan Yadav appointed new DGP of Uttar Pradesh

The state government late this evening appointed 1983 batch Indian Police Service officer Jagmohan Yadav as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh.

9:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDA to chalk out plan to check radicalization of Kashmiri youth

Alarmed by reports of growing radicalisation of Kashmiri youth, the government would soon chalk out a plan to thwart the designs of terror groups like ISIS to swell their ranks by indoctrinating them to choose the path of militancy.

9:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

AAP trying to deflect attention from #DelhiDysfunction?

Accusing the Centre of not being serious in pursuing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, AAP today said if the Narendra Modi government does not take steps to initiate action against former Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the wake of fresh evidence that has emerged, the party will itself to take the issue to its logical end.

9:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Sushil Modi meets Manjhi for joint campaign in Council poll

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today had a closed door meeting with former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi over political situation in the state and to draw strategy to win all 24 seats of Legislative Council elections scheduled next week.

8:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Dharamsala to be the most beautiful town of North India

Dharamsala will be one of the most beautiful towns of North India, Himachal Pradesh minister Sudhir Sharma claimed today, while inviting a Hong Kong based company to look into the city's urban plan.

8:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Greece confirms it will not pay IMF today

Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his country would not make the deadline today for a key payment to the International Monetary Fund.

8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

NDA plans to cancel FCRA registration of Teesta's NGOs

Government plans to cancel the registration of two NGOs of social activist Teesta Setalvad for alleged violations of Foreign Currency Regulation Act.

8:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Mayawati lecturing on "raj dharma"?

BSP supremo Mayawati today accused BJP government at Centre and states of not following "raj dharma" and asked the allies of the saffron party especially in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, to reconsider their alliance.

8:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland govt promises change in service rule amid nurse stir

As the agitation of nurses entered the second day today in Nagaland, the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare said it was working towards amending the Nurse's Service Rule of 1988 to accommodate their demands.

8:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry- BJP wants free rice scheme implemented on basis of income

BJP, an alliance partner of the ruling AINRC, today demanded that Chief Minister N Rangasamy ensure that the free rice scheme for all sections of people be restricted to cover the poor and have-nots by adopting the income basis.

7:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Amit Shah to inaugurate two-day workshop of party leaders

As part of its national training programme, BJP President Amit Shah will inaugurate a two-day workshop of party leaders from across the country tomorrow that will help the party develop dedicated workers and put in place trainers for improved communication within.

7:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nitin Gadkari announces construction of two new national highways in Tripura

As part of Centre's efforts to strengthen infrastructure development in the North-East, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today announced the construction of two new national highways to connect Tripura with Assam.

7:15 pm   #NitiPTI   

NDA launches joint campaign for Council poll

The BJP along with its two NDA associates today began a joint campaign for election to 24 seats of Legislative Council slated for July 7, which is billed as semi-final before Assembly polls later this year.

7:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha CM asks officers to take feedback from people ahead of floods

Announcing ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh for victims' families of seven state specific disasters, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked officials to take feedback from people living in vulnerable areas while preparing for possible floods.

6:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chhattisgarh govt starts 'Child Helpline' booth

The Chhattisgarh government has started a 'Child Helpline' booth at Raipur railway station which will keep an eye on distressed or missing children.

6:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India seek to sort out defensive woes against Malaysia

Soundly thrashed by Australia in their last match, India would look to sort out their defensive woes when they take on Malaysia in their quarterfinal match of the Hockey World League Semifinals here tomorrow.

6:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Navy to get 4 Water Jet Fast Attack Craft in 2015-16

The Navy would get four new Water Jet Fast Attack Craft by the end of March, 2016 for conducting attack missions, anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations, officials said today.

5:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra to form Non-Banking Financial Services institution

The Maharashtra government has decided to form a non-banking financial services (NBFS) institution to utilise the surplus money with state-run corporations in form of bank deposits.

5:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDA to build capacity of local North-East stakeholders

The central government wants to build capacity of local contractors, engineers and other stakeholders for participation in construction of highways and infrastructure in the North-East, Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

5:00 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Digital   #States   #Politics   

Digital India and Karnataka - Engine of Economic Growth and Jobs

Karnataka is best placed among all Indian States to grab the Digital India Opportunity, drive economic growth and create jobs – if only the Congress were to put states' interests above political interests.

4:55 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Jayalalithaa makes a comeback - Bypoll results

AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today recorded an impressive victory in the R K Nagar by-election with a margin of 1,50,722 votes.

4:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K CM orders revisiting of Draft Master Plan for Pahalgam

In a significant move aimed at developing Pahalgam as an eco-friendly high-end tourist destination, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has ordered revisiting of Draft Master Plan for the hill resort to make it an all-season tourist destination.

4:42 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Culture   

Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra - Will BJP take up Freeing Hindu Temples

BJP today launched a state-wide 'Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra' to demand a judicial probe into the lapses in 'Brahma Paribartan' rituals and make people aware of it.

4:42 pm   #NitiCommentary   #States   #Politics   

Devendra Fadnavis lures investors in the US

On his ongoing US visit, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis met executives of the US Industry, inviting them to invest in Maharashtra.

4:35 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Chinese submarine docking at Pakistan no big concern: Navy

Amidst reports that a Chinese submarine had crossed the Arabian Sea and entered Karachi port last month, the Indian Navy today said it was not a matter of big concern but they were monitoring all such activities.

4:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal protests encroachment in its area by Assam

Assam government Forest department officials allegedly set up a beat office at Rashaso in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday triggering protests by the latter, an official said today.

3:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indonesian military plane crash- Death toll rises to 38

An Indonesian air force transport plane today crashed into a residential area of a major city shortly after take-off, exploding in a fireball and killing at least 38 people.

3:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan'- Udhampur sets up 682 school toilets

Keeping in view with 'Swachh Vidalaya Abhiyan' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir has, in record of sorts, constructed 682 toilets in the schools across the district in last three weeks.

3:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

BJP launches Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra

BJP today launched a state-wide 'Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra' here to demand a judicial probe into the lapses in 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual and make people aware of it.

3:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Congress wins Meghalaya bypoll

Ruling Congress today won the Chokpot Assembly bypoll in Meghalaya by a margin of 2,550 votes with its candidate Blubell R Sangma defeating her nearest rival Philipole Marak of National People's Party.

3:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi- 29 industrial areas to be brought under single body

Delhi Industries Minister Satyender Jain today said all 29 industrial areas of the capital would be brought under an umbrella body within a year and provided essential infrastructure for smooth manufacturing and production.

3:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Maharashtra inks MoU with Blackstone, Panchsil for 3 projects

The Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with Blackstone and Panchsil SPV for three projects worth Rs 4,500 crore and generation of some 50,000 jobs.

3:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat to introduce chapter on Dhirubhai Ambani in school books

With a view to imbue students with entrepreneurship, Gujarat government is likely to introduce a chapter on Reliance Group founder Dhirubhai Ambani in school textbooks, officials said today.

2:53 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indonesian military plane crash kills at least 20

An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed today shortly after take-off, exploding in a fireball in a city residential area and killing at least 20 people.

2:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

K S Sabarinadhan of Congress wins Kerala bypoll

In a shot in the arm for the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala ahead of Assembly polls next year, K S Sabarinadhan today won the Aruvikkara bypoll with a margin of 10,128 votes defeating his nearest rival M Vijayakumar of the LDF spearheaded by CPI-M.

2:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bombay HC allows Nestle to export Maggi

The Bombay High Court today allowed Nestle India to export Maggi noodles after Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said it had no objection to the company selling the product abroad though it stood by its decision to ban nine variants of the food snack in the country for being hazardous to public health.

1:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Cash-for-vote case: TDP MLA Revanth Reddy, 2 others get bail

In a relief to Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, the prime accused in the cash-for-vote case, the Hyderabad High Court today granted bail to him and two others accused in the case.

1:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Moderate quake in Kashmir Valley, no damage reported

A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, today shook Kashmir Valley but there was no report of any damage due to the tremor.

1:12 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Devendra Fadnavis in US - Pitches for 'Make in Maharashtra'

Projecting Maharashtra as the land of "immense opportunity", Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has made a strong pitch for investments in the state, assuring American investors of a business-friendly environment and "red carpet" instead of "red tape".

1:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Coal scam: Order on charge in a case against Koda on July 14

A special court today fixed July 14 for pronouncing the order on framing of charges against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and seven others in a coal block allocation scam case.

12:52 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CPI-M wins Tripura bypoll elections

The ruling CPI(M) won both the Pratapgarh (SC) and Surma (SC) Assembly seats by a huge margin in Tripura where by-elections were held.

12:50 pm   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   #Digital   

David Friedman calls Net Neutrality a Bad Idea

Watch what world-renowned Economist David D Friedman told Niti Central about Net Neutrality.

12:49 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Madhya Pradesh bypoll: BJP retains Garoth Assembly seat

BJP today retained Garoth Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district albeit with a reduced margin as compared to the 2013 elections.

12:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

R K Nagar bypoll- Jayalalithaa headed for massive win

AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was today headed for a clear victory as she secured an unassailable lead of over 62,000 votes over her CPI rival in the R K Nagar Assembly seat bypoll.

10:52 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

IPL money laundering case: ED seeks Letters Rogatories to Singapore, Mauritius

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought legal assistance from Singapore and Mauritius to take forward its probe in the alleged financial irregularities in the Indian Premier League tournament (IPL) and its former chairman Lalit Modi.

10:34 am   #NitiExclusives   #Analysis   #Digital   

#NetNeutrality Alarmism over DoT Panel Report misleading - Niti Exclusive

#NetNeutrality activists should give their alarmism a rest for the next 24 hours and pay close attention to what the Prime Minister has to say tomorrow when he kicks off Digital India week.

9:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #States   #Politics   

Bypoll Results Live - BJP wins in Madhya Pradesh, Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu

Get here the live updates on bypoll results today.

8:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal's improved railway services

The efforts of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa to improve railway services in the state has paid dividend as the North East Frontier Railway (NEFR) has replaced the coaches of Naharlagun-Guwahati Inter City Express and Naharlagun-New Delhi AC Express with brand new ones besides improving other services.

8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #Digital   

Digital Archiving to tackle Fake Degrees

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to unveil his roadmap for a Digital India, the Digital Archiving of our Documents is a small step towards that vision of digitally empowering a Billion plus Indians.

8:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K vigilance files chargesheet against 14 in Rs 22 crore fraud

State Vigilance Organisation today filed a supplementary chargesheet against 14 bank employees for their alleged role in embezzlement of over Rs 22 crores from funds meant to compensate people whose lands were acquired in Pulwama.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   

Parliamentary panel on land bill likely to seek a week's extension

The Parliamentary panel examining the contentious land acquisition bill is likely to seek a week's extension to complete its task as it may find it difficult to prepare its report before July 21, when the Monsoon session starts.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   

Prakash Javadekar: Hopeful of CAMPA Bill's passage in Parliament

Union Minister of State Prakash Javadekar today said that he was hopeful of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) Bill to be passed in the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Haryana govt intensifies efforts to implement 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao'

Intensifying its efforts to implement "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" campaign in the state, the Haryana government has decided to display logos of the programme at government buildings and public places in 12 districts to spread awareness among the masses about the initiative.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab to have two selection boards for recruitment in army

Two Service Selection Boards (SSBs) will be set up in Punjab with an aim of boosting army recruitment from north India and to meet the acute shortage of officers in the force.

5:45 am   #NitiPTI   #National   

Blackbuck case: Key witness fails to appear in court

A key witness in the blackbuck poaching case, allegedly involving Salman Khan, today failed to appear in court for recording his statement, saying he is "mentally unfit" for this.

5:29 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greek crisis to hit Indian exports, trigger capital outflows

With Greece witnessing a full- blown economic crisis, India's software and engineering exports may take a hit and the country may also face larger capital outflows due to a weaker euro, industry and government officials warned today.

5:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Nagaland nurses go on mass casual leave

The Nagaland Staff Nurse Association (NSNA) and Nursing Sisters without Degree and Diploma went on a three-day mass casual leave from today to press for their demands.

4:45 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Keralite Neurology professor awarded British Fellowship

Dr Abraham Kuruvilla, professor of Neurology at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, here has been awarded the fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

4:09 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa- New prison to soon become operational

The newly inaugurated prison in Colvale village of Goa will be soon operational after India Reserve Battalion (IRB) takes over the outward security of this jail, a top official said today.

3:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP emerging as cost-effective manufacturing centre for medical devices

Uttar Pradesh is fast emerging as a cost-effective manufacturing centre for medical and dental instruments, owing to availability of trained manpower such as labourers and technicians, industry body Assocham has said.

3:09 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Amazon catches up, gets past Flipkart on site visits

As e-commerce players battle it out for buyers' attention, Amazon India has caught up with Flipkart and overtaken Snapdeal in terms of monthly unique visitors in May.

2:45 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Veteran Indian journalist dies in Nepal

Veteran Indian journalist Ramashish today died of cardiac arrest in Kathmanmdu.

2:30 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

'Tanned. Rested. Ready' -- Jindal's 2016 campaign slogan

"Tanned.Rested.Ready."That is Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's new 2016 presidential campaign slogan and the "tanned" part is supposed to be a reference to his skin tone.

2:09 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Indian to fight extradition to Australia in hit-and-run case

An Indian youth, who allegedly mowed down an Australian student and injured another in a 2008 hit-and-run case here, will fight attempts to extradite him using his medical condition from India where he is currently living, a media report said today.

1:45 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

NSE to launch new platform for negotiated trade in debt

Leading stock exchange NSE will introduce a new web-based 'negotiated trade platform' for reporting all the deals in the debt segment, from July 1.

1:15 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Coconut prices likely to fall next quarter

Coconut prices are likely to fall next quarter, according to the Ago Market Intelligence and Business Promotion Centre (AMI & BPC) here.

12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jamia Miliya university gets Babu Jagjivan Ram chair

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment's autonomous organisation, Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation, has proposed to establish a Babu Jagjivan Ram Chair at Jamia Millia Islamia university.

12:30 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Air Costa flies one million passengers

Regional carrier Air Costa today crossed the one million passenger mark as it flew its millionth passenger from Bengaluru to Hyderabad.

12:06 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

'Paris climate deal should reflect differentiated responsibilities': BASIC countries

The developing countries' bloc of Brazil, South Africa, India and China have underscored that the ambitious Paris Agreement on climate change to be adopted later this year should "fully reflect" differentiated responsibilities of developed and developing countries.

11:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kolkata- Scottish Church College withdraws dress code order

The authorities of the Scottish Church College today revoked their dress code advisory which had asked girl students not to wear above knee-length skirts.

11:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

J&K govt to frame new forest policy

The Jammu and Kashmir government will frame a new forest policy as part of its efforts to reverse damage to biodiversity and focus on environmental conservation.

11:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

#ChennaiMetro- DMK claims credit for the launch

The DMK today welcomed the launch of Metro Rail services in the city and claimed credit for bringing the transport system to this metropolis.

10:46 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Priyanka Vadra's Shimla land-deal information wrongly withheld

The Himachal Pradesh State Information Commission today directed Public Information Office to provide all details within ten days about the land purchased by Priyanka Vadra at Chharabra, 12 Km from Shimla.

10:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Greek crisis not to impact ICICI Bank: Chanda Kochhar

Country's largest private sector lender ICICI Bank today said it sees no impact of the Greek debt crisis on the bank as it has no exposure to Europe.

10:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States