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Sep 01, 2015 11:19 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

HC directive to Centre on crop insurance scheme

The Madras High Court today directed the central government to file an affidavit stating as to when the proposed new crop insurance scheme for farmers will get finality.

10:54 am   #Offstumped   #National

Rajeev Chandrasekhar calls for a OROP compromise

"Annual normlzation whilst consistnt with #OROP defn may not be practical or feasble So vets shd accpt revsns evry 2 3 yrs"

9:55 am   #Offstumped

"Veterans behaving like Labour Unions" #OROP

When Bhagat Singh Koshyari, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and veteran of the BJP and RSS submitted his committee's report, in December 2011 to the Parliament, it was hailed for its pro-soldier stand in support of OROP.

9:41 am   #Offstumped

Kejriwal's former Law Minister had a premonition of what was to come ?

"What @KapilMishraAAP wrote to @ArvindKejriwal (left pic) amp what happened soon thereafter (right pic) @AamAadmiParty"

9:39 am   #Offstumped

Economist has political spin on Thailand Hindu Temple Attack

"The Bangkok bomb has shattered the illusion of safety which the junta wished to foster"

9:33 am   #Offstumped

Taking E-Commerce to the countryside

China e-commerce titans Alibaba and, facing a slowdown in the growth of their core urban customers, are battling to crack a new frontier: the sprawling countryside with some 600 million potential shoppers.

9:31 am   #Offstumped

Will it be lights out for those questionable Lal-Battis

"Its actually 5 categories at centre/state that Ive advocated for yrs: only heads of the 3 constitutional pillars"

9:29 am   #Offstumped

Surjit Bhalla gets a fuzzy math rejoinder over census pointing to christian conversions

On census, Christians and conversions, Surjit Bhalla has tortured his data to make it say what he wants to hear.

9:16 am   #Offstumped

As the Sangh sits down

The forthcoming meeting of RSS and its affiliates is expected to take up current issues like the latest census figures and the ongoing one rank, one pension (OROP) agitation.

9:14 am   #Offstumped

"India Memory Project"

India has a long-standing love affair with history; a strange thing given it is only a 68-year young country. It’s what came before, during, and since those 68-years of youth that got one innovator wondering how to use technology to turn the romanticism

9:11 am   #Offstumped

Moving on GM Crops

The government may not be pushing hard for field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops due to pressure from an RSS-linked group, but the Centre’s premier agriculture research body has emphasized the importance of genetically engineered crops in

9:09 am   #Offstumped

Hyping up Hardik Patel Reuters style

Patel calls the model hyped, saying Modi ‘tried to sell platinum when all he had was steel’

9:06 am   #Offstumped

On the role of Faith in #Modiplomacy

In being unafraid of bringing religion into foreign policy, Modi treads new ground in India. But there are dangers.

9:04 am   #Offstumped

#MandalRaj rally of #JungleRaj apologists comes a cropper

Its debut rally was a riposte to Modi, the grand alliance in Bihar seemed to lack a voice of its own.

9:02 am   #Offstumped

A Bureaucracy that refuses to change

Has PM Narendra Modi's idea of directly interacting with babus come a cropper? - Some enthusiast who have already given their feedback to the prime minister on the working in their department are already apprehensive that whatever they wrote on the P

8:59 am   #Offstumped

Maybe after Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan it is Gujarat's turn to stump Lutyens Pundits

The Patidar stir for job reservations has made strategising for the forthcoming local body polls difficult for the BJP.

8:57 am   #Offstumped

Keeping the Kerala Communists guessing

Prominent Hindu leader Vellappally Nateshan on Monday said his outfit Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam would not go for any alliance with BJP.

8:54 am   #Offstumped

So much political correctness over Aurangzeb - must be a LMAO moment in his grave

Is renaming a street after a person even a tribute?

8:51 am   #Offstumped

A government controlled "smart" Hindu Temple

Green energy, new solutions for darshan accommodation lead TTD’s initiatives

8:45 am   #Offstumped

Endorsing delinquency

Pandya feels this has been a long drawn agitation. “Students in my time, the eighties, also never had any say in the administrative matters.

8:38 am   #Offstumped

Lalu's #MandalRaj is #JungleRaj by another name

The ubiquitous caste factor was back on focus in Bihar with RJD chief Lalu Prasad exhorting Yadavs, Dalits and backward communities not to let go of their 25-year-long regime of social justice in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

8:37 am   #Offstumped

Kanimozhi has issues with Death Penalty

DMK MP Kanimozhi on Monday made a strong case for abolishing death penalty for all crimes, arguing that only such a move would uphold a real and unfettered ‘Right to Life’ for every person.Reacting to the Law Commission

8:35 am   #Offstumped

Refreshingly Hindu has an optimistic take - "fastest growing major economy"

India remained the fastest growing major economy of the world for a second straight quarter, with GDP growing at 7 per cent during April-June 2015 against 6.7 per cent in April-June 2014. Growth in the previous quarter

8:26 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Culture   

Amarnath Yatra incident free - Kudos to NDA, BJP-PDP governments

Term it the delivery of #AccheDin by NaMo or the governance of the PDP-BJP Government in Jammu Kashmir, the Amarnath Yatra which was beset with communal politics, terror and violence over the past many years, was an altogether different experience this time around.

7:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #States   

BJP shakes up Assam Politics

Assam goes to polls next year in 2016. The state has 126 assembly constituencies, 108 in general category and 18 reserved for SC /ST category.

5:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu to expand broadband and internet services

Tamil Nadu Government has planned to ramp up the broadband and internet services provided through local cable operators across the state.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre unveils Rs 100 cr spiritual tourism circuit for Kerala

The Centre today proposed a Rs 100 crore spiritual tourism circuit for Kerala and assured steps to declare Sabarimala as a national Pilgrimage Centre.

4:35 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

HC sets up panels on illegal constructions in Ooty, Kodaikanal

The Madras High Court today constituted two committees headed by retired judges to look into alleged unauthorised constructions in the famous hill resort towns of Udhagamandalam and Kodaikanal.

4:05 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

HP farm varsities' pensioners up in arms against government

About 1000 pensioners of two state farm varsities are up in arms against the state government for amending the Himachal Pradesh Universities of Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry Act 1986, seeking to put the onus of payment of pension to retired employees on the universities by mobilising their own resources.

3:40 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

US Sikhs vote to elect new gurdwara leaders

Ending years of factional infighting and legal battles, thousands of Sikhs in one of America's largest gurdwara in a Californian city have voted to elect their new leaders.

3:21 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

TNAU to develop indegenous BT cotton in collaboraton with CICR

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR) entered into agreement for developing indigenous BT Cotton.

2:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Karnataka govt: Drought situation worsening

Sounding the alarm bells, the Karnataka Government today said the drought situation in the state has worsened with deficit rainfall and water storage in dams being low.

2:16 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SAT to hear Alchemist Capital case on September 29

Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) today admitted Alchemist Capital's plea challenging regulator Sebi's order to refund money it had raised from investors.

1:50 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

NGT prohibits use of hot-mix plants in Delhi-NCR

Citing health hazards posed by hot-mix plants running along the roadside, the National Green Tribunal today prohibited use of such plants which are being operated without proper environmental protection.

1:10 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Puducherry to host second edition of Baul Retreat

The second edition of 'Baul Retreat', a programme celebrating the centuries old tradition and music of Bauls--the mystic minstrels living in West Bengal and Bangladesh, will be held in Puducherry in October.

12:06 am   #NitiPTI   

Campaign promotes use of folic acid to prevent birth defects

With cases of birth defects in India rising, an awareness campaign has been launched to prevent their occurrence by promoting use of 'Folic Acid' among expectant mothers.

12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #World   

Has China decided the Future of Tibet?

Though it escaped the Indian (and the world) media, a crucial event occurred in Beijing: the Sixth Tibet Work Forum was held on August 24 and 25.

Aug 31, 2015 11:38 pm   #NitiPTI   
9:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Custodial death case: HC says no need for it to monitor probe

The Gujarat High Court today disposed of a petition filed in the case of alleged custodial death of a 32-year-old man of Patel community during the reservation stir, saying there was no need for the court to monitor the case when CID has taken over probe into it.

9:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bajwa pays tribute to Beant Singh

Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa paid tribute to former chief minister late Beant Singh on his martyrdom anniversary, at his memorial here today.

8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Bengal govt offices to stay open on day of Sept 2 strike

The West Bengal government today made it mandatory for all its employees to be present on September 2 when a nation-wide trade union strike has been called by central trade unions.

8:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Prakash Javadekar: Environment conservation, development must go together

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today underlined the need to strike a balance between environment conservation and development, saying both are equally important for the survival of humanity.

7:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

RBI official asks banks not to use govt capital to clean books

A senior Reserve Bank official today said state-run lenders should use the capital received from the government to grow their credit books rather than clear their large pile of bad assets.

7:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Blackmoney case: Court asks IT department to give documents to Qureshi

A Delhi court today asked Income Tax Department to supply documents to businessman Moin Qureshi, who is facing prosecution in a black money case for allegedly not disclosing an income of nearly Rs 20 crore.

7:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Tamil Nadu Govt to give 11 lakh laptops by December 2015

Tamil Nadu Government has proposed to give away 11 lakh laptops under the free laptop scheme to students by December, one of the flagship schemes of the AIADMK government by December 2015.

7:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Heavy rains trigger flood-like situation in Arunachal Pradesh

Incessant rain in the last couple of days has created a flood-like situation in several Arunachal Pradesh districts triggering landslides, disrupting surface communication and rendering people homeless.

6:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

NDA allies to announce Bihar seat sharing soon

NDA allies today put up an united front amid vocal demands being made by some parties on their share of seats in Bihar polls but the crucial issue of seat-sharing was not discussed at their maiden joint meeting chaired by BJP president Amit Shah.

6:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Centre urged not to infringe Manipur territory in Peace Accord

Manipur Assembly today adopted a resolution urging the Centre to ensure that the recently signed Naga 'Peace Accord' did not compromise with the territorial integrity of the state.

6:10 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Palakkad declared as first HIV/AIDs literate district

Palakkad has been declared as the first complete HIV/AIDS literate district in the state, thanks to the joint initiatives of civic authorities and KESS-HAPPI, a volunatry organisation.

5:50 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa: New policy on the anvil for MSME sector

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said a new policy will be formulated for the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the State, and announced an international study to increase the competitiveness of the sector.

5:39 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Uttarakhand CD episode: Congress stands on a sticky wicket

BJP today claimed that Congress government in Uttarakhand had shied away from lodging an FIR in the sting CD case against the party, despite threatening to do so as it was on a "sticky wicket".

5:30 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jayalalithaa announces new taluks, revenue divisions

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced creation of 16 new taluks and five revenue divisions at a total cost of Rs 17.65 crore to help people access services in a better way.

5:16 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

NaMo to inaugurate international Hindi conference in Bhopal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a three-day international Hindi conference in Bhopal on September 10 aimed at popularising the language globally, with delegates from at least 27 countries besides scholars from across India expected to participate.

4:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Flood situation grim in Assam

The flood situation today remained critical in Assam, affecting 4.65 lakh people in 14 districts where one lakh hectares of cropland have been inundated by the surging waters of the swollen Bahmaputra and its tributaries.

4:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bobby Jindal: Immigration without integration is 'invasion'

Distancing himself once again from being seen as an Indian-American, Republican presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has said immigration without adopting American values represents an "invasion".

4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

"Congress' anti-development face exposed": Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the Centre has exposed the "anti-development" face of the Congress over Land Acquisition Bill and denied that the NDA government had to retreat on the issue.

4:08 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar's death

The Taliban today admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.

4:07 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   #Politics   

Apman at Swabhiman - Sonia sideshow at Lalu's #JungleRaj Rally

While Sonia was reduced to an optional extra, Lalu showed Nitish his place speaking last at the so-called Swabhiman Rally in Bihar yesterday.

4:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur Assembly: Bills for protection of indigenous people passed

The Manipur Assembly today unanimously passed three bills to protect the indigenous people of the state.

3:44 pm   #NitiPTI   #National   

"Indira Gandhi considered military strike on Pakistan's nuclear sites"

Returning to power in 1980, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had considered a military strike on Pakistan's nuclear installations to prevent it from acquiring weapons capabilities, a declassified CIA document has claimed.

3:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Liquidity enhancement schemes for ETFs from Sept 15, says NSE

To increase investor participation in exchange traded funds (ETFs), leading bourse NSE has decided to provide liquidity enhancement schemes for ETFs based on money market instruments from September 15.

3:01 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

AP Assembly: YSRCP corners govt on stampede, special status issues

Amid protests by Opposition YSR Congress, the Andhra Pradesh Assembly today passed a resolution condoling the death of people in a stampede during 'Godavari Pushakaram' and those who allegedly committed suicide seeking special category status for the state.

2:55 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Digital   

NaMo launches digital version of Ramcharitmanas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released the digital version of 'Ramcharitmanas', as a set of digital CDs produced by All India Radio.

2:41 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kerala to continue food safety raids

As many as 1766 food safety raids have been carried out across Kerala and nine shops have been closed for selling adulterated food articles during Onam season, Health Minister V S Sivakumar said.

2:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Amarnath Yatra concludes incident-free: CRPF

The CRPF today said that it succeeded in conducting the Amarnath pilgrimage without any incident yet again, despite threats of militant strikes.

2:28 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Opinions   #National   

Arun Jaitley on OROP: Calls out unreasonable demand

Addressing the media Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said, "The government is committed to OROP but annual revision in pension is not possible as it don't happen anywhere in the world."

2:21 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arunachal Pradesh Governor greets people on Solung

Arunachal Prdesh Governor J P Rajkhowa has extended warm greetings to the people of the state, particularly the Adi Community on the festive occasion of Solung Festival.

2:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Arun Jaitley on OROP: "Annual revision in pensions don't happen anywhere in the world"

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today virtually ruled out annual revision of pension as demanded by agitating ex-servicemen under 'One rank, One pension' but said government will safeguard interests of soldiers retiring at an early age through higher pensions.

2:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Kalburgi murder case: CID probe ordered by Karnataka govt

A CID probe was today announced by the Karnataka Chief Minister into the murder of progressive Kannada thinker and scholar M M Kalburgi at his residence at Dharwad in north Karnataka.

2:03 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Culture   

Santhara - Supreme Court upholds Jains' Right to Freedom of Religion

The Supreme Court today stayed the operation of a Rajasthan High Court order terming as illegal the religious practice of "santhara", a ritual of fasting until death prevalent among Jain community members.

1:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Maharashtra - Watershed programmes recommended in drought-hit Marathwada

Maharashtra Water Resources Department has recommended creation of decentralised reservoirs and promotion of watershed programmes among others as a part of a long-term policy to provide relief to the Marathwada region which is reeling under drought.

1:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

US sends tough message to Pakistan to act on terror safe havens

In a blunt message, the US has asked Pakistan to intensify efforts to counter terrorist sanctuaries inside its borders and take concrete steps against the dreaded Haqqani network responsible for major attacks on American installations in Afghanistan.

1:05 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Ramthar Ni being observed in Mizoram

The Presbyterian Church, the largest church denomination in Mizoram today observed 'Ramthar Ni', the anniversary of the arrival of Rev.D E Jones, the Welsh missionary who established the Presbyterian Church in Mizoram.

12:48 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #Economy   

Jobs to quell Quota Stirs - What can NaMo do?

The Patels' protest for reservation in Gujarat has been painted in different colours, but the most important aspect behind these protests has been overlooked amid all the political hullabaloo.

12:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' - 145 artists to raise funds for the cause of girl child

Triggered by enthusiasm to promote the cause of the girl child, Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), in collaboration with Gallery Freedom has put up here a selling exhibition of works by 145 artists.

12:25 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #States   

Assam Congress unravels - Himanta Effect

Assam Congress President Anjan Dutta today taken action against nine Congress MLAs for their “anti-party activities” of welcoming their former party colleague and ex-minister Himanta Sarma at the Guwahati airport when he was returning to the city from Delhi to join the BJP.

12:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

West Bengal - CID to investigate missing TET question papers case

CID has taken over the probe into the case of missing question papers of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) in West Bengal.

11:36 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Devendra Fadnavis to promote Maharashtra tourism during Japan visit

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will focus on promoting Maharasthra tourism and attract investment by Japanese companies in the state during his five-day tour to Japan starting September 7.

10:41 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujarat govt scheme to help MSMEs reduce energy consumption

The Gujarat government is planning to launch a comprehensive scheme to help state-based Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) reduce their energy consumption as well as carbon footprint using latest technologies in conservation

10:30 am   #NitiPTI   

India pitches for anti-terror treaty, UN reforms

Asserting that no country could be immune to the threat of terrorism especially with emergence ISIS, India yesterday made a strong pitch for finalisation of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) at the UN during a meeting with the President-elect of the global body.

10:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Work on steel plant in Manoharpur to start this year: Raghubar Das

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das yesterday said construction work of a proposed steel plant in mineral-rich Manoharpur in the West Singhbhum district will begin in a year's time.

9:45 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Parliamentary committee visits coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh

A Rajya Sabha panel visited coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh onboard Indian Coast Guard ship Sagar here yesterday to have a closer look and better appreciate coastal regulation zones.

9:32 am   #NitiPTI   

Rajiv Pratap Rudy terms 'Swabhiman' rally as "damp squib"

Terming the 'Swabhiman' rally of the grand secular alliance in Patna as "damp squib", BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy yesterday accused Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and Sonia Gandhi of trying to sow the seeds of "Jungle Raj 2" and said Bihar will never accept such a rule.

9:20 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Mehbooba Mufti urges people to take advantage of key welfare schemes

Ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti yesterday said the present government in Jammu and Kashmir has to make a fresh beginning to pull the state out of the "morass" and revive the process of political reconciliation, economic rejuvenation and social emancipation.

9:00 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

JDS keeps suspense on issue of support in Bangalore civic body

Maintaining suspense over his party's move, JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda yesterday made it clear that he is in no hurry or 'anxious' to take a call on the issue of extending support either to the ruling Congress or BJP to take control of the city civic body.

8:25 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Speaker calls for all-party meet to resolve Assembly impasse

Himachal Vidhan Sabha Speaker BBL Butail called for an all-party meet today, the last day of the monsoon session here, to resolve the impasse created in the House.

8:20 am   #NitiPTI   

Occupiers of government houses in Punjab asked to maintain green areas

Government employees including officers, who occupy government accommodation in Punjab have been directed to properly maintain green areas, failing which punitive action will be taken against them.

7:30 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Chandrababu Naidu to inaugurate Thotapalli project next month:

Andhra Pradesh Rural Development and Housing Minister Kimidi Mrunalini said here yesterday that AP CM Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the Thotapalli project next month.

7:00 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

I am the best candidate: Indian-American Bobby Jindal

Notwithstanding his 13th rank among 17 presidential hopefuls, Indian-American Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has said he is the best Republican contender for the White House and is headed towards becoming party's nominee.

6:50 am   #NitiPTI   

Develop students' interest in science to boost innovation: Union Minister Manoj Sinha

Union Minister Manoj Sinha yesterday stressed on the need to encourage students to take keen interest in science in order to boost innovation.

6:42 am   #NitiPTI   #States   
6:20 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Pradesh government to spend Rs 700 cr for SDRF modernisation

In an effort to modernise State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to tackle situation of an emergency, the Andhra Pradesh government will spend Rs 700 crore in the SDRF, Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa said yesterday.

5:05 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Mirage 2000 to be upgraded with multi-function displays

The upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft will be installed with India-made multi-function displays under an Indo-French partnership, as part of a programme to enhance the operational life of multi-role fighters by around 20 years.

3:14 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Apollo planning to expand operations in Bangladesh, Kolkata

The Apollo Hospital Group is planning to expand its operations in Bangladesh and Kolkata in the next few years, a top official of the city facility said today.

2:12 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

MFIs' gross loan growth soars 69% to Rs 42,106 crore in Q1

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) saw a healthy 69 per cent growth in their gross loan portfolio at Rs 42,106 crore in the April-June quarter compared to that in the same period of last year.

1:08 am   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Sony plans to make online platforms fee-based

Multi Screen Media, that operates Sony channels, is betting big on original content for its web version and mobile-based channel, Sony LIV and plans to make these offerings fee-based.

12:04 am   #NitiPTI   #World   

Sun, Wockhardt recall drugs from US market

Sun Pharma and Wockhardt have separately initiated voluntary recall of a number of drugs from the US market due to different reasons.

12:00 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   #World   

China Economic and Political Developments - Niti Roundup

Here's a report on all that's going on in China - the political implication of the Chinese stock crash, rot in the state media, China's imperialist designs, and more.

Aug 30, 2015 11:58 pm   #NitiPTI   

BJP leader H Raja voices concern over drop in Hindu population

Voicing concern over decline in Hindu population, BJP national Secretary H Raja today said there was a need to bring in the uniform civil code and anti-conversion law.

11:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Arvind Kejriwal seks PM Modi's intervention on power tariff issue

Accusing power companies of supplying costly electricity, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today sought the Prime Minister's intervention in allowing Delhi government to cancel long-term power purchase pacts with central power generation companies so that tariff can be brought down significantly.

11:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Gujjars, Bakerwals seek setting up of tribal university in Jammu & Kashmir

The Gujjar and Bakerwal community of Jammu and Kashmir have demanded setting up of a tribal university in the Pir Panchal belt with special reservation for marginalised groups and people living in remote and backward areas of the state.

11:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Items used for development works must be checked: Ram Bilas Sharma

Haryana minister Ram Bilas Sharma today said that all items used for development works initiated by the government in the district must be checked to ensure that quality materials are used.

11:30 pm   #NitiPTI   

PM Modi's land ordinance decision at Niti Aayog's behest: Devendra Fadnavis

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will not re-promulgate the controversial Land Acquisition ordinance which expires tomorrow, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today that decision was taken at the NITI Ayog's request.

11:15 pm   #NitiPTI   

Arvind Kejriwal's stand against corruption exposed in Bihar: BJP

BJP today attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for extending support to RJD Chief Lalu Yadav alleging that this has exposed "hollowness" of his claims of political morality.

10:59 pm   #NitiPTI   

Interviews for low-level jobs being done away with: PM Modi

Government is working very fast to end the requirement of interview for certain government jobs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while observing that interviews are possibly the reason for corruption at the lower levels.

10:45 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government should fulfil promise on OROP: Farooq Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today supported the demand for 'One Rank, One Pension' by agitating ex-servicemen and said the central government should fulfil the "promise" made to the veterans.

10:25 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Trade unions in Rajasthan extend support to nationwide strike

Trade unions in Rajasthan have extended their support to the all India bandh called by central trade unions on September 2 on issues of inflation, labour laws, labour welfare and others.

10:25 pm   #NitiPTI   

India wants good relations with all neighbours: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Pakistan should stop firing in the border areas and violence and give an assurance on not repeating it then only talks could be initiated.

10:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

Public participation needed for social development: Piyush Goyal

Union Minister Piyush Goyal today said wider public participation needs to be encouraged and people should increase the scale of operation so that the goal of socio-economic development of the society would be achieved.

10:10 pm   #NitiPTI   

AISMK to remain in AIADMK alliance for assembly polls: Sharathkumar

All India Samatwa Makkal Katchi will continue to be in the AIADMK alliance in the 2016 assembly elections, its president, Sharathkumar said today.

10:00 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Bangladesh to keep vigil on borders to check raw hide smuggling

Bangladesh today asked police and border guards to keep a sharp vigil on its porous border with India to prevent smuggling of raw hides of sacrificial animals during next month's Eid-ul-Azha festival as the country seeks to harness its booming leather industry.

9:59 pm   #NitiPTI   

Amendment to Arbitration Act in next session: Sadananda Gowda

The proposed amendment to the Arbitration Act, aimed at ensuring faster settlement of commercial disputes, would be taken up in the next Parliament session, Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said.

9:40 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

CPI(M) will cease to exist if it continues with goondaism: Trinamool Congress

Senior Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee today said the CPI(M) will "cease to exist if it continued with goondaism" and the state government will help the people "foil" the September 2 strike called by Left trade unions.

9:30 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government mulls 2kg LPG cylinders;starts e-booking for connections

After providing LPG in easy-to- carry 5-kg cylinders, the government is planning to launch 2-kg bottles at local kirana stores even as it introduced online booking of new connections for subsidised cooking fuel.

9:15 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Congress workers protest outside Arvind Kejriwal's house against price rise

Delhi Congress workers today staged a protest outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's house over the rise in prices of onion and other essential commodities and accused the city government for "failing" to check it or take action against hoarders and speculators.

8:55 pm   #NitiPTI   

BJP now penetrating in states where it has weak presence: Murlidhar Rao

BJP would strengthen its reach and presence in the country to make the voters who have enrolled themselves with the party into active members, Murlidhar Rao, National General Secretary of the party said.

8:45 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Grand Secular Alliance's Swabhiman Rally a big flop: Ramvilas Paswan

Describing the 'Swabhiman Rally' of the Grand Secular here today as a "big flop" due to low turnout, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president and Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan claimed the NDA will sweep the Assembly polls in Bihar with a three-fourth majority.

8:30 pm   #NitiPTI   

Congress has been exposed on Land Bill : Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said here today that the Congress has been exposed for its "double standard" on the Land Aquisition Bill and for taking an "anti-farmer" stand.

8:15 pm   #NitiPTI   

BJP accuses Sonia Gandhi of telling "lies" to attack the Centre

After Sonia Gandhi shared dais with Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar at a rally in Patna, BJP today hit back saying the "promoters of politics of family rule, opportunism and corruption" have come together to target it and accused the Congress chief of telling "lies" to attack the Centre.

7:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Sebi to review surveillance systems; fast-track enforcements

To further tighten its noose on manipulators and black money launderers in the stock markets, regulator Sebi will undertake a comprehensive review of its surveillance systems including with help from independent experts and also fast-track its enforcement actions.

6:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Goa prepared to host National Games-2016

Goa is prepared to host the 36th National Games in November next year with full support from government, Goa Olympic Association (GOA) General Secretary Gurudutt Bhakta has said.

6:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Punjab attracts Rs 3,500-crore investments for solar projects

Punjab government today said it has received bids from as many as 18 companies for setting up solar projects in the state which will attract investment of Rs 3,500 crore.

6:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - BJP to hold protest on infant deaths on Sept 2

Accusing the BJD government of failing to take steps to check rising infant deaths at Sishu Bhawan at Cuttack, BJP today said it would stage protest across the state on September 2 to highlight the crumbling health services in Odisha.

5:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Lack of sports infrastructure in Berhampur

Construction of Berhampur stadium is yet to be completed even 25 years after its inauguration as lack of sports infrastructure continues to plague the Silk City of Odisha.

5:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Solar pumps to be installed in 151 schools in Koraput district

In a bid to help students draw water from tubewells without manual operation, the administration in Koraput district has decided to introduce solar energy powered pumps in 151 residential schools for SC and ST students and 50 high schools.

5:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University shot dead

Former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University M M Kalburgi was shot dead at his Kalyanagar residence here this morning by unidentified gunmen, police said.

4:54 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government to fill vacant posts in CBI

Facing dearth of officers, the Centre will soon write to all state governments and union territories for recommending personnel to fill up nearly 750 vacant posts in the CBI.

4:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Uttar Pradesh - Dalit labourer beaten up for demanding salary

Six persons have been booked for allegedly beating up a Dalit labourer when he demanded his salary.

4:28 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur - Orphans tie rakhis to jawans

Children of an orphanage tied rakhis (sacred thread) on the wrists of the jawans who in turn pledged for their safety at Tiddim road here on the occasion of Rakhsa Bandhan.

4:26 pm   #NitiPTI   

Government to include suggestions in Land Bill

Faced with stiff resistance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that the government will not re-promulgate the controversial Ordinance on Land Acquisition which expires tomorrow and declared readiness to incorporate any suggestion in the bill on it which is pending in Rajya Sabha to benefit the farmers.

4:18 pm   #NitiPTI   

Narendra Modi: "Development alone can solve all problems"

As Patel quota agitation threatens to snowball into a major issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asserted that development alone can solve all problems and expressed satisfaction that peace was restored in a short time in Gujarat after it was hit by violence days back.

4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Odisha - Poor infrastructure causes infant deaths in MKCG

The spurt in infant deaths at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack have raised questions about poor infrastructure and shortage of doctors in major hospitals, including MKCG, in Odisha.

4:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

Pakistan airport attack - Terrorists kill engineer, destroy radar

Heavily armed militants today stormed an airport and destroyed its radar system, killing an electronics engineer while kidnapping another one in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province.

4:11 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

CRPF exchanges fire with naxalites in Sukma

A gun-battle took place between CoBRA forces and Naxalites in a dense forest of Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district today, police said.

3:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Raghuram Rajan hints at rate cut; inflation down quicker than expected

Indicating an imminent rate cut, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said inflation has come down to the comfort zone quicker than expected and he is keeping a watch on data to see how much room is there for further easing of the monetary policy.

3:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Manipur govt gives land for National Sports University

The Manipur government has handed over 336.93 acres of land to the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for building a National Sports University in the state.

3:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Politics   

Punjab Congress struggling to find their strength?

Amid hectic efforts by Congress high command to restructure its Punjab unit, state leaders have now launched separate agitations against the Akali-BJP government besides organising rallies in an apparent bid to show their support base and individual strength.

2:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Andhra Assembly monsoon session - Special status, capital city issues to be taken up

The demand for according special category status, other promises made to Andhra Pradesh during its bifurcation, and construction of a new capital city are among the issues that are likely to figure prominently during the monsoon session of Assembly beginning here tomorrow.

2:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Finance Ministry moves draft Cabinet note to incentivise e-payments

Consumers and merchants can look forward to a host of incentives such as fee waivers and tax benefits on cashless payments, for which a draft Cabinet note has been circulated by the Finance Ministry.

2:29 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

Narendra Modi: Sufism's message shows the true picture of Islam

The world needs to know the true picture of Islam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while applauding Sufi culture and expressing hope that people from all religions will understand it.

2:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

GMR plans to export power from its Nepal plant to Bangladesh

Infra major GMR Group, which is setting up two hydel power projects in Nepal, is in discussions with Bangladesh government among others to export power from the Himalayan country.

1:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

SBI not averse to fund start-ups

The country's largest lender State Bank of India is keen to play a part in the flourishing start-up scene, and is open to invest in a financial sector company which can help in its operations, a senior official has said.

1:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #World   

India scouts local partner for urea JV in Iran

As India is going ahead with its plans to set up a 1.3 million tonne urea plant in Iran, a delegation will visit the Persian Gulf country next month to finalise 1-2 local partners for the project.

1:14 pm   #NitiPTI   #Economy   

Northeast Frontier Railway income rises marginally

Northeast Frontier Railway has registered a marginal increase in its gross income at Rs 819.12 crore during the first quarter of 2015-16 financial year on account of rising revenue from passenger traffic.

1:13 pm   #NitiPTI   

NaMo's Housing for All scheme - 305 Cities

The government has identified 305 cities and towns across nine states for implementation of its ambitious 'Housing for All' scheme.

12:54 pm   #NitiPTI   #Culture   

3000 artistes to participate in Onam pageantry

As many as 3,000 artistes will participate at the colourful cultural pageantry marking the conclusion of this year’s Onam Week celebrations being organised by Kerala’s Tourism department here tomorrow.

12:34 pm   #NitiPTI   #States   

Delhi police arrested 371 in 20 days for harassing women

The arrest of over 370 persons and detention of around 2,400 - who are alleged to be habitual eve-teasers and stalkers - in just 20 days under an initiative launched by Delhi Police, has once again thrown light on the extent of harassment women have to face in the streets of the national capital.

12:22 pm   #NitiPTI   #Digital   

NaMo to launch digital version of epic 'Ramcharitmanas' tomorrow

A special "digital" version of epic 'Ramcharitmanas' prepared by All India Radio (AIR) will be released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.

12:14 pm   #NitiPTI   

National Nutrition Week: Government to focus on child malnourishment

The Women and Child Development Ministry has decided to intensify its efforts in battling malnourishment among children as it prepares to observe National Nutrition Week from September 1 to 7.

12:04 pm   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

NaMo's Executive Order fixes Sonia's Land Law flaws

The Government has now used the Executive Order route to bring these 13 Acts under the ambit of the Land Law thus fixing the flaw in Sonia's Land Law.

11:54 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Assam Police to launch 'Citizen Portal'

Assam Police will roll out its 'Citizen Portal' within the next two-three months which will enable the common man to register a complaint with the police from their homes.

11:39 am   #NitiCommentary   #Analysis   

#MannKiBaat - NaMo reassures on Land Acquisition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today shared his thoughts with the nation through the very popular radio series programme 'Maan Ki Baat'.

11:27 am   #NitiPTI   #States   

Jharkhand HC takes suo motu cognisance of newspaper report

The Jharkhand High Court today took suo motu cognisance of a newspaper report and directed the state to give an assistance of one lakh rupees and facilitate better treatment to a minor rape victim whose father has to carry her physically to the nearest health centre for treatment.