Three Indians and as many persons of Indian-origin are among 29 people, who have been been named as Fellows this year by the American Society for Metals, for their contributions in the field of materials science and engineering.
The Law Commission of India today recommended amending the Constitution to ensure that children below six years of age are protected from "all forms" of neglect, harm and exploitation.
Putting the onus on Congress, the Centre today said the party should convince its units in Goa and Maharashtra over the Mahadayi river dispute even as it stressed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was ready to solve the issue by convening a meeting of the chief ministers of the two states and that of Karnataka.
India can manufacture 160 out of the 200 Kamov Ka-226T Light Utility Helicopters -- which will eventually replace the vintage Cheetah and Chetak choppers -- while the rest will be made in Russia, the CEO of a state-run business and manufacturing conglomerate here has said.
Concerned over the high level of attrition of agents in the life insurance industry, sectoral regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is in talks with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to undertake skill development programme for the agents.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today called on Tamil weekly magazine Thuglaks Editor 'Cho' Ramaswamy, who has been hospitalised here and enquired about his health.
With the recovery of two more bodies today, the death toll in Fort Kochi's boat tragedy rose to eight, police said.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today made a host of announcements aimed at strengthening the infrastructure of Schedule Caste and Tribal schools, amenities for students there and for SC, ST women.
Underlining close bonds of friendship with Seychelles which has stood the test of time, President Pranab Mukherjee has said operationalisation of the Coastal Surveillance and Radar System will further contribute to securing the island nation's maritime territory.
Fliers may have to shell out more with the government mulling to impose a two per cent cess on air tickets as part of the new civil aviation policy, which is in the advanced stage of finalisation.
Stating that the surge in terrorist activities was a result of Pakistan's frustration, BJP minority wing in Jammu and Kashmir today said the neighbouring country was getting exposed and isolated at international forums for supporting terrorism.
Around 1,000 young girls living in slums and jhuggi jhopri clusters in east Delhi were today admitted to EDMC schools, who would now be provided free education under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' mission.
Union Minister Kalraj Mishra will launch 'Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana' in his parliamentary constituency Deoria tomorrow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus much before the target date set for December this year and described the achievement as a "major milestone" in efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality.
A day after a 10-day-old infant died of rodent bites in the intensive care unit of a government hospital here, Andhra Pradesh Health Minister K Srinivas today said that action will be soon taken against erring officials in the case even as authorities announced a compensation of Rs two lakh for the family of the deceased.
The Centre today rolled out the ambitious Smart City project and hoped that it will attract investment to boost the economy.
PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated the global Call to Action Summit 2015, a 2 day event which highlights the dedicated resolve of 24 countries of the world to come together on one platform to discuss how to end preventable child and maternal death.
Amidst the ongoing tug of war between the UP government and the Governor over appointment of Lokayukta, a bill was passed in the state Assembly today amending the Lokayukta Act by dropping HC Chief Justice from the selection committee.
A Pakistani terrorist was caught alive today following a heavy gun battle in Jammu & Kashmir's Baramulla district.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced setting up of five Rapid Reaction Teams at an estimated cost of Rs 8.64 crore to tackle situations arising out of human-wildlife conflict in the state.
There are about 12 crore people in the country who will be the direct beneficiaries of the Smart City project.
Seeing an opportunity in the recent turmoil in global equity and currency markets, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said India, with 8-9 per cent growth rate, can replace China as the driver of world economy.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today laughed away the challenge by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari for a televised debate over Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package announced for the state and asked him to first answer questions related to his department which forms a bulk of the package.
Germany will promote Indian languages including Sanskrit in its educational institutions as part of an understanding reached with India while working towards resolving the controversial German language issue that soured bilateral ties last year.
Backing the Patel community's demand for reservation in Gujarat, Jats in Haryana today threatened to launch an agitation in the state to press for their demand of OBC quota.
Spurred by its latest success in city civic polls, BJP today said it is targeting dislodging the "dysfunctional and corrupt" Congress government in the state ultimately to make Karnataka "Congress mukht".
The Prime Minister's Office has told the Central Information Commission that it cannot declassify files related to freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose as it will adversely affect relations with foreign countries.
The two anti-militancy operations in north Kashmir entered the second day today but no fresh casualties have been reported so far, army said.
The US in 1965 had supported India's stand that there should be no plebiscite in Kashmir, declassified US documents of the era indicate.
Religion based Census - While the debate on what these shifting demographics mean is an altogether different topic, it is funny how certain media outlets India have resorted to political correctness in saying it like it is.
Heavy rains and landslides swept away three houses and damaged 70 graves in two cemeteries here, officials said today.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today left for home after holding talks with her German counterpart on a range of bilateral issues and reviewed proposals including a USD 1 billion commitment from Germany for an ambitious solar power venture in India.
India has raised with Germany problems like residency status, renewal of visa and accommodation faced by Indian students in the country as both sides discussed new initiatives to ramp up cooperation in the area of education.
Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy has in a message on the eve of celebration of Onam festival said the festival marks nurturing of brotherhood, fraternity and social unity.
Pakistan has informed the UN about the last-minute cancellation of the NSA-level talks with India to take the international community into confidence over the Kashmir issue and the situation at the LoC, a media report said today.
The government has released the list of Smart City nominees today. Know all about it.
Tension prevailed in Gujarat as the death toll in clashes which started on Tuesday during quota agitation by Patel community climbed to nine today and army was deployed in more cities to rein in the violence.
Promising to provide equitable healthcare that addresses intra-state disparities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said 184 poorest performing districts have been identified where more resources would be infused and focussed programmes will be carried out.
'Super 30' founder and mathematician Anand Kumar met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here to discuss ways of imparting quality education to students from poor and underprivileged sections in the state.
Death toll in the Fort Kochi boat tragedy has risen to seven with the recovery of a body of an 18-year-old girl in a harbour near here this morning, police said.
Keen to be part of 'Clean Ganga' initiative, Germany has offered to rejuvenate a segment of the river in Uttarakhand by using technology it had employed to clean the Rhine, considered one of the most important waterways in Europe.
An agreement has been signed between the government of Manipur and Joint Committee on Inner Line permit System (JCILPS) which was spearheading the ongoing two month long movement demanding implementation of inner line permit system in Manipur, Chief Minister Okram Obibo Singh said today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday pushed for provision of mobile services in Naxal-affected areas and directed the Department of Posts to improve its delivery services as these are vital for the poorest sections of the society
Delhi government yesterday submitted guidelines on organ donations in the High Court detailing the procedure to be followed for donation of a dead body for medical education and research purposes.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis yesterday sanctioned Rs 35,400 crore for the development of four metro lines.
Government is weighing options to wriggle out of the contentious land ordinance and may use a clause to remove difficulty to bring 13 central acts under the ambit of land acquisition law without going in for a fresh executive order.
The Maharashtra government yesterday decided to completely waive the collection of toll in Kolhapur district within the next three months, during which period no road levy would be collected from the motorists.
The Union Cabinet yesterday gave its nod to amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for corrections with regard to a few communities hailing from Gujarat and Uttarakhand.
The Rajasthan government's industries department yesterday signed three MoUs with a software company ahead of the forthcoming Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit, scheduled for November this year.
As many as 7200 posts of constables including 1000 women constables will soon be filled up in the Haryana Police Department and advertisement for the same has already been issued, DGP Y P Singhal said here yesterday.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar yesterday said his government will not discriminate against any region of the state in development and industrial units would be set up in a uniform manner.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) plans to host a Sant Sammelan during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, it was officially announced here yesterday.
Union minister and former Army Chief General (retd.) V K Singh yesterday said he has firm faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had taken a pledge to implement 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme for ex-servicemen.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia yesterday suggested to private schools in the state to see if they would like to run institutes in two shifts.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje yesterday discussed various issues related to agriculture, Public distribution system (PDS), education and MNREGA with Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya.
BJP national vice-president and Uttar Pradesh incharge Om Mathur yesterday said NDA government has given a befitting reply to political parties who have been demanding the release of caste-based census data public by releasing population figures based on religion.
Food subsidy would be credited in accounts of beneficiaries in nationalised banks as per the provisions of the National Food Security Act, a top Puducherry government official yesterday said.
The Madras High Court has ruled that if a pensioner goes missing for more than two years, then his wife is entitled to receive the family pension, provided she executes necessary undertaking including indemnity bond.
Seeking to strengthen cooperation in the judicial and legal spheres, the Union Cabinet today approved a pact on legal and judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters between India and Afghanistan.
With thousands of teachers in the state on strike for about a fortnight now, Odisha government today set up a seven-member minister-level committee to discuss their demand of full grant-in-aid.
Nagaland's Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force (PCCF & HoFF), M Lokeswara Rao, today received the first Tigerland India Biodiversity Conservation Award.
Online food-on-demand company Faasos today said it is moving to a "mobile app only" service in the country.
The flood situation in Assam showed signs of improvement today although over 1.45 lakh people are still affected in over 300 villages across the state.
Having launched a digital library in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh earlier this month, the Cyient Foundation introduced another one today in the Mandal Parishad Primary School, 8th Battalion, Rangareddy district of Telangana.
The World Coconut Day-2015, themed 'Coconut for Family Nutrition, Health and Wellness', will be celebrated in the city on September 2.
West Bengal government is taking steps for formally staking claim to Rasogolla as the state's invention through the GI route at a time when the famous sweetmeat finds itself at the centre of a debate as to where it originated.
Idols of Lord Ram, Janki and Laxman in the makeshift temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya would soon get a fireproof cover to be prepared by Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (IIT-R).
Here is an interesting read by Dr. Shruti Rajagopalan on socialism versus constitutionalism in India detailing how Nehruvian Socialism has come at the expense of Constitutionalism over the decades.
The National Human Rights Commission today issued a notice to the Jharkhand police chief over the death of 10 devotees in a stampede in Deogarh earlier this month.
Showing keen interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought details of the state-of-the art digital policing put in place at the Cubbon Park police station here as he interacted with its officials through video conferencing and reviewed the system today.
Highlighting the need for research and development in the current environment, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that the innovation through constant research can only bring in faster infrastructure development of the nation.
Maharashtra is the only state in the country which has taken the initiative to insure farmers individually and assessed their losses at the village as well as the personal level, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal today wrote to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani seeking details of her directives to the Delhi University in connection with the St Stephen's molestation row.
North-Western Railways cancelled nine and partially cancelled 12 trains in view of the ongoing Patel agitation in Gujarat, an official said.
A delegation of Mon Autonomous Region Demand Committee (MARDC) led by Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Minister Pema Khandu today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to press the decades-old demand for creation of Mon Autonomous Council (MAC), under the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
Development of legislative mechanisms and criminal law provisions are the need of the hour to tackle the menace of cyber crime, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.
A law which seeks to ensure that arbitration proceedings between corporates to settle commercial disputes quickly was today cleared by the Union Cabinet.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal will share the dias at a function here tomorrow, an event considered important to boost Kumar's chances in the coming assembly polls in the state.
BJP today staged a walkout from Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council during Question Hour and expressed 'dissatisfaction' over the government's reply regarding recruitment of Yoga teachers in state-run hospitals.
India and Germany today agreed to cooperate on counter-terrorism measures and reviewed proposals including a USD 1 billion German commitment for an ambitious solar venture in India, as they discussed deliverables during Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the country.
In more trouble for suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, UP Lokayukta has recommended registration of an FIR and an inquiry against him by "any agency", including CBI, in disproportionate assets case.
Deadlock persisted over the 'One Rank One Pension' row as the protesting ex-servicemen today rejected government's formula for its implementation saying an attempt was being made to "short change" them.
The first cabinet expansion of the thirty-two-month old Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government in Himachal Pradesh would take place tomorrow.
Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Rae Bareli will be developed as Smart Cities as the Urban Development Ministry will formally announce the names of cities being selected for the NDA government's flagship project tomorrow.
Centre's interlocutor for Naga peace talks R N Ravi arrived here this evening for discussions with all sections of Naga civil societies and MLAs on the Naga political problem.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to release immediately one-time grant of Rs 1,300 crore for expansion of National Fertilizer Ltd's plant at Nangal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand and inquired about several issues including progress made by the state in crime and criminal tracking network and system (CCTNS) and road construction.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate Badarpur-Faridabad extension of metro services on September 6, Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) said today.
The Delhi BJP today termed AAP government's decision of not calling off inquiry into the CNG fitness scam despite Centre declaring it illegal as "retrogressive and said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was "stubborn" in not accepting the special position of the National Capital.
Army today conducted flag march on five different routes in the city in order to instil confidence among the people in the wake of violence triggered by the quota agitation by the Patel community.
Andhra Pradesh Police plans to extend the I-CLIK (Instant-Complaint Login Internet Kiosk) service for women to lodge complaints online, by setting up more kiosks across the state.
Congress leaders today met West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi and demanded a CBI probe into the killing of the party's student wing leader at Sabang area of West Midnapore last month.
Opposition BSP and BJP today staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, accusing the government of not being serious towards preventing the spread of dengue and other vector-borne diseases in the state.
Industry body Nasscom today urged the government to keep an eye on global developments with regard to currency fluctuation and step in when the situation warrants.
A 45-year-old man who was an active member of the now-disbanded Salwa Judum was shot dead by suspected naxalites in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said today.
In a U-turn, the US today said it will move a pro-Sri Lanka resolution at the UNHRC ahead of a crucial report on alleged war crimes during the country's three-decade long civil war with the LTTE.
Lt Governor of Puducherry Lt General (retired) A K Singh has extended his greetings and good wishes to people of Puducherry in connection with Onam festival.
Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the UAE, its Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan will visit India next week to co-chair Joint Commission meeting with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on key issues of energy and trade.
Noting that UK-India ties are undergoing a major transformation amid flourishing trade and business, Britain today sought concrete steps to further strengthen bonds with states like Odisha in their journey towards poverty reduction and prosperity.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today called on President Pranab Mukherjee.
A revenue court today ordered return of the land sold to Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust by an industrial house to Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC).
In its fight against black money, India today signed an information exchange agreement with Seychelles on tax matters, along with pacts to deepen ties in security and defence among other areas.
Largest private lender ICICI Bank today launched the country's first mortgage guarantee-backed home loan product that will expand the credit amount and increase the tenure for an additional fee as well.
Andhra Pradesh's Department of AYUSH plans to open hospitals with alternative medical care facilities and wellness centres in different parts of the State.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the restoration work of a Hindu temple in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the provincial government to hire a renowned architect for rebuilding the shrine destroyed by fanatics in 1997.
Opposition parties including DMK and CPI(M) staged a walkout from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for the second day today over issues including Mekedatu dam, stir by Neyveli Lignite Corporation employees and the recent violence in Seshasamudram village in Villupuram district.
The Uttar Pradesh government today said it has proposed round-the-clock power supply, except for tubewells, at all places in the state after 2019.
Taking a view divergent to that of his party colleague and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav today disapproved of the agitation by the Patel and Patidar community in Gujarat for reservation under the Other Backward Castes (OBC) category saying that the Patels have been quite well off.
Tamil Nadu government today said a proposal to provide Satellite-based Information Devices for fishermen who venture into deep seas for fishing was under its consideration.
Various Naga groups have expressed hope that the recently signed agreement between the Centre and NSCN(IM) will lead to an acceptable settlement of the vexed Naga issue.
Border security officials of India and Pakistan are expected to meet in New Delhi next month for their bi-annual meeting, the first high-level interaction between the two sides after the cancellation of NSA-level talks, a media report said today.
An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control in Uri area of North Kashmir's Baramulla district today.
The 29-hour countdown for the launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-6 began today, ISRO said.
Mild tremors were today felt in some areas of the district causing panic among the local residents, though there was no casualty, officials said.
Impressed by the quality of rural roads constructed using jute and coir geo-textiles, the Centre has asked other states to replicate the "good experience of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu" in this regard for projects under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
Chief Minister N Rangasamy led the Union Territory of Puducherry to pay tributes at the statue of Blessed Mother Teresa, the founder of Missionaries of Charities, on the occasion of her 105th birth anniversary today.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced that a memorial will be built here honouring legendary actor late Sivaji Ganesan.
US-based Louis Berger Company today told the Bombay High Court that it will cooperate with the Crime Branch of Goa Police in connection with the bribery case which is currently under investigation.
Haryana Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar today said that most of the dues accruing to the 14 sugar mills in the state have been paid and the balance would be cleared within the next few days.
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In a relief to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, the Supreme Court today stayed the Gauhati High Court order for a CBI probe into corruption allegations related to his tenure as PWD Minister in 2006.
Abdul Aziz Haqqani, a top leader of Pakistan-based dreaded Haqqani network, has been named as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist' by the US for his involvement in planning and carrying out attacks against Afghanistan.
An appeals court here has affirmed a district judge's order to dismiss a human rights violation lawsuit filed against Congress president Sonia Gandhi by a Sikh group in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, ruling that the petition lacked merit.
National Fish Workers Forum (NFF) today urged the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swraj to ensure that Tamil Nadu fishermen were not attacked while fishing by the Sri Lankan naval personnel.
The Maharashtra finance department is considering raising project-wise loans from the open market to complete impending irrigation projects in the state without disturbing the Governor's directives on fund allocation for projects.
The benchmark BSE Sensex cut down its early losses to rebound by 79 points in late morning trade following fresh buying in power, healthcare, oil&gas, IT and realty sectors amid recovery in other Asian markets.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a video message appealed to the people of Gujarat to maintain peace.
A jawan was shot dead today allegedly by one of his colleagues at an Army firing range in Adampur here, following which a court of inquiry has been initiated into the incident.
The Centre will provide states a subsidy of Rs 10 per kg on imported tur dal (pigeon peas) to make it available to people at an affordable cost.
Latest developments from Gujarat as Hardik Patel calls for a Bandh demanding backwardness in Gujarat - will this be the spark India needs to turn the clock back on caste based reservations ?
Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the fountain head of terror groups including Lashkar-e-Taiba, continued to financially support the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai attacks even after the incident in 2008.
Lt General S K Dua will take over as the Corps Commander of Srinagar-based 15 Corps from Lt General Subrata Saha tomorrow, army officials said.
Delhi Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) Chief M K Meena today said he is mulling "legal recourse" against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the latter's alleged derogatory remarks terming him as "corrupt".
The Maharashtra government has decided to take assistance from Nobel laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammed Yunus to empower women self-help groups (SHGs) in the drought-prone Vidarbha and Marathwada regions.
With four more infants dying in the past 24 hours, the child death toll at the state run Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics here rose to 28 in five days, hospital officials said today.
The Tamil Nadu Government has set a target of providing Rs 5,500 crore as interest free loans to the farming community during the current financial year, Housing, Urban Development and Agriculture Minister R Vaithilingam said today.
Heritage buildings in north Delhi may get a new lease of life, as an NDMC committee has "unanimously agreed" to exempt such properties from house tax, a move that seeks to incentivise owners of such buildings to keep and maintain them.
Reiterating that Union Water Resources ministry "accords highest priority" to the interests of the Bihar Government in issues relating to her ministry, Union Minister Uma Bharti has said there is "remarkable progress" in talks with Nepal over the construction of Saptakoshi High Dam.
ADAMA India, the Indian subsidiary of Israel-headquartered crop-protection solutions company ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, announced today the inauguration of its new formulation lab in India here.
The Haryana government has said that most of the dues accruing to the 14 sugar mills in the state, including 11 cooperative and three private sugar mills, have been paid and balance would be given in next few days.
With an aim to connect chemists and druggists with consumers, technology visionary and former iGATE CEO Phaneesh Murthy today announced the creation of a website that serves as a patient-controlled electronic health record system.
Assam continues to reel under the impact of floods in 12 districts affecting over 8.5 lakh people in 984 villages across the state even as the government said it has given all help to the state government to minimize casualties and flood damages.
Almost 47 million people are living with dementia around the world today, with 4.1 million of them in India, according to a new report which also found that nearly half of all people with dementia globally will live in Asia by 2050.
Hyper-local professional services startup Qyk today said it has raised USD 1 million in a 'pre-series A' investment led by early stage investment firm GrowX Ventures.
The UK government is helping West Bengal in preparing a roadmap to fully access climate finance - thereby helping the state address climate change with large-scale investments.