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Aug 03, 2015 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.

1:08 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Politics   

Parliament logjam Continues

After the disruptive two weeks of the Parliament, the third week of the Monsoon session began only to be adjourned once again.

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.

11:25 am   #Offstumped   #Economy

"Agriculture needs a strong champion to keep it at the centre of public policy"

Ashok Gulati in the Indian Express says it is necessary to rescue public policy from its elitist bias, bring agriculture to its centre

11:22 am   #Offstumped   #Economy

Kumbhathons to incubate Smart City Startup Ideas

Can India's Kumbh Mela?a religious pilgrimage that at its peak is expected to attract around 30 million people to the western city of Nashik this year?provide ideas for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's smart cities?

11:18 am   #Offstumped   #Culture

"Life is bleak in Hindu India" to this Daily Beast alarmist - where do they make them ?

A regional ban on selling or consuming cows by forces close to Modi's Hindu government has traditional Muslim butchers starving?and others worried about the country's secular future.

11:15 am   #Offstumped   #States

Playing it up in Bihar

Sushil Kumar Modi said that it was only possible in a party like the BJP that a person hailing from the Teli community was chosen for the PM seat.

11:12 am   #Offstumped   #States

"Save Kerala" Campaign

BJP plans 'Save Kerala' campaign amidst minority-majority census debate - Reports on the 2011 census showing increase in percentage of minority population in Kerala has given the BJP a new slogan in the state, where the party has been making desperate att

11:06 am   #Offstumped

Ending the KYC headache for the aam admi

You soon won't need to endure the 'know your customer' (KYC) rigmarole at the start of every relationship with a financial intermediary as long as the verification has been completed once. Your record will be stored in a central registry that's going to b

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.

1:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

UTI Mutual Fund crosses Rs 1-trillion mark; eyes leadership slots

UTI Mutual Fund, the country's oldest fund house, has attained an asset base of over Rs one lakh crore with about one crore investor accounts and is now targetting leadership positions across various segments.

12:02 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

GSK Pharma's Bengaluru facility to be operational by 2017

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK India) has said its greenfield manufacturing facility at Bengaluru, having an installed capacity of over 9 billion tablets and capsules per year, will be operational by 2017.

Aug 02, 2015 11:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP police chief promises stern action against rioters

Giving a communal colour to petty skirmishes between two communities by vested interests will be dealt with stern hands, Director General of UP Police Jagmohan Yadav said today, adding that National Security Act (NSA) would be invoked and heavy penalties levied in such cases.

11:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

MCGM to meet Maharashtra officials to discuss format of fresh DP

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will hold a meeting with senior Maharashtra government officials this week to discuss on the format of the fresh draft of the Development Plan (DP) 2034, a senior civic body official said.

11:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa CM: Several messages used to seek bribe decoded during probe

Goa Police Crime Branch have decoded several messages relating to bribe demands by the head of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) water project in the state during the Louis Berger bribery case probe.

11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

15,000 cusec of water to released from Konar dam by tonight

Five thousand cusec water has been released from the Konar dam in Hazaribagh district following heavy rains since yesterday.

11:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

SC panel clean chit to MP HC judge in sexual harassment matter

A Supreme Court panel has given a clean chit to a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge who was accused of sexually harassing a former woman Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ), saying there was no corroborative evidence to support the allegations.

10:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar: Soldiers on Manipur border action attacked by leeches

Indian soldiers, who had gone on a "revenge" operation on Manipur border last month, came back unhurt, though some of them complained of being attacked by leeches in the jungle areas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

10:36 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal flood situation rendered beyond control: Mamata Banerjee

The excessive rain for the past two days coupled with high tide and water released from Jharkhand and Odisha has rendered the flood situation in West Bengal "beyond control", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said.

10:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa - Investigators shed more light on Louis Berger bribery case

"Drawings" was one of the code words for bribe in the controversial Louis Berger bribery case used by former Congress ministers in Goa to allegedly get kickbacks, investigators tracking the case have stated.

10:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

FDA raids drug shops in six districts of Punjab

Officials of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today raided medical shops in six districts of Punjab and drew over 157 samples to curb the menace of spurious and substandard animal drugs.

10:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Dina Nagar attack: Army destroys rocket launcher

Army today destroyed a rocket launcher recovered from the dead Pakistani militants during the attack on Dina Nagar police station in the district, a week ago.

10:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Section 144 imposed in Jammu

In the wake of an extension of Jammu bandh by the AIIMS Coordination Committee, section 144 of CrPC has been imposed here by the authorities, prohibiting assembly of more than four people at any place.

10:04 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gen VK Singh attends to public grievances at residence

Minister of state for external affairs and Ghaziabad MP Gen V K Singh today met people of his constituency and gave a patient listening to their grievances.

10:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP seeks youth support for change of guard in Bihar

Asserting that youths were the harbinger of change in the society, the BJP today sought their support in its quest to claim power in the forthcoming assembly elections in Bihar.

10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Prakash Javadekar: Sonia, Rahul responsible for Parliament deadlock

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said holding the Parliament to ransom was a "contempt of democracy" and blamed Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for the logjam during the ongoing monsoon session.

9:57 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu, Kashmir to have similar AIIMS: J&K Health Minister

Amid protests and shutdown to demand setting up of an AIIMS in Jammu, state health minister Chowdhary Lal Singh today said AIIMS will be set up at both here and Kashmir and will be provided with same facilities.

9:47 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal govt does a flip-flop on land bill issue

In a flip-flop,Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh today said it opposes the contentious land bill of BJP-led central government and backs the UPA law, barely a month after it had in a letter to Rural Development Ministry found fault with the 2013 Act and suggested that it be "revisited".

9:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Panel seeks action plan to expedite construction of Andhra capital

The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority's (CRDA) advisory committee has asked for an action plan to expedite construction of the proposed new state capital, it was officially announced here today.

9:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Ex-CBI chief backs death for Memon, seeks tough anti-terror

Supporting death penalty for terrorists, former CBI Director Joginder Singh has accused Yakub Memon, hanged for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, and his supporters of misusing India's liberal laws and called for an overhaul of anti-terror legislations.

9:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Homage to Kalam: Some governmentt offices in Kerala functioned on Sunday

Drawing inspiration from former President A P J Abul Kalam's message to work an extra day on his death instead of declaring holiday, a section of employees of a few government offices in Kerala worked on Sunday today as a mark of respect to the late visionary.

8:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Oomen Chandy: Law officers should not have any conflict with judiciary

Law officers working under the Advocate General should not have any conflict with the judiciary, but adopt a positive attitude towards criticism against their style of functioning and move forward, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here today.

8:29 pm   #NitiPTI   

Venkaiah Naidu: Government hopeful of breaking Parliament logjam

Despite the monsoon session of Parliament being a near washout so far, the government hopes to resolve the impasse at an all-party meeting tomorrow to pave the way for discussion on issues raised by the opposition, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said today.

8:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Manohar Parrikar on Lalit Modi case: Sushma Swaraj has made no crime

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has given a clean chit to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in connection with the Lalit Modi case and said that she has made "no crime".

8:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal flood situation grim, death toll nears 50

Flood situation in south Bengal remained grim today with death toll nearing 50 while 2.14 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,537 relief camps in the 12 districts affected by the deluge.

8:09 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan receives India's proposal for NSA meeting on Aug 23-24

Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today said he has received a proposal from India for a meeting between National Security Advisors of the two countries on August 23-24 in New Delhi.

8:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Postal department employees work on Sunday as tribute to Dr. Kalam

Over 900 employees of post offices here worked today, a Sunday, as any other usual working day as a mark of respect to former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away last week.

7:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Telangana requests Centre to name DRDO after APJ Abdul Kalam

The Telangana Government today requested the Centre that the city-based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), be named after former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

7:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Venkaiah Naidu: Sympathising with Yakub a disservice to nation

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today expressed disappointment over few people trying to politicise issues of death sentence and terrorism and said it would be "a dis-service to nation" by sympathising with Yakub Memon, who was recently hanged in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

7:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP protests against Kamat's remarks on Smriti Irani

BJP workers, including the women members today staged a protest outside the residence of Congress leader Gurudas Kamat over his alleged offensive remarks against HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

6:58 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

NDRF teams reach landslide-hit Manipur village

National Disaster Response Force teams today reached Zoumal village in Manipur where 20 persons lost their lives in a massive landslide yesterday.

6:55 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gurdaspur attack - Hockey player-turned-cop took part in anti-terror operation

India's star hockey player-turned -Punjab Police officer Jugraj Singh played an active role in the day-long operation against three terrorists in Gurdaspur district's Dinanagar town on Monday.

6:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manohar Parrikar: Will ensure help from Centre to expose scams in Goa

Terming the Louis Berger bribery case as just the "tip of the iceberg", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Centre will extend all possible assistance to expose the "scams" during Congress rule in Goa.

6:42 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC quashes MAT order imposing cost of Rs 20000 on police chief

In a relief to Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria, the Bombay High Court has quashed an order of Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal imposing a cost of Rs 20,000 on him for failing to comply with its order.

6:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Somnath Chatterjee agonized over frequent disruptions of Parliamnet

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee today described as "very agonising" the frequent disruptions of Parliament and lamented the "inadequacy" of the position of the presiding officer who is unable to run the House because of circumstances beyond his control.

6:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Chandy feeling threatened by expansion of BJP's base in Kerala?

The BJP's reported moves to expand its base in Kerala with support from a community outfit will not pay any dividend as people of the state are still reluctant to accept "divisive political ideology", says Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

6:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Iranian dhow case: Police to hand over all documents to NIA

Kerala Police will hand over all documents on the recent interception of an Iranian dhow off Kerala waters to the National Investigation Agency in day or two, a top police official said today.

5:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

JD(U) demands implementation of prohibtion in Puducherry

Janata Dal (United) today demanded that the Home Ministry direct the Puducherry government to clamp prohibition in the union territory as the 'wet law' now in force was responsible for setback in the health of the youth and law and order problems.

5:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Coal transportation in Meghalaya: NGT extends time till Nov 30

Observing that "unregulated mining cannot be permitted", the National Green Tribunal has extended the time for transportation of extracted coal in Meghalaya till November 30 and fixed September 30 as the last date for payment of royalty.

5:02 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Jal Board looking at using solar power to run installations

In a bid to reduce expenditure on electricity bill, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is looking at solar energy as an alternate source of power for running its installations.

4:46 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kashmir Range DIG reviews security situation in Leh

A senior police officer today reviewed the overall security situation in the border district of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.

4:31 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

No death penalty even for terrorists, says Shashi Tharoor

Unfazed by criticism, former union minister Shashi Tharoor today opposed death penalty even for terrorists saying it was an "obsolete practice" and they should instead be put behind bars for the rest of their lives without parole.

4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bandh continues in Jammu for third day

Jammu witnessed a shutdown for the third consecutive day today as part of agitation being carried out by an amalgam of over 70 organisations to press for setting up an AIIMS in this region of the state.

3:51 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

Myanmar delegation meets Army Commander in Kolkata

A Myanmar delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services of Myanmar, met Indian Army officials here, a defence official said today.

1:06 pm   #NitiPTI   

Barak 8 missile to be test-fired this month

India and Israel are likely to test fire this month the long-range surface-to-air Barak 8 missile, jointly developed by the two countries, which can act as a potent shield against incoming missiles, aircraft and drones.

1:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Tharoor not being isolated by anybody in Cong: Chennithala

Shashi Tharoor is not being "isolated" in Congress and he is part and parcel of the party, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said today, after the former Union minister wrote to party president stating that his services have "neither been seen nor appreciated".

12:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Govt mulls amending procedures to check "unnecessary litigation"

With three crore cases pending in courts, the government may consider changes in legal procedure to make it mandatory for a litigant to issue a notice to the opposite party before initiating formal proceedings to enable them explore the possibility of a pre-litigation settlement.

10:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

Maharashtra - School Bags to get lighter

The Maharashtra government's cap on the weight of school bags carried by students, to be 10 percent of their body weight, aims at addressing the health hazards of carrying heavy bags to school regularly.

9:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #NitiExclusives   #National   #Politics   

Decoding theories on Netaji's death with Anuj Dhar

Anuj Dhar, author of the book ‘India's Biggest Cover-up', speaks his mind on government's reluctance to declassify files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's death.

8:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #States   

Bihar Polls: SWOT Analysis of Janata Parivaar – Part 2

In Part 1 we have analysed the strengths and weaknesses of the Janata Parivaar (RJD+JDU) who together with Congress have joined together to form a block and fight unitedly against BJP led NDA.

6:57 am   #NitiPTI   

Bharat Forge CMD Babasaheb Kalyani says 'Make in India' showing results

Bharat Forge CMD Babasaheb Kalyani today expressed confidence that the manufacturing sector will show significant improvement after Diwali and said that 'Make In India' drive is showing results on the ground.

6:49 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Akhilesh asks Narendra Modi to set up SIDBI's head office in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to set up the head office of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in Lucknow.

6:45 am   #NitiPTI   

Narendra Modi favours export of surplus sugar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today favoured raising sugar exports to liquidate surplus stocks because of low domestic demand that has led to a huge cane arrears of over Rs 14,000 crore to farmers.

6:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Shri Saibaba's aarati timings changed in Shirdi temple

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has announced changes in the timing of Shri Saibaba's aaratis with effect from today, in view of the heavy rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

6:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

'Project Pranam' for elderly aims to broadbase

With several incidents of murder of senior citizens reported in the city in recent times, Kolkata police aims to broad base the 'Project Pranam' initiative to bring more elderly people under its safety cover.

5:23 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter Jayalalithaa gives Rs 6 lakh assistance to ailing Tamil folk singer

Responding to an appeal by indigent and ailing Tamil folk singer-cum-actress Paravai Muniamma, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter Jayalalithaa today announced an assistance of Rs six lakh and a monthly payout of Rs 6,000 to her from a party-run trust.

5:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Telangana to set up Data Analytics Park, SME Tower

The Telangana government is mulling setting up a "Data Analytics Park" and a tower to house SMEs in the information technology sector, state IT Minister K T Rama Rao said today.

4:19 am   #NitiPTI   

4 doctors suspended for a month by Delhi Medical Council over negligence in treatment

In the wake of alleged negligence in treatment that led to amputation of a leg of a 11-year-old boy, the Delhi Medical Council today suspended registration certificates of four resident doctors - two each of Hindu Rao and Safdarjang Hospital - for a month.

4:06 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

National Seeds Corporation engineer arrested for taking bribe

An assistant engineer of National Seeds Corporation Ltd. posted in Jaipur was today arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a contractor in Udaipur district.

3:17 am   #NitiPTI   

Three cops arrested for 32-year-old fake encounter case

Three policemen who were wanted in a 32-year-old alleged fake encounter of the brother of a former MLA have been arrested, police said today

3:04 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Large-scale transfer of IPS officers in poll-bound Bihar

In a major rejig ahead of the Assembly polls in Bihar, the government today transferred 41 IPS officers, gave additional charge to two and promoted one to the rank of Director General (DG).

3:02 am   #NitiPTI   

'NGOs' acting at behest of foreign tobacco firms: ITC chief

As its core tobacco business faces pressure, ITC chief Y C Deveshwar yesterday accused some 'NGOs' of acting as agents of foreign firms and helping them smuggle international cigarette brands 'duty-free' while steep taxes are hurting the domestic industry.

2:14 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bihar is India's most flood-prone state: International Water Management Institute

Bihar is the country's most flood-prone state with 73 per cent of its 94,163-sq km area getting flooded annually, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) said here today.

2:06 am   #NitiPTI   

Thousands visit 'Mudiya Poono' fair in Mathura

Thousands of pilgrims visited 'Mudiya Poono' fair in Goverdhan area here today.The Mathura district administration has extended the fair by two days till Monday in view of unprecedented rush of pilgrims.

2:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announces Rs 3 lakh compensation to bereaved families

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced a compensation of Rs three lakh to the next of kin of four persons who were electrocuted during a temple car procession in Vellore recently.

1:12 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Woman killed in rain triggered-house collapse in Howrah

A woman was killed in house collapse at Panchla area of Howrah district this morning as heavy rains lashed the district and other parts of South Bengal.

1:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Woman fights back crocodile, escapes from jaws of death

A 37-year-old woman from Singiri village under Rajkanika police station limits has shown exemplary courage in staving off an attacking crocodile.

12:59 am   #NitiPTI   

Meeting to end Parliament logjam must discuss action against BJP trio: Congress

Upping the ante ahead of Monday's all-party meeting convened by the government, Congress today insisted that the issue of action against three top BJP leaders should be on the agenda if the deadlock in Parliament is to be broken.

12:59 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Demand for English as medium of instruction in Goa

Several parents in Goa yesterday blocked the main roads and bridges across the state and allegedly pelted some buses with stones while demanding English to be made the medium of instruction and government grants for every academic year.

12:59 am   #NitiPTI   

Vaigai river to be renovated

Virtually reduced to a garbage carrier in the face of rampant pollution, the Vaigai river, once the root for the Pandia culture and history of sociology of Pandia Kingdom, is to be completely renovated.

12:04 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bhitarkanika National Park reopens after break for breeding season

After remaining out of bounds for tourists for three months during the breeding season of its famous saltwater crocodiles, Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district reopened today.

Aug 01, 2015 10:06 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Odisha govt announces IISER will be set up in Berhampur

In a bid to strike a balance among different regions of the state, Odisha government today announced its decision to set up the proposed Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Ganjam district of South Odisha.

9:48 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Homage paid to Kalam

A large number of people including about three thousand students of this island today paid homage to former President A P J Abdul Kalam where was laid to rest.

8:43 pm   #NitiPTI   

University renamed after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam should be a center of excellence: Akhilesh Yadav

After naming Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today emphasized on developing it as a center of excellence.

8:23 pm   #NitiPTI   

DCW to study 'increasing' crimes against women, Swati Maliwal writes to Bassi

Stating that the law and order situation in Delhi is "deteriorating at an alarming rate", new Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal today asked Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi to furnish information about "increasing" complaints of crimes against women.

8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Myanmar army commander visits Indian Army's Eastern Command

A delegation led by the Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar Defence Services today visited the Indian Army's Eastern Command as the two sides seek to "enhance" military cooperation in the wake of the Manipur ambush recently by Naga militants.

8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Police asks people to hold 'community policing' in Punjab

Days after terror struck Dina Nagar in Gurdaspur, Punjab police has asked residents of adjoining border district of Pathankot to hold "community policing" on a regular basis to prevent repeat of such incident.

8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Enclaves dwellers celebrate freedom

At the stroke of Friday mid-night, 51,000 stateless people of India and Bangladesh attained freedom when the two countries ended more than six decades of their lingering wait for citizenship by exchanging 162 adversely-held enclaves between them.

8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

CPI(M) delegation meets Maharashtra Governor

A 15-member delegation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) today met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and presented a memorandum containing various demands of the party.

8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Congress, government stick to their stands,no sign of Par impasse ending

Prospect of an immediate end to the parliamentary logjam appeared bleak today with both government and Congress sticking to their guns ahead of an all-party meeting on Monday.

8:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Indian Army, PLA hold maiden personnels' meet at DBO in Ladakh

For the first time ever, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) today hosted an Indian Army delegation in the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

7:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

B Venugopal Reddy takes charge as Secretary to Maharashtra Governor

B Venugopal Reddy, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, today took charge as the new secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

7:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Water to be released from Mettur dam for short term crops

With the storage level at Mettur Dam reaching comfortable levels, Tamil Nadu government yesterday announced releasing water for the kuruvai (short-term) crops covering 12 lakh acres in the Cauvery delta region.

7:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

B Venugopal Reddy takes charge as Secretary to Maharashtra Governor

B Venugopal Reddy, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, today took charge as the new secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao.

7:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Sushil Kumar Shinde denies having uttered "Hindu terrorism" in Parliament

Former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today denied having used the word "Hindu terrorism" in Parliament during the UPA tenure.

6:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Union Minister wants Tamil Nadu government to declare total prohibition in the state

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan today said the Tamil Nadu Government should take steps to declare total prohibition in the state as a mark of respect to Gandhian Sasi Perumal, who fought for the cause for the past 30 years and died during one of his protests.

6:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Rajasthan Assembly employees work to pay homage to former President A P J Abdul Kalam

Employees of Rajasthan Assembly today decided to work to pay homage to former President A P J Abdul Kalam who passed away on Monday.

6:20 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

'Hindu terrorism': BJP rakes up Rahul's 2010 remarks

BJP today fired yet another salvo at Congress over the issue of 'Hindu terrorism' as it raked up reported comments of Rahul Gandhi in 2010 when he had said radicalised Hindu groups might be bigger threat than the local support for terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

6:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Samajwadi Party leader seeks Rajya Sabha berth for Yakub's wife, party suspends him

Samajwadi Party leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi, who sparked a controversy by demanding a Rajya Sabha seat for Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's wife, was today suspended from the party.

6:03 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government acted humanely in Yakub's hanging, ensured peace: RSS

The RSS today said the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon was dealt with humanely by the government by allowing his family access which ensured peace in the aftermath.

6:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CPI(M) backs BJP leader Rupa Ganguly allegedly heckled while trying to distribute relief materials

CPI(M) today stood by BJP leader Rupa Ganguly, who was allegedly heckled while distributing relief materials to flood-affected villagers, saying the Opposition also had the right to pitch in to help affected people.

5:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

UP Council nominations: Governor- Samajwadi Party government in tug-of-war

Refusing to relent, Uttar Pradesh government has sent the same list of five names to Raj Bhawan for nomination to the Legislative Council under the nominated members category which the governor had returned seeking more information.

5:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Amid bandh, police cane-charges pro-AIIMS protesters in Jammu

Police resorted to cane-charge and teargas firing to disperse pro-AIIMS protesters at three places amid clashes in Jammu city, where a bandh was observed for second consecutive day today over the demand for establishment of AIIMS in the region.

5:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jammu and Kashmir CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets cops injured in Pattan attack

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today condemned the attack on a police party in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district which left three cops injured and visited them at a hospital here.

4:47 pm   #NitiPTI   

Aditya Thackeray meets PM Modi on education initiatives

Aditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena's youth wing leader, today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed plans on how the Digital India campaign could be given a boost by his pet-project of giving tablet PCs to students.

4:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Western Command Chief discusses security situation with Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army's Western Command Lt Gen K J Singh today discussed security situation with Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh here.

4:43 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Pankaja tops in absenteeism at Maharashtra cabinet meets: RTI

Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde tops the list of ministers remaining absent from state cabinet meetings, a RTI query has revealed here.

4:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Large-scale transfer of IPS officers in poll-bound Bihar

In a major rejig ahead of the Assembly polls in Bihar, the government today transferred 41 IPS officers, gave additional charge to two and promoted one to the rank of Director General (DG).

4:23 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi Technological University restructuring academic programmes to meet global demands

Keeping in mind the challenges posed by the "dramatic" transformation of higher education, Delhi Technological University has restructured its academic programmes and curriculum to meet global demands, its Vice Chancellor Pradeep Kumar said today.

4:08 pm   #NitiPTI   

Those mourning death of Memon are anti-national:Sakshi Maharaj

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj today dubbed as "anti-national" those mourning the death of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon and said that people who have no faith in the Constitution should go to Pakistan.

4:03 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh government sanctions 2 lakh houses for rural poor

Andhra Pradesh government has sanctioned two lakh houses for the rural poor of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) communities, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced today.

3:43 pm   #NitiPTI   

BJP MP Maheish Girri urges PM Modi to rename road after former President A P J Abdul Kalam

BJP MP Maheish Girri has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider renaming Delhi's Aurangzeb Road after former President A P J Abdul Kalam to correct "wrongs" of history.

3:27 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

India and Bangladesh exchange 162 enclaves

Bangladesh and India exchanged 162 adversely-held enclaves at the stroke of the midnight, ending one of the world's most complex border disputes that had lingered since seven decades.

3:21 pm   #NitiPTI   

Youth Congress demands Pakistan PM's apology over Gurdaspur attack

Scores of Youth Congress workers today protested here against the Pakistan government over the Gurdaspur terror attacks and nuclear scientist A Q Khan's "disgraceful" comments on former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

3:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh mulling over import of onions to check prices

Andhra Pradesh is considering import of onions to boost domestic availability of the commodity and to prevent hike in its prices, Chief Secretary I Y R Krishna Rao said here today.

2:59 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

BJP disrupting Parliament: Sitaram Yechury

Ahead of an all-party meet convened by the government to break the Parliament logjam, CPI(M) today blamed the BJP-led government for disrupting the House, accusing it of trying to escape from accountability behind the veil of conducting a 'debate for debate's sake'.

2:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Release Rs 200 cr for revival of sick units in Jammu and Kashmir: Estimates Committee

The Estimates Committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly has asked the state government to approve and release Rs 200 crore for revival of sick industrial units in the state.

2:39 pm   #NitiPTI   

Gurudas Kamat gets NCW notice for offensive remarks against Smriti Irani

Congress leader Gurudas Kamat was today asked by the National Commission for Women to explain within a week his alleged offensive remarks against HRD minister Smriti Irani that have invited criticism.

2:20 pm   #NitiPTI   

Controversial list of cuss words withdrawn by Censor Board

A controversial list of cuss words that was circulated by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) soon after Pahlaj Nihalani took over as its chairperson has been withdrawn after a majority of members voted against it.

2:07 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Osama bin Laden's family members killed in UK plane crash

Slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's family members were killed when their private jet crashed in southern England while landing, the Saudi Arabian embassy here said today.